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Friends of AEA Weekly Newsletter
September 26-30th, 2016 Newsletter Requests

Fundraising Off to a Good Start

This year's fundraising is getting off to a good start. So far, we've had 25 families sign up for a one time or monthly donation pledging over $35,000 of our goal of $60,000. Thank you.

Use of our foaea.org/amazon link has been great. We are only $100 shy of being our biggest non-December month ever. Keep using our link and spread the word around.

FoAEA September Board Meeting Minutes

Unapproved minutes from our September board meeting are available here. Our next board meeting is Thursday, October 6th at the Elementary School. Hope to see you there.

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

Dear 8th grade parents and community: Ms. Paulsen, our innovative science teacher, needs our help with supplies like freezer bags, food coloring, straws, foil and tape, salts and sugars, AlkaSeltzer and Oxiclean, for her science experiments.

Dear 7th grade parents and community: Ms. Lohse would like our help with a few things for her classroom: 15 new or gently used personal-sized white boards, examples at Amazon here; 10 new or gently used scissors, examples here; 36 new or gently used basic calculators, example here; 15 graph paper notebooks, example here; 1 wall pocket calculator holder, example here

Please log-on to our MS Wish List to see the entire supply lists and sign-up. Please bring all donated items to Ms. Paulsen and Ms. Lohse at your earliest convenience. Questions? Please contact the teacher directly, or me.

Thank you for helping supply our teachers with materials they need to create unique learning environments for all of our kids!

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, Sept 28th

Parent University: "Supporting your beginning reader" (5:30-7pm)

Monday, Oct 3rd

MS School Pictures Make Up Day

Tuesday, Oct 4th

MS German Exchange and Host Students Field Trip

Wednesday, Oct 5th

Pastries with the Principals (8:30-9:30am)
At Food for Thoughts (next to the MS)

Thursday, Oct 6th

GCC Meeting (3-4pm)
At the Elementary School

FoAEA Board Meeting (6-8pm)
At the Elementary School

Friday, Oct 7th

ES School Pictures

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


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