Parent Letter - March 5
Posted on 03/06/2023
Principal's Message Greetings Birch Lane Families,

Happy Week 26 of the 2022-2023 school year.

Please prepare for what looks like a lot of rain this week. If it is raining in the am, I/or staff will open the new MPR at 8:10am. Please send your students to the new MPR if it is raining when you arrive on campus.

Also, there have been many K-3rd grade students on the play structure from 2:35-3:05pm, the play structure is not open to students and families during this time. We do not have supervision and we have classrooms near the play structure that are still learning. Thank you for your support.

While I recognize we are getting to that time of year when routines and procedures start to become a challenge at home and at school, please support our site, classrooms, and teachers by keeping all toys, balls, and high interest personal items at home. We have purchased legos and games for the students to use during rainy day recess, as well as art materials and books! Have a great week and I will see you on campus!

Last week to purchase Spring Spirit Wear. The site will close on March 10th!

Intent to Return:

Davis Joint Unified School District strives to make the best possible educational placements for
all students. School staffing at our elementary schools is based on the number of elementary students intending to return for the next school year.

All current DJUSD students in grades Transitional Kindergarten through 5th grade must have a legal parent/guardian complete the “Intent to Return” process online. To complete this, log into the DJUSD Parent Portal ( and follow the simple instructions below. If you forgot your pin and password, you may select “Forgot your PIN?” or “Forgot Your Password?” links on the ParentPortal login page.

We ask that you complete this process for each child currently enrolled in TK-5th grades no later than Friday, March 24, 2023.

Please click here for detailed instructions on how to complete the Intent to Return Form.

If you have any questions, please contact your child's school office.

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

Upcoming Dates:

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

March 6th: Site Council Meeting Virtual 6pm

Join Zoom Meeting

March 6th: Garden Committee Meeting Virtual

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Meeting link (google meet) -

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

MPAC + PTA MakIt Art Fundraiser Sunday, March 12, 2-4pm, Birch Lane's Old MPR

Turn your child's art into gifts for yourselves or for others! Dads, grads, moms, or anyone special in your life. Complete your outdoor dining set with some artistic melamine plates, bowls, platters or tumblers! There are also placemats. Prices and details to come next week, including the art templates and instructions. Proceeds will be evenly split between MPAC and PTA.

MakIt templates and drawing supplies will be provided. Bring your friends and come draw with us (on your template or not!) on a Sunday afternoon in the old MPR. You can submit your template and payment right then and there, or do it later.

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

Lamppost Pizza Montessori Family Fundraiser Tues 3/21

Lamppost will donate 30% of pick-up or dine-in (no delivery) pizza sales between the hours of 4-9pm. We encourage you to dine in, mingle, and get to know other families! That's what it's all about! Just be sure to mention Birch Lane Montessori when you order.

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!

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].