Asbury Thursday Folders – December 7, 2023

Posted December 7, 2023

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Principal Message:

Student Council will be hosting a winter themed Spirit Week starting next week! Each day will have a winter based theme that we encourage everyone to participate in!

Spirit Week (December 11-14)

Next week is SPIRIT WEEK sponsored by Student Council.  Here is the theme for each day:

  • Monday, December 11th:  “Winter Colors”

Wear your favorite winter colors blue, red, green, yellow, etc.

  • Tuesday, December 12th:  “Winter Wonderland”

Wear your favorite winter accessories such as hats, 

necklaces, headbands, glasses, boots, scarves, etc.

  • Wednesday, December 13th:  “Fun Sock Day”

Wear anything colorful, silly – whatever you like.

  • Thursday, December 14th:  “PJ & Stuffed Animal” 

Wear your favorite PJs and bring a stuffy.

In addition to this fun information, I wanted to let you all know about an amazing opportunity for 50 families to shop with a Broncos Player! Burt Trembly with the Justin Simmons Foundation reached out to us earlier this week with an opportunity to “Shop with a Bronco” on Friday, December 8th around 6pm at your area Walmart.

We have reached out to 50 families based on certain criteria. Though we know that means that not all families will be able to participate and students will talk about this, we wanted to let you know that this was a limited event and selecting just 50 families was incredibly difficult, but we did not want to pass up on this opportunity. If you talk to anyone who has received this email, please remind them that they need to RSVP with me and send in their shirt size. 

What an amazing opportunity for these students at Asbury! If any of you need anything at all, please reach out. 

We also have some important information for families in grades 3-5 about the upcoming state testing (CMAS). Below you will find the schedule and parent CMAS night. 

CMAS Testing Schedule for 3rd-5th graders

  • Schedule – Please save the dates and plan accordingly with trips/appointments/etc.  Attendance is important during this testing window.  Thank you in advance.
  • Online CMAS Parent Night – save the date – Wednesday, March 13 from 6:00-7:00 pm.  More information will be shared in March.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email me 🙂 

Jeanna Doung

What’s top of Mind?

Get Notified about Snow Days and Delays

To be notified of delayed starts and snow days before heading out the door, follow this guide to make sure your phone number is listed correctly in Infor. We will send a text message to the phone number you have listed in Infor, and an email to your DPS email address in case of a delayed start or snow day.

Previously opted out of text messages? Text Y or Yes to 67587 to receive text messages again. If you would like to opt-out, reply to a district text with N, No, or Stop.

You can also check and district social media channels (FacebookX and Instagram) for information about delays and closures.

Supports for if Families have Needs

The holidays can be joyous and time for family. For some, it can be a challenging time. If you need supports, please reach out and/or check out the DPS supports for families in crisis. 

Asbury Era Newspaper – December, 2023 Edition

Check out the December, 2023 issue of The Asbury Era Newspaper created by Asbury students with the support of Ms. E.  Here’s the LINK.

Families of Multilingual Learners, you are invited to the Dec. 13 MLE DAC Meeting

Join the Multilingual Education (MLE) District Advisory Committee (DAC) on Wednesday, Dec. 13 from 9-11 a.m., at the Montbello Recreation Center (15555 E 53rd Ave). This month, we are hosting the Career & College Success team and will have additional information on the Seal of Biliteracy. Breakfast, childcare and interpretation services will be available. Share the attached fliers with your families of multilingual learners and encourage them to register here. For more information, visit the MLE DAC website or contact Olga Olivas at 720-423-3058.

YEARBOOK COVER CONTEST – Due by Tomorrow!!!:

Spread the word it is time for our yearbook cover contest. If your child is interested please have them design a yearbook cover on a 8.5×11 inch paper. The cover should represent Asbury and what is BEST about being an eagle at Asbury. They are due on Friday December 8th. Please turn them in to Ms. Baca in the office. Winner will be announced at the end of the day on December 8, 2023.

Mental Health Minute 


Safe2Tell provides students, parents, and community members a safe and anonymous way to report information about any issues that concern their safety or the safety of others. Safe2Tell’s reporting process is simple. Call 1.877.542.7233 or fill out a form on the website ( or mobile app. It was founded on the premise that students need an additional resource to break the code of silence and report when sharing with a trusted adult is too challenging. When submitting reports online, it is important to wait and engage in a conversation with the analyst in order to relay as much information as possible. You do not need to have all the details to make a report. Safe2Tell is the go between or middleman in order to get information from a reporter to the appropriate local school and law enforcement personnel. Safe2Tell does not investigate reports. 

What’s Still Relevant? 

Community Circle 12/1 – Video Link!

We had a super fun Community Circle last Friday.  Here’s the video link in case you missed it!  Click HERE.

