The time has finally arrived to order your Ashkar Elementary School Yearbook for the 2019-2020 School Year! Place your order today on-line. The cost is $13.00 per book. Deadline to order is: July 3rd. Congratulations to our sixth grade graduates. Each graduate will be receiving a complimentary yearbook from the Ashkar Elementary School P.T.A. We are so proud of you! Click the link below to place your order. Happy Summer! Principal Cowburn. http://wenzelstudio.com/shop/yearbook2020/ashkar
Great News for ASHKAR SIXTH GRADE Students and Parents! SAVE THE DATE: MONDAY, JUNE 1st. (Rain Date: June 4th) We are having an Outdoor (Drive -In Style) Live GRADUATION for your child. Because there are many state guidelines to follow, this event is BY INVITATION ONLY, one standard sized car per family will be permitted, and the event will be held outside on the school campus in three waves by homeroom. Mrs. Nork’s Homeroom ~ 5:30, Mr. Winters’ Homeroom ~ 6:30, Mrs. Yeager’s Homeroom ~ 7:30. Tickets for entry to this V.I.P. event will be mailed to the homes of the sixth grade students. You will need to display your ticket in your windshield for event access. We are so proud of all of our students, but really want to make this milestone moment special for our 6th graders! There are many limitations as to what we can do during this challenging time, so we appreciate in advance, your understanding that we have to limit the number of people in attendance. We look forward to a meaningful celebration on June 1st. More details about the event will be coming soon. We will have a professional photographer on site to capture this moment in time and photos will be shared with families.
Ashkar BOOK/MATERIAL DROP OFF and Belonging Pick Up... Tomorrow ~ Friday, May 15th: from 8:30 - 3:30. Please come tomorrow if you have not yet picked up your child’s belongings here at school. Also, please bring ALL BOOKS/MATERIALS you have at home to return to school. We are NOT collecting Chrome Books or Chargers. With the uncertainty of what school will look like in the fall, it is important that we have time over the summer to inventory all of our BOOKS/MATERIALS to prepare for next year’s classes. Please wear a mask for pick up. All students have something at Ashkar to pick up. If you have medications at school, the nurse will also be available tomorrow. Please put a sign in your windshield, if possible, with your child's name and teacher name/grade. Thank you to everyone who came today to get items. Stay Safe and We Miss You All! Principal Cowburn
Schedule for Pick-Up on Friday, May 15th: M,N,O ~ 8:30 – 10:00/ P,Q,R,SA – SG ~ 10:00 – 11:30/ SH – SZ ~ 12:30 – 2:00/ T,U,V,W,X,Y,Z,~ 2:00 – 3:30. We will be closed for lunch from 12:00 - 12:30. Stay Safe and remind your children that, “Under the Lights”… They SHINE!
Schedule for Pick-Up on Thursday, May 14th: A and B ~ 8:30 – 10:00/ C,D,E,F ~ 10:00 – 11:30/ G and H ~ 12:30 – 2:00/ I,J,K,L ~ 2:00 – 3:30. We will be closed for a lunch break from 12:00 – 12:30. If you cannot come during your scheduled time, we understand. Times have been established based on the number of families we may see during each scheduled window.
Dear Parents and Guardians, As the state is entering into the “Yellow Phase”, we are working to coordinate efforts to return belongings to your child(ren) that were left at school on March 13th and to collect ALL school books that need to be returned. Teachers will be bagging up student items next week. If you have something you are missing, please contact your teacher to describe specific items - coats etc. We will invite you in to pick up items beginning next Thursday, May 14th. Pick up will happen in front of the school and by last name according to the following schedule: Thursday - May 14th Last name A and B ~ between 8:30 - 10:00 Last name C, D, E, F ~ between 10:00 - 11:30 Last name G and H ~ between 12:30 - 2:00 Last name I, J, K, L ~ between 2:00 - 3:30 Friday - May 15th Last name M, N, O ~ between 8:30 - 10:00 Last name P, Q, R, SA - SG ~ between 10:00 - 11:30 Last name SH - SZ ~ between 12:30 - 2:00 Last name T, U, V, W, X, Y ~ between 2:00 - 3:30 You will be directed to park along the curb and people will be collecting and inventorying all school books and supplies that you will be returning. Please wear a mask as we will need to communicate with you to identify your child(ren) and to collect all school books and supplies that you are returning. We will not be collecting chrome books. Students will keep their chrome books and chargers over the summer. If you cannot pick up your child’s belongings during your scheduled window, please come at another time. The times have been divided to accommodate the numbers during each pick up window. We will do our best to move you through the line quickly. We ask if possible that you limit children coming with you for pick up. We understand that this may not be possible for some. We will ask for you to stay in your car while we call inside for your child’s belongings and inventory returned items. Thank you for your help in this matter. Our teachers and staff greatly miss seeing all those little smiling faces. Perhaps having their school items and supplies back at home will help during this difficult time. Thank you in advance for your patience during this process.
