GROWING CURIOUS AND INDEPENDENT LEARNERS
Ashgrove Elementary ensures all students learn at high levels by focusing on collaboration in
teaching and developing positive relationships with students.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
🍁🥧🦃 Thanksgiving Lunch 🦃🥧🍁
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
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
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.
DID YOU KNOW?
- 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