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

Weihnachtskonzert December 18th

Come join the AEA Kinderchor Sunday, December 18th at 3pm for a celebration of a traditional German Christmas. More information available here.

German Kinder Club and Homework Support Classes

Our GCC German Kinder Club and German Homework Support afternoon classes will continue on Tuesdays with a new session starting January 10th. In addition, the GCC is planing to start a Writing and Reading Comprehension support class for 5th grade students with focus on the A2 language diploma exam preparation in the week of January 16th (5th grade teachers will send out more info after winter break). These classes are taught by our German intern teachers who help in all the German classroom.

All proceeds of this program help fund our German intern teacher program. Enroll soon since space is limited. Please see enrollment information attached. Click here for the Homework Club. Click here for the Kinder Club.

Thank you!

The support for the Teachers’ Holiday Party was amazing. I am overwhelmed by the generosity and kindness of the families that honored the people and place their children live each day. The gift of giving was as pure of an expression of gratitude. Thank you all for your time, thoughtfulness, and appreciation through beauty and food. What a lovely day. Thank YOU. — Kathi Blocher (Middle School Co-Parent Representative)

Excerpts from the MS principal and teachers:

Thank you so much for such an amazing display of love and gratitude. Seeing my incredible middle school team being celebrated means more to me than you could know. My staff is hands down the hardest working, most giving, selfless, and talented group of people I have ever worked with. I enjoyed every minute of their feeling appreciated today. Wonderful holiday treat. Again, thank you. -- Barb Robinson, Middle School Principal
One of the best lunches I've ever had at AEA! Thank you so very much! — Monica Farren (6th Gr English)
Everything about today was WONDERFUL! Thank you :) — Rebecca Sanders (8th Gr Mathematics)
Thank you for taking the time out of your busy lives and schedules to make us all feel so special! — Annette Rawers (6th Gr Language & Literature)
Ditto to Annetr ;) Time is precious so thank you for giving yours to us! You have great students who make it all worth it! — Amanda Kuhnz (Physical Education Teacher)
Thank you so much for the wonderful afternoon. Happy holidays to you and your family. — Kelly Warner (Special Ed.)
What a beautiful and generous luncheon! It is easy to see why our students are such great people. Thank you all for the time and effort you put into supporting them and us. — Kristin Gullans (7th Gr English)
I am still full! Thank you so much! — Matt Allen (7th Gr Social Studies)
That was amazing! Thank you so much! — Fabian Hofmann (6th Gr German)
We are lucky teachers! Thank you so much. — Steve Milton (6th Gr Social Studies)
Love how you love us. Thank you! — Claudia Pruitt (6th Gr Math)
Thank you for the amazing lunch and for thinking of us. — Karen Milian (Spanish)
Thank you for an amazing lunch and thank you for the gift card and sweet treats! — Corie Julius (Librarian)
Thank you very much for a delicious lunch , gift card and most importantly your love towards us :) — Karina Ramirez (Spanish)

Holiday Gift Giving

Each year FoAEA provides information on holiday gift giving that helps support our community and raises money for the school. Last year the AEA community helped raised $3,000 while purchasing holiday gifts for your family and friends. This year, with the growth in the schools and the better visibility of this program, we'd like to see how much better we can do.

Holiday Shopping Through Amazon

Not surprisingly, December is our biggest month for the Amazon fundraiser. Last December we made over $1,600 and this year is on track to raise even more! So far, we've raised almost $700 in the first week of the month. Remember, using foaea.org/amazon doesn't cost anything beyond what you were going to purchase anyway. All you need to remember is our link.

Use our link (foaea.org/amazon) whenever you go to Amazon and tell anybody you can about it including grandparents, uncles and aunts, friends of the family, etc. Gift giving can have even more meaning when it is also raising money for schools. There's no limit to who can use it, how many times, or how much money we can raise through this program!

Artsonia is great for Holiday Gifts!

Go to Artsonia and check out your child's artwork. If you buy before December 15th it will deliver by Christmas and the school gets 20% of your purchases back as a donation.

End of the Year Donations

Many of you make your donations to charitable organizations towards the end of the year. We would like to encourage you to keep your kid's school in mind when making your end of the year donations.

These are the programs that Friends of Albert Eintein Academies supports each year.

AEA's families are what sustains these programs and we greatly appreciate your support through donations and your volunteer time. This year's fundraising is getting off to a good start, but we still have a ways to go in order to meet our fundraising goals. So far we've had 27 families sign up for a one time or monthly donation pledging over $36,000 towards our goal of $60,000. Thank you. If you haven't donated yet, it takes just a moment. Click on the image below and make either a one time donation or sign up for a monthly subscription.

If you are a monthly donor, please help us meet our goal by keeping your monthly subscription active. Sometimes credit cards don't go through and sometimes we all get new credit card numbers. When this happens, please update your credit card information online.

Have you donated yet?

This year has been a bit slow with donations to FoAEA, so we hope that you will take some time to become a monthly donor or send in a one time donation. Remember that your donations may be tax free. 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.

Mixed Bags Fundraiser

Even though our fall fundraiser (Mixed Bags) is has completed, you can still order online: www.mixedbagdesigns.com/Retail-Home?fundraiserid=144878.

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, Dec 12th

4th Grade (4D and 4E) Field Trip to the NAT (9:30am-1:30pm)

Tuesday, Dec 13th

MS Tour for Prospective Parents (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.

4th Grade (4A) Field Trip to the NAT (9:30am-1:30pm)

Thursday, Dec 15th

Elementary School Tour for Prospective Parents (grades 3-5) (9-10am)
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.

4th Grade (4C and 4B) Field Trip to the NAT (9:30am-1:30pm)

GCC Meeting (3-4pm)
ES Campus

FoAEA Meeting (6-8pm)
ES Campus

Friday, Dec 16th

MS Free Dress Day and MINIMUM DAY

Sunday, Dec 18th

Traditional Children's Holiday Service (3-4pm)
Celebrate with us a traditional German Christmas Service and enjoy a variety of German Christmas songs and a Christmas Play. Service will be held in English. Contact: Claudia Lorenz. At Grace Lutheran Church at 3967 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92103.

December 19th through January 6th

Winter Break - NO 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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