PTA

PTA MEETING DATES

All members of the Bryan community are welcome to attend any PTA meeting.  Only members of the PTA may vote.  CLICK HERE to join today.

All meetings are on Tuesdays and held at Bryan unless otherwise indicated.

2023-2024
EXECUTIVE PTA BOARD
President -
Meghan Scarsella 
Vice President -
Kate Prasse
Treasurer -
Janice Castillo
Membership -
Dianne Schenkenberg
Recording Secretary -
Erin Arquilla
Communications Coordinators -
Kathy Fromm and Ginger Malcolm
 
Questions?  Email us at BRYANMIDDLESCHOOLPTA205
@GMAIL.COM

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
  • Fun Fridays
  • Help support multiple school clubs & programs
  • Bryan PTA Directory
  • Support students with financial needs
  • Honor Roll Breakfast 
  • Book Fair
  • Reflections
  • Gratitude Grams
  • New Industrial Tech equipment
  • Creative Technology STEM equipment
  • 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
  • 7th and 8th Grade Dance Class
  • 8th Grade Promotion Event
  • 8th Grade Luncheon
  • Grade level socials and picnics

UPCOMING DATES

TODAY: Join the PTA!

5/4 - 7th Grade Social event, 7:45PM
5/14 - Bryan PTA Meeting, 1:30PM
5/15 - LATE ARRIVAL - School starts at 10:00AM (Arrive at 9:45AM)
5/21 - 8th Grade Boat Trip 
5/24 - Last Day of School!

7TH GRADE SOCIAL EVENT: MOVIE ON THE BRYAN LAWN

This year's 7th grade social event will be a Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Viewing Party! We'll be showing the movie on the Bryan field on Saturday May 4th. The movie will start at sunset which is around 7:45pm. You're welcome to bring camping chairs and blankets to sit on. 

We are accepting donations for drinks and snacks. Sign up info is here or if you would prefer to donate money via Venmo @Tanya-Chwojko or Zelle tanyachwojko@gmail.com, we can do the shopping! Please have all donations submitted by Friday May 3rd.

If you have any questions please reach out to Jessica Walker jesswalker80@gmail.com or Tanya Chwojko tanyachwojko@gmail.com

8th GRADE BOAT TRIP 

On Tuesday, May 21, students will take their class trip to Chicago for a boat trip on the Anita Dee II. Here is the LINK for the boat trip payment. Please complete this form by May 3rd. 

Food will be provided for students. Here is the menu from Jewel Catering for the boat trip:

  • Option between Boars Head Black Forest Ham Sandwich Lunchbox or Boars Head Ovengold Turkey Sandwich Lunchbox. Boxed lunches include chips and a cookie.

  • Students with vegetarian preferences have pre-selected a vegetarian wrap.

For students who have strict dietary needs and can't eat the options provided above, please contact Michael Johnson (michaeljohnson@elmhurst205.org) or Sarah Samp (ssamp@elmhurst205.org) with questions or to make arrangements.

**If you are experiencing financial hardship and need support for your student to attend this event, please contact Zach Farber, the Bryan social worker- zfarber@elmhurst205.org.

ORDER YOUR 24/25 SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS NOW! 

Bryan Middle School parents, it's time to buy your 1st Day School Supplies. I know it seems early, but before you know it, summer will be here. It's important you order your supplies before it's too late or supplies run out. Start the school year with the exact supplies your teacher requested, and give your child the confidence they need to conquer next year! Get them today before it's too late! If you have any questions, please contact janettelanciloti@gmail.com

Order Now --> http://1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=31106

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CELEBRATE TEACHER APPRECIATION!

LET FOUNDATION 205 HELP YOU CELEBRATE TEACHER APPRECIATION! Beginning today and running through April 5th, you can purchase an Elevate an Educator gift for staff throughout the district! This unique partnership provides families with a way to recognize educators and staff members who have made a difference for their student(s) with a gift card from a local business and a personal note of gratitude. 

Each gift is $25 and includes a $20 gift card from a participating business of your choice and a $5 donation to Foundation 205. Our volunteers will deliver each award along with your personal message during the first week of May for Teacher Appreciation Week.  Since 2020, Foundation 205 has delivered over 4,100 gift cards to our D205 Educators and invested more than $81,000 back into Elmhurst businesses - we hope to keep that momentum going this year!

Tickets can be purchased at the following link:

https://elmhurst205.networkforgood.com/events/68007-elevate-an-educator-2024

LA JOLIE SHOP & EARN FOR D205 

Elmhurst boutique La Jolie is offering a great shopping opportunity to benefit all 3 of our middle schools as well as York. Any items purchased for upcoming graduation or promotion (dresses, shoes, accessories- with the exclusion of the prom line) will earn a 15% donation back to our PTA!

Please mention Bryan Middle School either in the store or when ordering online to get credit. The fundraiser extends from now through May 23.

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REACH PARENT GROUP: APRIL MEETING 

Please join us on 4/11/24 from 7-8PM in-person at the Elmhurst Public Library. (Room details to follow.)  We will be catching up on our events from this past school year and making plans for the REACH Parent Group for next school year. Please rsvp here if you think you may attend and to offer feedback for our Group.
REACH Placement/Appeals:
To view placement guidelines for the 2023-2024 appeals window (for placement in 2024-2025), please see the D205 REACHwebsite, and click the grade-specific rubrics

Join the Bryan PTA

PTA Membership

Don’t miss out on the chance to support our students and teachers this year. Join the Bryan PTA today! Bryan has amazing students, staff, and parents, but we need everyone's help to ensure our PTA is able to provide all the amazing activities, events, and fun surprises throughout the year.

**New for 2023-24**

Families that are registered PTA members will receive discounts for PTA-sponsored events. All grade-level socials will be available at no additional cost for members. There will be a fee for non-members. There will also be a discounted fee for PTA members for the 7th and 8th-grade dance classes. Only PTA members will have access to the online directory, DirectorySpot.

Reminder: we did not have a membership drive in Spring 2023, so you did NOT join in the spring and forget already!

Membership Levels

*ONLY ONE ADULT MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED PER HOUSEHOLD

If you have an additional parent/guardian, their email can be added on to your Member Hub registration.

Cost:

1 Household Membership + 1 Child = $40

1 Household Membership + 2 Children = $60

1 Household Membership + 3+ Children = $80

Joining is easy! Just click HERE and select the membership option that is right for your family.