BIRCH GROVE PRIMARY CONTACT INFORMATION

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 CONTACT INFORMATION

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: 510-818-3603
Fax: 510-793-2437
Child Care: 510-818-3641

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The proceeds benefit ALL BGI 6th Graders and help with costs associated with our Science Camp trip to Camp Campbell this coming February! 

When: Thursday, October 24, 2019

Time: 5:00-9:00 PM

Where: Newark Round Table, 5544 Thornton Ave., 510-796-4040

 

  • DINE IN at the restaurant
  • ORDER TAKE OUT ahead on time on the app. with the above phone number or their website at www.roundtablepizza.com
  • Delivery is NOT included

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The Birch Grove Schools’ Halloween parades will be Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019.

BG Primary Parade begins at 8:45

BG Intermediate Parade begins at 10:15

 

ALL STUDENTS SHOULD WEAR THEIR COSTUMES TO SCHOOL. Teachers will not have time to assist with make-up or any other aspect of your student’s costume so please be sure your student is “parade ready” when arriving at school.

At BGP: Students will sit on the blacktop and each grade level will parade, two classes at a time, in front of all the grade levels. This way every student will see each other’s costumes and have an audience to parade for.

At BGI: Parents and family may go to the blacktop through the courtyard by the cafeteria and gather around the edges of the blacktop.  The students will parade through the courtyards and then around the blacktop, so the best place for parents and family to view them is at the edge of the blacktop. (Do not block the courtyard doors or walkways.)

Parents who are attending parades at both campuses are encouraged to walk between the two campuses or park on Birch St. due to limited parking in the lots.

PLEASE OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING

PARENTS AND VISITORS

  • Students will need to change out of their costumes after the parade so please send a bag to school for their costumes; students must be able to change by themselves. Teachers will not be able to help.
  • DO NOT congregate in the courtyards or in the direct line of the parade
  • Please be sure your child’s costume is in good taste- no blood or gore that could potentially scare the little ones.

STUDENTS

  • NO WEAPONS OR FAKE WEAPONS (guns, swords, daggers, etc.)
  • NO MASKS of any kind, nothing may cover the student face. Face paint should be applied as minimally as possible.
  • NO electronic devices
  • NO wheeled transportation-scooters, roller blades, heelies, roller skates, etc.

Thank you for your cooperation and have a safe Halloween!

If you child will not be participating in the parade, each site will have an alternative activity; at BGP in room 28 and at BGI in room 8. Please let your teacher know ahead of time that your child will need to go to the alternative activity.

Halloween Parade and Costume Information -Spanish

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Halloween map -blacktop2019-2020 BGI

As we come back to school for the new school year, please take the time to remind students about safety and how to prevent stranger danger, especially if students walk to and from school.

When you can, please take some family time to go over the prevention tips listed below, and teach your children to become aware of dangerous people and the lures they use to entice them.   Remind students to please be aware of their surroundings and to report any suspicious behavior to their family so you or the school can notify the police. 

  1. Don’t walk to/from school alone. Always stick with a group. 
  2. Don’t take shortcuts. 
  3. If someone approaches you, yell and run. 
  4. Don’t talk to strangers. 
  5. Don’t accept rides from anyone without parent permission (establishing a family code works will work for emergency situations). 
  6. If something unusual happens to you or one of your friends, tell an adult immediately. 
  7. Identify a place that you can run to for safety if needed (i.e. a neighbor’s house or a public place).
  8. Never stay to write down the license number of the vehicle. Report what you remember to an adult. 

Be straightforward, yet caring. Emphasize that dangerous people may only pretend to be nice. They try to trick children so they can possibly do bad things to them. Dangerous people can be big or small, old or young. They can be men or women, boys or girls. Our school will continue to support our students with safety drills and we appreciate your support with this important work.

 

 

En este tiempo de un nuevo año escolar, queremos que tomen el tiempo para recordarles a sus hijos sobre la seguridad y cómo prevenir un peligro extraño, especialmente si los estudiantes caminan hacia y desde la escuela.

Por favor dedique parte del tiempo familiar para revisar los consejos de prevención que le listamos a continuación y, para enseñarles a sus niños a que estén más concientes de las personas peligrosas y los engaños que podrían usar para atraerlos. 

Favor de hablar con su hijos que estén alertos de sus alrededores y en caso de cualquier conducta sospechosa favor de avisar a la policía o a la escuela para que nos comuniquemos con la policia.

  1. No caminar solos a la escuela o a la casa. Siempre estar en grupo. 
  2. No ir por atajos o un camino mas corto.  
  3. Si alguien se te acerca, grita y corre. 
  4. No hables con personas desconocidas. 
  5. No aceptes ir en el auto de nadie sin permiso de tus padres (establezcan un código para usar en casos de emergencia). 
  6. Si les pasa algo inesperado a ti o a alguno de tus amigos avísale inmediatamente a un adulto. 
  7. Identifica un lugar para ir, corriendo si es necesario, en caso de que lo necesites (por ejemplo la casa de un vecino o un lugar público). 
  8. No te detengas para escribir el número de la licencia de un vehículo. Repórtale a un adulto lo que recuerdas. 

Séan directos, pero con cariño. Hágale énfasis de que alguien peligroso podría sólo estar pretendiendo ser bueno. Ellos tratan de engañar a los niños para poderles hacer cosas malas. La gente peligrosa puede ser grande o pequeña, joven o mayor. Pueden ser hombres o mujeres, niños o niñas.  El personal de nuestra escuela continuara apoyando a nuestros alumnos y apreciamos su apoyo con este importante trabajo.

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