Ashton Announcements

 

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ASHTON WEEKLY NEWS  3/29/19

 

Dear Ashton Families, 

Next Week is “ A ” Week

Our  next PTO meeting is Wednesday, April 3rd. at 6:30pm in our school library. Everyone is invited to attend!  We will doing PTO Board Nominations for next school year. The voting of a new Board will be done during the May PTO meeting.  

 

Next week is Reading Week!  Ashton School will have a visit on Friday, April 5thth by RI local author, Kerri E. Lanzieri, for a book reading and question and answer session for her second published children’s book:  “Roger Williams Makes a Big Wish”

The visit will be during the school day for students only- See flyer for details- Author's Visit  & Book Order Form

 

READING WEEK DAILY ACTIVITIES 

Our Theme this year is : Reading Under the Stars.  Please encourage students to participate in these activities.  

MONDAY: “Read My Shirt”- Students wear a shirt with words on it.  No need to buy anything new… tape or glue a positive or encouraging word (or words) onto a shirt you own. Students will be given time to go around the room and read each other’s shirts.  (School-appropriate words please)

TUESDAY: “Give a book, get a book”- Teachers will hold a book swap in their classrooms. Students should bring in a book from home to swap.

WEDNESDAY:“Read Under the Stars” Read Aloud-  Teachers will read a “camping/star themed” read aloud to their class.

THURSDAY:  “Read Under the Stars” with your Buddies- Students will get together with their buddy class.  The time and place is at the discretion of the partnering classes.  Grade 1-Grade 4 /Grade 2- Grade 5/ Grade K-Grade 3

FRIDAY: Author Kerri Lanzieri will visit our school and read her books! - “Character Day”- Students should dress like their favorite storybook character and be creative...Think about what they wear, what their hair looks like, what they carry with them, and how they act.

Other Activities to ask your children about:

LIBRARY NOOK: Classes will be taken to the library to “Read Under the Stars”.

DROP EVERYTHING AND READ:  D.E.A.R. time is daily at each teacher’s discretion. 

GUEST READERS:  Our helpful PTO will organize this!

BOOK VOTING: Students can vote (with paws) on which book our Guest Author will read on Friday...Rhody Ram’s RI Adventure or Roger Williams Makes a Big Wish by Kerri Lanzieri.

 

Karate- Afterschool Club- the club will be starting next Wednesday, April 3rd from 2:30 to 3:15pm.  Please send a note with your child to let your child teacher know that he/she will be staying for karate.  Students may be pick up by the gym doors at 3:15. Please do NOT be late as our karate instructor must leave to teach a class at the studio.  All students that signed up will be able to participate. We still have 8 open spots for anyone else interested. Limit of 25 students! Karate Club Registration Form

Waiver forms will be sent home on Monday for those students registered. Students will NOT be able to stay without parents signing and returning the waiver. Feel free to print the waiver form at home and send it in as well- Waiver Form to Participate

 

Veggie Pledge-Please send any completed Veggie Pledge forms to our school nurse. Forms were given to students who want to participate in school and must be signed by a parent in order for students to be entered in a raffle.

 

1,2,3,4, We Declare a Penny War- please continue to send your coins or donations to school for the “penny war” to raise funds for the Leukemia Foundation.  This event runs until April 5th. Please see flyer with details- Pennies for Patients Information

 

Survey Works -Thank you to all of the parents that completed the survey works survey.  We appreciate your honest feedback and will look at the results to make improvements to our school, once results are released from RIDE.  The winner of the $25 Target gift card is Liz Gellerman. Congratulations! We will send the card to you next week. 

 

SEAC is the Special Education Advisory Committee is meeting on Thursday, April 4, at 6pm, J Gray's Restaurant in the function room.  Soft drinks and some appetizers will be provided.

 

Future Chef- on Saturday, March 22nd, two Ashton students competed at the District’s Future Chef Competition.  Congratulations to Vivienne Garnham and Arnavi Pikke. These two students did an amazing job! Vivienne won third place in the district.  We are very proud of both of you. Future Chef Pictures

 

School Lunch Policy- The Cumberland School Committee recently approved revisions to the School Lunch E-3 Meal Payment Policy.  Please review policy changes- E-3 Meal Payment Policy

PREVIOUS MESSAGES

Cumberland Volunteers Annual Reception- please find attached an electronic invitation to the Cumberland School Volunteers Annual Recognition Event on Wednesday April 24th.All volunteers are invited to be honored at this special event. 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owMEhOTWM4am5tRzl3d2lZMkVicTJHSTVJUzRB/view?usp=sharing

 

Science Convention- The Science Committee  is proud to announce Ashton’s second Junior Science Convention.  The Jr. Science Convention will take place on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 6:15 to 7:00pm. This event is optional to students and projects will be completed at home.  The Science Committee has developed packets for students to use with guidelines for their projects. Classroom Teachers are asked to approve the focus question for students who wish to participate by Friday, March 22nd.   Since packets are about 7 pages long, double sided, they will be sent home with students upon request from the parent. Parents may send a note or email their child’s teachers to request a packet.   Teachers will review the project or packet of information briefly with students at school and students are to work on the project at home with parent support.  Below are the links to the packets for the various grade levels. The Science Committee will be recruiting parent volunteers to help the night of the event. We need help checking in the projects, supervising the event and participating.  Please use the enclosed sign in sheet to let us know you are available to help -Parent Volunteer Sign Up Sheet

Student Science Packets: ( hard copy will be sent home upon request)

Grades 3-5 Junior Scientist Convention Packet 2019

Grades K-2 Junior Scientist Convention Packet 2019

 

Yearbook orders are due by 3/29/19. There will only be a very limited amount of yearbooks available to purchase after that and they will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. Orders can be placed online: ybpay.lifetouch.com by using Yearbook ID Code: 11438219 or you can send in payment with the order form (see link below).   Yearbook Order Form

 

Fifth Grade Baby Pictures Needed for the yearbook- Please see flyer for details

Fifth Grade Baby Pictures Information

 

Ashton RICAS Testing Dates- for grades 3-5 only!

ELA- April 25th & April 26th

Math- May 13th & May 14th

Science- Grade 5 Only!- May 20th & May 21st

 

The fourth PAWS parent workshop will take place this coming Thursday, April 4th from 6:00 - 7:30 pm in our school library.  Advanced registration required.   

 

SAVE THE DATE-ASHTON CULTURAL FEST-Live performances, outdoor "Around the World" showcase and more!  Ashton families are invited to celebrate and learn about the cultures represented in our school on May 23rd 5:30-7:30pm. If your family is interested in "adopting" a table to create a display relating to a specific country or culture and/or is interested in providing a potluck style dish to share at the event, please use the below links to sign up:

Cultural Event COUNTRY TABLE SIGN UP Form

Cultural Event POTLUCK SIGN UP Form

 

AWESOME COMMUNITY RESOURCES FOR PARENTS 

 “Social and Emotional Development: Skills for Lifelong Success” workshop on April 6

This workshop for educators, administrators, child care providers, and parents will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Dorcas International Institute of RI – South Campus (645 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI). Dr. Ellen Flannery-Schroeder will deliver a keynote address entitled “Everything is not awesome: Preparing the iGen for the next gen.” Sessions offered include: Trauma Informed Care, the Disappearance of Self-Competence, and Drums Alive. Advance registration is $15 and includes continental breakfast. Learn more and register online!

 

Important Dates 

 

Monday April 1st to April 5th- Reading Week

Wednesday, April 3rd- PTO meeting

Thursday, April 4th- PAWS- parent workshop at 6:00pm

Tuesday, April 9th- Life Touch group pictures

Wednesday, April 10th-Domino’s PTO fundraiser

Wednesday, April 10th- Cultural Fest Committee Meeting at 5:00pm

Friday, April 12th- Students as teachers for a half a day

Monday, April 15th to Friday, April 19th- School Vacation- No School 

PTO Calendar of Events for March and April

 

Have a great  weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 

 

 

 

 


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ASHTON WEEKLY NEWS  3/22/19

 

Dear Ashton Families,

 

Next Week is “ B ” Week

Friday, March 29th is a Professional Development day for teachers.  Students DO NOT have school.

PBIS “No Homework” night- Wednesday, March 27th.

Thank you to our parents that were able to join us for the Family Fitness Day this week. Students enjoyed exercising with their parents and teachers.  We truly appreciate all the donations students received for the playground repairs.  My understanding is that we raised over $4,700, which is a consider amount toward the playground repairs.  Some donations are still trickling in, so we will give you the final amount once we have it. Students are very excited about taking the place of their teachers and the Principal for a half a day on April 12th. Congratulations to the following students. Here are the raffle winners-Student-Teacher for a half a day winners!

 

PD Day- The faculty and staff of the Cumberland School Department will be engaging in active shooter training with the Cumberland Police Department on Friday, March 29. Please note that this is a Professional Development Day for teachers and no students will be onsite when the training is taking place. Training will take place at Community, Cumberland Hill, McCourt, and CHS. Neighboring homes around the four locations may hear sounds associated with this training. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Karbonik at 401- 333-0554.

 

School Lunch Policy- The Cumberland School Committee recently approved revisions to the School Lunch E-3 Meal Payment Policy.  Please review policy changes- E-3 Meal Payment Policy

 

New Spring Afterschool Club- here is the information sent home with students via the red folder this week for our Spring Karate Club- This is a popular club that has been offered in the past. Please note that registration ends on Thursday, March 28th since students Do Not have school on Friday.  Karate Club Registration Form. Limit of 25 students!  

Waiver Form to Participate- this form will be sent home to parents once students is registered. The form must be signed and return prior to starting the club. Parents may print the waiver home at home if they wish and send it in with the registration form.

 

Veggie Pledge-March is National Nutrition Month and Ashton students will be invited to participate in a Veggie Pledge! That's when students pledge to try a new veggie everyday and the participants enter to win a prize basket! One for each grade.  This helps promote healthy eating and encourages students to try new foods. To kick off the Veggie Pledge, students will have a food tasting event on Wednesday March 27th during lunches from approximately 11:00 -1:00 pm.  Students will be invited to taste a Strawberry and Spinach Salad with a Balsamic salad dressing.  Here are the ingredients for what we are serving.

Spinach and Strawberry Salad Ingredients

Ingredients for Salad Dressing

Salad Recipe

 

1,2,3,4, We Declare a Penny War- next week classes will participate in a “penny war” to raise funds to support the Leukemia Foundation.  This event starts next week, but it runs until April 5th.Please see flyer with details-

Pennies for Patients Information

 

Computer Science Summer Camp Opportunity for students at URI- https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owUjI3ajl6M3hzbHBJTjNaS01YUm9JZGRUd21n/view?usp=sharing

 

Job Opportunity- Sodexo is in need of staffing!  See flyer for details. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owejQ4NWZqM3BXWDZDMzEycmFTSVprX19IOF9r/view?usp=sharing

 

Cumberland Volunteers Annual Reception- please find attached an electronic invitation to the Cumberland School Volunteers Annual Recognition Event on Wednesday April 24th. All volunteers are invited to be honored at this special event.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owMEhOTWM4am5tRzl3d2lZMkVicTJHSTVJUzRB/view?usp=sharing

 

Report Cards - the second trimester report cards are available to parents now.  Parents can access the report card on the Aspen Family Portal. A copy of the report card will be provided to parents only upon request.  Please send a note to Mrs. Egan or email her if you need a hard copy aren [dot] egan [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org (karen [dot] egan [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org )

 

Son’s Choice Event is tonight, March 22nd,6-8pm at BattlegroundZ- prior registration required to attend the event.

 

Next Year’s School Calendar-  District School Calendar 2019-2020

 

Science Convention- The Science Committee  is proud to announce Ashton’s second Junior Science Convention.  The Jr. Science Convention will take place on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 6:15 to 7:00pm. This event is optional to students and projects will be completed at home.  The Science Committee has developed packets for students to use with guidelines for their projects. Classroom Teachers are asked to approve the focus question for students who wish to participate by Friday, March 22nd.   Since packets are about 7 pages long, double sided, they will be sent home with students upon request from the parent. Parents may send a note or email their child’s teachers to request a packet.   Teachers will review the project or packet of information briefly with students at school and students are to work on the project at home with parent support.  Below are the links to the packets for the various grade levels. The Science Committee will be recruiting parent volunteers to help the night of the event. We need help checking in the projects, supervising the event and participating.  Please use the enclosed sign in sheet to let us know you are available to help -Parent Volunteer Sign Up Sheet

 

Student Science Packets: ( hard copy will be sent home upon request)

Grades 3-5 Junior Scientist Convention Packet 2019

Grades K-2 Junior Scientist Convention Packet 2019

 

STEAMshop programs this summer for Cumberland kids!https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owSEpOakZjSElpRUc4WmRnX2hTT3ZyMHFFVy00/view?usp=sharing

 

Save the Date- Reading Week~ April 1st to April 5th.  Reading Week Daily Activities

 

Yearbook  -orders are due by 3/29/19. There will only be a very limited amount of yearbooks available to purchase after that and they will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. Orders can be placed online: ybpay.lifetouch.com by using Yearbook ID Code: 11438219 or you can send in payment with the order form (see link below).   Yearbook Order Form

 

Fifth Grade Baby Pictures Needed for the yearbook- Please see flyer for details  Fifth Grade Baby Pictures Information

 

Ashton RICAS Testing Dates- for grades 3-5 only!

ELA- April 25th & April 26th

Math- May 13th & May 14th

Science- Grade 5 Only!- May 20th & May 21st

 

Parent Approaches Workshop/Discussion Group "PAW"- Registration Form

The third PAWS parent workshop will take place this coming Thursday, March 28st from 6:00 - 7:30 pm in our school library.  

 

Survey Works - we have  63 parent surveys completed. Thank you to those parents that have already taken the survey. If you have not taken the survey, you still have a chance.  The survey window closes at the end of this month. Parents that take the survey will be entered into a raffle to win a $25.00 gift card. See the parent letter with raffle ticket in /link below.

Ashton's Survey -access code: 08112family. Survey Works Parent Letter and Link

 

SAVE THE DATE-ASHTON CULTURAL FEST- Live performances, outdoor "Around the World" showcase and more!  Ashton families are invited to celebrate and learn about the cultures represented in our school on May 23rd 5:30-7:30pm. If your family is interested in "adopting" a table to create a display relating to a specific country or culture and/or is interested in providing a potluck style dish to share at the event, please use the below links to sign up:

Cultural Event COUNTRY TABLE SIGN UP Form

Cultural Event POTLUCK SIGN UP Form

 

AWESOME COMMUNITY RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

 

“Social and Emotional Development: Skills for Lifelong Success” workshop on April 6

This workshop for educators, administrators, child care providers, and parents will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Dorcas International Institute of RI – South Campus (645 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI). Dr. Ellen Flannery-Schroeder will deliver a keynote address entitled “Everything is not awesome: Preparing the iGen for the next gen.” Sessions offered include: Trauma Informed Care, the Disappearance of Self-Competence, and Drums Alive. Advance registration is $15 and includes continental breakfast. Learn more and register online!

 

Have a great  weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 

Important Dates

 

Friday, March 22nd- Son’s Choice Event, 6-8pmat BattlegroundZ

Wednesday, March 27th- PBIS “No Homework” night

Wednesday, March 27th- Veggie Pledge food tasting event- during school lunch.

Thursday, March 21st- PAWS- parent workshop at 6:00pm

Friday, March 29th- NO SCHOOL for students. Teachers have PD.

March 25th to April 5th - Pennies for Patients “ Penny War”

PTO Calendar of Events for March and April

 

Student Awards:

List of Students for Month of February

Student of the Month-February Picture

Principal Award-February Picture

Jan- Principal Award

Jan- Student of the Month Picture

List of Students for January

December Student of the Month Picture

December Principal Award Picture

List of Students for December

November -Principal Award Picture

November- Student of the Month

Names of Students- November

List of Students for October 

October Students of the Month Picture

October Principals Award Picture

September Principal & Student of the Month Pictures

List of Students for September

 

Important Policies:

Attendance Policy- revised 2/17

Dispensing of Medication- New Policy

District Health & Wellness

District Handbook 2018-19

Ashton Student Handbook 2018-19

E-3 Meal Payment Policy

 

 
 
 

 


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3.20.19

 

Dear Parents, here is the ingredients for the snacks students will receive today for family Fitness day.  Please call the school if you DO NOT want your child to get a snack. Snacks are donated by Sodexo.  Thanks, Nidia  (401) 333-0554

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owZFFVanhBSW5tdFd4X2dDOGdmaVJ3MWhNR3NB/view?usp=sharing- Ingredients

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owTUJ0aTNxV3JLdDJwM2EzOXF3YlI4UkpJeUo4/view?usp=sharing

 

 


 

3.19.19

 

Dear Parents, I am re-sending the school news from last week because I heard some people did not receive my email.  It does appear we had a glitch in the system, so I am re-sending to make sure you have the information you need. 

 

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ASHTON WEEKLY NEWS  3/15/19

 

Dear Ashton Families, 

 

Next Week is “A” Week

 

The 2nd Annual "Dress to Impress" Day for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will take place this Tuesday, Match 19th.  Please help Mr. Oliveira raise funds to help find a cure for his brother Matt and beautiful niece Cora, both living with Cystic Fibrosis.  Students are invited to come to school dressed in fancy clothes and donate a dollar or more. We are hoping for as much participation as possible this year from both students and staff.

This is a fun event that all students enjoy and look forward to.  Don’t miss out on the fun and on donating for a good cause! 

 

Family Fitness Day- This is the last weekend for students to collect pledges and raise funds to help repair our school playground.  Students may collect donations until Tuesday of this coming week. Parents are invited to come to school on Wednesday, March 20th during their child’s PE class and enjoy doing fitness activities with their child. Students are very excited about this event, not only because parents will be playing with them in gym class, but also because the money they collect will win them raffle tickets to win teacher for half of the day on April 12th. Family Fitness Day Schedule and More Info.

 

Report Cards - the second trimester report cards will be available to parents at the end of the school day on Monday, March 18th.  Parents can access the report card on the Aspen Family Portal. A copy of the report card will be provided to parents only upon request.  Please send a note to Mrs. Egan or email her if you need a hard copy aren [dot] egan [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org (karen [dot] egan [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org )

 

Son’s Choice Event on Friday, March 22nd,6-8pm at BattlegroundZ- 

Recently, the Son’s Choice flyers and waivers went out in red folders. Some of you may have received one form but not the other. Therefore, I have attached both copies for you to print out if needed. Also, please note that waiver’s must to be filled out for both mother and son. You may also fill these out online via the link.

Son's Choice Event Information and Registration Form

https://www.battlegroundz.net/waiver/

 

Important Message from our Nurse

Hello Parents, 

March is National Nutrition Month and the time of year I do my Veggie Pledge! That's when students pledge to try a new veggie everyday and the participants enter to win a prize basket! One for each grade. It helps promote healthy eating and encourages students to try new foods.  I need your help! We usually kick off the Veggie Pledge by having a food tasting on the first day to kick things off! Please let me know if you are available to volunteer on Wednesday March 27th during lunches from approximately 11:00 -1:00 pm.  We have a few parents who are trained and just need a couple more to help assist passing the veggie samples out.  It's very easy and the students love it! 

Thank you, Christie Cipriano

 

Next Year’s School Calendar-

District School Calendar 2019-2020

 

Awards- Congratulations to the following students for being recognized for the month of February.  The Student of the Month Award recognizes students that are role models following the school expectations.  The Principal Award was given to students that exemplified the character trait of “forgiveness”. COngratulations to all of the winners. We are very proud of you! 

List of Students for Month of February

Student of the Month-February Picture

Principal Award-February Picture

 

Science Convention- The Science Committee  is proud to announce Ashton’s second Junior Science Convention.  The Jr. Science Convention will take place on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 6:15 to 7:00pm. This event is optional to students and projects will be completed at home.  The Science Committee has developed packets for students to use with guidelines for their projects. Classroom Teachers are asked to approve the focus question for students who wish to participate by Friday, March 22nd.   Since packets are about 7 pages long, double sided, they will be sent home with students upon request from the parent. Parents may send a note or email their child’s teachers to request a packet.   Teachers will review the project or packet of information briefly with students at school and students are to work on the project at home with parent support.  Below are the links to the packets for the various grade levels. The Science Committee will be recruiting parent volunteers to help the night of the event. We need help checking in the projects, supervising the event and participating.  Please use the enclosed sign in sheet to let us know you are available to help -Parent Volunteer Sign Up Sheet

 

Student Science Packets: ( hard copy will be sent home upon request)

Grades 3-5 Junior Scientist Convention Packet 2019

Grades K-2 Junior Scientist Convention Packet 2019

 

March 29th Professional Development for Teachers- The faculty and staff of the Cumberland School Department will be engaging in active shooter training with the Cumberland Police Department on Friday, March 29. Please note that this is a Professional Development Day and no students will be onsite when the training is taking place. Training will take place at Community, Cumberland Hill, McCourt, and CHS. Neighboring homes around the four locations may hear sounds associated with this training. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Karbonik at 401- 333-0554

 

STEAMshop programs this summer for Cumberland kids!https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owSEpOakZjSElpRUc4WmRnX2hTT3ZyMHFFVy00/view?usp=sharing

 

Snow Day-.Snow Day Pictures  more pictures have been uploaded.  Enjoy. 

 

Save the Date- Reading Week~ April 1st to April 5th.  Reading Week Daily Activities

 

Yearbook   Yearbook orders are due by 3/29/19. There will only be a very limited amount of yearbooks available to purchase after that and they will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. Orders can be placed online: ybpay.lifetouch.com by using Yearbook ID Code: 11438219 or you can send in payment with the order form (see link below).   Yearbook Order Form

 

Fifth Grade Baby Pictures Needed for the yearbook- Please see flyer for details

Fifth Grade Baby Pictures Information

 

Ashton RICAS Testing Dates- Tentative for grades 3-5 only!

ELA- April 25th & April 26th

Math- May 13th & May 14th

Science- Grade 5 Only!- May 20th & May 21st

 

Parent Approaches Workshop/Discussion Group "PAW"- Registration Form

The second PAWS workshop will take place this coming Thursday, March 21st from 6:00 - 7:30 pm in our school library.  This is the second workshop from a six week series.  

 

Survey Works -I am proud to report that  we have achieved 100% staff participation on surveyworks, 96% student participation and 27% parent participation.  Come on parents, I know we can do better. Our parent participation is equivalent to 63 surveys out of 284 families. We have already exceeded the number of parent responses from last year. Thank you to those parents that have already taken the survey. If you have not taken the survey, you still have a chance.  Let’s make our goal at least 50% parent responses or a total of 142 surveys. I know we can do it! . Parents that take the survey will be entered into a raffle to win a $25.00 gift card. See the parent letter with raffle ticket in lnk below. 

Ashton's Survey -access code: 08112family. Survey Works Parent Letter and Link

 

SAVE THE DATE-ASHTON CULTURAL FEST- Live performances, outdoor "Around the World" showcase and more!  Ashton families are invited to celebrate and learn about the cultures represented in our school on May 23rd 5:30-7:30pm. If your family is interested in "adopting" a table to create a display relating to a specific country or culture and/or is interested in providing a potluck style dish to share at the event, please use the below links to sign up:

Cultural Event COUNTRY TABLE SIGN UP Form

Cultural Event POTLUCK SIGN UP Form

 

Important Dates 

Tuesday, March 19th- Dress to Impress!

Wednesday, March 20th- Family Fitness Day

Friday, March 22nd- Son’s Choice Event, 6-8pm at BattlegroundZ

Wednesday, March 27th- PBIS “No Homework” night

Wednesday, March 27th- Veggie Pledge food tasting event- during school lunch. 

Thursday, March 21st- PAWS- parent workshop at 6:00pm

Friday, March 29th- NO SCHOOL for students. Teachers have PD. 

 

PTO Calendar of Events for March and April

 

Have a great  weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 

Student Awards: Jan- Principal Award

Jan- Student of the Month Picture

List of Students for January

December Student of the Month Picture

December Principal Award Picture

List of Students for December

November -Principal Award Picture

November- Student of the Month

Names of Students- November

List of Students for October 

October Students of the Month Picture

October Principals Award Picture

September Principal & Student of the Month Pictures

List of Students for September

 

Important Policies:

Attendance Policy- revised 2/17

Dispensing of Medication- New Policy

District Health & Wellness

District Handbook 2018-19

Ashton Student Handbook 2018-19

 

 

 


3.19.19

 

Dear Parents,

Our Family Fitness Day is scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, March 20th.  Tomorrow is the last day for students to collect pledges for this event and raise funds to help repair our school playground.  Parents are invited to come to school tomorrow during their child’s PE class and enjoy doing fitness activities. Due to space and liability issues, we can NOT allow younger siblings to attend the event.  Parents will need to sign a waiver form in order to participate.  Please come dressed appropriately to be active and play. Sneakers are required, no dressed shoes allowed in the gym.  Students are very excited to have their parents join them for P.E. class. Please see the link for your child’s P.E Schedule time- Family Fitness Day Schedule and More Info. We will have copies of the waiver form, but feel free to bring your own already filled out.  Waiver Form

 

Parking Concern- I also need to remind parents to park in the designated parking spots.  There are two parking lots available to the staff and parents. Parents may use any of our parking lots, but we ask that you please park in the designated parking spaces.  People are creating their own parking areas that are not designated spaces, creating an unsafe situation for students and other drivers. Cars should not be driving pass the cones and should not be parked on the blacktop. The cones are there to separate the blacktop from the parking lot. The preschool and our students use the blacktop in front of the playground to play and they will be accessing this space more now that the weather is getting nicer.

Thanks for your cooperation,

Mrs. Karbonik

 

 


 

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 ASHTON WEEKLY NEWS  3/ 8 /19

 

Dear Ashton Families, 

Next Week is “B” Week

Monday, March 11th- Buffalo Wild Wings PTO fundraiser night. 

Snow Day was a ton of fun today.  Students enjoyed playing in the snow and everyone was very well behaved.  Our teachers even got in the fun! Thank you to the parents that volunteered today. Here are some pictures of the event-.Snow Day Pictures  I will upload more pictures to this folder as teachers share them with me.  Please keep in mind that pictures shared in our weekly news are for Ashton families only and may not be posted by parents on social media!

  

Family Fitness Day- Join us for a fun filled day of fitness activities with your child during the school day on Wednesday, March 20th. See schedule for each class and more information about this event- Family Fitness Day Schedule and More Info.  Students are collecting pledges to raise funds to help improve Ashton’s playground, which our students surely deserve! 

 

Save the Date- Reading WeekApril 1st to April 5th.  Reading Week Daily Activities

Yearbook Information- Time to order yearbooks! Orders are due by 3/29/19 and can be placed online: ybpay.lifetouch.com using yearbook code 111438219. Alternatively, you can send in payment with the order form (see link below).  Parents and families can also purchase a Booster Ad for the yearbook to send a message of congratulations, encouragement or best wishes to your child and/or thanks to the teachers.  Business owners can also purchase a Business Ad to encourage new business or as a way to support the children of Ashton Elementary School.  Please note that deadline for booster or business ads is 3/18/19. Here is a link to the yearbook and ad order forms:

Yearbook Order Form

Booster Adds- Booster and Business Adds

 

Fifth Grade Baby Pictures Needed for the yearbook- Please see flyer for details

Fifth Grade Baby Pictures Information

 

Ashton RICAS Testing Dates- Tentative for grades 3-5 only!

ELA- April 25th & April 26th

Math- May 13th & May 14th

Science- Grade 5 Only!- May 20th & May 21st

 

Parent Approaches Workshop/Discussion Group "PAW"- Registration Form

This  FREE six session, parenting discussion group that will be held at Ashton School, starting this coming Thursday, March 14 from -evenings 6:00 - 7:30pm. Please  see link for more details.Families will receive a free book, The Parent’s Handbook. Child care is provided free of charge  by AlphaBest for children grades K-5! Space is limited to 12 families! 

 

Dress To Impress- If you have already given Mr. Oliveira picture permission for Dress to Impress Day, but have not filled out, signed and returned the photo consent form that was sent home, please complete the form and send it into school ASAP.  Thank you.

On Tuesday, March 19th, Mr. Oliveira is coordinating a fundraising event for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at all of the schools throughout the district called “Dress to Impress Day”. Students and staff will be encouraged to come to school dressed up in their fanciest clothes, and donate $1 or more.  Each year, Mr. Oliveira takes pictures of the students to post on social media, and to send to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Valley Breeze to use. He will only take and use your child’s photo with your permission. (Last year, he had permission for about 130 students). If you are willing to have your child’s picture taken and used by Mr. Oliveira, the CFF, and the newspaper, please fill out the attached form and return it to school by Tuesday, March 12th. -Consent Form -   If you already responded on his post on the Ashton Facebook Page you don’t need to respond again.  He will send you a permission slip when he hears from you. 

 

The Academic Booster Club -  Students may be dropped off by the main office in the morning and picked up at the end of the day in the office as well.  Please wait in your car or outside the school until 4:15 and teachers will open the doors for you when they are done teaching the club.  The office staff leaves at 4:00 and the front doors of the building are always locked. 

 

Survey Works - The parent survey will remain open until the end of March! We have 52 parent responses so far (Thank you!), which is 3 more responses from last year. We do have 284 students in our school and I want to make sure the feedback we receive represents the majority of our families. The results are most useful when everyone participates. If you have not completed a survey, you still have time.  Please use the link below to access the survey. After taking the survey, parents are invited to fill out the bottom portion of the letter to enter a raffle to win a $25.00 gift card. 

Ashton's Survey -access code: 08112family. Survey Works Parent Letter and Link

 

Son’s Choice Event on Friday, March 22nd,6-8pm at BattlegroundZ- 

Recently, the Son’s Choice flyers and waivers went out in red folders. Some of you may have received one form but not the other. Therefore, I have attached both copies for you to print out if needed. Also, please note that waiver’s must to be filled out for both mother and son. You may also fill these out online via the link.

Son's Choice Event Information and Registration Form

https://www.battlegroundz.net/waiver/

 

SAVE THE DATE-ASHTON CULTURAL FEST-Live performances, outdoor "Around the World" showcase and more!  Ashton families are invited to celebrate and learn about the cultures represented in our school on May 23rd 5:30-7:30pm. If your family is interested in "adopting" a table to create a display relating to a specific country or culture and/or is interested in providing a potluck style dish to share at the event, please use the below links to sign up:

Cultural Event COUNTRY TABLE SIGN UP Form

Cultural Event POTLUCK SIGN UP Form

 

Important Dates 

Monday, March 11th- Buffalo Wild Wings PTO fundraiser night

Thursday, March 14th-”PAWS” parent workshop at 6:00pm in our school library

Tuesday, March 19th- Dress to Impress!

Wednesday, March 20th- Family Fitness Day

Friday, March 22nd- Son’s Choice Event, 6-8pm at BattlegroundZ

Wednesday, March 27th- PBIS “No Homework” night

Thursday, March 28th- PAWS- parent workshop at 6:00pm

Friday, March 29th- NO SCHOOL for students. Teachers have PD. 

PTO Calendar of Events for March and April

 

Have a great  weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 

Previous Announcements:

Student Awards: Jan- Principal Award

Jan- Student of the Month Picture

List of Students for January

December Student of the Month Picture

December Principal Award Picture

List of Students for December

November -Principal Award Picture

November- Student of the Month

Names of Students- November

List of Students for October 

October Students of the Month Picture

October Principals Award Picture

September Principal & Student of the Month Pictures

List of Students for September

 

Important Policies:

Attendance Policy- revised 2/17

Dispensing of Medication- New Policy

District Health & Wellness

District Handbook 2018-19

Ashton Student Handbook 2018-19

 

 


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3.05.19

 

***correction of grades K & 1 schedule

Friday, March 8, 2019

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The students at Ashton School have earned Snow Day as a school-wide reward.  Please be sure that your child brings the appropriate clothing to change into for snow activities. They must bring boots, snow pants, hats, gloves and a warm coat. If they don’t own these items please dress them in layers and send in an extra pair of pants, socks, and shoes.  Students who are not properly dressed will not be allowed to participate. If you would like to bring in a sled or tube for your child to use, please be sure his/her name is clearly marked on it. Student must be willing to share their sled/tube with classmates. The bus company will NOT allow students to bring sleds/tubes on the bus. Parents must bring in any sleds/tubes and pick them up at school.

