Asheville Primary School

APS Family Connection 9/25/2021

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage

We celebrate the beauty of Hispanic and Latino culture, music, and traditions rooted in all Latin American countries this month. We recognize the great Hispanic and Latino Americans that have enriched our lives and inspired our students to achieve.

Next week, we will send out special newsletters to highlight the culture, music, traditions and achievements that our students are exploring in the classrooms.

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Welcome, Ms. Baily!

We are so excited to welcome Baily Griffith as our School Librarian/Digital Lead Teacher. She has already started working on our Learning Commons to get it ready for her lessons to begin next week.

Thank you to the students and staff for their patience over the last 5 weeks. It took a village to figure out the technology devices, book system, and continue SHINE Lab for students. We are thrilled to have Ms. Baily here to pull it all together.

Try this "I Love You" Ritual with Your Child to Build Connection

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Health & Safety

Covid Protocols continue to change as our community needs change. Please refer to the tool kits below to find the latest information and explanations of safety protocols. Our district uses these tool kits to help develop safety protocols for our schools. (Please remember that all the board meeting videos are available on our district website.)

Students should stay home, even with a negative test result, if they have vomiting or diarrhea or a fever. They may return with a negative test result and 24 hours after no longer vomiting, diarrhea or fever without the aid of medication.

**Preschool guidelines are different than school aged guidelines, including symptoms. Please see the symptom list below.

We are going back to some of our spring protocols for deep cleaning and sanitizing in an effort to be proactive in preventing the spread of germs. Please help us keep it safe by:

  • washing or sanitizing your child's backpack periodically
  • keeping coats and sweaters clean
  • washing or wiping down any items your child brings to school (i.e. water bottles)

Thank you for your help with keeping it safe at our school.

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Want To Be More Involved at APS?

We are looking for families to join our Title One Parent Involvement Team. This team helps us find ways to involve our community and families in our students' academic success. We also create the communication that is sent to families about Title One, plan events centered around how we use Title One funds at APS, and create and innovate ways to support every child's success. There are also opportunities to represent our school on the ACS District Title One team.

Want to join us? Email Tima Williams at

FREE Anti-bias Anti-racism Parenting Workshop

Register for an ABAR Parenting Workshop that works on your schedule. You have until next May to fit this in to your family's schedule. FREE to every family. If your family would like to make a contribution to help, contact an administrator.


Please remind your child to SHINE every day by:

  • Keeping it SAFE at Asheville Primary
  • HELPING our class community
  • Showing INTEGRITY
  • Keeping our environment NEAT & CLEAN
  • ENCOURAGING our classmates and staff

October 6 Early Release October 7 Parent Teacher Conference (In Person/Virtual Available)

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Many of our families have been asking about whether nuts are allowed or not. We have finished collecting health histories and have met with our school nurse to determine the safest plan. We will be a peanut aware school this year. That means that we have some staff/students allergic to peanuts. You can bring other nut butters like cashew, almond, etc. Thanks for helping keep everyone safe.

Asheville Primary Reference Documents & Links

Please fill out this APS FAMILY SURVEY

OOPS! Our survey didn't collect any of the email addresses for families filling the form out prior to 1 pm on 8/19. If you filled out the survey before that, would you PLEASE help by filling it out again so we have all of your information. Thank you!

Ingles Tools for Schools

Be sure to link your card to our school so that we can reap the benefits. Our school code is 10753. Thanks!

We need GREAT people!

Asheville City Schools has several instructional assistant vacancies at the elementary level for the 2021-2022 school year. Visit for details.

These positions are full time positions with benefits (i.e. state retirement, sick days, paid time off, health insurance, and access to supplemental insurance). The best part is you have the opportunity to have a positive impact on children every day.

We are still in need of the following positions:

  • academic support assistants
  • cafeteria workers
  • instructional assistants
  • substitutes

Many schools across our district are struggling with finding new staff to fill positions and we are no exception. Until those positions are filled, please allow grace to our staff as we all fill in to make sure that everything is taken care of for our students. Thank you!

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