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.

  • 8/31/21 - 7pm
  • 9/21/21 - 1:30pm
  • 10/19/21 - 7pm
  • 11/16/21 - 1:30pm
  • 1/18/22 - 7pm
  • 2/15/22 - 1:30pm
  • 3/15/22 - 7pm
  • 4/19/22 - 1:30pm
  • 5/17/22 - 7pm
2021-2022 
EXECUTIVE PTA BOARD
President -
Jennifer Hall 
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

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

Ongoing - PTA Council Scholarship Fund Minted Fundraiser

1/26 - Late Arrival

1/26 - SERG Parent Panel, 7pm (via Zoom)

2/1 - Yearbook Sales Close

2/5 - Foundation 205 Showcase 2022

2/10 - REACH Meeting, 1pm (via Zoom)

2/15 - PTA Meeting, 1:30pm (in person)

2/15 - Summer Recreation Open House, 6-8pm, York Commons

3/13 - PTA Council Scholarship Fund TopGolf Outing, 1-4pm

3/16 - Elmhurst Commission on Youth Job/Volunteer Fair

Reflections 2021-22  

Congratulations to Bryan’s very own Ava Velluratti! Her original dance choreography, titled Deja Vu Fusion Solo, advanced to the state level of the PTA Reflections Competition! Make sure to congratulate Ava and we wish her the best of luck as her work advances to this next round.

7th and 8th Grade Dance Class is Back!

We're BACK!!!  And it was great to get our students out on the dance floor!!!  

This year's schedule is as follows :

7th Grade Dance Class : 7:15pm - 8:30pm

8th Grade Dance Class : 8:45pm - 10:00pm

2022 Dance Class Information

As is also tradition, during the final week of class, parents will be invited in for the second half of class to check out all of the dance moves that the students have learned and to share a dance with your own child!  We can't wait for Dance Class!

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your Dance Class Chairs : 

7th Grade - Courtenae Trautmann (courtenae1@gmail.com) and Jennifer Skinner (jennifer_waag@yahoo.com)

8th Grade - Jill Pettorelli (jrobison@ameritech.net) and Jennifer Marshall (jenflessner@gmail.com)

We are so grateful to the Dance Class Chairs for getting dance class up and running after 2 years!!!

SERG NEWS January 2022 Parent Panel - Building Friendships

As parents, we want our children to build trusted and meaningful friendships. In this panel, parents will share how they encouraged and fostered socialization for their child. Hear an honest discussion on which techniques worked well and which they should have avoided.
Plan to join us on January 26, 2022, @ 7 pm.

NOTE FORMAT CHANGE via ZOOM (no longer meeting in-person at D205 Admin office)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://relx.zoom.us/j/94161344640

Meeting ID: 941 6134 4640

One tap mobile: +13126266799,,94161344640#

York Community High School Summer School 2022

York High School is now accepting enrollment requests for Summer School 2022, and there are several courses open to rising freshmen. You can find the Enrollment Requests GoogleForm on the Summer School Webpage. The webpage also includes the dates, the course offering book, and other helpful information. Of special note is our enrollment timeline, with the initial phase of enrollment closing on 1.25.22 and then reopening on 2.21.22. For that information, and other summer school information, please check here.

2021-2022 Yearbook Sales

Do not miss your chance to purchase a 2021-2022 Bryan Yearbook. You can purchase a yearbook or search for a sale at yearbookforever.comSales are closing on February 1st, 2022. Please email bstanford@elmhurst205.org with any questions or concerns.

FOUNDATION 205 SHOWCASE 2022

Tickets are now available for Foundation 205's biggest event of the year- Showcase 2022: A Time to Shine on Saturday, February 5th, 6:00pm. We are heading back to Medinah for an in-person celebration, but keeping many of the best elements of last year's virtual Showcase. National sports anchor and producer Kerry Sayers will be back as our host and will be joined by Pat Tomasulo, the incredibly funny sports anchor and reporter on the WGN Morning News. Live musical entertainment, open bar, raffles, plated dinner, online & live auctions, and an afterglow after party are all part of this exciting evening. Purchase tickets now! Visit https://aesbid.com/ELP/205FS22 to purchase tickets.

UNABLE TO JOIN US?

Become a Family Sponsor!

Purchase Raffle Tickets - Need not be present to win!

Make a donation of any amount!

Participate in the online auction!

