We Shine at Ashburton!
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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