Athletics

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.

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

 

CALENDAR REMINDERS

Knit-a-Thon | Ongoing until March 31st!
Fri Jan 27 | Early 12:20pm Dismissal Grades 7-8
Thu Feb 2 | Crafts & Conversation, 1:12-3pm, room 14: Knitting circle 
Mon Feb 13 | No School Washington’s birthday
Sun Feb 19|  Crafts & Conversation, 2-5pm, near school: Felt mats for Peg Dolls
Mon Feb 20 | No School President’s Day


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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