Parent Letter - February 20
Posted on 02/21/2023
Principal's Message Greetings Birch Lane Families,

Happy Week 24 of the 2022-2023 school year. I have reopened our Spirit Wear store for ordering. If you or your child would like some new Birch Lane Spirit Wear please check out the online store.

Don’t forget to Bike to School:

The City of Davis Safe Routes to School Polar Pedal program starts Feb. 1! Davis Joint Unified School District elementary schools will work together on a goal to adopt 20 polar bears through Polar Bear International. For every 500 biked or walked trips to school, one polar bear will be adopted. The target goal is 10,000 walk/bike trips for the month of February.

To participate, students must scan in with the Active4me program when they arrive at school. To register for Active4me, visit this link:, or come see our Birch Lane volunteers at the bike racks every morning from 8:10am - 8:30am.

Please check our updated webpage weekly for new posts and information. If there is anything you would like linked or added to the Birch Lane Webpage please let me know!

Upcoming Dates:

Feb. 21st: Montessori Parent Advisory Meeting in the Library 7pm

Feb. 21st: Neighborhood Kindergarten Information Night in the New MPR 6pm

Feb. 22nd: Parent Engagement Night Virtual 6-8pm

Feb. 26th: Garden Work Party 9:30-12:30pm

Feb. 27th: Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten Registration Begins by email, see this link for more information.

March 1st: Birch Lane PTA Meeting 7pm in the New MPR

March 2nd: Variety Show Informational Meeting 2:40-2:55pm (K-3), 3:05-3:20pm (4-6)

March 3rd: Book Exchange Old MPR Before and After School

March 6th: Site Council Meeting Virtual 6pm

Join Zoom Meeting

March 6th: Garden Committee Meeting Virtual

FB link:

Meeting link (google meet) -

March 12th: Daylight Savings Time Starts (Spring your clocks ahead by one hour)

March 20-March 25th: Optional Parent Conference Week/Spring Book Fair/1:30pm release for all students 1-6th. Regular schedule for Kindergarten students.

March 27-March 31st: Spring Break: No School

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!

Save the Date!

Birch Lane Elementary Silent Auction and Carnival

May 13, 2023

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

Montessori News:

Take time this Valentine’s Day to show your love for Birch Lane Montessori! Tell our community why you love Birch Lane Montessori on Facebook or Instagram (@birchlanemontessori) with the hashtag: #ILoveBirchLaneMontessori. Give us your love with a direct donation! Suggested donation of $100 per family, any amount is welcome!

PayPal: [email protected]

Check: Davis Montessori Education Foundation

Venmo: dmef-birchlane

Debit or Credit Card:

If you would like a receipt for a tax deductible donation email: [email protected]

If you have any questions or concerns, or need more of them, please let me know!

Cara Baker
Birch Lane Montessori Parent Advisory Committee
1600 Birch Lane Davis CA 95618
[email protected]

Have a great week, and feel free to contact me if you have questions or concerns at [email protected].