Parent Committee

Parent Committee Meeting
Minutes from November 3


We were glad to see so many wonderful Birchwood parents are our first meeting of the 2017-18 school year. We enjoyed the conversation, support for our school, and discussion around the IFA, scrips program, and more. Click here to read the meeting minutes.

Parent Committee Membership

All Birchwood families are members of the Parent Committee. As a member it is simple to support Birchwood School School of Hawken by participating in some of the many volunteer opportunities offered by the school and Parent Committee, taking part in the International Festival and Auction (IFA) held each December, and joining in the simple fundraising programs listed below:

Become a Birchwood Volunteer

There are many ways to complete your 5-hour volunteer commitment. Click here to see some of the opportunities available to parents or go directly to the Birchwood page at SignUpGenius to discover more.

Two volunteer opportunities that may be of interest are featured below:

Quarterly Party Coordinator

New Family Buddy

If you have questions or would like more information regarding volunteer opportunities, please contact Parent Committee co-chairs Greg Gordon at or Celeste D'Souza at

Simple Ways to Earn Dollars for Birchwood

As parents, there are some simple programs that you can participate in that benefit Birchwood School of Hawken:

Shop with Scrips

How can you raise money for Birchwood, just by shopping? Purchase Scrips cards! Scrips is just another way to pay for everyday purchases using gift cards. You purchase gift cards at face value (receiving the full value) and Birchwood receives an instant donation from the participating organizations. It’s that simple and it’s all online!

You can now order Scrips cards anytime, anywhere, any day! You even have the option to order electronic cards. Once you pay for the e-card, it is sent within seconds to your online wallet and becomes instantly available. If you prefer physical cards, your order must be submitted by 5 pm on the 15th of the month. Some exceptions will be available in May and December.

To register for Scrips and PrestoPay (the automatic payment function) click here.

Box Tops for Education

Box Tops are worth 10¢ each. Please clip them and send them into school with your child. There is a Box Tops collection box in each homeroom.

Labels For Education

Collect UPCs and beverage/sauce caps from over 2,500 participating Labels for Education products and send them into school with your child.

Register Your Shoppers Card

Register your shoppers cards at Giant Eagle and Heinen’s and a portion of your shopping dollars will benefit the school.



We invite you to become involved with Birchwood’s Parent Committee. It’s fun and easy to get involved! Volunteer, shop, and come into the school to help out. Our Birchwood community grows stronger with with your support.