Every Tuesday morning we send a newsletter to Aurora families with updates on our activities, upcoming events, and picture stories to show what’s happening. Click any edition below for more (some links have been disabled for privacy).
2022-23 School Year
Cartoonist and author Judd Winick visits Aurora, the middle schoolers launch their next humanities Quest at the Oakland Museum of California, Enrichment Classes open and parent/teacher conferences are scheduled.
Middle Schoolers become citizen scientists during an overnight trip to Walker Creek Ranch, Aurora faculty review and update curricula, parent/teacher conferences, Affinity Group meetings and the auction is coming!
Happy Valentine’s Day! Black Lives Matter resources for families, the K/1 play is coming right up, grades 2/3 explore Ohlone culture and the Peralta Hacienda, 4/5 students study local art and history at the Oakland Museum of California, and middle schoolers form a partnership with UC-Berkeley’s Disability Culture & Community Center.
Students weigh in on how Aurora supports friendships across grades, Affinity Group meetings, Moving On Up tours for parents whose kids are changing classrooms, the 2023-24 Academic Calendar is released, and a climbing excursion.
Pics from our very successful Aurora Tinker Faire (the first in three years!) and an update on the second meeting of Aurora’s Partner Pals (where kids from different age groups are paired off to teach mentoring and empathy).
Partner Pals kicks off, getting ready for our annual earthquake drill, an alumni comes back to teach engineering in after care, and the middle schoolers present their STEM and Humanities Quest findings.
Partner Pals is back, Tinker Faire is coming up and the middle schoolers become citizen scientists on an overnight to the Marin Headlands. Click to read more. Middle schoolers hike from cabins to the coast to look for volcanic rock and bioluminescent plankton.
Aurora observes Banned Book Week with discussions and presentations. Parents come out for Back-to-School Night, and the 2022 Fund for Aurora launches. Our new STEM Lab gets debuted for Aurora families!
School picture days, family potlucks, and the middle schoolers look at how biomimicry can inspire design. Click to see more. To mark the tenth day of school, K/1 students work on art projects using the number ten.