Bryan Elementary School

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Upcoming Events

Thanksgiving Holiday
Date: 11/24/2017
Tutoring for 3rd-5th Grade Begins
Date: 11/27/2017
Location: 3:30-4:45 p.m.
November End of Month Assembly
Date: 12/1/2017
Location: 8:00 a.m. Cafeteria
Winter Book Fair Begins!
Date: 12/1/2017
Location: Library 8:30-3:30
Winter Book Fair Ends!
Date: 12/8/2017
Location: Ends at noon Library

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

Drug Free Week
William Bryan Jennings
Snow Day
Career Day
Career Day
Career Day
Drug Free Week

News and Announcements

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!

read on

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!

School Uniform

School Uniform T-Shirts
T-shirts can be purchased from MCM Sporting Goods. Phone Number 581-1632
Monday-Royal Blue Shirt
Tuesday-Green Shirt
Wednesday-Orange Shirt
Thursday-Navy Blue Shirt
Friday-District Shirt

Summer Safari at Glady's Porter Zoo!

glady's port zoo

What is your child doing this summer? Why not spend an exciting summer learning at the Zoo? Summer Safari is just the place for your little one. Each day includes fun-filled activities such as puppet shows, games, stories, crafts, sing-a-longs and tours. Each child will receive a certificate of completion, rewards and mementos for participating. Summer Safari classes have been especially designed to stimulate
learning and encourage conservation. Let your kids have fun while enhancing their skills. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided each class day. Schedule is attached.

Rhonda Peña winner of HEB Excellence in Education Lifetime Achievement Award!

Rhonda Pena surprised by students and staff

Bryan Elementary is proud to announce that our very own, Mrs. Rhonda Peña, fifth grade teacher has been selected as the winner of the HEB Excellence in Education Lifetime Achievement Award! Our staff and students welcomed her back from the ceremony with a warm welcome. We are so proud of her! She does so much for our students and staff! We love you Mrs. Rhonda Peña! Well deserved! Our school received a $25,000 grant. She received $25,000 in cash!

Good luck to our ortografia team!

Ortografia Team

Our ortografia team will be competing at UTRGV in Edinburg on May 5, 2017. We wish them the best of luck! Thank you to Nidia Peña for sponsoring this team!

Bryan Elementary Staff Treated to Spa Day!

Teacher Appreciation Day Spa Treatment

What a way to kick off Teacher Appreciation Week! Our staff enjoyed getting pampered by our very own VMHS Cosmetology Department! We were treated to facials, hairdos, and nails. Along with the spa treatments we were able to enjoy some delicious desserts. Thank you to our administration and VMHS Cosmetology for this relaxing day!

Teacher Appreciation Week!

Teacher Appreciation Image

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week begins on May 1, 2017 and ends on May 5, 2017! Take some time to thank your teacher this week.

Literacy Night!

Students and Judge Keno Vasquez on stage after read aloud

Our Bryan Literacy Night was a huge success! The students loved listening to Judge Keno Vasquez read "Oh, The Places You'll Go!" After the read aloud students were able to visit centers with different reading activites tied to the theme of Dr. Seuss. Happy National Library Week!

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