February 2016  
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   Board of Education Meeting
   Feb 10 2016 at 07:30 PM
   No School--President's Day
   Feb 15 2016
   BGP Favorite Book Character Day
   Feb 18 2016
   Early Release--Teacher In-Service
   Feb 24 2016
   Board of Education Meeting
   Feb 24 2016 at 07:30 PM
   Communications Committee Meeting
   Mar 02 2016 at 01:00 PM
   Early Release-Parent/Teacher Conferences
   Mar 03 2016
   Breakfast with the Superintendent
   Mar 07 2016 at 10:00 AM
   Board of Education Meeting
   Mar 09 2016 at 07:30 PM
   BGP Kindergarten Registration Parent Meeting
   Mar 10 2016 at 07:00 PM
Birch Grove Primary School 
 247 Rhodes Road 
 Tolland, CT 06084 
 (860) 870-6750 
School Hours
8:50 am - 3:20 pm
Am Preschool-8:50 am - 11:35 pm
Pm Preschool- 12:35 pm - 3:20 pm

 Parker School / TIS - Senior Housing Project 
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Parker Housing Project Update

On (1/26/2016) school administration, school facilities staff, Town administrators, Town Public Works officials, parent representatives, Public Safety personnel, Resident State Troopers, Board of Education and Town Council representatives worked collaboratively with Housing and Engineering staff to review and discuss feedback from the 1/14/2016 community meeting on the Parker Housing Project. Participants carefully reviewed community concerns, and generated plans to mitigate or resolve them. These plans included the development of a proposal from the consulting engineer, working in close collaboration with school staff, to relocate the play-scape, re-conceptualize parent and staff parking and student drop-off options, and provide for barrier and fencing protection. In addition, the group discussed additional potential security measures and conditions. The development of the additional proposal will be at the Town’s expense, and will be presented to the public in a meeting on February 9th, at 6 PM, in the Tolland High School Library. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. In the interim, the Superintendent of Schools would be happy to answer any questions he can and may be reached at the Central Office at 860-870-6850 extension 1.




Birch Grove Primary School in Tolland, CT will host the 2016-2017 Kindergarten ParentMeeting on March 10, 2016. This informational meeting is for parents ofstudents entering kindergarten in the fall of 2016, and will be held at 7:00 pm in the Birch Grove Primary School gymnasium. The meeting is for parents only.


The2016-2017 Kindergarten registration process will begin the week of March 14 -March 18, 2016. Packets may be dropped off in the Birch Grove Primary School main office each day from 9:30 am -2:30 pm. In addition, the front office willbe open for registration from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm on Wednesday, March 16, 2016.Families who return their registration packet during this week, will receive a“Class of 2029” Birch Grove Primary School t-shirt for their child.


Updating PowerSchool Parent Portal Account
If you are logging onto your PowerSchool Parent Portal account for the first time this year, you will need to update your account.  In order to do so, simply click on the Create Account Tab located at the top of the screen.  To complete this process, you will need last year's Access ID and Access Password to update your  account.

Need help with your child's PowerSchool ID & Password?
Email Ms. Wilson in the main office at dwilson@tolland.k12.ct.us

Click here to create an account on the PowerSchool Parent Portal
Click here for directions to create account  

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Birch Grove special transportation request for fall 2015-

If you need to have your child transported to an address other than his or her home address, a Special Transportation Request Form (see Quick links) must be filled out every year.  These forms are not carried over from year to year.


The Tolland Board of Education Administrative Regulation, 5040 used to establish transportation for students to/from daycare/babysitting locations for the school year are:


1.Babysitting or daycare transportation will only be provided to an other-than-legal residence in

Tolland if it is for the entire school year.


This alternate transportation will be provided in the a.m. or the p.m. or both a.m. and p.m.

2.For special transportation to a babysitter/daycare the student will be picked up or dropped off if:

            a. it is at the same location weekly for the entire school year;

            b.the stop is located on an established destination route; or

            c. if the required rerouting does not increase the cost of transportation to the District.


2015-2016 approved school calendar
Click here:2015-2016 Calendar .pdf

Thomas Swanson
Ext: 103

Assistant Principal
Patricia Hess
Ext. 106
School Psychologist
Dr. Patricia Mace
Ext: 104 
Laura Dolcelli
Ext: 110