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Friends of AEA Weekly Newsletter
February 15-19, 2016 Newsletter Requests

5th Annual Live Music Month is coming in February

We are excited to bring back our annual Live Music Month at Albert Einstein Academies. Singers and musicians are invited to share their talents through the month of February. We have set up times during lunch, for adults and 1st-5th grade students to perform. This will bring music onto our campus, and into the lives of our learning community. If you are interested in performing during Live Music Month, applications can be picked up in the AEA office or printed via this link Live Music Month Application 2016. Applications are due: Tuesday, February 2nd.

Fiji Yogurt - Wednesdays at the MS

Look for Thomas with his frozen yogurt cart in front of the middle school at pick up each week on Weds. The AEACMS Parent Committee will receive 20% of proceeds. Funds for the Parent Committee go to help with Staff and Teacher Appreciation Week (STAW) and 8th Grade Graduation, among other teacher and student related activities. Enjoy some fro-yo and help our school at the same time!

GCC After School Program Signups

By registering your child into a GCC class, you are supporting the German Intern Teacher program. There are two programs for Elementary students: Kinger Club and German Homework (the A2 Prep Class is full). All of the proceeds benefit the intern teacher program! Click on the images below for registration fliers.

Annual Donation Drive Mid-Year Update

We are now just past the mid-point of the school year. So far, our annual donation drive has been very successful. A huge thank you to everybody who has participated. Our target goal for the year was $57,000. To date, we have raised $36,400 from individual donations and another $9,600 in Matching Grants from Qualcomm, Thomson Reuters, Sempra Energy, and Verizon. This is a fantastic beginning to the year. If you haven't donated, take a few minutes to provide a tax-free donation to your kids school to help fund Art, Science, PE, Music, Field Trips, Assemblies, and more. Join the over 160 families who have donated this school year. A donation amount of even $10 makes a difference.

Periodically, we check to see if anybody's monthly subscription accounts have been suspended. This happens often these days when you get a new credit card. We greatly appreciate it when you update your account to keep the monthly donations active.

2015 Giving Statements from GivingFuel

For anybody who donated to FoAEA through our GivingFuel portal (our online payment site), you should be receiving an e-mail detailing all of your donations for the 2015 calendar year. This includes donations to the Annual Donation Drive, Rock'n Run-a-thon, Golftoberfest, Father Daughter Dance, etc. We will also be sending out tax letters for individual donations of $250 or greater. Please save this e-mail to help prepare your taxes. The e-mail also includes all of the information you need to help apply for matching grants through your employer. Please contact us if you have any questions or if you do not receive the e-mail.

Don't forget to use foaea.org/amazon

Last year was our best year ever with raising funds through our Amazon link. The total for last year was $7,983, which was more than twice the previous year. Thank you for making this one of our most successful fundraisers.

Want to volunteer at AEA?

If you are interested in volunteering, please send an e-mail to our volunteering committee at volunteer@foaea.org.

Featured Events and Announcements


Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help our school earn cash. This school year, our school’s earnings goal is $1,000 which will go towards all the wonderful programs our school offers.

Collection Sheet

Are you a Box Tops member? Sign up at BTFE.com to stay updated on our school’s earnings and find a full list of hundreds of participating products. Members also receive exclusive coupon offers and recipes and can learn about extra ways for our school to earn more cash.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Nikki our Box Tops for Education Coordinator for AEA. Thanks for your help!

Support essential enrichment programs at AEA

Please help support essential programs at AEA through a donation to Friends of Albert Einstein Academies. Our goal is to have 200 families participate in this donation drive. Donating to FoAEA supports the enrichment programs that our kids benefit from including art, music, PE and science programs and provides funds for field trips, assemblies, and classroom supplies.

If you haven't signed up yet, please take 5 minutes to contribute to AEA's enrichment programs. Go to our donation website from your mobile device or computer and select a monthly donation amount or a one time donation. Choose $30/month ($1/day) or any amount affordable to you. Even $5 or $10 per month makes a huge difference for the kids.

Matching Grants

Last year, the following companies made matching grants to FoAEA: Union Bank, Qualcomm, Pfizer, Intuit, Genentech, Covidien, Nokia, and ARS National Svcs.

We thank all of these companies for their generous support. If you work for any of these companies and have not yet taken advantage of their matching grant program, it just takes a few minutes and is free money to the school. One way of finding out if your employeer supports matching grants is to look at this list of companies. Information normally needed to have an employeer make a matching grant is available here.

Calendar



Monday, February 15th

NO SCHOOL (President's Day Observance)

Tuesday, February 16th

ES Tours for New Families (9:30-10:30am)
Since our school tours are filling up fast and we would like to keep the tour groups small please RSVP at (619) 795 1190 #2101 or e-mail Mrs McCreary.

3rd Grade Field Trip to Birch Aquarium

Thursday, February 18th

ES Live Music Month Student Performances

2nd Grade Field Trip to SD Symphony

Elementary Parent University (5:30-6:30pm)

Friday, February 19th

Blues in the School Assembly (4th and 5th Grades)

3rd Grade Field Trip to Birch Aquarium

Tuesday, February 23rd

ES Tours for New Families (9:30-10:30am)
Since our school tours are filling up fast and we would like to keep the tour groups small please RSVP at (619) 795 1190 #2101 or e-mail Mrs McCreary.

ES Live Music Month Performances

Wednesday, February 24th

Rock'n Run-a-Thon

Thursday, February 25th

Middle School Tours (8:30-9:20am)
We would like to keep the tour groups small (10 people per tour). You must RSVP - please RSVP at (619) 780-0400 or e-mail Mrs. Schaffer at or Mrs. Rivera.

Parent Univerty: AEA Language Acquisition Continuum (5_30-6:30pm)
This Parent University is for 4th-8th grade families with a focus of the continuum of language learning from 5th grade Primary Years Program (PYP) into the IB Middle Years Program (MYP) and into the Diploma Program (DP). RSVP here.

Friday, February 26th

Judah the Mime Assembly

Brass Quintet Assembly (2nd and 3rd Grade)

School Calendar

FoAEA shares a single Google Calendar with AEA. This calendar can be viewed here online and is on the AEA and FoAEA home pages. Subscribe to these calendars so that it shows up on all of your devices and you won't miss any school activities.

Wish Lists



From time to time our classrooms need supplies. To make the donation process easier for everyone, please use this permanent SignUp Genius Middle School Supply Wish List page. This list will include items which our MS teachers need to teach our kids.

Resources



School Pool: See the SchoolPool Factsheet. Please contact the AEA office to find out information about this program.

Volunteer



Throughout the year FoAEA will put on events and activities that require volunteers. If you are interested in helping out, please send an e-mail to our volunteering committee at volunteer@foaea.org.

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