Principal: Denise Montgomery


Phone: 828-654-1810

Fax: 828-654-9801

Dear Parents:


Welcome to Avery’s Creek Elementary School; the BEST school in the World! I hope you enjoyed time with your children, relaxing, resting, and enjoying quality family time fun this summer! We have been working hard at the school preparing for your family to come join us and we are so excited you will be a part of the ACES family!  


We are excited to be entering our fourth year of the Leader in Me program which is centered on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  I hope by now, for those of you who have been with us, your children have begun using the language of the 7 Habits which are 1) Be Proactive; 2) Begin with the End in Mind; 3) Put First Things First; 4) Think Win Win; 5) Seek First to Understand Then to Be Understood; 6) Synergize; 7) Sharpen the Saw; and 8) Find Your Voice.  In A Leader in Me school, all students, every day, are told that they are important, that their voice matters, and that they are capable and talented. It is a place where students are given opportunities to use their strengths and talents. As we kick off our fourth year, our teachers will be working to kick off the first eight days of school deeply embedded in the 7 Habits themselves. They will be spending a chunk of time directly teaching students the 7 Habits—what they are, what they mean, and how they can be applied. Staff and students will work to create a classroom mission statement as well as a personal mission statement and will post these in a visible area of the classroom. Students will continue focusing on setting goals which will be housed in a Leadership Notebook each student will be responsible for maintaining.


We have a lot of new staff this year so I encourage you to look at our Facebook page to see all the new faces at ACES. If you see someone you don’t recognize, please welcome them to our school.


We hope you will find a way to get involved in our school this year. We would love to have you volunteer in your child’s classroom or help with our fall festival.  If would like to volunteer in any capacity this year, please go ahead and complete a volunteer application at  You must complete an application each year.


We are so excited about this school year and all that it is going to bring! Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions. My email address is or you can call the school at 654-1810.



Denise Montgomery