A Suspicious Fire at Birney With Tragic Results

Our wonderful school was the victim of a suspicious fire on Monday, Jan 16. The fire destroyed our cafeteria, auditorium and all the supplies we use in our before and after school programs — art supplies, balls, books, games, music and all sorts of other things. These items were supplied by a grant and cannot be replaced with existing funds. Please help us recover by donating to our educational foundation.  Just click on the DONATE button below.

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There will be grey tubs at the Kindergarten gate and at the front of the school to drop off donations, beginning Wednesday (1/18) with our return to school.

copy paper
large plastic outdoor storage cabinets (7)
Rolling carts (1 with 3 shelves)
rolling crate style boxes (4)
large (45 gallon) bins (4)
plastic file boxes (2)

plain brown letter size clipboards with “clips” (10)
metal clipboards with storage in the clipboard (like they use at construction sites, 2)

2 Large first aid kits, containing at a minimum:
sterile naps
neosporin spray
cold packs

card games (Uno, etc, NOT generic playing cards)
Mancala sets (4-6)
wall balls
four square balls
electric pump for balls (2)

Boom box
kids music and Dvd’s

Easel with paper,chalkboard and white dry erase board
paint brushes
150 5X5 bean bags in primary colors for tossing

PA system

1 busy town rug (must be from Lakeshore or other school supply)
2 Doll houses with male, female, and multicultural dolls
doctor kit
hand puppets
wood building blocks
playmobile brand police station
game of “Sorry”
game of “Trouble”
paints,brushes.and art supplies

The “IB” message is that bad things happen to good people, but we pick ourselves up, brush ourselves off and work together to make a better world. We will find opportunities that arise from this tragedy, and we will rise to the challenge.