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Spell-a-Thon 2015

Early Bird Money Due: 2 March 2015
Early Bird Raffle: 4 March 2015
Final Money Due: 19 March 2015
Congratulations to our fantastic Word Detectives! They are on their way to defeating the Word Wrestler! Please help your student to gather his/her pledges toward our $35,000 school-wide goal and turn in the Spell-A-Thon envelope. Just a reminder that Spell-A-Thon pledges are due on March 2nd to be eligible for our lunch-time raffles which will take place on Wednesday, March 4th. All final money will be due by Thursday, March 19. We will also have another raffle on March 27th at our final Spell-A-Thon morning assembly. Students who turn in pledges by March 2nd, will be eligible for BOTH of the raffles.

We need help counting money! Can you help us on any of the following mornings: Tuesday, March 3, Tuesday, March 10, or Friday, March 20? Please contact PTA VP of Fundraising Natalie Ackerman via email, PTA Sponsors page, or 510.453.4087.

2015 - 2016 PTA Candidates

Just a reminder, our next PTA meeting is when we vote on our candidates, and it is scheduled for March 17th at 7 p.m. You are encouraged to attend and make your voice heard! Here is the Slate of Candidates for the 2015 - 2016 PTA Board. Thank you to all who have stepped up to make a difference in our kids’ education!!

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

More Earhart News

Yearbook Title Contest - 5th Graders

Thursday, 5 March 2015

This year the yearbook title will be chosen by YOU! The Yearbook Committee is excited for one of the Earhart 5th graders to be creative with the theme, "Collaboration". No artwork needed as that will be a separate contest coming up soon! Please turn in one or two ideas for the title of the 2014-2015 yearbook by Thursday, March 5 into the school office. Please include your first/last name and room number on your submission. One winner will receive a FREE YEARBOOK! Any questions? Contact Karen Holmes

Art & Music Show 2015

Thursday, 26 March 2015

March is national Youth in Art Month and the theme for California is "Art Builds Bridges". The show is a time for each class to display their talents. Every class picks one project that's completed this school year. We also suggest creating "Artist's Statements" - such as, "What is your inspiration for your art work?" "What influences your work?" "What does your art express?" "What makes your art unique?" "What does your art means to you?" "What motivates you to create art?" "What emotions or ideas are you trying to convey?" "How does art make you feel?" "Why is art important?" "How can art be powerful?" "What tools and materials do you use?"

We will need help to make this show successful. Please see the sign up sheet in the Art Docent Room [Room 2] to volunteer! Got questions? Please contact Jen Dowell & Michi Shimada via email.

Innovative Night

Thursday, 22 January 2015
6:30pm - 8pm

We had a fun night celebrating Innovation and Collaboration at Earhart School. We had highlighted our theme for the year, collaboration. Science lab experiences, math challenges and Hour of Code had several of the activities that were part of our celebration on January 22.

Would like to listen to our new theme song, "Because We're Earhart", written by our talented new music teacher and Earhart Community?

Because We're Earhart

Custom Lyrics by the Earhart Community
Original Song - "Happy" by Pharrell Williams

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.

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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