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WEEKLY SCHOOL NEWS

10/12/18

 

Dear Ashton Families,

Next week is  “ B  ” week.  

Message from Mrs. Cipriano ~ vision screenings will be on Wednesday October 24th, starting 9:30 am. If your child has glasses please have them with your child that day for the screening.  

 

Our PTO is hosting a Trunk or Treat party for our students and their families.  This is one of our most fun and popular events. Please see link for more information- Halloween Event 

Halloween Candy Recommendations List

The list serves as a guide for parents to know what candy is safe to buy for the event. However, since companies may change ingredients,  please check the labels to ensure candy is peanut/tree-nut free and it wasn't manufactured in a facility with nuts.

 

Student Awards- Congratulations to our students being recognized for Student of the Month and Principal Award for the month of September.  

The Student of the Month was awarded to one student from each class selected by their teacher for modeling the 3 R’s; “Respectful, Responsible and Ready to Learn.” The Principal Award was awarded to one student from each class for being “Responsible.”

September Principal & Student of the Month Pictures

List of Students for September

 

Feinstein Journals are  going home today with our students. The last page of the journal contains the Feinstein card students can use to get admission to some cool places like Mystic aquarium, Pawtucket Red Sox night games, Providence Children’s Museum, etc.   Please remove the card from the last page of the  journal and keep it in a safe location.  This card is good for the year. Students are encouraged to use the journal to record their good deeds.  We will be promoting for students to do good deeds for each other throughout the year as well. We ask that students wear their Feinstein shirts or Ashton clothing on Fridays to show school spirit.  We will be ordering Feinstein shirts for our new students soon. Here is what the Feinstein cards look like- . Picture of Feinstein Journal page with Card

 

NED show- The NED show came to Ashton yesterday and now students are all excited about buying yo-yo’s. The show is free to the school, as long as we sell yo-yo’s for a week. All proceeds go to the NED company to pay their staff to be able to offer the show for free to schools around the nation.  I am very proud to report that students were very well behaved during the show. The show was not only fun, but educational. It teaches students to:

N-never give up

E-encourage others

D-do your best

Here are pictures from the assembly- have your child tell you about the show.  NED Assembly Pictures

NED yo-yo order form

 

C-SEAC agenda for next week's meeting

 

District Flu Clinic Flyer- the first district flu clinic is scheduled for  Oct 18th. Families are encouraged to have the flu vaccine. Please see flyer for more information.

Flu Vaccination Consent Form

 

Before/Afterschool Clubs - We are offering various afterschool program at Ashton, starting the end of October.  The registration form was sent home with students via the red folder. There is a mistake on the paper form about the times the chess club is offered.  Since Wednesday is an early release day, the club starts at 2:30pm to 3:30pm and not at 3:35. The electronic form has the correct times. Please know that students love to participate in our clubs, but space is limited. Therefore, parents are encouraged to send the registration form as soon as possible to reserve a spot.

Clubs Registration Form

 

Pink-out  Day! Friday, October 19th is Pink out Day at Ashton. Students are asked to wear pink and donate a dollar for breast cancer awareness.

 

Message from our Superintendent~

Our school community has been presented with what has been called a "once in a generation opportunity." On Election Day this year, the entire state will have the opportunity to vote for a $250 million dollar school bond referendum that can improve our facilities and give our students every advantage they need to get ahead.

Why is this a "once in a generation opportunity?" If this passes, school districts that access these funds will have 65% of that money reimbursed to them. So, if we were to make $83 million in improvements, we could only have to pay a total of $29 million. That's a substantial discount. And this opportunity is not likely to be seen again for a very long time.

In this month's BobTalks, I go into more details about the kinds of much-needed improvements we can make for our students. I urge you to consider supporting this referendum on November 6.

You can watch this edition here: https://youtu.be/9FCo0dqZ8PE

Thanks for taking a few minutes to watch.

Robert "Bob" Mitchell

Superintendent

 

Parent Workshop- Please join us for a Title 1 workshop for parents of students in grades 2-5, on Wednesday, October 24th, at 6:00 to 6:30pm in our school library.   The workshop will provide an overview of Self-Regulated Strategy Development, also known as “SRSD”.  These writing practices will be reviewed to help parents with ideas of how to support their children at home. Our workshop presenters are Mrs. Locklin, third grade classroom teacher and Mrs. Houle, our Reading Specialist.

 

Emergency Drills-This week we practiced a fire drill again. Students did an amazing job!

 

The PTO meeting scheduled for October 17th has been cancelled.  Parents are encouraged to attend the district public forum on the school construction bond referendum on Wednesday, October 17th at 7:00pm at CHS auditorium.  

 

RIF- Today our students received a free book from our Cumberland Volunteers organization. This program is known as RIF, “Reading is Fundamental”, which provides free books to our students to promote the love for reading. Thank you to our parent volunteers that came to the school to distribute the books and to the Cumberland Volunteers Organization for their generosity.

 

Student Council elections were today.  Our 4th and 5th grade students did a great job promoting themselves to win their spot on the Student Council. Thank you to our Student Council advisors, Mr. Olivera and Ms. Marvel for organizing this election. I am proud to introduce the following students as our new Student Council Members for the school year 2018-19:

Fourth Grade Class Representatives: Olivia Clary, Mirella Martinelli and Samel Beane

Fifth Grade Class Representatives: Connor Cembor, Adbul Wahid-Arikattayil

Secretary: Maggie McDonald

Vice-President: Hannah Fleige

President: Sophia Gauvin

Congratulations to all of the students that ran on this election and to the winners! Here are pictures of all of the candidates giving speeches in front of their classmates.

Pictures of candidates giving speeches

 

Important Policies:

Attendance Policy- revised 2/17

Dispensing of Medication- New Policy

District Health & Wellness

 

 

Friday, October 12th- Ashton Adults Night Out- PTO sponsored event held at River Falls. Parent's Night Out Form

Wednesday, October 17th- District Public Forum on School Construction Bond Referendum, at 7:00pm at CHS auditorium.  

Friday, October 19th, Pink-out Day- students wear pink to school and donate $1.00

Wednesday, October 24th- vision screening during the school day.

Wednesday, October 24th, SRSD parent workshop, grades 2-5

Friday, October 26th, Halloween “Trick or Trunk” event at 6:30pm.

Wednesday, October 31st, PBIS “No Homework Day”

 

​​​​​​​Please keep in mind that any pictures shared with you via the school newsletters/email may not be posted on social media. These are simply for the view of our Ashton families. Please respect the confidentiality of our  families and students. Thank you!

 

Have a great weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 

 

 


10-9-18

 

Dear members of the Ashton community,

 

We have an exciting opportunity that can have a significant and positive impact on our school.

 

The State of Rhode Island is introducing a bond which would provide cities and towns with additional funds for school improvements. The biggest advantage is that Cumberland is eligible for up to $83 million worth of renovations and improvements to our schools with the town being responsible for just 35% of the total cost.

 

If approved on November 6th at the state and local level by voters, we here at Ashton School would have funds available to us for new art rooms, a new cafeteria, updated/expanded kindergarten classrooms with new ADA restrooms, as well as general facility improvements such as new windows, and school safety measures.

 

And it is not just our school that would benefit. If residents vote YES on the ballot, our school department would be eligible for new construction, renovations, and upgrades at all our schools.  The best part is that the bond includes incentives from the state that would reimburse our community for the costs. Cumberland is eligible to make $83 million worth of renovations and improvements in the coming years and after state aid, only pay $29 million locally.

 

This is a ‘once-in-a-generation’ opportunity for Cumberland and really is a win-win for our entire community. Addressing facility issues is a major priority for us. While the town has made significant progress in recent years, this measure will allow us to address remaining facilities needs and create 21st Century learning opportunities for our students.

 

Both the Town Council and the School Committee have unanimously passed resolutions in support of the bond referendum. School and town officials are urging residents to vote ‘yes’ on both the State of RI bond for school improvements, as well as the local question on bonds for Cumberland schools.

 

I invite you to attend a community forum at Cumberland High School on Wednesday, October 17th at 7 p.m. to learn more about the bond initiative and its potential impact on our school.

 

On behalf of the students and staff at Ashton School, we urge you to vote to support our school by voting YES on both the state and local bond questions on November 6th. Should you have any questions, please call or email me.

 

Sincerely,

Nidia Karbonik

Principal

Ashton Elementary School

 

 

 


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WEEKLY NEWS 10/5/18

Dear Ashton Families,

Next week is  “A” week.  

There is NO school on Monday, October 8th~ Columbus Day!

Thank you to all the families that came to support Rhode Island’s first “Recess Day” this past Wednesday.  Our students were very happy that day after having played recess before school and some students were even more focused and ready to learn!

Here are some fun pictures  of the event- RI Recess Day Pics

Please keep in mind that any pictures shared with you via the school newsletters/emails may not be posted on social media. These are simply for the view of our Ashton families. Thank you for your consideration.

 

Start with Hello pictures

 

The NED show is coming to Ashton!   Our students love the NED show!  Students will be treated to a fun, educational and motivational school-wide assembly called “NED’s Mindset Mission” on Thursday, Oct 11 during the school day. Here is a  preview http://www.mindsetmission.com/preview.html

Once students experience the NED show, they will not only be inspired to do their best in all they do, but they will also have yoyo fever.  We will be selling yoyo’s for a week during homeroom time (8:45-9:05). Order forms will be sent home after the show. Students will be allowed to use their yo-yo’s during recess time.  

 

Parent Workshop- Please join us for a Title 1 workshop for parents of students in grades 2-5, on Wednesday, October 24th, at 6:00 to 6:30pm in our school library.   The workshop will provide an overview of Self-Regulated Strategy Development, also known as “SRSD”.  These writing practices will be reviewed to help parents with ideas of how to support their children at home. Our workshop presenters are Mrs. Locklin, third grade classroom teacher and Mrs. Houle, our Reading Specialist.

Enrichment Clubs- We will be offering after school clubs to our students starting the end of October.  Clubs will run between 6 to 8 weeks and will take place immediately after school for approximately an hour.  In previous years we have offered clubs such as; karate, cooperative sports, lego’s, zumba, cartooning, art/painting, etc.  If you have a special skill or interest and wish to teach a club, please email me at nidia [dot] karbonik [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org.  We usually charge a small fee for students to attend the program to pay the adult running the club. Club supplies are included in the fee charged to students.  All adults must have a BCI done prior to teaching a program.

 

Science Community Event- GEMS-Net will be participating in an open house for URI's Graduate School of Oceanography on Saturday, October 13. Families are invited to participate in some core activities from our K-8 science program. A wide variety of free, family-friendly activities will be available. https://web.uri.edu/gso/news/gso-open-house-2018/

Emergency Drills- last Friday students learned how to evacuate the school during  a large group assembly. We will continue to practice emergency drills to ensure our students know what to do in case of an emergency.    

The PTO meeting scheduled for October 17th has been cancelled.  Parents are encouraged to attend the district public forum on the school construction bond referendum on Wednesday, October 17th at 7:00pm at CHS auditorium.  More information coming soon.

 

Important Policies:   Attendance Policy- revised 2/17,   Dispensing of Medication- New Policy

District Health & Wellness

 

Important Dates

 

Monday, October 8th- Columbus Day- School will be closed.

Thursday, October 11th - NED Show assembly for all grades.  More information to follow.

Friday, October 12th- Ashton Adults Night Out- PTO sponsored event held at River Falls. Parent's Night Out Form

Friday, October 12th- RIF “Reading Is Fundamental” for all grades.  All Students receive a free book from our Cumberland Volunteers Program.

Wednesday, October 17th- District Public Forum on School Construction Bond Referendum, at 7:00pm at CHS auditorium.  

Wednesday, October 24th, SRSD parent workshop, grades 2-5.

 

Have a great long weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 

 

Dear Parents, 

As you know, our 4th grade students visited the State House this week.  I hope our students shared with you how much they learned and enjoyed the trip. The teachers were very proud of our students' behavior and the interest they showed in learning about our state and government. Here are some pictures for your enjoyment. Please keep in mind that pictures shared in this email may not be share in social media.  The pictures I share with parents in my emails are for the Ashton families only! 

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1E6NnFjhYZ5mkCI6wShV9saO2aR4rFPFB?usp=sharing

Nidia Karbonik

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

10-2-18

Dear Parents,

Tomorrow is Recess Day in RI.  Ashton School is inviting parents to come to school early in the morning (before 8:45am), weather permitting, and spend time with their children at our playground.  Students will love to start their day playing and teachers will make it even better by adding an extra recess throughout the day. Please take pictures and send them to me. I will be happy to display them on our school TV for our students to enjoy.  

Enjoy recess day tomorrow!  Nidia

     

 


 

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WEEKLY NEWS 9/28/18

 

Dear Ashton Families,

 

Next week is  “B ” week.  

Every Wednesdays is early dismissal for students.  Students are dismissed at 2:20PM.

 

Ashton School Student Handbook for 2018-19- Link- a copy of the school handbook will be going home today with students via the red folder. Please review this information, which is different from the information contained in the district handbook.  

 

Recess Day in RI Schools- October 3rd has been officially declared Recess Day in RI by Gubernatorial Proclamation!   At Ashton School we value the time students spend playing. Teachers will be encouraged to do extra recess time  indoor or outdoors on October 3rd to to honor RI Recess Day! We encourage parents to do the same at home by setting some time aside to play with your children. Parents are welcome to come on October 3rd to use the playground before or afterschool.  

 

CUMBERLAND OFFERS FREE SCREENING FOR PRESCHOOLERS -   Cumberland Public Schools/Child Outreach are offering free screening for all preschool children - every child, every year, ages 3, 4, and 5 years old.  This service is for Cumberland residents only and is sponsored and strongly recommended by the Rhode Island Department of Education. The screening will provide families with information about the child’s development in the areas of Vision, Hearing, Speech/Language skills, General Development (gross motor skills, fine motor skills, memory, etc) and Social/Emotional Development.  The screening information is gathered through child’s participation in game-like activities.

Screenings have been scheduled for October, November, and December, and are held at the Hayden Center, located at the Cumberland Public Library.  Contact the Child Outreach Center to schedule an appointment or if you have any questions regarding the screening process.

401.658.1600 x404

Kathy [dot] gibney [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org

maria [dot] larson [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org

Cumberland School Department. Child Outreach.   www.cumberlandschools.org/

content/child-outreach

The Cumberland Special Education Advisory Committee provides parents and community representatives a way to communicate with the school system that serves their special needs children. The group, led and organized by parents of students with disabilities, collaborates with district staff and the school committee to improve special education services and the quality of life for our children.

Meetings will be held at 6pm at a location to be determined. The dates for the 2018-2019 school year are tentatively set for:   October 18, 2018, December 6, 2018, January 31, 2019, April 4, 2019 and May 30, 2019.

CSEAC Flyer  

District Elementary Handbook- Please  review the district handbook and sign off to certify that you have reviewed the student handbook with your child.  Please note the acknowledgment form contains verification of the handbook, permission request for school pictures and sex offenders notification from the Cumberland Police Department.  It is extremely important that parents review this form and return it back to school with their signature for the three areas mentioned.  A hard copy of the form went home with our students via the red folder.   District Elementary Handbook 2018-19              Handbook Acknowledgment Form/Pictures and Sex Offenders Notification Form

 

District Information regarding free and reduced lunch- Carry over- Important Lunch Information

Link with Lunch Application and Important lunch Information- http://www.cumberlandschools.org/content/meal-benefit-and-eligibility-information-parents

 

Emergency Drills- This week our students practiced a lockdown drill and they did an excellent job!  we will continue to practice different drills throughout the year. 

Important Policies

Attendance Policy- revised 2/17

Dispensing of Medication- New Policy

District Health & Wellness

 

Important Dates

 

Friday, October 5th- No School for students.  Professional development day for teachers.

Monday, October 8th- Columbus Day- School will be closed.

Thursday, October 11th - NED Show assembly for all grades.  More information to follow.

Friday, October 12th- Ashton Adults Night Out- PTO sponsored event held at River Falls. Parent's Night Out Form

Friday, October 12th- RIF “Reading Is Fundamental” for all grades.

 

Have a great weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 

 


 

 

September 25, 2018

 

Dear Ashton Parents,

 

We are asking for your cooperation with a very serious matter. Students have been bringing in products that contain nuts, nut butters, processed in a nut facility etc.for snack in the classroom. As you all know our classrooms are nut free and these products cannot cross the threshold of the classroom.  This is stated in the policy as:

A peanut/tree nut free classroom is defined as a classroom with no foods containing peanut or nut products that may be consumed or opened beyond the threshold of the classroom.

 

Past practice has been to allow students to eat their snack in the hallway when there is a question of safety. However, due to the number of students bringing snack with peanut products, we can no longer make this accommodation as this is unsafe for many reasons and goes against the Nut policy for the Cumberland School District.

Children should not be unsupervised in the hall and there is an increased risk to those who have food allergies. Those items are to be eaten in the cafeteria only! There is a designated table for students.  It is a huge safety risk and defeats the purpose of the nut free classroom policy. Which is stated here:

  • peanut/tree nut snacks and other food items sent to school must be eaten in the cafeteria during lunchtime  ( this includes food processed in a facility that uses nuts)

To read the entire policy see the attached link:

http://www.cumberlandschools.org/system/files/REVISED-Peanut-Tree%20Nut-Severe%20Allergies%20Procedure9-10-2014%20%281%29.pdf

Going forward, Students who bring in anything that may contain nuts will not be able to eat it for snack. Parents please review labels to ensure that this criteria is being met.  There are nut alternatives such as sun butter and WOW Butter that are nut free and safe for consumption in the classroom as well as many other snacks. Attached is a safe snack list that may help you as well as the snack safely guide:

https://snacksafely.com/safe-snack-guide/

Suggested List of Safe Snack

 

We are hopeful this will reduce the risk of an accidental exposure at school. Thank you for your attention to this serious matter. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Respectfully,

Christie Cipriano RN

&

Nidia Karbonik, Principal

 

 

 

 

 


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WEEKLY NEWS 9/21/18

 

Dear Ashton Families,

 

Next week is  “A ” week.  

 

Every Wednesdays is early dismissal for students.  Students are dismissed at 2:20PM.

 

Our First PTO meeting is this coming Tuesday, September 25th- 6:30 to 7:30pm in our school library. Everyone is invited!

 

Thank you to our families that came to our Open House.  The winner of the target gift card raffle was Lauren Scully.  Congratulations!

 

District Elementary Handbook- Parents are asked to review the district handbook and sign off to certify that you have reviewed the student handbook with your child.  Please note the acknowledgment form contains verification of the handbook, permission request for school pictures and sex offenders notification from the Cumberland Police Department.  It is extremely important that parents review this form and return it back to school with their signature for the three areas mentioned.  A hard copy of the form will go home with students today via the red folder.  

District Elementary Handbook 2018-19 - a copy of the handbook will not be sent home. Please review electronically.

Handbook Acknowledgment Form/Pictures and Sex Offenders Notification Form- this form will be sent home with students. Please sign and return ASAP.  Thank you!

 

District Information regarding free and reduced lunch- Carry over- Important Lunch Information

 

Picture Day-  Picture Day is Tuesday, 9/25/2018.  Look for more information on your child's Picture Day Flyer/Order Form going home soon or visit mylifetouch.comto place your order.  The job # needed is PC048452Q0.  For Customer Support, please call 401-828-5220.

 

Ashton Gear - please look for the order form going home with students today via the red folder Link to Ashton Gear Fall Order Form

 

Preparing  for an Emergency- As you know, the state requires schools to conduct various emergency drills throughout the year to prepare students in case of an emergency.  Today we practiced doing our first fire drill as a school and we will progress to practicing lockdowns and evacuation drills. Teachers have already reviewed the procedures with students in their classrooms, but we will also practice them together as a school. As a member of the District’s Safety Committee, I take the safety of our students very seriously and ask that parents are just as proactive at home.  I am including a parent guide to help facilitate this conversation at home. For safety reasons, I can not share the district emergency protocols with parents, but please know that if we ever have a real emergency and evacuate the building, parents will be asked to meet us at the Cumberland Monastery or Public Library.  You will be notified via a phone message blasted to all of our families and we will reunite at the Monastery with our families. Please do not come to the school, unless instructed to do so.  Feel free to reach out of you have questions or concerns.

Parent Guide-  http://www.naesp.org/sites/default/files/RtP_EmergencyPrep(2).pdf

 

PBIS “No Homework” Day and Incentives- On Wednesday, September 26th our students will be able to cash their paws to buy a no homework pass for the day. The no homework pass is for the night of September 26th and it includes all homework. Your child will receive a pass from the teacher to show you they purchased a pass from us.

As part of our PBIS system, students earn paws for following the school expectations. Your child will be able to use the paws throughout the year to buy school charms, school supplies, small trinkets and classroom incentives.  Please ask your child to name and tell you about our school expectations (the three R’s), “Respectful, Responsible and Ready to Learn. ”

 

Parent's Night Out Form- please join us for a fun night for parents and faculty only.  See flyer for details

 

New Reading Specialist- As a Title 1 school we qualify for additional support for students struggling in Reading.  Please help me welcome Jennifer Jubenville, our new reading Specialist to the Ashton family! Jennifer will be starting work on Tuesday, October 2, 2018.

 

Town Enrichment Program- STEAM Fall Program from OCYL

 

Local Food Ambassador Program- Thank you!

On Wednesday of this week, Ashton students enjoyed a special snack as part of new Local Food Ambassador Program.  Students enjoyed tasting salsa and chips made with locally grown vegetables. We hope to be able to offer this to our students once a month.  Thank you to Any Joseph, our parent volunteer who came to be trained and assist with the program. If you are interested in volunteering at our next event, please let me know.   Our students had a blast! Pics from the Event.

Important Policies shared:

Attendance Policy- revised 2/17

Dispensing of Medication- New Policy

District Health & Wellness

 

Important Dates

Tuesday, September 25th- First PTO meeting 6:30 to 7:30pm in our school library

Tuesday, September 25th- School Picture Day

Wednesday, September 26th- PBIS “No Homework” day

Friday, October 5th- No School for students.  Professional development day for teachers.

Friday, October 12th- Parent’s Night Out from 6:30pm-11:00pm

 

Parent Resource:

Instill a love in Math-

http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/math/math-tips-for-parents/instill-a-love-of-math/

 

Add Math to Everyday Fun with these activities:

 

Have a great weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 

 

 


9/18/18

 

Attention Parents/Guardians: 

The Cumberland School District, Blackstone Valley Prep, and RISE Prep Mayoral Academy have combined to create one district account with Heartland Solutions Software on the MySchoolBucks website.  We want to provide you with important information on how to utilize MySchoolBucks.

Please follow these steps to activate or reactivate your child’s account for the upcoming school year:

  • Log onto www.myschoolbucks.com.

  • Please select "School District" at the top of your screen and select "Add another school district".

  • Follow the prompts and add "Cumberland/BVP/RISE" to your account. 

  • You will need to re-enter your student/s names as well.  For questions about student ID numbers please call your student’s school directly.

  • Set up the school lunch debit account to receive balance alerts and transaction history.

  • For assistance adding the new district or how to add students to your account, please contact MySchoolBucks parent support at 1-855-832-5226.

All balances have been transferred over from the 2017-2018 school year.

For questions concerning the Meal Payment Policy please refer to School Committee Policy E-3 School Meal Payment.  The link is provided for your review.

http://www.cumberlandschools.org/system/files/E-3%20School%20Meal%20Payment%20Policy-SC%204.12.18.pdf

 

 


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WEEKLY NEWS 9/14/18

 

Dear Ashton Families,

 

Next week is “B” week.  This will be our first full week of school

 

Open House Information- Monday, September 17th, 5:00-7:00 pm.  Please see flyer for details. Parents need to pick only one session, unless they have multiple children in different grades. Open House Flyer 2018-19

 

Farm Fresh RI Event at Ashton School- Sodexo is kicking off a new program called “Local Food Ambassador” at our school this year.  Sodexo is partners with Farm Fresh RI., and they would like to bring in fresh local fruits and vegetables for our students to sample during the school year.  The program requires parents to volunteer and help us manage the food tasting during the three school lunches. We are hosting a training for all elementary sites on September 19th at Ashton Elementary 10-1pm. All are welcome to attend this kick off. The sample recipe is corn salsa w/ tortilla chips.

If interested, please join us-   Local Food Ambassador Training Food Tasting Flyer

Per the wellness policy, please see list of  ingredients for the tasting event and notify the school nurse if you do not want your child to participate or sample any of the food provided for sampling.

Tortilla Chips Ingredients and Nutritional Facts

Tortilla Chips Ingredients

Salsa Sauce Ingredients

Sodexo is looking for parents to volunteer to bring to respective schools in upcoming months.

 

Early Release- every Wednesdays is early dismissal for students. Students are dismissed at 2:20PM.  

 

Picture Day- Mark your calendar!  Picture Day is 09/25/2018.  Look for more information on your child's Picture Day Flyer/Order Form going home soon or visit mylifetouch.com to place your order.  The job # needed is PC048452Q0.  For Customer Support, please call 401-828-5220.

 

I am looking for one parent volunteer to assist with picture day.  No experience required, but your BCI check must be up to date.  The parent volunteer is needed to escort classes to the library at their designated picture time and help supervise students while they wait for their picture to be taken.  The hours are from 9:00am to about 1:30pm. Please email Mrs. Karbonik if interested at nidia [dot] karbonik [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org

 

Ashton Gear Order Fall Order Form- https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3oweU5JOTBaRHZvRXA2OTJrODdDdG5ldWlKRGJJ/view?usp=sharing

 

Fifth Grade Band Permission Slip

 

Policy Update- Here is the District’s Wellness Policy for your review. District Health & Wellness

Due to the increasing number of students with food allergies and our wellness policy, we will NOT be celebrating birthdays in our classrooms.  Any other classroom celebrations are to be coordinated by the classroom teacher with support of the room parent(s).  Events that include food must be approved by the principal in advance, in collaboration with our school nurse.  Per the district’s wellness policy, parents will be notified of the ingredients of any food serve to students at a classroom event prior to the event.  

 

Previous Important Policies Shared:

Attendance Policy- revised 2/17

Dispensing of Medication- New Policy

 

PE Corner -   Please use  link for an important message from our Physical Education team, Mr. Lennon and Mrs. Hogan.   PE Corner- Parent News

 

 

 

Monday, September 17th - Open House from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

 

Tuesday, September 25th- First PTO meeting 6:30 to 7:30pm in our school library

 

Tuesday, September 25th- School Picture Day

 

Wednesday, September 26th- PBIS “No Homework” day

 

Friday, October 5th- No School for students.  Professional development day for teachers.

 

Friday, October 12th- Parent’s Night Out from 6:30- 11:00 pm

 

Have a great weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 

 

 

 


 

 

9-10-2018

 

Dear Parents,

Ashton School will be celebrating "International Dot Day" on Friday September 14th.  International Dot Day is a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration, which began when teacher Terry Shay introduced his classroom to Peter H. Reynolds’ book The Dot on September 2009.

The Dot is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark”. What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing, which has gone on to inspire countless children and adults around the globe.

Mrs. Lambrou, our Guidance Counselor, will be visiting each class to read the book The Dot by Peter H. Reynold’s. Teachers will do activities to promote the theme and encourage our students to become confident and creative learners. Students and staff are invited to wear dots on Dot day on 9/14.  Let's have fun with Dot day! 

The Dot Read Aloud

Event Flyer- https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1JRXtSmxzEh-Oza13ECAuVxJ8fhygfTNTz86dZzaZovQ/edit?usp=sharing

Sincerely, 

Ashton Faculty                                                                   

 

 


 

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WEEKLY NEWS 9/7/18

 

Dear Ashton Families,

Next week is “A” week

 

Every Wednesdays is early dismissal for students. Students are dismissed at 2:20PM.  

 

School will be closed next Wednesday, September 12 ~Primary Election Day.   

 

Here is the website information to help parents set up online payment for lunch~ Sodexo Online Payment Info

 

PTO Calendar - our PTO will be sending parents each month a calendar listing all school events for the current and upcoming month.  Here is the Sept /Oct. Calendar going home with our students via the red folder on Monday.

September Calendar

October Calendar

 

Message from Mrs. Lambrou...

Our Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Lambrou, would like to share her Google Site. This is updated throughout the year and contains her contact information, as well as some important school details and tips and many family resources. https://sites.google.com/a/cumberlandschools.org/ashton-guidance/

 

Message from our School Nurse...

Dear Parents,

There has been a change to our medication policy this year in order to comply with the state regulations.  A district wide email was sent on August 29th. In case you did not receive it please review the attached documents:

 

The Dispensing of Medication during School Hours Policy has been revised to comply with the State of RI Regulations for School Health Program.

Please make note of this important change -

ALL Medications, including prescription and over the counter (OTC), must be administered only in accordance with a written order from a licensed health care prescriber, except as provided in 4.21.4(F),4.22.1,4.23.3, 4.23.4, or 4.23.5 of R.I. Rules and Regulations for School Health Programs.

All medications must be administered in keeping with safe standards of health care practice and in accordance with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations.

A) All medications must be brought to school in the original container.  The child's name, name of medication, dosage, approximate time to be given, signed parent/guardian and physician's authorization should be included.  Directions on an original prescription container cannot be altered in anyway.

The Cumberland School Nurse/Teachers have a standing Physician's order from our School Physician and are able to administer Tylenol, ibuprofen, Benadryl, Tums and cough drops as needed at school.  Therefore, only if you send in your child's own supply of those over the counter medications (such as cough drops), just a parent note would be required.

Attached is the J-12 Dispensing of Medication Policy and District Medication Form. The policy and medication form are available on the Cumberland Schools website.

 

District Medication Form.pdf

J-12 Dispensing of Medication-SC-8.23.18.pdf

 

Attendance-  Here are another very important policy that parents need to keep in mind- Attendance Policy- revised 2/17

Students attendance to school, equals success.  Please help your child be

successful in school!

 

 

Wednesday, September 12th- No School- Primary Election.

 

Thursday, September 13th - Fundraiser~ Gotta Q Smokehouse Dine in/Take out  3:00PM – 8:00PM

 

Monday, September 17th - Open House from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

 

Tuesday, September 25th- First PTO meeting 6:30 to 7:30pm in our school library

 

Tuesday, September 25th- School Picture Day

 

Wednesday, September 26th- PBIS “No Homework” day

 

Friday, October 5th- No School for students.  Professional development day for teachers.

 

Friday, October 12th- Parent’s Night Out from 6:30pm-11:00pm

 

Have a great weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 

 


 

8-30-18

 

Dismissal Change

Walkers will be dismissed from the gym hallway starting tomorrow, Friday August 31st.  Unfortunately, the cafeteria is overcrowded and we feel it is best to relocate the walkers to have their own space where they can be dismissed safely. Parents can park and wait outside the double doors with the overhang by the gymnasium. This is the same location where students are dropped off in the morning.  Doors will open at 3:20pm. Please form two lines in front of the desks where the supervisors will be waiting to help you. Once you reach the desk, please present your ID and parent walker card until the supervisors became familiar with you. If you have not received the dismissal card with your child's number, please use any form of  ID until you receive the card.  The parent card was sent with your child in the red folder.  Once we know our families well, you will only need to show the dismissal card to be matched with your child's.

We appreciate your cooperation and patience while we adjust our procedures to dismissal our students safely.   

Nidia

 

 


 

 

8-29-18

 

FYI- Please be on the look out for the notice below being sent home with students today containing the parent card with dismissal number for pick-up. Card are red and will be attached.

Dear Parents and Guardians;

Attached is your dismissal ID card, to be used by you, when your student is

 

 

 

being picked up as a walker. Every student has been assigned a dismissal number (students in the same family have the same number) and it will be attached to his/her backpack. This card will be used at pick-up of walkers, to match the families together. A photo ID will still be required if the person picking up is not known to the staff monitoring dismissal. You may take a photo of the dismissal ID card and use that, as well as share it with anyone that will be picking up your student(s). If at any time a replacement is needed, please contact the school.

 

Dismissal of students being picked up by parents has been moved to the cafeteria.  Parents will not be able to enter the cafeteria until dismissal time at 3:20pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and at 2:20 on Wednesdays.  Please use the side door to cafeteria facing the parking lot.     

 

The above changes are implemented to maximize the safety of all of our students and expedite the dismissal process, especially during times of the year when we have a large number of students being picked up.  We appreciate your cooperation greatly.

