Parent Letter - April 23
Posted on 04/24/2023
Principal's Message

Greetings Birch Lane Families,

I hope you all are enjoying the onset of Spring weather. Keep in mind that we will begin State testing on May1st. Attached below you will find our schedule and more information about the testing. Please do your best to avoid appointments during your child’s testing window.

BLE CAASPP Parent Notice 2023

Battle of the Books: A huge shout out to Lynne Sundstrom and Cara Baker for their tireless work on the Battle of the Books! What an amazing event for our community!

Battle of the Book Winners for 3rd Grade:

3rd Place:

Team 7 Chloe Steidlmayer, Penny Moore, Lulu Young, Yasmin Roshanravan

2nd Place:
Team 6 Amelia Teramoto, Avery Bohn, Mackenzie Summers, Morgan Cridland

1st Place:
Dylan Norene, Parker Norene, Jamie Bowlus, Natalie Serra

Battle of the Book Winners for 4/5/6:

Third place tie with 17 points:
Team 13 Violet Baker, Cecily Ahn Team 14 Lillian Facciottii, Graham Vida, Emma Nason, Daniel Birhanu and Team 17 Luca Strauss, Ethan Tan, Afsheen Hague, Nate Lucas

Second place tie with 18 points:
Team 16, Ellie Miller, Amy George, Stephanie McGlynn, Remy Glovin Team 24 Henry Horvath, Chase Middlesworth, Radika Sen, Tommy Whitcombe Team 30 Salvador Garcia, Vivienne Statham, Luke Legrand, Bebe Boswell.

First place tie with 19 points:
Team 3 Chloe Chak, Della Stefani, Gianni Zuniga, Claire Sagpao Team 29 Kai Erickson, Milo Zicari, Alexander Ewers, Luka Romneck Team 41 Joy Li, Janhavi Kashyap, Rishabh Kashyap, Winston Spiller

As we approach the end of the year, I am looking for ways to improve our practices at Birch Lane for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. I would like to invite you to participate in a brief survey about your experience at our school. Your input will help us make informed decisions about how we can best support our students and families. The survey is anonymous. Thank you for taking a few minutes to complete this survey:

Upcoming Dates:

April 23rd - Garden Party; 9:30-12pm
April 24th -  Variety Show Practice; 3:00-4:30 pm
April 26th - Administrative Professionals
Day! Shout out to our awesome office staff!
April 27th - Variety Show New MPR
May 1st - Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
Shout out to our amazing certificated and classified staff!
May 5th - Book Exchange Old MPR; 8:10 and afterschool
May 13th - Carnival/Auction BLE Campus
Carnival: 10-2pm; Auction: 11-3pm

Montessori News:
The parent organization for the Montessori program is still in need of support next year, if you would like to be part of the board please contact Cara Baker.

President: convene and preside over regularly scheduled MPAC meetings; ensure that an agenda is prepared and presented; coordinate the work of officers of the association and create committees as needed for MPAC to meet its objectives; be the official representative and spokesperson of MPAC. Work with fellow board members on their projects and be aware of the current status of each initiative; Serve as representative to Superintendent Parent Advisory Committee; Maintain relationship with PTA president and board members and regularly attend PTA meetings.

Treasurer: receive and deposit all funds collected on behalf of MPAC in an account at a recognized financial institution approved by the executive board; disburse funds authorized by the executive or members; maintain an accurate record of all receipts and expenditures and make a report at each board meeting

Auction News:

Please see the Sign Up Genius link below for volunteer opportunities that begin in February and the attached letter from our auction coordinator!

More information to follow. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, contact Sandy Fitzpatrick at [email protected].

Have a great week, and feel free to contact me if you have questions or concerns at [email protected]. Please check our website for daily updates at