Lantern Festival next Saturday
The 15th Annual Lantern Festival will take place at the AEA Elementary School nex
Saturday, November 5th, 2016 from 4-7pm!
Please join us for a bratwurst dinner, bake sale, and music. The event will end with a Lantern Parade
around the neighborhood. For more info about the Lantern Festival please visit
If you would like to be involved in helping with the success of the event, please visit our
You may also contact our event organizers, Jennifer Cardinale and Angie Santini, directly at
Friends will be having a used uniform sale during the Lantern Festival. Come stock up on all your uniform needs including
long sleeved shirts, hoodies and sweaters, and pants!
Dia de los Muertos Materials Needed
Our Spanish team is hosting a Dia de los Muertos celebration on Nov 3 and Nov 4
for all 6th graders. The celebration will include bread and chocolate milk, as well as crafting masks and sugar skulls. 100+ students will attend each day. To pull this all off, our teachers needs our help!
- (15) 5 lbs Bags of granulated sugar needed by Monday Oct 24 (before the party!)
- (10) 1 lb Bags powdered sugar
- (30) Loaves of Pan de Muertos bread (at local Mexican bakeries)
- (18) Gallons chocolate milk
- (1) Gallon chocolate soy milk
- (230) Napkins (Dia de los Muertos theme or bright colors, red, purple, turquois, etc.)
- (230) Disposable cups (Dia de los Muertos theme or bright colors, red, purple, turquois, etc.)
- (20) Red, pink, purple, blue, yellow or green plastic table cloths
- (5) Parent volunteers each day from 8:45-10:45am
Dia de los Muertos decorations examples here.
To donate or volunteer, please go to our
Wish List, so everyone can determine which items are needed.
Please drop sugar by Monday Oct 24, and all other items by Weds Nov 2.
Thank you for helping make this an authentic celebration! Questions? Please contact Ms. Milian or
Middle School Parent Committee
Join the Middle School Parent Committee and help us have the best year ever! Contact
FoAEA Middle School representative, Kathi Blocher.
Gala Artisan Committee
Every year Friends of AEA hosts a Gala to raise funds for our amazing
school. This event makes up a significant amount of the budget that
brings and maintains valued programs and classes to our school such as
art, music, PE, science, gardening, among others. A school curriculum that
includes experiences like these enriches our students' education and
Part of the fundraising effort includes each class in each grade level
to contribute student made artwork. This artwork is made in collaboration
with parent volunteer(s), classroom teachers, and students.
This year I am available to consult, coordinate, oversee, and possibly
assist the making of these projects. I need 3-5 parents, FROM EACH GRADE LEVEL
to volunteer as lead coordinators for their grade level. We will collaborate
and work together to create a cohesive, yet diverse group of works for the Gala
You DO NOT need to be an artist to volunteer. People who embrace
organization, enthusiasm and the ability to delegate are great leads for
this project as well!
Please sign up on this document or email me here.
Our first meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 9 from 12:30-1:30pm
in the Art Room. Please come to the meeting even if you are unsure if you want
to fully commit!
Thank you for your interest and support in our school! Shana Cutler,
AEA Gardening Teacher and Art Aide
Mixed Bags Fundraiser has Started
Our fall fundraiser (Mixed Bags) is starting. Please make sure you put
your orders in by November 18th. Details on the fundraiser
this flyer. You
can also use this link: www.mixedbagdesigns.com/Retail-Home?fundraiserid=144878.
Honk! JR. is a musical adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story
The Ugly Duckling, incorporating a message of tolerance. The book and lyrics
are by Anthony Drewe and music is by George Stiles. It is a heartwarming
celebration of being different that is sure to delight audiences of all ages
with its sparkling wit, unique charm and memorable score. Witty and hilarious,
but also deeply movin. Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling
duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to
notice and point this out, despite his mother's protective flapping. Feeling
rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on an adventure of
self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along
the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out being
different is not a bad thing to be.
Friday and Saturdays at 7:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm
October 28th, 29th and 30th and November 4th, 5th and 6th
Performances at Mission Hills United Church of Christ (4070 Jackdaw St, San Diego, 92103)
Tickets available at centerstagechildrenstheater.org.