Posted November 30, 2023
A few weeks ago Asbury engaged in our first BESS (Behavioral and Emotional Screening System) screener. As promised, we wanted to share the school-level data with you, as there is a lot to celebrate and also some reflections that we will want to take action around. Below you will find detailed information about Asbury’s BESS data.
Overall Asbury BESS Snapshot Data Graphic – Click HERE
In comparison to the district averages, a higher percentage of Asbury students are noted to be in the “Normal Risk” range and a smaller percentage of students are in the “Elevated Risk” and “Extremely Elevated Risk” range. Additionally, guidance from the district states that 80% of students in the “Normal Risk” range is considered a marker of effective and supportive social-emotional school-wide programming. This means, as a whole, the Asbury community has exceeded this expectation and has a social-emotionally savvy group of students! Students that were screened within the “Elevated Risk” and “Extremely Elevated Risk” range may benefit from additional support in developing coping and/or problem solving skills, a positive self-image, and/or self-regulation skills. Action steps are outlined below.
School Based Actions
We are currently processing the data collected from the screener to create an action plan that targets areas of growth identified within our community. This looks like addressing needs at an individual, grade, and school-wide level. If your student self-reported “Elevated Risk” or “Extremely Elevated Risk” range responses on the screener, you will receive follow up information from Lauren Gorgeous, our school psychologist. We will work together to identify supports available at school and share resources available within the community that you can take advantage of as you see fit.
Again, we are thrilled to see such a positive response from our community! Thank you for your support in developing strong and healthy life-long learners!
Jeanna Doung & Lauren Gourgues
Safety at drop off and pick up
CMAS Testing Schedule for 3rd-5th graders
YEARBOOK COVER CONTEST:
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.
Report cards are now available online in the Parent Portal *(these are NOT printed at school and sent home).
Community Circle 12/1 – Tomorrow!
On Friday, 12/1 from 7:50-8:20 we will have a Community Circle meeting for all staff and students. Parents are also invited to join us during this time! What is Community Circle? This is a time where we come together as a community of learners and focus on doing our BEST. We celebrate students and read out the BEST awards, play games and celebrate our learning across the building. We host these on Zoom, so you can join from anywhere! Below are the details for how to join!
Complete the Your Voice/Tu Voz Survey by tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 1
The DPS “Your Voice/Tu Voz” family survey window has been extended to Friday, Dec. 1 by 11:59 p.m.! Please share their voices and complete the survey before the new deadline here. Families who complete the survey are entered to win one of 10 $20 King Soopers gift cards! More information is available here.
Helping Your Child Cope With Anxiety
Last week, we defined anxiety and some causes behind our worries. This week, we will learn some strategies for coping with anxiety.
The more practice you and your child have with coping with anxiety and worries, the easier it will get. Remember, when your child shares their worries it is important to validate their feelings (but not necessarily the actual fear) and send the message that they are seen and heard and you are there to support them.
Please Welcome our New Long term Sub in 4th Grade
Please join me in welcoming our new staff member, Ms. Maddie Munio, our Long Term Sub for 4th grade. She will be joining us while Ms. Van Sant is on Maternity Leave. Ms. Munio is an experienced teacher who believes in social emotional learning, building relationships with students, and appreciates PBL! She will be starting 11/17 and be in the classroom starting after break.
DPS 2022-23 Climate Action Annual Report
The Sustainability Team illustrates and celebrates a productive and impactful year of climate action, not just potential, in its latest annual report. Read the English or Spanish report and get involved with DPS’s climate action work as we “focus simply and narrowly on doing” to build a livable future for students. For questions, contact the Department of Sustainability.
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: Hip Hop (*this is an updated flyer from last week – change of dates!)
Registration – creativedancekids.com/enroll.html
Registration – stickyfingerscooking.com
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
Registration – sciencematters.tv
Registration – www.chesswizards.com
Registration – email Karen Kelly at email@example.com or register in
Asbury’s main office
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)
NEW: Hip Hop (*this is a new flyer updated from last week – changed 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