Ashbrook Elementary School News

Friday, January 29th, 2021

Principal's Message

February is a very exciting month for us at Ashbrook Elementary School. We will be celebrating our 100th day of school on February 11th. This is a huge accomplishment for our students in a normal year, but I want to celebrate and acknowledge the flexibility, and resilience our students have shown these first 100 days. Be on the lookout for information on some fun 100th day activities.

We were so happy to welcome our hybrid students back into the building in January. Thank you in advance to families for completing the AUXS app each morning.

Learning to love writing at AES!

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Preschool celebrates Kindness from home

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National School Counseling Week

From February 1st to the 5th we celebrate National School Counseling Week. We want to give a big thank you to Mrs. Pease for all that she does for the students of Ashbrook Elementary School and Lumberton School District. Mrs. Pease organizes our Ashbrook assemblies, serves as the district Anti-Bullying Coordinator, works with our Climate Team, Student Success Team, School Safety Team and more! Thank you for all that you do for the children of Lumberton!

COVID-19 Reminders and Updates

  • Please keep your child home if they are sick, and notify Mrs. Hummel as to why they are absent. She can be reached at
  • Make sure Genesis is updated if there were any changes to contact information over the break.
  • Please notify if you have traveled out of state. It is especially important if you returned after January 4th as that would impact your students' hybrid learning return.
  • Please notify if anyone in your household has tested positive for Covid-19.
  • If your student has symptoms of Covid-19, they will need a negative test or quarantine for 10 days before returning to school. An alternative diagnosis is no longer allowed.
  • At this time, close contacts will need to quarantine for 10 days if exposed to someone with symptoms or until the contact has a negative Covid-19 test.
  • Please be sure to complete the AUXS application for your child each morning that they are attending in-person instruction.

Covid-19 Symptoms

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Stomachache
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Poor appetite or poor feeding, especially in babies under one year old
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Lumberton School District Preschool Expansion Grant

The Lumberton Township School District is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a Preschool Expansion Grant from the New Jersey Department of Education. This award will allow the district to provide FREE, high quality preschool to a number of our three- and four- year-old students starting on February 1, 2021. The district will be partnering with the Center for Family Services to provide free, high quality preschool to 42 Head Start eligible Lumberton children.

Families must meet the criteria as outlined by Head Start, though some exceptions may be made for families moderately over these amounts. These income guidelines can be waived for families with special circumstances who might benefit from placement in Head Start.

What if I am not comfortable sending my child to school at this time?

There are several service delivery options available, including a fully remote option.

What do I do if I am interested in enrolling my child in the program?

Visit the district website to complete the interest form: or you can contact Caryn Zweben, Supervisor of Pupil Personnel Services: or by phone (609) 267-9099 x3808

Spirit Days and School Closings

Friday February 5th: Football Jersey Day

Thursday February 11th: Wear Valentine's Day Colors/100th Day of School

Friday February 12th: School Closed for Students Staff In-Service

Monday February 15th: President's Day All Schools Closed

Wednesday February 17th: Random Act of Kindness Day

Friday February 26th: Dress as a Favorite Book Character

Staff Shout Out

Do you know a staff member who is doing an exceptional job? Please give them a shout out on the Google Form linked below. Your shout out could be featured in our next newsletter!


Ms. Stone does a great job assisting the students with any additional needs. She is always pleasant and nurturing and listens to all of the many stories her 2nd graders share on a daily basis. She makes a great co-teacher with Mrs.Wilkinson and we appreciate her patience and ability to fill in the gaps when needed.

Special Areas

Students are expected to complete daily special area lessons. Teachers have planned activities for students to complete as well as a daily Google Form. The completion of this form will contribute to second and third trimester report card grading.

The schedule for special areas is:

Monday Music with Mrs. Naylor from 2:00-2:50

Tuesday Art with Mrs. Scacco from 2:00-2:50

Wednesday Gym and Health with Mr. Pedrick and Mr. Travaglini from 9:30-10:20 and 10:20-11:10

Thursday Computers with Mr. Day from 2:00-2:50

Friday Library with Mrs. Giansanti from 2:00-2:50

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 will be open on Monday, February 1st on our website. Any Lumberton resident with a child who turns 5 on or before September 30th, 2021 is eligible to register for kindergarten. Find more information on our website HERE.

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