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Friends of AEA Weekly Newsletter
March 7-11, 2016 Newsletter Requests

1st Annual AEA German Theaterfest

When: March 10th and 11th from 1:15 - 2:50 pm in the AEA MPR (elementary)

Bring your friends and family and enjoy theater performances by AEA students, a choir performance by the AEA Kinderchor (March 10), and a visit by the German Consulate (March 10). Refreshments and baked goods will be for sale by the German Cultural Committee (GCC).

Walk for Water

Please mark your calendars for our Walk for Water on March 18. More details will be coming soon. We are looking for 5 parents to help with sharing "Water Facts" at stations along the walk. Please contact Michelle Guarino for more details. Parents are also welcomed and encouraged to take part in the walk.

A night of culture at AEA: An evening with the Maasai of Kenya

When: 03/10/2016 (Thursday) from 5:30-6:30pm
Where: AEA Charter Middle School, 458 26th Street, 92102

Please join us on this special evening as we welcome Maasai Youth Outreach Organization (MAYOO) founder Jonathan Simel to our AEA community. Jonathan will teach us about the Maasai culture and the work of his organization whose vision and mission is as follows.

Our vision
We envision a community whose youth have access to education and basic necessities like potable water so that they can live to their fullest potential.

Our mission
Empowering the Maasai youth in being independent, proactive and high-achieving through improving access to education and a healthy lifestyle.

This is an adult evening yet not exclusive to AEA parents. Some of the challenges facing the Maasai community with gender equity in mind are not topics for little one's ears. Please feel free to invite friends, extended members of your family and to also share this invitation with others via social media networks. In the spirit of the International Baccalaureate, the aim of this evening is to promote inter-cultural understanding, raise awareness, and gain support for MAYOO.

Please RSVP here.

THE BOOK FAIR IS COMING SOON!

Our second Scholastic Book Fair of the year is approaching quickly, right before Spring Break. Opening day is Friday, March 11, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. The book fair will continue the following week, Monday March 14th through March 18th and is open each day all day! Albert Einstein Academy (AEA) believes strongly in the importance and power of reading. The book fair provides you with an opportunity to nurture your reader, while supporting the reading environment at school.

Our goal this season is to sell 1,820 books. All profits go directly to purchase books for the school library and to fund classroom libraries. There are many ways you can show your support: buy a well-priced book from the book fair, buy a book from a teacher’s “wish list” or save time and visit the online book fair

Your child's books will be delivered to their classroom teacher.

We will also have German books available to purchase at the book fair. German books are not-for-profit and are generously purchased by Friends of AEA. They are made available for parents to support their student's German language acquisition and enrichment. This sale will include Barbapapa books, beginning reader Silbenmethode books by Leserabe, Superleser! Series, and much more!

German books are first come, first served. Absolutely no holds. Cash or check only.

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.

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.

Calendar



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

A Night of Culture at AEA: An evening with the Maasai (5:30-6:30pm)
Please see details and RSVP here.

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

AEA Bookfair Start (2:30-3:30pm)
At the elementary school library

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

Monday, March 14th

ES Parent Teacher Conferences (MINIMUM DAY)

MS Progress Reports Post

AEA Bookfair (8am-3pm)
At the elementary school library

Tuesday, March 15th

ES Parent Teacher Conferences (MINIMUM DAY)

Walk for Water T-Shirt Sales

AEA Bookfair (8am-3pm)
At the elementary school library

School Site Council (4:15-5:15pm)
At the middle school

Wednesday, March 16th

ES Parent Teacher Conferences (MINIMUM DAY)

Walk for Water T-Shirt Sales

AEA Bookfair (8am-3pm)
At the elementary school library

Thursday, March 17th

ES Parent Teacher Conferences (MINIMUM DAY)

Walk for Water T-Shirt Sales

AEA Bookfair (8am-3pm)
At the elementary school library

Friday, March 18th

ES Parent Teacher Conferences (MINIMUM DAY)

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AEA Bookfair (8am-3pm)
At the elementary school library

March 21st - April 1st

Spring Break (NO SCHOOL)

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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.

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School Pool: See the SchoolPool Factsheet. Please contact the AEA office to find out information about this program.

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