Asbury Elementary

Soaring to Excellence

Thursday Folders

Welcome to Asbury’s Thursday Folders page! This is our main mode of communication from school to parent. Below each date, you will find the body of the School Deet that was sent to parents as well as any correlating fliers for the week. If you are looking for something specific and can’t find it here, drop by the office and we will be happy to help.

2020-2021 School Year:


Thursday, November 19, 2020

Principal’s Corner

Eagle Families,

We hope you have a wonderful break and are able to enjoy all of the joys that come with the holiday. We are truly grateful for your support, flexibility and love over the past few months. We know the transition back to remote will bring obstacles and challenges but please know we will continue to be here to problem solve, brainstorm and support as best we can. Thank you for everything! 

 


School Notes

 

  • ANY AND ALL COVID questions should be directed to the Nurse’s office at 720-424-9755

 

  • Please call the Attendance line (720)424-9797  if your student will be absent from class (in person AND remote). 
    • If your child is in quarantine for an extended period of time (3 days or more) they may log on to the remote class supports.
    • If your child is absent for less than 3 days due to travel, a minor cold, or other extenuating circumstance please reach out to your teacher for communication but remote centers are available during this time.

 

  • No adults will be allowed past the office unless there is a student emergency. If your student is arriving late or leaving early there is a sign-in/out QR code (please bookmark in case you do not bring your phone)  on the office door you can use.

 

  • Community Evening 12/8: Steele will be hosting a virtual community evening event on December 8th from 6:00 – 7:30. A Queer Endeavor will discuss creating safe and inclusive schools for LGBTQ students. You can read more about their work here.

 

  • DPS is providing free weekday breakfast and lunch meals to any child 18 years or younger at curbside locations throughout the city. Pickup is available M-F 11:00 am – 1:00 pm unless otherwise noted. Learn more at www.dpsk12.org/food-distribution and see the flyers below.

 

  • The Scholastic Book Fair is back! While the Fair will be exclusively held online this year, we still plan on making it a fun and joyous experience for our kids. Features include:
    • Asbury’s own online store, with a large selection of titles, at the right price points.
    • A Virtual Fair so you and your kids can experience the magic of the school shopping experience. Browse titles by grade, meet popular authors and discover the comfort and joy of our Fair.
    • Every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly (25% back in rewards!)

Save these dates and view our school’s Fair site: November 30th – December 12th. Here is the link to the Fair site. We can’t wait to “see” you at the Fair!

 

  • We are looking for a kind donation of some cases of water!

PTSO

 

  • November Teacher Appreciation – “Get a Thanks, Give a Thanks” 

 

Let’s show some gratitude to our awesome Asbury staff this November!

 

Here’s how you can help:

 

  1. Write a thank you note, draw a picture, or write an email and give or send it to your teacher the week of November 16th-20th
  2. Choose one other staff member to thank in the same way! 
  3. Please use this link to record a video about why you love our Asbury community. 
  • Calling All Community Builders!  We are looking for parents who are interested in hosting Zoom get-togethers and activities during this time of “safer-at-home”.  Since in-person gatherings are not possible, we are hoping to bring our community together virtually.   Let us know if you can help!  Please contact Meaghan McCabe at meaghanomccabe@yahoo.com for more information or to sign up as a host. 

 

Some examples:

    • Do you have a specific skill set you would like to share? Like teaching yoga, meditation, cooking, science, or a craft? 
    • Are you interested in creating a community Zoom group that meets to enjoy a topic together like a book club, a knitting club, or a movie club?
    • Are you a social butterfly and would like to lead a group in playing games via Zoom?  Examples include Pictionary, Bingo, Scattergories, trivia, Name, Place, Animal, Thing, and Heads Up!  These events could be adults only, families, or students only.
    • Would you like to host a Zoom Happy Hour or Coffee Talk for other parents in your grade to give adults a chance to get to know each other?
    • Do you have a background in parent education or mental health?  Would you be interested in leading a Zoom call on a topic that supports our adults as they work and live with their children during this time?
    • New and different ideas are also welcome!!

 

Here are some upcoming Zoom events:

Wellness Wednesday Mental Health with Maren Willins – Wednesday, 12/2, 4:00-4:40pm

    (Open to Asbury Students

    Zoom Info: Meeting ID: 859 5531 7056  Password: Health

   Zoom LINK

 

1st Grade Happy Hour/Minute to Win It – Thursday, 12/3, 7-8pm

     Zoom Info: will be sent via School Deets to 1st-grade families

Asbury Adult Yoga with Catherine Cole – Saturday, 12/5,  9-10am

     Zoom Info:  Meeting ID: 970 1715 5946  Password: yoga

     Zoom  LINK

3rd Grade Happy Hour/Minute to Win It – Sunday, 12/6,  7-8pm

     Zoom Info: will be sent via School Deets to 3rd-grade families

 

  • PTSO meetings will be on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:00-7:30pm.  Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, December 1st and we will be mixing it up a bit!  Join us for some holiday fun and a prize drawing for those who attend!  This is the Link for the Zoom.

 

  • The Asbury Backpack Program Needs Your Help!

Sign Up Here to help support Asbury families with food boxes.

 

  • Business Sponsor  Are you interested or do you know someone interested in being a Business Sponsor? Now is the time to support Asbury students and staff while promoting your product or service. You’ll also receive the benefit of a tax write off. Please contact Andrea Cocking or Kelly Smith to get signed up and get your banner up!

 

  • We have a new Advocacy Page on the Asbury website where you can find information about how to get involved and make your voice heard!  Check it out HERE!

