Paw Talk: Keys to Excellence

Week of April 4th-April 8th

Principal's Message

Welcome Back Birney Team! I hope you all enjoyed a terrific time off. I know that we all needed some time to regroup, refresh, and recharge our batteries! I hope you all had time to spend with your beautiful family, friends and loved ones. I had a great time "unplugging" from work for a little bit to create some memories with my family.


I got to spend a few great days visiting some local attractions. On our Haiku Weekly Discussion link, I've shared a few pictures of the memories I created with my family during Spring Break. I hope you will join the discussion this week by sharing some great things you got to do this Spring break and maybe even uploading a few pictures of your own!


Unfortunately, this Spring Break forced me to get more R&R than I was planning for! I have come down with a very bad flu and will not be in to work for sure on Monday and Tuesday. I'll have to see how I do after that. I'm sorry to have to miss your first day back. I wish everyone a Marvelous Monday. I am going to get lots of rest so that I can come back very soon! I look forward to seeing all your Haiku posts and seeing you all soon!

Great "Happenings" at Alice Birney the Week Before Spring Break

Thumbs Up

-"Thumbs Up" to Jesse for working hard during Spring Break "sprucing" up our campus! It looks great!

-"Thumbs Up" to our Birney team for getting some much-needed time off and getting re-invigorated for the last "push" of the school year!

Week at a Glance

Monday, 4/4
  • Welcome Back!
  • Jessica out sick
  • 7:40-1:55 6th grade CC Collaboration day @ Rm. 3
  • 8:00-3:15 2nd grade teachers out for CC Training @ SDC
  • 8:15 IEP: J. Yaryan-Cornejo & Slocum


Tuesday, 4/5

  • Jessica out sick
  • 8:00-10:00-ESL Class @ Rm. 18


Wednesday, 4/6

  • Minimum Day
  • PBIS Friends Lunch
  • 8:30 TOA & Admin meeting
  • 10:00 District meeting-Jessica out
  • 11:30 NEHS Tapping-Cornejo
  • 12:30-1:30 Paw Squad meeting
  • 12:40-1:25 Teacher Prep Time
  • 1:30-3:30 "Understanding Childhood Trauma" Inservice @ Grant Elementary


Thursday, 4/7

  • Ginna out-helping @ Roger's Elementary
  • 8:00-10:00: ESL Class @ Rm. 18
  • 10:00-11:15: PBIS Prize Closet @ Rm. 18 (10:00-Kinder, 10:20-1st & 2nd, 10:40-3rd & 4th, 11:00-5th & 6th)


Friday, 4/8

  • 8:00 Noon Aide meeting @ Rm. 3
  • 8:00-8:45 Mr. Eco Hero Assembly: Kinder-2nd grade @ Cafeteria
  • 9:00-9:45 Mr. Eco Hero Assembly: 3rd & 4th grades @ Cafeteria
  • 10:00 Lockdown drill


Saturday, 4/9

  • 8:00-12:15 Saturday School

Announcements & Looking Ahead

  • Ms. Norberg has returned! Yay!
  • All intervention groups resume as normal (in-class & pull out support with TOAs)
  • Insight 360 Demo & Modeling-various teachers, Wed., 4/13
  • 5th grade CST Science Test scheduled for 4/13-4/15
  • Jessica out at LEAD conference Thursday 4/14 and Friday 4/15
  • 4th grade field trip to Ramona Bowl on Friday, 4/15
  • "College Making It Happen" 6th grade field on Saturday, 4/16

Happy Birthday...

4/9: Mary Ellen Aboytes, Cafeteria

4/19: Ana Torres, Noon Aide

4/22: Michelle Estrada, Cafeteria

4/24: Cynthia Rodriguez, RSP

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