We Shine at Ashburton!

 Ashburton Elementary School  

Dear Ashburton Parents, 

Welcome to spring, and get ready for the sprint to the end of the year! While we are entering the last marking period of this school year, there is still plenty to be accomplished! You will receive third quarter report cards on April 19th, and I am so proud of our students’ efforts and progress and the outstanding instruction that is provided each and every day by our teachers. The students have worked hard this quarter and are ready for a break, as are the staff! We hope you all enjoy spring break with time for family, fun, and some relaxation. Spring break is April 10-17th; additionally, please note that students do not have school on April 7th which is a professional day. During these times, there is no school for students.   

I look forward to seeing you during many of our April and May events! The weather is warming up which means we will soon see students and staff enjoying the Fun Run and taking a dip in the dunk tank at Spring Fling! Also, as the weather gets warmer and more students are walking, I urge you to use caution as you drive near our school grounds. And, a dog lover myself I want to remind everyone that while warmer weather provides opportunities to walk the dog, furry friends are not allowed on school property during operating hours for the safety and health of our students.  

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

Sincerely,

Greg Mullenholz
Principal

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. The last work session is scheduled for this Tuesday in the APR. 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 

Schematic Design for Ashburton Elementary School Addition - April 25, 2017 

Work Session #2 is Tuesday, April 25 at 6:30 pm in the All-Purpose Room (cafeteria). Ashburton PTA will be providing babysitting services.  

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is scheduled to begin the Schematic Design Phase for an approved capital project in your neighborhood.

The purpose of these meetings is to develop a preliminary design for the school project.  This is an evolving process whereby input from the previous meeting is incorporated into the ongoing proposed design.  These meetings are to determine spatial relationships within the school’s interior, the pedestrian and traffic flow of the site and how the project will impact the community at large.   Participants will include representatives of the school, PTA, neighbors, government agencies, the design architects, and staff from MCPS Division of Construction. 

MCPS extends an invitation to you to participate in this process.  While all are invited, the community is encouraged to send representatives from their respective streets, areas, and associations. Everyone present will have the opportunity to hear about the study process for the proposed project. The work sessions are scheduled in the afternoon and in the evening to allow for maximum community and school staff involvement. 

Meeting location
Ashburton Elementary School

6314 Lone Oak Drive

Bethesda, Maryland 20817

Work Session #2

Location: All-Purpose Room

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

6:30 PM

If you have any questions regarding this process please contact Ken Futch, project manager at 240-314-1000 or email him at kenneth_r_futch@mcpsmd.org. 

News and Announcements

Author / Illustrator visit to Ashburton!

Ashburton Elementary School is proud to welcome Grammy-Award winning Author Barry Louis Polisar on Wednesday, April 26th and Illustrator Will Terry on Friday, April 28th. Both of these talented individuals will present to our students about their journey towards becoming an author and illustrator. We are excited that they will be here and grateful to the PTA for sponsoring this event!    You can order select titles and have them autographed—please see the attached order forms and send in with your payment as soon as possible. Contact Ms. Elaraj, Reading Specialist, with questions at Anita_M_Elaraj@mcpsmd.org  Thank you! Barry Louis Polisar order form

Spring Into Reading!

Participate in the Ashburton Spring Into Reading activity and challenge yourself to read for 20 minutes each day (or more!) while completing one of these great activities. Complete and bring back by Friday, May 5th! Please include your first and last name and your teacher’s name on your activity sheet. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Elaraj, Reading Specialist, at Anita_M_Elaraj@mcpsmd.org  Have fun reading! 

Principal's Coffee Fourth Grade

Click to see the power point presentation from 4/3/2017

NEW: Online School Payments

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

Scholastic Book Fair April 24-April 26

Kindergarten Orientation, April 27 and 28, 2017

Please pass the word to neighbors and pre-school aged children who will be 5 years old by September 1, 2017. Prospective parents should call the office to set up an appointment for the orientation. Parents will have an opportunity to meet staff and complete registration paperwork, and most importantly children will have a fun introduction to the classrooms.  Parents may call the school 240-740-1300 or email Marney Jacobs at Marjorie_E_Jacobs@mcpsmd.org to set up an appointment. (Please provide child’s name, birthdate, address, whether he/she is a US citizen, gender, and appointment preference- morning or afternoon and which day. ) +Current kindergarten students will NOT have school on April 27th and 28th.