 


Important Dates

11/20, 11/23-11/27 – Thanksgiving Break/No school

12/1 – PTSO Meeting – Holiday Happy Hour! – 6:00-7:30pm

12/10 – Dine out for Asbury at Papa John’s (ALL DAY)

 


Parent Resources:

Technology Resources from Mrs. Ravel (updated) 

Parent Essentials

Hot Spots

Logging in to a Chromebook

Parent Guide to Chromebooks

Seesaw for Parents

 


Flyers/Links

Business Sponsorship

DPS Meal Distribution-English   Spanish

DPS Meal Delivery-English   Spanish

Elementary Digital Book Fair Flyer Custom

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Principal’s Corner

Alicia and I wanted to take a moment of gratitude. We realize just how much change and pivoting we have had to do over the last 7 months. Each time we go through another change we prioritize safety, instruction, and the social-emotional needs of our entire community. Despite our individual situations we continue to come together because we know we must. We just want to take a moment and acknowledge you, your thoughtfulness, and your support of our students. 

Jeanna & Alicia 


School Notes

  • Progress reports will be available end of the day tomorrow 11/6 through the Parent Portal.
  • Remote and 3-5 families: Please call the office to schedule a time to pick up school supplies for your child for the next Quarter. 
  • Please make sure your child’s mask fits over their nose.
  • ANY AND ALL COVID questions should be directed to the Nurse’s office at 720-424-9755
  • If a student is going to be picked up by someone that isn’t their parent/legal guardian, please call the office and let Maggie know who to put on your pick up list.
  • Please call the Attendance line (720)424-9797  if your student will be absent from class (for in-person AND remote). 
  • Here are the notes from the CSC meeting on 11/3.
  • No adults will be allowed past the office unless there is a student emergency. If your student is arriving late or leaving early there is a sign-in/out QR code (please bookmark in case you do not bring your phone)  on the office door you can use.

PTSO

  • Dine Out:
    • Upcoming Dine Out Dates:  
      • Chook – 11/10/20 – ALL DAY, Pearl Street location only – 20% donation
      • Papa John’s – 12/10/20 – ALL DAY, ALL LOCATIONS – 20% donation
  • The Asbury Backpack Program Needs Your Help!

Sign Up Here to help support Asbury families with food boxes.

 

  • PTSO meetings will be on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:00-7:30 pm.  This is the Link for the Zoom.
  • Open Positions for Room Supporters (formally called Room Parents)  Would you like to support classroom teachers while getting to know fellow families in your children’s class or grade?  Then, being a Room Supporter is a great job for you!  This year, the role of a Room Supporter looks different than years past, but it is even more important to ensure that communication and community building is at the forefront.  If you would like to learn more about being a Room Supporter and would like to see the revised Room Supporter Handbook during this time of Covid-19, please email Meaghan McCabe, the Room Supporter Coordinator, @ meaghanomccabe@yahoo.com.  I look forward to speaking with you! 

We are looking for Room Supporters to support our wonderful staff and students.  You will notice that we created the role of Support Staff Supporter and Specials Staff Supporter to ensure that all staff and students receive the help they deserve.  If you are interested in learning more about the role, please email Meaghan McCabe, the Room Supporter Coordinator, at meaghanomccabe@yahoo.com.  Thank you for your support!

Here are the classes and teams where we are looking for support:

4th Grade – Ms. Van Sant: 5th Grade – Mr. Altenburger: Support Team Supporter (supports MM, GT, ELD, Intervention, and Psychology) : Specials Team Supporter (supports Music, Technology, P.E., and Art)

  • Business Sponsor  Are you interested or do you know someone interested in being a Business Sponsor? Now is the time to support Asbury students and staff while promoting your product or service. You’ll also receive the benefit of a tax write off. Please contact Andrea Cocking or Kelly Smith to get signed up and get your banner up!
  • We have a new Advocacy Page on the Asbury website where you can find information about how to get involved and make your voice heard!  Check it out HERE!

Important Dates:

11/10 – Dine out for Asbury at Chook (ALL DAY)

11/20, 11/23-11/27 – Thanksgiving Break/No school

12/10 – Dine out for Asbury at Papa John’s (ALL DAY)


Parent Resources:

Technology Resources from Mrs. Ravel (updated) – bookmark this!

Parent Essentials

Hot Spots

Logging in to a Chromebook

Parent Guide to Chromebooks

Seesaw for Parents


Flyers/Links

Business Sponsorship

Dine Out at Chook


Thursday Folders, October 29th, 2020

Principal’s Corner

We are excited to celebrate with kids tomorrow. A few reminders for tomorrow’s celebration:

  • Students CAN wear costumes to school (no masks or face paint)
  • We will not host a parade but will send videos and pictures out!
  • Celebrations will happen in classrooms at the end of the day

Again, thank you all for your grace and patience with all of these transitions and obstacles we have been met with. There aren’t enough words to express how heartbroken we are. We have loved every minute of the past few in-person days – seeing our kids laugh, play, socialize, and learn. We have loved seeing our in-person parents again as well. We know that the next few weeks will be difficult as another transition is faced by each family. Please know that we are here to support your learner, both at home and in the building. We will continue to fine-tune our systems to meet the needs of those struggling to engage online and support the children in front of us. To support students transitioning or at home, please share this video with your students. Have a great weekend.


School Notes

  • Birthday Treats: Please send in a special book or share for birthdays, we will not be doing treats this year.
  • Remote and 3-5 families: Please call the office to schedule a time to pick up school supplies for your child for the next Quarter.
  • 3-5 students will be bringing their chromebook and neoprene case home with them tomorrow. We know some students use their personal device at home, but we are still sending a device home with every student regardless of that. Please keep the devices safe at home. Please make sure you have the power cord at home and let us know if that is not the case.
  • Picture Day will be rescheduled for the spring!
  • ANY AND ALL COVID questions should be directed to the Nurse’s office at 720-424-9755
  • If a student is going to be picked up by someone that isn’t their parent/legal guardian, please call the office and let Maggie know who to put on your pick up list.
  • Please call the Attendance line (720)424-9797 if your student will be absent from class (for in person AND remote).
  • School Breakfast and Lunch Menus can be found in theDPS School Cafe – https://www.schoolcafe.com/menus/0 (just go in as a guest – don’t worry about making an account and adding your kids. You need to choose Asbury as the school to see our menu options for each day. If you have a student at another school, you can switch schools as a guest and see their menu. Also at the bottom of the Thursday folders there is the October Breakfast and Lunch Menus to print out or reference too..
  • No adults will be allowed past the office unless there is a student emergency. If your student is arriving late or leaving early there is a sign in/out QR code (please bookmark in case you do not bring your phone) on the office door you can use.

