We Shine at Ashburton!

 Ashburton Elementary School  

Dear Ashburton Parents, 

It has been a busy start to the new year with Bingo (thanks to Jodi Herman), a lovely instrumental music concert (thanks to Mr. Kepler and Mrs. Lee, the hours of practice by the students, and the encouragement of the parents), and Career Afternoon (thanks to Andrea Gillespie and Maggie Price for coordinating the event and the many, many parents who made it a great success). We’ve had several holidays and days off, ending with a professional day for the end of the quarter. As we begin the third quarter, I would like to recognize Ashburton students for working hard throughout the first semester. Please take time to review your child’s report card in order to set goals for the rest of the year. Report cards will be distributed on February 8th. Included in the report card envelope will be an MCPS form 230-35, Bullying, Harassment or Intimidation Reporting Form that we are required to send home at the start of the quarter.  

We have started our process for enrollment next year for our future kindergarteners and articulation for our fifth graders moving on to middle school. Our Kindergarten Orientation will be held on April 27 and 28 for all children who will turn 5 by September 1, 2017. Please call the school office to set up an appointment or email Marney Jacobs at Marjorie_E_Jacobs@mcpsmd.org . Also, please encourage neighbors with pre-school aged children to contact us. Kindergarten parents, please note that your children will not have school on those two dates.  

I hope to see you at school or at our PTA events this month. 

Sincerely,

Greg Mullenholz
Principal

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News and Announcements

Principal’s Coffee: 3rd Grade Edition

Principal’s Coffee: 3rd Grade Edition  

Read Across America February 27 – March 3

In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday on Thursday, March 2nd, the entire week has been dedicated as Read Across America Week. We encourage everyone to pick up a book, or two, or three and read this week more than ever. We encourage our students to participate in this very special Spirit Week! 

Barnes & Noble Book Fair Fundraiser!

Barnes & Noble Book Fair Fundraiser to benefit our Media Center!    March 5, 2017    2:00 – 4:00 pm Rockville Pike location

Ashburton STEAM Night!!

Ashburton will be hosting its first annual STEAM Night on February 7, 2017. 6:00-7:15 pm All students and their families are invited to attend. There will be student projects, guest speakers, demonstrations, hands-on activities, and fun! We’ll also hear updates and information from our TQ Star PTA! Ashburton STEAM Night!

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 23, 2017 @ 2:15 p.m. 

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!