More Earhart News
Week of September 23
Sep 23 - 26: Regular Schedule
Kindergarten: 8:20am - 12:40pm / 1:40pm based on "A" or "B" Schedule
TK: 8:45am - 12:30pm
Kinder 8:20am - 11:40am | TK 8:45am – 11:55am | Grades 1 - 5 8:20am - 12:30pm
Please plan accordingly to make sure your child is picked up on time.
Tuesday, September 24th: (Grade K) Brown, McCracken | (TK) Friedlander | (Grade 1) Greden/Bryant, Goin | (Grade 2) Driver, Alexander/Levy | (Grade 3) Blackmer | (Grade 4) Nakhuda-Bassa | (Grade 5) O'Neill, Gross
Wednesday, September 25th: (Grade 3) Morgan | (Grade 4) Cheung | (SDC) Kuchta, Cross
School pictures are coming.... Kid Clix will be here to take your child's picture. Individual as well as class pictures will be taken. There is no pre-ordering or advanced payment needed, all ordering is done online and shipped directly to you.
We need volunteers to help with our picture day event - may include small fixes of children's hair and wet wipes for face; Keep the line orderly; notify teachers to bring their classes to the photographer; and any last minute help.
For additional information, visit the Earhart Schoolloop Webpage.
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 email@example.com.
Math Kangaroo Coordinator
🎥 Movie Night - Gnome Alone
Our first Movie Night of the year will be on Friday at 6:30 PM in the Multi-Purpose Room. Bring your blankets, camping chairs, pillows and more! Popcorn and water will be provided! This is not a drop-off event. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Bike for the Parks
On September 28th, it is the 4th Annual Bike for the Parks event! This event is a fundraiser that uses 100% of the funds raised to support improvements to the beautiful parks in Alameda that we all love and use!
Last year, we had several Earhart families participate in the 3rd Annual Alameda Bike for the Parks event. It was a great event that had several levels of distance and speed, a fun time before and after at Washington Park, and it raised money to support our beautiful parks! This year, we are hoping to have even more families participate in the event!
Free jerseys are given to kids with registrations done by or before September 7th! The event is on Saturday, September 28th and starts at Washington Park. Registration is at 8 AM and the ride starts at 9 AM.
Go ahead and register , and when asked about a "team" just write in Earhart Elementary". Please contact me directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if there are any questions. Last year Andie Cultrera, a wonderful parent at Earhart, decorated our bikes with fun signs showing off our school pride! We hope to do something fun again like this!
Let's show our Earhart pride by joining together in this fun and fit event!
Jaimie Orfanos & Andie Cultrera
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.
🚶 International Walk & Roll to School Day 2019
Wednesday, October 2nd is International Walk and Roll to School Day. Please join us in celebrating this important day at Earhart School by walking, biking or scootering to school! After walking or rolling to campus, please find the table set up by the bike racks to share how you arrived at school. We will be collecting data on a huge chart, so the students can see the healthy choices made!
Thanks for your participation!
Walk and Roll Chair
ASPED FAMILIES: Back to School Meeting
Franklin Elementary School
Pasquale Scuderi, AUSD Superintendent
Pamela Kazee, Director of Special Education
Next PTA Meeting is October 15th, 7pm, in the MPR. We hope to see you all there!
Earhart PTA Donation Drive
Contribute to the Donation Drive and Join PTA!
Dear Earhart Families,
Now that school has been in session for nearly three weeks, it is easy to see the positive impact the Earhart Parent Teacher Association (PTA) has at our school! Smart Boards, Chrome Books, Reading Enhancements, Classroom and Student School Supplies, and more are ALL supported by PTA!
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.
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
Girls on the Run
Alameda team at Amelia Earhart Elementary
Date: September 25-December 8
Grade levels: 3rd, 4th and 5th
Practice days at Amelia Earhart Elementary School (open to girls from any school!):
Wednesdays 4:30-5:45 pm and Saturdays 9:00-10:15 am
The Girls on the Run program that meets at Earhart will begin meeting next week. There are still many open slots available! Please read the below information and consider enrolling your daughter in this excellent program that works to improve both fitness and confidence. Girls love it and parents love the confidence it inspires in their girls!
Girls on the Run uses the power of running to build healthy, confident girls. Our nationally recognized social/emotional curriculum is designed to build skills in the “6 C’s:” Confidence, Competence, Caring, Connection, Character, and Contribution. We keep our team size small (16 girls) to give each girl the chance to speak up, find her voice, and create emotional safety around sensitive lesson topics such as Exploring Emotions and Communicating with Others.
Trained volunteer coaches facilitate our curriculum, which encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development. Physical activity is woven into each practice, to inspire an appreciation of fitness and to build habits that lead to a lifetime of health.
Each practice consists of a discussion-based lesson, movement-based games, and a running workout. Girls train to complete the end of season Girls on the Run 5K run/walk event in Golden Gate Park, where girls from all of our Bay Area teams come together to cross the finish line!
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!
🚶 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!
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 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