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Friends of AEA Weekly Newsletter
February 29 - March 4, 2016 Newsletter Requests

Thank you AEA Community!

Thank you for a GREAT Rock'n Run-a-thon last Wednesday! It looks like we raised over $10,000!!! Wow!

We hope your students had a great time running and listening to great music. Thank you to all who ran, cheered, volunteered, performed and fundraised! We anticipate that fundraising prizes will be delivered to students before Spring Break. If you have any questions, please contact Lissa Metzger.

Thank you again for supporting Friends of AEA and our special programs like PE, Art, Music, Science, Gardening, and assemblies!

Check out a video of the event.

MS Announcement - Art Supplies Needed for Spanish

Dear MS Parents: Our fabulous Spanish teachers need our help with supplies for an art unit. During this unit, a guest artist will come into teach a lesson and each student will create an original piece of art. Our teachers need: 100 8”x10” canvasses, pre-stretched and gessoed (examples at Amazon, Walmart, and Joann); as well as bottles or tubes of acrylic, craft paint as follows: 3 white, 3 yellow, 3 blue, 3 black, 1 green, 2 red (examples at Michaels and Walmart).

Please sign up to donate items on our MS Teacher Wish List on Sign Up Genius, so everyone can keep track of donations. If you prefer not to sign-up online, simply bring your donations directly to the teacher. Please bring all items to your child’s Spanish teacher by Monday March 7th. Thank you! Questions? Contact Ms. Ramirez or Amy.

Fiji Yogurt - Wednesdays at the MS

Look for Thomas with his frozen yogurt cart in front of the middle 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!

Don't forget to use foaea.org/amazon

Last year was our best year ever with raising funds through our Amazon link. The total for last year was $7,983, which was more than twice the previous year. Thank you for making this one of our most successful fundraisers.

Looking for somebody to coordinate the Cake Auction and Chili Cookoff

FoAEA normally puts on a cake auction and chili cookoff each February. This year, we haven't had somebody to lead up the event planning. If you are intersested, please contact us at volunteer@foaea.org.

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, February 29th

Safety Net Assemblies for 6th-8th Grades

Tuesday, March 1st

6th Grade Field Trip Camp Marston

Tree Circus Assembly for K, 2nd and 3rd Grades

K-8 Parent University (5:30-6:30pm)
Bridging the Digital Divide-What Parents NEED To Know Internet Safety Presentation.
Location: AEA Charter Middle School, 458 26th street, 92102.
The Internet is an amazing place where kids like to spend lots of time socializing and exploring. Unfortunately, they often encounter too much too soon. The San Diego Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (SD-ICAC) and the San Diego Police Foundation are providing tools to help families manage their online lives. Learn about Snapchat, Instagram, KiK, Facebook, Yik Yak, and more. Parent and caregivers are invited to attend this important community event. This Parent University is open to AEA parents, aged k-8. This is an adult event only, there will be no childcare provided. Students in grades 5th, 6th and 7th will receive the student assemblies on respective campuses on February 29th. Visit SmartCyberChoices.org to learn more. Kindly RSVP.

Wednesday, March 2nd

6th Grade Field Trip Camp Marston

Pastries with the Principals (8:30-9:30am)
At the elementary campus

Thursday, March 3rd

6th Grade Field Trip Camp Marston

Peter und der Wolf Performance Grades 1-2 (8:15-9:15am)
"Peter and the Wolf" (performed by the Philharmonic Wind Quintet and text read in German) is a classic fairy-tale written by Prokofief for his children and set to his own unforgettable music. Hear Peter and his friends the Bird, the Cat, the Duck and grumpy Old Grandfather as they outwit the villainous Wolf. The members of the Philharmonic Wind Quintet will also demonstrate their respective instruments (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and french horn), have a Name-That-Tune contest with the students, perform some well- known American Folk Songs by Stephen Foster and/or Richard Rogers "Sound of Music" and answer questions at the end of the performance. The performers are all successful professionals who perform on a regular basis with the Moonlight Theater Orchestra, Classics for Kids Orchestra, San Diego Ballet Orchestra, Baja California Philharmonic, Corona Pops Orchestra, Inland Valley Symphony and Cabrillo Chamber Orchestra.

Kinder Field Trip to the Timken Museum (9:15-12:15pm)

4th Grade Field Trip to Old Town (9:30-2pm)

GCC Meeting (3-4pm)
At the elementary campus

FoAEA Board Meeting (6-8pm)
At the middle school campus

Friday, March 4th

6th Grade Field Trip Camp Marston

Kinder Field Trip to the Timken Museum (9:15-12:15pm)

4th Grade Field Trip to Old Town (9:30-2pm)

Saturday, March 6th

Finish Chelsea's Run (7:30-8:30am)
Join team AEA EINSTEINS for the Finish Chelsea's Run 5K on Saturday, March 5th at 7:30 a.m. in Balboa Park. Participants can run or walk and there's even a "shortcut" one-mile route for the littlest of Einsteins. AEA Girl Scout Troop 610 is organizing our team for this family friendly event. All AEA participants who finish the 5K will receive 31 running club laps from Coach Nassif! Help us reach our goal of 50 students and parents and our team will receive a free team canopy during the event. Register at chelseaslight.org and be sure to select team AEA EINSTEINS. For questions or more information contact Amber Marsowicz.

Tuesday, March 8th

4th Grade Field Trip to Old Town

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 or Mrs. Rivera

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

Wednesday, March 9th

8th Grade German Language Diploma B1 Exam

Youth Trainers (2nd Semester) First Day

AEA Enrollment Lottery (2-3pm)
Both the ES and MS lotteries will be held at the Elementary School. Attendance in not mandatory to secure a spot should your child's name be drawn in the lottery. Families will be notified of their acceptance status by email. Children not drawn will go on our waiting list. Wait list numbers are also assigned by a lottery system.

Thursday, March 10th

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 or Mrs. Rivera

1st AEA German Theater Festival (Day 1) (1:10-2:40pm)
Come join us for our first AEA German Theater Festival and enjoy German plays, music videos and Kinderchor performance. Baked goods and refreshments will for sale by German Cultural Committee

Friday, March 11th

1st Grade Field Trip to Wizard of Oz

Lunch League Basketball Championships (11:55am-12:45pm)
Top Lunch League teams compete in their championship games!
2nd/3rd Grade Game- 11:55 to 12:15
4th/5th Grade Game- 12:25 to 12:45

1st AEA German Theater Festival (Day 2) (1:10-2:40pm)
Come join us for our first AEA German Theater Festival and enjoy German plays, music videos and Kinderchor performance. Baked goods and refreshments will for sale by German Cultural Committee

Sunday, March 13th

San Diego 5k and 1/2 Marathon (7am)
AEA has a team for the San Diego Half Marathon and 5K School Challenge on March 13th! Our team name is Albert Einstein Academy. The cost is $25 ($32 after fees) once you input the discount code: EINSTEIN and $10 of the $25 is given back to our school for every participant who signs up under our school's name. If you sign up by Feb. 1, you get some goodies! 5K run/walk is approximately 3.1 miles. We’re also in need of volunteers for the after-run table. Friends and family welcome. Spread the word! Questions? Contact captains Ms. Kuhnz or Mrs. Gallanis

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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