Latest Earhart News
Spirit DayFriday, 31 October 2014
It is dress up day! Do you have a favorite sport? Do you have a favorite sports team? If yes, then come to school dress in your favorite sport outfit.
School Portrait OrderingOrder by: Friday, 31 October 2014
Your child's school portrait proofs were sent home yesterday. There are two ordering options available. The first option is to order online. Mix and match packages, where selections from one, two or all three proofs may be combined. Each individual student picture gallery has a unique password printed on the proof form, so only your student’s pictures maybe viewed. Orders are shipped directly to your home.
The second option is to mail in your order. The proof/order form also serves as the return envelope for orders that may be mailed directly to HotShot Portraits. Payment should be enclosed and the purchase selections are indicated on the form.
HotShot Portraits Customer Service may be reached at 415-457-7000 or via email.
Do not return order forms to the school office. HotShot Photography request that you order by October 31st.
Share Our Sweets3 - 5 November 2014, Office
Did your kids' Halloween sweets last well into Valentine's Day last year? If that's the case or even if you just want to get rid of some of the excess, consider donating the unwanted goodies to charity.
You may donate candy by dropping it off at school on Monday, November 3rd. There will be signs & a labeled tub at the front of the school & in the office until Wednesday, November 5th.
Kindergarten & First Grade eScrip ChallengeWednesday, 5 November 2014
Attention Kindergarten & First Grade families:
Please participate in the eScrip challenge & help win a special treat for your class! Your teacher will be sending home a pink notice that will explain the challenge. Every class that brings in 25 new registrations by November 5th will receive a special treat! eScrip is a fundraiser for Earhart school that is FREE TO YOU. Once we register your club card number, Safeway or Vons will donate 1% - 4% of your grocery bill to our school. Please ask family members, co-workers, & friends to support this Earhart fundraiser.
Got questions? Please contact Kate Schnoebelen via email.
Community CoffeeFriday, 7 November 2014, 8:15am
Please join us for our next Community Coffee. Join us at flag ceremony & stay for a cup of coffee-we will be set up by the Multi-Use room. It is a great event that allows us to build community & talk with other parents in our school. Kindergarten parents, I encourage you to attend to see what your children will be doing next year!
Book Fair2 - 11 November 2014, 8:15am
Please support the fair in any way you can by volunteering &/or coming to the book fair. The Book Fair hours of operation are listed below. Volunteers [parents & students] are needed to make the Book Fair a successful event!! You can sign-up to volunteer via the real time link to a Google spreadsheet. If you are entering your information via an iPad or Smart Phone, then please hit the Submit button.
Volunteers will receive a $5 book fair credit for every volunteer shift worked. This is also a great opportunity for Middle School kids to earn community service hours by volunteering at the fair. Got questions? Please contact Kimberly & Paul Skuta, PTA Book Fair Chairs.
This is a really fun event that the kids look forward too every year. Also, approximately 55 cents of every dollar spent at the book fair comes back to the school in the form of books & educational material. Last year the book fair made over $10,200 for the school & we have a goal this year to make $11,000. Thank you in advance for supporting the Amelia Earhart Book Fair!!!!
Tuesday, December 2: 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Opening Night Event [Raffle & Prizes]
Wednesday, December 3: 7:45am - 9am & 11:30am - 2:30pm
Thursday, December 4: 7:45am - 9am & 11:30am - 2:30pm
Friday, December 5: 7:45am - 9am & 12pm - 3pm
Saturday, December 6: 9am - 1pm, Continental Breakfast & Books Weekend Event
Monday, December 8: 7:45am - 9am & 2:30pm - 4pm
Tuesday, December 9: 7:45am - 9am & 2:30pm - 4pm
Wednesday, December 10: 7:45am - 9am & 2:30pm - 4pm Thursday, December 11: 7:45am - 10am, Final Sales Day
Thank you to all the families & friends who shopped via Earhart Amazon! Earhart earned over $1,000 in September & over $2,000 in December!!!! Let's keep the momentum going!
Don't forget!! When you shop via Earhart Amazon, Earhart PTA can earn up to 10% of your purchase. Simply start your shopping by clicking the above 'Amazon.com School Rewards' icon. This is FREE money that is EASY to earn!
Please bookmark & send our Earhart PTA home page for Amazon-4-School to your families & friends for all of your & their future Amazon shopping!
Would like to show your appreciation toward your child's teachers & school staff? Please check out Earhart Wish Lists
Got questions? Please contact Melisa Alfieri & Kate Schnoebelen.
Safeway eScrip Changes
Please be aware that Safeway has made a significant change to their eScrip donations. As of November 1st, 2013, Safeway will NOT donate to eScrip for purchases made with a credit card.
Earhart will only receive eScrip contributions for purchases paid with one of the following payment options:
Cash, Check, Debit Card, Fast Forward Debit Card, SmartCheck,
Safeway Gift Cards, WIC & CalFresh
Safeway's contribution to eScrip is a sizable portion of the Earhart PTA budget. Many families use credit cards at Safeway & we recognize this change is not ideal. However, please consider using an accepted payment option at Safeway to prevent impacting our PTA budget.
Please forward this message to your friends & families who support Earhart by shopping at Safeway.
Got questions? Please contact Kate Schnoebelen
One of our Fifth grader classes has chosen to work on a service project this year that will assist homeless and formerly homeless veterans in Alameda and the greater Bay Area. They will be supporting the work of Operation Dignity.
Operation Dignity assists homeless veterans and their families. They provide emergency, transitional and permanent housing for homeless veterans in Alameda County. They also offer comprehensive support services, nutritious meals and a strong peer community. Their goal is to help veterans rediscover hope and provide the tools needed to live a self-sufficient and stable life. They are providing a hand up, not a hand out.
Operation Dignity is always in need of hygiene kits for their Mobile Outreach Unit as well as "starter sets" for veterans moving into transitional housing right here on Alameda Point. In order to help with this need we will be collecting unused small size hygiene products throughout the year. Soaps, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc. can be given to any 5th grader or can be dropped into the basket near the Pod 4 door any time throughout this year. Be sure to ask your friends, neighbors, and family members to help as well. Thank you for your support!
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