Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School

Constituent Magnet School serving the families of the West Ashley area of Charleston, SC since 1984.

Operating as usual

09/16/2021

ARCAE yearbooks at a $SALE$ price for 1 more day.... After that, the price goes up!!! Get yours by Sept 17th!!

ARCAE yearbooks at a $SALE$ price for 1 more day.... After that, the price goes up!!! Get yours by Sept 17th!!

Photos from Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School's post 09/15/2021

Unicorns will return to school tomorrow! Please read through the reminders from Mrs. Conner. Have a great evening!

09/13/2021
Photos from Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School's post 09/13/2021

Wednesday is "Dot Day"! Students are welcome to wear dots on Wednesday and/or Thursday if they would like.

International Dot Day celebrates creativity and "The Dot" a book by Peter H. Reynolds.

4th and 5th graders are creating radial designs with a pottery wheel and lazy Susans. Our Child Development class and Exceptional Learners created a collaborative mural.

Stay tuned to see how each grade level is celebrating!

09/02/2021

Please review the Ashley River ARTS expectations for virtual learning.

Please review the Ashley River ARTS expectations for virtual learning.

09/02/2021

Greetings CCSD Parents and Families:
Your student attends a CCSD school that has gone – or will go – temporarily virtual. Families of students enrolled at one of these schools can pick up DAILY curbside breakfast and lunch meals at NO COST. These daily meals will be available while any CCSD school is temporarily virtual, weekdays only; CCSD schools and offices will be closed this coming Monday, September 6.
The pick-up time for our DAILY curbside meals is 11:45-12:15. This is a change in order to help students not miss virtual class time. You will be picking up lunch for the current day and breakfast for the next day.
Registration for each student is required for these daily curbside meals. On this form, you can register up to four students. If there are more than four students, please submit a second registration for those kids. Specific pick-up locations are on the registration form.
When you pull up for your daily curbside meals, please have the FOLLOWING INFORMATION for each child WRITTEN ON A SHEET OF PAPER (which you will GIVE TO US EACH TIME you PICK UP meals): child age, child first name, middle initial, last name, and school name. PLEASE PUT YOUR VEHICLE IN PARK AND STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE. We will hand your meals to you while you remain in the vehicle.
If you have any questions about our curbside meal service or need help with this registration form, please email [email protected] or leave a message on our hotline 843-566-7266 and someone will respond in the order the requests are received.
Thanks,
CCSD’s Office of Nutrition Services

Greetings CCSD Parents and Families:
Your student attends a CCSD school that has gone – or will go – temporarily virtual. Families of students enrolled at one of these schools can pick up DAILY curbside breakfast and lunch meals at NO COST. These daily meals will be available while any CCSD school is temporarily virtual, weekdays only; CCSD schools and offices will be closed this coming Monday, September 6.
The pick-up time for our DAILY curbside meals is 11:45-12:15. This is a change in order to help students not miss virtual class time. You will be picking up lunch for the current day and breakfast for the next day.
Registration for each student is required for these daily curbside meals. On this form, you can register up to four students. If there are more than four students, please submit a second registration for those kids. Specific pick-up locations are on the registration form.
When you pull up for your daily curbside meals, please have the FOLLOWING INFORMATION for each child WRITTEN ON A SHEET OF PAPER (which you will GIVE TO US EACH TIME you PICK UP meals): child age, child first name, middle initial, last name, and school name. PLEASE PUT YOUR VEHICLE IN PARK AND STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE. We will hand your meals to you while you remain in the vehicle.
If you have any questions about our curbside meal service or need help with this registration form, please email [email protected] or leave a message on our hotline 843-566-7266 and someone will respond in the order the requests are received.
Thanks,
CCSD’s Office of Nutrition Services

09/01/2021

Access our remote learning resources at: https://www.ccsdschools.com/domain/3924

Access our remote learning resources at: https://www.ccsdschools.com/domain/3924

09/01/2021
08/25/2021

Lunch menu changes:

August 26: Chicken bites with mac and cheese

August 30: The cold option will be a pizza lunch kit

Lunch menu changes:

August 26: Chicken bites with mac and cheese

August 30: The cold option will be a pizza lunch kit

ARCAE Back to School video 2021 08/15/2021

ARCAE Back to School video 2021

We are so excited for school to start on Wednesday! Take a look at this Welcome Back video created by our Media Specialist, Mr. Grayson.

https://youtu.be/L7UZ3RsNFmU

ARCAE Back to School video 2021 Summer may be ending, but get excited for school with our back-to-school video. Welcome back!

08/15/2021

Please see the information from Mrs. Conner, including Parent Orientation and Meet the Teacher details and First Day Reminders!

Please see the information from Mrs. Conner, including Parent Orientation and Meet the Teacher details and First Day Reminders!

08/13/2021

Did you know, Back to School 2021 - Bus Lookup Tool?

The Office of Student Transportation has resources for you to utilize on their webpage at ccsdschools.com/transportation.

The School Bus Lookup Tool will allow you to enter your address to locate your bus stop. The link to this tool is located on the transportation webpage under the Bus Stop Information section.

