Paw Prints 🐾 May 2023

The Newsletter of Auburn Early Education Center

Principal's Message

Hello AEEC Families!

Well, somehow it is already May. As in typical school fashion, the springtime has proven to be a wonderfully busy time! We again thank you for your continued support as we work to close out one school year and plan and prepare for another. Our students have grown in so many ways, and it has been such a pleasure to team with you in the academic, emotional, and social growth of your child.

We are down to our final school events. Our 2nd graders will visit OES on Wednesday, May 10th and our 2nd Grade showcase night is Tuesday, May 16th. Kindergarten Market is on May 19th, School-wide Field Day is on May 22nd, and Kindergarten Fun Day is on May 23rd. Thank you again for all the support during our special events!

Our theme next year is “Tiger P.R.I.D.E.” The acronym stands for Practice Safety, Respect All, Interact Positively, Do your Best Work, and Engage Responsibly. This theme is an expression of our core beliefs around the importance of working collaboratively together in a way that we lift each other up and help each other to grow better and stronger each day.

This school-wide systems approach is intended to continue to build a positive school culture with individualized behavior supports needed to create a safe, successful learning environment for all students. We will learn what this looks like in each area and capacity of the school day. Additionally, we are making upgrades to the building this summer with new carpet, new paint, and new SmartBoards in each classroom. So, we also will take pride in our beautiful building and facilities next year!

As always, please reach out should have any questions.

All the best,

Matt Bruner

Curriculum News

Happy last month of school for the 2022-2023 school year! This month is filled with so many fun experiences as students and teachers wrap up the school year. Your child has grown in so many ways and I hope your family has a summer full of imagination, family time, and exploring new places.

Summer break is always a much needed break for families, and I just wanted to share with you a wonderful blog filled with fun activities to help keep your child from getting that “summer slide.” Here is the link:

But most importantly, enjoy this summer with your family and soak up every memory! No matter what you have planned, I truly hope you enjoy every moment and relax. See you back in August for another exciting new school year.

Always Choose Kindness- Dr. Dorman

Title 1 News

Parents, it is with a grateful heart that I would like to praise you for a job well done for the 2022-2023 school year. As always, you make the difference. It is nearing the end of our wonderful school year and your child has learned so much. Your child has read many books and mastered new skills. So, now is the perfect time to talk about all the lessons learned. As you conversate about this year’s school year, we need your feedback and input. Please take the time to complete the parent survey on our school’s performance. You can use the link or you can simply scan the code. Once again, thank you so very much for your support and valuable actions.

Counselor News

For the month of May in guidance, we have a ALOT to learn! We will be learning all about our new word of the month, DETERMINATION. We started school strong in August, and we are going to finish strong in May! We will also be wrapping up our Safer, Smarter Kids curriculum/Erin’s Law. For more information about this curriculum, you can visit:

We will also be learning about Summer Safety awareness and transitioning to the next grade level. I have enjoyed teaching your child guidance this year. I hope you all have a happy and safe summer!!!

Nurse News

With the 2021-2022 school year coming to a close, if your child has medication at school, it is important for you to stop by the school to pick up the medication(s). Preferably the last week of school. A parent and/or adult must be the one to pick up medication(s). For safety reasons your child will not be allowed to bring medication(s) home. Medications not retrieved by the deadline will be discarded consistent with federal guidelines set by the Office of National Drug Control Policy. We strive to make this as easy as possible for parents. Please give Nurse Haley or Nurse Kim a call for any help with this process!

Media Center News

We’ve had a great time in the library this year! We finished our year with a poetry Breakout EDU to focus on different types of poetry and build our critical thinking skills by solving problems. Everyone enjoyed the BOGO Book Fair and got some great books to read over the summer! It’s so important to read over the summer to retain information learned this year and to continue growing in knowledge and critical thinking skills. Have a great summer! “A child who reads will be an adult who thinks.”

Music and Art News

This month in Music, Kindergarten is learning simple songs, echo songs, and folk songs. They are also exploring pitch, beat, movement, and improvisation. Our current favorites are “Down By the Bay,” “No More Pie,” and “Had a Little Rooster.” First grade has loved “Chicken Day” and learning all the fun songs out there about chickens – including Spanish folk song “Los Pollitos Dicen.” We are also using GarageBand to create soundscapes with the “found sounds” we discovered throughout the school. 2nd grade is wrapping up their show “Put Me In, Coach!” – we can’t wait for you to see it on May 16!

This year has flown by, and I couldn’t be prouder of all our artists. They have worked so hard to learn and create with the elements of art and the principles of design. They amaze me every day with their artistic talents. This month, we will sort out all the art created this year into their portfolios and complete any unfinished projects. Portfolios will be distributed Monday, May 15. I cannot wait for them to share their portfolios with you. I hope you have a wonderful and safe summer!

PTO News

Hello AEEC Families! It is hard to believe that this school year is almost over! Thank you for all your support throughout the year! Be on the lookout for end of year information from your room parent or teacher.

If you have a rising K-2nd grader at AEEC, you may now order your supply kit! Scan the QR code below and use account #33609 to order. The deadline is May 26th. Kits will be delivered to your child's classroom prior to the first day of school.

Please let us know if you have any questions!


Upcoming Dates for AEEC

May 1-5: BOGO Book Fair Week

May 5: School Lunch Hero Day

May 10: School Nurse Appreciation Day

May 10: 2nd Grade Field Trip to OES 9-11am

May 16: 2nd Grade Showcase 6pm

May 19: National Speech/Language Pathologist Day

May 22: K-2 Field Day

May 23: Kindergarten EOY Fun Day

May 24: 2nd Grade Sendoff 1:15-1:45pm

May 25: Student Last Day/Pep Rally 8:00am/Checklists Go Home

May 29: Memorial Day Holiday

Mini Majorette and Flag Camp 2023

June 14th – 16th @ AHS

Flag Camp: Dropoff 8:00-8:30, Pickup 11:00-11:30

Majorette Camp: Dropoff 12:00-12:30, Pickup 3:00-3:30

Open to Rising Grades K-8



ONE CAMP: $100

Come and twirl with the AHS majorettes and color guard! Campers will

learn a flag/baton routine and basic skills. Campers will come together

to learn Hooray for Auburn. Wednesday at pick-up we will host a show

and tell performance for parents to see what campers have learned!


If your camper does not already own a baton or flag, we will have batons of

various sizes and plenty of flags available for campers to use.

WHAT TO WEAR/BRING: Comfortable clothes/shoes to dance and twirl in, a baton

if you have one already, and a water bottle.

NEW THIS YEAR: Please send your camper with lunch if they are staying for both

camps. We will have coolers to store lunches if needed. Campers staying between

camps are invited to hang out and eat with the high school girls. Lunch break will

be in the same space as camp and supervised by AHS staff and parents.

*Registration completed after June 1st cannot be guaranteed a t-shirt*

Questions/To Register: