Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Kindergarten Orientation

Kindergarten orientation is a great opportunity for incoming kindergarten parents and students. It is a pleasure to welcome these new families to Birch Meadow. Below is the presentation for parents to review.

Kindergarten Orientation Power Point Presentation!

Teacher Placement Next Year

Below you will find teacher assignments for the 2010-2011 school year. I have decided to make some changes in grade level teachers for next year. These changes will provide the best opportunity for vertical articulation, quality instructional teams, utilization of teacher strengths, and will effectively meet the needs of your child(ren).

Since these changes impact students in three classrooms, a letter is being sent home with children in Mrs. Garelick, Mrs. Rhein, and Mrs. Lambert's classrooms explaining the process for placement. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions.

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Simon - Full day
Tucker - Half day

1st grade
Fennelly
Davie
Beckman

2nd grade
Murray
Vrenangr
Gerety

3rd grade
Thurnauer
Quinlan
Rhein
Lambert

4th grade
Downes
Tewksbury
Garelick

5th grade
Fleishman
Slater
Emmett

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Blue Ribbon Last Week

The Reading Schools Blue Ribbon conference and site visit to Birch Meadow were great events. Many staff, parents, and students were instrumental ensuring Birch Meadow was ready for our visitors. Birch Meadow parents and students should be proud of your school. We had student ambassadors (tour guides), numerous parent volunteers, and dedicated teachers who were superb in preparing the school and modeling effective teaching practices. In addition, a large number of Birch Meadow teachers presented workshops at the conference on Friday.

Pictures from the event will be posted soon!

All attendees to the conference have access to workshop materials at the public link below.
Blue Ribbon Conference Wiki

5th grade with the Lexington Minutemen

Enjoy these photos of our 5th graders who received a visit from Lexington Minutemen. Thank you to the PTO. The 5th graders study of the American Revolution and the growth of America fit with this PTO enrichment opportunity.
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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Mrs. Garelick's wonderful 3rd grade class

Here's a photostory video of the students making their oral presentations about the pioneers they researched.

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Saturday, April 3, 2010

5th grade Boston Symphony and Haiti Relief Efforts

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Adult Social/Auction

The parents who attended the PTO sponsored adult social had a great time. We raised money for student programs and educational materials for Birch Meadow. Thank you to everyone who participated in the this great event.
A special thank you to Kathy and Melanie for coordinating this great evening.



Grade 2 Enrichment - Jaimi Lard

Students in 2nd grade had the opportunity to meet Jaimi Lard. Jaimi provided students a unique opportunity to learn about living with blindness. Thank you to the PTO for supporting this enrichment program!
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