2017-18 Biweekly PTA Newsletter - Issue date 11-17-2017

$10,340 in Grants Awarded

Thanks to the generosity of you (our donors), your parent teacher organization awarded $10,340 worth of grants to AEA Middle and Elementary School teachers to fund their innovative ideas. We received 15 outstanding proposals this semester – all designed by AEA teachers to enhance the learning of our children. The proposals that received awards at the Elementary School include an outdoor classroom and materials for a reading support program. At the Middle School, the funded programs are a student garden, a student designed Renaissance Faire, and money for the Science Olympiad & SeaPerch Teams. Congratulations to our grant recipients and thank you to everyone that applied! Next semester we will be awarding another $10,000 in grants and are always looking for parents and teachers from each school to serve on our grant selection committee. Contact president@foaea.org if you are interested in helping out next year.

Fall Fundraiser Success

Thank you to all of the students and parents that made our Fall Fundraiser a huge success by selling the local discount cards. Together we raised over $22,000 that will be used in the future to support all of the special programs at AEA including the grants mentioned in the main article above. Congratulations to Kahlan Bennett (second grade) – he was the lucky winner of the $500 Amazon gift card drawing that all students who sold 5 or more cards was entered into.


2018 Gala Team Needs Your Help!

Do you or someone you know own or manage a local business? The Gala committee is seeking a local restaurant, caterer, or business to sponsor this year’s event. As the event food sponsor, you would supply catering for approximately 350 guests and receive print and electronic advertising among other benefits for your tax-deductible donation. Contact gala2018@foaea.org if you are interested in this opportunity.

Hoody Drive for the Monarch School of San Diego

Dear AEA Community! We did it! A big huge thank you to everyone who contributed to our very successful Hoody Drive to benefit the Monarch School of San Diego! We collected ~90 bags of clothing, ~10 bags of toiletries, and ~1800 pieces of clothing for the Monarch School!!!! They were very excited and appreciative of the many donations we contributed--and it's all thanks to a concerted effort of the entire AEA community! What a generous community we have--I am proud and honored to be a part of it!
-Jelena Cingel Bodinet

December PTA Meeting/Mixer

Our next Parent Teacher Organization Meeting will be held on December 7th at 6PM in the Middle School MPR. Following the meeting, we will be hosting a social mixer at the Food for Thoughts Café (located next door to the Middle School) with wine and appetizers. This will be an excellent opportunity for you to socialize with other parents and discuss with meeting presenters how you can get involved in our schools. Click here for the meeting agenda.

Everyone in attendance at the meeting will receive a raffle ticket for the chance to win a $50 Cohn Restaurant gift card!

December 14th Fundraiser

December Fundraising for AEA - 20% of all sales will be donated to AEA
Where: California Pizza Kitchen
7007 Friars Road, Suite 901, San Diego, CA 92108
Thursday December 14, 2017, 11:00AM - 10:00PM
Who: Everyone! Friends, family, co-workers!
Eat at California Pizza Kitchen on December 14th and 20% of all sales will be donated to AEA.

Restaurant Policies
  • No coupons, discounts, or other offers valid during event.
  • Offer valid for dine-in, takeout, online, catering, curbside or delivery orders placed directly with CPK. Not valid for third-party delivery.

Holiday Shopping with Amazon

It's that time of year! We hope you and yours truly have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Do you begin your holiday shopping after Thanksgiving? Remember to use the link www.foaea.org/Amazon when shopping at Amazon to help our schools earn up to 8% of your purchases.
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