PTSO

  • Dine Out:
    • Upcoming Dine Out Dates:
      • Morgan’s Liquors – 10/31 (Halloween!) – ALL DAY – Spend $1-$49 (10% donation), $50-$99 (15% donation), $100+ (20% donation) FLYER ATTACHED
      • Chook – 11/10/20 – ALL DAY, Pearl Street location only – 20% donation
      • Papa John’s – 12/10/20 – ALL DAY, ALL LOCATIONS – 20% donation
  • The Asbury Backpack Program Needs Your Help!

Sign Up Here to help support Asbury families with food boxes.

  • PTSO meetings will be the first Tuesday of every month from 6:00-7:30pm. This is the Link for the Zoom.
  • Open Positions for Room Supporters (formally called Room Parents) Would you like to support classroom teachers while getting to know fellow families in your children’s class or grade? Then, being a Room Supporter is a great job for you! This year, the role of a Room Supporter looks different than years past, but it is even more important to ensure that communication and community building is at the forefront. If you would like to learn more about being a Room Supporter and would like to see the revised Room Supporter Handbook during this time of Covid-19, please email Meaghan McCabe, the Room Supporter Coordinator, @ meaghanomccabe@yahoo.com. I look forward to speaking with you!

We are looking for Room Supporters to support our wonderful staff and students. You will notice that we created the role of Support Staff Supporter and Specials Staff Supporter to ensure that all staff and students receive the help they deserve. If you are interested in learning more about the role, please email Meaghan McCabe, the Room Supporter Coordinator, at meaghanomccabe@yahoo.com. Thank you for your Support!

Here are the classes and teams where we are looking for support:

4th Grade – Ms. Van Sant : 5th Grade – Mr. Altenburger : Support Team Supporter (supports MM, GT, ELD, Intervention, and Psychology) : Specials Team Supporter (supports Music, Technology, P.E., and Art)

  • Business Sponsor Are you interested or do you know someone interested in being a Business Sponsor? Now is the time to support Asbury students and staff while promoting your product or service. You’ll also receive the benefit of a tax write off. Please contact Andrea Cocking or Kelly Smith to get signed up and get your banner up!
  • We have a new Advocacy Page on the Asbury website where you can find information about how to get involved and make your voice heard! Check it out HERE!

Important Dates:

10/31 – Dine out for Asbury at Morgan’s Liquors

11/3 – CSC Meeting at 5pm via Zoom

11/3 – PTSO Meeting at 6pm via Zoom

11/10 – Dine out for Asbury at Chook (ALL DAY)


Parent Resources:

Technology Resources from Mrs. Ravel (updated) – bookmark this!

Parent Essentials

Hot Spots

Logging in to a Chromebook

Parent Guide to Chromebooks

Seesaw for Parents


Flyers/Links

Business Sponsorship

Dine Out Morgan’s Liquors

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Principal’s Corner

Welcoming back kids this week, online and in person, felt so good! We know there are a lot of changes to what school has looked like but your students handled it all with ease and grace. Thank you for supporting them through this transition. A few things to know: 

    • We know that changing homerooms has been hard on some students. We will continue to support them and their needs through this but know that all decisions were made with student safety in mind.
    • Children cannot bounce back and forth from in-person to remote. If children are sick, please call the office to access the remote environment for that period of time. If it is an unexcused absence students will NOT be able to access virtual learning. 
    • If you notice that your child’s mask does not stay on their face, please choose another mask. Old Navy has children’s sized masks that fit perfectly and are adjustable. We have a few extra on hand for those who need them, but are looking for donations. Thanks in advance!
    • Hand washing. Please watch this quick video on handwashing with your child to share expectations. 
    • Please remind your child at home about social distancing- we use the terms airplane arms or zombie arms as a minimum measurement of space. 
  • The above guidelines will keep everyone safe and Asbury open, thank you for your support! 
  • ANY AND ALL COVID questions should be directed to the Nurse’s office at 720424-9755

 


School Notes

  • Remote families: Please call the office to schedule a time to pick up school supplies for your child for the next Quarter. 
  • If a student is going to be picked up by someone that isn’t their parent/legal guardian, please call the office and let Maggie know who to put on your pick up list.
  • Kiss N Go drop off and pick up will now ONLY be on Marion St. side.
  • Please call the Attendance line (720)424-9797  if your student will be absent from class (for in-person AND remote). 
  • School Breakfast and Lunch Menus can be found in the DPS School Cafe – https://www.schoolcafe.com/menus/0 (just go in as a guest – don’t worry about making an account and adding your kids.  You need to choose Asbury as the school to see our menu options for each day.  If you have a student at another school, you can switch schools as a guest and see their menu.  Also at the bottom of the Thursday folders, there is the October Breakfast and Lunch Menus to print out or reference too.
  • Zoom Recording from Monday’s Town Hall Meeting supporting 2nd- 5th-grade families with return to school questions. Here is the padlet to ask questions or review responses.  Please add more questions as we move forward.! 
    • Please review these guidelines for arrival and dismissal. We will also have created a  map for you to know which entrance and exit to use for your student. 
  • If you missed tea with Mrs. Doung, then take a moment to watch this short video of Jeanna introducing herself! Here is a link to the video!
  • This  link will direct you where to sign up to be a Gatekeeper Helper (support staff and students on the playground to social distance and remain 6ft apart) 
  • Here is the link to the form for where you would like to pick your student up from school Monday-Friday. Please fill this out so we know where your kiddo should be at the end of the day! Please complete this by 10/21. 
  • No adults will be allowed past the office unless there is a student emergency. If your student is arriving late or leaving early there is a sign in/out QR code on the office door you can use.
  • Here is the information from Leah Martinez, Discovery Link program supervisor. Email: leah_martinez@dpsk12.org or cell: 720-610-8342. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Website: discoverylink.dpsk12.org for registration.

