Week of November 18
TK 8:45am - 11:55am | Kinder 8:20am – 11:40am | Grades 1 - 5 8:20am - 12:30pm
Nov 25 - 29: No School - Fall Break
Please plan accordingly to make sure your child is picked up on time.
📚 2019 Earhart Book Fair!
The 2019 Fall Book Fair sale days will be 11/12 -11/21.
We need your help to make it a success!
Mon, Nov 18: 7:30am - 9am & 11:40am - 1:30pm
Tue, Nov 19: 7:30am - 9am & 11:40am - 1:30pm
Wed, Nov 20: 7:30am - 9am & Family Night Event, 5pm - 7pm
Thur, Nov 21: 7:30am - 9am & 12:30pm - 1:30pm
This year's theme is "Arctic Adventure: Snow Much To Read!"
Lots of volunteers are needed to help make the Book Fair run. We need your support for this important, once a year only, fundraiser. There is no experience necessary for any of the volunteer roles and you receive Scholastic dollars that can be used to buy books at the book fair!
To sign up, please go to Membership Toolkit today to find a way you can help make this year's book fair the best for Earhart!
Feel free to contact me with any questions or if you need more information about the volunteer roles. Thank you for your help & support of this fun literacy event for the kids!
Book Fair Chair
Next PTA Meeting is November 19th, 7pm, in the MPR. We hope to see you all there!
👕 Earhart T-Shirt and Sweatshirt Orders
Order forms have gone home. Order your Earhart shirts today! Please visit School Website for full details.
✨ 2019 - 2020 Innovative Night I
Please join us for our first 2019-2020 Innovative Night - an exciting evening of science and music! Our 3rd and 5th grade classes will astound you with their musical performances at 6:30pm and 7:30pm respectively. Besides the music performances, there will be demonstration of hands on science through out the night, inside classrooms.
New families, are you curious about our Innovative Nights? Please login to our Science Lab website to view Innovative Night photos. [For login & password, please see your MT home page].
TK & Kindergarten Enrollment 2020 -2021
Online enrollment begins on January 27th, 2020 at 8 am.
Enrollment Appointments begin on February 3rd.
Your child must turn 5 before September 1, 2015 in order to enroll in Kindergarten in 2020. Children born between September 2 - December 2 must enroll in Transitional Kindergarten.
Please see the AUSD website for more information regarding student enrollment and the updated day schedules for Kindergarten in the 2020 - 2021 school year.
Earhart TK & K School Tours AUSD Enrollment Info
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
Check out our PTA's Community Corner page for some fun, afterschool Programs and activities, such as, Free Kids Workshops like building Stocking Ornament and Christmas Countdown Calendar, Homework coaching, Teen Wellness Film Series, Scouts BSA, Girl Scout Troop, and more.
2020 Math Kangaroo
Dear Earhart Parents and Students,
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 $21 registration fee to participate, our PTA will offer scholarships if needed.
Create a new account if you don't have already one and login. Once you are logged in, please click on the 'By Invitation" tab and use the below private access code. Note: You won't see the "By Invitation" tab, if you are not logged in. So you would need to create an account, if don't have one already.
When prompted for the private access code, please enter: CAALAMED004311@20MK
Test will be organized at Earhart Elementary School on March 19th, 2020 after school from 4:00 pm - 5:15 PM.
Once your child is registered, you can enjoy free of charge Math Kangaroo video solutions and access MK full questions and solutions sets with 50% off. Instructions on how to find the discount code HERE.
Important: After you receive the registration confirmation email from Math Kangaroo, review the email to make sure all information is accurate. If something needs correction, update the registration or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Math Kangaroo Coordinator
Earhart PTA Membership Drive
Contribute to the Donation Drive and Join PTA!
Dear Earhart Families,
Our annual membership drive is in full swing and we are so impressed by the generosity of our Earhart families! By donating to the Annual Donation Drive and becoming a PTA member, you directly affect and benefit your child's school experience. PTA helps to bring much more than just the "basics" to our high-quality education at Earhart Elementary School. Remember, if we reach our fundraising and membership goal, we will have a school wide PIZZA PARTY!!! Also, every class that has 100% PTA membership will receive a special surprise!
Using our online system, Membership Toolkit, you will also be registered in and gain access to our online directory! This is a useful tool for our community, but it is easy to opt-out during registration if you prefer. If you have any questions or comments, please contact: Earhart PTA Membership .
VP of Membership
🚶 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
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!
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 Wednesday. After school, they will gather by our Amelia Earhart statue to take a photo that will be sent to school board members and district administrators. 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 Wednesday, please join us in the photo and help us show that our wonderful Earhart staff is supported by parents and students.
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 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