Ashton Announcements


Ashton School News

January 13, 2017

No school -on Monday, January 16th in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

 

Message from Mrs. Cipriano, our School Nurse- The school dentist is coming to the school on Friday, February 10th to perform dental exams on all students that have not returned any paperwork indicating that they are seen by their own dentist.  

If your child has been seen by a dentist please sign this form and return by February 7, 2017.  Please indicate when your child’s next dental appointment is scheduled:  ____________.

Parent signature:____________________________________

By signing this form and returning you are indicating that your child is seen by a dentist regularly and does NOT need to be seen by the school dentist.  

Message from the RI Department of Health: RIDOH Detects Increase in Viral Illness throughout the State; Urges Rhode Islanders to Take Precautions to Prevent the Spread of Disease.  Please open link for more information:

http://www.ri.gov/press/view/29345

 

Girls on the Run Program-

The Girls on the Run Program is being offered at B.F Elementary School this year.  Any girl can sign up to attend the program. Students do not need to be BF students to attend.

Registration for the Spring 2017 opens in just 1 week on Monday, January 16th – mark your calendar & bookmark the registration link!

The Spring 2017 season begins the week of 2/27. NEW FOR SPRING 2017: In an effort to promote timely registration, we are announcing three registration periods*.

Early Registration:  1/16-2/06 $170

Open Registration: 2/07-2/26 $175

Late Registration: 2/27-3/12 $180

The registration fee covers the trained coaches, curriculum, materials, a light snack, program shirt and 5K entry (breaks down to $8.50/session for the 20-session season). There is financial assistance available: girls who receive free lunch pay $15, girls who receive reduced lunch pay $50 and any other family that does not qualify for the free/reduced lunch rates, but cannot afford the full $170 are asked to pay what they can with a suggested minimum of $85 (half of the program fee). 

 

The GOTR program is open to 3rd-5th graders and the middle school program.

 

 

PTO Meeting – Our next PTO meeting is scheduled for February 1st at 6:30pm in our school library

 

The next Cumberland School Committee Meeting is scheduled for January 26 at 7:00pm at the Cumberland High School Transitional Building. Everyone is invited to attend!

 

The next PBIS “No Homework” day is scheduled for January 25th

 

COMMUNICATION-Please access the Ashton Family folder at anytime throughout the year to find important information shared with parents by our PTO and school principal.   Please use the following link to access the Family Folder - https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxV8vhP2d3owYmFqeHNxZE5mT2M&usp=sharing

Have a great long weekend!

Nidia Karbonik

 


January 11, 2017

Dear Parents,

The staff at Ashton School, in collaboration with our PTO is looking to start an afterschool enrichment program for our students.  We are planning to provide two sessions of afterschool clubs that run from 3:35pm(dismissal time) to 4:45pm.  Each session will run for about 6 weeks and we hope to start the last week in January or first full week in February. If you have a talent or skill that you would like to teach to our students, please fill out the application at the bottom of this email and return it to Mrs. Karbonik by Tuesday, January 17th.  Once we review all of the applications, we will get let you know if we can include your program.  We want to make sure we have a variety of offerings for the various grades and interests of students.  The program instructors will be financially compensated with the registration money parents pay to have students participate in the club.  The school and the PTO are not looking to make any money from this program.  Instructors are responsible to purchase and provide their own club materials. We will discount the program fee for students that qualify for free or reduced lunch, using the state criteria for free/reduced lunch.

Afterschool Enrichment Program Application 

(FORMS DUE BY TUESDAY- JANUARY 17TH)

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, 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 Tuesday, January 17th .  The PTO Enrichment Committee and Mrs. Karbonik will select the clubs and you will be notified if your club has been selected by Monday,  January 23rd. We are hoping to offer two 6 week sessions to our students. The first session will start on February 6th and the second session will start on April 3rd.  Please let us know if you have a preference for your club and keep in mind that Wednesday is an early release day and clubs will need to start earlier on that day. 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

   Example: 

Prepare to have a blast with Mr. Lennon! Students will experience activities such as soccer, basketball, COLOR TAG, keep away games, capture the flag and much, much more . Students will focus on the concepts of sportsmanship, cooperation, and leadership in order to become the ultimate teammates. 

 

Grades: ______

 

Number of Students allowed: _____ (max. of 20 students per instructor depending on the club)

 

Dates: _______

Example: 6 Weeks, Every Tuesday 3:35-4:35 pm  starting on  February 6th to March 14th. The club will not meet on Tuesday, February 21st due to a scheduled school closing.  Pick Up Time and Location: 4:35pm  @ gym doors (typically used for morning drop-off)

 

Please select when you are available to teach

____First Session: Last week in January or first full week in February 

____Second Session: The week of April 3rd 

____I am available to teach either session

 

 

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. 

 

All parents must have a BCI check to participate as an instructor or volunteer. Please email Mrs. Karbonik or call the school at (401)333-0554 if you need an application to get a BCI check done or need more information about the program. 

 

Thank you! 

Afterschool Enrichment Committee

Nidia Karbonik, Principal

Vanessa Waggenheim and Heather Herring, PTO Co-Presidents 

 


January 10, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The educators at Ashton School recognize the importance of working as partners with families on teaching and maintaining our Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) initiative.  As we return from the holiday season, we know our students need extra support maintaining positive behaviors they have been learning and practicing this year. That’s where your help comes in.  Ask your child the following questions and have a conversation about the importance of each behavior. We know your time is important and we appreciate your continued partnership with the educators here at Ashton School. Have fun and make a game out of it…. but remember our PBIS initiative creates a safer and more effective school when EVERYONE: teachers, students AND families all work together.

 

Thank You!

Ashton School Teachers and Staff

 

Here are some QUESTIONS to talk about with your child:

  1. What are the schools 3 “EXPECTATIONS” for students?
  2. Where do we “GO, FLUSH, WASH, LEAVE”?
  3. Where are we “CALM, STRAIGHT, AND QUIET”?
  4. When in the cafeteria, what do we do when the YELLOW light is on?
  5. What do we do when someone is “BUGGING” us in school?

 

ANSWERS:

1- Ashton students are RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE AND READY TO LEARN.

2- We GO, FLUSH, WASH, LEAVE in the bathrooms.

3- We are CALM, STRAIGHT AND QUIET in the hallways.

4- We talk with a QUIET VOICE when the cafeteria light is yellow.

5-IGNORE them.

  WALK AWAY.

  USE YOUR WORDS and talk friendly

  USE YOUR WORDS and talk firmly

  ASK AN ADULT FOR HELP.

 


Ashton School News

January 6, 2017

School Store Parent Volunteers Needed- we are looking to open the school store to our students soon, but we need parent volunteers to help us.  All of the supplies have been ordered, items have been priced and organized and the student council members will be trained to work at the store. However, we need two parent volunteers that can be available at the school from 9:00 to 9:45am each day for a week, once a month, if possible to supervise the students waiting in line and assist the student council members working the store. Each grade will be invited to visit the school store once a month, if we have the parent volunteers to open that frequently. Otherwise, we can open the store based on the parents’ availability.  We can be flexible!   Please email me or send me a note if you are interested in volunteering.  No prior experience required, we will train you as well.   All you need is your BCI check to volunteer.   The more volunteers we have, the fewer hours parents will need to put in, as we can coordinate a schedule with different parents covering each month. Students love our store, so please consider volunteering.

 

Feinstein newsletter- here is the first issue of the Feinstein Newsletter for the 2016-17 school year.  This newsletter highlights all of the good deeds students are doing to help others in the community.  I am very proud of our students!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MVWjwixI4j1V0qrd58MCbPl5mfsdRK7B5hZLl6wNVfg/edit?usp=sharing

 

 

PTO Meeting - if you missed this week’s PTO meeting, don’t worry, here are the minutes. Stay informed about what is happening in our school; https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YcJ9GdGMdTSA16Jroy0KM-61cVuTyDNJR3RZxzJ28sA/edit?usp=sharing

 

 

1/4/17 PTO Treasurer’s Notes.

  • Raised $448 with vendor fair at holiday event.
  • Raised $346.88 with gift card fundraiser.
  • Raised $103 for the fifth grade event with the charm fundraiser.
  • Funded deposit for Earth Dome for $447.50.
  • Funded holiday teacher luncheon for $237.50.
  • Funded recess supplies and PBIS incentives.
  • Funded school store supplies with funds saved from 2015-16.

 

Our next PTO meeting is scheduled for February 1st at 6:30pm in our school library. 

 

The next PBIS “No Homework” day is scheduled for January 25th

 

OCYL- Winter and spring afterschool offerings: below is the flyer for our Winter/Spring Session. Brochures were sent home before the Holiday vacation. 

OCYL will have a new STEAMshop program on Saturdays to announce shortly!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owNkwyVWJMdnV0S3NzMGczMXRlS09sT3VJdWlJ/view?usp=sharing

 

COMMUNICATION-Please access the Ashton Family folder at anytime throughout the year to find important information shared with parents by our PTO and school principal.   Please use the following link to access the Family Folder - https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxV8vhP2d3owYmFqeHNxZE5mT2M&usp=sharing

 

Have a great weekend!

Nidia Karbonik

 


January 4, 2017

Dear Ashton Families,

Happy New Year!  it is great to be back to school and see our students again. 

I would like to remind you about the PBIS parent workshop that is scheduled for today from 6:00 to 6:30pm.  Mr. Field, The District Behavior Specialist will be presenting positive behavior strategies parents can use at home.  Hope to see you at the workshop. We will be in the school library.

The PTO meeting will follow from 6:30 to 7:30pm. 

Nidia


Ashton-School News

December 22, 2016

 

Wishing You a Happy  Holiday Season and the Best for the New Year!

From The Ashton Family

 

Holiday Recess- The Holiday recess starts on Friday, December 23rd until January 2nd.  Students are expected to return to school on Tuesday, January 3rd

 

Lost and Found- we have a lot of clothes in the lost and found bin located in the cafeteria.  Please stop by the school if your child is missing anything.  We will be donating any unclaimed items  to charity on Friday, January 6, 2017.  Please try to label your child’s clothing and belongings so that if they lose anything, we can return it to them.

 

PTO Meeting- Our next PTO meeting will be on Wednesday, January 4th in our school library.  The meeting will start at 6:00pm with a 30 minute PBIS presentation from our District Behavior Specialist, Mr. Jim Field.  Please join us to learn Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies that you can use to manage your children at home.  Mr. Field presented last year at our Open House and many parents requested that we repeat the presentation again.  It will be worth your time, so mark your calendar!

 

Communi-Key Newsletter from Cumberland, North Smithfield & Lincoln Prevention Coalitions :

https://www.smore.com/9aa8f-communi-key?ref=email-content#w-9159618723

 

COMMUNICATION-Please access the Ashton Family folder at anytime throughout the year to find important information shared with parents by our PTO and school principal.   Please use the following link to access the Family Folder - https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxV8vhP2d3owYmFqeHNxZE5mT2M&usp=sharing

Have a great recess, enjoy your family and your children, and stay warm!

Nidia Karbonik, Principal

 


Dear Parents,

We found a set of car keys after the winter concert on Friday.  The keys are for a Honda vehicle.  If  the keys belong to you, please call Mrs. Egan to claim them at 333-0554 or stop by the school.