 

Nidia Karbonik

 


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8-27-18

Dear Parents and Guardians;

This is just a reminder that we have a welcome back celebration for our families tomorrow at 1:30pm to 2:30pm, grades 1-5.  Parents and students should report directly to the classrooms, instead of the gymnasium. A parent orientation will be held in the cafeteria from 2:00 to 2:30pm, while students stay in the classrooms with their teachers.  Families are invited to end their day with a visit to the ice cream truck that will be parked by the playground to enjoy a cup of lemonade, compliments of our PTO.  Students must be accompanies by an adult to get lemonade.  

Dismissal Changes: 

Ashton is implementing a new dismissal ID system this year. Every student has been assigned a dismissal number (students in the same family have the same number) and it will be attached to his/her backpack. A card with the same number will go home to the parents/guardians. This card will be used at pick-up of walkers, to match the families together. A photo ID will still be required if the person picking up is not known to the staff monitoring dismissal. You may take a photo of the dismissal ID card and use that, as well as share it with anyone that will be picking up your student(s). If at any time a replacement is needed, please contact the school.

Dismissal of students being picked up by parents has been moved to the cafeteria.  Parents will not be able to enter the cafeteria until dismissal time at 3:20pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and at 2:20 on Wednesdays.  Please use the side door to cafeteria facing the parking lot.     

The above changes are implemented to maximize the safety of all of our students and expedite the dismissal process, especially during times of the year when we have a large number of students being picked up.   We appreciate your cooperation greatly.

We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow,

Nidia Karbonik & Faculty

 

 
 

 


 

 

August 20, 2018

 

Dear Parents,

I hope you have already received our welcome letter via the post office informing you of your child’s teacher and opening of school information.  If by any chance you did not receive your letter, I am attaching a copy to this email, minus your child’s teacher’s name, to help you plan and welcome you and your child back to Ashton School and to a new school year.   The “Emergency Procedures and Dismissal Plan” was also mailed to parents with the letter. Please see link below and feel free to copy the dismissal plan and bring it back to the classroom teacher on Tuesday, for the welcome back celebration or the first day of school.

 

Welcome back and placement letter

Student Emergency Procedures/Dismissal Plan

 

Here are the bus stops that were posted by the bus company.  Please find the stop that is closest to your home and call the bus company for questions or concerns regarding bus stops or routes.  The number is 334-3745.

AM Bus Routes

 

PM Bus Routes

 

The elementary schools are setup to run two schedules “A” and “B” week schedules.  Please keep a copy of this schedule to help you plan for your child’s special areas.  Classroom teachers will explain more on this once the year starts.

A & B Elementary School Calendar 2018-19

 

All of the information shared with parents will be housed in a Google folder shared with families “Ashton Family Folder”.  Please keep the link to this folder to find important school information.

Ashton Family Folder 2018-19

 

I hope this information is helpful. Please feel free to call me if you have any questions at (401) 333-0554 or email me at nidia [dot] karbonik [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org

 

Sincerely,

Nidia Karbonik,

Principal

 

 

 

 



130 Scott Road

Cumberland, RI

(401) 333-0554

Ashton School
 

July 27, 2018

 

Dear Parent/Guardian,

 

The Ashton faculty and staff would like to welcome you and your child to the 2018-2019 school year. We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our new kindergarten students!

 

All incoming kindergarteners will participate in a fifty minute play-based screening activity known as “soft start” prior to their first day of school. The screening will take place in the afternoon of Tuesday, August 28th. Your child’s will receive a letter in the mail with an appointment time.  Please call the school If you did not receive a letter by the end of August or your child is registered but is unable to attend their appointment or will not be attending our school.

 

You will need to drop off your  kindergarten child then come back after the screening is completed to bring your child home.

 

Teachers will notify you of your child’s placement and teacher during the afternoon of Wednesday, August 29th. The first full-day of school for kindergarten students will be Thursday, August 30th.

 

We are planning a kindergarten orientation, for parents only, on Monday, August 27th at 6:00pm in the school cafeteria.  We will be doing a short presentation and our teachers, school nurse and other staff members will be available to answer questions and address any concerns you may have before the first day of school.  

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Karbonik, Principal

Mrs. Senno, Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Ollquist, Kindergarten Teacher

 

 


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July 26, 2018

 

Dear Ashton Families,

I hope you are enjoying the summer with your children.  I was just made aware that I overlooked sending you the Student of the Month and Principal Award picture and list of winners for the month of June. The end of the year was so busy that I overlooked sending your the pictures.  We are very proud of our students that were recognized in June. Congratulations!

 

Placement letters with class assignments are scheduled to be mailed to parents on August 16th.  This year we are planning our welcome back celebration for all students in grades 1-5 to visit the school on Tuesday, August 28th at 1:30pm,  The first day of school for students in grades 1-5 is scheduled for Wednesday, August 29th.  The first day of school for K- students is Thursday, August 30th.   Kindergarten orientation is scheduled for Monday, August 27th at 6:00pm, for parents only.

K students will receive a letter with an appointment to visit the school for a soft start prior to the first full day of school.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!  

Nidia Karbonik

 

Student Recognition Program-  

June-PA Picture

June- Student of the Month Picture

List of Student for the Month of June 2018

 

May- Principal Award Picture

May- Student of the Month Picture

List of Students for the Month of May 2018

April- Student of the Month Picture

April -PA Picture

List of Students for the Month of April

March - Principal Award Picture

March - Student of the Month

List of Students for the month of March

February-Student of the Month Picture

February- Principal Award Picture

List of Students for February

January- Student of the Month Picture

January-Principal Award Picture

List of Students for January

December-Principal Award Picture

December-Student of the Month Picture

List of Students for December

November-Principal Award Winners-Picture

November-Student of the Month Winners-Picture

List of Students- November

October-Student of the Month Picture

October Principal Award Picture

List of Students-October

September-Principal Award Winners

September Student of the Month Winners

 

Supply lists for 2018-19 School Year- We want parents to be able to take advantage of the back to school summer sales.  Here are the new supply lists for next school year.

Kindergarten Supply List 2018-19

Grade 1 Supply List 2018-19

Grade 2 Supply List 2018-19

Grade 3 Supply List 2018-19

Grade 4 Supply List 2018-19

Grade 5 Supply List 2018-19

School Donations- recess equipment such as bouncy balls, basketballs, Junior size footballs, nerf balls, playground chalk, jump ropes and hula hoops and board games for indoor recess. Thank you in advance!

 

 


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6/ 16  /18

Dear Ashton Families,

 

Next week is “A” week

 

The last day of school is Wednesday, June 20th. This is an early release day.  Please plan accordingly.
 

As I write the last weekly update for this school year, I find myself feeling proud of how much our students learned and how much we accomplished!   Thank you to our PTO and our families for their ongoing support this year and for sharing your children with us. Thank you to the Ashton Staff for working so hard this year and for their dedication to our students and school.   

 

 

Promotional Ceremony for Our Graduating Class of 2018-  Ceremony Invitation and Field Trip Permission Slip

 

Report Cards- parents may access the end of year electronic report card via the Aspen Family Portal after 2pm on Wednesday, June 20th.   We will only print report cards upon request. Please email Mrs. Egan if you wish to get a printed copy, karen [dot] egan [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org

Please try to login before report cards come out to ensure you know your login information and password.  If you are unable to connect, please contact the Aspen Help Desk at aspenhelp [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org.

 

Yearbooks are on sale during arrival time (8:45 to 9:10am), $23.00, first come first serve.  

 

Student Recognition Program-  Congratulations to our students being recognized for Student of the Month and Principal Award for the month of May.  

The student of the month certificate was awarded to one student from each class selected by their teacher for modeling the 3 R’s; “Respectful, Responsible and Ready to Learn.” The Principal Award was awarded to one student from each class for being “Leader”.

May- Principal Award Picture

May- Student of the Month Picture

List of Students for the Month of May 2018
 

Coat and Warm Accessories Collection- Girl Scout Troop 415 of Cumberland will be collecting coats and warm accessories during these final days of school.  Look for a collection box near the main office. If you miss this collection, there will be another box at the Cumberland Public Library during the month of July.  Items will be given to those in need in late November, in an event organized by the Helping Hands/Interact Club of CHS. For more information or to arrange a pick up, email troop415cumberland [at] gmail [dot] com or call 334-9639.
 

Communi-Key Newsletter - June 2018- Communi-Key - Communicating with you, so together, we can promote a safe and healthy drug free environment.  Cumberland, North Smithfield and Lincoln Prevention Coalitions

 

2018 SURVEYWORKS RESULTS LINK- 128 Ashton students,  49 parents, and 23 of our teachers participated in a state survey this year regarding our school climate and culture.  The survey provided data to our school that helps illustrate what is working and what can be improved, are students engaged in their learning? do parents feel welcome in their school community? are teachers included in decision-making with school leadership?etc.   Access to these data means opportunities for our school to improve and better serve our students. Thank to everyone that completed the survey. Please see link to view results.
 

BCI Form 2018-19

 

Summer Practice

 

we encourage students to do summer work to prevent summer regression.  Regardless of students socio-economic status or academic achievement levels, students lose approximately 2.6 months of grade level knowledge/skills over the summer. Here is what recommend students do to help prevent summer regression:

 

Math Summer work for grade 6 McCourt and North Cumberland Middle School-https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LR_thqLTstRQiYnt3IraRvUI_1hQUNOyQXd-fbjW7PQ/edit?usp=sharing

 

Sixth Grade Summer Reading for both middle schools is attached (for 5th graders entering 6th grade next year)  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zikGBC-e7SeRrHVaY_ajWyALN68K6BMVLVz4GHR14Dk/edit?usp=sharing

 

Ashton Summer Reading Program K-5 - please see the summer program information that Cumberland Schools have developed, along with the Cumberland Public Library to prevent student regression in reading over the summer. Students are asked to join the Cumberland Public Library “Summer Reading Program” to earn points and trade them for trinkets at the library and “no homework” passes that students can utilize upon returning to school in August.  

 

Summer Reading Program for District and Public Library

Cumberland Public Library Summer Events

 

Ashton Summer Math Programs- Math Summer Challenge,  Zearn- Math Program

 

Supply lists for 2018-19 School Year- We want parents to be able to take advantage of the back to school summer sales.  Here are the new supply lists for next school year.

Kindergarten Supply List 2018-19

Grade 1 Supply List 2018-19

Grade 2 Supply List 2018-19

Grade 3 Supply List 2018-19

Grade 4 Supply List 2018-19

Grade 5 Supply List 2018-19

 

School Donations- recess equipment such as bouncy balls, basketballs, Junior size footballs, nerf balls, playground chalk, jump ropes and hula hoops and board games for indoor recess. Thank you in advance, Nidia

 

Northern RI Relay for Life, Lincoln, Cumberland, Smithfield and Burrillville- June 23rd , 2:00-11:00pm

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owV2Y1aGcydmV4QVVPSTZ3cmFlb0U2T1Q1Mllv/view?usp=sharing

 

Screenagers Parent Guide- if you missed the film presentation last month, here is en excellent guide for your review.  Screenagers Parent Guide

 

RI Summer Meals Flyer

The Rhode Island Department of Education is offering a summer meals program to families who need additional support during the months children aren't at school. These meals are provided to children at no cost. Please see the attached flyer and link for more information. Please feel free to call me as well.

https://www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp/summer-food-service-program

 

Summer Computer Science Boot Camp is again being offered to students this summer.

See links with details. Students can attend Computer Summer boot camp based on the grade they will be entering this fall.

Grades 2 & 3- Grades 2 & 3 Link

Grades 4 & 5- Grades 4 & 5 Link

Grades 6 - 8- Grades 6-8 Link

 

 

June  19- Fifth Grade Promotion Ceremony/Graduation at approximately 1:30pm

June 20th- Last Day

 

Have a fun and safe summer.  Nidia Karbonik

 

 

 

Previous Information

Student Recognition Program-  

May- Principal Award Picture

May- Student of the Month Picture

List of Students for the Month of May 2018

April- Student of the Month Picture

April -PA Picture

List of Students for the Month of April

March - Principal Award Picture

March - Student of the Month

List of Students for the month of March

February-Student of the Month Picture

February- Principal Award Picture

List of Students for February

January- Student of the Month Picture

January-Principal Award Picture

List of Students for January

December-Principal Award Picture

December-Student of the Month Picture

List of Students for December

November-Principal Award Winners-Picture

November-Student of the Month Winners-Picture

List of Students- November

October-Student of the Month Picture

October Principal Award Picture

List of Students-October

September-Principal Award Winners

September Student of the Month Winners

Event Pictures

Cultural Night Pictures-2018

Future Chef Pictures

Dress To Impress Pictures-

Veggie Pledge Winners-Names and Pictures

 


 

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6/ 8 /18

Dear Ashton Families,

 

Next week is “ B ” week

 

The last day of school is Wednesday, June 20th. This is an early release day.  Please plan accordingly.

 

Cookout- Sodexo is doing a cookout as part of the lunch program next Wednesday, June 13th. Students may order and pay the same way they do everyday.  Here are the menu choices for that day. Please disregard the choices listed on the lunch calendar.

Students cost - $2.35, hamburger or hot dog served with watermelon slice, goldfish pretzels and water or milk.

 

Field Day Information-the event is Thursday, June 14th or rain date Friday, June 15th.  

Only parents who sign up to volunteer and have had the BCI confirmed may be at the school on field day. Field day is an event for Ashton students only.  Activities begin with opening ceremonies at 9:30am. There will be water events this year. Therefore girls should come in a  full belly coverage bathing suit (no bikinis) under their clothes. Boys must wear a t-shirt along with their swim trunks. Please feel free to send a change off dry clothes for after water activities end. Flip flops and crocs are unsafe and only sneakers or secure water shoes should be worn. Kids will also need a beach towel.  Please consider the weather: sunscreen, water bottles, hats, etc. .. for both the children and parent volunteers. We will have water refill stations located throughout the school grounds so the kids and volunteers can stay hydrated.

 

If you are registered to volunteer for the event and are not able to make it, please contact Jen Dunican at jennydunican [at] yahoo [dot] com a soon as possible.

 

The event will conclude with students having an ice cream treat.  See list of ingredients for students with food allergies. Parents are asked to contact Mrs. Cipriano, our school nurse, if you have any concerns about your child having any of the choices available. Ice Cream Ingredients

 

BCI services from Cumberland School Volunteers for 2018-19 school year - Parents need a BCI every year from this year on. Anyone who obtained their BCI in May is all set for next year. Everyone else will need to do their BCI check for next year.   

BCI Processing Assistance Information -during field day

BCI Form 2018-19

 

Summer Practice Work for Grades K-5-   we encourage students to do summer work to prevent summer regression.  Regardless of students socio-economic status or academic achievement levels, students lose approximately 2.6 months of grade level knowledge/skills over the summer. Here is what recommend students do to help prevent summer regression:

Summer Reading Program - please see the summer program information that Cumberland Schools have developed, along with the Cumberland Public Library to prevent student regression in reading over the summer. Students are asked to join the Cumberland Public Library “Summer Reading Program” to earn points and trade them for trinkets at the library and “no homework” passes that students can utilize upon returning to school in August.  

Summer Reading Program for District and Public Library

Cumberland Public Library Summer Events

 

Summer Math Programs- Math Summer Challenge

Zearn- Math Program

 

Sixth Grade Summer Reading for both middle schools  (for 5th graders entering 6th grade next year)  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zikGBC-e7SeRrHVaY_ajWyALN68K6BMVLVz4GHR14Dk/edit?usp=sharing

 

Supply Lists for 2018-19 School Year- We want parents to be able to take advantage of the back to school summer sales.  Here are the new supply lists for next school year.

Kindergarten Supply List 2018-19

Grade 1 Supply List 2018-19

Grade 2 Supply List 2018-19

Grade 3 Supply List 2018-19

Grade 4 Supply List 2018-19

Grade 5 Supply List 2018-19

School Donations- recess equipment such as bouncy balls, basketballs, Junior size footballs, nerf balls, playground chalk, jump ropes and hula hoops and board games for indoor recess. Thank you in advance, Nidia

 

Save the Date- Northern RI Relay for Life, Lincoln, Cumberland, Smithfield and Burrillville- June 23rd , 2:00-11:00pm

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owV2Y1aGcydmV4QVVPSTZ3cmFlb0U2T1Q1Mllv/view?usp=sharing

 

Screenagers Parent Guide- if you missed the film presentation last month, here is en excellent guide for your review.  Screenagers Parent Guide

 

Update-Legos At Recess - Legos at recess have been a success so far.  During 2nd and 3rd outdoor recess, Legos are being set up at the three picnic tables outside.  Typically, between 6-12 children can be found playing with them. At this time, Legos are open to all children, from Grades 2 and 3,  who want to come and play. We will continue to have Lego’s at recess for the remainder of the school year.

 

Thank you to everyone that came last Sunday for the Family Picnic day.  The event was a big success, thanks to the parent volunteers and teachers that came to help.

 

Promotional Ceremony for our Graduating Class of 2018- Ceremony Invitation and Field Trip Permission Slip

 

Have a great weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 

Previous Messages

RI Summer Meals Flyer

The Rhode Island Department of Education is offering a summer meals program to families who need additional support during the months children aren't at school. These meals are provided to children at no cost. Please see the attached flyer and link for more information. Please feel free to call me as well.

https://www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp/summer-food-service-program

Respectfully,

Mrs. Cipriano

 

Student Dress Code Link- Please keep in mind the District’s Dress Code during the warm days.  Water bottles are always encouraged. We have a couple of water refill stations for students to use and stay hydrated.

 

Middle School Dance for incoming 6th graders- Ashton students are invited to attend a dance at the middle school prior to starting 6th grade.  This is a great opportunity to see the school and meet some of the staff. Each middle school has their own permission slip and system to register for the dance. Students have received hard copies of the permission slip for their respective middle school.  

 

NCMS requires that parents also register on-line and the paper permission slip and money will be collected at the door.

  1. Register your child using the form below.

    1. NCMS Dance Sign Up Form

    2. Complete  a hard copy of the permission to be turned in at the dance with payment.

    1. Dance Permission Slip

 

The Computer Science Boot Camp is again being offered to students this summer.

See links with details. Students can attend Computer Summer boot camp based on the grade they will be entering this fall.

Grades 2 & 3- Grades 2 & 3 Link

Grades 4 & 5- Grades 4 & 5 Link

Grades 6 - 8- Grades 6-8 Link

 

Important Dates

June 13th- Sodexo Cookout

June 14th - Field day ~ June 15th field day rain date

June  19- Fifth Grade Promotion Ceremony/Graduation at approximately 1:00pm

June 20th- Last Day

 

 

 


 

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6/5/18

 

                                                             

 

2018-19 BCI Volunteer Application Assistance

 

To assist the elementary schools with having a pool of bci approved volunteers for the start of the 2018-19 school year, the Cumberland School Volunteers(CSV), on field days, will be providing notary services to assist with the completion of the 2018-19 bci form. THIS IS ONLY FOR THE BCI APPLICATION FOR THE 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR.

 

CSV will be at Ashton School on Thursday June 14th (field day) from 11:30am to 1:00pm to assist with applications.

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Any 2017-18 bci approved volunteer, WHO IS SIGNED UP TO VOLUNTEER ON FIELD DAY.

 

WHAT WILL YOU NEED TO BRING WITH YOU?

- a photocopy of your license (copying at the school WILL NOT be available)

-$5 check made payable to the Cumberland Police Department (check preferred by processor)

 

WHAT WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE CSV?

-the 2018-19 School Department BCI Form

-notary services

-completed forms will be returned to the Cumberland School Department HR Office for delivery to the police department for processing.

For those individuals not volunteering on field day, Cumberland School volunteers will be providing notary services at back to school events, kindergarten orientations etc. If you have any questions, please contact me at kristen [dot] sukatos [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org or at 401-658-1600 x374.

 
 
 

 

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6/4/18

 

Dear Ashton Parents,

 

Field day is scheduled for Thursday, June 14th and the rainday is Friday, June 15th.  Students will end their day with a treat from the ice cream truck. Due to the number of children with food allergies in school, we need to limit the number of choices available to students.   Here is the list of choices being provided to students and the ingredients for your review. If your child can NOT have any of the three choices available, please contact the school nurse, Mrs. Cipriano, to make a different arrangement before the event.

christie [dot] cipriano [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org

 

Palagi’s Ice Cream Truck

 

Hood Ice Cream Sandwich- ICE CREAM CONTAINS: MILKFAT AND NONFAT MILK, SUGAR, CORN SYRUP, BUTTERMILK, WHEY, MONO AND DIGLYCERIDES, GUAR GUM, CAROB BEAN GUM, POLYSORBATE 80,CARRAGEENAN, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS AND ANNATTO (FOR COLOR). https://hood.com/products/ice-cream-sandwich/

 

Popsicle Lick a Color- Water, Sugar Liquid ( Sugar, Water ), Corn Syrup High Fructose,Pears Juice From Concentrate, Lemons Juice from Concentrate,Malic Acid, Citric Acid, Gelatin, Guar Gum, Flavoring Artificial and Natural, Locust Bean Gum, Yellow 5, Ascorbic Acid, Red 40,Blue 1, Ice Structuring Protein

http://www.foodfacts.com/ci/nutritionfacts/ice-cream-and-ice-cream-products/popsicle-on-the-go-lick-a-color-sour-pop-4oz/89639

 

Frozen Lemonade-  Water, Lemon oil, lemon flavor, purity gum, 1/10 of 1% benzoate of soda ( as a preservative ) citric acid. (lemon flavor only!)

 

Thank you,

Mrs. Karbonik, Principal

Mrs. Cipriano, School Nurse

 

 


 

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6/1/18

Dear Ashton Families,

 

Next week is “ A ” week

June 6th- PBIS “No Homework” Day.

 

As the year quickly comes to an end, we need to find out from our families if you are planning on returning back to Ashton.  Students took the form home this week via the red folder. If for some reason you did not receive the form, please feel free to print a copy or forward it to us electronically.  

Return to Ashton for 2018-19 School Year.

 

Ashton Family Picnic Link with Details- All families are invited to the family picnic event on Sunday, June 3rd from 11:00am-2:00pm.  

Thank you to all the parents that sent donations for this event. We truly appreciate your generosity. We hope to see you on Sunday!

 

Promotional Ceremony for our fifth grade- Graduating Class of 2018

Ceremony Invitation and Field Trip Permission Slip

 

Slideshow for 5th Grade-pictures needed.- The 5th Grade Event Committee is creating a slideshow for the 5th grade students that will be shared during their graduation ceremony.  Please send any candid photos you might have of your child to Diane Ribeiro at ribeiros4 [at] verizon [dot] net.  Photos should be school related and from their elementary years.  For example, first day of school, spirit week, field day, and any other school events.  Thank you,

5th Grade Event Committee

 

Robotics-  This Saturday, June 2, 2018, 9 am - noon there will be a  LEGO League Jr, Aqua Adventure EXPO, at the Gordon School, 45 Maxfield Avenue, East Providence. 6-9 yr old RI students will be showing off their robot creations. The event is free and open to the public. If you are curious about starting your own LEGO Robotics club/class there will be people available to answer any questions.

For more information or to register to attend : https://risfnet.weebly.com/upcoming-fll-events.html

If you would like to be more involved click here to register to volunteer: https://www.volunteermatch.org/manageOpportunities?org_id=605532

Gina Valdes, Gina [dot] Valdes [at] risf [dot] net

www.risf.net

 

Previous Messages

RI Summer Meals Flyer

The Rhode Island Department of Education is offering a summer meals program to families who need additional support during the months children aren't at school. These meals are provided to children at no cost. Please see the attached flyer and link for more information. Please feel free to call me as well.

https://www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp/summer-food-service-program

Respectfully,

Mrs. Cipriano

 

Student Dress Code Link- Please keep in mind the District’s Dress Code during the warm days.  Water bottles are always encouraged. We have a couple of water refill stations for students to use and stay hydrated.

 

Sixth Grade Summer Reading for both middle schools is attached (for 5th graders entering 6th grade next year)  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zikGBC-e7SeRrHVaY_ajWyALN68K6BMVLVz4GHR14Dk/edit?usp=sharing

 

Middle School Dance for incoming 6th graders- Ashton students are invited to attend a dance at the middle school prior to starting 6th grade.  This is a great opportunity to see the school and meet some of the staff. Each middle school has their own permission slip and system to register for the dance. Students have received hard copies of the permission slip for their respective middle school.  

 

NCMS requires that parents also register on-line and the paper permission slip and money will be collected at the door.

  1. Register your child using the form below.

    1. NCMS Dance Sign Up Form

    2. Complete  a hard copy of the permission to be turned in at the dance with payment.

    1. Dance Permission Slip

 

McCourt Middle School-  permission slip link

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1USKbb88jgeuP2AcOzHXfsT9wb-vfjUtd1OUjwpoGHJo/edit?usp=sharing

Parents need to bring their ID when they pick up. If  you have any questions please feel free to email abigail [dot] rundlett [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org

 

The Computer Science Boot Camp is again being offered to students this summer.

See links with details. Students can attend Computer Summer boot camp based on the grade they will be entering this fall.

Grades 2 & 3- Grades 2 & 3 Link

Grades 4 & 5- Grades 4 & 5 Link

Grades 6 - 8- Grades 6-8 Link

 

Field Day Volunteers - Ashton School Field Day needs the dedicated help of parent volunteers. All parent volunteers must have a BCI (background) check to be able to help out in the school. BCI Form

The form below is the official registration for volunteering on field day. We will do our best to assign you to a station where you will get to interact with your child(ren) based on the information that you provide below. Please fill out the information for both June 14th and rain date June 15th so that we can make a schedule for both days in advance. Thank you!

Field day volunteer registration form

 

Town Council Budget Hearings- Parents are invited to attend the town budget hearings. Please show your support to our school and district by attending the meetings and helping to advocate for our schools.

Budget Meetings Schedule

 

New Incoming Kindergarten Playdate- June 6th at 4:30-5:30pm.  This event is planned for our new incoming K- students registered to start at Ashton for the 2018-19 school year.  

 

 

June 3rd- Family Fun Day!

June 6th- PBIS No Homework Day.

June 13th- Sodexo Cookout - part of the regular lunch menu.

June 14th - Field day ~ June 15th field day rain date

June  19- Fifth Grade Promotion Ceremony/Graduation Ceremony at 1:30pm

June 20th- Last Day

 

Enjoy the  weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 

 


 

 

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5/ 28 /18

 

Dear Ashton Parents,

Cumberland Town Council Budget Hearings have been scheduled on the following dates:

 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 6:30pm First Public Hearing

Meeting location: Joseph L. McCourt Middle School - Cafeteria 45 Highland Avenue, Cumberland, RI

 

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 6:30pm Second Public Hearing & First Vote

Meeting location: North Cumberland Middle School - Cafeteria 400 Nate Whipple Highway, Cumberland, RI

 

Wednesday, June 6, 2018- 7:30pm Final Vote

Meeting location: Cumberland Town Hall Everett "Moe" Bonner, Jr. Council Chambers 45 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI

 

Please consider supporting our schools by attending these hearings. Thank you

 

Best Regards, 

Nidia Karbonik

 

 


 

 

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5/ 25 /18

Dear Ashton Families,

Next week is “ B ” week

There is NO school on Monday, May 28th~ Memorial Day

 

Ashton Family Picnic Link with Details- Sunday, June 3rd from 11:00am-2:00pm

The PTO is still looking for donations for themed-baskets that will be raffled off at the Family Picnic. Each grade has a different theme. Please consider making a donation to your child’s classroom basket by Tuesday 5/29. If you prefer, you can send in gift cards or cash /check (made out to ASA) in an envelope labeled “Picnic Theme Baskets” and the PTO will purchase items for the basket.   

 

Papa Gino’s Fundraiser-   May 30th from 4:00 to 9:00pm.  Please help support our PTO. Flyer with details

 

RI Summer Meals Flyer

The Rhode Island Department of Education is offering a summer meals program to families who need additional support during the months children aren't at school. These meals are provided to children at no cost. Please see the attached flyer and link for more information. Please feel free to call me as well.

https://www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp/summer-food-service-program

Respectfully,

Mrs. Cipriano

Student Dress Code Link- Please keep in mind the District’s Dress Code during the warm days.  Water bottles are always encouraged. We have a couple of water refill stations for students to use and stay hydrated.

Sixth Grade Summer Reading for both middle schools is attached (for 5th graders entering 6th grade next year)  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zikGBC-e7SeRrHVaY_ajWyALN68K6BMVLVz4GHR14Dk/edit?usp=sharing

 

Middle School Dance for incoming 6th graders- Ashton students are invited to attend a dance at the middle school prior to starting 6th grade.  This is a great opportunity to see the school and meet some of the staff. Each middle school has their own permission slip and system to register for the dance. Students have received hard copies of the permission slip for their respective middle school.  

 

NCMS requires that parents also register on-line and the paper permission slip and money will be collected at the door.

  1. Register your child using the form below.

    1. NCMS Dance Sign Up Form

    2. Complete  a hard copy of the permission to be turned in at the dance with payment.

    1. Dance Permission Slip

 

McCourt Middle School-  permission slip link

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1USKbb88jgeuP2AcOzHXfsT9wb-vfjUtd1OUjwpoGHJo/edit?usp=sharing

Parents need to bring their ID when they pick up. If  you have any questions please feel free to email abigail [dot] rundlett [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org

 

The Computer Science Boot Camp is again being offered to students this summer.

See links with details.

Grades 2 & 3- Grades 2 & 3 Link

Grades 4 & 5- Grades 4 & 5 Link

Grades 6 - 8- Grades 6-8 Link

 

Slideshow for 5th Grade-pictures needed-

Dear Fifth Grade Parents, The 5th Grade Event Committee is creating a slideshow for the 5th grade students that will be shared during their graduation ceremony.  Please send any candid photos you might have of your child to Diane Ribeiro at ribeiros4 [at] verizon [dot] net.  Photos should be school related and from their elementary years.  For example, first day of school, spirit week, field day, and any other school events.

Thank you,

5th Grade Event Committee

Field Day Volunteers - Ashton School Field Day needs the dedicated help of parent volunteers. All parent volunteers must have a BCI (background) check to be able to help out in the school. BCI Form

The form below is the official registration for volunteering on field day. We will do our best to assign you to a station where you will get to interact with your child(ren) based on the information that you provide below. Please fill out the information for both June 14th and rain date June 15th so that we can make a schedule for both days in advance. Thank you!

Field day volunteer registration form

 

Town Council Budget Hearings- Parents are invited to attend the town budget hearings. Please show your support to our school and district by attending the meetings and helping to advocate for our schools.

Budget Meetings Schedule

Volunteers are needed for a initiative next year- ( 2018-19 School Year)

Ashton is interested in participating in the Farm Fresh RI “Farm to School” program.  This program encourages students to eat a greater variety of vegetables by hosting cafeteria taste-test featuring locally grown products.  In order to have the program in our school next year, we need to recruit parent volunteers that will be training to host the cafeteria taste test.  If interested, please flyer link to sign up as a volunteer.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owRkZQSWRqWnREMTdlSmhmdi1yYUxsUWo4Sms4/view?usp=sharing

 

New Incoming Kindergarten Playdate- June 6th at 4:30-5:30pm.  This event is planned for our new incoming K- students registered to start at Ashton for the 2018-19 school year.  

Important Dates:

May 28- NO School ~ Memorial Day!

May 30th for the Papa Gino’s fundraiser night

June 3rd- Family Fun Day!

June 6th- PBIS No Homework Day.

June 13th- Sodexo Cookout

June 14th - Field day ~ June 15th field day rain date

June  19- Fifth Grade Promotion Ceremony/Graduation at approximately 1:00pm

June 20th- Last Day

Student Recognition Program-  Congratulations to our students being recognized for Student of the Month and Principal Award for the month of April.  

The student of the month certificate was awarded to one student from each class selected by their teacher for modeling the 3 R’s; “Respectful, Responsible and Ready to Learn.” The Principal Award was awarded to one student from each class for being “Motivated”

April- Student of the Month Picture

April -PA Picture

List of Students for the Month of April

 

Previous Months:

March - Principal Award Picture

March - Student of the Month

List of Students for the month of March

February-Student of the Month Picture

February- Principal Award Picture

List of Students for February

January- Student of the Month Picture

January-Principal Award Picture

List of Students for January

December-Principal Award Picture

December-Student of the Month Picture

List of Students for December

November-Principal Award Winners-Picture

November-Student of the Month Winners-Picture

List of Students- November

October-Student of the Month Picture

October Principal Award Picture

List of Students-October

September-Principal Award Winners

September Student of the Month Winners

Event Pictures

Cultural Night Pictures-2018

Future Chef Pictures

Dress To Impress Pictures-

Veggie Pledge Winners-Names and Pictures

 

Enjoy the Long Weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 

 

 


 

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5/ 22 /18

 

 

Ashton Students

Rocked RICAS

"Thank you for trying your hardest on RICAS this year.  Your teachers would like to recognize your efforts by having a game day on Friday, May 25th from 1:30 to 3:00pm."

