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 Folders May 6th, 2021 

Principal’s Corner

Asbury Eagles!

Earlier DPS shared their thoughts for how the 21/22 school year will look. I also want to take a moment to share my hopes for next school year. I want students fully engaged in learning, communicating together and enjoying learning!  I am hoping that many things return back to what it looked like pre-covid (and have been planning with this in mind). I am planning (and hoping) for fuller classrooms and continuing in-person specials- I am so excited to tend to our garden (not only the real one outside, but the one metaphorically in each classroom)! Of course, we will still have health and safety at the forefront of all that we do and we will have to keep flexibility at the forefront. With that in mind,  I do suspect that we will continue to plan for every protection to ensure the health and safety while also the adults and children in our buildings. 

Warmly,

Jeanna Doung 


School Notes

 

  • EOY Checklist:  Please check out our end of the year/beginning of next school year document HERE.
  • EOY Celebrations: We are excited to announce that we are able to host end-of-year celebrations with students. We are working on the schedule for these events for the last week of school. Be on the lookout for more information!
  • Please help me in welcoming our CSC Parent Members for 21/22! Here are the bios from our CSC parent voting members

 

    • Online Registration for 2021-2022 – Registration Flyer
      • Current DPS families – save time during fall registration by updating your student’s information online! By completing this process using your Parent Portal account, you can avoid paper forms and save time at the school during the fall return. There are two windows during which current students can register online for 2021-22:
      • The “Early Bird” window, April 26-May 21
      • Current year, July 26-late August
      • To register online, primary legal guardians of current DPS students must have an active DPS Parent Portal account. Visit myportal.dpsk12.org to sign up, or to check that your account is active and ready.
      • For more information on how to complete online registration, contact the front office or visit schoolchoice.dpsk12.org

 

  • ASBURY TALENT SHOW!!! WEDNESDAY, 5/12 AT 7PM

 

 

  • Also, if you are interested in adding some fun to your viewing experience during the talent show, we are selling Talent Show Party Baskets. These super fun baskets come with popcorn, popcorn cups, pretzels, chocolate, sparkling juice and so many other goodies! If you are interested in purchasing at Basket for $10, please fill out this form
  • Pay by cash, check (made out to Asbury PTSO), or Venmo @AsburyPTSO-AsburyPTSO
  • Internet Solutions for over the summer:

 

Family-paid low-cost options:

 

  • Internet Essentials – (broadband) – $10/month for reliable access. Download and upload speeds will increase from 25/3 to 50/5 on March 1, 2021 (for new and existing

 

customers). The first two months are free for any new customers signed up by June 30, 2021 (Spanish/English).

  • Starry Connect – (broadband) – $15/month for reliable, fast access (currently only available to households in apartments or other multi-family units)
  • EveryoneOn Offer Locator – (resource) – helps users search for available low-cost internet solutions for their household, by zip code)

School outdoor WiFi: 

DPS is extending outdoor wireless access on school campuses (starting in the FNE) to make internet accessible in a wider area, in and near the school’s exterior common areas.  This will give students another means to safely access the Internet in their neighborhood. Outdoor wireless is expected to be available at all district schools by the start of the 21-22 school year.

Free local access:

  • The Boys and Girls Club, Denver Public Library (DPL), and other organizations provide free wifi access on or near the site/location. These may not be feasible solutions if additional restrictions are put in place to facilitate social distancing, and they may not be available in inclement weather. DPL is exploring offering tents and heaters at some sites to extend access.
  • Denver Public Library offers technology on loan. Anyone with a valid permanent DPL card can borrow a Chromebook and/or hotspot for 3 months at a time.
  • Summer Learning Opportunities: Here is a Summer Program Toolkit guide with ready-made resources to understand what summer learning opportunities are available. The programs listed in this toolkit are free or may be offered at reduced rates, and provide students with opportunities to grow and thrive this summer.  