As the Holiday season is upon us, I also want to remind parents not to send donations of food or candy to school for classroom celebrations or student gifts without first consulting with the classroom teachers or school nurse.  As per the district's Wellness Policy, teachers must stay in compliance with the policy by monitoring all foods being served to children during classroom celebrations. Teachers are encouraged to play games or do crafts for classroom celebrations, and not place much emphasis on celebrating with food.  If students wish to buy gifts for their classmates, we ask parents to consider buying pencils, erasers, stickers, or small non-food items.  Any food donated for celebrations must be coordinated by the teacher, through the PTO room parents.  All food items must also be store-purchased and need to have the list of ingredients attached. Teachers are required to notify parents in advance if any food is being served to students during a classroom celebration, including the list of ingredients.  Please help us make our classroom celebrations fun and safe for all children.  Your attention and cooperation is greatly appreciated. 

Nidia Karbonik,

Principal

 


Ashton School News

December 16, 2016

 

Thank you to all of the families that came today to enjoy the winter concert and a big thanks to Mr. Alberg for doing an amazing job preparing out students to perform.  Our students did a great job and we are very proud of them! 

 

Holiday Recess- next week will be a short week.  Students will be in school until Thursday and will be starting their Holiday recess on Friday, December 23rd until January 2nd.  Students are expected to return to school on Tuesday, January 3rd.  

 

PBIS No Homework Day- Students may use their paws to buy a PBIS “No Homework” pass from their teacher for Wednesday, December 21st. 

 

COMMUNICATION-Please access the Ashton Family folder at anytime throughout the year to find important information shared with parents by our PTO and school principal.   Please use the following link to access the Family Folder - https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxV8vhP2d3owYmFqeHNxZE5mT2M&usp=sharing

Have a great weekend and stay warm!

Nidia Karbonik


Ashton School News

December 12, 2016

Cumberland Special Education Advisory Committee meeting- December 12, 6pm Hayden Center at the Cumberland Public Library.  See link for agenda and meeting information: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owdms4eHpqbFlOTHdKWkhERFRjV0daQkJscHk0/view?usp=sharing

Gift Card Fundraiser Pick Up Information: Gift cards are in! Since many of the orders are in high amounts we are not going to send the gift cards home with students. The pick-up times will be Friday 12/16 8:30am- 9:30am and 3:00pm- 4:00pm. You will need to show ID in order to pick them up. Please email Vanessa Waggenheim at vwaggenheim [at] gmail [dot] com if your last name is different from your child's last name on the order form or if someone else is picking up your gift cards. There are orders that are over $500 so we are just trying to make sure everyone's gift cards make it home! If these times do not work for you please email Vanessa. Thank you again!

Winter Concert- Our winter concert is scheduled for Friday, December 16th at 10:00am for grades 1, 3, 5.  Please use the link for more information: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owTXVVMjgyRzFyQTFVZC1OZEttMUUyVDFETVBr/view?usp=sharing

 

PBIS No Homework Day- Students may use their paws to buy a PBIS “No Homework” pass from their teacher for Wednesday, December 21st. 

 

COMMUNICATION-Please access the Ashton Family folder at anytime throughout the year to find important information shared with parents by our PTO and school principal.   Please use the following link to access the Family Folder - https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxV8vhP2d3owYmFqeHNxZE5mT2M&usp=sharing

Nidia Karbonik


December 8, 2016

Dear Ashton Families:

 

Report Cards are now available on the Aspen family portal. If you have problem accessing the report card, you may contact the Aspen Help Desk at aspenhelp [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org.

 

Here is a link to a Craft Fair being hosted at JLMMS this Sunday, December 11th for an 8th grade students, Sarah Kilby.  Sarah was a student at Ashton School and she now attends McCourt Middle School.  Below is a message that was approved by the family for disbursement.  Please come out Sunday and support Sarah.  The event will be 10am-4pm.  

Here is a listing of the Entertainment Scheduled for the Artisan Fair 

11:00am Aiden Horvath

11:30am Mayor reading a Christmas Story Night Before Christmas for Santa's arrival and photo's with Santa (Photos withe Santa are $5 for a 5X7)

12-1pm Steven Palumbo with special guest Deborah Moretti Robitaille

1:30 McCourt Middle School Chorus 

 

Over 30 Vendors, Food, Raffles and Holiday Cheer.

 

Sarah suffers from a rare illness called Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome.  This year was especially tough. One of the issues with SDS is bone marrow failure that will eventually lead to leukemia. Unfortunately their family knew this day would eventually arrive, and it’s now upon them.  A match has been found for Sarah and she has gotten a bone marrow transplant on November 17th.  This will mean that she will be in the hospital for the next 6-8 weeks.

We are very positive that this will change her daily life for the better.  When this goes as expected, the immune system complications that she battles almost daily will no longer be an issue.  Sarah will be able to live a more active and prosperous life without the constant fear of an extended illness.  Once she leaves the hospital, she will remain at home with minimal visitors for 9 months.  As of today she will need to be home schooled to keep up with her studies. This will allow her to enter high school with her friends which is very important to her.

The family will be posting updates on CaringBridge.org, so if you are interested in seeing how she is doing, go to Sarah Kilby's Journey website.

We also hope to keep updates current on the caringbridge.org website.  There is also a Facebook page for Support for Sarah Kilby.

 

Feinstein Junior Scholar Program

At

ASHTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

A Feinstein Leadership School

 

    The students at Ashton Elementary School are very fortunate to participate in the Feinstein Junior Scholar Program.  Feinstein Junior Scholars make the world a better place.  They are ambassadors of good will and do good deeds whenever possible throughout the year.  They participate in the fight against hunger in Rhode Island by organizing a food drive to benefit Ashton families in need at the holidays.

    There are many, many benefits to being a Feinstein Junior Scholar.  Some of those include:  positively impacting the lives of others, receiving Feinstein Junior Scholar Cards which entitle them to free admission to some special places including Mystic Aquarium, a free t-shirt, and college scholarship opportunities.  The Feinstein Foundation offers to pay for buses, allowing students to extend learning experiences beyond the classroom.

    Our school is a Feinstein Leadership School.  As a result of being a Feinstein Leadership School, we have received monetary donations throughout the year, including a matching donation of $1.00 for each food item donated, up to $1,000.  We have used the donated funds to benefit our school in many ways.  With these funds, we were able to purchase a Chromebook cart, 30 new Chromebooks, provide ice-cream and frozen lemonade parties at the end of the school year, purchase water bottles for every student, purchase incentives used for raffles to reward positive behavior, and organize and pay for assemblies for our students, to name just a few.

    We are fortunate and grateful to be a Feinstein Leadership School!

 

Encourage your Feinstein Junior Scholar to continue to make a difference in their community.

                 Helping to better the lives of others is the greatest of all achievements.

-Alan Shawn Feinstein

 

PTO NEWS

Ashton Gear- The Ashton clothing order are due tomorrow, December 9th to be guaranteed for Christmas. Check out some of the new items we added!  If interested in items not shown, but offered on the first flyer please let Diane Ribeiro know at ribeiros4 [at] verizon [dot] net.  Once again, thanks for supporting Ashton PTO!    Here is the link with a copy of the order form: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3oweURibXZjT1hSaTQ/view?usp=sharing

Holiday Fair- Join us for our Holiday Celebration & Vendor Fair tomorrow, December 9th from 6:30-8:30pm at Ashton School! All Ashton families are welcome to enjoy a fun-filled evening including:

  • ·  Pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus (Bring your own camera!)
  • ·  Short choral performance by CHS Clef Singers (6:30-7:00pm)
  • ·  Winter Bingo & Games
  • ·  Holiday Arts & Crafts
  • ·  Showings of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas and A Charlie Brown Christmas in the school gym (First movie starts at 7:15pm.  Don’t forget a blanket and pillow!)

While the kids are enjoying these activities, get your holiday shopping done at our Holiday Vendor Fair!  Here's a list of participating vendors:

  • ·  Usborne Books
  • ·  LuLaRoe Clothing
  • ·  Blackstone Valley Community Action Program
  • ·  Touchstone Jewelry
  • ·  CJ Designs (Handcrafted Jewelry)
  • ·  ItWorks!
  • ·  Thirty-One Gifts
  • ·  Disney Consultant
  • ·  Sokeyoot
  • ·  Jamberry
  • ·  Viola's Sweets
  • ·  Pampered Chef
  • ·  Stella & Dot
  • ·  Young Living Essential Oils
  • ·  Cumberland Youth Lacrosse
  • ·  Ashton Gear

There is no admission fee to enjoy these activities!  This event is only open to Ashton families.  Check out the holiday flyers in the Google Family Drive for more information! 

Link to event info:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owa1JaVGtmeEl1YjdNX3VkQVRscmdCWkx4eTYw/view?usp=sharing

 

 


Ashton School News

December 2, 2016

 

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Here is an update on what is happening at our school:

 

Winter Concert- Our winter concert is scheduled for Friday, December 16th at 10:00am for grades 1, 3, 5.  Please use the link for more information: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owTXVVMjgyRzFyQTFVZC1OZEttMUUyVDFETVBr/view?usp=sharing

 

Report Cards- the first trimester ended on December 1st.  Parents will have electronic access to the report by the end of the school day on December 8th.   Please try your Aspen Family Portal account before report cards are published to make sure you are able to connect.  Report cards are available to parents in electronic form.  However, if you are unable to connect or need a printed copy, you may request it by sending a note to school or emailing Mrs. Egan at karen.egan@ cumberlandschools.org.   All new families should have received an email with their login credentials from the district; but if anyone has a problem, you may contact the Aspen Help Desk at aspenhelp [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org.

 

Ashton Gear- The Ashton Gear order forms were sent home this week with students in the red folders.  All orders are due by next Friday, December 9th to be guaranteed for Christmas. Check out some of the new items we added!  If interested in items not shown, but offered on the first flyer please let Diane Ribeiro know at ribeiros4 [at] verizon [dot] net.  Once again, thanks for supporting Ashton PTO!    Here is the link with a copy of the order form: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3oweURibXZjT1hSaTQ/view?usp=sharing

 

Holiday Fair- Join us for our Holiday Celebration & Vendor Fair on Friday, December 9th from 6:30-8:30pm! All Ashton families are welcome to enjoy a fun-filled evening including:

  • ·  Pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus (Bring your own camera!)
  • ·  Short choral performance by CHS Clef Singers (6:30-7:00pm)
  • ·  Winter Bingo & Games
  • ·  Holiday Arts & Crafts
  • ·  Showings of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas and A Charlie Brown Christmas in the school gym (First movie starts at 7:15pm.  Don’t forget a blanket and pillow!)

While the kids are enjoying these activities, get your holiday shopping done at our Holiday Vendor Fair!  Here's a list of participating vendors:

  • ·  Usborne Books
  • ·  LuLaRoe Clothing
  • ·  Blackstone Valley Community Action Program
  • ·  Touchstone Jewelry
  • ·  CJ Designs (Handcrafted Jewelry)
  • ·  ItWorks!
  • ·  Thirty-One Gifts
  • ·  Disney Consultant
  • ·  Sokeyoot
  • ·  Jamberry
  • ·  Viola's Sweets
  • ·  Pampered Chef
  • ·  Stella & Dot
  • ·  Young Living Essential Oils
  • ·  Cumberland Youth Lacrosse
  • ·  Ashton Gear

There is no admission fee to enjoy these activities!  This event is only open to Ashton families.  Check out the holiday flyers in the Google Family Drive for more information! 

Link to event info:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owa1JaVGtmeEl1YjdNX3VkQVRscmdCWkx4eTYw/view?usp=sharing

 

Communi-Key Newsletter:

https://www.smore.com/9aa8f-communi-key?ref=email-content#w-9159618723

 

PBIS No Homework Day- Students may use their paws to buy a PBIS “No Homework” pass from their teacher for Wednesday, December 21st. 

