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Friends of AEA Weekly Newsletter
February 27th - March 3rd, 2017 Newsletter Requests

Cake Auction and Chili Cook-Off ---- TODAY

The FoAEA annual CAKE AUCTION AND CHILI COOK-OFF is today from 11-3pm at the AEA Charter Middle School, 458 26th Street, San Diego, CA 92102. 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.

Wristbands: Kids $10 and Adults $20. Includes everything: chili, rolls, bouncy house (kids), beer (21+), and other drinks.

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.

Thank you AEA Community!

Thank you for a GREAT Rock'n Run-a-thon on Wednesday, February 22! Please turn in any additional donations by Monday, February 27 to ensure prizes can be ordered. We'll report our fundraising total soon, but it looks like we were able to raise over $10,000! Way to go!

We hope your students had a great time running and listening to great music. Thank you to all who ran, cheered, volunteered, performed and fundraised!

We anticipate that fundraising prizes will be delivered to students before Spring Break. If you have any questions, please contact Lissa Metzger.

Thank you again for supporting Friends of AEA and our special programs like PE, Art, Music, Science, Gardening, and assemblies!

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)

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 Theater Group San Diego

The new German Theater Group San Diego invites you to an evening of laughter and music!

Join us to revisit the iconic skits by Vicco von Bülow, alias Loriot, such as Die Jodelschule, Das Ei, Das Filmmonster, Herren im Bad, Der Lottogewinner and more, which so brilliantly portrait little human shortcomings and weaknesses--always with a wink and smirk!

Also enjoy some local musical talent! Seats are limited, so please get them online soon! Hope to see you there!

Buy online or at the Box Office
General Admission: $8.00 (+service fee)
Students and Seniors: $6.00 (+service fee)

For more information, please contact Astrid Ronke.

OB Playhouse and Theater Company. 4944 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107 (between Bacon and Cable St.). Free street parking or at CVS lot, Santa Monica Ave (paid)

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!


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.

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

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

Friday, Mar 3rd

6th Grade Camp

Tuesday, Mar 7th

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.

5th Grade Field Trip to the Midway 5A, 5B, and 5C (8:45am-1:30pm)

AEA Board of Trustees Meeting (4:30-7pm)
At the Middle School

Wednesday, Mar 8th

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

Youth Trainers (2nd Semester) First day with clients

Thursday, Mar 9th

DSD1 - German Language Diploma 8th Grade Writen Exam

5th Grade Field Trip to the Midway 5D and 5E (8:45am-1:30pm)

Kinder Field Trip to Timken Museum KB, KC, and KF (9am-12:15pm)

Showcase and Science Slam (5:30-7pm)
We want to invite the community to experience what is happening in classrooms and honor the dedication of our students to being principled, open-minded and reflective IB learners. Students will showcase a piece of work that they completed in an Art/Design class (or any other class) that they are proud of.
In addition, students have the opportunity to compete against their science teachers in a science slam. Students would present for 6 min about a topic in science that they are interested in. They will be judged by the audience on how clearly they conveyed the science concept and how well they held the interest of the audience.

Friday, Mar 10th

Kinder Field Trip to Timken Museum KA, KD, and KE (9am-12:15pm)

4th Grade Field Trip to Old Town (9:30am-2:30pm)

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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