Please also make sure you register for the First View Bus Tracking App if your child will use bus transportation. Information regarding the registration process for this app can also be found on the CCSD Transportation webpage under the Bus Stop Information section.

08/12/2021

Did you know, Back to School 2021?

Meals will be provided as usual, but schools may use the “grab and go” model to avoid large gatherings in the school cafeteria, depending on conditions.

All schools will provide FREE meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks) to ALL students during the 2021-22 school year.

CCSD Nutrition Services

Photos from Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School's post 08/12/2021

Check out our newest staff members and be sure to welcome them to our Ashley River family! 🦄❤️

Photos from Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School's post 08/11/2021

Today our faculty and staff joined together to kick off the school year! We are Unicorns United in One Mission: Readiness and Beyond for all students through an Arts Integrated Education, and so excited to see our students next week!

08/10/2021

School is starting next week! Please read the latest information about the start of school here. (Updated August 10). We can't wait to see everyone!

School is starting next week! Please read the latest information about the start of school here. (Updated August 10). We can't wait to see everyone!

2021-22 School Supply List / Supply List 08/03/2021

2021-22 School Supply List / Supply List

School starts in 15 days! ✏️🎨📓
Below is a link to the school supply lists on our website.

https://www.ccsdschools.com/Page/5162

2021-22 School Supply List / Supply List For 2021-2022 supplies, scroll down in the document below to find the list for grades K5-5. For our Pre-Kindergarten Child Development (CD) class, please scroll down to the second list.

08/02/2021

We are so excited to see everyone soon! Please read the update below from Mrs. Conner.

We are so excited to see everyone soon! Please read the update below from Mrs. Conner.

ARCA Virtual Art Show 2021 from Ashley River Creative Arts 06/11/2021

ARCA Virtual Art Show 2021 from Ashley River Creative Arts

We are so proud of our amazing Unicorn artists and all of their hard work this year! Click on this link to enjoy the ARCA Virtual Art Show! There is a show for K-5, then if you scroll down you will see links for each individual grade level. Thank you so much for your support of Artsonia!
https://www.artsonia.com/artshow/13091/11997
Please let us know if you have any questions 😄🎨🦄
Mrs. Bergen and Mrs. O'Keefe
ARCA Virtual Art Show 2021 from Ashley River Creative Arts
ARTSONIA.COM
ARCA Virtual Art Show 2021 from Ashley River Creative Arts
Check out this art show of student artwork posted to Artsonia from Ashley River Creative Arts.

ARCA Virtual Art Show 2021 from Ashley River Creative Arts Check out this art show of student artwork posted to Artsonia from Ashley River Creative Arts.

Photos from Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School's post 06/05/2021

Friday was a fun-packed final day of our Arts Extravaganza! Darryl and Angela Stoneworth of DNA Baskets taught our students the history and craft of Lowcountry sweetgrass baskets. Kindergarten held their Under the Sea parade, reversing the usual parade route by having parents drive by and view the parade from their cars.

06/03/2021

Students are enjoying a wide variety of activities and projects related to the ARCA Arts Extravaganza. The visiting artists for the first week of June are Darryl & Angela Stoneworth from DNA Baskets, a husband and wife sweetgrass basket sewing duo and contemporary local artist, painter, and Mary Edna Fraser who specializes in batik on silk with an emphasis on earth, space and deep sea who collaborates with experts in planetary science, coastal geology, and oceanography.

https://www.dnasweetgrassbaskets.com/

https://maryedna.com/

Students are enjoying a wide variety of activities and projects related to the ARCA Arts Extravaganza. The visiting artists for the first week of June are Darryl & Angela Stoneworth from DNA Baskets, a husband and wife sweetgrass basket sewing duo and contemporary local artist, painter, and Mary Edna Fraser who specializes in batik on silk with an emphasis on earth, space and deep sea who collaborates with experts in planetary science, coastal geology, and oceanography.

https://www.dnasweetgrassbaskets.com/

https://maryedna.com/

ASHLEY RIVER CREATIVE ARTS ELEMENTARY STUDENTS: Order Your School Supply Kit Now! 06/03/2021

ASHLEY RIVER CREATIVE ARTS ELEMENTARY STUDENTS: Order Your School Supply Kit Now!

Hey Parents,

I know it's hard to think about school supply shopping right now. That's why I am so excited to announce our continued partnership with 1st Day School Supplies!

This year, 1st Day School Supplies is going to help parents and teachers get the exact supplies needed for next school year without the headache of shopping at WalMart, Target or Staples.

I have personally found 1st Day School Supplies to be convenient, easy and hassle free! Plus, they have guaranteed competitive prices on the highest quality brands, including the germ fighting brands like Purell and Lysol. Why not check school supply shopping off your list now! ! You can make your purchase right now, get started by clicking the link below.

Please feel free to reach out to me at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you!

ASHLEY RIVER CREATIVE ARTS ELEMENTARY STUDENTS: Order Your School Supply Kit Now! Your pre-built school supply kit is ready to order with the exact school supplies your teacher requested. Click here to order now from 1st Day School Supplies.

