Red Carpet June 2016

Students from Bradley Elementary School in Asbury Park, NJ, ranging in age from second through fifth grade, participated in an exciting Red Carpet Event, on June 15th.  The children came in their Sunday best, attending this event along with their families.  This event was sponsored by the NJEA, (Pride Grant funded) to celebrate the accomplishment of a group of students who participated in the Friends Club, a social skills group housed at Bradley Elementary this year.

Summer Meals Available Starting July 5th

Meals available Monday - Thursday from 11am to 1pm at Thurgood Marshall Elementary, Bradley Elementary and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School.

Meals available July 5th - August 8th.

#ReachHigher #BuildingABrighterFuture

Greetings Asbury Park Family,

In May of 2014, along with Michelle Obama launched a Reach Higher initiative to encourage students to complete their education beyond the 12th grade. To help celebrate National College Signing Day and the second anniversary of the Reach Higher initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama would like to invite you to wear college gear on April 26th (jeans and sneakers will be allowed).  

People of all ages, across the country, have supported this initiative over the last two years by sporting college apparel and sharing the importance of higher education in person and on social media. Asbury Park School District will be supporting this event as well this year. On April 26th, come to school dressed to impress in college gear. Our district photographer will come around to all of your building to capture these moments, then place these pictures on social media using the hashtag #ReachHigher.  Principals also inform all students to wear the favorite college sports team. We want very everyone to wear college gear, whether it's from a relative, friend, or college they wanted to go or aspire to go. Let's shoot for 100% participation. The school with the largest turnout will win a dress down day to use anytime of the school year.  

Through this initiative, we will continue to support The Obama Administration’s North Star Goal of having the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020, and everyone should get involved to support our students and America!

Be sure to tag these handles and the hashtags #ReachHigher and #buildingabrighterfuture:

Twitter: @FLOTUS // @ReachHigher
Instagram: @MichelleObama // @ReachHigher2020

APSD Safety Theme for February

NOROVIRUS - The Stomach Bug

Norovirus is a highly contagious virus. Norovirus infection causes gastroenteritis (inflammation of the stomach and intestines). This leads to diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach pain. Norovirus illness is often called by other names, such as food poisoning and stomach flu. Noroviruses can cause food poisoning, as can other germs and chemicals. Norovirus illness is not related to the flu (influenza). Though they share some of the same symptoms, the flu is a respiratoryillness caused by influenza virus.

Anyone can get norovirus illness
  • Norovirus is the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis in the U.S.

  • Each year, norovirus causes 19 to 21 million cases of acute gastroenteritis in the U.S.

  • There are many types of norovirus and you can get it more than once.


Norovirus illness can be serious
  • Norovirus illness can make you feel extremely sick with diarrhea and vomiting many times a day.

  • Some people may get severely dehydrated, especially young children, the elderly, and people with other illnesses.

  • Each year, norovirus causes 56,000 to 71,000 hospitalizations and 570 to 800 deaths, mostly in young children and the elderly.

Norovirus spreads very easily and quickly
  • It only takes a very small amount of norovirus particles (fewer than 100) to make you sick.

  • People with norovirus illness shed billions of virus particles in their stool and vomit and can easily infect others.

  • You are contagious from the moment you begin feeling sick and for the first few days after you recover.

  • Norovirus can spread quickly in enclosed places like daycare centers, nursing homes, schools, and cruise ships.

  • Norovirus can stay on objects and surfaces and still infect people for days or weeks.

  • Norovirus can survive some disinfectants, making it hard to get rid of.

Norovirus can spread in many ways

Norovirus can spread to others by—

  • having direct contact with an infected person, for example, touching an infected person while caring for them,

  • eating food or drinking liquids that are contaminated with norovirus,

  • touching objects that have norovirus on them and then putting your fingers in your mouth, for example, touching a countertop that has vomit droplets on it and then putting your fingers in your mouth and

  • sharing utensils or cups with people who are infected with norovirus.

There’s no vaccine to prevent norovirus infection and no drug to treat it
  • Antibiotics will not help with norovirus illness because antibiotics do not work on viruses.

  • When you have norovirus illness, drink plenty of liquids to replace fluid loss and prevent dehydration.

  • If you or someone you are caring for is dehydrated, call a doctor.


Please contact Mr. Lew Griffin with any questions, concerns or applause.