More Earhart News
Week of February 18
Feb 18 - 22: NO SCHOOL - Presidents Week
Feb 25 - March 1: Regular Schedule
TK: 8:45am - 12:25pm
March 11 - 12: Regular Schedule
March 13 - 15: Minimum Days Dismissal
TK 8:45am – 11:45am | Kinder 8:20am - 12:30pm | Grades 1 - 5 8:20am - 1:50pm
Please plan accordingly to make sure your child is picked up on time.
🐝 2019 Spell-a-thon Kickoff!
On Monday, February 25th, the Spell-A-Thon will kick off at Morning Flag. This yera the theme will be "Saved from the Chamber of Spelling", based on Harry Potter. Students will receive their individual packets to get sponsors. We recommend that sponsors be friends, neighbors and family.
This is the only school fundraiser we do each year. It’s fun, it lasts one month, and requires many hands on deck. We are looking for volunteers to help with everything from turning our theme into reality, stuffing envelopes, counting money, dressing up and acting, and organizing donations.
Spirit Day - Dr. Seuss Day
Please encourage your child to show some spirit by wearing something in honor of Dr. Seuss. This could be anything from a Cat in the Hat top hat to a "Thing 1" or "Thing 2" shirt. It could also be striped socks or lots of bright colors.
Innovative MSTEM Night
Come explore MSTEM [Music, Science, Technology, Engineering & Math] at our second Innovative Night! Fifth grade students will be performing in a "Living Museum of Innovators" from various MSTEM fields.In addition, musical selections will be performed by students.
Please check out our Earhart Science Lab website for more photos and stay tune for the performances videos!
2019 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 students. We are proud of our students and their artistic efforts!
🎥 Movie Night
Please bring your family to enjoy a movie night, which is a free event that Earhart PTA sponsors to help build community at our school. There will be free popcorn and water. Please plan on bringing your own blanket or towel so that your child can comfortably watch the movie while seated on the floor, as we will have limited chairs. This is a family event, children must be accompanied by an adult. See you at the movie!
Do you love Movie Night? Want to be a part of the Evening Programs team? This is Melinda Quilici's last year with Earhart and she is looking for some talented individuals to take over and learn the ropes! These wonderful events wouldn't be possible without volunteers like you!
Next PTA Meeting is March 19th, 7pm, in the MPR. We will be having our Principals Report, teacher reports and choosing our Nominating Committee as we gear up for PTA Board Elections for the 2019-2020 School Year. We hope to see you all there!
Math Kangaroo Day
Your child is among thousands of Math Kangaroo 2019 participants in the USA and several million participants worldwide. Congratulations on your decision to participate!
Math Kangaroo 2019 Competition Center Info:
✦ Center name: Amelia Earhart Elementary School
✦ Address: 400 Packet Landing Rd, Alameda, CA 94502
✦ Manager: Ram Mummidi / Doroa Sawicka
✦ E-mail: email@example.com
✦ Competition time: 3:30pm, Media Center Pods
📙 Yearbook Ordering
Yearbooks for sale! Please note yearbooks must be ordered by April 26, 2019 for school delivery.
Price: Softcover - $21, Hardcover - $31
Girls on the Run in Alameda!
Register for the spring season of Girls on the Run!
Grade levels: 3rd, 4th and 5th
Practice days at Amelia Earhart Elementary (open to all Alameda girls): Wednesdays 4:30-5:45 pm and Saturdays 9:00-10:15 am
GOTR meets at Amelia Earhart Elementary twice a week and participants complete the season by finishing a 5k at Crissy Field in early May.
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.
California School Dashboard
Fall 2018 Dashboard is ready!
Dear Earhart Families,
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.
Please be sure to check out the scores and note that we are the only school in this district to score in the blue in all categories. We should all be so proud of this rating. THANK YOU to Mrs Dean for the excellent leadership and to all the teachers and staff for their hardwork and dedication.
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!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!
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