We Shine at Ashburton!

 Ashburton Elementary School  

Dear Ashburton Parents/Guardians,

New Visitor Management System

We have begun to use our new visitor management system and it seems to be going well. It is a self-service kiosk where parents and other visitors can sign themselves in and out. You must bring your driver’s license or state-issued photo ID each time you visit. If you do not have an ID with you, you will not be permitted to leave the main office.

You must wear your badge throughout your visit. The protocols for volunteering and visiting the school remain the same; however, we will enforce using a driver’s license for each visit.

STEAM Night- Tuesday, February 5, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

We are excited for our annual STEAM Night; students have worked hard at work individually or in small groups to explore a variety of topics. We hope you can join us for as students present their experiments. 


Valentine’s Day Parties, February 14

We will hold class Valentine’s Day Parties on Thursday, February 14. Grade K-4 will have their parties from 2:15-3:15. Grade 5 will have their parties from 1:15-2:15 p.m. Room parents will work with the classroom teacher to plan the parties; please make sure that you consult with the teacher as to any food allergies in the class. Parents are welcome to attend to attend the parties. Classroom teachers will send home the total number of students in each class or class lists.  Please make sure you have a Valentine for each child in the class. 


SGA Valentine Fundraiser

The SGA will be selling Valentine Bracelets before school and during recess through Tuesday. Volunteers will be responsible for collecting money and assisting students in filling out delivery labels. Thank you for your help!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080D4FAAAD22A57-valentine  

Additionally, we will be trying something new this year. We will offer the option to purchase bracelets online using the Online School Payment system in addition to students coming in with cash or check. If you choose the on-line method, you will be able to pay in several increments ($5, $10, $15, $20 and each of the class size increments, for example, there are 27 students in Mrs. Norton’s class, and you could choose to purchase 27 bracelets).
Online purchasing is now available! To purchase bracelets online, please visit https://osp.osmsinc.com/MontgomeryMD/BVModules/CategoryTemplates/Detailed%20List%20with%20Properties/Category.aspx?categoryid=BY120

Once you have paid online, please complete the Google form to indicate who the bracelets you purchased should go to. https://goo.gl/forms/Ct0JPDauE79tEDJI2  

Proceeds from the bracelet sale will go to a local charity as well as support programs at Ashburton.   


New and Kindergarten Parent Meetings

We will hold one more informal meeting with new or incoming kindergarten parents in February. This is a time to meet with the principal in a group, ask questions and tour the school. All parents with new students for the fall of 2019 are welcome to attend. The meeting, however, is geared for parents who do not have students currently at Ashburton. 

Please pass this information on to friends and neighbors. Call the school at 240-740-1300 or email Marney Jacobs at Marjorie_E_Jacobs@mcpsmd.org to reserve a spot on Monday, February 11, 2019 @ 2:15 p.m.

All children who will turn 5 by September 1, 2019 will need to be signed up. Kindergarten Orientation will be held on Monday, April 29 and Tuesday, 30, 2019. Sign up for kindergarten orientation appointments at http://bit.ly/AshburtonKO2019

Sincerely,

Greg Mullenholz                    Barbara Cino                   
Principal                                 Assistant Principal                      

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: https://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.