PTSO

  • Dine Out:
    • Upcoming Dine Out Dates:  
      • Morgan’s Liquors – 10/31 (Halloween!) – ALL DAY – Spend $1-$49 (10% donation), $50-$99 (15% donation), $100+ (20% donation)
      • Chook – 11/10/20 – ALL DAY, Pearl Street location only – 20% donation
      • Papa John’s – 12/10/20 – ALL DAY, ALL LOCATIONS – 20% donation
  • The Asbury Backpack Program Needs Your Help!

Sign Up Here to help support Asbury families with food boxes.

 

  • PTSO meetings will be on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:00-7:30 pm.  Please join us next Tuesday, November 3rd for our next meeting.  
    • This is the Link for the Zoom
  • Open Positions for Room Supporters (formally called Room Parents)  Would you like to support classroom teachers while getting to know fellow families in your children’s class or grade?  Then, being a Room Supporter is a great job for you!  This year, the role of a Room Supporter looks different than years past, but it is even more important to ensure that communication and community building is at the forefront.  If you would like to learn more about being a Room Supporter and would like to see the revised Room Supporter Handbook during this time of Covid-19, please email Meaghan McCabe, the Room Supporter Coordinator, @ meaghanomccabe@yahoo.com.  I look forward to speaking with you! 

We are looking for Room Supporters to support our wonderful staff and students.  You will notice that we created the role of Support Staff Supporter and Specials Staff Supporter to ensure that all staff and students receive the help they deserve.  If you are interested in learning more about the role, please email Meaghan McCabe, the Room Supporter Coordinator, at meaghanomccabe@yahoo.com.  Thank you for your support!

Here are the classes and teams where we are looking for support:

4th Grade – Ms. Van Sant: 5th Grade – Mr. Altenburger: Support Team Supporter (supports MM, GT, ELD, Intervention, and Psychology): Specials Team Supporter (supports Music, Technology, P.E., and Art)

  • Business Sponsor  Are you interested or do you know someone interested in being a Business Sponsor? Now is the time to support Asbury students and staff while promoting your product or service. You’ll also receive the benefit of a tax write off. Please contact Andrea Cocking or Kelly Smith to get signed up and get your banner up!
  • We have a new Advocacy Page on the Asbury website where you can find information about how to get involved and make your voice heard!  Check it out HERE!

Important Dates:

10/31 – Dine out for Asbury at Morgan’s Liquors

11/6 – 11/19 – We Heart Asbury Direct Give Campaign


Parent Resources:

Technology Resources from Mrs. Ravel (updated) – bookmark this!

Parent Essentials

Hot Spots

Logging in to a Chromebook

Parent Guide to Chromebooks

Seesaw for Parents


Flyers/Links

October Breakfast Menu

October Lunch Menu

Business Sponsorship

Updated Chess Wizards


Thursday Folders, October 8, 2020   

Principal’s Corner

Eagle Families, 

Thank you to all of the families who reached out to say thank you and send their love in support of my decision to transition out of Asbury in January. Decisions like these are never made easily and I appreciate your support! I have had an amazing 6 years at Asbury and I know that I am leaving Asbury with a strong vision and community that will carry on long after I go. I am excited for Ms. Doung to get to know you all, and your students, even more. Please join her on Tuesday, 10/13 at 8:30 – 9:15 or Thursday night, 10/15 from 5:00 -5:45 for “Tea with Mrs. Doung.”    She welcomes all of you to a zoom to get to know a little more about who she is and her leadership path. Here is the Zoom link.


School Notes

  • Student return schedule: 
    • 10/21 2nd-5th all classes
  • A reminder that neck gators are NOT allowed as masks at school
  • Please call the Attendance line (720)424-9797  if your student will be absent from class (for in-person AND remote). 
  • All fall conferences will take place over zoom this year. Please look for messaging from your grade level teachers. Conferences will be held up until 11/20. 
  • Town Hall this week will support 2nd- 5th-grade families with return to school questions. Please follow this link to join us and use this padlet to ask questions! 
    • As we prepare for 2nd – 5th-grade return, please review these guidelines for arrival and dismissal. We will also have created the attached map for you to know which entrance and exit to use for your student. 
  • This link will direct you where to sign up to be a Gatekeeper Helper (support staff and students on the playground to social distance and remain 6ft apart) 
  • Here is the link to the form for where you would like to pick your student up from school Monday-Friday. Please fill this out so we know where your kiddo should be at the end of the day! Please complete this by 10/21. 
  • No adults will be allowed past the office unless there is a student emergency. If your student is arriving late or leaving early there is a sign-in/out QR code on the office door you can use.
  • Here is the information from Leah Martinez, Discovery Link program supervisor. Email: leah_martinez@dpsk12.org or cell: 720-610-8342. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Website: discoverylink.dpsk12.org for registration.

PTSO

  • Dine Out:
    • Upcoming Dine Out Dates:  
      • Chipotle – 10/13/20 – 5-9pm, DU Location only – 33% donation (Flyers attached)
      • Morgan’s Liquors – 10/31 (Halloween!) – ALL DAY – Spend $1-$49 (10% donation), $50-$99 (15% donation), $100+ (20% donation)
      • Chook – 11/10/20 – ALL DAY, Pearl Street location only – 20% donation
      • Papa John’s – 12/10/20 – ALL DAY, ALL LOCATIONS – 20% donation

 

