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Friends of AEA Weekly Newsletter
September 7-11, 2015 Newsletter Requests

FoAEA Budget Meeting Summary

Thursday, the FoAEA board had our first meeting of the 2015-16 school year. The main agenda topic for the meeting was to approve the budget for this year. Last year was a big growth year for AEA and was also a big unknown for us in FoAEA how much money we would be able to raise. Our budget for last year scaled with the school growth to $200,000 but we came in approximately $44,000 short and had to dip into our reserves. Fortunately, the last few years of fundraising have been good and even after last year we still have $135,000 in reserves.

Click here for a complete breakdown of last year's budgeted and actual earnings and expenses. If you have any questions, please e-mail the Board President.

FoAEA is committed to the programs we fund through your donations. We are also committed to being financially responsible so while last year's budget was more aspirational, the board agreed that this year's budget would be more conservative at $150,000.

We will be working with the school to ensure that all of the programs we fund will remain but there will be a different balance between how much FoAEA funds for each these programs vs. what the school covers.

Annual Donation Drive

The FoAEA annual donation drive is just kicking off for the 2015-16 school year. Our goal for this year is to raise approximately $55,000 during this drive and we've already raised over $2,000. We encourage families to donate $1/day per student they have in the school. You can make a one time donation or a monthly donation of any amount at foaea.org/donate or just click on the link below. The students of AEA appreciate all of your support.

Free Money for Friends

In this world there are very few things that are free money but using the foaea.org/amazon link to go to Amazon.com is exactly that. For every purchase you make after usingt his link FoAEA gets up to 8%/ of the money back as a referral fee. Yes, 8%. Last year we made $6,700 from this program, which is $6,700 we don't need to fundraise!!!

Please use this link every time you go to Amazon.com. Give it to your parents, your friends, your bothers and sisters, even random people on the street. If you own a small business, please consider buying through this link so that your business can help support AEA.

BBQ Thank Yous

Thanks to everyone for all the hard work in making this event a success for our community! Everyone did a great job! The food (Kai), entertainment (Mathias/Alberts), drinks (Terri), smoothies (Robeks), uniform sales (Isabelle), info booth (Rebecca and Joel), and all volunteers (you know who you are) pulled it off wonderfully.

A special thank you to Sandy and Lissa for organizing the event and to Kai of Food For Thoughts Cafe (and also the FoAEA Board Treasurer) for the enormous amount of time he spent making and cooking the sausages at the back to school BBQ.

Updated Mailing Lists

The school has provided FoAEA with updated e-mail lists for the elementary and middle schools. Please let us know if you do not want to be included in these e-mails and we will remove you from the list. For anybody who did not receive the previous newsletters this year, you can get a copy of the welcome newsletter here.

Want to volunteer at AEA?

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

GCC New German Homework Club for Grades 2-5

Taught by German Intern Teachers working together with the grade level teachers. Small group and student specific German homework tutoring. Prep class for DSD exam for 5th Grade.

Sept. 9th – Jan. 27th, 2016. Spaces are limited, register now! Wednesday from 12:45 – 2:15pm. Once a week for only $300. 15 session per semester. No classes during Parent / Teacher Conference weeks (November 11th and 18th). Snacks and material are included in the fee.

German Kinder Club

GCC is offering new classes for our young AEA students in Kindergarden and 1st Grades. The class runs from Sept.9th – Jan. 27th, 2016.

AEA Interns teacher support our young Students K – 1st with conversational interaction through play like German memory game, with reading German stories to the children, building vocabulary and exploration of the German Culture, German language enrichment in various ways (role play. singing, crafts etc.) The spaces are limited, register now!

Wednesday from 12pm – 1:45pm for Kinder and 12:45pm – 2:15pm for 1st Grade

Once a week for only $ 225.- for 15 Classes for the semester. No classes during Parent / Teacher Conference weeks. Limited space. Snacks and material are included in the fee.

Disclaimer: this class might have some religious content related to German holiday

Featured Events and Announcements

5th Annual Father Daughter Dance and Ice Cream Social

Save the date for the 5th annual Father Daughter Dance - Friday, September 25th from 6-8pm. We will have a great DJ, a raffle, ice cream and sundae bar, and a photo momento will be available for purchase.

Elementary and Middle School girls and their Dads, uncles, grandpas, big brothers, etc. are welcome to attend.

Tickets: $15 online or after school 9/21-9/24 and $25 at the door. Includes Dad and all his daughters

A Fundraising Golf Tournament for Albert Einstein Academy’s Fusion Physical Education Program

What: A 2-person best ball scramble golf tournament with a Shotgun start to raise money for Physical Education equipment. All Golfers Welcome!

Where: The Loma Club. 9 Hole Course. (at Liberty Station in Point Loma)

When: Sunday October 11, 2015. 1:00 PM Check-in (Tee off at 2:00)

Cost: The fee is $80/person and includes greens fees, appetizers, German buffet and two drinks!

Register/Pay: Register/page online HERE

Pick your twosome or foursome or just sign yourself up -- all golfers are welcome! Golfers do not need to be an AEA family to play in this fun event for a good cause.

Can’t attend? Consider sponsoring a hole for $130.

For more details about this event, or to reserve a spot, contact: Brian Leeds


Monday, September 7th

Labor Day - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, September 8th

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

Tuesday, September 15th

4th-5th Grade Flag Football Lunch League sign ups due

2nd-3rd Grade Ultimate Rings Lunch League sign ups due

Thursday, September 17th

Parent University (5:30-7pm)

Saturday, September 19th

AEA Taking Action: California Coastal Clean Up Day (9am-12pm)
Rose Creek, Pacific Beach

Monday, September 21st

First games of lunch leagues

First day of K-2 Group Fitness

Thursday, September 24th

Elementary School Back to School Night (5:30-7:30pm)

Friday, September 25th

Father Daughter Dance (6-8pm)
GCC sponsored event. Theme this year will be the musical "Into the Woods": a musical that intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm fairy tales, exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests

Thursday, October 1st

FoAEA Board Meeting (6-8pm)
Middle school

Wednesday, October 7th

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

Youth Trainers First Day with Clients
1st Grade / 9:30-9:55
2nd Grade/ 10:05-10:30
3rd Grade / 11:05-11:30
4th Grade / 11:35-12:00

Sunday, October 11th

Golftoberfest (1:30pm)

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.


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


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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