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2022-2023 School Year


Assembly #3 (September 30, 2022)

Zones of Regulation, regulation strategies, Kelso’s Choices, in-person assembly expectations


Assembly #2 (September 16, 2022)

Meeting the “Principled Prince,” Zones of Regulation


Assembly #1 (September 9, 2022)

Welcome back! Being principled


2021-2022 School Year


Assembly #32 (June 17, 2022)

The final assembly of the 2021-22 school year!


2022 Birchwood Talent Show


Assembly #31 (June 10, 2022)

Special events, marching toward summer


Assembly #30 (June 3, 2022)

Looking back at the year’s learner attributes, special events, 5th grade news


Assembly #29 (May 27, 2022)

Birchwood Boogie prizes/celebration, 5th grade news


Assembly #28 (May 20, 2022)

Reflecting on our words and actions, Birchwood cleaning fairies, 5th grade news


Assembly #27 (May 13, 2022)

Never-Wrong Nancy returns, assembly behind-the-scenes, 5th grade news


Assembly #26 (May 6, 2022)

Being Reflective, Birchwood Boogie, Golden Maracas, 5th grade News


Assembly #25 (April 29, 2022)

Finishing the school year strong, recess expectations, 5th grade news


Assembly #24 (April 22, 2022)

“Never-Wrong Nancy,” global-mindedness, Birchwood cleaning fairies


Assembly #23 (April 15, 2022)

Being a Risk-taker, global-mindedness, 5th Grade News


Assembly #22 (April 1, 2022)

Spring Break ideas, 3rd Grade Inquiry, 5th Grade News, Goodbye salmon!


Assembly #21 (March 25, 2022)

Taking inquiry outside, 4th Grade Inquiry, 5th Grade News, Spirit Week


Assembly #20 (March 18, 2022)

“The Question is Right” game show, kindness boomerang, 5th Grade News, Pep Talk, Golden Maracas


Assembly #19 (March 11, 2022)

Recess expectations, mask changes, 5th Grade News


Assembly #18 (March 4, 2022)

Being an inquirer, 5th Grade News, lost & found fashion show, global-mindedness


Assembly #17 (February 25, 2022)

Being a flexible thinker


Assembly #16 (February 18, 2022)

“Dr. Mean vs. The Power of Kindness,” 3rd grade biome dioramas


Assembly #15 (February 11, 2022)

Thinking about words and actions, P.E. spotlight, salmon babies


Assembly #14 (February 4, 2022)

Being a thinker, class & student spotlight, global-mindedness, salmon babies hatching!


Assembly #13 (January 28, 2022)

A moment of silliness, classroom spotlight


Assembly #12 (January 21, 2022)

Behavior expectations, open-minded, Mrs. Eckley classroom spotlight, salmon eggs!


Assembly #11 (January 14, 2022)

Being open-minded, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day


Assembly #10 (December 17, 2021)

Personal growth, Snowflake Ball


Assembly #9 (December 10, 2021)

Caring, empathy, spirit days and celebrations


Assembly #8 (December 3, 2021)

Being caring, kindness pledges, 3rd grade inquiry unit


Assembly #7 (November 19, 2021)

Staying balanced


Assembly #6 (November 12, 2021)

Honoring our veterans, being balanced


Assembly #5 (October 29, 2021)

Communicating your feelings and needs, 4th grade field trip


Assembly #4 (October 22, 2021)

Following the group plan, Minute to Win It, 3rd Grade Writing


Assembly #3 (October 8, 2021)

Being a communicator, 2nd Grade “Healthy Kid Rap”


Assembly #2 (October 1, 2021)

Following the “principled path,” Zones of Regulation, honoring multilingual learners


Assembly #1 (September 16, 2021)

Our first GROW Assembly of the new school year!


2020-2021 School Year


Assembly #1 (September 16, 2020)

Our first Growing at Home Assembly of the new school year!


Assembly #2 (September 23, 2020)

Topics: what brings our bulldog community joy, our September attribute of being “principled,” and some tips to be successful when learning though Zoom.


Assembly #3 (September 30, 2020)

Topics: being principled on Zoom, the four zones of regulation.


Assembly #4 (October 7, 2020)

Topic: being a communicator, “getting back to green”


Assembly #5 (October 14, 2020)

Topic: our Birchwood community!


