More Earhart News
Week of March 19
March 19-23: Regular Schedule
TK: 8:45am - 12:25pm
March 26-30: Regular Schedule
Apr 2-6: Spring Break - No School
Apr 9-13: Regular Schedule
Apr 16-20: Regular Schedule
Apr 23-27: Regular Schedule
Please arrange your pick up accordingly.
Please Attend AUSD Special Budget Meeting
The special budget meeting will be held at Island High School next Monday, March 19, 2018. We are in direct competition for fund for our Innovative Program against competing district priorities. We have very little time to convince the board to leave our program alone and without people to help we are afraid our community will not like the outcome. We need an increase in the meeting attendance. Please show up at 6:15pm at the Special Budget Meeting to support our team.
What will we lose? Our science teacher, our hands on science lab, our Innovative Night, our EL integration with science, a major component of our small child to big child mentoring training and very likely our competitive edge in our science scoring.
Our Innovative Program is the type of training our children need to be able to come home someday and not have to move away from the Bay Area, because they don't have the skills to compete. Thank you for helping to ensure our children get 21st Century Training.
How can you support the effort?
✦ Email School Board members about the importance of this program
✦ Remind School Board members that you voted to support Measure B1 that includes Innovative Programs
Become a Measure A Oversight Committee member today
✦ Plan to attend School Board meetings regarding these potential cuts [see meeting info listed above]
Alameda Unified School District Board Members:
Gray Harris email@example.com
Ardella Dailey Gray Harris firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Williams email@example.com
Gary Lym firstname.lastname@example.org
Anne McKereghan email@example.com
Please join us for our March 2018 PTA Meeting in Pod 4, which will be an Association Meeting open to all PTA Members in good financial standing. During the PTA Meeting, Mrs. Dean will deliver a Principal's Report; and Ms. Struble, Ms. DeNoyelles, Ms. Lopez Schreiber, and Mr. Stephens will share news from their classrooms. We will also elect our 2018-2019 PTA Board.
See you on March 20!!
Art & Music Show
March is national Youth in Art Month. The show featured both visual art and music from our school. Each class showed an art project completed this year, many from our Art Docent program. Also during the evening, there were music performed by some of our 4th and 5th grade students. We are proud of our students and their artistic efforts!
Also a special thank you to our art docent team for preparing an amazing show for Earhart families!
Stella Bourgoin & Ms. Lee
Art Docent Chair & Music Teacher
🐝 2018 Spell-a-Thon
Save Our School Super Spellers
Friday, March 23rd: Final Envelopes Due
Wednesday, March 28th: Final Drawing at Morning Flag Ceremony (K-Grade 5)
Friday, March 30th: Celebration at Morning Flag and afternoon Popsicles & Dance Party [*If our goal of $40,000 is met]
We are in the final stretch of the Spell-a-thon. We have still not reached our goal of $40,000!! If you have not completed your donation, please send in your envelope or donate on My School Anywhere. The funds raised this year help pay for the end of the year activities. It's very important for us to reach our goal. Back by popular demand, we are having a drawing on 3/28, during morning ceremony. We have great drawing prizes this year, such as...
A Tablet (CBPhotoz)
Movie Tickets (Alameda Theater)
High Arcade Gift Cards
Parties and Games with Teachers
If your child would like to participate in the drawing and he/she is unable to find a sponsor, there are sponsors available in the front office.
Please help Earhart PTA reach our goal. Earhart school enjoys many extra activities such as book club, ice cream social, field trips and more thanks to the generosity of our families. Reaching our goal means the kids get a special extra recess with music and popsicles the last day before Spring Break!
✦ The purchase online donation button is linked to your MSA family account. Please forward the link to your relatives/friends/colleagues, to allow them to donate via MSA and automatically credits your family with the donation.
✦ Kindergarten & TK have unique dates that are explained in their envelope.
✦ All TK/Kindergarteners who participate earn a prize as soon as they turn in their envelope to their teacher so they do not participate in the lunch drawing.
In order for Spell-a-thon to be successful, we need parent volunteers.
✦ At least one volunteer per class at each money count
✦ When: Fridays, March 23
✦ Time Commitment: 2-3 hours each money count
⚬ Come to school on the date
⚬ Count the money from the envelopes
All TK/Kindergarteners who participate earn a prize as soon as they turn in their envelope to their teacher so they do not participate in the lunch drawing.
We need YOU to make this successful for ALL OUR STUDENTS!
Thank you so much,
Tamyra Gonzalez | VP of Fundraising
Upload Yearbook Pictures
If you have pictures you would like to be considered for this year's yearbook, please upload them online. Pictures from digital cameras preferred as smart phone cameras have lower resolution.
Deb Deveno | Yearbook Chair
2018 Local Summer Camps
Check out our PTA's Community Corner page for some fun and enriching camps within our beautiful Alameda Island, such as, "Intro to DI - Destination Imagination" - Rising Stars Camp & EL/ML Camp, Galileo - Camp Galileo & Galileo Summer Quest, Summer Discovery @ SJND, and Cal State East Bay Reading Skill & Speed Reading Programs.
