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

In order to instill in our pupils the excitement and enjoyment of being a successful speller Birch Grove Primary is going to hold our annual a Spell-a-thon which will begin January 14 and end on February 21, 2020. Spell-a-Thon packets will come home with your student on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

Birch Grove Primary’s Spell-a-Thon is a unique way of reviewing those words that children should master at their grade level as well as raising money for their classroom.  Students find sponsors to support them from their families, friends and neighbors – no door to door soliciting is allowed.

We urge you to support our efforts by encouraging your child to study the spelling list of words he/she will receive.  This is a fundraiser where all the money goes directly to the classrooms to support supply replenishment and other class activities for this school year.

Online Enrollment for 2019-2020 is now open!

If you have a child turning 5 years old on or before September 1, 2019, he/she is eligible for Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year. If your child turns 5 between September 2, 2019 and January 31, 2020 they are eligible for our Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Program. If this is the first time you are enrolling a student in Newark Unified School District, welcome!

Online registration will begin on February 19, 2019 for all new students. Enrollment information must be filled out online at After the online enrollment is done online you will need to bring additional documentation into the office to complete your child’s enrollment. Please click below for a list of what is required.

Registration paperwork of all grades 19-20 English & Spanish

To see school boundaries, please visit our School Locator site.


Enrollment for 2020-2021

Online Enrollment for 2020-2021 will open February 18, 2020

  • A child turning 5 years old on or before September 1, 2020, is eligible for Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year. 
  • A child turning 5 years old between September 2, 2020 and December 2, 2020 is eligible for Transitional Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year.

More information to follow.


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

Young Authors is a voluntary writing activity for TK – 6th 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 at Birch Grove schools in December 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 BGP library or Ms. Lee in the BGI 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

6:00pm, BGP Multipurpose Room


Birch Grove Intermediate Publishing Event




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

Questions?  Please contact:

Please click below for more information.

YA TK-2 Request for Information 2019

TK-2 Spanish YA Request for Information 2019


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