Parent Letter - January 15
Posted on 01/19/2023
Principal's Message Greetings Birch Lane Families,

Happy Week 19 of the 2022-2023 school year. Thank you for your continued patience with the rain. This week we have had less flooding, but more days of inside recess and lunch recess. If it is raining lightly to moderately we are getting students outside on the blacktop. We have options for indoor recess in the old mpr, library time, and we have provided coloring sheets and crayons in the new mpr. We also generally have a G-rated movie in the new MPR. I know media and screen time during recess is not ideal, but it has been challenging to find opportunities for large groups of students to remain safe indoors.

Also, please keep in mind that at the start and end of school our office staff is busy fielding calls and making sure students get to class on time. Please do your best to get your students to school on time, and picked up on time.

Have a great Monday off and we will see you on Tuesday for another great week!

***Continue to check our webpage for on time updates and new links to Chromebook applications coming this week!!!

Upcoming Dates:

January 16: No School-Martin Luther King Day

January 17: Montessori Parent Advisory Committee Meeting in person (BLE Library) and online 7pm

Jan. 23rd-Jan. 27: 6th Graders off campus at Sly Park

Science Night

Birch Lane Family Science Night is coming back!

It will be on Thursday, Feb. 9 from 6:30-8 PM in the new MPR, and we need scientists from our community!

Do you work in a scientific field and have something to share with Birch Lane students? We are looking for scientists in a variety of fields to host an informative or interactive table at Science Night. Now is your chance to show our kids the cool things you do at work and why it is important for our society. Share your love of science!

We'll also need a few parent volunteers to help facilitate the event that evening.

If you're interested in either volunteer opportunity, please email Leslie Umali at [email protected].

Thank you, and thanks to our PTA for sponsoring this wonderful event!

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].

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