PTA Health & Wellness Committee

The purpose of the Health and Wellness Committee is to improve the health and wellness of the Bryker Woods school community. Health and Wellness Committee volunteers help students, parents and staff achieve a healthier lifestyle through biking and running programs, school lunch improvements and nutrition education.

Cafeteria
Our cafeteria works with MySchoolBucks.com. The website has already assigned every student at Bryker Woods a 4 digit code. It is not the same as your child’s AISD student ID number. You are able to fund your child’s account by going to the website and adding money via credit card, or you can bring cash to the cafeteria staff. You can also place restrictions or notices on your child’s account, e.g. allergies, lactose intolerance or even “Don’t allow Billy to buy chocolate milk except on Friday-treat days.” It will appear on the computer at check-out.

Lunch
You are always welcome to visit the campus and enjoy lunch with your child! Please remember to check in at the front office to get your Raptor ID tag. Also, bring cash if you plan on purchasing a lunch for yourself. You may use your child’s MySchoolBucks.com account as well, but please arrive on time to order with your child and his/her classmates. You may also bring a “special” lunch (e.g. P Terry’s or other), and you may eat in the cafeteria or out on the playground as long as you stay on campus. Report back to the cafeteria with your child in time for their teacher to pick them up with the entire class. Please see the “Cafeteria” section for more information about ordering lunch.

Turkey Trot & “Frozen Games”
Turkey Trot is the Bryker Woods annual Track and Field Meet.  It’s a friendly competition that takes place over two days before Thanksgiving break.  Families are invited attend and cheer on their Panthers.  K-2nd students participate in fun-filled activities on the lower field like turkey trot, obstacle course, turkey tag, and jump rope. 3rd-6th grade students run the 4-person Baton Relay Races and a 3-event track meet featuring the 50-Meter Dash, 50-Meter Shuttle Relay and 50-Meter Hurdles.  Volunteers needed to help during the event.

Water Days
Bryker Woods parents, along with student leaders and staff, have the opportunity to get wet (or not) during Water Days. After studying a variety of topics related to the ocean during MARE, every student enjoys a water day. Parent volunteers set up water stations that include balloon relays, sponge tosses, a water slide, and other games where the kids get wet. This is our last “big” volunteer event of the school year and it requires many parent volunteers to be on campus. Even if you can’t make it for one of the two designated water days, snack donations for the concession stand are greatly appreciated.