Lantern Festival - Coming Soon
The 15th Annual Lantern Festival will take place at the AEA Elementary School on Saturday,
November 5th, 2016 from 4-7 pm. It has become a wonderful tradition for the
whole family to enjoy. Join us in celebrating a 100-year-old German tradition with food and
drinks, singing, and ending with a traditional lantern walk around the neighborhood.
In the spirit of Saint Martin's gift to a coatless beggar, we will be collecting gently used
coats and blankets for those in need again this year. The collection for these items will start
a few days before the festival.
Please join us for a bratwurst dinner, bake sale, and music. The event will end with a Lantern Parade around the neighborhood.
Students in grades K-4 will be crafting Lanterns with their German teachers. If you have a younger or older child that is interested
in making a Lantern to carry for the walk, please visit this
Lantern Crafting website for ideas and templates. Sticks and lights for the
Lanterns will be available for purchase at the event.
For more information on the St. Martin’s Day Tradition and Laternenumzug, please check this out
Martinstag (St. Martin's Day).
Date and Time
Saturday, November 5th, 2016, 4-7 pm
Albert Einstein Academies Elementary School
3035 Ash St, San Diego, CA, 92102 (map)
In order for the event to be successful, each year we need lots of volunteers. Please go to
to see the list of available opportunities and sign-up. If you prefer not to sign-up online, or would like more
information about volunteering, feel free to email our event organizers, Jennifer Cardinale and Angie Santini directly at
Dia de los Muertos Materials Needed
Our Spanish team is hosting a Dia de los Muertos celebration on Nov 3 and Nov 4
for all 6th graders. The celebration will include bread and chocolate milk, as well as crafting masks and sugar skulls.
100+ students will attend each day. To pull this all off, our teachers needs our help!
- (15) 5 lbs Bags of granulated sugar needed by Monday Oct 24 (before the party!)
- (10) 1 lb Bags powdered sugar
- (30) Loaves of Pan de Muertos bread (at local Mexican bakeries)
- (18) Gallons chocolate milk
- (1) Gallon chocolate soy milk
- (230) Napkins (Dia de los Muertos theme or bright colors, red, purple, turquois, etc.)
- (230) Disposable cups (Dia de los Muertos theme or bright colors, red, purple, turquois, etc.)
- (20) Red, pink, purple, blue, yellow or green plastic table cloths
- (5) Parent volunteers each day from 8:45-10:45am
Dia de los Muertos decorations examples here.
To donate or volunteer, please go to our Wish List here, so everyone can determine which items are needed.
Please drop sugar by Monday Oct 24, and all other items by Weds Nov 2.
Thank you for helping make this an authentic celebration! Questions? Please contact Ms. Milian or
SAVE THE DATE – GERMAN HOLIDAY MARKET
Sunday December 4th from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. Traditional Foods, Crafts, Music and Games.
Middle School Parent Committee
Join the Middle School Parent Committee and help us have the best year ever! Contact
FoAEA Middle School representative, Kathi Blocher.
Looking for Volunteers for a Parent / Child Dance
We are looking for a coordinator of a parent / child dance (similar format to the father-daughter dances).
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to find out more
information or volunteer.
German Currents Film Festival San Diego
Please attend the 6th Annual Festival of German Film 2016 on Sunday, October 23rd.
Festival Website: germancurrentssd.org.
Receive a 20% discount on all festival tickets!
This discount is available for online ticket sales only, and valid until Saturday, Oct. 8th at 11:59pm.
Enter "EARLYBIRD16" before your ticket selection to find the discounted ticket price.
Switzerland (2015) The classic Swiss children’s story of Heidi, her grandfather (Bruno Ganz), and their
beloved Alpine home returns to the screen for a new generation, and offers a fresh take on the young heroine
with authentic depictions of the era. WINNER: Best Children’s Film – German Film Award 2016.
Movie details and trailer.
Sunday, Oct 23rd | 10:30 AM
Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA)
OFFLINE - DAS LEBEN IS KEIN BONUSLEVEL (Offline - Are you ready for the next level?)
Germany (2015) In this turbulent coming-of-age adventure, computer gamer Jan gets hacked by an opponent and
has to go out on a journey through the real world. Teaming up with feisty gamer Karo, the two teenagers have to
overcome many obstacles before discovering their true identity.
Movie Details and Trailer.
Sunday, Oct. 23rd | 1:30 PM
Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA)