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Friends of AEA Weekly Newsletter
September 14-18, 2015 Newsletter Requests

IB Tile Wall

Our beautiful, commemorative IB Tile Wall was installed last week in the MS lobby area - just to right of the Health Office. Please take a moment to stop and admire this art piece.

A big thank you goes out to the many donors who made this possible with their purchase of the glass tiles that make up this mural. The funds from this project (over $1,000) go straight back to the school.

Another heartfelt thank you goes out to parent volunteers, Terri Oelrich and Mike Gruby for their diligent work on this project.

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.

Used Uniforms - Thank You

MS Parents - A very sincere THANK YOU to everyone who donated used uniforms, as well as, everyone who shopped our used uniform sale during orientation. The sale was a great success thanks to you! Reminder: The school will gladly accept your used uniform donations throughout the year, which you may drop off with April (or anyone else) at the front desk at any time. As soon as we have collected enough clothing for another sale, we will schedule one.

MS Teacher Wish List

Our 8th grade teachers need help with a few supplies for the year. Please go to the MS Teacher Wish List to view and sign up for items, so we can track when donation requests have been filled.

Signing up is a snap and the school uses it throughout the year. However, if you prefer not to sign up for another online account, here is a list of the requested supplies:

  • 7 scientific calculators (Mrs. Eddy, 8th grade math (formerly Ms. Clinton))
  • 55 glue sticks (Mrs. Eddy, 8th grade math)
  • 8 boxes QUART zip lock bags (Ms. Paulsen, 8th grade science)
  • 8 boxes SANDWICH zip lock bags (Ms. Paulsen, 8th grade science)
  • 6 rolls paper towels (Ms. Paulsen, 8th grade science)
  • 20 packets rock salt (Ms. Paulsen, 8th grade science)
  • 5 Green food color (Ms. Paulsen, 8th grade science)
  • 5 Blue food color (Ms. Paulsen, 8th grade science)
  • 150 plastic spoons (Ms. Paulsen, 8th grade science)
  • 2 boxes popsicle or craft sticks (Ms. Paulsen, 8th grade science)
  • 4 bottles of iodine solution (Ms. Paulsen, 8th grade science)

Please bring all donations to Mrs. Eddy and Ms. Paulsen at your earliest convenience. Questions? Contact Amy. Thank you for supporting our kids!

California Coastal Clean Up- AEA k-8 community, taking action

Join our k-8 community in service on September 19th, 9am-12pm. Parents and students are invited! We will be lending a hand with the 13th annual Coastal Clean up at Rose Creek in Pacific Beach. Students must be accompanied by an adult. Waivers are required for participating students under 18 years old and can be completed at the site. Hope to see you there!

MEET AT Mission Bay High School, 2475 Grand Avenue, San Diego 92109 in the Faculty Parking Lot (eastern most parking lot at the east end of campus just off Grand Avenue and adjacent to Rose Creek.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Volunteers are advised to wear comfortable, closed toed shoes. Please bring gardening or heavy duty work gloves. Coordinators ask volunteers to participate in the Bring Your Own Reusable campaign this year, by also bringing along buckets and reusable water bottles to reduce waste created at the cleanup. Children's wagons are helpful to shuttle trash from the creek to the dumpsters.

k-8 Parent University: Common Core State Standards and Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

Attend for an overview of Common Core State Standards, the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC), and Student Reports. AEA Principals, Barb Robinson and Greta Bouterse will share updates from the state on this first year of testing.

This is an adult only event. Please sign up here.

DATE: 09/17/2015 ( Thu 5:30PM - 6:30PM EDT )

LOCATION: Albert Einstein Academy Charter Middle School, 458 26th St, San Diego, CA 92102, United States

Want to volunteer at AEA?

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

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


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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