 

  • ASBURY’S EDUKIT WEBSITE IS NOW OPEN! ORDER BY JUNE 10, 2021 FOR BEST PRICING AND FREE SHIPPING. www.edukitinc.com

  • Asbury Elementary offers the EduKit program as a convenient option for busy families to order school supplies for the upcoming school year. EduKits include the supplies approved by your school. Your student’s order will be ready at the school before the first day.

  • Please consider making a donation to help support deserving students in our school community.  If you would like to donate a complete kit, please use “Donate Kit” as the first and last name.

  • Extended ordering is available from June 11 – August 04 for an additional fee and will be delivered to your home shortly before school begins.

 

  • For those of you who don’t know yet, Mrs. Hoffer is leaving Asbury at the end of the year. She is taking a job as a halftime STEM teacher and halftime Art teacher.  We are very excited for her but sad to see her go. Many of you have known Mrs. Hoffer over the years. Please take a moment to do a flipgrid video for her using this link https://flipgrid.com/f623624a. If it asks for a passcode it is hoffer05. Please share this link with former students/parents/friends. If you have trouble with the flipgrid, you can also email me a video (amy_ravel@dpsk12.org). Thanks.
  • Looking for a private in-home tutor? Check out the flyer below for Olive Branch Learning! Visit olivebranchlearning.com for more information!

PTSO   

  • Congratulations to our newly elected 2021-2022 PTSO Board and many thanks for volunteering to take on these roles!
    • President – Amy Fitzgerald
    • Vice President – Kelly Bryant
    • Treasurer – Jenny Eno
    • Secretary – Kira Romero
    • Parliamentarian – Rhonda White-Mitchell 
  • Join us for our next Dine Out event with Papa John’s next Thursday, 5/13!  The event will take place ALL DAY LONG which means you can eat pizza for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  You’re welcome:)  Valid at any Papa John’s location for carry-out or delivery using code:  SCHOOL2.  20% of your order total will go back to Asbury!  Flyer is attached.
  • Help wanted!  The Asbury Backpack Program provides families in our community with a backpack of nutritious food every Thursday. If you’d like to receive a backpack and are not already a part of the program please sign up by clicking on one of the links below:.

Receive a Backpack     Recibir una mochilia de comida

The Backpack program is run by volunteers. If you would like to help by filling and delivering backpacks Sign Up HERE.

If you would like to provide a monetary donation to support families in our community you can send your donation via Venmo to @AsburyPTSO (in the comments put a note that it’s for the backpack program).

If you have questions please contact the co-Chairs of the program:

Amy Fitzgerald          amy.jo.fitzgerald@gmail.com

Courtney Cauthon  cauthon.courtney@gmail.com

John Bradley           daytona21@hotmail.com

 


Important Dates

  • 5/7/21 –  NO SCHOOL
  • 5/12/21 – Asbury Talent Show
  • 5/13/21 – Dine Out event with Papa John’s

Parent Resources:

Technology Resources from Mrs. Ravel (updated)NEW Info.

Parent Essentials

Hot Spots

Logging in to a Chromebook

Parent Guide to Chromebooks

Seesaw for Parents

School Calendar

Important Information from Previous Thursday Folders


Flyers/Links

21-22 Proposed ASBURY Calendar

May Lunch Menu —For those last 2 weeks, Ms. Maggie will send out a Deet for what lunch will be for those days.

Registration Flyer

Returning Students Online Registration Guide

Dine Out @ Papa John’s!

Olive Branch Learning In-Home Tutoring  (Spanish)

Enrichments – Chess Wizards

Asbury 2021 Talent Show Audition Information


Thursday Folders April 29th, 2021  

Principal’s Corner

I know that for many of our grade levels, this has been a week of unexpected changes, with some grades returning to remote learning due to the need to quarantine. This is never easy, though necessary to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff. It is during these times that I see the true commitment. A commitment to work to get our students back in the building as quickly and safely as possible and I am also thankful that this is not a common occurrence (and don’t want to jinx anything)- I am also thankful for your flexibility and understanding.