  • PTSO meetings will be the first Tuesday of every month from 6:00-7:30 pm
    • This is the Link for the Zoom 
  • Open Positions for Room Supporters (formally called Room Parents)  Would you like to support classroom teachers while getting to know fellow families in your children’s class or grade?  Then, being a Room Supporter is a great job for you!  This year, the role of a Room Supporter looks different than years past, but it is even more important to ensure that communication and community building is at the forefront.  If you would like to learn more about being a Room Supporter and would like to see the revised Room Supporter Handbook during this time of Covid-19, please email Meaghan McCabe, the Room Supporter Coordinator, @ meaghanomccabe@yahoo.com.  I look forward to speaking with you! 
  • Business Sponsor  Are you interested or do you know someone interested in being a Business Sponsor? Now is the time to support Asbury students and staff while promoting your product or service. You’ll also receive the benefit of a tax write off. Please contact Andrea Cocking or Kelly Smith to get signed up and get your banner up!
  • No Brainer Fundraisers – Box Tops for Education – Download the Box Tops for Education app. Once your account is set up,  just upload your receipt whenever you purchase products with the Box Top label. Asbury will get $.10 for each box top.  Every little bit adds up!  Go to https://www.boxtops4education.com/ for details on the program.
  • Asbury Fall Flash Sale!  The PTSO had some great auction items leftover from the Spring Wing that never happened last year because of COVID and we didn’t want you to miss out!  We will be having a quick online auction from now until October 16th – check it out at the link below. Happy bidding and good luck!      https://charityauction.bid/AsburyFallFlashSale
  • We have a new Advocacy Page on the Asbury website where you can find information about how to get involved and make your voice heard!  Check it out HERE!

Important Dates:

10/13 Tea with Mrs.  Doung (8:15) 

10/13 Dine out for Asbury at Chipotle

10/15 Tea with Mrs.  Doung (5:00) 

10/16, 10/19, 10/20 NO SCHOOL

10/31 – Dine out for Asbury at Morgan’s Liquors


Parent Resources:

Technology Resources from Mrs. Ravel (updated) – bookmark this!

Parent Essentials

Hot Spots

Logging in to a Chromebook

Parent Guide to Chromebooks

Seesaw for Parents


Flyers/Links

Chipotle Dine Out Event

Chipotle Dine Out Event (Spanish)

October Breakfast Menu

October Lunch Menu

Business Sponsorship

Updated Chess Wizards


 

 

 

 

 

Thursday Folders, October 1, 2020   

Principal’s Corner

Eagle Families, 

Students came back this week in person, and virtually, and it was amazing. Children were so aware of the social distancing rules, zombie arms, airplane arms, lunch outside, new recess rules. I am so impressed with your students! Please continue to reinforce these rules at home so we can support the same messaging. Thank you! 


School Notes

  • Student return schedule: 
    • 10/5 Barros and Malara (1st return) 
    • 10/6 Bruyere (all Kinder-1st in building now)
    • 10/21 2nd grade – 5th-grade return 
      • All students will return for a full day, 8:15 – 2:45
      • Children may arrive at 8:05 for a health screener and breakfast
  • This  link will direct you where to sign up to be a Gatekeeper Helper (support staff and students on the playground to social distance and remain 6ft apart) 
  • Here is the link to the form for where you would like to pick your student up from school Monday-Friday. Please fill this out so we know where your kiddo should be at the end of the day! Please complete this by 10/21. 
  • No adults will be allowed past the office unless there is a student emergency. If your student is arriving late or leaving early there is a sign in/out QR code on the office door you can use.
  • Here is the information from Leah Martinez, Discovery Link program supervisor. Email: leah_martinez@dpsk12.org or cell: 720-610-8342. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Website: discoverylink.dpsk12.org for registration.
  • A reminder that no students at Asbury will receive bus transportation this year unless they qualify for an IEP. 
  • 4th grade is looking for an electrical engineer parent that would be willing and able to speak to our 4th grade class via zoom about their occupation. If interested please email Mrs. Kennedy desarie_kennedy@dpsk12.org 
  • All families!!!  Please fill out this new Device Inventory Form to double-check what device you have at home.  Please fill this out for each of your students even if you are using a personal device.  Thank you so much!

PTSO

  • PTSO meetings will be the first Tuesday of every month from 6:00-7:30pm
    • This is the Link for the Zoom 
    • We have some important votes coming up regarding the budget and revision of the bylaws.  SInce only paid members can vote we encourage you to join by next week so your vote will be counted! Here is the link to join so that you can become a member today! https://forms.gle/ZWrErZaSunybMMEo9
  • Step Up for Asbury was a huge success! It was so wonderful seeing our community celebrating together in a safe way and having fun.  Thank you to all of the station hosts for creating entertaining and safe ways to gather.  Thank you to the Asbury staff for joining us, and thank you to everyone who participated.  We are all part of such an incredible community.  

The average amount of steps that our Asbury Eagles took during our Step Up For Asbury Week was 46,341 steps!!!  As of today, we have raised over $6,000 for our school.  We doubled our goal and it’s not too late to donate.  Way to go, Eagles!!!

  • The Asbury Merchandise Store is OPEN!  Looking for some Asbury spirit gear?  We’ve got you covered!  From now through October 7th, the shop is open and is filled with t-shirts, hoodies, masks, hats and more!  You may choose to pick your items up or have them shipped directly to your house.  There is a 2 week lead time on orders.  After this purchasing window, the shop will reopen again in late November before the holiday season!  

Head to the merchandise store to make your purchases:  https://asbury-merch.ecwid.com/ If you should have any questions, please reach out to Crystal Cervantez-Tkac at crystaltkac@gmail.com. And a special thanks to Igor’s T-shirts for helping sponsor our merchandise store!

