We Shine at Ashburton!

 Ashburton Elementary School  

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!  

  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.