We shine at Ashburton!
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!
News and Announcements
Reading is Snow Much Fun
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.
Order your 2016-2017 Yearbook Now!
Young Authors’ Conference 2016
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