Our Mission

Since its founding in 2007, Friends of Albert Einstein Academies (FoAEA) serves as the fundraising arm to both the Albert Einstein Academy Charter Elementary School (AEACES) and Albert Einstein Academy Charter Middle School (AEACMS). By providing financial support for a variety of supplemental programs including art, physical education, and music, FoAEA strives to supplement the Academies international, multi-lingual focus and develop respectful, responsible and caring citizens of a global community.

For $1/day, you can help support enrichment programs for your child such as Art, PE, Music, Science, Gardening, Library, German Interns, Field Trips, Special Assemblies, and more. Simply sign up on our Donate Page for an on-going contribution in any amount. Our goal is to reach 150 families by November 1st!

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Throughout the year, there will be a number of events in which you can volunteer your time and effort for Friends and the school. It's the parent participation and volunteers that really make our events such a success. Please sign up for our volunteer pool and be sure to bookmark this page to keep updated on future volunteer opportunities.

A list of annual and monthly events have been posted to our Events Calendar page. The next volunteer opportunity will be at the Lantern Festival on Saturday, November 4th.

New: The SignUp Genius is out! Please help us to make this a successful event.


All parents, teachers, and staff of AEA are members of FoAEA. We welcome your input and feedback and encourage participation from everybody at our board meetings.

Join us for our next PTA Meeting in the MPR at the Elementary School campus on Thursday, November 2nd. Please note that we are canceling our November meeting to focus on the Lantern Festival taking place on Saturday, November 4th. We will see you again at the December 7th PTA Meeting at the Middle Campus.

Meetings are typically held on the first Thursday of each month from 6 - 7PM alternating between the Elementary School and Middle School campuses.

Click here for our full 2017-2018 Parent Teacher Association Meeting Schedule.

Our Parent-Teacher Volunteers

Brant Robinson



Angie Santini

Vice President


Deborah Pawloski



Jennifer Carter



Janice Darlington

Communications/Web Support


Dan Rosenberg

VP of Fundraising


Jennifer Cardinale

VP of Special Events

Jennifer Johnson

Board Assistant


Rafi Rama Jaima

Co-VP of Fundraising


Jennifer Coleman

Co-VP of Special Events


Heike Paulsen

MS Teacher Representative


Staci Gingery

Board Assistant



  • GCC Dance Party
    GCC Dance Party

    The GCC would like to invite all new and former ES and MS parents to our first annual "Meet and Greet Dance Party" on September 16th from 7-11PM in the middle school MPR. Get your tickets in advance for $10 each or $15 at the door. Purchase tickets online here: https://friendsofaea.givingfuel.com/2017-gcc-disco. Tickets will also be available before and after school starting on September 5th or in the ES front office from Birgit Schafer.

  • Welcome – Wilkommen – Bienvenidos
    Welcome – Wilkommen – Bienvenidos

    Dear AEA Families,

    Welcome to Albert Einstein Academies and the 2017-2018 school year! We would like to take a moment to introduce those of you, for whom the school is new, to Friends of Albert Einstein Academies (FoAEA or “Friends”). Friends, our schools’ parent–teacher association (PTA), has served as the fundraising arm for both the AEA Charter Elementary School (AEACES) and AEA Charter Middle School (AEACMS) since 2007. Friends is a non-profit organization that raises money to provide financial support for enrichment programs such as art, PE, music, science, gardening, nutrition, field trips and special assemblies. Unfortunately, due to budget cuts, it is up to parents like us to support and subsidize these critical enrichment programs beyond the minimal government funding.

  • Welcome Back BBQ - Thursday, Aug 24th
    Welcome Back BBQ - Thursday, Aug 24th

    The new school year is just around the corner! Both AEA elementary and middle schools are invited to join the Friends of AEA Parent-Teacher Association for its annual Welcome Back BBQ on Thursday, August 24th, from 5-7pm! Come enjoy complimentary meat and veggie sausages. Bring a salad or dessert to share. There will be used elementary uniforms for sale during the event.

    For more information, follow this link.