We Shine at Ashburton!
Dear Ashburton Parents/Guardians,
February may be the shortest month of the year, but there was no shortage of outstanding happenings at Ashburton! This month, we saw STEAM night, an instrumental music concert, an African storyteller, a visit from the Walter Johnson HS Show Choir, Valentine’s parties, an Adventure Theater performance, Read Across America Week and a multitude of field trips! Everything but the kitchen sink it would seem! As usual, we have so many people to thank for all of the support, the volunteer hours, the creativity, and the enthusiasm. Thank you to all who afforded our students all of these wonderful opportunities!
We had an amazing second STEAM night that was bigger and better than the first. Our students from kindergarten to fifth grade created exciting science projects and explorations. We all learned a lot and were so impressed with our children who shared so much. I wanted to give a special shout out to the talented students who performed in the Adventure Theater production of the Knights of the Rad Table. I am thankful for the PTA’s continued support of this and so many other opportunities for our students. I would like to thank all of our parent volunteers for helping to organize the Valentine’s Day parties. The parties were a success and the Valentine Smencils sales were great. The SGA will make a donation from the proceeds to a worthy cause.
It is hard to believe that we are already half way through the third quarter! Interim Progress Reports will be sent home this week. The purpose of an interim is to keep the lines of communication open between school and home about the academic progress of our students. Interims are a way to notify parents if a student is having difficulty in a subject area so we can work together to ensure academic success.
With the coming of March comes the beginning of our much anticipated construction project! Preconstruction for our expanded APR, and addition projects will begin soon and I will be sending out information regarding modified arrival and dismissal plans shortly. The expansion of the all purpose room will impact the parking lot and sidewalk and we therefore have to adjust some of our procedures.
Thank you for your continued support and collaboration to make Ashburton a great place to learn! We look forward to seeing you at the many events this month at Ashburton.
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
New and Incoming Kindergarten Parent Meeting
Presentation from the January 2018 New and Incoming Kindergarten Parent Meeting.
Ashburton Kindergarten Orientation
Ashburton Elementary School will hold Kindergarten Orientation on April 26 and 27, 2018 for all children who will turn five by September 1, 2018.Please register using this link and pick an appointment slot. Paperwork for orientation will be emailed as soon as it is available.For parents of students born between September 2 and October 15, 2013 who wish to get information about Early Entrance to Kindergarten, or anyone with questions or needing assistance to register, please call Marney Jacobs at Ashburton 240-740-1300.http://bit.ly/AshburtonKO2018
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.