  • Open Positions for Room Supporters (formally called Room Parents)  Would you like to support classroom teachers while getting to know fellow families in your children’s class or grade?  Then, being a Room Supporter is a great job for you!  This year, the role of a Room Supporter looks different than years past, but it is even more important to ensure that communication and community building is at the forefront.  If you would like to learn more about being a Room Supporter and would like to see the revised Room Supporter Handbook during this time of Covid-19, please email Meaghan McCabe, the Room Supporter Coordinator, @ meaghanomccabe@yahoo.com.  I look forward to speaking with you! 
  • Business Sponsor  Are you interested or do you know someone interested in being a Business Sponsor? Now is the time to support Asbury students and staff while promoting your product or service. You’ll also receive the benefit of a tax write off. Please contact Andrea Cocking or Kelly Smith to get signed up and get your banner up!
  • No Brainer Fundraisers – Box Tops for Education – Download the Box Tops for Education app. Once your account is set up,  just upload your receipt whenever you purchase products with the Box Top label. Asbury will get $.10 for each box top.  Every little bit adds up!  Go to https://www.boxtops4education.com/ for details on the program.
  • Dine Out:
    • Our Dine Out Program has already raised over $1,000 this school year in just two events!  THANK YOU!
    • Upcoming Dine Out Dates:  
      • Devour The Sweet Spot – Happening Now! 9/28 – 10/4 – WEEK LONG EVENT – 20% donation when you mention Asbury (see flyer below)
      • Chipotle – 10/13/20 – 5-9pm, DU Location only – 33% donation
      • Morgan’s Liquors – 10/31 (Halloween!) – ALL DAY – Spend $1-$49 (10% donation), $50-$99 (15% donation), $100+ (20% donation)
      • Chook – 11/10/20 – ALL DAY, Pearl Street location only – 20% donation
      • Papa John’s – 12/10/20 – ALL DAY, ALL LOCATIONS – 20% donation

Important Dates:

10/6- CSC Meeting 5pm – 6pm

10/6 – PTSO Meeting 6pm – 7pm

10/13 – Dine out for Asbury at Chipotle

10/16, 10/19, 10/20 NO SCHOOL


Parent Resources:

Technology Resources from Mrs. Ravel (updated) – bookmark this!

Parent Essentials

Hot Spots

Logging in to a Chromebook

Parent Guide to Chromebooks

Seesaw for Parents


Flyers/Links

Sweet Spot Dine Out

October Breakfast Menu

October Lunch Menu

Business Sponsorship

Updated Chess Wizards


Thursday Folders, September 17, 2020   

Principal’s Corner

Eagle Families, 

Please join us tonight from 5-6  for an all school Town Hall to review our return to school plan. Here is the presentation we will be reviewing and here is a padlet for your questions. 

Here is the zoom link to join the meeting. 

Meeting ID: 974 1723 0869

Passcode: eagles

______________________________

Here is the phone number to call if you need translation into another language:

Phone info:

Meeting ID: 388 717 4451

One tap mobile

+13462487799,,3887174451# US (Houston)

+14086380968,,3887174451# US (San Jose)      

Meeting ID: 388 717 4451

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/korG2vZQa


School Notes

 

  • Denver Public Schools will continue to serve meals for curbside pickup at locations throughout Denver. Breakfast and lunch will be available for curbside pickup from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Unfortunately, weekend meals will no longer be available as of Aug. 24. Students do not need to be present to pick up meals – you just need to provide each student’s name, school and student ID number. Additional meals for students who are not eligible for free- and reduced-price meals, non-DPS students, and adults can be purchased. Families can apply for student meal benefits here. Please see the list of current meal locations, as well as meal locations offering service starting Aug. 24.

 

 

  • Please call all absences into our attendance line at 720-424-9797. This will be checked daily. 

 

  • Families have until September 18th to make a final enrollment decision for their students, whether they prefer a virtual program or as much in-person learning as health conditions permit. As a reminder, families can select their preferred option on the Parent Portal or by contacting their school. If you are staying with the choice you made during registration, you do not need to go into the portal and change anything.

 

  • New Families: Here is Asbury’s calendar 

 

  • 4th grade is looking for an electrical engineer parent that would be willing and able to speak to our 4th grade class via zoom about their occupation. If interested please email Mrs. Kennedy desarie_kennedy@dpsk12.org 

 

  • DoTS has been working with CenturyLink in regards to the issue of slow internet speeds on Chromebooks and have narrowed it down to newer modems that have built-in security features. CenturyLink has created an email address specifically to provide customer service for families who may be experiencing slow network speeds on their DPS-issued Chromebooks. For any families continuing to experience these issues, please have them email chromebook@centurylink.com for continued troubleshooting on their end.

 


PTSO

  • PTSO meetings will be the first Tuesday of every month from 6:00-7:30pm
    • This is the Link for the Zoom

 

 

  • SAVE THE DATE! The Asbury Fall Fun Run will be on Sept. 26th from 9am – 12pm. Join us as our community comes together for a socially distanced walk/run through the Asbury neighborhood.  More details to come! Here is the letter format for your students to request donations.

 

 

  • In these challenging times of remote learning, the staff at Asbury has risen up to meet the needs of our students and continue to build the strong community we all love! We are SO fortunate to have such caring teachers and staff at Asbury and it’s time we show them some love. Our teachers CAN do virtually anything and this month we are going to show them our appreciation…virtually! 
    • Each Friday in the month of September, we are asking your family to complete a small task that will make a BIG difference. Please mark your calendars and look out for more updates to come!
    • Friday, September 18th: Use FlipGrid to record a video message. Use this link: We love Asbury teachers because…
    • Friday, September 25th: Your Choice! Reach out to your teachers in some way to say thank you! 🙂 

 

  • Dine Out Dates to be listed on the upcoming dates:  
    • Birdcall – 9/22/20 – ALL DAY, ALL LOCATIONS – 30% donation
    • Devour The Sweet Spot – Week of 9/28 – 10/4 – WEEK LONG EVENT – 20% donation
    • Chipotle – 10/13/20 – 5-9pm, DU Location only – 33% donation
    • Morgan’s Liquors – 10/31 (Halloween!) – ALL DAY – Spend $1-$49 (10% donation), $50-$99 (15% donation), $100+ (20% donation)
    • Chook – 11/10/20 – ALL DAY, Pearl Street location only – 20% donation
    • Papa John’s – 12/10/20 – ALL DAY, ALL LOCATIONS – 20% donation

 

 

  • ADVOCACY UPDATE: Hello!  In light of the new return to school plan that has been announced by DPS and Principal FaJohn, we will not be sending a group letter to advocate for an earlier return to in-person learning.  Kinder, 1st and MI students will all return early, and the rest of the students will return after October break on 10/21.
    • If you are still interested in sending an individual letter to the DPS Board and Superintendent Cordova, or if you would like to sign up to speak during public comment at the Board meeting next week please follow this LINKThe next regular board meeting will be on Thursday, Sept. 24th at 4:30, with public comment beginning at 5:30.
    • For any advocacy issues or questions please contact Kristi Leech at kristileech@gmail.com.  Thanks!  