 

Book Fair- Thank you to all the parents that volunteered to work at the bookfair and to the parents that stopped by to shop. We appreciate your support!

 

PTO MEETING -Our next PTO meeting is scheduled for December 7th at 6:30pm in our school library.  Everyone is invited to attend.

 

Message from our School Nurse:

My name is Christie Cipriano and I wanted to introduce myself to you. I am the new nurse at Ashton and the Cumberland Preschool. I started Monday and have received a very warm welcome and much support from the staff. The previous nurse, Mrs. Emery, has been orienting me to the school and it's students. I have already gotten to know some of the students! Please feel free to contact me with any questions,concerns, or just to say hello.  I can be reached at 401-405-3019, @ christie [dot] cipriano [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org 

 

COMMUNICATION-Please access the Ashton Family folder at anytime throughout the year to find important information shared with parents by our PTO and school principal.   Please use the following link to access the Family Folder - https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxV8vhP2d3owYmFqeHNxZE5mT2M&usp=sharing

Have a great weekend,

Nidia Karbonik

 


Ashton School News

December 1st, 2016

Dear Parents,

The Holiday wreaths can be picked up afterschool tomorrow, Friday from 3:00-6:00pm in the school cafeteria.  A notice was sent home with a mistake stating that pick up is today.  We apologize for the inconvenience, but the wreaths won't arrive to the school until tomorrow. 

I am excited to introduce our new School Nurse, Mrs. Christie Capriano.  As you know, Mrs. Emery moved to work at North Cumberland Middle School and Mrs. Capriano is the new nurse at Ashton.  Mrs. Capriano is a great addition to our faculty and to the Ashton family.  Please help me welcome her to our school. 

Here is a message from Mrs. Capriano:

Good Morning,

My name is Christie Cipriano and I wanted to introduce myself to you. I am the new nurse at Ashton and the Cumberland Preschool. I started Monday and have received a very warm welcome and much support from the staff. The previous nurse, Mrs. Emery, has been orienting me to the school and it's students. I have already gotten to know some of the students! 

Please fell free to contact me with any questions,concerns, or just to say hello.

 

 I can be reached at 401-405-3019, or email; christie [dot] cipriano [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org (christie [dot] cipriano [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org)   

 

Sincerely,

Christie Cipriano

Enjoy the nice weather, Nidia Karbonik


Ashton School News

November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving to All of our Families!

There is NO school on November 24th and 25th to celebrate Thanksgiving!

Celebration of Cultures Event-  on December 3rd from 11:00- 2:00pm.  The University of Rhode Island is sponsoring an event to celebrate the cultural traditions, plant life, food and music of our diverse community at the beautiful Roger Williams Park Botanical Center. There will be folkloric dancers, Caribbean dance, family activities, storyteller, Afro-Brazilian Martial Arts and a Plant Tour.  The event is FREE with a donation of a canned good, or paid admission to the Botanical Center.  Pleases see link with more information:

https://www.facebook.com/events/531815157016735/

 

Report Cards- the first trimester will end December 1st.  Parents will have electronic access to the report by December 8th.  Please try your Aspen Family Portal account before report cards are published to make sure you are able to connect.  Report cards are available to parents in electronic form.  However, if you are unable to connect or need a printed copy, you may request it by sending a note to school or emailing Mrs. Egan at karen.egan@ cumberlandschools.org.   All new families should have received an email with their login credentials from the district; but if anyone has a problem, you may contact the Aspen Help Desk at aspenhelp [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org.

 

Last Night for Parent Teacher Conferences- We still have one more night for Parent-Teacher conferences on November 30th at 5:00-7:00pm. Please contact your child’s teacher to schedule an appointment.

 

Gift Card Fundraiser- This week the gift card fundraiser went home. This is a great opportunity to purchase gift cards for your everyday purchases or get gift cards for holiday gifts. A percentage of each purchase goes towards Ashton elementary school. Order forms are due back by Tuesday, 11/29. Gift cards will be handed out the week of 12/12 or the latest Monday 12/19.

 

PBIS No Homework Day- Students may use their paws to buy a PBIS “No Homework” pass from their teacher for Wednesday, November 30th. 

 

Fifth grade graduation fundraiser update: orders can still be taken for handmade, personalized Ashton bracelets and keychains. Submit your orders by December 1st to ensure delivery for Christmas. We've had a great response so far but want to give our families one last opportunity for a great Christmas gift.

 

Book Fair- Students will have an opportunity to visit the book fair on November 29th and purchase book on December 2nd.  Parents may visit the Book fair during parent-teacher conferences on Nov. 30th   Here is the Book fair schedule:

Book Fair preview: Tuesday, November 29th 9:00 to 3:15

Book Fair Shopping date: Friday, December 2nd 9:00-3:15

Special evening hours: Wednesday, November 30th 5:00-8:00 – Parent Teacher Conference night

 

Ashton Holiday Event- Ashton is hosting our annual holiday event on Friday, December 9th from 6:30-8:30pm. The event is free and open to Ashton students and their families!  We will have pictures with Santa, arts & crafts, games, holiday music and movies!  While your kids are enjoying all of these activities, you can get some holiday shopping done at our vendor fair!  Please mark your calendars!  More information to come soon!  

 

Winter Concert-The concert is scheduled for Friday, December 16th at 10:00am for grades 1, 3, 5.  More information will be sent home as we get closer to this date.  Grades K, 2 and 4 will perform in the spring.

 

Ashton Student Council-Good Deeds- Our Student Council members are doing a mitten, scarf and hat drive to help others in need during the winter months.  Please send any gloves, mittens, scarves and winter hats to school until November 28th

 

Lifetouch Picture Retakes –Students that are new to Ashton and did not get their picture taken earlier in the year will have an opportunity to have their picture taken on November 29th.  Lifetouch will also be doing picture retakes for anyone who was not satisfied with their picture.  Mrs. Caplette’s class will have their class picture done as well. Parents who did not receive a class picture need to notify the school. We are working to compile a list for Lifetouch to provide the free class pictures for those who did not receive one.  If you already emailed me about this issue, you do not need to email me again. Again, Mrs. Caplette’s class will receive their class picture after November 29th.  To order at mylifetouch.com, enter Picture Day ID PC046452Q1.

 

Box Tops Contest- The PTO is starting a new Box Tops contest.  Forms went home this week and are due back on December 2nd.   The class with the highest count wins a dress up day- wear your favorite football team colors.  Go Patriots!

 

PTO MEETING -Our next PTO meeting is scheduled for December 7th at 6:30pm in our school library.  Everyone is invited to attend.

 

COMMUNICATION-Please access the Ashton Family folder at anytime throughout the year to find important information shared with parents by our PTO and school principal.   Please use the following link to access the Family Folder - https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxV8vhP2d3owYmFqeHNxZE5mT2M&usp=sharing

Have a great long weekend,

Nidia Karbonik

 


Ashton School News

November 18, 2016

Thanksgiving – I would like to thank our families for their generous food donations.  We exceeded our goal of collecting one thousand food donations. We collected over sixteen hundred items and will be able to make ten Thanksgiving baskets to help families within our community.  We will also use the leftover donations to help families at Christmas time. Thank you to Lisa Masse, the Thanksgiving Committee, Mrs. Arzoomanian, Ms. Marvel and our Student Council, who worked together on getting donations, organized, counted the food and put together the baskets. This is a big undertake and our PTO parent volunteers, in collaboration with the school, did a great job this year.  Thank you!  

 

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our families!

At Ashton School, we are thankful to have such wonderful students and supportive families.

 

There is NO school on November 24th and 25th to celebrate Thanksgiving!

 

Congratulations to Mrs. Ratcliffe and Mrs. Pullano's students. These two classes had the highest count of students showing their School Spirit!

 

Report Cards- the first trimester will end December 1st.  Parents will have electronic access to the report by December 8th.  Please try your Aspen Family Portal account before report cards are published to make sure you are able to connect.  Report cards are available to parents in electronic form.  However, if you are unable to connect or need a printed copy, you may request it by sending a note to school or emailing Mrs. Egan at karen.egan@ cumberlandschools.org.   All new families should have received an email with their login credentials from the district; but if anyone has a problem, you may contact the Aspen Help Desk at aspenhelp [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org.

 

Last Night for Parent Teacher Conferences- We still have one more night for Parent-Teacher conferences on November 30th at 5:00-7:00pm. Please contact your child’s teacher to schedule an appointment.

 

Gift Card Fundraiser- This week the gift card fundraiser went home. This is a great opportunity to purchase gift cards for your everyday purchases or get gift cards for holiday gifts. A percentage of each purchase goes towards Ashton elementary school. Order forms are due back by Tuesday, 11/29. Gift cards will be handed out the week of 12/12 or the latest Monday 12/19.

 

Communication- To receiving Aspen notifications on your mobile device Download and Activate the Follett Notifications App (Mobile). Get important reminders, announcements, and alerts from teachers and school administrators by downloading the free Follett Notification app to your Android or iOS (Apple) mobile device.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_lYtKWQf_KAmmUQPdvvq9a7d3wC27s4YTx2XZjoVQxw/edit?usp=sharing

 

Book Fair- Students will have an opportunity to visit the book fair on November 29th and purchase book on December 2nd.  Parents may visit the Book fair during parent-teacher conferences on Nov. 30th   Here is the Book fair schedule:

Book Fair preview: Tuesday, November 29th 9:00 to 3:15

Book Fair Shopping date: Friday, December 2nd 9:00-3:15

Special evening hours: Wednesday, November 30th 5:00-8:00 – Parent Teacher Conference night

 

Ashton Holiday Event, Save the Date- Ashton is hosting our annual holiday event on Friday, December 9th from 6:30-8:30pm. The event is free and open to Ashton students and their families!  We will have pictures with Santa, arts & crafts, games, holiday music and movies!  While your kids are enjoying all of these activities, you can get some holiday shopping done at our vendor fair!  Please mark your calendars!  More information to come soon!  

 

5th grade Graduation Fundraiser- The 5th Grade Graduation Event Committee is selling handmade Ashton bracelets and Key chains. Order forms went home last week with a return date of Wednesday, November 16th. Items will be available for pick up on Friday, December 9th. They make great stocking stuffers, birthday or graduation gifts for current students, former students, and loved ones. 

 

A Dinner Out With Autism- After our first successful dinner we realized the HUGE need for another event….so if you have found it difficult at times to fully enjoy meals out at restaurants like we have, then please join us! We’d like to provide a way for your family and ours to go out again by eliminating many of the obstacles that can get in the way of a successful dining experience. Dinners will be earlier in the week when less people dine. We will try for more private dining rooms where we can all be together with our families where we all understand and will not judge one another. Dinners will be prepaid, all-inclusive buffets. There should be no waiting for the food or bill, etc. We hope to eliminate as many stressors as possible for you and your family. We would love for your family to be able to dine out with our family, so let’s all go out for our second “Dinner Out With Autism.” Dinner will be served: Monday December 5th 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. Cumberland House of Pizza 2360 Mendon Road Cumberland, RI

To sign up and pay please go to: http://adinneroutwithautism.ticketleap.com

 

Winter Concert-The concert is scheduled for Friday, December 16th at 10:00am for grades 1, 3, 5.  More information will be sent home as we get closer to this date.  Grades K, 2 and 4 will perform in the spring.

