If you are having trouble viewing this message, please click here.

Friends of AEA Weekly Newsletter
September 12-16th, 2016 Newsletter Requests

Donating to Friends of AEA

Thanks to our fantastic Einstein community, we already have 65 families who have contributed to our annual donation drive together pledging over $20,000. Thank you for this great start to meeting our donation drive goal of $60,000 for the year.

As we highlighted in the welcome newsletter, the purpose 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 Assemblies. 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.

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.

MS Parent Coffee with Principal Robinson

Parents of Middle School students are invited to coffee with Principal Barb Robinson Tuesday, September 13th after drop off (8:10am) at “Food for Thought” coffee shop next to the school. Get to know other parents, the middle school parent committee, and Barb at this informal get together!

German Oktoberfest Celebration for 6th Graders

The German Language Team is hosting its annual German Oktoberfest celebration on Sept 29th and 30th for all 6th graders. To pull this all off, our teachers need help!

Volunteer Your Time: We need 3 parent volunteers from 9-10am in the MPR each day to help set up, serve drinks, clean up, and supervise student volunteers.

Donate Supplies: 40 Liters sparkling mineral water; 20 Liters apple juice; 200 Royal blue and white napkins (Bavarian pattern if possible); 200 Disposable plates (Bavarian if possible); 200 Disposable cups (Bavarian if possible).

To volunteer or donate, please go to our MS Teacher Wish List. If you prefer not to sign up online, simply bring your donations to your child’s German teacher. All donations delivered by Monday Sept 26th please.

Thank you for making this an authentic Oktoberfest celebration! Questions? Contact your child’s German teacher or Amy.

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.

Welcome Back BBQ

Thanks to everybody who helped put on the Welcome Back BBQ and thank you to everybody who came to the event!

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!


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.


SchoolPool: 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


AEA Blogs

Subscribe to these blogs by clicking on this icon next to the blog.
Green Team
GRoWing Slowly at AEACS
AEA Announcements

This email was sent by Friends of Albert Einstein Academies. Copyright 2016. Friends of AEA.
3035 Ash Street, San Diego, CA 92102 | http://www.foaea.org | webmaster@friendsofaea.org