 

After learning about our recent quarantine, I am proud to say that we were one of the first schools in our area to implement the new, updated 7-day quarantine guidelines (see below for the updated state guidelines).

 

State guidance has changed the quarantine guidelines, depending on certain factors:

14-day quarantine: if your child is considered to be high risk, consult with your doctor as to whether your child should observe a 14-day quarantine period.

10-day quarantine: this is the standard quarantine period.

7-day quarantine: if your child tests negative (PCR test only) for COVID-19 on or after the fifth day of the quarantine start date, your child may be able to return to school based on staffing and other factors. Your school leader will determine if your child may return to school after seven days.

 

As we continue to move forward I will strive to ensure that we can get students back in the building as quickly and safely as possible while also having minimal impact on instruction.  

 

In thinking about balancing both this year and next, please check out our end of the year/beginning of next school year document HERE 

 

Warmly,

Jeanna Doung

 


School Notes

  • Mask Reminders: Please remember to send students to school with properly fitting masks. 
    • Field Day Information Update to Visitors: We are excited about the upcoming field day. We had a recent update to our visitor policy- each student can have up to 2 visitors (whether they are vaccinated or not). We will be taking attendance and following the DPS Five to ensure health and safety guidelines are being followed.
  • 5th Grade Continuation
      • WHEN: May 27th, 2021 @5pm
      • WHERE: At Asbury on the Blacktop
      • Treats and punch will be offered after the ceremony
      • Only 4 family members can attend
  • Talent Show
  • FRIDAY, APRIL 30th is the final day to submit recordings to audition for the talent show.
      • Use THIS FLIER as a guide and if you have any questions, please contact Ms. B.
  • Field Day
      • We will be having an outdoor, in-person Field Day this year! This will be taking place Monday, May 17th through Wednesday, May 19th (Thursday, May 20th & Friday, May 21st are rain dates). Details are as follows:
        • WHAT: Asbury Field Day 2021
        • WHEN: May 17th-19th (Monday-Wednesday)
        • AM Session-9:00-11:00
        • PM Session-12:30-2:30
        • Monday: Kinder AM/1st grade PM
        • * 8:45 am All-school Opening Ceremony/Pledge (outside fire drill format)
        • Tuesday: 4th grade AM/2nd grade PM
        • Wednesday: 5th grade AM/3rd grade PM
      • Please see this DEET for more information
  • CSC Committee for 21/22 School Year
    • Here are the bios from our CSC nominees!
    • This form is our CSC voting ballot
  • Online Registration for 2021-2022
  •  Returning Students Online Registration Guide —THIS HAS BEEN SUPER HELPFUL TO PARENTS!
    • Current DPS families – save time during fall registration by updating your student’s information online! By completing this process using your Parent Portal account, you can avoid paper forms and save time at the school during the fall return. There are two windows during which current students can register online for 2021-22:
    • The “Early Bird” window, April 26-May 21
    • Current year, July 26-late August
    • To register online, primary legal guardians of current DPS students must have an active DPS Parent Portal account. Visit myportal.dpsk12.org to sign up, or to check that your account is active and ready.
    • For more information on how to complete online registration, contact the front office or visit schoolchoice.dpsk12.org
    • Reminder about students who are on quarantine: Any student or staff diagnosed with COVID-19 or who is a close contact of a COVID-19 case should not go to school and should isolate or quarantine according to public health recommendations.
    • Summer Learning Opportunities: Here is a Summer Program Toolkit guide with ready-made resources to understand what summer learning opportunities are available. The programs listed in this toolkit are free or may be offered at reduced rates, and provide students with opportunities to grow and thrive this summer.  
  • Staff Appreciation Week 5/3-5/6! This year’s theme is…OUR SUPERHERO STAFF!
    • Each day there will be a student activity. They are:
      • Monday- Dance party to your teacher’s favorite song
      • Tuesday- Write a thank you note to any staff member 
      • Wednesday- Wear your teacher’s favorite color
      • Thursday- Draw your teacher as a superhero
  • Kudos to Ms. Peralta for organizing ADWOH: Asbury is excited to celebrate a day known as “A Day Without Hate” this Friday, April 30th! This day was started by students at Standley Lake High School (a school here in Colorado) due to the mass shootings at Virginia Tech University in 2007. These local high school students wanted to bring awareness, unity, love, and acceptance to schools during a rather hard, sad, and horrific time. Now, this day is celebrated annually by students across the nation! With that being said, we will celebrate this Friday by engaging in activities that foster a caring, kind, and accepting community. We are asking that all students wear WHITE on Friday to show unity in spreading kindness! We look forward to celebrating with your students on Friday!
  • It’s time to order your 20-21 yearbook! Here is the Yearbook Order Form. The deadline to order has been extended until Friday, April 30th. They are $15 each and you can pay by check to the office made out to Asbury PTSO or Venmo @AsburyPTSO-AsburyPTSO. All the information is in the form.
    • Asbury’s Soles4Souls shoe drive has started!  Bring in your old shoes to help the environment!
  • Please have your students bring in your old shoes and drop them off in the boxes that are placed around the inside of school.
  • This drive will go through the end of April.  
  • Please tie the shoes together with the laces or rubber band them together if you can.
    • Asbury’s Annual Food Drive will begin next week April 19th-30th. We are collecting non-perishable food items to help our Asbury families in need by restocking the Hands Up for Children Program. See this flyer for details.
  • ASBURY’S EDUKIT WEBSITE IS NOW OPEN! ORDER BY JUNE 10, 2021 FOR BEST PRICING AND FREE SHIPPING. www.edukitinc.com

