A strong community is very important at The Birches Academy. We encourage all families to participate as often and as widely as they are able, from attending our weekly Forest Forum (Thursdays at 9am in The Woods) to attending special activities to volunteering in the classrooms. Got a special talent or skill? Let us know how you can best help! You can track your volunteer hours here.

Friends of the Birches

Friends of the Birches is our school’s PTA.  Its goal is to coordinate and facilitate community-based events and small fundraisers. Starting with the Welcome Back Social and continuing throughout the school year, the Friends of the Birches sponsors events and organizes activities aimed at providing our families opportunities to come together to our students’ school experience. Types of events include:

  • Bags 2 School

  • Movie Nights

  • Salem Holiday Parade

  • Barnes & Noble Book Fair

  • Special Friends Day

  • Family Game Nights

  • Teacher Appreciation Week

  • Field Day

  • 8th Grade Graduation        

This list is just a suggestion; we welcome new ideas from our parent community. Want to get involved? Keep an eye on calls for volunteers in the weekly Head of School update or reach out to information@birchesacademy.org.

contribute in the Classroom

Parent volunteers are welcome in the classroom. Each teacher will reach out as needs arise.

Please review our Confidentiality Code and Guidelines for Volunteers. Volunteers must complete the form for background checks provided here.

share your talent after school

We offer a range of after school activities, and we encourage our parents to help these run. You can join an existing activity, or take a special skill to form a new club. See the Enrichment Page for more information.

donate supplies

Our current wish list; to make it easy and to generate a donation to The Birches Academy, use Amazon Smile.

  • Copy Paper (please, not from Walmart)

  • Lysol Disinfecting Wipes

  • Black Fine Point Sharpies

  • Anti-Bacterial Gel

  • Amazon Gift Cards

  • Baby Wipes

  • Duct Tape