The Birney Buzz 10/28/2021

The Birney Buzz 10/28/2021
Posted on 10/28/2021

Hello Birney families and friends,

Two things - it's one of those where you could ask do you want the good or the bad first?  Well, let's go with the bad first. This special message is to ask for patience and peace at the various dismissal gates!  We understand that parents are feeling stressed about picking up their students at dismissal, we understand that many of you have other students to pick up at other schools.  We understand that there are a lot of you and very few parking spaces, and we know things are difficult sometimes.  Still, here is my message: PLEASE follow traffic rules - do NOT double park, do NOT double park and leave your vehicle, do NOT park in the bus zone, do NOT yell at or harrass other parents.  Take it easy on yourself and park a little far away and take a relaxing, calming walk to come and pick up your child.  I have asked School Police to patrol the exits at school as often as they can, and they will be ticketing people who are not following traffic rules. Please remember that our students are watching how we act.  We do NOT yell at each other or call each  other names - we are the adults! 

Here's the good bit.  As we go in to November, the thanksgiving month, I want to thank Noah and Olivia's mom for writing the wonderful article in the UH News about Birney.  For the next article, she is seeking input from the Birney community about what we are grateful for.  She states, "My idea for the article is to to hear from the kids, students and parents and quote them in the article with their permission.   The question is "What are you most grateful for this year?""  If you would like to participate, please click here and you will find a Googleform to fill out and give your input. Personally, I have 513 students to be grateful for at Birney every day - every day their smiles and actions make me thankful to be here!  I am also grateful for my amazing staff and all of you too, as long as you are kind and patient with each other and your kids!

Take care, breathe, remember to be IB Learners who are knowledgeable, principled, reflective, caring, balanced, courageous,open-minded inquirers, thinkers and communicators.  That's what we are teaching your students to be, that's what we expect from you too!

Thankfully,

Ms. Amanda

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