Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Rummage Sale/Pancake Breakfast CANCELLED! Postponed to a later date.

Due to the strong possibility of Rain, the event has been canceled. We will try to reschedule for a later date. We will keep the donations that we have received and use them at another time.

Thank you all for you support. We will keep you posted.

PTA Birney.

Rummage Sale and Pancake Breakfast

Don't Forget!
This Saturday is the Annual Rummage Sale and Pancake Breakfast - come rain or come shine. Gates open to the public at 8 am and the breakfast is from 9-11 am. What better way to enjoy the morning than with a nice hot pancake breakfast and some light or heavy shopping. All our booths will be under cover if it is raining so no need to worry. Just bring the family and find some treasures.

You can still drop off your treasures for the PTA to sell at their table (which will raise funds to help the PTA sponsor assemblies and field trip for our students) until Friday.

Spaces are still available!
Families, Crafters and Artists Welcome!

This will be a community wide event, and we can only accommodate 50 vendors. Shaded spaces are approximately 9ft x 20ft, and are available on a 1st paid, 1st reserved basis only. Unshaded spaces are slightly larger (canopies are welcome). The Birney PTA will provide all advertisement prior to the event and pick-up of USABLE discards afterward! (a list will be provided of items that can not be left behind, on the day of the event)

To participate or for more information e-mail us at Or download the registration form here.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

San Diego Science Festival Returns

Save the date! Last year's flagship event that drew more than 50,000 attendees is back! The San Diego Science Festival will run from March 20-27 with free events throughout the city. Come and see your favorite Mad Scientists at Expo Day in Petco Park on Saturday, March 27, 2010 for amazing hands-on experiments and demonstrations! The San Diego Science Festival is a collaboration of more than 150 science organizations. For more information, visit

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Help our school win a $25,000 recycled playground from Sprite®

Let's play – Sprite is giving one lucky My Coke Rewards school $25,000 towards a recycled playground and 10 schools will win 25,000 Bonus Points to spend on rewards. We can earn one entry for every 10 My Coke Rewards points donated from February 25 through April 30, 2010. Donate your points today to help us get rewards for our school and the chance to win.

4 Refreshingly Simple Steps to Donate Points:
  1. Purchase participating Coca-Cola beverages – like Sprite® and Sprite ZeroTM - to get My Coke Rewards codes
  2. Go to (register if you are not already a member)
  3. Enter codes to get points – choose “Donate to Your School” from the Six Ways to Spend Points
  4. Find our school then click “Donate Points Now” to enter the amount you would like to donate
My Coke Rewards codes can be found on many of your favorite Coca-Cola drinks including Dasani®, POWERADE®, Minute Maid®, Fanta® and other drinks. Check under caps, on packaging and shrink wrap to find codes and get points.

Birney Field Groundbreaking!

Really? We hope so. They are looking at a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday February 26, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. — more information to follow. Keep your fingers crossed and we'll keep you posted.

Seed. It will take 3 months of growing before anyone can use it.

Grant Opportunities

Many of you have asked Ms. Amanda about possible grant opportunities. San Diego Unified School District actively engages in grant research, proposal development and currently implements many programs funded through federal, state and private foundation grants. If you are interested in helping Birney apply for grants to help with funding, the district's list of open grant opportunities might be a good place to start.


Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Throughout the month of February 2010, 39 Mueseums at half-price addmision. During San Diego Museum Month, visitors can pick up a free Museum Month pass at any Macy’s location in San Diego County; the pass can be used all month long for half-price admission for up to four guests per visit at 39 of San Diego’s diverse museums, cultural attractions and historical sites. For a complete list of participating museums, visit

Monday, February 8, 2010

Congratulations on a Great Job!

We collected 360 lbs of food with the food drive!!
Below is a letter of thanks sent to Ms. Pannel.

February 5, 2010

Dear Birney Elementary School,

A big “THANK YOU” to your school and all the churches, community organizations, banks, grocery stores, corporations, local businesses and individuals for supporting our 2009 HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE. Your efforts contributed to a total of over 493,000 pounds of food!

Your school has collected and donated a total of 360 pounds of food. The food you collected makes an immediate impact towards feeding the many children, senior citizens, men and women in this county who face hunger – often on a daily basis.

We look forward to partnering with you again. If you would like more information on what we do with your contributions throughout the San Diego County, or if you would like to help us sort through all these wonderful donations, please visit our website at Please note, we also offer volunteer opportunities and tours for your students.

Thanks again,

Tiffany Alcantara
Holiday Food Drive Coordinator

Monday, February 1, 2010


Family Dinner Night at Pizza Gourmet Express

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

Wednesday, February 10 • 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.

Don't forget you can order it ahead of time and pick it up or even order it not cooked and cook it up later.

Click Here to download a copy of the Flyer that you MUST bring with you.