Mrs. Birkett

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 Do not leave voice mail messages.

About Mrs. Birkett

My name is Mrs. Julie Birkett. This is my 19th 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 27. 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 5 1/2 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:

August 21- First Day of School

September 2- No School - Labor Day

September 5- Back to School Night

September 25- School Pictures

September 30- Fall Recess

October 9 - Fall Recess

October 21 - No School - Staff Development Day

October 31 - Halloween Parade

November 11 - No School - Veteran's Day

November 18 - 22 - Minimum Days - Parent Teacher Conferences

November 25 - 29 - Thanksgiving Break

December 23 - January 6 - Winter Break

Specialists Schedule

Science -

P.E. -


STAR Deputy -

Media Center-

Music -