Assembly #6 (October 21, 2020)

Topic: working together, community-building dance challenge


Assembly #7 (October 28, 2020)

Topic: being safe by wearing a mask, history of masks


Assembly #8 (November 4, 2020)

Topic: being balanced


Assembly #9 (November 11, 2020)

Topic: Veterans Day celebration, BB News


Assembly #10 (November 18, 2020)

Topic: “We can do hard things,” flipping challenges into chances for growth


Assembly #11 (November 25, 2020)

Topic: “flipping hard things,” book recommendations


Assembly #12 (December 2, 2020)

Topic: being caring, book recommendations


Assembly #13 (December 9, 2020)

Topic: being caring, spirit week, BB News


Assembly #14 (December 16, 2020)

Topic: end-of-year reflections, spirit week photos, assembly crew sing-along!


Assembly #15 (January 6, 2021)

Topic: welcome back, being open-minded


Assembly #16 (January 13, 2021)

Topic: Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration


Assembly #17 (January 20, 2021)

Topic: being open-minded inside our “Birchwood bubble,” BB News


Assembly #18 (January 27, 2021)

Topic: a new assembly co-host, trying new things, and a little silliness!


Assembly #19 (February 3, 2021)

Topic: being a thinker, trying new things


Assembly #20 (February 10, 2021)

Topic: getting through the “pandemic blues”


Assembly #21 (February 17, 2021)

Topic: Birchwood’s “school safety toolkit”


Assembly #22 (February 24, 2021)

Topic: Celebrating small moments, BB News


Assembly #23 (March 3, 2021)

Topic: Being an inquirer, celebrating small moments


Assembly #24 (March 10, 2021)

Topic: Getting back in the “Spring” of things at Birchwood with Springy the Unicorn! BB News


Assembly #25 (March 17, 2021)

Topic: The “learning pit” and ways to climb out of it, BB News


Assembly #26 (March 24, 2021)

Topic: Inquiring about the word “empathy”, BB News


Assembly #27 (March 31, 2021)

Topic: Growing our empathy, a silly salute to spring, BB News


Assembly #28 (April 14, 2021)

Topic: Being a risk-taker


Assembly #29 (April 21, 2021)

Topic: Ways to be courageous at Birchwood, Minute to Win It, Creando Connections, BB News


Assembly #30 (April 28, 2021)

Topic: Being courageous, celebrating our accomplishments, keeping focused with Springy the Unicorn


Assembly #31 (May 5, 2021)

Topic: Being reflective at Birchwood


Assembly #32 (May 12, 2021)

Topic: Reflecting on learning, talent show ideas, Birchwood history


Assembly #33 (May 19, 2021)

Topic: Reflection and perspective, classroom spotlight, Birchwood history


Assembly #34 (May 26, 2021)

Topic: Reflection and goal-setting, classroom spotlight, Birchwood history


Assembly #35 (June 2, 2021)

Topic: Summer goals, summer celebration, classroom spotlight, Birchwood history


Assembly #36 (June 9, 2021)

Topic: Being knowledgeable, looking back on the year


Assembly #37 (June 16, 2021)

Topic: Leaping into summer, staff wishes, looking back on lip syncs, end-of-year celebration!


2021 Birchwood Talent Show

Enjoy a variety of talents from our amazing Bulldogs!


2019-2020 School Year


Assembly #1 (May 14th, 2020)

Our very first Growing at Home Assembly!


Assembly #2 (May 21, 2020)

Don’t miss this week’s Growing at Home Assembly! We’re spotlighting Bulldogs’ kindness and great work, and asking you to be a risk-taker as we continue to learn from home.


Assembly #3 (May 28, 2020)

This week at our Growing at Home Assembly we’re spotlighting how our Bulldogs are being risk-takers. We’re also inviting you to show us your favorite screen-free activity as we remind ourselves how important it is to be balanced. Plus, keep your eye out for this week’s riddle, as well as a ton of Birchwood Blue!


Assembly #4 (June 4, 2020)

This week at our Growing at Home Assembly we’re celebrating how our Bulldogs are being balanced by having fun away from their screens. We also want to know something that you’re an expert in. Plus, keep your eye out for a special surprise, and the answer to last week’s riddle!


Assembly #5 (June 11, 2020)

This week at our Growing at Home Assembly we’re celebrating how knowledgeable our Bulldogs are. Watch to see great student work, a nail-biting Minute to Win It, the answer to last week’s riddle, and a special surprise!


End-of-Year Celebration (June 18, 2020)

It’s time for our last virtual assembly, and this time it’s a Growing at Home Celebration! There’s a lot of love packed into this one, so make sure to watch it right away!


2020 Birchwood Talent Show