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Electives Troups

2018-2019 Electives & Troupes Information

Students in grades 2-5 have an opportunity to audition for a BG Troupe on Sept. 21st. Troupes are for students who have a strong interest in one area of the arts and would like to work toward high-level performance throughout the year. Troupes and electives meet one day out of six from 3:05-3:50.

Troupes offered are Choir, Dance, Drama, Visual Arts, Media Arts (grades 4 & 5 only), and BG LEADS (grades 4 & 5 only). Audition information will go home with students and can be found in the Peach Jar beginning Sept. 12th.  

To audition for a Troupe, students must return the audition sheet by Sept. 18th.

Troupes and Electives will begin the first week in October.


Are for students in grades 2-5.
Meet one day of the 6-day cycle for 45 minutes.
Meet year-long.
Meet with art specialists.
Have performances the evenings of Dec. 13 &14, and May 9th & 10th.
Are by audition.


Are for students in grades 1-5.
Meet one day of the 6-day cycle for 45 minutes
Meet for two 6-week sessions.
Meet with classroom teachers.
End with a showcase during school.
Are by student choice/classroom sign-up.    

April 2019 Updates

Attention all Troupe families...It’s time for:

Spotlight on the Arts!
Thursday, May 9th- 6:00-8:00- grades 2 & 3 (and grades 4 & 5 Choir).
Friday, May 10th- 6:00-8:15- grades 4 & 5 (and grades 2 & 3 Choir).
Spotlight on the Arts! is a ticketed event ($8 each) with dessert, coffee, & raffle.
All proceeds from the fundraiser benefit help to sustain the arts programming at Birch Grove.
Choir Troupes are asked to attend both nights, if possible.
BG LEADS students have the option of helping one of the 2 nights.

Schedule: Thursday, May 9th – Grades 2 & 3 (and grades 4 & 5 Choir)
Troupes stay after school for pizza and rehearsal
Art Troupe displays, dessert, silent auction- dessert ends at 6:55!
Performances by Choir, Dance Troupe, Drama Troupe, (Art Troupe & BG LEADS bows)
Raffle winners announced

Schedule: Friday, May 10th – Grades 4 & 5 (and grades 2 & 3 Choir)
Troupes stay after school for pizza and rehearsal
Art Troupe displays, dessert, silent auction- dessert ends at 6:55!
Performances by Choir, Dance, Drama, Media Arts, (Art Troupes and BG LEADS bows)
Raffle winners announced

Families who have children performing both nights will have the option of purchasing tickets for one evening and attending the second evening free of charge without the dessert and coffee. In this case, a separate ticket will be issued for the second night which states “free admission- no dessert.”

*There will be no reserved seating. Gym doors will open at 6:00 and you may save seats with jackets, etc. while you view the art work, have dessert and visit the raffle.

*Troupe members will remain with their troupe until the performances end. Please limit thedisruption to performances by allowing your students to remain seated with their troupe until allperformances have ended!

*Ticket order slips will go home in Wed. envelopes on April 24th and sales begin April 25th. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door, but we encourage you to buy tickets early so that we can plan for desserts.

Please send donations for your troupe’s auction basket:
Art Troupe-
“Art Supplies”
“School & Office Supplies”
Choir -
“Summer Fun”
Dance Troupe-
“Bath & Body”
Drama Troupe-
“Movie Night”
Media Arts-
“Coffee & Chocolates”


Magnet schools like Birch Grove Elementary School for the Arts offer specialized curricular themes that allow students to discover the artist, scientist, or leader within them; learn through their passion for the arts; explore or begin a career in health science; and expand their horizons through an internationally recognized global education. Magnet schools also provide opportunities to integrate our learning environments.

Magnet schools like Birch Grove Elementary School for the Arts are open to students living in any of the seven member districts of the Northwest Suburban Integration School District. Transportation is available to eligible students, in accordance with district guidelines. 

Enrollment in the magnet schools is open to all students living within the seven-member school districts of Osseo, Anoka-Hennepin, Brooklyn Center, Buffalo, Elk River, Fridley, and Rockford.

Neighborhoods are redefined when we talk about magnet schools. A magnet school neighborhood includes students from other communities who have the same interests. What you will learn and how you will learn it frames the neighborhood in which you choose to learn and grow. It may be filled with future artists or dancers, scientists or technicians, diplomats or Rhodes Scholars.

There are no academic or other criteria for student selection. All students who apply will be placed if there are seats available. A lottery will determine placement if more students apply than seats available.

Learn more about enrollment through Northwest Suburban Integration School District.

School Info

Birch Grove Elementary School for the Arts
4690 Brookdale Drive
Brooklyn Park MN  55443

School Hours
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Office Hours
8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Phone & Fax

School Office
763-561-1374, ext. 1

General Fax 

School Leadership

Dr. Ronald Salazar

Assistant Principal
Keisha Davis