Newsletter of the albert einstein academy
October 2011 www.ealas.org
Relative to Your Generosity
At AEA, generous family giving is In 2010-2011, AEA attained an API operate. It is the unfortunate
a vital part of our school. It allows score of 908. Our API scores for reality of the California school
us to provide the education you the 7th grade ranked AEA #1 in the system that other public schools
want for your child. Our school entire Santa Clarita Valley, our 8th m u s t c u t i n s t ru c t i o n a l t i m e
budget is dependent upon family grade ranked #1, and our 9th grade (including half-days), art
pledges and our annual budget ranked #2. With your help, this programs, athletic programs, and
takes this into account. It is critical school year, we will be just as teachers, while class sizes continue
that we receive your pledge successful. to increase, but not at AEA. Your
amount in order to continue many financial support allows us to
Like the hundreds of families that
of our current offerings. While continue a strong AEA college prep
have enrolled in our school, you
many families give $2,500 per program.
have chosen the Albert Einstein
student or more, and many others Academy for many reasons that set Financial Pledge forms were
make automatic monthly us apart from other schools, included in your child’s
contributions that add up to or including: Enrollment Packet and are
exceed that amount, all donations available on-line through the
are appreciated. Our primary goal • A financially supportive family school website as well. Please
is to achieve 100% participation. community return your pledge form and
We ask that you contribute an • Small class sizes for more contribution to Wendi Mann in the
amount that you feel is financially individualized attention front office, or donate your
appropriate for you while keeping
• Preparation of young people for financial support through our
in mind the high value of your
college and lifelong learning website by October 10, 2011.
Last year we purchased projectors, • A highly qualified and dedicated
faculty Thank you,
interactive whiteboards, individual
lockers, laptops, and computers for • A variety of elective, language, AEA Development Committee
our state-of-the-art computer lab. and arts classes
Areas where future donations will • Daily physical education and
have an immediate impact will be COMMUNITY CALENDAR
to help pay for building
improvements, utilities, • A safe, caring, and healthy Oct. 5 Dance Team Bake Sale
maintenance, more classrooms, school environment during lunch *
teacher training, purchase Oct. 5 Back-to-School Night &
The Albert Einstein Academy
additional classroom technology, Potluck Dinner
provides this great education in a
science and lab equipment, a sports Nov. 5-6 Dance-A-Thon Fundraiser
secure environment without the
field, and supplies. Every penny of $15,000-$25,000 price tag of a
your tax-deductible contribution private school. Public state funds * The AEA Dance Team
goes directly for your child’s are very limited. Every year, our will be holding a bake sale on the
education. per-student payment from the state first Wednesday of each month
falls short of what we need to during lunch.
“All religions, arts and sciences are branches
: of the same tree.”
Quote - Albert Einstein
Meet the Aea Staff...
Jared Krupp For the past ten years, Mr. teaching career, Jared was in the
Krupp has been the Art food and beverage business,
Mr. Krupp studied art at Cal department chairperson at managing restaurants in
State Long Beach, and Montclair Prep school in Van Monterey, CA. and Lake Tahoe.
graduated from CSUN with a Nuys, teaching drawing and His hobbies include cooking,
Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art. He painting classes at the high surfing, playing guitar, skiing,
also completed the Masters in school level. Mr. Krupp is a and spending time with his
Drawing course at Associates in classically trained artist and his wife and daughter, Jayden.
Art in Los Angeles. passion lies in teaching the In Mr. Krupp’s own words: “I
Jared Krupp believes in fundamentals of drawing and am very excited about my
continual professional and painting, while encouraging future at AEA, and I feel we all
artistic development as is and convincing students that have a very special opportunity
evidenced by the numerous anyone can learn to draw. to make a real difference in the
drawing and life drawing Prior to embarking on his lives of our students here!”
classes he has taken at the
We all look forward to the
American Animation Institute
w o n d e r f u l c re a t i v i t y a n d
in Los Angeles.
artistry that will issue from the
Aea portal of your art studio.
Nehama Meged credentialing in this recently
Nehama brings a wealth of Go Rockets! created credential program.