Students in grades 3-5 will be able to enjoy playing their favorite board games with classmates in their grade.  Teachers will make board games available in the classroom or students may bring their own. Please bring games that you can share with others. Electronic games are allowed, as long as they do not require WiFi and are appropriate for a school setting. Cell phones are not allowed. Please know we can not assume responsibility for any games or electronic devices lost, damaged or stolen. So, pick accordingly and bring games that you are willing to share and can play with others.

Enjoy!

 

 


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5/ 18 /18

Dear Ashton Families,

 

Next week is “ A ” week

 

RICAS Science testing~  Grade 5 only on Monday and Tuesday, May 21st and May 22nd.  Testing will start at 9:30am. Please help us get your child to school on time and have them be well rested for the test.  State assessments can only be very stressful for our students, so don’t forget to say a few words of encouragement and give them additional TLC.  

 

Field Day Volunteers - Ashton School Field Day needs the dedicated help of parent volunteers. All parent volunteers must have a BCI (background) check to be able to help out in the school. BCI Form

The form below is the official registration for volunteering on field day. We will do our best to assign you to a station where you will get to interact with your child(ren) based on the information that you provide below. Please fill out the information for both June 14th and rain date June 15th so that we can make a schedule for both days in advance. Thank you!

Field day volunteer registration form

 

 

Town Council Budget Hearings- Parents are invited to attend the town budget hearings. Please show your support to our school and district by attending the meetings and helping to advocate for our schools.

Budget Meetings Schedule

 

Volunteers are needed for a initiative next year- ( 2018-19 School Year)

Ashton is interested in participating in the Farm Fresh RI “Farm to School” program.  This program encourages students to eat a greater variety of vegetables by hosting cafeteria taste-test featuring locally grown products.  In order to have the program in our school next year, we need to recruit parent volunteers that will be training to host the cafeteria taste test.  If interested, please flyer link to sign up as a volunteer.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owRkZQSWRqWnREMTdlSmhmdi1yYUxsUWo4Sms4/view?usp=sharing

 

Message from our PE Department-  Our Physical Education Department at Ashton has decided to make a slight change to this years creative dance program. Although students will still be held to the same academic standard during creative dance, there will not be a parent performance this year due to some unforeseen circumstances with one of our educators. Students however, will have a chance to showcase their creations to students at their own grade level. They will be notified about these changes during class time next week. Moving forward towards upcoming years, our Physical Education program has been looking into many different ways to connect our Ashton families to the Physical Education program. We will continue to explore different ideas and activities that will help benefit all members of our community. We look forward to seeing you in the future.

Thank you. Mr. Lennon and Mrs. Hogan  

 

Grant Award- Congratulations to our third grade teachers and students for being awarded a grant by the Cumberland Education Foundation to grow a garden and expand our outdoor learning space. Third grade classes started a garden last year that proved to be a lot of fun and a great learning experience for our students. The grant will help us expand the garden for students to continue to enjoy and learn from.  We are looking for additional sitting space for our outdoor learning classroom. If you have a wooden picnic table or tree trunks that may be used to sit outdoors and you no longer need, please let me know.

 

Papa Gino’s Fundraiser-   May 30th from 4:00 to 9:00pm.  Please help support our PTO. Flyer with details

 

Screenagers- Ashton date has been changed to May 21st.  Please see revised flyer for details.  Childcare will be available.

Screenagers Show- revised flyer

this is a community event hosted and paid by all of the PTO’s in Cumberland to benefit our families. Screenagers is an award winning film that probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games and academics. The films offers solutions on how we can help kids navigate the digital world.  

 

Bookfair- “BOGO”-  Students can visit the Bookfair next Tuesday, 5/22. This is a buy one get one free sale.  

Bookfair flyer

 

Ashton Family Picnic-  June 3rd (rain date June 10th) 11:00-2:00pm at Ashton School Playground and field.  Families are invited to join us for a fun and relaxing day at our school that will include raffle of themed baskets, food from our local food trucks and  time for students to play with their friends. The PTO is collecting donations for the baskets. Each grade has been assigned a basket theme and letters requesting donations were sent home this week. Here is a link to the list of classroom themes:

Family Day Out - Classroom Themes link for  for donations

Family Fun Day Out Information

 

PBIS “No Homework Day” on Wednesday, May 23rd.

 

New Incoming Kindergarten Playdate- June 6th at 4:30-5:30pm.  This event is planned for our new incoming K- students registered to start at Ashton for the 2018-19 school year.  

 

Ashton Gear - we are doing one last order for families and staff to take advantage and buy some cool Ashton gear. Orders need to be in by May 25th and not the 24th.  Please disregard the typo on the order form. Flyer with order  forms will be sent home on Monday via the red folders.

Ashton Clothing -Products available

Order Form

 

 

May 21st- Screenagers Show at 6:00pm at CHS

May 21 & 22 Science State Testing- grade 5 only

May 22nd- Town Budget Meeting

May 23rd- PBIS No HW day

May 25th- Ashton gear orders due

May 28- NO School ~ Memorial Day!

May 29th- Town Budget Meeting

May 30th - Papa Gino’s fundraiser night

May 31st- Town Budget Meeting

June 3rd- Ashton Family Picnic Day!

June 6- PBIS No Homework Day

June 6- Incoming K playdate at 4:30pm in our school library

June 6- Town Budget Meeting

June 13th- Sodexo Cookout - part of the regular lunch program

June 14th - Field day or  June 15th field day rain date

June  19- Fifth Grade Promotion Ceremony/Graduation - time Approx 1:00pm- more info coming. 

June 20th- Last Day - subject to change due to unexpected closing of school.

 

Enjoy the  weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 

 


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5/11/18 Update

 

Dear Ashton Community,

 

Our Physical Education Department at Ashton has decided to make a slight change to this years creative dance program. Although students will still be held to the same academic standard during creative dance, there will not be a parent performance this year due to some unforeseen circumstances with one of our educators. Students however, will have a chance to showcase their creations to students at their own grade level. They will be notified about these changes during class time next week. Moving forward towards upcoming years, our Physical Education program has been looking into many different ways to connect our Ashton families to the Physical Education program. We will continue to explore different ideas and activities that will help benefit all members of our community. We look forward to seeing you in the future. 

Thank you. 

Mr. Lennon and Mrs. Hogan  

Ashton Physical Education Department

 

 


 

 

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5/ 12/18

Dear Ashton Families,

 

Next week is “ B ” week

 

May 15th and 16th- RICAS Math Testing- grades 3, 4 & 5- Testing will start at 9:30am. Please be sure your child arrives to school on time. Thank you!

 

A special “thank you” to our students, their families, our PTO and the PTO teacher appreciation committee for all they did this week to show their appreciation.  We all enjoyed receiving the treats in the morning, gifts and notes each day. The lunches were amazing and the penny social at the end of the week was also a big hit.  Teachers also appreciated having a duty free week, thanks to the parent volunteers that came in to supervise recess and bus duty. These are two very challenging times of the day with students and we truly appreciate parents taking over the duties.  A big thank you to Heather Cavanagh for leading the committee and spending all week at the school, making sure everything was going well, restocking the teachers room, lining up volunteers and cleaning at the end of each day. We are very fortunate to have such caring and supportive parents.  Thank you all!!!

 

 

Spring Concert Information- Grades K, 2 and 4, this coming Friday, May 18th at 10:00am.  Families of students in those grades are invited to attend.

 

Ashton Got Talent- Our Fourth and Fifth grade students did an amazing job performing at the “Ashton Got Talent” show this past Friday night.  Thank you to our teachers, Mr. Oliveira, Ms. Clossick, Mrs. Moreau, Mrs. Pullano and Mrs. Ollquist for volunteering to plan this event.  A big thank you to our parent volunteers as well for their time and dedication, Mrs. Herring, Mrs. Tucker, Mr. Mackenzie and Mr. Moreau. We know that a show like this takes a great deal of time, planning and preparation and we truly appreciate all the time you put in to make our students shine.  

 

Good Deeds~ Here are few highlights from our “Good Deeds” program- A big thanks to our students and their families for their support:

We donated $1,719 books to Books are Wings.

We collected $2,982.50 for Pennies for Patients.

We collected $700 to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation by holding a "Dress to Impress" day.

We raised $182 at the Hats on Day to support kids fighting cancer.

These are just a few of the events that were sponsored this year.  We are very proud of our Jr. Scholars and our school.

 

PBIS Update- we are proud to let you know that as of March 26th, our discipline referral data show that 92% of our students are responding well to the school expectations. Please continue to review the school expectations with your children at home.  As students start to enjoy outdoor recess more often, please remind your child to use their “Debugging” strategies and show good sportsmanship when playing with others. Your child should be able to recite the Debugging strategies to you (ignore, walk away, talk friendly, talk firmly and get help from an adult).  It is always important to remind students to get help from an adult, if the debugging strategies did not work. PBIS Discipline Data Link- March 2018

 

Papa Gino’s Fundraiser-  Please help support our PTO.  Fundraiser-https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-9vsKPuhst4yfqKneAnoSbCV_h6sNUe6Tix8TZKObjI/edit?usp=sharing

 

Screenagers- Ashton date has been changed to May 21st.  Please see revised flyer for details.

Screenagers Show- revised flyer   

Screenagers is a community event hosted and paid by all of the PTO’s in Cumberland to benefit our families. Screenagers is an award winning film that probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games and academics. The films offers solutions on how we can help kids navigate the digital world.  Screenagers-Garvin, BF, McCourt Showing

 

Bookfair- “BOGO”-  Preview day is Friday 5/18 & sales are on Tuesday, 5/22.  Bookfair flyer

 

Family Fun Day Out-Sunday, June 3rd, 11:00-2:00pm at Ashton School.  Donations needed.  Please see letter with details Family Day Out- Flyer with Details

 

New Incoming Kindergarten Playdate- June 6th at 4:30-5:30pm.  This event is planned for our new incoming K- students registered to start at Ashton for the 2018-19 school year.  

 

PTO Nominations- the PTO is seeking nominations for Board Members for the 2018-19 school year. Please get involve or nominate others.  Our school depends on volunteers to help plan activities and support the academic and social development of our students.  2018 PTO Board Members Nomination Form

 

The next PTO meeting is scheduled for May 16th at 6:30pm- Voting for new Board Members will be done at this meeting.  

 

Important Dates:

May 15th and 16th- RICAS Math Testing- grades 3.4 & 5

May 16th- PTO meeting at 6:30pm

May 18th- Spring Concert, 10:00am- Parents are invited!  Grades K, 2, and 4

May 21st- Screenagers Show at 6:00pm at CHS

May 21 & 22 Science State Testing- grade 5 only

May 28- NO School ~ Memorial Day!

June 3rd- Family Fun Day!

June 6th- 4:30-5:30pm New Incoming K Playdate. 

June 13th- Sodexo Cookout & Recess Rocks

June 14th - Field day , June 15th field day rain date

June  19- Fifth Grade Promotion Ceremony/Graduation

June 20th- Last Day - subject to change due to unexpected closing of school.

 

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers in the

Ashton Family!

  
                                                                                           
 

 

Enjoy the rest of your  weekend,

Nidia Karbonik

 

My apologies for making an error on my previous email regarding one of our parent volunteers.  Mrs. Herling was one of our parent volunteers. 

Ashton Got Talent-

Our Fourth and Fifth grade students did an amazing job performing at the “Ashton Got Talent” show this past Friday night .  Thank you to our teachers, Mr. Oliveira, Ms. Clossick, Mrs. Moreau, Mrs. Pullano and Mrs. Ollquist for volunteering to plan this event.  A big thank you to our parent volunteers as well for their time and dedication, Mrs. Herling, Mrs. Tucker, Mr. Mackenzie and Mr. Moreau. We know that a show like this takes a great deal of time, planning and preparation and we truly appreciate all the time you put in to make our students shine.  

 

  

 

 

 


 

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5/ 4  /18

 

 

Dear Ashton Parents, 

My weekly email from yesterday contained the wrong link for the Jr. Science Expo- Here is the correct link.  My apologies. 

Science Expo Pictures

Also, the Spring Concert is scheduled for May 18th. Enjoy the beautiful weather.  Nidia K. 

 

 

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5/ 4  /18

Dear Ashton Families,

 

Next week is “ A ” week

 

Spring Concert Information- grades K, 2 and 4, May 19th at 10:00am. Parents are welcomed!

 

Afterschool Rock Climbing- will end May 11th. May 4th class was cancelled and will be made up on May 11th.  Karate and Lego’s are done.

Basketball- Hoops started 4/26/18 until May 31st.  Parents can still register students for hoops for the last 4 week at $40.00. Please go to Diamond Hill Town Rec Office to register.

 

Screenagers- this is a community event hosted and paid by all of the PTO’s in Cumberland to benefit our families. Screenagers is an award winning film that probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games and academics. The films offers solutions on how we can help kids navigate the digital world.

There are two shows being offered between the schools.  

Screenagers- Community, NCMS, Ashton and CHILL Showing

Screenagers-Garvin, BF, McCourt Showing

 

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7-11th!   Please look for the parent letter sent home with students this week via the red folder with additional details about reading week.

Parent Letter

Daily List of Activities for Teacher Appreciation

Let's show our appreciation to our teachers and staff!  Be on the lookout for the Teacher Appreciation flyer in your child's red folder outlining the options to contribute or volunteer.  If you did not receive the flyer, you can review and print from this link- Teacher Appreciation Week Donations and Volunteers Form

Forms are due back by May 1st!  Any questions? Contact Heather Cavanagh at hjc0304 [at] hotmail [dot] com.  Thank you for supporting Ashton's teachers and staff!  The teacher appreciation committee is kindly requesting that parents write a short note to your child’s teacher and/or school staff to show your appreciation during Teacher Appreciation Week.  Please send in by May 2nd in an envelope made out to “Heather – Teacher Appreciation Week” or email to hjc0304 [at] hotmail [dot] com or paigenparks [at] post [dot] harvard [dot] edu.   Notes will be used to create a mural for teachers.  Please note participation is optional.

 

Bookfair- “BOGO”  preview Friday 5/18 & sales Tuesday, 5/22.   Bookfair flyer

School Store  will be open next week. Order form and schedule will be sent with students via the red folder.

 

Celebration for Learning- Thank you to all of the families that attended the Celebration for Learning and Science Fair. A big thanks to our Jr. Scientist for their amazing science projects.  Teachers were very impressed with the home projects and how much our students learned. This is a credit to our families for supporting their children in this fun learning experience. A shout out to our teachers for volunteering and planning this event.  Science Expo Pictures

 

Student Recognition Program-  Congratulations to our students being recognized for Student of the Month and Principal Award for the month of March.  

The student of the month certificate was awarded to one student from each class selected by their teacher for modeling the 3 R’s; “Respectful, Responsible and Ready to Learn.” The Principal Award was awarded to one student from each class for being “Fair”

March - Principal Award Picture

March - Student of the Month

List of Students for the month of March

 

Family Fun Day Out- Save the Date for our annual Ashton Family Day Event- Sunday, June 3rd, 11:00-2:00pm

 

Cumberland School Volunteers(CSV)-  will be hosting its annual volunteer recognition event on Wed. May 9th from 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Community Room at the Cumberland Public Library. All of our volunteers are encouraged and invited to attend.  

CVS Raffle flyer

 

PTO Nominations- the PTO is seeking nominations for Board Members for the 2018-19 school year. Please get involve or nominate others.  Our school depends on volunteers to help plan activities and support the academic and social development of our students.  2018 PTO Board Members Nomination Form

 

The next PTO meeting is scheduled for May 16th - Voting for new Board Members will be done at this meeting.  

Lost and Found- we have a lot of nice clothes in the lost and found. As we transition to the new season, we need to empty the container.  Please have your child go through the lost and found next week or feel free to stop by the school to look through it yourself. I will be donating to charity anything left after next Friday.   

 

Important Dates:

Ashton Got Talent Rehearsals- every Monday until 5:30pm.

May 1st- Celebration for Learning @ 5:30 to 7:00pm and Science Fair 6:15-7:00pm

May 2nd- All Band Night at McCourt Middle School, 6:30pm

May 7th to May 11th- Teacher Appreciation Week

May 11th- Talent Show at CHS auditorium

May 15th and 16th- RICAS Math Testing- grades 3.4 & 5

May 16th- PTO meeting at 6:30pm

May 18th- Spring Concert, 10:00am- Parents invited!  Grades K, 2, and 4

May 21st- Screenagers Show at 6:00pm at CHS

May 21 & 22 Science State Testing- grade 5 only

May 28- NO School ~ Memorial Day!

June 3rd- Family Fun Day!

June 13th- Sodexo Cookout & Recess Rocks

June 14th - Field day , June 15th field day rain date

June  19- Fifth Grade Promotion Ceremony/Graduation

June 20th- Last Day - subject to change due to unexpected closing of school.

 

Enjoy your  weekend,

Nidia Karbonik

 

 

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4/27/18

Dear Ashton Families,

 

Next week is “ B ” week

 

I hope everyone had a great time with their children during vacation.  The end of the year is approaching fast and It is hard to believe that we only have a couple of months left.  As we approach the end of the year, teachers will start to plan class lists for next year and they will have a supply list available for parents before the end of the year to help you plan your back to school shopping and allow you to take advantage of the summer sales.  Please know that I do not take teacher requests for class assignments, as teachers have the liberty to move jobs over the summer per their contract and all teachers in our school are held to the same high standards.

 

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7-11th!  Let's show our appreciation to our teachers and staff!  Be on the lookout for the Teacher Appreciation flyer in your child's red folder outlining the options to contribute or volunteer.  If you did not receive the flyer, you can review and print from this link- Teacher Appreciation Week~Form

Forms are due back by May 1st!  Any questions? Contact Heather Cavanagh at hjc0304 [at] hotmail [dot] com.  Thank you for supporting Ashton's teachers and staff!  

 

The teacher appreciation committee is kindly requesting that parents write a short note to your child’s teacher and/or school staff to show your appreciation during Teacher Appreciation Week.  Please send in by May 2nd in an envelope made out to “Heather – Teacher Appreciation Week” or email to hjc0304 [at] hotmail [dot] com or paigenparks [at] post [dot] harvard [dot] edu.   Notes will be used to create a mural for teachers.  Please note participation is optional.

 

Celebration for Learning- Our school will host a special event for our families on Tuesday, May 1st starting at 5:30pm. Parents are invited visit the school and walk around the building to celebrate some of the wonderful class work produced by our students with their teachers and our wonderful art teacher, Ms. Giarrusso.  We will also be hosting a Jr. Science Expo in the gymnasium from 6:15 to 7:00pm. Please see flyer for more details. Everyone is invited.

Students participating in the science expo are asked to reserve their spot in the gym by completing the enclosed form-  Jr. Science Convention Confirmation Form

Celebration for Learning and Science Expo Flyer

 

Afterschool Clubs- update

Legos- ends next Tuesday, May 1st

Karate-ends next Wednesday, May 2nd

Rock Climbing- ends next Friday, May4th

 

Basketball- Hoops started 4/26/18 until May 31st.  Parents can still register students for hoops for the last 4 week at $40.00. Please go to Diamond Hill Town Rec Office to register.

 

Technology/Screen time- Please take a moment to read this article. It will definitely make you think.  You can view it through the lens of a parent, grandparent, or educator.

http://deeprootsathome.com/raising-children-technology/

Student Recognition Program-  Congratulations to our students being recognized for Student of the Month and Principal Award for the month of March.  

The student of the month certificate was awarded to one student from each class selected by their teacher for modeling the 3 R’s; “Respectful, Responsible and Ready to Learn.” The Principal Award was awarded to one student from each class for being “Fair”

March - Principal Award Picture

March - Student of the Month

List of Students for the month of March

 

School Store Volunteers Needed-  we are looking for  parent volunteers to help us open the school store to students the week of  May 7th to May 11th.  Students truly enjoy having the opportunity to buy school supplies and trinkets at the school store, but we are limited on the number of times we can offer this to them due to the fact that we need to depend on volunteers. You can commit to volunteer one day or any number of days during that week and the hours are 9:00 to 9:45am.  Parent volunteers assist student council students run the register and supervise students while they wait in line at the store. No prior experience required. Your children will love to see you working at the school and they will think you are the coolest parent ever! f interested, please email Mrs. Arzoomanian or Ms. Maver at dianne [dot] arzoomanian [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org or jennifer [dot] marvel [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org.   

 

Feinstein Offer for Students- A wonderful dinosaur exhibit has just opened at Mystic Aquarium – 12 breathing, clawing, roaring dinosaurs through a fascinating indoor dinosaur trail.

Students must show their Feinstein Jr.  Journal Scholar Card for free admittance to Mystic when you go.

 

Feinstein T-shirts- As you may already know, Ashton School is a Feinstein School, committed to do good deeds for our community and promoting kindness within our school. Mr. Alan Shawn Feinstein offered to buy Feinstein t-shirts for our students to help spread his message that we can all make a difference in this world!  Students will receive Feinstein t-shirts this Friday and we will be taking pictures of students wearing them for the yearbook. Please encourage your child to wear their Feinstein t-shirt every Friday or their Ashton gear to show their school spirit and support our school.

 

RICAS - Our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students took the ELA RICAS test this week.  We are very proud of our student for their effort and hard work. Their determination to do well on the test was well noted and evident in their focus and the amount of time they took to complete the test. Thank you to our parents for encouraging students to persevere and for sending them to school well rested and well fed. The positive letters  of encouragement were very helpful too!

 

In case you missed the RICAS parent workshop, here is the information shared at the meeting-RICAS Workshop PowerPoint Presentation

Released items and http://ricas.pearsonsupport.com/ -Practice website

 

 

Save the Date for our annual Ashton Family Day Event- Sunday, June 3rd, 11:00-2:00pm  Family Fun Day Out -Save the Date Flyer

 

Silvergraphics Orders - For anyone that did not pick up their Silvergraphics order, all non-fragile orders were given to teachers to send home with students.  If you ordered fragile items such as mugs, ornaments, frames, art prints, etc., then please go to the school office to pick up your order.  The online store will be available for you to purchase additional items through June 30th. A portion of the sales will go to Ashton to support student and teacher needs/activities.  To access the online store, go to https://shop.silvergraphics.com and enter username: ashton and password: ashtonart.  

Thank you for supporting Ashton School!

 

Cumberland School Volunteers(CSV)-  will be hosting its annual volunteer recognition event on Wed. May 9th from 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Community Room at the Cumberland Public Library. All of our volunteers are encouraged and invited to attend.  

CVS Raffle flyer

 

Message for our Fifth Grade Parents- we are creating a slideshow for the 5th grade students that will be shared during their graduation ceremony.  Please send any candid photos you might have of your child to Diane Ribeiro at ribeiros4 [at] verizon [dot] net.  Photos should be school related and from their elementary years.  For example, first day of school, spirit week, field day, and any other school events. Thank you, 5th Grade Event Committee

 

Community Service- Ashton raised $2,982.50 this year for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Thank you all for your support during the Penny Wars.  

Community event open to the public - Healthy Kids Day 2018! Saturday, April 28, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Balfour Riverwalk Park.  Events & Activities:

  • Kids races beginning at 11 am.

  • Inflatable obstacle course

  • DJ & dance contests

  • Face painting

  • Family fitness challenges

  • Healthy snacks

  • Plus, much more!

PTO Nominations- the PTO is seeking nominations for Board Members for the 2018-19 school year. Please get involve or nominate others.  Our school depends on volunteers to help plan activities and support the academic and social development of our students.  2018 PTO Board Members Nomination Form

 

The next PTO meeting is scheduled for May 16th - Voting for new Board Members will be done at this meeting.  

 

Communi-Key Newsletter - April 2018

Communi-Key - Communicating with you, so together, we can promote a safe and healthy drug free environment.

Cumberland, North Smithfield and Lincoln Prevention Coalitions

 

 

Ashton Got Talent Rehearsals- every Monday until 5:30pm.

April 26th- All Chorus Night at McCourt Middle School at 7:00pm

April 27th- Son’s Choice Event at Ashton 6:00-8:30pm

May 1st- Celebration for Learning @ 5:30 to 7:00pm and Science Fair 6:15-7:00pm

May 2nd- All Band Night at McCourt Middle School, 6:30pm

May 7th to May 11th- Teacher Appreciation Week

May 11th- Talent Show at CHS auditorium

May 16th- PTO meeting at 6:30pm

May 18th- Spring Concert, 10:00am- Parents invited!  Grades K, 2, and 4

June 3rd- Family Fun Day!

June 13th- Sodexo Cookout & Recess Rocks

June 14th - Field day , June 15th field day rain date

June  19- Fifth Grade Promotion Ceremony/Graduation at approx 1:30pm- more info to follow. 

June 20th- Last Day - subject to change due to unexpected closing of school.

 

Enjoy your  weekend,

Nidia Karbonik

 


 

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4/26/18

Dear Ashton Families, 

For those of you that are registered to attend the Son's Choice Event this Friday night at Ashton School, here are the ingredients for ice cream sundae bar the PTO will be offering at the event.  The event is meant for boys to attend a fun night  accompanied by their mom or a female adult in their life and parents are asked to monitored their children. However, we wanted you to have the ingredients now to help you plan ahead for those with food allergies.   

Vanilla Ice Cream - Cream, Nonfat milk, corn syrup, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, whey vanilla, mono di glycerides, gust gum, polysorbate 80 and carrageenan 

Chocolate Ice Cream - Cream, nonfat milk, high fructose corn syrup, sugar, corn syrup, whey, cocoa (processed with alkali) mono & diglycerides, guar gum, polysorbate 80, and carrageenan. 

Rainbow Sprinkles - sugar, hydrogenated palm Kernel oil, corn starch, sunflower lecithin, FD&C colors, Maltodextrin, Carnauba Wax, Vanillin. Cellulose Gum. 

Cookies and Cream topping - Unbleached enriched flour(wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid) sugar, palm and/or canola oil, cocoa (processed with alkali) high fructose corn syrup, leavening (baking soda and/or calcium phosphate), salt, soy lecithin, chocolate, artificial flavor. 

Whipped Cream - Cream, water, sugar, corn syrup, nonfat milk. Less than 2% of: mono -and glycerides, natural flavor, carrageenan. Propellant - nitrous oxide. 

Chocolate Syrup - High Fructose Corn Syrup, Corn Syrup, water, cocoa, sugar. Contains less than 2% of: potassium sorbate; salt; mono -and glycerides, xanthan gum; polysorbate 60; vanillin; artificial flavor. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to call me or reach out to Dianne Ribeiro- Son's Choice Event Chair.

Nidia Karbonik

 


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4/22/18

Dear Parents, this is a friendly reminder that the before school academic program with Mr. Olivera, Mrs. Martins or Ms. Clossick starts tomorrow morning at 8:00am, for the students that were invited and are registered to attend.  I hope everyone enjoyed the week with their children.  I am looking forward to seeing them in school tomorrow.  

Nidia


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4/13/18

Dear Ashton Families,

 

April 16th to April 20th- School Vacation. Enjoy!

 

April 23rd- Students return from vacation.  That week is “A” week.

 

Springtime Lego  Fridays- Grades 2 and 3 only! -

We are trying something new at outdoor recess now that the warmer weather is upon us.  On Fridays, during second grade recess, students will have the option to go to a Lego’s station.  The Lego station will be open to one class at a time. There are four classes outside during 2nd recess so the classes will be rotated through.  We are excited to offer this non-competitive, fun, and structured outdoor recess option.   

 

Junior Science Convention  Confirmation Form- Please confirm that your child will be participating by April 24th - Jr. Science Convention Confirmation Form

If interested in volunteering at this event, please contact Mrs. Senno- Lori [dot] senno [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org

Student packets:  Grades 3-5 Junior Scientist Convention Packet

Grades K-2 Junior Scientist Convention Packet

 

 Feinstein Offer for Students-  A wonderful dinosaur exhibit has just opened at Mystic Aquarium – 12 breathing, clawing, roaring dinosaurs through a fascinating indoor dinosaur trail.

Please be sure your youngsters each have their Journal Scholar card to show for free admittance to Mystic when you go.

 

RICAS Parent Workshop Information for Grades 3-5-  In case you missed the workshop, here is the information shared with parents.

RICAS Workshop PowerPoint Presentation

Released items

http://ricas.pearsonsupport.com/ -Practice website

 

Silvergraphics Orders - For anyone that did not pick up their Silvergraphics order, all non-fragile orders were given to teachers to send home with students.  If you ordered fragile items such as mugs, ornaments, frames, art prints, etc., then please go to the school office to pick up your order.

The online store will be available for you to purchase additional items through June 30th.  A portion of the sales will go to Ashton to support student and teacher needs/activities. To access the online store, go to https://shop.silvergraphics.com and enter username: ashton and password: ashtonart.  

Thank you for supporting Ashton School!

 

Cumberland School Volunteers(CSV)- Save the Date-  will be hosting its annual volunteer recognition event on Wed. May 9th from 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Community Room at the Cumberland Public Library. All of our volunteers are encouraged and invited to attend.  CSV will be sending home invitations in the next week.

 

PTO Nominations- the PTO is seeking nominations for Board Members for the 2018-19 school year. Please get involve or nominate others.  Our school depends on volunteers to help plan activities and support the academic and social development of our students.  2018 PTO Board Members Nomination Form

April 25th- PBIS No Homework Day

The next PTO meeting is scheduled for May 16th - Voting for new Board Members will be done at this meeting.  

 

 

Ashton Got Talent Rehearsals- every Monday until 5:30pm.

April 13th- Keith Munslow Assembly 10:15am

April 16th to April 20th- School Vacation Week

April 25th- PBIS No Homework Day

April 26th- All Chorus Night at McCourt Middle School at 7:00pm

April 27th- Son’s Choice Event at Ashton 6:00-8:30pm

May 2nd- All Band Night at McCourt Middle School, 6:30pm

May 7th to May 11th- Teacher Appreciation Week

May 11th- Talent Show at CHS auditorium

May 16th- PTO meeting at 6:30pm

May 18th- Spring Concert, 10:00am- Parents invited!

June 3rd- Family Fun Day!

June 13th- Sodexo Cookout & Recess Rocks

June 14th - Field day , June 15th field day rain date

June  19- Fifth Grade Graduation- Tentative

June 20th- Last Day - subject to change due to unexpected closing of school.

 

Enjoy the vacation week with your children,

Nidia Karbonik

 

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4/10/18

 

Springtime ~ Lego  Fridays

Dear Parents, 

We are trying something new at outdoor recess now that the warmer weather is upon us.  On Fridays, during second grade recess only, students will have the option to go to a Lego’s station.  The Lego station will be open to one class at a time. There are four classes outside during 2nd recess, so the classes will be rotated through.  We are excited to offer this non-competitive, fun, and structured outdoor recess option.

Mrs. Shea, Speech Pathologist

 

Thank you to the parents that attended the RICAS workshop last night.  Here is the website with practice test and releases items to use with your children at home.  

Released items

http://ricas.pearsonsupport.com/

 

If you were not able to attend, here is the link to entire workshop presentation-  https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/131M0DXwdyuWg3815_KZ1ktRpClgMMgefKS8dF-VlTbk/edit?usp=sharing

Nidia Karbonik

 


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4/9/18

Dear Ashton Parents, 

As a surprise baby gift for Mrs. Ollquist (K teacher), Heather Herring would like to assemble a book for her. If any current or former students would like to participate, please send a photo, picture/drawing, and/or a letter/story and Mrs. Herring will put them all together. You can send them to school in an envelope marked Heather Herring or you can email them to heathertherring [at] gmail [dot] com. Please have everything turned in by April 30th. Please email Heather if you have any questions. And remember it is a surprise! Thank you!

 


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4/7/18

Dear Ashton Families,

 

Next week is “B” week.

April 16th to April 20th- School Vacation

 

RICAS Parent Workshop Flyer for grades 3-5 on Monday, April 9 at 6:000pm.

