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Friends of AEA Weekly Newsletter
January 25-29, 2016 Newsletter Requests

Fiji Yogurt

This week starts our Fiji Yogurt Wednesdays on campus after school. Look for Thomas with his frozen yogurt cart in front of the school at pick up each week on Weds. The AEACMS Parent Committee will receive 20% of proceeds. Funds for the Parent Committee go to help with Staff and Teacher Appreciation Week (STAW) and 8th Grade Graduation, among other teacher and student related activities. Enjoy some fro-yo and help our school at the same time!

Great Kindness Challenge

AEA is taking the Great Kindness Challenge, January 25th-29th, with kindness activities planned for each day. The Great Kindness Challenge is one week dedicated to performing as many acts of kindness as possible. Here's a schedule of the Elementary School's events:

  • Monday (1/25) - Morning Kindness Tunnels (Parents encouraged to stay after morning line up to create Kindness Tunnels, through which all students will walk), Kindness Literature Stations during all morning recesses, Kindness Checklists distributed.
  • Tuesday (1/26) - Crazy for Kindness Hair Day: students wear "crazy" hair to school
  • Wednesday (1/27) - Be Kind to the Earth: Parents are encouraged to Park & Pick Up their children after school, or, if waiting in line, to not have their cars idle.
  • Thursday (1/28) - Kindness Cards: Students may choose to create a Kindness Card during morning recesses and give it to someone to brighten their day.
  • Friday (1/29) - Staff Surprise! Kindness Week reflections.

Art and Design Showcase Nights

AEA Middle School parents are invited to these two very special evenings. AEACMS students will show off their creativity and presentation skills while celebrating the work they’ve accomplished in their Art and Design classes during Semester One. There will also be a used uniform sale taking place these evenings on the MIddle School site.

6th Grade – Wednesday, January 27 from 5:30-7:00pm
7th and 8th Grade - Thursday, January 28 from 5:30-7:00pm

Middle School Gently Used Uniform Sale

January 27 and 28 from 4:30 to 7pm during the MS art and design showcase nights. We have girl and boy sizes 8-16 as well as men and women sizes. All uniform pieces are $2. This event is cash only. Room TBD. Please feel free to drop your unwanted uniforms at the school any time before and during the sale. Questions? Contact Amy.

MS Parent Committee

Please join us for our monthly MS Parent Committee meetings at 7:50am on the first Weds of the month, directly before Pastries with the Principals in the same alternating meeting location (ES/MS). For more information please contact Catherine McCullough, MS Parent Communications - or Maritza Escalona, FOAEA MS Parent Representative.

GCC After School Program Signups

By registering your child into a GCC class, you are supporting the German Intern Teacher program. There are two programs for Elementary students: Kinger Club and German Homework (the A2 Prep Class is full). There is also a Middle school program for a student newspaper in German. All of the proceeds benefit the intern teacher program! Click on the images below for registration fliers.

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

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.


Monday, January 25th

Great Kindness Challenge

AATG Level 2 test 4th Period

Tuesday, January 26th

Great Kindness Challenge

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.

Middle School Tours (8:30-9:20am)
We would like to keep the tour groups small (10 people per tour). You must RSVP - please RSVP at (619) 780-0400 or e-mail Mrs. Schaffer at or Mrs. Rivera.

3rd Grade Field Trip to Mission Trails (9am-1:30pm)

Wednesday, January 27th

Great Kindness Challenge

2nd Grade Hall of Heros Presentations

Last Day of 1st Semester Youth Trainers

Middle School Art and Design Showcase (5:30-7pm)

Middle School Used Uniform Sale (5:30-7pm)

Thursday, January 28th

Great Kindness Challenge

AATG Level 2 test 4th Period

German Cultural Committee Meeting (3-4pm)
Elementary school

FoAEA Board Meeting (6-8pm)
Elementary school

Middle School Art and Design Showcase (5:30-7pm)

Middle School Used Uniform Sale (5:30-7pm)

Friday January 29th

Great Kindness Challenge

Family Science Night (5:30-7:30pm)
Elementary school campus

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.


MS Parent Committee

Meeting minutes and information

Monthly Library Newsletter


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