Ashbrook Elementary School News

Friday, February 26, 2021

AES Celebrates Read Across America Week!

Parent Survey

As we continue with our grant work in Lumberton we are looking for your input.

The U.S. Department of Education requires that we survey our students, families and staff to provide a comprehensive picture of our schools' climate. A multi-perspective approach is important because each of the stakeholders experience school climate differently.

The ED School Climate Surveys (EDSCLS) are a suite of survey instruments developed for schools, districts, and states by the U.S. Department of Education's (ED) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Lumberton community members can take the survey by clicking here: (English and Spanish)

This survey will close for responses on Friday, March 19th.

Staff Shout Out


Mrs Scacco’s art lesson videos have been so well done. She always incorporates current holidays or events, and has a fun educational piece to go along with it. Then she is so encouraging as she walks the kids through the art project. Of course she also teaches them about different elements of art as she goes. Recently, she really peaked my kids interest by drawing a character from the “Among Us” game. She is so good at finding what the kids like, and is a fabulous art teacher!

Do you know a staff member who is doing an exceptional job? Please give them a shout out on the Google Form linked below. Your shout out could be featured in our next newsletter!

Spirit Days and School Closings

Wednesday, March 17th: Wear green

Friday, March 19th: National Laugh Day, wear something that has a smile on it

Friday, March 26th: March Madness basketball season, wear orange or your favorite teams color

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Social Emotional Learning Week Comes to AES

Mark your calendars Ashbrook students! Starting Monday, march 22nd, we will be celebrating Social Emotional Awareness week. International SEL day is March 26th.

Monday 3/22: Self-Awareness Day

Dress your best or in something that makes you feel good. It can be your favorite shirt, dress, or shoes.

Tuesday 3/23: Management Day

Wear the color of your favorite Inside Out character (blue, red, green, yellow, or purple).

Wednesday 3/24: Social Awareness Day

Follow the golden rule by wearing yellow or gold.

Thursday 3/25: Relationship Skills Day

Pick a friend to twin with you!

Friday 3/26: Responsible Decision making

Have some fun thinking about March Madness and wear orange or your favorite basketball team's colors.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year opened on Monday, February 1st on our website. Any Lumberton resident with a child who turns 5 on or before September 30, 2021 is eligible to register for kindergarten. Find more information on our website HERE. Please help us by passing this information along to any friends, family or neighbors with Kindergarten-aged children.

Lumberton School District Preschool Expansion Grant

The Lumberton Township School District is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a Preschool Expansion Grant from the New Jersey Department of Education. This award will allow the district to provide FREE, high quality preschool to a number of our three- and four- year-old students starting on February 1, 2021. The district will be partnering with the Center for Family Services to provide free, high quality preschool to 42 Head Start eligible Lumberton children.

Families must meet the criteria as outlined by Head Start, though some exceptions may be made for families moderately over these amounts. These income guidelines can be waived for families with special circumstances who might benefit from placement in Head Start.

What if I am not comfortable sending my child to school at this time?

There are several service delivery options available, including a fully remote option.

What do I do if I am interested in enrolling my child in the program?

Visit the district website to complete the interest form: or you can contact Caryn Zweben, Supervisor of Pupil Personnel Services: or by phone (609) 267-9099 x3808

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. It is especially important if you plan to travel for spring break as it could impact your child's ability to return for in person learning.
  • Please notify if 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 10 days before returning to school. An alternative diagnosis is no longer allowed.
  • At this time, close contacts will need to quarantine for 10 days if exposed to someone with symptoms or until the contact has a negative Covid-19 test.
  • Please be sure to complete the AUXS application for your child each morning that they are attending in-person instruction.

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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