We hope everybody (students and families) are settling into the new
school year. If you missed our welcome newsletter, you can always find it
Each week, we will send out this e-mail newsletter highlighting the events at
AEA in the coming week as well as other longer term events that we are
planning for. If there are upcoming events or notices that you'd like to see
in this newsletter, you can send an e-mail to
Donating to Friends of AEA
As we highlighted in the welcome newsletter, the purposes of Friends of
Albert Einstein Academies (FoAEA) is to support programs at AEA including Art,
Music, Science, Physical Education, Gardening and Nutrition, Field Trips,
and Assembles. Support of these programs comes through the generosity of
our families, matching grants from companies parents work at, company
sponsorships, and additional fundraising programs such as the Amazon
affiliate referral program, Artsonia, and Box Tops. We couldn't do any of this
Being asked for money all the time is something that we completely
understand gets old fast. The more people we can get to sign up now, the sooner
we'll be able to back off on asking for all of you to sign up for our
annual donation drive. It only takes a minute to sign up at
foaea.org/donate and there are many
donation options. You can do a one time donation of any ammount or you can
sign up for a monthly subscription, again of any amount. We encourage families
to donate $1/day (or $30/month) but any amount helps and any amount is
Last year, approximately 160 families donated to FoAEA. Let's see if we can
increase that amount this year!
FoAEA Board Meeting this Thursday
This Thursday, we will have the first FoAEA board meeting of the
school year. The meeting will be located at the AEA Middle School
(458 26th St, San Diego, CA 92102) from 6-8pm in Donny Power's classroom.
Everybody from the AEA community is welcome to attend.
We have three open board positions. If you are interested in helping on
the board this year and are interested in any of the positions below, please
attend Thursday's meeting!
- Co-VP of Special Events
- VP of Fundraising
- Co-VP of Fundraising
If you are interested in any of these positions, send an e-mail
Descriptions of all of the board positions are located on our website
Our board meetings are typically the first Thursday of the month, so
first board meeting of the 2016-17 school year will be the first Thursday
Youth Enrichment Center Enrollment
Open enrollment for the Youth Enrichment Center 2016 - 2017!
Albert Einstein’s exciting afterschool program for all middle school
students. The Center is an engaging and safe place for the children to
stay after school and is open every day until 6:00pm. The children have
space to do homework, read, attend workshops, socialize and play games.
Please stop by anytime and check it out!
Click here to register and you can find a brochure here.
Middle School Teacher Wish List
Our amazing teachers have some pretty awesome things planned for our
kids this year, and they need our help. The following teachers are
- Mr. Allen – 7th grade social studies: Markers, all colors
(40 sets), Colored pencils (40 sets), Sharpies, fine point, any color (40 sets
or individual pens), Rolls of masking tape (40), Rolls of aluminum foil (40),
Paint brushes (various sizes)(40)
- Ms. Gullans / Ms. Mcmillen – 7th grade English: 130 copies
of "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton (new or gently used) Needed by October 1.
- Mr. Milton – 6th grade history: Colored pencils (36 sets),
Ear buds (36), Non-spiraled composition notebooks (36), Glue sticks (36), Boxes
of Kleenex (20)
To donate, please go to
MS Teacher Wish List on SignUpGenius.com,
so everyone can keep track of which items are still needed. If you prefer not
to sign-up online, simply bring your donations directly to the teacher at
your earliest convenience.
Questions about these requests or the Wish List generally? Please contact
Amy. Thank you to everyone for making
our Community an amazing place for our kids to learn.
Want to volunteer at AEA?
If you are interested in volunteering, please send an e-mail to our volunteering
committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benefiting AEA Shopping at Amazon.com
The amazon.com affiliate program has
become one of our most successful fundraisers over the last few years in part
doesn't cost anything beyond what you were going to purchase
anyway. This school year is off to a great start with August raising
How does the program work? Simple! The only thing special you need to know is
our link foaea.org/amazon.
Tell your friends. Tell your family. Get the word out. Shop at Amazon
through foaea.org/amazon and the school gets
8% of our purchase price back. That's it. If you ever forget the link, you
can always find it at the top of our newsletters.