Asbury Thursday Folders – May 23, 2024

Posted May 23, 2024

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Principal Message:

Asbury Community,

This Friday we have some exciting happenings at Asbury – our Community Circle will be occurring at 1:30 on the field and we will have very special guests that will be helping us usher in summer time! We are excited to have Fire Department Engine 16 here at Asbury. Please join us outside on the field for students to be sprayed down and then we will host our BEST awards. For students that do not want to get wet, they will cheer everyone else on as they get wet and then everyone will participate in BEST awards!

This year has been jam packed with lots of learning and fun and we want to celebrate students with this fun Community Circle! To continue celebrations, students have engaged in lots of projects this year, most recently including 3rd Grade Wax Projects, 1st Grade’s solar system/volcanoes and rocks projects, 4th grade architect unit and poetry project as well as 5th grades legacy project. Second graders also had their inventors unit! I am so proud of all our students and their hard work- they are incredible.

One specific area of data we monitor as a school is around our early literacy data. We monitor this through our READ Act data. The goal and what we want to see in regards to data- is that around 80% of our students in grades K-3 score 80% or higher on this assessment. At Asbury, as of May, we have 79% of our K-3 grade students scoring in Tier 1 or ‘meeting expectations’! This is exciting and it is just one way that we show that we are supporting students academically.

In addition, we have other celebrations, including our focus on supporting students in math, science, reading, and writing. Underlying all of these academic celebrations, we also have continued a focus on supporting students as individuals, with unique needs. We recognize that there is a balance with supporting students academically and socially and emotionally. We will continue these areas of focus moving into next year.

Thanks for your ongoing partnership as we wrap up this year and move into next year! Let’s continue to keep Asbury great!

In Partnership,

Jeanna Doung

What’s top of Mind?

HR Update

  • Dedicated Adult Support (1 on 1) Para Position: If you or you know someone who is interested in applying for a 1 on 1 special education paraprofessional position of one of our 4th grade MI students, please reach out to Jeanna!
  • Two 3rd Grade Long Term Substitute Position Available starting next school year: If you are interested or know someone who is interested in a long term substitute position for literacy and/or math, please contact Jeanna!

Mental Health Minute

Tips for a less stressful summer

As we look forward to summer vacation, here are some ideas for keeping summer stress levels down.

  • Maintain a daily routine, but don’t stress about a minute by minute schedule.
  • Have a menu of activities for when the “I’m bored!” strikes. Some examples include reading a book, doing a chore, going for a walk, doing an art project, or building/creating something.
  • Limit screen time and encourage spending time outside.
  • Have a snack basket of pre-approved items available. Once the snack basket is empty for the day, snacking is done!
  • Take advantage of the free activities that Denver offers over the summer.

Great Guinea Pig Race VI

  • In case you missed the race today via Facebook Live, HERE is the video link.
  • Congrats to Junie B on her big win!
  • Great job kindergarten!

What’s Still Relevant?

DPS Chromebook Collection Policy – “ALL chromebooks will be collected at the end of the school year for the summer. No exceptions will be made” – Dots

  • ALL students will be bringing their chromebooks and chargers to school (3, 4, 5 who normally take them to and from school) Wednesday, 5/29 and they will remain at school. They will NOT go home after that.
  • Please look for chargers if they are missing at home. Students will be charged if chromebooks and/or chargers are not returned. Thanks so much!
  • Please reach out to if you have any questions and she can direct you to the contact with Dots.

Mental Health Summer Services

The Denver Health Student Based Health Clinics will be providing mental health support for students over the summer through a program called TRUST who may be suicidal or have violent ideation, have a significant traumatic experience, or any other mental health concerns. TRUST stands for Therapeutic Response and Urgent Stabilization Team. School staff can make a referral using this form TRUST operates year-round, so you can always refer students, but the summer is a great time to use this resource since school staff are not as readily available. You can read more about the services provided here

ELCSports Summer Camp – Space Still Available!

Extended Learning and Community Schools is proud to launch their first-ever sport-focused summer camp at South High School! These weekly camps will help students build athletic skills and prepare them for ELCSports – DPS’ only district-run elementary sports league. For more information and to register, click here. If you have any questions, please reach out to

What’s new from PTSO?

  • SAVE THE DATE (and save your toys for prizes 😉 ) CARNIVAL 2024!
    • The date has been set for September 20, 2024! We can’t wait!
    • We need your help! If you’re interested in helping plan this incredible event, please email We’ll meet once over the summer and then kick into gear once school starts again!
    • Do you have any student group connections? We need groups of volunteers, please email with any ideas.
  • Girls On the Run is coming to Asbury this Fall!
  • We need volunteers to coach (no running experience required!) The Girls on the Run program empowers girls to be happy, healthy, and confident while training for a 5K. Teams consist of 2-3 coaches and 16 girls. Coaches will be trained and receive the appropriate curriculum.
  • GOTR will start the week of Week of September 9th 2024 and will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:45-4:15 pm. Open to all 3rd, 4th and 5th grade girls. Registration opens August 5th
  • Please email me to find out more- Tyre Concagh email: .
  • Visit for more information.
  • Do you like books? Know anyone who could use some free books? Check out BookGive Denver, an organization that wants to put books into the hands of readers!

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: Tattered Cover Kids Summer Reading Program

Summer Skate City Flyer

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

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

Sticky Fingers Summer Enrichment


Enrichment Flyers

Upcoming Dates

5/30 – Ameritowne (5th grade)

5/31 – 1st Grade Picnic @ Harvard Gulch (9:00-12:00)

5/31 – 3rd Grade Picnic @ Harvard Gulch (9:30-12:30)

6/3 – 4th Grade Picnic and Multiplication Facts Ice Cream Sundae Celebration @ Asbury Playground (1:30-2:40)

6/3 – 2nd Grade Picnic @ Harvard Gulch (9:30-12:30)

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

6/5 – last day of school and Hip Pops truck! This is a half day of school! Dismissal – 11:00