Hello Auburn Families and Staff,
Happy Friday! Please find below a wide range of events and opportunities. Enjoy! It was a positive and productive week of learning in the Auburn Public Schools! COVID 19 positives for today are:
If you are part of the DESE AT-Home Testing program, please remember to test your child or yourself on Saturday and report only positive results.
Auburn Special Education Parent Advisory Council
Please see the attached flyer for the next SEPAC meeting on April 13, 2022. Mrs. Reidy, the APS Director of Pupil Services will discuss DESE’s screening procedures for dyslexia and how Auburn will put that into practice. All SEPAC meetings are free and open to the public.
The AHS/AMS Drama Club is thrilled to be performing Disney's Newsies, April 8th, 9th, and 10th in the Dr. Martha R. Pappas auditorium located at Auburn High School. Inspired by a true story, Newsies tells the story of Jack Kelley and his fellow Newsies Davey, Crutchie, and Racetrack. Leading the newsies in a strike to stand up to publishing giants Pulitzer and Hearst for raising their distribution prices, they find help from unlikely allies Katherine Plumber and Medda Larkin. Tickets are $15 for premium seating, $12 for adults, and $10 for students/seniors. 'Seize the Day' by coming to see who will win 'Once and For All'. Follow the link below to purchase tickets.
Auburn High School Yearbook:
The 2021-2022 Auburn High School yearbook is now available for purchase. Please use the following link to buy the yearbook. The link can also be used to purchase a senior half page or full page ad. For members of the senior class, the yearbook is half price! (Please note that this special pricing is for the members of the Class of 2022 only).
Order here: https://shop.yearbookmarket.com/auburnhighschool
Auburn Unified School Day Games
The Auburn Public School District will be hosting its first ever Unified School Day Games this June and is seeking donations or sponsors for the event. School Day Games are the perfect way for classrooms across the District to come together for a fun and inclusive day of activities. The School Day Games allows for both students with and without disabilities to participate side by side in a truly inclusive setting. During a School Day Games event, students participate in the traditional Opening Ceremony, compete or participate in three or more activities (depending on the sports chosen) and each is awarded for their accomplishments in a ceremonial awards presentation at the end of the event. All donations are tax deductible. Please see the attached letter.
Auburn High Track and Field Team Fundraiser
Please find information below regarding a fundraiser for the Auburn High School Track & Field team. The fundraiser features some snappy new Auburn gear :) The store link is highlighted below. Not all items include "track & field" on them. In fact, there are several items that simply feature the Auburn "A" that many groups have been using lately to “Auburn Up” some items.
You are required to enter an athlete’s name as part of the order, if you don’t have an athlete on the team but would still like to order, you can use the name, Karyn Ferdella, who is the coach. The virtual store will be ‘open’ for about two weeks. Items will be shipped directly to your home.
A Message from the Auburn MA PTO: A non-profit supporting enrichment for Preschool through 5th graders in our town!
We’ve kicked off our biggest “fun” draiser of the year! Our annual Walk/Jog/Climbathon is in FULL swing. Students complete laps or climb the rock wall in school and raise money through fixed pledges.What does the PTO do? The money we raise through fundraisers like these, allows PTO to:
PAY FOR EVERY student to go on class field trips free of charge; Pay field trip transportation costs; Provides students with outside Enrichment Programs such as The Kite Man, , Stem Programs, Guests Artists, just to name a few; Support Teacher Requests for additional items for their classrooms; Provide supplies for special school wide projects; Fulfill requests for each of the schools that might fall outside of their budgets; Allows PTO to support fun school community events throughout the year such as dances, and family fun nights.
How can you help? Connect with any preschool or elementary school student you know and support them directly! Students earn raffle tickets--for a chance to win fun prizes--for every $5 raised. Don't know an elementary student? You can still help! Donate here: https://auburnmapto.ptboard.com/school/cm?mid=4428
Auburn Recreation and Culture
Attached you will find lots of information from Auburn Recreation and Culture. The attached flyers have information regarding: Auburn Rec & Culture 2022 Summer Camp, the 2022 Walking Challenge, April Activities Calendar, The Town of Auburn Independence Day Celebration,and the upcoming Craft Fair at Auburn High School. So many wonderful events!
