Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Museum Month Pass at Macy's

San Diego Museum Month, presented by Macy's, returns in February, 2011!

Pick up your FREE Museum Month Pass at any Macy's store in San Diego County, Temecula, or Imperial Valley and enjoy half-off admission at 40 museums during February. Plus, one Pass is good for up for four half-off admissions so you can take family and friends and experience the rich cultural offerings at the best museums, historic sites, and educational institutions in San Diego County.

Participating Museums:

Adobe Chapel Museum
Barona Cultural Center & Museum
Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Bonita Museum & Cultural Center
California Center for the Arts, Museum
Coronado Museum of History & Art
Escondido Children’s Museum
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
Heritage of the Americas Museum
La Jolla Historical Society
LUX Art Institute
Maritime Museum of San Diego
Marston House
MCRD Command Museum
Mingei International Museum
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego - Downtown
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego - La Jolla
Museum of Making Music
Museum of Photographic Arts
Oceanside Museum of Art Old Town San Diego Historic Park
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
San Diego Air & Space Museum
San Diego Archaeological Center
San Diego Automotive Museum
San Diego Botanic Gardens
San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum
San Diego History Center Museum & Research Archives
San Diego Model Railroad Museum
San Diego Museum of Man
San Diego Natural History Museum
The New Children’s Museum
The San Diego Museum of Art
Tijuana Estuary Visitors Center
Timken Museum of Art
USS Midway Museum
Veteran’s Museum & Memorial Center
Water Conservation Garden
Whaley House
Women’s History Museum

Click Here to find the Macy's store nearest you.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Double the Rewards

Double the donations, double the impact!

Great News. Coke is matching point donations from February 1-7. What better way to start off the new year for Birney?

All you have to do is: Download this flyer to learn more. It is still easy, and if you can't do it, send me your codes and I will do it for you.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

LifePlay Class Schedule - January 2011

Yoga Kidoga: Wednesdays (K - 5) Jan. 26 - Mar. 23 (1:35 - 2:35)

Diggin'n Dirt: Thursdays (K - 5) Jan. 27 - Mar. 24 (3:40 - 4:40)

Theatre Stages: Mondays (K - 5) Jan. 24 - Mar. 21 (3:40 - 4:40)

All classes meet for 10 sessions this term and the cost is $108. Register online at LifePlay Productions

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Nine Million Reasons to Speak Up

Dear PTA Leaders,

To gear up for the PTA Legislative Conference in February, Ninth District PTA is sponsoring advocacy training right here in San Diego. “Legislative advocacy” is a fancy-sounding term for getting laws passed and money allocated to promote education and protect children.

If you CARE about cuts to education budgets, middle-school students getting recruited by gangs, unhealthy food in school cafeterias, elimination of school nurses, cyber-bullying, kids falling through cracks in the foster care system…then YOU have what it takes to be a legislative advocate!
Not only is Ninth District PTA preparing parents to meet with legislators in Sacramento, February 7-8, they also want to train parents to meet with legislators in their home offices, right here in San Diego.

Everyone is welcome to attend this free one-hour advocacy training even if you can’t go to Sacramento.

Legislative Advocacy Training Led by Bey-Ling Sha, Sacramento Safari Chair
Tuesday, January 18, 6-7 p.m., and Wednesday, January 19, 10-11 a.m.
Pick one date that works with your schedule.
San Diego County Office of Education
6401 Linda Vista Road, Room 304, San Diego, CA 92111

RSVP to Ninth District PTA (858) 268-8077 or phoebe@sdcoe.net

Laura Schumacher
President, San Diego Unified Council of PTAs
P.S. It’s not too late to sign up for the Leg Conference – details below.

Nine Million Reasons to Speak Up
2011 California State PTA Legislation Conference
February 7-8, 2011
Embassay Suites Hotel
Sacramento CA

Why would your PTA use its limited funds to send representatives to Sacramento? The answer: California is in crisis. Our schools continue to lose programs and staff members due to budget cuts in Sacramento. There are more than nine million children in California and they need our help. Hundreds of special interest lobbyists are asking lawmakers to fund their causes. Who will speak out for the children?

On February 7 and 8, Ninth District PTA will take a small army of volunteers to Sacramento to do just that. Policymakers and experts will speak to us about the issues facing our state and our schools. Our Advocacy Team members will accompany you to meetings with lawmakers to spotlight issues of concern to your PTA members. We urge all our units to send a representative if your budget allows.

Estimated Conference Costs
  • Conference Registration (includes Monday dinner and Tuesday lunch at Capitol) $165
  • Embassy Suites hotel (2 double beds) $169 per night
  • Round trip Air Travel – attendees can book their own flights online $150 estimate
  • Transportation from airport to hotel – Embassy Suites offers complimentary airport shuttle
To register, go to www.capta.org.
Questions? Contact Margie Fish, VP of Legislation, San Diego Unified Council of PTA at mefish@san.rr.com.

Monday, January 3, 2011


The Birney PTA will be participating in the January Edition of the eScrip 10% Goes Back to Schools promotion. This is an easy opportunity for us to earn hundreds of dollars. It’s really simple but you have to know when to shop! They provided a short video that will explain everything. CLICK HERE TO WATCH

If you haven't already signed up with eScip, it's not hard to do--just use the link below and follow the simple instructions. You will need to know your Vons Club number. Once signed up, each time you shop at Vons and purchase participating items, a percentage goes directly to Birney. From January 2-25 that percentage is raised to 10%, which could mean a lot if we have enough families participating. Our goal this year is to have 10 new families sign up for the eScrip program. With your help, we can DO IT!

Be sure to let me know if you have any questions and watch for another email from me in January letting you know where you can turn in your receipt codes. I appreciate your eScrip participation and everything you do to help the Birney PTA.