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Friends of AEA Weekly Newsletter
October 24-28th, 2016 Newsletter Requests

Lantern Festival

The 15th Annual Lantern Festival will take place at the AEA Elementary School on Saturday, November 5th, 2016 from 4-7pm!

Please join us for a bratwurst dinner, bake sale, and music. The event will end with a Lantern Parade around the neighborhood. For more info about the Lantern Festival please visit foaea.org/lantern.html.

If you would like to be involved in helping with the success of the event, please visit our SignupGenius link. You may also contact our event organizers, Jennifer Cardinale and Angie Santini, directly at lantern2016@foaea.org.

Friends will be having a used uniform sale during the Lantern Festival. Come stock up on all your uniform needs including long sleeved shirts, hoodies and sweaters, and pants!

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, 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 Amy.


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 volunteer@foaea.org if you would like to find out more information or volunteer.


Sunday December 4th from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. Traditional Foods, Crafts, Music and Games.

This is our first time to introduce to you a German Holiday Market. We are seeking for parents who might be able to assist us with the planning and support.

For the “Wintermarkt” German Holiday Market, we will set up 10 gazebos for commercial and parent vendors. The GCC – (German Cultural Committee) will be the only ones offering food and drinks for consumption.

The general idea of a German Holiday Market is to enjoy a nice atmosphere in preparation for the holidays. To give you a better idea, traditional Holiday market items are: small holiday gifts, crafts, handmade items, jewelry, small art, wooden art, scarves, handmade candles, handcrafted natural products, crafted toys for the kids, baby items, stockings, any kind of handmade tree ornaments and holiday accessories.

Vendors can register for a gazebo space (1,2 or 3 tables @ 6ft) or if it's a parent they can also share a 6ft table with another parent/family. For more information please email to: aeagcc@gmail.com.

What do we need from you?

We are still in the process of seeking commercial vendors. Maybe you might know people that have their own business or produce artwork or craft items that would fit to our holiday theme. Or you know a store in your neighborhood that we could approach with our holiday market idea. Please send us your suggestions or connect us to some of the great local vendors in the area. We have registration forms that we can send out to your vendors.

You can do more…

If you are crafty we will have several craft tables set up, where children can pay a small fee and make a holiday craft to take home. You could volunteer, help us with purchasing supplies or you could even have your own selling table at the market.

The GCC is asking for baked goods donation

If you have an amazing holiday cookie recipe, ginger bread or such that you could donate, we can provide you with cookie bags.


Frau Claudia will be at the market singing several traditional German Holiday songs. If you, your child or a family member is interested to perform a Holiday song or dance, we would like to hear from you at aeagcc@mail.com.

All proceeds benefit our AEA German Language program

We greatly appreciate your support to create this wonderful holiday market. The GCC Team.

German Currents Film Festival San Diego

Please attend the 6th Annual Festival of German Film 2016 on Sunday, October 23rd.

Festival Website: germancurrentssd.org.

Tickets: gcsd2016.brownpapertickets.com. 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)

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.


Monday, Oct 24th

Kiepenkasper - German Puppet Show (8:30-9:30am)

Tuesday, Oct 25th

Kiepenkasper - German Puppet Show (8:30-9:30am)

Thursday, Oct 27th

YEC Lights Out Open House (4-6pm)

Tuesday, Nov 1st

2nd Grade Field Trip to World Beat Center (2E, 2F) (9:25-11:30am)

Wednesday, Nov 2nd

Pastries with the Principals (8:30-9:30am)
At the Elementary School

Thursday, Nov 3rd

1st Grade Fieldtrip to Balboa Theater (8:45-10:45am)

2nd Grade Field Trip to World Beat Center (2C, 2D) (9:25-11:30am)

Middle School Tour for Prospective Parents - English (8:30-9:30am)
We welcome prospective parents to sign up for a tour of our Middle School campus. This tour is scheduled for English speaking parents. To reserve your spot, please follow this link

Elementary School Tour for Prospective Kindergarten Parents (9:30-10:30am)
Since our school tours are filling up fast and we would like to keep the tour groups small please RSVP at (619) 795 1190 #2101 or e-mail Mrs McCreary. Adults only please.

GCC Meeting (3-4pm)
Elementary School Campus

FoAEA Board meeting (6-8pm)
Middle School Campus

Friday, Nov 4th

2nd Grade Field Trip to World Beat Center (2A, 2B) (9:25-11:30am)

Saturday, Nov 5th

Lantern Festival (4-7pm)
At the Elementary School

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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