Updates & Reminders 11-4-22

Auburn Public Schools

November 4, 2022

Hello Auburn Families and Staff!

We were so pleased with the overall turnout for Family/Teacher Conferences held on Wednesday, November 2nd.  Teachers and administrators are committed to partnering with families to ensure the success of our students.  If you were unable to attend, and would still like to meet with your child’s teacher or administrator, please reach out to the school and they will arrange that for you.  Today I am reporting (2 ) positive COVID 19 cases for Wednesday, November 2nd-Friday November 4th.  The total number of positive cases for this week are ( 4).

We are in the process of hiring a full time float District School Nurse due to a resignation.  This position would be based primarily at Auburn High School and would provide coverage and support in other school nursing offices as needed.  Our pay is commensurate with the applicant's experience.  If you or you know of someone who would like to join a terrific team of nurses, please apply!  You can apply through School Spring, Indeed or by sending your cover letter, resume and references to Greg Walton at gwalton@auburn.k12.ma.us.  

Reminder: Important Upcoming Dates
Friday, November 11, 2022 - Veterans Day Observed - No School
Wednesday, November 23, 2022 - Half Day for Students & Staff
Thursday & Friday, November 24 & 25, 2022 - Thanksgiving Recess
Friday, December 23, 2022 - Half Day for Students & Staff
Monday, December 26 through Monday, January 2, 2023 - Winter Recess
Tuesday, January 3, 2023 - No School for Students, Professional Development Day for Staff
Monday, January 16, 2023 - Martin Luther King Day - No School  

Unified Basketball Store
Looking for some warm gear for the cold weather ahead?  A cozy hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants or a new Unified winter hat? The Unified Basketball store has that and more! Click the link for great deals and to help support our Unified Community!  Unified Basketball and Unified Gear Store
*All gear will be delivered to the high school, information regarding pick up day and time is forthcoming.

Auburn Lodge of Elks #2118 51st Annual Elks “Hoop Shoot” - Free Throw Competition
When: Saturday November 5th, 2022
Where: Auburn High School Gymnasium
All youth are welcome!
Age Brackets: All Ages as of April 1, 2023
Divisions: Boys & Girls
Cost: FREE!!!!
Please bring a copy of the child’s birth certificate to registration.
-For AGES 12-13 Registration Time: 8:15 - 8:45 am
-For AGES 12-13 Shoot @ 9:00am
-For AGES 10 -11 Registration Time: 9:15 - 9:45 am
-For AGES 10-11 Shoot @ 10:00am
-For AGES 8-9 Registration Time: 10:15 - 10:45 am
-For AGES 8-9 Shoot @ 11:00am
**Awards Presented after each age group shoot **
Plus a FREE T-shirt to the first 50 participants
The Elks Basketball Free Throw Contest is open to all boys and girls ages 8 through 13, as of April 1, 2023**. There is no charge to participate. The boy and girl in each age group, with the best score, will advance to the next level of competition in January 2023. After four tiers of competition the national finals will be held in Chicago in April 2023.
For further information contact Auburn Elks Lodge “Hoop Shoot” Chairman, David Charbonneau at 508-832-3674.

Auburn and Worcester Youth Lacrosse
Please see the attached flyer regarding 2 free Lacrosse clinics for students in Kindergarten through 2nd grade on November 15th & 29th. 

Auburn Recreation and Culture

Attached you will find information from Auburn Recreation and Culture: November Calendar, The Holiday Craft Fair and Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Friends of the Auburn Public Library

The Friends of the Auburn Public Library are hosting two events this November:

Christmas Craft Fair

North American Martyrs Church 
8 Wyoma Drive, Auburn MA 
Saturday, November 5, 2022, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
The Friends will have a table at the Craft Fair with some terrific gifts and stocking stuffers!

A Sidewalk View of Revolutionary War Worcester

Presented by Bob Stacy, Worcester Historical Museum and Salisbury Mansion Site Manager
Thursday, November 17, 2022, 6:30-7:30PM at the 
Auburn Public Library, 
376 Southbridge St. 
Free to the Public. 
Sponsored by The Friends of the Auburn Public Library 
RSVP to friendsofauburnplibrary@gmail.com for this popular presentation to make sure we have enough seats.

Auburn Little League

Spring Registration is NOW OPEN! Existing Majors division players or those who wish to try out for Majors must register by November 13, 2022 to attend evaluations and be eligible to be drafted onto a team. Please visit www.auburnmalittleleague.com to register and see the attached flyer for more information. 

Substitute Nurses

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 Kerri Astrella, Lead Nurse, at kastrella@auburn.k12.ma.us or Alan Keller, Assistant Superintendent, at akeller@auburn.k12.ma.us.  Substitute RNs receive a daily rate of $ 30/hour 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 apply on SchoolSpring. If you have any questions, please contact Kelley Ackley at kackley@auburn.k12.ma.us

  • Day to Day Substitute  $105.00/day
  • Day to Day-DESE Certified  $110.00/day
  • Retired 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 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 Mandy Williams at mwilliams@auburn.k12.ma.us prior to the last day of the month.  

Most Sincerely, 
Beth Chamberland, Ed.D. 

Superintendent of Schools 

Alone we can do so little.  Together we can do so much. ~Helen Keller