Bryan Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt Gratitude

We are so grateful to so many people.  To simply say "thank you" for the countless hours, the amount of effort and the amazing creativity shown by the Hunt team, seems inadequate.

The Bryan PTA would like to thank the following volunteers for marketing and registering teams for the Treasure Hunt: Rose Ann Abraham, KellyAnne Bernard, Elizabeth Jaworek, Kerry Leiman, Dianne Schenkenberg, and Stephanie Sladek.

We would also like to thank the following volunteers for designing the Treasure Hunt Clues this year:  Sue Campbell, Jennifer Hall, Meghan Hood, Dick Krissinger, Kerry Leiman, Adam Park, Justin Rand, Sarah Rennick, Joe Saltiel, and Nicole Spatafore.  

Many thanks to all of the Bryan parents who attended the Hunt!  We hope you had a great time and appreciate your generosity!

Please click here to see the video that our principal kindly sent at the beginning of the Hunt. We are thankful for the support of the administration.

If you were unable to participate in the Hunt, but would still like to support the PTA, you can make a donation HERE.  

 

Crack open the binding on that book, charge your Kindle and grab your reading glasses because the theme for the Bryan Treasure Hunt is....

"LIT HAPPENS"

See, we told you it was a "novel" idea! So what does that mean?  It means any and all books that were ever on best sellers lists could be an answer. Obscure novels could also be a clue!  Did you major in literature?  Tell your mom that English degree is finally coming in handy. Get comfortable with the Dewey Decimal System because all the answers can be found within the card catalogs at 7pm on April 8th!

CLICK HERE for a sample clue! It's short, kind of like a novella, so it won't take up too much of your time.

REGISTER HERE  Registration will close on April 6th.

This Week’s New York Times Best Sellers List OR....
The Top 10 Reasons to Sign Up for the Virtual Bryan Treasure Hunt (SIGN UP HERE)
RUN, ROSE, RUN by Dolly Parton and James Patterson
1. No running from your car to a house to your car to an office to your car to another house on the other side of town to your car….you get the picture. You can do the entire Hunt from the comfort of your own home. Bonus points (not really) if one of your team members is named Rose.
SHADOWS REEL by C.J. Box
2. No need to hide in the shadows from another team as you discuss the possible solutions to a clue. You and your team can be as loud as you want while arguing/discussing the correct answers.
THE PARIS APARTMENT by Lucy Foley
3. You could play the Hunt while in Paris. You can play it in an apartment too. It’s up to you! You don’t even need to live in Elmhurst to participate.
THE GOLDEN COUPLE by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
4. Play as a couple. Play as a team. As a reminder: $200 per team OR $40 per individual player. The team price includes up to 6 players. If you would like to add more players to your team, please purchase an additional "team" or add individual tickets. There is no limit to the number of players that you have on your team. All players must be 18+ to participate. 
HIGH STAKES by Danielle Steel
5. There are high stakes involved to support our Bryan students and teachers. Not really, it’s pretty benign. However, if you cannot participate in the Hunt, you can still support the PTA by making an open donation HERE.
ONE ITALIAN SUMMER by Rebecca Serle
6. We aren’t in Italy and it isn’t summer so we will consider this One Elmhurst Spring Night. The Hunt is on April 8th.
THE LIGHTNING ROD by Brad Meltzer
7. Even if it rains, you don’t have to risk being struck by lightning. You will be safe and warm in your own home with your team. Bonus points (again, not really) if a team member is named Rod.
THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY by Matt Haig
8. The Hunt starts WAY before midnight and while all of the answers can be found in a library, you and your team will start playing at 7 pm.
HOUSE OF SKY AND BREATH by Sarah J. Maas
9. If you were looking at the sky during the first time your team played the clue, don’t hold your breath. You can just replay it!
THE CLUB by Ellery Lloyd
10. By winning the Hunt, your team will earn admittance to an elite club of winners. Past Treasure Hunt victors carry pride (and prize) for the entire year. Prizes also awarded for Best Costume.
Full disclosure: We haven't read any of these books but we do know that the Treasure Hunt is a great way to support our Bryan community. CLICK HERE to learn more about the Hunt or follow along on the Treasure Hunt Facebook page.

Here's the table of contents For the Hunt

(also known as FAQs):

WHAT IS "THE HUNT'?
The Treasure Hunt is Bryan PTA's longest running annual fundraiser. This is an adults only fun filled ride through clues to be the fastest team to solve the Hunt. You and your team will take on the riddle-solving wackiness created by the amazing Clue team. You will solve clues virtually and in real time against the clock using the Hunt Team's innovative and updated Virtual Platform. We look forward to making sure you "have everything you need" for a great evening. Prizes will also be awarded for Best Team Costume. Local dinner and drink "to go" package details will be coming soon.

WHEN IS IT?
Book mark the date: Friday, April 8th at 7 p.m.

HOW MUCH?
$200 per team OR $40 per individual player. The Team Price includes up to 6 players. If you would like to add more players to your Team, please purchase an additional "Team" or add individual tickets. There is no limit to the number of players that you have on your team. All players must be 18+ to participate. 

WHERE DO I PLAY?
You can play it in a house, you can play it with a mouse, you can play it here or there, you can play ANYWHERE! Just make sure the WiFi is working well!

WHEN WILL I GET THE LINK TO PLAY?
All "black bag" materials will be delivered electronically on the day of the Hunt.

HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE?
Follow along on the Treasure Hunt Facebook Page and the Bryan PTA website.  Don't forget to REGISTER HERE.