Ashton School will be doing the RICAS state testing with students in grades 3 to 5 on the following dates.  All testing will be done in the morning, starting at 9:30am, with the exception of some make ups.

  • Grades 3-5 - English Language Arts “ELA” - Tuesday, April 24th and Thursday,  April 26th.

  • Grades 3-5 Math- Tuesday, May 15th and Wednesday, May 16th.

  • Grade 5- Science - Monday, May 21 and Tuesday, May 22nd.  

 

Silvergraphics Orders Are In!  Your Silvergraphics order will be available for pick up in the hallway across from the cafeteria on Monday, April 9th from 3:00-4:00pm and Tuesday, April 10th from 8:30-9:30 am.  We are unable to send home the orders with your child as many of the items are fragile. Please plan to pick up your order at this time, or to make alternate arrangements, please email Susan Vennemeyer at svennemeyer [at] gmail [dot] com.   

If you didn't place an order or want to buy more gifts for Mother's or Father's Day, there is still time!  You can place orders online through June 30th at https://shop.silvergraphics.com.  Enter the user name:  ashton and password: ashtonart.  Shipping fees will apply and your order will be shipped directly to your house.  Funds raised from any online orders will go to Ashton.

Thank you for supporting Ashton and we hope you enjoy your child's artwork!

 

Spring Pictures and Yearbook Group Pictures:   Lifetouch Studios will be taking Spring portraits at Ashton Elementary School on 04/10/2018.   Only students purchasing will be photographed and must have their completed order form when photographed or must have paid online at mylifetouch.com, Picture Day ID PC407752Q0.  For Customer Support, please call 401-828-5220

Group Pictures for the yearbook will be done on Tuesday, April 10th.- Students in the following programs will have their picture taken:

  • Fifth Grade Graduation Picture (both 5th grade classes)

  • Student Council Members- please bring your shirt to wear for the picture

  • Safety Patrol- Both groups of safety patrol students will be photographed. Please wear your sashes

  • Band Students- please bring your instruments for the picture

  • Spelling Bee -Runner up and first place for 4th and 5th grade. Please bring your metals.

  • Future Chef Competition- All finalist- please bring your April from the event

  • Physical Education Helpers

Volunteer Needed for Spring Pictures- I am looking for a parent volunteer to help with Spring Pictures on Tuesday, April 10th from 9:15 to approximately noon time.  Please email me if you are available. No experience necessary. You will be assisting to get the students and groups that need to be photographed.  We will provide you with a schedule and map of the school. 
 

Reading Week-  Next week is Reading week and we are looking forward to having our guest readers!   Here is the list of additional activities going on for the week. Reading Week- Student Activities

DROP EVERYTHING AND READ:  D.E.A.R. time is daily from 9:15 – 9:30.  

GUEST READERS:  Daily~ Thanks to our PTO for recruiting Readers for all the rooms and thank you to everyone that has volunteered to read to our students.

MONDAY:  “Adjective Day” ~ Students dress in a way that best represents an adjective.  Ex. silly, wacky, professional, somber, etc.

TUESDAY: “Reading Rocks Wear Some Funky Socks” ~  Students wear funny socks to school in celebration of Reading Week

WEDNESDAY:  “Hats Off to Books” ~  Students wear funny hats in celebration of Reading Week

THURSDAY:  “Oh The Places You’ll Go Day” ~ Students wear a shirt representing a place they have visited or a place they would like to go

FRIDAY:  “Character Day” ~ Think about your favorite storybook character.  You could love Trixie from Knuffle Bunny, Lilly from Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, Nick Allen from Frindle, Junie B. Jones, Curious George or Willy from Stone Fox. Whoever your favorite character, think about what makes that character special. Think about what they wear, what their hair looks like, what they carry with them, and how they act.

 

Cumberland School Volunteers(CSV) Save the Date-  will be hosting its annual volunteer recognition event on Wed. May 9th from 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Community Room at the Cumberland Public Library. All of our volunteers are encouraged and invited to attend.  CSV will be sending home invitations in the next week.

 

PTO Nominations- the PTO is seeking nominations for Board Members for the 2018-19 school year. Please get involve or nominate others.  Our school depends on volunteers to help plan activities and support the academic and social development of our students.  2018 PTO Board Members Nomination Form

 

Annual Student Food Preference Survey- The Window for the survey was extended until April 15th. Parents are invited to give our lunch program feedback.  Please take a moment to let Sodexo know how they can improve their services for our students Menu Feedback 2018- https://www.sodexosurveys.com/f/104088/140a/

 

Junior Science Convention- Participation Form - If interested in volunteering at this event, please contact Mrs. Senno- Lori [dot] senno [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org

Student packets:  Grades 3-5 Junior Scientist Convention Packet  and   Grades K-2 Junior Scientist Convention Packet

  

The next PTO meeting is scheduled for May 16th - Voting for new Board Members will be done at this meeting.  
 

Communi-Key Newsletter - March 2018  -  Communi-Key - Communicating with you, so together, we can promote a safe and healthy drug free environment.  Cumberland, North Smithfield and Lincoln Prevention Coalitions

 

Important Dates:

Ashton Got Talent Rehearsals- every Monday until 5:30pm.

April 2 to April 6- Spirit Week

April 9 to April 13- Reading Week

April 10th- Spring Pictures (prepaid students only) and Group Pictures

April 13th- Keith Munslow Assembly 10:15am

April 16th to April 20th- School Vacation Week

April 25th- PBIS No Homework Day

April 26th- All Chorus Night at McCourt Middle School at 7:00pm

April 27th- Son’s Choice Event at Ashton 6:00-8:30pm

May 2nd- All Band Night at McCourt Middle School, 6:30pm

May 7th to May 11th- Teacher Appreciation Week

May 11th- Talent Show at CHS auditorium

May 16th- PTO meeting at 6:30pm

May 18th- Spring Concert, 10:00am- Parents invited!

June 3rd- Family Fun Day!

June 13th- Sodexo Cookout  for students only & Recess Rocks

June 14th - Field day

June 15th- Field day rain date

June  19- Fifth Grade Graduation- Tentative

June 20th- Last Day - subject to change due to unexpected closing of school.

 

Enjoy the rest of the weekend,

Nidia Karbonik

 

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4/2/18

 

R.I. Comprehensive Assessment System

“RICAS”

PARENT WORKSHOP FOR GRADES 3-5

This year RI adopted a new state assessment system for students in grades 3-5, known as RICAS. This assessment system is used to determine whether all students are making progress on our statewide grade-level learning expectations across classrooms, schools and districts.   

Ashton School is proud to offer a parent workshop for parents to learn what is expected of our students in ELA, Math, and Science.  

 

Monday, April 9th 6:00 to 7:00pm

Ashton School Library

 

Parents will …

  • Learn about the structure of the assessments and the shift from PARCC to RICAS

 

  • View released/sample questions from RICAS

 

  • Learn about the student practice site

 

  • See RICAS rubrics, exemplars, and more!

 

Your child is going to need your support during the testing, so please make every effort to attend.

 

 


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3/28/18

Dear Ashton Families,

 

Next week is “A” week.

 

This is a friendly reminder that we do not have school for students tomorrow or Friday.  Enjoy the long weekend with your children and families.  Happy Easter!

 

April 16th to April 20th- School Vacation Week

 

Baby Pictures- Fifth grade parents are reminded to send a baby picture of their child for the yearbook.  We don’t want any 5th grade student to be left out. We also need the form return with students stating what they want to be when they grow up. If you can not find the form, please have your child write the answer on a piece of paper, put their name on it and labeled it “yearbook”, so that we can make sure the paper gets to the yearbook committee.  

Spirit Week is coming~ April 2nd to the 6th - please encourage your child to participate, have fun and show his/her school spirit.  

Monday - PJ Day (wear your favorite pajamas to school)

Tuesday - Elderly Day (dress as a senior citizen)

Wednesday - Wacky Wednesday (crazy hair, mismatched outfit, etc,.... be wacky!)

Thursday - Career Day (dress for your dream career)

Friday - Classroom Wars​  (classroom themed attire, the class with the most participants wins an extra recess)

 

Cumberland School Volunteers(CSV) Save the Date-  will be hosting its annual volunteer recognition event on Wed. May 9th from 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Community Room at the Cumberland Public Library. All of our volunteers are encouraged and invited to attend.  CSV will be sending home invitations in the next week.

 

PTO Nominations- the PTO is seeking nominations for Board Members for the 2018-19 school year. Please get involve or nominate others.  Our school depends on volunteers to help plan activities and support the academic and social development of our students.  2018 PTO Board Members Nomination Form

Annual Student Food Preference Survey- The Window for the survey was extended until April 15th. Parents are invited to give our lunch program feedback.  Please take a moment to let Sodexo know how they can improve their services for our students

Menu Feedback 2018- https://www.sodexosurveys.com/f/104088/140a/

 

Junior Science Convention- Participation Form - If interested in volunteering at this event, please contact Mrs. Senno- Lori [dot] senno [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org.  Student packets:  Grades 3-5 Junior Scientist Convention Packet,   Grades K-2 Junior Scientist Convention Packet

 

The next PTO meeting is scheduled for April 4th.   Our Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Mitchell, will be coming to speak at our PTO meeting.  

 

Spring Pictures and Yearbook Group Pictures:   Lifetouch Studios will be taking Spring portraits at Ashton Elementary School on 04/10/2018.   Only students purchasing will be photographed and must have their completed order form when photographed or must have paid online at mylifetouch.com, Picture Day ID PC407752Q0.  For Customer Support, please call 401-828-5220.

On April 10th, Lifetouch will also be taking the group pictures for the yearbook. Students in the following programs will have their picture taken:

  • Fifth Grade Graduation Picture (both 5th grade classes)

  • Student Council Members- please bring your shirt to wear for the picture

  • Safety Patrol- Both groups of safety patrol students will be photographed. Please wear your sashes

  • Band Students- please bring your instruments for the picture

  • Spelling Bee -Runner up and first place for 4th and 5th grade. Please bring your metals.

  • Future Chef Competition- All finalist- please bring your April from the event

  • Physical Education Helpers

 

RICAS State Testing- Ashton School will be doing the RICAS state testing with students in grades 3 to 5 on the following dates.  All testing will be done in the morning, starting at 9:30am, with the exception of some make ups.

Grades 3-5 - English Language Arts “ELA” - Tuesday, April 24th and Thursday,  April 26th.

 

Grades 3-5 Math- Tuesday, May 15th and Wednesday, May 16th.

 

Grade 5- Science - Monday, May 21 and Tuesday, May 22nd.  

All students need to be present during the testing dates and must take part in the state testing.  A parent workshop is being planned for April 9th at 6pm to provide parents more information about the test and practice site students can use to prepare for the state testing.  Teachers will work on preparing students at school and parents are encouraged to do the same at home. I will send parents more information next week about the workshop and will confirm the date and time.

Important Dates:

Ashton Got Talent Rehearsals- every Monday until 5:30pm.

May 11th- Talent Show at CHS auditorium.

April 2 to April 6th - Spirit Week

April 4th- PTO meeting

April 6th- Sweetheart Dance a McCourt Middle at 6:00pm

April 2 to April 6- Spirit Week

April 9 to April 13- Reading Week

April 10th- Spring Pictures (pre-paid students only!)

April 13th- Keith Munslow Assembly 10:15am

April 16th to April 20th- School Vacation Week

April 27th- Son’s Choice Event at Ashton 6:00-8:30pm

May 18th- Spring Concert, 10:00am- Parents invited!

June 13th- Sodexo Cookout & Recess Rocks

June 14th -Field day (TBD), June 15th field day rain date

June  19- Fifth Grade Graduation- Tentative

June 20th- Last Day - subject to change due to unexpected closing of school.

 

All Chorus Night = Thursday April 26th 7:00pm McCourt Middle School cafetorium

All Band Night = Wednesday May 2nd 6:30pm McCourt Middle School cafetorium

 

Event Pictures-

Cultural Night Pictures-2018

Future Chef Pictures

Dress To Impress Pictures-

Veggie Pledge Winners-Names and Pictures

 

Enjoy the long weekend,

Nidia Karbonik

 


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3/23/18

Dear Ashton Families,

Next week is “B” week and it is a short week.  

There is no school on March 29th, as teachers will be doing Professional Development.

There is no school on March 30th in celebration of Good Friday.

 

A big “thank you” to all of the families that attended our Cultural Night this past Friday.  It was wonderful to see so many families and cultures come together under one roof.  There was a true feeling of pride from all that attended and we hope our students experienced a true educational and fun night.  Thank you to our teachers, parent volunteers, middle school and high school students and everyone that contributed to the event. We could not have done it without your help!  

Here are a few pictures that I was able to take at event.  Please feel free to add your pictures to this folder for others to enjoy. I was unable to go to all the classrooms and get more pictures, but I am hoping families will add their pictures to this folder. Cultural Night Pictures-2018

 

Future Chef Competition- Congratulations to Ethan Ribeiro for winning first place in the District Future Chef Competition on Saturday, March 24th, and to Ayla Dion for winning third place.  Ethan will move on to compete at the state level and we wish him luck. Ashton was well represented at this event and I am very proud of our students.

the following students were selected as finalist, representing Ashton School at the event;

Ayla Dion, Ethan Ribeiro, Harshitha Setty and Olivia Clary (unable to attend).  

Future Chef Pictures

 

Dress To Impress Pictures- thank you to everyone that donated money and participated in Dress to Impress.  

 

PTO Nominations- the PTO is seeking nominations for Board Members for the 2018-19 school year. Please get involve or nominate others.  Our school depends on volunteers to help plan activities and support the academic and social development of our students.

2018 PTO Board Members Nomination Form

 

Annual Student Food Preference Survey- Sodexo, our lunch company is looking for your feedback.  Please take a moment to let Sodexo know how they can improve their services for our students.  Menu Feedback 2018- https://www.sodexosurveys.com/f/104088/140a/

 

Congratulations to all of the Veggie Pledge Winners- Veggie Pledge Winners-Names and Pictures

 

Yearbook orders are due by March 30th.  Don’t miss out on getting a yearbook. We have a limited number of yearbooks to see at the school, so pre-ordering is always the best option.

Yearbook Order Form

 

Junior Science Convention- Participation Form

If interested in volunteering at this event, please contact Mrs. Senno- Lori [dot] senno [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org

Student packets:  Grades 3-5 Junior Scientist Convention Packet   ~   Grades K-2 Junior Scientist Convention Packet

 

Spring Pictures-   Lifetouch Studios will be taking Spring portraits at Ashton Elementary School on 04/10/2018.   Only students purchasing will be photographed and must have their completed order form when photographed or must have paid online at mylifetouch.com.

visitmylifetouch.com to place your order using Picture Day ID PC407752Q0.  For Customer Support, please call 401-828-5220.

 

The next PTO meeting is scheduled for April 4th.   Our Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Mitchell, will be coming to speak at our PTO meeting.  

 

Safety Meeting Rescheduled- The district and the town will be conducting a “Town Hall Safety Meeting” on  Tuesday, March 27th at 6:30pm at McCourt Middle School, 45 Highland Avenue.  

 

Report Cards- Report cards are now available to parents on Aspen.  If anyone is having trouble logging in or can't remember their login/password, etc. please do not contact the school, contact the Aspen Help Desk at aspenhelp [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org (aspenhelp [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org.)  

 

PBIS “No Homework” Day- on Wednesday, March 28th.  Students are encouraged to buy a no homework pass using their PBIS paws.

 

Important Dates:

Ashton Got Talent Rehearsals- every Monday until 5:30pm.

May 11th- Talent Show at CHS auditorium.

April 2 to April 6th - Spirit Week

April 4th- PTO meeting

April 6th- Sweetheart Dance a McCourt Middle at 6:00pm

April 2 to April 6- Spirit Week

April 9 to April 13- Reading Week

April 10th- Spring Pictures (pre-paid students only!)

April 13th- Keith Munslow Assembly 10:15am

April 27th- Son’s Choice Event at Ashton 6:00-8:30pm

June 13th- Sodexo Cookout & Recess Rocks

June-----Field day (TBD)

June ------ Fifth Grade Graduation (TBD)

June ------- Last Day of School

 

 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,

Nidia Karbonik

 

3-22-2018

Dear Parents, 

This is a friendly reminder that Trimester 2 report cards are now available on Aspen.  Due to the snow day, tomorrow's lunch menu will be Thursday's lunch menu.  Parents are asked to please review the lunch menu at home and plan accordingly.  Sodexo usually offers pizza on Friday's, but pizza will not be available tomorrow.  

Also, tomorrow is Dress To Impress. We are asking all students and staff to dress in fancy outfits and donate at least $1 to participate in this district fundraiser to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Please follow this link for more information.

Thank you in advance for your support.  Nidia K. 


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3/16/18

Dear Ashton Families,

 

Next week is “A” week.  

 

There is no school for students on Thursday, March 29th- Professional Development Day for teachers.

March 30th- No School, Good Friday.  

 

Cultural Night- Invitation- Ashton families are invited to celebrate and learn about the cultures represented in our school on March 23rd, from 6 to 8pm.  Students can travel with a passport to eight different countries from 6:00 to 7:00pm. A gallery walk is planned from 7:00-8:00pm for families to visit the different countries/doors, enjoy the international knowledge room, displays, sample foods and enter a raffle.  If possible, we ask families to consider bringing a dish of food to share at our international potluck, and dress up in typical or folkloric outfits. If able to attend, please return the form on the invitation link above.

 

Junior Science Convention- Participation Form

If interested in volunteering at this event, please contact Mrs. Senno- Lori [dot] senno [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org

Sudent packets:  Grades 3-5 Junior Scientist Convention Packet

Grades K-2 Junior Scientist Convention Packet

 

Spring Pictures-   Lifetouch Studios will be taking Spring portraits at Ashton Elementary School on 04/10/2018.   Only students purchasing will be photographed and must have their completed order form when photographed or must have paid online at mylifetouch.com.

The first picture will be taken at 9:15 AM.  

visitmylifetouch.com to place your order using Picture Day ID PC407752Q0.  For Customer Support, please call 401-828-5220.

 

The PTO meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21st, at 6:30pm  in our school library.  Mr. Mitchell will be coming to speak at the PTO meeting on April 4th.  

 

Safety Meeting Rescheduled- The district and the town will be conducting a “Town Hall Safety Meeting” on  Tuesday, March 27th at 6:30pm at McCourt Middle School, 45 Highland Avenue.  

“We know that in light of recent events, parents and others want to know about our schools and what we have done and are doing to keep our students safe,” Superintendent Robert Mitchell said. “In working with the Mayor, other town officials, and the police department, we thought this would be the best way for us to keep the community informed of our policies, procedures, and safety precautions.”  Mayor Bill Murray and Superintendent Bob Mitchell, along with other local officials, will lead a discussion on school safety in the schools. The meeting will focus on three main areas: a presentation on current safety protocols, plans to improve school safety, and an open forum for community members to share concerns and offer suggestions.Parents, students, staff and community members are encouraged to attend.

 

Report Cards- Report cards should be available to parents via the Parent portal on Thursday, March 22nd (due to the snow day.)   If anyone is having trouble logging in or can't remember their login/password, etc. please do not contact the school, contact the Aspen Help Desk at aspenhelp [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org.  

 

Afterschool Winter/Spring Clubs-  All students signed up for the clubs will be able to participate in the programs, with the exception of Yoga.  The Yoga club was cancelled due to low enrollment. Parents will receive their refund for this program next week.

 

Dress to Impress- Ashton’s popular “Dress to Impress Day” is spreading to all of our schools in Cumberland,  thanks to Mr. Oliveira’s passion and dedication to this fun and worthwhile event. Dress to Impress will be celebrated district-wide on Friday, March 23rd.  Please see flyer for details- Dress to Impress Details

 

March 12-28th- Pennies for Patients “Penny War”

March 21-PTO meeting rescheduled.  Mr. Mitchell will be presenting at the PTO meeting in April (4/4)  

March 23rd- Dress to Impress and Cultural Night at 6:00pm

May 11th- Talent Show at CHS auditorium.

April 2 to April 6th - Spirit Week

April 6th- Sweetheart Dance a McCourt Middle at 6:00pm

April 10th- Spring Pictures (pre-paid only)

April 13th- Keith Munslow Assembly 10:15am

June 14th- Field Day- Tentative

June 13th- Sodexo Cookout & Recess Rocks

June 19th- Last Day of School

 

Have a great weekend,

Nidia Karbonik

 

3-12-18

 

Dear Parents, 

The afterschool club registration period has been extended until the end of this week.  Please note changes to the programs in red.  Yoga Club will now take students from grade 1-5 and is scheduled to start next week. Rock Climbing is closed, Karate has 2 open spots and Lego's has 7 spots still open. Please know that is school is dismissed early due to the weather, the afterschool clubs will be cancelled and the regular dismissal plan for your child will be followed, unless we hear otherwise.  Any missed classes will be made up at the end of the program. 

WINTER/SPRING AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT CLUBS

(FORMS DUE FRIDAY, MARCH 16th)

Keep children physically and mentally active during these cold months! We have some exciting after school classes for students to try. Clubs will run for 6 weeks.  Class sizes are limited, so please sign your child up as soon as possible.

ROCK CLIMBING- Class is full.  

Kids Yoga- students will learn about kindness, mindfulness and stress relief through yoga, games and breathing techniques.

GRADES:  Extended to Grade 1-5    

COST:    $50.00                                                        

INSTRUCTOR: Mrs. Lemire

DATES:  Tuesdays- March 20, March 27, April 3, April 10 (no school on April 17) and April 24 and May 1st.

TIMES AND PICK UP LOCATION: 3:35-4:35pm, Pick up @ gym doors (morning drop-off area)

LOCATION: gym

NUMBER OF STUDENTS ACCEPTED: minimum 5 students and max 20 students. More students are needed to run the class.   

Lego’s with Mr. Oliveira!-"build, design, engineer and learn through play!" Students will get to keep their lego kit.

GRADES:  2-5     

COST:    $50.00                                                        

INSTRUCTOR: Mr. Oliveira

DATES:  Tuesdays- March 13, March 20, March 27, April 3, April 10 (no school on

April 17) and April 24.

TIMES AND PICK UP LOCATION:  3:35- 4:35pm  @ gym doors (morning drop-off area)

LOCATION: Library

NUMBER OF STUDENTS ACCEPTED: approximately 20 students--Lego’s- there are 7 spots left 

 

Karate- Confidence, strength and agility. These are just some of the things your child will gain by studying the martial arts with Kyoshi Dennis Gomes.  Kyoshi Gomes is joining us from Ronin Kenpo Karate in Lincoln. This class will be geared towards beginners and promises to be a lot of fun.

GRADES:  K-5     

COST:    $45.00                                                        

INSTRUCTOR: Kyoshi Dennis Gomes

DATES:  Wednesdays- March 14, March 21, March 28, April 4, April 11 (no school

April 18) and April 25

TIMES AND PICK UP LOCATION: Each class is 45 minutes from 2:30-3:15pm  

Pick up @ gym doors (morning drop-off area)

LOCATION: School Gymnasium

NUMBER OF STUDENTS ACCEPTED: maximum 25 students-  Karate has 2 spots left.

 

            AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT CLUBS- ENROLLMENT CONDITIONS

 

ENROLLMENT: Make checks payable to ASA and staple to form. Enclose cash in a labeled envelope with enrollment form. Class sizes are limited.. Students who receive free or reduced lunch, based on the state criteria, qualify for a discount. Free lunch students may deduct $20.00 from the cost of the program.  Reduced lunch students may deduct $10.00 from the cost of the program.

BEHAVIOR: Any student who does not follow the school expectations of being “Respectful, Responsible, and Ready to learn” will receive one warning and parents will be notified.  After a 2nd offense the child may be removed from their after-school class. Offenses include hitting, swearing or disrespectful behavior toward the teacher or classmates.  No refund will be given.

TRANSPORTATION: All children in the programs must be picked on time -by 4:35pm at the location designated for each program, with the exception of Karate, which dismisses at 3:15pm.  If someone other than you or the person listed on the permission slip will be picking up your child, please send in a signed note. AlphaBest students will be dismissed to AlphaBest. Children being picked up consistently late may not be allowed to continue to participate in afterschool programs and a prorated refund may be issued.

SNACK:  Please pack an easy, healthy and peanut-tree nut free snack and drink for your child for after school.

CANCELLATIONS-The after school clubs will be canceled if school closes early due to inclimate weather.  Students will be dismissed following their regular dismissal plan if the club is cancelled.

QUESTIONS: please email Mrs. Karbonik at nidia [dot] karbonik [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org or call 333-0554

 

WINTER/SPRING  ENROLLMENT FORM- due Friday, March16th

 

  Child's Name: ______________________________________________

 

  Grade/Teacher:_____________________________________________

 

  Parent’s/Guardian’s Name: ___________________________________

 

  Telephone Number: _________________________________________

 

  Emergency Contact During Class Time: _________________________       

 

___________________________________________________________

 

 ___________________________________________________________

 

  E-Mail (If used regularly:)_____________________________________

 

  Pick up person:______________________________________________

 

  Student needs to be dismissed to AlphaBest _______

 

   Does your child have any medical concerns or allergies:_________

 

_____ Lego’s  $50

 

_____ Karate $45

 

_____Yoga  $50.00

 

State Criteria for club discount -

Free lunch students - deduct $20.00

Reduced lunch students - deduct $10.00

 

      Make checks payable to ASA

 

   Parent Signature:______________________________________________

Office Use Only!

Total Amount: $_________________

Method of Payment:_______________

 


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3-12-18

 

Student Recognition Program-  Congratulations to our students being recognized for Student of the Month and Principal Award for the month of February.  

The student of the month certificate was awarded to one student from each class selected by their teacher for modeling the 3 R’s; “Respectful, Responsible and Ready to Learn.” The Principal Award was awarded to one student from each class for being “Forgiving.”

February-Student of the Month Picture

February- Principal Award Picture

List of Students for February

 


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3/9/18

Dear Ashton Families,

 

Next week is “B” week.  

 

The PTO meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 21st, at 6:30pm  in our school library.  Mr. Mitchell will be coming to speak at the PTO meeting on April 4th.  

 

Safety Meeting- The district and the town will be conducting a “Town Hall Safety Meeting” on  March 13th at 6:30pm at McCourt Middle School, 45 Highland Avenue.  

“We know that in light of recent events, parents and others want to know about our schools and what we have done and are doing to keep our students safe,” Superintendent Robert Mitchell said. “In working with the Mayor, other town officials, and the police department, we thought this would be the best way for us to keep the community informed of our policies, procedures, and safety precautions.”  Mayor Bill Murray and Superintendent Bob Mitchell, along with other local officials, will lead a discussion on school safety in the schools. The meeting will focus on three main areas: a presentation on current safety protocols, plans to improve school safety, and an open forum for community members to share concerns and offer suggestions.  Parents, students, staff and community members are encouraged to attend.

Junior Science Convention- This event will replace the Science Expo we have done in the past. The Jr. Science Convention will be combined this year with the Celebration for Learning Event, which is scheduled for Tuesday, May 1st at 5:30pm to 7:30pm. The “Junior Scientist Convention” is scheduled to start at 6:15pm to give time to our scientists to set up their stations.  This event is optional to students and projects will be completed at home. The Science Committee has developed packets for students to use with guidelines for their projects. Teachers are asked to approve the focus question for students by March 16th.   Since packets are at 7 pages long, double sided, they will be sent home with students upon request from the parent or the student. Parents may send a note to request a packet.   Teachers will review the project or packet of information briefly with students at home and students are to work on the project at home with parent support. Below are the links to the packets for the various grade levels. The Science Committee will be recruiting parent volunteers to help the night of the event.  We need help checking in the projects, supervising the event and participating. Please let Mrs. Senno know if you are available to help - Lori [dot] senno [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org

Here are the student packets.

Grades 3-5 Junior Scientist Convention Packet

 

Grades K-2 Junior Scientist Convention Packet

Report Cards- the second trimester ends on March 13th and reports cards should be available to parents via the Parent portal on March 21st.  Parents are asked to test their accounts in advance on the Aspen family portal.   All new students' parents were sent their login information via email at the beginning of the school year; but if they can't find it, they should contact the Aspen Help Desk.  If anyone has a problem, can't remember their login/password, etc. please do not contact the school, contact the Aspen Help Desk at aspenhelp [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org.  

Ashton Got Talent- rehearsals are scheduled to start this coming Monday for students that brought in their permission slips. Students will not be allowed to stay without the appropriate paper work. Registration for rehearsals closed today.  

Afterschool Winter/Spring Clubs-  Clubs will be starting next week. All students that signed up for the clubs are in the program.  We are accepting late registrations since we still have spaces available. Here is the link to the clubs and registration form- 2018 Winter/Spring Afterschool Clubs

 

Preserve Your Child's Artwork with SilverGraphics- The Ashton PTO has partnered with SilverGraphics to transfer your child's school artwork onto a variety of collectibles and gift items.  SilverGraphics offers your child's artwork on products like ceramic mugs and ornaments to cell phone covers and journals. These make great gifts for loved ones, and a percentage of the sales will go to the Ashton PTO to fund class field trips, student and faculty needs as well as other school events and activities.  

Personalized order forms have been sent home in your child's red folder, or you can order online by going to https://shop.silvergraphics.com and entering the Artwork ID found on your child's order form, or log in to the school gallery with:

Username: ashton       Password: ashtonart

Order forms are due along your check made payable to ASA no later than Friday, March 9th.  Online orders must be completed by Wednesday, March 14th.  If you have any questions, please contact Susan at svennemeyer [at] gmail [dot] com.   Thank you for supporting Ashton!

 

Survey Works-  We have received 33 parents responses to our survey so far. There are 280 students in the school and we need feedback from as many parents as possible.  The feedback we receive from parents is anonymous and will help us improve our school.

We are keeping the survey window open for another week with the hope more parents will take the survey.  Here are different ways you can access the survey:

 

          school or before PTO meeting) to take the survey, at 401-305-3149

  • Call Mrs. Lambrou for a paper copy of the survey

 

Cultural Event Information and Volunteer Form-  Ashton will be having their second annual Cultural Event on March 23rd. This is a fun family event, so please consider volunteering. Please see flyer for details- Cultural Night Volunteer Request Form  

Door for Adoption-Cultural Night

 

Dress to Impress- Ashton’s popular “Dress to Impress Day” is spreading to all of our schools in Cumberland,  thanks to Mr. Oliveira’s passion and dedication to this fun and worthwhile event. Dress to Impress will be celebrated district-wide on Friday, March 23rd.  Please see flyer for details-

Dress to Impress Details

 

Important Dates:

March 12-16th- Pennies for Patients “Penny War”

March 21-PTO meeting rescheduled.  Mr. Mitchell will be presenting at the PTO meeting in April (4/4)  

March 23rd- Dress to Impress and Cultural Night at 6:00pm

May 11th- Talent Show at CHS auditorium.

April 2 to April 6th - Spirit Week

April 6th- Sweetheart Dance a McCourt Middle at 6:00pm

April 10th- Spring Pictures (pre-paid only)

April 13th- Keith Munslow Assembly 10:15am

June 14th- Field Day- Tentative

June 13th- Sodexo Cookout & Recess Rocks

June 18th- Last Day of School

 

Student Recognition Program-  Congratulations to our students being recognized for Student of the Month and Principal Award for the month of February.  

The student of the month certificate was awarded to one student from each class selected by their teacher for modeling the 3 R’s; “Respectful, Responsible and Ready to Learn.” The Principal Award was awarded to one student from each class for being “Forgiving.”

February-Student of the Month Picture

February- Principal Award Picture

List of Students for February

Communi-Key Newsletter - February 2018  Communi-Key - Communicating with you, so together, we can promote a safe and healthy drug free environment.  Cumberland, North Smithfield and Lincoln Prevention Coalitions

Have a great weekend,

Nidia Karbonik

 


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March 9, 2018

Dear Ashton Parents,

On October 24, 2017, the Council for Elementary and Secondary Education endorsed the RI SEL Standards: Competencies for School and Life Success (English and Spanish).  Social and Emotional Learning, also known as SEL "is a process for helping children and adults develop the fundamental skills for success in life". Districts are encouraged to follow these standards and implement them in classrooms at all levels, for all students. There are a number of ways Social and Emotional Skills can be taught.  These include direct and explicit instruction in specific skills, monitoring and addressing school-wide culture and climate, embedding SEL into teacher instructional practices, and integrating strategies within academic curriculum areas.  

