Ashland Elementary School Home Page
Translation Page
Username: Password:
« October 2015 »
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat


Upcoming Events
School Announcements
Take a Look at #AshlandSOAR
See tweets from staff and parents highlighting the amazing things happening at Ashland every day! Join in sharing our school story through Twitter.

Falcon Flyer Student News Show
The Falcon Flyer Student News Show, hosted by our student news team, presents information to parents and students on upcoming events as well as celebrating the great things happening at Ashland. 

Student Share
Students are able to shine and share what they are learning in school through the Student Share segment on our Falcon Flyer Morning News Show. Click on the upper left button on the embedded video to see the playlist of previous videos.

Games with Guests Lip Sync Battle 10.2.15
Staff compete in challenges, races, and games live for students on the Falcon Flyer Morning News Show every week to help students and staff have fun and stay motivated!

Encore Rotation Schedule
Click Here for a more detailed schedule
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10/5 Day 1 10/6 Day 2 10/7 Day 3 10/8 Day 4 10/9 Day 5
10/12 No School 10/13 Day 6 10/14 Day 1 10/15 Day 2 10/16 Day 3
10/19 Day 4 10/20 Day 5 10/21 Day 6 10/22 Day 1 10/23 Day 2

Updated Vision at Ashland
It's official! Thanks to all of the input from all parents and staff, as well as voting by our students, we now have an updated Vision for our school!
Kind, Creative, Safe, Hard-working, & Fun


Our Vision was created through a full year of research and voting during the 2014-15 school year. ALL staff (teachers, administration, assistants, office, bus drivers) and parents were asked for input about what qualities our students should have at Ashland. We did this at PTO meetings, Advisory Council meetings, staff meetings, Back to School Nights, New Parent Orientation, and anytime we could during the first half of the year. All of the input was gathered, counted, grouped, and ranked. The top ten qualities then were presented to the 3rd4th, and 5th grade students during the second half of the year. They voted on what they thought were the most important qualities, which is now what we have in our Vision for our students!

Our school team is now in the process of identifying how we already are doing these qualities, what needs to be added, and how we will ensure that we keep these in mind while planning instruction and events for our students. 
Middle School Program Opportunities
Middle school students in Prince William County are offered the options of remaining at their base school, transferring to a specialty program in World Languages, Mathematics and Science, or enrolling in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme or a Traditional School. 

Visit the Middle School Specialty Program Web page or view more details about these opportunities or download the Middle School Programs guide below to view more information about middle school specialty programs in Prince William County Public Schools. Middle school students in Prince William County are offered the options of remaining at their base school, transferring to a specialty program in World Languages, Mathematics and Science, or enrolling in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme or a Traditional School. 

Individual schools will offer information sessions for students and their parents to learn more about specific programs. See the calendar for dates.

Middle School Programs Opportunities Information Guide for 2015-16
Programa de Oportunidades Para Estudiantes de Escuelas Intermedias

Ashland Fall Festival Field Day 11/6/2015

Ashland Fall Festival Field Day has been rescheduled for November 6, 2015 due to forecasted weather. 
We are gearing up with fun field day activities for our students.

Click Here for more information and how to volunteer.


Falcon / Bruin Fun Run October 17th

Join the Ashland Elementary PTO and the Forest Park Bruins for a wonderful event that will get your whole family moving on October 17th at 8:00am.
We are holding our 9th annual Falcon/Bruin Competitive 5K and 1 mile Fun Run or Walk.

Click Here for the Flyer.
Click Here to Register Online.


Walk to School Day Oct. 7th
What is International Walk to School Day (iWalk)?

International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day to raise awareness of the benefits of walking and biking and need for Safe Routes to School. It began in 1997 as a one-day event, and has become the signature fall event for the year-round Safe Routes to School movement. Today, thousands of schools across America – from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam – participate in a variety of ways every October.​

Click Here For More Information


2015 Ashland Bike Rodeo

We are looking to continue our Safe Routes to School biking program this year. We will once again partner with ENDORPHIN FITNESS of Prince William County, a local Cycling and Triathlon coaching company, in hosting our second Bike Rodeo.

Click Here for more information and Permission slip.

Ashland Motto In Sign Language
On of our parents modeled our school motto, "Together We SOAR Higher," using sign language while he was in for a day as an Ashland Watch Dog. 

Students Attending on Transfer
Due to the number of students already enrolled at Ashland so far this year, we are now closed to additional transfers in Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, and 5th Grade. Thank you for expressing interest in attending Ashland Elementary!
Free & Reduced Meal Application
If needed, please complete the Free & Reduced Lunch Application online again this year. This must be completed EVERY school year. Don't forget!

Click here for the Online Free & Reduced Meal Application.

In addition, if families need and want fees for various programs waived or reduced, a waiver form must be completed and submitted to the office.

Click here for the Free & Reduced Meal Meal - Application for Fee Waiver.

Please call the office at (703) 583-8774 if you have any questions.

Official VA 2014-15 SOL Results

The official results for Ashland are in for the 2014-15 SOL state tests! WOW! The Ashland students, staff, and parents really brought it! Together we are soaring higher! 

Ashland had the highest Pass Rate in 3rd-5th Combined Math at 92.9% AND Pass Advanced rate at 48.1% of ALL 58 typical elementary schools in Prince William County!

5th - 94% Pass, 54% Pass Advanced
4th - 93% Pass, 50% Pass Advanced
3rd - 92% Pass, 39% Pass Advanced

5th - 91% Pass, 35% Pass Advanced
4th - 87% Pass, 36% Pass Advanced
3rd - 87% Pass, 24% Pass Advanced

5th - 90% Pass, 30% Pass Advanced

4th - 95% Pass, 57% Pass Advanced

Sensory-Friendly Movies
Sensory-Friendly Movies are playing at two local theaters every month. These films are shown with the lights up, sound down, and viewers are allowed to talk, sing, and move out of their seats during the show. Please share with families that may have sensory-related disabilities so that they can enjoy a movie together! 

AMC Potomac Mills 18 in Woodbridge 

Regal Virginia Gateway Stadium 14 in Gainesville 

Both of these local theaters play sensory-friendly movies on the last Saturday of the month at 10:00 am (AMC) and 10:30 am (Regal). Always check online for the upcoming show times at each location.

Drone Flyover Video
A parent & G&C Auto Services provided us with a drone flyover video of Ashland. What a cool experience for our students. Check out the learning garden from the ariel view!

Ashland Watch D.O.G.S (Dads Of Great Students)

Thank you to the 150 Dads, Granddads, and Uncles who came to our kick-off meeting to learn more about our new program. Our new goal is to fill every day of school with a Watch DOG!

Register using the form from the office or online using VolunteerSpot  Review the options listed and choose the spot(s)/day(s) that work for you. Sign-up is easy and quick! You do not need to register, have an account, or figure out a password. 

Use this link for more information about the Ashland Watch DOGS program. Thank you for being involved in our school and your child's education. Your child(ren) will remember this for the rest of their lives!


Warning! This Web page may contain links to one or more Web sites outside the PWCS network, which are not PWCS venues and may not reflect the views or opinions of PWCS. PWCS does not control the content of such Web sites and does not sponsor or endorse any messages, products, or services contained on such Web sites.

Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy Policy | View "printer-friendly" page | Login   
Site powered by © 2015 - Educational website content management