PTA

PTA MEETING DATES

Currently, meetings will be held virtually.  A link for each meeting will be sent out to the Bryan community.  All are welcome to attend.  Only members may vote.  CLICK HERE to join today.

DATE: DAY: TIME:
9/14/20

Monday

7pm
10/5/20 Monday 7pm
11/9/20 Monday 7pm
December-No Meeting    
January - No Meeting    
2/8/21 Monday 7pm
3/8/21 Monday 7pm
4/12/21 Monday 7pm
5/10/21 Monday 7pm
2020-2021 
EXECUTIVE PTA BOARD
Co-Presidents -
Jennifer Hall and Hilary Simonds
Vice President -
Nicole Skaluba
Treasurer -
Maureen Franchi
Membership -
Jen Langley
Recording Secretary -
Kerry Leiman
Communications Coordinator -
Julie Barton
 
Questions?  Email us at BRYANMIDDLESCHOOLPTA205
@GMAIL.COM

JOIN THE PTA THIS YEAR!

You can now join and pay your Membership through MemberHub. No paper forms to fill out and pay by credit card.  Click HERE.

Again this year, Bryan Middle School PTA will be offering our School Directory electronically to paid PTA members. We will be using Directory Spot through an app. The app is very secure and only our paid PTA members will be granted access. Joining the PTA is only way to have access to the directory.

Membership does not obligate you to volunteer. Your PTA membership is important to us.  We use those funds to help support many great programs at Bryan!

BRYAN PTA'S MISSION

TO SUPPORT and speak on behalf of children and youth in the schools, in the community, and before governmental agencies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children

TO ASSIST parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children, and

TO ENCOURAGE parent and public involvement in the public schools of this nation

UPCOMING DATES

  • 8/17 - PTA membership sign up opens (CLICK HERE)
  • 9/18 - Spirit wear orders due
  • 9/24 - Eat and Earn at McDonald's 1-8pm
  • 9/30 - D205 Foundation Holiday Tree Fundraiser orders due
  • 10/5 - PTA meeting, 7pm (virtual)
  • 10/14-10/27 - Virtual Book Fair
Spirit Wear Fall 2020
The spirit wear webstore is now open through 9/18.  Click HERE to order.  Orders will come in the week of 10/19.  Pickup or delivery details will be announced shortly. If you have any questions, please contact Cara Wilkins at caramaria@sbcglobal.net.
Eat and Earn at Area McDonald's
Thursday, September 24th 1-8pm

The Bryan, Churchville and Sandburg PTAs have joined forces to present a day to support our middle schools.

Three (!) McDonald's locations have generously offered their locations for an Eat and Earn event on Thursday, September 24th from 1-8pm. Twenty percent (20%) of all proceeds AND all cash tips and donations for apple pies will be split amongst our Elmhurst middle schools. 

Simply say you are there for Bryan, Churchville and Sandburg.  Please bring cash for tips and apple pies.

At Elmhurst (2 locations) & Berkeley McDonald’s 

190 E. Butterfield Rd., Elmhurst

920 N. York Rd., Elmhurst

5707 St. Charles Rd., Berkeley 

 

Volunteers needed
The PTA has a few open committee positions to fill. Please reach out to VP Nicole Skaluba at nskaluba@yahoo.com.
 
Fundraising Chairs - 2-3 volunteers
D205 Summer Rec Open House Representative - 1 volunteer
Bryan Connections Chairs - 2 volunteers
PTA mEMbership drive is on

We need your support during our short three years at Bryan Middle School.  We are asking our parents to support us in our mission in two ways: 1. your PTA membership and 2. open donations, if possible.  CLICK HERE to join today!

As this unprecedented year evolves, the PTA is best positioned to meet the needs of our specific school community in a timely manner.  Unlike other years, we cannot plan on fundraisers to cover our budgetary needs, so your membership is more important than ever.  Membership gives you the right to vote at our meetings and it is the only way to have access to our online student directory.  

Our support may look different than in years past but we will still be there for our school community.  Thank you in advance for your membership.

Book Fair 10/14-10/27

We will still have the Book Fair this year - virtually.  Items will be delivered to the home (free shipping if your order is over $25).

More information and a link to the Book Fair will be posted soon.

WELCOME BACK!

On behalf of the Bryan PTA Board, we would like to welcome you BACK or IN to our Bryan family. Our PTA Board has been working hard behind the scenes as we navigate what we’re calling the “Current Abnormal” - a term borrowed from a school administrator. 2020-21 is not the New Normal. Living through this pandemic is no longer New and it certainly isn’t Normal! We know parents are juggling so much right now and trying to do the best we can for our kids and our own personal family situations. We can assure you that the Bryan PTA is singularly focused on keeping our kids and school community focused on how we move forward together

One of the ways we plan to accomplish this is through efficient communication.

  • We will send our streamlined newsletters every other week.  We will keep key dates at the top and then separate Bryan specific news and D205 news.
  • We will strive to keep our PTA website updated.
  • We encourage you to attend our virtual monthly PTA meetings (dates to the left).
  • In addition to this page, we also recommend the following ways to stay connected to our school community:

 

Bryan Incoming 6th Grade Families Parent to Parent Info 

The Bryan PTA hosted a Parent Panel Zoom meeting with over 75 participants on Thursday, May 7th. Here is the document that was shared and discussed with lots of tips and links.

WHAT DOES THE PTA DO?

Here is a snapshot of some the programs and events the Bryan PTA sponsors/supports:

  • New library furniture
  • Help support multiple school clubs & programs
  • Bryan PTA Directory
  • Support students with financial needs
  • Honor Roll Breakfast in the spring
  • Teacher Appreciation Week Activities
  • Back to school staff welcome breakfast
  • Annual PTA Treasure Hunt Fundraiser
  • Spirit Wear sales - Fall, Winter and Spring
  • School Supply Kit sales
  • New auditorium speakers
  • New Bryan logo flags for school sports and other events
  • Gaga pit for PE use
  • Parking lot banners
  • Liason with SERG, REACH and the District 205 Foundation
  • 8th Grade gifts including:
    • Benches for outdoor classroom (2018-2019)
    • Landscaping for outdoor classroom (2017-2018)
    • Much needed bike racks  (2016-2017)
    • Flat screen TV/digital message display for front lobby (2015-2016)
    • New sign for the front of the school (2014-2015)
  • 8th grade Tail Gate Party
  • 7th grade roller skating social
  • 6th grade pool party at Oak Brook Park District
  • 7th and 8th Grade Dance Class
  • 8th Grade Promotion Party/Event
  • 8th Grade Luncheon
  • Grade level end of year picnics

Your PTA membership helps the PTA sponsor many events, such as those listed above.  

All of the children at Bryan benefit from the Bryan PTA, including yours. 

Membership for the 2020-2021 school year is now open.  CLICK HERE.

If you would like to assist with an activity, please email us at bryanmiddleschoolPTA205@gmail.com.