Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Let's Help Those Who Help Us

Below is a note from Anna & Dick of Mariposa Ice Cream. They have been big supporters of Birney events in the past, so let's do what we can to help them as well.

Hello Family & Friends,

We hope that everyone who reads this is happy and healthy and enjoying these beautiful spring days. We want to invite you all to visit us this Thursday, April 28th, between 1pm and 9pm. For the 2nd year in a row, we are proudly participating in San Diego's annual Dining Out For Life. It's a day when over 100 businesses in the county donate a portion of their sales to San Diego's LGBT Center's AIDS/HIV support and prevention services. At Mariposa Ice Cream, we will be donating 50% of Thursday's sales, and we appreciate your support.

Our entire team here is proud to come from a family where we were taught that we're all here to help & take care of each other, and as a business, we happily donate to groups/charities that we believe in, and who are helping people right here in our community.

Thank you for supporting us with this great cause....we wish all of you Peace and Love....and we hope to see you Thursday!

Anna & Dick


Friday, April 15, 2011

LifePlay Spring Classes

Hello Birney Parents!
We hope you are having a super Spring Break and getting some time for rest and recuperation!

We have
spring classes starting up at Birney and you can get all of the information on our website at www.LifePlayProductions.com

The classes are:

Theatre Stages on Mondays

MathAdventures on Tuesdays

Please get in touch with Ashley with any questions. We look forward to working with your children again soon!
Ashley McGuire & Christine D'Amico

Urgent response needed to Title 1 survey!

Birney families and community,
On December 14, 2010 the Board of Education took action to raise the Title 1 funding threshold from 40% to 75% over a five-year period. The motion, which carried, stipulated that staff engage the community in gaining feedback regarding this shift in funding allocation. As a result, the district has created a short survey to provide feedback. All are encouraged to participate by going to the survey www.sandi.net/Title1.

As you complete the survey, please remember that the Board’s action will reduce and eventually eliminate BIRNEY’S TITLE 1 FUNDING which currently funds some counseling and reading support for our students. At the same time, we will most likely continue to have 60% of our students who do indeed qualify for Title 1 funding. So 6 out of 10 students will not receive supports they are entitled to.

Please take the time to click on the survey. If you do not have access to the survey, please pick one up in the office.

Amanda L. Hammond-Williams
Alice Birney Elementary, an International Studies Magnet
IB World School
California Distinguished School
4345 Campus Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 497-3500 (OFFICE)
(619) 688-3017 (FAX)