Friday, January 30, 2009

Womens Basketball

Hey Aztec fans!!

The Bees still have one more opportunity to show their SDSU spirit! The womens' basketball team is playing against #23 New Mexico on February 21 at 2pm. I will be again proving tickets for those interested so let me know if you want some. We had quite a few in our little cheering section on January 24 and one of our group won Fan of the Game! This will be the last game of the Ticket to Thrive program so save the date.

Coach Lord

Passport to Adventure Update!

Dear Birney Parents

As you may already know, we are having an All School Event
on Feb. 28th. From 11 am – 3 pm
A Passport to Adventure

Will be both a school carnival and an opportunity for kids to learn about other countries.

We will be highlighting 6 countries:
Iran, Ireland, Philippines, India, Mexico, Ethiopia

For each of the countries, the plan is to have a game, a craft and a learning/information area.

This is where you come in...
If you have ties to any of the featured countries and can help with ideas, food or prizes, any assistance or donations would be greatly appreciated.

We also need volunteers for this event. And since we want to give all parents the opportunity to tour the world with their kids, we are asking that you sign up to volunteer for a booth. We will need people to man the games, crafts, information centers and food sales. We are asking that volunteers sign up for half the time of the event (2 hours). If that is more than you will be able to do, please let us know and we may be able to match you with someone else that you can share time with. If you miss out on the sign up sheet, please contact either Kelly or myself via email and we will add you name to our lists.

We will have sign up sheets at this months' Family Friday, as well as a few days a week after school.
Presale tickets will be also be available at the sign up table.
The cost for tickets:
14 for $5 (presale)
12 for $5 or 50¢ each (on the day of the event).

More Help...
We are also looking for prize donations. Any new (or in very good condition) item that may be used for a prize for our hourly drawings. Books, Games, Toys, etc. If you have any items that you wish to donate for our prize drawing, please put it in the prize box, located next to the PTA mail box in the teachers lounge.

Any and all help (whether donating a prize and/or volunteering your time) is greatly appreciated.
Let’s make this 1st ever PTA sponsored Birney event fun and memorable for all the children.

Thanks for your support.
Michelle Livermore, PTA President

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A Helping Hand

During this time when so many people are needing to cut back. Here are a couple of reference sites that can help.

Please pass them on to anyone you know that may need assistance or may want to help others.

Dates to Remember

February 6 Family Friday
February 9 Lincoln's Birthday - no school
February 12 PTA Meeting 6 pm - in the Auditorium
February 16 President's Day - no school
February 28 Passport to Adventure - All school fun fair - 11 am - 3 pm

March 6
Family Friday
March 12 PTA Meeting 6 pm - in the Auditorium
March 27 Bedtime Stories 6 pm - 8 pm in the Auditorium
March 30 Parent Conferences - Short Day
March 31 Parent Conferences - Short Day

April 1
Parent Conferences - Short Day
April 2 Parent Conferences - Short Day
April 3 Parent Conferences - Short Day
April 6 - May 1 Spring Vacation - no school

May 8
Family Friday
May 14 PTA Meeting 6 pm - in the Auditorium
May 25 Memorial Day

June 5
Family Friday
June 11 PTA Meeting 6 pm - in the Auditorium
June 22-26 Spirit Week

July 3
Independence Day observed - no school
July 21 K + 5th Promotion - last day of school
July 22-September 1 Summer Break - no school

September 2
Back to School


Friday, January 23, 2009

Passport to Adventure!

Start making plans to travel to the
corners of the globe with family and friends.
An adventure awaits you...

Check back regularly for information on your travel plans.


Comience a hacer planes para viajar a
esquinas del globo con la familia y los amigos.
Una aventura le aguarda…

Compruebe regularmente para la informaciĆ³n sobre sus planes de recorrido.

Birney and Coke Rewards

Birney Elementary and My Coke Rewards
Help us earn points so we can purchase items for the school.

Here is how to participate:
1) Go online to and register
2) Fill out all pages of the registration form
3) Once finished registering, click on Enter Codes
4) Enter the code numbers located either in the inside pull flap on any 12 pack of Coke products or from the inside of the plastic bottle tops and hit submit. You can then enter additional numbers or click on done.
5) Go to back to the main page and click on My Coke Rewards for Schools
6) Enter the schools zip code 92103
7) Click on School Name
9) When the box open add in number of points and click donate, then confirm and click donate and then you are done.

Or if you want it to be really easy! Turn in your bottle tops and box numbers from your coke products to the Birney PTA Mail Box or hand them to us at any Family Friday and we will enter them for you.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Bees and Basketball.

There is a photo on the Aztec site of the Bees at the game last year -
It comes up in their latest news segment and talks about tonights Air Force game.