Message from the AEF President
Art Across the Island
Haight Elementary School students Christina, Laura and Enna put the finishing touches on their italian marbled paper, which was on display display as part of the Alameda Education Foundation’s “Art Across the Island” project. “Art Across the Island” is a two-year project that will feature visual and literary art produced by Alameda public school students. Artwork can be seen at various venues throughout Alameda from October 2017 – April 2018.
Decode Your Teen!
Do you sometimes wonder who that person is living with you? You’re pretty sure they used to be your child, but now during the teenage years, you just don’t understand them any more. Help is here. The Alameda Education Foundation (AEF) presents “Decoding Your Teen”, a workshop for parents and teenagers.
Teens and their parent or guardian may attend the workshop on either Saturday, Feb. 25 from 10 AM – 12 PM at Encinal High School Media Center or Saturday, March 4 from 2 – 4 PM at Alameda High School Media Center. The workshop is designed to help teens and parents understand individual behavior styles, personal motivation interests and talents, the behavior style of others, and how to develop productive relationships. The cost is $125 and covers the student and one parent/guardian. There is a $15 materials fee and an additional parent/guardian may attend for $35. Click here for information and registration for the workshop.
The workshops follows a joint PTA Council / Alameda Unified School District presentation, “Raising Resilient Teens”, on Feb. 1 from 7 – 8:30 PM at Lum Elementary School in the multi-purpose room. Childcare is provided for children 5 and up. This presentation has a $10 suggested donation. It is not necessary to attend the presentation in order to register for the workshop.
The workshop and presentation are led by Lisa McDonough and Lisa Allanson, founders of www.teenhackz.com, an organization dedicated to equipping teens with the tools they need for work and life success.
Santa Cruz Warrior Tickets on Sale – Get a free Steph Curry Bobblehead!
Enrichment winter/spring class registration continues
Whether your student wants to learn how to be a Ninja (which teaches body awareness, self-control and self-confidence), design an App, or become a mini-Architect, AEF is offering over 150 after-school classes this winter and spring. Click here to view a full selection of classes and to register.
Summer Camp registration begins soon
It may still be cold outside, but summer will be here before you know it. Registration for AEF Enrichment Summer Camps begins March 2nd with early bird pricing through April 30th. Our camps are unique due to their small class sizes, expertise of teachers and new skills students learn. Learn more here.
Girls basketball is underway! Be sure to check out the schedule and results here. The boys season begins in mid-February.
AEF’s annual party – Salute to Education – is Friday, April 21st from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. We again look forward to honoring an innovative program and volunteer from each of Alameda’s 20 schools! Tickets are on sale now.