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A community of personally and socially responsible citizens who are innovative and reflective thinkers focused on continuous learning.

How Does PWCS Support Student Mental Health? Come to the PWCS Mental Health Expo on October 20 to find out. View details.

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School Announcements
Navigating Hurdles—New Resources Help Military Students and Their Families Reach Goals
PWCS has launched a new initiative to help military-connected students and their families make a smooth transition into the School Division and community.  Read more.
 
Ashland Elementary on Social Media
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Encore Rotation Schedule
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9/16
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9/17
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9/18
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9/22
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9/26
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Family Life Education Program (opt-out process)

The parent letter/opt-out form is part of the PWCS student “Code of Behavior & Forms.” Objectives by grade level are posted on the Science and Family Life Education Web page at science.departments.pwcs.edu/ (choose the Family Life Education button). Parents should visit the site and review the objectives for their child’s grade level or course. Parents may exercise opt-out for any of the FLE sensitive content by returning the opt-out form to the appropriate teacher any time during the school year but preferably within the first month of school.

Questions about the FLE program or the opt-out procedure may be directed to Kathy Keesee, administrative coordinator, Science and Family Life Education, at 703.791.7848 or lanzafk@pwcs.edu. Or you can all our Ashland School Counselors, Mrs. Reese or Mr. Carter, at 703.583.8774 with any questions.


 
Ashland Announcer 9.25.14
Check out this week's Ashland Announcer, our parent newsletter! Previous editions can be found here.

Falcon Flyer (Student News)
Check out this weeks FALCON FLYER!! Our 5th Grade News Team will interview students across the grade levels each week and update you on events. Maybe they will pull in some some special guests!


 
Ashland 2nd Graders Celebrating Diversity

"We are United, We are Diverse!"
Check out our 2nd Graders building a positive culture and celebrating diversity! They made flags, one side drawing pictures of ways they are different, the other side drawing pictures of ways they are the same. 

 
Ashland Bike to School Program
3rd -5th students who live in Ashland on the clubhouse side of Spriggs Road, will be able to ride their bike to and from school with parent permission starting October 14th.  Please complete and return the permission slip before October 6th, if you are allowing your child to bike to/from school.
Bike to School Permission Slip and Information


 
Ashland Announcer 9.18.14

Check out this week's Ashland Announcer!
 


Coming home this week is the new Falcon Fridge Facts, a one page document with updates for the upcoming week.

Coming soon is the Falcon Flyer student news show!

 
Upcoming Events This Week

Yellow Day on Thursday, September 25th - Help our younger students learn their primary colors by wearing yellow on this day!



 
Ashland Bike Rodeo
We are looking to become a Safe Routes to School Walking/Biking community this year.   Our goal is to encourage more students to be active while learning basic bicycle safety, maintenance and some rules of the road.  We will be holding a Bike Rodeo on October 4th   for Ashland 1st-5th graders, in the bus loop parking lot.  Participants must be registered prior to attending by 9/30/14.

Click Here for the Parent Letter

Click Here for Permission Slip

 
Falcon Bruin Fun Run Oct. 18

The 10th Annual Falcon/Bruin Fun Run is quickly approaching.  Registration is available online,


Click Here to register.  




 

 
Ashland Announcer 9.12.14

Here is this week's Ashland Announcer. Meet our Office Team and get an update from Sean in 5th, Kayla in 4th, Katelyn in 3rd, Camille in 2nd, Kaitlyn in 1st, and Kelsey in Kindergarten!

 
Being Prepared!

The Prince William County Public School Division has established crisis management plans and policies for how all types of potential crises are to be handled. Crisis management is part of the School Division's approach to school safety. It anticipates potential problems and establishes a coordinated response to minimize the stress and disruptions a crisis might bring to bear on the School Division and the community. Each school has emergency and contingency plans in place to respond to different types of events as they occur. Each school has also established a Crisis Response Team (CRT) that is an integral part of the school's emergency management plan. The School Division works closely with local law enforcement agencies to coordinate responses to particular incidents.

Ashland as well as all of the schools in the Division implements and practices safety drills to be prepared at all times for emergencies. We started these drills this week very successfully. Our number one priority is keeping students, staff, and visitors safe at all times.

If you are interested in more information about our crisis procedures, please check out this video prepared by our Risk Management and Security Services.




 

 
Military-Connected Family Survey

Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) received a DoDEA grant to help military-connected students and their family transition into PWCS and provide specific support to military-connected families. To that end, PWCS recently hired a Military Student Transition Consultant (MSTC) from the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC). At this time, the consultant will be working initially with families from Ashland, Henderson, and Pattie Elementary Schools as she develops a military-connected transition program for the entire School Division.

In an effort to serve you better, we are asking you to complete this short survey. Your feedback is important and will be used when determining the type of support and resources that would be most beneficial to your family. Your participation in completing this survey is voluntary but strongly encouraged. All information that you disclose in this survey will be kept confidential within PWCS. Anonymized and summary data will be given to a 3rd party evaluator to ensure we are meeting the grant’s goals.

If you have any questions about this survey or the program, please feel free to contact Darlene Friedline at friedld@pwcs.edu , or Carolyn Juba at jubacm@pwcs.edu .

Survey

Please visit our new Military Connected Student Support Webpage
 
Thank you in advance for your participation!

Sincerely,
Carolyn Juba  jubacm@pwcs.edu
Military Student Transition Consultant 
Prince William County Public Schools

 
Ashland is Back Open to Transfer Students

Due to current student enrollment, Ashland Elementary is now open to student transfers. Call Bev or Mary in the office for help with registration at (703) 583-8774.
 
Ashland Announcer 8.1.14

Check out our first video-version of the Ashland Announcer!
This family newsletter highlights the great things happening at Ashland. In this case, we are talking about Camp Invention!

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2014-15 Classroom Supply Lists


Please click here for 2014-15 supply lists.

*1st grade list has been revised as of 8/15/14.*







 

 
New Assistant Principal at Ashland Elementary


We're pleased to announce that we have hired our new Assistant Principal, Mr. RJ Lucciotti! Mr. Lucciotti comes to us from Coles Elementary where he taught 5th Grade. Thank you in advance for welcoming him into our school community and helping his transition!






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