Parent Letter - January 22
Posted on 01/23/2023
Principal's Message Greetings Birch Lane Families,

Happy Week 20 of the 2022-2023 school year. This week our 6th graders will be heading off to Sly Park. We are super excited for them to experience this tradition for the first time in several years. Please keep in mind that traffic during morning drop off will likely be very heavy. You will want to plan ahead and if you can bike or walk to school, tomorrow would be a good day to make that happen. You might also consider using our back entrance on Baywood Lane. I will be heading up to join the 6th graders at Sly Park on Wednesday, and will take pictures to post on our webpage and look forward to hiking and enjoying the outdoors with our amazing 6th graders!

Our students were thrilled to have a week with no rain, our fields have still be very muddy but for the most part students have returned to play as usual outside!

Upcoming Dates:

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

Feb. 1st: PTA General Mtg. In person in the New MPR at 7pm and on Zoom

Feb. 3rd: Book Exchange in the old MPR before and after school

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

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

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

Feb. 13th: No School- President’s Day

Feb. 20th: No School- President’s 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 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].