Parent Letter - January 29
Posted on 01/30/2023
Principal's Message Greetings Birch Lane Families,

Happy Week 21 of the 2022-2023 school year.

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.

For more information about the program, contact Daniela Tavares, Safe Routes to School Coordinator, at: [email protected]

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

Please join us for our February PTA meeting on Wednesday, 2/1 at 7 p.m. in the new MPR and on Zoom

PTA Agenda

We're starting our search for nominations for next year’s PTA board. Stop by to learn more about how we support the school and what the roles entail!

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- 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 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].