The Birney Buzz 08/25/2020

The Birney Buzz 08/25/20
Posted on 08/25/2020

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Hello Birney families and friends,

Well, the best intentions were to open the Parent Portal on the 23rd August so you all could see who your teacher will be. That did not work – apparently, individual schools couldn't just open up the portal when they wanted to – had to wait for IT to open. Didn’t know that – this is all new for me! So – I apologize for the misleading invitation. Ms. Amanda doesn’t like it when things don’t work, still, it’s not the worst thing that can happen. HOWEVER, this afternoon IT let me know I could open it up, so I THINK I did. The parent portal is open now!  I KNOW you’ll let me know if you can’t get in, but give it a try.  Hopefully it  will work, and the portal will be open all through unmtil grading time, when we close it for about a week so teachers can upload their grsades.

Dates confusion – yes, when I get stressed I start to switch up days and dates, so good catch all of you who wondered if kindergarten distribution was Thursday 8/27 or Friday 8/28. Well. Given a couple of glitches we’ve had in delivery of supplies and such, I am making the call that it will be FRIDAY 8/28. Same times, see below.  Thank you for your flexibility, grace and understanding as we put more spinning plates up in the air – every once in a while they drop!   

There will STILL be a Kindergarten Orientation Meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, August 26 at 5:00 p.m

After a short general meeting with me, Ms. Amanda, you will be sent into breakout rooms to meet with your child’s teacher for a presentation.  Please use the following link: TK/K ORIENTATION, Aug 26, 2020, 5:00 p.m.

The next general parent meeting will be PTA’s Parent Orientation on Friday, August 28 at 6:00 p.m.  Please use the following link:  Topic: PTA PARENT ORIENTATION MEETING, Aug 28, 2020 06:00 PM To Join Zoom Meeting:

Drive-Through Kindergarten and new family Distribution Day to pass out school devices (for new families who did not get a device last year) and supplies including journals, pencils, pens, etc. will occur (pending everything being ready to go, they got shipped to the wrong place) for kindergarteners and new families Friday, August 28.  This will occur in the Birney driveway on the south side of the school closest to the district HQ.  Please pull in to the far driveway on Campus as indicated by the signage, or into the driveway from Park.  There will be a stop sign where you will be told which table is your teacher's so you can pull up to receive your device and your K supplies, wave hello and say hi through your mask, and see faces before you go home.  There will also be a 'new family' table staffed by ME, yours truly, to give you the device so you can log in on Monday August 31 for your 9:45 class meeting. 

The schedule will be: 

KINDERGARTEN (and new families grades 1-5 needing device): Last name A-M Friday, August 28, 12:00-1:00

KINDERGARTEN (and new families grades 1-5 needing device): Last Name N-Z Friday, August 28, 1:15-2:25

More to come soon for the other grades … all the plates are spinning fast ... 

Ms. Amanda

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