We are excited to announce that our the District has endorsed and started to integrate Mindfulness into our daily activities as a way to address our teachers and students’ Social and Emotional Learning. Mindfulness guides us in learning how to calm our minds so that we can live more in the present moment, increase focus, and reduce stress.  The techniques we are utilizing are scientifically proven to improve mental well-being and enhance learning. It is our goal to help our students feel happier, more focused and calmer as they possibly encounter social and academic challenges in school.

In today’s society, many people, both children and adults, report feelings of stress, anxiety, and feeling overwhelmed.  Our Survey Works results from last year showed that 52% of Ashton students in grades 3-5 are feeling stressed over their daily life (21% somewhat stressful, 17% quite stressful, 13% extremely stressful) and 49% reported feeling anxious at home and school.

The benefits of mindfulness are not just anecdotal: A growing body of scientific research shows its positive effects on mental health and well-being. "Mindful awareness helps students with self regulation,optimism, and planning and organizational skills," says Maria Hersey, Ph.D., the U.S. director of education and training at The Hawn Foundation, which trains educators to teach its science-based mindfulness curriculum.  "A lot of the research shows that mindful awareness—and understanding its pieces—helps students with cognitive and academic growth. It helps them follow through and prioritize."

Practicing mindfulness has been shown to improve attention and reduce stress, as well as increase one's ability to regulate emotions and feel compassion and empathy.

Starting next week, we will begin each day with a “Mindful Moment” or relaxation technique led by our Guidance Counselor or School Nurse during the morning announcements. In addition to this morning routine, we are also gathering resources and activities to be used in the classrooms during times students may be feeling stressed, such as before taking a test, after becoming overstimulated at recess, or to refocus after a long teaching block.

I would invite you to join us and cultivate this practice at home with your child. Find a comfortable place to sit together for a few minutes; your child can show you the way!  

Nidia Karbonik,  Principal
 

Resources- Links

Rhode Island Standards:

RIDE SEL Competencies  

RIDE SEL Press Release  

https://www.transformingeducation.org/

 

Videos:

Positive Psychology Program - Mindfulness Ted Talks

Mindfulness in Education - John Kabat Zinn

Benefits of Mindfulness in Education - John Kabat-Zinn

Social Emotional Learning: SEL What it is and why it is important  

Lesson 1 - Mindfulness Basics (From Ms. Williams)

Self Reglulation/Midfulness video for kids (Mrs. Fournier)

 

Programs/ Activities

Parent toolkit - SEL

Panorama- SEL Guide

Mindful Schools

RI Center for Resilience  

Go Noodle

Mind Yeti

Children’s Book to teach Mindfulness-

https://books.google.com/books/about/Mindful_Monkey_Happy_Panda.html?id=Wck6AwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=kp_read_button#v=onepage&q&f=false

 


3-7-18

Dear Ashton Families, 

The Reading workshop and PTO meeting scheduled for tonight have been cancelled due to the weather. The District has cancelled all afterschools and evening activities.  Alphabest will remain open for the parents that pay for this service. 

Dear Ashton Parents/Guardian,

 

Ashton School is proud to announce our Junior Science Convention.  This event will replace the Science Expo we have done in the past. The Jr. Science Convention will be combined this year with the Celebration for Learning Event, which is scheduled for Tuesday, May 1st at 5:30pm to 7:30pm. The “Junior Scientist Convention” is scheduled to start at 6:15pm until 7:00pm give time to our scientists to set up their stations.  This event is optional to students and projects will be completed at home. The Science Committee has developed packets for students to use with guidelines for their projects. Teachers are asked to approve the focus question for students by March 16th.   Since packets are at 7 pages long, double sided, they will be sent home with students upon request from the parent or the student. Parents may send a note to request a packet.   Teachers will review the project or packet of information briefly with students at home and students are to work on the project at home with parent support. Below are the links to the packets for the various grade levels. The Science Committee will be recruiting parent volunteers to help the night of the event.  We need help checking in the projects, supervising the event and participating. Please let Mrs. Senno know if you are available to help - Lori [dot] senno [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org

 

Here are the student packets.

Grades 3-5 Junior Scientist Convention Packet

 

Grades K-2 Junior Scientist Convention Packet

 


3-6-18

 

Reminder: SilverGraphics Order Forms due Friday, March 9th

 

Dear Ashton Parents and Guardians,

 

The PTO has partnered with SilverGraphics to preserve your child's self-portrait artwork onto a variety of collectibles and gift items. These make fun, one-of-a-kind gifts for your child, family and friends, and a percentage of all sales will go to the Ashton PTO to fund class field trips, student and faculty needs as well as other school events and activities.  

 

Personalized order forms were sent home last week in your child's red folder.  Order forms are due along your check made payable to ASA no later than Friday, March 9th.  

 

You can also order online by going to https://shop.silvergraphics.com and entering the Artwork ID found on your child's order form, or log in to the school gallery and search by teacher name with the following credentials:

 

Username: ashton

Password: ashtonart

 

All online orders must be completed by Wednesday, March 14th.  All products will be shipped to the school for distribution in April.  If you have any questions, please email svennemeyer [at] gmail [dot] com.  

 

Thank you for supporting Ashton!

 

3-2-18

 

Dear Ashton Families,

 

Next week is “A” week.  

 

The PTO will be meeting this coming Wednesday, March 7th  at 6:30 pm in our school library.  Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Robert Mitchell, will be at the PTO meeting to provide important information on school safety, school start time, parents as substitute teachers, school budget and redistricting.  

 

There is also a parent “Reading Workshop” scheduled for March 7th from 6:00 to 6:30pm (prior to the PTO meeting) in the school library.  Please see flyer for details- Parent Reading Mini-Workshop- grades K & 1

 

Report Cards- the second trimester ends on March 13th and reports cards should be available to parents via the Parent portal on March 21st.  Parents are asked to test their accounts in advance on the Aspen family portal.   All new students' parents were sent their login information via email at the beginning of the school year; but if they can't find it, they should contact the Aspen Help Desk.  If anyone has a problem, can't remember their login/password, etc. please do not contact the school, contact the Aspen Help Desk at aspenhelp [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org.  

 

Safety Meeting- The district and the town will be conducting a “Town Hall Safety Meeting” on  March 13th  at 6:30pm at McCourt Middle School.  Town Officials and School Administrators will be there to speak about school safety and address concerns.

 

Afterschool Winter/Spring Clubs- A new round of afterschool clubs will be starting the week of  March 12th. We will be offering; rock climbing, karate, yoga and lego’s. Space in the clubs is limited and registration will close on Thursday, March 8th.   A hard copy of the registration form will be sent home with students today via the red folder.  Here is the link to the clubs and  registration form- 2018 Winter/Spring Afterschool Clubs

 

Preserve Your Child's Artwork with SilverGraphics-  The Ashton PTO has partnered with SilverGraphics to transfer your child's school artwork onto a variety of collectibles and gift items.  SilverGraphics offers your child's artwork on products like ceramic mugs and ornaments to cell phone covers and journals.  These make great gifts for loved ones, and a percentage of the sales will go to the Ashton PTO to fund class field trips, student and faculty needs as well as other school events and activities.  

 Personalized order forms have been sent home in your child's red folder, or you can order online by going to https://shop.silvergraphics.com and entering the Artwork ID found on your child's order form, or log in to the school gallery with:

Username: ashton

Password: ashtonart

Order forms are due along your check made payable to ASA no later than Friday, March 9th.  Online orders must be completed by Wednesday, March 14th.  If you have any questions, please contact Susan at svennemeyer [at] gmail [dot] com.   Thank you for supporting Ashton!

 

Dress to Impress- Ashton’s popular “Dress to Impress Day” is spreading to all of our schools in Cumberland,  thanks to Mr. Oliveira’s passion and dedication to this fun and worthwhile event.  Dress to Impress will be celebrated district-wide on Friday, March 23rd.  Please see flyer for details-

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lX35r5JO9PgZOGRoDLmsoYiCztt8SIG_gao_PmIV3ec/edit?usp=sharing

 

Boxtops- Thank you for sending us boxtops to support our school and PTO.  We are submitting for $359.60, worth of boxtops, which should bring our total for the year to $989.40, just slightly short of our $1,000- goal.  Mrs. Senno had the most boxtops this round and her class will be rewarded with an extra recess.

 

Yearbook Information-

Fifth Grade- Baby Pics Needed for Yearbook- see flyer for details.

Yearbook Order Form 2017-18

Yearbook Booster and Business Ads 2017-18- Deadline is 3/23/18.

 

Survey Works-  The Rhode Island Department of Education is currently administering its yearly SurveyWorks Parent Survey, which is an opportunity for parents to provide feedback about our school and our children’s opportunities to learn.  The survey results are most useful when all parents participate, so I am writing to ask you to participate in this survey.  Your views on matters like the safety of your child at school, the way students are taught, the condition of the school, and how connected you feel to this school are important. By taking this short survey you can help our school leadership and our parent-teacher organization to make improvements to our school. Responses are anonymous and cannot be linked to any individual; no one can tie your responses back to you. You can take the short survey online between January 16th  and March 9th. To take the survey, visit choose one of these ways to participate

          school or before PTO meeting) to take the survey, at 401-305-3149

  • Call Mrs. Lambrou for a paper copy of the survey

 

Cultural Event Information and Volunteer Form-  Ashton will be having their second annual Cultural Event on March 23rd. This is a fun family event, so please consider volunteering. Please see flyer for details- Cultural Night Volunteer Request Form  

Door for Adoption-Cultural Night

 

Other Important Dates:

  • March 23rd- Dress to Impress

  • March 23rd- Cultural Night, 6:00-8:00pm at Ashton

  • Talent show will be May 11th at CHS auditorium.

  • March 29th- No school for students. Professional development day for teachers.

  • March 30th- No school for teachers and students- Good Friday

  • April 6th at 6:00pm-Sweetheart Dance will be held at McCourt

  • April 27- Son’s Choice at Ashton

  • June 14th- Field day-tentative date

 

Have a  great weekend,

Nidia Karbonik

 


2-27-18

 

The School Dentist will be at Ashton this Friday, March 2nd., at approximately 9:00 am to conduct dental screenings on all students that have not sent in documentation. If your child sees a dentist regularly please send in documentation as soon as possible if you haven't already.

 

Thank you, 

 

Christie Cipriano

 


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2- 23-18

Dear Ashton Families,

 

Next week is “B” week.  

 

February 28th- PBIS No Homework Day

 

Our Scholastic book fair is this coming week. The fair is open for shopping Tuesday, February 27th 9-3 & during Dr. Seuss event 6-7:30. We look forward to seeing you and your family at the book fair.

 

Dr. Seuss’ Bday Family Event-  is Tuesday, February 27th, at 6:00 to 7:30pm. Students are invited to wear their PJ’s and come celebrate with our guest readers, fun activities and appearance by the Cat in the Hat. Please meet in the cafeteria upon arrival.   There will be a raffle at 7:15pm and the Bookfair will be open during the event.

 

Fifth Grade Baby Pics- please use the link to get more information on what we need for the yearbook from our 5th grade students/parents. We want to make sure all of our fifth grade students are represented in the yearbook.  Please see link for more information- 5th Grade- baby Pics Needed for Yearbook-

 

Survey Works-  The Rhode Island Department of Education is currently administering its yearly SurveyWorks Parent Survey, which is an opportunity for parents to provide feedback about our school and our children’s opportunities to learn.  The survey results are most useful when all parents participate, so I am writing to ask you to participate in this survey. 

Your views on matters like the safety of your child at school, the way students are taught, the condition of the school, and how connected you feel to this school are important. By taking this short survey you can help our school leadership and our parent-teacher organization to make improvements to our school. Responses are anonymous and cannot be linked to any individual; no one can tie your responses back to you.

You can take the short survey online between January 16th  and March 9th. To take the survey, visit choose one of these ways to participate:

 

          school or before PTO meeting) to take the survey, at 401-305-3149

  • Call Mrs. Lambrou for a paper copy of the survey

 

The window for parents to complete the survey is between now and March 9th.

 

Cultural Event-  Ashton will be having their second annual Cultural Night on March 23rd. Teachers are volunteering to decorate their classroom doors to represent various  countries students have studied within their curriculum or of their choice.  We have extra doors available for adoption for parents who wish to decorate a door to represent other countries.  If interested, please open the link and sign up to adopt a door.  Door may be decorated afterschool hours the week of the event.

Door for Adoption-Cultural Night

 

Future Chef Event 2018- This Elementary Culinary Competition is a fantastic event where two finalist from each school compete in a cook off. This year’s theme is Healthy Asian Fusion.  Recipe Cards and entries need to be submitted by March 1st.  

Sodexo will select two finalist from each school. Those finalists will be formally invited to a Culinary Competition “Cook-Off” on Saturday, March 24th, tentatively scheduled for 9:00am. Judging will take place at noon.

 

Future Chef Event Information

Recipe Entry Form for Grades 1-5

 

 

Yearbook Booster Ads- Parents and families can purchase a Booster Ad for the yearbook to send a message of congratulations, encouragement or best wishes to your child and/or thanks to the teachers.  Business owners can also purchase a Business Ad to encourage new business or as a way to support the children of Ashton Elementary School.  The deadline is 3/23/18. Here is a link to the forms:

Yearbook Order Form 2017-18

Yearbook Booster and Business Ads 2017-18

 

Other Important Dates:

  • March 7th-PTO meeting. Mr. Mitchell will attend the PTO meeting to speak at 7pm

  • March 23rd- Dress to Impress

  • May 11th - Talent Show at CHS auditorium.

  • March 29th- No school for students. Professional development day for teachers.

  • March 30th- No school for teachers and students- Good Friday

  • April 6th at 6pm-Sweetheart Dance will be held at McCourt

  • June 14th- Field day-tentative date

 

Have a  great weekend,

Nidia Karbonik

 

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2- 16 -18

Dear Ashton Families,

 

Next week is “A” week.  

 

There is no school on Monday, February 19th- President’s Day

There is no school for students on Tuesday, February 20th. Teachers will be attending a Professional Development Day.

 

Yearbook Booster Ads- Parents and families can purchase a Booster Ad for the yearbook to send a message of congratulations, encouragement or best wishes to your child and/or thanks to the teachers.  Business owners can also purchase a Business Ad to encourage new business or as a way to support the children of Ashton Elementary School.  Deadline is3/23/18. Here is a link to the form:

Yearbook Order Form 2017-18

Yearbook Booster and Business Ads 2017-18

 

Game Day- Friday, February 23rd we are having a PBIS Game Day.  This event has been scheduled to replace the Snowy Afternoon event.   Students are being rewarded for following the expectations and decreasing the number of incidents/referrals so far this school year.  Please see Flyer for additional information. PBIS Game Day  We will be serving hot chocolate to our students, donated by Sodexo.  Please open the link below with list of ingredients and let Mrs. Cipriano know if you have any concerns about your child having hot chocolate.   The hot chocolate will be made in water- no milk.  

Hot Chocolate Ingredients

 

Survey Works-  The Rhode Island Department of Education is currently administering its yearly SurveyWorks Parent Survey, which is an opportunity for parents to provide feedback about our school and our children’s opportunities to learn.  The survey results are most useful when all parents participate, so I am writing to ask you to participate in this survey. 

Your views on matters like the safety of your child at school, the way students are taught, the condition of the school, and how connected you feel to this school are important. By taking this short survey you can help our school leadership and our parent-teacher organization to make improvements to our school. Responses are anonymous and cannot be linked to any individual; no one can tie your responses back to you.

You can take the short survey online between January 16th  and March 9th. To take the survey, visit choose one of these ways to participate:

 

          school or before PTO meeting) to take the survey, at 401-305-3149

  • Call Mrs. Lambrou for a paper copy of the survey

 

Please see the Library/STEM website to find out information about our library services and STEM classes. https://sites.google.com/cumberlandschools.org/librarymedia-stem

 

Dr. Seuss’ Bday is scheduled for Tuesday, February 27th, at 6:00 to 7:30pm. Students are invited to wear their PJ’s and come celebrate with our guest readers, fun activities and appearance by the Cat in the Hat. There will be a raffle at 7:15pm and the Bookfair will be open during the event.

 

Future Chef Event 2018- This Elementary Culinary Competition is a fantastic event where two finalist from each school compete in a cook off. This year’s theme is Healthy Asian Fusion.  Recipe Cards and entries need to be submitted by March 1st.  

Sodexo will select two finalist from each school. Those finalists will be formally invited to a Culinary Competition “Cook-Off” on Saturday, March 24th, tentatively scheduled for 9:00am. Judging will take place at noon.

 

Future Chef Event Information

Recipe Entry Form for Grades 1-5

 

Cultural Event-  Ashton will be having their Second Annual Cultural Night on March 23rd. Teachers are volunteering to decorate their classroom doors to represent various  countries students have studied within their curriculum or of their choice.  We have extra doors available for adoption for parents who wish to decorate a door an represent other countries.  We would like to have a good variety of countries represented and so we ask that you do not pick a country that has already been selected.  If interested, please open the link and sign up to adopt a door.  The doors for adoption are highlighted in red.  Please put your name and contact information in case we need to reach you.  Doors can not be decorated until 4:00pm the night of the event.  

Door for Adoption-Cultural Night

 

Box Tops- we are collecting Box tops until  February 21st.  The class with the most classtops will win an extra recess.

 

Other Important Dates:

  • February 28th- PBIS No Homework Day

  • Next PTO meeting is March 7th at 6:30pm. Mr. Mitchell is coling to speak to parents at 7:00pm

  • March 7th at 6:00pm- Parent Reading Mini-Workshop for grades K and 1

  • March 23rd- Dress to Impress

  • Talent show will be May 11th at CHS auditorium.

  • Sweetheart Dance will be held at McCourt on April 6th at 6pm.

  • Field day-tentatively scheduled for Thursday, 6/14. More information to follow.

 

Afterschool Hoops Program starts on Thursday, Feb 22nd.

 

Have a  wonderful long great weekend,

Nidia Karbonik

 

February 12, 2018

Dear Ashton Parents, 

Thank you to everyone that responded to donate an office chair to the school. We are all set now and appreciate everyone's generosity and willingness to help.  Thank you to the three families that donated chairs.   We truly appreciate it.  Nidia

 


February 12, 2018

Dear Parents, 

We are in need of an office chair or teacher chair for a classroom.  One of our classroom teacher-chairs broke and we need a replacement.  I thought I would check with you before going out to buy a new one, just in case someone has an office chair they are not using and wish to donate to the school.  We are not picky, but would prefer something on wheels.  Please email me if you have something available.  Thanks in advance, Nidia


February 12, 2018

 

Dear Ashton Families,

 

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, it is an appropriate time to revisit some of the important components of the District Wellness Policy, as they apply to classroom activities and student snacks/treats.

The following are excerpts of the policy relevant to celebrations:

Classroom and School Celebrations:

  • The distribution of candy by students and/or staff is prohibited in the classroom and on school grounds. Classroom and school celebrations will not include food, except on a limited basis, with principal approval.

  • In all cases, the food/beverage must meet: USDA Smart Snacks in School nutrition standards, RI General Law (15.21.7) for the sale of healthier snacks and beverages, and must be commercially purchased and/or prepared, or provided by the district food service provider

  • Parents/guardians must be given advance notice of any classroom or school activity where food will be served. Due to food safety and allergy issues, ingredient lists for all food/beverages shall be available.

One of the most important things we can do in assuring that we stay in compliance with the policy is to maintain effective communication between home and school.  Teachers will plan all school celebrations with the support from the PTO “room parent” and approval from the Principal, along with guidance from the School Nurse.  Parents are encouraged to communicate with the classroom teachers in advance of their intentions to support school celebrations and donations.  If students are interested in sharing a token of friendship with each other, they may do so by sharing Valentine cards, pencils, erasers or small trinket (non-food related).  We all recognize how special events contribute to positive school experiences, but with the Wellness Policy in place, any treats must be well planned and meet the criteria of the policy. Being consistent with this policy is vital in maintaining the safety and wellness of our students.

 

Here are some ideas for non-food Valentine-day favors-

http://viewsfromastepstool.com/non-food-valentines-day-favors/

 

Thank you for your support ,

Nidia Karbonik,

School Principal

 


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2- 9 -18

Dear Ashton Families,

 

Next week is “B” week.  

 

Student Recognition Program-  Congratulations to our students being recognized for Student of the Month and Principal Award for the month of January.  The student of the month certificate was awarded to one student from each class selected by their teacher for modeling the 3 R’s; “Respectful, Responsible and Ready to Learn.” The Principal Award was awarded to one student from each class for being “Honest.”

January- Student of the Month Picture

January-Principal Award Picture

List of Students for January

 

PBIS Update- (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) is a framework of systems in a school that will improve the overall culture, climate, safety, and learning for all students. In this system, behaviors are tracked on a referral form as majors or minors.  So far, Ashton School has had a total of 271 referrals school-wide (Majors: 103- Minors: 168.) Major referrals are incidents addressed by the principal and minor referrals are small incidents addressed in the classroom by the classroom teachers.  Please open link to see the school data. School PBIS Data as of Jan 9, 2018

The PBIS data indicate that our overall referrals have decreased each month this year compared to last year at this time.  For instance, the number of referrals in January has decreased by 30%. This means that students are responding well to the schoolwide expectations, despite so many days of winter and not being able to go outdoors to play and get fresh air.  The PBIS team is planning on having a “snowy afternoon or indoor game day to reward our students on February 23rd.  More information will be sent home soon to help you plan and prepare your child for this event. If we get enough snow over the next two weeks, we will need approximately 10 parent volunteers to help with the snowy afternoon event.  We would need parent volunteers available from approximately 1:15-3:15pm.  Parents who are placed with kindergarten would need to be available for a little while before and after the event to assist with the students with their snow clothes.  Parent volunteers need to come dressed to be outdoors in the snow as well.

Please email Mr. Oliveira at nicholas [dot] oliveira [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org if you are available and able to help.  If we don't have enough snow for outdoor play, we will go with the alternate plan for indoor play on that afternoon.  Volunteers will NOT be needed if we stay inside that afternoon.  Mr. Oliveira will email the volunteers a few days before the event to confirm whether or not the volunteers will be needed. Volunteers need to have a BCI check completed and on file with the district prior to the event.    

 

Future Chef Event 2018- This Elementary Culinary Competition is a fantastic event where two finalist from each school compete in a cook off. This year’s theme is Healthy Asian Fusion.  Recipe Cards and entries need to be submitted by March 1st.  

The idea behind this event is to help educate students in healthy eating habits.  Too often we hear about obesity in kids and kids not making the right choices in terms of their eating habits.  That’s why we want kids to submit recipes for the contest!

Judging will be based on the following criteria: originality, kid friendly, ease of preparation, healthy attributes, plate presentation and taste.  Students who would like to participate need to fill out the recipe card and return it to their teacher. Sodexo will select two finalist from each school. Those finalists will be formally invited to a Culinary Competition “Cook-Off” on Saturday, March 24th, tentatively scheduled for 9:00am. Judging will take place at noon.

Future Chef Event Information         Recipe Entry Form for Grades 1-5

 

Bookfair- Our next bookfair will be held on Tuesday February 27th.   Preview day is Friday 2/23 9-3. The paper calendar had Monday as the sales day, which is incorrect.   All checks should be made out to ASA. We could always use more volunteers. Contact jhoconnell [at] hotmail [dot] com to volunteer.  Bookfair Winter Flyer

 

Box Tops- we are collecting Box tops again. Please send box tops by February 21st.  https://www.boxtops4education.com/-/media/BTFE/CommunicationMaterials/Assets/CollectionSheets/SnowWonderful.pdf?force=true?force=true

 

Yearbook- we are now taking yearbook orders.  The deadline to order a yearbook is March 30th.  Please order early, as we do have a limited number of yearbooks printed.  All students will appear of the yearbook, along with pictures of the PTO events we have throughout the year.  Yearbook Order Form 2017-18     

Yearbook Booster and Business Ads 2017-18

 

School Spirit- Students are invited wear their Ashton clothing and Feinstein shirts on  Friday to show their school spirit.  

 

The District Spelling Bee Competition is on February 13th at Cumberland High School Auditorium, at 4:30pm. Everyone is invited to attend and support our students.  The students representing Ashton are: Garrett Duquesnay, Luke Arruda, Sam Medici and Benjamin Jahnz

 

Important Dates:

February 19th-President's Day- No school

February 20th- Professional Development Day for teachers - No school for students.  

February 27th, 6:00-7:30pm-  Dr. Seuss B-day

February 28th- PBIS No Homework Day

 

Additional Updates From Our  PTO:

Son's Choice -  Event will be held at Ashton and there will be different sport activities but will also incorporate some non sport activities too. Date TBT

 

Cultural night will be on March 23rd. A flyer will go home soon. There will be food and activities planned from Cultures around the world.

 

Talent show will be May 11th at CHS auditorium.

 

Sweetheart Dance will be held at McCourt on April 6th at 6pm.

 

Field day tentatively scheduled for Thursday, 6/14. More information to follow.

 

Silvergraphics Fundraiser-  Silvergraphics order forms will be go out at the beginning of March.  Purchase your child's artwork on a variety of different products and gifts and support the school at the same time.  Any questions?  Contact Susan at svennemeyer [at] gmail [dot] com.

 

Have a great weekend,

Nidia Karbonik

 


2-9-18

 

Dear Parents,

 

We are tentatively planning "A SNOWY AFTERNOON" at Ashton School.  If we get enough snow over the next two weeks, on Friday, February 23rd, we are planning to have the kids bring their snow clothes and sleds to school so we can spend the afternoon playing outside in the snow.  In anticipation of this potential event, we are looking for approximately 10 parent volunteers available to make the afternoon run smoothly.  We would need parent volunteers available from approximately 1:15-3:15.  Parents who are placed with kindergarten would need to be available for a little while before and after the event to assist with the students with their snow clothes.  Parent volunteers need to come dressed to be outdoors in the snow as well.

 

Please email Mr. Oliveira at nicholas [dot] oliveira [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org if you are available and able to help.  If we don't have enough snow for outdoor play, we have an alternate plan for indoor play on that afternoon.  Volunteers will NOT be needed if we stay inside that afternoon.  Mr. Oliveira will email the volunteers a few days before the event to confirm whether or not the volunteers will be needed.

 

Thank You,

Nick Oliveira

 


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2- 2 -18

Dear Ashton Families,

 

Next week is “A” week.  

 

The Next PTO meeting is this coming Wednesday, Feb 7th., at 6:30pm, in our school library,  immediately following the early grades Reading mini- workshop. Everyone is invited to attend.

 

Reading mini-workshop- “What Learning Looks Like in Early Grades K & 1”, presented by Mrs. Senno and Ms. Clossick, on February 7th at 6:00 to 6:30 pm, right before the PTO meeting. Reading Mini-Workshop Sign Up flyer

 

Box Tops- we are collecting Box tops again. Please send boxtops by February 21st. The class with the highest count will  win an extra recess. https://www.boxtops4education.com/-/media/BTFE/CommunicationMaterials/Assets/CollectionSheets/SnowWonderful.pdf?force=true?force=true

 

Yearbook- we are now taking order for the yearbook.  The deadline to order a yearbook is March 30th.  Please order early, as we do have a limited number of yearbooks printed.  All students will appear of the yearbook, along with pictures of the PTO events we have throughout the year.  

Yearbook Order Form 2017-18

Yearbook Booster and Business Ads 2017-18

 

School Spirit- Students are invited wear their Ashton clothing and Feinstein shirts on  Friday to show their school spirit.  

 

RIF was rescheduled to Friday, February 9th in the school library. Students will get to pick a free book to enjoy from our Cumberland Volunteers Program.  

 

Congratulations to our Spelling Bee Winners for 2018 school year. The first place winners will be competing against the other schools at the District Spelling Bee Competition on February 13th at Cumberland High School Auditorium, at 4:30pm. The four students from each school will be recognized at this event.  Everyone is invited to attend and support our students.  Go Ashton!!!

Grade 4 Winner

Garrett Duquesnay

Grade 4

Runner Up

Luke Arruda

Grade 5 Winner

Sam Medici

Grade 5

Runner Up

Benjamin Jahnz

 

The first round of afterschool clubs have ended with the exception of Yoga Club, which will be meeting this coming Monday for their last session.  If you are interested in teaching a club, please contact Mrs. Karbonik to discuss the details.

Please keep in mind that there is no school on February 19th-President's Day and February 20th- Professional Development Day for teachers - NO school for students.  

Save the Date- Friday, March 23rd is our Cultural Night Event.  

Have a great weekend,

Nidia Karbonik

 


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1- 26 -18

Dear Ashton Families,

 

Next week is “B” week.  

 

The school district has received additional information on illness prevention from the Rhode Island Department of Health. Please see the attached notice regarding the flu and Norovirus.

Flu and noro prevention memo for parents.pdf

The Flu a Guide for Parents

Everyday Flu Prevention

Recess- Please dress students warm to go outdoors for recess.  We try to go outdoors as much as possible, except when there is snow or ice on the blacktop or the temperatures are below 32 degrees with the windchill.

School Spirit- students are invited to wear their Ashton clothing and Feinstein shirts on Fridays to show their school spirit.  Next Friday, students may also wear their Patriots gear to support the Patriots.  Go Pats!

 

PBIS Survey- Congratulations to Asani Chen.  Asani is the lucky winner of our PBIS survey raffle.  Thank you to our families and students for reviewing the school expectations at home and for returning the surveys.  I was very impressed and pleased with the number of surveys that were returned and appreciate your support.

 

RIF is scheduled for Friday, February 2nd in the school library. Students will get to pick a free book to enjoy from our Cumberland Volunteers Program.  

 

PBIS “No Homework” day is January 31st.  Students are encouraged to use their paws to purchase a no homework pass.

Previous Announcements

Student Recognition Program-December winners:  Congratulations to our students being recognized for Student of the Month and Principal Award for the month of December.  

The student of the month certificate was awarded to one student from each class selected by their teacher for modeling the 3 R’s; “Respectful, Responsible and Ready to Learn.” The Principal Award was awarded to one student from each class for being “Conscientious.”

December-Principal Award Picture

December-Student of the Month Picture

List of Students for December

Previous Months:

November-Principal Award Winners-Picture

November-Student of the Month Winners-Picture

List of Students- November

October-Student of the Month Picture

October Principal Award Picture

List of Students-October

September-Principal Award Winners

September Student of the Month Winners

 

Have a great weekend,

Nidia Karbonik

 


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1- 19 -18

Dear Ashton Families,

 Next week is “A” week.  

 A Note From The School Nurse

Dear Parents,

The Flu is now widespread in our state.  The Flu can range from mild to severe.  Most people will recover from the flu without incident. The Flu virus causes hospitalizations and deaths each year. Many parents have asked, “Can my child attend school” and “when can my child return to school after illness.” A pamphlet will be going home with your child to guide parents if they should come in contact with the flu.  The CDC states that your child should be kept home for AT LEAST 24 hours after the fever is gone ( without the use of fever reducing medicines). If your child is fever free but still feels ill please keep your child home until they are fully recovered.   If you have any other questions please feel free to contact me at 305-3019.

* If your child is absent for a medical reason such as illness, Dr’s appt etc, please send a Doctor’s note to school to be marked as an excused absence.

The Flu a Guide for Parents           Everyday Flu Prevention

Respectfully, Christie Cipriano  

Recess- Please dress students warm to go outdoors for recess.  We try to go outdoors as much as possible, except when there is snow or ice on the blacktop or the temperatures are below 32 degrees with the windchill.

School Spirit- Students are invited to show their school spirit every Friday by wearing  their Ashton gear, Feinsten T-shirts or Patriots gear while the Patriots are still playing.  

PBIS survey-  Next week is the last week to send in the PBIS student surveys- due on January 26th. Students who return their survey will be entered into a raffle. The raffle will be done at the end of the day on Friday, January 26th.  Parent letter/survey to review expectations.   

Student Recognition Program-December winners:  Congratulations to our students being recognized for Student of the Month and Principal Award for the month of December.  

The student of the month certificate was awarded to one student from each class selected by their teacher for modeling the 3 R’s; “Respectful, Responsible and Ready to Learn.” The Principal Award was awarded to one student from each class for being “Conscientious.”

