Ashbrook Elementary School News

Friday, April 16, 2021

Principal's Message

We hope that everyone had a restful and relaxing spring break. We are so excited to welcome our hybrid students back in-person on Monday, April 19th!

At last night's Board of Education meeting the following was recommended:

Recommend that the Board resolve, if the New Jersey Department of Health Weekly Activity Report goes to yellow, to:

  • Update reopening plan to include 5 four-hour days per week, effective May 3, 2021 or as soon thereafter as the Superintendent deems possible.

Spirit Days and School Closings

Friday, April 23rd: Earth Day, wear blue and green to celebrate Earth Day

Friday, April 30th: Arbor Day, wear green to celebrate Arbor Day

Updated Physicals and Immunizations

If you have not already done so, please send in your latest physical and the latest immunization record for you student. This can be a physical copy or through email to Mrs. Barbieri at Thanks for your attention to this.

Second Grade Gifted and Talented Nominations

Nominations for second grade students interested in being considered for the BRS Gifted and Talented program for the 2021-2022 school year are now being accepted up until April 30th. Nomination forms are posted on "Forms" section of the district website. This form is only necessary for new nominees; students who are presently participating in the GT2 program do not need to apply. Please return forms to Mrs. Carver no later than Friday, April 30th for consideration.

Counselor's Corner

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. As parents and caregivers, this is not always an easy topic to discuss but it is important to talk to your kids and to keep them safe. Protecting our children starts with a conversation. Establish safety rules and let your children know that you are here to help and to answer any questions they may have.

The following webpage provides parents with the tools needed to start the conversation:

How to Talk with Kids About Personal Safety and Sexual Abuse.

We Need Your Help

With the increased number of students attending AES on a daily basis, our list of students who have not completed the AUXS app is getting longer. We have limited staff available to screen and call families and limited space to house our students who are not cleared. We appreciate your help in filling out the app each morning so your children can go directly to class. Some families have found success by setting an alarm on their phone as a reminder to complete the app.

Lumberton School District Preschool Expansion

Please click HERE for information regarding the district's free preschool offering for the 2021-2022 school year.

COVID-19 Reminders and Updates

  • Please keep your child home if they are sick, and notify Mrs. Hummel as to why they are absent. She can be reached at
  • Make sure Genesis is updated if there were any changes to contact information over the break.
  • Please notify if you have traveled out of state. The following states do not require a quranatine after travel: PA, DE, NY, CT. If you traveled to another state, you will need to quarantine for 10 days.
  • Please notify if your child or anyone in your household has tested positive for Covid-19.
  • If your student has symptoms of Covid-19, they will need a negative test or quarantine for 14 days before returning to school. An alternative diagnosis is no longer allowed.
  • At this time, close contacts will need to quarantine for 14 days if exposed to a Covid-19 positive person.
  • If your child or anyone in your home is being tested, keep your child home until the results are back.

  • Covid-19 Symptoms

    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Nasal congestion or runny nose
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Diarrhea
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Stomachache
    • Tiredness
    • Headache
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Poor appetite or poor feeding, especially in babies under one year old
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Staff Shout Out

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