More Earhart News
Week of December 17
December 17 - 21: Regular Schedule
TK: 8:45am - 12:25pm
Jan 7 - 10: Regular Schedule
Jan 11: No School - Staff Development Day
Jan 14 - 18: Regular Schedule
Please plan accordingly to make sure your child is picked up on time.
Teacher of the Year Program
Do you have a supportive teacher who you would like to nominate for the Teacher of the Year Program? If yes, please visit our Earhart School website:
Alameda Firefighters Toy Drive
Our wonderful Front Office is once again collecting toys for deserving Alameda Children on behalf of the Alameda Firefighters and the Alameda Point Collaborative! Unwrapped Toys can be left under the Holiday Tree in the Front Office, and Gift Cards or Money can be left with staff for safe keeping.
For more information about what items are needed please see the Earhart School Website:
Earhart Wish List
As the holidays are quickly approaching, we have updated the Earhart teachers' and staff wish list to provide ideas and suggestions for classroom items and teacher gifts during the holiday season and throughout the year. We are fortunate to have such a great team of teachers and staff, and we truly appreciate their hard work and great care of our students! Please note that gifts are entirely optional. Happy Holidays and a Joyous New Year everyone!
Spirit Day - Holiday hat / Pajama day
Yes indeed, it’s “Holiday hat / Pajama Day” again! Please encourage your child to come to school in Holiday hat / jammies! Remember, all attire and shoes must be "school appropriate". No slippers, please. Proper undergarments must be worn. It will be cold, so nightgowns should be paired up with pajama bottoms. Bathrobes are acceptable, in fact they make fine jacket substitutes.
🍪 Holiday Cookie Exchange for Earhart Staff
Hello Earhart Families!!!!!!
It's TIME! Please mark your calendars for Friday, December 21sth. This is truly the most FUN and FESTIVE event of the year. The Staff Appreciation HOLIDAY COOKIE EXCHANGE! If you are new to Amelia Earhart, then you may not be familiar with one of our most popular Staff Appreciation efforts - The Holiday Cookie Exchange, sponsored by ALL CLASSES at Earhart. With your help, we are providing for each Earhart Staff person (more than 65 people) to receive a whole plate of special Christmas cookies as if he or she baked themselves and then went to a cookie exchange. We are asking for 2 people from each grade to help plate the cookies and deliver them to the teachers in your child's grade. This is a wonderful experience that you will truly enjoy and it only takes about an hour of time! For those of you who would prefer to provide the cookies, this is your chance to pull out your best Showstopper or Yummiest Christmas Cookies!
When you click on the signup link, you'll find 4 signup spots under your child's teacher's name (one of which needs to be NUT FREE) to bring Christmas cookies and 1 Signup Spot for each grade to help plate and deliver them to Teachers and Staff. Make sure to note in the Comments what type of cookies you plan to bring.
THANK YOU for your support!
When: 7:30 am to 8:30 am (drop off) Friday, December 21st
Where: in the Staff Lounge located behind the Office. The Staff Lounge will be open at 7:30 am to drop off your items before school.
Nonperishable items: can also drop them off the day before
Non-disposable Containers: Please label with your name and they will be washed and left on the table for you in the staff lounge.
Items with nuts &/or gluten free/dairy free/nut free: please label
Let's show our Awesome Earhart teachers and staff just how truly APPRECIATIVE we are for the many ways they bless and serve our kids!!
Staff Appreciation Team
California School Dashboard
Fall 2018 Dashboard is ready!
The State Board of Education (SBE) and the California Department of Education (CDE) have released the Fall 2018 "California School Dashboard," a website that features easy-to-read reports on multiple measures of district and school success, including test scores, graduation rates, absenteeism, and suspension rates.
Heifer International Project
Our 5th grade classes will be working on a service project over the next couple of weeks. They will be raising money to donate to Heifer International.
For more details, please visit our Earhart School website:
2019 School Smarts
Are you equipped?
Give your child the tools to develop strong academic & social-emotional skills! Sign up the FREE Winter 2019 School Smarts today Enroll Now!
School Smarts is a 7-week class where parent/guardians can learn about their child's educational path, understand how their school works, and meet other families.
This school year, School Smarts will be hosted at Earhart School on Wednesdays, 6pm - 8pm, January 23 - March 13. (No class on February 20 - President's week off)
7-week Multilingual School Smarts sessions start on Thursday, January 24, 6pm - 8pm, at Ruby Bridges Elementary School.
All families are welcome! Free dinner and childcare.
Winter/Spring 2019 Alameda Education Foundation Enrichment classes
Winter/Spring 2019 registration opens on January 10 at 9:30 AM.
We have lots of classes to choose from including Mandarin, Karate, Drama, Cooking, Tennis and many more! To register go to AEF Website and click on the blue enrichment button.
A limited number of scholarships are available for students on the AUSD lunch program. Please contact via email to apply.
AEF Parent Coordinator
Middle School Info Nights
Lincoln Middle School Parent/Guardian Info Nights
All 4th and 5th Grade parents are invited to attend the Info Night at Lincoln. Come learn about their school and what life will be like for your kids at LMS!
