An eagerly anticipated event at Birchwood is our annual Fun Fair, usually held in March. We love playing the games and trying to win Monopoly money to earn prizes. Face painting, a staff raffle, and our favorite foods all add to the excitement. A special highlight of the evening is seeing all the former Birchwood students who come back to help run the games.
Birchwood's Learning Fair, held periodically, provides an opportunity for students to pursue a particular area of interest and share this learning with others. Students may choose to work on their presentations independently, with classmates, friends or family. All work on these activities takes place outside of school. Parents provide encouragement and support to their children in developing and presenting their projects.
To accomplish their learning,
students are encouraged to:
Project topics can be from from all disciplines including, social studies, science, math, language, art, music, travel experiences, hobbies, sports and more.
Each fall a special all-school assembly is held to honor students and
staff members for their participation in the annual voluntary Summer Reading
Program sponsored by Mrs. Collins, Mrs. Disque, Ms. Feig, Mrs. Feyrer, and
The students who participate receive certificates recognizing their achievements and are treated to a party at the conclusion of the assembly. Fifth graders who participate for a majority of their Birchwood years and staff members who participate for five consecutive years are also awarded special Birchwood READing t-shirts.
Over the years, we've had the pleasure of having a number of distinguished authors visit our school. They include: