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    
1/11/21 Monday 7pm
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

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

UPCOMING DATES

  • 1/11 - Return to In Person Hybrid Learning 

  • 1/11 - Bryan PTA Meeting via Zoom, 7pm (See link below)

  • 1/12 - Board of Education Meeting, Open Session 7pm

  • 1/12 - Glenbard Parent Series: Middle School Matters, 7pm

  • 1/13 - Mindframes for Students, Mindframes for Parents Presentation, 6:30pm

  • 1/14 - City of Elmhurst “Depression in Kids During Covid”, 7pm

  • 1/15 - No school for students (Teacher Institute Day)

  • 1/18 - No school for students (Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observed)

  • 1/25, 1/26, 1/27 - Picture Days

  • 2/8 - Bryan PTA Meeting via Zoom, 7pm

  • 2/27 - Middle School Fundraiser Trivia Night, 7pm (SAVE THE DATE)

End of First Semester note from your PTA Presidents Jenn & Hilary

We made it through 2020! We know this year has been challenging for our parents, teachers, Bryan staff, and most importantly, our children. 

As PTA leaders, we’d usually be reflecting on all that our small army of volunteers has done for our kids and Bryan staff. In a typical year, our PTA would have hosted and coordinated these things in the first semester: Locker Days, supporting the fall musical, cheering on Cross Country, supporting the various Clubs that Bryan offers, hosting a Fall Tailgate for our 8th graders and a Roller Skating Party for our 7th graders, supporting the Veteran’s Day breakfast and assembly, planning a winter pool party for our 6th graders and registering almost all of our 7th and 8th graders for 2021 winter dance class. We’d be proud of how we’ve been able to welcome our 6th grade families into Bryan and eager to start planning how we will partner with school to celebrate our 8th graders as they start their last semester at Bryan. But of course, 2020 has been anything but typical. 

As we head into the holidays, we’d like to celebrate and recognize what we HAVE been able to do since the pandemic started: hosted a night for incoming 6th families last spring to welcome them to Bryan, made our graduating 8th graders feel special with yard signs and decorations on diploma pickup, assembled and distributed all the kids’ school supplies, sold spiritwear, welcomed our teachers back to the buildings, hosted York counselors and York Parent information nights for our 8th grade families as they transition to York, supported Bryan staff with prizes to award positive student behaviors, registered over 50% of our school families as members of the PTA, sent out dozens of newsletters, sent out a survey to understand current views in order to provide decision makers with the most current information, planned new, creative fundraisers, and worked tirelessly together as an Executive Board with Ms. Discipio to support and advocate for our families. Our PTA activities will continue to evolve in the second semester so we can support and celebrate our school community as safely as possible. 

We hope you and your family take a minute to be grateful for all that we have accomplished and most importantly, enjoy winter break with your tweens and teens. Hug your middle schooler and congratulate them for their grit and tenacity this semester. Thank a teacher or staff member for going above and beyond in 2020. Behind the scenes, our Executive Board will keep advocating for our children and families while rooting for a better 2021! 

Sincerely, 

Jenn Hall & Hilary Simonds 

January PTA Meeting Added - January 11 at 7:00 pm

The PTA Executive Board has decided to add an additional meeting to help our school community stay connected, informed and have their questions answered. The agenda and Zoom links for the meeting will be sent out via email by Monday, January 11 for the meeting that evening. We anticipate discussing plans for the second semester for student activities, fundraising activities, and an update on the Bryan Gravel lot on Butterfield Road. As always, if you have any questions prior to the meeting, please email us at BRYANMIDDLESCHOOLPTA205@GMAIL.COM.

Spirit Wear 

Please coordinate with Cara Wilkins at caramaria@sbcglobal.net to arrange a pick up or drop off time for winter orders.

Masks and car magnets are also available! HERE is the link to purchase these spiritwear items in our Memberhub store. 

Save the Date for Middle School Trivia Night Fundraiser - Feb. 27

Join all three middle schools for a virtual fun filled night of online Trivia on Saturday, February 27 at 7pm! Start brushing up on your trivia and keep your eyes open for more details to come in early 2021!

Volunteers needed

We are in need of two committee co-positions and a few committee members.  Please send an email to BryanMiddleSchoolPTA205@gmail.com or to our VP Nicole Skaluba at nskaluba@yahoo.com with questions or to step up and support our school community. 6th grade parents, we’d LOVE to have you!!  Thanks in advance

  • REACH Parent Rep - co-chair with Kelly Perry

  • Staff Appreciation - co-chair with Kate Bialecki

  • Nominating Committee for 2021-22 - we will need 2-3 people (ideally from each feeder school) in February to help build the nominating committee slate. 

  • Bryan Treasure Hunt fundraising committee - with Nicole Skaluba and Laurie Buzzell. Need 2-4 more members.

Save the Date! Virtual Showcase 2021: Standing Strong for our Students

Register for free for Foundation 205's Virtual Showcase on February 6th at 7:00pm (YouTube and Facebook Live). Tune in to view a fantastic line up including comedian Pat McGann and local Tik Tok star Sofie SanFiliipo, District 205 students and teachers and an online auction with many fun packages! Local Curbside Dinner Options Available. Go to "Support Us Now" link to find other fun ways to support such as family sponsor opportunities, golden raffle tickets, "Yeti to Have a Good Time" raffle tickets and more. Don't miss out! 

https://www.elmhurst205.org/district/foundation OR Foundation 205 Showcase | Standing Strong For Our Students

student directory and PTA mEMbership

DirectorySpot, our online student directory, has been updated for this school year!  Access to the directory is exclusive to those who join the PTA and if you haven’t joined yet, there is still time.  To join, log into Bryan’s PTA membership store and select the membership that is right for your family.  Click HERE to access Memberhub.  We will be checking weekly for new members and then will grant access to DirectorySpot accordingly. 

For those who have already joined the PTA, please check your family’s information in DirectorySpot.   The information that was used for the directory came directly from what each family provided when registering for this school year.  If any of your personal information has changed, feel free to email Jen Langley at jlangley122@gmail.com to request changes.  Please note that information changes will only be made to the Bryan directory.  Please contact the district directly if you need any information changed there.  Any other directory or membership questions may also be directed to Jen. You should have received an email recently with instructions on how to access to DirectorySpot.

Stay connected

 

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.