Ashgrove News

November 2022


Ashgrove Elementary ensures all students learn at high levels by focusing on collaboration in

teaching and developing positive relationships with students.

Noteworthy Dates πŸ“…

  • November 8: PAC meeting @ 3:15
  • November 10: 2nd Grade Fine Arts Night 6:00 - 7:00 pm
  • November 15-17: Book Fair
  • November 15: Title 1 Family Night - Reading and Social Emotional Learning
  • November 16: Thanksgiving Lunch for Families
  • November 23-25: No School

November Message from Mrs. Hernandez

Ashgrove Elementary staff has been thinking hard about our school goals and professional growth over the last couple of months. I want you to know that in addition to making sure our students learn over the course of the year, we also focus on student safety. Our three Stallion Standards are Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible. When I talk to students, I try to let them know that a big piece of our jobs as the adults in the building is to keep them safe.

As such, our school holds monthly drills to practice our response in a crisis. The first few months, we have been practicing fire drills; however, we are going to start adding in practice
"Stay Puts" and "Lock Downs". A stay put is used when it is safer to keep students in the classrooms while we clear up an incident in a public area of the school - this may be a student or staff member having a medical emergency, a discipline concern, or just an emotional moment. A lock down is used in the event of a crisis within the school. While we practice these, we keep the event calm and simply practice how to respond if either of these were called in a true emergency.

We also educate our students about how to respond to a crisis through reading a story to them. Our School Resource Officer, Officer Christopherson, will be coming to the school to read a book about our lock down procedures, which follow the ALICE response guidelines and teach Eddie Eagle, a gun safety program.

As always, please call or email me if you have questions or concerns - 856-2626.

🍁πŸ₯§πŸ¦ƒ Thanksgiving Lunch πŸ¦ƒπŸ₯§πŸ

On November 16th, we will be having a Thanksgiving Lunch and inviting families to attend. Each class will have a 40 minute lunch and recess time. The cost of the meal is $4.50 for adults and $3.25 for siblings. Ashgrove students will be charged through their school lunch account. If you have children in more than one class, we will call siblings down to join you (it is easiest if you can come at the time your youngest student is eating.) A note will be sent home that will have the lunch times and menu included, as well as a RSVP for you to return.

Lunch Schedule:

11:10 - Mrs. Newberry

11:15 – Ms. Surratt

11:20 – Mrs. Wadsworth

11:30 - Ms. Berg

11:35 – Mrs. Lobatos

11:40 – Ms. Opsal

11:50 – Mrs. Johnson

11:55 – Mrs. Olson

12:00 – Mrs. Pollard

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Open Tuesday - Thursday

We are excited to hosting the book fair this month! Mrs. Heil will have the library open before and after school and during our Thanksgiving lunch.

Before School: 7:30 -8:00 am

After School: 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Wednesday Thanksgiving Lunch Time 10:30am - 1:30pm

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Every Day, ALL Day!

Research shows that missing 10 percent of the school, or about 18 days in most school districts, negatively affects a student’s academic performance. That’s just an average of two days a month and that’s known as chronic absence.


  • Starting in preschool and kindergarten, too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school.
  • Missing 10%, or about 2 days each month over the course of a school year, can make it harder to learn to read.
  • Students can still fall behind if they miss just 1 or 2 days every few weeks.
  • Being late to school may lead to poor attendance.
  • Absences and tardiness can affect the whole classroom if the teacher has to slow down learning to help children catch up.

❕❗ Daily Schedule Reminder ❗❕

7:55 First Bell

8:00 Tardy Bell

8:30 AM Half-Day Time (students arriving after 8:30 are absent for the morning)

2:00 PM Half-Day Time (students leaving before 2:00 are absent for the afternoon)

3:00 Dismissal Bell

Ashgrove Elementary School

Principal - NeCole Hernandez

Secretary - Jo Shepardson

Ashgrove Stallion Standards

I am safe.

I am respectful.

I am responsible.