December-Principal Award Picture

December-Student of the Month Picture

List of Students for December

Previous Months:

November-Principal Award Winners-Picture

November-Student of the Month Winners-Picture

List of Students- November

October-Student of the Month Picture

October Principal Award Picture

List of Students-October

September-Principal Award Winners

September Student of the Month Winners

 Have a great weekend,

Nidia Karbonik

 

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1- 12 -18

Dear Ashton Families,

 

There is no school on Monday, January 15th- in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. 

 

Next week is “B” week.  

 

Feinstein Newsletter-Here is our Feinstein Newsletter with the good deeds from our students, staff and families for the first part of the year.  We are proud to be a Feinstein School and spread the message of kindness and community with our students and families.  Thank you for your support.

 

February PTO calendar- A hard copy of the Feb/March PTO calendar will be sent home soon via the red folder. Please open blue link for a previou of events.

 

Physical Education Update- Happy New Year!  We have a lot of exciting units planned for the final two trimesters of this school year.  Additionally, we wanted to remind parents that students will not be allowed to participate in Physical Education class without the proper footwear.  Boots, snow boots, sandals and shoes with heels are not appropriate for PE class.  Students will be unable to participate in the lesson and will lose a grade for that day in participation and effort. Students are encouraged to bring a change of shoes to schools if they decide to wear boots on a PE day.

In addition, we are still building on our Fit with Family wall.  Keep sending in pictures of your child being physical active outside of school.  We also welcome pictures of families being active together. If you like to email a picture for the wall, please send it to leah [dot] hogan [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org.  Any pictures sent to school will be kept and added to the wall.

 As always, please contact us if you have any questions regarding Physical Education. We look forward to having a great rest of the year.   Thank you,  Mr. Lennon & Mrs. Hogan

 

School Spirit- Students are invited to show their school spirit on Fridays by wearing  their Ashton gear and Feinstein T-shirts.  Teachers will recognize students with a PBIS individual paw and the class with the most students showing school spirit will get a visit from our Ashton Scottie dogs.  Our Scottie dogs are stuffed animals that travel in a beautiful carry-on case full of clothes for students to play with and enjoy. The winning class gets to keep the Scottie dog for a week.  

 

PBIS survey-  We will be collecting PBIS student surveys until January 26th. Students who return their survey will be entered into a raffle. The raffle will be done at the end of the day on Friday, January 26th.  Parent letter/survey to review expectations.   

 

Student Recognition Program-December winners:  Congratulations to our students being recognized for Student of the Month and Principal Award for the month of December.  The student of the month certificate was awarded to one student from each class selected by their teacher for modeling the 3 R’s; “Respectful, Responsible and Ready to Learn.” The Principal Award was awarded to one student from each class for being “Conscientious.”

December-Principal Award Picture

December-Student of the Month Picture

 Previous Months:

November-Principal Award Winners-Picture

November-Student of the Month Winners-Picture

List of Students- November

October-Student of the Month Picture

October Principal Award Picture

List of Students-October

September-Principal Award Winners

September Student of the Month Winners

 

Have a great long weekend,

Nidia Karbonik

 

1-10-18

Ashton School Feinstein Newsletter

A Feinstein Leadership School-   Helping to better the lives of others is the greatest of all achievements.  -Alan Shawn Feinstein

 

Feinstein Food Drive

 

During the month of November, Ashton School students, faculty, and staff joined The Feinstein Foundations’ annual national campaign to fight hunger. There were over 1,435 food items collected! The generosity of our Ashton Family is truly overwhelming.

 

Mr. Feinstein will donate $1.00 for every item collected, up to $1,000. These funds will be used to benefit student learning and to support good deeds in the community.

 

Good Deeds Abound!

 

Following the devastating hurricanes in Texas, our Feinstein Junior Scholars were moved to help those children who had lost their school supplies.  Under the direction of First Grade Teacher Talia Clossick, a collection was held and met with amazing results.  One hundred and fifty pounds of supplies were donated to Katy High School in Katy, Texas!

 

     

Ashton School was proud to donate 1,719 books to Books are Wings.  These books will bring the joy of reading to children in Rhode Island who might not be able to afford books of their own.

Every Friday in October was a “Pink Day”.  Our Feinstein Junior Scholars and staff members were asked to bring in $1.00 and wear pink to support The Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation.  A total of $284.00 was collected.

 

Help for the Holidays

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During this past holiday season, Ashton Elementary School and the Cumberland Preschool were able to assist many families in need of some extra support, making their Thanksgiving and Christmas season much brighter. This was an effort achieved with the help of the Ashton Elementary School and the Cumberland Preschool faculty and staff, students, the Ashton PTO, local businesses, community members, Cumberland Happy Baskets and the NEARI Children’s Fund Gingerbread Express Program. Through these avenues, over 77 children and 31 families were helped during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. Ashton School’s Guidance Counselor connected these families with various resources, such as food, clothing, gifts, and gift certificates.

Throughout the month of November, the Ashton School PTO collected food items that were donated by the students and their families. Each grade level, including the Cumberland Preschool, was asked to donate a specific type of food. As a result, the food baskets that the PTO assembled for both Thanksgiving and again for Christmas, were very well rounded and plentiful. A very special “thank you” to the PTO volunteers who spent numerous hours sorting the food and filling the baskets. At Thanksgiving, each family received two baskets of non-perishable food, a turkey, potatoes and other vegetables and perishables, dessert and local gift certificates. At Christmastime, each family received another food basket along with more local gift certificates. The receiving families were extremely moved by the outpouring of support and were truly appreciative of the extraordinary thoughtfulness of the PTO.

National Education Association Rhode Island - NEARI’s Gingerbread Express provided gifts for 20 of our students. 20 “Santa Sack” type bags and boxed gifts were picked up at the NEARI headquarters, filled with clothing, footwear, toys, and other items for each child. These gifts were provided by teachers across Rhode Island. Another 30 children were provided with gifts donated by Ashton Elementary School and the Cumberland Preschool faculty and staff and also several spouses’ businesses and workers. The families were very thankful for the clothing, games, footwear, and other gifts that were given to them.

Cumberland’s Happy Basket Program provided help to another 23 families. These families were given food baskets and gift cards at Thanksgiving and again at Christmas time, as well as gifts for each of the children at Christmas time. Cumberland’s Happy Basket Program runs with the help of dedicated volunteers and donors throughout the town of Cumberland.

The kindness and generosity displayed throughout the holiday season was truly heartwarming and inspiring. If you were not one of the families helped this year, but would like to be next year, please get in touch with Patty Lambrou in the early fall. The lists are compiled by early October. Many thanks go out to the countless individuals who made a difference with their contributions. The families greatly appreciated the generosity and compassion that was shown to them. The sense of community has shone brightly this holiday season and will continue to remind us of the kindness around us well into 2018. All are wished a very happy and healthy new year, filled with peace.

 

THANKFUL FOR THOSE WHO SERVE

 

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In honor of Veteran's Day, many of our students wrote letters of thanks to our heroes currently serving our country through Scholastic Newsletters. 

 

In the true spirit of the Season…...

 

Feinstein Jr. Scholar  Maggie McDonald was able to raise $135 dollars total this Holiday Season from her own fundraising efforts, selling homemade ornaments and desserts to donate a percent of the money to the Ronald McDonald House. Ashton’s Holiday Family Event was a great venue for Maggie to sell her products and support her act of kindness.  Maggie sold Egg Biscuits, Monkey Bread and Devil Dogs and her own hand made ornaments at our Holiday event raising $68.00 in total.  Thank you to everyone in the Ashton family for being generous not only with purchasing Maggie's items but with donating extra into her donation jar.  Maggie’s act of kindness is a true inspiration to all of us!

 

“Never forget – YOU have the power to help other people.  And every time you use that power – every time you do something that puts a smile on someone’s face – you are making the world a better place… And that makes you a very special person.”    --Alan Shawn Feinstein

 

Be sure to tune in:  Mr. Feinstein’s weekly show “Our Great Kids” airs on Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00 a.m. on PBS 36 and Cox 8.  

 

 

1-8-18

Dear Parents,

Sodexo's lunch menu was affected by the snow days. Therefore, they have provided us with the following lunch schedule/changes;

On Monday 1/8: lunch menu from previously scheduled Thursday 1/4

On Tuesday 1/9: Previous Scheduled Monday 1/8

Wednesday 1/10: Menu as Scheduled 1/10 and resume normal schedule from there on. 

Nidia Karbonik

 


Ashton School ~ Help for the Holidays 2017-18

 

During this past holiday season, Ashton Elementary School and the Cumberland Preschool were able to assist many families in need of some extra support, making their Thanksgiving and Christmas season much brighter. This was an effort achieved with the help of the Ashton Elementary School and the Cumberland Preschool faculty and staff, students, the Ashton PTO, local businesses, community members, Cumberland Happy Baskets and the NEARI Children’s Fund Gingerbread Express Program. Through these avenues, over 77 children and 31 families were helped during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. Ashton School’s Guidance Counselor connected these families with various resources, such as food, clothing, gifts, and gift certificates.

Throughout the month of November, the Ashton School PTO collected food items that were donated by the students and their families. Each grade level, including the Cumberland Preschool, was asked to donate a specific type of food. As a result, the food baskets that the PTO assembled for both Thanksgiving and again for Christmas, were very well rounded and plentiful.

A very special “thank you” to the PTO volunteers who spent numerous hours sorting the food and filling the baskets. At Thanksgiving, each family received two baskets of non-perishable food, a turkey, potatoes and other vegetables and perishables, dessert and local gift certificates. At Christmastime, each family received another food basket along with more local gift certificates. The receiving families were extremely moved by the outpouring of support and were truly appreciative of the extraordinary thoughtfulness of the PTO.

National Education Association Rhode Island - NEARI’s Gingerbread Express provided gifts for 20 of our students. 20 “Santa Sack” type bags and boxed gifts were picked up at the NEARI headquarters, filled with clothing, footwear, toys, and other items for each child. These gifts were provided by teachers across Rhode Island. Another 30 children were provided with gifts donated by Ashton Elementary School and the Cumberland Preschool faculty and staff and also several spouses’ businesses and workers. The families were very thankful for the clothing, games, footwear, and other gifts that were given to them.

Cumberland’s Happy Basket Program provided help to another 23 families. These families were given food baskets and gift cards at Thanksgiving and again at Christmas time, as well as gifts for each of the children at Christmas time. Cumberland’s Happy Basket Program runs with the help of dedicated volunteers and donors throughout the town of Cumberland.

Maggie McDonald, a third grade student at Ashton School was able to raise $135 dollars this Holiday Season from her own fundraising efforts, selling homemade ornaments and desserts to donate a percent of the money to the Ronald McDonald House. Ashton’s Holiday Family Event was a great venue for Maggie to sell her products and support her act of kindness.  Maggie sold Egg Biscuits, Monkey Bread and Devil Dogs and her own hand made ornaments at our Holiday event raising $68.00 in total.  Thank you to everyone in the Ashton family for being generous not only with purchasing Maggie's items but with donating extra into her donation jar.  Maggie’s act of kindness is a true inspiration to all of us!

The kindness and generosity displayed throughout the holiday season was truly heartwarming and inspiring. If you were not one of the families helped this year, but would like to be next year, please get in touch with Patty Lambrou in the early fall. The lists are compiled by early October. Many thanks go out to the countless individuals who made a difference with their contributions. The families greatly appreciated the generosity and compassion that was shown to them. The sense of community has shone brightly this holiday season and will continue to remind us of the kindness around us well into 2018. All are wished a very happy and healthy new year, filled with peace.

A big “thank you” to Mrs. Lambrou who coordinated all of the families being adopted this year and donations for Thanksgiving and the Holidays.  The coordination of both of these events is a huge undertake and we could not have done it without her.  

Nidia Karbonik and Faculty

 


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1- 6-18

Dear Ashton Families,

As the New Year begins, we are looking forward to getting back to school and starting the second part of the school year.  Unfortunately, the snow and the cold temperatures have given us some added days off.  We hope everyone is staying warm and enjoying the beautiful scenery of the snow from the comfort of your home.

 

 

Next week is “A” week. 

 

Afterschool Clubs-  Kids Yoga is on scheduled to continue on Monday for those students registered.  Lego’s Club and Cooperative Games will meet on Tuesday and Karate on Wednesday.  

 

ACCESS testing for our ELL students start on Tuesday.  A letter was sent to parents for children participating in the testing.  Please be sure students are well rested and try their best.  Kindergarten students will be tested first on Tuesday, January 9th.

 

We have a PTO meeting on Wednesday, January 10th at 6:30pm in our school library.  Please come to find out what is happening in your child’s school. We are  always looking for new ideas and volunteers.  What a better way to stay connected with your child and give back to your community!

 

Parent -Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Thursday, January 11th from 5:30 to 7:30pm.  Parents must have an appointment in advance to meet with teachers.  If you have not scheduled an appointment, please contact your child’s teacher and reserve a time to meet.  It is important that parents take advantage of this opportunity to learn about their child’s progress in school.  

 

PBIS survey-  As students return to school from the Holidays, teachers will start the new year by reviewing the school expectations and reteaching the PBIS lessons.  It is important that our students understand the expectations and that we do our best to promote a positive learning environment.  Therefore, we ask parents to support our efforts by reviewing the expectations at home using the following survey-  Parent letter/survey to review expectations.  Please return completed surveys to school with your child by January 26th to enter your child for a raffle.  A hard copy of the survey will be sent home next week with our students via the red folder.  

 

There is no school on Monday, January 15th- in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

 

Yankee Candle fundraiser -items have been distributed to parents. If you have any problems with your order or are missing items, please call the school.  

 

Have a great rest of a weekend!  Nidia Karbonik

 


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12-21 -17

Dear Ashton Families,

 

 

There will be no school starting tomorrow until Tuesday, January 2nd.  Enjoy the time with the family this Holiday Season and have a successful and healthy New Year!

 

Thank you for all of the good wishes and presents that everyone at Ashton School has been receiving from our students and families.  We appreciate your generosity and thoughtfulness.  

 

We had a Holiday Concert today with the McCourt Middle School Elite Chorus singing to our students.  Olivia Cesaroni, 5th grade student at Ashton, also performed a beautiful song for us as a solo. Olivia has an amazing voice and did a beautiful job. Thanks Olivia!

 

We look forward to seeing our students in January.  Nidia Karbonik

 

 


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12-15 -17

Dear Ashton Families,

On behalf of the staff and students at Ashton School, we wish  you and your families a happy and healthy Holiday Season and  the best for the New Year!

 

Next Week is “ A ” week.  Its is also a short week, as students do not have school on Friday 12/22.  The Holiday Vacation starts on December 22nd to January 1. Students are expected to return to school on Tuesday, January 2nd.  

 

Thank you to the parents that were able to attend our winter concert today.  A big thank you to Mr. Alberg and our students for putting together a great show!

 

Report Cards are available to parents now in  electronic form. If anyone has a problem, can't remember their login/password, etc. please do not contact the school, contact the Aspen Help Desk at aspenhelp [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org.  

 

Message to our families from Mr.  Feinstein- The Texas Roadhouse Restaurant in Cranston (sorry, Cranston only) is inviting our Jr. Scholars (show your card) to a free meal when accompanied by their parents.  I want to wish you all a wonderful holiday season.  Alan Shawn Feinstein.

 

Student Recognition Program-Congratulation to our students being recognized for Student of the Month and Principal Award for the month of November.  

The student of the month certificates are provided to one student from each class selected by their teacher for modeling the 3 R’s; “Respectful, Responsible and Ready to Learn.” The Principal Award is provided to one student from each class for displaying “Kindness.”

November-Principal Award Winners-Picture

November-Student of the Month Winners-Picture

List of Students- November

Previous Months:

October-Student of the Month Picture

October Principal Award Picture

List of Students-October

September-Principal Award Winners

September Student of the Month Winners

 

PBIS No Homework Day is scheduled for December 20th.  Students can use their paws to purchase a no homework pass.

PBIS Cafeteria Raffle- students have been working hard at earning paws in the cafeteria this week and next week for following the lunch expectations.  Students get very excited at this time of the year and behavior tends to become  more challenging.  We have Holidays paws in the classrooms worth two paws, and cafeteria paws for the cafeteria that students can enter into a raffle. Please encourage your child to be at their best behavior and earn paws.  The raffle will be done on Thursday at the end of the day.

 

Have a great weekend,

Nidia Karbonik

 

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12-8 -17

Dear Ashton Families,

 

Next Week is “ B ” week

 

Holiday Celebration- Santa is coming to Ashton tonight!- Ashton families are invited to join us for a fun night of activities. Students can shop for gifts for their families (all items are $1.00), take pictures with Santa, do crafts, watch a short movie, walk the Winter Wonderland Way with a family photo opportunity and enter a gingerbread house competition.  Flyers were sent home with students this week via the red folder.  This event is scheduled for Friday, December 8th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  This event is free and no tickets are required.

 

Report Cards will be available to parents in electronic form on December 11th.  Parents are asked to test their accounts in advance on the Aspen family portal.   All new students' parents were sent their login information via email at the beginning of the school year; but if they can't find it, they should contact the Aspen Help Desk.  .If anyone has a problem, can't remember their login/password, etc. please do not contact the school, contact the Aspen Help Desk at aspenhelp [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org.  

 If you are not familiar with Standards based grading, please open the link below to find a friendly explanation: Standards Based Grading

 

Yankee Candle catalog orders will be distributed on Monday, December 11th. You may pick up your items from 8:00-9:00 AM or from 3:00-4:00 PM. Thank you! PTO

 

Winter Concert -December 15th for grades 1, 3 and 5 at 10:00am.  Parents are invited to attend.

 

Here's the final Ashton business directory: Ashton School Business Directory.  

 

Communi-Key Newsletter - November 2017

 

Afterschool Enrichment Clubs- Clubs are scheduled to start next week.  All students registered are able to participate in the clubs.  The art club was cancelled due to low enrollment.  

Monday- Yoga in the gym 3:35-4:35pm, pick up at gym doors

Tuesday- Lego’s and Competitive Sports in the gym 3:35-4:35pm, pick up at gym doors

Wednesday- Karate Yoga in the gym 2:30-3:15 pm, pick up at gym doors

Parents are asked to arrive on time for pick up and wait outside the gym doors for the instructor to dismiss the students.  

 

Parent -Teacher Conferences have been set up for 12/13/17 and 1/11/18

Classroom teachers will be reaching out to parents soon to set up appointments.  Appointments are approximately ten minutes per family.  We encourage all parents to set up an appointment to hear about their child’s progress in school, ask questions or share concerns.  Here is the schedule and availability of itinerants and our support staff. Please note that some of our staff is shared between schools and they are only available to us for one night.  

 

 

December 13th

5:00-7:00pm

January 11th

5:30 to 7:30pm

Location

Mrs. Lambrou-Guidance

Available

Available

Guidance office

Mrs. Swartwout- School Psychologist

Available

Not available

Guidance Office

Mr. Lennon- Physical Education Teacher

Available

Available

Gym

Mrs. Hogan -PE and APE Teacher

Not available

Available

Gym

Mr. Alberg- Music Teacher

Available

Not available

Cafeteria

Ms. Giarrusso- Art Teacher

Available

Not available

Cafeteria

Mrs. Shea-Speech Pathologist

Not available

Available

Room 17

Mrs. Arzoomanian-

Reading Specialist

& Ms. Marvel -Math Interventionist

Available

Available

Room 3

Mrs. Turner- ELL Teacher

Available

Available

Room 8

Mr. Oliveira and Mrs. Enos - Special Educators

Available

Available

Room 8

Mrs. Johnson- STEM/Library  Teacher

Available

Not available

Library

 

Tips to help parents prepare for parent-teacher conferences

 

Have a great weekend. Nidia Karbonik

 

12-5-2017

Dear Ashton Families, 

The Ashton gear from the first order arrived today.  The items were sent home with students, so please your child's backpack today.  Please know that some items are back ordered.  The order form will note if you have any items on back order.  This is a busy time of the year and the company is doing their best to get the orders filled as soon as possible.  

Here is the information regarding our Winter Concert -

 

 

Ashton School

Presents

Ashton Winter Concert 2017

Grades 1, 3, 5

(K, 2, and 4 will perform in the Spring Concert)

Friday, December 15th

10:00am

Ashton Gymnasium

      

Student performers should be dressed in nice attire. No T-shirts or shorts. If anyone decides to wear a skirt, it must be at least knee length when standing. Festive headwear is allowed, but students in the front rows should refrain from wearing anything that is tall or visually obstructive to those behind them.

 

Students in the 5th grade must remember to bring their recorders and music folders. Students in the 3rd grade must remember to bring their music folders from the classroom.

 

The concert is expected to last about 40 minutes. If anyone has any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me by email: joseph [dot] alberg [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org

 

The students are excited, and are looking forward to this performance. We hope to see you there.

Mr. Joseph Alberg

 

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12-1 -17

Dear Ashton Families,

 

Next Week is “ A ” week

 

Ashton Holiday Clothing Order Form- Please see link for the Holiday order form for the Ashton gear.  The fall orders are scheduled to arrive by this coming Monday and will be sent home with students, unless we hear from parents that they wish to pick up.   The new forms were also sent home with students via the red folders.  Orders are due on Wednesday, December 6th to guarantee Christmas delivery.  We can not accept late orders. Holiday Apparel Order Form

If your order is a gift, please write a note on the order form to let us know that you would like to pick up.   

 

Afterschool Enrichment Clubs- Winter Clubs Registration Form

 

Cumberland Special Education Advisory Committee- please see meeting information

CSEAC meeting- Dec 5th at 6pm

 

Holiday Celebration- Santa is coming!-  Ashton families are invited to join us for a fun night of activities. Students can shop for gifts for their families (all items are $1.00), take pictures with Santa, do crafts, watch a short movie, walk the Winter Wonderland Way with a family photo opportunity and enter a gingerbread house competition.  Flyers were sent home with students this week via the red folder.  This event is scheduled for Friday, December 8th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  This event is free and no tickets are required.  

 

Picture Retakes-class pictures and retakes were done today.  Lifetouch has promised that we will receive the pictures before the Holidays.    If there is a problem with the package from original picture day or wish to request a refund, please call Lifetouch at 401-828-5220.  Please do not return the package to the school.

 

Report Cards- The First Trimester ends on November 30th. Report Cards will be available to parents in electronic form on December 11th. Parents are asked to test their accounts in advance on the Aspen family portal.   All new students' parents were sent their login information via email at the beginning of the school year; but if they can't find it, they should contact the Aspen Help Desk.  .If anyone has a problem, can't remember their login/password, etc. please do not contact the school, contact the Aspen Help Desk at aspenhelp [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org.  

 

School Store will be open next week- December 4  – December 8th

Grade 1 Monday, 12/4 from 9:10 – 9:20

Grade K Monday, 12/4 from 9:20 – 9:30

Grade 2 Tuesday, 12/5 from 9:10 – 9:30

Grade 3 Wednesday, 12/6 from 9:10 – 9:30

Grade 4 Thursday, 12/7 from 9:10 – 9:30

Grade 5 Friday, 12/8 from 9:10 – 9:30

For your convenience, here is the link with the order form listing the items available and the cost of the item.   A hard copy of the order form was sent home with students via the red folder.  Please have your child check off the items they would like to purchase and return the form with the amount due in a ziplock bag.  If possible, please send your child with the exact change (no pennies, please).

School Store Order Form

 

PTO Meeting- The PTO will be meeting this coming Wednesday, December 6th at 6:30pm in the school library.  Please come and find out the great things that are happening in our school. We are always looking for new ideas and volunteers.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

 

Parent -Teacher Conferences have been set up for 12/13/17 and 1/11/18

Classroom teachers will be reaching out to parents soon to set up appointments.  Appointments are approximately ten minutes per family.  We encourage all parents to set up an appointment to hear about their child’s progress in school, ask questions or share concerns.  Here is the schedule and availability of itinerants and our support staff. Please note that some of our staff is shared between schools and they are only available to us for one night.  

 

 

December 13th

January 11th

Location

Mrs. Lambrou-Guidance

Available

Available

Guidance office

Mrs. Swartwout- School Psychologist

Available

Not available

Guidance Office

Mr. Lennon- Physical Education Teacher

Mrs. Hogan -PE and APE Teacher

Available

Available

Gym

Mr. Alberg- Music Teacher

Available

Not available

Cafeteria

Ms. Giarrusso- Art Teacher

Available

Not available

Cafeteria

Mrs. Shea-Speech Pathologist

Not available

Available

Room 17

Mrs. Arzoomanian-

Reading Specialist

& Ms. Marvel -Math Interventionist

Available

Available

Room 3

Mrs. Turner- ELL Teacher

Available

Available

Room 8

Mr. Oliveira and Mrs. Enos - Special Educators

Available

Available

Room 8

Mrs. Johnson- STEM/Library  Teacher

Available

Not available

Library

 

Tips to help parents prepare for parent-teacher conferences

 

Food & Toys for Fines Program- The Cumberland Public Library is holding a Food & Toys for Fines Program from November 26th through December 9th.  Bring in a non-perishable food item or toy to the Cumberland Public Library and we will forgive the overdue fines on an item.  All food and toys go to the Cumberland Happy Basket program.  Celeste M. Dyer , Cumberland Public Library Director, 401-333-2552

Winter Concert ~ Save the Date- December 15th for grades 1, 3 and 5 at 10:00am.  Parents are invited to attend.

 

Have a great weekend. Nidia Karbonik

 

PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Student Recognition Program-Congratulation to our students being recognized for Student of the Month and Principal Award for the month of October.  

The student of the month certificates are provided to one student from each class selected by their teacher for modeling the 3 R’s; “Respectful, Responsible and Ready to Learn.” The Principal Award is provided to one student from each class for displaying the following character traits:  October:Respectful, November:Kindness, December: Conscientious, January: Honest, February: Forgiving, March: Fair, April: Motivated,  May: Leader, June: Patient.

October-Student of the Month Picture

October Principal Award Picture

List of Students-October

September-Principal Award Winners

September Student of the Month Winners

 

Volunteers- please check with us or the district to assure you have your BCI cleared and have been put on the volunteer list. Parents need to have a BCI check every year.

BCI Form  The processing of the form with the district is at least 4 weeks.  Parents are encouraged to have their forms notarized and taken to the police station on their own if they want their BCI to be done in less time.

 
 

 

11-28-17
 
Dear Ashton Families,

I am looking to set up afterschool enrichment activities for our students.  If you have  a talent that you would like to share with our students, please consider applying to teach an afterschool club. You do not need to be a certified teacher to teach afterschool,  but you will need to have a BCI check completed.  

PROGRAM GOAL-Keep students physically and mentally active by exposing them to different programs that are fun, will spark creativity and will develop their social, academic or physical skills.  Here are some examples of afterschool clubs; karate, yoga, arts and crafts, sewing, drama, school newspaper, cartooning, dance, chorus, book club, chess club, math club, science club, etc.   

If interested if offering a club, please fill out the application below and return it to Mrs. Karbonik by Thursday, November 30th .  Mrs. Karbonik will notify you if your  club has been selected by Friday,  December 1st. We are looking to offer a 6 week session to our students for the winter months. The winter session will start the week of December 11th until January 26th.  The gym is already committed on Tuesdays.  Wednesday is not available for staff members due to meetings, but parents are welcomed to teach on Wednesdays. 

The clubs should meet for an hour from the end of the school day, starting at 3:35pm to 4:35pm.

Name of Club:_________________________

Name of Instructor:___________________________

Instructor Contact Information: (phone number/ email)__________________

Description of the Club: _________________________________________

Grades: _____

Number of Students allowed: (please list a min or a max number of students)______________

Day of the week and dates:__________

Example: 6 Weeks, Every Tuesday 3:35-4:35 pm  starting on December  11th to January 29th (the club will NOT meet on December 25, Jan 1 and Jan 15th due to Holidays) .

Pick Up Time and Location: ______________________

Example: 4:35pm  @ gym doors typically used for morning drop-off or at front doors of the school 

Cost: ______

The cost must include the materials and should be kept under $50 per student for the 6 weeks. If you need to charge more, please provide a justification for your request. Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch will get a discount based on the state qualifying criteria,which will be deducted from your enrollment fee for those students that qualify. Parents or teachers will not received information on which students qualify, as this information will be processed by Mrs. Karbonik and will be kept confidential.  If we have early dismissal as a result of poor weather conditions, teachers are responsible to notify parents that the club is cancelled for the day.  

If you have any questions, please contact me at (401) 333-0554 or at nidia [dot] karbonik [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org

Thank you!

Nidia Karbonik

 


 

11-28-17

Picture Retakes, Class Pictures and New Student Pictures-
Lifetouch Studios will be at Ashton Elementary School this Friday, December 1, 2017, for retakes and for those that missed original picture day, including new students and two classrooms missing their class pictures; Mrs. Locklin and Mrs. Corrigan.   

If you wish to have your child's picture retaken, please send the original package with your child on retake day.

To place an order, order envelopes are available in the school office.  Please send a note to school to request an order form or stop by the office.  You may also place your order online at mylifetouch.com, enter Picture Day ID PC047452Q1.

If there is a problem with the package from original picture day or wish to request a refund, please call Lifetouch at 401-828-5220.  Please do not return the package to the school.

Nidia Karbonik
 


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11-17 -17

Dear Ashton Families,

 

Next Week is “ A ” week

 

NO School for students on Wednesday, November 22- Teachers will be participating in a  Professional Development Day.  

 

November 23rd and 24th- School will be closed for Thanksgiving Recess.  

 

I am also thankful to have a dedicated and amazing staff!”  

Thank you to all our families that contributed to the Thanksgiving food drive.  A BIG Thanks to the Thanksgiving Food Drive Committee and Lisa Masse for making it all possible.  Thank you to our student council students for helping collect and sort the food from the classrooms. This year we will be providing baskets to eight of our Ashton families.  The town Happy Basket Program is also providing 22 baskets to additional Ashton families to make their Thanksgiving special.  

 

Save the Date for the Holiday Event: December 8th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  More information to follow.

The First Trimester ends on November 30th.

 Report Cards will be available to parents in electronic form on December 11th. Parents are asked to test their accounts in advance on the Aspen family portal.   All new students' parents were sent their login information via email at the beginning of the school year; but if they can't find it, they should contact the Aspen Help Desk.  .If anyone has a problem, can't remember their login/password, etc. please do not contact the school, contact the Aspen Help Desk at aspenhelp [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org.  

 

 Parent -Teacher Conferences have been set up for 12/13/17 and 1/11/18 -  Classroom teachers will be reaching out to parents soon to set up appointments.  Appointments are approximately ten minutes per family.  We encourage all parents to set up an appointment to hear about their child’s progress in school, ask questions or share concerns.  Parents are also welcomed to set- up a separate conference with the teacher, if the conference times available are not convenient for them or if they feel they need additional time.  

 

 School Store Volunteers Needed-  We are looking for parent volunteers available first thing in the morning to help us with our school store.  Volunteers are needed once a month for 40 minutes from 9:10 to 9:50am. You do not need to work the entire week, but you will need to have a BCI done prior to volunteering.   Volunteers may work any number of days they have available or the week. If available, please email Mrs. Arzoomanian at dianne [dot] arzoomanian [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org (dianne [dot] arzoomanian [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org )

  

Birthday Invitations- The PTO has created a family directory for families to connect.  If possible, please mail Birthday invitations to families directly using the directory.  Teachers are put in a very difficult position when we are asked to pass out invitations or when students pass out invitations and everyone in the class is not invited.  Students feelings get hurt and it takes a lot of class time to get students back on track.  We also know it is not always possible to invite the entire class to a party, so for that reason we ask that parents use the PTO family directory and mail the invitations. We can pass out invitation when the entire class is invited, but please do not send invitations for certain students within a class.  Invitations should not be sealed so that teachers view the content.  We are responsible for anything that we send home with our students.  

Family Directory provided by our PTO-Thank you to the parents that volunteered to share their information with other families-  PTO Family Directory 2017-18.  

 

Lost and Found- items not claimed by the end of next week will be donated.  Please stop by the school or ask your child to check the lost and found for any missing items.  We have many coats, gloves and small items that are unclaimed.  

 

PBIS No Homework Day- is scheduled for Wednesday, November 29th. Students need to buy a NO HW pass suing their Ashton paws they earn for following the expectations.  

 

Previous Announcements

 

PICTURE RETAKE AND MAKEUP DAYLifetouch Studios will be at Ashton Elementary on Friday, December 1, 2017, for retakes and for those that missed original picture day.

If you wish to have your child's picture retaken, please send the original package with your child on retake day.

