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!
2017 School Finance Award
Birch Grove Community School received the 2017 School Finance Award from the Minnesota Department of Education. Go, Birch Grove!
Saplings Program – Four Star Rating
The Saplings program has received a four out of four star rating from Parent Aware. Parent Aware is dedicated to helping parents find quality programming in their area. Through years of education research, the importance of quality early childhood and pre-kindergarten services have been proven time and time again. Parent Aware helps organize trainings so providers can serve their families well, and it has several options for helping families pay for these services.
Because we are Parent Aware certified, parents can qualify for financial assistance to attend our Saplings preschool program. The Pathway I Scholarship ranges from $5000 to $7500 per year per child for those who meet income guidelines set by the state. Since the Saplings program is a four star rated program, families that receive this scholarship and attend the Saplings program would be approved at the $7,500 level. The actual amount is related to the number of days students attend.
If you would like an application for this scholarship, please e-mail Sara Silence, community education director, or call 218-663-0170 and request Pathway I forms.
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.