We Shine at Ashburton!
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!
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.