To place an order, order envelopes are available in the school office.  To order at mylifetouch.com, enter Picture Day ID PC047452Q1.

If there is a problem with the package from original picture day or wish to request a refund, please call Lifetouch at 401-828-5220. Please do not return the package to the school.

The cold temperatures are here-  please dress your child in layers and appropriately to go outdoors for recess each day.  We only stay indoors when it is raining or below 32 degrees/windchill.  We do try to get our students outdoors for recess as much as possible, so I typically will check the forecast and consult with the nurse before making a decision to stay indoors.

 

Student Recognition Program-Congratulation to our students being recognized for Student of the Month and Principal Award for the month of October.  

The student of the month certificates are provided to one student from each class selected by their teacher for modeling the 3 R’s; “Respectful, Responsible and Ready to Learn.” The Principal Award is provided to one student from each class for displaying the following character traits:  October:Respectful, November:Kindness, December: Conscientious, January: Honest, February: Forgiving, March: Fair, April: Motivated,  May: Leader, June: Patient.

October SOM- October-Student of the Month Picture

October PA- October Principal Award Picture

List of Students-October

September-Principal Award Winners

September Student of the Month Winners

 

Volunteers- please check with us or the district to assure you have your BCI cleared and have been put on the volunteer list. Parents need to have a BCI check every year.

BCI Form

The processing of the form with the district is at least 4 weeks.  Parents are encouraged to have their forms notarized and taken to the police station on their own if they want their BCI to be done in less time.

 

PTO Business Directory- The Ashton PTO is kicking off a new initiative to create an online directory of businesses owned by Ashton parents, guardians or faculty.  This new initiative helps promote your business inside the Ashton School community.  If you are a business owner, please complete this form-.  https://goo.gl/forms/grZYtYsLWpOsnn1p2

 

Have a great weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 


11-15-2017

 

Tomorrow is the last day for any Thanksgiving donations.  The PTO will go shopping this weekend for any items we need to make baskets for our families in need.  

Please send donations by tomorrow. 

Please send donations in for the Thanksgiving Food Drive by November 16th

We need your help!  Please send in your Thanksgiving Food Drive donations by Thursday, November 16th.  The Feinstein Foundation has also pledged a $1 donation for every food item that is donated!  This will go a long way to helping our fellow Ashton families in need!

Boxes have been placed in the classrooms and each grade has suggested items, but please note that we will accept any non-perishable food donation, cash or gift cards.

 

Preschool - Cereal, gravy, cranberry sauce, canned vegetables

Kindergarten - Cereal, crackers, rice, powdered drink mix

Grade 1 - Instant potatoes, cereal bars, instant oatmeal, tuna fish

Grade 2 - Stuffing, soup, canned or dried fruit, muffin mix

Grade 3 - Gravy, jelly, cooking oil, cookie mix

Grade 4 - Canned vegetables, macaroni and cheese, brownie mix

Grade 5 - Pasta, canned spaghetti sauce, pancake mix, syrup

 

Please no expired, glass or perishable items.

 Thanks for your support!  

 

Scottie dog- School logo

11-10 -17

Dear Ashton Families,

 

Next Week is “ B ” week

 

There is NO school on Monday, November 13th, in honor of our Veterans.

 

The November PTO meeting is scheduled for this coming Wednesday, November 15th at 6:30pm in the school  library.  Please join us !

 

Ashton Gear -we can not accept anymore order for Ashton gear. We will have another ordering period later in the year.  

 

The cold temperatures are here-  please dress your child in layers and appropriately to go outdoors for recess each day.  We only stay indoors when it is raining or below 32 degrees/windchill.  We do try to get our students outdoors for recess as much as possible, so I typically will check the forecast and consult with the nurse before making a decision to stay indoors.

 

We have a lot of lost items in the lost and found bin and coat hanger. Please stop by the school cafeteria to check for missing items or have your child check during lunch or dismissal.  

 

Please send donations in for the Thanksgiving Food Drive by November 16th

We need your help!  Please send in your Thanksgiving Food Drive donations by Thursday, November 16th.  The Feinstein Foundation has also pledged a $1 donation for every food item that is donated!  This will go a long way to helping our fellow Ashton families in need!

Boxes have been placed in the classrooms and each grade has suggested items, but please note that we will accept any non-perishable food donation, cash or gift cards.

Preschool - Cereal, gravy, cranberry sauce, canned vegetables

Kindergarten    - Cereal, crackers, rice, powdered drink mix

Grade 1 - Instant potatoes, cereal bars, instant oatmeal, tuna fish

Grade 2    - Stuffing, soup, canned or dried fruit, muffin mix

Grade 3 - Gravy, jelly, cooking oil, cookie mix

Grade 4    - Canned vegetables, macaroni and cheese, brownie mix

Grade 5    - Pasta, canned spaghetti sauce, pancake mix, syrup

Please no expired, glass or perishable items.

 

Student Recognition Program-Congratulation to our students being recognized for Student of the Month and Principal Award for the month of October.  The student of the month certificates are provided to one student from each class selected by their teacher for modeling the 3 R’s; “Respectful, Responsible and Ready to Learn.” The Principal Award is provided to one student from each class for displaying the following character traits:  October:Respectful, November:Kindness, December:Conscientious, January: Honest, February: Forgiving, March: Fair, April: Motivated,  May: Leader, June: Patient.

October SOM- October-Student of the Month Picture

October PA- October Principal Award Picture

List of Students-October

 

OCYL Winter/Spring Town  Programs for  grades K-8.

OCYL Early Childhood programming registration also begins this week: We have only a few seats left in a couple of the classes for ages 3-5.  Please visit the OCYL website for all the information on our initiatives in Early Childhood Education, the STEAMshop@OCYL and Backpack to Briefcase!

 

Have a great Long Weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 


Scottie dog- School logo

11-3 -17

Dear Ashton Families,

 

Next Week is “ B ” week

 

We have school on Friday, November 10th,  and we are closed on Monday, November 13th, in honor of our Veterans.

 

Ashton Gear -order forms were sent with students via the red folder.  Orders are due to school on Monday, November 6th.   Please refer to the chart in the order form for your child’s class color. Students will be encouraged to wear their Ashton gear every Friday, along with the staff and they will also use their class color T-shirts during field trips.

Here is an electronic copy of the order form. 2017-18 Ashton Gear Order Form

 

Picture Retakes Date Changed to December 1st.   - This is for new students that have not had their school picture taken or students who wish to have their picture redone.  There are also two classes that still need their class pictures done,Mrs. Locklin and Mrs. Corrigan. Students photographed on this day will have their pictures before the Holidays.   Class pictures will be sent home at a separate time when all the class pictures have been printed.  All students are entitled to a free "class" picture.

 

Thanksgiving Food Drive-  This week, we kicked off our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive.  With your donations, we will assemble baskets and distribute them to our fellow Ashton School and Preschool families in need.  The Feinstein Foundation has also pledged a matching donation for every food item we collect!

Boxes have been placed in the classrooms and each grade has suggested items.

Preschool - Cereal, gravy, cranberry sauce, canned vegetables

Kindergarten    - Cereal, crackers, rice, powdered drink mix

Grade 1 - Instant potatoes, cereal bars, instant oatmeal, tuna fish

Grade 2    - Stuffing, soup, canned or dried fruit, muffin mix

Grade 3 - Gravy, jelly, cooking oil, cookie mix

Grade 4    - Canned vegetables, macaroni and cheese, brownie mix

Grade 5    - Pasta, canned spaghetti sauce, pancake mix, syrup

Please no expired, glass or perishable items.  Thank you for your support!

Save the Date-  Parent-teacher conferences are December 13th from 5pm to 7:00pm and Thursday, January 11th -5:30 to 7:30.  The First trimester ends November 30th.  Parents can expect to receive their child’s  report card in electronic form by December 11th.  

 

District Flu Vaccination Clinic Schedule- 2017-18 Cumberland Flu Clinics

Monday, November 6th – 4:00PM-6:30PM

Location: Cumberland High School Cafeteria

School-located clinics are open to all students, faculty and staff, and their families.

For additional information, please contact the Rhode Island Department of Health by

calling 401-222-5960 or by visiting their website at: http://www.health.ri.gov/flu

 

Mrs. Egan, our school secretary is expected to return on Tuesday, November 14th.  Mrs. Berard’s last day in the office is Friday, November 10th.  A big thank you to Mrs. Berard for helping us open the school and taking care of the office.   She did a great job and we could not have done it without her. Thank you Mrs. Berard! from the Ashton family. 

 

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Previous Announcements

Lost and found- our lost and found bin and coat hanger is getting  pretty full. Please ask your children to check the lost and found if you are missing any clothing items or feel free to stop by the school to check.

 

Student Recognition Program- Every month we recognize students who serve as role models to others for following the school expectations or who stand out for displaying the character trait of the month.  The student of the month certificates are provided to one student from each class selected by their teacher for modeling the 3 R’s; “Respectful, Responsible and Ready to Learn.” The Principal Award is provided to one student from each class for displaying the following character traits:  

September- Respectful, October-Respectful, November-Kindness, December-Conscientious, January-Honest, February-Forgiving, March-Fair,         April- Motivated, May- Leader, June-Patient.

Certificates are awarded to students at the end of each month.  Here is a picture of the students who were selected for the Student of the Month and Principal Award certificates for the month of September:

September-Principal Award Winners

September Student of the Month Winners

Congratulation to all!

 

Family Directory provided by our PTO-Thank you to the parents that volunteered to share their information with other families-  PTO Family Directory 2017-18.  

 

Stop and Shop Rewards- Please register your  rewards Stop and Shop card to enter our school to earn money.  This is an easy way to for us to raise money to support school events.  Please use the link below to and follow a few easy steps to register: Stop and Shop A+ school rewards program

 

Volunteers- please check with us or the district to assure you have your BCI cleared and have been put on the volunteer list. Parents need to have a BCI check every year.

BCI Form

The processing of the form with the district is at least 4 weeks.  Parents are encouraged to have their forms notarized and taken to the police station on their own if they want their BCI to be done in less time.

 

PTO Business Directory- The Ashton PTO is kicking off a new initiative to create an online directory of businesses owned by Ashton parents, guardians or faculty.  This new initiative helps promote your business inside the Ashton School community.  If you are a business owner, please complete this form-.  https://goo.gl/forms/grZYtYsLWpOsnn1p2

Have a great weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 

10-31-17

Coat Drive- The Girls Scout Troop 415 of Cumberland and Helping Hands/Interact Club CHS is collecting gently used coats. Donations can be sent to the school for the month of November to be distributed to those in need before the winter.  Hats, mittens and scarves are welcomed too.  Items may be placed in the box located in front of the office or you may contact (410) 334-9639 or Trrop415cumberland [at] gmail [dot] com to arrange for pick up.

Thanks for your support!  Girls Scout Troop 415 

 


 

10-31-17

Dear Ashton Parents,

Students today were served Monday’s lunchmenu.  Unfortunately, due to the storm, some  of the food did not arrive and we were unable to offer Tuesday’s menu.  Tomorrow, students will be able to order from Wednesday’s menu and we should be back on track with the lunch calendar.

 

Today we had the “Halloween Safety” Magic Show.  Magician, Tommy James did a really fun show for our students, highlighting Halloween safety.  The Ashton staff also dressed as M & M’s today.  Our students really seemed to enjoy the show and the events planned for today.  Here are some pictures of the show and the staff wearing their M & M shirts - Halloween Pics 2017-18

 

 

Ashton Gear -order were passed out today and should be going home today or tomorrow with our students via the red folder.  Orders are due to school next Monday.  Please refer to the chart in the order form for your child’s class color. Students will be encouraged to wear their Ashton gear every Friday and they will also use their class color or T-shirts during field trips.

Here is an electronic copy of the order form. 2017-18 Ashton Gear Order Form

Happy Halloween! 

Nidia Karbonik


 

Scottie dog- School logo

10-27 -17

Dear Ashton Families,

 

Next Week is “B” week

 

Lost and Found- our lost and found bin and coat hanger is getting  pretty full. Please ask your children to check the lost and found if you are missing any clothing items or feel free to stop by the school to check.

 

Halloween- No Candy Please! As Halloween approaches, I need to remind parents that students are not allowed to bring candy into school for their personal consumption or to share.  If students  wish to offer treats to their classmates, they can bring other types of treats such as Halloween pencils, erasers, pencil sharpeners, tattoos, stickers, etc. Students will not be allowed to give candy bags to their classmates and they will need to be returned home with the student. The district “Wellness” policy does not allow us to give candy to students in order  to protect those with food allergies.

 

Thanksgiving Food Drive- On November 1st, we will kick off our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive.  With your donations, we will assemble baskets and distribute them to Ashton School and Preschool families in need.  The food drive will end on November 16th and the baskets will be distributed the week of November 20th.   

 Boxes will be placed in the classrooms and each grade has suggested items.

Preschool - Cereal, gravy, cranberry sauce, canned vegetables

Kindergarten - Cereal, crackers, rice, powdered drink mix

Grade 1 - Instant potatoes, cereal bars, instant oatmeal, tuna fish

Grade 2 - Stuffing, soup, canned or dried fruit, muffin mix

Grade 3 - Gravy, jelly, cooking oil, cookie mix

Grade 4 - Canned vegetables, macaroni and cheese, brownie mix

Grade 5 - Pasta, canned spaghetti sauce, pancake mix, syrup

 

Please no expired, glass or perishable items.

Thank you for your support!

 

Student Recognition Program- Every month we recognize students who serve as role models to others for following the school expectations or who stand out for displaying the character trait of the month.  The student of the month certificates are provided to one student from each class selected by their teacher for modeling the 3 R’s; “Respectful, Responsible and Ready to Learn.” The Principal Award is provided to one student from each class for displaying the following character traits:  

September: Respectful

October: Respectful March: Fair

November: Kindness April: Motivated

December: Conscientious May: Leader

January: Honest June: Patient

February: Forgiving

March: Fair

April: Motivated

May: Leader

June: Patient

Certificates are awarded to students at the end of each month.  Here is a picture of the students who were selected for the Student of the Month and Principal Award certificates for the month of September:

September-Principal Award Winners

September Student of the Month Winners

Congratulation to all!

 

Family Directory provided by our PTO-Thank you to the parents that volunteered to share their information with other families-  PTO Family Directory 2017-18.  

 

Previous Announcements

Stop and Shop Rewards- Please register your  rewards Stop and Shop card to enter our school to earn money.  This is an easy way to for us to raise money to support school events.  Please use the link below to and follow a few easy steps to register: Stop and Shop A+ school rewards program

Halloween Magic Show- on Oct 31 students will enjoy a Halloween magic show during the school day sponsored by PBIS.  Each class will pay 5 classroom paws to attend the event.  All of our students are working hard to earn their class paws by following the school expectations as a class.  If you do not want your child to attend the magic show, please email me in advance. The show is geared for children in grades K-5.

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits. Book Fair Preview date: Friday, 11/17/17 9-3:30pm

Book Fair Shopping date: Tuesday, 11/21/17 9-3:30pm

If you are available to volunteer at the book fair, please contact Jennifer O’Connell at 401-862- 7506 or jhoconnell [at] hotmail [dot] com.    Bookfair Information

 

District Flu Vaccination Clinic Schedule- 2017-18 Cumberland Flu Clinics

Monday, November 6th – 4:00PM-6:30PM

Location: Cumberland High School Cafeteria

School-located clinics are open to all students, faculty and staff, and their families.

For additional information, please contact the Rhode Island Department of Health by

calling 401-222-5960 or by visiting their website at: http://www.health.ri.gov/flu

 

Volunteers- please check with us or the district to assure you have your BCI cleared and have been put on the volunteer list. Parents need to have a BCI check every year.

BCI Form

The processing of the form with the district is at least 4 weeks.  Parents are encouraged to have their forms notarized and taken to the police station on their own if they want their BCI to be done in less time.

 

PTO Business Directory- The Ashton PTO is kicking off a new initiative to create an online directory of businesses owned by Ashton parents, guardians or faculty.  This new initiative helps promote your business inside the Ashton School community.  If you are a business owner, please complete this form-.  https://goo.gl/forms/grZYtYsLWpOsnn1p2

Have a good weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 

 


Scottie dog- School logo

10-20-17

Dear Ashton Families,

 

Next week is “A” week

 

Bus 19 AM Pick-up Time Change- Per Durham Bus Company, starting Monday, October 23rd, students on bus 19 will be picked up 12 minutes earlier in the morning from their designated times.  If you have any questions regarding this change, please call the bus company at 334-3745.

 

Trunk or Treat Event- This is a fun Halloween event for our Ashton students and their families. The event is  scheduled for tonight, October 20th at 7:00pm at Ashton School.  Parents need to stay with their children and are encouraged to check the candy children receive.  This event is for Ashton families only!

Trunk or Treat Form

 

PBIS No HW day- Wednesday, Oct 25th. Students are asked to use their paws to buy a no homework pass for Wednesday night. They will be provided with a PBIS No HW pass to show parents at home.   

 

Stop and Shop Rewards- Please register your  rewards Stop and Shop card to enter our school to earn money.  This is an easy way to for us to raise money to support school events.  Please use the link below to and follow a few easy steps to register: Stop and Shop A+ school rewards program

 

Halloween Magic Show- on Oct 31 students will enjoy a Halloween magic show during the school day sponsored by PBIS.  Each class will pay 5 classroom paws to attend the event.  All of our students are working hard to earn their class paws by following the school expectations as a class.  If you do not want your child to attend the magic show, please email me in advance. The show is geared for children in grades K-5.

 

Evacuation Drill- Today students had an opportunity to practice evacuation the building to a nearby location. I am proud to say that students have done very well at all of the emergency drills that we have had so far.  We will continue to have emergency drills throughout the year to make sure all of our students and staff are prepared for any emergency.     

 

School Pictures- All of the student individual school pictures that we received from Lifetouch have been sent home with students.  The class pictures will be distributed at a later time when all classes have been photographed.  Mrs. Locklin and Mrs. Corrigan’s class will have their class pictures taken on November 28th.  All other classroom have been done, but not all class pictures have been printed or sent home.  A few class pictures were distributed by accident and Ms. Clossick’s class picture is being reprinted to indicate the correct grade.  All students will receive a FREE class picture when all classes are photographed and printed.  If you paid for pictures and did not receive them, please contact Lifetouch at (401) 828-5220. If you are not satisfied with your child’s picture, you can send them back on November 28th and have a retake done.  All new students that have not had their picture taken will be photographed on November 28th.  

 

RIF- Reading is Fundamental is a program sponsored by Cumberland Volunteers. Today all children received a free book (of their choice) from RIF.  Enjoy!

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits. Book Fair Preview date: Friday, 11/17/17 9-3:30pm.  Book Fair Shopping date: Tuesday, 11/21/17 9-3:30pm

If you are available to volunteer at the book fair, please contact Jennifer O’Connell at 401-862- 7506 or jhoconnell [at] hotmail [dot] com.    Bookfair Information

 

Academic Update- The following information was provided recently by Mr. DiManna, Assistant Superintendent at one of a school committee meetings:

The Cumberland School System has made amazing academic strides in improving the level of education its students receive. Our goal is to be a top five performing district in the state regardless of our funding challenges.   Consider the following insights:

  • Of the 34 districts with elementary, middle and high schools, Cumberland ranked 9th in both ELA and Mathematics  in 2017 PARCC performances when compared to other districts including public charter school districts. That means TOP 26% in performance and bottom 10% in state funding!

  • Cumberland outperformed the following neighboring districts in both ELA and Mathematics:  Blackstone Valley Prep, Lincoln and Smithfield.

  • When comparing Cumberland’s  ELA three-year growth to the state’s three year trend, Cumberland growth was four times greater than the state’s.

  • Cumberland’s math growth percentage was 11% over three years, nearly equal to the growth in ELA which was 12%.

  • Cumberland’s 2017  ELA performance climbed when compared to 2016. Cumberland’s 2016  ELA ranking was 13/34 as compared to 9/34 in 2017.  The districts we  outperformed in 2017 when compared to 2016 were BVP, Lincoln,  Portsmouth and Smithfield.

  • Cumberland’s ELA and Math PARCC performance shined in the northern part of the state. In math,  Cumberland outperformed all northern RI communities and in ELA, Cumberland outperformed all but North Smithfield.

  • 3 years ago we were ranked in the top 50% (17/34) of the state in proficiency performance-- within that span of three years, we have shaved that ranking to top 26% (9/34)

  • We were merely a percentage point away from ranking in the top 7 in both ELA and Math.

 

SCHOOLS PARCC SCORES

 

PRELIMINARY PARCC ELA 2015-2017

Schools:

2015

2016

2017

Gains/Losses from 16-17

Ashton

55

48

55

7

BF Norton

35

41

39

-2

CHill

48

51

57

6

Community

63

76

75

-1

Garvin

39

42

54

12

McCourt

30

30

38

8

North Cumberland

49

59

72

13

CHS

32

37

38

-3

District Average:

43

49

53

4

         

Written Expression

2015

2016

2017

Gains/Losses from 16-17

Ashton

54

42

59

17

BF Norton

36

53

46

-9

CHill

49

51

56

5

Community

64

71

78

7

Garvin

41

40

51

11

McCourt

25

27

43

16

North Cumberland

45

56

73

17

CHS

32

40

32

-8

District Average:

42

48

56

8

 

 

PRELIMINARY DISTRICT PARCC- MATH 2015-2017

SCHOOLS

2015

2016

2017

Gains/Losses from 16-17

Ashton

53%

58%

58%

0%

BF Norton

37%

41%

42%

1%

CHill

54%

67%

61%

-6%

Community

66%

74%

74%

0%

Garvin

45%

49%

52%

3%

McCourt

24%

29%

31%

2%

North Cumberland

42%

48%

54%

6%

CHS

7%

19%

22%

3%

District Average:

37%

44%

48%

4%

 

 

Box Tops - please send your boxtops to school to help raise funds for school and PTO events.  Here is the form you can use to send your boxtops to school.  You may also send them in a zip bag labeled box tops and your child’s name/teacher.   A hard copy of the form will go home on Monday with your child via the red folder. Forms are due October 24th  Box Tops Halloween Form

 

Previous Announcements

 

 

Cumberland Education Foundation Harvest Gala - November 3, 2017.- see flyer for more information. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owS2gyZ2pnYnl4RzM5T3RlQmpkXzVXbnE4MkZV/view?usp=sharing

 

District Flu Vaccination Clinic Schedule- 2017-18 Cumberland Flu Clinics

Monday, November 6th – 4:00PM-6:30PM

Location: Cumberland High School Cafeteria

School-located clinics are open to all students, faculty and staff, and their families.

For additional information, please contact the Rhode Island Department of Health by

calling 401-222-5960 or by visiting their website at: http://www.health.ri.gov/flu

 

Volunteers- please check with us or the district to assure you have your BCI cleared and have been put on the volunteer list. Parents need to have a BCI check every year.

BCI Form

The processing of the form with the district is at least 4 weeks.  Parents are encouraged to have their forms notarized and taken to the police station on their own if they want their BCI to be done in less time.

 

PTO Family Directory- The Ashton PTO is creating a family directory in order to connect families together.  If you are interested in providing your contact information for the directory, please fill out the form below.  Please note that all fields are optional.  Provide only the information that you are comfortable with.  The information you provide will be published to all Ashton families.-Please use this link to provide the information that you are comfortable sharing with other families- https://goo.gl/forms/IGYUmO5sXlpCGnL23

 

PTO Business Directory- The Ashton PTO is kicking off a new initiative to create an online directory of businesses owned by Ashton parents, guardians or faculty.  This new initiative helps promote your business inside the Ashton School community.  If you are a business owner, please complete this form-.  https://goo.gl/forms/grZYtYsLWpOsnn1p2

Have a good weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 

Dear Parents, 

I forgot to mention that Mr. Feinstein visited our school last Friday.  This was a pleasant surprise for all of us, as he donated $3,000 to our school and brought a journal for all of our students with a Feinstein card attached.  The Journals are bright pink and were sent home with our students via the red folder.  Please make sure to look for the journal and detach the Feintein card located on the last page of the Journal.  This card will provides families with free entry to many great places, such as the Mystic aquarium, The Providence Children's Museum and all of the 2018 Pawtucket Red Rox games.   Enjoy!  Nidia

 

 


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10-13-17

Dear Ashton Families,

 

Next week is “B” week

 

Trunk or Treat Event- This is a fun Halloween event for our Ashton students and their families. The event is  scheduled for Friday, October 20th at 7:00pm at Ashton School. Please return the form below and payment  by Monday, October 16th, if you plan on attending. We need to get a count on students attending so that we can have enough treats for everyone.  Parents need to stay with their children and are encouraged to check the candy children receive.  This event is for Ashton families only and parents have been asked to provide peanut free candy, but we still recommend that parents check the candy prior to children eating it.  We also encourage the trunks to give non-candy treat such as school supplies; pencils, erasers, etc.

Trunk or Treat Form

 

Bus Evacuation Drill- As you may have heard from your child, we did have a bus evacuation drill this week.  The state requires that we have two bus evacuation drills per year.  The bus company reviewed bus safety procedures and our students had a chance to evacuate the bus using the back door of the bus. We are very proud of our students, as we received many compliments from the bus drivers about our students’ good behavior.  

 

Box Tops - please send your boxtops to school to help raise funds for school and PTO events.  Here is the form you can use to send your boxtops to school.  You may also send them in a zip bag labeled box tops and your child’s name/teacher.   A hard copy of the form will go home on Monday with your child via the red folder. Forms are due October 24th  Box Tops Halloween Form

 

The Jog-A-Thon event was a big success, thanks our students, to Mr. Lennon, Mrs. Hogan and the parent volunteers.  The fundraiser forms and money are due October 18th. Thanks to our families for supporting us with this event and for your monetary contributions.   If you have not sent in your form, you can still send it in until next Wednesday 10/18. Students will receive raffle tickets after all the money and forms have been processed to use for the various raffles.  The raffles will take place during a fitness class with Mr. Lennon and Mrs. Hogan in a few weeks.

 

PTO Meeting- The second PTO meeting for this year is scheduled for Wednesday, October 18th at 6:30pm in our school library. All parents and teachers are invited.

 

 Cumberland Education Foundation Harvest Gala - November 3, 2017.- see flyer for more information. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owS2gyZ2pnYnl4RzM5T3RlQmpkXzVXbnE4MkZV/view?usp=sharing

 

PBIS News- Here is the video we used to review the expectations with our students at our PBIS assembly last week.  Please ask students to sing the Ashton song for you, which is different from the school expectations song. I think you will like it.  The video was created last year with the help of our students. Enjoy!  PBIS expectations video

 

Previous Announcements

 

PBIS Referrals- As many of you know, Cumberland is a PBIS district.  PBIS stands for “Positive Behavior Intervention Supports”, but at our school we rephrased this to student friendly language meaning “Positive Behavior In School”. As part of the PBIS system, teachers are asked to document behaviors on a form known as Office Discipline Referral.  Please know that these forms or referrals (for major or minor incidents) are not part of your child’s permanent record file.  The referrals are used internally to track patterns in behavior and provide support to students as needed. These forms get shredded when students leave Ashton. The only discipline matter that will be documented in a student’s permanent record is a school suspension and this is per state guidelines.  The referrals are sent home to communicate with parents about incidents that occur in school.  They are not meant to alarm you or upset you.  We are sending the forms home for you to simply have a conversation with your child and help us reinforce the school expectations. The classroom teachers handle the minor behaviors and the principal handles any major behaviors.  Parents will always be notified when their child has a major referral. Teachers may use their discretion on sending home or holding on to minor referrals.  There is a description on the back of the form of what is considered a minor behavior and a major behavior.   If you do not wish to receive copies of the minor incidents, please notify your child’s teacher.  Here is a copy of a referral- ODR referral

District Flu Vaccination Clinic Schedule- 2017-18 Cumberland Flu Clinics

Thursday, October 19th – 4:00PM-6:30PM

Monday, November 6th – 4:00PM-6:30PM

Location: Cumberland High School Cafeteria

School-located clinics are open to all students, faculty and staff, and their families.

For additional information, please contact the Rhode Island Department of Health by

calling 401-222-5960 or by visiting their website at: http://www.health.ri.gov/flu

 

Volunteers- please check with us or the district to assure you have your BCI cleared and have been put on the volunteer list. Parents need to have a BCI check every year.  

PTO Family Directory- The Ashton PTO is creating a family directory in order to connect families together.  If you are interested in providing your contact information for the directory, please fill out the form below.  Please note that all fields are optional.  Provide only the information that you are comfortable with.  The information you provide will be published to all Ashton families.-Please use this link to provide the information that you are comfortable sharing with other families- https://goo.gl/forms/IGYUmO5sXlpCGnL23

 

PTO Business Directory- The Ashton PTO is kicking off a new initiative to create an online directory of businesses owned by Ashton parents, guardians or faculty.  This new initiative helps promote your business inside the Ashton School community.  If you are a business owner, please complete this form-.  https://goo.gl/forms/grZYtYsLWpOsnn1p2

 

Have a good weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 

10-10-17

Dear Parents, 

The Jog-A-Thon event is scheduled for tomorrow during your child's PE class.  Please send your fundraising forms to school by tomorrow.  Sodexo has donated small bags of pretzel goldfish and waters for students to enjoy after the event.  Per the wellness policy, here are the ingredients for the snack being provided:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owMTJQRlQzVkxnWDZoYmFtb1FXWW9oc3M5dEt3/view?usp=sharing

if for any reason your child can not have the above snack, please email me prior to tomorrow so that we can plan accordingly. You may also reach me at 333-0554.   If we do not hear from you, we will assume it is OK for your child to have the pretzel goldfish snack.  

Parents interested in volunteering for this event must have a BCI completed and must be on the volunteer list.  

Thank you in advance for your support. 

Nidia Karbonik &

PTO 

  


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10-6-17

Dear Ashton Families,

 

There is no school on Monday, October 9th in celebration of Columbus Day.  

 

The Jog-A-Thon Fundraiser is scheduled to take place this coming Wednesday, October 11th during PE classes.  Students are asked to bring the forms back by Wednesday.  Students love this event and they can win some cool prizes for raising funds to support the school and PTO. Sodexo has donated small water bottles and a small snack for students to enjoy after the event.  The information of the snack and the ingredients will be emailed to parents prior to the event or as soon as they are available.   Parents who offered to volunteer must be on the volunteer list, which indicate that they have completed their BCI check for this year.  Please call the school to find out if your name is on the volunteer list.  

 

District Flu Vaccination Clinic Schedule- 2017-18 Cumberland Flu Clinics

Wednesday, October 11th – 4:00PM-6:30PM

Thursday, October 19th – 4:00PM-6:30PM

Monday, November 6th – 4:00PM-6:30PM

Location: Cumberland High School Cafeteria

School-located clinics are open to all students, faculty and staff, and their families.

For additional information, please contact the Rhode Island Department of Health by

calling 401-222-5960 or by visiting their website at: http://www.health.ri.gov/flu

 

Volunteers- please check with us or the district to assure you have your BCI cleared and have been put on the volunteer list. Parents need to have a BCI check every year.  

 

PBIS Referrals- As many of you know, Cumberland is a PBIS district.  PBIS stands for “Positive Behavior Intervention Supports”, but at our school we rephrased this to student friendly language meaning “Positive Behavior In School”. As part of the PBIS system, teachers are asked to document behaviors on a form known as Office Discipline Referral.  Please know that these forms or referrals (for major or minor incidents) are not part of your child’s permanent record file.  The referrals are used internally to track patterns in behavior and provide support to students as needed. These forms get shredded when students leave Ashton. The only discipline matter that will be documented in a student’s permanent record is a school suspension and this is per state guidelines.  The referrals are sent home to communicate with parents about incidents that occur in school.  They are not meant to alarm you or upset you.  We are sending the forms home for you to simply have a conversation with your child and help us reinforce the school expectations. The classroom teachers handle the minor behaviors and the principal handles any major behaviors.  Parents will always be notified when their child has a major referral. Teachers may use their discretion on sending home or holding on to minor referrals.  There is a description on the back of the form of what is considered a minor behavior and a major offense.   If you do not wish to receive copies of the minor incidents, please notify your child’s teacher.  Here is a copy of a referral- ODR referral

 

Lead Teacher- from time to time, I need to leave the building to attend meetings or trainings.  Please know that Mr. Lennon is the lead teacher when I am not available. As a lead teacher, Mr. Lennon will handle all school matters during my absence, including discipline.  

