Posted November 2, 2023
Thanks to all parents who completed the BESS Social Emotional Screener this year. We have taken this, the student input, and teacher input from this screener to help drive our support for the social emotional needs of our students in the building. We have a multi-tiered support system that includes daily check-ins, lunch bunches, and social groups with our School Psychologist (just to name a few). Each of the measures we take is intentionally designed to support the whole child. And I will tell you firsthand, it is amazing to host lunch bunches with students, work on our social skills, and foster relationships. It is important to all staff to know each and every one of our students.
Your voice is valued at Asbury and at the district level. The DPS “Your Voice/Tu Voz” Family Survey is open now through Wednesday, Nov. 15. Your Voice focuses on measuring outcomes across the district and its learnings from these surveys directly impact students and families. Families, you can access the survey link here. Families who complete their survey between now and Nov. 15 will be eligible for a gift card giveaway! Make an impact this November by taking the DPS Your Voice/Tu Voz family survey. As a reminder, unlike previous years, DPS will administer the survey to families once in the fall and will administer it to students once in the spring.
Thanksgiving & Fun Run Coming Up
Please join us for this fun ½ day. We will have Thanksgiving lunch and fun run on November 16. For parents who wanted to join, we elected to combine these two events so that you could take a half day to be here for lunch and cheering on your amazing runners!
Fun Run: This will take place during specials (grade level times listed below)
Thanksgiving Lunch: Asbury is hosting Thanksgiving lunch in the cafeteria. Stop by the office to purchase your tickets for Thanksgiving lunch ahead of time. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for non-student children. Please join us for lunch time (below)
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Next Tuesday CSC Meeting
Next Tuesday, November 7 from 5-6 Asbury will be hosting our CSC meeting in person in the library. We will have childcare so please stop by. We will be talking about the UIP (Unified Improvement Plan), SPF (School Performance Framework), and upcoming events at Asbury.
Mental Health Minute
National School Psychology Week (Nov 6-10th)
Next week is National School Psychology Week (NSPW). This year’s theme is “Let’s Grow Together,” inspired by the importance of both personal and shared strengths in our growth as individuals and school communities in every season of life. School psychologists are members of the school team who support students’ ability to learn and teachers’ ability to teach. We are experts in mental health, learning, and behavior.
Our work involves but is not limited to:
Here are some facts about school psychologists that you may not know:
Attention 3rd and 4th grade parents
This year, Asbury Elementary will implement Second Step: Skills for Academic and Social Success in our 3rd and 4th grade classrooms due to the needs identified in our Fall BESS Screening. We will focus on Empathy, Emotion Management, and Problem Solving. For more information about the program or if you DO NOT want your child to participate in programming, please contact Lauren Gourgues, School Psychologist, at Lauren_Gourgues@dpsk12.net or return the passive consent form your child teacher sent in a Deet. This programming is in addition to the great work our teachers at Asbury are already doing. If we do not hear from you, we will assume your child has permission to participate in these programs.
Soccer Clinic @ South High School
Outdoor Recess on Snowy Days
Digital Art Studios from Ms. Werner
Check out Ms. Werner’s awesome Digital Art Studios now on Asbury Learning Links that she created! It is a great art resource for students at school or at home! Click HERE.
Marketing Team Meetings
We are excited to bring back the meeting of the marketing team for Asbury. The marketing team comes together to talk about the importance of getting students to come to Asbury and getting them to stay! We did some amazing work last year with updating our tour process and promoting Asbury in a variety of ways! If you are interested in joining, please let Jeanna know!
Prospective Parent School Tours Starting
We are excited to announce that we will be starting our prospective parent school tours. If you know of anyone who has school age children that might be interested, please send along this information:
Thank you for your interest in Asbury Elementary! It is a great school. Our tour schedule is now available on our website if you would like to sign up for a tour, here is the link…
Please feel free to reach out out Amber Baca in the office via email:
or by phone:
In the meantime, please follow us on social media:
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/asburyeaglesco/
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
11/3 – Upswell Gives! Event
11/4 – Pearl Wine Tasting Event
11/4 – PJ Story time at Decker Library (10:30 am)
11/5 – South High Soccer Clinic Hosted by South’s Women’s Soccer Team (9:30-11:30)
11/8-11/9 – 5th Grade Balarat
11/16 – Asbury Fun Run/Thanksgiving Meal in the Asbury Lunchroom
12/12 – Chipotle Dine out (online ordering only) – Promo Code 99ZBX4E
1/6 (Sat) – DU Hockey Game
4/26 – Rockies STEM Day – 5th Grade
5/17 – Field Day
5/24 – Field Day Rain Date
6/4 – Hold for 5th grade Continuation