Asheville Primary School
Family Connection 12/16/2020
We Are Grateful For You!
During these uncertain times that include shifts from our normal daily routines, we want to share our gratitude for you. We are grateful for the support and outpouring of care and connection from all of our families. We are grateful for your familiy's safety, well-being, and health. We encourage you to continue to make building strong family connections a priority whether that is with your immediate family, extended family, school and/or community. You all are a part of our school and community family and you matter most. Thanks for stepping up when needed. We look forward to continuing on this journey with you in the new year.
~Susanna and Tima
ONE BOOK, ONE SCHOOL~~ This month's book is Our Class is a Family. We are celebrating love and family diversity.
Return to Learn Update
Winter Break is from December 21, 2020 through January 1, 2021. There will be no remote learning ocurring during this time.
Remote learning for all students will resume on January 4, 2021.
The Preschool Program will open on Januray 19 for staff and students. We are looking forward to having your child join us in the classroom. Please note: The school district is monitoring the community spread of COVID-19 in Buncombe County. If this plan changes, communication will be sent out.
Healthy Children has released an article on ways families can cut down on stress during this time. They also offer tips on recognizing signs that a child needs support to manage emotions and behavior.
Buncombe County testing sites:
Free testing at community sites: visit www.buncombeready.org or call the Ready Team at (828) 419-0095, from 8:30 AM-5 PM, Monday - Friday
Find another testing site: https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/about-covid-19/testing/find-my-testing-place
As you have already learned, changes in our district plans come quickly. This site will be a great place to see changes and reread updates. Please always remember, you're welcome to contact our school for support or any questions you have. Stay Safe!
Positive Relationships Build Resilience
ACS Board Decision
During Monday's meeting of the Asheville City Board of Education, the board approved the recommendation to pursue the steps to complete a study that looks at the potential for selling the facility.
Many families and staff have been asking for clarification on the move of classrooms. No moves will be made until next school year. If you have further questions or concerns, please fill out this Google Form. District leadership will be looking at this document during planning and your suggestions and questions have already proven to have a positive impact on our planning.
Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org to share!
Mr. Shawn asked students this week, "What's the best thing in your life right now?"
Check out some responses to make your heart smile:
Kaylee - My family
Isaac - Being at my grandparent's house
Carrick - Bringing my cat in the car
Rowan S. - Not getting sick with the Corona virus
Judah - My fish tank
Tenny - It's Hanukkah! Presents every night.