  • Asbury Elementary offers the EduKit program as a convenient option for busy families to order school supplies for the upcoming school year. EduKits include the supplies approved by your school. Your student’s order will be ready at the school before the first day.  

  • Please consider making a donation to help support deserving students in our school community.  If you would like to donate a complete kit, please use “Donate Kit” as the first and last name. 

  • Extended ordering is available from June 11 – August 04 for an additional fee and will be delivered to your home shortly before school begins.

  • The Asbury Talent Show will be Wednesday, May 12th at 7 pm! See this flyer for details about how to enter, changes for this year, and other important information.
  • 5th Grader Cerey Carter is selling no-sew fleece blankets for her 5th-grade business project and $5-$10 of every purchase is going to support local animal shelters/rescues. Kitten and puppy season is upon us and the rescues need donations, fosters, and adopters so please help out! Please see our flyer below for information.

PTSO   

 

  • Our next Dine Out event is with our local Chipotle at Evans and Gilpin this coming Monday, May 4th from 5 pm – 9 pm.  Chipotle will donate 33% of your order back to Asbury!  Flyer and details are attached.

 

  • Help wanted!  The Asbury Backpack Program provides families in our community with a backpack of nutritious food every Thursday. If you’d like to receive a backpack and are not already a part of the program please sign up by clicking on one of the links below:.

Receive a Backpack     Recibir una mochilia de comida

The Backpack program is run by volunteers. If you would like to help by filling and delivering backpacks Sign Up HERE.

If you would like to provide a monetary donation to support families in our community you can send your donation via Venmo to @AsburyPTSO (in the comments put a note that it’s for the backpack program).

If you have questions please contact the co-Chairs of the program:

Amy Fitzgerald          amy.jo.fitzgerald@gmail.com

Courtney Cauthon  cauthon.courtney@gmail.com

John Bradley           daytona21@hotmail.com

 

 

  • PTSO meetings will be on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:00-7:00 pm.  The last PTSO meeting of this school year is next Tuesday – May 4th.

