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Friends of AEA Weekly Newsletter
October 26-30, 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.

A bratwurst dinner will be available for purchase as well as a bake sale. The 2nd graders will be putting on a performance in the MPR followed by a Beer Stein Competition. 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.

The Lantern Festival is organized by Friends of AEA and volunteers like you! 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).

German Film Festival - October 24-25th (TODAY and TOMORROW)

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.

Mixed Bag Fundraiser Update

Congratulations AEA! Thanks to your efforts, we've raised over $8,000 with our Mixed Bag fundraiser! Great work and thank you! The money raised will go directly to our tremendous enrichment programs like art, music and assemblies.

Any online orders placed before the end of the year will still raise money for Friends of AEA! Go to mixedbagdesigns.com using this link.

Join our Annual Donation Drive!

Since the school year began, we are up to over 137 families providing either a one-time or a monthly donation pledging over $40,000 for AEA school programs. Go to foaea.org/donate to donate. Please donate what you can afford to give back to the school. $30/month would be fantastic to help FoAEA support the programs at the school we fund. It only takes a minute to make a big difference in your child's education.

Purchasing on Amazon: The Networking Effect

We are off to a great start raising money through Amazon. We have raised over $2,000 since the beginning of the school year. 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.

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!


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!

Board of Trustees Meeting (4:30-6pm)
Middle school location

Wednesday, November 11th

Veterans Day - NO SCHOOL

Thursday, November 12th

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

Parent University Middle School: Math Night

Friday, November 13th

German Exchange Field Trip to LA - Host and Exchange Students

Saturday, November 14th

Family Fitness Run: Coronado, Sunset Park (9:45am)
Free Family Fitness Run. 1, 2 or 3 miles. Meet at Sunset Park Coronado.
Directions: 75 South to Coronado, Continue on 3rd, Left at Alameda, Right at Marina, Continue on Ocean Blvd.
Family Fitness Runs are informal weekend events to encourage parents and their children to go out and jog, run & train together at some of our beautiful local beaches, lakes & parks. Feel free to bring your dog to take to Dog Beach after run!

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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