The Panther Patch

Auburn Elementary School Newsletter

Week of September 25, 2022


Thank you families for your flexibility as we navigate the before school procedures. In order to ensure that students are safe on campus, we have updated some procedures such as:

  • ensuring that when students enter campus that only staff are on campus before school
  • students entering through the small front gate or cafeteria
  • students walking to the blacktop to play prior to school beginning
  • teachers being prompt to pick up students at 8:45 AM on the blacktop
  • providing Wellness staff to help take students to class during the transition

We will continue to make strides to ensure that Auburn Elementary has proper safety measures in place. If you have questions or concerns about how to support your child, please contact Principal Fischetti 530-745-8870 or

The Panther Way

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AUSD Wellness Policy

It's that time of year again to remind families and students of celebrations and rewards in regard to our AUSD Wellness Policy, which is also listed on our website under the heading School Info.

See below on page 11 of the Wellness Policy

Celebrations and Rewards

All foods offered on the school campus will meet or exceed the USDA Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards including through:

  1. Celebrations and parties. The district will provide a list of healthy party ideas to parents and teachers, including non-food celebration ideas. Healthy party ideas are available from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and from the USDA.
  2. Classroom snacks brought by parents. The district will provide to parents a list of foods and beverages that meet Smart Snacks nutrition standards.
  3. Rewards and incentives. The district will provide teachers and other relevant school staff a list of alternative ways to reward children. Foods and beverages will not be used as a reward, or withheld as punishment for any reason, such as for performance or behavior.

AUSD Board Policy 5030

A Card & Video Shower for James

Panther Families,

The family of James Thornton, a fourth grader at Auburn El, would like to share some news with you.

James has been diagnosed with Leukemia. He is going to be in the hospital for almost 6 months for sure. He's a sweet quiet boy that loves everyone he meets. He loves school so much and has interests in math, piano, legos, video games and soccer.

The family is requesting a card shower for James. Please consider providing a card along with an envelope that includes postage to send him well wishes and wish him a happy birthday. We want James to know that we are thinking of him. Bring cards to Panther Hub Office or classroom teacher. A family friend will pick up the envelopes and address them to the family.

If your family or child would like to send James a message a birthday message, click on the link below to create a short video.

Panther Info

AERIES Data Confirmation - ACTION NEEDED

Attention Panther Families:

We need your assistance with completing the Aeries Data Confirmation to ensure that your child has the most up-to-date information. When we call home, we need to know who to call and if numbers are correct. Also, we need updated personal information such as your child's health as well as if you would like your child's photo in the yearbook. It just takes 5 minutes to ensure that your child's information is correct.

Classes with the highest percentage by the end of the month will receive a pizza and ice cream party!

Click Here for the Data Confirmation

Note: Aeries will provide prompts for you.

Phone Banking

Hello Auburn El Community! We need your help!

Volunteers are needed to participate in the phone bank for Measure E for Education! This is an important opportunity to educate our local community about Measure E, and we’re looking for your support. The goal of Measure E is to update our facilities, indoors and outdoors.

What will volunteers be asked to do?

Volunteers will be making phone calls to inform voters of the facts about Measure E on October 10 and October 24 from 5:30-8:30 PM.

Please click here to sign up. Click on the boxes for the dates, scroll down to the bottom, and submit.

All training and scripts will be provided. If you would like to utilize our online calling system, please bring your computer (Laptop, Ipad, tablet). Bring your phone and charger either way. Thank you!

If you have any questions, please email Erin Fischetti at

Panther Events

National Walk to School Day

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Mini Bike Rodeo - Rescheduled

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A Bike Rodeo is a fun, active event for elementary students to learn biking and safety skills in a safe and comfortable environment. Safe Routes to School staff sets up various agility courses on the school blacktop for students to practice important skills necessary to ride a bike safely and confidently.

Students must be able to ride a bike without assistance to participate. Students should bring their own bike and helmet to the Bike Rodeo, but bikes and helmets will be provided if needed.

Local Law Enforcement will be available on site as well.

Join us all after the rodeo for Coffee & Conversations with our Safe Routes to Schools Coordinator and Local Law Enforcement to discuss safety.

Register below using the link!

Panther Culture

Room 8 Practicing the Panther Way

Check out Mrs. Hicks's class in Room 8! When they make a respectful, responsible, or safe decision, Mrs. Hicks reminds students of expected behaviors of what the panther way looks like and what is it not.

The Panther Cart

Has your child been raving about the Panther Cart? When your child earns panther paws, they can spend the paws at the Panther Cart. Panthers earn paws by being respectful, responsible, and safe.

Future M.C. Eshers

Check out our talented Panthers.

We learned about MC Escher and his work with tessellations and then students created their own piece.

Third grade made a tessellation using cut out lizards from the famous “lizard” tessellation by Escher.

Toolbox Tools

September - Quiet/Safe place Tool

Check out Ms. Jacobson and her advice to finding a quiet and safe place tool.
quiet/safe pillow cases
Quiet/Safe Place Tool

Community Culture

Thank you, Panthers, for your donations!

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Thank you so much again for donating to the Interfaith Food Closet. Auburn El collected 26 bags of food containing 318 items. Tracy K from Auburn Sunset Rotary thanks you!

Free Nutrition Classes

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After School Program Campus Monitor

In order to offer our after school program, we are in need of a campus monitor. See the details below.

PM Campus Monitor Position

There is an opening for the PM shift 11:00 am - 5:30 pm. The position covers the supervision of elementary students during and after school. That includes Mid Day recess and Lunch Supervision, including Crossing Guard Duties to assure elementary student safety.

Note: we cannot offer After School Program until we have a PM campus monitor! Pass it on!

Mosquito Fire Resources

Please pass on this information regarding the Mosquito Fire. We would like your families and friends to access these resources.

Stay Updated

EVERY Monday Early Release!

Remember that every Monday is early release at 2:15 PM for grades 1-5.

Stay Updated!

All our updates are located on the Auburn El webpage and Facebook page. The best way to stay updated is through Facebook. Remember to like the facebook page and add to your favorites!

In addition, every Sunday, Principal Fischetti sends out a weekly newsletter to all families. Please review this newsletter weekly with your family prior to starting the week.

Catapult Reminders

Of course, we do send out messages through our online platform, Catapult. PLEASE be sure to update your contact information online to receive the updates. If you miss it, we typically add the information to the webpage and Facebook page. Log into your aeries parent portal to update your information here.
Wellness Referral Form

Does your child need additional social-emotional support? Contact Wellness here.

Principal Fischetti

Feel free to connect! I am always looking forward to meeting families. Thank you for your support.