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Birch Grove

Primary

Grades TK-2nd 

6071 Smith Ave., Newark, CA 94560

 

Mrs. Colleen Gainey, Principal

[email protected]

 

Main Office Line:

510-818-3100

 

To call in an absence:

510-818-3103

 

Fax Number:

510-792-5624

 

Child Care Facility:

510-818-3141

 

Birch Grove

Intermediate

Grades 3rd-6th

37490 Birch St., Newark, CA 94560

 

Ms. Cathreene Ingham-Watters, Principal

[email protected]

 

Main Office Line: 

510-818-3600
 

To call in an absence:

510-818-3603

 

Fax Number:

510-793-2437

 

Child Care Facility:

510-818-3641

Office Hours

Monday to Thursday

8:00-3:30

Friday

8:00-3:00

Homework Help?

Need help with math homework? Check out this website: 

http://embarc.online/

Sangha App

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The folks at Sangha have just launched a new Parents Self Serve Signup.

Just click on this Signup link and enter our School Code: 738PR1

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 School

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.

SARC

Attention Parents!

An electronic version of our School Accountability Report Card (SARC) is available on Newark Unified School District's website hereIn addition, a paper copy is available in our school office for your review.

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Visitors

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.

Absences

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

at 510-818-3005.

“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.”

Safety First

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.

Deliveries

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.

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We have moved!

We have moved! Visit us at http://bge.newarkunified.org

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The Birch Grove offices will close for summer break beginning on June 21, we will re-open on August 9. 

Announcement from Mrs. Gainey

 

June 2, 2017

 

Dear Birch Grove Community~

 

It is with a heavy heart that I share with you that I will not be returning to Birch Grove Primary in the fall.  My family and I are relocating to the Sacramento area, and I will be taking some time to be with my daughters.  It has been an honor to spend my days watching your brilliant, energetic, and compassionate children grow.  They have brought so much joy to my world and I will deeply miss them.  It has also been a gift to welcome each of you to our stellar school community each day and stand along side you for the best of all kids.  You make this school simply wonderful.  

As you are well aware, we have the most wonderful team of teachers and staff.  They have been “Rockstars” in providing the very best for your kids each day.  I couldn’t be any more proud to have had the opportunity to work with this team for the last four years.  Know that the future holds great things for all of you and I will forever be a Bulldog fan! I look forward to cherishing these last two weeks with this incredible community.

Thank you for your support as I embark on the next chapter of life for the Gaineys.

 

All the best,

Colleen Gainey

 

 

 

 

Estimada Comunidad de  Birch Grove~

 

Es con gran tristeza que comparto con ustedes que yo no voy a volver a Birch Grove Primaria en el otoño. Mi familia y yo nos  estámos trasladando a la zona de Sacramento, y me voy a tomar algún tiempo para estar con mis hijas. Ha sido un honor  pasar mis días viendo crecer a sus brillantes, enérgeticos y compasivos niños. Ellos han traído mucha  alegría a mi mundo y los voy a estranar profundamente. También ha sido un regalo poder recibir a cada uno de ustedes a nuestra gran comunidad escolar cada día y junto a usted para lo  mejor para  de todos los niños. Ustedes hacen que esta escuela sea simplemente maravillosa.  

Como ustedes bien saben, tenemos el más maravilloso equipo de maestros y personal. Han sido “Rockstars” en proveer el mejor para sus hijos cada día. No podría estar más orgulloso de haber tenido la oportunidad de trabajar con este equipo durante los últimos cuatro años. Saben que el futuro tiene grandes cosas para todos ustedes y para siempre seré un fan del perro!Voy a disfrutar estas dos ultimas semanas con esta increible comunidad. Tengo ganas de acariciar estas últimas dos semanas con esta increíble comunidad.

Gracias por su apoyo mientras me embarco en el siguiente capítulo de la vida de los Gaineys.

 

Todo lo mejor,

Colleen Gainey

 

California Fireworks School Safety

This year marks the 27th year of this Statewide Fireworks Safety and Education Program. Last year we distributed almost 1 million safety brochures and hundreds of videos in school districts throughout California. As a result, last year there were even fewer problems and 2017 may go down as one of the safest 4 th of July's in recent California history.

This school district has once again agreed to participate in this Safety & Education Program offered free from the Office of the California State Fire Marshal. By simply clicking on the link 'California Fireworks School Safety & Education Program / Digital Delivery', you'll be taken to a website where you can review, view, print and/or download the State Fire Marshal's safety brochures and safety videos regarding responsible use of state-approved fireworks as well as the dangers and safety risks posed by the use of illegal fireworks.

Please feel free to share this link with your students and their parents and help make this 4th of July the safest celebration ever.

First Day of School In August

The first day of school for the

2017-2018 school year is:

 

Thursday, August 24, 2017.

 

You can access the 2017-2018 school calendar on NUSD webiste at http://www.newarkunified.org/

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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

Classroom Deliveries

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.

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Birch Grove Primary Calendar

Birch Grove Intermediate Calendar

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Parent/Teacher Club Information

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!

 

http://www.birchgroveptc.com

Single Plan for Student Achievement

Birch Grove's Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) for 2017-2018 are available for review at the following web site:

 

http://www.newarkunified.org/departments/educational-services/accountability/spsa/

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.

Quick Links

Information for Families

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Newark Library

 

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:

 

  • Monday:              12:00 PM – 8:00PM
  • Tuesday:             12:00 PM – 8:00PM
  • Wednesday:      10:00 AM – 6:00PM
  • Thursday:           10:00 AM – 6:00PM
  • Friday:                 Closed
  • Saturday:            10:00 AM – 5:00PM
  • Sunday:               Closed 

 

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.

 

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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:

  • A young child or adult with Alzheimer’s disease walks away from their home. The alert can include a picture of the child or vulnerable adult with a map identifying the area at which they were last seen.
  • A public safety emergency requires people to stay in or remain away from their homes. A Nixle alert can let residents with a registered address in the affected neighborhood know what’s happening, allowing residents to take a proactive role in their own safety.
  • A serious injury or fatal crash in which traffic investigators close down the intersection for several hours during the morning commute. This situation might warrant a notification to subscribers who live or work in the area, encouraging them to select a different route to work.
  • Other uses: Large-scale public works projects, traffic safety implications around large fire scenes, community events such as parades, fireworks, picnics, etc., details about a case of H1N1 (“swine flu”) in the area, city council meeting information, utility outage advisories/boil orders.

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

vacant lots.

* 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

calling card.

* 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.

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