 

Ashton Student Council-Good Deeds- Our Student Council members are doing a mitten, scarf and hat drive to help others in need during the winter months.  Please send any gloves, mittens, scarves and winter hats to school until November 28th

 

Lifetouch Picture Retakes –Students that are new to Ashton and did not get their picture taken earlier in the year will have an opportunity to have their picture taken on November 29th.  Lifetouch will also be doing picture retakes for anyone who was not satisfied with their picture.  Mrs. Caplette’s class will have their class picture done as well. Parents who did not receive a class picture need to notify the school. We are working to compile a list for Lifetouch to provide the free class pictures for those who did not receive one.  If you already emailed me about this issue, you do not need to email me again. Again, Mrs. Caplette’s class will receive their class picture after November 29th.  To order at mylifetouch.com, enter Picture Day ID PC046452Q1.

 

Box Tops Contest- The PTO is starting a new Box Tops contest.  Forms went home this week and are due back on December 2nd.   The class with the highest count wins a dress up day- wear your favorite football team colors.  Go Patriots!

 

PTO Meeting -Our next PTO meeting is scheduled for December 7th at 6:30pm in our school library.  Everyone is invited to attend.

PBIS No Homework Day- Students may buy a pass using their paws on Wednesday, November 30th.

 

SCHOOL COMMUNICATION-Please access the Ashton Family folder at anytime throughout the year to find important information shared with parents by our PTO and school principal.   Please use the following link to access the Family Folder - https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxV8vhP2d3owYmFqeHNxZE5mT2M&usp=sharing

 

Have a great weekend,

Nidia Karbonik

 


November 16, 2016

Please see information below regarding  a state math competition. I am not familiar with this event, but thought some parents may be interested in this, so I am passing it along.  Nidia

Dear Friends:

 

I am excited to announce the Squared School 2016 Fall Math Competition!

 

- Sunday, December 4, 10am-12pm at Squared School

- We are located on the beautiful East Side of Providence, 425 Angell Street, Providence, RI 02906

- Kids in grades 1 through 10 are welcome

- Open to all, not only our students

- World class math challenge for our young minds with creative problems and puzzles adapted from major US and International math Olympiads

- Develop logic and reasoning skills, unlock your creativity and imagination

- Medals and prizes for winners

- Grand Prix: Nikon Binoculars!

- Participation pins for all

- Register on premises, first come, first served, space permitting

- Entry fee: $30 per participant

 

This is a unique event in RI, and one of only 3 events we hold every year (Fall, Winter and Spring competitions).  All our past events have been incredibly successful with kids having tons of fun! These events also provide excellent training for the Math Kangaroo, Mathcounts, MOEM or AMC competitions, as well as overall math education.

 

We hope to see students from your school at our Fall Math Competition! 

 

If you have any questions, please let us know.

 

Best,

Vitaly

 

PS Flyer attachedhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owSDFsVi1taTVXZmc0UkVZSUNhWEJuaTRiRkJr/view?usp=sharing

 

Vitaly Sorkin

Director

Squared School Academy of Mathematics

425 Angell Street

Providence, RI 02906

401-339-6725

www.squaredschool.com

https://www.facebook.com/squaredschool 

 

"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious", A. Einstein 

 


November 16, 2016

 

Dear Ashton Parents, 

As you know, parent-teacher conferences are an excellent opportunity for families to meet with teachers one-on-one and learn how their children are doing academically and socially. To make these meetings as smooth and stress-free as possible, follow these tips for conference preparation, execution, and follow-up: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owVnVMdnpWS2p2aFk/view?usp=sharing

 

Conferences are scheduled for Thursday,  November 17th from 5:30 to 7:30pm and Wednesday, November 30th from 5:00-7:00pm.  Please contact your child’s teacher to schedule an appointment.

 

Itinerants & Support Staff Availability

 

Teacher

Location

Available 

Ms. Giarrusso- Art

Room 21

November 17th

Mrs. Shea- Speech

Room 18

November 17th

Mrs. Cooper-STEM

Library

November 17th

Mr. Lennon- P.E.

Gymnasium

November 17th

Mrs. Lambrou- Guidance

Mental Health Office

November 17th

Mrs. Hogan- A.P.E/P.E.

Gymnasium

November 30th

Mr. Alberg-Music

Room 21

November 30th

Mrs. Swartwout- School Psychologist

Mental Health office

November 30th

 

While visiting the school, please stop by and check the Lost and Found bin located at the entrance of the school cafeteria.  We have already accumulated many nice jackets, sweatshirts and sweaters that students have left behind.  All unclaimed clothing will be donated after the second night of parent teacher conferences on November 30th.  

 

The Book fair will also be open on November 30th during parent teacher conferences for parents to do their Holiday shopping without their children. The bookfair will be located in the school library.   

Nidia Karbonik

 


November 15, 2016

Dear Parents,

The PBIS team would like to encourage students to support World Pancreatic Cancer Day on Thursday, November 17th.  Students are asked to wear purple and donate a canned good for our Thanksgiving Food drive on Thursday. 

Thanks for your support. Nidia


Ashton School News

November 11, 2016

Thank you to all of our Veterans for the sacrifices they’ve made for us and our country!

 

Yankee Candle Fundraiser- orders have arrived. Thank you to everyone who participated.  If you still need to pick up your order, please stop by the main office or contact Kelly Shaughnessy at kelshaughnessy [at] gmail [dot] com to arrange a plan to get your order. 

 

The book fair is scheduled for 11/28 to 12/2-  More information will be sent soon.  Please consider supporting Ashton this upcoming holiday season. Volunteer during the day at the school book fair or volunteer in the evening for the upcoming holiday event 12/9.   If you're interested in helping please contact a board member.

 

Ashton Holiday Décor Fundraiser is on the way- orders are due Friday, November 18th, Pick up on December 2nd.  Don’t miss out on your fresh Holiday wreaths and décor! See link with order form:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lImN-HYKvAhu2cx5ogaJVQ1OgZ91jjoAfEkdo2BWD7U/edit?usp=sharing

 

Thanksgiving Dates and Donations– Students will have November 24th and 25th off from school to celebrate Thanksgiving with their families.  

As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving with our own families, please help us take care of others. Please send your donations and we will assemble baskets and distribute them to Ashton School and Preschool families in need. The food drive will end on Wednesday, November 16th and the baskets will be distributed the week of November 21st. There are only a few days left, but please send your donations. 

This year, The Feinstein Foundation will donate $1.00 per food item up to $1,000 to the school. Please help us achieve our goal of 1,000 food donations!  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 and Grade 5 Pasta, canned spaghetti sauce, pancake mix, syrup

Please no expired, glass or perishable items.  We welcome any other food donations, cash donations and gift cards. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Masse at nickle967 [at] verizon [dot] net or Susan Vennemeyer at svennemeyer [at] gmail [dot] com.

 

Ashton Holiday Event, Save the Date- Ashton is hosting our annual holiday event on Friday, December 9th from 6:30-8:30pm. The event is free and open to Ashton students and their families!  We will have pictures with Santa, arts & crafts, games, holiday music and movies!  While your kids are enjoying all of these activities, you can get some holiday shopping done at our vendor fair!  Please mark your calendars!  More information to come soon!  

 

5th Grade Graduation Fundraiser- The 5th Grade Graduation Event Committee is selling handmade Ashton bracelets and Key chains. Order forms went home last week with a return date of Wednesday, November 16th. Items will be available for pick up on Friday, December 9th. They make great stocking stuffers, birthday or graduation gifts for current students, former students, and loved ones. 

 

Winter Concert- Date Correction – The concert is scheduled for Friday, December 16th at 10:00am for grades 1, 3, 5.  More information will be sent home as we get closer to this date.  Grades K, 2 and 4 will perform in the spring.

 

Cumberland Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting and Survey- 

November 14, 2016, at 6pm.

Location: Hayden Center at the Cumberland Public Library

MEETING AGENDA-See link below

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1drI05ZWquj6sv35Nta471eRyovRL2EQcwSNE2m93nrs/edit?usp=sharing

The Cumberland Special Education Advisory Committee, led by Catherine Simpson and Heather Cavanagh, are requesting your assistance in completing the survey below. All parents, not just those with children with special needs, are encouraged to participate. Click here to take the survey.

Thank you, Dr. Rachel Santa, Director of Special Services

 

Breakfast with Santa Event from the Cumberland-Lincoln Rotary Club- click on link for more information:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-cumberland-lincoln-rotary-presents-breakfast-with-santa-tickets-28790918412

 

OCYL- Winter/Spring Session- Brochures will be sent home by the end of the week or beginning of next week. 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owYWxNMFVPWExMOUJmZGE1S0xPeENMQ3R5VGxr/view?usp=sharing

 

Ashton Student Council-Good Deeds- Our Student Council members are doing a mitten, scarf and hat drive to help others in need during the winter months.  Please send any gloves, mittens, scarves and winter hats to school until November 28th

 

Parent -Teacher Conferences- Conferences are scheduled for November 17th from 5:30 to 7:30pm and November 30th from 5:00-7:00pm.  Please contact your child’s teacher to schedule an appointment.

 

Lifetouch Picture Retakes –Students that are new to Ashton and did not get their picture taken earlier in the year will have an opportunity to have their picture taken on November 29th.  Lifetouch will also be doing picture retakes for anyone who was not satisfied with their picture.  Mrs. Caplette’s class will have their class picture done as well. Parents who did not receive a class picture need to notify the school. We are working to compile a list for Lifetouch to provide the free class pictures for those who did not receive one.  If you already emailed me about this issue, you do not need to email me again. Again, Mrs. Caplette’s class will receive their class picture after November 29th.  To order at mylifetouch.com, enter Picture Day ID PC046452Q1.

 

PTO MEETING -Our next PTO meeting is scheduled for November 2nd at 6:30pm in our school library. We will share the results of our parent survey with our parents to help us plan for the future.  Everyone is invited to attend.

 

COMMUNICATION-Please access the Ashton Family folder at anytime throughout the year to find important information shared with parents by our PTO and school principal.   Please use the following link to access the Family Folder - https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxV8vhP2d3owYmFqeHNxZE5mT2M&usp=sharing

 

Have a great long weekend,

Nidia Karbonik

 


November 9, 2016

 

Message from our PTO

Yankee Candle orders are in!

If you would like to pick up your box(es) at the school we will be available to distribute orders tomorrow (Wednesday November 9) from 2-3 and again from 4:15-5:15. If tomorrow does not work for you please let me know and we can work something out for Thursday. I recognize this is last minute notice, but the items arrived and we want everyone to get them as soon as possible to begin enjoying!!

 

Book fair-

Please consider supporting Ashton this upcoming holiday season. Volunteer during the day at the school book fair 11/28-12/2, volunteer in the evening for the upcoming holiday event 12/9 or consider making a purchase through a PTO sponsored fundraiser. We try to give you many options. If you're interested in helping please contact a board member:

  • Co-Presidents – Heather Herring & Vanessa Waggenheim
  • Vice President – Susan Vennemeyer
  • Treasurer – Jennifer O'Connell
  • Recording Secretary – Kelly Shaughnessy 
  • Corresponding Secretary – Danielle Almeida

Please feel free to email us at ashtonptoboard [at] gmail [dot] com 

 


November 5, 2016

The Winter Concert is scheduled for Friday, December 16th at 10:00am.  I apologized for the mistake.  

Nidia Karbonik


November 4, 2016

Short Week - We do not have school on Tuesday, November 8th and Friday, November 11th due to Election Day and Veteran’s Day. Enjoy the time off with your children.

 

Ashton Gear- the Ashton clothing has arrived! We are encouraging students to wear their Ashton gear, Feinstein T-shirts or class colors every Friday to receive a special paw and show their school spirit!  The class with the highest participation will have the privilege to have the Ashton Scotty dog visit their classroom for the week.  We have two Scotty dogs; one for lower grades K-2 and the second one for upper grades 3-5.   

