My daughter's been a Birchwood student since kindergarten (she is now in 3rd) and I have to say I'm stunned by the first reviewer's report of her experiences. My daughter had the same 1st grade teacher and it's VERY hard for me to imagine Mrs. C. behaving the way this mom describes. I also cannot see any teacher working with Mrs. B. (the principal) behaving this way and remaining on staff. I feel for any parent whose child struggles with school or skills (BTW my daughter also couldn't tie her shoes until end of 2nd grade) but I hope this mom did write her letter or make some attempt to talk this over with the teacher. In my experience staff at Birchwood bend over backwards to provide services to students who need ANY kind of developmental support (including motor skills). Finally--the notes sent home for fundraisers staff appreciation lunch etc. are from the PTO not the school or the staff. The funds raised by the PTO pay for things like educational assemblies class field trips (otherwise a thing of the past since the district no longer funds them) extra equipment plus fun FREE events like the End-of-Year Ice Cream Social for students and families.
About This School
Birchwood Elementary School is a public elementary school in Town of Niskayuna. The principal of Birchwood Elementary School is MS. DEBRA BERNDT and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. 276 students go to Birchwood Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 0% of the Birchwood Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 8% of the 276 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Birchwood Elementary School is 17:1. Rosendale School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
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|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||8%||5%|
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