Ashe County School Update for Thursday, May 28th

James “Jimmy” Thomas Jones
May 28, 2020
School Meals to Resume June 8th
May 29, 2020
Ashe County School Update for Thursday, May 28th



Good evening all!  Yea—students and parents finished school today at 11:30. What are you going to do with all your free time now?  I bet you have something in mind and that it doesn’t include school work!!  The weather certainly cooperated today—it was beautiful, at least at the time of this writing!    

Day 38—final day of required instruction—Woo-who!  It’s over, I’m done—time for some summer fun!  I’m proud of all of you—students and parents!  I know you’ve done a great job.  I’m putting in one last request for the surveys on remote learning.  If you haven’t done so, I need for parents and students in grades 4-12 to complete them today.  We really need and want your honest input.  Also, if you have not turned in your Chromebook, please do so by tomorrow along with any library books you may still have at home. 

Day 47 for CN— ­­1702 breakfast and 1702 lunch meals were prepared and delivered.  As always, good job everyone.  More on our summer feeding program in the very near future.  Please let your bus driver know ASAP if you are interested in participating—we need to know the number of meals you will need for children ages 18 and under.   

Are you ready for the answer to yesterday’s riddle? (People make me, save me, change me, raise me.  What am I?)  How many of you said money?  If you did, you’re right on the money!!

Today’s riddle.  What do lazy cats like to do for fun?  We’ll find out tomorrow!!


It’s giraffe week!  We all know giraffes as the tallest creatures in the world, but there are lots more to know.  A new-born giraffe stands about 6 feet tall when it is born!  The mother gives birth while standing up, and the baby can run with their families within 10 hours of their birth.  The patterns on a giraffe are totally unique—no two are ever the same.  And—remember Toys R Us?  The company chose a cartoon giraffe as their mascot in the 1950s.  His name was Geoffrey the Giraffe.  More on the gentle giants tomorrow.  

Reading gives muscle to your memory—it gives your brain a different kind of workout than watching TV or listening to the radio.  Get into the reading habit.  Just pick a book you like and read every night!!

Okay—I know you are ready for summer fun and relaxation.  I understand and you certainly earned it.  There is one thing I want you to encourage you to do each and every day—continue reading in a favorite book before going to sleep each night.  I promise you, making reading a habit will make a difference—it opens up the world and everything in it.  And of course, I’ll be back tomorrow!