We Shine at Ashburton!

 Ashburton Elementary School  

Dear Ashburton Parents/Guardians,

I hope you had an enjoyable and relaxing Thanksgiving holiday and that you had time with family and friends. Ashburton is such an amazing community and we are so thankful for the parents, volunteers and supporters who make this such a special place! You help in so many ways, by chaperoning a field trip, volunteering in the lunchroom, attending Board of Education testimony, or shopping at the Book Fair. We would like to thank Katrina Sukduang and Alison Peppelman, Book Fair chairs, and the many volunteers for making this event so successful for our school community. We thank our PTA for a fabulous cultural arts assembly, the Steve Cyphers Trio which is a percussive rock trio. Their program leads children through the development of percussive instruments from African log drums to modern percussion instruments. Thanks to cultural arts chairs, Robin Schultz, Richard Hsu and Gabby Cohen.

 On the December calendar is the Winter Choral Concert. All of our students will have an opportunity to hear our fifth grade chorus perform during the school day. The evening performance is always an enjoyable time to celebrate the holiday season, which is on December 7 at 7:00 p.m. Parents who cannot attend may attend either daytime performance on December 6th at 2:20 p.m. or 9:20 a.m. on December 7th. 

 Ashburton is an amazing community and will continue to be so moving into the new year! While we are still a few weeks away from winter break, I wanted to extend our warmest holiday and New Year wishes to you and your family. Please make sure that you take time to rest, unwind from the rigors of daily life, and be present with the amazing family and friends that each of you have. 

As a reminder the school office will be closed over Winter Break from December 25 through January 1. School resumes on January 2, 2018. 




        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

2018 Kindergarten New Parent Meeting

We will hold two informal meetings with new or upcoming kindergarten parents in January and February. This is a time to meet for parents with the principal in a group, ask questions and tour the school. All parents with new students in the fall 2018 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, 2018 will need to make an appointment. Please contact the school with any questions prior to the meetings, questions about residency or Early Entrance to Kindergarten. 240-740-1300 or email Marney Jacobs at Marjorie_E_Jacobs@mcpsmd.org Please use the link below to sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/vqoMhSn0QHW9QkpW2 

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

Volunteer Training Required

Given that this is a transition countywide, we are taking some additional steps here at Ashburton to ease the transition. We have set up a “Volunteer Station” in the main office where you may come by and complete the module when it works best for your schedule, during school hours. 

NEW: 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 a shopping cart, and pay for them by using a credit card. After a payment is made, the system will automatically send an email receipt to both the purchaser and the activity/instructional sponsor, notifying them both that payment has been received.Please Note: There will be a 3.75% handling fee. It is charged by the agency collecting the funds, not MCPS.For step-by-step directions please go to:  http://www.osmsinc.com/Documents/OSPHyperlinkCreation.pdf