Ashbrook News

Friday April 8, 2022

Principal's Message

At Ashbrook, we can not believe that we are just one week away from Spring Break. Students have been working hard and growing so much! I have personally received persuasive letters from 2nd grade students and I have been very impressed with the level of writing. As I visit with classes, I am so proud of all Ashbrook students and the kind words that they are so quick to share! Many doors are opened by a simple act of kindness- keep it up Wildcats! Also, we surpassed our school goal for PAW tickets. As a reward, on Wednesday April 13, students may wear pajamas to school and bring in a stuffed animal!
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Spirit Days & School Closures

PAW Award for Ashbrook Wednesday April 13- PJ Day and bring in a stuffed animal!

Upcoming Spring Break Dates: 4/15-4/22

Friday, April 29 - Wear blue and green for earth day and arbor day

Zones of Regulation

One approach we use to increase self-regulation skills in the classroom is the Zones of Regulation. The Zones is a framework that teaches students to identify feelings and use appropriate coping tools. Feelings and state of alertness are sorted into four colored zones. Students who are well regulated are able to be in the appropriate zone at the appropriate time. We encourage you to try using some of the "Zones" language at home with your child.

Blue Zone: Your body is running slowly. You may feel sad, bored, tired or sick.

Green Zone: Your body is ready to learn! You may feel happy, calm or focused. This is the Zone we expect students to be in for most of the day.

Yellow Zone: This is the caution zone, and your body starts to lose control. You may feel worried, stressed, annoyed, frustrated, silly or excited.

Red Zone: Your body is out of control. You may feel anger, aggression, or terror. This may look like a child having a tantrum or a meltdown.

It’s important to note that there is not a “bad” Zone as all of the Zones are expected at one time or another. More information on the Zones of Regulation can be found here. Kids Like Me also has tips and suggestions for using Zones of Regulation at home.

UPCOMING BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

Thu., April 14th, 7:30 p.m.

Regular Session Meeting

Frank J. Logandro Performing Arts Center

Bobby’s Run School

Principal's Book Recommendation

A friend for Henry is a heartfelt story told from the perspective of a boy on the autism spectrum.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_u-HeFco0Y

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION IS OPEN

The pre-registration portal is now open on the Lumberton website for Kindergarten registration. If you have or know someone with a child that will turn 5 on or before September 30th, please direct them to our pre-registration page, HERE.

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PTA Corner

PTA General Membership Meeting-April 28th: Bobby's Run School 630-715pm

There will be free childcare provided, you can get a tour of BRS if you're interested, and you can stay for the Board of Ed meeting at 7:30!

Please rsvp if you are interested in attending: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfT-KFOoNXCYPnnAoTFwHRyp4AUpec5qW4lAo-0eLgkzea66Q/viewform


Ladies Night Out-May 5th: This fundraising event is open to all women and will be held at the Merion in Cinnaminson. Tickets will go on sale soon!

Take Your Child To Work Day- 4/28/22

Please complete the survey if you plan to have your child participate in TYCTW Day.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjdfOJaGCTP05QFGNwxRUyu18y40gZVDWmUWXHWsxIZJEeVg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Thank you!

Gifted & Talented Nominations

Students who will be entering grades 2-3 in September may now be nominated for consideration into the G & T program. Parents may submit their children’s names by filling out the form attached. Note: Students presently in G & T do not have to be re-nominated.

Please send the form to the office mailbox of Mrs. Carver ASAP. Please note that students must meet strict criteria to qualify for this program. They must be highly successful within the regular classroom program and be willing to carry the additional challenges and responsibilities of G & T. Following an initial screening to check that nominated students are within the top 5% nationally on standardized academic tests and that each student nominated will be supported by an academic teacher’s recommendation, Mrs. Carver will contact you for possible further testing of your child. ALL NOMINATION FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED ON OR BEFORE APRIL 29TH.


Nomination form can be accessed here.

Volunteers Needed!

Ashbrook has contacted our PTA to let them know we are looking for volunteers to help out with our lunch and recess periods. Interested parties can continue to contact the main office. A big thank you to those volunteers who have already started helping in the lunchroom!