The Panther Patch
Auburn Elementary School Newsletter
Week of September 25, 2022
The Panther Way: BEFORE SCHOOL PROCEDURES
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
AUSD Wellness Policy
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:
- 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.
- Classroom snacks brought by parents. The district will provide to parents a list of foods and beverages that meet Smart Snacks nutrition standards.
- 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
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.
AERIES Data Confirmation - ACTION NEEDED
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!
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 email@example.com.
National Walk to School Day
Mini Bike Rodeo - Rescheduled
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!
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.
September - Quiet/Safe place Tool
Thank you, Panthers, for your donations!
Free Nutrition Classes
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 PositionThere 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!
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.
Does your child need additional social-emotional support? Contact Wellness here.