We need eight parent volunteers to help us with our Kindergarten and First grade students from 12:00pm to the end of snow day at approximately 1:45pm.  If you are available and have completed your BCI check to volunteer, please call the school (333-0554) or email me by Thursday of this week at nidia [dot] karbonik [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org (nidia.karbonik@cumberlandschools.org).  Thank you!

Here is the schedule- Classes may stay out longer. This will be up to each teacher, based on weather conditions and their schedule.

Grades K & 1 ~ 12:30 to 1:15pm

Grades 2 & 3 ~ 1:00 to 1:45pm

Grades 4 & 5~ 1:30 to 2:15pm

 

 

 

 

Friday, March 8, 2019

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The students at Ashton School have earned Snow Day as a school-wide reward.  Please be sure that your child brings the appropriate clothing to change into for snow activities. They must bring boots, snow pants, hats, gloves and a warm coat. If they don’t own these items please dress them in layers and send in an extra pair of pants, socks, and shoes.  Students who are not properly dressed will not be allowed to participate. If you would like to bring in a sled or tube for your child to use, please be sure his/her name is clearly marked on it. Student must be willing to share their sled/tube with classmates. The bus company will NOT allow students to bring sleds/tubes on the bus. Parents must bring in any sleds/tubes and pick them up at school. 

We need eight parent volunteers to help us with our Kindergarten and First grade students from 12:00pm to the end of snow day at approximately 1:45pm.  If you are available and have completed your BCI check to volunteer, please call the school (333-0554) or email me by Thursday of this week at nidia [dot] karbonik [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org (nidia [dot] karbonik [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org).  Thank you!

Here is the schedule- Classes may stay out longer. This will be up to each teacher, based on weather conditions and their schedule.

Grades K & 1 ~ 1:30 to 1:15pm

Grades 2 & 3 ~ 1:00 to 1:45pm

Grades 4 & 5~ 1:30 to 2:15pm

 

 

 

Due to the snow storm, Sodexo is running a revised menu.  Please see changes.

Tuesday, 3/5- Use Monday's Lunch Menu

Wednesday, 3/6- Use Tuesday's Lunch Menu (omit Wednesday Menu)

Thursday 3/7- Resume Normal Schedule (Use the Thursday's Lunch Menu) 

Thank you!  Nidia

 

 


 

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ASHTON WEEKLY NEWS  3/1/19

 

Dear Ashton Families, 

 

Next Week is “A” Week

 

Our next PTO meeting is Wednesday, March 6th.  We meet in our school library and everyone is invited! 

 

PTO Calendar of Events for March and April- a hard copy of the calendar will be sent home with students today.

 

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration is this coming Tuesday, March 5th, 6:00-7:00pm. Please send a registration form if you plan on attending. The event is free to our families, but we do need a count of how many people will be attending to enough readers and crafts available for all students.   

Dr. Seuss B-Day Invitation Form

We will be serving cookies during the event.Ingredients for Cookies -Dr. Seuss Event

 

RICAS- The state RICAS testing is scheduled to start after April vacation.  Thank you to the parents that attended the RICAS workshop this week to help prepare students at home and learn more about the assessment.  The state testing is for students in grades 3-5. If you missed the workshop, here is the presentation-

RICAS Parent Workshop Presentation

Ashton RICAS Testing Dates- Tentative

ELA- April 25th & April 26th 

Math- May 13th & May 14th 

Science- Grade 5 Only!- May 20th & May 21st

 

Communi-Key ~ Communicating with you, so together, we can promote a safe and healthy drug free environment. Communi-Key Newsletter - February 2019

Cumberland, North Smithfield and Lincoln Prevention Coalitions

 

Fifth Grade Baby Pictures Needed for the yearbook- Please see flyer for details

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oB0XgZIGalZw_JvwPrQd4rOs8efruTMbvpy8G-eTH0o/edit?usp=sharing

 

Box Tops Results- Ashton's Box Tops for this year, totaling $733.30.  This does not include any of the monies collected through the app (which, as of this writing, is $3.80).

The class results for bringing the most Box Tops in:

January collection date

Mrs. Pullano's class won, bringing in 592

Mrs. Senno's class came in second place with 512

February collection date

Mrs. Senno's class won, bringing in 439

Mrs. Clossick's class came in second place with 418

***The first place winning classes will get an extra recess to be scheduled by their teachers. 

 

Parent Approaches Workshop/Discussion Group "PAW"- Registration Form

This  FREE six session, parenting discussion group that will be held at Ashton School,  Thursday evenings 6:00 - 7:30pm, March 14- April 25. (No session on April 18th) It’s run by Kindergarten Teacher Lori Senno and School Counselor Patty Lambrou. Parents may come alone or with a partner and are  encouraged to attend all six sessions as topics build on past discussions. Families will receive a free book, The Parent’s Handbook. Child care is provided free of charge  by AlphaBest for children grades K-5! Space is limited to 12 families! 

 

Dress To Impress:   My name is Nick Oliveira, and I am a teacher at Ashton. My brother Matt and my niece Cora are both living with Cystic Fibrosis. On Tuesday, March 19th, I am coordinating a fundraising event for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at all of the schools throughout the district called “Dress to Impress Day”. Students and staff will be encouraged to come to school dressed up in their fanciest clothes, and donate $1 or more.  Each year, I take pictures of the students to post on social media, and to send to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Valley Breeze to use. I will only take and use your child’s photo with your permission. (Last year, I had permission for about 130 students). If you are willing to have your child’s picture taken and used by me, the CFF, and the newspaper, please fill out the attached form and return it to school by Tuesday, March 12th. -Consent Form -   If you already responded on my post on the Ashton Facebook Page you don’t need to respond again.  I will send you a permission slip when I hear from you. Thank you, Nick Oliveira

 

The Academic Booster Club started this week.  Students may be dropped off by the main office in the morning and picked up at the end of the day in the office as well.  Please wait in your car or outside the school until 4:10 and teachers will open the doors for you when they are done teaching the club. The office staff leaves at 4:00 and the front doors of the building are always locked. 

 

Scholastic Book Fair-  Thank you to Jen O’Connell and all of our PTO parent volunteers that made the bookfair possible for our students. A big thank you to our families also for supporting the PTO and buying books at the bookfair.   

 

Survey Works -  The parent survey remains open! We have 33 parent responses so far.  Please help us reach at least the number of responses we had last year (49 responses) and  hopefully we can get beyond 49. We do have 284 students in our school and I want to make sure the feedback we receive represents the majority of our families. This survey is an opportunity for parents, teachers and students to provide feedback about our school and our children’s education.  The results are most useful when everyone participates.  Please use the link below to access the survey. After taking the survey, parents are invited to fill out the bottom portion of the letter to enter a raffle to win a $25.00 gift card. 

Ashton's Survey -access code: 08112family.

Survey Works Parent Letter and Link

 

Son’s Choice Event on Friday, March 22nd,6-8pm at BattlegroundZ- Recently, the Son’s Choice flyers and waivers went out in red folders. Some of you may have received one form but not the other. Therefore, I have attached both copies for you to print out if needed. Also, please note that waiver’s must to be filled out for both mother and son. You may also fill these out online via the link.

Son's Choice Event Information and Registration Form

https://www.battlegroundz.net/waiver/

 

SAVE THE DATE-ASHTON CULTURAL FEST- Live performances, outdoor "Around the World" showcase and more!  Ashton families are invited to celebrate and learn about the cultures represented in our school on May 23rd 5:30-7:30pm. If your family is interested in "adopting" a table to create a display relating to a specific country or culture and/or is interested in providing a potluck style dish to share at the event, please use the below links to sign up:

Cultural Event COUNTRY TABLE SIGN UP Form

Cultural Event POTLUCK SIGN UP Form

 

Important Dates 

Tuesday, March 5th- Dr. Seuss’ event. 

Wednesday, March 6th- PTO meeting at 6:30pm

Monday, March 11th- Buffalo Wild Wings PTO fundraiser night

Thursday, March 14th-”PAWS” parent workshop at 6:00pm in our school library

Tuesday, March 19th- Dress to Impress!

Wednesday, March 20th- Family Fitness Day

Wednesday, March 27th- PBIS “No Homework” night

Thursday, March 28th- PAWS- parent workshop at 6:00pm

Friday, March 29th- NO SCHOOL for students. Teachers have PD. 

 

Have a great  weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 

 


 

2.28.19

 

Dear Ashton Families, 

Today several of our students were asking questions about “Momo” to their teachers, wanting to talk about it and asking if it’s real.  Momo has been all over the news recently and it is something students can find on the internet and on social media. 

Unfortunately, we did find out that some of our students have been talking about Momo among themselves, but we are unsure of how many students are involved or how widespread this is. Therefore, we have not addressed this issue with all of our students, but we want share information with parents to inform you of the situation and let you use your discretion addressing this at home.   

The following article provides information about Momo and offers suggestions for parents to help address this issue and internet safety with your child. https://educateempowerkids.org/5461-2/

Since Momo was mostly being discussed by our older students, I visited our fourth and fifth grade classes today and addressed the issue in general terms.  The name of Momo was never mentioned and I did not describe the image or specifics about the topic. I simple stressed to students that if they heard about something scary others saw on the internet and is being talked about at school, they should know it is not real.  I  focused my conversation with students on internet safety, covering the following points:

  • Never go into sites or accounts you are not familiar with.  

  • Never provide personal information on the internet

  • Always check with your parents if you see something you are unsure about and need to discuss it. 

  • Do not participate in challenges, especially if they involve hurting yourself or others and always tell your parents about it. 

  • Always trust your parents.  If something or someone tells you to do something and not tell your parents, they probably don’t have good intentions. Don’t do it and always tell your parents.

  • Do not spread or discuss scary things with others, especially with our younger students.  Younger students do not always know what is real or not real and they get scared easily. 

 

Again, I am sharing this information to make parents aware of the situation and let you use your discretion addressing this at home, if needed.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any concerns or need additional information. 

 

Respectfully, 

Nidia Karbonik

 

 


 

2.27.19

 

Dear Parents, 

This the first week of the Academic Booster Program at our school.  This program is by invitation only for students that need a booster with specific standards.  Some groups are meeting before school and others meet after school.  Should we have a delay in our school start time tomorrow or at any time due to the weather, please know the class will be cancelled and a make up session will be scheduled at the end. If we have early dismissal from school due to the weather, we will also cancel class and reschedule.  Students will follow their regular dismissal plan.  

Respectfully, Nidia Karbonik

 


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  ASHTON WEEKLY NEWS  2/22/19

 

Dear Ashton Families, 

 

Next Week is “ B ” Week

 

The Girl’s Night Out event is tonight at Ashton School.  Parents and students had to register in advance to attend the event.  

 

PAW Workshops:

Parent Approaches Workshop/Discussion Group "PAW"- Registration Form

This  FREE six session, parenting discussion group that will be held at Ashton School,  Thursday evenings 6:00 - 7:30pm, March 14- April 25. (No session on April 18th) It’s run by Kindergarten Teacher Lori Senno and School Counselor Patty Lambrou. Parents may come alone or with a partner and are  encouraged to attend all six sessions as topics build on past discussions. Families will receive a free book, The Parent’s Handbook. Child care is provided free of charge  by AlphaBest for children grades K-5! Space is limited to 12 families! 

 

SAVE THE DATE-ASHTON CULTURAL FEST

Live performances, outdoor "Around the World" showcase and more!  

Ashton families are invited to celebrate and learn about the cultures represented in our school on May 23rd 5:30-7:30pm. If your family is interested in "adopting" a table to create a display relating to a specific country or culture and/or is interested in providing a potluck style dish to share at the event, please use the below links to sign up:

Cultural Event COUNTRY TABLE SIGN UP Form

Cultural Event POTLUCK SIGN UP Form

 

Dress To Impress:   My name is Nick Oliveira, and I am a teacher at Ashton. My brother Matt and my niece Cora are both living with Cystic Fibrosis. On Tuesday, March 19th, I am coordinating a fundraising event for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at all of the schools throughout the district called “Dress to Impress Day”. Students and staff will be encouraged to come to school dressed up in their fanciest clothes, and donate $1 or more.

 

Each year, I take pictures of the students to post on social media, and to send to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Valley Breeze to use. I will only take and use your child’s photo with your permission. (Last year, I had permission for about 130 students). If you are willing to have your child’s picture taken and used by me, the CFF, and the newspaper, please fill out the attached form and return it to school by Tuesday, March 12th. -Consent Form -   If you already responded on my post on the Ashton Facebook Page you don’t need to respond again.

Thank you, 

Nick Oliveira

 

The Academic Booster Club will be starting next week.  This club is by invitation only for students needing a slight booster with the standards.  Groups need to be small for the groups to be focused and the intervention to be effective. Some academic clubs run before school and others are afterschool.  Parents may drop off in front of the building at 8:00am. Students staying afterschool must be picked up by the front office at 4:10pm.

 

Scholastic Book Fair-  Our Scholastic Book Fair is open tonight from 5:00-6:00pm, before the Girl’s Night out event. 

Book Fair Shopping date: Tuesday February 26th 2019 9:00-3:00

Please write all checks to ASA. If you are available to volunteer, please contact jhoconnell [at] hotmail [dot] com. We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school.  Thank you, your PTO.

BOOKFAIR FLYER

 

Birthday Celebration for Dr. Seuss, Tuesday, March 5th, 6:00-7:00 pm. Please send a registration form if you plan on attending. The event is free to our families, but we do need a count of how many people will be attending.   

Dr. Seuss B-Day Invitation Form

We will be serving cookies during the event.Ingredients for Cookies -Dr. Seuss Event

 

Survey Works -  The parent window still open. Last year we had 49 parents respond to our school survey.  This year we only have 18 so far.  The survey is an opportunity for parents, teachers and students to provide feedback about our school and our children’s education.  The results are most useful when everyone participates.  Please use the link below to access the survey. After taking the survey, parents are invited to fill out the bottom portion of the letter to enter a raffle to win a $25.00 gift card. 

Survey Works Parent Letter and Link

 

Son’s Choice Event on Friday, March 22nd,6-8pm at BattlegroundZ

Recently, the Son’s Choice flyers and waivers went out in red folders. Some of you may have received one form but not the other. Therefore, I have attached both copies for you to print out if needed. Also, please note that waiver’s must to be filled out for both mother and son. You may also fill these out online via the link.

Son's Choice Event Information and Registration Form

https://www.battlegroundz.net/waiver/

 

ELKS Essay Contest- Congratulations to the following students for winning awards in the Rhode Island Elk's Association Americanism Essay Contest: What Makes You Proud of America .  

Mohammed Umar- Gr. 5, First Place Award in the R.I State Elks Contest.  

Mithil Joshi-Gr. 5, Second Place Award &

Giabella Lamoureux, Second Place Award

Students will be recognized by the RI State Elks Association at an event on Sunday, March 10th.  Congratulations to our students!  We are very proud of your accomplishment. 

 

Message from Mr. Alan Shawn Feinstein Jr. - The correct times of our ‘Our Great Kids’ TV show on PBS is now only being shown the first Saturday of every month at 10:00 A.M. on PBS channel 36 and Cox 8. It’s only three minutes long so you must tune in at 10:00 sharp or you’ll miss it. A cash award to any school who has a student reporting we mentioned their school on it!

Also, there are openings at the Pat Feinstein pre-school at the URI campus in downtown Providence. There is an open house there Feb 22nd. Call 401-277-5264.

