More Earhart News
AUSD COVID-19 INFORMATION
Due to the sharp increase in local COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, AUSD will open all classes in distance learning on August 27, 2020. Students in the Remote Learning Program will do 100% online learning for the whole year. Students in the Flexible Learning Program will begin the year in the distance phase and return to campus for in-person instruction when the public health situation is safe enough to do so.
For the latest on AUSD COVID-19 information, please visit AUSD Coronavirus Hub.
AUSD School Board Meeting
AUSD staff will be giving a detailed presentation about the waiver process to the Board of Education at its September 22 public meeting. Please click the buttons for the meeting agenda and Zoom link.
Standing PTA Zoom Check-Ins
Wednesday 9/23 | 11:30 am-12:30 pm on Zoom
Wednesday 10/7 | 11:30 am-12:30 pm on Zoom
Have a question about PTA, ideas for a new program, or just want to connect with other families? Starting next week come meet your PTA leadership team for lunch on Zoom every other Wednesday, from 11:30 am-12:30 pm! Check your Earhart PTA Newsletter for Zoom link, we hope to see you there!
Earhart is Proud to be an Ocean Guardian School
We are participating in the 8th year of the Ocean Guardian program! On Friday, September 25th, the 4th Grade Ocean Guardians will do a short presentation on the program, introduce the concept of climate change, and discuss how plastic ocean pollution affects our air.
Keep an eye out for an email letting you know when the presentation will be for your student[s].
If you're interested in getting involved further, or learn more about and what it means to be an Ocean Guardian, please click the buttons.
Annual Membership Drive
We realize many of our families have been financially impacted by the pandemic, and so we are extra grateful to the 100+ families who have already registered and donated to our annual Membership & Donation Drive.
Did you know that joining the PTA is only a $15 donation per parent/guardian? On Membership Toolkit, there are also options to donate to the annual fundraising drive, but it is certainly not mandatory. If you are in a position to donate, the PTA is extra thankful for your support as the funds raised will directly affect our students throughout this school year.
Please go to Membership Toolkit to update your information, join our PTA directory, and make your donation. And of course, volunteering your time is a free way to help, and equally as valuable.
On behalf of the students, we greatly appreciate your generosity!
National Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15th to October 15th is National Hispanic American Heritage Month in the United States. This time is for recognizing the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans on the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.
For some great virtual resources, check out our PTA Community website.
September Fun Corner!
Did you know September is National Better Breakfast Month?
It’s that time of year again: our kids are back to school, and everyone is beginning to prepare for the winter months ahead. It’s important to take stock of how we start off the day! Consuming a well-balanced breakfast in the morning gives our bodies energy to get our day started the right way.
Start your day with a complete breakfast. Set a time aside for the family to grab a quick bite to eat before everyone gets their day started. Share recipes with friends and family on healthy ideas for breakfast.
Celebrate National Better Breakfast Day with us on September 26th! We'll be posting fun recipes on our website and Facebook page so follow along and use #BetterBreakfastMonth.
Spirit Day - "Bring your Stuffed Animal to Zoom” DAY
Please encourage your child to show support by bring Stuffed Animal to Zoom.
Check your Earhart PTA Newsletter for Zoom link and meeting details.
We hope to see you all there!
Check out our PTA's Community Corner page for some fun, afterschool Programs and activities, such as, Free Virtual Music and Art Classes from Quarantunes, Free Kids Workshops, Homework Helps, Scouts BSA, Girl Scout Troop, and more.
AUSD MEALS SCHEDULE
Starting September 1, AUSD will be serving free grab and go meals from 11 am to 1 pm at eight sites: Earhart, Lincoln, Love, Paden, Academy of Alameda, Ruby Bridges, Wood, and Encinal Jr. & Sr. High School. All youth can receive these free meals; no ID needed. Children do not need to be present for adults to pick up food. This program will continue through December 31, 2020.
AUSD is excited to announce that Aeries SignalKit, which AUSD began using in 2019 for school and district communications, has merged with ParentSquare, a communications platform used by many school districts across the country.
ParentSquare is an easy-to-use program that will allow you to send and receive information school and class information, share pictures and files, and view calendar items, all in one place.
For more information, please go to our new ParentSquare web page.
Your Earhart PTA!
The Earhart Elementary Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is made up of dedicated parents and teachers who give generously of their time, money, and talent to support a variety of academic, enrichment, and community-building programs. We look forward to having new families join us!
2020-2021 PTA BOARD MEMBERS:
- President: Jennifer Perez
- Executive VP: Tiffany McBride
- Parliamentarian: Jennifer Russo
- Treasurer: Matt Hettich
- Recording Secretary: Elizabeth Doidge
- Financial Secretary: OPEN
- Auditor: OPEN
- Historian: Sara Bauermeister
- VP Memberships: Janice Ryan
Open PTA Positions
PTA still has open positions for Board Members and Committee Chairs - come join our leadership team!
Your expertise is needed! We have a high need for the following open positions:
Contact President Jennifer Perez 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 MT account's home page for the login information.
Our special thank you to our amazing team - Archie Tingle, Owen Flynn, Chanel Chan & Fion Lip for recording, editing, and posting the videos & photos!
We are Ocean Guardians at Earhart Elementary!
The health of our oceans is vital to the health of all living things on Earth. As the temperature rises, sea levels rise along with it. This makes the ocean environment more acidic, which disrupts the delicate balance of life on earth. Even more alarming, we now know that human-made pollutants such as plastics are contaminating our oceans. Plastics unfortunately do not disappear, but rather break down into minuscule particles. Sea animals ingest these particles, thus putting all life on the planet in serious turmoil.
As Ocean Guardians, we here at Earhart aim to do everything we can to interrupt this cycle as a community. Our first goal is to create awareness of our consumption of single-use plastics at school. Those single use plastics are a noticeable cause of much of the plastic contaminating our oceans. We hope to become as waste-free as possible. That means avoiding our reliance on single-use plastics in our lunches and snacks. We will work together in the classrooms, at home, and in the community to be as proactive as possible to help protect our oceans from the dangers of plastics. As Ocean Guardians, saving the planet starts with all of us. Go Green Earhart
🚶 Parking / Traffic
The school year is in full swing, so it’s about time for a friendly traffic/parking reminder.
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.
DO NOT ENTER THE STAFF PARKING LOT unless you are using the accessible parking spaces and have a placard. You are not allowed to use the staff lanes as secondary loading zone! Our school staff needs access to this lane in order to be on time for our students.
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. Turning on your flashers and parking is NOT allowed.
Do not park at the Red Painted Curbs on either side of the street or block the Fire Lanes for the neighboring communities.
If you need to escort your child into school, PARK LEGALLY
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.
Please let all caregivers know these rules. Thank you to everyone for understanding, cooperating and making our morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up routine run as safely and smoothly as possible!
Ocean Guardians: Go Green
Our mission is to protect the delicate balance of our ecosystem. By reducing the amount of waste that goes into our landfills or that blows into the oceans.
As students and family, we can make an effort to do our part as ocean guardians.
Tech Crew: Chanel Chan
An Ocean Guardian School makes a commitment to the protection and conservation of its local watersheds, the world's ocean, and special ocean areas, like national marine sanctuaries.Go Green School
Check out on how to help Earhart School to become a GREEN school
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 MT 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