The Eagles Beak

"Auburn Pride Starts Inside"

October 14, 2016

Dear Auburn Families

We have had fun this week gearing up for Avondale's Homecoming! It was great to see so much Auburn Spirit. We hope you are also planning to join us this afternoon as we walk in the Homecoming Parade with our Auburn float.

In addition to Spirit Week, many of our after school events are also in full swing. Our Green Team is busy planning their first activity and Auburn Hills after school activities have been a big hit. Please be sure that your child is familiar with their after school routine at the end of each day and that a note is provided to your child's teacher should something change with that routine.

Another important after-school activity is making time for reading! We encourage our students to read with someone at home EACH night for 20 minutes as we know that this small step makes exponential gains in their love for reading and long-term abilities as a reader. Please remember to encourage and promote your child's responsibility for completing at home reading, math practice, or homework projects. Building good habits of planning ahead and putting first things first will serve our children well into the future.

Fall Parent/Teacher conferences are also taking place this month on October 27 and November 3rd from 4:30-8:30. Check out our Auburn Home page or call our office to sign up for a time slot. We look forward to these important meetings.

Have a Wonderful Weekend,

Mrs. Hempton

Way to lead Auburn Elementary!

The Oakland University School of Education and Human Services is recognizing Avondale Schools and Auburn Elementary at the Oakland University 12th Annual Leadership Celebration for making a difference in the field of education and leadership. Our staff will be honored at a reception with other educational leaders in our field later this month. Congratulations Eagles!

Homecoming Float

Big thanks to Kelley Folger, Bonnie Kakuda and Lisa King for organizing our Homecoming Float assembly opportunities this year! We are grateful for your time, creativity and energy!

Avondale Gifted and Talented Program

An informational meeting will be held at both Woodland Elementary (10/18 @ 6:30) and again at Auburn Elementary (10/19 @ 6:30) to learn about the program opening for 3rd and 4th graders in Fall 2017. Please attend whichever meeting night meets your schedule, we hope to see you there. If you have further questions, please call 248-537-6000.

Costumes at School - 10/31

Students are welcome to bring their costumes to school on Monday, 10/31. Please keep in mind the following building guidelines for costumes at school: We ask that children NOT wear costumes depicting violence or violent acts. This includes fake blood, gore or imagery that would not be "G rated".

Please leave all toy guns, knives and swords at home. Reserve elaborate costumes, face paint and make-up for trick or treating as these things can create a school disruption.

Halloween is an exciting time. Let's all help to make sure it is a safe and positive experience for the children while at school. Thank you for your support with these guidelines.

Halloween Parade & Classroom Celebrations

Our Auburn Halloween Parade will begin at 2:30 on Monday, October 31. Parents are welcome to join us. Classroom celebrations will take place following the parade through the end of the school day.

No School for Students 11/8

Important School Dates

  • Oct. 14 - Avondale Homecoming Parade, 6:15pm
  • Oct. 18 - PTO Meeting, 6:30pm
  • Oct 19 - Gifted and Talented Information Night @ Auburn 6:30
  • Oct. 21 - Harvest of Health 5-7 and Auburn Movie Night, 6:30pm
  • Oct. 26 - Kindergarten House Party, 5-7pm
  • Oct. 27 & Nov 3 - Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Oct. 31 - Halloween Parade & Classroom Parties
  • Nov. 8 - NO SCHOOL - Election Day
  • Picture Retake Day


Trunk or Treat at AMS

Avondale Middle School will be holding its Trunk or Treat Evening for all K-5 Students

Friday, October 28


Attached is a flyer with more details

Auburn Attendance Line

We appreciate your commitment to scheduling appointments after school hours or during calendared breaks from school when at all possible. Attendance matters! If your child is going to be absent because they are sick or have an appointment, please call the Auburn attendance line at (248) 537-6510. Thank you!

Avondale Sharing Closet

The Avondale Sharing Closet will be open the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 4-7pm. The closet offers free gently used clothing items to any Avondale family in need. Families are welcome to come and shop! All items are in good condition and are FREE of charge. The Avondale Sharing Closet is located at 1435 W. Auburn Road in the Meadows Building.


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