My best wishes to all your great teachers and students.-Alan Shawn Feinstein

 

Student Awards: 

Jan- Principal Award

Jan- Student of the Month Picture

List of Students for January

December Student of the Month Picture

December Principal Award Picture

List of Students for December

November -Principal Award Picture

November- Student of the Month

Names of Students- November

List of Students for October 

October Students of the Month Picture

October Principals Award Picture

September Principal & Student of the Month Pictures

List of Students for September

 

Important Policies:

Attendance Policy- revised 2/17

Dispensing of Medication- New Policy

District Health & Wellness

District Handbook 2018-19

Ashton Student Handbook 2018-19

 

Important Dates 

Friday, February 22nd-Book Fair Preview Day

Friday, February 22nd- Girls Night Out at 6:00pm at Ashton School 

Tuesday, February 26th-Book Fair Sales Day

Wednesday, February 27th- PBIS “NO HW” day. 

 

Have a great  weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 


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  ASHTON WEEKLY NEWS  2/15/19

 

Dear Ashton Families, 

Next Week is “A” Week

 

This is a 4 day weekend for students.  

  • Monday, February 18- Presidents’ Day- No school! 
  • Tuesday, February 19- PD day for teachers.  No school for students. 

 

PBIS School Data- The PBIS Universal team met last week to review our school data.  We are proud to report our students are doing a fantastic job following the school expectations.  Students are responding to positive praise and the school incentives provided for good effort and behavior.  The table below indicates that out of 287 students, 272 of them have 0-1 office referrals. This means that 95.86% of our students are responding well to our expectations. The national average is between 80-90% and we are well above the national  average. Thank you for your support at home reinforcing the school expectations. Our students are amazing! 

Scholastic Book Fair-  Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.

Book Fair Preview date: Friday, February 22nd 2019 9:00-3:00

Book Fair Shopping date: Tuesday February 26th 2019 9:00-3:00

Special Sales event: Friday, February 22nd 3:00-6:00

Please write all checks to ASA. If you are available to volunteer, please contact jhoconnell [at] hotmail [dot] com. We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school.  Thank you, your PTO.

BOOKFAIR FLYER

 

Girls Paint Party!  Friday, February 22nd from 6:30 to 8:30pm at Ashton School.  The deadline to register for the event is closed. 

 

Save the Date - Birthday Celebration for Dr. Seuss, Tuesday, March 5th, 6:00-7:00 pm. Dr. Seuss B-Day Invitation

 

SAVE THE DATE!! **Tuesday, March 19th**- The 2nd Annual "Dress to Impress" Day for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will take place at every school in Cumberland this year on Tuesday, March 19th. My name is Nick Oliveira and I am a special educator at Ashton.  My 26 year old brother, Matt, and my adorable 10 month old niece, Cora, are both living with Cystic Fibrosis.  I'm hoping for as much participation as possible this year from both students and staff. More information to follow. Mr. Oliveira

 

Survey Works -  The parent window still open. The Rhode Island Department of Education is currently administering its yearly SurveyWorks school  survey. The survey is an opportunity for parents, teachers and students to provide feedback about our school and our children’s education.  The survey results are most useful when everyone participates.  Please use the link below to access the survey. After taking the survey, parents are invited to fill out the bottom portion of the letter to enter a raffle to win a $25.00 gift card. 

Survey Works Parent Letter and Link

 

Son’s Choice Event on Friday, March 22nd,6-8pm at BattlegroundZ- 

Recently, the Son’s Choice flyers and waivers went out in red folders. Some of you may have received one form but not the other. Therefore, I have attached both copies for you to print out if needed. Also, please note that waiver’s must to be filled out for both mother and son. You may also fill these out online via the link.

Son's Choice Event Information and Registration Form

https://www.battlegroundz.net/waiver/

Box Tops-  Keep collecting your box tops.  The next collection date is February 22.  

 

Sad News-  It is with great sadness that I share the news about Mrs. Egan’s husband passing.  Everyone knows how special Mrs. Egan is to our school and many of you have been asking for her. Please know that the PTO Board has sent something to Mrs. Egan on behalf of the PTO and our families. Mrs. Egan intends to return to work on Tuesday. On behalf of the Egan family, I want to thank the Ashton families for their support and concern during this difficult time.  

Student Awards- The Student of the Month Award recognizes students for being role models following the school expectations. The Principal Award for the month of January recognizes students who display the character trait of being “honest”.  Congratulations to the following Students for the month of January:

Jan- Principal Award

Jan- Student of the Month Picture

List of Students for January

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

Previous Months

December Student of the Month Picture

December Principal Award Picture

List of Students for December

November -Principal Award Picture

November- Student of the Month

Names of Students- November

List of Students for October 

October Students of the Month Picture

October Principals Award Picture

September Principal & Student of the Month Pictures

List of Students for September

Important Policies:

Attendance Policy- revised 2/17

Dispensing of Medication- New Policy

District Health & Wellness

District Handbook 2018-19

Ashton Student Handbook 2018-19

 

Important Dates 

Monday, February 4th to February 28- SurveyWorks window open to parents.  

Monday, February 18- Presidents’ Day- No school! 

Tuesday, February 19- PD day for teachers. No school for students. 

Friday, February 22nd- Girls Paint Party 6:30-8:30pm At Ashton 

Friday, February 22nd-Book Fair Preview Day

Tuesday, February 26th-Book Fair Sales Day

Wednesday, February 27th- PBIS “NO HW” day. 

 

Have a wonderful long weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 

 


 

2.14.19

 

Son’s Choice Event on Friday, March 22nd,6-8pm at BattlegroundZ- 

Recently, the Son’s Choice flyers and waivers went out in red folders. Some of you may have received one form but not the other. Therefore, I have attached both copies for you to print out if needed. Also, please note that waiver’s must to be filled out for both mother and son. You may also fill these out online via the link.

Son's Choice Event Information and Registration Form

https://www.battlegroundz.net/waiver/

Sincerely, 

Son's Choice Committee

 

 


 

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                                                                ASHTON WEEKLY NEWS  2/8/19

Happy 100th Day of School !

Dear Ashton Families, 

Next Week is “B” Week

Spirit Week- Students are invited to have fun and dress up to show their school spirit next week.  Here are the ideas selected by our Student Council Members: 

2/11 Monday: Elderly Day 

2/12 Tuesday: Twinning Tuesday

2/13 Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday

2/14 Thursday: Class Theme Thursday- Classroom teachers will notify you of the class theme.

2/15 Friday: PJ Day

 

Thursday, February 14th

 

Please keep in mind that students should not be bringing candy to school.  Students are encouraged to acknowledge Valentine by writing each other friendship notes and giving school supplies or small trinkets for those that wish to purchase gifts for their classmates.  Food and sweets are not allowed to be sent to school. All classroom celebrations are planned through the classroom teachers with support from their room parents or parent volunteers. Thank you for your cooperation and support. 

 

Congratulations to our LEGO League Jr.  students!  The following students participate in an afterschool lego league club, instructed by Mrs. Ruth Ferland. The club worked on completing a moon mission and will be participating is a state event to showcase their work at the Rhode Island's FIRST LEGO League Jr. Official Expo!, on Saturday, March 30th at the Gordon School in East Providence. In addition, our team was chosen to attend the 2019 MISSION MOON SM World Festival Expo in Detroit! This is our first year offering the Lego League Jr. Club and RI has never sent a Jr team to the WF before. This will be the first year and there was only one Jr team selected to represent RI.  This is an honor for our students and our school. A big thank you to Mrs. Ferland for volunteering to coach the team and to Mrs. Johnson, STEM teacher, for assisting her. 

Congratulations to our LEGO League Jr. participants:

Monish Keerthipati

Zeeano Ferland

Avery Centracchio

Dylan Linncourt

Tristan Richard and 

Izabella Ferland

 

Scholastic Book Fair-  Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.

Book Fair Preview date: Friday, February 22nd 2019 9:00-3:00

Book Fair Shopping date: Tuesday February 26th 2019 9:00-3:00

Special Sales event: Friday, February 22nd 3:00-6:00

Please write all checks to ASA. If you are available to volunteer, please contact jhoconnell [at] hotmail [dot] com. We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school.  Thank you, your PTO.

BOOKFAIR FLYER

 

Save the Date - Birthday Celebration for Dr. Seuss, Tuesday, March 5th, 6:00-7:00 pm.  Dr. Seuss B-Day Invitation

 

Newsletter from our school Nurse, Mrs. Cipriano  ~ Nurse's Newsletter- February 2019

 

School Improvement Plan- Each year our school revises the school improvement plan to reflect the work going to improve student achievement. This plan is a living document that serves as the blueprint of our school.  We would love parent representation on the team. If you are interested and are available to join the team, please email Mrs. Karbonik at nidia [dot] karbonik [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org

School Improvement Plan 2017-2020. Parent input is always valued and appreciated.  

SAVE THE DATE!! **Tuesday, March 19th**  The 2nd Annual "Dress to Impress" Day for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will take place at every school in Cumberland this year on Tuesday, March 19th. My name is Nick Oliveira and I am a special educator at Ashton.  My 26 year old brother, Matt, and my adorable 10 month old niece, Cora, are both living with Cystic Fibrosis.  I'm hoping for as much participation as possible this year from both students and staff. More information to follow. 

 

Survey Works -  The parent window still open. The Rhode Island Department of Education is currently administering its yearly SurveyWorks school  survey. The survey is an opportunity for parents, teachers and students to provide feedback about our school and our children’s education.  The survey results are most useful when everyone participates.  Please use the link below to access the survey. After taking the survey, parents are invited to fill out the bottom portion of the letter to enter a raffle to win a $25.00 gift card. 

Survey Works Parent Letter and Link

 

Save the Date- for the Son’s Choice Event on Friday, March 22nd,6-8pm at BattlegroundZ- Son's Choice Event Information and Registration Form

 

Awesome Parent Resources

 

Attendance Article- The Link Between School Attendance and Good Health

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/143/2/e20183648

 

Video Games you can say yes to afterschool- Students can learn all kinds of things from social studies to social skills, with these great apps and games especially when balanced with plenty of offline brain-building activities like reading a book.

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/video-games-you-can-say-yes-to-after-school

 

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

Communi-Key Newsletter - January 2019

Cumberland, North Smithfield and Lincoln Prevention Coalitions

   

Save the Date- Annual Cumberland Volunteers Parent Recognition Event

Reception Theme: Volunteers Always Go Above and Beyond

Location: Cumberland Library, Community Room

Date: Wednesday April 24th 

Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm

 

Box Tops-  Keep collecting your box tops.  The next collection date is February 22.  

 

 

Important Dates 

Monday, February 4th to February 28- SurveyWorks window open to parents.  

February 11- February 15- Spirit Week

Monday, February 18- Presidents’ Day- No school! 

Tuesday, February 19- PD day for teachers (School based). No school for students. 

 

Student Awards:

December Student of the Month Picture

December Principal Award Picture

List of Students for December

November -Principal Award Picture

November- Student of the Month

Names of Students- November

List of Students for October 

October Students of the Month Picture

October Principals Award Picture

September Principal & Student of the Month Pictures

List of Students for September

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

 

Important Policies:

Attendance Policy- revised 2/17

Dispensing of Medication- New Policy

District Health & Wellness

District Handbook 2018-19

Ashton Student Handbook 2018-19

 

Have a wonderful weekend.  

Nidia Karbonik

 

 


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  ASHTON WEEKLY NEWS  2/1/19

 

Dear Ashton Families, 

 

Next week is “A” week.

 

Congratulations to Sai Godavarthi in grade 4.  Sai’s name was pulled from all the entries received and won the PBIS home survey raffle. He also did a beautiful job answering the questions and had all of the correct answers.  

Thank you for having so many of our children take the survey at home and for supporting our school. We received 127 surveys back, which is an amazing response.  

 

Check out the updated Guidance Website with great resources from Mrs. Lambrou-

https://sites.google.com/a/cumberlandschools.org/ashton-guidance/

 

Next week is National School Counselor Week.  We are all very thankful for all the support Mrs. Lambrou offers our students, families and staff.  Please help us thank Mrs. Lambrou for all she does for our school during her special week. 

 

Save the Date- for the Son’s Choice Event on Friday, March 22nd,6-8pm at BattlegroundZ.   Flyer with Details will be sent home soon 

 

Survey Works - The Rhode Island Department of Education is currently administering its yearly SurveyWorks school  survey. The survey is an opportunity for parents, teachers and students to provide feedback about our school and our children’s education.  The survey results are most useful when everyone participates.  The parent window is now open.  Please use the link below to access the survey.  After taking the survey, parents are invited to fill out the bottom portion of the letter to enter a raffle to win a $25.00 gift card. 

Survey Works Parent Letter and Link

 

School and District Spelling Bee Competition- Cole Bouvier and Mithil Joshi will be competing at the District Spelling Bee, representing Ashton School next Wednesday, February 6th at 4:30pm at Cumberland High School Auditorium .  Best of Luck to our Cole and Mithil. We are proud of you!  Everyone is invited to attend and support our students.  This event if free and it is open to the public. 

 

Save the Date- Annual Cumberland Volunteers Parent Recognition Event

Reception Theme: Volunteers Always Go Above and Beyond

Location: Cumberland Library, Community Room

Date: Wednesday April 24th 

Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm

 

Box Tops-  Keep collecting your box tops.  The next collection date is February 22.  

 

 

Important Dates 

Monday, February 4th to February 8th- SurveyWorks window open to parents.  

Monday, February 4-Cultural Event Planning Meeting 

Wednesday, February 6- PTO meeting at 6:30pm- All invited! 

Wednesday, February 6-District Spelling Bee at 4:30pm at CHS

February 11- February 15- Spirit Week- More information coming

Monday, February 18- Presidents’ Day- No school! 

Tuesday, February 19- PD day for teachers (School based). No school for students. 

 

Student Awards:

December Student of the Month Picture

December Principal Award Picture

List of Students for December

November -Principal Award Picture

November- Student of the Month

Names of Students- November

List of Students for October 

October Students of the Month Picture

October Principals Award Picture

September Principal & Student of the Month Pictures

List of Students for September

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

 

Important Policies:

Attendance Policy- revised 2/17

Dispensing of Medication- New Policy

District Health & Wellness

District Handbook 2018-19

Ashton Student Handbook 2018-19

 

Have a wonderful weekend.  

Nidia Karbonik

 

 


 

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 ASHTON WEEKLY NEWS  1/25/19

 

Dear Ashton Families,

Next week is “B” week.

WINTER RECESS AT ASHTON SCHOOL- At Ashton School we know the importance of getting children outside for fresh air and play. We’d like to share with you how we make decisions about when to go outside and when to stay inside during recess.

We go outside if...

-the temperature is not lower than 32 degrees.

-the windchill is not lower than 32 degrees.

-there is no ice or snow on the blacktop near the playground.

-there is no rain or snow falling from the sky.

The children will be going outside most days. Please make sure your child has a coat, hat and gloves every day during the winter months. Sturdy shoes or boots are best.

Thanks for your help getting the kids outside for recess,  Ashton Teachers and Staff!

 

Important Message from our School Nurse-  As per state mandate, all students grades K-5 must receive a dental screening.  If you want to opt out of this screening, please submit evidence of routine dental care by your family dentist. This evidence can be in several forms, as defined below. If you have not submitted this evidence for your child, please do so as soon as possible. All students who have not submitted evidence of routine dental care will be assessed by the school dentist Friday, February 8th.

Evidence can be in ONE the following formats:

  • Completed (yellow) dental card or a note written by the dentist’s office
      

  • Note written by the parent which identifies the family dentist by name, and includes the last appointment date the child was assessed by named dentist.

The school dentist only does a dental assessment and does not provide any treatment or cleaning. Paperwork is sent home informing you of any recommendations that may be needed.

Respectfully,

Christie Cipriano, School Nurse

 

Yearbook Information- Time to order yearbooks! Orders are due by 3/29/19 and can be placed online: ybpay.lifetouch.com using yearbook code 111438219. Alternatively, you can send in payment with the order form (see link below).  Parents and families can also purchase a Booster Ad for the yearbook to send a message of congratulations, encouragement or best wishes to your child and/or thanks to the teachers.  Business owners can also purchase a Business Ad to encourage new business or as a way to support the children of Ashton Elementary School.  Please note that deadline for booster or business ads is 3/18/19. Here is a link to the yearbook and ad order forms: Yearbook Order Form

Booster Adds- Booster and Business Adds

 

Survey Works - The Rhode Island Department of Education is currently administering its yearly SurveyWorks school  survey. The survey is an opportunity for parents, teachers and students to provide feedback about our school and our children’s education.  The survey results are most useful when everyone participates.

