2022-2023 School Year

Updates related to the 2022-2023 School Year
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Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day – 11/10/22 Email

“Why isn’t there a day named after Ruby Bridges?” – Maddie P

Six-year-old Ruby Bridges stepped into the history books in 1960 when she integrated William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans becoming a national icon for the civil rights movement. Today her story continues to inspire the next generation of leaders to end racism together one step at a time.

My message is really that racism has no place in the hearts and minds of our children.
-Ruby Bridges

This initiative started with a question from a group of AAA School Safety Patrollers from Martin Elementary in South San Francisco. Nearly 60 years later, as they were hearing Ruby’s story for the first time, and learning about her courage and bravery, they thought there should be a day to commemorate the movement she started. These students took their idea to the State Legislature and today the Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day will be recognized by the state of California on November 14 each year. Like Ruby, they lead the way and set an example for all of us to follow.

Alice Birney Public Waldorf TK-8 School will be participating this year in the Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day and we invite our families and neighbors to join us on Monday, November 14 at 7:15 AM on 43rd Avenue near the back gate of the school. If you wish, please wear purple to show your unity and support.

We will walk to the corner of 13th Street and turn towards the school. Our walk will end at the front flagpole where we will say goodbye to our families and neighbors and begin the remainder of our school day. This will allow our students time to eat breakfast and play before the bell rings. As a school, we will sing songs, read stories and discuss how, “we work together for a brighter world, Together One Step at a Time…. “

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NEW STUDENT CLUB – 11/2/22 weekly email

IMAGES is a student club designed to build a positive self-image and provide more inclusivity of black students in the Alice Birney Community by providing more black studies, connecting students with culturally and ethnically diverse staff and peers; and creating an additional place at school that celebrates and acknowledges Black Culture. IMAGES will focus on the influence, contributions, and excellence of black people in America and the world.

IMAGES is open to all interested 4th-8th grade Alice Birney students. The club will meet every 2nd Thursday of the month, 1:30- 2:30 pm in Rm11. The club begins November 10, 2022. Interested students must return permission slip to the class teacher or office.

Fillable PDF of permission slip here

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Pre-orders for our Evergreen Fundraiser are now closed.
Wreaths, centerpieces, and gorgeous garlands are available for pickup at WinterFaire, or via 8th grader delivery.  
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Sacramento Bee 09/13/22 video, featuring Alice Birney: See Sacramento City Unified’s new Central Kitchen that sources food from local farms

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2022-2023 Forms & Documents
Alice Birney Parent-Student Handbook 2022-2023
Student Emergency Form 2022-2023
Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) form – Please fill one out to help our school with important funding
Volunteer forms and more found here
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SCUSD 8/12/22 Email:
Indoor Masking Policy. Know whether masking is required or recommended currently.

CALENDAR REMINDERS


Nov 21-26 | No School Fall Break

Mon Nov 28 | Winter Faire contributions due (drop off in box in school office)


Sat Dec 3 | Winter Faire 12:00-4:00
Tue Dec 13 | School Site Council 3:30 (zoom)


ATTENDANCE REPORTING

Please include the following information when reporting an absence:

  • Parent’s name
  • Child’s full name
  • Teacher’s name
  • Date(s) of absence
  • Reason for absence

SYMPTOM CHECKER

Students and staff must stay home if experiencing any of the following symptoms:

Fever or chills • Cough • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing • Fatigue • Muscle or body aches • Headache • New loss of taste or smell • Sore throat • Congestion or runny nose • Diarrhea • Nausea or vomiting

Please follow the guidelines above in how to report an absence. Thank you for helping keep our school community healthy and safe.


PRIMARY HEALTH


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