 


Important Dates:

  • 4/26 /21 – 4/30/21 – Read-A-Thon
  • 5/3-5/6 Staff Appreciation Week
  • 5/3/21 – Dine Out event with Chipotle
  • 5/7/21 –  NO SCHOOL
  • 5/12/21 – Asbury Talent Show
  • 5/13/21 – 5th Grade Balarat
  • 5/13/21 – Dine Out event with Papa John’s

 


Parent Resources:

Technology Resources from Mrs. Ravel (updated)NEW Info.

Parent Essentials

Hot Spots

Logging in to a Chromebook

Parent Guide to Chromebooks

Seesaw for Parents

School Calendar

Important Information from Previous Thursday Folders

 


Flyers/Links:

21-22 Proposed ASBURY Calendar

21-22 DPS School Year Calendar

May Lunch MenuFor those last 2 weeks, Ms. Maggie will send out a Deet for what lunch will be for those days.

Dine Out with Chipotle     (Spanish)

Registration Flyer

Returning Students Online Registration Guide —THIS WAS SUPER HELPFUL TO PARENTS

Asbury Annual Food Drive

Enrichments – Chess Wizards

Asbury 2021 Talent Show Audition Information

10th Annual Asbury Elementary Read-A-Thon!

Comfy Comforter Ramadan Give-Back


Thursday Folders April 22nd, 2021   

Principal’s Corner

It has been so exciting to see how many of you all are donating to our Soles 4 Souls shoe drive! Over the last week, we have been collecting so many shoes! Student council has gone above and beyond supporting the collection and donation processes- keep it up, everyone!

The student council has started a canned food drive- so please, if you are able to donate non-perishable items for this food drive, please do so! I just love how we are taking the time to pay it forward here at Asbury! 

I am also so excited for our Read-A-Thon! All next week we are promoting reading- we have so many fun activities planned including scheduling time each day for students to Drop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R.)! At the end of the Read-A-Thon, the three students with the highest minutes will get to give me a pie a face! Reading for Read-A-Thon starts this weekend, be ready to turn in your first feather on Monday, April 26th.  See the attached family letter for more information HERE.  The reading feather sheet will go home with students on Friday, April 23rd. Please see the sign-up genius below if you are interested in volunteering to help.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f4dadad2da5f94-readathon2.

Warmly,

Jeanna Doung 

 


School Notes

  • This year we have 4 openings on our CSC. 1 of these openings will be held for a PTSO member. We meet every first Tuesday of every month and will have a few extra meetings during the month of February through April.  We ask that CSC members participate in the meetings and commit to being a member for two years, or one year where it applies. If you are interested in your name being placed on the ballot for one of the parent representative openings, please fill out the nomination form HERE by Friday, April 23rd.  If you would like more information concerning the CSC before making a decision, please feel free to contact  Principal Jeanna Doung at jeanna_doung@dpsk12.org or speak with a current CSC representative.  We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
  • Cell phones – If students are bringing their cell phones to school, the phone should be checked into the office every morning.
  • Online Registration for 2021-2022 – Registration Flyer
    • Current DPS families – save time during fall registration by updating your student’s information online! By completing this process using your Parent Portal account, you can avoid paper forms and save time at the school during the fall return. There are two windows during which current students can register online for 2021-22:
    • The “Early Bird” window, April 26-May 21
    • Current year, July 26-late August
    • To register online, primary legal guardians of current DPS students must have an active DPS Parent Portal account. Visit myportal.dpsk12.org to sign up, or to check that your account is active and ready.
    • For more information on how to complete online registration, contact the front office or visit schoolchoice.dpsk12.org