This week's (April 6th - 9th) Ashkar Star Art Work. Click the link below to view. Thank you Ashkar Stars! https://www.artsonia.com/slideshow.asp?school=53038&sdt=7/1/2019&edt=7/1/2020
Welcome to our Student Artwork Gallery. Showcasing students from Ashkar Elementary School with the artwork they created while at home. We love our student's excitement they have for art! https://www.artsonia.com/slideshow.asp?school=53038&sdt=7/1/2019&edt=7/1/2020
Ashkar Families... the P.T.A. invites you to help us to "RAISE THE REGION" over the next two days. We are fundraising to replace the playground equipment and need your help. This two day Raise the Region Fundraiser will kick start fundraising efforts ~ March 11th and 12th only... Go to Raise the Region to make a contribution/ donation. Type Ashkar Elementary in the Search Bar. Please join us tonight for our monthly meeting in the Ashkar Library. 7:00 (March 11th). Thank you in advance for your support.
Free Movie Night Tonight! 1/31/20 Abominable! Starts at 6:30 in the Ashkar Gym. Join us for some fun with your family. Bring a blanket to sit on and enjoy a movie on the big screen. Light refreshments available for purchase. Come and shop at the book fair until 6:00 and get a free treat with any purchase to bring with you to the movies.
Cross Country Skiing is a YES for Tomorrow at Ashkar ! Tuesday, January 21st for the following classes: Brink, Seube, Winters, J., Olshefskie, Davis, Balliet, Lunger. Dress Warm. Skiing Wednesday, 22nd: Brinser, Good, Mowrey, Nork, Winters, T., Yeager. It's Going to be so much fun! Equipment is being provided, please bring gloves, hats, warm clothes. This is for grades 3,4,5,6.
Good Morning Ashkar Elementary Families. Today ~ Wednesday, January 15th, is CLASS PHOTO DAY (Group Photos). Bring your order form if you wish to purchase a class photo and bring your smile.
~ Cross Country Skiing Update ~ Grades 3,4,5,6 @ Ashkar Elementary School ~ Skiing has been rescheduled for January 21st and 22nd. We will continue to watch the weather and provide updates as we get closer to our reschedule date. Enjoy your snow day.
It Is Time! The Harlem Wizards are here! Don’t miss your chance to see this amazing game against the Hughesville Hoopsters. Our teachers are ready. Doors open tonight at 5:30. Game starts tonight at 6:30. Hughesville High School. Tickets are $12.00 at the door while they last. See you at the game. All proceeds support the Ashkar Playground Fund.
Race For Education Wrap Up for Prizes. Your child still has time to qualify for all of the prizes from the $25.00 level all the way to the $300.00 level. How? Just turn in your pledge form (green sheet) with your money to the Ashkar Office. As long as we have your money before the prize day, you qualify! The first prize day is set for November 7th so keep on collecting and turn in your money as soon as you can. All of the money collected goes to P.T.A. sponsored events. We are counting on your help to fund our field trips, Santa's Workshop, P.S.S.A. Reward Day, assemblies and more. Thanks in advance for your help.
JOIN US Tomorrow for "TOUCH A TRUCK" - Sat. 10/19 from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm @ Lycoming County Fairgrounds. $5.00 per person - Under 2 get in free. All proceeds from the event go towards the Ashkar Elementary Playground Fund. Brought to you by Ashkar P.T.A. Use the main entrance on Route 405. Over 40 Vehicles will be there to see and experience. Wear your Halloween Costume - Trunk or Treat too! Costume Contest at 12 pm and 3pm. Food Trucks/ Craft Vendors/ Raffle Baskets/ Hayrides/ Bounce House and More. See you tomorrow!
Do you want to help our your child's class, but can't make it in to school during the day? We are looking for donations to make our community shine with really cool and unique SCARECROWS. They will be created on Fall Fun Day (October 25th) and hung in town for all to enjoy. Please consider donating something in the following theme categories: Pre K - Animals, K - Cartoons and Disney, 1st - Super Hero, 2nd - Farming, 3rd Holiday, 4th Career, 5th Movies, 6th Sports. Looking for clothing and accessories. Please reach out to your child's teacher with questions or call the office (570)584-5121. Please send in your items by October 18th.
Join Us Tomorrow 10/16/19 for Breakfast with Dad or a Special Friend - Also Thursday 10/17 and Friday 10/18 starting at 7:15 in the Ashkar Cafeteria.
Join Us Tomorrow - Wednesday 10/9/19 for our P.T.A. meeting at Ashkar in the Library. 7:00 start time. See you soon. The newsletter date and time are incorrect.
Ashkar Elementary’s Race for Education will be held tomorrow, Friday, October 4, 2019 at the High School Track. Please have your student bring their GREEN PLEDGE SHEET to school on Friday. PTA will return these forms with number of laps he/she completed. Please do not send entire race packet, only green sheet. Please have your student wear their new yellow Ashkar STARS shirt and dress warm - it will be a cool morning. Ashkar PTA and staff are looking forward to a great day at the track!
SCHOOL PICTURE DAYS @ ASHKAR - Wednesday 9/25 for Pre K , K, 1, 2, 3 - Thursday 9/26 for 4, 5, 6 Any student who is absent on one of the days above can get his or her picture taken on the opposite day. Bring your smiles! Picture re-take day will be October 23rd.
