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

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(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


Elementary/Middle School Summer Program
Dates: July 18, 2016— August 4, 2016
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Field Day

Here is link to the album for 2016 Field Day for Ashley Elementary:

Battle of the Books

On Wednesday, May 25th Ashley Elementary school had a Battle of The Books in-school competition. Forty students at Ashley Elementary were selected to be part of ‘Battle of the Books’. Battle of the Books is a friendly competition between students. Students compete in teams similar to the style of competition in the TV Series ‘Family Feud.’ This year’s completion was the first one at Ashley Elementary. Based on overall reading scores, avid readers from fourth and fifth were provided with a high achievement task. This was an opportunity to meet the needs of our students who are advanced readers. They were to complete ten chapter books over the course of three months. There were ten teams with four team members on each team. The competition was an eight round battle. They had to answer comprehension questions and advanced by gaining points for correct questions. The team of four with the most points after the final round was declared the winner. First and Second place teams received gift cards for book purchases and all students received accomplishment medals. Our students’ parents were invited to come observe and cheer on the teams. Our Guest Judges who attended: Anchor Bay Community Council member Lynne Hoover Musilli, retired librarian Beth Bagley-Stanton, New Baltimore Mayor John Dupray, and Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel.

Quiz Bowl

This year Ashley Elementary had the first Anchor Bay Quiz Bowl Team. These students worked after school under the coordination of Mrs. Bergeron and Ms. Osterland focusing on social studies content and current even knowledge. Our two teams competed in the state wide competition on May 13th. We are pleased to announce our students took 2nd and 3rd place in this state wide competition!!!!



   One of our activities that Ashley students participated in was reading the book “The Chocolate Touch” during the month of March. Students answered trivia questions 3 times a week about the book, and if their answer was correct, the received a chance to win prizes by filling out a ticket. On Thursday, March 24th, Mrs. VanHulle drew 5 ticket winners from lower elementary and 5 ticket winners from upper elementary. These students received bunnies. Also, 2 grand prizes were given, one to a kindergartner and one to a 3rd grader. They each received a GIANT Hershey bar!!! Everyone enjoyed this activity immensely.

Author Award

The Ashley Elementary Author award was presented to a fabulous fourth grader pictured with Principal Mrs. VanHulle.






Ashley Elementary 2nd Annual Science Fair

Ashley Elementary held there 2nd annual Science Fair with 26 participants from the 2nd through 5th grade.    All the students did a wonderful job with the following receiving places:

2nd Grade
1st Place – Mason Rank
2nd Place – Caitlyn Eckhardt
3rd Place – Trinity Schornak

3rd Grade
1st Place – Carter Woolm
2nd Place – Kathryn Lucka
3rd Place Kayla Leindecker

 4th Grade
1st Place – Mya Rank
2nd Place – Marisa Eckhardt
3rd Place – Sarah Kronner

5th Grade
1st Place – Emily Reim
2nd Place – Ella Stoneman
3rd Place – Lola Martin 

Click here to see the projects!


Congratulations to our Ashley Elementary winner for selling the most tickets for our Red Wings Fundraiser! He has won an autographed hockey stick and will be invited to attend the VIP party & Open House.






Ashley Elementary students raised approximately $6,800 while doing the Sea Dog Shuffle on October 9th.  The top class winner was Mrs. Mandziara’s kindergarten class raising $705 and the top school earner was Alexis Leavitt, a 4th grader,

who raised $200.  The students walked the track at ABMN and, each time they completed a lap, they received a different color bracelet.  The top grade earners are going to be able to “slime” our principal, Mrs. VanHulle, at a later date. Click on the image for more photos.


On October 8th, the kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd graders at Ashley Elementary learned about fire safety and what to do in case of a fire. They also got to see a fire truck and learn about the different equipment that the firemen use. Thank you New Baltimore Fire Department for showing the children how to be safe.



On September 30th Ashley Elementary celebrated Blue Balloon Day in which several New Baltimore Police Officers visited our classrooms. A presentation on community safety was given and the children then released blue balloons to the officers. Ashley students also visited patrol cars outside while meeting many police officers and the mayor. We would like to thank the New Baltimore Police Department and the Michigan State Troopers for this wonderful experience. Click on the photo for more pictures.

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!




Wednesday, October 7th was National Walk to School Day.  232 Ashley students, parents and staff members met at the New Baltimore Park to walk to school led by Mrs. VanHulle  and Ms. Hutton.   A huge thank you to Chief Tim Wiley and the New Baltimore Police Department for helping make this event a great time for all. Click on the picture 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.