Principal’s Message

Dear Birchwood Community,

Welcome to the 2020-21 school year! To all of our new families, welcome to the Birchwood family!

There is little doubt that this school year will be one like no other. Rest assured that our team has been hard at work preparing in order to ensure the safe and caring learning environment our students deserve. We are excited to have our students return to our campus. Birchwood has not been the same without them!

Birchwood Elementary is truly an amazing school. With its many Deep Learning initiatives and engaging Art projects, we help our students take ownership of their learning and watch their curiosity blossom. We have many exciting things happening again this year, including our community garden project, which was built over the summer with the help of our Les Petites Pousses committee and parent volunteers, as well as the arrival of our beloved bees!

None of this would be possible without the positive collaboration of our students, staff, families, and community. Together, we can help our students achieve their greatest potential.

I feel deeply privileged to be joining you this year as Principal and look forward to meeting you all.

Mme Brigitte Valois


“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” -Albert Einstein