Our school is an active, bustling little community, and we always have plenty of great news to report about our students, teachers, and events. We also like to post articles that will help parents and students make the most of the educational experience, so check back often!
Tofte LOTS: Learning Opportunities Through Stories!
LOTS is free and available to all children, birth to pre-k and their siblings.
Birch Grove community service encourages children of all ages to attend LOTS, share what they have been reading, and bring home a free book. Come hear stories and share in fun activities on Wednesdays from June 13 through July 25 from 5:15–6:30 p.m. under the pavilion at Birch Grove. Take home a free book and ideas for home fun. New books are available every summer!
West End Pizza Night hosted by Trevor Huggins will also be happening on Wednesdays from 5:00–7:00 p.m. Bring the family for dinner, community, and reading!
Thank You To Arrowhead Cooperative!
Birch Grove Community School (BGCS) received a round-up grant from Arrowhead Cooperative to purchase 12 new student Chromebooks for the upcoming school year. Thank you to Arrowhead Cooperative for supporting our local elementary school!
Library Friends of Cook County donated an additional $500 to BGCS. We will use these funds towards a new face-lift for our school library happening this summer. Thank you, Library Friends of Cook County, for your support!
Register Now For Campsite Kids!
Summer is here, and it’s time to join us for Campsite Kids. Our program runs from June through August (except for July 4). This is a summer program for students in kindergarten through 5th grade. This program offers a lot of fun for your child. Please see our Campside Kids page for more information.
Register Now For Summer Saplings!
Join us for the Summer Saplings program! The Summer Saplings program runs from June through August (except for July 4). Our program offers qualified care for three to five year olds, creative projects and activities, weekly access to the school library, lots of supervised summer fun, and more! Please see our Summer Saplings page for complete details.
Our weekly newsletter contains important dates to remember, upcoming events, special notices, and updates from classroom teachers as to what is happening in the classroom. We send a copy home with your child weekly, but you may also view or print it here.