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Elementary News

                                                                                                            To London with Love from Port Jervis ASK ENL Students

December 11th, ASK School, Port Jervis, NY -  Paddington Bear loves his new home! He thinks London is a very fascinating place to live but he misses Aunt Lucy. The ENL students at ASK helped him write a letter to his aunt to convince her to come to London.

ASK Kindergarten "Mitten Tree" Project

December 5th, ASK School, Port Jervis, NY -  The "Mitten Tree" is located in the ASK library. The project was started last year by the Kindergarten class. They donated over 200 pairs of mittens to our local Salvation Army. The Salvation Army will be here on the 18th pick up all the donated mittens, hats, and gloves to those less fortunate. It really a wonderful act of kindness and teaches our children about giving.

ASK Iroquois projectASK 4th Grade Iroquois Project

November 28th, ASK School, Port Jervis, NY -  ASK 4th Graders from Mrs. Bartsch, Mrs. Brown, Ms. Menchini, and Mrs. Niosi's classes showed off their Iroquois Projects today.

ASK 6th Grade Fundraiser

November 21th, ASK School, Port Jervis, NY -  It is time for the 6th grade ASK fundraiser>

The Port Jervis Girls' Basketball program is proud to announce the creation of the Lady Raiders Little Dribblers program for girls 

November 18th, Port Jervis High School, NY - The Port Jervis Girls' Basketball program is proud to announce the creation of the Lady Raiders Little Dribblers program for girls in grades 1st-5th. The goal is to use this program to foster the love and knowledge of the game at a younger age! One of the most important skills to being a great basketball player is being able to handle the ball. The program will focus solely on ball handling skills and building teamwork. This is great opportunity to build the girls' basketball program for the future and it is our hope it will be a great success! Registration is this Saturday, November 18th at 9:00 am followed by the first session from 9:30-10:30 at the Port Jervis High School. Click here for flyer>

Author partyAuthor's Party

November 13th, ASK School, Port Jervis, NY -  Authors in 5-Larsen, 5 Murphy/Silko, and 5-Sheehan celebrated their personal narrative essays by providing feedback to their peers. This was the culmination to the grade 5 units of study in narrative writing. click here for photo gallery>

HS and ASK Halloween Parade 

October 31th, 2017 - PJHS, Port Jervis, NY  - Port Jervis High School Class of 2018 participated in the PJHS Annual Halloween Parade.  Joined by the marching band, seniors marched through the Route 209 complex.  They were joined by ASK Elementary School K - 2 students, dressed in a variety of costumes. click here for photo gallery >

Mrs. Conboy's K-1 Class Paint Their Own Pumpkins

October 30th, ASK School, Port Jervis, NY -  The students in Mrs. Conboy's K-1 class had the opportunity to paint their own pumpkins. The students all got a pumpkin from the Field of Dreams pumpkin patch run and organized by Cory Popollo. Each child was able to express their own creativity and take home their pumpkin art work!

Halloween Safety Presentation at ASK

October 30th, ASK School, Port Jervis, NY -  Officers from the Port Jervis Police Department came to talk to the students of ASK about Halloween safety.

Scoliosis Screening at ASK

November 14th, 15th, &16th, ASK School, Port Jervis, NY -  Scoliosis screening will take place during gym class on November 14, 15 & 16 for students in 5th and 6th grade.  Parents will be notified if follow up referrals are required.

Tricky Trunk at Port Jervis High School for ASK and HBE Students

October 29th, Port Jervis, NY - Catholic Charities will be holding a Trick or Treat trunk event at Port Jervis High School parking lot on Sunday 10/29, from 4pm to 8pm. Dress in your best costume and bring your goodie bag.

2017 Orange County Red Ribbon Week Kick Off

October 23rd, Valley Central School, Montgomery, NY - Representatives from all Port Jervis schools attended the 2017 Orange County Red Ribbon Week kickoff ceremony at Valley Central school. Here is a link to some info about Red Ribbon >

ASK COLLEGE & CAREER WEEK  2017” - October 30 – November 3, 2017.

October 30th - November 3rd, 2017 - Port Jervis, NY   - For more info>


The Big Apple Crunch

October 19th 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - ASK participated in The Big Apple Crunch on Thursday, October 19th. ASK joined millions of New Yorkers around the state and crunched into a New York grown apple to celebrate New York Food and New York farms! For more info and photo gallery>

Rotary Dictionary Day

October 11th 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - As part of their commitment to literacy, the Port Jervis Rotary Club visited ASK and HBE on October 11 and gave out dictionaries to every 3rd grader. We would like to thank the Rotary Club for their time and dedication to our students.

 Fire Prevention Week

October 11th  & 12th 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - The Huguenot Fire Department visited ASK on October 11th and 12th to educate student on fire safety and prevention. Their visit is in conjunction with national fire prevention week. This year’s theme is “Every Second Counts, Plan 2 Ways Out.” The firefighters visited classrooms and meet with students throughout the building. Students in grades K-3 also had the opportunity to go outside and see how the fire engine works and operates. We would like to thank the volunteers from Huguenot Fire Department for their time and dedication to our students’ safety!

