The Eagle's Beak

"Auburn Pride Starts Inside"

October 16, 2020

Dear Auburn Families,

I had the pleasure today of delivering Happy Meals to our top Read-a-thon students. Another great big thanks to Brielle and Joshua!!

I had so much fun delivering lunch that I'd like to deliver masks to houses next week! If you call the office and place an order to purchase a Buddy or Auburn mask, I will bring them to you!

We have eight job opportunities at Auburn this year! Please see the flyers below and contact me directly if you would like to become a part of our amazing Auburn team. To make sure that we are keeping everyone safe upon our return to face to face, we are adding lunch/recess aides, a safety support specialist and a health room assistant. There are part time and full time options. Please spread the word in your community. Auburn is a fantastic place to work!

Have a wonderful weekend,


Buddy Corner

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We have some Auburn Elementary (and Buddy!) masks you can purchase for $10 and wear all year long to show your Auburn pride. If you have one already, take a picture of you wearing it!

If you make a phone purchase, we will even deliver the masks to you! We have both kid and adult sizes available.

All the proceeds go to making Buddy a permanent part of the family 🐶💜💛

Thank you!

Emmy’s Pampered Pooch has generously offered to sponsor ALL of Buddy’s grooming needs! We are so grateful for a community who supports us.

If you are looking for a groomer for your pet, please give Emmy's Pampered Pooch a call. They are located at 3273 Auburn Road, Auburn Hills, 248-417-8162.

Oct. 19: Regular Avondale Board of Education Meeting, 7:00pm

Oct. 22: PTO Meeting, 6:00pm

Oct. 21: COVID-19 Nurse Presentation Parent Education & Information Session, 6:00pm

Oct. 30: AMS PTO Haunted Cruise, 6:30-8:30pm

Nov. 2: Parent/Teacher Conferences via ZOOM, 4:30-8:00pm

Nov. 3: NO SCHOOL - Election Day

Nov. 5: Parent/Teacher Conferences via ZOOM, 4:30-8:00pm

Nov. 20 & 24: Half Day, Dismissal at 11:45am

Nov. 24: End of 1st Trimester

Nov. 25-27: NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Recess

Building Healthy Communities - Enjoying the Family Meal

Family meals are important because they help create lifelong memories and allow you to stay connected to your child(ren). Family meals are a great time to teach your child about healthy

eating habits and show them what a healthy meal looks like. It is important to never force or pressure children to eat a particular food. It can result in a lifelong hatred for that food, and turns the kitchen table into a battleground. It usually takes several exposures to a new food before a child is willing to try it. Invite, encourage and be a good role model. Here are some ways to make family meals a part of your family routine:

 Set a regular family meal time (try not to schedule any extra activities during that time).

 Eat at the table.

 Show that family meals are important--turn off the TV and other electronics during mealtime.

Posiivity Project (P2) - Forgiveness


You forgive those who have done wrong.

You accept that people make mistakes.

Forgiveness is the ability to move past being injured, and allow yourself to reconcile with the person who hurt you. Forgiveness can often be seen as a selfless act, but it also carries many benefits for those who practice it. Those who demonstrate forgiveness have the ability to move forward after someone has hurt them. Forgiveness is often rooted in the idea that all people are valuable and worthy of a second chance. Many who forgive have the ability to consider things from another’s perspective.

Happy Birthday To You!

October 16: Brian A., Ki'Mani H.

October 17: Cameron E., Dorian M.

October 18: Elijah M.

October 19: Aarionna T.

October 20: Vincent H.

October 21: Deanna B.

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AMS PTO Haunted Cruise

Friday, Oct. 30th, 6:30-8:30pm

1445 West Auburn Road

Rochester Hills, MI

If you are looking for a little social-distancing Halloween Fun, look no further. AMS is hosting their Haunted Cruise. All kids preschool through 8th grade come dressed and ready to have fun trick or treating drive thru style. Cost is $10/car for trick or treating. Tickets are available and required, you can pay here.

Families must remain in their car as they drive the students through the trick or treating

area. The tents and trunks will be socially distancing with masks on and will deliver candy

touchless to the children in the car. Cash only (exact change) for the basket raffles.

$1.00 for 1 ticket, $5.00 for 7 tickets or $10.00 for 15 tickets. Winners will be

announced at 9:00pm through Zoom (link will be provided night of). Please bring a

bag to collect all of your goodies! RAIN OR SHINE! No refunds provided. For questions

contact Robin Bovensiep (248)379-7454 or Andrea Yamarino (248)410-0958.

Are you interested in setting up a tent? Sign Up HERE.

Gift of Giving Holiday Drive

Dear Avondale Families,

It is that time of the year again for our annual Gift of Giving Holiday Drive to support Avondale families. The Holiday Drive's goal is to provide basic needs (winter items, clothing, shoes, and food) for the Avondale families who could benefit from the service. Families need to fill out the Holiday Drive application ( by Friday, October 16th.

Here is the pick-up information:

Pick-up Dates
Friday, December 11th from 12-7pm

Saturday, December 12th from 10am-2pm

Avondale Administrative Offices
2940 Waukegan Street
Auburn Hills, MI 48326


Gift of Giving

Health Room Assistant, Safety Support Specialist & Lunch/Recess Aides Wanted

Looking for a way to give back in the community? Auburn is looking for staff members to join our incredible team and help us with Health Room, Safety Support and Lunch/Recess! The positions are paid, and you have the opportunity to make real connections with kids and support their social-emotional growth, especially in such a strange time in our world. (We will, of course, be socially distanced.)
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Parent Connect Call discussing Parent to Parent Support

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Breakfast & Lunch Distribution

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