We Shine at Ashburton!
Dear Ashburton Parents/Guardians,
We had a wonderful and busy October at Ashburton! We had a great Walk to School Day, saw many visitors for Open House and at our first Principal and Parents Coffee, and had a fabulous Fall Festival. We also had a lovely annual Halloween parade and fun parties.
We hope you had as much fun as the students at our Halloween parade and that you enjoyed the Walter Johnson pep band during the parade! I want to thank all of our families who came to the Halloween parade and classroom parties. Many families were able to watch the parade on a beautiful fall afternoon. Thank you to our all of our fantastic room parents for putting together such great parties! Ms. Cino, Mrs. Sutton, and I visited the parties and were impressed by your creativity and spirit! We also loved seeing so many healthy and creative options for snacks being provided to our students!
Attendance is critical to instruction in school. We have noticed that a number of children are late each day and miss the beginning of their class work. I urge you to make it a priority to have a morning routine where children have ample time to get up, get dressed, eat breakfast, and get to school on time. Using the neighborhood school bus helps with the routine. Students are late if they arrive after 9:00 a.m. An adult must stop at the office to sign them in and get a late pass. Students who are late miss important directions and class work. Please note that the doors into the school from the back drop-off loop are closed at 9:00 a.m. and children who arrive after 9:00 a.m. will need to be brought to the front entrance and signed in at the office by the parent. Also, please make every effort to limit the amount of school missed due to appointments. Teachers plan instruction through 3:20 p.m. and students are responsible for work missed if they are not in class.
Please make sure that you keep money in your child’s lunch account. If the balance is below $10.00, your child will be served a cheese and turkey sandwich and drink but he/she will not have any choice in the lunch that is served. The café manager sends home low balance notices each week, please read these and send money or go to MySchoolBucks.com to load funds electronically.
I would like to thank you for your continuous support and partnership to help students achieve their very best. I hope to see you at many of our November events and wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.
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
JUMP ROPE FOR HEART for Grades 2-5
*During PE class Nov 13th – 17th *Please note the change: we are having this activity during
P.E. classes and NOT as an after school activity. *Please click for more information
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
Supply List 2017-2018
Supply List 2017-2018