Wintermarkt is TOMORROW
Come join us this Sunday for our first German Holiday Market on our Elementary campus (3035 Ash Street)
from 12-3pm. The entrance is on A Street! (back gate)
Bring family and friends and get ready for the holidays with great food (from Brats to Waffles), holiday crafts, gift items and entertainment by the Einstein Kinderchor, German children dance group and a DJ! This is a cash only event with $ 5 crafts table, $ 5 photo booth etc.
Middle School Holiday Party Sign Up
The Teachers and Staff will be celebrating their Holiday Party Wednesday,
December 7th. As a tradition of past years, the MS Parent community comes together and makes a home made
luncheon. I am excited to share that their luncheon will be hosted by you, the Parents of your children at AEAMS.
Please prepare and bring a serving dish for 7-10 people Wednesday morning. We will be hoping for salad, warm dish, and/or dessert. Volunteers for setting up, serving, and cleaning up will be most welcome. This event is one of the ways we can share our appreciation and holiday cheer with the school’s teachers and staff. They are so wonderful with our children. Thank you for helping out.
60+ Teachers and Staff will attend the Holiday Party. To pull this off, we need your help!
- (6) Salad - serving 7-10 people
- (10) Warm Main Dish - serving 7-10 people
- (3) Veggie Plate - serving 7-10 people
- (3) Fruit Plate - serving 7-10 people
- (8) Dessert - serving 7-10 people
- (2) Cranberry Juice - 24 oz
- (2) Orange Juice - 24oz
- (5) Parent Volunteers to set up between 9am-1pm
- (2) Parent Volunteers to serve between 1-3pm
- (3) Parent Volunteers to help clean up (2-3:30pm)
Review the Teacher’s wish list of classroom items they need. If you are able to provide any of these, wrap them with a bow and put the teachers' name on the gift card. These will be part of the decor for the Holiday Party event.
Please drop off Wednesday, December 7, before 10am. To donate or volunteer, please go to our MS Teacher Wish List, so everyone can determine which items are needed. Thank you for helping make this an wonderful holiday celebration! -- Warmly, Kathi Blocher and Rebecca Bennet
Fundraiser for Fusion Physical Education @ Hess Brewery!
Wednesday, December 7th from 1:00-9:00pm
Come by the family-friendly Mike Hess Brewery in North Park. 3812 Grim Ave. A portion of the proceeds to benefit AEA Elementary Physical Education Equipment.
Weihnachtskonzert December 18th
Come join the AEA Kinderchor Sunday, December 18th at 3pm for a celebration of a traditional German Christmas. More information available here.
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.
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.
Holiday Shopping Through Amazon
The amazon.com affiliate program has
become one of our most successful fundraisers over the last few years in part
doesn't cost anything beyond what you were going to purchase
anyway. This school
year participation has been fantastic.
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.
End of the Year Donations
Many of you make your donations to charitable
organizations towards the end of the year. We would like to encourage you to keep
your kid's school in mind when making your end of the year donations.
These are the programs that Friends of Albert Eintein Academies supports each year.
AEA's families are what sustains these programs and we greatly appreciate your support through donations
and your volunteer time.
This year's fundraising is getting off to a good start, but we still have a ways to go in order to meet our
fundraising goals. So far we've had 27 families sign up for a one time or monthly donation pledging over
$36,000 towards our goal of $60,000. Thank you. If you haven't donated yet, it takes just a moment. Click on the
image below and make either a one time donation or sign up for a monthly subscription.
If you are a monthly donor, please help us meet our goal by keeping your monthly subscription
active. Sometimes credit cards don't go through and sometimes we all get new credit
card numbers. When this happens, please update your credit card information online.
Have you donated yet?
This year has been a bit slow with donations to FoAEA, so we hope that you will take some
time to become a monthly donor or send in a one time donation. Remember that your donations may
be tax free. 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
for the kids.
Corporate Matching Grants
Matching grants are another important way to help
donate to the school. During the last school years
Union Bank, Qualcomm, Pfizer, Intuit,
Genentech, Covidien, Nokia, and ARS National Svcs all donated to FoAEA and
this year we have commitments to donations from
Qualcomm, Genentech, ThompsonReuters,
and GoPro for over $10,000.
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
Information normally needed to have an employeer make a matching grant is available
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