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July  2019

 Dear Parents and Guardians,

            On behalf of the John Ashley School staff, I would like to welcome you and your child/children to John Ashley School.  We provide a balanced developmental and academic program which enables each student to reach their potential. 

            Thursday, August 29, 2019, marks the beginning of this school year.  For John Ashley School, this first day will be a Meet and Greet for kindergarten students.  Regular classes will not be held. Please be sure to bring a picture from the summer to add to our “Snapshots of Summer” family bulletin board. In addition, this year we will have a photo booth for families to have their picture taken to be placed on a John Ashley family bulletin board. We encourage ALL families to stop by the photo booth during Meet and Greet.

            Classes and Bus Pick-up for Kindergarten students will begin on Friday, August 30, 2019. Kindergarten students attend five, full-day sessions, Monday through Friday.  School begins at 9:00 and ends at 3:15. The only required school item is a backpack.  This backpack MUST come to school each day.  We provide everything else!  If you are in need of a backpack, please call and let us know.  If you would like to send in any donations, classroom teachers are always looking for disinfectant wipes and tissues.  Our nurse is in need of new underwear and neutral colored sweatpants.

            We are looking forward to working with you and your child to make this year productive and enjoyable.  We strive to be aware of each child’s individual needs and to address them in a positive manner.  We encourage you to form a partnership with us and be involved in your child’s education.  Please pay particular attention to your child’s attendance.  Regular attendance is an advantage to your child.  In addition, we encourage all families to commit to reading together 15 minutes every day.  Reading aloud is the single most important thing you can do to prepare your children for lifelong learning success.

            Children’s records must be up-to-date for admission to school.  A physical examination within the last year, appropriate immunizations for all students, and proof of lead testing for kindergarten students is required for entrance to school.  Children will be admitted to school as soon as all paperwork is submitted. The school secretary will be available at John Ashley School beginning on Monday, August 19, 2019. The school office is open from 8:30-4:00 each day.  

            We are looking forward to the year ahead filled with many wonderful learning experiences.


Kathleen Bailer