Town of Auburn Flag Design Committee
The Auburn Select Board voted on March 14, 2022 to establish a 5-member committee to solicit input and review potential designs for a new Town of Auburn flag. Per the vote of the Select Board, the Committee will be comprised of:
One (1) member of the Select Board
One (1) member of the Auburn Historical Society
One (1) member with art or graphic design background
Two (2) additional residents
Committee members must be residents of the Town of Auburn and must be registered voters in the Town of Auburn. Terms for each member will commence upon appointment and expire June 30, 2023. Interested candidates can fill out an on-line application – available on the Town of Auburn website at https://www.mapsonline.net/auburnma/forms/standalone.html.php?id=824015654 – or mail or hand-deliver a completed application to:
Auburn Select Board
102 Central Street
Auburn, MA 01501
Applicants are encouraged to submit a resume or cover letter describing why they are interested in the position and their background. The Select Board may schedule interviews for candidates at a Select Board meeting in April or May.
Applications should be submitted by Friday, April 8, 2022 at 12:00 noon.
The Committee to Recognize Individual Contributions
The Auburn Select Board voted on March 14, 2022 to establish a 3-member committee to look at the Auburn Library and Drury Square development projects as a whole and suggest ways to memorialize and show appreciation for the many dedicated and generous people in town. The committee shall independently nominate individuals and groups, and shall accept and review submissions/nominations from the public that have contributed greatly to the community over the course of the town’s history. The committee shall set its own timeline. The powers of the committee shall be in line with the existing Selectboard policies, Town Bylaws, and Town Charter.
The committee will consist of one member from the Select Board, one member of the Library Board of Trustees, and one at-large resident of Auburn.
- The member from the Selectboard shall be the designee of that board and shall be appointed by the library board at a regularly scheduled meeting.
- The member from the Library Board of Trustees shall be the designee of that board and shall be appointed by the library board at a regularly scheduled meeting.
- The remaining member shall be selected by the Selectboard via application submitted to the board on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
Committee members must be residents of the Town of Auburn and must be registered voters in the Town of Auburn. Terms for each member will commence upon appointment and expire June 30, 2023.
Candidates interested in applying for the at-large resident seat can fill out an on-line application – available on the Town of Auburn website at https://www.mapsonline.net/auburnma/forms/standalone.html.php?id=824015654 or mail or hand-deliver a completed application to:
Auburn Select Board
102 Central Street
Auburn, MA 01501
Applicants are encouraged to submit a resume or cover letter describing why they are interested in the position and their background. The Select Board may schedule interviews for candidates at a future Select Board meeting.
Fashion & Art After School Program
If you are looking for a fun after school or school vacation week program, please visit www.northeastacademyoffashion.com for more information.
The Auburn Public Schools is looking for substitute School Nurses. If you are a Registered Nurse or know someone who is and are interesting in working in our school buildings, please contact either Leah Gauthier, Lead Nurse, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Beth Chamberland, Assistant Superintendent, at email@example.com. Substitute RNs receive a daily rate of $ 150 and you get to work with our amazing students and staff.
Substitute Teachers and Support Staff
The Auburn Public Schools is looking for substitute teachers and support staff. If interested, please come to 5 West Street to complete an employment application. Applications are reviewed and training is provided to qualified candidates. Applicants should have an Associate or Bachelor's degree. You are able to select the days you work to make it convenient for your schedule.
I am also happy to share that on February 16, 2022, the School Committee voted to approve an increase to the rates of pay for anyone who substitutes in our school buildings. I have included the new rates below. Anyone interested in becoming a substitute for the APS should contact Kate Flynn at firstname.lastname@example.org or come to 5 West Street to complete an employment packet. All candidates then complete a short orientation with me and they can be entered into ReadySub, our substitute management system.
• Day to Day Substitute $105.00/day
• Day to Day-DESE Certified $110.00/day
• Retire Auburn Certified Teacher $115.00/day
• DESE Certified Long Term Teacher Substitute 1-29 Days $115.00/day
• DESE Certified Long Term Teacher Substitute 31-90 Days $150.00/day
• DESE Certified Long Term Teacher Substitute 91+ days BA Step 1-per AEA contract
• Instructional Assistants $80.00/day($12.30/hour)
• ABAs $90.00/day($12.85/hour)
I wish you all a wonderful weekend and thank you for your continued support of the Auburn Public Schools. If you have community information you would like shared through this monthly update, please send information to Mrs. Mandy Williams at email@example.com prior to the last day of the month.
Beth Chamberland, Ed.D.
Acting Superintendent of Schools
Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much. ~Helen Keller