Photos from Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School's post 06/01/2021

Author Eric Litwin visited our school virtually today! He read from his original Pete the Cat books, as well as from his other books series, The Nuts and Groovy Joe. He also played guitar and sang for us!

05/20/2021

Upcoming lunch menu changes:

Friday, May 21: Grab & Go snack packs will replace PB&J lunch kits as the cold lunch option.

Wednesday, May 26: Chicken and Texas toast will replace Chicken and Waffles as the hot lunch option.

Upcoming lunch menu changes:

Friday, May 21: Grab & Go snack packs will replace PB&J lunch kits as the cold lunch option.

Wednesday, May 26: Chicken and Texas toast will replace Chicken and Waffles as the hot lunch option.

Photos from Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School's post 05/12/2021

Today our school enjoyed visiting artist, musician Charlton Singleton, who we invited as part of our ARCA Arts Extravaganza. He talked about the importance of both practice and discipline in order to get better at something whether it’s music or homework. The ARCA Arts Extravaganza is funded by an ABC Grant and the generous support of the ARCA PTA!

05/07/2021

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week, and our SROs are highlighting some of our awesome educators.

Ms. Karen Elsey has been a kindergarten assistant at Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School for 27 years. She has been paired with kindergarten teacher Ms. Heidi Blanton for the past 12 years. She enjoys teaching this age and watching them get prepared for the next 12 years of school. She also can be found at the kids' sporting events after school and on weekends, cheering them on. Ms. Elsey, we appreciate you!

#TeacherAppreciationWeek Charleston County School District

Photos from Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School's post 05/05/2021

We love Field Day! Ashley River spent a fabulous, fun day playing outside and participating in socially distanced activities. Many thanks to our P.E. department and all the teachers who helped make the day special.

05/01/2021

Happy National Principal’s Day, Mrs. Conner! ✏️🍎🚌

Happy National Principal’s Day to our wonderful school leaders! We are immensely grateful for all you do each and every day in support of our students and families.

Thank you for being the best educators, mentors, leaders, and colleagues to serve alongside our children.

We appreciate and salute you today and every day for all you do!

Photos from Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School's post 04/30/2021

Kindergarten treated the school to a fairy tale parade, dressed as their favorite fairy tale characters!

04/26/2021

The School Improvement Council has released its Report to the Parents for the 2020-21 school year. You can read it to get an up-to-date look at our school.

https://www.ccsdschools.com/cms/lib/SC50000504/Centricity/ModuleInstance/1197/Report%20to%20the%20parents%2020-21.pdf

The School Improvement Council has released its Report to the Parents for the 2020-21 school year. You can read it to get an up-to-date look at our school.

https://www.ccsdschools.com/cms/lib/SC50000504/Centricity/ModuleInstance/1197/Report%20to%20the%20parents%2020-21.pdf

04/19/2021

This morning, Sheriff Kristin Graziano and Chief Deputy Joyce Smith stopped by to visit SRO Master Deputy Beth Auer and staff at Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School. There, they had the honor of viewing this great art display that students created for Women's History Month in March. RBG, Rosa Parks, Temple Grandin, Mae Jemison, Marie Curie ... just some of the big names up there! Great work, students! #HERstory #WomensHistoryMonth Charleston County School District

[04/13/21]   Hello!

We are going to do a collaborative weaving project and need lots of fabric. Sheets, large fabric pieces and long dresses would be perfect. Any color. Even white would be great!! This project will be done by several grades so I need as much as I can get!!! Your child can leave them at the front office or bring them to my art room #418. Thank you in advance!!

Victoria O'Keefe - Art

04/12/2021
Photos from Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School's post 04/09/2021

Check out all the books at our Scholastic book fair! These books can be ordered online at: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/arcae

Try the Book Fair eWallet 04/09/2021

Try the Book Fair eWallet

The Scholastic book fair starts Monday, April 12! It will be set up in the media center for students to view during their regular library time, but in keeping with CCSD’s health protocols, the fair will be socially distanced and contact free. Students will be able to view the books and fill out a wish list, but won’t be able to pick them up and browse them. This also means that purchasing books will happen a little differently. Here are some of the options for shopping the fair:

1. All our books are available online on our book fair homepage: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/arcae. The books will be shipped to your student’s classroom. To make it easier to shop at home, I posted photos of all the bookcases.

2. You can put money into an eWallet. If you return your student’s wish list with the eWallet option checked, we will gather the books and deliver them to their classroom. More info about setting up an eWallet can be found at: https://bit.ly/3g54owa

3. We will also accept wish lists with cash or checks attached (by Friday, 4/16), but per CCSD guidelines, this is not the preferred option.

Take a look at the photos of our books! If you have any questions, please contact Lee Grayson at [email protected] Thank you for supporting the library program at ARCAE!

Try the Book Fair eWallet Easy and secure, with contactless check-out, Book Fair eWallet is a win-win!

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Local artist, Tate Nation reads aloud to 5th grade to celebrate “Read Across America Day!”

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