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Earhart Elementary School

Alameda Unified School District

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    School Site Council

    The next School Site Council meeting will be held in October of the 2018-2019 school year.

     

    Amelia Earhart
    Amelia Earhart

    Amelia Earhart was created by artist Jane DeDecker.  The statue was donated by Dick Davis with the support from the Frank Bette Center for the Arts.

    SOAR

    S - Scholarly

    O - Organized

    A - Allies

    R - Respectful & Responsible

     

    A Message from our Principal, Joy Dean

    Many of you have contacted us about your concerns and disappointment around school pictures.  I realize that people have been promised free class pictures and many of you have ordered pictures and have not yet received them.  The company tells us that they had some "post production problems" but that your photos are being shipped and the class pictures will be delivered to the school for us to give to every child.  I have also talked with the company about the quality of the photos and how many children were squinting or had their eyes closed.

    A local Alameda company will be coming in to do early spring pictures during the last week in January that will be used for our yearbook.  These will also be available to you if you are interested in another photo of your child this year.  Specific information on dates will be sent out when we return in January.

    Thank you for your understanding and patience.

    Best,

    Joy Dean, Principal

    Pat Schmitz

    If we are lucky, we have a "Mr. Falker" come into our lives who helps guide us, placing us on new paths we may not have tried alone.  If we are even luckier, we ARE that "Mr. Falker" to someone and we make a lasting difference in their lives.

    A dear friend of the Polacco family has been teaching 5th graders for 40 years.  She started her teaching career at St. Augustine's on Alcatraz Ave., in Oakland, CA in 1979.  That was where we first met Pat Schmitz.  She taught Traci in 7th and 8th grade science and Steven had her for homeroom and Science from 5th-8th grade.  Since that time she spent half of her career there and the rest at Amelia Earhart School in Alameda, CA teaching so many children, changing so many lives.  She as been a member of our family for 40 years.  We can't say enough about Pat and how lucky we have been to have her be a part of our lives.  We know there are others out there who feel the same way.

    Pat is facing some very serious health issues.  We would like to let her know just how much she has impacted both kids and fellow teachers alike over the many years.

    If you would like to reach out to Pat and let her know how she helped your life as a student, a fellow faculty member or a parent of a student.... or if you just want to reach out to a fellow teacher whom you don't know but want to brighten up their day..... please do!!

    Please send all cards to:

    Pat Schmitz c/o Earhart Elementary School

    400 Packet Landing Rd, Alameda, CA 94502

    If you would like to send an email we will print them up and give them to her in a folder:

    Please email:  tracipolacco@gmail.com

    This will help lift her spirit!!!

     Please share this with anyone you may know who was associated with either school and would have known Pat.

     

    Thank you in advance,

    The Polacco Family

     

     

    Meal Train for Pat Schmitz

    If you are also interested in participating in the meal train that has been set up for Pat Schmitz and her family, please email Susan Bonino Solis at sbonino@alamedaunified.org and she will send you the link to sign up.  She will also provide you other ways that you can help Pat and her family.

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    Attendance Procedures

    Please make sure that you review the District Attendance Policy:

    • It is the parent's responsibility to notify the attendance office if your child is going to be out of school. 
    • If a student is absent for any part of the school day due to a medical appointment, a doctor's note must be provided upon return to school. If a note is not provided, the absence will be considered unexcused.
    • Students who miss 30 minutes or more of instructional time throughout the day without a valid excuse will be marked unexcused.
    • Unexcused absences count towards truancy.

    Parent Education Evenings 

    A Focus on Special Education

    An Evening with our Occupational Therapists:  Understand our OT program and receive tips and fun ways to help your child at home!

    • Wednesday, Feb. 13, 6:30-7:45, Maya Lin Elementary

    Childcare will be provided at all evening presentations

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    About Our School

    About Us

    Amelia Earhart School inspires academic excellence,

    a passion for learning, and

    respect for self and community.

     

    Joy Dean, Principal