Asbury Thursday Folders – April 18, 2024

Posted April 18, 2024

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Principal Message:

Asbury Community,

If you have not popped by Asbury playground recently, you should stop by and check out our newly revamped green space under Bob. Who is Bob, you ask? Bob is our giant tree in the middle of our school yard – the tree has been here almost as long as the school. 

Over spring break, a crew came out and added mulch and outdoor seating/play structures under the big tree. At Asbury we enjoy getting fresh air and eating outside. With these additional seats, we can enjoy more comfortable outdoor eating for students – which we love. In asking students where they prefer eating, most students indicate they love eating outdoors – eating with friends in open spaces in the sun is a highlight of their day! 

If you are able, stop by and check out these updates to the playground! 

In Partnership,

Jeanna Doung

What’s top of Mind?

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

Hearing, Vision, and Dental Screening – May 6 and 7

  • Each year Denver Public Schools provides the opportunity for a free vision, hearing and dental screening for students in mandated grades (Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, ist, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 9th).
  • If you wish to opt your students out of this, please fill out this form and return it to the office.  

Message from the Green Eagles

Ridwell is running a special promotion for schools. We need 10 families to sign up for a new Ridwell subscription by May 31st.  Click HERE for more information!

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


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Mental Health Minute

BESS End of Year Screening- Closes next Friday! 

The End of Year (EOY) screening window for the BESS  Parent/Caregiver report 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? 

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! 

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)

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!

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!

What’s new from PTSO?

  • Help the teachers prepare for the summer! Do you have any old sheets (particularly fitted sheets) that you don’t need anymore? Teachers can use these to cover important parts of their classrooms for the summer! Bring any clean sheets for this purpose to the office.
  • 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.
    • Keep your eye out for the Auction to open up, you are NOT going to want to miss out on all the amazing services and items donated by our wonderful community!
  • Two fundraising options for your home:
    • Bluefrog Plumbing + Drain is running a month long fundraiser for Asbury. Just mention Asbury Elementary when scheduling over the phone or online at Fundraising Flyer
    • American Furniture Warehouse Fundraiser – 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


Fundamental Youth Sports Camps

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:  Hearing, Vision and Dental Screening Opt Out Form

Ridwell Membership Information

Bluefrog Plumbing Fundraising Informational Flyer

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

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

Sticky Fingers Summer Enrichment

Lego Engineering Enrichment (Spring Session)

Upcoming Dates

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)

5/4 – DPS STEAM Expo (see above for more information)

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

5/6 – Skate City

5/6 & 5/7 – Vision and Hearing Screenings (in the library)

5/8 – 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 – Ameritowne (5th grade)

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