 

Communi-Key Newsletter -September 2017 Communi-Key - Communicating with you, so together, we can promote a safe and healthy drug free environment. Cumberland, North Smithfield and Lincoln Prevention Coalitions

 

PTO Family Directory- The Ashton PTO is creating a family directory in order to connect families together.  If you are interested in providing your contact information for the directory, please fill out the form below.  Please note that all fields are optional.  Provide only the information that you are comfortable with.  The information you provide will be published to all Ashton families.-Please use this link to provide the information that you are comfortable sharing with other families- https://goo.gl/forms/IGYUmO5sXlpCGnL23

 

PTO Business Directory- The Ashton PTO is kicking off a new initiative to create an online directory of businesses owned by Ashton parents, guardians or faculty.  This new initiative helps promote your business inside the Ashton School community.  If you are a business owner, please complete this form-.  https://goo.gl/forms/grZYtYsLWpOsnn1p2

 

Basketball Hoops starts on Thursday, October 12th at 3:30 to 4:30pm in the gym. Please pick up students by the gym doors at 4:30pm. Registration forms must be mailed to the Town Recreation Office and not the school.  Please refer to the Hoops form for registration information.    

Enjoy the long weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 

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10-2-17

Dear Ashton Families,

Thank you to all of the parents and teachers that attended the Parent’s Night Out event on Friday night. A big thanks to our PTO Board members for planning the event. You did a great job! The silent auction was a big hit, thanks to our teachers who donated some awesome prizes and the local businesses who donated some generous gifts.  The trivia game also kept us on our toes, along with some great music and food. It was a fun night for all in attendance. Thanks for your support.

 

School Closing- This is a friendly reminder that there is no school this coming Friday, October 6th.  Friday is  professional development day for our teachers and students do not have school. There is also no school on Monday, October 9th in celebration of Columbus Day.  Please plan accordingly as students will have a four day weekend.

 

PTO Family Directory- The Ashton PTO is creating a family directory in order to connect families together.  If you are interested in providing your contact information for the directory, please fill out the form below.  Please note that all fields are optional.  Provide only the information that you are comfortable with.  The information you provide will be published to all Ashton families.-Please use this link to provide the information that you are comfortable sharing with other families- https://goo.gl/forms/IGYUmO5sXlpCGnL23

 

PTO Business Directory- The Ashton PTO is kicking off a new initiative to create an online directory of businesses owned by Ashton parents, guardians or faculty.  This new initiative helps promote your business inside the Ashton School community.  If you are a business owner, please complete this form-.  

https://goo.gl/forms/grZYtYsLWpOsnn1p2

This week is “ B  ” week

 The Cumberland Special Education Advisory Committee -(C-SEAC) first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 3, 2017.  If you have a child with special needs, please consider attending.  Here is the meeting agenda- Agenda C-SEAC Oct 3rd

Have a great week, Nidia Karbonik

 

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9-29-17

 

Hello Ashton Families,

 

Next week is “ B  ” week

The Cumberland Special Education Advisory Committee -(C-SEAC) provides parents and community representatives a way to communicate with the school system that serves their special needs children. Meetings will be held at 6pm in the Hayden Center at the Cumberland Monastery, the dates for the 2017-2018 school year are tentatively set for: October 3, 2017 April 3, 2018 December 5, 2017 May 29, 2018. See link with details:  C-SEAC Newsletter

 

Tonight, Friday, 9/29 is our Parent’s Night Out event at 6:30pm at the River Falls Restaurant, 74 South Main Street,Woonsocket. No tickets will be distributed for this event, but parents must have paid in advance to attend.  We are unable to have parents pay at the door.  Please bring money for the cash bar and the silent auction.  Be ready for a fun night!

 

From Ashton Physical Education: Please continue to send to school any current pictures of Ashton families being physically active.  We are currently working on our Fit with Family Wall in the gym and we want to show how the Ashton Community stays healthy.  Send the pictures in to school with your child or feel free to email them to Leah [dot] Hogan [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org.

Thank  you,

Mrs. Hogan & Mr. Lennon

Water Bottles- due to the humid and hot temperatures, The PBIS team decided to sell the water bottles to students early.  Water bottles went on sale on Wednesday of this week.   Students are now able to buy a water bottle from their classroom teacher by using 5 PBIS paper paws they earned for their good behavior.  

School Pictures- All students that were present on Tuesday were photographed by LifeTouch.  Parents may still order pictures by using the online order form.  Visit mylifetouch.com, job # needed is PC047452Q0.  For Customer Support, please call 401-828-5220.  All students will receive a free class picture which will be provided separately from the paid pictures and at a much later time.  Parents do not need to pay for a class picture, unless they wish to have a second copy.  If you paid for a class picture and do not want a second copy, you may contact the LifeTouch company to be reimbursed.

 

Zumba® Toning for Parents & Staff     685fce91a96f579f2ee7df5215578c29--a-holiday-all-over-the-world.jpg    Don’t forget Zumba on Monday.

Parents are welcomed!

Contact Lori Senno for questions lori [dot] senno [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org

 

Have a great weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 


9-29-17

Families who have paid to attend the adult night out...Get ready for some silent auction fun! Here is a list of items being auctioned:

-Ice Cream Trip to The Keep with Mrs. Pullano and Mrs. Martins.

-Grades K-2 Bouncy House during the school day with Mr. Lennon

-Grades 3-5 Soccer game during the school day with Mr. Lennon

-Lunch and P.E. games with Mrs. Hogan

-Mini golf with Ms. Clossick and Mrs. Ollquist

-CW Lanes and Pizza at Papa Gino’s with Mr. Oliveira

-Lunch with the Principal

-Story Land Tickets

-6 month Adult Pool Membership at the Boys and Girls Club

-Boys and Girls Club Package

-CW Lanes and CW Movie Passes

-Santa’s Village Tickets

-Paint Night with Mrs. McCaffery, Mrs. Moreau, Mrs. Caplette, and Mrs. Moulico

 

Please bring check or cash to claim any silent auction items you win tomorrow night! Remember it is cash bar and the fun begins at 6:30pm!

 


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9-22-17

 

Hello Ashton Families,

 

Next week is “  A  ” week

 

PICTURE DAY IS ALMOST HERE!

Picture Day: Tuesday, September 26

Picture Day ID: PC047452Q0

 

PBIS No Homework Night-  Wednesday, 9/27 is our first PBIS no homework day.  Students are invited to use their paws to buy a NO homework pass for Wednesday night.  Students will be provided with a pass to bring home to show their parent if they purchased a pass to skip doing their homework for that night. The PBIS no homework night will be available to students once a month.  This is one of our incentives used for students to spend the paws they ear for following the expectations in school.  

 

Lockdown drill - On Tuesday 9/19, our students practiced what they need to do during a lockdown.  This is one of the emergency drills that we need to practice per the state regulations to prepare our students and the staff to react in an emergency situation.  A couple of members of the police department were present during the drill to observe and provide feedback.  I am proud to let you know that our students did very well.  During a lockdown, students are required to stay in their classrooms quietly and hiding. Students in the hallway are taken into the nearest classroom.  Our students knew exactly what to do and they followed their teachers’ instructions just as expected.  The lockdown only takes a few minutes and students resumed their instruction without any issues. In the future we will be practicing an evaluation drill.

 

Fifth Grade Band- permission slip

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1f0hfrtJwnS_MGcAQBexB2-AYC7WbtjjyIPie_AzFOAc/edit?usp=sharing

 

Census Job Opportunities-The U.S. Census Bureau is now accepting applications for more than 1,000 temporary positions that will support peak operations for the 2018 End-to End Census Test in Providence County, R.I. Applicants can apply online by visiting census.gov/2018jobs.  Please follow this LINK for more information.

 

Dismissal- Please send a note to school with your child if you are changing your child’s dismissal plan for the day, especially if you are picking up your child as a walker.  This is the best way to ensure that your child gets to the correct location at dismissal time as we are dismissing 283 students in a very short amount of time.  If you have an emergency, we ask that you call the school if possible before 2:30 on the regular school days and 1:00pm on early release days.  Dismissal time is a very busy time for us and we may not be able to get to the phone or get messages to teachers in time.  

 

First PTO meeting- is scheduled for Wednesday, September 27th at 6:30pm in the school library. All parents are invited to attend.

 

Friday, 9/29 is our Parent’s Night Out Event.  Tickets are no longer available.  Thank you to everyone that purchased a ticket to support our school and the PTO.  We are looking forward to a fun event.

 

Water Bottles- The PBIS team will be doing a kick off assembly  for our students on September 29th during the school day.  After the assembly students will be able to buy an Ashton School water bottle using 5 paper paws students have earned for following the school expectations.  We want to encourage students to get a school water bottle to use because we want to minimize the number of spills and problems with students flipping their disposable water bottles at school.  The new disposable water bottles are difficult to close and students are frequently spilling them or flipping them as a game.  We also noticed that students in the upper grades are making holes on the cap of their disposable water bottles to drink and play with them.  Please help us address these issues at home and encourage your child to get a water bottle from the school.

 

Stop and Shop Fundraiser- Parents are encouraged to register their Stop and Shop card under our school to help us receive a percentage of money when you shop. This is a great fundraiser for the school and you don’t have to do anything but to register your card under our school.  Please see flyer with details.   Stop and Shop A-+ Program

 

Picture Day Flyer/Order Form or visit mylifetouch.com to place your order.  The job # needed is PC047452Q0.  For Customer Support, please call 401-828-5220.

 

Zumba® Toning for Parents & Staff     685fce91a96f579f2ee7df5215578c29--a-holiday-all-over-the-world.jpg    Don’t forget Zumba on Monday.

Parents are welcomed!

Contact Lori Senno for questions lori [dot] senno [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org

 

Have a great weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 

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September ~  Attendance Awareness Month

9/20/17

Dear Ashton Families,

Did you know... that chronic absenteeism affects as many as 7.5 million kids a year and is a strong predictor of low academic achievement and high school dropout?

Last year, between 8/31 and 9/15, Ashton School had 16 students with unexcused absences, totalling 25 days absent in all. Four students missed 2 or more days. This year, between 8/30 and 9/14, Ashton School had 36 students with unexcused absences, totalling 74 days absent in all. 14 students missed 2 or more days.This is over a 100% increase in the number of students and almost a 200% increase in the total number of days absent.

 

The most alarming aspect of this is that 8% of our students have missed out on learning class routines and expectations that are taught in the beginning of the year. Both excused and unexcused absences can harm a student’s success in school. Good school attendance can ensure that students learn to read well as well as start a good habit for their school career.

 

Students must be in school every day of the school year in accordance with the General Laws of the State of Rhode Island §16-19-1 and/or §16-19-6. Students must attend scheduled classes unless students are excused for the reasons recognized by the Cumberland School Department. School districts are required by law and regulations to monitor student daily attendance. Detailed student attendance reports are provided to the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) and are used for

individual student review, as well as district and state comparisons across organizations and jurisdictions.  

 

Please help your child be successful in school.  Their daily attendance matters!

 

Respectfully,

Nidia Karbonik & Ashton Staff

 

9-15-17

Hello Ashton Families,

Next week is “B” week

 

Thank you to all the families that attended the Open House on Wednesday.  If you were unable to attend, here are a few of the handouts that you missed from our resource tables;

 

 

 

Dismissal- Please send a note to school with your child if you are changing your child’s dismissal plan for the day.  This is the best way to ensure that your child gets to the correct location at dismissal time as we are dismissing 283 students in a very short amount of time.  If you have an emergency, we ask that you call the school if possible before 2:30 on the regular school days and 1:00pm on early release days. Dismissal time is a very busy time for us and we may not be able to get to the phone or get messages to teachers in time.  

 

Water Bottles- The PBIS team will be doing a kick off assembly  for our students on September 29th during the school day.  After the assembly students will be able to buy an Ashton School water bottle using 5 paper paws students have earned for following the school expectations.  We want to encourage students to get a school water bottle  because we want to minimize the number of spills and problems with students flipping their disposable water bottles at school.  The new disposable water bottles are difficult to close and students are frequently spilling them or flipping them as a game.  We also noticed that students in the upper grades are making holes on the cap of their disposable water bottles to drink and play with them.  Please help us address these issues at home and encourage your child to get a water bottle from the school or to bring one from home that is not disposable.

 

Stop and Shop Fundraiser- Parents are encouraged to register their Stop and Shop card under our school to help us receive a percentage of money when you shop. This is a great fundraiser for the school and you don’t have to do anything but to register your card under our school.  Please see flyer with details.   Stop and Shop A-+ Program

 

Sodexo is Going Green- Sodexo will no longer be printing the monthly calendar with the school menu to send home with students.  Teachers will be provided with one copy to share the menu each morning with students.  Parents can check the menu on line on the district website, Ashton website or Sodexo website.  A magnet was recently sent home with a bar code as another way to access the online lunch menu. Please let me know if you did not get your magnet and would like me to send you one. Here is a flyer from Sodexo explaining what they are doing to support our environment.   Sodexo Going Green Flyer

 

PARCC revised letter and results- Parents of students in grades 4-5 will be receiving their child’s PARCC scores this coming Wednesday.  The student reports will be sent home in a sealed envelop with our students via the red folder.  Please know that we received a revised letter from the commissioner of education because he had made a mistake in his original letter referencing  high school students only.  The letter is the  same, but it was revised to include all of the students from elementary and middle schools.

Here is the revised letter; https://staticapp.icpsc.com/icp/loadimage.php/mogile/1656468/95a97eba71dbe99fc6f31bdd4e86ea80/image/png

 

If you DO NOT want your child to receive their scores in the sealed enveloped and you wish to pick them up instead, please email me before Wednesday, September 20th.  

 

Save the date- The first PTO meeting of the year is scheduled for September 27th at 6:30pm, in our school library.

 

Up With People-  If you would still like to go see Up with People today (Friday) or tomorrow (Saturday) evening, tickets will be on sale at the door. Please be sure to tell them you are from Ashton School so that we get credit. A portion of your ticket purchase will be given to the school. The shows are 7:00pm, at Cumberland High School in the Wellness Center. See order form attached with more information:

Ticket Order Form

 

Previous Announcements

 

Please mark your calendar- Picture day is Tuesday, September 26th.  Look for more information on your child's red folder such as the  Picture Day Flyer/Order Form or visit mylifetouch.com to place your order.  The job # needed is PC047452Q0.  For Customer Support, please call 401-828-5220.

 

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Parents are welcomed!

Contact Lori Senno for questions lori [dot] senno [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org

District Student Handbook- Please review the electronic copy of the district handbook and return the forms below to school with your signature. A hard copy of the form will be sent home on Tuesday via the red folder.   

District Student Handbook 2017-18

Forms to return to school:  

Handbook Acknowledgement and Picture Permission Form

RI Sex Offender Notification Form

PTO Ashton Volunteer Registration Form:  https://goo.gl/forms/6Nbm3ekHv2mkLXtt2

PTO Meeting dates and membership form:  form:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owN1VJZWtFamk5RktEcTlRTS11QW1KUTZKWHEw/view?usp=sharing

 

Have a great weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 


9-14-17

Dear Ashton Families, 

This is a friendly reminder that tickets for our Parent’s Night Out event can only be purchased until this Friday, September 15th - Please don't miss out on this event!  We can't add anyone to the list after Friday.  This event is our first attempt at coming together as a community to give our families a chance to meet, enjoy food, trivia, music and a silent auction together. We have some awesome raffle prizes! The staff will be donating some great events to be included in our raffle: Lunch with Mrs. Karbonik in her office. Mini-golfing with Miss Clossick and Mrs. Ollquist, etc. Below is the order form for your tickets;

Parent's Night Out Ticket Form

 


9-8-17

 

Hello Ashton Families,

Next week is “A” week and our first full week of school Smiley Face Images - Public Domain Pictures - Page 1

Parents are invited to our annual Open House on Wednesday, September 13th at 5:30pm to 7:30pm.  Please see invitation with details.  

Open House Invitation

BCI- A police background check is required for parents to volunteer in our school.  You do not need to have the form notarized.  The District will take care of notarizing the forms. Parents will need to submit a copy of the license with the following BCI form-BCI Form Link.  Once approved, you will be added to our list.  

Walker Dismissal Change-  due to the increase number of students being picked up by parents and the limited space available, the walkers will be dismissed in two waves.  We will call walkers in grades K-2 first for dismissal at 3:25pm and ask parents of students in grades 3-5 to please wait outside the dismissal doors/building.  Once the younger students have left with their parents, students in grades 3-5 will be called for dismissal and their parents may enter the dismissal area.  This system will start on Monday, September 11th.  We encourage parents to use the bus and If the number of walker students decreases over time, we might be able to go back to calling all of the walkers to be dismissed together.  

Please mark your calendar- Picture day is Tuesday, September 26th.  Look for more information on your child's red folder such as the  Picture Day Flyer/Order Form or visit mylifetouch.com to place your order.  The job # needed is PC047452Q0.  For Customer Support, please call 401-828-5220.  

I am looking for a parent volunteer to assist us during picture day. No prior experience necessary.  The parent will assist in getting each class to the library based on the picture day schedule.  A map of the school will be provided.  The parent must be a registered volunteer, which means they need to have their BCI check done in order to volunteer.  Please email me if available for the day.  Picture day runs from 9:00am to approximately 1:00pm  

Parent’s Night Out- Don't forget to send in your forms for Parents' Night Out! We can't add anyone to the list after the 15th.  It's a great chance to mingle, meet other families and there will be food, trivia, and music. We also have some awesome raffle prizes! The staff will be donating some great events to be included in our raffle: Lunch with Mrs. Karbonik in her office. Mini-golfing with Miss Clossick and Mrs. Ollquist.

Here is a newsletter with important information from our PE Department- Please click on link- PE Corner-Newsletter Link

Guidance Webpage- here is Mrs. Lambrou’s webpage with resources and important information for our families: https://sites.google.com/a/cumberlandschools.org/ashton-guidance/

Up with People - tickets are still on sale.  Part of the profit from the tickets we sell will benefit our school.  The shows are Friday, September 15th and Saturday, September 16th at 7:00pm, at Cumberland High School in the Wellness Center. See order form attached with more information:

Ticket Order Form

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We know you’ve heard about Zumba® from your friends, and for the fourth year the Cumberland School Department is offering this FUN class to teachers, staff, AND NOW PARENTS!  Zumba® Toning is a dance fitness class that uses light hand weights and international music in a FUN party-like atmosphere. NO dance-experience is necessary just a desire to get more active, sweat, laugh and move with friends. Lori Senno has been teaching Zumba® in gyms and dance studios for the past 8 years. Lori is committed to sharing the Zumba® love with anyone willing to give it a try..... so come-on what do you have to loose?

Six week session starts Sept 11-Oct 16 (No class Oct 9). It runs from 4:15-5pm in the Ashton School Gym. $18 for 6 week session or $4 drop-in rate. Park in the Ashton parking lot near the playground. Come in side door. Bring a small weight no more than 2 lbs. and water. Sorry NO child care available.

Contact Lori Senno for questions lori [dot] senno [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org

 

Previous Email Information

District Student Handbook- Please review the electronic copy of the district handbook and return the forms below to school with your signature. A hard copy of the form will be sent home on Tuesday via the red folder.   

District Student Handbook 2017-18

Forms to return to school:  

Handbook Acknowledgement and Picture Permission Form

RI Sex Offender Notification Form

 

PTO Ashton Volunteer Registration Form:  https://goo.gl/forms/6Nbm3ekHv2mkLXtt2

 

PTO Meeting dates and membership form:  form:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owN1VJZWtFamk5RktEcTlRTS11QW1KUTZKWHEw/view?usp=sharing

 

Have a restful weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 

September 7th, 2017

Open House-Wednesday, September 13th

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5:30pm-7:30pm

 

Session 1- Classroom Visit- 5:30 – 6:10pm

 

Session 2- Classroom Visit- 6:20- 7:00pm

 

Resource tables in cafeteria will be open from 5:30 to 7:30pm

  • PTO (volunteer registration, Ashton gear, etc)

  • Reading Resources

  • Math Resources

  • PARCC schoolwide information

  • Visit our school nurse for medical concerns- Nurse’s Office

  • Support Staff Table with Resources (Guidance, ELL and Itinerants)

***Parents only need to select one session to attend, unless they have multiple children in the school and need to visit another grade***

Since our open house is focused on sharing important curriculum information with our parents, we ask that parents attend the open house without their children.   If you need an opportunity to discuss your individual child with a teacher, please schedule an appointment for a private conference at a separate time.   

 


September 5th, 2017

Dear Ashton Families, 

This is a friendly reminder that tomorrow is the first Wednesday of early release.  Please plan accordingly as students will be dismissed at 2:20pm.  Parents are asked to be patient with the buses as they continue to adjust their routes for the start of the year.  Buses have been leaving the school as late as 3:45, so please expect delays for the first few weeks or so and the schedule should become more stable soon.  

Thank you!  Nidia Karbonik


September 5th, 2017

Dear Ashton Families,

Happy Tuesday!  I wanted to let you know that we had an unexpected fire drill today.  Our fire alarm went off a few minutes before 3:00pm today and our teachers and students did a great job evacuating the building and knew just what to do. Students have been reviewing the expectations in the classrooms with their teachers, including fire drill, lockdown and evacuation procedures.  It was evident that our students have been paying attention, as they walked outside in calm, straight and quiet.  The Fire Department did come to the school to inspect the building and we found out that one of the sensors of the sprinkler system had set the alarm off.  This problem was corrected immediately and students were able to walk back into the building by 3:10pm.  I am very proud of our students and the staff for being prepared for the unexpected.  This is exactly why we practice all types of drills and today that practiced proved to work well. The Fire Department also commented on how well behaved our students were and they were proud of us.  Please know that at no time students were in any danger and the sprinkler system has been serviced and repaired.  Feel free to email me or call me if you have any questions or concerns.  

Sincerely, Nidia Karbonik 


September 1st, 2017

Hello Ashton Families,

I am happy to report that the opening of school went very smooth this year.  Teachers are excited to be back in their classrooms and students transitioned well to a full day of school.  Our Kindergarten students also impressed us with their good behavior, creativity, energy and desire to learn.

Thank you for all the classroom and school donations.  We will put the supplies to good use throughout the year and appreciate your generosity.

 

No School- School will be closed on Monday, September 4th, in celebration of Labor Day.

 

Dismissal- Parents are asked to send a note to school if they are changing their child’s dismissal plan for the day.  If you changing your child dismissal and need to pick up your child from school, we ask that you call the school before 2:30pm, unless it is an emergency.  The walker or pick up list is printed at 2:30pm each day and we can not guarantee that your child’s name will make it on the pick up list or that the teacher will get the message in time for dismissal.

 

District Student Handbook- Please review the electronic copy of the district handbook and return the forms below to school with your signature. A hard copy of the form will be sent home on Tuesday via the red folder.   

District Student Handbook 2017-18

 

Forms to return to school:  

Handbook Acknowledgment and Picture Permission Form

RI Sex Offender Notification Form

 

Volunteers- if you are interested in volunteering in any capacity (field trips, recess, PTO events, classroom helper, field day, etc) you must have a BCI on file with the district.  Here is the updated form to apply for a BCI check.

2017-18 BCI form

 

PTO Ashton Volunteer Registration Form:  https://goo.gl/forms/6Nbm3ekHv2mkLXtt2

 

PTO Meeting dates and membership form:  form:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owN1VJZWtFamk5RktEcTlRTS11QW1KUTZKWHEw/view?usp=sharing

 

Alphabest drop off and pick up- please use the side door of the cafeteria to drop off and pick up your child from Alphabest. There is a bell on the side of the cafeteria door.

 

Up with People: Working to inspire young people to make a difference in their world through an immersive global education, service leadership and performing arts program. Up with People is an organization that takes young adults (ages 17-29) from around the globe on a 6-month, multi-continent tour to affect change and inspire the communities they visit while earning college credits. Participants from 15 countries travel to a new destination each week, spending 15 weeks in 3 different cultural regions. Throughout this journey, they strive to inspire the communities they visit through host family stays, cultural exchange, 1,000+ hours of community service and the international language of music.​​

 

Up with People will be joining the Cumberland School Department from Monday, September 11th to Sunday, September 17th and will be hosting two shows! Please complete the form below and send it back to Mrs. Lambrou to order your tickets.  

Ticket Order Form

 

Bring the world to your home!

Host families are a big part of what makes the Up with People program unique. They provide a cultural immersion and learning opportunity for our participants. The Up with People cast is returning to Cumberland on September 11th - 18th. They will volunteer around the community in the form of school workshops and various cultural activities as well as perform two shows.

Host families receive two complimentary tickets for Up with People's show "The Journey" on September 15th or September 16th at 7:00 p.m. at Cumberland High School Wellness Center. What we ask from host families is:

-Provide a place to sleep (a bed, a couch, an air-mattress, etc.)

-Provide breakfast and dinners

-Limited transportation in the mornings and evenings (anytime before 8:00 amand pick up 6:00 pm at Cumberland High School)

For more information, you can contact Michelle Aguirre at 720.391.7019 ormaguirre [at] upwithpeople [dot] org

 

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Mobile 720 925 8776

Whatsapp +86 15882122392

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OCYL Fall Program flyer- https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BxV8vhP2d3owdVp3TEZORFZuUk0?usp=sharing

 

Message from the R.I. Commissioner of Education to our families,

 

At RIDE, we will continue to support high-quality literacy instruction, but helping children learn to read and instilling in them a love of reading isn’t a job for teachers alone. We all have a role to play.

 

For families, that means that you should make time to read, talk, and sing to your child every day, beginning at birth, to help build early language skills. Start conversations on the things that interest them, and take turns talking and listening to help your child’s vocabulary grow. Create reading routines, not just by reading bedtime stories, but also by reading aloud everyday items like street signs, household packages, or labels.

 

 

The books you read, the conversations you have, and the songs you sing don’t have to come from a textbook. Parents teach their children every day, without even realizing it, and we should encourage these activities that help develop vocabulary and enhance literacy. If we set the example, our kids will follow, and reading will become an important part of their lives. And if we set the example early, our kids will be better prepared for the future. Reading proficiently by third grade is a key indicator of success later on, including the likelihood of graduating high school and completing college.

 

How do you make reading a priority in your home? Join us on social media and share your ideas, your favorite books, and photos of your family reading, by tagging@RIDeptEd and using the hashtag, #RIReads. For more information on the Rhode Island Campaign for 3rd Grade Reading, visit www.RIReads.org.

 

Ken Wagner, Commissioner

 

 

P.S. – Share this message with friends, family, teachers, and students, and encourage them to sign up for our e-news by clicking here!

 

 

Have a great long weekend, Nidia Karbonik


August 30, 2017

Dear Ashton Families, 

This is just a friendly reminder for our students in grades 1-5 that tomorrow is a full  day of school. Early release will start next week on Wednesday, September 6th.  There is also no school on Monday, September 4th in honor of Labor Day. Happy first day of school to all our students and a happy school year to everyone!

Nidia


August 29, 2017

Dear Ashton families of third grade students, 

Thank you to all the families that came to our welcome back celebration today.  As many of you found out, there was a mix up with the 3rd grade class lists and the names of the teachers were switched by mistake. Therefore, Mrs. Ratcliffe's students ended up with Mrs. Locklin list and vise verse.  We only found out about this mistake last night, which did not allow us to notify you before today.  As I mentioned previously, I was working alone for three weeks during Mrs. Egan's medical leave and now we have a substitute secretary who is doing a wonderful job.  For those that do not know Mrs. Egan, she is our school secretary.  When the placement letters had to go out, I received help from a secretary from another school and in the process the lists were mixed up and students received the wrong letter. My apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused for you.  The good news is that in the upper grade classrooms all share their students, so that your children will have both teachers for half of the time either way.  The only difference is that their homeroom teacher is now changed.  Students that received the letter saying the had Mrs. Ratcliffe for homeroom now have Mrs. Locklin for homeroom and students that had Mrs. Locklin for homeroom now have Mrs. Ratcliffe for homeroom.  Please know that your child's learning experience will and has not been affected by this mix up.  Again, grades three to five teachers share students and all children spend half of their time with each teacher within their grade. 

My apologies again to our third families and students.  I ask that you please be patient with us as we transition to a new secretary during Mrs. Egan's medical leave. 

respectfully, Nidia Karbonik


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Dear Ashton Families,

 

Welcome to Ashton School and the 2017-18 school year.  We are very excited waiting for the arrival of our students and their families this coming week.

 

By now, you should have received the placement letter with your child’s teacher assignment and information for our annual “welcome back” celebration, Kindergarten parent orientation and soft start.  If you did not receive a letter, please feel free to email me with your child’s name and I will forward the information to you electronically.  

 

Kindergarten families should call the school to make an appointment for their child’s soft start, if they have not done so already.  Please call (401) 333-0554. K parent orientation is scheduled for Monday at 6:00pm at the school cafeteria.

 

Students in grades 1-5 are invited to bring their classroom supplies or school donations on Tuesday, August 29th from 1:30 to 2:30pm.  Families are asked to meet in the gymnasium for a quick introduction of the staff, and then they will be dismissed to visit the classrooms.  We will welcome any donations of white trifolds from the dollar store to be used for our K-5 annual science expo.  We will be serving small cups of frozen lemonade from the Polagi’s ice cream truck to our families after the event, courtesy of our PTO.  The ice cream truck will be selling ice cream if you or your child does not wish to have lemonade.  Parents of students with food allergies are encouraged to speak with the nurse or classroom teacher in advance if their child is not able to have lemonade.  Here are the ingredients for the frozen lemonade: the lemon flavor lemonade has water, lemon oil, lemon flavor, purity gum,1/10 of 1% benzoate of soda.  Our school nurse is Mrs. Cipriano and her email is Christie [dot] cipriano [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org

 

If you own a Stop and Shop reward s ard, please consider helping our school by signing up for the A+ reward program.  Please visit www.stopandshop.com and select Savings & Rewards. Follow the prompts to create your online account.  You’ll need your 13-digit Stop & Shop Card number and the School ID # 05863. See letter for more information  Stop and Shop Parent Letter

 

As some of our families already know, our school secretary Mrs. Egan will not be joining us for the opening of school this year due to medical reasons.  Mrs. Donna Berard will be taking Mrs. Egan’s place in her absence.  I ask our families to welcome Donna into her role, as she has some very big shoes to fill and is learning the job.  Please be patient during this transition and email me if you have any questions or concerns.  

 

I have prepared a google folder for the new school year with lots of important information.  Please save this folder in your drive to access throughout the school year.  All school information and emails will be placed in the “Ashton Family Folder” for your convenience.  Here is the link to this year’s family folder. 2017-18 Ashton Family Folder

 

I look forward to seeing you soon,

Nidia Karbonik, Principal

nidia [dot] karbonik [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org


 

ASHTON SCHOOL

INCOMING KINDERGARTEN ~ IMPORTANT DATES

 

KINDERGARTEN SOFT START

All incoming Kindergarteners will participate in a 1 hour, play-based screening activity.

Please call the school to sign up for an appointment (401) 333-0554 or email karen [dot] egan [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org (karen [dot] egan [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org)

On the day of the Soft Start, children will meet with teachers.

Parents will be asked to fill out a child information sheet and wait in a separate location.

 

Tuesday, August 29th, 12:30-1:30pm,

Tuesday, August 29th, 2:30-3:30pm

Or

Wednesday, August 30th ,10:00-11:00am

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KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION- Parents Only!

Monday, August 28th 6:00-7:00pm

Ashton Cafeteria

 

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR K- STUDENTS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 31ST

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Math Activities for the Summer-Recommended

All students in grades K through 5 are invited to access Zearn over the summer to practice their math skills. Incoming Kindergarten students can access the  program for free by creating a new account with  this link:  https://www.zearn.org/users/sign_up.

 

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School Information

Secretary- Mrs. Karen Egan         School Nurse- Mrs. Christie Cipriano

Principal- Mrs. Nidia Karbonik        Guidance Counselor- Mrs. Patricia Lambrou

School phone number: 333-0554        K- Classroom Teacher- Mrs. Lori Senno

Bus Company number: 334-3745        K- Classroom Teacher- Mrs. Lindsay Ollquist

School website: http://www.cumberlandschools.org/content/Ashton


SAVE THE DATE

Ashton Parents’ Night Out

Friday, September 29, 2017 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

RIVER FALLS RESTAURANT

WOONSOCKET, RI
Meet New Friends – Trivia – Music – Appetizers – Cash Bar