The Eagle's Beak

"Auburn Pride Starts Inside"

September 30, 2022

Dear Auburn Families,


A HUGE shout out to all of the families who came to the PTO float party Wednesday afternoon. It was so much fun! If you weren't able to come, don't worry, you have another chance next Wednesday.


We are in need of lunch/recess staff. The hours are from 10:45-1:15 and the pay is $12 an hour. If you are interested, please reach out to the office. We also have openings for an all school parapro. The hours are from 8:15-3:45 and the pay is $13.50 an hour, with benefits. We are still seeking an Art teacher as well. If you would like to learn more about those positions, please contact me directly. We would love to have you be a part of our team! Our students deserve a fully staffed school, so please share these wonderful employment opportunities at Auburn!


The Gift of Giving is already planning their annual Holiday Drive! Family pick will be on Saturday, December 10th, from 9-3PM and Monday, December 12th from 9-noon. If your family would like to sign up for the Holiday Drive, please use this link to sign up:

https://forms.gle/Wa9inHjthv1TzVch8

If you are interested in donating, packing food, or being a holiday shopper please fill out this link - https://www.giftofgiving-mi.org/holiday-drive


Have a great weekend!

Ms. Middleton

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  • October 4: Board of Education Meeting 7pm
  • October 5: COUNT DAY & PTO Homecoming Float Party 3:45-6pm
  • October 7: SOTM Breakfast 8am, Ambassadors Assembly 8:45am, Coffee with the Principal 9:45am, and NO Band
  • October 8: PTO Homecoming Float Party 10-12am (if needed)
  • October 10-14: Spirit Week
  • October 12: PTO Homecoming Float Party 3:45-6pm
  • October 13: PTO Meeting 6:00pm in the Media Center
  • October 18: Dentist R Us & Board of Education Meeting 7pm
  • October 19: Kindergarten Field Trip
  • October 20: Half Day 11:45am & Blaze Pizza Fundraiser 12pm-9pm
  • October 21-24: NO SCHOOL
  • October 24-Nov 11: Conferences (Teachers will send home more info)
  • October 31: Halloween Parade 10am & Early Dismissal 1:35pm

Happy Birthday To You!

September 24th: Kira A., Earnest M.

September 26th: Layla G., Pharoah J.

September 27th: Brenda C.

September 28th: Ida B., Emmaleigh M., Zamian M.

September 29th: Kaiden H., Ronya P.

September 30th: Ryana M.

Snack Pantry

We are always in need of healthy snacks for our students. We would appreciate any donations you can provide!!!

Positivity Project- Open-Mindedness

This week our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Open-Mindedness. Open-mindedness means you like to consider new ideas and try new things. You examine things from all sides and don’t jump to conclusions.


Open-mindedness is the willingness to actively search for evidence that goes against one’s favored opinions, plans, or goals. Open-minded individuals are able to weigh all evidence fairly, when it is available. They see the other side and fight the tendency to have a bias for their own views. And, rather than favoring the socially dominant views, they give attention to those that are less dominant.


Open-minded individuals are often good listeners and called upon to provide a balanced viewpoint. Both listening and the ability to deliver reasonable and practical advice are marks of good friends and confidantes. This strength helps individuals form meaningful and lasting relationships.


To practice and encourage the character strength of open-mindedness with your child, please visit the Positivity Project’s P2 for Families (password: P2), where together you will watch a video, read a quote, and talk about the answers to three questions.


Have a wonderful week!

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Buddy's Corner

Buddy was ready for picture day.
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HOMECOMING PARADE

October 14th

ALL Auburn students are welcome to walk in the parade with Auburn's float. Please wear spirit wear or something purple.


FLOAT PARTIES

Auburn Elementary is participating in the Avondale Homecoming Parade. This year's theme is Hollywood. The PTO plans to do a movie themed float, but we need your help!


October 5th 3:45-6pm

October 8th 10-12pm (if needed)

October 12th 3:45-6pm


An adult must be present to participate in the Float Parties. Any Auburn students and siblings are welcome to participate.


