The mission of Bryker Woods Elementary School is to educate all students through an enriched, differentiated curriculum in a cooperative manner, so that they become successful, responsible citizens.

We believe:

  • All children should have the best educational opportunities.
  • All children should be allowed to develop to their potential emotionally, socially, academically, and physically.
  • All children and teachers are entitled to a physically and emotionally safe environment.
  • Children have the right to develop a role for themselves within the school community and, ultimately, in the civic community.
  • The best educational environment includes active participation by students, teachers, families and other community members.
  • All children possess special gifts, talents, skills and potential, which must be discovered and nurtured.
  • Incorporate innovative teaching methods that supplement traditional classroom teaching techniques to reach students with many learning styles.
  • Teachers should be given the opportunity to grow professionally and should be given the resources with which to implement newly acquired knowledge.
  • As a school, we should encourage and demonstrate positive values.

Bryker Woods Peace Pledge

I will choose peace over conflict.

I will talk it out rather than fight it out.

I will allow the teachers to teach and the learners to learn.

Bryker Woods Elementary students will:

  • Be Responsible
  • Be Respectful
  • Be Kind
  • Be Safe

In the Cafeteria

  • Stay seated and raise your hand for assistance
  • Use a quiet voice
  • Walk at all times
  • Keep your food to yourself
  • Clean up after yourself

In the Restroom

  • Take care of your own business
  • Use only a quiet voice
  • Wash hands
  • Leave the bathroom clean

On the Sidewalk

  • Stay in a straight line on the right
  • Walk quietly, especially by any classrooms
  • Enter and leave the building quietly
  • Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself

In the Hallway

  • Walk silently
  • Stay in a straight line on the right
  • Follow teacher directions to each stop sign
  • Enter and leave the building quietly
  • Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself

On the Playground

  • Walk to and from the playground
  • Play safely and use equipment appropriately
  • Ask permission to use lower field and the garden area
  • Stay in sight of the playground supervisors
  • Keep the playground clean