Birch Grove Primary School, Grades TK-2nd
6071 Smith Ave., Newark, CA 94560
Mrs. Vicenta Ditto, Principal
[email protected]
Main Office: 510-818-3100
Report an Absence: 510-818-3103
Fax: 510-792-5624
Child Care: 510-818-3141


Birch Grove Intermediate, Grades 3rd-6th
37490 Birch St., Newark, CA 94560
Ms. Cathreene Ingham-Watters, Principal
[email protected]
Main Office: 510-818-3600
Report an Absence: 510-818-3600
Fax: 510-793-2437
Child Care: 510-818-3641

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Recent News

Birch Grove schools will be closed for a teacher work day on Thursday, December 19, 2019. Winter break begins on Friday, December 20, 2019. Schools will remain closed from December 19 until Friday, January 3, 2020. Classes will resume at both Birch Grove campuses on Monday, January 6, 2020.

Thursday, December 18 will be a regular dismissal day, BGI will be dismissed at 2:32 and BGP’s dismissal is at 2:47.

Would your child be excited to see a story they’ve created made into a hardcover book?  Then read on, about the BGP Young Author program!

Young Authors is a voluntary writing activity for TK – 2nd grade students.  Students can choose to write their own work of fiction or poetry.  This is a wonderful opportunity for your child to express herself/himself in a creative, extra-curricular, writing project.

The program kicks-off the week of Dec. 2nd 2019, with a Request For Information (RFI) sheet coming home with your child.  This may be returned through the end of January 2020.  When the RFI is returned, an information packet will be sent home.

Students may turn in their story/poetry to their teacher, or directly to Mrs. Jackson in the library, anytime through Feb. 27th, 2020.

We will have a party to celebrate all of our authors.  Please join us at the Birch Grove Primary Publishing Event:

Thursday, March 26th, 2020


BGP Multipurpose Room

BGP Young Author Books are due Thursday, February 27th, 2020.

Questions?  Please contact Gretchen Jackson, [email protected]

Please click below for more information.

YA TK-2 Request for Information 2019

TK-2 Spanish YA Request for Information 2019


Come enjoy a pancake breakfast with eggs, fruit and beverages, in the Birch Grove Intermediate Cafeteria on

Saturday, December 14th

From 9:00-11:00 am

Birch Grove Intermediate Cafeteria

Pre-order your discounted tickets beginning on December 2nd. Adults are $5.00 and children are just $3.00. Pre-orders will be accepted until Wednesday, December 11th. Any tickets purchased after this date, or at the door, will be $5.00 per person.

Take a picture with Santa! The stage will be decorated and there will be a photographer, so be sure to purchase your pictures with Santa (prices will vary). There will also be raffle baskets and prizes to win!

All proceeds will go directly towards 6th grade science camp.

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