**New Asbury families — you too can register online! Contact our front office for more information.**

  • Summer Learning Opportunities: Here is a Summer Program Toolkit guide with ready-made resources to understand what summer learning opportunities are available. The programs listed in this toolkit are free or may be offered at reduced rates, and provide students with opportunities to grow and thrive this summer.  
  • It’s time to order your 20-21 yearbook! Here is the Yearbook Order Form. The deadline to order has been extended until next Friday, April 30th. They are $15 each and you can pay by check to the office made out to Asbury PTSO or Venmo @AsburyPTSO-AsburyPTSO. All the information is in the form.
  • Reading for Read-A-Thon starts this weekend, be ready to turn in your first feather on Monday, April 26th.  See the attached family letter for more information HERE.  The reading feather sheet will go home with students on Friday, April 23rd. Please see the sign-up genius below if you are interested in volunteering to help.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f4dadad2da5f94-readathon2.
  • Asbury’s Soles4Souls shoe drive is going strong!  Bring in your old shoes to help the environment!
    • Please have your students bring in your old shoes and drop them off in the boxes that are placed around the inside of school.
    • This drive will go through the end of April.  
    • Please tie the shoes together with the laces or rubber band them together if you can.
  • Read-A-Thon is coming!  Our annual book swap will take place April 21-23 and Read-A-Thon will officially begin on April 26th. More information to follow.  Please see the sign-up genius below if you are interested in volunteering to help.  Students can bring in books that they would like to swap starting on Monday 4/19https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f4dadad2da5f94-readathon2
  • Asbury’s Annual Food Drive will begin next week April 19th-30th. We are collecting non-perishable food items to help our Asbury families in need by restocking the Hands Up for Children Program. See this flyer for details.
  • ASBURY’S EDUKIT WEBSITE IS NOW OPEN! ORDER BY JUNE 10, 2021 FOR BEST PRICING AND FREE SHIPPING. www.edukitinc.com

  • Asbury Elementary offers the EduKit program as a convenient option for busy families to order school supplies for the upcoming school year. EduKits include the supplies approved by your school. Your student’s order will be ready at the school before the first day.  

  • Please consider making a donation to help support deserving students in our school community.  If you would like to donate a complete kit, please use “Donate Kit” as the first and last name. 

  • Extended ordering is available from June 11 – August 04 for an additional fee and will be delivered to your home shortly before school begins.

  • The Asbury Talent Show will be Wednesday, May 12th at 7 pm! See this flyer for details about how to enter, changes for this year, and other important information.
  • Message from Art Teacher, Mrs. Werner 
    • Kindergarten:  
    • Hello Kindergarten families:  Our Asbury artists will begin to experience and learn about oil pastels and collage.  Each student will be provided a small bag of oil pastels and collage papers.  
    • ***Remote families will be able to pick up these supply bags in the main office starting Monday, April 26th -Friday, April 30th.  We will use these materials starting the first week of May.
    • 1st grade:  Hello, first-grade families.  I wanted to let you know that the artists will be working on a collage project starting the first week of May.  Individual supply bags have been made for each student and will be passed out in class.  
    • ***Remote learners can pick up their supply bags starting Monday, April 26th, and thru April 30th. 
    • 2nd-5th Grade:  Hello families!
      • Asbury artists are about to begin an EPIC ART CHALLENGE.  Each student will be given a mystery bag full of random materials.  From this bag, they will problem-solve, express, create, and assemble.  There will be prizes for the most creative, most colorful, most beautiful, and who used all the materials from the bag.  Each student will receive a mystery supply bag in class.  ***Remote learners will have the opportunity to pick up mystery bags starting Monday, April 26th, through Friday, April 30th.  We will begin this challenge starting the first week of May.
  • Summer Camp registration is now open! More information and where to sign up HERE. Check out the flyers below.
    • Are you looking for a fun, inclusive, safe space to send your student? Look no further, send them to Discovery Link!!! Currently, Discovery Link is open and accepting enrollment for both the AM/PM programs. This is an excellent opportunity for students to learn, socialize with friends, come to a safe, inclusive environment, and have fun.
    • If you have any questions, please reach out to Leah Martinez @leah_martinez@dpsk12.org or (720)424-9774
    • Discovery Link Registration for the 2021-22 school year will open April 12 at 6:00 a.m. At this time, families will only select the site where their child(ren) will attend next year. Once approved, families will be given access to the calendar, and will select days for August starting on July 1st. 
    • Summer Camp Information – 2021

  • 5th Grader Cerey Carter is selling no-sew fleece blankets for her 5th-grade business project and $5-$10 of every purchase is going to support local animal shelters/rescues. Kitten and puppy season is upon us and the rescues need donations, fosters, and adopters so please help out! Please see our flyer below for information.

