5th Annual Jog-a-thon to Support Birney’s IB Program

Did you know that funding for Birney’s librarian, IB certification and teacher training, and “specials” classes — Spanish and art instruction — are NOT included in the school district’s budget allocation for Birney?  Only successful fund raising efforts will preserve the things that make Birney a successful, high achieving school that teaches to the whole child.  All totaled, these programs cost $75,000 per year or $150 per student.

Birney’s non-profit educational foundation, Friend’s of Alice Birney Elementary is hosting Birney’s 5th Annual Jog-A-Thon to raise $25,000 to help pay for these programs in the 2012-2013 school year.  Just $50 per student will help us reach our goal.

The Jog a Thon will be held on March 16th.  For the next two weeks, please help your child collect donations with the sponsor forms sent home last week.  If you need additional forms or envelopes contact jennifer@ayala-arch.com or download  here: PDF: 2012 Jogathon Parent LetterYou have until March 19th to submit your collected donations to be eligible for prizes.

Sponsorship Opportunities

More reasons to participate!


Local businesses have generously donated tons of prizes to award students and teachers that collect the most money or sponsors.

  • Students who raise $35 will earn a FriarFit jump rope.
  • Students who raise $50 will earn a special edition T-shirt.
  • Students who raise $75 will earn museum passes!.
  • Students who raise $100 will earn restaurant and store gift cards.
  • Classes who raise the most money will win pizza parties!
  • Classes that collect the most sponsors will win otter pops!
  • And whoever raises the most money will win an iPod Nano!


How many laps can you run?  How fit are you?  Students with the most laps will win medals!

And teachers, the Friend’s of Alice Birney Elementary is thinking of you, too!  We have great prizes for your efforts as well: spa gift cards, deluxe chocolate gift packages, restaurant and store gift certificates, and much more!

Remember donations are tax deductible. Friends of Alice Birney is a non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS tax code. Tax ID#27-2414127