Newsletter Archive

Posted on November 15, 2018

4th Grade Field Trip to YNP

For the last 3 years, Bryant 4th grade students have traveled to Yellowstone National Park to learn.  In April 2018 a videographer joined the group to record this amazing experience.

YNP Field Trip Video

Posted on August 21, 2017

Mrs Penley’s Kindergarten Home Visits…..

Class lists are almost ready, look for a postcard in the mail or you can email me at to set up a time that I can stop by and say hello.

Home visits are a great way to connect before the first day of school on September 5th. I love meeting families, meeting the family dog and cat…sometimes, turtles and snakes, too…..

Please, don’t stress about the visits, they are very informal, I only stay for about 20 minutes to introduce myself and answer any questions you may have. By the way, clean houses intimidate me. (remember, I have three kids)

It’s going to be a great year!

Feel free to drop off school supplies and see our classroom on August 29th at Bryant’s open house from 4:30-5:30.

Posted on May 24, 2017

Free Summer Lunches

Helena Public Schools and Sodexo will be offering FREE Summer Meals at these locations, Monday-Friday.  Meals are free for all children 18 and under.

June 12th – August 11th

Memorial Park 11:00-12:30
Cherry Hill Park 12:20-1:00
Barney Park 11:00-12:00
Lincoln Park 11:45-12:15
Skelton Park 11:30-12:10
North Gate Park 10:30-11:15
Leisure Village 12:35-1:20
Public Library 10:45-11:30
Bryant Elementary 11:00-11:45 (until August 9th)

Free Breakfast will be available at Bryant 8:15-9:15 Monday – Friday.

No meal service July 3rd-5th.

See the flyer for more information.

Posted on April 7, 2017

Week of the Young Child Story Time 4/26

Celebrate the Week of the Young Child 2017
Preschool Story Time

Free and open to the public. All preschool children are invited to participate with accompanying adults. Schools are hosting a read aloud story time especially for preschoolers in celebration of the Week of the Young Child.    Preschoolers will receive a free book to take home.

Date:  Wednesday, April 26  
Time:  2:45-3:15 
Place: Bryant School Library

Special Event:

Reading in the Rotunda and Parent Resource Fair–Tuesday, April 25 from 9:00-11:00am –Several exciting guests will read stories to preschool children in the Capitol Rotunda. Children can make their own book mark as well! Parents are invited to explore the resource fair.

Free and open to the public: All preschool children are invited to participate with accompanying adults. Preschoolers will receive a free book to take home. Schools are hosting a read aloud story time especially for preschoolers in celebration of the Week of the Young Child. Sponsored by the Early Childhood Coalition (ECC) of the Greater Helena area.    Visit our website for local information:

Posted on March 17, 2017

April Events

April 1: Kick-off #4thekids

  • April 3: Go Blue! Wear Blue Mondays all month
  • April 4: Free admission to ExWorks!
  • April 6:

o   Early Learning Collective Impact Initiative Workshop (8:30-2:30, Radisson Colonial Hotel)

o   Elevate MT, Helena Affiliate: Dinner “Resilience”  6:30pm St. Paul’s UMC

  • April 10: Go Blue!

LEGO Club for Grades K-5, 3-4 pm in the Large Meeting Room, L&C Library

  • April 14: Purple Up Day! Wear purple for Month of Military Child
  • April 19: Wear Orange Wednesday for Fight Childhood Hunger Week
  • Social media, photo sharing
  • April 22: Minecraft Club for kids in grades 2-5, 3-4 pm. L&C Library. Registration


  • April 24: Week of Young Child begins + Go Blue!
  • Downtown Doll Parade begins (dolls in windows)
  • Read, Scribble, Draw & Snack. 3-4 p.m., Grades K-5th, L&C Library
  • April 25: Reading in the Rotunda and Resource Fair (9:00-11:00)
  • April 29:

o   YMCA – Healthy Kids Day (10:00 to 2:00)

  • Share tables at the Y

o   YMCA – Early Learning Center On Broadway Open House (10:00 to 2:00)

  • 1403 E Broadway St.

o   Passport to Literacy (10:00 to 3:00)

  • Free swim pass from YMCA
  • Carousel
  • Ice Cream

o   Bike Walk Helena

  • 9:00 to 1:00 at Fairgrounds (Entrance Hall) – Bike Expo and Recycle Your Cycle

o   Healthy Communities Coalition

  • Wayfinding System Demo

o   Rx Drug Take-back

  • YMCA, Shopko and East Helena City Building from 10:00 to 2:00

o   East Helena Out of the Darkness Campus Walk

  • East Helena City Hall, 306 E. Main – East Helena
  • Check-in/Registration Time: 04/29/2017 at 1:00 pm
  • Walk 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.


Posted on March 11, 2017

Spring Break March 27-31 No School

Spring Break is March 27-31.  There is no school during spring break.

Posted on March 3, 2017

March 9 – Taco John’s fundraiser

MARCH 9! That is the time reserved for you, your family, and friends at Taco John’s to support Bryant Student Council.

This fund raiser is at Taco John’s, 1450 Prospect Ave. from 5pm-7pm.  You MUST tell them you are from Bryant for the Student Council to get credit.  We get 50% of the money on that night.  This is our biggest fund raiser for the year.  PLEASE be really hungry that night and come by and say hello to our students.

Posted on February 27, 2017

Free Tutoring 7:30-8:00 Mon – Thurs

Free tutoring is now available at Bryant.

Monday – Thursday
7:30 am – 8:00 am
All grade levels are welcome

Posted on February 27, 2017

CHS Play School for ages 3-5

The Child Development Classes at Capital High School are now accepting applications for their 41st Annual Playschool to be held May 2, 4, 5, 9, 10, 16, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25th.  Playschool will begin at 12:40 pm. and conclude at 2:15 p.m. on the listed dates in room 115.  Your child will have the best play experience if he/she is between the ages of 3 and 5 and can be left at playschool without experiencing separation anxiety.  Children must be able to take care of their bathroom needs without assistance and follow directions from the teachers.  Students must be immunized and provide verification.  Parents are welcome to stay with their child during playschool.  This can be helpful transition for a child who has never had a playschool experience.  Activity centers will include housekeeping, music, sand play, play dough, manipulative play, block building, books, bead work, art experiences and easel painting.  Children will participate in the play area of their choice during “free play” and then will work in small groups under the supervision of a “student child development teacher”.  The high school “teachers” have planned a variety of exciting activities for your child.  Snacks are provided and this is a free event.

To enroll call Sue Butler at 324-2531 for a registration sheet and return it to by April 10th to CHS, 100 Valley Drive.   Enrollment will be confirmed upon receipt of your registration form.  Enrollment is limited.  So hurry and sign up for playschool. You won’t want to miss out on this event.

Posted on February 27, 2017

Grades 2 & 4 Testing March 13-24

March 13-24 is a testing window for students in 2nd and 4th grades.  Please ensure your child sleeps well and is ready to do their best.

2nd Grade students will complete the CogAT/ITBS test.

4th Grade students will complete the CRT.