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Friends of AEA Weekly Newsletter
February 20-24th, 2017 Newsletter Requests

The Rock’n Run-a-thon is back! Wednesday, Feb 22th

The Rock‘n Run-a-thon is a fun, music-energized day to celebrate fitness and our school! Students will rock out while they run or walk the playground/Running Club course with their friends. This is a fun one-day event that encourages all elementary students to take an active role in FUNdraising! Students can also earn cool prizes by raising money for AEA’s Enrichment Programs, like PE, art, music, science and gardening. Visit our Fusion Physical Education Website to read how the allocated PE funds will be used.

Donations are due by Tuesday, Feb. 21 so prizes can be ordered and delivered to students before Spring Break.

Fill out your orange donation sheet and turn in with checks or cash to the box in the front office or to your teacher. Extra forms are in the office, or print here: Donation sheet and details. Please make checks payable to: "Friends of AEA" or "FOAEA".

Credit cards accepted at foaea.org/run_a_thon.

All donations (cash, check, online) for a participant will be totaled so runners are qualified for their appropriate fundraising prize.

Your runner can win different prizes depending on their total donation amount:

  • $20 - your runner earns a 2017 Rock’n Run-a-thon drawstring backpack
  • $40 - your runner earns a 2017 Rock’n Run-a-thon t-shirt and drawstring backpack
  • $80 - your runner earns an AEA water bottle, 2017 Rock’n Run-a-thon t-shirt and drawstring backpack
  • $140 - your runner earns a Fusion Performance Wear Jacket! (uniform-compliant) , AEA water bottle, 2017 Rock’n Run-a-thon t-shirt and drawstring backpack

Parent Volunteers: We would love your help during the event to cheer on all of the runners or run a few laps with your child. Parents will also help with water stations and tracking laps around the AEA Playground/Running Club course.

Run Schedule:

  • Kindergarten: 9:10-9:30 a.m.
  • 1st Grade: 9:40-10:00 a.m.
  • 2nd Grade: 10:10-10:30 a.m.
  • 5th Grade: 10:40-11:00 a.m.
  • 3rd Grade: 11:10-11:30 a.m.
  • 4th Grade: 11:40-12:00 p.m.

We're looking for some rock'n bands or singers! Are you (or someone you know) available and interested in performing during our Rock'n Run-a-thon?

Please email Lissa with any questions or to volunteer. Hope to see you there!

Kinder Mission

A new German After-School Enrichment Program. Fun and Play, Learning German, Homework done! For further questions please contact Peggy.

For more information, check out the flyer.

German Support Parent University

Please join us for a Parent University focused on how you can best support your child’s German language learning. Teachers will share the sequence of German language learning here at AEA, as well as provide useful strategies and resources for you to use at home. This Parent University will be offered in both English and Spanish, on the elementary school campus.

English Session, Tuesday, February 21st, 6-7:30 pm, in the Think Tank, led by German teachers, Katrin Goldman and Naomi Grogan-Hurlich (childcare provided in library) Sign Up here (English)

Spanish Session, Wednesday, March 1st, 8:15-9:45 am, in the MPr, led by German teacher, Janina Romero. Sign Up here (Spanish)

Cake Auction and Chili Cook-Off February 25th

Calling all chefs and bakers... please join FoAEA for the annual CAKE AUCTION AND CHILI COOK-OFF! Bring your best chili recipe or your most fabulous cake creation to AEA Middle School on Saturday, February 25th from 11-3pm. All cakes and chili must be homemade. Bid on amazing cakes, enjoy all-you-can-eat chili, sip a beer in the beer garden, and spend the day supporting AEA education at this great community event! There will be prizes for best chili, best cake (adult), best middle-school cake, and best elementary-school cake.

Kids - $5 presale ($10 day of)
Adults - $15 presale ($20 day of)

Includes everything: chili, rolls, bouncy house (kids), beer (21+), and other drinks Buy your wristbands online here!

February 25, 2017 from 11am to 3pm at AEA Charter Middle School, 458 26th Street, San Diego, CA 92102

Sign up to enter a cake or chili.

Volunteer here to help sell wristbands ahead of the event.

Volunteer here to help at the event.

Middle School Used Uniform Sale, Sat Feb 25 during Cake Auction / Chili Cook-off

We will hold our second semester MS used uniform sale during the AEA Cake Auction and Chili Cook-off on Saturday February 25 from 11am – 3pm. We have lots of nice clothes, girl and boy sizes 10 to 18, as well as some women and men sizes.

This event is CASH ONLY. All uniform pieces are $2 each. Please BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag).

Please feel free to donate all your unneeded uniforms at the front office prior to the sale, or drop them at the sale. Our next semi-annual used uniform sale will not be until next fall, so don’t miss this one.

Questions? Please contact Amy here.

Seeking all gently used sweaters, jackets and hoodies, sized 5T and up!

Join AEA parents in an effort to help the Monarch School of San Diego, a school that serves K-12 children impacted by homelessness.

Monday, February 27-Friday March 3rd.

We will collect all items during pick up and drop off at the entrance/exit. Other items that the Monarch school is always in need of include: Toiletries (ie. deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hair brushes, shampoos, soap, etc.) New shoes, new underwear, new socks, gently used clothing. More information here.

Rasselbande Preschool Annual Yard Sale

When: March 4th 7am til 12pm
Where: Rasselbande Preschool
What: Everything from clothes, toys, furniture and many German items !!
Why: to benefit our 'New tables and chairs' fundraising

We appreciate your visit and your donations. Martina Preczewski, Die Rasselbande Preschool, 619-465-4420.

German classes for parents at Grossmont College

Great opportunity to learn to speak German to your child and assist with German homework! For more information please see flyers here and here.

6th Annual Live Music Month is coming in February!

We are excited to bring back our annual Live Music Month at Albert Einstein Academies. Singers and musicians are invited to share their talents through the month of February. We have set up times during lunch, for adults and 1st-5th grade students to perform. This will bring music onto our campus, and into the lives of our learning community. Live music month lunch time performances are scheduled for February 2nd, 9th, and 23rd.

Michelle Guarino, PYP Coordinator, Instructional Support

2nd Annual AEA German Theaterfest

Featured Events and Announcements

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.

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, Feb 20th


Thursday, Feb 21st

Parent University - German Support (6-7:30pm)

Wednesday, Feb 22nd

Rock'n Run-a-Thon (9:10am-12pm)

Thursday, Feb 23rd

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.

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.

Saturday, Feb 25th

Cake Auction and Chili Cook-Off (11am-3pm)

MS Used Uniform Sale (9am-3pm)

Tuesday, Feb 28th

6th Grade Camp

Deadline for NEW Student Enrollment Applications

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.

Wednesday, Mar 1st

6th Grade Camp

Thursday, Mar 2nd

6th Grade Camp

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.

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

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

Friday, Mar 3rd

6th Grade Camp

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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