Paw Prints September 2021
The Newsletter of Auburn Early Education Center
Hello AEEC Families,
Welcome to September! We had an excellent first month. Students are enjoying being back in school with their friends and teachers, and classrooms are abuzz with engaged, active learners. We thank you for all of your support with helping your child, as well as AEEC, get off to such a great start. Below is a bit more information about some upcoming events in the month of September.
STEM Night: Thursday, September 9th is our STEM Night (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). The fun activities for this event are led by Auburn High School’s Technology and Robotics Clubs. We hope you can join us! It runs from 5:45-7:00 pm in the Tigers Den.
Constitution Day: Friday, September 17th is Constitution and Citizenship Day. This day is to commemorate the creation of the oldest national constitution still in existence and to honor the privileges and responsibilities of US citizenship for both native-born and naturalized citizens. Our students will engage in activities around this topic on the 17th.
Vision Screenings: All Kindergarten and 2nd grade students participate in vision screenings each year. This year is Sept. 15th for Kindergarten and Sept. 16th for 2nd Grade. As soon as results are back, we will send home to the families.
Thank you again for your support of AEEC and your child's education!
Matt Bruner, Principal
Welcome back to another exciting school year at AEEC! We are so thrilled to be back in school with your child(ren). Students have been busy building relationships, learning routines and procedures, and building a strong community within their classroom.
While at AEEC, one of our main goals is building a strong foundation of reading and writing for your child to build upon as he gets older. Reading is very complex and requires for many components (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, oral language, etc.) to be explicitly and systematically taught. We are working hard with your child every day to build a strong reading foundation, but the learning doesn’t stop at school. Having your child read for pleasure at home, having conversations, and learning through playing are all valuable moments in helping your child build a strong reading and writing foundation. Honestly, we just want to build a LOVE for reading in your sweet child.
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Please don’t hesitate to email me with any questions at email@example.com. I will be happy to help as best as I can with any questions. I hope you have a happy month of September!
Always Choose Kindness,
Title 1 News
-Volunteer to do the dishes after dinner.
-During breakfast, write one or two goals to accomplish during the day.
-During recess, organize a fun game for your classmates.
We love seeing AEEC students show initiative at school and hearing about ways that they did this at home!
Welcome to the new school year! It is so good to see all of our returning students and new friends! Please note that Vision Research will be here for kindergarten screenings on September 15th & 2nd grade screenings on September 16th. Forms should have already been sent home. Please return them in the blue weekly folder. Please read the ACS Wellness Policy guidelines and do not send medications with your student to school. Please call with any questions. Looking forward to a happy and healthy school year!
Students should stay home from school if they:
- Fever of 100.4 degrees or more
- Undiagnosed rash
- Vomiting, nausea or abdominal pain
- One or more episodes of diarrhea
- Complains of severe earache, with or without fever
- Severe sore throat with symptoms indicating possible strep throat
- Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
- Persistent cough
- Any sore oozing fluid or pus
- Students may return to school:
- 24 hours after fever-free (without the use of fever-reducing medication)
- 12 hours after last episode of vomiting and diarrhea
- 24 hours after their first dose of medication with a diagnosis of strep throat or conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
Media Center News
Music and Art News
This month in Music, we are diving into locomotor and non-locomotor movement, learning simple songs, action songs, echo songs, and call-and-response songs, and distinguishing between our four voice types (shouting, speaking, singing, and whispering). We have also begun to play classroom instruments and learn about the four instrument families: Percussion, Woodwinds, Brass, and Strings.
I hope that everyone is adjusting well to the new school year. The PTO has some exciting events happening over the next few months. On October 5th-7th we will have the opportunity to enjoy sweet treats from TCBY with a portion of proceeds going to AEEC.
Our annual fundraising campaign will begin October 15th. Help us make this year’s campaign extraordinary as we celebrate 30 years of excellence at AEEC! Be on the lookout for more information.
We look forward to partnering with the staff and families to make this a fantastic school year. Thanks for all your support!
*Click on the MySchoolBucks link to purchase your AEEC PTO membership for the 21-22 school year.
Upcoming Dates for AEEC
September 6: Labor Day Holiday/No School
September 9: STEM night @ AEEC 5:45pm-7pm
September 13: Homeroom School Group Pictures/Individual Picture Makeups
September 13: Progress Reports Sent Home
September 15: Kindergarten Vision Screenings
September 16: Second Grade Vision Screenings
September 17: Constitution Day