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Friends of AEA Weekly Newsletter
October 31st - November 4th, 2016 Newsletter Requests

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 foaea.org/lantern.html.

If you would like to be involved in helping with the success of the event, please visit our SignupGenius link. You may also contact our event organizers, Jennifer Cardinale and Angie Santini, directly at lantern2016@foaea.org.

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 Amy.

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 perspectives.

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 Auction.

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 are in this flyer. You can also use this link: www.mixedbagdesigns.com/Retail-Home?fundraiserid=144878.

Honk! Jr.

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.

Performances:
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.

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



Tuesday, Nov 1st

2nd Grade Field Trip to World Beat Center (2E, 2F) (9:25-11:30am)

Wednesday, Nov 2nd

Pastries with the Principals (8:30-9:30am)
At the Elementary School

Thursday, Nov 3rd

1st Grade Fieldtrip to Balboa Theater (8:45-10:45am)

2nd Grade Field Trip to World Beat Center (2C, 2D) (9:25-11:30am)

Middle School Tour for Prospective Parents - English (8:30-9:30am)
We welcome prospective parents to sign up for a tour of our Middle School campus. This tour is scheduled for English speaking parents. To reserve your spot, please follow this link

Elementary School Tour for Prospective Kindergarten Parents (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. Adults only please.

GCC Meeting (3-4pm)
Elementary School Campus

FoAEA Board meeting (6-8pm)
Middle School Campus

Friday, Nov 4th

2nd Grade Field Trip to World Beat Center (2A, 2B) (9:25-11:30am)

Saturday, Nov 5th

Lantern Festival (4-7pm)
At the AEA Elementary School campus.

Tuesday, Nov 8th

3rd Grade Field Trip to Mission Trails(3A, 3B, 3C) (9-1:30pm)

5th Grade Field Trip to Junior Theater (10:30am-2:45pm)

Lunch League Ultimate Rings / Flag Football Championship Games
Top Lunch League seeds participate in the championship game. The winning team has their picture taken and posted on the 'Einstein Wall of Champions.
The Ultimate Rings Championship Game (for 2nd and 3rd graders) will be held from 11:30am to 12:30pm, and the Flag Football Championship Game (for 4th and 5th graders) will be held from 12:30pm to 12:50pm.
Parents are invited to come watch and cheer!

AEA Board of Trustees Meeting (4:30-7pm)
At the Middle School

Thursday, Nov 10th

Elementary School Tour for Prospective Kindergarten Parents (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. Adults only please.

Elementary School Book Fair Opening Day (2:45-4pm)

Friday, Nov 11th

NO SCHOOL

Sunday, Nov 13th

Language Bridge Carne Asada (1-3pm)
At the AEA Elementary School campus.

Monday, Nov 14th

Minimum Day - Parent Teacher Conferences

Book Fair
At the MS and ES libraries

Tuesday, Nov 15th

Minimum Day - Parent Teacher Conferences

Book Fair
At the MS and ES libraries

Middle School Tour for Prospective Kindergarten Parents (8:30-9:30am)
We welcome prospective parents to sign up for a tour of our Middle School campus. This tour is scheduled for English speaking parents. To reserve your spot, please follow this link.

3rd Grade Field Trip to Mission Trails(3D, 3E) (9-1:30pm)

Wednesday, Nov 16th

Minimum Day - Parent Teacher Conferences

Book Fair
At the MS and ES libraries

Thursday, Nov 17th

Minimum Day - Parent Teacher Conferences

Book Fair
At the MS and ES libraries

Friday, Nov 18th

Minimum Day - Parent Teacher Conferences

Book Fair
At the MS and ES libraries

Monday - Friday, Nov 21-25th

NO SCHOOL - Fall Break

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



SchoolPool: 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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