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Holiday Cookie Time

17 December 2014, 8:20am

If you are new to Amelia Earhart, then you may not be familiar with one of our most popular Staff Appreciation efforts - The Annual Holiday Cookie Exchange. We ask that each classroom supply 4 dozen cookies (1 dozen with no nuts). Please sign up to provide Holiday Cookies for our amazing Amelia Earhart Teachers and Staff.

Cookies should be dropped off the morning of Wednesday, December 17th by 8:20 am in the Staff Lounge. Volunteers will repackage an assortment of cookies in festive containers and then the packages will be hand-delivered to our wonderful Amelia Earhart teachers and staff! Please note, we are also asking for one parent from each grade level to help assemble the cookie packages and give them to teachers.

Shop Amazon

Thank you to all the families & friends who shopped via Earhart Amazon! 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.

Donate Clothes for Foster Kids

10 - 17 December 2014, 8:20am

A Destination Imagination team, The Creative Cave Kids, is collecting clothes for foster kids. You can donate new or gently used clean clothes at drop off and pick up, between December 10 and December 17. We will be outside the office to collect your donations. Thank you!

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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