Bryan Elementary School

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Upcoming Events

January End of the Month Assembly
Date: 1/26/2018
Location: 8:00 a.m. Cafeteria
District Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee Winners Date: 2/2/2018
Location: VMHS @ 8:00 a.m.
Region 1 Battle of the Books Competition

Bluebonnet Club Date: 2/16/2018
Location: Region 1-8:00 a.m.

Principal's Message

 William Jennings Bryan was one of the most influential Democrats in the nation during his time.  He was elected twice to Congress, in 1890 and 1892.  His powerful oratorical skills combined with his advocacy of free silver and opposition to high tariffs, earned him the nomination three times as the Democratic presidential candidate, in 1896, 1900 and 1908. 

  In 1912, realizing he would not be president, he helped forge the successful nomination of Woodrow Wilson, who appointed Bryan as secretary of state.

 Bryan became one of the area's first Winter Texans, building his home in Mission in 1910 to get away from the harsh winters of Nebraska.  At the urging of Mission founder and developer John J. Conway, Bryan arrived in Mission in 1909.  He resided at the Mission Hotel while his home, located on Bryan Rd. and Two Mile Line, was being built.  The Bryan home still stands at that location and was awarded a Texas Historical Marker in 1936.

  At the time of his arrival in Mission, Bryan's presidential bids were behind him, but he was a frequent lecturer in the Valley as he was on the Chautauqua circuit.

  After his appointment as secretary of state, Bryan sold his Mission home and moved to Washington D.C., never to return to the Rio Grande Valley.

  A strong advocate of neutrality in War World I, he resigned as secretary of state in 1915 out of protest over President Wilson's actions after the Lusitania was sunk.

  He continued to fight for a number of causes the remainder of his life, including women's suffrage, prohibition and a graduated income tax.

  Bryan died July 26, 1925, shortly after serving as associate counsel in the famous Scopes Trail, in which teacher John Scopes was accused of teaching evolutionism.

Sources: http://www.historicaldocuments.com/WilliamJenningsBryanCrossofGoldSpeech.html

Http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h805.html

"The History of Mission, Hidalgo County, Texas" by Dick D. Heller Jr. 207 


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Preparing Students for College, Careers and Life

Literacy Night @ Speer Memorial Library!

Veterans' Day

2017 Platinum Readers 

Veterans' Day 

Book Fair!

Can Food Drive

William Bryan Jennings

Fire Safety Week!

Dance Team!

Veterans' Day

Literacy Night @ Speer Memorial Library!

Mr. and Miss Fall Festival

Costume Parade!

16 de septiembre

HEB LIfetime Award

Literacy Night @ Speer Memorial Library!

Weŕe All Wonders! Literacy Night!

Christmas Musical

Student of the Month!

Drug Free Week!

PTO Chuck E Cheese Fundraiser

Cross Country Girls

Justice League 5K Participants from Bryan Elementary

Cross Country Boys

Snow Day!

First Grade Teachers

Fall Festival Contestants

Christmas Musical

News and Announcements

Read to Succeed with Fiesta Texas in San Antonio

fiesta texas

Want a free summer ticket to Fiesta Texas in San Antonio? It's very simple. Click on the link below to access a reading log. You can read magazines, books, or newspapers. All you have to do is read for six hours and write it on the Fiesta Texas reading log. Tickets will be passed out in mid May.
The deadline to turn in the reading log is on February 16, 2018.

Kinder GT Nominations

GT nominations

MCISD is now taking GT nominations for Kinder. The window to nominate a kinder student for the program opens on January 8, 2018. The last day to nominate a kinder student for the GT program is on January 18, 2018.

The window for nominating students from 1st-5th grade is on February 5, 2018.

For more information, please call Mrs. Mendez, Librarian, at 323-4810.

Bike Give Away for Christmas!

bike give away

Congratulations to Jorge De Leon and Emily Calderon for winning the two bikes that were donated by our district maintenance department.

Bryan takes 1st Place in the District Battle of the Bluebonnet Books!

battle of the bluebonnet books

Congratulations to Ayesha Mumtaz, Jacqueline Botello, and A.J. Gonzalez for placing 1st in the District Battle of the Bluebonnet Books on December 5, 2017! These students read the 20 books listed on the 2017-2018 Bluebonnet List. They will now start preparing to compete at the regional level in February. We are so proud of you!

Red Ribbon Week Theme Days

Monday, Oct. 23rd-¨Give Drugs the Boot¨-Western Attire
Tuesday, Oct. 24th-¨Be a Hero, Don´t Do Drugs¨-Superhero shirt or Superhero Costume
Wednesday, Oct. 25th-¨Join the Fight Against Drugs¨-Camouflage Clothing
Thursday, Oct. 26th-¨Don´t Get Mixed Up with Drugs¨-Mixed Matched Clothing and Crazy Hair
Friday, Oct. 27th-¨Team up Against Drugs¨-Favorite Team Shirt or Jersey
Monday, Oct. 30th-¨Follow your Dreams, Don´t Do Drugs¨-Wear Pajamas
Tuesday, Oct. 31st-¨Say Boo to Drugs¨-Halloween Costume (No masks, play weapons, or scary costumes please)

Mr. and Miss Fall Festival Contestants

Fall Characters

PK-Beast-Coach Barrientos
Kinder-Chip-Mrs. E. Bermea
First-Belle-Mrs. E. Mendez
Second-Rose-Ms. M.E. Taber
Third-Cogsworth "Clock"-Mrs. B. Munguia
Fourth-Feather Duster-Mrs. A. Garza
Fifth-Teapot-Mrs. C. Ibañez

Welcome MHS Education Training Program!

Education in Training Program

A warm welcome goes out to the MHS Education Training Program students! They are truly changing the world by working with one student at a time. Thank you for choosing Bryan Elementary! We really appreciate your help.

HEB Read 3 Fundraiser from September 14-27, 2017!

read HEB 3

Donate a book or books that are new or used (in good condition). The library has a drop off box. The donated books will be dropped off at our HEB located on 495 and Conway. Thank you for your donation! We look forward to being the top school in this READ 3 School Book Drive Challenge!

First Platinum Reader in Bryan Elementary!

Ayesha Mumtaz

Ayesha Mumtaz, a fifth grader in Mrs. R. Peña's class, became a Bryan Platinum Reader on the second day of school! She read many books all summer and was prepared to test on the Reading Renaissance Program. The students, staff, and her family are extremely proud of her!

MCISD Summer Reading!

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We are so excited to announce that each student in our school received two books of their choice for their summer reading assignment! Students are being asked to read the two books throughout the summer and complete a book report for each book. The book reports need to be turned in on the first day of school to their teacher. A copy of the book report was sent along with the books. Attached are the book report templates just in case they are needed. Students that return their two book reports will get $100.00 Bryan Bucks! READ ON!

Summer Reading with myON! Contest ends on August 31, 2017!

Mission Reads

myON is a personalized literacy program that provides access to the largest integrated collection of digital books with reading supports, customized to a student’s interest and reading abilities. Created to enhance the reading experience, myON develops an individual profile for each student based on his or her interests and reading ability, and generates a recommended book list.
Students log in with the following:
Username: ID Number
Password: s ID Number (a lowercase s before the ID number)
The students with the most hours read per grade level this summer will be receiving a Kindle!
myOn can be used at home, school, and with any device. READ on!

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