Nehama Meged has been
experience, ability, humor, and teaching for close to twenty
passion to her position as B.A. in Biblical Studies and years, taking some time out to
Director of Hebrew Studies at Jewish History. Nehama went raise a family of three and a
AEA. on to earn her M.A. from husband of one. Nehama is a
Born and raised in Jerusalem, Hebrew Union College in world traveler, a Master teacher,
Israel, Nehama attended the Judaic Studies. a passionate individual, and an
highly gifted Boyer School. incredible asset to our school.
Nehama is just shy of receiving
After a two- year tour of duty in her NETA Program Master The entire Albert Einstein
the Israeli military, Ms. Meged Teacher certificate and is one of Academy community welcomes
attended Hebrew University in the first Hebrew language our Hebrew Director, Nehama
Jerusalem where she earned her teachers to apply for Meged.
AEA’s Newest Students!
Ashley Nickel - 10th Grade
Abigail Charime - 9th Grade
Michael Charime - 9th Grade
Rachel Charime - 9th Grade
Alexis Renoso - 8th Grade
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h e Date
Wednesday, Oct. 5 Save t
If your last
Please bring enough
AEA’s 1st Annual
name ends for 8 people
A-D Paper Goods - plates,
Nov. 5th-Nov. 6th
E-H Drinks & Cups
We also will need volunteers to
set-up (5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.) and There will be dancing, games, food, and fun,
clean-up (8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.).
not to mention the opportunity
Contact Beth Abreu at to make a lot of money for our school!
What do the AEA teachers wish for?
Can you make their wishes come true?
Ms. Meged: Large map of Israel and Middle East, TV with remote control, Headphones with microphone
Dr. McDonnell: Digital cameras (new or used), lenses, Photoshop software, Tripods, Projector
Ms. Snir: Dry erase markers, Poster board, Markers
Ms. Cohen: Multi colored butcher paper
Mr. Erenberg: Portable scoreboard, Balls, Electric pump, Field hockey equipment
Ms. Mann: Copy machine
Ms. Pasternak: Table for overhead projector, Bookshelves, Storage closet
Ms. Ergican: Projector cart
Ms. Stift: Graph paper, Protractors, Highlighters, Clipboards, Whiteboard markers, Hand sanitizer, Compasses,
Small pencils, Promethean board, Document camera
Ms. Stolarski: White Board markers
Ms. Spivack: Chart paper, Colored markers and pencils
Mr. Wolfe: Scantron, History videos
Dr. Farris: Microscopes, 4 Drawer file cabinet, Tall shelves
Mr. Gika: Interactive Whiteboards (Smart Boards) for all classrooms, and Overhead projectors
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EPO News: Nice to See You! MAKE $$$
Thank you to all the parents who school and we encourage each of SHOPPING ONLINE!
attended the Parent’s Night Out at you to join a committee that meets
BJ’s! It was seeing and meeting so your needs and sparks your passion. $$$ for AEA that is!
many new and returning parents.
Enjoy the month of October! Through AEA’s Online Bookstore
Please remember that the Einstein Kim Zimmerman http://ealas.org/school/store/
Parent Organization (EPO) is a
terrific way to get involved with our email@example.com
PHOTOS WANTED HELP WANTED - Plastic Garden Shed -
Do you have a photo of - Fundraising Assistant - AEA is in need of a plastic shed
life at AEA... like a T h e Every Day for AEA to store sporting goods and other
Sporting Event, Fundraising Chair could use a supplies.
Fundraiser, or hand! Contact Coach K, Rick Kaufman,
Back-To-School Night Contact Karla Keneman at for more information.
that you think should be firstname.lastname@example.org. email@example.com
memorialized in the
Please send your
school event photos to
Have more than just a few?
Host Families Needed!
Please put them on a disk Have you ever wanted to...
or flash drive. Put on the ultimate party for your child?
RED FLAG! Celebrate a birthday or special event in an over-the-top fun & fabulous way?
Showcase one of your special someone’s special talents?
