Asbury Thursday Folders – April 11, 2024

Posted April 11, 2024

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Principal Message:

Asbury Community,

I have exciting news – on April 22, a non-student contact day for Asbury, we will be able to offer all day Discovery Link at Asbury. We know that days off can be difficult for families who work, so we wanted to be able to provide additional childcare for these days. Please be on the lookout for more information from Mr. Ronnie.  A huge thanks to Discovery Link for offering these as a support for our working families!

I also wanted to take this opportunity to invite you to Spring Wing.  Spring Wing is a wonderful event hosted by PTSO that celebrates Asbury. There are fun activities, an auction, and great food among other things – the theme this year is the Derby! To get you tickets, sign up below using this link:

In Partnership,

Jeanna Doung

What’s top of Mind?

Mark your Calendars

  • April 30 will be our Dish a Story and Student Led Conference evening. We will be hosting this at Asbury from 4-6! Please look for additional information to come!

Save the Date – May 8 – WOW Art Show (2:40-5:30 pm)

Mindful Parenting Through Self Regulation Workshop

Please join us virtually on April 18 from 4-5 for a parenting workshop about mindful parenting. We will have a DPS expert, Ms. Monica Padilla come a share about how we can be more attune to regulating our nervous systems and be more of a mindful parent! Please see more information and details, including how to register for this course, here.

QPR Gatekeeper Training

On Monday, April 22, from 4:45pm to 6:15pm (doors opening at 4:30), join the McKinley-Thatcher, Asbury, Lincoln, and Steele communities for QPR Gatekeeper Training at McKinley-Thatcher (1230 S Grant). This innovative, practical, and proven suicide prevention training is designed to teach participants the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond.

The signs of crisis are all around us and quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know. Trainees receive a QPR booklet and wallet card as a review and resource tool that includes local referral resources, as well as a certificate of completion. For more information about the session, check out this flier, here


 Sign up at 

Dance for Asbury Students

  • Please  join us for a school dance on 4/26! We will have a School “Beach Theme” Dance (K-2nd @ 3:30-4:30) &  (3rd-5th @ 5:00-6:00)- $5 admission fee (scholarships available)

CSC Nominations and Input on Members

  • Please take a moment to review the parents who have been nominated for CSC for the 24/25 SY. Linked here are their biographies. To vote, if you are ok with these members, then you do not need to do anything. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Jeanna! 

Mental Health Minute

BESS End of Year Screening

The End of Year (EOY) screening window for the BESS  Parent/Caregiver report opened March 16th and closes on April 26th. Your participation is vital to ensure all students’ needs are being met. The form takes less than 5 minutes to complete and can be found at

What’s Still Relevant? 

Art Studio Newsletter from Ms. Werner – April, 2024

A Message from Mrs. Ravel (Technology)

Save the Date:

  • STEAM Expo (9-3 May 4) – CSU Spur
  • CSU Spur Denver Campus – 4777 National Western Dr., Denver, CO 80216
  • Video
  • Website for STEAM Expo
  • Information Flyer
  • This is not something we are specifically participating in this year as a school, but anyone is welcome to attend the STEAM Expo.  It also includes the DPS Science Fair to check out and many different robotics, coding, STEAM type of things going on.  It will be very cool.  I will be there helping out.  Hope to see you and your families there if you want to check it out!

CMAS Testing Schedule for 3rd-5th graders (CMAS Continues this week…)

  • Testing Schedule – Please save the dates and plan accordingly with trips/appointments/etc.  Attendance is important during this testing window.  Thank you in advance.

What’s new from PTSO?

  • Spring Wing – This REALLY fun (adults only) community event is coming up Friday, May 3, 2024 (6:30-10:30 pm)!
    • Buy Your Tickets by clicking HERE.
    • Can you Help? Do you own a condo or home in Colorado (or elsewhere!)? We’re looking for a few vacation home getaway nights to include as sweepstakes for Asbury teachers and auction items for party attendees! You can set the dates and parameters that work best for you! Email with any questions or if you would be willing to donate a stay at your vacation home. We would be so grateful!
  • University of Denver Lacrosse!- Another great opportunity to spend time with some great Asbury Families, watch an exciting game, and support Asbury!
  • Have any plumbing or drain needs?
  • Bluefrog Plumbing + Drain is running a monthlong fundraiser for Asbury. They will donate 10% of any job to our school, up to $500
  • Just mention Asbury Elementary when scheduling over the phone or online at
  • Fundraising Flyer
  • American Furniture Warehouse Fundraiser –
    • Need to refresh some furnishings around your house? American Furniture Warehouse partners with Asbury year round to give back, and they are having a special event for us 5/3-5/12!
  • Use code ASBE04 online or in store to earn money for Asbury! See FLYER for more information! We can even get credit for items you’ve purchased there earlier in this school year!

What’s going on with Enrichments?

Please visit the Asbury Website for more information and details about enrichments offered during this session:  Asbury Enrichments Schedule

Community Flyers


NEW:  Fundamental Youth Sports Camps

NEW:  Hero Summer Sports Camps

Summer Reading Camp (Orton Gillingham Intervention) – **Use code Partner200, to 

receive $200 off of registration**

ID Tech Camps (Summer 2024)

Summer Reading Flyer


NEW:  Bluefrog Plumbing Fundraising Informational Flyer

NEW:  Climate Summit (4/19 @ East HS – 4:30-7:30 pm)

Southeast Denver Rec Softball Information

South HS Co-Ed Volleyball Clinic (4/6 and 4/13) – 11:00-1:00

Young Pandas Kung Fu

DPS STEAM Expo information -5/4 – Save the date!

Website for STEAM Expo 

Information Flyer for STEAM Expo

Enrichment Flyers

NEW:  Summer Art Open Studio (with Ms. Werner and Ms. Karen)

NEW:  Sticky Fingers Summer Enrichment

NEW:  Lego Engineering Enrichment (Spring Session)

Upcoming Dates

4/8-4/18 – CMAS Testing (3rd, 4th, & 5th grades)

4/13 – (Sat) – DU Men’s Lacrosse Game

4/18- 4:00-5:00 Virtual Mindful Parenting Course

4/19 – DPS Release Day-No Students

4/22 – Conference Comp Day for Teachers – No Students

4/22- 4:45-6:15 at Mckinley-Thatcher is hosting a parent event on Suicide Prevention

4/25 – Rockies STEM Day – 5th Grade

4/26 – Asbury School “Beach Theme” Dance (K-2nd @ 3:30-4:30) &  (3rd-5th @ 5:00-6:00) – 

$5 admission fee (scholarships available)

4/30 – Dish A Story/Spring Student Led Conferences (4:00-6:00 pm)

5/3 – Spring Wing (6:30-10:30 pm)

5/3-5/12 – American Furniture Warehouse Rally Fundraiser

5/6 – Skate City

5/8 – NEW:  WOW Art Show (2:40-5:30pm)

5/10 – Asbury Release Day- No Students

5/17 – Field Day

5/24 – Field Day (Rain Date)

5/30 – NEW:  Ameritowne (5th grade only)

6/4 – 5th Grade Continuation (9:30 am)