Here is the survey window for Ashton school:  

Students grades 3 to 5 only  - Week of January 28

Parents- Week of February 4th

Staff Survey- Week of March 4th

Students in grades 3 to 5 will take the survey on line during school time.  Parents will be provided with a code closer to their window date to take the survey at home.  Your views on the survey matters like the safety of your child at school, the way students are taught, the condition of the school, and how connected you feel to this school are important to us. By taking this short survey you can help our school and our parent-teacher organization make improvements to our school. Responses are anonymous and cannot be linked to any individual; no one can tie your student or your responses back to you.  More information to follow.

 

Feinstein Newsletter- Hot off the Press!

Here is our first Feinstein Newsletter for the 2018-19 school year.  The letter contains information with the good deeds from our students, staff and families for the first part of the year.  We are proud to be a Feinstein School and spread the message of kindness and community with our students and families. Thank you for your support. Enjoy!  

A big thank you to our new Feinstein School Coordinators, Mrs. Hazard and Mrs. Swartwout for a wonderful newsletter and for volunteering to represent our school.  

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cEClQZE2FtFirTWraWCgJoRqLdrfv3TE/view?usp=sharing

 

School and District Spelling Bee Competition- I am proud to announce this year’s School Spelling Bee winners for Ashton School;  

Grade 4

Cole Bouvier- winner

Ronald Marshall- runner up

Grade 5

Mithil Joshi- winner

Sophia Gauvin- runner up

Our first place winners will represent Ashton School at the District Spelling Bee on Wednesday, February 6th at 4:30pm at Cumberland High School Auditorium. Everyone is invited to attend and support our students.  This event if free and it is open to the public.

 

World Read Aloud Day- Please help us celebrate “World  Read Aloud Day” on February 1st. Parents and teachers are encouraged to read aloud to students on this day to celebrate the power of reading.  See flyer for details and suggestion. World Read Aloud Day Flyer

 

Community Event

Family Storytelling Concert- This is a free community event for  families. Please see flyer for more information.  YWCA RI - Family Storytelling Concert Information. Thursday, January 31, 2019, 6:30 PM  8:30 PM, YWCA Rhode

Island 514 Blackstone St. Woonsocket, RI 02895 (map)

 

Save the Date- Annual Cumberland Volunteers Parent Recognition Event

Reception Theme: Volunteers Always Go Above and Beyond

Location: Cumberland Library, Community Room

Date: Wednesday April 24th

Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm

 

Box Tops-  Keep collecting your box tops.  The next collection date is February 22.  

 

 

Important Dates

Wednesday, January 30th- PBIS “NO Homework” Day.

Saturday, January 26th- Boys Night Out from 2:00-4:00pm

Friday, February 1- RIF- Students receive a free book from Cumberland Volunteers

Wednesday, February 6- PTO meeting at 6:30pm

 

Have a wonderful weekend.  

Nidia Karbonik

 

Student Awards:

December Student of the Month Picture

December Principal Award Picture

List of Students for December

November -Principal Award Picture

November- Student of the Month

Names of Students- November

List of Students for October

October Students of the Month Picture

October Principals Award Picture

September Principal & Student of the Month Pictures

List of Students for September

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

Important Policies:

Attendance Policy- revised 2/17

Dispensing of Medication- New Policy

District Health & Wellness

District Handbook 2018-19

Ashton Student Handbook 2018-19

 


 

1-23-19

 

Dear Parents, 

I just wanted to let you know that Ashton lost electricity this morning for about 20 minutes.  We were told there were power outages throughout Cumberland.  Students were able to stay in the classroom and resume their day without a problem. Luckily, all of our classrooms have windows and teachers were still able to teach. 

 This email is just an FYI.   

Sincerely, Nidia K

 


 

1-20-19

Dear Parents, the following letter was sent home with students via the red folder this week. We know sometimes students forget papers at school or lose them on their way home, so we are sending an electronic copy, just in case. As you may know from our school report card, student attendance is extremely important.  Students need to be in school to avoid creating learning gaps and our school rating on the report card is negatively impacted by students absent without a doctor's note. Please help your child succeed in school and help us keep our four star rating status on the state report card by sending your children to school daily and avoiding vacations during school time. 

Respectfully, Nidia Karbonik 

 

ASHTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

130 SCOTT ROAD

CUMBERLAND, RHODE ISLAND  02864

 

Tel:  401-333-0554

  Fax:  401-334-1811

 

January 10th, 2019

Dear Ashton Families,

 

I am excited to tell you that Ashton School is greatly improving in chronic absenteeism! Two absences per month will make a student chronically absent. We are very happy to report that more than 50% fewer students are considered chronically absent this year, than during the 2017-2018 school year.

To celebrate this success, Mrs. Karbonik and I have decided to reward students with perfect attendance, by randomly choosing a winner of an Amazon Gift Card, from the list of students with perfect attendance each trimester.  Excused absences do not count against a student’s attendance.

We truly appreciate your efforts to have your students here every day, on time and all day. They are getting the full benefit of their education. Going to school everyday reflects hope for the future, faith that Ashton School will help your student succeed, and capacity of resources, skills, and knowledge needed to get to school. We also thank you for providing doctor’s notes when appointments are necessary.

Reducing chronic absence can help close achievement gaps. If your student has had multiple absences already this year, there is still time for improvement. We will continue to reward perfect attendance with a student winning an Amazon gift card at the end of both the second and third trimesters. In addition, each month a student with perfect attendance for that month is randomly chosen to win a prize and the grade with the highest attendance rate each month is awarded with a certificate for each classroom and an attendance paw, worth 3 paws, for every child in that grade.

Improving our students’ attendance is also reflected in our accountability system by giving our school a better rating, something we know all parents want for our Ashton community.

Thank you again for your support and commitment to improving attendance at Ashton School, it is truly appreciated!

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Patty Lambrou, Guidance Counselor

patricia [dot] lambrou [at] cumberlandschool [dot] org

401-305-3149

 

 


 

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  ASHTON WEEKLY NEWS  1/18/19

 

Dear Ashton Families,

 

Next week is “A” week.

 

There is no school on Monday, January 21st,  in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

 

World Read Aloud Day- Please help us celebrate “World  Read Aloud Day” on February 1st. Parents and teachers are encouraged to read aloud to students on this day to celebrate the power of reading.  See flyer for details and suggestion. World Read Aloud Day Flyer

 

Message from Sodexo- How does school lunch help families…

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owc1BCNlJueXNFTDJhaDk1QUdBQ1k1UzJscDdj/view?usp=sharing

 

Chili’s - Please support our PTO in a give back night at Chili’s on January 24th.  Fifteen percent of your bill will be donated to our PTO to help fund school events.  Please see details from Chili’s flyer- Chili's Flyer

 

Save the Date- Annual Cumberland Volunteers Parent Recognition Event

Reception Theme: Volunteers Always Go Above and Beyond

Location: Cumberland Library, Community Room

Date: Wednesday April 24th

Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm

 

Box Tops-  Keep collecting your box tops.  The next collection date is February 22.  

 

PBIS Survey-   Friday, January 25th is the last day for students to return their PBIS surveys to school.  Students who bring the survey back will be entered into a raffle. Here is the survey PBIS Student Survey for Home

 

ACCESS testing - Next week is our last week of ACCESS testing for our ELL students.  We will be testing Kindergarten students. It is important that students are well rested, have a good breakfast on the days of the test and try their best.  Please encourage your child to do their best work on the test and have them arrive to school on time so they can be at their best!.

 

 

 

Monday, January 21- No School in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.

Wednesday, January 30th- PBIS “NO Homework” Day.

Saturday, January 26th- Boys Night Out from 2:00-4:00pm

Friday, February 1- RIF- Students receive a free book from Cumberland Volunteers

 

Student Awards:

December Student of the Month Picture

December Principal Award Picture

List of Students for December

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

 

Previous Months:

November -Principal Award Picture

November- Student of the Month

Names of Students- November

List of Students for October

October Students of the Month Picture

October Principals Award Picture

September Principal & Student of the Month Pictures

List of Students for September

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

 

Important Policies:

Attendance Policy- revised 2/17

Dispensing of Medication- New Policy

District Health & Wellness

District Handbook 2018-19

Ashton Student Handbook 2018-19

 

Have a wonderful long weekend.  Stay warm!

Nidia Karbonik

 

 


 

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ASHTON WEEKLY NEWS  1/11/19

 

Dear Ashton Families,

 

Next week is “B” week.

 

Box Tops- A reminder that the first collection due date for Box Tops is next Friday, January 18.  Thank you to all who have already turned theirs in! Keep collecting: the next turn-in date is February 22.  

 

Please open link to see an important message from out school nurse, Mrs. Cipriano.  Dental Mandates

 

Boys Night Out Flyer - The boys will have a bowling event on Saturday, January 26th   2-4pm, at Brunswick Walnut Hill Bowl. See link in blue for details.  

 

PBIS Survey-   A PBIS student survey was sent home for parents to help us review the school expectations.  Surveys are due to school by January 25th. Students who bring the survey back will be entered into a raffle. Here is the survey PBIS Student Survey for Home

 

ACCESS testing - the state testing for ELL students will continue next week.  The ACCESS testing is a state assessment required of all students receiving English as a Second Language support.  Next week, we will be testing grades 3 and 4. It is important that students are well rested, have a good breakfast on the days of the test and try their best.  Please encourage your child to do their best work on the test and have them arrive to school on time so they can be at their best!.

 

  

Friday, January 18th- Last day to send your boxtops for the first collection period

Wednesday, January 30th- PBIS “NO Homework” Day

Monday, January 21st- No School in Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.

Saturday, January 26th- Boys Night Out from 2:00-4:00pm

 

Student Awards:

December Student of the Month Picture

December Principal Award Picture

List of Students for December

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

 

Previous Months:

November -Principal Award Picture

November- Student of the Month

Names of Students- November

List of Students for October

October Students of the Month Picture

October Principals Award Picture

September Principal & Student of the Month Pictures

List of Students for September

 

Important Policies:

Attendance Policy- revised 2/17

Dispensing of Medication- New Policy

District Health & Wellness

District Handbook 2018-19

Ashton Student Handbook 2018-19

 

Have a wonderful weekend,

Nidia Karbonik

 
 

 

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  ASHTON WEEKLY NEWS  1/ 4/ 19

Dear Ashton Families,

Next week is “A” week.

Students returned to school this new year with a great deal of energy and excitement.  We are also happy to see our students in school and we are looking forward to accomplishing great things for the second part of the school year.  Please help us keep our students excited about their education by sending them to school on time every day.  We know that with your help and our hard work, students will be ready to be challenged and grow smarter!

Teaches have been reviewing the school expectations with all students since we returned to school.  We want to make sure students are ready to learn and are at their best to learn and grow. A PBIS student survey was sent home with students this week via the red folder.  Please help us review the school expectations at home with your child and complete the bottom portion of the survey. Students who bring the survey back will be entered into a raffle. Here is the survey that was sent home-

PBIS Student Survey for Home

 

PTO meeting - Wednesday, January 9th at 6:30pm in the library.  Everyone is invited!

 

ACCESS testing for our ELL students will start their ACCESS testing on Monday, January 7th until January 25th, following make-ups. The ACCESS testing is a state assessment required of all students receiving English as a Second Language support.  Second grade will be tested first at the start of the week and first grade will start testing on Thursday. The other grades will be tested in the weeks to come. It is important that students are well rested, have a good breakfast on the days of the test and try their best.  Please encourage your child to do their best work on the test and have them arrive to school on time so they can be at their best!.

 

Ashton Gear Order Form -http://myclassgear.com/ashton/- this is the link to the new Ashton School gear order form & website. The website is open until Monday, January 7th to order.  You will NOT be able to order after Jan 7th, until we reopen the window later in the year.  Order forms will be processed after January 7th and will take a few weeks to arrive. Items on backorder may take a longer.  

 

Ashton School Report Card 2018- in case you missed my previous email, here is a copy of the Ashton School Report Card for the 2018 school year. The Department of Education rates all public schools each year based on many components such as, RICAs scores, student and staff attendance, subgroups growth, discipline, culture of the school etc.  

I am proud to report that Ashton School is one of 27 schools in the state to have received a 4 star rating, out of 144 elementary schools in the state.  We are also the only elementary school in Cumberland to have received 4 stars. Community School received 5 stars, B.F. Norton, Garvin and Cumberland Hill Elementary School received 3 stars.  I am very proud of the students and the staff at Ashton School for this accomplishment. We have much to celebrate, but we also know our work is never done. As a staff, we will be looking closely at our RICAS data and school accountability performance measures and we will continue to work hard to improve each day. We appreciate your commitment to our school and to educating your children.  Working together we will achieve more!

 

Box Tops- there are two official collection dates for Boxtops. The first collection is ending soon. Please send in your boxtops prior to Friday, January 18th to help your child’s class win extra recess. Your child will think you are a hero if you help their class win!

 

Cultural Event Meeting- there is a meeting scheduled for Monday, Jan 7th at 7pm in the school library to plan the cultural event for this year.  The event is tentatively scheduled for May 1st at 6pm. Please join us on Monday, if you are able to help the night of the event or let me know if you can not make the meeting, but want to help.

 

 

Monday,January 7th- Last day to order Ashton gear

Monday, January 7th- Cultural Event Planning Meeting at 7pm in the school library

Wednesday, January 9th-PTO meeting at 6:30pm in the library.  Everyone is invited!

Friday, January 18th- Last day to send your boxtops for the first collection period

Wednesday, January 30th- PBIS “NO Homework” Day

Monday, January 21st- No School in Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.

Friday, January 25th-Tentative date for the Father/male-son event

Previous Announcements

Indoor Soccer- Boys and Girls Club Indoor Soccer Information

​​​​​​​Student Awards:

November -Principal Award Picture

November- Student of the Month

Names of Students- November

List of Students for October

October Students of the Month Picture

October Principals Award Picture

September Principal & Student of the Month Pictures

List of Students for September

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

 

Important Policies:

Attendance Policy- revised 2/17

Dispensing of Medication- New Policy

District Health & Wellness

District Handbook 2018-19

Ashton Student Handbook 2018-19

 

Have a wonderful weekend,

Nidia Karbonik

 

 


 

 

January 2, 2019

 

Dear Ashton Families,

Last month, the state released the 2018 results for school accountability. This means that RIDE now assigns all public schools a “star rating”, ranging from 1 to 5 stars. The Star Rating simplifies and summarizes overall school performance, providing an easy-to-understand snapshot for families and communities.

Unlike past accountability systems, which use an aggregated score, the Star Rating is determined using a broader range of performance measures. Schools must perform well across all measures to earn a high Star Rating. In other words, high performance in a single category cannot mask low performance in another.

The primary drivers of accountability, and of Star Ratings, are student achievement and student growth, measured through performance on state assessments. These measures are rounded out by a more expansive view of school climate, culture, and achievement, including such measures as student and teacher chronic absence, and suspension rates.

The Report Card platform, which was built in-house at RIDE, includes these accountability data and other important sources of information, including data on school-level spending and SurveyWorks, the state’s school culture and climate survey. The platform provides a one-stop source for educators, policymakers, families, and communities to learn more about their schools, and provides a new level of data transparency and accessibility for education in our state.

To explore the Report Card platform, find all school report cards and learn more about school accountability, visit RIDE's website following this link.

 

I am proud to report that Ashton School is one of 27 schools in the state to have received a 4 star rating, out of 144 elementary schools in the state.  We are also the only elementary school in Cumberland to have received 4 stars. Community School received 5 stars, B.F. Norton, Garvin and Cumberland Hill Elementary School received 3 stars.  I am very proud of the students and the staff at Ashton School for this accomplishment. We have much to celebrate, but we also know our work is never done. As a staff, we will be looking closely at our RICAS data and school accountability performance measures and we will continue to work hard to improve each day. We appreciate your commitment to our school and to educating your children.  Working together we will achieve more!

 

Here is the link with our School Report Card for the 2018 School Year.

Ashton School Report Card -2018

 

Sincerely,

Nidia Karbonik,

Ashton School Principal

 

 

 


 

 

1-1-18
 

Dear Ashton Families, 

Happy New Year! 

