Ashbrook News

Friday September 15, 2023

Principal's Message

We have had a wonderful first full week of school at AES! Thank you to parents, guardians and caregivers for your support and flexibility as we started our new daily school routines. The partnership between school and home is a very important one and we look forward to growing together throughout the year. You will hear your child talk about our "STAR" principles and earning tickets for prizes. Please take a look at the information provided below in order to reinforce the "STAR" principles with your children.
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Stay Safe

Staying safe means you are making careful choices that keep yourself and others from getting hurt.

Take Responsibilty

Responsibility is an action we take to show we can make good choices, do what is expected of us, and take ownership of our behavior and actions.

Always be Kind

Being kind means that you show others you care and do things to make them feel happy.

Respect Everyone

Interact with others in a way that shows that you care about their well-being and how they feel.

Zones of Regulation

One approach we use to increase self-regulation skills in the classroom is the Zones of Regulation. The Zones is a framework that teaches students to identify feelings and use appropriate coping tools. Feelings and state of alertness are sorted into four colored zones. Students who are well regulated are able to be in the appropriate zone at the appropriate time. We encourage you to try using some of the "Zones" language at home with your child.

Blue Zone: Your body is running slowly. You may feel sad, bored, tired or sick.

Green Zone: Your body is ready to learn! You may feel happy, calm or focused. This is the Zone we expect students to be in for most of the day.

Yellow Zone: This is the caution zone, and your body starts to lose control. You may feel worried, stressed, annoyed, frustrated, silly or excited.

Red Zone: Your body is out of control. You may feel anger, aggression, or terror. This may look like a child having a tantrum or a meltdown.

It’s important to note that there is not a “bad” Zone as all of the Zones are expected at one time or another. More information on the Zones of Regulation can be found here. Kids Like Me also has tips and suggestions for using Zones of Regulation at home.

Spirit Days & School Closures

Spirit Day: Friday September 22nd- Phillies or Baseball Day!

Upcoming School Closure:

September 25th- All Schools Closed for Yom Kippur

September 29th- Color Wars

    • Grade levels:

      • Pre K- Red

      • K- Blue

      • 1st- Yellow

      • 2nd- Red

      • 3rd- Blue

      • 4th- Green

      • 5th- Yellow

      • 6th- Red

      • 7th- Blue

      • 8th- Yellow

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Thu., October 12th, 7:30 p.m.

Regular Session Meeting

BOE Conference Room

33 Municipal Drive

Principal's Book Recommendation

The Color Monster is a wonderful story that covers different emotions and the zones of regulation. This is a great read to coincide with all of the SEL and morning meeting discussions that teachers are having with your child.

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PTA Corner

The first PTA meeting will be held on September 18th at 6:30pm at Bobby's Run School: free childcare will be available, an IT school representative will be providing valuable tech information and there will be ice cream!

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Volunteers Needed!

Ashbrook is working with our PTA to bring in volunteers to help out with our lunch and recess periods. Interested parties can continue to contact the PTA. A big thank you to those volunteers who have already started helping in the lunchroom!