2023-2024 School Calendar ⬅️link
🦃 NOVEMBER 🦃
Friday, Nov. 3rd; 1st TRIMESTER ENDS
Nov. 6th - Nov. 9th; Scholastic Book Fair
Tuesday, Nov. 7th & Thursday Nov. 9th; Parent Teacher Conferences
Friday, Nov. 10th; No School; Veteran's Day
Monday, Nov. 13th; No School; In-service Day
Tuesday, Nov. 14th; School Board Meeting, 6pm
Wednesday, Nov 13; LATE START grades k-12: ASHS start time is 10:15AM
Wednesday Nov. 22 - Friday Nov. 24; No School; Thanksgiving Break
🌲 DECEMBER 🌲
Monday December 11th; Board Meeting 6pm Open House
Monday December 18th; 5th Grade Band Concert: 1:45pm at ASHS Cafe.
Tuesday December 19th; 5th Grade Chorus/Strings Concert: 1:30pm at ASHS Cafe.
Friday December 22nd; 1/2 Day School; Dismissal starts at 12:10pm
Monday Dec. 23rd- Jan. 1st; Holiday Break
Core Value of the Month
Last Month: OCTOBER: Integrity
[ grat-i-tood ] ~ noun
Gratitude is showing others you know how they have helped you.
"Our Big Idea this month is gratitude. It’s so important to spend some time each day reflecting on things that fill us with gratitude. Even when times are tough, there is much to be grateful for. In some families, there is a Thanksgiving tradition of going around the table so that each family member can share something they’re thankful for. Let’s not wait until November 24 to start that exercise. Instead, share words of gratitude with your friends, teachers, and family starting now. Gratitude is letting others know you see how they’ve helped you."
"Skinks look like lizards of the family Lacertidae (sometimes called true lizards), but most species of skinks have no pronounced neck and relatively small legs. Several kinds of skinks have no limbs at all.
A trait apparent in many species of skink is digging and burrowing. Many spend their time underground where they are mostly safe from predators, sometimes even digging out tunnels for easy navigation.
Skinks typically seek out environments protected from the elements, such as thick foliage, underneath man-made structures, and ground-level buildings such as garages and first-floor apartments. When two or more skinks are seen in a small area, it is typical to find a nest nearby. Skinks are considered to be territorial and often are seen standing in front of or "guarding" their nest area."
Other words for gratitude: thankfulness, appreciativeness, recognition
School Start and End Times
Students arrive to school between 7:45 and 8:15 a.m. Students are considered late if they arrive after 8:15. Free breakfast is offered to all students and they eat in their classroom. Please call the school office if your child will be late/absent.
Student pick-up and walkers begin at 2:15. Bus dismissal begins at 2:20 with the last bus usually leaving the school by 2:50. There are also two after-school activities buses with students living on the West River Road route being called at 3:20 and the last bus called at approximately 3:30. Please call the school office before 2pm if your child's transportation plans are different for the day.