Wednesday, February 25, 2009

PTA Officer Elections

Congratulations to the following parents & grandparent on their elected positions on the PTA! These positions will begin September 2009.

President: Parent, Samantha Boice
Treasurer: Parent, Kelly Shaw
Secretary: Grandparent, Julie Fox

The Vice President Position is still open. If you or someone you know would like to be nominated for this position, please send the name, the nominating position, phone #, and email to . Here is a brief description of the position. VICE PRESIDENT: Assists PTA President with duties and prepares annual reports and records.
Don't Miss the
Passport to Adventure
this Saturday!

Enjoy a fun day out with the kids.
Learn about different countries.
Make crafts, play games and see live stage performances.

Saturday, February 28 • 11 am - 3 pm
Birney Elementary, 4345 Campus Ave., San Diego, CA

Visit 6 countries: Ethiopia, India, Iran, Ireland, Mexico, Philippines

Buy tickets for food, games and prize drawing at the event or in advance
at the ticket table in front of school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:25-3:50 p.m.
Price: 50¢ @ ticket; $5 per dozen tickets;
Get 2 bonus tickets when you buy a dozen tickets in advance.

We can still use volunteers - so if you are able to help out, contact us at

Family Dinner Night Out at El Torito!

Family Dinner Night Out
at El Torito!

Enjoy a nice dinner out and help support the Birney PTA assembly programs at the same time.

Thursday, March 19
4 pm - 9 pm

Birney PTA will receive 25% of the proceeds on all sales of orders accompanied by the flyer being sent home in the Birney Buzz. Please present the flyer to server when ordering or picking up your food.

San Diego - Mission Valley Location
South of the 8 Fwy., exit on Mission Center Dr.
445 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: 619-296-6154

View menu online at

Monday, February 23, 2009

Our First Coke Reward

Yay! We ordered our first Coke Rewards Prize. The kids will be getting a set of 10 Fitness Spots to be used during P.E. The spots should arrive in 2-4 weeks.

You see is pays to save those rewards. Keep up the good work.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Free Tickets for Volunteers!

Saturday February 28th
is the all school, family event
Passport To Adventure
(see information previously posted on this site or read more about it in the school BUZZ)

We are still in great need of parents to volunteer to help out on the day of the event. If everyone helps out, everyone can enjoy the day with their kids.

So as an extra bonus for helping out, we are offering 5 free tickets. The tickets can be used for games, food or for the prize raffle.

Come on everyone! Sign up to help.
To volunteer, sign up in the school office or with Cathy at our pre-sale ticket table on Tuesday and Thursday (3:25-3:50) in front of the school.

Thanks to all of you who have signed up already. We appreciate your support.

Intersession and Summer Camp!

It is coming up on that time again.
What are your plans for intersession and summer camp?

Now is a great time to sign up for YMCA Spring Day Camp (April 6-10) and Intersession Camps (April 13-17; April 20-24; April 27-May 1)

On March 7, 2009 the YMCA is having a "Early Sign Up Day" for Summer camp. You can book you camps early and save $15 off the price of each camp.

San Diego Zoo

Online registration available mid-March!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Adopt a Pet...Help a Friend.

We are having a stuffed pet adoption at the Passport to Adventure this year. All proceeds from the adoptions will be used to help build a new school structure for our sister school The Sound Preparatory School in Ghana.

If you would like to help us by donating a new or gently used stuffed animal, please drop donations off in the PTA box in the teachers lounge.

If you would like to donate your time working at this booth, please contact Michelle Livermore at or Kelly Shaw at

We look forward to seeing you at The Passport to Adventure on February 28, from 11 am - 3 pm.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Hurry! Openings in Primetime sign up now.

Primetime is a fun and educational after school program and also a great help to parents who work. If you are looking for before or after school care for your child, look no further.

Ms. Amanda says they have a few open spaces in our Prime Time program. If you need childcare before and/or after school, please contact Ms. Amanda in the office and/or Mr. Frank in the Prime Time program.

For the morning session, students need to be signed in by 8:15.
For the afternoon session, students should be in the program until 5:00 p.m.

Please contact the school if you have any questions or concerns about this policy.