Our Business Partners of the Month Month for April 2019, and one of ourCommunity Partners, were all nominated by Auburn Elementary. They were honored at the April 9 School Board meeting.

Auburn Elementary focuses a lot of effort on students and families in the district’s STEP/Homeless program, as well as families that don’t qualify for government assistance and don’t have enough to eat. That’s where a neighborhood church steps in to help.

(1) Tabernaculo de Salem is a located near Auburn Elementary. Its members volunteer to help in many ways. For instance, they take pallets of food provided through Take Action and helped organize a pantry, make food boxes and deliver meals to families. And they help distribute clothing donations to families.

Tabernaculo de Salem also helps with board games during family fun nights, and two church members coach Auburn’s soccer team through GRASSP. GRASSP uses soccer to help students enjoy school and develop good character.

(2) Cherry City Chiropractic helped Auburn during Thanksgiving by providing dinners to all the families in the STEP/Homeless program. They also gave a presentation to families about healthy eating habits. In May, Cherry City will provide lunch for the entire staff during Staff Appreciation Week. And they are talking with Auburn about a possible school supply drive at the beginning of next school year.

(3) Liz Lindsey with REFIT Revolution taught a dance class to two large groups of students in January. Well, it was more like a party than a class! It was part of a Positive Behavioral Interventions Supports reward for students who had demonstrated good behaviors and attendance.

(4) Professional Interpreters provides translators for Auburn’s monthly Parent and Teacher Club meetings. They also sponsored the school’s soccer team t-shirts, and help out in other ways upon request. They are such a wonderful support for the school.

With 680 students, Auburn Elementary is the second largest of the 42 elementary schools in our district, so the support from these caring partners is very much appreciated. Thank you!