We shine at Ashburton!
Dear Ashburton Parents,
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year at Ashburton and a special welcome to all of the new
families who are joining our community. This letter has a great deal of pertinent information about the
start of school. If you are joining our school community you will find that Ashburton is an excellent
school with dedicated staff, an involved community, a very supportive PTA, and students who exhibit
Top Quality characteristics in both academics and behavior. I hope each of you will become involved as
much as you can in your children’s school.
Over the summer, we underwent several extensive renovation projects. Our office suite had a new
HVAC system installed, our building had a new fire alarm system installed, and every wall and door at
Ashburton, inside and out, was given a fresh coat of paint. Shortly, we will be receiving a new phone
system and our school phone numbers will be changing. More information on this is below. All of this
work has made for a very interesting summer as we worked around the mess to prepare for the upcoming
school year. Mr. Brock and his staff have been amazing, and have our building sparkling and shining,
ready to receive students for the first day of school. We are lucky to have Mr. Brock, Mr. Chen, Ms.
Murdock, and Mr. Sorto taking care of us. I would also like to thank Mrs. Jacobs, Ms. Cino, and Mrs.
Lynch, as well as all of the other staff members who were in and out of the building throughout the
summer, for their patience and flexibility!
Heading into this year, we have been joined by a number
of new staff. Many of our staff members have been pulled into
leadership opportunities, have chosen to work in schools closer
to home, or have had family changes that required them to move
out of the state or out of the country. We had many sad
farewells, and many tears were shed. Ashburton is a special
place, one that is hard to leave. We are very excited for our new
staff and you will find them to be Top Quality! On Monday
August 22, 2016, our staff will be riding around the community
in an MCPS School bus for a 2016 Ashburton School
Community Bus Tour! This is a chance for our staff to get out
and see the neighborhoods and see the sights that make our
community as amazing as it is! We will be departing the
Ashburton School parking lot around 11:00 am and will be
making stops along the way to meet and greet anyone in the
community who would like to come out and see us! We will
have a special surprise for students who show up at the stops
listed below. While riding on the bus is only for staff, we hope
that you are able to join us somewhere along the way! All times
are approximate and depend upon traffic! Can’t make it a tour
stop? Follow the tour using the hashtag #TQBusTour
Ashburton Community Bus Tour Stops
Come Meet the Staff!
Stop #1: Stratton Park @ 11:05
Stop #2: Linden Lane at Alta Vista Park @ 11:40
Stop #3: Grosvenor Center @ 12:10
Stop #4: Westlake Terrace and Westlake Drive @ 12:45.
Hope you have a great rest of the summer with your children!