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A community of personally and socially responsible citizens who are innovative and reflective thinkers focused on continuous learning.
Those†who care for the children and families of Prince William County are deeply moved and troubled by this week's events in Pakistan. Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims, their familes, and loved ones.
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Encore Rotation Schedule
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Ashland Announcer & Falcon Flyer 12.18.14

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!

Take a Look at #AshlandSOAR

Falcon Fridge Facts

Click the flyer below to open the latest "Falcon Fridge Facts".


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†! †

Mr. Jacks Reading Balloons Over Broadway

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

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.†

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 grantís 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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