Latest Earhart News
Envelopes Distribution: 12 February 2014
Spelling Test: 21 February 2014
Early Bird Money Due: 3 March 2014
Early Bird Lunch Time Raffle: 5 March 2014
Final Money Due: 20 March 2014
Big Raffle at Morning Flag: 24 March 2014
Did you see the Spell-a-Thon villain - the Jumbler? He visited Earhart while parents were enjoying their cup of coffee, & students were paying attention to the announcement of the Spell-a-Thon. Earhart needs Super Spellers to defeat the Jumbler! Are you ready?
Spell-a-Thon is here! It is our big PTA fundraiser for the year. Students will get pledges toward how many words they can spell correctly on their Spell-a-Thon spelling test. Our goal is to raise $35,000 that will directly go back to our students in the way of field trips, technology, science materials, books, art supplies, & more. If each Earhart student earns at least $58 in pledges, we will reach our goal [that’s just 6 pledges of $10!].
Our theme this year is "Super Spellers" -- our students can be superhero spellers! Start talking to family, friends, & employers about sponsoring your student[s]! Spell-a-Thon envelopes will come home today, 12 February 2014.
Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 3pm - 7pm
Please join us for Earhart's first "Green Festival" in celebration of Earth Day! There will be learning exhibits, games & prizes!
"Waste Free Wednesday" Contest
We have invited our students to make a real difference for our planet by reducing the amount of lunch trash we generate at Earhart,
especially gray bin items, such as, plastic straw wrappers, Capri Sun containers, plastic bags, go-gurt wrappers, etc.
To measure their progress, we are having a "Waste Free Wednesday" contest where students can reduce waste & win money for their classroom! On an unannounced Wednesday, we will be counting the number of gray trash items by grade. The grade with the least amount of trash will win & each teacher of the winning grade will get a $50 Amazon card to use for their class!
Please help your children reduce the amount of waste in their lunch & win for their class!
Green Spirit DayOn Monday, March 17th, students are invited to wear as much green as they can to show their spirit for taking care of the Earth! This coincides with St. Patrick's Day as well. The greener the better!
If you are interested in helping as a volunteer on the day of the event, we are looking for help! It will also be a great opportunity for Alameda middle or school students to earn their community service hours. Please sign up via Google Docs or contact Earhart "Go Green" Parent Team!
School Yearbook Pictures
Saturday, 1 March 2014
The team of parent volunteers creating this years yearbook are getting started & we can always use more photos. If you have pictures from your child’s class or any school event please share them with us by uploading them to the Lifetouch Community Photo page as detailed below. We can always use pictures of special classroom events such as art docent lessons, field trips or special class parties. We also can use photos of school events such as the Innovative Program info night, movie night, Halloween party, & music concerts. Thank you for helping us create a wonderful yearbook!
Got questions? Please contact Lara Asmundson, Yearbook Coordinator
To submit photos to the yearbook staff, go to LifeTouch Community, register with the following code: HJBMMO
Once registered you will receive an email from Lifetouch with an activation link. You must click the activation link before you can log into the Lifetouch Community Image Upload site.
After logged on:
Please submit your photos by March 1st, 2014.
Congratulations to our yearbook contest winner & runners up!
Maylee Witte was our winner, & she receives a free standard yearbook.
The runners up are:
Abbigail Hui Jenna Chen Meredith Spotts Isabelle Sauter
And they each get a $5 coupon toward a yearbook. Coupons will be delivered to their classroom before yearbook ordering.
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.
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 Melisa Alfieri
Would like to see pictures of our fabulous Halloween party
& other past events?
Please check out...Events Galleries