We shine at Ashburton!

 Ashburton Elementary School  

Dear Ashburton Parents, 

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year at Ashburton and a special welcome to all of the new families who are joining our community. This letter has a great deal of pertinent information about the start of school. If you are joining our school community you will find that Ashburton is an excellent school with dedicated staff, an involved community, a very supportive PTA, and students who exhibit Top Quality characteristics in both academics and behavior. I hope each of you will become involved as much as you can in your children’s school. Over the summer, we underwent several extensive renovation projects. Our office suite had a new HVAC system installed, our building had a new fire alarm system installed, and every wall and door at Ashburton, inside and out, was given a fresh coat of paint. Shortly, we will be receiving a new phone system and our school phone numbers will be changing. More information on this is below. All of this work has made for a very interesting summer as we worked around the mess to prepare for the upcoming school year. Mr. Brock and his staff have been amazing, and have our building sparkling and shining, ready to receive students for the first day of school. We are lucky to have Mr. Brock, Mr. Chen, Ms. Murdock, and Mr. Sorto taking care of us. I would also like to thank Mrs. Jacobs, Ms. Cino, and Mrs. Lynch, as well as all of the other staff members who were in and out of the building throughout the summer, for their patience and flexibility! 

Heading into this year, we have been joined by a number of new staff. Many of our staff members have been pulled into leadership opportunities, have chosen to work in schools closer to home, or have had family changes that required them to move out of the state or out of the country. We had many sad farewells, and many tears were shed. Ashburton is a special place, one that is hard to leave. We are very excited for our new staff and you will find them to be Top Quality! On Monday August 22, 2016, our staff will be riding around the community in an MCPS School bus for a 2016 Ashburton School Community Bus Tour! This is a chance for our staff to get out and see the neighborhoods and see the sights that make our community as amazing as it is! We will be departing the Ashburton School parking lot around 11:00 am and will be making stops along the way to meet and greet anyone in the community who would like to come out and see us! We will have a special surprise for students who show up at the stops listed below. While riding on the bus is only for staff, we hope that you are able to join us somewhere along the way! All times are approximate and depend upon traffic! Can’t make it a tour stop? Follow the tour using the hashtag #TQBusTour Ashburton Community Bus Tour Stops Come Meet the Staff! Stop #1: Stratton Park @ 11:05 Stop #2: Linden Lane at Alta Vista Park @ 11:40 Stop #3: Grosvenor Center @ 12:10 Stop #4: Westlake Terrace and Westlake Drive @ 12:45.

Hope you have a great rest of the summer with your children!


Greg Mullenholz

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