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Friends of AEA Weekly Newsletter
September 28 - October 2, 2015 Newsletter Requests

Golftoberfest is in Two Weeks!

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.

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

Can’t attend? Consider sponsoring a hole for $130. For more details about this event contact: Brian Leeds

Freezer Needed for Pretzels

We are in need of a freestanding (chest or upright) freezer for storing frozen pretzels. If you have something you are interested in donating, e-mail Rebecca.

Father Daughter Dance Thank You

A big shout out to Manuela Seidl and Heather Sander – Heinz for coordinating this wonderful and amazing event the Father Daughter Dance!!! More than 150 parents and their daughters attended. A huge thank you to all of our volunteers and their families! And an even huger one to those who did all the moving and shaking, heavy lifting and house building - "The Alberts"!

Wow what a great group of parents we have at Albert Einstein Academies. You made the dance a HUGE success. THANK YOU! Thank you! THANK YOU! -- The GCC Team

Join our Annual Donation Drive!

In the month since the school year began, we have had 66 families sign up for either a one-time or a monthly donation pledging over $19,000 for AEA school programs. They join another 37 families continuing their monthly contributions from last year's drive. We can't thank you enough for your contributions. Go to foaea.org/donate to donate. It only takes a minute to make a big difference in your child's education.

Purchasing on Amazon: The Networking Effect

September has already raised more than $700. With the exception of December last year (presents), this has been our best month ever. Keep up the good work and remember to use our link for all of your Amazon purchases.

Don't forget that anybody can use foaea.org/amazon and help support AEA. Tell grandparents, uncles, and aunts know. Let your friends know. Tell anybody walking down the street. Change the bookmarks on any computer you can find. Use it at work. There's really no limit to how much we can raise with this program. All we need is to do is keep getting the word (or link) out and don't forget to change your own bookmarks on all of your computers and smart devices.

FoAEA Board Meeting - This Thursday

The next FoAEA board meeting will be this Thursday from 6-8pm at the middle school. Please join us. If you have questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact the board president.

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


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, September 29th

8th Grade Back to School Night (5:30-6:30pm)
MPR/Level 2

Wednesday, September 30th

6th Grade Back to School Night (5:30-6:45pm)
MPR/Level 4

7th Grade Back to School Night (6-7pm)
MPR/Level 3

Thursday, October 1st

MS School Pictures

GCC Meeting (3-4pm)
ES staff lounge

Elementary Parent University: Supporting your beginning reader (5:30-6:30pm)
Elementary school think tank

FoAEA Board Meeting (6-8pm)
Middle school

Monday, October 5th

MS School Pictures make up day

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

Thursday, October 8th

MS Parent University: ManageBac and MYP Assessment (5:30-7pm)

Elementary Parent University: Supporting your beginning reader (5:30-6:30pm)
Elementary school think tank

Friday, October 9th

ES School Pictures

Sunday, October 11th

Golftoberfest (1:30pm)

Monday, October 12th

NO SCHOOL - Staff Development Day

Tuesday, October 13th

Board of Trustees Meeting (4:30-6pm)
Elementary School

Parent University (In Spanish) (5:30-6:30pm)
Supporting your beginning reader. Please join our Elementary School Reading Specialist, Betsy Hall. The title of this session is Supporting Your K-1 Beginner Reader. Topics covered will include: English phonics, high frequency words (also called sight words), different kinds of early reader books, choosing appropriate books for your child, reading aloud daily to your child, the warning signs of reading difficulties, and fun ways to incorporate literacy practice into your busy daily routines. Participants are limited to 20. This is an adult only event. Thank You. Sign up here.

Thursday, October 15th

ES Picture Make Up Day

Friday, October 16th

MS Progress Reports Post

Wednesday, October 21st

8th Grade Camp "Beach Experience"

Thursday, October 22nd

8th Grade Camp "Beach Experience"

Friday, October 23rd

8th Grade Camp "Beach Experience"

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



School Pool: 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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