Bay Farm Middle School
Tour Dates: December 17, January 15, March 5 | 9am | Bay Farm Office
Encinal Junior Jets
classroom 1 (the portable closest to the building's main entrance)
TK & Kinder Parent Info Nights
K: Thursday, January 17, 2018 | Earhart School M/U Room
For students who turn 5 in 2019, there will be TK & Kindergarten Parent Inforamtion Nights. For more details, please visit our Earhart School website:
Please join us for our January PTA Meeting.
Wear Red for Ed!
As the school year begins, the Alameda Education Association (teacher’s union) is back at the bargaining table with AUSD fighting for a competitive wage. As a symbol of their dedication and lasting stamina to demand a fair wage, teachers plan to WEAR RED every Friday. PLEASE JOIN US in supporting our wonderful Earhart teachers and all teachers across the island who will make the same stand on their school campus. Just a reminder that our teachers receive the lowest pay in all of Alameda County. Simply put most can not afford to live here and work here which means we lose many, bright, dedicated, inspiring teachers to other nearby districts. If you are on campus after school on Friday, please join us in the photo and help us show that our wonderful Earhart staff is supported by parents and students.
You may also want to donate to the Go Fund Me page set up to purchase every teacher in Alameda a red anchor shirt.
5th Grade Parent
Join PTA Today!
Congratulations to Ms. Kelly, Ms. Bader, Ms. Driver, Ms. Mack, Mr. O'Neill, Ms. D. Brown, Ms. Frankel, Ms. Cheung and Mr. Gross's classes who has already reached 100% membership participation in the PTA - pizza parties are coming your way!
There are so many other classes that are within a few signups to reach 100%. Let's see if we can make this a school wide pizza party.
The community at Earhart is truly a unique place. The programs that the PTA is able to offer to our students and our school would not be possible without the support that we receive from the families at Earhart. Please join us and let's see how else we can benefit the lives of the kids and staff at our amazing school. Let's get to 100% and show the world what a special place Earhart is!
VP of Membership
Join the Earhart Bike Train!
What is it?
Safe Routes to Schools defines it best. “Bike trains are groups of parents and kids who ride together from the same neighborhood along a designated route…. Adults share the responsibility of getting the kids to school safely, which saves time for all of them, and the kids get exercise that helps them focus in school.”
Why should you join the Earhart Bike train?
Meet your neighbors
Help the environment
Why should you join the Earhart Bike train?
Parents and children will meet at 8:00AM SHARP at the corner of Mecartney and Island Drive.
Two or three parents (depending on how large the train becomes) will ride to school with all the children.
It’s that simple!
If you’re interested in joining the bike train, please contact Lisa Bryant to show your interest.
🚶 Morning Drop-off Safety Issues
As we settle into the school year, and the daily complications of the morning drop-off routine, here are a few friendly reminders:
There is no parking inside the drop-off circle, unless you are escorting a student in our Special Day Class or with a handicapped placard, or after 8:30 am if you are escorting a TK student.
The White Curb on Packet Landing is for active unloading of children. You must stay with your car. 2 minute maximum stay at the curb.
If you need to escort your child into school, PARK LEGALLY
Do not park at the Red Painted Curbs or block the Fire Lanes for the neighboring communities.
If you are waiting for another person after they have escorted a student into campus, you must park legally off campus. Do not wait for them either in the circle or on the Packet Landing White Curb.
It has also come to the attention of the PTA that students are being dropped off on Island Drive in the emergency turnouts - and sometimes along the road at the traffic light! Several Earhart teachers and parents have reported seeing this happening. This is extremely unsafe! It is better to be late to school than to have a child injured.
Thank you to everyone for understanding, cooperating and making our morning drop-off routine run as safely and smoothly as possible!
A/V Support Needed
Did you know that Earhart volunteers record every student performance on campus?
Our dedicated A/V team uses professional equipment to record each performance, then edits and posts those videos to the secure Science Lab website. This means as parents, we can simply sit back and enjoy the moment!
Each grade has multiple classes and performances and this is a BIG job that shouldn't fall on one or two sets of shoulders. We are asking for volunteers from each grade to signup to run the equipment in order to share the load.
If this is something you may be interested in, please reach out to our A/V Support Chair, Archie Tingle, for more information.
Performance Videos & Event Photos
Missed the class performances and other school events?
No worries! You can find the videos and photos on our Earhart Science Lab and Earhart PTA websites. Forgot the login & password? Please login to your MSA account's home page for the login information.
Our special thank you to our amazing team - Archie Tingle, Chanel Chan & Fion Lip for recording, editing, and posting the videos & photos!
2018-2019 Earhart PTA Board Members
President: Tiffany McBride
Executive Vice President: Stacy Reid
Auditor: Jaein Yoon
Financial Secretary: Laura Miles
Historian: Janet Weber
Recording Secretary: Matt Hettich
Treasurer: Gregg Fujita
VP of Membership: Jaimie Orfanos
VP of Fundraising: Tamyra Gonzalez
Parliamentarian: Janice Ryan
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!!!
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.
Would like to see pictures of our fabulous Earhart Dance, Art & Music Show, & other past events?
Please check out...Events Galleries