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    Birch Handbook

    Volunteer Opportunities: 

    Volunteers and parent involvement are key ingredients to our success. Our volunteer program begins before school starts and continues after hours. Volunteers are used in every aspect of our program. These dedicated individuals organize and implement the Morning Math and Summer Math programs, as well as working in the classrooms, library, and serving on the BEST committee.

    Student Achievement:
    When you combine high teacher expectations, parental support, and students who like to learn -- the result is high achievement.
     
    Classroom Size:
    The Birch classroom size averages 23 students. Lower numbers in Kindergarten and a little higher numbers in upper grades.
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    Special Programs and Activities:
    The Birch program extends itself beyond the academic classroom in a wide variety of ways in order to accommodate the multiple intelligences through which our students learn and express themselves. Some of these activities include:
    Band & Orchestra
    Art Club
    Spelling Bee
    Talented and Gifted Program
    Student Performances
    School-wide Student Enrichment Assemblies
    Student Council
    "Birchoir" (Student Choir)
    PAWS Players
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    Fees and Paymentshttps://bie.bvsd.org/parents/Pages/payments.aspxhttps://bie.bvsd.org/parents/Pages/payments.aspx{edffb0d8-182a-4920-a511-1c5bf3767543}Fees and Payments​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​School fees may be paid online or at your school.  Lunch meals may also be paid online.<div> </div>
    Fundraisinghttps://bie.bvsd.org/parents/Pages/Fundraising.aspxhttps://bie.bvsd.org/parents/Pages/Fundraising.aspx{edffb0d8-182a-4920-a511-1c5bf3767543}Fundraising<p>​​​</p>
    Report Absencehttps://bie.bvsd.org/parents/Pages/Report-Absence.aspxhttps://bie.bvsd.org/parents/Pages/Report-Absence.aspx{edffb0d8-182a-4920-a511-1c5bf3767543}Report Absence<h1>Birch Elementary</h1>​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​If your student will be absent from school, please complete this form ​to notify the school attendance office.<br>
    School Supplieshttps://bie.bvsd.org/parents/Pages/Schoolsupplies.aspxhttps://bie.bvsd.org/parents/Pages/Schoolsupplies.aspx{edffb0d8-182a-4920-a511-1c5bf3767543}School Supplies<h4>Birch Elementary asks for a school supply donation per elementary student instead of students buying individual school supplies in the fall.  We believe this plan is beneficial to families, saving both time and money.  <strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Instead of families trying to go to 3-4 stores to find the “right” school supplies that teachers have requested, or the best price, we are asking for a $40 donation for school supplies per elementary student.</strong>  Partial and full scholarships are available for those who qualify.  Grade level teachers will be able to capitalize on the school districts volume discounts and tax exemption to maximize the funds for classroom supplies. Teachers can purchase the exact type of supplies they need in the amounts they need. It will add flexibility for teachers to re-order supplies as needed throughout the year instead of asking for students to re-supply midyear.</h4><h4><br></h4><h4>If school supply shopping is a tradition that your family treasures, please continue to make it a special time to pick out a new back pack, lunch bag, new clothes and shoes.  It is also important to have some school supplies at home to use for homework and study time if your child still really wants to get some school supplies.</h4><h4><br></h4><h4>This is not a fundraiser; this donation is in lieu of buying school supplies individually. Your children will still be using supplies all year but we believe we can save you time and money as well as be more efficient in our purchasing by doing it in bulk.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Ellen Hudiburg at ellen.hudiburg@bvsd.org.</h4><p><br></p><h4>Please visit RevTrack to purchase your school supplies: <a href="https://birchelemen.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=products&grp=7" style="font-family:trade-gothic-light, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:17px;letter-spacing:normal;line-height:1.11;background-color:#ffffff;">https://birchelemen.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=products&grp=7</a><span style="color:#333333;font-family:trade-gothic-light, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:17px;letter-spacing:normal;line-height:1.11;">​​</span></h4>
    Volunteer Informationhttps://bie.bvsd.org/parents/Pages/volunteer.aspxhttps://bie.bvsd.org/parents/Pages/volunteer.aspx{edffb0d8-182a-4920-a511-1c5bf3767543}Volunteer InformationVolunteers and parent involvement are key ingredients to our success. Our volunteer program begins before school starts and continues after hours. Volunteers are used in every aspect of our program. These dedicated individuals work in the classrooms, library, help with school events like the Bulldog Jog and Field Day and serve on the BEST committee.​  You can find many volunteer opportunities here: https://helpatschool.org/schools/17/events<br>

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