More Earhart News
Week of March 18
March 18 - 21: Regular Schedule
March 22: Minimum Days Dismissal
TK 8:45am – 11:45am | Grades K - 5 8:20am - 12:30pm
April 1 - 5: No School - Spring Break
Please plan accordingly to make sure your child is picked up on time.
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!
🐝 2019 Spell-a-thon - SAVE THE CHAMBER OF SPELLING!
Monday, March 25 - Final Envelopes Due
Wednesday, March 27 - Final Drawing at Morning Flag Ceremony (Kindergarten will attend the Morning Flag Ceremony)
Friday, March 29th - Celebration at Morning Flag and afternoon Party
It is Spell-a-thon time again! This year the theme will be "Saved from the Chamber of Spelling", based on Harry Potter. Please check your child's backpack for their Spell-a-thon envelope.
What is Spell-a-thon? Our one and only school fundraiser of the year which raises over $40,000. The money we earn for our school goes to technology, books, classroom materials, field trips/field studies, and teacher resources. All the money goes directly back to our students and Amelia Earhart School.
The Spell-a-thon stresses academics by testing students on grade appropriate spelling words. Your child will ask friends and family members to pledge money for each word that he or she spells correctly in a written spelling test. Flat amount pledges are also welcome and gladly accepted. Please ask your company for a matching gift; this is free money for our school! Donations are tax-deductible.
In order for Spell-a-thon to be successful, we need parent volunteers. Without our parent volunteers, we will not meet our goal and our school programs could suffer. We will also be required to cut back on fun morning assembly announcements and theme related motivators if we don’t have the help.
✦ At least one volunteer per class at each money count
✦ When: March 15 & March 25
✦ Time Commitment: 2-3 hours each money count
Come to school on either/both of the dates
Count the money from the envelopes
Lunchtime Early Bird Drawing
✦ One volunteer for each lunch period
✦ When: Wednesday, March 20, 11am - 1:20pm
✦ Time Commitment: 1 Hour
Come to school for the lunch period, give away prizes for early birds
All TK/Kindergarteners who participate earn a prize as soon as they turn in their envelope to their teacher so they do not participate in the lunch drawing.
We need YOU to make this successful for ALL OUR STUDENTS!
Tamyra Gonzalez| VP of Fundraising
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
✦ Competition time: 3:30pm, Media Center Pods
Upload Yearbook Pictures
If you have any school/class/individual pictures you would like to be considered for the yearbook, please feel free to upload them at Earhart Yearbook.
📙 Yearbook Ordering
Yearbooks for sale! Please note yearbooks must be ordered by April 26, 2019 for school delivery.
Price: Softcover - $21, Hardcover - $31
2018-19 Innovative Night II
Thanks to everyone for preparing, performing, setting up, and attending our 2018-19 Innovative Night II!
What an amazing night! Hundred of families were enjoying our Innovative MSTEM [Music, Science, Technology, Engineering & Math] Night - Fifth grade students performed in a "Living Museum of Innovators" from various MSTEM fields. In addition, musical selections performed by grades K and 1 at 6:30 and grades 2 and 4 at 7:15.
Please check out our Earhart Science Lab website for more photos!
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!
2019 Art & Music Show
All Earhart students will have a piece of artwork in the show, and students will be playing music for your enjoyment. Our Art Docent volunteers and teachers have been working hard to proudly share the students' artwork. Please join us to see projects from every class at school.
**If you are able to volunteer to help hang or remove artwork for the show, please go to your account on MySchoolAnywhere.com and click on the Sign-Up tab at the top of the screen. Click on "Art Show Hanging/Removing" to pick a date between 3/11-3/15 to help hang or remove.**
Thank you to all our volunteers!
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.
🚶 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.
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