We Shine at Ashburton!
Dear Ashburton Parents/Guardians,
We are off to a great start to the school year! Students and staff are settling into their routines and great learning has begun at Ashburton. We had an awesome turnout for both the Back to School picnic and our Back to School Night. We heard many positive comments from parents about the smooth start and thank you for the compliments and the children you send us! Our second Donuts with Dad drew over 500 fathers, grandfathers, uncles, male role models, friends and many students for two wonderful mornings of donuts, fun activities and tours of the school. The event was spread over 2 days to accommodate the large crowds and each day began with a fun walk from the Davis Library! We are so excited to see so many families be able to participate. We thank PTA, especially the chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Leena Shepherd. We also want to thank our NAACP parent liaisons, Katrina Adams and ChiQuita Battle (and their families) for their help with the days’ events.
You may have heard your children talking about our “Golden Ticket” initiative. In order to highlight the positive behavior we are seeing in the classrooms, cafeteria, playground, and hallway, Ms. Cino, Mrs. Sutton and I are presenting students who demonstrate the TQ (Top Quality) Star Expectations with a special golden ticket. Those students redeem their golden ticket from the Stellar Student Book Basket that is on display in the office! Students are on the lookout, because you never know when Mr. Mullenholz, Mrs. Sutton or Ms. Cino will be handing out a golden ticket.
And finally, as we have been sharing and will continue to share, there have been upgrades made to grading and reporting in MCPS. The objective in these changes is to provide more and clearer information about student progress toward achieving grade-level standards. Information will continue to be shared throughout the year to help guide the community through this transition. I recommend reviewing the information located here: http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/info/grading/report-cards.aspx. At this web address, you will find sample report cards as well as parent guides that detail what standards students are working toward in each grade-level, by marking period.
Thank you to our parents who have been able to volunteer at lunch and recess, especially for our kindergarten group. We appreciate your support and need your helping hands. Contact your child’s teacher for classroom volunteer opportunities. I look forward to seeing you at our many events this month!
Greg Mullenholz Barbara
While you are here:
Ashburton Elementary School Future Addition
Thank you to all of those who attended and gave
feedback on the proposed design for the permanent and modular addition
structures in the first session. For further information and to see the presentation given
in the first work session, visit the link here: http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/facilities/construction/project/ashburton.aspx
If you have any questions regarding this process please contact Ken
Futch, Project Manager at 240-314-1000 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
News and Announcements
Kindergarten and New Parent Information
PowerPoint with information for Kindergarten and New Families
Volunteer Training Required
Given that this is a transition countywide, we are taking some additional steps here at Ashburton to ease the transition. We have set up a “Volunteer Station” in the main office where you may come by and complete the module when it works best for your schedule, during school hours.
NEW: Online School Payments
Online School Payments allows Ashburton families to pay for a variety of school related activities from any location, 24 hours a day. Families now can go online to view costs of various activities, add them to a shopping cart, and pay for them by using a credit card. After a payment is made, the system will automatically send an email receipt to both the purchaser and the activity/instructional sponsor, notifying them both that payment has been received.Please Note: There will be a 3.75% handling fee. It is charged by the agency collecting the funds, not MCPS.For step-by-step directions please go to: http://www.osmsinc.com/Documents/OSPHyperlinkCreation.pdf
Supply List 2017-2018
Supply List 2017-2018
Google Calendar Quick Guide
Download directions for adding the AES Google Calendar to your smartphones. Thank you, Mr. Mullenholz and Mrs. Jacobs, for making this so convenient for all of us!