Stay Informed, Be Involved
There are so many things going on here at Bird Rock Elementary; here are some of the ways we keep you up-to-date.
Each Tuesday, students bring home a manila envelope filled with classroom announcements. Please empty the envelope, review the materials, initial the outside of the envelope, and return it to school on Wednesday.
BR Foundation Meetings
BR Foundation meetings are held once a month. All parents as well as their input are welcome. In addition to reviewing school programs and fundraising needs, the Principal and the Teacher Representative share relevant school news and information at the meetings. Volunteer opportunities present themselves at these meetings. Read More »
Meeting agendas and minutes are posted in the breezeway across from the office. Meetings are open to the public and parents are encouraged to attend. Read more »
Open houses are held twice a year. The first open house, held in September, is an adult only event where parents have the opportunity to meet their child's teacher and hear what is planned for the year. The spring open house is for students and their parents. It is a festive atmosphere where classrooms display students' work and celebrate the accomplishments of the school year.
Flag and Award Assemblies
Each Wednesday begins with an assembly in the auditorium. School announcements are made, various awards are presented, and classrooms and student groups give presentations (You will be notified in advance if your child is receiving an award or taking part in a presentation).
School Site Council
This is a shared decision-making body composed of parents, staff and classified personnel. They oversee the Site Plan and Title I budget. They also identify needs for academic programs and set budgets. Read more »
The best way to know what is going on at your school is to be a part of it – contribute your time and ideas. All efforts are appreciated. There are many ways to help in the classroom, for special school events, and on committees. If you would like to help with a specific event volunteer for a school committee or simply let us know you're happy to help please to register with our web-based volunteer program at bres.ptomanager.com. Read more »
On parent conference days, school will be dismissed at 12:50 PM. This is an excellent time for you to meet with the teacher and review your child's progress. There are conference days scheduled in November and February. Please schedule additional conferences with your child's teacher any time you feel they are needed.
Parent Room Representatives
PTA Room Representatives act as the liaison between teachers and parents. They assist teachers with class projects, stuffing Tuesday envelopes, organization of parent volunteers, parties, and field trips. In addition, they support school-wide functions, including the Teacher Relief days, Teacher Appreciation Week activities, class donations to the annual Spring Auction, etc. Look in your child's Tuesday envelope for the sign-up form.
Parent Information from the San Diego Unified School District
Our school district has a great deal of information and support services for parents. Read more »