This is just a friendly reminder that school resumes tomorrow.  This week is "B" week and tomorrow is Wednesday, early release day.  We are looking forward to seeing our students again and I am sure many of you are happy to be sending your children back to school.  

I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday Season.  Nidia

 

 


 

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                WEEKLY SCHOOL NEWS  12/ 21 /18

 

Dear Ashton Families,

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​On behalf of the Ashton Faculty, I would like wish you and your family a

happy Holiday Season and the best for the New Year!  

 

                                                                         

Enjoy the time with your children and families.  

We also want thank our families for all the gifts the teachers and I received.  

We truly appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity.  

 

Students are on winter vacation starting Monday, December 24th until Tuesday, January 1st.  School will resume on Wednesday, January 2nd.   

It will be “B week when we return to school.

 

The 4 grade would like to thank Ashton School for donating to the pajama drive. They have collected 54 pairs of pajamas and 54 books to be giving to children in need. Thank you for all your help.

 

Indoor Soccer- Boys and Girls Club Indoor Soccer Information

 

Monday, December 24- Start of the Holiday Recess.  Students are expected to return to school on Wednesday, January 2nd.

 

Previous Announcements

 

Send in your Box Tops!!!-  We need your help in collecting Box Tops. Box Tops for Education are located on many items.  All you need to do is cut the Box Tops out, tape them to the collection sheet, and send the sheet to school with your child.  If you lose the collection sheet? Don’t worry - put the Box Tops in a baggie, label the baggie with your child’s teacher’s name, and send them to school that way...and that is it!

 

Additionally, there is an app that you can download.  This app provides bonus opportunities for collecting Box Tops - all you need to do when you purchase eligible products is scan your receipt, and you will be earning money for our school with products that you already buy!  Download the app today! BOX TOPS APP Information

 

Box Tops help our school by raising money.  Every Box Top you send to school is worth money.  Though one may not seem like a lot, they add up quickly!  These funds help our school with new resources.

While you can turn in Box Tops at any time, there are two official collection dates:  Friday, January 18 and Friday, February 15.  The classroom that turns in the most Box Tops by these two dates will win an extra recess (at the discretion of the teacher).

Start earning money for Ashton today!!!

 

New Ashton Gear Order Form -http://myclassgear.com/ashton/- this is the link to the new Ashton School gear order form & website. The website will open this coming Tuesday (12/11) for parents to make purchases, until January 7th.  Unfortunately, any orders placed will not be in for the Holidays. Order forms will be processed after January 7th and will take a few weeks to arrive. Items on backorder may take a longer.  

 

Student Awards:

November -Principal Award Picture

November- Student of the Month

Names of Students- November

List of Students for October

October Students of the Month Picture

October Principals Award Picture

September Principal & Student of the Month Pictures

List of Students for September

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

 

Important Policies:

Attendance Policy- revised 2/17

Dispensing of Medication- New Policy

District Health & Wellness

District Handbook 2018-19

Ashton Student Handbook 2018-19

 

Have a great Holiday recess,

Nidia Karbonik

 

 


 

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                WEEKLY SCHOOL NEWS  12/ 14 /18

Dear Ashton Families,

Next week is  “A” week.  

Thank you to all of the families from grades 1,3 ad 5 that attended the winter concert today. Our students did amazing performance and Mr. Alberg did a great job preparing the students and organizing this event.  I also want to thank everyone that donated money for music materials and instruments.  We collected $423.  Thanks for being so generous.  Mr. Alberg will put the money to good use.    

Holiday Event Flyer- The PTO is sponsoring a family event tonight.  Students and families are invited to come to the school 6:00 to 8:00pm to take pictures with Santa and have some fun.   Please open blue link for details.

 

Wednesday, December 19th- PBIS “No Homework” day.  Students are invited to use their paws to buy a no homework pass.   

 

PBIS Cafeteria Raffle- Students are very excited over the Holidays, so we are offering an extra incentive to students who are following the expectations at lunch time.  Students are earning cafeteria paws for following the expectations and they will be able to enter those paws to win toys and prizes on Friday.

 

Middle School Concert and Staff Ugly Sweater Details - McCourt Middle school students will performing for our students next week during the school day.  Teachers will be participating in an Ugly Sweater Contest at the end of the concert and students will be voting to select the winner.  Please see blue link for details. Students are invited to participate by wearing their Holiday ugly sweaters on Friday as well. However, there will not be a contest between students.

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

November -Principal Award Picture

November- Student of the Month

Names of Students- November

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

Send in your Box Tops!!!-  Box tops forms will be sent home with students next week.  Please wait for the forms to send in your box tops.

We need your help in collecting Box Tops. Box Tops for Education are located on many items.  All you need to do is cut the Box Tops out, tape them to the collection sheet, and send the sheet to school with your child.  If you lose the collection sheet? Don’t worry - put the Box Tops in a baggie, label the baggie with your child’s teacher’s name, and send them to school that way...and that is it!

Additionally, there is an app that you can download.  This app provides bonus opportunities for collecting Box Tops - all you need to do when you purchase eligible products is scan your receipt, and you will be earning money for our school with products that you already buy!  Download the app today! BOX TOPS APP Information

Box Tops help our school by raising money.  Every Box Top you send to school is worth money.  Though one may not seem like a lot, they add up quickly!  These funds help our school with new resources.

While you can turn in Box Tops at any time, there are two official collection dates:  Friday, January 18 and Friday, February 15.  The classroom that turns in the most Box Tops by these two dates will win an extra recess (at the discretion of the teacher).

Start earning money for Ashton today!!!

 

New Ashton Gear Order Form -http://myclassgear.com/ashton/- this is the link to the new Ashton School gear order form & website. The website will open this coming Tuesday (12/11) for parents to make purchases, until January 7th.  Unfortunately, any orders placed will not be in for the Holidays. Order forms will be processed after January 7th and will take a few weeks to arrive. Items on backorder may take a longer.  

 

Important Dates

Wednesday, December 12th-  Parent-teacher conferences from 5:00pm to 7:00pm & last day to send Pajama donations.

Friday, December 14th- Holiday Event for Ashton families at 6:00pm

Wednesday, December 19th- PBIS “No Homework” day.

Monday, December 24- Start of the Holiday Recess.  Students are expected to return to school on Tuesday, January 2nd.

 

Previous Announcements

 

December News from Mrs. Cipriano- please see newsletter from our school nurse with great information for parents.   

 

PTO Calendar- December

 

Student Awards:

List of Students for October

October Students of the Month Picture

October Principals Award Picture

September Principal & Student of the Month Pictures

List of Students for September

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

 

Important Policies:

Attendance Policy- revised 2/17

Dispensing of Medication- New Policy

District Health & Wellness

District Handbook 2018-19

Ashton Student Handbook 2018-19

 

Have a great weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 

 


 

12-13-2018

 

Dear Parents, 

We received the State Assessments results for all of the students that took the state test "RICAS" at Ashton School last year.  The state provided individual student reports for schools to send to parents.  The district has approved for all reports to go home with students tomorrow.  They will be sent home with your child in a sealed envelop.  Please look for a brown envelop in your child's red folder or backpack.  If you do not what us to send the report with your child and wish to pick it up, please email me as soon as possible and we will hold the report in the office for you.  

Overall, we are pleased with our school results and students' performance on RICAS.  Last year was our first year using this assessments and it is more rigorous than PARCC or any other state assessment our students have experienced.  Ashton teachers are in the process of learning how to interpret the results and we are already spending time analyzing our scores.  As you know, our goal is always to do better for our students and help students achieve to their fullest potential.  The state has already published some preliminary school results with the public and we will be sharing more about our school results with you in the near future.  If you have any questions about your child's results, please feel free to reach out to me or the classroom teachers.  

Sincerely,

Nidia Karbonik

 

 


 

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             WEEKLY SCHOOL NEWS  12/ 7 /18

Dear Ashton Families,

Next week is  “B” week.  

Winter Concert- students in grades 1, 3 and 5 will be performing a concert for parents on December 14th, at 10:00am in the school gymnasium.   Grades K,2 and 4 will be performing in the Spring. Winter Concert Flyer with details

 

Holiday Event Flyer- The PTO is sponsoring a family event for the Holidays.  Students and families are invited to come to the school on Friday, December 14th from 6:00 to 8:00pm to take pictures with Santa and have some fun.   Please see flyer for details.

 

December News from Mrs. Cipriano- please see newsletter from our school nurse with great information for parents.   

 

New Ashton Gear Order Form -http://myclassgear.com/ashton/- this is the link to the new Ashton School gear order form & website. The website will open this coming Tuesday (12/11) for parents to make purchases, until January 7th.  Unfortunately, any orders placed will not be in for the Holidays. Order forms will be processed after January 7th and will take a few weeks to arrive. Items on back order may take  longer.  

 

Pajama Drive- Grade four is sponsoring a pajama drive through Scholastic. December 12th is the last day for donations.  Scholastic Book Clubs will donate the pajamas to at risk children on our behalf.  In this season of giving, please consider helping our 4th grade students in their community service efforts.

 

Report Cards will be available to parents in electronic form at the end of the school day on Monday, December 10th. Parents are asked to try logging into their Aspen Family Portal accounts before that time so they'll be ready when report cards get published.  If you have any difficulties, please email the Aspen Help Desk at aspenhelp [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org.

 

Parent-Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, December 12th from 5:00 to 7:00pm. This is our last night for parent-teacher conferences.  Please contact your child’s teacher if you still need an appointment. Mrs. Swartwout, School Psychologist, will be at Ashton for conferences on December 12th.  

 

Communi-Key ~  Communicating with you, so together, we can promote a safe and healthy drug free environment.  Communi-Key Newsletter - November 2018

Cumberland, North Smithfield and Lincoln Prevention Coalitions

 

 

Wednesday, December 12th-  Parent-teacher conferences from 5:00pm to 7:00pm & last day to send Pajama donations.

Friday, December 14th- Holiday Event for Ashton families at 6:00pm

Wednesday, December 19th- PBIS “No Homework” day.

Monday, December 24- Start of the Holiday Recess.  Students are expected to return to school on Tuesday, January 2nd.

 

 

Previous Announcements

 

PTO Calendar- November

PTO Calendar- December

 

Student Awards:

List of Students for October

October Students of the Month Picture

October Principals Award Picture

September Principal & Student of the Month Pictures

List of Students for September

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

 

Important Policies:

Attendance Policy- revised 2/17

Dispensing of Medication- New Policy

District Health & Wellness

District Handbook 2018-19

Ashton Student Handbook 2018-19

 

Have a great weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 

 

 


 

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                WEEKLY SCHOOL NEWS  11/30/18

Dear Ashton Families,

 

Next week is  “A” week.  

 

I am happy to report that I returned to work this past Thursday. However, Mrs. Egan still out of work on family medical leave.  Mrs. Tina Ptaszek is taking Mrs. Egan’s place during her absence. Please do not email Mrs. Egan about school business during her absence.  You may email me directly or call the school.

 

PTO Meeting- Wednesday, December 5th at 6:30pm in the library.  Everyone is invited!

 

Winter Concert- students in grades 1, 3 and 5 will be performing a concert for parents on December 14th, at 10:00am in the school gymnasium.   Grades K,2 and 4 will be performing in the Spring.

Winter Concert Flyer with details

 

Pajama Drive- Grade four is sponsoring a pajama drive through Scholastic. December 12th is the last day for donations.  Scholastic Book Clubs will donate the pajamas to at risk children on our behalf. In this season of giving, please consider helping our 4th grade students in their community service efforts.

 

Report Cards will be available to parents in electronic form at the end of the school day on Monday, December 10th. Parents are asked to try logging into their Aspen Family Portal accounts before that time so they'll be ready when report cards get published.  If you have any difficulties, please email the Aspen Help Desk at aspenhelp [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org.

 

Food Tasting Event on December 7th our students will be sampling a butternut squash dip, served over a graham cracker during lunch time. We could use one more parent volunteer.  If interested and available between 11:00 and 1:00pm on December 7th, please contact Mrs. Cipriano at christie [dot] cipriano [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org.

 

Here is the list of ingredients and recipe. If you do not want your child to participate sampling the the dip, please contact Mrs. Cipriano prior to December 7th.  

Butternut Squash Dip- Ingredients and Recipe

Here are the ingredients for the Graham Cracker:

WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR, ENRICHED FLOUR (WHEAT FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMIN MONONITRATE [VITAMIN B1], RIBOFLAVIN [VITAMIN B2], FOLIC ACID), SUGAR, CANOLA OIL, MOLASSES, CORN SYRUP, CONTAINS TWO PERCENT OR LESS OF  CALCIUM CARBONATE, LEAVENING (BAKING SODA, SODIUM ACID PYROPHOSPHATE, MONOCALCIUM PHOSPHATE), SALT, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, VITAMIN A PALMITATE, BHT FOR FRESHNESS, SOY LECITHIN.

 

Parent-Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, December 12th from 5:00 to 7:00pm. This is our last night for parent-teacher conferences.  Please contact your child’s teacher if you still need an appointment. Mrs. Swartwout, School Psychologist, will be at Ashton for conferences on December 12th.  

 

Save the Date- Ashton Families “Holiday Event”- Friday, December 14th at 6:00pm. More information to follow.

 

Yankee Candle Fundraiser Pick-up- We still have some boxes left at the school.  Please stop by any time during the school day to pick up your order.

 

 

Wednesday, December 5th- PTO Meeting at 6:30pm in our school library.  Everyone is welcomed to attend!

Friday, December 7th- Food tasting event for students during lunch

Wednesday, December 12th-  Parent-teacher conferences from 5:00pm to 7:00pm & last day to send Pajama donations.

Friday, December 14th- Holiday Event for Ashton families at 6:00pm

Wednesday, December 19th- PBIS “No Homework” day.

Monday, December 24th- Start of the Holiday Recess.  Students are expected to return to school on Tuesday, January 2nd.

 

 

Previous Announcements

 

PTO Calendar- November

PTO Calendar- December

 

Student Awards:

List of Students for October

October Students of the Month Picture

October Principals Award Picture

September Principal & Student of the Month Pictures

List of Students for September

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

 

Important Policies:

Attendance Policy- revised 2/17

Dispensing of Medication- New Policy

District Health & Wellness

District Handbook 2018-19

Ashton Student Handbook 2018-19

 

Have a great weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 

 


 

11-29-18

Dear Ashton Families, 

The Yankee Candle orders have arrived.  You may pick up today until 6:00pm at the school.  You may also pick up tomorrow in the morning from 8:00 to 9:00am or from 3:00 to 4:00pm.   Please come to the main office to pick up your order.  Orders may not be sent home with students due to the size of the boxes and many items are glass or fragile. 

Thanks in advance, your PTO.

 


 

11-27-18

After School Hoops, through 1:1 Basketball, will be holding its final class off the fall session this Thursday, November 29th from 3:30-4:30 PM. This class is a make-up class from 2 weeks ago when all after school activities were canceled due to weather. There are no further classes this session.

 


 

 

From : Ashton School
Week of: November 26, 2018

Important Dates

It’s B Week Thursday, November 22nd & Nov 23rd

Thanksgiving recess ~ No School

Wednesday, November 28th

PBIS “No Homework” day. Students must pay 20 paws

Friday, November 30th

Picture re-take day

All new students will have their pictures taken for inclusion in our yearbook. If your child was absent on picture day s/he can have his/her picture taken. If you were not satisfied with the original photo, please return it to school and a new photo will be taken.

Wednesday, December 12th

Parent-teacher conferences from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

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On behalf of everyone at Ashton I would like to thank you all for your extreme generosity during our recent and very successful food drives.

I hope you all enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday break with your families.

Mrs. B.

 


 

 

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   WEEKLY SCHOOL NEWS  11/16 /18

Dear Ashton Families,

On behalf of the Ashton faculty, I would like to wish all of our families a Happy Thanksgiving!  

We are thankful to have such amazing students and families!

 

Next week is a short week.  Students will only have school on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  Thanksgiving recess will be Thursday and Friday. 

