Welcome back to our Bryant Ranch families, teachers and staff! To our Preppy-K and Kindergarteners
and new families, welcome to the Bryant Ranch community! Your Bryant Ranch PTA Executive Board is excited being back together this school year, we are better together!
A little bit about myself, my name is John Chung, and I was your PTA Executive VP last year. I am also on
the board for East Hills Yorba Linda Little League and have coached several sports for the past 7 seasons. I really enjoy being a part of the Bryant Ranch Community and I look forward to meeting all of you at our PTA events. I have a 7 th grade son, Ethan, who attends Travis Ranch and my daughter Faith is a 5th grader at Bryant Ranch. My wife Lisa and I have been married since 2006 and have lived in Yorba Linda since.
Fact #1, Bryant Ranch PTA is an integral part of our school. Not only do we normally host fun events like
Trunk-O-Treat, Seuss STEAM family night, Donuts with Grownups, Pastries with Loved Ones, and Family
Movie night, we fully fund educational programs that benefit all of our students. We have been able to
provide these activities in previous years due to the loving support of our Bryant Ranch families.
Fact #2, PTA relies on volunteer time and support from our parents to provide events and programs to
our students. There are opportunities to help, both big and small and would love to have as many
helpful hands as possible. It truly takes a village and we couldn’t do what we do without the support
from our generous community of families!
We have an incredible team of Board members this year that are excited to lead our PTA by producing
successful, prosperous, FUN, and memorable events throughout the year for our students!
In an effort to help you plan out your donations, we want to let you know ahead of time exactly what
fundraising opportunities we have planned for the year. They are:
- Membership Drive (September)~ A donation to the PTA based on membership. This year we’re
taking our membership digital! This year you can do a basic membership or further support our
school with a Teal, Silver or Explorer Membership! Join now
- Read a Thon (September)~ Students receive donations from friends, family and businesses to
promote a love for reading and to kick off a great year of adventures through books. This is one
of two large fundraisers this year.
- Jog a Thon (March)~ Students will ask for donations from friends, family and businesses in
preparation of running with spirit to support our school and earning funds along the way.
Classes work together as a team to bring in donations and have fun along the way! This is one
of two large fundraisers this year.
- Family Restaurant Nights (dine out once a month to support BR!)~ Local restaurants will donate
a portion of sales to Bryant Ranch when you dine with them.
- Amazon Smiles ~ Add Bryant Ranch School PTA to your Amazon Smiles account and each time you shop on Amazon the school will get a donation.
On behalf of the PTA Executive Board, I wish everyone a fulfilling and productive school year ahead.
Thank you for your continued support! Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at
BRPTAPresident@gmail.com. Please know that questions and suggestions are always welcome!
Your Bryant Ranch PTA Executive Board
President – John Chung
Executive VP – Raina Southwell
1st VP Ways and Means – Stacey Despotovic
2nd VP Programs – Denise Baker
3rd VP Volunteers – Angela Magdaleno
Treasurer –Lauren Tarquin
Financial Secretary – Alina Otelea
Recording Secretary – Kristy Case
Historian – Nina Salcedo
Auditor – Linda Alvarez