Sunday, April 7, 2013

Autism Spectrum Disorders - Define Autism -

Autism Spectrum Disorders - Define Autism -
Wonderful pictures and information about families who have a child with autism.  We have the honor of welcoming families such as these to Birch Meadow in the fall!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

MCAS breakfast

This month we celebrated student learning with MCAS testing in grades 3, 4, and 5.  Thanks to the PTO, the students started their first MCAS session with a wonderful breakfast.  The chicken bacon was a big hit.  See additional pictures on our shutterfly site.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Intercultural Pot Luck

Thank you to the parents and teachers that helped celebrate diversity at our Intercultural Celebration.  The event featured dancing, singing, sports, and great food.  The celebration brought together the wonderful Birch Meadow Community as we celebrated our diversity.  See additional pictures on our shutterfly site.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a consortium of 22 states plus the U.S. Virgin Islands working together to develop a common set of K-12 assessments in English and math anchored in what it takes to be ready for college and careers. These new K-12 assessments will build a pathway to college and career readiness by the end of high school, mark students’ progress toward this goal from 3rd grade up, and provide teachers with timely information to inform instruction and provide student support. The PARCC assessments will be ready for states to administer during the 2014-15 school year.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Read Across America videos

Thank you to the students of Birch Meadow who participated in our Read Across America program last month.  Mrs. Warshauer and a wonderful group of volunteers made the event a success.  Here is the WIKI with pictures, power point presentation, and program details.
Here is the final speech from Mr. Sprung.
Here is the final dance done by the staff.