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Friends of AEA Weekly Newsletter
October 12-16, 2015 Newsletter Requests

Golftoberfest TOMORROW!!!!

Today is your last chance to register for the most amazing golf tournament of the year for AEA! If you are only going to play in one AEA sponsored golf tournament this year, Golftoberfest is the tournament for you!

Pick your twosome or foursome or just sign yourself up -- all golfers, of any skill level (or lack thereof), 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 and skill levels 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/adult ($55/youth) and includes greens fees, appetizers, German buffet and two drinks -- not to mention raising funds for the best PE program around!

Register/Pay: Register/page online HERE

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

Mixed Bags Fundraiser - ONE MORE WEEK

We’re selling tote bags, travel bags, kitchenware, giftwrap, home goods & more through Mixed Bag Designs! Great gifts for the holidays! Please also share the catalogs with others; there’s something for everyone! We keep 50% of catalog orders and 40% of online orders. Check out this intro video and also the parent letter.

Here's how you can order

  • Add your contact info to your form. Our fundraiser ID is 144878
  • Collect money with the orders (you do not have to add sales tax!)
  • Make checks payable to: Friends of Albert Einstein Academies
  • Turn in money with a copy of your order form to your teacher by October 16th
  • Keep the yellow copy of your orders to distribute your customer orders!

Keep the yellow copy of your orders to distribute your customer orders! Tell out of town friends & family to support us online.

Make sure our ID number is added at checkout. Add the seller you are supporting too! Questions? Contact Inken Mello.

German Film Festival - October 24-25th

The German Currents San Diego is excited to be celebrating its 5th Annual Festival of German Film on October 24th-25th, 2015 in Balboa Park. Don't miss this wonderful event.

Please click here for a flyer on the event and here for movie information.

Thank you for Oktoberfest Materials

Thank you to everyone who donated time or materials to the 6th grade Oktoberfest. The celebration was a huge hit with students. Our German Team couldn’t have done it without you.

Thank you parents who have donated supplies to our math, science and English depts. (p.s. Ms. Paulsen (8th grade) could still use a few science items, which are listed on SignUpGenius).

Thank you to everyone else who has donated time and materials not listed above. You are appreciated! Questions? Please contact Amy.

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

Welcome back to school, parents! 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!

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.


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

Board of Trustees Parent Forum (6-7pm)
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.

Wednesday, October 14th

Parent Informational Meeting for School Site Council (5:30-6:30pm)
Elementary School think tank (aka Media Center)

Thursday, October 15th

ES Picture Make Up Day

Friday, October 16th

MS Progress Reports Post

Wednesday, October 21st

8th Grade Camp "Beach Experience"

Parent Informational Meeting for School Site Council (5-6pm)
Middle School Library 4th floor

Thursday, October 22nd

8th Grade Camp "Beach Experience"

Friday, October 23rd

8th Grade Camp "Beach Experience"

Thursday, October 29th

German Exchanges Students Arrive

German Exchanges Students Welcome (8:00-9:15am)

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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