More Earhart News
Week of May 20
TK: 8:45am - 12:25pm
May 28 - 31: Regular Schedule
Jun 3 - 4: Regular Schedule
Jun 5 - 7: Minimum Days Dismissal
TK 8:45am – 11:45am | Grades K - 5 8:20am - 12:30pm
Please plan accordingly to make sure your child is picked up on time.
Our final PTA Meeting of the school year will be Tuesday May 21st, 7pm, in the MPR. We will be electing our PTA Officers for the 2019-2020 school year. We hope to see you all there!
The Amelia Earhart Elementary School invites all students to participate in our Annual Airplane Contest. This event promotes student creativity and campus-wide engagement. TK - 5th grade are invited to participate in the Airplane Design contest and Kinder - 5th grade are invited to participate in the Airplane Flight contest.
For offical info and guidelines, see the Earhart School Loop website, and to signup to volunteer to help chalk the planes during the flight contest, email our Airplane Contest Chairs, Leslie and Matt Hettich!
🍨 Ice Cream Social
Due to the poor weather, the Ice Cream Social will be moved to next Friday, May 24th, from 6-7:30 PM.
Dear Awesome Earhart Parents & Amazing Earhart Teachers,
You are cordially invited with your family to join us for our annual Ice Cream Social to celebrate another wonderful school year. This is a time where we say thank you to all of the volunteers who have supported our classroom and PTA programs throughout the year, and our teachers for guiding & inspiring our children! So...You scream! I scream! We all scream for ICE CREAM! This will also be the last Evening Program of the year. To help support this event, we are in need of some ice cream scoopers and toppers - please signup on My School Anywhere for a sweet shift!
Skate, Scooter, Bubbles & Beach Balls Day
Grades 2-5 must bring their own skates or scooters & helmet. There are no motorized scooters allowed!
📙 Yearbook Autograph Party
Please join us on Friday, May 31 after school in the Kindergarten Yard to sign yearbooks!! Yearbooks will be distributed in class on May 31. PTA volunteers will be on hand in the Kindergarten Yard for a signing session after school! Please come and join us as we look back on the past year at Earhart
📙 Yearbook Ordering
Yearbooks for sale! All yearbooks ordered now will be shipped directly to your home with shipping and handling charges applied. Any yearbook orders that were placed by the April 26th deadline will be handed out on Friday, May 31st in time for the autograph party held that afternoon in the kinder yard.
Price: Softcover - $21, Hardcover - $31 Plus Tax , eYearbook - No Charge
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, Owen Flynn, Chanel Chan & Fion Lip for recording, editing, and posting the videos & photos!
“Art Across the Island” project
Alameda Education Foundation (AEF) began Art Across the Island in the Fall of 2016 for the purpose of showcasing student art and literature at all 3 libraries, at Rhythmix Cultural Works and at businesses across the island. Over 2,500 works of art have been displayed and every AUSD school and every Alameda charter school has participated. Earhart students were some of the first participants when Earhart art was displayed at all Good Living from December 2016 through January 2017. Earhart is back again and the TK abstracts will be on display at the Bay Farm Library through the end of May. In the winter of 2018, AEF branched off into Art Beyond Our Island when 250 AUSD students sent drawings, poems, letters and pieces of origami to Paradise students who had been relocated to other school as a result of the Camp Fire.
🚶 New Traffic Plan
By now, most of you have probably seen our new system for alleviating traffic conjestion during Dropoff and Pickup. After consulting with traffic experts and the City Engineer, we have piloted a system that will make dropoff safer for our students and faster for our caregivers. For the most part, this has been as HUGE success and the feedback received has been overwhemingly positive! By turning RIGHT out of the circle driveway, and making the U-turn at the end of Packet Landing, cars are not stuck inside the circle waiting for other drivers to make an ILLEGAL left turn across the double yellow lane divider along Packet Landing Road. You are saving time by not waiting 30-45 seconds per car and therefore leaving the curbs at the circle free and clear to let students out safely! Please, do not move the cones! Hopefully we can work out the kinks without having to implement the next step recommended to us, which would be requiring parent volunteers from every class to direct traffic each morning. In the mean time, please remember the basic rules of the road:
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.
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!
Chuck Corica Golf
Our amazing PE teacher, Coach Wolf has an exciting opportunity for our 4th and 5th graders to learn the fabulous game of golf!
We are excited to announce the first year of our Amelia Earhart Learn to Golf Program. The program is being offered to 4th and 5th graders during a ten week period beginning in April and running through June at Corica Park Golf Course.
5th Grade: 4/9, 4/23, 5/7, 5/21, 6/4
4th Grade: 4/16, 4/30, 5/14, 5/28, 6/11
Who can Sign Up: Grades 4 - 5
Cost: $35/per student which will cover five meetings.
How: Because of limited space, there are only 12 spots available per grade level. We are giving out the spots on a first come first served basis. If you are interested, please sign up promptly with Ms. Bonino in the Earhart Office.
Students will learn:
✦ The Golf Mindset
✦ Full Swing Basics
✦ Short Game (chipping and putting)
✦ Golf Rules/Etiquette
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.
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.
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.
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