Asheville Primary School
APS Family Connection 12/2/2021
One Book One School: Love is Love~Family Diversity
We LOVE having your family as part of APS and appreciate the gifts you bring to our community!
Cougar Learning Packets
Looking for items to donate to our classes?
- water bottles
- individual snacks, fruit, veggies
- letter sized laminating sheets
- baby wipes
- two shower curtains
- gently used pants, sizes 3T to 8
- gently used or new jackets, gloves, socks sizes 3T to 14
- electric pencil sharpeners
Wow! Thank you for the donations that have been coming in! We appreciate you all so much!
You can drop donations at the front office or in car line.
Thanks for all you do to support our school.
Register for an ABAR Parenting Workshop that works on your schedule. You have until next May to fit this in to your family's schedule. FREE to every family. If your family would like to make a contribution to help, contact an administrator.
Health & Safety
Covid Protocols continue to change as our community needs change. Please refer to the tool kits below to find the latest information and explanations of safety protocols. Our district uses these tool kits to help develop safety protocols for our schools. (Please remember that all the board meeting videos are available on our district website.)
Covid cases are rising in our community currently. Please do your best to follow all safety protocols and keep your family safe. Our school numbers have not risen lately and we are certain it is because our staff are being diligent with protocols and our families are extra cautious when it comes to symptoms. Thank you for your efforts!
Students should stay home, even with a negative test result, if they have vomiting or diarrhea or a fever. They may return with a negative test result and 24 hours after no longer vomiting, diarrhea or fever without the aid of medication.
**Preschool guidelines are now the same as school aged.
Help us keep it safe by:
- washing or sanitizing your child's backpack periodically
- keeping coats and sweaters clean
- washing or wiping down any items your child brings to school (i.e. water bottles)
Thank you for your help with keeping it safe at our school.
PreK through SCHOOL AGE and STAFF SYMPTOMS
We have started having guest speakers come on campus and are excited to look at adding more volunteers soon, as long as the Covid numbers stay low.
Thank you for understanding that the health and safety of our students and staff are priority for us this year.
We need GREAT people!
Asheville City Schools has several instructional assistant vacancies at the elementary level for the 2021-2022 school year. Visit https://www.applitrack.com/asheville/onlineapp/default.aspx for details.
These positions are full time positions with benefits (i.e. state retirement, sick days, paid time off, health insurance, and access to supplemental insurance). Part time positions have a greater per hour rate of pay. The best part is you have the opportunity to have a positive impact on children every day.
Our list is shrinking, but we are still in need of the following positions:
- academic support assistants
- instructional assistants
Many schools across our district are struggling with finding new staff to fill positions and we are no exception. Until those positions are filled, please allow grace to our staff as we all fill in to make sure that everything is taken care of for our students. Thank you!
Be sure to link your card to our school so that we can reap the benefits. Our school code is 10753. Thanks!
- Keeping it SAFE at Asheville Primary
- HELPING our class community
- Showing INTEGRITY
- Keeping our environment NEAT & CLEAN
- ENCOURAGING our classmates and staff
Asheville Primary Reference Documents & Links
OOPS! Our survey didn't collect any of the email addresses for families filling the form out prior to 1 pm on 8/19. If you filled out the survey before that, would you PLEASE help by filling it out again so we have all of your information. Thank you!
Save the Dates
School Closed December 20-January 2
Celebrating Indigenous Peoples Month
MCI Visits APS
Lower Elementary Pottery Creations
~Belonging and Equity are Connected~
Please send us pictures of your family's celebrations to share in next week's newsletter!