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The Alameda Education Foundation is made up of people like you who support educational opportunities, innovation and equity for Alameda public school K-12 students.


Click on one of the blue buttons below to register for the appropriate class or program.
College Prep Academy: For more information click here. To register, please click the blue College Prep Academy button below.
Click here for Enrichment info and for our Winter/Spring After-School Enrichment schedule. Registration starts January 11th, 9:30am.
Middle School Sports
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Click here to log into your Active account to review your registrations and update your contact/student info.
Alameda Education Foundation
501(c)(3) non-profit
Tax ID #94-2867769
P.O. Box 1363, Alameda 94501
Tel. 510.337.7189

January 2018 Newsletter

Message from the AEF President

Dear Friend,

Happy New Year!! Just as the Alameda School District is back in full swing so is the Alameda Education Foundation. We continue our Adopt A Classroom efforts. Thank you to all Adopt A Classroom donors,  you have made a difference in so many Alameda classrooms. In fact it appears that approximately 40% of our teachers will be adopted this year. Who knows, someday we will reach 100%.

Middle School Sports are progressing as well. Our Girls basketball championships will be held next week with the Boys season to follow. This year we will have 12 boys teams, two from all our participating schools. Thank you Marty Garchar, our athletic director who monitors every game.

We are moving to our next season of after school enrichment classes as well as SAT prep classes.

Please mark your calendars for the 35th Salute to Education held this year on April 27th at Rhythmix. More details will follow here.

Finally, thank you to everyone who responded to our end-of-year fundraising appeal.  We sincerely appreciate your support as we work to support the many educational opportunities we provide for Alameda students.

It continues to be an honor and a pleasure to serve as president of the AEF.

All the best,


Bill Sonneman

AEF Announcements

Save the Date!  Salute to Education 2018 will be on April 27th from 6:00 – 9:00 PM at Rhythmix Cultural Works.

This year we will be recognizing a program, project or event from each Alameda public middle school as well as a volunteer.  Tickets remain the best deal in town at $30 and include gourmet hors d’oeuvres and a glass of California wine or local brew.  Join us as we celebrate the wonderful work that goes on in our schools!

Generous sponsors help underwrite the cost of this event.  If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities or advertising in our keepsake program, please contact AEF Executive Director Vicki Sedlack at or 510-337-7189.


Enrichment Class Registration Happening Now

Enrichment class registration is underway for winter/spring. We have dozens of classes in the arts, sciences, technology and much more.  Check out the classes on our Enrichment page.  Classes are open to students who attend Alameda public schools and students may attend classes at any campus.




Spring Break SAT Crash Course

The Spring Break SAT Crash Course for sophomores and juniors will be held during spring  break, April 2 – 5, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM.  In-depth yet easy to approach for all learning styles, this crash course gives students the most effective way to learn Felix Prep’s unique and score-changing techniques on the SAT in under a week. Students will also apply critical time-management strategies with in-class practice and real-time coaching adjustments.  Registration open February 1st on the AEF – click here for more information.

Summer Enrichment Class Signups Coming Soon

Summer will be here before you know it. AEF will be offering dozens of enrichment camps in the arts, science and technology, cooking and so much more. Camps are June 25 through July 27 (no camp July 4), and most are one week sessions, either morning or afternoon.  All camps will be held at Bay Farm School, 200 Aughinbaugh Way.  Look for registration information next month.  Registration opens March 1.

Summer Internship Opportunities Knock

Calling all students between 14 and 17!  Do you enjoy working with kids? Need to earn community service hours? Want to gain work experience and build your college resume? Then become an AEF Summer Camp Intern. You will assist camp instructors in either morning or afternoon sessions and must commit to two weeks or volunteering. Applications will be available soon here. Applications are due March 9th.

AEF Girls Basketball Playoffs Underway

And the championships are Feb. 1. All games are at the Alameda Point gym.  Come cheer on your favorite team!  A full schedule and results may be found here.





Boys Basketball Coming Soon

AEF Boys Basketball games begin February 8th. This year for the first time, we will have 12 teams competing – all our middle schools will have both a Division I and Division II team.  Basketball is always exciting, so check out the schedule and come on down to see the action!

Get your Warriors Tickets!

Thursday, March 29th is AEF Night at the Warriors. Bring your family and friends to cheer them on as they take on the Milwaukee Bucks.  Tickets are just $95 – no taxes, fees, or surcharges! Order at and enter the promo code:  AEF. Ticket sales end Feb. 1st.

Go to and enter the password AEF!

Adopt A Classroom

We have adopted 167 teachers this school year – that is about 38% of all teachers. Wouldn’t it be great if we could adopt 50% – 220 – teachers this year? One-hundred percent of each $500 adoption goes straight to the teacher who uses the funds to support their classroom. Click here to learn how you can make a direct impact on Alameda classrooms!

Thank you to the 2017-2018 Adopt A Classroom program sponsors who have enabled 100% of each donation to go to the teacher:  Pump Repair Service Co./Dave and Joanne Archer, Star Harbor Alameda, Catellus/Alameda Landing, Bill and Lois Sonneman, and a friend of Alameda teachers.  If you can help support this vital program next year, please contact AEF Executive Director Vicki Sedlack at

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Don’t forget to start your online shopping at  A percentage of every purchase will go directly to AEF!

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