Friday, August 28, 2009

Hi All!

The new school year is almost here. Stop by the PTA table in front of the school on the first day of school for a cup of coffee and a donut. You can also pick up a map of the school, a list of frequently asked questions, and your '09/'10 PTA membership form. We'll be there to answer any questions you have about Birney or the PTA, or will point you toward someone else who can answer them for you.

We'll also have our usual table at the first Family Friday (9/11), with snacks and Birney T-shirts for sale.

Our first meeting is scheduled for Thursday, 9/17 at 6:30. Past and present officers met over the summer and roughed out the calendar of events for the coming year, which we'll discuss, along with ideas for ways to support the teachers this year in light of their larger class sizes.

Finally, as most of you probably know, Birney prefers to provide it's students with all the supplies they need in the classroom. This year's supply budget has been cut by 25%, however, so while Amanda is confident they will still be able to provide students with everything they'll need, the school would still appreciate donations of generic supplies (see the list below, also available on the Birney website). If you happen to see great deals on school supplies when you're back-to-school shopping, you might consider picking some up to donate to the supply pool. I happend to find plain 2-pocket folders for a penny, so picked up 100, and also found elmer's glue sticks 2 for 25 cents, so picked up 48, enough for both my son's classrooms.

Enjoy the last week of summer, and we'll see you on 9/8!

President, Birney PTA


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