Welcome Back, Class of 2033!

Welcome to Ms. Hugill's First Grade Class

A Note From Ms. Hugill

Welcome, Park Panthers!

My name is Ashlyn Hugill, I am thrilled and honored to be teaching our 1st grade class, class of 2033! This year will be filled with learning, adventure, success and laughter! We will discover new treasures in reading, writing, math, social studies, science and so much more! Our classroom will be a safe haven for all students to feel confident, loved and appreciated each day. Every student will be encouraged to dive into their unique creativity, build their critical thinking skills, and showcase their authentic character!

We have much to learn this year, and it is just getting started! As we ease into the new school year, please know that I am here as a teacher, mentor, guide and friend. We, together, can help build the future of our student's successes. I will extend grace with any new learning endeavors that we will come across, I will provide solutions to the speed bumps that might take place, and I will make sure our kiddos grow and learn as much as they possibly can each and every day.

I encourage positive conversations and open-communication for all of our families and students. Please do not hesitate at any time to reach out with questions, voice concerns or if you would like to open up and just chat! I understand that beginning a new school year comes with a ton of new information, and I promise to help navigate a smooth transition into the new year. The best way to communicate this year is through the Remind App ( click here / follow directions listed below) or through my school email ahugill@durangoschools.org.

I am fully dedicated to your child's well-being, and the success of their learning achievements this year! Thank you for letting me be apart of their educational journey, I cannot wait to meet you all soon!

Big love and big hugs!

-Ms. Hugill

Classroom Communication

Text Messages & Class Updates: REMIND APP

Please download the Remind App on your phone if you would like to use text messages as a means of communication, and receive immediate updates and reminders from Ms. Hugill.

This year, families will have the opportunity to download the Remind App for quick updates, text messages and classroom reminders. Remind is a two-way communication application used to communicate on-the-go! Families can use this app to send text messages and receive updates, information, reminders, and daily reports. This is a quick way to send Ms. Hugill a text message, and receive all important 'happenings' in the classroom.

Please follow the link below to download the Remind App!


What's Up: Weekly Emails

Ms. Hugill's Email: ahugill@durangoschools.org

Stay connected, ask questions and check out what we're working on inside the classroom! I will be sending out weekly emails about our week's learning experiences and what to look forward to in the future! Please check these What's Up Weekly Emails in order to stay in touch with our classroom, school and community events!

Ms. Hugill's Contact Hours:

Ms. Hugill is available 7:30am-4:00pm during school service days and upon parent/family requests. I invite all forms of communication and encourage families to request parent/teacher meetings in any circumstance that is needed. I will always extend grace with the dates and times that you can meet and will be flexible with your time as I know it is valuable.

The best way to contact Ms. Hugill is through the Remind App and through district email. If I do not respond to you right away, please know that I have received your communication and will get back to you as soon as possible. I appreciate your patience and understanding, and look forward to checking-in with you over the course of this year!

Join Remind

Send a Text Message to 81010 and text the message "@mshugill"
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Weekly at-home Read Alouds

Campfire Stories with Ms. Hugill & (sometimes) Mr. Chips

Reading is one of the most important skills that we learn to love at a young age. To encourage the spirit of reading and having fun while doing so, I will be sending out weekly read alouds for you and your family to watch!

I encourage all students and families to find the fun and love in reading this year. I will even challenge you and your family to create a read aloud just like mine - and perhaps even join my weekly read aloud Campfire Stories!

All the love,

Ms. Hugill

Campfire Stories: Episode 1

Park Panthers "Meet and Greet"

Monday, Aug. 23rd, 8-9am

510 East 6th Avenue

Durango, CO

Meet Ms. Hugill and say hello to the rest of the Park Elementary School Team!

Please come visit Park Elementary School, August 23rd, from 8am-9am! All families and students will have a the chance to meet their teachers, say hello and prep for the first day of school. This year, our Meet and Greet will be held outside. **Please do not bring any school materials to this event, we will be taking all school supplies on the first day of school (Tuesday, August 24th).**

We will be able to go over any questions, introduce ourselves and bring on the new year with ease. I will send out a reminder before the Monday Meet and Greet, I look forward to meeting you all then!