PTSO   

  • **NEW** PTSO Board Elections  We have some great news!  Amy Fitzgerald (currently one of the co-leaders of our backpack program) has generously offered to step up and run for President!  HOWEVER, she would LOVE a Co-President to join her in leading the PTSO.  It is a big job, and the work is definitely more fun with a friend!  Please consider running as a Co-President – we need you!  No prior experience is required,  just a desire to be involved in helping the Asbury community thrive. See the flyer below for position descriptions and duties.  Please email Asbury.PTSO@gmail.com or call Kristi Leech (303) 548-1289 to discuss the different roles or for any further questions.  

 

  • Help wanted!  The Asbury Backpack Program provides families in our community with a backpack of nutritious food every Thursday. If you’d like to receive a backpack and are not already a part of the program please sign up by clicking on one of the links below:

Receive a Backpack     Recibir una mochilia de comida

The Backpack program is run by volunteers. If you would like to help by filling and delivering backpacks Sign Up HERE.

If you would like to provide a monetary donation to support families in our community you can send your donation via Venmo to @AsburyPTSO (in the comments put a note that it’s for the backpack program).

If you have questions please contact the co-Chairs of the program:

Amy Fitzgerald          amy.jo.fitzgerald@gmail.com

Courtney Cauthon  cauthon.courtney@gmail.com

John Bradley           daytona21@hotmail.com

 

  • PTSO meetings will be on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:00-7:00 pm.  Our next meeting is May 4th.


Important Dates:

  • 4/26 /21 – 4/30/21 – Read-A-Thon
  • 5/3/21 – Dine Out event with Chipotle
  • 5/12/21 – Asbury Talent Show
  • 5/13/21 – Dine Out event with Papa John’s


Parent Resources:

Technology Resources from Mrs. Ravel (updated

Parent Essentials

Hot Spots

Logging in to a Chromebook

Parent Guide to Chromebooks

Seesaw for Parents

School Calendar

Important Information from Previous Thursday Folders


Flyers/Links

21-22 Proposed ASBURY Calendar

21-22 DPS School Year Calendar

May Lunch MenuFor those last 2 weeks, Ms. Maggie will send out a Deet for what lunch will be for those days.

Registration Flyer

Asbury Annual Food Drive

Enrichments – Chess Wizards

Asbury 2021 Talent Show Audition Information

10th Annual Asbury Elementary Read-A-Thon!

Comfy Comforter Ramadan Give-Back

PTSO Board Duties and Position Descriptions


Thursday, April 9

Principal’s Corner

Eagle Families, 

I hope each and every one of you had a safe and relaxing Spring Break! As this quote indicates, “self-care is giving the world the best of you instead of what’s left of you.” I truly hope that you lived up to this quote!  It is so important to take time for yourself and find clarity—especially during this time of uncertainty.  The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself.  

Also, we wanted to let you know about some changes to Transportation Services that will affect our school’s schedule next year. Beginning in the 2021-22 school year, DPS will begin using a three-tier system for bell times. This means that most schools will start and end their day within one of three windows. Many schools will be implementing new start and end times within this new system, including Asbury.

Beginning next school year, Asbury will begin class at 7:40 and will dismiss students at 2:40. We’re letting you know so you will have time to prepare and make adjustments for this change. Also, Discovery Link is going back to full capacity next year and will be adjusting their schedule to accommodate these new times, so if you have any questions, please reach out to Leah Martinez from Discovery Link. 

