The Aviator Beacon

Inspiring the Leader Within

September 20, 2019

Principal's Message

Thank you for supporting this year’s Check-a-Thon!! With your help, we are able to fund special events, programs, & opportunities for our students. Our amazing PTO organizes this annual event to ensure we have a fantastic school year.

As we wrap up the quarter, we look forward to celebrating our student leaders in Character & Academics. Leadership & Honor Roll assemblies will take place at the end of this month.

Leader In Me

Written by: Trenton Brandau

Habit 4 — Think Win-Win: Everyone Can Win: I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives.

Ask this...

  • Could you help someone by doing good to them or find ways you can both win?

Try This...

  • I show consideration for others.
  • I don’t put others down to get what I want.
  • When a conflict arises, I find solutions to help both people.

Check-A-Thon Fundraiser Wraps Up TODAY

This year's goal is $36,000, and as of Thursday we are at over $31,000!!


Online donations can still be made at

What does this $$$ help us fund?

Leader In Me materials

Project Lead the Way Kits

Robotics Kits

Supplement the cost of school activities

Students who brought in $100 of donations get to SLIME THE PRINCIPAL, Mrs. Williams.

Single donations of $250 and more were entered to win an amazing STAYCATION valued at over $300!!

Thank you for supporting the many things happening at Auxier!

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.

From the Counselor (aka Mrs. Ryan)

We are so excited to be starting new Social Emotional Cognitive Learning curriculum at Auxier. We are at the beginning stages of implementing a program called Second Step. Starting second quarter, teachers are going to begin implementing curriculum that promotes a respectful school climate by teaching in the areas of empathy, emotional management and problem solving. These lessons teach specific skills to help manage emotions and deal with difficult situations. Our goal is to support the social emotional well-being of students in order to improve educational outcomes and create a positive school environment. Although we are in the planning stages, we are so excited for the impact it will have at Auxier!

Social Media Awareness

Concerned about the risks of social media? Below you will find an article that provides 8 tips & discussion topics for families. In addition, CUSD is offering a Parent Education Presentation that you won't want to miss!

App Training 101 for Parents and Cyberbullying

September 24th @ 6:30pm at Hamilton High

5th Grade heads to J.A. Biztown

Written by: Bryce Pasero

A few days ago, fifth grade went to Biz town. They enjoyed their trip to JA Biz town. They also got to feel like adults for a day. They learned many skills, such as: writing checks, balancing accounts, using a debit card, the importance of paying back loans, and collaborating with coworkers. Also, a special thank you to all the parent volunteers who helped make Biztown a success.

6th Grade Shirts

Written by: Kaylee Burke

Sixth grade has a tradition each year where students are given the opportunity to design a t-shirt that will be made for all 6th graders to wear every Wednesday. It's a special treat just for 6th grade. The sixth grade students received their shirts on Wednesday, September 18. This year's design was made by sixth grade student Sadie Abercrombie.

Leadership & Honor Roll Assembly on September 26 & 27

Written by: Tayla Palacio

On Thursday, September 26 and Friday, September 27 we are having our Leadership Awards & Honor Roll Assembly! We will be showing off the awesome Aviators that are receiving awards for demonstrating the traits of TEAMWORK and RESPONSIBILITY!

We'll also be recognizing students in 4th-6th grade who have earned Principal, Distinguished, and Honor Roll. Principal list is a grade of all A’s. Distinguished is a grade of all A’s and B’s. Lastly, Honor Roll which is a B average grade. On Thursday we will be having Kinder, 5th, 2nd, and 4th grade. For Friday we will have 1st, 6th, and 3rd grade. Hope to see you there Aviators!


Written by: Bryce Pasero

This year we are doing an exciting new program offered by Crayola called Color Swap! You can bring in old markers to the front office and deposit them in a big box. We will recycle these markers to make new ones. Help us protect our environment by bringing in your old markers!

Box Tops

Written by: Bryce Pasero

Thanks for sending in box tops and scanning the receipt with the box tops app. This quarter we’ve raised $252 from box tops. A special thanks to Mrs. Moore’s class for sending in 178 box tops!

Aviator Air Mail Action Team

Written by: Anika Martinsen

Aviator Air Mail is an action team that sends letters that students write between classrooms. Students can write to their siblings, buddy, friends, and teachers. Students can ask their teachers for a postcard or a letter. Teachers also have addresses and stamps to put on the postcards and letters. So make somebody's day and send them an encouraging letter!

New Clubs Starting Up Soon!

Vex IQ

Written by: Tayla Palacio

Auxier Elementary is excited to begin our new VEX IQ Robotics club! In VEX IQ we will be using Robotics kits and we will have showcases in the spring to show off the projects we have created. Our first meeting is on Friday, October 25 at 7:45 to 8:30 (2nd and 3rd quarter) and if you want more information talk to Curt Landon. Download the application below and register today!

Tech Xplorers

Written by: Marlie Phillips

This year we have a new club in technology called TechXplorers. This is a club that provides fun and exciting opportunities for kids to learn more about technology. Students can code, use robots, assemble circuits, and create digital graphics. The cost is $60 and you meet on Tuesday from 10/22 to 12/10. Space is limited, so download the application below and register now!

Girls Who Code

Written by: Anika Martinsen

Hey girls that are in 3rd –6th grade, we have a code club! Meetings will be on Wednesdays. The club is free. Talk to Mr. Landon if you have any questions. Application will be in an attachment link.

Tax Credit & ECA Fees

**Student, Grade Level, &/or Activity Fees are Now Available for Payment**

Thank you for your generous contributions that help students become involved in fun, meaningful, & life-enhancing activities!! The funds go directly to the school/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

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

CUSD Bond Information

Upcoming Aviator Activities

Wednesday, September 25th - Site Council & Community Leadership Meeting

3:30pm, Media Center/Library

Wednesday, September 25th - Check-A-Thon Assembly

1:45-2:15, Grades K-3, MPR

2:30-3:00, Grades 4-6 MPR

Thursday, September 26th - Leadership & Honor Roll Assemblies

Grades: K, 2nd, 4th, & 5th

Friday, September 27th - Leadership & Honor Roll Assemblies

Grades: 1st, 3rd, & 6th

Fall Break: September 30 - October 14

This Week's Club & Action Team Meetings

Monday, September 23

Drone Club @ 7:45am, Computer Lab B

Young Rembrandts @ 3:20 - 4:20pm, Room #C1

Tuesday, September 24

Green Team @ 7:45am, Room #A11

Choir @ 8:00am, Music Room

Tech Xplorers @ 3:15 - 4:00pm, Computer Lab B

Science Matters @ 3:20 - 4:20pm, Room #C4

Wednesday, September 25

Student Council, 7:30am, Room #A15

Digital Music Club @ 7:45am, Computer Lab B

Choir @ 8:00am, Music Room

Aviator News @ 7:45am, Room #D6

Aviator Beacon @ 7:45am, Room #D4

Spanish @ 3:20 - 4:20pm, Room #A13

Golf @ 3:20 - 4:20pm, Fields

Thursday, September 26

Aviator Air Mail @ 8:15am, Room #A2

Athletes in Training Bundle @ 3:20 - 4:20pm, Athletic Field

Athletes in Training Soccer @ 3:20 - 4:20pm, Athletic Field

Friday, September 27

Drone Club @ 7:45am, Computer Lab B

Green Team @ 7:45am, Room #A11

Kindness Kids @ 8:00am, Room #A6

Bricks 4 Kidz @ 3:20 - 4:20pm, Room #C2

Community Ed. Music @ 3:20 - 4:20pm, Room #C9

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