Anchor Bay School District

Mission Statement

Anchor Bay Schools, in partnership with the community, will produce lifelong learners who respect diversity, adapt to change, and function as responsible citizens.

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Ashley Elementary

52347 Ashley
New Baltimore, MI 48047
(586) 725-2801
(586) 725-4426 Fax

Principal: Melissa VanHulle
Office Manager: Lydia Kemling
Data Paraprofessional: Terry Koch

Mission Statement

The Ashley Elementary community will create a positive environment that will foster the growth of students academically and socially. We will encourage our students to become responsible, kind, and respectful citizens.

Vision Statements

Student Attendance Voice-Mailbox

(586) 725-2801 Extension 3

School Times

Standard Day: 9:06AM—4:02PM
Half Day: 9:06AM—12:36PM
AM Kindergarten: 9:06AM—12:16PM


Beginning April 13, Ashley students in grades 3-5 will be taking the M-STEP assessments as mandated by the Michigan Department of Education.  Click on the links below for an informational letter about M-STEP from the State Superintendent and the Ashley testing schedule.  Please contact your child's classroom teacher or Mr. Stanton if you have any questions.  
Informational Letter
Testing Schedule

Ashley Elementary Remind 101

Please join our Remind 101 text messaging service to receive updates about upcoming events. Text @ashleyel to 81010 to join!

Follow this link to learn more: click here

Upcoming Events

5TH Grade Celebration - 10:00 am

Parent Survey

Please complete the parent survey of our Words Their Way program by following the link below:

Principal For the Day

Ashley Elementary welcomes the Principal For the Day Emma Pomper!  Miss Pomper won the opportunity to serve as Principal at the Ice Cream Social.  As Principal, Miss Pomper toured the school, welcomed students, appeared on the morning announcements and helped supervise the cafeteria.



Brainstormers Return

On March 25, Ashley welcomed the Brainstormers back for another assembly.  This time, the Brainstormers performed stories written by our own Ashley students, who received the honor of sitting in the Author’s Chair during the performance.  We thank the hard work of our Parent-Teacher Group in bringing the Brainstormers to Ashley!

Goodfellows Honor Ashley Students

The New Baltimore Goodfellows honored Melanie Paul, Becca Terenzi, Kaitlyn Steel, and Samantha Compagnoni by selecting their artwork for their 2016 calendar. Thanks to the Goodfellows for their work and congratulations to the winners!



3 Of A Kind

 The third graders of Ashley performed the musical “3 Of A Kind” on March 24.  All their hard work in preparing and rehearsing paid off with a wonderful show that was thoroughly enjoyed by all.  Great job to the performers and a special thanks to the director, Mr. Materazzi.

Science Fair

Wednesday, February 4, was the first annual Ashley Elementary Science Fair. Students in grades 2-5 completed projects based on the scientific method. Each student devised a hypothesis, followed the scientific method by performing experiments and drew conclusions based on their results. Enormous thanks to the teachers from Middle School North and Anchor Bay High School for volunteering as judges and congratulations to all the participants for a fantastic job done.Click here for more photos.


Ashley Elementary held their 2nd annual Seadog Shuffle on October l7th which raised approximately $7,800. This  will be used towards purchasing new projector/document camera for the classrooms.  Each student that participated in the shuffle and raised $100 in pledges had the chance to “slime and shine” our principal, Mr. Stanton, with pies, silly string and water guns.  The students and staff had a great time walking the seadog shuffle as well as ending the day with the “Slime and Shine” assembly.  The lucky winners of the new projector/document cameras will go to Mrs. Bergeron, Mrs. Doerr, Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Morisette. Click here for more photos.

National Walk to School Day

Wednesday, October 8th was National Walk to School Day. Almost 300 Ashley students, parents, and staff members met at Walter and Martha Burke Park to walk to school. Thank you to Mayor John Dupray, Chief Tim Wiley and the New Baltimore Police Department for helping make this event a great experience for all.



Registration Forms

Archery Session 1
Archery Session 2

All Children Exercising Simultaneously

On May 7th, Ashley students participated in A.C.E.S. but due to the inclement weather, we exercised in our classrooms to an exercise video. This was done nationally for 15 minutes and was very fun. The children enjoyed it immensely and even the teachers had fun! Click here for more photos.



Are You Moving?

If you are moving out of the District for next school year and not attending Ashley, please notify the office staff as soon as possible at (586) 725-2801. We are planning for next year and need to project enrollment.

Empty Inkjet and Laser Cartridges

Thanks for sending in your empty inkjet and laser cartridges. By recycling these, we receive cash for our school, while at the same time helping the environment. We recently received $76.00 for our latest contribution. Please continue to send in your empty cartridges. Thanks for your support.

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