 

Ashton Thanksgiving Food Drive - Our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive needs your help. Please send your donations and 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 21st. 

This year, The Feinstein Foundation will donate $1.00 per food item up to $1,000 to the school. Please help us achieve our goal of 1,000 food donations!  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

We welcome any other food donations, cash donations and gift cards. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Masse at nickle967 [at] verizon [dot] net or Susan Vennemeyer at svennemeyer [at] gmail [dot] com.

 

Attendance- Here is a link to an article on attendance that I would like to share with you. As you know, one of my goals this year is to make sure that all students attend school regularly and have the best chance to succeed.   Poor attendance in the elementary years translates into poor school performance for life. The article is called “Five Reasons Schools Should Measure Chronic Absence- published on  NPR.org-

“Research shows that chronically absent students are way more likely to fall behind and, eventually, drop out. And there's a strong connection between missing class in elementary school and low scores on third-grade state tests.”

 

Please click on the list to read the article.

http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/11/03/499801222/5-reasons-schools-should-measure-chronic-absence

 

Ashton Holiday Event: Save the Date!- Ashton is hosting our annual holiday event on Friday, December 9th from 6:30-8:30pm. The event is free and open to Ashton students and their families!  We will have pictures with Santa, arts & crafts, games, holiday music and movies!  While your kids are enjoying all of these activities, you can get some holiday shopping done at our vendor fair!  Please mark your calendars!  More information to come soon!  

 

Winter Concert for Grades 1, 3, 5 – Save the Date: December 17th at 10:00am. More information will be sent home as we get closer to this date.  Grades K, 2 and 4 will perform in the spring.

 

Cumberland Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting and Survey- 

November 14, 2016 , at 6pm.

Location: Hayden Center at the Cumberland Public Library

MEETING AGENDA-See link below

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1drI05ZWquj6sv35Nta471eRyovRL2EQcwSNE2m93nrs/edit?usp=sharing

 

The Cumberland Special Education Advisory Committee, led by Catherine Simpson and Heather Cavanagh, are requesting your assistance in completing the survey below. All parents, not just those with children with special needs, are encouraged to participate. Click here to take the survey.

Thank you, Dr. Rachel Santa, Director of Special Services

 

Ashton Student Council-Good Deeds-Our Student Council members are doing a mitten, scarf and hat drive to help others in need during the winter months.  Please send any gloves, mittens, scarves and winter hats to school until November 28th

 

Parent -Teacher Conferences- Conferences are scheduled for November 17th from 5:30 to 7:30pm and November 30th from 5:00-7:00pm.  Please contact your child’s teacher to schedule an appointment.

 

Lifetouch class pictures- Mrs. Caplette’s class did not receive class pictures yet. This class will have their class picture taken during the retakes date on November 29th.  All other classes should have received a class picture.  Class pictures are free for all students regardless if they purchased an individual picture or not (only one class picture per student).  If you did not receive a class picture, please email me and I will contact the company to make sure you receive one, with the exception of Mrs. Caplette’s class.  Mrs. Caplette’s class will receive their class picture after the picture is taken on November 29th.

 

PTO MEETING - Our next PTO meeting is scheduled for December 7th at 6:30pm in our school library.  Everyone is invited to attend.

 

 

PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Picture retake and make up day- Lifetouch Studios will be at Ashton Elementary on November 29, 2016, 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 PC046452Q1.

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.

 

Cumberland Students Making a Difference- Soccer Equipment Donation-Kenzie Freedman, a 7th grade daughter at NCMS, is collecting used soccer equipment for kids in need through the US Soccer Passback Program. We’ll have a bin in our school until December 9th. As the outdoor season is coming to an end, consider donating cleats, shin guards, goalie jerseys/gloves, soccer balls/bags, jerseys/shorts, even if items are personalized, it's okay. Thank you!

 

Coat Donation - Girl Scout Troop 415 During October and early November, Girl Scout Troop 415 of Cumberland and the CHS Helping Hands Club will be collecting gently-used coats.  Donations will be distributed to those in need in late November.   Items may be placed in the box located near the main office.  Contact  troop415cumberland [at] gmail [dot] com for more information or to arrange a pick up.

 

PBIS VIDEO OF OUR SCHOOL EXPECTATIONS- music and performance by Ashton Students:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgW_vN6zrOU

 

 

FLU CLINIC- The last Cumberland Schools flu clinic to vaccinate students, staff/faculty and families for the 2016 -17 school year is scheduled for: 

Monday, November 7, 2016 from 4:00 to 6:30 PM

Host Location: Cumberland High School, 2600 Mendon Rd, Cumberland, RI  

Flu Clinic flyer, Vaccine Information and Consent Form:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BxV8vhP2d3owdjZqcHUzWXcyUkU?usp=sharing

 

COMMUNICATION-Please access the Ashton Family folder at anytime throughout the year to find important information shared with parents by our PTO and school principal.   Please use the following link to access the Family Folder - https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxV8vhP2d3owYmFqeHNxZE5mT2M&usp=sharing

 

Have a great weekend,

Nidia Karbonik


October 31, 2016  

Happy Halloween!!!  Thank you to all the families that attended our Halloween event this past Friday night.  The event was a big success thanks to our PTO volunteers and Event chairs; Heather Herring, Bethany Tucker and Diane Ribeiro. Thank you to our families for all the candy and food donations and to our teachers for decorating their doors, donating candy and participating during the event. The trunks and door decorations were amazing! Congratulations to Mrs. Locklin’s class for winning the best door and to the Vennemeyer family for winning the best trunk.

 

Mark your Calendar- We won’t have school on 11/8 or 11/11 due to Election Day and Veteran’s Day.

 

Picture retake and make up day- Lifetouch Studios will be at Ashton Elementary on November 29, 2016, 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 PC046452Q1.

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.

 

Ashton Student Council-Good Deeds:

Our Student Council members are doing a mitten, scarf and hat drive to help others in need during the winter months.  Please send any gloves, mittens, scarves and winter hats to school until November 28th

 

Parent Teacher Conferences- Conferences are scheduled for November 17th from 5:30 to 7:30pm and November 30th from 5:00-7:00pm.  Please contact your child’s teacher to schedule an appointment.

 

Cumberland Students Making a Difference- Soccer Equipment Donation-Kenzie Freedman, a 7th grade daughter at NCMS, is collecting used soccer equipment for kids in need through the US Soccer Passback Program. We’ll have a bin in our school until December 9th. As the outdoor season is coming to an end, consider donating cleats, shin guards, goalie jerseys/gloves, soccer balls/bags, jerseys/shorts, even if items are personalized, it's okay. Thank you!

 

 

Coat Donation - Girl Scout Troop 415 During October and early November, Girl Scout Troop 415 of Cumberland and the CHS Helping Hands Club will be collecting gently-used coats.  Donations will be distributed to those in need in late November.   Items may be placed in the box located near the main office.  Contact  troop415cumberland [at] gmail [dot] com for more information or to arrange a pick up.

 

 

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MESSAGE FROM OUR SCHOOL NURSE:

I would like to share with the families of Ashton that I will be transferring to North Cumberland Middle School at the end of October. Ashton is a very special school and I have enjoyed working with the children and families of the Ashton community.  I want to thank you all for the kindness and support you have shown me while serving as your school nurse teacher. I look forward to working with you again when your child attends the middle school.

Rachel Emery, RN

School Nurse Teacher

Ashton Elementary School

 

PBIS VIDEO OF OUR SCHOOL EXPECTATIONS- music and performance by Ashton Students:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgW_vN6zrOU

 

 

PTO MEETING -Our next PTO meeting is scheduled for November 2nd at 6:30pm in our school library. We will share the results of our parent survey with our parents to help us plan for the future.  Everyone is invited to attend.

 

FLU CLINIC- The last Cumberland Schools flu clinic to vaccinate students, staff/faculty and families for the 2016 -17 school year is scheduled for: 

Monday, November 7, 2016 from 4:00 to 6:30 PM

Host Location: Cumberland High School, 2600 Mendon Rd, Cumberland, RI  

Flu Clinic flyer, Vaccine Information and Consent Form:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BxV8vhP2d3owdjZqcHUzWXcyUkU?usp=sharing

 

COMMUNICATION-Please access the Ashton Family folder at anytime throughout the year to find important information shared with parents by our PTO and school principal.   Please use the following link to access the Family Folder - https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxV8vhP2d3owYmFqeHNxZE5mT2M&usp=sharing

Have a wonderful week,

Nidia Karbonik

 


October 21, 2016

 

HALLOWEEN SAFETY- The Cumberland Recue will be doing an assembly for our students on Halloween Safety on October 27th.  Students will receive a small pumpkin donated by our rescue department to decorate in school and bring home on Friday. 

 

PTO HALLOWEEN PARTY REMINDER- The “Trick or Trunk” event is scheduled for Friday, October 28th at 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  Please see registration form with schedule of events and Peanut and Tree-Nut Free Candy List for donations:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1axxm0dhshAwFM_KHxFvEheKXpUNXWiNws_LHHQpddXE/edit?usp=sharing

 

Peanut /Tree-Nut Free Candy List- https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owMDdsRzN6bnZWUXVZS2tjTDZFU3lRY0pWbi1B/view?usp=sharing

 

Parents are asked to stay with their children at the Trick or Trunk PTO event.  Adults may wear customs, but no face marks or clown customes, please.  Parents have been asked to donate peanut/tree-nut free candy.  However, we ask that parents do check or monitor the candy students receive. 

 

MESSAGE FROM OUR SCHOOL NURSE:

I would like to share with the families of Ashton that I will be transferring to North Cumberland Middle School at the end of October. Ashton is a very special school and I have enjoyed working with the children and families of the Ashton community.  I want to thank you all for the kindness and support you have shown me while serving as your school nurse teacher. I look forward to working with you again when your child attends the middle school.

Rachel Emery, RN

School Nurse Teacher

Ashton Elementary School

 

PBIS VIDEO OF OUR SCHOOL EXPECTATIONS- music and performance by Ashton Students:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6elmiVSV3KdcF9YMEMzY0JDMVU/view?usp=sharing

 

Assembly-class pictures with “Elli” the elephant:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BxV8vhP2d3owUFhTNVFhN0pPT1U?usp=sharing

 

 

RECYCLE- Please see the Town of Cumberland Recycling Fall Newsletter:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owNVl2UXNJRGkzQ1RzS2ZTZXlIQ0lkX3pQX2d3/view?usp=sharing

 

 

PTO MEETING -Our next PTO meeting is scheduled for November 2nd at 6:30pm in our school library. We will share the results of our parent survey with our parents to help us plan for the future.  Everyone is invited to attend.

 

SAVE THE DATE FOR PICTURE RETAKES– November 29TH. More information to follow.

 

FLU CLINIC- The last Cumberland Schools flu clinic to vaccinate students, staff/faculty and families for the 2016 -17 school year is scheduled for: 

Monday, November 7, 2016 from 4:00 to 6:30 PM

 Host Location: Cumberland High School, 2600 Mendon Rd, Cumberland, RI  

Flu Clinic flyer, Vaccine Information and Consent Form:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BxV8vhP2d3owdjZqcHUzWXcyUkU?usp=sharing

 

COMMUNICATION-Please access the Ashton Family folder at anytime throughout the year to find important information shared with parents by our PTO and school principal.   Please use the following link to access the Family Folder - https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxV8vhP2d3owYmFqeHNxZE5mT2M&usp=sharing

RIF- On Wednesday, October 26th all students will receive a free book from our Reading is Fundamental Program, known as “RIF”. This program is sponsored by the Cumberland Schools Volunteers. 

