We shine at Ashburton!

 Ashburton Elementary School  

Dear Ashburton Parents, 

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! It was nice to meet so many of our new families on Thursday and to see so many of you at the Open House on Friday. We had a great turn-out! Ms. Cino, our Top Quality Assistant Principal, and I share your enthusiasm and excitement that a new school year always brings. Last year, I fondly remember standing out front as students arrived on the first day and meeting the amazing families that make up the fabric of our community. This year, it’s been equally as amazing to meet new families, but to have old friends coming back! Thank you to the PTA for our welcome back staff lunch; we appreciated the delicious food and support of our PTA. Our PTA does so many wonderful things for our staff and students, and Ashburton wouldn’t be the amazing place that it is without their leadership and without so many families joining! If you haven’t done so yet, please join the PTA! I also encourage you to join the PTA listserv as we send many important announcements electronically. (Go to the AshburtonPTA.org site to join).

New Volunteering requirements, system-wide, will go into effect this year. See the letter attached here. All volunteers in MCPS will be required to complete a short module that outlines the signs of child abuse and neglect and identifies what the mandated requirements are for volunteers. Also, as you enter the office, you will continue to be required to provide photo identification each time and to sign in and out with our front office staff via our Visitor Management System. We know this could be considered an inconvenience, but we see it as an extra step toward ensuring the safety and well-being of all of our students and staff.

We look forward to working with you, your children and the staff as we begin a year focusing on making every child a successful part of the Ashburton Learning Community. Thank you for sharing your most precious gift—your children—with us. 

Sincerely,

Greg Mullenholz
Principal 

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