Grandparents/Special Friend Breakfast at Ashkar - Starts Tomorrow! Tuesday 9/24: A - H / Wednesday 9/25: I - R / Thursday 9/26: S - Z. Doors open at 7:15 AM. Stop by and shop in the Library at the Book Fair. Event runs until 8:00 AM.
JOIN US TOMORROW... FOR THE ASHKAR BACK TO SCHOOL BBQ PICNIC AND CELEBRATION! 5:00 - 7:00 at Ashkar Elementary School. Open House from 5:00 - 6:00. Cafeteria opens at 5:30 for free dinner picnic. We miss our Ashkar Stars! See you tomorrow! This year's theme is : "Under the Lights... We Shine!"
Principal Challenge Assembly tomorrow at Ashkar. Students can dress like a pirate tomorrow. All students should bring a towel to sit on. The show will be outside in the afternoon at Ashkar. This is to celebrate our fundraising efforts from the fall for Race for Education. Thank you to all for your support.
PSSA TESTING PUSHED BACK ONE DAY: Parents - We will NOT be starting our PSSA testing on Monday. Our new schedule will be ELA Testing - Tuesday ~ 16th, Wednesday ~ 17th, Thursday ~ 18th.
Tomorrow, March 26th will be the final day for after school tutoring at Ashkar. Thank you for your support!
Spring Pictures are Tomorrow at Ashkar : All backgrounds for the pictures tomorrow will be white. The theme is: "What I want to be when I grow up." Students can bring in clothes to "dress up" for the school photo if they so choose. Costumes will NOT be provided by the photography studio.
Time to Cross Country Ski at Ashkar! Tomorrow (Wednesday) and Thursday we (3,4,5,6) will be cross country skiing at Ashkar. Please send your child with ski pants, a coat, gloves, a hat, and scarf to stay warm. Dress in layers and bring extra socks. Here is the schedule for ... Wednesday: 8:30 Brink 9:15 - Seube (Carroll) 10:00 - J. Winters 10:45 - Brinser 11:30 - Good 1:15 - Mowrey Thursday: 8:30 - Davis 9:15 - Lunger 10:00 - Yeager 10:45 - T. Winters 11:30 - Mantle 1:15 - Olshefskie
ASHKAR EARLY DISMISSAL TIMES: 10:45 ~ Early Bus Riders Dismissed 10:48 ~ Walkers and Bike Riders Dismissed 10:50 ~ Parent Pick Ups Dismissed 11:00 ~ Regular Bus Dismissal
Ashkar Fall into Breakfast with DAD or a Special friend starts tomorrow. We hope to see you there. Pictures will be offered for a small fee - money raised will support our playground fund. Doors open at 7:00 am. Tuesday ~ Pre K, K , 1 and 2. Wednesday ~ Grades 3, 4, 5, 6.
Ashkar Elementary Morning Drop Off for School: Parents and Guardians... We are looking for your help. We have many kids being dropped off in the morning for school. As we work together to make Ashkar the safest place it can be, here are some ways you can help our students. Please refrain from dropping your child(ren) off in the second row of parking or at the street. It is dangerous for kids to cross in front of the moving traffic. If you want to come in to the school, please park in the second row and escort your child across the parking lot. Please pull up along the front of the school for drop off and stop to drop your child off anywhere along the curb in front of the school. We ask that you please refrain from driving around other cars who are still letting kids out along the front curb. We do have staff out front beginning at 7:30 for supervision and help. Our doors open at 7:30. Please refrain from dropping your child off before that time. Safety matters most and we want all students to arrive safely to school. Thank you so much for your help.
Ashkar Race for Education is Tomorrow at the High School Track! Students don't forget to bring your water bottle, a towel to sit on, a snack, wear your sneakers, and wear your NEW BLUE ASHKAR STAR T-Shirt. The race will begin around 8:45. Parents and Guardians, please join us at the track and walk with your child. It's going to be a great day!
Swim on in and join us tomorrow night (Wednesday, September 19th) for a FREE movie night at Ashkar. We will be showing : Finding Dori . Pizza, Hot Dogs, Popcorn, Candy, and Drinks will be available for purchase. All proceeds will go to the Playground Fund. Doors open at 6:00 - Ashkar Gym. Movie begins at 6:30. All students must be accompanied by a parent/adult. Bring a beach towel to sit on and enjoy time out with your family.
You are invited to join us for the next Ashkar P.T.A. meeting which will be held next Wednesday, September 12th at 7:00 in the Ashkar Library. ( Please note that this is a change of date/ meeting night for this meeting only. )
Welcome Back and Anchors Away Ashkar Stars! This is Mrs. Cowburn, the school principal, wishing your child(ren) an amazing first day of school. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow. It's time to set sail and begin a new journey of learning and fun.
Anchors Away! Let's start this journey into the new school year together!
Let your DREAMS "Set Sail"! See you soon.
Reminder to 6th grade students that physical paperwork is due to their homeroom teachers tomorrow. The Athletic Director will be assigning a date and time to get fall physicals completed.
Happy Spring to all the Ashkar Families!
Welcome to Ashkar Elementary!