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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.


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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.
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Alameda Education Foundation
501(c)(3) non-profit
Tax ID #94-2867769
P.O. Box 1363, Alameda 94501
Tel. 510.337.7189

Jan/Feb 2017 newsletter: Burpees, Bobbleheads and More!

Message from the AEF President

AEF Adopt a ClassroomHappy New Year! I hope all the high school students did well on their finals.
We are very proud of our Adopt A Classroom Program. Teachers across Alameda receive a $500 check from a donor to use however they see fit for their classroom. We have many generous donors, for example, last week two of our donors were the Alameda Welfare Council and Orangetheory Fitness, which is located at Alameda Landing. Orangetheory trainers completed 2000 burpees to raise money to adopt 4 classrooms and Alameda Welfare Council adopted two.Both donors enjoyed the classroom presentations and Orangetheory even helped teach a PE class at Haight School.
Our goal for the 2016-17 school year is 200 teachers adopted. As of the end of January, 174 teachers have been adopted. With the support of our generous community we can make our goal of 200 adoptions. There are a variety of ways to make the  goal occur: You can donate $500; gather a group of people to donate the $500 together;, use matching funds at work; get a business, friend, relative or neighbor to do the same;  or create another method to get that adoption.
Together we can make 200. Also, a special thanks to the individuals, groups, businesses, and service organizations that have already donated. You are greatly APPRECIATED.To donate, please visit our Adopt A Classroom page.



Bill Sonneman

AEF Spotlight

Art Across the IslandArt 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.

Read more.

AEF Announcements

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 decode-teenparents 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, an organization dedicated to equipping teens with the tools they need for work and life success.

Read more.

Santa Cruz Warrior Tickets on Sale – Get a free Steph Curry Bobblehead!

The Warriors development team makes their inaugural appearance at Oracle Arena to play the Oklahoma Ciimage002ty Blu on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 6:00 PM.  Tickets are $35 or $55 and AEF receives a portion of each ticket sold to support our Middle School Sports program. The first 10,000 fans receive a Stephen Curry Surfing’ Bobblehead presented by the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.  Participants 18 and under will be invited to shoot a postgame Free Throw on the Warriors Court.
Purchase tickets here.  Promo code:  SCWARRIORSNS

Enrichment winter/spring class registration continuesNinjas

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 soonAEF Enrichment

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.

Salute to EducationSave the Date!

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.











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