PBIS NO HOMEWORK- Wednesday, October 26th is a PBIS “No Home Work” day.  Students are encouraged to buy a no homework pass using their paws (10 paws) to skip doing homework on Wednesday night.  

 

Have a wonderful weekend,

Nidia Karbonik

 


October 19, 2016

 

This is a friendly reminder that today is an early release day.  Students will be dismissed at 2:20pm. 

 

Ashton School & Cumberland Preschool Thanksgiving Food Drive

 

Dear Ashton School & Cumberland Preschool Parents:

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 21st.

This year, The Feinstein Foundation will donate $1.00 per food item up to $1,000 to the school. Please help us achieve our goal of 1,000 food donations! 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 We welcome any other food donations, cash donations and gift cards. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Masse at nickle967 [at] verizon [dot] net or Susan Vennemeyer at svennemeyer [at] gmail [dot] com. Thank you so much for your generous support!

The Ashton Thanksgiving Food Drive Committee

 


October 17, 2016

 

Dear Parent/Guardian:

 

As you know, our goal this year is to ensure that every student attends school regularly. 

 

Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student’s academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school. Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understand why attendance is so important for success in school and in life.

 

We realize some absences are unavoidable due to health problems or other circumstances. But, we also know that when students miss too much school— regardless of the reason – it can cause them to fall behind academically.  Your child is less likely to succeed if he or she is chronically absent—which means missing 18 or more days over the course of an entire school year. Research shows:    

 

  • Children chronically absent in kindergarten and 1st grade are much less likely to read at grade level by the end of 3rd grade.  
  • By 6th grade, chronic absence is a proven early warning sign for students at risk for dropping out of school.  
  • By 9th grade good attendance can predict graduation rates even better than 8th grade test scores.  

 

Absences can add up quickly.  A child is chronically absent if he or she misses just two days every month or a total of 18 days in a school year.

 

Our current school data show that 81% of our students (224 students) do not have any absences from school as of today (October 17, 2016), 18% of students (50 students) already have between 1-5 absences and 1 % (3 students) have missed between 6 to 10 days of school already.  

 

Here is our 2016-17 data as of today by grade level: 

 

http://www.cumberlandschools.org/system/files/absences101716.pdf

 

Clearly going to school regularly matters!

 

We don’t want your child to fall behind in school and get discouraged.  Please ensure that your child attends school every day and arrives on time.   Here are a few practical tips to help support regular attendance:

 

  • Make sure your children keep a regular bedtime and establish a morning routine.
  • Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.
  • Ensure your children go to school every day unless they are truly sick
  • Avoid scheduling vacations or doctor’s appointments when school is in session.
  • Talk to teachers and counselors for advice if your children feel anxious about going to school.
  • Develop back up plans for getting to school if something comes up.  Call on a family member, neighbor, or another parent to take your child to school.

 

Let us know how we can best support you and your children so that they can show up for school on time every day.   We want your child to be successful in school!  If you have any questions or need more information please contact your child’s school.

 

Sincerely,

Nidia Karbonik

Principal

 


October 14, 2016

Ashton School News

 

YANKEE CANDLE FUNDRAISER- We appreciate our parents’ efforts selling Yankee Candle items.  The online store remains open until January with 40% back to Ashton.  Ms. Clossick’s class won the extra recess with the most participants (11 students) Congratulations!

To order on line, please go to www.yankeecandlefundraising.com and enter the group code #990014354

 

Thanks again for all of your support.  Ashton PTO

 

C-SEAC MEETING REMINDER-The Cumberland Special Education Advisory Committee “C-SEAC”, will be meeting on Monday, October 17th,6:00-7:30 PM at the Cumberland Public Library, Hayden Center. All meetings are open to the public. 

 

PTO MEETING INFORMATION- here is the information covered at the October’s PTO meeting.  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1F_jdpoXLNpcqDBtiP9PJdomvIYkTNTr5n6yn3Z1fCH8/edit?usp=sharing.  Our next PTO meeting is scheduled for November 2nd at 6:30pm in our school library. We will share the results of our parent survey with our parents to help us plan for the future.  Everyone is invited to attend.

 

#RecessRocks in RI and at Ashton School- FYI

Through the generosity of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of RI, a company by the name of PlayWorks has offered training to many schools in RI and in our district on recess activities. A group of Ashton School teachers were lucky enough to have received training last year to make recess great at our school.  At Ashton School we value recess and understand the benefits it brings to our children.  These benefits include:

  • An increase in “free” but physically active play and student socialization
  • A decrease in bullying
  • An improvement in overall school climate
  • A reduction in disciplinary incidents
  • More participation in academics and an increase in students’ abilities to focus on class activities

The recess team designates a “game of the week” for students that wish to engage in structure play.  The game is announced each day over the intercom and students’ have a choice on what they want to play. There is a bulletin board with a visual of the playground and games available to students.  Students make the choice on what they want to play and may freely move from game to game.  We also teach conflict resolution strategies for students to small problems in a safe manner.  Please check our #RecessRocks bulletin board when you visit our school located by the teacher’s room.  This is just another example of how the Ashton teachers are taking care of our students’ social, emotional and academic needs. 

ASSEMBLY- This coming Thursday Ashton School will have a special visitor.  Ellie the elephant is a life-size, charismatic, empathy-building animatronic (walking and talking!) elephant.  Ellie will be doing a presentation to our students about how they can help animals suffering in captivity at places like circuses and marine parks.  She will then be addressing the issue of bullying by teaching our students to have empathy and respect for all living beings—and by making students aware of the plight of animals exploited for entertainment while empowering them to make a difference through their actions.  Ellie travels around the country and we are fortunate to be able to offer this program to our students for free. 

 SCHOOL PICTURES- Lifetouch individual student pictures came in this week.  We are aware that not everyone who ordered pictures received them.  We have contacted Lifetouch and they are working on the issue.  Class pictures have not come in yet.  We will send the class pictures home with all students when they arrive. Each student will receive a class picture for free. The only pictures received so far are the paid individual student packages, but we know not everyone received theirs. 

 

Dear Parents,

           The PTO would like to welcome you to check out Amazon Wishlist if you are searching for great teacher gifts or donations for the classroom. Although gifts are not expected we know many families send in gifts for their child’s teacher during the holidays, for teacher appreciation day and at the end of the school year.  If there is a teacher you would like to purchase a gift for, many of our teachers love to receive gifts they can share with their students.  Teachers who have created a wishlist seek to give our children learning opportunities and classrooms supplies that enrich student learning.  We hope you will consider checking their wishlists this year if you are searching for the perfect gift or classroom donation for your child’s teacher.  You are not limited to amazon for the items on their wishlists, items on their wishlists can be purchased anywhere. Here are directions on how to search for each teacher’s wish list:

 

To search for Ashton 

- once logged into your personal account ( not Ashton's) go to list

- then scroll down to find list or registry

-then type in Ashton School and hit search

- the screen that comes up should have a list of teachers on the left hand side.

-click on the Teacher you wish to donate to

- make sure if you ship the item to Ashton and include the teacher’s name

 

The school address is :

Ashton School

130 Scott Road

Cumberland, RI 02864

 

Thank you,

Ashton PTO

 

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FLU CLINICS- Cumberland will host 3 flu clinics to vaccinate students, staff/faculty and families for the 2016 -17 school year.  All schools will be invited to attend any night.

 

Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 4:00 to 6:30 PM

And

Monday, November 7, 2016 from 4:00 to 6:30 PM

 

Host Location: Cumberland High School, 2600 Mendon Rd, Cumberland, RI  

Flu Clinic flyer, Vaccine Information and Consent Form:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BxV8vhP2d3owdjZqcHUzWXcyUkU?usp=sharing

 

COMMUNICATION-Please access the Ashton Family folder at anytime throughout the year to find important information shared with parents by our PTO and school principal.   Please use the following link to access the Family Folder - https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxV8vhP2d3owYmFqeHNxZE5mT2M&usp=sharing

Have a wonderful weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 


October 12, 2016

 

Dear Parents,

This is a friendly reminder that today is Wednesday, early release day!

 

Ashton PTO Newsletter          OCTOBER 2016

Thank you to all who attended our October PTO meeting on Wednesday 10/5/16.  For those who were unable to join us here are some highlights:

Save the dates:

October 28th is Trunk or Treat!!!!  

Please look for the green form in your child’s folder regarding ways you can help out and participate in this fun family school event.  Forms and payment are due back October 25th.

~ Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for November 17th 5:30-7:30 and November 30th 5:00-7:00 (your child’s/children’s teachers will set up appointment times with you.  It is kindly requested that children do not attend these conferences.)

~Yankee Candle Fundraiser forms are due back Tuesday October 11.  Thank you so much for your support in this fundraiser.  To show our thanks we are rewarding the class with the most participants an extra recess.  40% of all sales come straight back to Ashton School!

~Please continue to cut and save BOX TOPS- each one is 10cents for our school.  

~If you have not linked your Stop and Shop card to Ashton please log on to stopandshop.com/aplus and enter our ID#05863.  As of October 7 every shopping purchase you make earns cash back for Ashton.

~PTO can always use donations of cases of water bottles and packaged snacks for upcoming events.  If you see something on sale and would like to donate we can store these items at the school.  Thank you for considering this.

~We are always looking for volunteers for a variety of committees and welcome new ideas!  Please contact any of the PTO board members if you are interested:

Vanessa Waggenheim, Heather Herring, Susan Vennemeyer, Jenn O’Connell, Danielle Almeida, Kelly Shaughnessy

We hope to see you in the Ashton Library Wednesday November 2 at 6:30 for our next meeting!

 

10/5/16 Treasurer’s Notes.

  • Collected $240 in dues.
  • Funded $250 RIF donation.
  • Funded welcome back teacher’s luncheon on 8/31 for ~$67
  • Funded welcome back family celebration with Palagis truck on 8/31 for $220.
  • Funded group BJs membership for $50.
  • Funded recess equipment for $125.59.
  • Funded paint for 2 classrooms with general funds for $141.
  • Funded PTO today insurance & finance manager for $658.
  • Funded microphone for $35.80 with BoxTops funds.
  • Funded stencils, attendance poster & entryway bulletin board décor

for ~$100 total. 

 


Ashton School News

October 7, 2016

 

LONG WEEKEND- Please remember that there is no school on Monday- Columbus Day.

PBIS ASSEMBLY- today we had a PBIS assembly to review the school expectations with all grades. Students had an opportunity to watch a video of our own students singing and acting out the expectations. We also had a blast singing the Ashton Family Song together and introducing our newly elected Student Council members and Safety Patrol students. Students should be bringing home today a brochure via the red folder explaining our PBIS program. Please ask your child about PBIS, the school expectations and see if they can sing/teach you the Ashton Family Song. Here are the lyrics: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NmIEb6c2LFTmURrAf0mG70_giSDeKe5RIOPdIrZ0EcQ/edit?usp=sharing

We hope to be able to share the PBIS video with you soon.   

 

We also reviewed the Conflict Resolution strategies that we teach students to solve conflicts in school. These are called "D-Bugging Strategies" and they are; 1. Ignore, 2. Walk Away, 3. Talk Friendly, 4. Talk Firmly and 5. Get help from an adult. We ask that you also review the D-Bugging strategies at home with your child periodically and encourage them to use the strategies at home and in school. As of October 4th, our data indicates that 98.8% of our students are responding to the school-wide expectations with zero or one major referral. We are very proud of our students and hope this trend continues. 

