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A community of personally and socially responsible citizens who are innovative and reflective thinkers focused on continuous learning.
Distribution of Report Cards has been changed from February 3 to February 4, barring any further inclement weather. 

Debido al Código Rojo declarado el martes 27 de enero de 2015, la distribución de las Tarjetas de Calificaciones ha sido trasladada del 3 al 4 de febrero, a menos que se cancelen las clases por mal tiempo.   

Upcoming Events
- PTO Family Skate
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
- Kindergarten SOAR Awards
9:05 AM - 9:30 AM
- 1st Grade SOAR Awards
9:05 AM - 9:30 AM
- Advisory Council Meeting
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
- PTO Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
School Announcements
Welcome to Ashland!

Take a Look at #AshlandSOAR

Encore Rotation Schedule

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Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1/26 NS 1/27 Day 1 1/28 Day 1 1/29 Day 2 1/30 Day 3
2/2 Day 4 2/3 Day 5 2/4 Day 6 2/5 Day 1 2/6 Day 2
2/9 Day 3 2/10 Day 4 2/11 Day 5 2/12 Day 6 2/13 Day 1

Falcon Flyer 1.29.15

Ashland Takes The Great Kindness Challenge
During the week of January 27 - February 4, Ashland will join hundreds of schools across the country for the 2015 Great Kindness Challenge. We are excited to participate in this a powerful and positive initiative that will lead to more kindness and respect!


In conjunction with The Great Kindness Challenge, Ashland Gives Back is leading a Book & Toy Drive for Trevor's Treasures, an organization that helps children battling pediatric cancer.  If you would like to contribute, please have your child bring in a new, unwrapped toy or book to class.  Donations will be collected on Friday, Jan. 30. 

Friday is PJ Day With a Purpose.  Students are invited to wear PJs to school to raise awareness of the impact of cancer on children.

Great Kindness Challenge Flyer


Marshmallow Challenge
On Friday January 23rd all students participated in the Marshmallow Challenge.  Each team had 18 minutes to build a freestanding structure from 20 sticks of spaghetti, 1 yard of tape, 1 yard of string and 1 marshmallow.  Below is a compilation of pictures from around the school.

Jump Rope for Heart

February is National Heart Month, and over the next 4 weeks, we will be participating in Jump Rope for Heart.  Most of us know someone who is or has been affected by heart disease.  Our February focus in school and PE will be spent on educating our staff and students on how to take better care of their hearts. 

Our Jump Rope for Heart event will be held February 20th-27th during your child's physical education class.  All students participate regardless of donations.

CLICK HERE and then click on "Register Now" to register your child to be able to accept online donations.  The site will also give you several options and ideas to help collect donations.

CLICK HERE to see the flyer that was set home with your child.

Rising Six Graders Tdap Requirement

The Tdap booster vaccine is required for sixth grade students before the start of school in September 2015. Please give written documentation of this immunization to your school nurse once your child receives the vaccine. If your child has not received this immunization before the end of school in June, you will need to give the documentation to the middle school staff. Meeting this requirement as soon as possible will help your child have a smooth transition to middle school.

Unfortunately, no sixth grade student will receive their home room assignment until the Middle school has written verification of the Tdap immunization. These students will be excluded from school in September until immunization requirement is satisfied. Even if your student is only 10 yrs old in September, they will need to get the 10 yr old vaccine. 

Please contact Mrs. Peoples, our school nurse, if you have any questions.

2015-16 Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration is on April 9 & 23, 2015 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. If you cannot make those dates or times, please call the office in advance to schedule an appointment. Please share this information with your friends and neighbors who might have rising kindergarten students. 

Please note that school for the 2015-16 school year begins on August 31, 2015.

There are Registration packets available in the Front Office, please feel free to pick up one any time Monday through Friday (except holidays) between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. If you pick up a packet and fill it out at home then bring it along with the following on one of the registration dates, it will expedite your time with us.


Click here for the required items for the registration packet.
Falcon Fridge Facts

Click the flyer below to open the most current "Falcon Fridge Facts".

George Mason Super Reader Presented by Virginia529

George Mason Basketball and Virginia529 are combining forces to encourage kids to read! When kids read two books, they could earn a ticket to the George Mason men's basketball game vs. Rhode Island on Feb. 21st! Reading can be as much fun as hitting the game-winning basket at the buzzer, so give it your best shot!

Click here for more information and to register
Click Here for the FAQ's



Kid President challenged us through #BookItFoward to share books that are important to us and give books to others! This aligns well with Ashland Gives Back! and our SOAR characteristic of Supportive. Share on our Facebook page, with #AshlandSOAR on Twitter, or even just in class with teacher and classmates!

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!

We would like to introduce our new initiative #AshlandSOAR !  

We would like everyone that might capture something special involving students, parents or faculty from Ashland Elementary and hashtag
 it on Social Media with #AshlandSOAR !

Middle School Specialty Programs
Middle School Specialty Program Information

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

Find Out More

Fifth-grade students and their parents are invited to explore the wealth of specialty programsavailable to students as middle school options. Two general information sessions in October introduced PWCS specialty programs and offered an overview of the application process. 

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

The Middle School Special Opportunities Application is now online.
The deadline to submit applications is February 1, 2015.  
Middle School
Special Opportunities Programs Application
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 (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 Or you can all our Ashland School Counselors, Mrs. Reese or Mr. Carter, at 703.583.8774 with any questions.

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 , or Carolyn Juba at .


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

Carolyn Juba
Military Student Transition Consultant 
Prince William County Public Schools


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