I will not be writing a “weekly school news” email next week.  I will be taking family medical leave starting on Tuesday, November 20th until approximately the end of November.  Mrs. Judy Bassignanni, retired Principal from Garvin Elementary School will be at Ashton School taking my place during my absence.  I will have limited access to my cell phone and email.

Unfortunately, Mrs. Egan is also absent on medical leave and will not be back until the end of the month.  Mrs. Tina Ptaszek will be taking Mrs. Egan’s place during her absence.

 

If you have any questions or need any assistance, please reach out to Mrs. Ptaszek and Mrs. Bassignanni at (401)333-0554.  Mr. Lennon is the Lead teacher for our school and will also be able to assist you.

 

Next week is  “A” week.  

 

Book Fair Flyer

Book Fair Shopping is Monday, November 19, 2018 9:00am-3:15pm

Please make all checks payable to ASA.

If you are interested in volunteering during the book fair, please contact jhoconnell [at] hotmail [dot] com.

 

OCYL has opened Winter & Spring registration!

STEAM Winter Flyer

 

Report Cards will be coming out sometime during the second week of December.  Parents are asked to try logging into their Aspen Family Portal accounts before that time so they'll be ready when report cards get published.  If you have any difficulties, please email the Aspen Help Desk at aspenhelp [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org.

 

Food Tasting Event- we already have three parent volunteers for the food tasting event scheduled for December 7th- Students will be sampling a butternut squash dip, served over a graham cracker during lunch time. We could use one more parent volunteer.  If interested and available between 11:00 and 1:00pm on December 7th, please contact Mrs. Cipriano at christie [dot] cipriano [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org. Please see list of ingredients and recipe. If you do not want your child to participate sampling the the dip, please contact Mrs. Cipriano prior to December 7th.  

Butternut Squash Dip- Ingredients and Recipe

Here are the ingredients for the Ingredients graham cracker:

WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR, ENRICHED FLOUR (WHEAT FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMIN MONONITRATE [VITAMIN B1], RIBOFLAVIN [VITAMIN B2], FOLIC ACID), SUGAR, CANOLA OIL, MOLASSES, CORN SYRUP, CONTAINS TWO PERCENT OR LESS OF  CALCIUM CARBONATE, LEAVENING (BAKING SODA, SODIUM ACID PYROPHOSPHATE, MONOCALCIUM PHOSPHATE), SALT, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, VITAMIN A PALMITATE, BHT FOR FRESHNESS, SOY LECITHIN.

 

Parent-Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, December 12th from 5:00 to 7:00pm. This is our last night for parent-teacher conferences.  Please contact your child’s teacher if you still need an appointment. Mrs. Swartwout, School Psychologist, will be at Ashton for conferences on December 12th.  

 

Thanksgiving Food Drive- You can send any last minute donations on Monday for the

food drive. Baskets will be made afterschool for Ashton families in need.

Suggested items as follows:

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

We welcome any other food, monetary and gift card donations.  Please make checks payable to ASA. If you have any questions, please contact Susan at svennemeyer [at] gmail [dot] com.  Thank you for your generosity!

 

Ashton Holiday Decor Fundraiser- All items are purchased through Attleboro Farms with proceeds benefiting the students of Ashton Elementary School.  All holiday items $25.00 each. DEADLINE EXTENDED until Tuesday, 11/20!  Items will be available for pick up Tuesday 11/27/18 from 3-6:00pm in the school cafeteria.  Please ensure pick up arrangements are made before ordering. All items not picked up on 11/27/18 will be donated

 

Previous Announcements

Picture Retakes and Make-up Day- Lifetouch Studios will be at  Ashton Elementary School on Friday, November 30, 2018, 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 IDPC048452Q1.  If there is a problem with the package from original picture day and you do not want a retake or wish to request a refund, please call Lifetouch at 401-828-5220.  Please do not return the package to the school. Only send a package on retake day, if you wish to have pictures redone.

 

Gala & Auction- The Cumberland Education Foundation is proud to announce it will be hosting its 2nd Annual Gala & Auction on Friday November 30th at the Kirkbrae Country Club.

With the support of local businesses and the success of last year's gala, the Foundation was able to award $8000 in grants to teachers and administrators within the Cumberland School Department and $1500 in scholarships to CHS graduating seniors.  We hope to see you at the event. The Cumberland Education Foundation Board

 

PTO Calendar- November

PTO Calendar- December

 

Previous Student Awards:

List of Students for October

October Students of the Month Picture

October Principals Award Picture

September Principal & Student of the Month Pictures

List of Students for September

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

 

Important Policies

Attendance Policy- revised 2/17

Dispensing of Medication- New Policy

District Health & Wellness

District Handbook 2018-19

Ashton Student Handbook 2018-19

 

Important Dates

Monday, November 19th, Book Fair selling day

Wednesday, December 12th-  Parent-teacher conferences from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Thursday, November 22nd & Nov 23rd- Thanksgiving recess ~ No School

Wednesday, November 28th- PBIS “No Homework” day.

Friday, November 30th- Picture retakes and new students. Order forms will be sent home soon for students that are new to the school.

 

Have a great weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 

 

 


 

11-15-18

 

Thanksgiving Food Drive Final Reminder 

The food drive will end tomorrow, November 16th, and the baskets will be distributed the week of November 19th. We are still in need of donations. 

Each grade has suggested items as follows:

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, monetary and gift card donations

Thank you!

Your PTO. 

 


 

11-14-18

 

Dear Parents, this is a friendly reminder about our parent workshop tonight.  Please see information below. 

A Parent’s Guide to Reading-Title 1 Workshop for Parents, Wednesday, Nov 14,  6-6:30pm, FREE BABYSITTING AVAILABLE!  Grades K & 1

Parents are invited to this workshop which is scheduled right before the PTO meeting. Come discuss what reading looks like in kindergarten and first grade. Learn about the five different levels of reading. Take home games and strategies to help support your child. Every family gets entered into a raffle for the Jim Trelease Read Aloud Handbook. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. Come to learn more about how your child learns to read. Stay to meet other families and see what’s happening with the Ashton PTO. Babysitting will be available at no cost to out families until 7:30pm.  

 

 


11-13-18

Ashton's Holiday Décor Fundraiser

All items are purchased through Attleboro Farms with proceeds benefiting the students of

Ashton Elementary School.

All holiday items $25.00 each.

                                                                                                                  DEADLINE EXTENDED until Tuesday, 11/20!

Items will be available for pick up Tuesday 11/27/18 from 3-6:00pm in the school cafeteria.

Please ensure pick up arrangements are made before ordering.

All items not picked up on 11/27/18 will be donated!

Order Form~https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owLWl0UXkyNWN3VVBxVmNldkU5V0dnNHNLc1FF/view?usp=sharing

 

 


 

 

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 WEEKLY SCHOOL NEWS  11/9/18

Dear Ashton Families,

Next week is  “B ” week.  

There is NO school on Monday, November 12th~ Veteran’s day!

A Parent’s Guide to Reading-Title 1 Workshop for Parents, Wednesday, Nov 14,  6-6:30pm, FREE BABYSITTING AVAILABLE!!  Grades K & 1

Parents are invited to this workshop which is scheduled right before the PTO meeting. Come discuss what reading looks like in kindergarten and first grade. Learn about the five different levels of reading. Take home games and strategies to help support your child. Every family gets entered into a raffle for the Jim Trelease Read Aloud Handbook. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. Come to learn more about how your child learns to read. Stay to meet other families and see what’s happening with the Ashton PTO. Babysitting will be available at no cost to out families until 7:30pm.  

Our next PTO meeting is this coming Wednesday, November 14th, 6:30pm.  Free baby sitting available until 7:30pm. 

 

Book Fair Flyer

Book Fair Preview: Friday, November 16, 2018 9:00am-3:15pm

Book Fair Shopping: Monday, November 19, 2018 9:00am-3:15pm

Please make all checks payable to ASA.

If you are interested in volunteering during the book fair, please contact jhoconnell [at] hotmail [dot] com.

 

What is Diwali, the Festival of Lights? This time of year, one of the most important holidays of the year is celebrated in India. Diwali falls on different days each year. Depending on the location and a number of other factors. CNN reported that northern India marks the day on Nov. 7. Southern India starts the celebration, called Deepavali, Nov. 6. Ashton School celebrated Diwali with our students on Tuesday, November 7th.  Please ask your child to tell you about our celebration and what they learned.

Parent-Teacher conferences - We still have one more night for conferences on Wednesday, December 12th from 5:00 to 7:00pm. Please contact your child’s teacher if you still need an appointment.  

Mrs. Swartwout, School Psychologist, will be at Ashton for conferences on December 12th.  

 

#RecessRocks~Conflict Resolution Strategy for Kids; Injustices on the playground are unavoidable, but at Ashton School we work to prevent conflict between students and teach children how to resolve small arguments on their own.  This is a social skill that is critical and takes practice. When children know how to handle a situation, they won't see conflict as someone else's problem.

Brush up on the simple and powerful Rock, Paper, Scissors with this helpful video.

 

4 More Days to Donate to our Thanksgiving Food Drive

There are only 4 school days left to send in your food donations for our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive!  The Feinstein Foundation will give us $1 for every food item donated up to $1,000! Help us maximize this match and meet our goal of 1,500 food donations.  Each grade has suggested items as follows:

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

All donations will go to our fellow Ashton families in need!  

We welcome any other food, monetary and gift card donations.  Please make checks payable to ASA. If you have any questions, please contact Susan at svennemeyer [at] gmail [dot] com.  Thank you for your generosity!

 

Food Tasting Event Rescheduled- we are looking for three parent volunteers to help on Friday, December 7th from 11:00-to 1:10pm.  We did not get volunteers for November 9th.and had to cancel the event, but we are still hoping to offer this to our students in December.  Our students really enjoyed the food tasting event in October. Sodexo will donate all of farm fresh fruit and vegetables, we just need the parent volunteers to make this event possible.  Parents are needed to help set up the sample cups and distribute them to students during lunch. If you are available, please email me at nidia [dot] karbonik [at] cumberlanschools [dot] org. Parents need to have a BCI on file with the school department to volunteer.

 

Previous Announcements

Picture Retakes and Make-up Day- Lifetouch Studios will be at  Ashton Elementary School on Friday, November 30, 2018, 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 IDPC048452Q1.

 

If there is a problem with the package from original picture day and you do not want a retake or wish to request a refund, please call Lifetouch at 401-828-5220.  Please do not return the package to the school. Only send a package on retake day, if you wish to have pictures redone.

 

District Flu Clinic Flyer- the last  district flu clinic is scheduled for  November 14th, from 4 to 6:30pm. Families are encouraged to have the flu vaccine. Please see flyer for more information.  Flu Vaccination Consent Form

 

Gala & Auction- The Cumberland Education Foundation is proud to announce it will be hosting its 2nd Annual Gala & Auction on Friday November 30th at the Kirkbrae Country Club.

With the support of local businesses and the success of last year's gala, the Foundation was able to award $8000 in grants to teachers and administrators within the Cumberland School Department and $1500 in scholarships to CHS graduating seniors.

 

We hope to see you at the event.

The Cumberland Education Foundation Board

 

PTO Calendar- November

PTO Calendar- December

 

Previous Student Awards:

List of Students for October

October Students of the Month Picture

October Principals Award Picture

September Principal & Student of the Month Pictures

List of Students for September

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

 

Important Policies:

Attendance Policy- revised 2/17

Dispensing of Medication- New Policy

District Health & Wellness

District Handbook 2018-19

Ashton Student Handbook 2018-19

 

 

 

Wednesday, November 14th- Parent Workshop, grades K & 1 @ 6:00-6:30pm in the school library

Wednesday, November 14th- PTO meeting at 6:30pm in the school library

Wednesday, November 14th- District Flu Clinic, at CHS 4:00 to 6:30pm

Monday, November 19th, Bookfair selling day

Wednesday, December 12th-  Parent-teacher conferences from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Thursday, November 22nd & Nov 23rd- Thanksgiving recess ~ No School

 

Have a great long weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 
 
 
 

 

 

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WEEKLY SCHOOL NEWS  11/2/18

 

Dear Ashton Families,

Next week is  “A  ” week.  

There is NO school for students on Monday, November 5th.  Teachers will be working from 12:45pm to 7:30pm meeting with parents for Parent-Teacher conferences.  Please call the school or email your child’s teacher if you need an appointment. We will also offer conferences on Wednesday, December 12th from 5:00 to 7:00pm

The following teachers are shared between schools and will be at Ashton on November 5th, but not on December 12th:  Mr. Alberg ~Music, Ms. Giarrusso- Art, Mrs. Johnson- STEM.

Mrs. Cipriano and Mrs. Karbonik will only be available to meet with parents on the November 5th from 5:00 to 7:30pm.  They will both be available for parents on December 12th.

Mrs. Swartout- Psychologist will be at Ashton for conferences on December 12th.  

 

There is NO school on Tuesday, November 6th. due to election day!

There is NO school on Monday, November 12th~ Veteran’s Day!

 

Food Tasting Event- we are looking for three parent volunteers to help on Friday, November 9th from 11:00-to 1:10pm.  We are looking to do our second food tasting event for our students during lunch.  Students really enjoyed tasting chips and salsa during the October event. Farm Fresh RI will supply the food as part of the Food Ambassador Program . Parents are needed to help set up the sample cups and distribute them to students during lunch.  If you are available, please email me at nidia [dot] karbonik [at] cumberlanschools [dot] org. Parents need to have a BCI on file with the school department to volunteer.

 

PTO Calendar- November

PTO Calendar- December

 

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

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

List of Students for October

October Students of the Month Picture

October Principals Award Picture

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

 

Message from our Nurse

Dear Parents,

I wanted to start a Health Newsletter geared towards parents interests.  My thought was to have information related to what's going on related to Health and wellness here at Ashton and also add in some timely Health information that may interest parents.  It is a work in progress so please take a look. I would love some feedback including things you would like to see included in the newsletter.

Enjoy,

Christie Cipriano RN, RICSNT

Nurse's News- ~Fall Edition

 

The Ashton Gear Orders are In ~ There are some items that did not arrive and are back-ordered.  Those items should be highlighted on your order form. We will send anything missing to you as soon as it arrives.  Please check your child’s backpack for your order. If you have any questions regarding your order, please email Heather Herring at heathertherring [at] gmail [dot] com (heathertherring [at] gmail [dot] com.   )

Students are encouraged to wear their Ashton gear or Feinstein shirts on Fridays to show their school spirit.  The class with the highest count of students showing school spirit will get a visit from our Scottie dogs “Leo or Lola”.  

 

Picture Retakes and Make-up Day- Lifetouch Studios will be at  Ashton Elementary School on Friday, November 30, 2018, 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 IDPC048452Q1.

If there is a problem with the package from original picture day and you do not want a retake or wish to request a refund, please call Lifetouch at 401-828-5220.  Please do not return the package to the school. Only send a package on retake day, if you wish to have pictures redone.

 

Mrs. Lambrou has Happy Basket coupons and you are welcome to stop by her office during conferences on Monday to pick one up. The Happy Basket Program helps ensure that families in need in Cumberland receive food baskets and toys over the holidays, both in November and December.

 

Ashton Thanksgiving Food Drive - We Need Your Help

Our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive kicked off yesterday and we need your help!  With your donations, we will assemble baskets and distribute them to Ashton School and Preschool families in need.  Please help us meet our goal of 1,500 non-perishable food items. The food drive will end on November 16th, and the baskets will be distributed the week of November 19th. Boxes will be placed in the classrooms and each grade has suggested items as follows:

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, monetary and gift card donations.  Please make checks payable to ASA. If you have any questions, please contact Susan at svennemeyer [at] gmail [dot] com.

 

Thank you to the families that attended the Halloween “Trunk or Trick” event and a big thanks Heather Herring, the Trunk or Trick committee and the teacher volunteers for organizing the event and all their work.  We also appreciate all the donations received from our families. The event was a big success thanks to all of you!

 

Principal for the Day Update- Gianna Bellucci and Ryan Pfeiffer did a great job running the school on Tuesday and Friday this week as Principals for the Day.  Thank you to Gianna for conducting a successful lockdown drill and to Ryan for extending recess for all the students in the school!  

