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Airplane Contest 2015

29 May 2015

Our annual Amelia Earhart Airplane Contest will be on Friday, May 29th. Only grades 1 through 5 may enter. Accepting all Flight and Design Entries on May 27. Bring Design planes to the M/U Room and Flight planes to your child’s classroom. The rules and informational flyer was sent home last week.

Open House

21 May 2015 | 7pm - 8pm

This is a great time to visit the classroom with your child and see all of the wonderful things that are going on. It is also ideal to get a glimpse into the classrooms for next school year! The kids have worked really hard and are excited to share, so plan on attending.

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🏫 National Teacher Appreciation Week

Monday, 4 May 2015 - Friday, 8 May 2015
This is a special time to honor the women and men who lend their passion and skills to educating our children. There will be treats for the teachers and para professionals throughout the week, however, we need your help too.
Wednesday, 6 May 2015: We are asking that each student bring a drawing or thank you note for their teachers.
Wednesday, 13 May 2015: 🌷 We are asking that each student bring a flower for their teachers as well as any paraprofessionals in their classroom. There will be mason jar vases in every grade level classroom as well as in the other classrooms [Book Club, Bridge, Media Center, Music, P.E., Reading Specialist, Resource, Science, Speech...]

👕 T-Shirt/Sweatshirt/Tote Sale

Earhart is having a t-shirt, sweatshirt & tote sale. Items you can order are navy blue &/or grey children’s, women’s, & unisex t-shirts; children’s & adult hooded sweatshirts; & large canvas tote bags. Order forms were sent home before Spring Break. Samples are available in the office for you to see.

Oakland A's Baseball Games

We are excited to participate in the Oakland A’s Step Up to the Plate for Education program for the 2015 season! Students, parents, & their friends & families have the opportunity to purchase special discounted tickets for select A’s games. As part of the program, before the end of the school year, the A's will make a donation to our school. To purchase tickets & view the available games, please visit our school’s personalized link. Tickets for the select games are limited – to participate in this special offer, we recommend purchasing tickets ASAP to reserve the best seats! Head out to the ball park, enjoy a game & help out your school!

Kids Learning Code

Tuesday & Thursday, April 14, 2015 - May 21, 2015; 12 Sessions; $120
Coding at Earhart! Beginning April 14, Earhart teachers will conduct one hour after-school classes using the Code.org teacher lesson plans. This resource builds the skills & logical disciplines needed by students to become computer literate & computer creative. Registration is done on a first-come, first-served basis. Late registration is not a problem if space is available.

On Tuesday & Thursday, beginning Tuesday April 14, coding classes will be conducted in Rooms 24 & 31 [additional classes/classrooms may be added depending on demand] from 3:00 through 4:00 p.m. These classes will be open to all Earhart students, grades 2-5. Initially, classes for the older students will be held in Room 31 with Ms. Reilly, and for the younger students in Room 24 with Mr. O’Neill. This may change depending on the need of the classes.

Got questions? Please contact Mr. O'Neill or Ms. Reilly.

White Zone

For Drop Off & Pickup ONLY!

Let's improve the morning drop off congestion at Earhart School. Be part of the “Solution Team” and pull forward, drop and go. It takes everyone working together to make drop-off and pick-up safe and efficient!

Please refer to this map for drop off and parking locations. Remember, be courteous to all families by following the outlined guidelines. These guidelines are meant for everyone and will make the morning drop off easier on everyone.

If you are available to help support this safety project please leave your name in the office. Thank you for your support and cooperation!

Animal Shelter Fundraiser

The Destination Imagination team, Smartees, are doing a project for the Alameda Animal Shelter. They are raising money by collecting aluminum cans and plastic bottles that they will turn in for the redemption. Money raised will be donated to the Angel Fund of the Alameda Animal Shelter. Please bring cans & bottles and put them in the bins near the school entrance.

Media Center Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed in the Media Center the first hour of the day on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:20 – 9:20, and on Friday from 11:50 – 12:50. Please call Manny Ellison, Media Center Teacher if you are interested.

2015 - 2016 PTA Board Members

President: Kate Schnoebelen
Executive Vice President: Sara Custer
Treasurer: Stan Schonberg
Recording Secretary: Stephanie Long
VP of Membership: Monica Bhatnagar/Michelle Poh
VP of Fundraising: Melisa Alfieri/Sara Bauermeister
Auditor: Shari Yu
Historian: Michelle Kaneshiro
Parliamentarian: Jeanette Abe
Volunteer Coordinator: Stacy Reid

Operation Dignity

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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