PTA Communications Committee

The Communications Team coordinates volunteers who compile the school directory, manage LivingTree, compile and publish the weekly newsletter and manage the marquis sign at the front entrance to BrykerWoods.

Directory
Our office staff and team of volunteers distribute a new directory every year. It will have the classroom listings for every teacher. Personal information (phone numbers, addresses, etc) will only be printed with your permission. The directories are only given to Bryker Woods families, they are not sold or distributed anywhere else. Including your name, address, and contact info gives other families (and their kids) the chance to find you if you’re in their neighborhood, classroom, or grade. Extra copies are available for purchase.

Living Tree
The Bryker Woods community uses a system called LivingTree to help communicate and coordinate schedules, events, and pictures. Through the LivingTree platform, teachers, parents and guardians may share messages, events, and photos with their classes (e.g., “Billy’s 1st Grade Class”). The school administration, teachers, and PTA representatives also use LivingTree to share important information with the whole school. In addition, LivingTree is a closed, password-protected platform. In order to gain access to LivingTree, there is a group code for each class. Check with your teacher for your group code.

Members of the Bryker Woods community are also eligible to participate in the LivingTree community’s group. The community group is generally not used for official school communications, but it is available for less formal discussions relating to Bryker Woods or non school things like garage sales or looking for equipment/clothes to borrow or talented performances around town by the BrykerWoods community. It is also a closed forum only accessible by members of the community. Email the Communications chair if you would like the Group Code for this Community Group.