Bryan Elementary School

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Upcoming Events

Advanced Academy
Date: 3/24/2018
Location: 8-11 a.m.
Boys Basketball Tournament
Date: 3/26/2018, 2 PM 3 PM
Location: VMHS 5-7 pm
Progress Report Card Night
Date: 3/27/2018
Location: Kinder Performs at 5 pm Classroom Visits begin at 5:30 pm
AR Family Night
Date: 3/29/2018
Location: Library 4-6 pm
Healthy Kids Parent Presentation
Date: 3/29/2018
Location: Parent Center 1-3 pm

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.



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

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Preparing Students for College, Careers and Life

Dr. Seuss Week
Mileage Club-Arbor Day Celebration Run
Paws for Books-Scholastic Book Fair

Fire Safety Week!

Snow Day!

Alberto Saldivar Winner of the Winter myON Challenge!

Cross Country Girls

Mr. and Miss Fall Festival

100 Days of School!
Parenting Partners Graduation!

Literacy Night @ Speer Memorial Library!

William Bryan Jennings
Dr. Seuss Week

Weŕe All Wonders! Literacy Night!

History Fair

Cross Country Boys

Spelling Bee Participants

Book Fair!

100 Magical Days of School!
100 Days of School!

Literacy Night @ Speer Memorial Library!

Literacy Night @ Speer Memorial Library!

Can Food Drive

Student of the Month!

Drug Free Week!

Justice League 5K Participants from Bryan Elementary

News and Announcements

Third Grade wins the Books Comes Alive District Competition

zoo animals

Congratulations to our third grade team for placing first place in the district's Books Comes Alive competition for the 2018 year! Thank you to Lolly Peña, school administration, librarian, and teachers for promoting reading. We are so proud of our third grade students!
Our students will enjoy a visit from the Gladys Porter Zoo on March 27, 2018 in the library as an incentive.

Celebrate Read Across America!

read across america

Tuesday, February 27-"The Cat in the Hat" Students wear favorite hat.
Wednesday, February 28-"Oh, the Places You'll Go!" Students wear favorite College shirt.
Thursday, March 1-Students wear everything Dr. Seuss or can dress in their favorite Dr. Seuss character-Head to Toe
Friday, March 2-"Fox in Socks" Students wear crazy, silly or unmatched socks

GT Nominations for 1st-5th Grades


The district is now accepting nominations for the gifted and talented program. Call your child's teacher if you want to nominate them. The last day to nominate your child to be tested for this program is on February 16, 2018.

Alliance for a Healthier Generation

alliance for a healthier generation

We are proud to be part of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation initiative to help our students and staff lead healthier lives. Our commitments to providing nutrition education and regular physical activity, as well as access to nutritious foods for all students. Just click on attachment below.

Happy Counselors' Week!

happy counselors week

Thank you to C. Ibañez and E. Bermea for the wonderful job that they do in our school. We appreciate your dedication to our students and staff. Happy Counselors' Week!

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

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