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Friends of AEA Weekly Newsletter
September 5-9th, 2016 Newsletter Requests

Welcome Back

We hope everybody (students and families) are settling into the new school year. If you missed our welcome newsletter, you can always find it online here. 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 newsletter_request@foaea.org.

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 without you.

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 appreciated.

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 to the board president. Descriptions of all of the board positions are located on our website here. 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 September 1st.

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 requesting supplies.

  • 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 volunteer@foaea.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 because it doesn't cost anything beyond what you were going to purchase anyway. This school year is off to a great start with August raising over $800.

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.

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!


Monday, Sept 5th

Labor Day - NO SCHOOL

Thursday, Sept 8th

3rd-5th Running Club Scanning Cards (7:48-8:08am)

GCC Meeting (3-4pm)

FoAEA Board Meeting (6-8pm)
At the MS.

Tuesday, Sept 13th

2nd-3rd Ultimate Rings Lunch League Sign Ups (3-4pm)
2nd-3rd Students sign up after school, the Tuesday before the season, in the fitness center (rm. 32) with Ms. Ragsdale. 54 spots available. Assigned teams are posted outside of the fitness center.

AEA Board of Trustees Meeting (4:30-7pm)
At the MS

Wednesday, Sept 14th

4th-5th Flag Foodball Lunch Sign Ups Due / Captain Draft (12-1pm)
-Registration Forms Due today. If your child would like to participate in our Lunch Sports League they must fill out the player registration form. Go to Mr. Nassif's website and Submit Online or Print and turn in.
Drafted teams will be posted outside of the fitness center.
Game Times: Monday, Tuesdays, Thursdays- 12:30-12:50.
Free tournament scheduled games during their lunch recess time. Top teams participate in the championship game. The winning team has their picture taken and posted on the 'Einstein Wall of Champions.

Saturday, Sept 17th

Creek to Bay Clean Up - Switzer Canyon (9am-12pm)

Monday, Sept 19th

First Games of Fall Lunch Leagues

6th Grade Back to School Night (5:30-7pm)

Tuesday, Sept 20th

7th Grade Back to School Night (5-6:30pm)

Wednesday, Sept 21st

8th Grade Back to School Night (5-6:30pm)

Thursday, Sept 22nd

MS School Pictures

Elementary Back to School Night (5-7pm)

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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