Thank You!

We know that parents have a choice when they select an educational setting for their children. We appreciate our parents’ support and dedication to Ash Creek Elementary School.

Ash Creek Public Schools

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Change in School Tax Credit Policy

Eligible contributions made to a public school from January 1 through April 15 of a calendar year may now be used as a tax credit on the prior year’s tax return. This means that contributions made to Ash Creek School from January 1, 2016 to April 15, 2016 may now be used as a tax credit on either your 2015 or 2016 Arizona income tax return. This increases your opportunity and flexibility in making a tax credit donation to Ash Creek School.

To make a donation, see How to Help above where you will find a link to the tax credit form.

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Thank You Sunizona-Ash Creek Association!

We would like to thank the members of the Sunizona Ash Creek Association for their donation to the school. We appreciate their support! Our next performance at the Association will be on the evening of December 1, 2015.

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Thank You, VFW Ladies Auxiliary

A special thank you to the VFW Post # 9977 Cochise Ladies Auxiliary for the generous donation for school supplies!

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Free School Meals Now Available to All Students

Ash Creek Elementary School is pleased to announce we are now part of the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). The CEP allows high-poverty schools to offer free school meals, breakfast and lunch, to all students attending. It eliminates the school meal application process.

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Track Meet Thank Yous

We would like to thank Bowie Elementary, McNeal Elementary, Pomerene Elementary, Cochise Elementary, Search homeschooling group, and Joanna Todd Christian School for attending our 35th annual track meet.

We would also like to thank all the volunteers for helping out, Michael Simmons for announcing, and a special thank you to Cochise County Sheriff’s Department, Border Patrol, and Pearce/Sunsites Fire Department for attending and helping out.

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Taiko Performance Coming Up!

Join us on March 19 at 6:30 pm for the culminating performance of our week with Odaiko Sonora Japanese drumming group. Members of the group will work with Ash Creek students all week, teaching them about the art of Japanese ensemble drumming. The final performance is a must-see event. We will share a potluck meal after the performance. Don’t miss it!


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National Hunger Hotline

Expanding Awareness and Access to Summer Meals

The National Hunger Hotline, 1-866-3-HUNGRY, operated by WhyHunger, is a toll-free phone number available to people in need of food assistance. Families can call the National Hunger Hotline to find summer meal sites in their communities.

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National School Choice Week Gears Up Jan 25-31, 2015

As we start the New Year and new semester, I want to express my sincere thanks to you for choosing to send your children to Ash Creek Elementary School.

We appreciate your confidence in our teachers and staff – and we take very seriously our commitment to the families of the Ash Creek Elementary school students who have chosen Ash Creek Elementary School to provide a sound and strong education.

This week you may hear about National School Choice activities here in Arizona. Public schools continue to be the number-one choice of parents. We know you have a choice when it comes to educating your children. Thank you for choosing Ash Creek Elementary School.

Sue Shepard, Principal

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A Visit from The Caravan

Ash Creek students received a visit from The Caravan, a group of people making a transcontinental journey in horse-drawn carriages. The horses were beautiful and their trip is fascinating. For more information, see their website:

Thanks to the folks at The Caravan for stopping by, and good luck on their journey.

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