September 12


Annual Fund

With every $4,000 raised collectively, a part of the annual fund flower outside the office will bloom into color. Please help our flower bloom! Every donation counts, whether you can give the suggested $400 per child or any another amount. In addition to the school flower, there are also flowers posted outside each classroom measuring classroom participation. Classrooms with 100% participation at any donation level will earn prizes such as a popsicle or pizza party, extra recess, the chance to silly string Ms. Cofield, and more! Donate today and watch your classroom flowers bloom too! To find out how annual fund donations benefit your children, please click here. You can donate by check, cash, or through the AES PTA online store using your credit card. Contact us if you’d like to set up a payment plan.

Parent Workshop ¨Conscious and Positive Parenting,” Wednesday, September 14th, 8:15 AM in the Parents Center, Room 18

Please join us for our first Parenting Workshop of this school year, with a correction. Our presenter will be Dr. Erica Stephenson. Conscious and Positive Parenting is parenting with a plan for a positive outcome.  To achieve this goal, as in all other goals in life, be it career or otherwise, we parents need to identify a plan of action, a template for enabling our children to ultimately achieve true happiness in life. Please come to hear about strategies and plans of action to help our children thrive and grow in an emotionally intelligent environment!

Coffee and Refreshments will be served to all attending parents.

Sign Up to Make our School Beautiful!  September 17, 9 AM to 2 PM

Volunteers are needed for the first ‘School Beautification Committee’ effort this Saturday the 17th!! Only 3 people have signed up so far. We will clean out some overgrown areas and other odd-jobs to fix-up the campus. Some extra gardening tools will be on hand, but bring some if you can. Sign up here so we can get a better head-and-tool count. Of course you can just show up, there is a job for everyone.

We’ve secured a donation of bagels by Western Bagel, but are still looking for food and drink donations for the volunteers. Please, let us know if you can help.

Thank You All Who Attended the Intro to PTA and Our First Association Meeting

It was great to see you all and meet some of our newest members! We hope you found the meeting informative and useful. We will have our next Association Meeting on October 13. Childcare is provided and open to children of all ages, so please join us in October!

Shane’s Inspiration Training Session. September 16, 9:30 AM

Shane’s Inspiration will be here to help with the first facilitated recess of the year. This will happen on Friday, September 16th, at 10 am. This recess will foster social inclusion for our students with disabilities. Let’s make our playground an inclusive one! Before the recess begins there will be a short training session for the parents who wish to be involved in supporting our students on the playground this year. We’ll meet in the parents center room 18 at 9:30 am.

Walk and Roll with Team AES!  September 18, 9 AM

On Sunday, September 18th, please join Team AES as we Walk and Roll at Shane’s Inspiration playground in Griffith Park (by the Merry-Go-Round).  Registration is free and will begin at 7:30 am and the Walk & Roll will begin at 9:00 am.  Free goodie bags for our kids & great family event to raise awareness for social inclusion. Please join our team by clicking here , then go to “become a fundraiser” and then it will ask you to join a team.  We are Team AES! Come walk with Ms. Cofield, Ms. Balbuena, and others!!! Go Team AES!!

Movie Night! September 23rd, 6:30 PM

Please come join us in the Auditorium on Friday, September 23rd for our first Movie Night of the year. We’ll be watching Disney’s Zootopia! Movie is free for AES students and family, and we’ll have pizza, drinks and snacks available for purchase. So, bring your jammies, a sleeping bag and enjoy the show!

Call for PTA Volunteers

If you haven’t already completed your volunteer form, you can find it by clicking here. So many exciting activities and events are planned for you and your children this year and we need YOU to make them happen. We know you are busy, but please join us to create lasting memories and enriching experiences for your children. Return completed forms to you child’s teachers or to the main office. Thank you in advance for supporting your child by volunteering with the PTA.

Thank you, and have a wonderful week!


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