DONATIONS

Duct Tape

Computer Paper

Foam Board 20 sheets

A LOT OF Gold Glitter

Quart of Elmers Glue

Candy for Passing at the Parade

**If you plan to donate please text 586-291-3877, so that we do not end up with duplicates**


The pictures below are the ideas we are basing the float on.

THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING OUT FIRST FLOAT PARTY!!!

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Caregivers Back-to-School Series

Gift of Giving

Family pick will be on Saturday, December 10th, from 9-3PM and Monday,

December 12th from 9-12PM.


To apply to receive Gift of Giving please fill out the google form https://forms.gle/Wa9inHjthv1TzVch8


To donate, volunteer or pack food please visit the link https://www.giftofgiving-mi.org/holiday-drive

Interested in Volunteering?

Please use this link to fill out the information required to volunteer. We can't wait to see you!

Resources

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Specials Calendar

Click here for our specials calendar.
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Breakfast and Lunch Menu

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Meal Magic

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Free and Reduced Lunch

Click the link below for the Free & Reduced lunch application.


https://www.avondaleschools.org/food-services

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Blessings in a Backpack

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Considering the tough economic times and the rising food costs facing our area, we are attempting to help Avondale families by making sure all our children have enough food. “Blessings in a Backpack” is a program designed to provide students on the free and reduced lunch program with enough food for three meals a day during the weekends. This program is a community-based program sponsored by Blessings in a Backpack-Michigan, Community Foundation of Greater Rochester, the Meijer Corporation, the Avondale Community and will continue for children attending schools in the Avondale School District. If you agree to take part in this program, during the school year, your child will receive a bag filled with purchased food for the weekend. Bags will be dispensed in a discreet and caring manner. The simple

meals may include food like macaroni and cheese, beef ravioli, canned chicken, canned tuna, granola bars, peanut butter, soups, fruit, and other items. For you there is no cost associated with this program. To ensure, as to the best of our ability, to provide for a safe packing environment all volunteers will follow the guidelines established by the Avondale School District. All food will be sent home in disposable plastic bags.

If you would like to have your child participate in this program, fill out the form below and return it to your child’s school AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. If you have more than one child attending the school, list the names of all children in this school. Please be sure to indicate on the form if your child has any food allergies. If your child has a food allergy, you as the parent are responsible for checking all food labels when the food arrives home.

Avondale School District as well as Blessings in a Backpack-Michigan, Community Foundation of Greater Rochester and Meijer will not be held responsible for any accidental food allergen exposure. Return this form to your child’s school OR, sign your child(ren) up to receive Blessings in a Backpack online at:

https://forms.gle/PenBsXw6fhZ7opKz5.

https://www.avondaleschools.org/food-services

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AAAFN

Hello Oakland African American Family Network Chairs, Parents, and Leaders,

I hope this message finds each of you in great spirits. Over the coming weeks, the Oakland African American Family Network (OAAFN) in conjunction with the Avondale African American Family Network (AAAFN) will be hosting two, black history tours (e.g., Black Scroll Tours) with Bro. Jamon Jordan in October.

Along with learning more about our history, these events will also provide an opportunity for you and your family to learn more about the amazing work that OAAFN is doing and how each of us can benefit as well as get involved.

For those interested in attending, please complete the Google form (accessible from link below) with this message below. You will be asked to provide your Name, Phone Number, Email Address, and the number of family members attending the tours.

https://forms.gle/2xRTUt9d5P1yk1iB9

Please contact myself and Tia Marie Sanders if you have any questions.

Thank you.

Regards

Bryan D. Castleberry

Chair – Avondale African American Family Network (AAAFN)

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After School Care

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Stop the Silence. Help End the Violence.

Now more than ever, parents and students should familiarize themselves with OK2SAY, which is Michigan’s student safety program to help keep students safe. Anyone can report tips confidentially on criminal activities or potential harm directed at students, school employees or schools.

Tips, which can be anonymous, can be reported in 31 different tip categories, including planned school attacks, threats, bullying and more. Tips can be submitted 24/7 in one of the following ways:

  • Call: 8-555-OK2SAY, 855-565-2729
  • Text: 652729 (OK2SAY)
  • Email OK2SAY
  • Visit the OK2SAY website
  • OK2SAY Mobile App: Available for download in both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store for iOS and Android mobile devices.
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