Welcome to Fourth Grade
The goal of my webpage is to provide you with important information regarding 4th grade. My webpage includes a calendar of monthly 4th grade activities, our specialist schedule as well as daily homework. The best way to contact me with questions is by email. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not leave voice mail messages.
About Mrs. Birkett
My name is Mrs. Julie Birkett. This is my 18th year at Sumac. For 3 years I was the administrative intern, and I’ve also taught 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grade here. Before coming to Sumac I taught 4th grade at Chaparral Elementary School, and I also taught 2nd grade at Curtis School. (Curtis is a private school located in Los Angeles, California.)
I was born in Newton, Massachusetts. I spent most of my elementary years in Florida because my dad worked at Cape Kennedy on the Apollo Program. He was also the Director of Launch Operations for the Space Shuttle. My family moved to California when I was in 6th grade. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology at UCLA, and I also got my teaching credential there. Thirteen years ago, I received my administrative credential from California Lutheran University.
I am married and have two grown children. My husband is a Regulatory Specialist at the Stanford University Cancer Center. My oldest daughter Kaitlynne is 26. She just received her Masters in Screenwriting From Chapman University. My younger daughter Courtney graduated from Colorado College where she played on the school’s volleyball team. As a senior she was chosen as an All American for her hard work on the volleyball court. Right now she is attending Midwestern University in Arizona in their Physician Assistant program. I also have a 41/2 year old golden retriever named Charlie. He loves people and keeps me very busy.
I’m looking forward to teaching all of you this year. I hope this year is one where we will learn many new things and enjoy ourselves along the way. Remember I am always here to help you.
Dates to Remember:
September 10 - Fall Recess
September 19 - Fall Recess
October 8 - No School - Staff Development Day
October 31 - Halloween Parade
November 12 - No School - Veteran's Day
November 9 - 16 - Minimum Days - Parent Teacher Conferences
November 19 - 23 - Thanksgiving Break
December 20 - January 7 - Winter Break
Science - Wednesday 10:45 - 12:30
P.E. - Monday 11:30 - 12:15 and Friday 11:30 - 12:15
STEAM - Thursday 2:00 - 2:50
STAR Deputy - Wednesdays (once a month)
Library - Monday 2:00 - 2:50