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
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
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
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
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
Want to volunteer at AEA?
If you are interested in volunteering, please send an e-mail to our volunteering
committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.