More Earhart News
Week of October 16
TK: 8:45am - 12:25pm
Regular schedules. Please arrange your pick up accordingly.
🎃 Halloween Costume Exchange
7pm - 8pm
Color Me Mine of Alameda | 2205 South Shore Center
Drop off a gently used kids costume and receive two vouchers. One for your Costume Exchange, and one for a Free Studio Fee on a future date.
YES - You can drop off a costume or 5 just for the Free Studio Fee Vouchers. All costume donations in good condition are accepted.
Please - NO ACCESSORIES.
DATES to KNOW:
1) Drop off your gently used costumes from Sept 28th thru NOON on October 14th.
2) Come to pick out your new-to-you costume on Saturday, October 14th from 7pm to 8pm
5th Grade Staff Appreciation Bagels & Salad
Dear 5th Grade Families,
It's TIME! Please mark your calendar for 5th Grade One-Tme Staff Appreciation Luncheon. We need your help!
For many 5th grade families this is our last year at Earhart -- Let's make this showstopper & show our deep appreciation for a great elementary school experience!! For sign up and details, please login to your MSA account - Signups.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions or concerns. Thank you in advance for your support and HELP! We can't do it without all of you. Have a great day!
Lori Dubay & Leslie Hettich
Staff Appreciation Chairs
Disaster Preparedness Volunteers Needed
It's TIME to restock the classroom emergency kits! We need your help!
We'll need 8 volunteers for the morning of Friday, October 20th from 8:20 to about 11, or whenever we finish.
This will involve walking around to designated classrooms, taking the old student emergency papers out of the bags, which will be put outside the classrooms by teachers that morning, and putting in the new ones, checking off a list to see if anything is missing, and restocking the bags with new lollipops and water boxes. I will pair volunteers up in teams of two, so "couples" are encouraged.
Disaster Preparedness Chairs
🎥 Movie Night - Hotel Transylvania
7pm - 8:30pm
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!
2018 Math Kangaroo
Math Kangaroo is an international math competition for grades 1-12. The competition is 75 minutes long and consists of challenging multiple choice questions, 24 questions for grades 1-4 and 30 questions for grades 5 and up. Each student receives a t-shirt, a certificate of participation, and a gift in addition to a competition booklet and a pencil on the test day.
✦ In May students who earned at least ten top scores at each level of participation are awarded with gold, silver, bonze medals and with gifts. International Summer Camp in Europe, Mathematica Camp in MA, and college grants are among the top awards. Also, in each participating state 1st, 2nd, 3rd in the state are recognized at each level. More awards maybe granted in states where State Directors are identified.
✦ Wolfram Research is offering Mathematica license for all 6th-grade and up participants after they take an on-demand webcast on getting started with Mathematica - annually since 2008.
Students must register online by mid December. There is a $20 registration fee to participate, our PTA will offer scholarships if needed.
When prompted for the private access code, please enter: CAALAME0002618
Math Kangaroo Coordinator
Donation Drive for Northern California Fire Victims
Thank you so much SUPER AMAZING Earhart Community for your donations!! In 24 hours, we have delivered 6 SUV/truck full of items to The Local and Salvation Army for the Northern California fire victims!
A very special thank you to the Orfanos family & the Auyong family making trips to the Local, Ms. Estioko for delivering a car full of clothing to Napa, and the parents sorting and uploading the items!!!!
📚 Book Fair Volunteers Needed
♥ Grand Opening Night, Nov 28: 6:15pm - 8:30pm
♥ Nov 29: 7:45am - 9am & 12:30pm - 3pm
♥ Nov 30: 7:45am - 9am & 5:30pm - 7pm
♥ Breakfast & Books, Saturday, Dec 2: 9am - 1pm
♥ Dec 4: 7:45am - 9am & 5:30pm - 7pm
♥ Dec 5: 7:45am - 9am & 2:30pm - 4pm
♥ Dec 6: 7:45am - 9am & 2:30pm - 4pm
♥ Dec 7: 7:45am - 9am & 11:30am - 4pm
Our Earhart 2017 Book Fair is scheduled to open Tuesday night, November 28 and run until December 7th. This is a really fun event that the kids look forward to every year!!! Also, approximately 55 cents of every dollar spent at the book fair immediately comes back to the school after the event in the form of books and educational materials.
We need your help! Volunteers will receive a $5 book fair credit for every volunteer shift worked. This will be a great opportunities for middle school and high school students to earn community service hours by volunteering at the book fair. Earhart students can also volunteer. Please sign up via MSA now!
Book Fair Chair
Walking School Bus Sign Up
A very BIG thank you to hundreds of our Earhart students who celebrated the International Walk & Roll to School Day by walking, biking, rolling, and taking public transit to school on Wednesday, October 4!
We had a traffic congestion free morning this past Wednesday in our school parking lot!! Also a very BIG thank you to Lauren Daley [Walk & Roll Chair] and our Walking School Bus committee for organizing this great event!
Our first Walking School Bus has launched! For families interested in sending your student[s] to join our Walking/Biking School Bus, and for adults interested in becoming our Walking/Biking School Bus "drivers", please sign up via MSA.
Meeting Point: Harbor Bay Shopping Center Parking Lot - Corner of Island Drive Mecartney Road
🚶 Traffic - Parent Ambassador
Do you know that we have 645 Earhart students getting picked up and dropped off at the same time every school day? There is always traffic congestion during drop-off and pick-up. White zones are being misused by some parents or caretakers to sometimes park and walk child in or wait while child walks in. Some parents are even parking or dropping off child in the staff parking spaces, and making drop-off and pick-up very unsafe. With the weather is soon getting colder, the traffic congestion will also get worse.
PTA has coordinated with school, City Traffic Engineer and City Police to coordinate an effort to assist in alleviating the traffic at Earhart School. We are looking for parent volunteers to run our Parent Ambassador Program to assist with the morning traffic jam at school. We will need two Parent Ambassadors around the curve in the parking lot and one by the K-yard to direct traffic. Thank you for being part of the Solution Team today!
Scholarships for PTA Members
California State PTA is proud to offer several scholarship programs. Registered Nurses, credentialed teachers/counselors with a minimum of three years' experience in a California public school, and volunteers with at least three years of service are eligible to apply for $500 Continuing Education Scholarship. Scholarships application deadline: October 16, 2017. The scholarship must be used January 1 – December 31 following the year of award and proof of your enrollment and completion of coursework must be provided to California State PTA by June 1.
Would like to see pictures of our fabulous Earhart Dance, Art & Music Show, & other past events?
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