 


Important Dates

9/26 Asbury Fall Fun Run

9/28 NO SCHOOL – District Planning Day 

 


Parent Resources

Technology Resources from Mrs. Ravel (updated) – bookmark this!

Parent Essentials

Hot Spots

Logging in to a Chromebook

Parent Guide to Chromebooks

Seesaw for Parents

 


Flyers/Links

Asbury Fall Fun Run Flyer

Cub Scouts Flyer

Scouts Information

Bird Call Dine and Donate Flyer


Thursday Folders, September 11, 2020   


Principal’s Corner

The past few months have brought a great deal of uncertainty to families. We wanted to make sure you have the resources you need right now. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need any support from the school we are here to support you and your family.

Psychological evaluations, medication, counseling

4455 E 12th Ave, Denver CO 80220

303-504-4600

    • Maria Droste Counseling Center

Provides play-based counseling for children

1355 S. Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80222

303-867-4600


School Notes

 

  • September 17th is COUNT DAY! All students need to be in attendance on this day in order for Asbury to receive financial support for your child. Please make sure all of your students log onto class this day (well, everyday 🙂 ). Thank you! 

 

  • Denver Public Schools will continue to serve meals for curbside pickup at locations throughout Denver. Breakfast and lunch will be available for curbside pickup from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Unfortunately, weekend meals will no longer be available as of Aug. 24. Students do not need to be present to pick up meals – you just need to provide each student’s name, school, and student ID number. Additional meals for students who are not eligible for free- and reduced-price meals, non-DPS students, and adults can be purchased. Families can apply for student meal benefits here. Please see the list of current meal locations, as well as meal locations offering service starting Aug. 24.

 

  •  Here is the information for Leah Martinez. Discovery Link program supervisor. Email: leah_martinez@dpsk12.org or cell: 720-610-8342. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Website: discoverylink.dpsk12.org for registration.

 

  • Please call all absences into our attendance line at 720-424-9797. This will be checked daily.

 

  • Families have until mid-September to make a final enrollment decision for their students, whether they prefer a virtual program or as much in-person learning as health conditions permit. In the next few weeks, we will share information on COVID-19 risks and the health guidelines we will be using, as well as a more specific deadline for families to make their final enrollment decision for the first semester. As a reminder, families can select their preferred option on the Parent Portal or by contacting their school.

 

  • Please join Mrs. FaJohn or Mrs. Doung for a weekly town hall.  Monday, September 14th @ 5:00
    • We will address your questions and concerns as best we can during this zoom meeting.
    • Please follow this link to join (passcode: eagles). Town halls will be on Mondays at 5 pm.
    • Mrs. Ravel will also be there to talk through some of the platforms that we are using and give you some tips and tricks.  Please submit any questions that you might have to this padlet.  You can also ask questions live!  Hope to see you there!

 

  • New Families: Here is Asbury’s calendar

 


PTSO

  • PTSO meetings will be the first Tuesday of every month from 6:00-7:30 pm
    • This is the Link for the Zoom

 

 

  • SAVE THE DATE! The Asbury Fall Fun Run will be on Sept. 26th from 9 am – 12 pm. Join us as our community comes together for a socially distanced walk/run through the Asbury neighborhood.  More details to come!

 

 

  • In these challenging times of remote learning, the staff at Asbury has risen up to meet the needs of our students and continue to build the strong community we all love! We are SO fortunate to have such caring teachers and staff at Asbury and it’s time we show them some love. Our teachers CAN do virtually anything and this month we are going to show them our appreciation…virtually!
    • Each Friday in the month of September, we are asking your family to complete a small task that will make a BIG difference. Please mark your calendars and look out for more updates to come!
    • Friday, September 4th: Email your teacher a thank you note!
    • Friday, September 11th: Draw or create a picture of your teacher. Take a picture of your masterpiece and upload to your SeeSaw classroom.
    • Friday, September 18th: Use FlipGrid to record a video message. Use this link: We love Asbury teachers because…
    • Friday, September 25th: Your Choice! Reach out to your teachers in some way to say thank you! 🙂

 


Important Dates:

9/26 Asbury Fall Fun Run

9/28 NO SCHOOL – District Planning Day

 


Parent Resources:

Technology Resources from Mrs. Ravel (updated) – bookmark this!

Parent Essentials

Hot Spots

Logging in to a Chromebook

Parent Guide to Chromebooks

Seesaw for Parents


Flyers/Links

Asbury Enrichment Opportunities

Asbury Fall Fun Run Flyer

Papa John’s School Night FUNdraiser

***iStation Information ONLY for those using personal devices (scroll down) – Note:  Parents who do not have automatic updates enabled for their device will need to navigate to the device’s application store (e.g., Apple App Store, Google Play Store, Chrome Web Store) to download the latest version.  School Chromebooks and ipads will automatically update.


Thursday Folders, September 3, 2020   


Principal’s Corner

Week Two is under our belts and we are so grateful for the feedback and emails in order to keep us moving in the right direction. I am so excited about the Fall Fun Run that will take place on September 26th. Join us from 9-12 to run around our fantastic neighborhood, see teachers cheering you on and have the chance to build community and fundraise for our 20/21 school year. We hope to see you there! 


