Posted January 4, 2024
As we start the new semester and new year, it is that time of the year that we continue teaching in this school year and start looking forward to the next school year. This includes budgeting around our priority areas. Asbury is a committed community school that values the supports for students. One of the critical parts is ensuring we have identified priority areas from our students, staff, and the community. Based on that, I wanted to ask that you take about 10 minutes to fill out this priority input survey.
I also want to be clear that we do not know any details about the budget. What I can share is our Budget Development Timeline. In this timeline, you will see when the budget will be shared with me, when we will have CSC/SLT meetings, and HR impacts to the budget timeline.
My commitment is to lead with grace, transparency, and with Asbury at the center of what can be a difficult time.
Please join us for our January CSC meeting this upcoming Tuesday (January 9) from 5:00-6:00 in the library at Asbury. This Collaborative School Committee Meeting will be talking through Asbury school priorities, our upcoming school events and planning to ensure Asbury has the supports needed to support students! Translation service will be available, if needed. Childcare and pizza will be provided.
Bell Time Results
We will keep the same bell time from this year into next year. As with this year, we will continue to have opportunities to give input and shift our bell times based on what works best for our community. This year, teachers and parents weighed in on what start times work best for them and the large majority (80%) of those that took the survey indicated that it works best to keep a 7:40 start time.
Calendar Reminder: Grandfriends Day
More details to come, but we wanted to share that Grandfriends Day is returning this year! Save the date of February 14, 2024. Be on the lookout for additional details soon!
January Edition of “The Asbury Era” Newspaper created by Ms. E’s Students is out. Click HERE to check it out!
Safety at drop off and pick up
BESS Winter Parent Rating
The parent rating for the BESS, our social emotional universal screener, opens December 16th. The form can be completed in less than 5 minutes at tinyurl.com/bessparent2324. In the Fall, 52% of our students had a parent report completed for them. Your feedback provides valuable information!
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.
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
Please visit the Asbury Website for more information and details about enrichments offered during this session: Asbury Enrichments Schedule
NEW – Art Fun (Winter Session)
1/6 – (Saturday) – DU Hockey Game
1/9- CSC and PTSO Meetings in person at Asbury
2/11/24 (Sun) – DU Gymnastics Meet
2/14 Grandfriends Day
2/16 – DPS Release Day- No Students
3/13 – CMAS Online Parent Information Night (6-7 pm)
3/22 – Asbury Release Day- No Students
4/13/24 (Sat) – DU Men’s Lacrosse Game
4/16/24 (Tues) – Skate City
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