 

YANKEE CANDLE FUNDRAISER- Get an early start on your holiday shopping and help Ashton students at the same time!  This school fundraiser will help us fund activities like field day, class field trips as well as school supplies and other important school needs.  You should already have your Yankee Candle catalog and order form, but to make this even easier, you can order online by following these steps:

Navigate to https://www.yankeecandlefundraising.com/home.htm   Go to Start Shopping and enter the group number 990014354 if it is not already populated for you.  Start shopping (and don't forget to send this link to family and friends!)

Please find the attached flyer for more information.  

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owdWRxOXRuNDNjNFpHSHMtTm11RHVqeWRlS2RN/view?usp=sharing

We are offering extra recess to the class that has the most participation in the Yankee Candle Fundraiser to thank them for their efforts in raising money for their school!  Please help us to exceed our fundraising goal.  All money raised goes straight to Ashton for activities like field day, class field trips, school supplies, educational materials and other important school needs.  Help us raise funds to support our school and our wonderful Ashton teachers who make a difference everyday for our children! All paper orders are due back to the school on Tuesday October 11, 2016, but can be brought back any time before that as well.  Please help your child reach out to a neighbor, grandparent or family friend over the weekend.  There are some great fall and holiday items for all.  A wide variety for less than $10! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!  

CLASS PICTURE- Life Touch offers a “free” class picture to all of our students, regardless if they ordered any pictures or not.  The pictures have not arrived yet, but we will make sure all of our families receive a class picture when we get them. I just wanted to give you the information.

 

FLU CLINICS- Cumberland will host 3 flu clinics to vaccinate students, staff/faculty and families for the 2016 -17 school year.  All schools will be invited to attend any night.

Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 4:00 to 6:30 PM

And

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 4:00 to 6:30 PM

And

Monday, November 7, 2016 from 4:00 to 6:30 PM

 

Host Location all 3 nights: Cumberland High School, 2600 Mendon Rd, Cumberland, RI  

Flu Clinic flyer, Vaccine Information and Consent Form:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BxV8vhP2d3owdjZqcHUzWXcyUkU?usp=sharing

 

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES- Please save the data for parent teacher conferences.  They are scheduled for November 17th from 5:30-7:30pm and November 30th from 5:00-7:00pm.  Parents will receive more information when we are closer to the dates to schedule an appointment with their child’s teacher.

 

COMMUNITY KEY NEWSLETTER- Cumberland and Lincoln Prevention Coalition Newsletter

https://www.smore.com/91xgr-communi-key?ref=email-content#w-6303518165

 

NED SHOW- Today was the last day for yo–yo sales.  Thanks to all the parents that supported this assembly by purchasing the yo-yo’s. The assembly was free to the school as long as we sold yo-yo’s for a week.  The NED show is a motivational assembly that encourages students to do well in school;   N-Never give up, E-Encourage others and D-Do your best!

 

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SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE - Attached is the 2016-2017 Cumberland Special Education Advisory Committee (C-SEAC) membership form. The committee is lead and organized by parents of special needs students. 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz3LfnpZYB48Z0x0TEpQdm5hMWlCOURpRHZEX19MRXZMRm1N/view?usp=sharing

 

 

COMMUNICATION-Please access the Ashton Family folder at anytime throughout the year to find important information shared with parents by our PTO and the school.  Please use the following link to access the Family Folder - https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxV8vhP2d3owYmFqeHNxZE5mT2M&usp=sharing

 

Have a great long weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 

 

 

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Ashton School News

September 30, 2016

FLU CLINICS- Cumberland will host 3 flu clinics to vaccinate students, staff/faculty and families for the 2016 -17 school year.  All schools will be invited to attend any night.

 

Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 4:00 to 6:30 PM

And

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 4:00 to 6:30 PM

And

Monday, November 7, 2016 from 4:00 to 6:30 PM

  

Host Location all 3 nights: Cumberland High School, 2600 Mendon Rd, Cumberland, RI  

 

Flu Clinic flyer, Vaccine Information and Consent Form:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BxV8vhP2d3owdjZqcHUzWXcyUkU?usp=sharing

                       

VISION SCREENING- The school nurse will begin vision screenings with Ashton students next week. If a student does not fall within the parameters for normal vision set by the Rhode Island Department of Health, the parent(s) will be notified and a more comprehensive assessment by a vision specialist will be recommended.                              

Rachel Emery, RN

School Nurse Teacher

Ashton Elementary School

 

PTO MEETING- Our next PTO meeting is Wednesday, October 5th at 6:30pm in the school library. We hope to see you there. Meetings are only an hour J

ATTENDANCE- here is another important fact about school attendance:

The recent release of the first-ever national, chronic absence data set by the U.S. Department of Education (ED), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) reveals that this promise is broken for far too many children. More than 6.5 million students, or about 13 percent, missed three or more weeks of school during a single school year, which is enough time to erode their achievement and threaten their chance of graduating. Over half were in elementary or middle school. Students from communities of color (African American, Native American, Pacific Islander and Latino) as well as those with learning disabilities were disproportionately affected.

PTO SURVEY- Your input and ideas are very important! If you haven't already done so, please take a couple of minutes to complete our parent survey. It's just a few questions to provide the PTO feedback and ideas about volunteering, events and meetings. All responses are anonymous and will be used to help plan for this year. You can access the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XWTYGPV.  The survey will close by October 3, 2016.  Thank you for your participation and feedback.

 

SUMMER READING “NO HOMEWORK PASSES”- The summer “No H.W.” passes have arrived for students that completed any summer reading through the Cumberland Public Library and District Summer Program. The passes should be going home soon or some teachers may have sent them home already.   Please know that each pass is good for ONE assignment and the assignment must be approved by the classroom teacher in advance.   Students should receive one pass for every 180 minutes of reading, up to a maximum of 5 passes.

THE VALUE OF PRAISE- here is a quick quiz on the growth mindset. It will only take a few minutes:   Does Feedback Promote a Growth Mindset? Does what we say to our children impact their performance?   http://www.edweek.org/ew/section/multimedia/quiz-yourself-does-this-praise-promote-a.html?cmp=eml-enl-eu-news1

SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE - Attached is the 2016-2017 Cumberland Special Education Advisory Committee (C-SEAC) membership form. The committee is lead and organized by parents of special needs students. 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz3LfnpZYB48Z0x0TEpQdm5hMWlCOURpRHZEX19MRXZMRm1N/view?usp=sharing

NED SHOW- the NED show was today. This was our first assembly of the year and students were very well behaved.  We are very proud! Ask your child to tell you what NED stands for and hopefully they can tell you all about it.

N-Never give up

E-Encourage others

D-Do your best!

Yo-yo sales will take place all next week during homeroom time 8:45-9:05am by the guidance office.   

NED Order Form:   https://dochub.com/patricialambrou/xr1PPL/send-home-letter_08-02-16?dt=6smjb9qr037pz3uz

AFTER SCHOOL SPORTS- starts on Tuesday, October 4th with Mr. Lennon. Parents may pick up at 4:30 by the gym doors. 

 

PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

DISTRICT ELEMENTARY HANDBOOK- The district’s handbook is now available on line on the district and school websites.  Parents may also use the link below to review the handbook.  Please sign the form below to verify that you reviewed the handbook with your child at home. The form was also sent home this week via the red folders (on yellow paper).   You do not need to sign the acknowledgement form included in the handbook. We have revised the form to add getting permission for children to be photographed for the yearbook and events that may appear on local newspapers.  We also want to make sure we have updated emails from everyone.  Therefore, we ask that parents sign our form, instead of the district form and send it back to the school. 

Handbook link- https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owQWc5ajFiTW8zdXBzeEhoWEVDVXVuWExHUWF3/view?usp=sharing

Form to be returned to school- this is the same form that was sent home this week. You do not need to fill out this form, if you already sent it back to us.  

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sxOLRvorRanKOrwvqby3mobw9xGVb5ZnZmb26_HqWmk/edit?usp=sharing

PTO NEWSLETTER- here is a summary of our PTO meeting this week. We look forward to seeing you at our next PTO meeting on Wednesday, October 5th at 6:30pm.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1M3lF8pQu_qaUe3y17KcX6-M3cRRPgH8JhGFk7zPtjnE/edit?usp=sharing

 

COMMUNICATION-Please access the Ashton Family folder at anytime throughout the year to find important information shared with parents by our PTO and school principal.   Please use the following link to access the Family Folder - https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxV8vhP2d3owYmFqeHNxZE5mT2M&usp=sharing

Have a great weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 


September 29, 2016

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

The After School Sports program is now full as of today September, 28th. No more students will be taken at this time. The program starts next Tuesday, October 4thfrom 3:30-4:30. Once again pickup is on the left side of the building which we refer to as the "walkers door". 

Best Regards,

Joe Lennon

 


September 28, 2016

Dear Ashton Families:

Ashton Gear- Don't miss your chance to order school clothing! The Ashton gear order forms are due this Friday, September 30th. Please help support our PTO and promote school spirit. Here is the order form: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owZ1Y5U2dJV0tGYS1qV3l2UmVBWEloNlk3RU5B/view?usp=sharing

Ashton Parent Survey- Your input and ideas are very important! If you haven't already done so, please take a couple of minutes to complete our parent survey. It's just a few questions to provide the PTO feedback and ideas about volunteering, events and meetings. All responses are anonymous and will be used to help plan for this year. You can access the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XWTYGPV.  The survey will close by October 3, 2016.  Thank you for your participation and feedback.

Ashton School PTO

 


September 23, 2016

DISTRICT ELEMENTARY HANDBOOK- The district’s handbook is now available on line on the district and school websites.  Parents may also use the link below to review the handbook.  Please sign the form below to verify that you reviewed the handbook with your child at home. The form was also sent home this week via the red folders (on yellow paper).   You do not need to sign the acknowledgement form included in the handbook. We have revised the form to add getting permission for children to be photographed for the yearbook and events that may appear on local newspapers.  We also want to make sure we have updated emails from everyone.  Therefore, we ask that parents sign our form, instead of the district form and send it back to the school. 

Handbook link- https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owQWc5ajFiTW8zdXBzeEhoWEVDVXVuWExHUWF3/view?usp=sharing

Form to be returned to school- this is the same form that was sent home this week. You do not need to fill out this form, if you already sent it back to us.  

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sxOLRvorRanKOrwvqby3mobw9xGVb5ZnZmb26_HqWmk/edit?usp=sharing

PBIS INCENTIVES- Wednesday, September 28th is a PBIS “NO Homework” day.  This means that students may buy a “No homework” pass using their PBIS paws and skip doing homework for that night. Students who wish to purchase the pass are asked to bring it home to show their parents.

PTO SURVEY-Your input and ideas are very important to us!

Please take a few minutes to complete the enclosed parent survey to provide our PTO feedback and ideas about the volunteering opportunities we offer, the various PTO events and our PTO meetings.  All responses are anonymous and will be used to help us plan for this year.  We are always looking to improve and offer the best academic and social opportunities for our students and their families.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XWTYGPV

MORNING DROP OFF-Parents are asked to drive slow in our parking lot and not get out of their car when dropping children off in the morning, unless they have an appointment and they need to enter the school. 

FEINSTEIN JOURNALS AND CARD- The Feinstein journals promoting Mr. Alan Shawn Feinstein “Good Deeds” program were sent home this week. Please look for the small business card on the back of the journal for free entry to Mystic Aquarium and to other children’s places.  

NED SHOW- We are excited to welcome a motivating assembly called The NED Show to our school on Friday, Sep 30 at 10:00am.

Please watch the video below to learn about The NED Show, and consider a few ways that your students could benefit from NED's positive messages. A letter with an order form will be sent home on Monday.   

