September 19

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Don’t Forget to Donate to Our Annual Fund!

A hearty HOOT of thanks goes out to all who have donated to the Annual Fund!  Our Annual Fund participation contest is in full swing through Sept. 30th.  Classes with 100% participation at any level will earn a popsicle party, extra recess, and could even get a chance to silly string Ms. Cofield!  Donations of any size are needed and appreciated, so give what you can!  Your child directly benefits from money raised through Annual Fund as it pays for psycho-motor (P.E.) classes, field trips, supplies for the classrooms, enrichment presentations, Best Foot Forward, and so much more!  Donations received before September 30th will earn thank you gifts: $400+ receives an academy hoodie, t-shirt, and a bumper sticker; $200+ receives a t-shirt and a bumper sticker; $40+ receives a bumper sticker. Please donate and ensure that the AES PTA can continue to provide our children with the enrichment programs you have come to expect! You may donate by visiting our AES PTA online store to use your credit card, or contact us if you’d like to set up a payment plan.

Parenting Workshop, Beautification, & Walk and Roll – Thanks!

This past week we had three great events. First, Erica Stephenson, LCSW spoke to us about how to be more present in parenting though positive reinforcement (among many other things). We had a great turn-out! You can find Erica’s hand-out by clicking here. Then on Saturday, we had our first School Beautification day of this school year! Thank you to all who volunteered by digging, pruning, mulching, sharing tools, or bringing food and drinks. We’re sure you’ll love the results!  And finally, many thanks for Walking and Rolling with Team AES at Griffith Park on Sunday! As an inclusive school, we embrace opportunities to support and encourage our students with different abilities.

2016 AES PTA Holiday Boutique

Back by popular demand (the kids LOVE it), the AES PTA will be hosting the annual AES Holiday Boutique again this year and volunteers are needed now. This year, we hope to include hand-made crafts from our students and school community.  While this event is designed with the kids in mind, parents will also have a chance to browse, shop, and socialize at the boutique.  We need your help with decorations, coordinating crafts and donations, set up and breakdown of the boutique, and to contribute ideas to make this a truly special event.  If interested in getting involved, please contact Hanny Newlander, or come to our next committee meeting on Thursday, September 22nd after drop-off in the Parent Center.

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!

We Need your Box Tops!

Make easy money for AES by clipping Box Tops and sending them to school on the sheet sent home last week. If you don’t have the sheet, just send your box tops in a ziploc bag. Please return sheets and box tops to your child’s teacher or the office by September 30. You clip, AES earns money!

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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