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Welcome to a new school year!

You will find the dates and times for our registration listed here along with a check list of items needed to complete your child’s registration.

 Registration check list 2014-2015

July 29th 1PM -4 PM

July 30th 9AM-12PM

July 31st 4 PM- 8 PM


Intent to Enroll Forms now available!

Intent to Enroll Forms are now available. If you are interested in having your child(ren) attend Birchtree for the 2014/2015 school year, fill out the Intent to Enroll Form by April 9, 2014 to be included in the lottery.

For more information about upcoming events related to enrollment, please see information for new families.

For current families, please be sure to fill out your Intent to Return Form by April 4th, 2014.

Winter Concert Volunteer Needs

This Friday, we will be having our annual Winter Concert for grades 4-8.  We need your help with a few things to help the concert run smoothly. 

 Please contact Mary Beth Feldman as soon as possible if you can help with any of the following:

  • Set Up at 2 pm at Palmer First Baptist Church.  This involves setting up the chairs in the sanctuary.
  • Clean Up after the concert.  This involves restacking and storing the chairs.
  • Transporting the music stands and about 8-10 chairs back to Birchtree.  Mrs. Keenan will be there to let you in the school and help unload.

This is a great way to earn volunteer hours.

 Many hands make light work!

Spread the Word!

We continue to move forward in our planning of the build. Please download this third page brochure and print off from your home. Help us get the word out and keep a stash in your car to hand out while you are out and about! Thanks and see you at the build on August 10, 11, and 12.

Black and White Third Page Brochure

About the Build. Much work is currently underway to ensure a successful build, and there are many areas in which you may help.  You can give of your time, tools, talents and energy to bring this most unique and inspiring Playscape to fruition.  Please take a moment to look over the areas of need listed below, for this project will only be possible by the generous support of our Birchtree families, local businesses, community groups and individuals.

Immediate Needs:

  • 10 Lead Builders – As a Lead Builder over the 3-day period, you will work alongside our Birchtree Playscape designer, Leon Smith of Planet Earth Playscapes.  The Lead Builder needs professional carpentry and building experience and will oversee a unique “element” of the Birchtree Playscape.
  • ​Tools Coordinator – As the Tools and Equipment Coordinator, you are a main point of communication for the Lead Builders.  You should be comfortable with power tools and know your way around a hardware store. You will be responsible for ensuring that the volunteers will have everything they need to get the job done and that the tool donors feel comfortable about lending to the project.
  • Chainsaw Team – As a member of this team, you need the experience of running a chainsaw.  This work is presently underway, as we clear trees in preparation for the Build, but we need more hands to help at this immediate time.  Please be aware that this endeavor can be accomplished as your schedule allows.

In addition to these immediate needs, we are in need of 150 – 200 volunteers over the 3-day event.  Both daycare and food will be provided for these days, so please bring the entire family.  If you would like to help build, please contact Lisa Shield at 775-5485 and fill out this online survey You can also visit our website,


Thank you for being a part of this momentous event as we use our hands, hearts, and heads to create the Birchtree Playscape.


Playscape – Community Build Update

Hello Birchtree Families!  Please mark your calendars for a very important weekend for our school.  The weekend dates of August 10, 11, and 12 will be a focused, organized, and fun community build for our playground.  Additional detailed information will be coming to you this summer, but for now please save the dates of August 10, 11, and 12.  Also, you can contact Jennifer Budde for additional information at 232-5852. Without the many generous, energetic hands of the Birchtree community, this won’t happen.  We, and most importantly, our students, need you to make this playground happen.  See you on August 10 – 12!