 

 (Trouble with the link? Visit www.thenedshow.com/meet_NED)

 NED Order Form:   https://dochub.com/patricialambrou/xr1PPL/send-home-letter_08-02-16?dt=6smjb9qr037pz3uz

PTO NEWSLETTER- here is a summary of our PTO meeting this week. We look forward to seeing you at our next PTO meeting on Wednesday, October 5th at 6:30pm.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1M3lF8pQu_qaUe3y17KcX6-M3cRRPgH8JhGFk7zPtjnE/edit?usp=sharing

STEM EDUCATION- “Bob Talks”- Message from our Superintendent

You've probably been hearing a lot about computer science education. I wanted to share with you why we believe it is important for students to be introduced to the subject as early as possible in our schools. Our students are learning problem-solving skills and they are gaining an important fluency in technology.

Last week, Governor Raimondo visited Cumberland Hill Elementary School to see how we're preparing younger students for the digital world they live in and we talked to her about why it's one of our priorities. You can watch this special installment of BobTalks here: https://youtu.be/giQ1vn2rFlE

Previous Announcements

PICTURE DAY for Ashton School is scheduled for Tuesday, September 27th.  We will send the order forms home when we are closer to the date. 

ASHTON GEAR- Ashton clothing order forms were sent home and are due back by Friday, September 30th. Don’t miss out to order our school gear to show school spirit.  Students will be encouraged to wear their Ashton gear on Fridays, field trips and special events.

Here is the order form:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owZ1Y5U2dJV0tGYS1qV3l2UmVBWEloNlk3RU5B/view?usp=sharing

COMMUNICATION-Please access the Ashton Family folder at anytime throughout the year to find important information shared with parents by our PTO and school principal.   Please use the following link to access the Family Folder - https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxV8vhP2d3owYmFqeHNxZE5mT2M&usp=sharing

Have a great weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 


September 22, 2016

Dear Parents,

Mr. Alan Shawn Feinstein has provided journals for all of our students as part of the Good Deeds Program.  Please notice that the back of the journals contain the small Feinstein card that students usually receive to use as a free pass to enter the Mystic Aquarium (3x a year) with an adult, along with many other places.  The card is a small card, business size and it needs to be detached from the journal.  The journals are blue and were sent home this week with our students via the red folder.  Please look for the journal and detach the card, as Mr. Feisntein will not be providing the cards separately this year. 

 

Also, Picture day is Tuesday. The order form were sent home this week with our students.  Please call the school if you need an order form sent to you or you may preview the packets and pay on line at mylifetouch.com

Picture Day: Tuesday, September 27 

Picture Day ID: PC046452Q0

Enjoy the nice weather, Nidia Karbonik


September 20, 2016

Dear Parents,

Your input and ideas are very important to us!

Please take a few minutes to complete the enclosed parent survey to provide our PTO feedback and ideas about the volunteering opportunities we offer, the various PTO events and our PTO meetings.  All responses are anonymous and will be used to help plan for this year.  We are always looking to improve and offer the best academic and social opportunities for our students and their families.

Thanking you in advance,

Nidia Karbonik and PTO

Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XWTYGPV


September 16, 2016

“Ashton students read 1,083 hours of combined time over the summer!”

Thank you to our parents for their support in helping to prevent academic regression over the summer.  Students should be getting their “no homework” passes for the minutes read very soon. The passes are generated at the district level and we were told we should have them in the next few weeks. 

 

PTO MEETING- Our first PTO meeting is scheduled for this coming Wednesday, September 21st at 6:30pm in our school library.  Please come and meet new families, share your ideas with us and find opportunities to volunteer.  We hope to see you next week!

 

OCYL- Please see the STEAM shop flyer with afterschool class offerings from OCYL town program; https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owbk1pX000U01HeUQ0ZHUySXFGVTE2WTNQUG9B/view?usp=sharing

 

OPEN HOUSE – The open house was well attended.  Thank you to all the families that came last night to our Open House.   It is important that we keep an open line of communication and that parents stay active in their children’s education.  We also love our parent volunteers, so please consider volunteering in our classrooms, at recess time or with our PTO.

 

PICTURE DAY for Ashton School is scheduled for Tuesday, September 27th.  We will send the order forms home when we are closer to the date. 

 

ATTENDANCE- Every Day Counts in a child’s Academic Life!  As you know I have been emphasizing the importance of sending your children to school daily.  

Here is another important fact that I want you to keep in mind:

Teacher effectiveness is the strongest school-related determinant of student success, 1 but chronic student absence reduces even the best teacher's ability to provide learning opportunities. Students who attend school regularly have been shown to achieve at higher levels than students who do not have regular attendance. This relationship between attendance and achievement may appear early in a child's school career. A recent study looking at young children found that absenteeism in kindergarten was associated with negative first grade outcomes such as greater absenteeism in subsequent years and lower achievement in reading, math, and general knowledge”

 

Please see district attendance policy-https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owck94bC1odHNLYlU/view?usp=sharing

District Calendar with vacation dates listed-https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owRGtFeHVwS0hyc050Z3I2Nnk3QWxTb29MZF8w/view?usp=sharing

Attendance Parent Newsletter- https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owY00zOHJLbFQ1Zm8/view?usp=sharing

 

ASHTON GEAR- Ashton clothing order forms were sent home and are due back by Friday, September 30th. Don’t miss out to order our school gear to show school spirit.  Students will be encouraged to wear their Ashton gear on Fridays, field trips and special events.

Here is the order form:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owZ1Y5U2dJV0tGYS1qV3l2UmVBWEloNlk3RU5B/view?usp=sharing

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Rhode Island Offers Program for

Parents and Teachers:

Parents and Teachers as Allies to be Held at Cumberland High School

CUMBERLAND -- Parents and educators of youth living with a mental illness are invited to a free program offered by the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Rhode Island (NAMI) on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 6:30 to 8 pm, at Cumberland High School, 2600 Mendon Road, Cumberland.

The NAMI Parents and Teachers as Allies program gives caregivers and educators the opportunity to learn about early/school-age mental health symptoms along with strategies that may help teachers and youth cope better with mental health concerns in the classroom.

Founded in 1983, NAMI Rhode Island offers a wide range of free support and education programs for those who live with mental illness, their family members, schools, civic groups and houses of worship.

For more information on programs and support groups offered by NAMI Rhode Island, please visit www.namirhodeisland.org or call 401-331-3060.

 

Previous Announcements

COMMUNICATION- remember to look for the red folder to find the important papers teachers are sending home for the beginning of school.  All students need to have a dismissal plan with emergency contact information. 

 

Please access the Ashton Family folder at anytime throughout the year to find important information shared with parents by our PTO and school principal.   Use the following link to access the Family Folder and save it to your drive - https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxV8vhP2d3owYmFqeHNxZE5mT2M&usp=sharing

 

TRANSPORTATION- If you are having issues with the bus, please contact the bus company at 334-3745. 

 

Have a great weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 


September 14, 2016

 

Dear Ashton Families,

This is a reminder that today is early release and students will be dismissed at 2:20pm. 

Thanks, Nidia Karbonik

 


September 13, 2016

 

Open House-Thursday, September 15

                     5:30pm-7:30pm 

 

5:30 – 5:55pm - School Initiatives and Curriculum Overview 

(Presented by Mrs. Karbonik, Mrs. Arzoomanian and 

Ms. Marvel)

 

5:55-6:00pm – News from Mrs.Emery, our school Nurse

 

***Parents only need to select one session to attend, unless they have multiple children in the school and need to visit another grade***

 

6:05- 6:35pm-  Visit to the Classrooms –Session 1

             (Presented by your child’s classroom teachers)

 

6:40-7:10pm-Visit the Classrooms-Session 2 for parents with multiple children in the school.  (Presented by your child’s classroom teachers)

 

7:10-7:30pm- Parents visit the PTO table to look for opportunities to volunteer. They may also stop by the resource table for important school information and visit our itinerants and support staff  (Art, Music, PE, Library/STEM, Guidance, Special Educators, etc) 

 

Itinerant teachers (art, music PE and library) and Support Staff will be available to parents in their classrooms/office until 7:30pm.  

 

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 9, 2016

NO SCHOOL- on Tuesday, September 13th due to Primary elections. Many of the school buildings are needed by the town for voting.

Our OPEN HOUSE is scheduled for Thursday, September 15th, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.  There will be a school-wide presentation at 5:30pm followed by two 30 min sessions to visit the classrooms.  A schedule will be emailed and sent home with students via the red folder early next week.

PICTURE DAY for Ashton School is scheduled for Tuesday, September 27th.  We will send the order forms home when we are closer to the date. 

ATTENDANCE-   At Ashton school we recognize the importance attendance plays in the students’ success with their school performance.  This year we are making an effort to promote good attendance and we are reaching out to parents for help.  Last year, we had 860 excused absences, 1707 unexcused absences and 2567 total absences. This includes tardiness and early dismissals.  Students can easily fall behind when they are late, absent or dismissed early from school. This can result in learning gaps that may take months or sometimes years to remediate and will cause your child to struggle in school.  Therefore, we ask parents to help us with our goal.  Please submit doctor’s notes to document all excused absences and be diligent about getting students to school on time and take vacations during the school vacation weeks.  Your child’s success in school is our mission; please help us help your child!

Please see district attendance policy-https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owck94bC1odHNLYlU/view?usp=sharing

District Calendar with vacation dates listed-https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owRGtFeHVwS0hyc050Z3I2Nnk3QWxTb29MZF8w/view?usp=sharing

Attendance Parent Newsletter- https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owY00zOHJLbFQ1Zm8/view?usp=sharing

ASHTON GEAR- please look for the Ashton clothing order forms that were sent home today in your child’s red folder.  We encourage parents to purchase the Ashton gear to help promote school spirit and support our amazing PTO.  Students will be encouraged to wear their class shirts on Fridays, for field trips and special events.  Here is the electronic Ashton gear order form-  AshtonOrderForm-Final-1.pdf 

EARLY RELEASE DAY- please don’t forget that every Wednesday is an early release day and students re dismissed at 2:20pm

Previous Announcements

Communication- Please remember to look for the red folder to find the important papers teachers are sending home for the beginning of school.  All students need to have a dismissal plan with emergency contact information. 

Transportation-

If you are having issues with the bus, please contact the bus company at 334-3745. 

Please access the Ashton Family folder at anytime throughout the year to find important information shared with parents by our PTO and school principal.   Please use the following link to access the Family Folder - https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxV8vhP2d3owYmFqeHNxZE5mT2M&usp=sharing

Have a weekend, Nidia Karbonik


September 2, 2016

 

Dear Ashton Families,

We are pleased to announce that the opening of school went very smooth. Our teachers are excited to be back in the classrooms and students are adjusting well to the school day and routines. 

 

Our Kindergarten students started school today and they impressed us with their good behavior, creativity, energy and desire to learn. 

 

Thank you to all the parents that sent us classroom 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 5th, in celebration of Labor Day. 

There is no school on September 13th due to primary elections.  The town uses many of the school buildings for voting and school will not be in session for students.

 

Communication- Please remember to look for the red folder to find the important papers teachers are sending home for the beginning of school.  All students need to have a dismissal plan with emergency contact information. 

 

Please access the Ashton Family folder at anytime throughout the year to find important information shared with parents by our PTO and school principal.   Please use the following link to access the Family Folder - https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BxV8vhP2d3owYmFqeHNxZE5mT2M&usp=sharing

 

Transportation- If you are having issues with the bus, please contact the bus company at 334-3745. 

 

Have a great long weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 

 

 

 

 


 

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