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Welcome to Birch Grove Primary School

    About Us

    Welcome to Birch Grove Primary School, established in 1999. Birch Grove Primary School offers a PreK-2 education students of diverse cultures, emphasizing the social, emotional, physical and intellectual development of each child. We strive to instill high standards for academic integrity, and leadership in our students, as well as to create a school community in which all students feel a strong sense of belongingness and involvement. Our ultimate goal is for every student to walk through our front doors and feel as if Birch Grove is their home away from home.

    Our mission is to provide a high quality educational experience that meets the needs of our ever-changing population and society. Through the collaborative efforts of home, school and community, all students will be given the opportunity to reach their highest potential.

    We emphasize the GROW matrix – Great choices, Respect and responsibility, Outstanding students, and Working together.

    We encourage you to contact our administrative staff whenever you have questions, comments or concerns. We look forward to working with you and your child.

    Any child who will be five years of age on or before January 1, 2020, and meets all residency requirements is eligible to begin the registration process for kindergarten for the next school year. Please check the Quick Link to the right for registration information.

    2020-2021 Incoming Kindergarten

    Birch Grove Primary School at 247 Rhodes Road in Tolland, CT, will host the 2020-2021 kindergarten parent meeting. The meeting will be on March 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm at Birch Grove Primary School. The inclement weather date will be March 11, 2020. This informational meeting is for parents of students entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2020.   If you have any questions regarding the meeting, you may call 860-870-6750.  

     At the parent meeting, you will be provided with step by step instructions to complete the online registration process, which will be open after March 9.  If you find that you need assistance or have questions with the online process, please call or email Marjorie Francolini at 860-871-6818  x10804

    Contact Information and Hours
    Birch Grove Primary School

    247 Rhodes Road

    Tolland, CT  06084

    Phone: 860-870-6750

    Fax: 860-870-6754

    Tom Swanson, Principal (

    Suzanne Guglietta, Assistant Principal (

    Daily Schedule: 8:50am-3:20pm

    Early Release: 8:50am-12:45pm

    Summer Office Hours: 7:30am-1:00pm



    Upcoming Events


    Feb. 11- 100th Day of School-Wear a number to school
    Feb. 13 - Spirit Day "Dress Like I'm 100" day
    Feb. 17-President's Day-No School
    Feb. 18 - February Break - No School
    Feb. 19 - Teacher In-service- No School
    Feb. 20 - Preschool Information Night 4:30pm-6:30pm in Preschool rm B2

    Birch Grove “Wild for Reading” Book Fair

    Friday 2/28- Class visits start and Teacher Preview 11am-4:00pm

    Monday 3/2– 8:30 am-5:00 pm

    Tuesday 3/3– 8:30am-7:00 pm

    Wednesday 3/4 – 8:30 am-7:00 pm

    Thursday 3/5 – 8:30 am-5:00 pm

    Friday 3/6– 8:30 am-2:00 pm


    March 2 - Spirit Day- Dr. Seuss Favorite Book Character (no masks)
    March 4 - Kindergarten parent information meeting 7:00pm at Birch Grove School for parents and guardians only.
    March 5 - Parent Teacher conferences Early Release 12:45
    March 6 - Parent Teacher conferences Early Release 12:45
    March 11- Inclement weather date for Kindergarten parent information meeting 7:00pm at Birch Grove School for parents and guardians only.
    March 13 - Preschool screenings 9:30am and 11:00am-reserved appointment in advance in preschool classrooms.
    March 18 - Preschool screenings 9:30am and 11:00am-reserved appointment in advance in preschool classrooms.
    March 18 - Teacher In-service day- Early Release 12:45
    March 20 - Rock Your Socks Day-World Down Syndrome Day

    April 2 - Light It Up Blue Day-World Autism Awareness
    April 10-through 17-Spring Break-No School
    April 22-Teacher In-service day-Early Release 12:45
    April 22 - Tolland Spirit Day-Wear BGP or Tolland jersey or shirt

    May 6-Teacher In-service day-Early Release 12:45
    May 22 - Red White and Blue Day
    May 25-Memorial Day-No School

    June 3-Tropical Day-Wear something tropical






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