6071 Smith Ave., Newark, CA 94560
Mrs. Colleen Gainey, Principal
Main Office Line:
To call in an absence:
Child Care Facility:
37490 Birch St., Newark, CA 94560
Ms. Cathreene Ingham-Watters, Principal
Main Office Line:
To call in an absence:
Child Care Facility:
Monday to Thursday
The folks at Sangha have just launched a new Parents Self Serve Signup.
How it works
Once you sign up on the self serve page, you will receive an email invitation from Sangha with easy instructions.
If you don't see the email invite, check other places it might be in your Junk, Spam, Social, Promotions, or other email Folders.
(If you've signed up before and haven't seen the invitation from Sangha, they've been sent out twice this Fall, so check those folders.)
Healthy Schools Act AB2260
The Healthy Schools Act establishes requirements for school districts when pesticide applications are made at California public K-12 schools. To view the California Healthy School Act and the Integrated Pest Management Plan (new requirement) for Newark Unified School District, go to http://nusd.ca.schoolloop.com. Click on the quick link , Healthy Schools Act. This information is also available for viewing at your school’s office.
Parent Teacher Club
Our Parent Teacher Club (PTC) has its own webpage! Click below to see upcoming events, fundraisers, and visit our online store for the latest Birch Grove gear!
All visitors to the Birch Grove School Campus' must stop by the office and sign in during the school day! This is for your child’s safety as well as yours. In case of an emergency situation all need to be accounted for. The sign-in binder is in the office on the counter along with our 'Apple' visitor stickers. If you need to get something to your child, let the office staff help you. We will contact your child’s teacher to get the item to them. Please do not disturb the classroom while they are in session.
If your child misses school, it is very important to either call or send a note indicating why your child was out. Parents/Guardians will have three (3) school days to clear an absence. If proper verification is not provided within three (3) school days, the absence will be recorded as unexcused (NUSD AR 5113) and can not be changed.
7th Grade Shots
Requirements for entrance to 7th grade:
1. The 3rd shot for Hep B
2. Tdap Immunization – (Whooping cough shot)
3. Proof of Immunization for both of these shots.
Rules from the junior high:
NO SHOTS – NO SCHOOL
If you have any questions,
please call the Jr. High
“To prevent delayed enrollment/class placement at the Jr. High, families should begin contacting their physicians prior to the end of the 2015-2016 school year for vaccine and/or verification of injection. Bunker 6th graders can turn in the updated immunization records to Sandra in the Bunker office.”
Students, if you ride your bike to school, please walk your bike on the sidewalk if there are many cars driving on the street. We want you to be safe as you come to school each day.
In the interest of preserving instructional time, we do not interrupt classes for deliveries or messages during class. However, we realize that there are times that parents need to get a missing class assignment or lunch to their children.
We have a plan for lunches in place; our campus monitors take the lunch to the cafeteria and deliver them to the students at lunch time.
For those other items (homework, backpacks, etc.) that you would appreciate being delivered to your child, we will place the item in your child’s teacher’s mailbox for them to pick up at recess or lunch.
Thank you for your understanding and helping us to make sure that instruction can go on uninterrupted during the day here at Birch Grove.
Bunker Elementary and Milani Elementary
Birch Grove Primary and Intermediate Elementary Schools
Birch Grove Primary, TK-2 Grade Campus
Breakfast Program starts at 7:45
Birch Grove Intermediate, 3-6 Grade Campus
Breakfast Program starts at 7:30
Home of the
Come enjoy a pancake breakfast in the Birch Grove Intermediate Cafeteria on Saturday, December 10th
from 9 to 11 am.
We will be serving pancakes, eggs, fruit, and beverages.
Pre-order your tickets now! Adults are $5 and children are just $3. You can download the order form under "Information for Families" to the right on this page.
At-the-door tickets are $5 per person.
Santa will be making an appearance at 10 am! The stage will be set with festive decorations and a photographer, so be sure to purchase your picture. ($5 for a 4x6 photo and holder)
Listen to a holiday story read-aloud and have your child make a holiday wish list too!