Walking School Bus, National Walk to School Day, October, 4th 2017

October 4th, 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - Anna S. Kuhl Elementary School participated in National Walk to School Day by holding a Walking School Bus event on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. What is a walking school bus? A walking school bus is a group of children walking to school with a group of adults. It’s like carpooling without the car! For More Information > For More Photos >

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. A.S.K. faculty, staff and students are encouraged to participate in daily activities during the month of October to promote anti-bullying. For more information>

picture of rock walk way ASK's rock pathway - 900 students created works of art on rocks last spring to create an ASK original path.  The path is located in the Outdoor Classroom. For more photos>

From The Health Office: School physicals are required for all students in Kindergarten, 2nd Grade and 4th grade, as well as all new registrants to the school.  The school’s physician will be starting physicals in October for students who have not already supplied the school with a physical.  Please contact the health office at 858-3100 ext. 13700 or 13701 if you have an appointment for a physical with your primary physician, otherwise it will be done by the school’s physician.

From The Health Office:  Student vision and hearing screenings will begin the week of September 25th, 2017.  Vision screenings are done for all new entrants, K-3, & 5th grades.  Hearing screenings are done for all new entrants, K, 1, 3, & 5th grades.  Parents will be notified only if follow up referrals are required.

Mark Calendar Open House, September 13th -14th, 7:00pm

September 13th - 14th 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - The Port Jervis City School District faculty and administration warmly welcomes all ASK parents and guardians to our annual Open House. 

Grades 1-3: Wednesday, September 13th at 7:00pm

Grades 4-6: Thursday, September 14th at 7:00pm

July 17, 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - Parents and guardians of students attending Anna S. Kuhl Elementary School for the 2017-18 school year, please take note that the school supply list is now available online. SUPPLY LIST>

New Student Registration - Location Change

July 5, 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - New Student Registration for Port Jervis Schools will take place in the Anna S. Kuhl Elementary School Library from July 6th until September 1st. Parents/guardians are asked to park in the kindergarten wing parking lot and enter through the exterior library doors. Posted signs will guide you to the correct location. Student Registration hours are 8:00 am – 11:00 am, Monday through Friday.  For questions, call 845-858-3100, ext. 16601.

Summer School - Elementary Schools

July 6, 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - Elementary Summer School Monday - Friday, now until August 8th at the Port Jervis High School.  Students may be dropped off and picked up near AREA "C", which is to the left of the main entrance at the high school.  Elementary Summer School hours will be 8:20 am - 12:20 pm.  

A. S. K. Library Summer Reading Lists

July 3, 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - Students at Anna S. Kuhl Elementary School are encouraged to read during the summer months.  Click below to find the recommended reading list.  Reading is great summer fun!
- A.S.K. Summer Reading List

Summer Breakfast - Lunch Program

July 3, 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - The Port Jervis City School District announces it's participation in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).  Meals will be provided to all children 18 years and under without charge.  Details about the Summer Breakfast - Lunch Program can be found HERE>

A. S. K. Students team up with EMS Personnel

June 27, 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - First grade students at Anna S. Kuhl Elementary School were recently visited by members of the Port Jervis Fire Department, Port Jervis Ambulance, Port Jervis Police, and Deerpark Police. The students got to see all the different tools they use and learned many safety tips.  Details HERE>

A. S. K. Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony

June 23, 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - Kindergarten students at Anna S. Kuhl Elementary School took to the high school stage and celebrated the end of kindergarten in the Moving Up Ceremony this past Wednesday.  Parents, family, and friends filled the auditorium and enjoyed the moment..  More HERE>

Ey Named 2017 New York State Assistant Principal of the Year

March 24, 2017 - Port Jervis, NY - Port Jervis City School District Superintendent Thomas Bongiovi had the pleasure to announce that Anna S. Kuhl Elementary School Assistant Principal Nicole Ey has been named New York State Assistant Principal of the Year for 2017 by the SAANYS/NAESP. This award showcases the excellence in leadership Mrs. Ey has shown as a valued member of our district. “Nicole Ey is a leader we are proud to call our own. Nicole takes pride in the fact that when she has an idea, she not only puts that idea into motion, but also stands alongside with others to see it through.” Said Bongiovi. A state-wide awards reception and ceremony is planned in the Albany region for early May.

A. S. K. is on Pinterest

September 23, 2016 - Port Jervis, NY - NEW for 2016 - Be sure to visit the ASK Pinterest page.  Plenty of great resources, activities, quotes, challenges and more.  Click HERE for the ASK Pinterest Page.

ASKA. S. K. Parent Handbook 2016-17

August 22, 2016 - Port Jervis, NY - The ASK Parent Handbook is a handy guide with answers to frequently asked questions about school procedures & policies.  ASK Parent Handbook 2016-17>