Beaver Buzz - November

Brought to you by: Mandi Raether - Partnership Coordinator

- Special Thanksgiving Edition -

Upcoming School Events

November 6th - End of First Quarter

November 10th - Elementary Picture Retake Day

November 24th - End of First Trimester

November 25th-27th - No School Holiday Break

Halloween Fun at the Elementary

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Food & Exercise Ideas: Thanksgiving Edition

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Sheet Pan Thanksgiving: Turkey, stuffing, brussels sprouts & sweet potatoes on just TWO SHEET PANS!



· 10 cups brioche bread cubes

· 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

· 1/2 medium sweet onion, diced

· 2 celebry ribs, diced

· 1/4 cup dry white wine

· 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parley leaves

· 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage leaves

· 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves

· Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

· 1 1/4 cups chicken stock


· 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

· 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh parley leaves

· 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning

· 2 cloves garlic, minced

· Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

· 1 (2-pound) skin-on, boneless turkey breast


· 1 1/2 pounds brussels sprouts, halved

· 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil

· 1 1/2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce

· 1 tablespoon honey


· 6 small to medium sweet potatoes

· 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed

· 1/2 cup candied pecans, chopped

· 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows


1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly oil two baking sheets or coat with nonstick spray.

2. FOR THE STUFFING/DRESSING: Spread bread cubes in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Place into oven and bake until crisp and golden, about 10-12 minutes; set aside.

3. Melt butter in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and celery, and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3-4 minutes.

4. Stir in wine and cook, stirring occasionally, until just reduced, about 2 minutes. Stir in parsley, sage and thyme. Remove from heat and stir in bread; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in chicken stock until absorbed and well combined. Place bread mixture onto one side of the prepared baking sheet in a single layer.

5. FOR THE TURKEY: In a small bowl, combine butter, parsley, poultry seasoning, garlic, 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Using your fingers, carefully loosen the skin from the breast meat, spreading the butter mixture under the skin. Secure skin over the butter with wooden picks; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Place onto the opposite side of the prepared baking sheet.

6. FOR THE BRUSSELS SPROUTS: Place brussels sprouts in a single layer onto the second prepared baking sheet. Add olive oil, soy sauce and honey; gently toss to combine.

7. FOR THE SWEET POTATOES: Pierce sweet potatoes with a fork; place into microwave for 8-10 minutes, or until tender. Cut the potatoes down the center lengthwise, top with butter, pecans and marshmallows.

8. Place sheet pans into oven, on separate racks, and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven; stir brussels sprouts and rotate sheet pans onto different racks. Continue to bake until brussels sprouts are lightly browned, an additional 10 minutes. Stir brussels sprouts onto one side of the baking sheet.

9. Place sweet potatoes onto the opposite side of the brussels sprouts in a single layer. Place into oven and bake until the marshmallows just start to brown, about 5 minutes.

10. Continue cooking the turkey and stuffing until the turkey is completely cooked through, reaching an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, an additional 20-25 minutes. Let rest 5 minutes before slicing.

11. Serve immediately.

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Slow Cooker Cream Corn


3 (15.25-ounces) cans whole kernel corn, drained

1 cup milk

1 tablespoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon pepper

8 ounces cream cheese, cubed

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into thin slices


Place corn into a slow cooker. Stir in milk, sugar and pepper until well combined. Without stirring, top with butter and cream cheese. Cover and cook on high heat for 2-3 hours.

Uncover and stir until butter and cream cheese are well combined. Cover and cook on high heat for an additional 15 minutes.

Serve immediately.

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Upcoming Events in the Area

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Things To Do With Your Family

Festival Foods Turkey Trot: Home Edition!

Festival Foods Turkey Trot: Home Edition, benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCAs.

The Festival Foods Turkey Trot prides itself on providing our communities with a treasured family tradition while promoting healthy lifestyles and raising funds for our charities..

The Festival Foods Turkey Trot: Home Edition allows participants to partake in either a 5-mile run or a 2-mile walk beginning from your home or destination of choice, and is open to everyone of all ages and abilities. Don’t forget to include your favorite cuddly companion!

Make sure to use the hashtag #FestivalFoodsTurkeyTrot when adding photos to social media — we want to see your smiling faces!

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$3 Tuesdays - Micon Downtown Cinema

Micon Downtown Cinema
315 S Barstow St, Eau Claire, WI 54701

Happy $3 Tuesday! See movies for THREE DOLLARS TUESDAYS at Micon Cinemas Downtown Theater. Find showtimes, reserve your seats, and get your tickets online in advance at

Don't Forget: It's $5 Tuesday at Micon Cinemas Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls! All Movies. All Tuesday. Five Dollars.

Winter Farmers Market - Down to Earth Garden Center

The first Saturday of the month, October through march, Down to Earth will host local farmers, selling a wide varieties of good foodstuffs including honey, beef, james, porks, veggies, fish, fruit, and cheese.

First Saturday until Mar. 6 2021, 9am-2pm

School News

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Parent Advisory Commitee

What is the Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)?

The Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) is a group of parents who meet once per month to offer help and ideas to enhance learning and enthusiasm at Augusta Elementary School. The mission of the PAC is to:

· Increase communication between school and home

· Assist in coordination of activities and programs

· Promote school spirit

This year the Parent Advisory Committee meetings will be held virtually.

Augusta Beavers Pop Sockets for Sale!

We currently have 7 Pop Sockets still available for $15 a piece. If interested please contact Mandi Raether at 715-286-3396 or
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Community Resources

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

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The Augusta POP-UP Pantry is located in the Main Street Gym Parking Lot in Augusta

Augusta Area Food Pantry

Where: 207 N. Stone St. Augusta

When: 2nd Wednesday of the month from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

3rd Saturday of the month from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Box Top$ for Education

All you need is your phone. Download the ALL-NEW Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then simply scan your store receipts to find participating products. The app will automatically credit your school's Box Tops earnings online.
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Loaves 4 Learning

Bring eligible UPCs to your school. Your school can earn as much as $10,000 this year that can be used for whatever your school needs! The UPCs from any of the products from their family of brands are worth 5¢ each!
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