At Alice Birney, we save competitive sports until grade 4 (soccer, basketball, baseball, etc.). We believe this is healthy because it allows children to stay in the world of imagination and practice skills using their whole body before the confines of rules, teams, and scores. After grade 4, children are more developmentally ready to play competitive games when referees/umpires are not present and they must self-regulate. Playground rules are followed for all games.

District Team Sports
Competitive team sports are played in middle school, grades 7 and 8. Students must be able to manage the demands of an extra-curricular activity while maintaining all of their class work. This will be monitored by having students take the responsibility to complete classwork, have positive behavior, and complete expected responsibilities. The teacher or parent may communicate with the coach if a student is not meeting the expectations and should not participate.


Alice Birney Middle School Cross Country | 2023 Season Calling all runners or aspiring runners!

What: Cross country is a team sport where teams and individuals run outside on a variety of natural terrains (like dirt and grass). This season is coached by Amy Lincoln.

When/Where: Practices are Mondays 3:30-4:30 at the soccer/rugby fields in Land Park, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2:30-3:30 at Alice Birney. Practices start Wednesday September 6.

Currently Meets are scheduled for September 22, October 13, 20.
After the 20th, optional 5k training for Run to Feed the Hungry on November 23.

Who can join: Any 6th-8th grader is welcome, no prior running experience required! (Note: 6th Graders will not be able to run in the SCUSD championship race on October 20)

Interested? Complete the following forms and return to the office or Room 18.
2023 Cross Country Information PacketSCUSD sports packet 23-24

Questions? Email



6th, 7th, & 8th graders – Alice Birney After School Archery would love to have you participate!  Check with your teacher and join us!


2023 Middle School Track & Field Team

Our Bees have been busy this year in Track and Field! The 32 students who represented Alice Birney this season were amazing and pressed through our opponents at several meets. Winning the Junior Bullfrog invitational for the second year in a row, every athlete came home with a medal! This past week the season closed with the Sac City Middle School Championships – we have several medalists and 7 district champions including: Reid Paskey (400m), Rina Cincipirino (3200m), Liam Ross (400m), Seth Eastham (Long Jump), Jackson Dunkel (Shot Put), Marley Ross (Shot Put), Xyla Murphy (Long Jump), and our relay teams.

Most of our athletes earned an invite to the California State Games in San Diego this summer! Coach LaRay contributes the team’s success to their competitive will and their bond.


Wed Sep 13 | Guild Meeting, 5:30pm (outside)
Wed Sep 27 | Back to School Night/International Family Folk Dance
Wed Sep 27 | Picture Day, grades TK-3
Thu Sep 28 | Picture Day, grades 4-8


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  • Child’s full name
  • Teacher’s name
  • Date(s) of absence
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Students and staff must stay home if experiencing any of the following symptoms:

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