The Student Events Committee helps plan and coordinate yearly events, such as Turkey Trot, Spelling Bee, Science Fair, AXBW, and Water Days. For more information or to volunteer, please contact the PTA Student Events Chair: Contact info listed on the PTA Officers Page.
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.
Students in grades 1st through 6th can elect to participate in the Brykerwoods chapter of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Participants participate in after-school practice sessions and take written exam to qualify to be in the live Spelling Bee, which is held during school hours.
The Science Fair is just like what you remember from school! All students, from kindergarten through 6th grade, are encouraged to participate, and display their student-led experiments and research projects for the whole school to view. It is a perfect opportunity for kids to be fun and messy (if that is what floats your boat!), all while learning more about something that makes them curious. Staff and volunteers judge projects and award winners. Top projects in grades 3–6th may even continue on to take part in the Austin Energy Regional Science Festival. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Student Events Chair.
AxBW is our very own Art and Music festival a la SxSW. Every student enrolled at Bryker Woods has at least one art project on display, and there are several stages set up around campus. All students are encouraged to show off their talents and cheer on their friends at this exciting event! AxBW would not be possible without a team of parent volunteers, so please contact the Student Events Chair if you are interested in participating..
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.