Ashe County School Update for Monday, May 4th

May 4, 2020
Confirmed COVID-19 Case for Alleghany County, Total Identified Cases to 7
May 4, 2020

Ashe County School Update for Monday, May 4th




Hello friends.  It’s Monday already—where did the weekend go?  It was a beautiful weekend—I hope everyone took time to play and work outside.

Day 20 of required instruction—May 4-8 is Teacher Appreciation Week—a time when we honor teachers who work tirelessly to provide students the best education possible. This is a great time to show your child’s teachers how much they mean to your family.  Educators are especially deserving of thanks this year.  Amid the pandemic, they have gone above and beyond keeping students engaged in instruction during a very tough time.  No matter what you decide to do—a thank you card, a thank-you email or video—I know it will mean the world to your teacher. Remember, teachers create all other professions. 


Day 29 for CN—1825 breakfast and 1825 lunch meals were prepared and delivered today.  A big thank you to everyone involved in this process. 

Are you ready for the answer to Friday’s riddle?  (You can break me easily without touching me.  What am I?)  Did you think this one was somewhat harder?  I did.  Well—if you said a promise, then you are super star!  Great job!!

Today’s riddle.  What has to be broken before you can use it?  We’ll find out tomorrow.


Did you go bear hunting this weekend?  If you did, I hope you were successful in your hunt! 


I had a special request to talk about zebras this week.  Zebras are really cool animals and they look pretty neat too with all their stripes.  I bet you’ve heard about “horses in their stripped pajamas.  Sometimes we think zebras are just horses with black and white stripes.  Zebras are certainly their own animal and, yes, they are close relatives of both the horse and the donkey.  There are actually three main species of zebras.  The most common and well-known species is the plains zebra and are found all over the southern and eastern parts of Africa.  The mountain zebras live in the mountains of southwestern Africa—they are on the vulnerable species list—there are only 2,700 remaining.  The rarest species is the Grevy’s, named after President  Grevy of France in 1882, and are found in certain areas of Kenya and Ethiopia.  There are approximately 2,500 of these endangered zebras left in the wild and are the biggest of the three species.  The three species are easily distinguished by the pattern of their stripes.  More on these amazing animals tomorrow.

Okay—we need to get back into our weekly routine.  Your teachers sent you your checklist for the week.  Study hard—get your work done early.  Pick a book you like and read every night—don’t go to sleep unless you’ve read at least one page of a book.  Sleep well—I’ll be back tomorrow.