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Birch Grove Elementary School will be presenting Junie B. Jones Jr. The Musical in March 2019. 

About the Show:  Join Junie B on her first day of first grade, where many changes are in store:  Junie's Best friend Lucille has found new best friends - and Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school.  While in Mr. Scary's class junie has trouble reading the blackboard - and she may need glasses.  Add in a friendly cafeteria lady, and intense kickball tournament andna "Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journa," and first grade has never been more exciting!  (We are open to casting many roles with students of any gender.)

See the CAST LIST- Web Page



Welcome to our first recycle contest!!!

We will be collecting Box Tops, old cell phones, laptops and printer cartridges for cash $$$.  This contest will run from now until December 19th.
The class who redeems the most Box Top labels will win a pizza party for the classroom.  The monies from these contests will be used to help support the classrooms and field trips.

Thanks for helping support the Birch Grove PTO    Where together we can make a difference!!!

Bringing Teachers, Families and Community Together!!




When 4th grade teacher, Becky Mallory wanted a special rug for her classroom, she turned to a crowdfunding site called Donors Choose. Besides bringing more ambiance to the room, the rug also assists students in learning. The large, bright rug, is made in the shape of a map of the United States.

Although Birch Grove has a large number of students on free or reduced lunch, the school doesn’t meet the requirements to get extra money through the Title I program.  Media Specialist Lanica Klein is spearheading the crowdfunding efforts at the school this year.  She recently successfully funded a book project. 

Klein has two new projects on the site: one will buy more hardcover books about diversity. While the other will buy bee robots, so students can learn to code. 




At Birch Grove Elementary School for the Arts, students learn through their passion for the arts!

Birch Grove provides a strong academic core with opportunities for students to create at many levels. Teaching through the arts helps students experience concepts rather than merely discussing or reading about them. The study of the arts has been linked to students’ increased critical and creative thinking skills, self-esteem, willingness to take risks and ability to work with others.

Take a look at this video to learn more about Birch Grove Elementary School for the Arts!

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.    

November Updates

Elective Showcases for Grades 1-5

Our first round of Elective classes will be completed in December and will end with a showcase performance. Families are welcome to join us in the gym for their child’s Elective Showcase, which will feature performances and art work from all students in an elective class.  Elective Showcases will be:

1st Grade- Wed, December 5th, 3:15-3:45
2nd & 3rd Grade- Thurs., December 6th, 3:15-3:50
4th & 5th Grade- Mon, December 3rd, 3:15-3:50

Troupes Winter Performances

Students in grades 2-5 who are members of a performing troupe will have an evening performance/art display December 13th and 14th.  

2nd & 3rd Grade Troupes perform Thurs., December 13th from 6:30-8:00 PM.  
4th & 5th Grade Troupes perform Fri., December 14th from 6:30-8:00 PM.

Choir students are asked to attend both performances. The performance is free and all families and friends are encouraged to attend!



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