We Shine at Ashburton!

 Ashburton Elementary School  

Dear Ashburton Parents/Guardians,

I can’t believe how quickly the year has gone by! As we reflect back on the 2017-2018 school year, there were so many unforgettable events. We had Dads & Donuts, an author visit, the debut of Mr. Roth’s books, STEAM Night, Moms & Muffins, the Girls on the Run 5Ks, Spring Fling, an Earth Day observance, crops from our garden and the start of our addition project! The end of the year is always a busy time, but it is also a celebration of all that has been accomplished over the last ten months. I share your pride in the accomplishments your children have made in school this year and it has been rewarding to see all of the growth socially and academically for all of our children. Your children have amazing teachers in their classrooms and all that we have accomplished is a result of their hard work and passion. And, speaking of accomplishments, congratulations to the MCPS Class of 2025! I’m very proud of our fifth graders as they prepare to move on to middle school. This is a talented group of students, and we will really miss them!  

Though it seems hard to believe, we have been busy preparing for the 2018-2019 school year. This is the time of the year where we work through our staffing plans, our budgets, and our professional development programming. I want to share with you some anticipated changes as we plan for next year, but caution that due to Ashburton’s ever-changing enrollment, these plans can always adjust to better meet the needs of our students. We are projected to have five sections of Kindergarten, five of Grade 1, six of Grade 2, five of Grade 3, five of Grade 4, and six of Grade 5. As we do every year, we monitor our enrollment throughout the summer and adjust these numbers to make sure we are in alignment with the class-size recommendations prescribed by the Board of Education. It is important that we have an accurate picture of who will be joining us in the next school year. Please let us know if your children will not attend Ashburton next year and encourage new neighbors to enroll students as soon as possible.

In August you will receive an information packet in the mail. This packet will contain the calendar, lunch information, and bus schedules. Note that school starts on September 4th. There will also be information about a kindergarten/new parent meeting and Open House. Some of this information will be posted on our website or the MCPS website. Please also work with your child to do the summer math calendars or log that your child will bring home. Read with them, make frequent trips to the library for new books, and encourage them to keep their brains busy. If you misplace the packet you may download them from our website.

I wish you all the best for the summer and hope that you find time to rest, relax and read with your family! Have a wonderful summer break!

 

        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

Summer 2018 Reading and Math at Ashburton ES

Keep your reading skills sharp and participate in the Montgomery County Department of Public Libraries Summer Read and Learn Program called “Libraries Rock!” See the flyer the below and stop by your local library for your game board. Also, keep track of the books you read on the Reading Log and return it to us the first week of school to claim a cool reading prize. Happy Reading!  Happy Summer Mathematicians! Use these calendars day by day to keep your math skills sharp!

Kindergarten/New Parent Meeting August 30th

After Open House, we will meet in the All Purpose Room to share information about Kindergarten and Ashburton procedures from 3:15-4:00.

Open House August 30th

Join us on August 30th for Open House from 2:00 to 3:00. You will meet your new teachers and greet the staff at Ashburton. The Patrol Meeting will be held from 1:30 to 2:00, just before Open House.

2017 Individual School Progress Report

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has posted the results of the 2017 Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), and the High School Assessments on the Maryland Report Card (www.mdreportcard.org) website. Click here to view Ashburton’s 2017 School Progress Report located under the “Reports” tab.   2017 Individual School Progress Report

Ashburton Author Visit!

Ashburton ES is excited to welcome Author Hena Khan on Tuesday, May 22nd. She will be presenting to our students about her journey towards becoming a writer. She is the author of several books including Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns and the critically-acclaimed Amina’s Voice. These two books are available for pre-sale. Click on this text to access the flyer and order form and submit your order by Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Thank you!   

Ashburton Elementary School Safety and Security Presentation

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