| Welcome incoming Kindergarten families! |
We are excited to welcome you and your child to the Birch community!
|Kindergarten Update: August 20, 2013|
We have hired a new Kindergarten teacher and finalized class lists and start dates/times. Please check your email for this information. If you did not get an email from me or the school then we do not have your email address on file. (Or if your enrollment registration is not complete your email address will not yet be in our system). This information is also available to you on the "What's Going On?" section of this website.
Thanks for all of your patience and flexibility over the past extremely busy 24 hours! We look forward to starting a GREAT year in Kindergarten!
-Beth Murphy, Tabitha Brown and Tracy Stegall
Incoming Kindergarten Parents:
Here are some important dates and a few "forms" for you to fill out to help you and your child prepare for the fall!
1. We want to get to know you
and keep you in the loop of upcoming Kindergarten events! Please fill out the "2013/2014 Kindergarten Contact Information" form to be included on our contact lists! (CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT CONTACT FORM)*AN EMAIL WAS SENT OUT TO ALL CONTACTS WHO FILLED OUT THE CONTACT INFORMATION SHEET. IF YOU DID NOT RECEIVE THE EMAIL PLEASE MAKE SURE I HAVE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION BY FILLING OUT THE "2013/2014 KINDERGARTEN CONTACT INFORMATION" FORM BELOW. ALL EMAIL ADDRESSES WERE TAKEN DIRECTLY FROM WHAT YOU FILLED OUT ON THE FORM, SO IF YOU FILLED OUT THE FORM BUT DID NOT GET THE EMAIL ABOUT THE PARENT MEETING PLEASE RE-SUBMIT YOUR CORRECT EMAIL ADDRESS! THANKS!
2. RSVP to the "Incoming Kindergarten Parent Information Night" which will be held on Wednesday, April 17th from 6:00-6:45 in the Birch Kindergarten rooms. (CLICK HERE TO RSVP) --RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER. NEW DATE: THURSDAY, APRIL 25TH 6-6:45!
3. Sign your child up to attend one of our two Kindergarten Orientation Sessions on Wednesday, May 8th. Sessions run 45 minutes (4:45-5:30 or 5:45-6:30) and are a fun time for kids to come get to know the teachers, classrooms and what Kindergarten will be like! (CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP).
4. Tell us about your child! The more we know, the easier the transition and planning for the fall goes. Please take some time to fill out the "Fall 2013 Kindergarten Information" form! Thanks so much for taking the time to do this! (CLICK HERE FOR Fall 2013 Kindergarten Information FORM)
5. Enroll for Kindergarten. If you have not done so yet please visit the BVSD website to complete your online enrollment. If you need assistance with this please contact the Birch office.
Child Care Options at Birch: Kindergarten Enrichment: Kindergarten Enrichment (KE) offers a fee-based licensed program to complement BVSD's Kindergarten. It is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to Birch Kindergarten students enrolled in the Tuesday/Thursday class. For information about Kindergarten Enrichment (KE) please see this website or contact Birch's KE teacher, Leigh Ann Pollock at: email@example.com.
KE online registration for the 2013-14 school year opens on February 11, 2013. Call 720-561-5970
School Age Care (SAC): A fee-based before and after school child care program. For information about Birch's before and after school child care program (SAC) please visit their website: BVSD School Age Care
2013/2014 Important Kindergarten Dates and Events
8.22.13: T/Th Kindergarten Staggered Start Day 1 (See schedule sent home)
8.23.13: M/W Kindergarten Staggered Start Day 1 (See schedule sent home)
8.26.13: M/W Kindergarten Staggered Start Day 2 (See schedule sent home)
Kindergarten Enrichment begins
8.27.13: T/Th Kindergarten Staggered Start Day 2 (See schedule sent home)
8.28.13: BEGIN REGULAR KINDERGARTEN SCHEDULE
ALL M/W students attend 8-2:35
8.29.13: ALL T/Th students attend 8-2:35
Back to School Night 5:30-8:00 (info will be sent home)
8.30.13: ALL T/Th students attend 8-10:45
ALL M/W students attend 11:45-2:35
9.2.13: No School- Labor Day
9.3.13: ALL T/Th students attend 8-2:35
9.4.13: ALL M/W students attend 8-2:35
9.5.13: ALL T/Th students attend 8-2:35
9.6.13: ALL T/Th students attend 8-10:45
ALL M/W students attend 11:45-2:35
2013/2014 Kindergarten Schedule
(School day is 8:00-2:35)
M/W Kindergartners schedule: Full day Monday and
Wednesday; Friday afternoon from 11:45-2:35 (Only 1 Kindergarten
T/Th Kindergartners schedule: Full day Tuesday and
Thursday; Friday morning from 8:00-10:45 (2 Kindergarten sections- Murphy and Brown)
KE will run full day Monday and Wednesday;
Friday afternoon 10:45-2:35