Parent Letter - February 5
Posted on 02/06/2023
Principal's Message

Greetings Birch Lane Families,

Happy Week 22 of the 2022-2023 school year. Tomorrow we celebrate the 100th day of school, which means we only have 80 days left of school! A huge shout out to the Birch Lane Community for supporting your students, teachers, and this very new administrator for the past 100 days! Please check the important dates below as there are many special events this week. Monday night is Montessori Kindergarten Information Night, Thursday Night is our ELAC meeting and Science Night!

Check the edited time for Science Night, it begins at 6:30pm!

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. 6th: Montessori Kinder Information Night in the New MPR 5pm

Feb. 6th: Site Council Meeting 6pm on Zoom

Agenda and Zoom link attached below.

Feb. 9th: English Language Advisory Committee Meeting 5:30pm in Room 34

Feb. 9th: PTA Science Night 6:30pm in the New MPR

Feb. 13th: No School- Presidents Day

Feb. 20th: No School- Presidents Day

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

Science Night

Birch Lane Family Science Night is back!

It will be on Thursday, Feb. 9 from 6:30-8 PM in the new MPR.

After a 2-year hiatus, Birch Lane PTA is happy to bring back Family Science Night!

We have several scientists from our community preparing interactive stations for our students.

Some of the exciting topics to explore are:

- How Airplanes Work
- The Spread of Viruses
- Animal Behavior
- The Genome: How to Build Living Things
- Food Science: What is a Gel?
- Performance Training and Physical Therapy
- Chemistry: Phases of Matter
- Clinical Research and Clinical Trials
- Physician Assistants and Medicine
- Birch Lane Tree Challenge

We need a few volunteers to help make the event a success. If you’re able, please sign up for a 30-45 minute shift here:!/showSignUp/10c084aa5ab2ba1fd0-ptafamily

Looking forward to this fun community event!

A huge thank you to Leslie Umali for organizing Science Night!

Garden News:

Please see all of the progress made on our campus gardens in the attached google slide show created by one of our amazing garden coordinators Kristina Boswell.

Teachers love our PTA and are appreciative of all of your support. If you have the time, please consider donating a treat to our next staff meeting in March.!/showSignUp/10c0a4bacaf23a6ff2-snacks

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].