Thursday, February 23, 2012


What is the IB Sustainability Task Force?
A task force of parents, teachers, district staff and administrators was formed and they have been working very hard putting together a "marketing package" to gain funding and
support to keep our IB programs in San Diego.

You are invited to attend a presentation by the task force at Pacific Beach Middle School on Wednesday, February 29, 12:30 – 2:30. The task force will share the progress they have made and gain feedback and ideas from you.

ELAC and DELAC Meetings

Here are the ELAC (English Learner Advisory Committee)
dates for the remainder of the year-

Thursday, March 29 - 9:30 -10:30 a.m. Topic- R-30 results
Thursday, May 17- 9:30 -10:30 a.m. Topic Needs Assessment
Thursday, June 14- 9:30 -10:30 a.m. Topic- Program Options

Here are the DELAC (District English Learner Advisory Committee)
dates for the remainder of the year-

Thursday, March 22 - 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 10 - 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 7 - 6:30-8:00 p.m.

DELAC Meetings are held at the
Ballard Center
2375 Congress Street
San Diego, CA 92110
Babysitting is provided. Children can be dropped off at 6:15 p.m.

Thank you for attending our ELAC meeting. I truly appreciate your support!


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

California Pizza Kitchen FUNdraising Event!!

When: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 (NO SCHOOL MONDAY Feb 20)!

Where: California Pizza Kitchen at Fashion Valley Mall

Time: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

What: Just BRING THE FLYER to California Pizza Kitchen and Birney WILL RECEIVE 20% OF YOUR CHECK!

  • You can SAVE and FUNDRAISE at the same time--visit Costco for savings on CPK gift cards! You can purchase two (2) $50 gift cards for $79.99. That's one to use and one to give!

  • Be sure to invite family and friends--just forward the attached flyer!

  • Remember, this ALL-DAY event is for DINE-IN, TAKE-OUT, ONLINE ORDERS, CURBSIDE PICKUP, CATERING, AND ALL BEVERAGES! Perfect for business luncheons, date night, family fun, and too-busy-to-cook/on-the-go/gotta get to the game folks!

  • Call ahead seating is available! Call up to an hour ahead of your arrival, then just check in at the front desk and they'll let you know when you'll be seated.

  • Why: Funds raised at these events go to support classroom enrichment programs like field trips and educational assemblies!
We had a very successful event in the fall and raised close to $500. As an extra incentive this time we're adding a classroom competition. Just make sure each flyer has the Room Number and Teacher's Name on the back--families can list more than one teacher. The classroom with the most flyers will receive a free Pizza Party PLUS a $250 School Supply Sponsorship.


Thursday, February 9, 2012

The new word on Car Seats

California Law will require children to ride in the back seat in a properly secured child passenger safety restraint until they are at least 8 years old or until they are at least 4 feet 9 inches in height.

for more information about the new law, go to California Highway Patrol or click here.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

This Saturday 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.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Celebrate the Chinese New Year at Birney!

As part of their Folktales IB unit, Birney Second Graders have invited The Three Treasures Cultural Arts Society to perform their traditional Lion Dance on the playground at 3:30 on Friday, Feb. 3 (after Family Friday).

Please join in the fun and then head on over to the Food Truck event.

FOOD TRUCK Fundraiser After Family Friday

Following the Lion Dance head across Park Blvd. To the Food Truck Event. New Trucks have been added. It should be a great time for all with wonderful food and 20% of the proceeds to benefit Birney Fire Relief Fund.

Friday, February 3, 2012
3:30 - 7:00 pm
in the parking lot of the
New Vision Christian Fellowship
4353 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92103

Monetary donations for the Fire Recovery can be made on the FOABE website