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2400 Central Parkway, Merrick, NY 11566 

Phone: 516 992-7250






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Birch Graduates Class of 2022

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Under a canopy of black and gold balloons on the Brookside stage, Birch School graduated its sixth grade Class of 2022 on June 22.

Student Council Co-Presidents Jacob Ben-Dayan and Ryan Wexler greeted guests and recalled some special moments from their time at Birch.

“Spirit Days were some of the most special and memorable days at Birch,” began Ben-Dayan. “We learned to make many friends and form relationships that we will never forget.”

“These small, but meaningful memories are just a glimpse into the amazing years we enjoyed here,” added Wexler. “Birch School has taught us to work together and put our greatest effort into everything and to never give up.”

Merrick School Board trustee Nicole Venditti said celebrating students’ educational achievements is her favorite part of being on the board of education.

“Never before had students had to learn through so many precautions, quarantines and uncertainty and still you succeeded and achieved your goals,” she added.

Principal Kerri Galante mentioned the 2022 yearbook and its theme, “Leaving Our Mark.”

“The mark our graduates have left on us will be tremendous,” she said. “Our goal at Birch School is to always have the same impact on you.”

PTA co-president Lauren Siegel offered well wishes to the graduates.

“Through seven years of hard work, perseverance, and hopefully amazing memories here at Birch, we wish for you a feeling of home and a true sense of pride and accomplishment when you think of your elementary school days.”

Kelley Merkle, the Merrick Faculty Association’s building representative for Birch, said they donated to Warrior’s Odyssey on behalf of the graduating class. Warrior’s Odyssey provides resources and social-emotional support for families affected by pediatric cancer.

“It was a pleasure watching all of you become the learners you are today,” she noted. “You are motivated, curious and dedicated and have learned all of the things needed to be successful in middle school.”


Date Added: 6/22/2022

VIDEO: Birch PARP Finale Includes Visit from the Hoop Wizard

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Date Added: 5/23/2022

Birch Fifth Graders Embark on an Adventure

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Fifth graders from Birch School embarked on a trip to Project Adventure at The Adventure Park at Long Island last week. Students worked collaboratively to complete physical tasks and help each other succeed!

Date Added: 5/23/2022

Birch Students Thank Police Officers

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Birch School joined Hempstead TownCouncilman Christopher Carini, a former police officer, in participating in the Thank a Law Enforcement Officer program. Students throughout the grades made thank you cards that will be delivered to police precincts in the area.

The Thank a Law Enforcement Officer program is held in conjunction with National Police Week begins on May 15 and runs through May 21.

Date Added: 5/19/2022

Birch Hosts Successful STEAM Day

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Technology was at the forefront at Birch School on May 12 as students participated in STEAM Day.

Students signed up for various science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics activities that challenged them to think of creative ways to complete a task. They built towers with books and recyclable materials. Students also used duct tape to make wallets, bracelets or flower pens.

Younger students worked on coding on the iPads while the older kids tried an "Escape the Room" activity.

Date Added: 5/17/2022