School Notes

  • Denver Public Schools will continue to serve meals for curbside pickup at locations throughout Denver. Breakfast and lunch will be available for curbside pickup from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Unfortunately, weekend meals will no longer be available as of Aug. 24. Students do not need to be present to pick up meals – you just need to provide each student’s name, school, and student ID number. Additional meals for students who are not eligible for free- and reduced-price meals, non-DPS students, and adults can be purchased. Families can apply for student meal benefits here. Please see the list of current meal locations, as well as meal locations offering service starting Aug. 24.
  • Please call all absences into our attendance line at 720-424-9797. This will be checked daily. 
  • Families have until mid-September to make a final enrollment decision for their students, whether they prefer a virtual program or as much in-person learning as health conditions permit. In the next few weeks, we will share information on COVID-19 risks and the health guidelines we will be using, as well as a more specific deadline for families to make their final enrollment decision for the first semester. As a reminder, families can select their preferred option on the Parent Portal or by contacting their school. 
  • Please join Mrs. FaJohn or Mrs. Doung for a weekly town hall. We will address your questions and concerns as best we can during this zoom meeting. Please follow this link to join (passcode: eagles).  Town halls will be on Mondays at 5 pm. There will be NO town hall on 9/7. 
  • Here are the notes from CSC this week.  Thanks for all who joined! 

PTSO

  • PTSO meetings will be the first Tuesday of every month from 6:00-7:30 pm
    • This is the Link for the Zoom

 

  • SAVE THE DATE! The Asbury Fall Fun Run will be on Sept. 26th from 9am – 12pm. Join us as our community comes together for a socially distanced walk/run through the Asbury neighborhood.  More details to come!

 

  • In these challenging times of remote learning, the staff at Asbury has risen up to meet the needs of our students and continue to build the strong community we all love! We are SO fortunate to have such caring teachers and staff at Asbury and it’s time we show them some love. Our teachers CAN do virtually anything and this month we are going to show them our appreciation…virtually! 
    • Each Friday in the month of September, we are asking your family to complete a small task that will make a BIG difference. Please mark your calendars and look out for more updates to come!
    • Friday, September 4th: Email your teacher a thank you note! 
    • Friday, September 11th: Draw or create a picture of your teacher. Take a picture of your masterpiece and upload to your SeeSaw classroom. 
    • Friday, September 18th: Use FlipGrid to record a video message. Use this link: We love Asbury teachers because…
    • Friday, September 25th: Your Choice! Reach out to your teachers in some way to say thank you! 🙂 

Important Dates:

9/7 No school  Labor Day

9/26 Asbury Fall Fun Run


Parent Resources:

Technology Resources from Mrs. Ravel (updated) – bookmark this!

Parent Essentials

Hot Spots

Logging in to a Chromebook

Parent Guide to Chromebooks

Seesaw for Parents


Flyers/Links

NEW – Asbury Enrichment Opportunities

STEM Enrichment Flyer

Chess Wizards Enrichment Flyer

Asbury Fall Fun Run Flyer

 

 

 


Thursday Folders, August 27, 2020   


Principal’s Corner

As we popped from online classroom to classroom we have been so impressed with your kids’ dedication to their new environment, as well as yours! We are aware of how challenging this all can be and that you are doing your best. Please continue to reach out to us regarding technology, accessibility, scheduling, and other issues. We are happy to troubleshoot when and where we can! Have a great weekend. 


School Notes

  • HELP WANTED: Asbury is looking for someone to help with translating documents into Spanish from English. If you are interested or know someone who is, please contact Ms. Maggie at margaret_nelson@dpsk12.org.

 

  • Discovery Link will be offering child care to include remote learning support for school-based DPS staff and DPS families from August 17 – October 16, 8:00 a.m.-noon.  Our second registration window is opening on 8/24 at 6:00 a.m. for care 9/8-10/16. This will allow more staff and families an opportunity for access. Discovery Link Application 

 

  • Denver Public Schools will continue to serve meals for curbside pickup at locations throughout Denver. Breakfast and lunch will be available for curbside pickup from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Unfortunately, weekend meals will no longer be available as of Aug. 24. Students do not need to be present to pick up meals – you just need to provide each student’s name, school, and student ID number. Additional meals for students who are not eligible for free- and reduced-price meals, non-DPS students, and adults can be purchased. Families can apply for student meal benefits here. Please see the list of current meal locations, as well as meal locations offering service starting Aug. 24.

 

  • Please call all absences into our attendance line at 720-424-9797. This will be checked daily. 

 

  • Families have until mid-September to make a final enrollment decision for their students, whether they prefer a virtual program or as much in-person learning as health conditions permit. In the next few weeks, we will share information on COVID-19 risks and the health guidelines we will be using, as well as a more specific deadline for families to make their final enrollment decision for the first semester. As a reminder, families can select their preferred option on the Parent Portal or by contacting their school. 

 

  • The Back-to-School Survey, designed for all parents/guardians of DPS district-managed schools and students in grades 3-12, will be open Aug. 24-Sept. 4. This survey is the first of several surveys throughout the school year as we work to coordinate a districtwide survey strategy for the 2020-21 school year. If you have questions, email surveys@dpsk12.org.

 

  • Please join Mrs. FaJohn or Mrs. Doung for a weekly town hall. We will address your questions and concerns as best we can during this zoom meeting. Please follow this link to join (passcode: eagles). Town halls will be on Mondays at 5 pm.

 

  • Our first CSC meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 1st from 5:00 – 6:00 pm. Here is the Link for the Zoom. All are welcome. 

PTSO

  • PTSO meetings will be the first Tuesday of every month from 6:00-7:30 pm
    • This is the Link for the Zoom

 

  • SAVE THE DATE! The Asbury Fall Fun Run will be on Sept. 26th from 9 am – 12 pm. Join us as our community comes together for a socially distanced walk/run through the Asbury neighborhood.  More details to come!

 


Important Dates

8/31 5-6 pm Town Hall

9/7 No school – Labor Day


Parent Resources

Technology Resources from Mrs. Ravel (updated) – bookmark this!

Parent Essentials

Hot Spots

Logging in to a Chromebook

Parent Guide to Chromebooks

Seesaw for Parents

Schoology for Parents


Flyers

STEM Enrichment Flyer

Chess Wizards Enrichment Flyer

Asbury Fall Fun Run Flyer