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 email@example.com. Or you can all our Ashland School Counselors, Mrs. Reese or Mr. Carter, at 703.583.8774 with any questions.
Vision and Hearing Screening for all 3rd and Kindergarten Students
Vision and Hearing Screening for all 3rd and Kindergarten students will start Sept 29, 2014 and go through November 17, 2014. If you child fails either a vision or hearing test Mrs. Peoples, our school nurse will be contacting you.
For questions about this testing feel free to call Mrs. Peoples at 703 583-8774. Mrs. Peoples is in the clinic Monday through Friday 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
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 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 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 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 4thfor Ashland 1st-5th graders, in the bus loop parking lot. Participants must be registered prior to attending by 9/30/14.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org , or Carolyn Juba at email@example.com .
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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