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Friends of AEA Weekly Newsletter
October 19-23, 2015 Newsletter Requests

Get Ready for the 14th Annual Lantern Festival

The 14th Annual Lantern Festival will take place at the AEA Elementary School on Saturday, November 7th, 2015 from 4-7 pm.

Please join us for a bratwurst dinner, bake sale, and music. The event will end with a Lantern Parade around the neighborhood.

Students in grades K-4 will be crafting Lanterns with their German teachers. If you have a younger or older child that is interested in making a Lantern to carry for the walk, please visit this Lantern Crafting website for ideas and templates. Sticks and lights for the Lanterns will be available for purchase at the event.

In order for the event to be successful, each year we need lots of volunteers. Please go to SignUpGenius to see the list of available opportunities and sign-up. If you prefer not to sign-up online, or would like more information about volunteering, feel free to email our event organizers, Jennifer Cardinale and Angie Santini directly at lantern2015@foaea.org.

For more information on the St. Martin’s Day Tradition and Laternenumzug, please check this out Martinstag (St. Martin's Day).

Golftoberfest Was Amazing - THANK YOU!!!!

We wanted to take a moment to thank everybody for coming out on a hot Sunday afternoon, giving your time, your dollars, your energy, and your support to help make a difference. We greatly, greatly appreciate it.

Pictures from the event

We certainly do not want to preach to the choir on how important physical education is to the young students of today. If evidence is needed, we can look at concerning health outcomes like diabetes, obesity, and cardovascular disease. Please remember, that your efforts on Sunday ultimately are designed to help make a difference and lessen the likelihood these lifestyle diseases will effect anymore lives.

We raised over $1,600 for the Fusion PE program This simply could not have been done without the particpants AND the sponsors!!! Thank you both!!!!

We look forward to next year's Golftoberfest, so spread the word so that we can grow the event in sponsors AND particpants. A sustainable event that will help support the finest physical education teachers ever, our young students, and change the trends of these concerning outcomes. Till then...fairways and greens : )

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.

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.


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"

MS Free Dress Day

Thursday, October 29th

German Exchanges Students Arrive

Friday, October 30th

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

Monday, November 2nd

MS Benchmark Window

5th Grade Assembly (9:10-11:30am)
Theater group workshop in house

Tuesday, November 3rd

MS Benchmark Window

Elementary School Tours for New Families (9:30-10:30am)
Since our school tours are filling up fast and we would like to keep the tour groups small please RSVP at (619) 795 1190 #2101 or e-mail Mrs McCreary.

Parent University: High School Night (5-7pm)
In the MS school auditorium. This event is designed to support parents and students in making the appropriate high school placement decision. Every high school that participates will be introduced in a general session and then provided a space to meet and share information about their program.

Wednesday, November 4th

MS Benchmark Window

Pastries with the Principals (8:30-9:30am)
At the middle school this month. Monthly update with both principals to keep parents informed. Casual forum to discuss school items.

Thursday, November 5th

MS Benchmark Window

GCC Meeting (3-4pm)
Elementary staff lounge

FoAEA Board Meeting (6-8pm)
Elementary school

Friday, November 6th

MS Benchmark Window

3rd Grade Field Trip to SDSU Planetarium (8:30am-12pm)

Saturday, November 7th

Lantern Festival (4-7pm)

Monday, November 9th

District Site Visit - Both Schools (7am-4pm)

Tuesday, November 10th

Elementary School Tours for New Families (9:30-10:30am)
Since our school tours are filling up fast and we would like to keep the tour groups small please RSVP at (619) 795 1190 #2101 or e-mail Mrs McCreary.

2nd Grade Field Trip to World Beat Center 2A and 2B (9:45-11am)

2nd Grade Field Trip to World Beat Center 2C and 2D (11:15am-1pm)

Lunch League Ultimate Rings and Flag Football Championships (11:55am-12:45pm)
Top Lunch League seeds participate in their championship games. The winning team has their photo taken and posted on the 'Einstein Wall of Champions. The Ultimate Rings Championship Game (for 2nd and 3rd graders) will be held from 11:55am to 12:15pm, and the Flag Football Championship Game (for 4th and 5th graders) will be held from 12:25pm to 12:45pm. Parents are invited to come watch and cheer!

Wednesday, November 11th

Veterans Day - NO SCHOOL

Thursday, November 12th

Elementary Parent University (5:30-6:30pm)

Friday, November 13th

German Exchange Field Trip to LA - Host and Exchange Students

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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