Safety at drop off and pick up

  • There have been some unfortunate events occurring during these times. If you are parking on Lafayette during these times please lock your car doors at all times. We have been informed by the police station that there is a group going around to schools during busy times like drop off and pick up and breaking into vehicles so please take precautions and lock your doors at all times when you are not in the vehicle and do not leave valuables visible in your car when.
  • During drop off and pick up please be respectful of our neighbors when parking and do not block driveways even if you think that it is for a short period of time. We want to be respectful of our neighbors here at Asbury.

Outdoor Recess on Snowy Days

As a reminder, If students have boots, they are welcome to play in the field or on the playground unless it is icy- so send students with boots. If you need boots, we have a few extra pairs students can wear. Now that the weather is changing please send students with coats, gloves as we try to have outdoor recess as much as possible.

Mark Your Calendars: SchoolChoice Round 1 Dates

  • SchoolChoice Round 1 for the 2024-25 school year will open on Jan. 11, 2024 and close on Feb. 12, 2024. If you know of any kindergarten families or new families, they can make Asbury their home schools!
  • The DPS SchoolChoice application and waitlist site has changed. Families interested in coming to Asury can apply here. Families with existing Parent Portal accounts can log in using their username and password and families who do not have Parent Portal accounts will set up a new account. 

What’s new from PTSO?

  • Artists wanted! Read-A-Thon 2024 is Coming! 
    • Want to see your design on the official Read-A-Thon bookmark of 2024? If so, please submit your design on a 2×7 piece of paper with your name and homeroom on the back. Ms. Baca will also have 2×7 pieces of paper at the front desk. 
    • Please turn in to Ms. Baca in the front office by Wednesday, January 10th. We can’t wait to see your amazing work!
  • Giving tree – 
    • Every year around the holidays the Asbury Community helps provide necessities and gifts to members of our community who could use a little extra help. 
    • If you can help with this, sign up in the Sign Up Genius here.
  • Chipotle Dine Out Fundraiser!! Let someone else do the DELICIOUS cooking for you 
    • December 12, 2023, 4:00pm-8:00pm
    • 1644 E Evans Ave, Denver, CO 80210
    • Use promo code 99ZBX4E for online ordering or show a printed flier in restaurant
  • The Direct Give campaign will be coming up in early 2024, but you can remember Asbury in your end of year giving. Donate with cash, check, or credit card.
  • DU Hockey! – this popular community event is BACK! Watch Denver’s own incredible DU Pioneer Hockey Team.
    • Saturday, January 6, 7pm
    • Purchase tickets here
    • A portion of proceeds comes back to Asbury!
  • School Choice is coming up! Buy a yard sign (or two!) to show your support for Asbury and show how much you love this wonderful school with your neighbors. 
    • Signs are available for $10 in the office
    • OR email and we’ll deliver and set one up for you 👍
  • HOPE Event at Colorado Academy – Click HERE for More information 
    • Saturday, December 9 (9:00am – 2:00pm)
    • Clothing, Toys, Warm Meals, etc.
    • See link for more information

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

Winter Sessions:

Hip Hop (*this is an updated flyer from last week – change of dates!) 

Sticky Fingers

Science Matters STEM Clubs (3 class options)

  • Mixology – 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9
  • Totally Toyriffic – *check websites for updates
  • Under the Sea – *check websites for updates

Chess Wizards

Special 2 Week Winter Fun Art for Kids

  • Registration – email Karen Kelly at or register in Asbury’s main office

Skate Start

Community Flyers

HOPE Event at CO Academy – 12/9

ELC Basketball Teams Registration – 4th and 5th Graders – registration opens 11/27

ELC Basketball Referees Wanted – (ages 16+)

ELC Basketball Coaches Wanted – (ages 18+)

Chipotle Dining Out – 12/12 (Promo Code 99ZBX4E)

DU Upcoming Youth Programs

DU Hockey Game – 1/6 Flyer

Enrichment Flyers

Skate Start 

Hip Hop 

Sticky Fingers

Science Matters

Chess Wizards

Special 2 Week Winter Fun Art for Kids

Upcoming Dates

12/12 – Chipotle Dine out – Promo Code 99ZBX4E 

12/15 – Asbury Release Day- No Students

12/18 – 1/1- Winter Break

1/2 – DPS Release Day- No Students

1/6 –  (Saturday) – DU Hockey Game 

2/16 – DPS Release Day- No Students

3/13 – CMAS Online Parent Information Night (6-7 pm)

3/22 – Asbury Release Day- No Students

4/19 – DPS Release Day-No Students

4/26 – Rockies STEM Day – 5th Grade

5/10- Asbury Release Day- No Students

5/17 – Field Day

5/24 – Field Day Rain Date

6/4 – 5th Grade Continuation