The Aviator Beacon

Inspiring the Leader Within

September 13, 2019

It was a busy week filled with leadership, celebrations, and remembrance. Thank you to all families who attended our 3rd Annual Leadership in Literacy Night & Goodies for Grands Day! These are great opportunities for our students to share how amazing our school is with their special guests & families. Students wore their favorite college gear on College Spirit Day and we also took time to remember the victims and heroes of September 11.

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Leader In Me

Written by: Bryce Pasero

Habit 3: Put First Things First. Students learn that leaders identify and prioritize their most important things. They learn to have self-control, be empowered, and do the right thing, even when no one is watching.

Ask this...

  • How do you prioritize the most important things in your life?
  • Do you do the right thing even when no one is looking?

Try This...

Get a paper and draw a jar. Now try to fit your big rocks (most important things) and your small rocks (things that are a little important) inside the jar. This helps you know what is most important and what needs to be done after the important stuff.

Check-A-Thon Fundraiser is Underway!!

Auxier's PTO's 3rd Annual Check-A-Thon is now underway through September 20th!!

This year's goal is $36,000


Online donations can be made at

Donations can also be made by credit card on Wednesday before and after school, as well as by check, made payable to Chandler School Boosters - Auxier PTO.

What does this $$$ help us fund?

Leader In Me materials

Project Lead the Way Kits

Robotics Kits

Supplement the cost of school activities

Students who bring in $100 of donations get to SLIME THE PRINCIPAL, Mrs. Williams.

Single donations of $250 and more will be entered to win an amazing STAYCATION valued at over $300!!

Thank you for supporting the many things happening at Auxier!

2019-2020 Executive Board

Kim Pennartz, President

Sarah Trujillo, Vice President

Courtney Kleinebreil, Secretary

Katie Dial, Treasurer

Tiffany Power, Parlimentarian

Contact PTO via Email:

Stay Up to Date with the Auxier PTO by using the Konstella app.

3rd Grade's Goodies with Grands

Written by: Kaylee Burke

Goodies with Grands was held on September 11 in the morning at 7:45 to 8:40. Grand parents and special guests were invited to have breakfast with our third grade students in the MPR. We loved seeing all the smiling faces! A special shout out to the Rotary volunteers who came to share in the fun!

Upcoming Aviator Activities

September 9th to 20th - PTO Check-A-Thon

Wednesday, September 25th - Site Council & Community Leadership Meeting

3:30pm, Media Center/Library

Wednesday, September 25th - Check-A-Thon Assembly

1:45-2:15, Grades K-3, MPR

2:30-3:00, Grades 4-6 MPR

Thursday, September 26th - Leadership & Honor Roll Assemblies

Grades: K, 2nd, 4th, & 5th

Friday, September 27th - Leadership & Honor Roll Assemblies

Grades: 1st, 3rd, & 6th

Fall Break: September 30 - October 14

This Week's Club & Action Team Meetings

Monday, September 16th

Drone Club @ 7:45am, Computer Lab B

Young Rembrandts @ 3:20 - 4:20pm, Room #C1

Tuesday, September 17th

Green Team @ 7:45am, Room #A11

Choir @ 8:00am, Music Room

Box Tops @ 8:00am, Room #C8

Tech Xplorers @ 3:15 - 4:00pm, Computer Lab B

Science Matters @ 3:20 - 4:20pm, Room #C4

Wednesday, September 18th

Student Council, 7:30am, Room #A15

Digital Music Club @ 7:45am, Computer Lab B

Choir @ 8:00am, Music Room

Aviator News @ 7:45am, Room #D6

Aviator Beacon @ 7:45am, Room #D4

Spanish @ 3:20 - 4:20pm, Room #A13

Golf @ 3:20 - 4:20pm, Fields

Thursday, September 19th

Aviator Air Mail @ 8:15am, Room #A2

Athletes in Training Bundle @ 3:20 - 4:20pm, Athletic Field

Athletes in Training Soccer @ 3:20 - 4:20pm, Athletic Field

Friday, September 20th

Drone Club @ 7:45am, Computer Lab B

Green Team @ 7:45am, Room #A11

Kindness Kids @ 8:00am, Room #A6

Bricks 4 Kidz @ 3:20 - 4:20pm, Room #C2

Community Ed. Music @ 3:20 - 4:20pm, Room #C9

New Clubs Starting Up Soon!

Vex IQ

Written by: Tayla Palacio

Auxier Elementary is excited to begin our new VEX IQ Robotics club! In VEX IQ we will be using Robotics kits and we will have showcases in the spring to show off the projects we have created. Our first meeting is on Friday, October 25 at 7:45 to 8:30 (2nd and 3rd quarter) and if you want more information talk to Curt Landon. Download the application below and register today!

Tech Xplorers

Written by: Marlie Phillips

This year we have a new club in technology called TechXplorers. This is a club that provides fun and exciting opportunities for kids to learn more about technology. Students can code, use robots, assemble circuits, and create digital graphics. The cost is $60 and you meet on Tuesday from 10/22 to 12/10. Space is limited, so download the application below and register now!

Girls Who Code

Written by: Anika Martinsen

Hey girls that are in 3rd –6th grade, we have a code club! Meetings will be on Wednesdays. The club is free. Talk to Mr. Landon if you have any questions. Application will be in an attachment link.


Written by: Bryce Pasero

This year we are doing an exciting new program offered by Crayola called Color Swap! You can bring in old markers to the front office and deposit them in a big box. We will recycle these markers to make new ones. Help us protect our environment by bringing in your old markers!

Box Tops

Collect Box Tops for Auxier!! The week of September 16th, students can turn in a completed collection sheet to Mrs. Pasero (Room #C8) for a prize.

  1. Clip Box Tops: Don't forget to check the expiration date
  2. Tape/Glue Box Tops to the Sheet (below)
  3. Return to School

Yearbook Sales

2019 - 2020 Yearbooks are Now on Sale!!

Purchases are exclusively online & due by March 1, 2020.

Please contact the Auxier PTO with any questions regarding your order.

Order Online Here

Parent Site Council & Community Leadership Team

The Site Council & Community Lighthouse Team is a collaborative group of parents, teachers, support staff members, & business owners. We will discuss topics such as Tax Credit, budgets, safety, technology, Leader in Me, & STEM.

Interested in being a member? Click Here to complete the interest survey & submit your information by September 20th.

Tax Credit & ECA Fees

**Student, Grade Level, &/or Activity Fees are Now Available for Payment**

Thank you for your generous contributions that help students become involved in fun, meaningful, & life-enhancing activities!! The funds go directly to the school/programs you designate. ECA fees qualify towards your $200/$400 tax contribution limit.

**Arizona law ARS 43-1089.01 enables taxpayers a tax credit contribution of up to $400 per calendar year if filing status is Married, filing Joint Return; $200 per calendar year if filing status is Single or Head of Household; and, $200 per calendar year if filing status is Married filing separate return — for contributions that fund extracurricular activities in public schools. A tax credit is a full refund, not a deduction.

Instructions for Making Tax Credit Donations & Fee Payments

CUSD Tax Credit Website

Social Media Awareness

Concerned about the risks of social media? Below you will find an article that provides 8 tips & discussion topics for families. In addition, CUSD is offering a Parent Education Presentation that you won't want to miss!

App Training 101 for Parents and Cyberbullying

September 24th @ 6:30pm at Hamilton High

CUSD Bond Information

What's for Lunch?

2019-2020 Breakfast & Lunch menus are available here.

Check your child's account balance & add money through My School Bucks

Breakfast Pricing: $1.75

Lunch Pricing: $2.95