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 Ashburton Elementary School  

Dear Ashburton Parents, 

Happy New Year and welcome to 2017! I hope you had an enjoyable and relaxing Winter Break with family and friends. I enjoyed the time spent with my family and the many, many family gatherings. I also enjoyed the scrumptious holiday food, maybe a little too much, and have therefore set a few New Year’s resolutions!   

We had a busy month in December with In-View testing, the fabulous Winter Choral Concerts, spirit week, and many class activities. Thank you to Ms. Barr for all of her work with the chorus, and Mr. Roth and Mrs. Hausknecht for helping the students to create the scenery for the performance. Staff, students and parents enjoyed the concerts and were impressed by the talented performers.  And, as a bonus, some of our fifth grade chorus members had the opportunity to sing for the staff and patients at Suburban Hospital as they spread holiday cheer to one of our fantastic community partners. 

Our SGA sponsored a fun spirit week in December, and we all enjoyed the reading and book oriented spirit week. Thank you to Ms. Ewing and Ms. Greco for their leadership on the amazing spirit week! 

I hope to see you at school or at our PTA events this month, including a Dine Out at Ledo’s and Bingo Night. From all of us here at Ashburton, we wish you and your family all the best in 2017!   

Sincerely,

Greg Mullenholz
Principal 

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News and Announcements

Reading is Snow Much Fun

Reading is SNOW Much Fun is back for 2017! Curl up and stay warm this winter season…and read some great books! Here’s a fun reading challenge for you: choose at least 10 marshmallow reading challenges on the attached activity. When you complete the challenge, glue it to your hot cocoa mug. The length of each challenge should match the daily reading goal for your grade level. Decorate your mug, cut it out, and bring it to your teacher—we’d love to see what you’ve been up to! All returned mugs will be acknowledged—have fun and please complete by Thursday, January 26, 2017! 

NEW KINDERGARTEN PARENT MEETINGS

We will hold two informal meetings with new or upcoming kindergarten parents in January and February. This is a time to meet with the principal in a group, ask questions and tour the school. All parents with new students in the fall 2016 are welcome to attend however, the meeting is geared for parents who do not have students currently at Ashburton.We will hold our kindergarten orientation in the spring and will begin to make appointments in late January. All children who will turn 5 by September 1, 2017 will need to be signed up. Please pass this information on to friends and neighbors. Call the school at 240-740-1300 or email Marney Jacobs at Marjorie_E_Jacobs@mcpsmd.org to reserve a spot on either of the following dates:January 19, 2017 @ 9:30 a.m. or February 13, 2017 @ 2:15 p.m. 

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Young Authors’ Conference 2016

Submissions for the Young Author’s Conference Contest are no longer being accepted; the deadline was Friday, December 2nd. Thanks to all who entered; stay tuned to find out the status of your submission! We loved reading all of the wonderful poems and short stories!

Fifth Grade Parent Coffee

Thank you to all of the fifth grade families who attended Mr. Mullenholz’s Fifth Grade Parent Coffee on Monday December 5. During the session, we discussed the many resources that are available to parents in order to help them better understand the scope and sequence of the MCPS reading and mathematics curriculum and how they can support their child’s learning at home.

First Grade Parent Coffee

Thank you to all of the first grade families who attended the First Grade Parent Coffee on Wednesday Nov. 16. During the session, we discussed the many resources that are available to parents in order to help them better understand the scope and sequence of the MCPS reading and mathematics curriculum and how they can support their child’s learning at home.