There will be raffle baskets and prizes to win!
All of the proceeds will go directly to 6th grade science camp
Winter break will begin on Firday December 23, 2016 and end on January 6, 2017.There will be no school on these dates. Classes will resume on Monday, January 9, 2017. Please mark your calendar.
Visitor Parking at School
Please be respectful when you are parking in the parking lots at Birch Grove Primary and Birch Grove Intermediate. Many of the parking spaces are designated for the office staff and teachers and are not open for guest parking, even short term. If you are parking, be sure to only park in a non-designated spot no matter how long or short your visit.
Thank you for your cooperation
Viola Blythe Holiday Canned Food Drive has begun!
Birch Grove Primary school will be collecting canned food again this year to support Viola Blythe. The Viola Blythe Community Service Center of Newark is a nonprofit, nonsectarian corporation organized to promote, support and advocate social and human services to any person who is in immediate need. This mission is accomplished by a variety of programs, including emergency food and clothing distribution, referrals to other agencies, special programs that address current community needs and holiday programs at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
From now until December 21, 2016, Birch Grove Primary school will be collecting canned food (please be sure your canned food donations are not outdated) along with new, unwrapped toys for the holidays. Please send your donation to your child’s classroom or drop it off in the bin in front of the school. Our support helps this essential organization provide for our needy neighbors here in Newark all year around. Thank you in advance for your support.
NUSD Community Engagement Survey Now Available
Messages from School
Parents, please listen to your messages before calling the school back. There are often times where the teachers call from the classroom and the office is unaware why they called.
Information for Families
Newark Library Announces Change in Hours Beginning January 5, 2015
The Newark Library is pleased to announce new hours of service. Beginning January 5, 2015 the Library will be open Mondays rather than Fridays in order to better serve the residents of Newark.
Our new hours mean that we will be able to offer more programs to serve the school-age youth in our Homework Help Center, Homework Express. Homework Express will be expanding its hours to include Monday programs in February. Also, being open at noon on Mondays and Tuesdays will allow for more quiet study time for the public.
Newark Library is located at 6300 Civic Terrace Avenue in Newark. Its friendly staff may be reached by phone at 510-284-0675. The hours of operation are:
Information on the Library is also available on the Library’s website at www.aclibrary.org.
The Alameda County Library is proud to serve over 546,000 residents. The Library circulates over 6.7 million items annually, with more than 2.3 million visitors to our website and over 2.5 million visitors walking through our doors.
The Newark Police Department has launched a new Community Notification Service called “Nixle” to help improve communication with people who live, work, and visit our community. The system provides a quick, efficient, and secure way to get neighborhood-level information out to community members who subscribe to the system. Through www.nixle.com, the department will be able to send text message (SMS) and e-mail alerts to subscribers. Notifications might be considered in the following instances:
The information can be viewed at www.nixle.com but for notifications individuals must register. To register, visit http://local.nixle.com/newark-police-department-ca.
Tips for Going to and From School
* Develop a buddy system for walking to and from school.
* Students should never walk alone.
* Always walk in groups with at least two or three other students.
If possible, parents should walk their children to school.
* Students never take shortcuts or cut through alleys or across
* Students should try to avoid walking near abandoned houses.
Never enter or play near abandoned houses.
* Students should report anyone suspicious to school
personnel or the police.
* Parents and neighbors should turn on porch lights and
other outdoor Lights before dawn and at dusk.
* Students should be on time, everyday.
* Parents can talk to neighbors and local businesses
on the child's route to school and ask them if it is okay for
the child to stay there in case of an emergency.
* Parents should be sure children know their home phone
number and address, parents’ work and pager number and
The number of another trusted adult.Put a card with this
information in their backpack. Make sure
each child has Change for a phone call or carries a telephone
* If a parent works late, have children call as soon as they
arrive at home after school.
* Organize a “conditional carpool” of friends who live near you.