Ashbrook Elementary School News

Friday, December 18th, 2020

Principal's Message

Winter Holiday Traditions

Do you have a favorite winter or holiday tradition? Please share it with us here! We will be putting together a slideshow of responses for the students to view the week before break.


Ashbrook Recognizes STAR Students

This year our students have been working hard to learn our STAR principles:

Stay Safe

Take Responsibility

Always be Kind

Respect Everyone


Starting in January we will be recognizing two students per grade level each month as our STAR students of the month! These will be students who exemplify the STAR Principle of that month.


January's STAR principle is Stay Safe. Students will be learning about what it means to be safe in school and at home. We look forward to celebrating our amazing students with you!

Congratulations to our Governor's Educator of the Year and Support Staff Member of the Year!

Please join me in congratulating Mrs. Jenny Olaya as our Governor's Educator of the Year and Mrs. Elaine Jardine as our Support Staff Member of the Year. Both winners received numerous nominations speaking at length about their work with Lumberton's students. We are honored to be able to present them with this award. Please view the district announcement video HERE.
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Ashbrook Elementary School's Educator of the Year, Jenny Olaya
Mrs. Elaine Jardine our Support Staff Member of the Year
Ashbrook Elementary School's Support Staff Member of the Year, Elaine Jardine

Fully Remote

As a reminder, all students and staff will be fully remote through January 15th. School will reopen for hybrid in-person learning on Tuesday, January 19th.

Holiday Homework Break

The district is taking a holiday homework break until January 4th. We're hoping this will reduce some stress and allow for time to spend making new winter memories.


Click here for the district communication on this.

Save the Date: Virtual Parent Workshop, Social Emotional Learning Tools for Parents

Our guidance department has organized a live virtual parent workshop on social emotional learning. The workshop is hosted by Box out Bullying and is called "SEL Tools for Parents." The workshop will take place on January 7, 2021. Discover how to use certain solution-focused techniques, the Peace Table, that will have an immediate impact on a child's behavior, achievement, and social emotional intelligence. There will be an opportunity to ask questions. We will get additional information about the time and log in access when we get closer. We hope to see you there!

Spirit Days and School Closings

Holiday Homework Break December 14th-January 4th

Friday, December 18th: Holiday Spirit Day, wear holiday colors to celebrate the season

Wednesday December 23rd: Ugly Sweater Day

Thursday December 24th-Monday January 4th- School Closed Winter Break

Staff Shout Out

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!


https://forms.gle/LdirUDjdTUsbojv8A


December's Staff Shout Out:

"Mrs. Wilkinson has been awesome during these difficult times. She creates a calm learning environment and is able to refocus the class quickly. She has a warm spirit that nurtures her students which makes for an inviting experience. She is always positive and encouraging. Her class environment allows for a lot of creativity from students during writing and she is always excited to listen to her 2nd graders. I appreciate the kindness she has showed my shy student. He really enjoys her as a teacher and we appreciate her dedication to ensuring her students grow as learners."

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