President’s Message

July 2019

 Message from the President

What a busy summer! Both of our elementary and high school summer school academies got off to a great start and students are enjoying their time at Ynez, Alhambra High School and San Gabriel High School. See our summer programs in action through photos on our website by clicking on the summer school link:

We are already in the planning stages for next year’s summer academies and are working on “all day care” for elementary students, which has been a loud and clear request of many parents. Our goal is extended AEF Elementary Summer Enrichment Academy hours to meet the needs of working parents including an earlier morning drop off. Stay tuned for more information in our upcoming newsletters. 2020 summer academy registration is already set to begin on March 7, 2020.Mark your calendar!

This past Tuesday, our AEF Board of Directors presented a $250,000 check to the AUSD Board of Education for our annual donation. It is with great honor that we are able to donate such a large amount to continue to support music, college counseling and more for our schools. Thank you all for your continued support of AEF to make this dream a reality.

Sign-up now for the 6th Annual Pumpkin Run on October 27, 2019. AEF will be one of the benefactors this year and we are encouraging students, families, community and staff to enjoy the fun. The committee added a 10k Run this year that begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by the 5k Run/Walk and then finishing up with the Kids 1K Race. Afterwards you can enjoy the Kids Zone, Farmer’s Market and Alhambra Downtown Association Halloween trick or treating.

For more information, go to Join the Alhambra Educational Foundation Run/Walk Group or any of the school groups and be part of a great team!

We have added a calendar section of “Upcoming Events” to our newsletter to keep all of you informed of AEF activities and events. You can also go to our web page and look at our calendar for more information on upcoming events.

If you are not doing anything on the morning of the Fourth of July, come join a group of us at the Sierra Madre Fourth of July Parade at 10:00am. The 300 member AUSD Band will be marching down Sierra Madre Blvd. to kick off the celebration. Our band has been chosen to march in the 2020 Rose Parade presented by Honda on January 1, 2020. What a great way to start off your Fourth of July by supporting the band! Come out and cheer for our AUSD Band as they march by!

The official AUSD Marching Band 2020 Rose Parade Pins are in. Get yours today for only $5.00 by calling the AEF office.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, thank you for your continued support of AEF and the students of AUSD and have a great summer!

Stephen R. Perry