We Shine at Ashburton!

Ashburton Elementary School


January 3, 2024

Dear Ashburton Families,

Happy New Year! It is hard to believe we are already about halfway through this Amazing school year! Our dedicated staff, involved community, supportive PTA, and Top Quality students make this such a special place to work, learn, and grow! 

We are excited to finish up the second marking period and transition to the spring semester. While this winter season may be marked by more snow than we have received the past few years, please know that our TQ stars keep Ashburton Elementary School warm and bright all year long! 

Whatever comes this winter, we are ready. This includes our plans for virtual instruction if MCPS declares a Code Purple. Families who need to borrow an MCPS Chromebook can use one of these links: At Home Request for Chromebook Flyer (English), At Home Request for Chromebook Flyer (Espanol).

Families who need a MiFi device for WiFi should notify Ms. Upsher by emailing ayanna_a_upsher@mcpsmd.org

The Board of Education approved the 2024-2025 school year calendar in the beginning of December. We know a lot of our families plan travel and other activities around the school calendar, so please take a look to get a head start on planning for next school year. 

This fall, we had one of our best fall festival celebrations to date. It was an incredible event sponsored by our PTA, and the community engagement, vendors, prizes, and fall fun activities were nothing short of AMAZING! Our next big celebration will be our Kindness Celebration in mid February. Please stay tuned for communication from the celebration leads from your homeroom class for more information. 

We are so excited for this new year and all that winter and spring may hold. Your children have learned and grown so much, and we know that the best is yet to come. As always, thank you for your support and collaboration. Ashburton is an Amazing place because we have an amazing staff and amazing families who bring us their Top Quality Best each and every day!


Mrs. Reese (Principal), Dr. Copper (AP) & Mrs. Kinney (ASA) 


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