COMMUNITY

The participation of all parents is essential for Alice Birney to provide the many opportunities and activities for students that make the school unique and students successful. An important aspect of life in the Alice Birney community is that children see parents and teachers working together in the classroom, the gardens, at school festivals and in the home.

Children learn directly the value of group cooperation, dedication, problem-solving and hard work. School staff and parents work together to be worthy of imitation and to set the example for children to follow. Parent participation develops and maintains a naturally beautiful environment for the children inside and outside of the school.

Parent participation is not limited to being present on campus. There are several ways that parents can be involved: laundering rags, purchasing and sending snack for the class, making telephone calls or sending emails, helping to plan and organize fieldtrips, soliciting donations of funds or materials, building, gardening, and much more. If you are struggling with how to be involved, please speak with a teacher. They always have wonderful opportunities and ideas.

Often, grants and other opportunities are linked directly to our parent participation rate and the number of hours dedicated to serving the school.

CALENDAR REMINDERS

Tue May 24 | Guild meeting, 5:30pm (zoom)
Wed May 25 | Chalk Full of Fun Festival, 5:30pm
Mon May 30 | Memorial Day [No School]

Wed/Thu June 15 & 16 | Grades 7 & 8 ONLY: 12:20pm dismissal


Missing items? Please check out this spreadsheet and claim what belongs to your child
https://tinyurl.com/AB-LostFound


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

Email: alicebirneyattendance@gmail.com
or call: 916-395-4510, press 1


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.


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