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Friends of AEA Weekly Newsletter
May 16=20, 2016 Newsletter Requests

Tickets for the Gala Available

Each year you see the Auction Gala advertised in our newsletters and you might be asking yourself why Friends of AEA puts on this event and why it is advertised so heavily. The answer is pretty simple: FoAEA's mission is to raise money for the school for a variety of programs including music, art, science enrichment, PE supplies and teachers, ensuring that all students can attend every field trip (including 6th grade camp), and assemblies.

FoAEA's 2015-16 school year budget is $150,000. We raise this money through our community's generosity. Approximately $57,000 comes from the annual donation drive including $10,000 in corporate matching grants. $16,000 comes from the fall fundraiser, Rock'n Run-a-Thon, Lantern Festival, and Cake Auction and another $8,000 from Amazon. While these fundraising programs are very important, they only account for around half of our total budget. The rest comes from the Auction Gala.

So far this year, our other fundraising programs have doing a bit better than expected (THANK YOU), but we still need to raise approximately $70,000 at the gala on June 4th (and since we dipped into our reserves last year, doing even better at the Gala this year would be fantastic). When you come to the Gala we want you to have a wonderful time. We also want you to remember that your donations are important for the students of AEA and are part of what make AEA such a special educational experience.

If you are unable to attend the Gala, please consider a special donation to our annual donation drive.

Those of us on the board of FoAEA cannot thank you enough for your support of the school.

Tickets for the Masquerade Gala (June 4th, 2016) are available. Click on the image above or click HERE to buy tickets online.

1st AEA Science Slam

A Science Slam is a science communication format where scientists explain their research or projects in short 10-minute-talks that are easy to follow and then ... the audience gets to vote – one vote for “fun” & a second vote for “easy to understand”. The important aspect is not the scientific outcome of the research or project, but being able to explain it in an understandable, entertaining and concise way.

Join us for the 1st AEA MS Science Slam - be a scientist who becomes a part of popular culture.

When: Tuesday - May 17th, 2016
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm in the Middle School MPR
Who: Everybody
What: Snacks and water will be provided, Candy will be for sale as a fundraiser for the school

STEAM into summer with AEACMS 1st ever Summer Camp!

A week full of fun activities for your child.

This camp gives your child a full-day-STEAM experience. Math and computer science for rising 6th through 8th Grade. A week of stimulating and engaging activities with enrichment opportunities offered by AEACMS staff! Send questions to Hildegard White (Program Director) or email your enrollment information to: YouthEnrichmentCenter101@gmail.com

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.

Gala Sponsors

Please thank fellow parent's of Einstein students who’s businesses are sponsoring our gala. Please consider patronizing these businesses that support our Einstein Community and the programs YOUR children enjoy!

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.

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.


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)

Monday, May 30th

Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, May 31st

2nd Grade Field Trip Living Coast Discovery Center (9am-12:45pm)

Thursday, June 2nd

2nd Grade Field Trip Living Coast Discovery Center (9am-12:45pm)

Friday, June 3rd

1st Grade Field Trip to San Diego Zoo (9am-1pm)

Saturday, June 4th

FoAEA Auction Gala (5-11:30pm)

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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