We Shine at Ashburton!

 Ashburton Elementary School  

Dear Ashburton Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to spring, and get ready for the sprint to the end of the year! We are entering the last marking period of this school year and there is still plenty to be accomplished! You will receive third quarter report cards on April 20th, 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.

You may have seen the news that MCPS is testing for lead in the water. The water at Ashburton was tested recently and we have not received any results yet. I will communicate with you when we do. The testing that was done several years ago did not show that elevated levels of lead in our water fountains.

We have so many upcoming events and so many that happened in recent weeks. Thank you to Allison Peppelman and the PTA for an amazing Barnes and Noble book fair! Families came out in great numbers and purchased many books. We were very proud to help Mr. Roth introduce his books, Beep and Bob, Too Much Space, and Beep and Bob, Party Crashers. Barnes and Nobles will give our Media Center twenty percent of the sales to purchase new books and Ms. Walker was able to purchase many new books for the Media Center. We also had a fabulous International Night, organized by Yvonne Morrison, Amy Swers, and Arunima Ghosh. There were almost forty countries represented and so much pride and excitement throughout the school that night. We all learned so much about our diverse population and saw many interesting artifacts, clothing and pieces of artwork. I am always so impressed with the turnout, the support, and the celebration that goes along with this event and want to thank you for attending! 

Construction for our expanded all-purpose room and work to prepare the playground for installation of the modular addition have begun. One of the small playgrounds has been removed and fencing has been installed. We look forward to watching the progress over the next few months. It will be full steam ahead during the summer so that these two parts of the project are completed in time for school to start. The work on the permanent addition will begin in June. Therefore, there will be no activities in the school or on the field this summer. The field will be closed this spring for outside sports too as the construction fence impacts the field. However, we will continue to have outdoor recess as much as possible.

We appreciate the flexibility of the students and parents to make the new dismissal plan work. It has become clear that children who are picked early must be picked up prior to the start of dismissal; please plan to pick up children before 3:15 p.m. Students are in transition after that and it may be difficult to be assured that changes in dismissal are received. Please contact the child’s teacher and main office well by 3:00 to make sure changes are confirmed.

 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.


 

 

        Sincerely,   

        Greg Mullenholz                      Barbara Cino                            Nakia Sutton  

        Principal                                 Assistant Principal                    ASA 

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 kenneth_r_futch@mcpsmd.org.  

News and Announcements

Ashburton Elementary School Safety and Security Presentation

Please click to view the Ashburton Elementary School Safety and Security Presentation  

New and Incoming Kindergarten Parent Meeting

Presentation from the January 2018 New and Incoming Kindergarten Parent Meeting.

Ashburton Kindergarten Orientation

Ashburton Elementary School will hold Kindergarten Orientation on April 26 and 27,  2018 for all children who will turn five by September 1, 2018.Please register using this link and pick an appointment slot. Paperwork for orientation will be emailed as soon as it is available.For parents of students born between September 2 and October 15, 2013 who wish to get information about Early Entrance to Kindergarten, or anyone with questions or needing assistance to register, please call Marney Jacobs at Ashburton 240-740-1300.http://bit.ly/AshburtonKO2018

Principal's Coffee November 2017

Principal's Coffee November 2017  Why Mindset Matters, presented November 30, 2017

Yearbook Orders 2017-2018

 Order your yearbook online through March 2, 2018 at the low, pre-sale price of $20.00.  Students receive a special thank you gift for ordering a copy.  The  price goes up to $21.00 after March 2, 2018.  The final order date is March 30, 2018. To order your copy online go to:  Lifetouch and enter the order #11371818.  That will take you to the secure site exclusive to Ashburton.   Yearbooks will be delivered in June of 2018.Note: If ordering multiple copies for siblings, please order each child’s separately.

Kindergarten and New Parent Information

PowerPoint with information for Kindergarten and New Families