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Friends of AEA Weekly Newsletter
November 21-25th, 2016 Newsletter Requests

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

From all of us at FoAEA, we hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

Holiday Gift Giving

Each year FoAEA provides information on holiday gift giving that helps support our community and raises money for the school. Last year the AEA community helped raised $3,000 while purchasing holiday gifts for your family and friends. This year, with the growth in the schools and the better visibility of this program, we'd like to see how much better we can do.

Holiday Shopping Through Amazon

The amazon.com affiliate program has become one of our most successful fundraisers over the last few years in part because it doesn't cost anything beyond what you were going to purchase anyway. This school year participation has been fantastic.

How does the program work? Simple! The only thing special you need to know is our link.

As you are planning your holiday gift giving, please remember to use our link (foaea.org/amazon) and tell anybody you can about it including grandparents, uncles and aunts, friends of the family, etc. Gift giving can have even more meaning when it is also raising money for schools. There's no limit to who can use it, how many times, or how much money we can raise through this program!

Artsonia is great for Holiday Gifts!

Go to Artsonia and check out your child's artwork. If you buy before December 15th it will deliver by Christmas and the school gets 20% of your purchases back as a donation.

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.

German Holiday Market (Wintermarkt) 2016 at AEACES

Come join us for the German Holiday Market at Albert Einstein Academies on Sunday, December, 4th from 12-3pm.

All Vendor Spots are sold out! We are excited to offer you a variety of handmade and traditional gifts for the holidays from local Vendors, Girls Scouts Troop 4020 & 4564 and AEA families!

GCC is also having a booth with new and gently used German items

  • CD's and DVD's
  • Books
  • Board Games etc.

Here are some items you will find at our German Holiday Market

  • Crafts station for kids ( DIY for $ 5 )
  • Photo booth
  • Face painting
  • Jewelry
  • Soaps
  • Purses, bags and accessories
  • Wood crafts
These are just a few to name...

German Holiday Foods for Sale

  • Bratwurst , Potato Salad and Sauerkraut
  • Wiener
  • Pretzels
  • Waffles
  • Traditional German Holiday Cookies
  • Beverages, Hot Chocolate, Coffee etc.
And many other treats. There is something for everyone!

Entertainment

  • Sing along with Frau Claudia and her Kinderchoir
  • Deutsche Kindertanzgruppe
  • DJ Matthias

ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO THE GERMAN LANGUAGE PROGRAM AT AEA!!!

We are looking for VOLUNTEERS for helping with the event or donating baking goods for the sale. Please click on the link German Holiday Market - Wintermarkt 2016 for details.We appreciate all your support and hope to see you all on December 4th! - The German Cultural Committee (GCC) at AEA

Mixed Bags Fundraiser

Even though our fall fundraiser (Mixed Bags) is has completed, you can still order online: www.mixedbagdesigns.com/Retail-Home?fundraiserid=144878.

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!

Calendar



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.

Connect


MS Parent Committee

Meeting minutes and information

Monthly Library Newsletter

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