Ash Creek students will be traveling to Whitewater Draw on January 30, 2014, thanks to a grant from the Arizona Game & Fish Department. Students will have a chance to observe the wildlife that is attracted to this special area.
I hope you had a fantastic and relaxing summer break and that you’ve come back with enthusiasm, energy, and are ready for a terrific year. We are starting the school year on a high note and are eager to build from there.
If you are new to Ash Creek Elementary, welcome, and we are glad you are here. If you are returning, congratulations for returning to a terrific school, one that we are very proud of and one where we are committed to getting better each and every day.
Know that the staff of Ash Creek Elementary promotes a positive and welcoming school climate for all students.
As parents, you play an important part in your child’s education. You have the greatest impact on your child’s school performance.
Parents, as partners in your child’s education, you will be doing your part to stay informed about everything going on at school.
I am excited about this new school year! We have many great events planned throughout the year and I hope to see you all.
We invite everyone to join us for Open House on August 22, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. See student work from the first three weeks of school, including PowerPoint presentations, writing, and artwork. Enjoy an improvisational drumming performance by the seventh and eighth grade students! After meeting in the gym, tour the classrooms and library. Light refreshments will be served.
We would like to thank all the schools who came out for our track meet: the Bowie Panthers, Double Adobe Bobcats, Elfrida Mustangs, McNeal Falcons, Pomerene Panthers and San Simon Longhorns. A big thank-you also to the Valley Union High School students who did an excellent job of running the events, and the parent and community volunteers who all helped make the track meet a success.
Ash Creek’s Jump Rope for the Heart Culmination event took place on Wednesday, April 17th. Students did tumbling, jump rope, hula hoops, and basketball at stations set up in the gym. At each station they had the opportunity to take their pulse to determine their resting and active heart rate. Students had a great time getting exercise and learning about heart health! (For more photos, see the slideshow link above.)
We will be holding AIMS Testing the week of April 15-18. All students should be in attendance. We will begin testing promptly at 8:15 am each morning. We ask that parents make sure that students get a good night’s sleep and have a good breakfast.
Ash Creek School will be holding a Kindergarten Roundup on April 29, 2013, from 11 am-2 pm. Parents of children who will be five years old before Sept 1, 2013 are asked to attend to register their child for kindergarten for the 2013-2014 school year. It is necessary to have your child’s birth certificate, immunization records, proof of residency, and any legal papers such as adoption, custody, or guardianship when you register. For more information, call Sue Shepard at 824-3340.
We are happy to announce that Ash Creek students will be attending a Field Trip at the Cluff Ranch Wildlife Area near Safford, Arizona on April 29th. This trip is funded by a Heritage Grant from Arizona Game and Fish Department.
Screening and referrals for children aged birth through 21 years of age, who may have disabilities or significant developmental delays, is available for children within the geographical boundaries of the Ash Creek School District.
These services are provided through Child Find. Child Find is a federally- mandated screening program.
Parents or guardians of such children are invited to call Ash Creek School at (520) 824-3340 to arrange an appointment for a free Child Find screening.
Please note: The annual Ash Creek Track Meet date has been changed from March 28, 2013 to April 25, 2013, from 9 am to 2 pm. For more information, or to volunteer, please call Mrs. Shepard.