In this issue

Letters from the Principals: Be sure to read Mrs. Heyward's letter to Bryant families and Mrs. Alston's letter to Pattengill families, filled with timely information for our school community.

Social Work Newsletter: Learn about free family fun events and tips for managing common behavior problems. Click here for the Nov./Dec. newsletter from our Bryant/Pattengill school social worker, Ms. Elster.

Dough Raising Day on Friday! Papa John's is donating $2 to our schools for each pizza sold this Friday, Nov. 7. A large pizza with 3 toppings is $11. Use promo code BRYANT11 or PATTEN11 and be sure to mention your child's grade and teacher. The classroom that orders the most pizzas will receive a free pizza party at school! See the attached Papa John's flyer for contact details.

Picture Retakes and Yearbook Photos: Students participating in Scouts, Student Council, Safety Patrol, or Service Squad will have a yearbook group photo taken on the same day as picture retakes. Bryant: Wednesday, Nov. 12; Pattengill: Thursday, Nov. 13. If your child has a uniform for any club, please allow him/her to wear it on picture day.

Title I Parent Night: Please join Mr. Kinasz and Mr. Hall for the Title I parent night on Thursday, Nov. 13, from 6-7pm in the Bryant Media Center. We will answer any questions you may have as we discuss the process of choosing students for Title I, a federally funded program to help low performing students with their math goals. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Charleston Wrap Fundraiser: Order Pickup - Charleston Wrap orders arrive next week! Orders may be picked up at your child's school onThursday, Nov. 13 and Friday, Nov. 14, from 3:30-6:30pm. Questions? Contact Anne Berens at 395-3020. Thank you!

Proud Dads Club: Kick-off Meeting - Dads, please join Bryant/Pattengill dad Kwame Hooker as he works to begin a Proud Dads Club at our schools. An informational meeting will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 7pm in the Pattengill Cafeteria. All dads, male guardians, uncles, and grandpas are welcome! Both principals will be in attendance as well. Hope to see you there!

Scrip Gift Cards Fundraiser: Orders Due Nov. 19 - Giving some gift cards this holiday season? Buy them through Great Lakes Scrip, where B/P receives a portion of all gift card sales. You can even order gift cards for your own local shopping! Click here for more information. Questions? Contact Shannon Kotre at

Big Thanks to Kelly Pomorski for helping to make the Colonial Lanes bowling FUNdraiser a success on Tuesday! Check out our new website at for fun photos of B/P kids enjoying Tuesday's day off.

Family Math Night Wish List: Can you donate a math-related game or book to help make Family Math Night a success? Check out the wish list for requested items. Family Math Night is on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 6:30-8pm, in the Pattengill Cafeteria. Questions? Contact Sandro Aquiles at


Restaurant Day: November 17 at Elevation Burger - Dine in or take out with family, friends, co-workers, or teammates from 11am-9pm on Monday, Nov. 17 at Elevation Burger (3365 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor). Show this flyer and 25% of your bill goes to our schools!

Earn money for our schools with AmazonSmile: Visit, and select Bryant-Pattengill PTO as your charitable organization of choice. Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to our schools. Get a head start on your holiday shopping and start earning for B/P today!

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