Posted January 25, 2024
Coming up on February 10, it will be the official start to the Chinese New Year. In Chinese New Year, we are celebrating the year of the dragon. This year represents fostering growth, progress and abundance!
This week, we received the budget information for Asbury. Unfortunately, we continue to see impacts on our current budget. This is due to our being a small school with no additional dollars coming in through other dollar sources, such as grants, lower enrollment numbers, increasing cost and inflation as well as not having access to COVID/ESSR relief funds. Overall, this leaves us with a negative balance in our budget.
We are thankful for your input from the priority survey, as this helps drive our decision making and strategic planning. From the priority input survey it is clear that you value so many things about Asbury including the community, PBL, paraprofessional supports, access to specials classes, tech supports, just to name a few.
Through our budget process we are committed to continuing all these amazing supports and may have come back together as a CSC to talk through further impacts. For now, we are hopeful that through the donations from you all, as our community, through Direct Give, Budget Assistance requests that we will be submitting to the district and carry forward that we will not need to make any further cuts to our amazing supports in our building. So, once I know more about our budget assistance, I will keep everyone informed.
I want to take a moment to restate my commitment to you all – my commitment is to fund the amazing positions and the supports they provide to our students. This is a tough year for many schools and I am committed to leading with transparency and integrity.
Announcement from Student Council:
The Student Council will be hosting a food drive next week January 29-February 2nd to support families in our Asbury community. Food items most needed are pasta sauce, canned fruit, breakfast foods (oatmeal, breakfast bars, cereal, etc.), canned beans, mac n cheese, peanut butter, and other items such as pasta, canned vegetables, rice, canned protein (meats). Please no glass jars or expired foods.
The class with the most donations will win a donut party. There will be other prizes awarded each day! Our school goal is 500 donations. Thank you for your support!
Summer Connections 2024 is returning as a free five-week program from June 17 to July 19. DPS students at eligible schools entering first through fifth grade are invited to participate in this full-day program. Designed for student readiness, Summer Connections introduces students to next year’s curriculum with a special focus on STEM subjects. Students will also enjoy a variety of activities including Inventor’s Week, the Lego challenge, career exploration and computer science. Plus, there’s an exciting field trip in store! Registration for families begins mid-February. Check out the Summer Connections website for more information and updates.
The BESS MOY deadline extended!!
Only 25% of students have a completed parent rating. As a reminder, the parent rating window for Winter closes, February 2nd. The form can be completed in less than 5 minutes at tinyurl.com/bessparent2324.
Calendar Reminder: Grandfriends Day
Asbury Spelling Bee
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.
Safety at drop off and pick up
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
Skate City Date Change
Read A Thon!
DU Gymnastics Community Ticketing!
Please visit the Asbury Website for more information and details about enrichments offered during this session: Asbury Enrichments Schedule
2/4 – February PTSO meeting – Virtual
2/6 – Sexy Pizza South Pearl Dine Out (more details to come)
2/11 (Sun) – DU Gymnastics Meet
2/14 – Grandfriends Day
2/16 – DPS Release Day- No Students
3/1 – Spelling Bee – details coming soon!
3/2-8 – Read-a-Thon
3/13 – CMAS Online Parent Information Night (6-7 pm)
3/21 – Talent Show
3/22 – Asbury Release Day- No Students
4/13 (Sat) – DU Men’s Lacrosse Game (tickets on sale soon)
4/19 – DPS Release Day-No Students
4/26 – Rockies STEM Day – 5th Grade
5/6 (Monday) – Skate City *NEW DATE*
5/10 – Asbury Release Day- No Students
5/17 – Field Day
5/24 – Field Day Rain Date
6/4 – 5th Grade Continuation