Ashbrook Elementary School News

Friday, February 12th, 2021

Celebrating 100 Days at Ashbrook Elementary School!

Ashbrook Recognizes STAR Students for January

Staff nominated students for the month of January who exemplified the Stay Safe portion of our STAR principles! Congratulations to our nominees! Thank you for doing things the Wildcat Way! February's trait is Respect Everyone. Our STAR students will be recognized this month in their remote and in person classrooms.

STAR Student Winners:*

Chase P

Emerson P

Cooper C

Avery P

Donald H

Clara K

*Only winners with website permissions listed above. Congratulations to all winners!

Save the Date: Picture Retakes

Picture retakes will take place on February 26th and March 1st from 1:00pm-4:00pm at the Bobby's Run School Multi Purpose Room for remote and hybrid students. More details to come soon!

AUXS Application Announcement

I'm writing to ask your cooperation in completing the AUXS application each morning. We are still having a significant number of families who are not filling out the form. Our goal is to get kids into their classrooms as quickly as possible, and not to send any child home. Please help us with this goal by completing the form each morning.

Students who complete the AUXS application every day for the remainder of the month of Febraury will be placed in a drawing to win a chance to be socially distanced Principal for the day!

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 30th, 2021 is eligible to register for kindergarten. Find more information on our website HERE.

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

Spirit Days and School Closings

Monday February 15th: President's Day All Schools Closed

Wednesday February 17th: Random Act of Kindness Day

Friday February 26th: Dress as a Favorite Book Character

Staff Shout Out


Mr. T is a great match for co-teacher with Mrs. Gizelbach. He is always upbeat and friendly with the students. I’m sure it has not been easy to transition from years of active movement as a phys ed teacher to sitting for hours doing virtual learning... but he makes it work! He adds to the energy of the learning environment and always assists when needed. We appreciate his ability to adjust from a more athletic environment to the classroom.

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!

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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