Birch Buddies

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Community Service has created Birch Buddies (BB), an after-school program that is designed to provide a safe and fun environment for children after the normal school hours. Our Birch Buddies program is available to all currently enrolled students in kindergarten through grade 5. The program opens at 3:15 p.m. and closes at 5:00 p.m. Please see the school calendar for specific dates.

Only qualified and caring staff work at the BB program! Our staff members work hard to ensure that your child’s participation in the program is a positive experience. All of our staff have experience working with children and have current certifications in CPR and first aid.

Participants also have access to the playground, tennis courts, ice skating rink, warming hut, pavilion, nature trails, and camp site located at the Birch Grove Center.

Afternoon Session: 3:15–5:00 p.m.

Currently open on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays for the 21–22 school year.

The afternoon session includes planned activities by the BB staff. Activities and interactions may include outside time, gym time, on-going art projects, and hands on activities that are exciting to young children. At 4:45 p.m., the atmosphere is quiet and relaxing until close at 5:00 p.m. We begin to assess a late fee of $1 per minute for pick-ups after 5:00 p.m. 

All Day Birch Buddies

This is has been suspended for the 21–22 school year.

We offer All Day Birch Buddies child care on non-school days. This service helps working parents fill child care needs on teacher work days or during school vacations. All Day Birch Buddies is open for the entire community, any children in kindergarten through 5th grade. Parents must pre-register. Ways to sign up include sending a note with your child to school, emailing Jessica Klemmer, or calling her at (218) 663-0170

Homework Help

Homework help may be available to your child on an as needed basis during program hours. Licensed teaching staff may be available to assist children in understanding how to complete homework assignments; however, students/parents are responsible to see that assignments are completed. If your child needs help understanding how to complete homework assignments, please call the Community Service office at (218) 663-0170, ext. 26.


Tutoring may be available during program hours for an additional fee. To arrange, please call the Community Service office at (218) 663-0170, ext. 26.


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