 

District Flu Clinic Flyer- the next  district flu clinic is scheduled for  November 14th. Families are encouraged to have the flu vaccine. Please see flyer for more information.

Flu Vaccination Consent Form

 

Gala & Auction- The Cumberland Education Foundation is proud to announce it will be hosting its 2nd Annual Gala & Auction on Friday November 30th at the Kirkbrae Country Club.

With the support of local businesses and the success of last year's gala, the Foundation was able to award $8000 in grants to teachers and administrators within the Cumberland School Department and $1500 in scholarships to CHS graduating seniors.

Gala and Auction Event Flyer.  

We hope to see you at the event.  The Cumberland Education Foundation Board

 

Previous Announcements

A Parent’s Guide to Reading-A Workshop for Parents, Wednesday, Nov 14,  6-6:30pm, FREE BABYSITTING AVAILABLE!!

Parents are invited to this workshop which is scheduled right before the PTO meeting. Come discuss what reading looks like in kindergarten and first grade. Learn about the five different levels of reading. Take home games and strategies to help support your child. Every family gets entered into a raffle for the Jim Trelease Read Aloud Handbook. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. Come to learn more about how your child learns to read. Stay to meet other families and see what’s happening with the Ashton PTO. Babysitting will be available at no cost to out families until 7:30pm.  

 

K Playdate ~ our Kindergarten teachers are planning a playdate for our students and parents on Nov 5th prior to conferences.  See flyer for more information. K Playdate- Nov 5th

Previous Student Awards:

September Principal & Student of the Month Pictures

List of Students for September

Important Policies:

Attendance Policy- revised 2/17

Dispensing of Medication- New Policy

District Health & Wellness

District Handbook 2018-19

Ashton Student Handbook 2018-19

 

 

 

Monday, November 5th, Parent-teacher conferences 12:45pm to 7:30pm.  No school for students.

Monday, November 19th, Bookfair selling day

Wednesday, December 12th-  Parent-teacher conferences from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Thursday, November 22nd & Nov 23rd- Thanksgiving recess ~ No School

 

Have a great long weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 

 

 

11-1-18

 

Dear Parents, This is just a friendly reminder that Mr. Mitchell will be speaking at our school tonight regarding the future of our schools and the impact a proposed bond can have in transforming our schools to the 21st century. Please consider attending this important meeting, which will be held in our school cafeteria at 6:00pm.  

I hope to see you tonight. 

Nidia Karbonik

 


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                WEEKLY  NEWS  10/26/18

                                      
                                                        

                                

                                        

Dear Ashton Families,

Next week is  “B” week.  

Wednesday, October 31st is a PBIS “No Homework Day.”  Students may buy a pass from their teacher using their PBIS paws.  

Halloween “Trunk or Treat” Event is tonight at 7:00pm, not at 6:30pm.  Families must pay to attend the event.  It is for Ashton students and siblings only.  

Halloween- with Halloween approaching, I want to remind parents that students are not allowed to bring candy to school.  We also do not allow students to give candy to their classmates. If your child wants to give something to their classmates for Halloween, they can do small trinkets or school supplies. As always, please check your child’s backpack to make sure they keep toys and candy at home.  Thank you for your support. Food celebrations are discouraged and must be planned by the classroom teacher with approval from the Principal and school nurse.

Bond - Mr. Mitchell, our Superintendent of schools, will be doing a special presentation for Ashton parents and staff on November 1st at 6:00pm, in our school cafeteria.  Please come and learn about a proposed bond that will bring many positive changes and school improvements to our school and other schools in Cumberland. This is your chance to ask questions and learn how the bond will benefit the students at Ashton School.  Your support and vote is very much needed in order for the bond to pass. Please help us improve our schools!

 

Here is the link to Ashton’s STEM site from Mrs. Johnson, Library/Media/STEM Teacher-

https://sites.google.com/cumberlandschools.org/librarymedia-stem

 

A Parent’s Guide to Reading-A Workshop for Parents

Wednesday, Nov 14

6-6:30pm

FREE BABYSITTING AVAILABLE!!

Parents are invited to this workshop which is scheduled right before the PTO meeting. Come discuss what reading looks like in kindergarten and first grade. Learn about the five different levels of reading. Take home games and strategies to help support your child. Every family gets entered into a raffle for the Jim Trelease Read Aloud Handbook. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. Come to learn more about how your child learns to read. Stay to meet other families and see what’s happening with the Ashton PTO. Babysitting will be available at no cost to out families until 7:30pm.  

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

 

Principal for the Day- Congratulations to Gianna Bellucci and Ryan Pfeiffer for winning the silent auction to be Principal for the Day.  Gianna will be our Acting Principal next Tuesday, and Ryan will be Acting Principal on Friday.

Update on the Before/Afterschool Clubs -The First Jr. Lego League will be starting  on Monday, October 29th from 3;30 to 5:00pm.  Please send students with an extra peanut/tree nut free snack for afterschool if your child is signed up.  

Team Sports is starting on Tuesday morning with Mr. Lennon. Everyone signed up is in the club and can be dropped off by the gym doors at 8:00am on Tuesday.  

 

Lego’s with Mr. Oliveira and Rock Climbing and Chess are cancelled.  

 

Thanksgiving Food Drive- On November 1st we will kick off the thanksgiving food drive.  Please see link for more information. Thanksgiving Food Drive Flyer

 

Parent-Teacher Conferences on November 5th~ As you may know, the district is having parent-teacher conferences on November 5th from 12:45 to 7:30pm.  Students will NOT have school on November 5th and parents are invited to make an appointment to meet with their child’s teacher on that day.  There will be two sessions

If you are unable to come in on November 5th, we will also offer conferences on Wednesday, December 12th from 5:00 to 7:00pm.  We encourage all parents to make an appointment with their child’s classroom teacher.  

The following teachers are shared between schools and will be at Ashton on November 5th, but not on December 12th:  

Mr. Alberg ~Music

Ms. Giarrusso- Art

Mrs. Johnson- STEM

Mrs. Swartwout- Our School Psychologist will be at Ashton for conferences on December 12th.   

 

LifeTouch discount if interested in buying more prints of school pictures.

We are still waiting for some class pictures to come in from Lifetouch.  We realize some families have not received their free class picture yet and we apologize for the delay.  

 

Previous Announcements

 

ELL Classes for Parents - B. F Norton Elementary School is offering free English as a second language classes for parents.  See flyer for more information.  ELL Classes for Parents

 

K Playdate ~ our Kindergarten teachers are planning a playdate for our students and parents on Nov 5th prior to conferences.  See flyer for more information. K Playdate- Nov 5th

 

District Flu Clinic Flyer- the next  district flu clinic is scheduled for  Oct 29th. Families are encouraged to have the flu vaccine. Please see flyer for more information.

Flu Vaccination Consent Form

 

Student Awards:

September Principal & Student of the Month Pictures

List of Students for September

 

Important Policies:

Attendance Policy- revised 2/17

Dispensing of Medication- New Policy

District Health & Wellness

 

Important Dates

Friday, October 26th, Halloween “Trick or Trunk” event at 7:00pm.

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

Thursday, November 1st- Mr. Mitchell will be presenting to our parents and staff at 6:00pm. 

Monday, November 5th, Parent-teacher conferences 12:45pm to 7:30pm.  No school for students.

Wednesday, November 14th- PTO meeting at 6:30pm

Wednesday, December 12th-  Parent-teacher conferences from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

 

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

 

Have a great weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 

 


 

10.24.18

Dear Ashton Parents, 

This is a friendly reminder about our workshop tonight for parents of students in grades 2 to 5.  The workshop is  6:00pm to 6:30pm in our school library.   Mrs. Locklin and Mrs. Houle will provide an overview of Self-Regulated Strategy Development, also known as “SRSD”.  They will discuss the writing practices students are learning in school an will share ideas of how you can support your child home. The workshop is free to parents.  Please join us!  

 


10.22.18

Cumberland High School is having a Halloween Concert on October 28th at the Blackstone River Theater.  See flyer for details.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxV8vhP2d3owLTEtYTZhLW1KeGJIQWRVcWh6bUZpdjFxcTVr/view?usp=sharing

 


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WEEKLY SCHOOL NEWS

10/19/18

 

Dear Ashton Families,

 

Next week is  “ A ” week.  

 

The Parent’s Night Out was a big success.  Thank you to all of our families and teachers that attended the event and participated in the silent auction. It was a great night!  A big thanks to our PTO for planning this event and helping us bring our community closer.

 

Bond - Mr. Mitchell, our Superintendent of schools, will be doing a special presentation for Ashton parents and staff on November 1st at 6:00pm, in our school cafeteria.  Please come and learn about a proposed bond that will bring many positive changes and school improvements to our school and other schools in Cumberland. Your support and vote is very much needed in order for the bond to pass.  Please help us improve our schools!

 

School PBIS Data- The PBIS Universal Team reviewed our school data last week. The team was looking to find out how our students are doing following our expectation since the start of the year to today.   We are proud to report that 99% of our students are responding and are following our school expectations successfully. Thanks to our teachers and our families for their support teaching and being consistent enforcing the expectations. Hooray!

 

 

Responding

 

 (0-1 Major Referrals)

At Risk

 

(2-5 Major Referrals)

Individualized Intervention needed

(6 or more Major Referrals)

Ashton

291 Total Students

99.31%

289 Students

0.69%

2 Students

0.0%

0 Students

National norms

80-90%

Less than 10%

Less than 5%

 

ELL Classes for Parents - B. F Norton Elementary School is offering free English as a second language classes for parents.  See flyer for more information.  ELL Classes for Parents

 

Halloween Event - Our PTO is hosting a Trunk or Treat party for our students and their families on Friday, October 26th at 7:00pm.  This is one of our most fun and popular events. Please see link for more information Trunk of Treat Flyer

Halloween Candy Recommendations List

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

 

Parent-Teacher Conferences on November 5th-

As you may know, the district is having parent-teacher conferences on November 5th from 12:45 to 7:30pm.  Students will NOT have school on November 5th and parents are invited to make an appointment to meet with their child’s teacher on that day.  There will be two sessions

12:45 to 4:00 Session I

4:00 to 5:00pm-  Break

5:00 to 7:30  Session 2

If you are unable to come in on November 5th, we will also offer conferences on Wednesday, December 12th from 5:00 to 7:00pm.  We encourage all parents to make an appointment with their child’s classroom teacher.  

 

K Playdate ~ our Kindergarten teachers are planning a playdate for our students and parents on Nov 5th prior to conferences.  See flyer for more information. K Playdate- Nov 5th

 

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

 

District Flu Clinic Flyer- the next  district flu clinic is scheduled for  Oct 29th. Families are encouraged to have the flu vaccine. Please see flyer for more information.

Flu Vaccination Consent Form

 

Update on the Before/Afterschool Clubs -   The First Lego League Club is full.  Parents of students who did not get in have been notified and money was returned.  This club will start on Monday 10/29.

We still have room in the other clubs: Lego’s with Mr. Oliveira, Team Sports with Mr. Lennon, Chess club and Rock Climbing.  Please send registrations if interested. If we don’t have enough students sign up, we might need to cancel some of the clubs and parents will be refunded their money. 

Clubs Registration Form

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

Student Awards:

September Principal & Student of the Month Pictures

List of Students for September

 

Important Policies:

Attendance Policy- revised 2/17

Dispensing of Medication- New Policy

District Health & Wellness

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 24th- vision screening.

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

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

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

Monday, November 5th, Parent-teacher conferences 12:45pm to 7:30pm.

Wednesday, December 12th-  Parent-teacher conferences from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

 

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

 

Have a great weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 

 


 

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WEEKLY SCHOOL NEWS

10/12/18

 

Dear Ashton Families,

Next week is  “ B  ” week.  

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

 

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

Halloween Candy Recommendations List

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

 

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

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

September Principal & Student of the Month Pictures

List of Students for September

 

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

 

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

N-never give up

E-encourage others

D-do your best

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

NED yo-yo order form

 

C-SEAC agenda for next week's meeting

 

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

Flu Vaccination Consent Form

 

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

Clubs Registration Form

 

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

 

Message from our Superintendent~

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

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

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

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

Thanks for taking a few minutes to watch.

Robert "Bob" Mitchell

Superintendent

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

Secretary: Maggie McDonald

Vice-President: Hannah Fleige

President: Sophia Gauvin

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

Pictures of candidates giving speeches

 

Important Policies:

Attendance Policy- revised 2/17

Dispensing of Medication- New Policy

District Health & Wellness

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Have a great weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 

 

 


10-9-18

 

Dear members of the Ashton community,

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Sincerely,

Nidia Karbonik

Principal

Ashton Elementary School

 

 

 


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WEEKLY NEWS 10/5/18

Dear Ashton Families,

Next week is  “A” week.  

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

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

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

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

 

Start with Hello pictures

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

District Health & Wellness

 

Important Dates

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Have a great long weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 

 

Dear Parents, 

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

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

Nidia Karbonik

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

10-2-18

Dear Parents,

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

Enjoy recess day tomorrow!  Nidia

     

 


 

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WEEKLY NEWS 9/28/18

 

Dear Ashton Families,

 

Next week is  “B ” week.  

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

401.658.1600 x404

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

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

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

content/child-outreach

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

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

CSEAC Flyer  

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

 

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

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

 

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

Important Policies

Attendance Policy- revised 2/17

Dispensing of Medication- New Policy

District Health & Wellness

 

Important Dates

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Have a great weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 

 


 

 

September 25, 2018

 

Dear Ashton Parents,

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

To read the entire policy see the attached link:

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

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

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

Suggested List of Safe Snack

 

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

Respectfully,

Christie Cipriano RN

&

Nidia Karbonik, Principal

 

 

 

 

 


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WEEKLY NEWS 9/21/18

 

Dear Ashton Families,

 

Next week is  “A ” week.  

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Town Enrichment Program- STEAM Fall Program from OCYL

 

Local Food Ambassador Program- Thank you!

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

Important Policies shared:

Attendance Policy- revised 2/17

Dispensing of Medication- New Policy

District Health & Wellness

 

Important Dates

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

Tuesday, September 25th- School Picture Day

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

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

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

 

Parent Resource:

Instill a love in Math-

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

 

Add Math to Everyday Fun with these activities:

 

Have a great weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 

 

 


9/18/18

 

Attention Parents/Guardians: 

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

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

  • Log onto www.myschoolbucks.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 


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WEEKLY NEWS 9/14/18

 

Dear Ashton Families,

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

Tortilla Chips Ingredients and Nutritional Facts

Tortilla Chips Ingredients

Salsa Sauce Ingredients

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Fifth Grade Band Permission Slip

 

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

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

 

Previous Important Policies Shared:

Attendance Policy- revised 2/17

Dispensing of Medication- New Policy

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

Tuesday, September 25th- School Picture Day

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Have a great weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 

 

 

 


 

 

9-10-2018

 

Dear Parents,

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

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

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

The Dot Read Aloud

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

Sincerely, 

Ashton Faculty                                                                   

 

 


 

    Scottie dog- School logo
WEEKLY NEWS 9/7/18

 

Dear Ashton Families,

Next week is “A” week

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

September Calendar

October Calendar

 

Message from Mrs. Lambrou...

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

 

Message from our School Nurse...

Dear Parents,

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

 

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

Please make note of this important change -

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

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

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

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

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

 

District Medication Form.pdf

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

 

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

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

successful in school!

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Tuesday, September 25th- School Picture Day

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Have a great weekend, Nidia Karbonik

 

 


 

8-30-18

 

Dismissal Change

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

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

Nidia

 

 


 

 

8-29-18

 

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

Dear Parents and Guardians;

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Nidia Karbonik

 


Scottie dog- School logo

 

8-27-18

Dear Parents and Guardians;

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

Dismissal Changes: 

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

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

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

We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow,

Nidia Karbonik & Faculty

 

 
 

 


 

 

August 20, 2018

 

Dear Parents,

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

 

Welcome back and placement letter

Student Emergency Procedures/Dismissal Plan

 

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

AM Bus Routes

 

PM Bus Routes

 

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

A & B Elementary School Calendar 2018-19

 

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

Ashton Family Folder 2018-19

 

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

 

Sincerely,

Nidia Karbonik,

Principal