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"

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Buddy Corner

We are still selling Buddy and Auburn masks. Call the office if you would like to purchase one!

  • Jan. 13: Supply Pick Up, 1:30-5:00pm
  • Jan. 18: NO SCHOOL - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Feb. 4: Early Dismissal, 1:35pm
  • Feb. 12-16: NO SCHOOL - Mid-Winter Recess
  • March 4: Half Day School, 11:45am Dismissal
  • March 5: Half Day School, 11:45am Dismissal

Supply Pick Up

Auburn is having a supply pick up day on Wednesday, January 13, from 1:30-5:00pm. Please drive through the bus loop and call the main office, 248-537-6500.

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.

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Free Videos & Lessons for Michigan Families

Thanks to funding from the state of Michigan, we are able to provide Michigan families with FREE access to our Michigan Cares Portal. This online platform houses hundreds of lessons designed to help children in grades K-12 develop the skills required for social, emotional, and mental well-being.


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

Topics Covered:

  • Mental health
  • Stress management
  • Time management
  • Goal-setting
  • Nutrition and wellness
  • Anger management
  • Bullying/hazing
  • Social media use (pressures and responsible use)
  • Drugs & Alcohol (vaping)
  • Bystander intervention
  • Social awareness
  • Academic success
  • Respect
  • Community service
  • And hundreds more!


To create an account, click here.

Happy Birthday To You!

Jan. 8: Jayla L.

Jan. 10: Lyric S., Mrs. Abbott, Ms. Stankiewicz

Jan. 11: Elijah G., Noah M., Hannah S.

Jan. 13: Jacqueline G.

Jan. 14: William C.

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 chelsey.stankiewicz@avondaleschools.org 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.


https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Kj40f_r9Lj1J8Ya1b90nPorp_gK7xMTr?usp=sharing


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

No charge


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

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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.

Office Depot

Simply make a purchase of qualifying school supplies, provide your school's ID 70048633 at checkout (in store and online) and your designated school will receive 5% back in credits for FREE supplies!
Please click here for Auburn to start receiving credits.

School Employment Opportunities

Avondale Early Childhood Program is Hiring

Gleaners Food Distribution Schedule

Breakfast & Lunch Distribution