Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Comité de habla hispana del padre

Birney Parents

Come form part of the Spanish Speaking Parent Committee.

The Birney PTA is searching for Parents who would like to help organize cultural events and activities for Birney Students.

We will have coffee and sweet bread. Younger children are welcomed.

First Meeting

Tuesday December 7, 2010


Room # 1 (Teachers Lounge)

Contact: Susie Villareal


Padres de Familia

Formen parte del Nuevo comité de Padres En Español

El PTA de Birney busca a Padres que quieran ayudar a organizar eventos y actividades culturales para los alumnos de Birney.

Habrá Cafecito y pan dulce, venga a convivir y compartir ideas. Hijos menores bienvenidos.

Primer Junta

Martes 7 de Diciembre

9:15 am

Salón # 1

Contacto: Bianca Quinonez cell 408.209.2234

San Diego Science Alliance

You are invited to bring a team to find out how to host a Family Science Event for your school community, get all the tools you need for success and produce an event your community will talk about over and over again!

Once you attend the workshop at the San Diego County Office of Education you be a part of the Family Science Network to find out about guest speakers, check out event kits (K-5 or 6-8) and receive the Family Science Book in English or Spanish.

Family Science Workshop for K-8
Wednesday December 8, 4-7
SDCOE, Room 301

Registration Fee $40
Register on line at http://sdcoe.k12oms.org/1022-39992
Questions? Call Zeret Lara or Nancy Taylor at 858.292.3789

Monday, November 29, 2010

IB Learner Focus for December

In December, we will ask "How have you grown as an IB learner?"

In December, we will be featuring 'balanced', 'inquisitive' and 'risk-taker'

The expectation for classrooms is that you are using and reflecting on all the aspects of the learner profile all year long, and you certainly do not need to follow a schedule. However, in the Buzz, in our after-school programs, at specials and our weekly assembly, we will try to focus on these. Look for a column from student journalists about these traits every week in the Buzz.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Toyland Parade - Join the Fun!

Birney Elementary
will be participating in this year’s
47th Annual North Park Toyland Parade & Holiday Fair.
On Saturday, December 4th, 2010, starting at 11 a.m.

We will be marching in the parade and hosting a crafts booth. The Holiday Fair will continue until 2 pm with plenty of fun activities and crafts. A fun event for the whole family.

We will be meeting at the event (details to come soon), wearing our Birney Bee T-shirt. If you do not have a T-shirt, one will be loaned to you. We will be handing out treats and enjoying this wonderful holiday season kick-off.

If you are interested in participating in this event, please email us at ptabirney@yahoo.com or sign up in the school office.

Click here for more information about the North Park Toyland Parade & Holiday Fair

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thursday is Veteran's Day. NO SCHOOL

Thursday, Nov. 11th is Veteran's Day.
There will be a parade honoring our veteran's beginning at 11:00 am. For more information on the Veteran's Day Parade, visit the website www.sdvetparade.org

REMINDER: There is no school on Thursday. But there is school on Friday. There is also Movie Night, showing the Karate Kid 2010. Movie begins at 6:30 sharp.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Birney Garden Needs Your Help!

The Garden Committee has tons of new plants that need to get in the ground, so will need help next Saturday, November 20, from 8:30 - 12:30.

Adults and Children are welcome.

Come get grubby!

Email Mindy if you can attend, or if you're interested in helping with the garden but can't make Saturday's planting.

Mindy's email is mindysue@igc.org.

Today is the last day to register!

Loews Coronado Bay Resort Invites You to
Build a Better Lunchbox

in support of Alice Birney Elementary School’s Kindergarten Class
Enjoy a fun, tasty and nutritious afternoon featuring:
• Fun food stations
• Creative and delicious ways to use fruits and veggies
• Hands-on demonstrations by our chefs
• Complimentary Loews Loves Kids
lunch bags filled with fun surprises!

Saturday, November 13, from 11 am to 1 pm Loews Coronado Bay Resort
4000 Loews Coronado Bay Road, Coronado, CA 92118
$10 for adults, free for children

All monies raised will be used to fund much-needed playground equipment,
including a sand set, basketball hoop, bouncy balls, hula hoops, and jump ropes,
for the kindergarten students of Alice Birney Elementary School.

To RSVP, please contact Anne Stephany at 619-424-4416 or
astephany@loewshotels.com by November 9.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Help Roosevelt and Birney Student with their Walk for Diabetes

Lets help out when we can. Roosevelt students are walking to Stop Diabetes.
below is a note from their team leader.

YOU CAN HELP OUT VINCENT VILLAREAL who is a Birney Student by donating here.

Hello Roosevelt families and staff!

I am the IB Coordinator for Roosevelt Middle School and I am writing to ask you to join the movement to Stop Diabetes by helping Roosevelt raise money for the American Diabetes Association.

Our fourth annual Schoolwalk for Diabetes will run on Monday, November 8th at 9:30. We've asked students to collect at least $10 each to participate. In addition to the paper envelopes students have received through PE, you can contribute online using the link to my Schoolwalk PERSONAL page below. Look for the "Join" link to get started.

Feel free to make your contribution or an additional donation through this system. You can also forward this to friends and family as we go into the last weekend before this amazing event. By the way, parents are also welcome to participate in the walk along with their children!

This money will be helpful to all people with diabetes. Did you know that almost 24 million people have diabetes and many of them don't even know that they have it?

Every dollar our team raises will be used to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

Click here to visit my personal page.

Click here to view the team page for Roosevelt Middle School

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Friday is Family Friday and Jump for Heart

Don't miss out on this fun 'all school" event. The kids will be jumping to raise money for the American Heart Association. So come out, turn a rope and make a donation.

Family Friday starts at 2:30 in the Auditorium.

This Family Friday is also the kickoff as well as the start of our fundraiser. Coach Lord is hosting the Jump rope 4 Heart. We are looking for volunteers for concessions, to twirl rope and to break down concessions. If you are looking for a way to fulfill your volunteer hours, we could REALLY use your help. Please respond with a two-hour block of time from 1:30pm-4:30pm and I can put you in the schedule. If you can stay longer it would of course be very helpful.

Contact us at ptabirney@yahoo.com.



Tuesday, November 2, 2010

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT - Karate Kid 2010

Sponsored by Birney PTA
Friday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 pm - SHARP!

Admission is free

Popcorn and Lemonade are provided
all other concessions available for purchase.

Movie starts at 6:30pm.
Bring your cushions or blankets to sit on, chairs will be available.

Parents must stay with children.


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, Nov. 2
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.

If you need a flier, download one here!

Monday, November 1, 2010

It is Saturday School.

This Saturday is Saturday School, a chance to make up that one absence that is preventing you having perfect attendance.

Priority for Saturday School goes to families who have just ONE absence to clear.
Then 4 tardies or less, and then after that anyone who wants to clear an absence.

Students will be given applications tomorrow and an ed-connect today.