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Friends of AEA Weekly Newsletter
April 10-14, 2017 Newsletter Requests

Take Action on Earth Day, April 22nd

Please join the AEA community, partnering with I Love a Clean San Diego (ILACSD), in cleaning up one of our local canyons. Students and families, K-8, are welcome.

Middle school families are encouraged to serve with their child, but with signed permission, middle school students can be dropped off and picked up, staying under the supervision of an AEA staff member. However, elementary parents must stay with their children for the duration of the clean up.

When: Saturday, April 22nd, 9am to 12pm
What: I Love A Clean San Diego's Creek to Bay Cleanup
Where: Golden Hill Recreation Center.
Directions: From I-5 South, take the 26th St exit. Turn right onto 26th St. Turn left onto Golf Course Drive. The recreation center will be on your right. (2600 Golf Course Drive, 92102) Wear: Sturdy shoes, sunscreen, and a hat.
Signed Waiver: Required of all participants. Save time by printing, signing and bringing to the clean up. Waiver.
Note: All supplies will be provided, but to reduce waste, please bring your own reusable water bottle, work gloves, and bucket or burlap to collect trash.
Note: All supplies will be provided, but to reduce waste, please bring your own reusable water bottle, work gloves, and bucket or burlap to collect trash.

The 13th Annual Auction Gala

Our 13th annual Gala will be on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Middle School Campus and the Friends of Albert Einstein Academies need your help again! Each passing year, state and federal funds fail to meet our students’ educational needs so we continue to fundraise for essential programs. Without this effort from parents, community members, and businesses, programs like science, art, music, gardening, and physical education would be limited or not available.

Please support our efforts to maintain our status as award winning, tuition-free public elementary and middle schools. For all of the event information visit the Gala Webpage.

See this flyer for more information.

8th Annual Disco Dance

Parents, Friends, Supporters of the German Language!! Mark your calendars on April 29th for the 8th Annual Disco Dance sponsored by the GCC. Please come and support German Interns and German Programs at AEA. See the flyer for details.

Mentors needed for 5th Grade Exhibition

We are in need of mentors for 5th grade Exhibition! Mentors can be anyone from our AEA community. No need to speak German, no need to be an IB expert.

What is Exhibition?
Exhibition is the culmination of everything students have been learning about being IB students. For Exhibition, students design their own unit of inquiry and are required to participate in a collaborative, inquiry process that involves them in identifying, investigating and offering solutions to real-life issues. Our 5th graders have chosen Health Care as their topic for this year and will be working together to decide on their “sub-topic” in their small groups. We are very excited and proud of 5th graders for addressing issues of such importance!

What do mentors do?
Mentors guide groups of 4-5 students and commit to a one-hour time slot per week for a total of six weeks.

When can I get started?
Mentors will gather prior to Exhibition for an orientation meeting on April 27th from 6:15 - 7pm (the same night as Open House)

Exhibition officially begins on May 8th and culminates with “Exhibition Night” on June 14th from 5 - 7pm. The time slots for mentors this year are:

  • Tuesdays: 10:40 - 11:40
  • Thursdays 10:40 - 11:40
  • Fridays: 8:15 - 9:15

How does the program work? Simple! The only thing special you need to know is our link.

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, April 11th

5E MS Shadow Day

2nd-5th Soccer Lunch League Sign-ups Due
2nd-3rd Students sign up before or after school in the fitness center (rm. 32) with Mrs. Tickel. 4th-5th Students sign up online at www.fusionfitness.net or see Mr. Nassif.

AEA Board of Trustees Meeting (4:30-7pm)
Elementary School

Wednesday, April 13th

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

5th Grade Soccer Lunch League Captain Draft (12-1pm)
Last chance to sign-up. If your child would like to participate in our Lunch Recess Sports League, they must fill out the player registration form. Go to the elementary PE website and submit online or print and turn in.
We accept registration forms one month before season starts. Only turn in form for the upcoming sport season. Registration Forms are due the week before the season starts
League Fees: None! It’s Free!
Game Times: Monday, Tuesdays, Thursdays- 12:30-12:50.
Drafted teams will be posted outside of the fitness center.
Free tournament scheduled games during their lunch recess time. Top teams participate in the championship game. The winning team has their picture taken and posted on the 'Einstein Wall of Champions.

Thursday, April 13th

5D MS Shadow Day

4th Grade Zoo Field Trip (8:30am-2:30pm)

FoAEA Board Meeting

Monday, April 17th

3rd Grade Field Trip to Birch Aquarium (8:30am-2:30pm)

German Language Diploma A2 Written Exam 5B and 5C (8:30-11am)

Tuesday, April 18th

2nd Grade Field Trip to Water Conservation Garden 2C and 2D (9am-12:30pm)

German Language Diploma A2 Written Exam 5B and 5C (8:30-11am)

Wednesday, April 19th

German Language Diploma A2 Written Exam 5B and 5C (8:30-11am)

Thursday, April 20th

German Language Diploma A2 Oral Exam 5th Grade (8:30-11am)

Friday, April 20th

2nd Grade Field Trip to Water Conservation Garden 2A and 2B (9am-12:30pm)

5th Grade Overnight Field Trip on the Star

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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