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Friends of AEA Weekly Newsletter
January 11-15, 2016 Newsletter Requests

Happy New Year and Thank You for 2015

We hope you and your families had a wonderful holiday break and wish you the best in 2016.

Thank you for all of your support during the first part of this school year. So far, our Annual Donation Drive has raised over $31,500 of our our goal of $57,500. This is a fantastic first half of the school year and we cannot thank you enough for your support.

We will be sending out end of the year e-mail statements for all of the donations made through our Giving Fuel portal (foaea.org/donate) and then later we will send out tax letters for individual donations greater than $250. These e-mails and letters can help provide the information you need when your employer will match employee donations; just ask your company's HR department. Information normally needed to have an employer make a matching grant is available here.

Amazon Update

Last year, your purchases through the amazon.com affiliate program raised almost $8,000 without costing any of your a cent. Let's keep growing this program so 2016 can be even better.

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!

Calendar



Tuesday, January 12th

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.

Board of Trustees Meeting (4:30-6pm)
At the middle school.

Wednesday, January 13th

Middle School Tours for New Families (9:30-10:30am)
MS campus at 458 26th Street San Diego, CA 92102. We would like to keep the tour groups small (10 people per tour). You must RSVP at (619) 780-0400 or e-mail Mrs. Schaffer or Mrs. Rivera.

Monday, January 18th

NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Day

MS Benchmark Window

Tuesday, January 19th

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.

K-8 Parent University: The IB Continuum PYP/MYP/DP (5:30-7pm)
Please join us at this special Parent University evening (sign up here), which focuses on the IB continuum of education. The evening will begin with a general session and then break out sessions will offer mini workshops that will give you greater insight into the Primary Years Program (PYP), Middle Years Program (MYP) and the Diploma Program (DP). The breakouts will provide program specific information, while participating in all three will allow you to make connections across the programs and gain understanding of the ultimate aims of the International Baccalaureate Program. San Diego High School of International Studies coordinator Mrs.Nirit Cohen-Vardi will be delivering DP workshop. AEA's Mrs. Michelle Guarino will deliver the PYP workshop, while Mrs. Libby Dominguez leads the MYP workshop. Child care will be provided for school age children.

Wednesday, January 20th

MS Benchmark Window

4th-5th Basketball Lunch League Signups Due / Captains Draft (12-1pm)
Registration Forms Due today. If your 4th-5th grade child would like to participate in our Lunch Sports League League they must fill out the player registration form. Go to Mr. Nassif's website and Submit Online or Print.
Drafted teams are posted outside of the fitness center.
Game Times: Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays- 12:25-12:45.
Lunch Leagues are free tournament scheduled games during students lunch recess time. Top teams participate in the championship game. The winning team has their photo taken and posted on the 'Einstein Wall of Champions.

2nd-3rd Basketball Lunch League Signups Due / Captains Draft (12:30-1:15pm)
Students sign up before or after school, the week before the season, in the fitness center (rm. 32) with Mrs. Tickel. 36 spots available (first come, first serve). Assigned teams are posted outside of the fitness center.

SDUSD Charters Leaders Meeting (3-4pm)

Thursday, January 21st

MS Benchmark Window

Friday January 22nd

MS Benchmark Window

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.

Connect


MS Parent Committee

Meeting minutes and information

Monthly Library Newsletter

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