The Aviator Beacon

Inspiring the Leader Within

August 9, 2019

Thank you families for attending this year's Curriculum Night!!

We hope you were able to learn all about your child's upcoming school year, grade level expectations, & extra-curricular activities. At the end of August, parents will have an opportunity to meet individually with teachers & see their student's performance.

August Family Challenge

During the month of August, your child is learning all about the Character Trait: Teamwork. We know that family is a child's most important team & learning happens best when it's done both at school & at home. This month's Family Challenge is to create your very own Family Mission Statement, just like your child did in the classroom. Below you will find the Challenge Directions & a variety of ways to continue learning about Teamwork at home with your child.

Upcoming Aviator Activities

Calendar of Events

Tuesday, August 13th - Family Challenge Night (No Homework)

Thursday, August 15th - Leader in Me Family Night

5:30 - 6:30pm, MPR/Cafeteria

August 19th to 23rd - Cash 4 Classrooms Campaign

Thursday, August 22nd - PTO Back to School Movie Night

5:30pm, Harkins Queen Creek

Wednesday, August 28th - Early Dismissal @ 11:40am

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Thursday, August 29th - Early Dismissal @ 11:40am

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Monday, September 2 - No School, Labor Day Holiday

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Leader in Me Family Night

Come see what your child is learning about Leadership! This event is for adults/parents to learn more about the Leader in Me Program & the 7 Habits. Childcare is available for school-aged children & receive a Homework Pass for attending.


We look forward to seeing you!!

Chandler Education Foundation

Do you know a teacher you'd like to see win a surprise Cash for Classrooms Enrichment Grant? Nominate them here by completing the short form & uploading your story. If selected, CEF will invite you to participate in the WOO HOO!! Patrol to surprise them with funds that will make a difference in their classroom. Nominations will be accepted through August 30, 2019.

Tax Credit & ECA Fees

Reduce your tax bill & benefit our school by contributing to qualifying activities, such as Field Trips, after-school activities, instructional programs, and much more!! Your generous contribution helps students become involved in meaningful & life-enhancing activities. The funds go directly to the schools/programs you designate. ECA Fees qualify towards your $200/$400 tax contribution limit.

**Arizona law ARS 43-1089.01 enables taxpayers a tax credit contribution of up to $400 per calendar year if filing status is Married, filing Joint Return; $200 per calendar year if filing status is Single or Head of Household; and, $200 per calendar year if filing status is Married filing separate return — for contributions that fund extracurricular activities in public schools. A tax credit is a full refund, not a deduction.

Instructions for Making Tax Credit Donations & Fee Payments

CUSD Tax Credit Website

CUSD Community Education

The Community Education Department provides a variety of academic, enrichment & recreation activities for the students of the Chandler Unified School District. Through Community Education, kids can choose activities just for them, ranging from:

  • Enrichment classes
  • Preschool
  • Before/after school care
  • Ages 0-5 early childhood development programs
  • Summer & Intersession Camps
  • Facility & Field Rentals
  • Chandler Sports League
  • Summer Academy Classes
  • Camps & Clinics
  • Community Seminars

Find out more information & register for activities through the Community Education Website!

Upcoming technology clubs offered at Auxier, through Community Education, are featured below:

From the Front Office

**Safety Reminder**

  • In the Front & South parking lots, parents are welcome to Park & Walk their student(s)
  • Vehicles MUST park in a space before student(s) enter/exit the vehicle
  • Student(s) must be accompanied by an adult when walking through the parking lot
  • As you are waiting for a parking spot, students MAY NOT exit the vehicle & walk to the crosswalk
  • Utilize crosswalks when walking onto campus & through parking lots


Regular attendance & punctual arrival at school are two habits that dramatically impact student achievement.

  • If a student arrives for school after 8:40am, the student must report to the Front Office with an adult. The student will be given a pass to take to the classroom teacher.
  • Students leaving school before 3:10pm must be signed out in the Front Office by an authorized adult. Please be prepared to show identification

It is very important that the school is notified as soon as possible when your child is absent. Please contact the Attendance Line or Mrs. Ginny Lamar at (480) 424-8403 to report your child's absence.

Health Office

Your child may not be in school & will be sent home by the Health Assistant. Below are examples of condition(s) that require students to remain at home:

  • Fever of 100.4 or Higher. A child must be fever-free for 24 hours (without fever reducing medication) before returning to school.
  • Persistent Cough
  • Sore Throat with Fever &/or White Spots
  • Rash
  • Vomit
  • Active Head Lice

An updated copy of immunization records are due upon enrollment. The Health Office will contact families with upcoming &/or expired records.

Feel free to contact Mrs. Langelier at (480) 424-8402 with any questions

What's for Lunch?

2019-2020 Breakfast & Lunch menus are available here.

Check your child's account balance & add money through My School Bucks

Breakfast Pricing: $1.75

Lunch Pricing: $2.95

Lunch Visitors

**Kindergarten students will be able to enjoy lunch with their guest(s) starting August 12th.

Guests are welcome to join their students in the cafeteria & enjoy lunch together. Upon arriving to Auxier, please check-in at the Front Office & obtain a visitors badge. Family tables are located in the center of the Cafeteria to provide ample eating space. Students are welcome to invite 1 friend to Parent Table to join them for lunch. The Lunch Schedule is provided below for all grade levels.

Auxier PTO

2019-2020 Executive Board

Kim Pennartz, President

Sarah Trujillo, Vice President

Courtney Kleinebreil, Secretary

Katie Dial, Treasurer

Tiffany Power, Parlimentarian

Contact PTO via Email:

Stay Up to Date with the Auxier PTO by using the Konstella app.

PTO Meeting: August 15th

The first PTO Meeting of the year will be held in the Library on Thursday, August 15th at 5:00pm. This is a great way to learn more about the PTO, volunteer opportunities, & how to support Auxier. All parents are welcome to attend & will receive a raffle ticket for Spirit Wear!!

Pop Tab Challenge!

PTO is participating in the Pop Tab Challenge!

Save the pull tabs from aluminum cans, bring your collection to school, & the recycled tabs will support the Ronald McDonald House Charities. A collection box is located in the Front Office by the PTO Bulletin Board.

Yearbook Sales

2019 - 2020 Yearbooks are Now on Sale!!

Purchases are exclusively online & due by March 1, 2020.

Please contact the Auxier PTO with any questions regarding your order.

Order Online Here

Congratulations to Mrs. Racine's Class!!

Mrs. Racine's 3rd Grade class was the winner of the 1st PTO Paper Drive. The class will receive an additional recess during the school day. Way to Go Aviators!!

Action Teams Update

Action Team Expo

Thank you to our amazing staff for organizing the Action Team Expo!!

This is a great opportunity for students to become involved in the school & develop their leadership skills. Students interested in joining an Action Team received information &/or an application to be returned to their classroom teacher.

Interested in joining an Action Team??

Talk to your classroom teacher & they will get you more information.

**Some Action Teams are grade level specific**

Upcoming Club & Action Team Meetings

Wednesday, August 21st--Student Council (STUCO)

7:30am, Room #A15

Thursday, August 22nd--Aviator Air Mail

8:15am, Room #A2

Friday, August 23rd--Kindness Kids

8:00am, Room #A6