Order your yearbook today! $50 giftcard for personal photo projects when you order before 2018!
Price: Softcover - $21, Hardcover - $30, Plus Tax, eYearbook - No Charge
Debbie Deveno | Yearbook Chair
California School Dashboard
Fall 2017 Dashboard is ready!
California School Dashboard shows how districts and schools are performing on test scores, graduation rates and other measures of student success. The Fall 2017 Dashboard reports are based on the latest state data available. The Dashboard will be updated each fall with the most recent available data and design improvements will be made based on user feedback.
🎥 Anxiety is Treatable - Angst
Angst is a 55-minute film that explores ANXIETY, its causes, effects and what we can do about it. The filmmakers' goal is to have a global conversation and raise awareness around anxiety. Angst features candid interviews with kids and young adults who suffer, or have suffered, from anxiety and what they've learned about it.
The film includes discussions with mental health experts about the causes of anxiety and its sociological effects, as well as help, resources and tools. Families can attend together or with kids 5th grade and up.
Improve Focus & Studying Strategies
This interactive workshop designed for students and their parents. You'll walk away with brain-based strategies to improve focus, lessen procrastination, and support rock-solid studying.
Specifically, you will learn:
✦ A simple brain-based formula for learning anything
✦ Two life changing routines for students that lessen the urge to procrastinate
✦ How parents can help students implement these new habits without resorting to nagging, etc.
Host: Gretchen Wegner
Benefits & Best Practices of Healthy Sleep
This workshop covers:
✦ Basic of sleep science
✦ Adolescent sleep vs. adult sleep
✦ Downsides of sleep loss
✦Mindfulness & sleep
✦Strategies for healthy sleep
✦When to seek sleep support & resources
HOST: Dr. Blum
🍍 Earhart Tropical Garden
Did you know that the 1st and 2nd grade classes have a Tropical Garden?
Unfortunately, pineapples have been disappearing. The fruit are for the students and staff at Earhart School. Please do not pick them. Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.
Susan Bonino Solis | School Office
Revised AUSD Attendance Policies
Alameda Unified School District has revised its attendance policies.
Please visit our Schoolloop website for the listing of some items we wanted to call your attention to. All changes go into effect immediately. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Susan Bonino Solis | School Office
School Performances Videos
Missed the performances? Please login to Earhart Science Lab website to see the videos. Forgot the login & password? Please login to your MSA account's home page for the login information.
Our special thank you to Archie Tingle, Chanel Chan & Fion Lip for recording, editing, and posting the videos!
Earn Free Money for Earhart - Shop Amazon
It is FREE money that is EASY to earn!
Thank you to families & friends who shopped via Earhart Amazon! Earhart PTA can earn up to 10% of your purchase. Simply start your shopping by clicking the 'Amazon.com School Rewards' icon. How is how:
Go to Earhart PTA Website
'CTRL+D' or click on the 'Star' or 'Bookmarks' to bookmark Earhart PTA Home
Name the bookmark as 'Amazon Earhart'
Next time when you go shopping on Amazon.com, just simply type 'Amazon' or 'Amazon Earhart' for Earhart PTA Home
Click on the 'Amazon.com School Rewards' icon to start your shopping
Please share this with your families & friend for all of their future Amazon shopping!
Thank you for your support!!!
Sherry Perez & Vivien Zou Pelealu
Wish List Chair & Amazon & Nob Hill Chair
Hot Shot School Portrait Orders
You should have received the proof/order envelopes displaying three of the best images of your student and ordering instructions. There are two ordering options available - online or snail mail.
Conversations Build Connection
When children feel connected to their parents, they are more likely to feel well and be cooperative. Check out our Earhart websites to find topics that can help you connect to your child. To protect our students, we have set login and password to access the Science Lab website and PTA past & current event galleries/archives. Please login to your MSA account's home page to obtain the login & password information.
Walking School Bus Sign Up
Meeting Point: Harbor Bay Shopping Center Parking Lot - Corner of Island Drive Mecartney Road
For families interested in sending your student[s] to join our Walking/Biking School Bus, and for adults interested in becoming our Walking/Biking School Bus "drivers", please sign up via MSA.
🚶 Traffic - Parent Ambassador
Do you know that we have 645 Earhart students getting picked up and dropped off at the same time every school day? There is always traffic congestion during drop-off and pick-up. White zones are being misused by some parents or caretakers to sometimes park and walk child in or wait while child walks in. Some parents are even parking or dropping off child in the staff parking spaces, and making drop-off and pick-up very unsafe. With the weather is soon getting colder, the traffic congestion will also get worse.
PTA has coordinated with school, City Traffic Engineer and City Police to coordinate an effort to assist in alleviating the traffic at Earhart School. We are looking for parent volunteers to run our Parent Ambassador Program to assist with the morning traffic jam at school. We will need two Parent Ambassadors around the curve in the parking lot and one by the K-yard to direct traffic. Thank you for being part of the Solution Team today!
Would like to see pictures of our fabulous Earhart Dance, Art & Music Show, & other past events?
Please check out...Events Galleries