Parent Newsletter

January 10, 2019

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A message from Mr. Fredrickson

Happy New Year to each and every one of our families!


As we enter 2019 and the second half of the 2018-2019 school year, I want to reiterate how thankful we are that you share your children with us. My thoughts often go to the awesome trust you put in us when you send them to school each day. Our promise is to do our best for them and their learning. Our staff works hard and any positive words you can throw their way goes is very much appreciated.


We look forward to seeing many of you at Math Night on Monday, January 28 from 4:30-5:30. We will have teachers from each grade level to teach math games and share more of how we are working mathematical thinking into our students. A great time will be had by all… but only if you show up.


Hope you are able to.


Mr. F.

Did You Know?

Kindergarten Registration

It's time to register the class of 2032 for school. Students who have turned 5 before September 1, 2019 are eligible to start kindergarten in the fall. Kindergarten Information Night will be held Thursday, January 24 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. We would love to have all students registered before that night.

Free Children's Dental Care

Children's Dental Services will hold a free dental clinic at My Health in Hopkins on January 16.


Children's Dental Services is a free dental clinic that offers various services to families in need. 


For more information or to schedule an appointment please visit Children's Dental Services.

Nancy Carlson, Wayzata Public Library

Children's author and illustrator, Nancy Carlson will present on Saturday, January 12 from 10:00-10:45 a.m. This program will take place in the Community Room at Wayzata City Hall, 600 Rice Street East.  Listen to stories by local children's author Nancy Carlson and learn how she creates her stories and illustrations. This event is sponsored by Breck School.

Trojan Pride Shout Out


Our Trojan Pride shout out this week goes to Maxwell, Jack, Max H., Zuhaib, also Benisha and Emelyn (not pictured).   Great work to these students for showing Trojan Pride in the lunchroom, hallways, Bright Start, and their classrooms. Keep up the good work!I

Family Math Night

Parents and students are invited to come Monday, January 28, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the gym to play some of the math work place games students experience in the classroom, learn about ideas to help your child at home, and ask questions about the Bridges curriculum. We will also have a drawing for some fun math games to giveaway. Food will not be served so please plan accordingly.



Birchview Family Movie Night

Join us this Friday, January 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the gym for Small Foot. Bring a blanket, wear your jammies! Admission is free. Popcorn, candy, and water will be sold. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Order your Yearbook now

Your friends. Your school. Your yearbook.  $13. Don't miss this year's school memories.  Order your yearbook through March 15.  Please place your yearbook order online.

PTA News

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The Birchview PTA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance learning outside the classroom, provide equitable opportunities to students and staff, create community and show appreciation for our community members.

Volunteer Needs

Get more involved in your child's school while meeting new people and having fun! The PTA needs both event organizers and board members.

Around the District

Wayzata Special Education Advisory Council Transition & Recreational Resource Fair for Parents
You’re invited to come and meet representatives from selected organizations that provide programming for students with special needs February 5, 2019, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Keynote speaker and four panels offering question/ answer format for school-to-school transitions at each school level. View the flyer for more information.

Wayzata Legislative Action Committee (LAC) Update
In December, Wayzata LAC heard from Scott Croonquist, Executive Director, Association of Metropolitan School Districts (AMSD). Scott discussed approval of the AMSD legislative platform and legislative priorities for the 2019 Legislative Session. Cheryl Polzin, Wayzata School Board member, shared the Minnesota School Board Association (MSBA) Legislative Agenda, which includes a resolution to fund all School Safety Grants. The committee discussed the work before Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, the Republican-controlled Minnesota Senate, and the DFL-controlled House of Representatives. The LAC will continue to work on position papers for approved 2019 Platform.

In January, Senator Ron Latz (Senate District 46) joined the LAC to hear from the committee and to share his view on the 2019 Legislative Session. Jody Remsing, Wayzata Public Schools Director of Special Services, presented on the Senate E-12 Education Policy Committee hearings in November 2018 regarding policy proposals that will help to address the special education cross-subsidy.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Monica Dawson, LAC Citizen Chair, or visit the District website. Visit the Minnesota Legislature website to learn who represents you.

Partners in Prevention Logo

Ask Ali the tough questions you might be too scared to ask in person. Alison Wobschall, M.A., director of Partners in Prevention, is a psychologist with 14 years of experience in prevention. She has a special passion for healthy brain development. Submit any questions you have regarding topics surrounding substances, mental health, and parenting strategies.

Community Education

Parents of 5th Graders: Join us for “Transitioning to Middle School: A Parent’s Guide” Tuesday, January 29, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Central Middle School. This evening will feature a panel of district specialists speaking on areas of common concern and interest for parents. Representatives from each middle school will be available for questions. This program is designed for parents of current 5th grade students.

Upcoming Home Base/Bright Start childcare registration information

Home Base is an optional before and/or after school childcare program.  Bright Start is a component of Home Base offering all day care with a pre-kindergarten curriculum.  The programs are offered through the Wayzata Community Education department. Sites are located at each of the Wayzata School district's elementary sites.  Registration requests must be submitted annually for attendance in the summer and/or school year programs. Acceptance is based upon the time of registration and site availability.   Wait lists will be formed once a site reaches capacity. Please refer to the registration flyer and the Home Base website for further information.

Priority registration: February 4, 2019 at 7:00 a.m. - February 8, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. (For current enrollees in any Home Base program component)
Open registration: February 13, 2019 at 7:00 a.m.

New Youth and Adult Enrichment catalog is online now! Check out all our offerings here!

Upcoming Event:
Young Scientist Roundtable - Keeping Bees on Their Six Feet
Wednesday, January 16, 7:00 p.m. at Central Middle School
Event is free. 


Thursday, January 10, 2019
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Friday, January 11, 2019
All day
3:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Monday, January 14, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursday, January 24, 2019
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Monday, January 28, 2019
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM