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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Third Annual Veterans Day Lunch

Ash Creek Staff and Students invite you to our third annual Veterans Day Lunch, at 12:00 pm on Monday, November 10th. All are welcome!

Please RSVP by Wednesday, November 5th: 520-824-3340

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Thank You to the VFW Ladies Auxilliary

A big thank you to the VFW Ladies Auxiliary for their recent donation of school supplies to the classrooms. Thank you, ladies! we will make good use of them.

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Shake Out!

Once again, Ash Creek School will be participating in the Shake Out to practice earthquake safety and awareness.

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Civil Rights for Child Nutrition Sponsors Notification

In the operation of the Child Nutrition Programs, no individual in the United States shall solely by reason of his or her race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability, be excluded from the participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

The U.S. Department Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation & marital or family status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all Programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc) should contact USDA’s target center at(202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD) to file a complaint of discrimination write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 14th and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20259410 or call (202)720-5964(voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Thank You!

Thanks to the VFW Ladies Auxiliary who donated a check in the amount of $120.00 for the drying rack for the Art room. Thank you Ladies!

Thanks, also, to the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office for presenting Ash Creek Elementary a check from the Sheriffs’ Charity Run in the amount of $235.00, to be used for improvement to school safety and security.

VFW Ladies Auxilliary presents drying rack to Principal Shepard and students.

VFW Ladies Auxilliary presents drying rack to Principal Shepard and students.

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Welcome to the 2014-2015 School Year!

Welcome back! We hope you all had a wonderful summer break.

We are pleased to announce that we have become partners with the Vail School District for implementing Beyond Textbooks, an online resource and collaborative community created by teachers and District leaders in the Vail School District. Beyond Textbooks has resources to create lessons, plan activities, quiz students, and has helped many schools boost student achievement. Ash Creek will still continue to integrate the arts into lessons.

We will also be implementing Galileo K-12. This is a comprehensive assessment system which includes benchmarks, formative screening and placement tests, as well as interim and final course examinations, pretests and posttests, and instruments documenting instructional effectiveness.

School begins at 8:10 am and dismissal is at 4:10 pm. Students may enjoy breakfast from 7:50-8:10, Monday-Thursday.

We are accepting enrollment applications for students currently residing out of district for the 2014/2015 school year. Please call the office for more information.

This year, classes are organized as follows:

Ms. Corley: Pre-K – 2nd 

Ms. Marvick: 3rd– 5th

Mrs. Hamberger: 6th -8th

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Summer School: Exploring the Deep Sea!

Join us on June 30th-July 24th for a unique summer school experience as we explore one of the most mysterious places on earth: the deep sea! This project-based program emphasizes core skills in math, writing, and reading while working toward a culminating drama performance on the evening of July 24th. Deadline for registration is June 9th. For more information:

Summer School Information

To register:

Summer School Registration Form

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