The Friends of Alice Birney Elemetrary (FOABE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our mission is to raise money to ensure the continuation of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) at Birney. The IB PYP is a highly sought-after framework that encourages academic and personal development for all students. “The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better more peaceful world.”

The funds raised by FOABE allow the continuation of this IB curriculum in the following ways:

  • IB Certification
  • Spanish Class
  • Art Class
  • Garden Class
  • Assemblies
  • Field Trips
  • Attendance Recognition
  • Collaboration time for all teaching teams
  • IB Educational Materials

For the 2018-2019 school year, it will cost $275 per child to support the IB PYP

Alice Birney Elementary, an International Studies Magnet School, is a California Distinguished School located in the heart of University Heights. Embedded into every classroom, for every student at Birney is an IB curriculum designed to nurture the whole person. The curriculum features six transdisciplinary themes that empowers students to engage with each other, as well as the world around them, through the process of inquiry, action, and reflection. The IB curriculum promotes an IB learner profile designed to “help individuals and groups become responsible members of local, national and global communities.” Birney Bee’s understand the value of the IB learner profile and strive to embody these attributes every day!

IB Profiles

Birney’s Annual Big Give is December 13th!

Birney’s 8th annual Big Give is Thursday, the 13th. During last year’s Big Give, we were able to raise $31,513.14 from 177 donors! This year we hope to exceed our goal of 200 donors. We are excited to announce that … Continue reading

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The Fall Fundraiser is over, BUT….

Even though our Fall Fundraiser program has ended, we still have the opportunity to raise even more money for Birney!  Mixed Bag will continue to donate 40% for all orders referred by us! Tell your friends and family that they … Continue reading

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