Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year

Upcoming Events

Order Your Yearbook Now!

It’s time to order your 2016-2017 Ashland Elementary School yearbook!!!  A wonderful keepsake to help you and your child remember their elementary and junior high years, The Warrior is a full-color yearbook production that encapsulates our school year in pictures and words. 

If you wish to reserve a copy, please use this link to download an order form.   Return the completed order form to your child’s homeroom teacher or advisor as soon as possible.  The cost for this year’s yearbook is $12.00.  Please make your check payable to Ashland Elementary School.  Yearbooks will be on sale at this price from now until February 24th, 2017.  The cost will increase to $14.00 after Feb. 25th.  Yearbooks are printed and available at the end of the school year. To be assured of receiving a copy, please try to place your order as soon as possible as only a certain number of books will be printed.

I Love To Read and Write Week

Check back often for updates regarding the week's events and activities!

Ashland Elementary School students and staff will celebrate I Love To Read and Write Week March 6 - 10.  Throughout the week, there will be many special events centered around reading and writing.  

Simon Brooks, a storyteller from New London who specializes in traditional folk tales, fairy tales, and legends will visit the school on Wednesday, March 8.  Find out more about Simon at https://www.diamondscree.com.

Student Council Sponsors Cancer Awareness Week


The AES Student Council is sponsoring Cancer Awareness Week from Monday, January 23rd through Friday, January 27th.   Students are encouraged to participate by wearing the colors listed below and by participating in our week long fundraisers also described below.

Monday--Pink/Breast Cancer


Wednesday--Blue/Colon Cancer

Thursday--Green/Kidney Canmcer

Friday--Gold Childhood Cancer

Highlight Videos

The first trimester included many wonderful experiences for our students.  Enjoy the following highlight videos.

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Student Council Successfully Raised Funds for New Playground Equipment

After a year of grant writing and fundraising, the AES Student Council is proud to show a picture of the new playground equipment.   We expect to construct the new equipment in the spring.  Watch for upcoming plans for Phase Two planning!

AES Kindergarten Students Receive New Hats and Mittens

AES Kindergarten students will be extra warm at recess this year,  thanks to the kindness and knitting skills of local volunteers.  The hat and mitten donation program, which is coordinated by the staff from the Meredith Village Savings Bank, has provided brand new hats and mittens to all of our Kindergarten students.  Additional items have also been donated to the Nurse's office for other students to use.

Kindergarten Students Celebrate Thanksgiving

Ashland Elementary School students in Mrs. Spears’ homeroom, Literacy and Math groups have been learning about the history of the Pilgrims, Native Americans and the first Thanksgiving in their classes. As a celebration, Mrs. Spears’ student’s baked corn bread, made cranberry sauce from fresh cranberries and created butter from cream. The students had a feast by sharing the food they had cooked.   A wonderful time was had by all!

NJHS Sponsors SOCKTOBER Event at AES

NJHS Members John Ulricson, Justin Collins, Trent Sargent and Eden Fuller proudly
show the results of their Socktober Drive.

As part of their ongoing commitment to community service, members of the AES National Junior Honor Society encouraged

2016 Halloween Parade a Great Success

During the annual Halloween Parade, Ashland Elementary students, staff and parents enjoyed an afternoon of trick or treating and spooky fun.   As the parade lined up at the elementary school, the air was filled with joy and laughter as students and staff alike showed off their costumes.  Community members and local business owners also joined the festivities by also wearing a wonderful selection of costumes.

Thanks to the following participating businesses, students collected lots of Halloween treats:

AES Students Participate in Fisher Cats Reading Challenge

Ashland Elementary School K-5 students kicked off their Fisher Cats Reading Challenge with a visit from Slider, one of the NH Fisher Cats mascots. The Fisher Cats Reading Challenge, presented by Velcro Companies, challenges students to read five (5) books outside of the normal curriculum during the school year. The students who complete the challenge will earn two (2) tickets to a 2017 New Hampshire Fisher Cats game at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium at a special "Reading Challenge" celebration, presented by Velcro Companies.  

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