YOUR DOLLARS AT WORK:

We will be focusing our work this year on our Thiems Grants to distribute creative and innovative educational opportunities to our students across all buildings! We will also be supporting our newly formed “Mission Fund.”  The dollars from the Mission Fund will be given to social workers at each school to help meet basic student needs to ensure they can be fully present in the educational experience we help facilitate. 

REACH - Fostering Psychosocial Skills Necessary for Achievement, 2/10 at 1pm (via Zoom)

Join the REACH PG and our guest speaker, Rhoda Rosen, from Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development to discuss how can parents help their curious, bright children acquire the skills necessary to develop fully their talent, including setting goals, managing their motivation, embracing challenge, and controlling anxiety? How can they help their advanced students to cultivate social and psychological skills that will support high achievement?  In this session, we present key psychological principles of learning and motivation and how they apply specifically to advanced learners, including resources for fostering motivation and other key psychosocial skills. This meeting is open to ALL D205 parents.

https://elmhurst205.zoom.us/j/89483172525?pwd=WEJ6dkRDRTNvUzdKeTJGbEc3L08yUT09

Meeting ID: 894 8317 2525

Passcode: 625591

Summer Recreation Open House

District 205 PTA is proud to host the 20th Annual Summer Recreation Open House on the evening of Tuesday, February 15, 2022 from 6:00-8:00pm at York Commons! The goal of this event is to give parents the opportunity to "one-stop-shop” for summer recreational and educational programs that families can attend, work or volunteer for. Programs present at this event are for children of all ages (pre-K through HS) and abilities. This open house is provided at no charge to parents. For our community organizations, this is an excellent opportunity to showcase your 2022 in-person and virtual summer programs! We hope to see you there! Check out our SROH Facebook page for information, updates, and highlights from some of the businesses who will be in attendance!

Food, Drinks, and TopGolf to Support York Scholarship Fund 

Join us Sunday, March 13 from 1:00-4:00pm for an afternoon of golf, food and drinks while we raise money for the PTA Council Scholarship Fund. The PTA Council Scholarship Fund grants college scholarships to York Seniors. Ticket includes 3 hours of golf, All American Buffet, two beer/wine drinks and a $50 donation to the scholarship fund. Our goal is 15 $1000 scholarships! Purchase TopGolf tickets here. 

On Going Events: The PTA Council welcomes and accepts general donations to the scholarship fund! Donations can be made on our web store.

You can also continue to fill all of your stationery needs at minted.com using our code: FUNDRAISED205PTA!!

2022 Job / Volunteer Fair
The Elmhurst Commission on Youth Job Fair will be held on March 16, 2022 from 4:30 - 7 p.m. at York High School.
PTA Membership  

If you haven’t joined the PTA yet and want access to the Bryan Middle School online directory, it is not too late. Access to the directory is exclusive to PTA members. Just click on this link https://bmselmhurst.memberhub.store and select the membership that is right for your family. 

At this point, only approximately 46% of our Bryan families have joined the PTA. This number is lower than prior years, and yet we hope to offer the same student focused events and academic support as we have in the past. In order to do that we need your help, so if you haven’t joined yet, please join today! Joining the PTA does not require you to volunteer, although we are always grateful for help!

For any membership-related questions, reach out to Jen Langley at jlangley122@gmail.com.

8th Grade Transition to York Information

On the evening of  November 2, 2021, York hosted RISING FRESHMAN ACADEMIC NIGHT.  If you were unable to attend, we will have information and pre-recorded videos available here.

In registering your students for their 9th grade classes, we use a variety of information from the middle schools. Using historical grades, we will design a schedule that we think will provide an appropriate level of challenge. These course recommendations will be available for you to see in Powerschool on November 3, 2021. You can see the differences between our core Freshman courses here. We also have academic supports available for students that have been identified as needing some extra help during the school day. York counselors will be visiting the three middle schools to begin the registration process during the week of November 8, 2021.

Attention 6th Grade Families-7th Grade Math Classes and Pathways

In collaboration with our Middle School PTA's, spearheaded by Patti Berner - President of Sandburg's PTA, an informational event targeting the parents of 6th grade Math 1 students was held in person and over livestream on Monday, Nov 8th. The full presentation is available on D205’s Youtube page here and the slide deck is available here. Please watch the video to find out more about our 7th grade math classes and pathways through York High School.