Parent Letter - April 3
Posted on 04/03/2023
Principal's Message Greetings Birch Lane Families,

I hope you all had a wonderful spring break! I am looking forward to successfully wrapping up the 2022-2023 school year over the next ten weeks. This last trimester moves very quickly, so I will do my best to make sure you have all of the information you need about our upcoming events! Thank you for your continued support of our teachers and students!

Our Spirit Wear sales closed on 3/10. There is usually about a three week turn around time. We will deliver all Spirit wear to your student’s classroom.

Birch Lane Webpage: Please check our webpage for weekly updates!

Spring Testing in May

Each spring students in grades 3-6 take the California Assessment of Student Performance & Progress (CAASPP) Summative Assessments in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Students in grade 5 will also take the California Science Test (CAST). These assessments are part of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium and administered through an online portal. You can view practice and training tests at More information about Spring Testing here.

Here is Birch Lane’s Testing Schedule (times may need to be adjusted based on teacher/student needs) please do your best to avoid appointments or absences during the attached days.

BLE 2023 CAASPP Schedule

Upcoming Dates:

April 5th - PTA Meeting New MPR, 7:00 PM

April 6th - Variety Show Try Outs: New MPR, 3-4:30pm

April 7th - Book Exchange Old MPR, Before/After School

April 12th - Open House, 6:30-7:30pm

April 18th - Montessori Parent Advisory Committee, 7:00 PM

April 27th - Variety Show New MPR, 6:30-7:30pm

May 1st - Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

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].