The Eagle's Beak
"Auburn Pride Starts Inside"
January 8, 2021
Dear Auburn Families,
Auburn Elementary has partnered with the Anti-Defamation League(ADL) and taken a pledge to be a No Place for Hate school. To meet the goals of the ADL No Place for Hate program, we formed a school-wide committee, took the No Place for Hate pledge, and we are now to the fun part, creating school wide events that embrace diversity. Our committee, the Auburn Assembly, is composed of staff members, students and parents. Our Assembly picked areas they felt that Auburn needed to address based on a schoolwide survey that was sent out last spring: an increase in Social Emotional Learning, Restorative Practices, and more extra-curricular activities to serve our community.
Our first school-wide event is a read-aloud day on January 15th with books that address social emotional learning, diversity, and restorative justice. We have invited local community members to come read to our students and I am thrilled to report that we have eleven people who have accepted our invitation! A huge thank you to:
State Representatives Brenda Carter and Haley Stevens
Pastor Chris Brooks
Pastor Donearl Johnson
Avondale Middle School Principal and Vice Principal, Jason Ohrt and Katie Gomez
Avondale High School Principal and Vice Principal, Doug Wilson and Jamie Brooks
Auburn Hills Rotary Club Members Sharna Hatcher, Sage Hegdal and Veronica Mitchell
The Skillman Foundation, Senior Program Officer, K-12 Education, Dr. Carmen Kennedy
We will have updates and hopefully pictures from this event in the Beak next week, so stay tuned!!
Aarav, an Auburn Kindergarten student, says
"Be a buddy, not a bully"
Positivity Project - Prudence
WHAT DOES PRUDENCE MEAN?
You plan for the future and achieve your goals by making careful everyday choices.
Prudence is the ability to do the right thing, at the right time, for the right reason. It's a future-oriented way of thinking that helps a person set goals, make plans, and have the discipline to accomplish them. It is cognitive – more a strength of the head than of the heart.
Free Videos & Lessons for Michigan Families
The lessons included in our Michigan Cares Portal cover a variety of topics that help children in grades K-12 learn to:
- Understand and manage their emotions
- Set and achieve positive goals
- Feel and show empathy for others
- Establish and maintain positive relationships
- Make responsible decisions
- Recognize signs of poor mental health in themselves and others
- Develop healthy coping techniques
- Mental health
- Stress management
- Time management
- Nutrition and wellness
- Anger management
- Social media use (pressures and responsible use)
- Drugs & Alcohol (vaping)
- Bystander intervention
- Social awareness
- Academic success
- Community service
- And hundreds more!
To create an account, click here.
We need Your Help with Our Yearbook!
We need your help! With the school year starting off remotely (and now continuing remotely), we have no fun photos of our students to include in the 2020-2021 yearbook. We still want to have fun memories of this school year that include our amazing students! It would also be a great way to include pictures of your children if you were not able to attend Picture Day.
Below will be a google link for you to attach pictures of your children. There is a folder for each grade, Leadership, Girl Scouts, and Spirit Week. Please send any photos you have to these various folders. We can’t guarantee that we can use all the photos shared with us, but we will do our best to include as many as we can.
If you’re unable to attach your photo, please feel free to email a copy of the photo to email@example.com or Karin.Koberstein@avondaleschools.org with your child's name and which grade or group you would like the picture to be added.
Here is the link to the folders, please place your photo in the proper folder.
Thank you for helping us create memories of this most unexpected school year.
The Role of Parents & Caregivers in Supporting Learning During Challenging Times
The most important thing parents and caregivers can do right now is to keep a love of learning alive for their children. Parents and caregivers are essential partners in supporting learning at home, but what does this mean? Parents do not need to be teachers or content area experts. Please join our Partnerships@Home Learning Series for some ideas about fostering curiosity and a sense of wonder during everyday family life.
All sessions will be virtual.
Various Wednesdays, 7:00 - 7:45 pm
Please register separately for each session.Once you are registered, you will receive a Zoom link for the session.
Click here for more information.
Help raise money for Auburn Elementary at no cost to you
Coca-Cola Donation Program
Through Coca-Cola Give, you can support Auburn Elementary by donating your codes from all Coca-Cola products purchased . Auburn will be able to use donated funds for extra-curricular activities including sports, technology, art and/or school supplies within your school. Join us in giving back to your community!
Please click HERE to start donating your codes.