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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!

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Birch Grove Elementary School for the Arts welcomes Dr. Ronald Salazar as the new principal!  Dr. Salazar joins Osseo Area Schools from Minneapolis Public Schools where he was a fifth year elementary school principal.  In addition, his professional career includes 13 years of teaching life sciences in Costa Rica, Mankato, and Mexico City, and experience in administrative positions in Venezuela, Kazakhstan, and Rochester, Minnesota.  He completed most of his undergraduate work at the Universidad National of Costa Rica and finished his bachelor's degree and master's degree at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire.  Dr. Salazar obtained his doctorate of education in school administration and policy development from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cites. 

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.

Troupes:

·        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.

 Electives:

·        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.

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Osseo Area Schools launched Peachjar, a digital flyer management and distribution tool, on Monday, April 9.

This tool has replaced the paper flyers elementary students receive in Wednesday Envelopes. Instead, flyers will be uploaded to Peachjar and emailed to parents/guardians of Osseo Area Schools students once a week. At the middle and high school level, Peachjar will be used instead of or in addition to the posting of school and/or community partner flyers in public areas. While we anticipate that Peachjar will replace the vast majority of flyers sent home, select materials—such as picture day order forms and event permission slips—may still be provided in paper format.

No action is required for parents/guardians who currently have an email address on file with their child's school. If you don’t have email, you can also access district, school and community organization flyers by clicking on the Peachjar button on each school’s website. With an easy-to-use interface and the ability to filter content by topic, Peachjar offers families a more convenient way to view flyers—all while saving staff time and reducing the amount of paper families receive.

While the majority of flyers students received in the past will now be made available electronically through Peachjar, select materials—such as picture day order forms and event permission slips—may still be provided in paper format.

With an easy-to-use interface and the ability to filter content by topic, Peachjar offers families a more convenient way to view flyers—and reduces the amount of paper families receive.

Parents/guardians who have an email address on file with their school will receive a welcome email from Peachjar the second week of April. Parents/guardians who wish to subscribe to Peachjar with an additional email address, or staff members and others who wish to receive school and community flyers, can sign up online.

For more information, please contact Osseo’s Community Education department at 763.391.7114.

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.

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School Info

Birch Grove Elementary School for the Arts
4690 Brookdale Drive
Brooklyn Park MN  55443
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School Hours
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Office Hours
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

 

Phone & Fax

School Office
763-561-1374
Attendance
763-561-1374, ext. 1

General Fax 
763-549-2300

School Leadership

Principal
Dr. Ronald Salazar

Assistant Principal
Keisha Davis