Electronic Friday Folder - February 22, 2019

Mark Your Calendar: Key Upcoming Dates
2/23             2019 ASFS Auction, 7-11pm (Clarendon Ballroom)
3/5                Prospective PTA Board/Chair Reception, 6:30-7:00pm (Library)
​​​​​​3/5                March PTA Meeting, 7:00-8:30pm (Library)
​​​​​​3/6                Author Visit: Jacqueline Jules, 9:10-11:00am
​​​​​​3/7                Early Release (Parent Teacher Conferences)
3/8                No School (Parent Teacher Conferences)
3/11-3/15     SCA Pennies for Patients
3/13              Early Release
3/13              Variety Show Tryouts
3/14              ASFS Family Game Night
For the complete 2018-2019 calendar, please visit the ASFS Master Calendar.

PTA News: This Week at ASFS

A huge thank you to Kristi Tsiopanas and the ASFS Auction Committee for all of their hard work and endless hours to put together a fabulous evening for our school community tomorrow night! Hope to see all of our ASFS parents and teachers at the 2019 ASFS Auction from 7-11pm at Clarendon Ballroom for a fun night out to celebrate our school in roaring 20s style!

See below for all the exciting auction details, including how to purchase your tickets (or pay as you want), bid online, and view the complete auction catalog. We genuinely hope everyone can make it to our biggest social event of the year to enjoy an evening together, and if not, remember that you can still bid online through Saturday, 2/23 at 10:00pm. Lots of great teacher experiences, sign-on parties, and tons of great items available for bidding - all to support ASFS!


2019 ASFS Auction is Tomorrow!


Saturday, 2/23 at 9pm (Clarendon Ballroom)

End Saturday, 2/23 at 10pm (online)


Bid Now


Lunch with Astronaut (✫) ● Behind the Scenes at "Meet the Press" (✫) ● 4th of July on Kennedy Center Rooftop TerraceNational Press Club Lunch & Tour

Luxury Swiss Chalet (✫) ● Treehouse Designed by Pete Nelson (Treehouse Masters) ● Fenwick Island Beach HouseRustic Treehouse

Name the Driveway (✫) ● Name the ASFS Field (✫) ● Principal for the Day (✫) ● Teacher ExperiencesSign-On Parties 

DiningCamps & ClassesFor The KidsHealth/Beauty/Fitness ● Home & GardenLocal ExperiencesTravel/Hotel


Want to bid for amazing Live Auction items (✫) but can't make it to Clarendon Ballroom on Saturday? Use a proxy bidder! Contact Kristi at ktsiopanas@gmail.com for details. 


Auction Catalog


Auction Tickets ● Babysitter FormFAQ

Spring Parent-Teacher Conference Meals

Hello ASFS Families, Parent-Teacher Conferences will be Thursday, March 7th and Friday, March 8th. The PTA will be providing dinner and breakfast for our hardworking teachers, who will be working late to complete conferences and will be right back at it, early the next morning. Part of the dinner and breakfast will be catered but we need your help to complete the meal. These meals are greatly appreciated by our teachers! If you are able to contribute please SIGN UP.

All contributions need to be dropped in the staff lounge by 2pm on Thursday and 7am on Friday. If you are able to bring it the day before, feel free to do so. Please leave it in the Staff Lounge refrigerator labeled “FOR PTC MEALS." If you have any questions, feel free to reach out at oubenadi@verizon.net.

Thank you! Rabia Ismail Oubenadi, ASFS Staff Appreciation Chair 

Dr. Seuss Day - Friday, March 1st

Since March 2nd falls on a Saturday, ASFS will celebrate Dr. Seuss Day on Friday, March 1st.  

To help celebrate the day with the students:

  •  “Wacky Socks Day” - students can wear their wacky socks.
  • “Cuddle up and Read” - students can bring a favorite book and stuffed animal. 

Contact Ms. A'Hearn with any questions - thank you!


Prospective PTA Board/Chair Reception - Tuesday, March 5th

Interested in serving in a leadership role as part of the PTA? The PTA is hosting a Prospective PTA Board/Chair Reception on Tuesday, March 5th from 6:30-7:00pm in the Library before the March PTA meeting. Whether you might like to take on a PTA Committee Chair position in 2019-20 or are thinking about potential opportunities for future years, come to get your questions answered. ASFS parent volunteers are what make our PTA programs and events so successful, and we truly could not host the activities and initiatives that we do without your support. ***Free child care will be available beginning at 6:30pm in the gym.***

Thanks to The Silver Diner for providing food for our reception - enjoy delicious sandwiches and learn more about our Eat Well Do Well Rewards partnership, where ASFS families and friends can earn money for our school every time you dine at The Silver Diner, and upcoming ASFS Family Night on Thursday, 3/28.

Author Visit: Jacqueline Jules - Wednesday, March 6th

We are fortunate to have author Jacqueline Jules come to ASFS on Wednesday, March 6th. Parents are invited to come listen to her presentations in the multipurpose room.

  • Grades 3, 4 and 5: 9:10-10:00am - Fun with Reader’s Theater
  • Grades K, 1 and 2: 10:10- 11:00am - Zapato Power

Jacqueline Jules is the author of the Zapato Power series, Sofia Martinez series, Feathers for Peacock, Never Say a Mean Word Again, Unite or Die: How Thirteen States Became a Nation, Duck for Turkey Day, The Hardest Word, Pluto is Peeved, and other award-winning books for young readers. For more information, visit: www.jacquelinejules.com

All eFF submissions must be received by Eveline Broderick by noon on Wednesday. All content will be subject to approval by ASFS administration and the PTA.