Flag Football Team photos Without having to find a place, or cleanup after over 200 teens!
needed now! Here is your chance!
DRIVER NEEDED Just pay $50.00 to the Einstein Academy & you can fill 50 minutes
Got a pick-up truck?
at the first annual Dance-A-Thon, Nov. 5th-6th
The EPO needs volunteers with Play your family’s favorite music & teach us your favorite dance....
trucks to help haul supplies for The Twist, the Electric Slide, the Two-Step, or the Hustle...
various events & activities. Have a favorite era? Maybe the 50’s, 60’s, or 70’s?
Contact Kim Zimmerman, EPO Bring in your old albums & show us what it was like back in the day....
President, for more information.
You pick the theme, provide the music, bring the favors, & lead the way!
SO, come & Join the AEA rock & roll band, Mr. Gika’s family, the Zimmerman
family, & the Garetto-Barnetts & sign up to host your own 50 minutes.
FROM THE We only have nine spots left so hurry up & get one.
DRIVER’S SEAT Thank you for your help & support!
- Notable & Quotable - The AEA Dance-A-Thon Committee
Today, in the drop off line, as the
kids were getting out the car, the Please Contact David Garetto-Barnett at (661) 755-2388 to sign up.
“Where is the exit?”. **all groups and themes must be approved by the AEA administration**
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Oct. 15 Step Out/Walk to STOP Diabetes All events listed are
main.diabetes.org/valencia AEA "sanctioned" events
Contact: Bonnie Mahler at firstname.lastname@example.org but the event may not necessarily
be "supervised" by AEA.
Oct. 22 Make a Difference Day
http://www.volunteerinscv.org/index.htm The independent
Contact: Kristen Lindquist at email@example.com community service events
Donna Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org are supervised by
Nov. 1 Santa in the Marathon
We areClarita process of organizing a group site for the day, more the staff holding the event
information to follow
Contact: Kristen Lindquist - email@example.com and by the parents of
Donna Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org the participating students.
We have secured duties at the event and are looking for volunteers
Fundraising: Every Day for AEA!
AEA offers programs that make points. The store usually has money for AEA every time you
it easy for you to raise money promotions regarding these check out at Ralphs!
every day for AEA! special items. You will receive a For more information, contact
coupon with your receipt stating
GrowingLocalLearning.com (in Karla Keneman at
the amount of Box Tops earned.
conjunction with Box Tops) is way email@example.com.
Simply go on-line and record
to earn money for our school them to bank money for AEA!
while shopping at Albertson's. Little things can make a big
You can earn 5 bonus box tops just Rewardyourschool.com is a very difference, please sign up
by registering on-line, that's $.50! similar with Ralphs. Check out
When you purchase certain items their website and register to make
Every Day for AEA!
at Albertson's, you will gain
Rockets: Launch Schedule
Junior High Flag Football:
10/6 3:00 vs Trinity at Central park
10/17 3:00 vs Legacy at Central park
10/26 3:00 vs Pinecrest Canyon Country at Central Park
Junior High Girls Basketball: (All games at Church of Nazarene unless noted)
10/6 4:00 vs Trinity
10/11 4:00 vs Delphi
10/13 3:00 vs Pinecrest Canyon Country at Pinecrest
10/18 4:00 vs Trinity
10/19 3:00 vs Pinecrest Canyon Country at Pinecrest
10/27 First round play-offs time to be announced
10/6 AGBU Pasadena at TBA
10/11 GH Hillcrest Christian at Hansen Dam or El Cariso
10/15 Cowboy Classic at Lake Castaic
10/18 New Jewish Community at Pierce College, Woodland Hills
10/21 Mt. Sac Invite at Mt. Sac College **Junior & Senior High**
10/27 Summit View at TBA
Girls High School Volleyball:
10/4 4:00 vs Santa Clarita Christian at SCC (AEA Home Team)
10/6 3:00 vs Delphi at Home
10/19 3:30 vs Delphi at Delphi
10/24 3:00 vs Faith Baptist at Home
10/25 3:00 vs Faith Baptist at Faith Baptist
10/27 3:15 vs AGBU at AGBU
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