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Week of November 12
Nov 12: Veteran's Day: No School
November 13 - 16: Regular Schedule
TK: 8:45am - 12:25pm
Nov 26 - 30: Minimum Days Dismissal
Kinder 8:20am - 11:40am | TK 8:45am – 11:45am | Grades 1 - 5 8:20am - 12:30pm
Please plan accordingly to make sure your child is picked up on time.
Please join us for our November PTA Meeting.
✨ Innovative Night 2018
6:30pm - 8:00pm with star / planet gazing with astronomers until 10:00pm
7:00pm - 7:30pm Music performance
Thanks to everyone for preparing, performing, setting up, and attending our Innovative Night!
Please login to our Science Lab website to view Innovative Night photos. [For login & password, please see your MSA home page].
Earhart School is participating in the Alameda County Food Drive. We have two barrels in the office where you can bring non-perishable food. All donations are greatly appreciated. The barrels will remain in the office until November 13th.
Pennies for PJ's Drive
Earhart School and Delta Kappa Gamma, an organization of women educators, are hosting a penny drive fundraiser in support of less fortunate Alameda children. Pajamas, toiletries, socks, hats, gloves, books, stuffed animals, and food gift cards will be purchased with the money raised. Please help us care for homeless students in our district by bringing cash and coins to your student's classroom now through November 16.
📚 2018 Earhart Book Fair!
Book Fair: November 27 - December 6
Opening Night, Tue, Nov 27: 6:15pm - 8:30 pm
Wed, Nov 28: 7:45am - 9am & 12:30pm - 3pm
Thur, Nov 29: 7:45am - 9am & 5:30pm - 7pm
Fri, Nov 30: 7:45am - 9am & 12:30pm - 3pm
Breakfast & Books, Saturday, Dec 1: 9am - 1pm
Mon, Dec 3: 7:45am - 9am & 2:30pm - 4pm
Tue, Dec 4: 7:45am - 9am & 2:30pm - 4pm
Wed, Dec 5: 7:45am - 9am & 1:30pm - 3pm
Thur, Dec 6: 7:45am - 9am & 2:30pm - 4pm
Hope to see everyone at our Book Fair Opening Night on Tuesday, 11/27 from 6:15pm - 8:30pm! There will be prize drawings, games, and much more!
The Earhart Online Book Fair is a great way for extended families and friends to participate in the gift towards a love of reading. Families can purchase books through this link and purchases will be shipped directly to Earhart school free of charge.
Please consider volunteering for the book fair! We need lots of volunteers to help make the Book Fair fun! You can volunteer by clicking the link below. Feel free to contact me with any questions or if you need more information about the volunteer roles. Thank you for your help & support of this fun literacy event for the kids!
Book Fair Chair
👕 T-Shirt & Sweatshirt Orders
Order forms have gone home. Order your Earhart shirts today! Please visit School Website for full details.
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. After school, they will gather by our Amelia Earhart statue to take a photo that will be sent to school board members and district administrators. 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
2019 Math Kangaroo
Registration is now open!
Math Kangaroo is an international math competition for grades 1-12. The competition is 75 minutes long and consists of challenging multiple choice questions, 24 questions for grades 1-4 and 30 questions for grades 5 and up. Each student receives a t-shirt, a certificate of participation, and a gift in addition to a competition booklet and a pencil on the test day.
✦ In May students who earned at least ten top scores at each level of participation are awarded with gold, silver, bonze medals and with gifts. International Summer Camp in Europe, Mathematica Camp in MA, and college grants are among the top awards. Also, in each participating state 1st, 2nd, 3rd in the state are recognized at each level. More awards maybe granted in states where State Directors are identified.
✦ Wolfram Research is offering Mathematica license for all 6th-grade and up participants after they take an on-demand webcast on getting started with Mathematica - annually since 2008.
Students must register online by mid December. There is a $21 registration fee to participate, our PTA will offer scholarships if needed.
Create a new account if you don't have already one and login. Once you are logged in, please click on the 'By Invitation" tab and use the below private access code. Note: You won't see the "By Invitation" tab, if you are not logged in. So you would need to create an account, if don't have one already.
When prompted for the private access code, please enter: CAALAMED004311@19MK
Ram Mummidi & Dorota Sawicka,
Math Kangaroo Chairs
Alameda Girls Softball
Registration NOW OPEN! Ages 4-14 Welcome!
AGSA provides recreational and tournament fastpitch softball programs for girls ages 4 to 14 with the overall goal of developing sportsmanship, teamwork, friendship and leadership. AGSA is the only youth sports league in Alameda with a primary focus on development of girls in sports.
Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2019 Spring Recreation season! Early Bird Registration for the Spring Softball Season ends November 30th - don't miss out before the fees go up!
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:
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