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Friends of AEA Weekly Newsletter
May 2-6, 2016 Newsletter Requests


Tickets for the Masquerade Gala (June 4th, 2016) are available now. Click on the image above or click HERE to buy tickets online. Purchase tickets by May 6th to have your child photographed by Aili Kato. Photos will be available for purchase at the Gala. Join the fun and have a lasting memory.

Cake Auction and Chili Cook-Off at the Middle School

Here is a great opportunity to help our school raise money for the many enrichment programs that help our children experience a wonderful education at AEA. Please help by supporting this great event…

It is time for our annual Cake Auction and Chili Cook Off! Join us at the AEA Middle School in the MPR Saturday, May 7th from 1 pm - 3 pm for lots of fun.

Bid on some great cakes, enjoy the all- you-can-eat chili for $5, and spend the day supporting AEA education at this great community event! Make your favorite chili! Get creative with your cakes! There will be prizes for best cake, best chili, best middle-school cake and best elementary-school cake. Also, the amazing Chef Cook-off competition for middle school students is back this year.

Please sign up here for participating or volunteering for the event.

We are also looking for Wine Donations for the event. Walk-in-Cakes are welcome.

Gala Sponsors

Welcome new Gala sponsors this week: Baird Capital, 24 Hour Elevator, Lime1Design, and Board By Board Hardwood Flooring.

If you have a business that would like to get the word out to the 1,000 plus community of Einstein, please consider sponsoring the gala. It is a wonderful opportunity to increase your visibility and help your kids. Click here for more information about the Gala and how to be a sponsor.

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.


Wednesday, May 4th

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

Thursday, May 5th

GCC Meeting (3-4pm)
At the ES staff lounge

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

Friday, May 6th

5th and 8th Grade Graduation Pictures

Saturday, May 7th

Cake Auction and Chili Cookoff (1-3pm)
At the middle school

Tuesday, May 10th

4th Grade Field Trip to the Living Coast Discovery Center (9am-1pm)

5th Grade Field Trip to the Central Library (9:30am-2pm)

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

Board of Trustees Parent Forum (6-7pm)
At the middle school

Thursday, May 12th

8th Grade Theater Performance (5-6pm)

Tuesday, May 17th

5th Grade Field Trip to the Central Library (9:30am-2pm)

Thursday, May 19th

Kinder Assembly Lizard Wizard (10:30am-12pm)

Friday, May 20th

MS Progress Reports

Tuesday, May 24th

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

Wednesday, May 25th

3rd FLP Orientation Meeting (5-6pm)
Please join our 3rd grade foreign language pathway team during this informational meeting about our school and pathway program. This meeting is for all new 3rd grade FLP students and their parents. In the ES Think Tank.

Kinder Orientation Meeting for New Parents (5-6pm)
Please join us for an information session about our school and Kindergarten classes. This orientation meeting is for new Kindergarten PARENTS only. There will be a start of school celebration "Einschulungsfeier" on Friday August 26th when our new Kindergarten students can meet their teachers and visit the classrooms before the school year starts. In the ES MPR.

Thursday, May 26th

German Student Exchange Trip Starts

Parent University / Elementary (5:30-6:30pm)

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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