Welcome, Willkommen & Bienvenidos!
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! We are so excited to welcome our new and returning families to the AEA community! And, now things are getting even more exciting as our community continues to grow and we say hello to so many students attending our new middle school as well.
You may be asking what is Friends of Albert Einstein Academies or FoAEA?
FoAEA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit parent teacher organization dedicated to providing enrichment to AEA students and to supporting the Academies. Since our founding in 2007, FoAEA has served as the fundraising arm to the elementary and middle schools and is also the organization that puts on school community events. We work in collaboration with the parents, administration, teachers, and Board of Trustees.
Basically what this means, is ALL parents, teachers, and staff of AEA are members of FoAEA. We are all invested in our children and their success at AEA. We welcome your input and feedback and encourage participation from everybody at our board meetings which are normally held the first Thursday of the month.
There are simple ways you can help!
We know how busy everyone is and how crazy our day to day schedules can be. So, we want to make it as easy as we can for you to help and be involved.
- Donate any amount of time or money
- Any time you purchase through Amazon, you can help AEA
- Cherish your little one’s art forever through Artsonia
This is what you will be supporting
- Language enrichment through music program
- Larger scale field trips including Old Town, overnight on the Star of
India & 6th grade camp to name a few
- Curriculum based enrichment assemblies
- School garden projects
- Technology and science support
- Environmental and nutrition education and more
Please join us for these fun events
- Back to school barbecue
- Hallmark German cultural Lantern Festival
- Cake auction and chili cook-off
The 2015-2016 school year was a strong fundraising effort raising more than $150,000 through donations from AEA parents, events, grants, and sponsorships. This amazing effort from our Einstein community enables us to increase funding to the programs we support and new programs. Over 2/3rd of our funding comes from just two sources: individual donations and school events. This is why you will hear so much about these activities during the year. With the school's increased student body size this year, FoAEA will have to raise even more money in order to continue the same level of support.
If you have any questions about FoAEA, please contact us here.
On behalf of the the 2016-17 Friends of AEA Board,
Joel Linsky, FoAEA Board President
Vice President: Rebecca Bennett,
Secretary: Jen Johnson, Treasurer: Kai Schoettke,
Elementary school teacher rep: Eryn Holt, Middle school teacher rep: Donny Powers,
Vice President of Events: Deborah Pawloski,
Technology and Webmaster: Joel Linsky, Volunteer and Room Parent Coordinator:
Lissa Metzger, MS Parent Coordinator: Rebecca Bennett, and Board Assistants: Jennifer Cardinale and Angie Santini
If you are interested in joining the FoAEA board, please contact us. We have a few positions open including VP Fundraising,
VP of Special Events, and somebody to head up the fall fundraiser.