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!
Falcon Flyer (Student News)
Check out our first edition of our new student news show, the 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!
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 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!
Ashland Announcer 9.5.14
Check out this week's Ashland Announcer video parent newsletter. We had to split it into two parts this week so make sure you watch both. We are not afraid to try new things and learn as we go - thank you for bearing with us in this video journey!
Also, check out our video welcome messages from every teacher in our school! They are located on the grade level and department pages.
There have been some technical issues with Parent Portal. We are now able to complete the account creation process and edit existing accounts. If you are experiencing problems they will be resolved starting next week. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Falcon Bruin Fun Run Oct. 18
The 10th Annual Falcon/Bruin Fun Run is quickly approaching. Registration is available online,
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.
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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