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Book Fair

2 - 11 December 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

Shop Amazon

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!

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Got questions? Please contact Melisa Alfieri & Kate Schnoebelen.

Alameda County Food Drive

1 - 15 December 2014

Earhart School is participating in the Alameda County Holiday Food Drive 2014. Food barrels will be delivered December 1st & will be picked up on December 15th. The most needed items are: canned fruit & vegetables, canned meats & fish, peanut butter, pasta, beans, rice, canned soup (low salt), cereal & oatmeal (low sugar), tomato sauce, & powdered milk. Anything that is nonperishable is welcomed.

US Coast Guard Demonstration

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

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

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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