Wayzata is a premier suburb located 11 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. With a population of 4,500 people, Wayzata is a tight-knit community which is known for its vibrant downtown and picturesque setting on Lake Minnetonka. A popular destination for visitors, Wayzata’s downtown is home to a number of specialty shops, boutiques, professional services, and restaurants.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Memories needed for retirement of Birchview Elementary Principal

Dr. Tom Koch will retire from Birchview Elementary at the end of the school year. Photo courtesy Wayzata Public Schools.
In honor of Dr. Tom Koch’s retirement at the close of the school year, a memory book full of short Birchview stories past and present students is being created.

Whether Dr. Koch sang a song, taught an important lesson or maybe gave someone a second chance, we hope to capture many moments from his Birchview career that will help him feel touched and see the magnitude of what he has done for the Birchview community. If you have a short story, memory, quote, etc. that you would like inserted into this memory book, please email it to by May 13. The book will be presented to him at an open house in his honor scheduled for Tuesday, May 24th, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Birchview gym. All past and present Birchview families and staff are welcome.

Stay tuned to, your Birchview Elementary retiring Principal, leader.

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