PTA Updates & Information

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 7:40pm
LANTERN LAUNCH/MOVIE NIGHTwill be held on October 12th. Please visit the PTA webpage ( for detailed information. Here you can RSVP to the movie (so that we know how much popcorn to have on hand) and/or order pizza. PIzza orders will close on Monday October 8th as we will be placing the order on the 9th. Should weather be an issue, we will send out a Bear Blast, post on Facebook, and post on the website no later than Thursday morning.
VOLUNTEERING FOR THE PTA...Thank you to everyone who has volunteered for a PTA committee. Your time, effort, and energy will ensure that the PTA’s goals for the year are fulfilled. If you haven’t yet signed up and would like to do so, please visit our volunteer sign up sheet. (
OCTOBER TEACHER APPRECIATION...Be on the lookout in the 10/11 Thursday folder for an activity that you and your family can participate in to help show your appreciation for our wonderful BWES staff.
MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION...Thanks to everyone, staff and families, who has already joined the PTA.  Within the next few weeks your membership card will be sent home in your student’s take home folder.  Membership in the PTA is annual, so each school year remember to renew your membership!  Membership forms can always be found by the PTA bulletin board in the front lobby. Simply complete and return to school in an envelope marked PTA.  You also sign up through the pta website,  Thanks for your participation!
FUNDRAISING INFORMATION...Restaurant Night - Thursday, October 11th
Join us for restaurant night at Bertucci’s (9081 Snowden River Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044)  on Thursday October 11th! Meet up for dinner with friends and family, carry out for lunch, or dine however you choose all day—15% of the proceeds will be donated to the PTA! Use the following link to RSVP and get the details and when dining, make sure to mention that you are supporting the Bryant Woods Elementary PTA!
We have other fundraisers that are ongoing:
Bryant Woods Elementary School PTA is an Amazon Smile charity.  Visit and type Bryant Woods Elementary School PTA into the charity finder.  Each time you purchase from Amazon, use the portal so that 0.5% of your purchase is be donated to the BWES PTA. 
Support our Mabel’s Labels fundraiser: labels for the stuff kids lose! Mabel’s Labels are waterproof, durable, and help keep your child’s belongings from ending up in the lost and found.  Use them to label practically everything--school supplies, backpacks, lunch boxes, coats, sweatshirts, water bottles, sports equipment, and more!
To place an order, go to: and choose “Bryant Woods Elementary PTA (Columbia)” from the School/Organization list. The BWES PTA will receive 20% of any order you place using our fundraising page!
We are collecting Box Tops again this school year.  Currently, there is a green box under the PTA bulletin board in the front lobby.  Send your Box Tops to school in a plastic bag or envelope, labeled with your student’s name and homeroom.  Your student’s homeroom teacher will tell your student when it’s a good time to put them in the collection box. Box Tops = real money for our PTA.  The more Box Tops we collect, the more money we have to support Bryant Woods!  Every month a student brings Box Tops to school they will get their name announced during morning announcements and they will earn a Bear Buck as well.
In the parking lot there is a recycling bin for used textiles.Place any used clothing, sheets, blankets, towels, bedspreads, etc. in a tied off plastic bag and then place the bag in the bin. BWES earns a fixed amount for every pound of textiles collected.


Keep Up with the PTA!

Twitter (@bryantwoodspta)
Facebook (This is a closed group in that you must join in order to access our page. To join, first find the page by searching "Bryant Woods Elementary - PTA". Then, click "join".)
Also check out our bulletin board in the front foyer of the school for membership forms and other information!