Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Picture Day

Clean up the kids...
Friday is Student Picture Day.

Why reading is important.

Marivi, mom of 2nd grader Sofia, sent us the following link as an example of why she reads to her daughter and thought we should share it with all of you. Enjoy!
Indigo Love of Reading Fund video

Friday, September 25, 2009

International Peace Day Celebrated

Wow! It is not hard to find reasons to love Birney.
On Monday, September 21, the students at Birney made a human peace sign on the playground. What a perfect way to celebrate the day and to show us that if we work together, beautiful things can happen. The kid are putting out the challenge for all of us to practice peace - EVERYDAY!
For more information about the Day of Peace check out International Day of Peace or for more information on how Birney celebrated it, go to our Birney Web site.


Monday, September 21, 2009

escrip Back-To-School!

If you shop at Von’s, please consider signing up for the eScript program and choosing Birney. eScrip is currently running their 10% Back to School program. Even if you haven’t signed up yet, you can bring in your receipts or go to the eScrip website and Birney will receive credit for your shopping trip. Look at the bottom of your receipt for details.

Visit www.escrip.com to register so Birney will benefit all year long.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Back to School Night - Sept. 24

Dear Birney families,

Thank you for your help in making the beginning of our new year so smooth. Our office staff and support staff have worked so hard to get our year running, but without your cooperation, we wouldn’t do nearly so well.

I look forward to meeting many of you at our Back-to-School Night. Our evening will go as follows:

5:30-5:45: meet and greet on playground, presentation of staff by auditorium

5:45-6:15: 1st classroom presentation

6:15-6:25: change rooms, stay and ask questions or visit the information tables on the playground

6:25-7:05: 2nd presentation

The two presentations will be the same; it is our way of accommodating families with more than one student in different classrooms. You are certainly not required to attend both if you don’t need to.

There will be several tables set up on the playground with lots of information about our school, please stop by.

Thanks PTA for providing refreshments as always!
Ms. Amanda

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Birney totally rocks!

What a great school!
See for yourself at www.cde.ca.gov.
Birney grew by 92 points on the API.
Met ALL targets. And all while providing a kid-friendly, engaging curriculum, including art, Spanish, and so on.
We have the BEST TEACHERS and the greatest families!
We made the most growth we have EVER made.



Friday, September 11, 2009

Family Yogurt Night

Enjoy Summer and Support the PTA
Join Us Wednesday, September 23
for Family Yogurt Night
at Fiji Yogurt.

50% of all sales that are accompanied by the flyer
(which can be downloaded by clicking here)

Fiji yogurt is located in the Ralphs shopping center on University.
Next to Big City Bagels and La Salsa.


Order Your Birney Sweatshirts & More!

For anyone interested in a Birney Bee Spirit item. We have mugs, hats, buttons and various items that have the Birney Bee Spirit Logo on them. These are great gift ideas for Teachers or for students or family members interested in showing school pride.

Check it out at Birney Bees.

My Coke Rewards for Birney Elementary

Birney Elementary and My Coke Rewards

Help us earn points so we can purchase items for the school.

Here is how to participate: (download the step by step instruction sheet)
1) Go online to mycokerewards.com 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.

If you have any other questions, contact us at ptabirney@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Looking for Information?

Look no further.
Click here to download the 2009-10 year information pack. Which contains 63 frequently asked questions about the school and the answers, PTA membership form, Birney Directory form, and a school calendar (to help you figure out which days the kids will have off, when the breaks are, etc.).

Monday, September 7, 2009

Family Dinner Night at Pizza Gourmet Express

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

Tuesday, Sept. 15 • 11 am - 9 pm

4615 Park Boulevard • San Diego, CA 92116
(619) 546-7430

Come enjoy a fresh selection of Pizzas prepared to your specifications right before your eyes. Enjoy them baked in our high speed pizza ovens, or take and bake at home. If you are having meetings at work order take out. Teachers, get a group order together and enjoy some good food at lunchtime. Birney Elementary will get 25% of all food purchases. Discount does not apply to deliveries.

Let’s enjoy some good food and support field
trips and assemblies for our Birney students.

Download a copy of the flier here to take with you or send to a friend.