A lot of research and planning went into making this change, and we believe the new tiered bell time system will help us provide a better experience for our families and maximize learning for students. In the past, DPS schools had multiple start and end times across the district, which made it difficult to offer full-time schedules and the living wages needed to retain our bus drivers. Due to bus driver shortages, office-based transportation staff were often required to step away from their primary roles to help drive buses. 

The new tiered bell time system will help us keep our bus driver positions fully staffed so other Transportation team members can focus on their primary job responsibilities. This means that our office staff will be more available to answer phone calls from schools and parents, and the staff on the bus will be better trained to operate the vehicle and safely transport students. Switching to a three-tier system will also help us improve bus service for students. Because bell times will be more evenly distributed, buses will be more likely to arrive at their destination on time.

If you have questions about these changes, please contact Transportation Services by calling 720-423-4600 or emailing transportation@dpsk12.org. If your student rides the bus, please find your new pick-up and drop-off times by clicking on the Transportation tab of the Parent Portal over the summer. (y leer la informacion en espanol, aqui)

Jeanna Doung


School Notes

    • Here is Asbury’s Proposed 21/22 School-Year calendar
    • Just a friendly reminder to join in for the Eaglet Community Circle Friday morning at 8:20.  Here’s  the link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6268510199?pwd=Z043dWl5STUwWXZ1dVFCNkVEZUFOZz09 Meeting ID: 626 851 0199 Passcode: Eagles
    • It’s time to order your 20-21 yearbook! Here is the Yearbook Order Form.  Orders are due by Monday, April 19.  They are $15 each and you can pay by check to the office made out to Asbury PTSO or Venmo @AsburyPTSO-AsburyPTSO.  All the information is in the form.
    • ***CMAS Assessment Update Letter (3rd, 4th, and 5th grade families – PLEASE READ!)***
    • Read-A-Thon is coming!  Our annual book swap will take place April 21-23 and Read-A-Thon will officially begin on April 26th. More information to follow.  Please see the sign up genius below if you are interested in volunteering to help.  Students can bring in books that they would like to swap starting on Monday 4/19.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f4dadad2da5f94-readathon2
    • The Asbury Talent Show will be Wednesday, May 12th at 7pm! See this flyer for details about how to enter, changes for this year, and other important information.
    • Please check out our Donors Choose to help fund garden gloves for Asbury! Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity! Garden Gloves
    • Summer Camp registration is now open! More information and where to sign up HERE. Check out the flyers below.
    • Are you looking for a fun, inclusive, safe space to send your student? Look no further, send them to Discovery Link!!! Currently, Discovery Link is open and accepting enrollment for both the AM/PM programs. This is an excellent opportunity for students to learn, socialize with friends, come to a safe, inclusive environment, and have fun.

 

  • If you have any questions, please reach out to Leah Martinez @leah_martinez@dpsk12.org or (720)424-9774

 

    • Discovery Link Registration for the 2021-22 school year will open April 12 at 6:00 a.m. At this time, families will only select the site where their child(ren) will attend next year. Once approved, families will be given access to the calendar and will select days for August starting on July 1st. 

 

  • If you need to register a new student or incoming kindergartener, SchoolChoice Round 2 will open back up on April 6th.

 

  • Please see our flyer below for information on Comfy Comforters Give Back, this is one of our 5th grader’s projects where she will be selling no-sew fleece tie premade and custom blankets to give back to local animal shelters!

PTSO   

  • PTSO Board Elections are coming up in May and we now have 1 open position: President!  Please consider running-we need you!  And this is a position that you could team up with a friend!  No prior experience is required,  just a desire to be involved in helping the Asbury community thrive!  See the flyer below for position descriptions and duties.  Please email Asbury.PTSO@gmail.com or call Kristi Leech (303) 548-1289 to discuss the different roles or for any further questions.  

 

  • Help wanted!  The Asbury Backpack Program provides families in our community with a backpack of nutritious food every Thursday. If you’d like to receive a backpack, and are not already a part of the program please sign up by clicking on one of the links below:.

Receive a Backpack     Recibir una mochilia de comida

The Backpack program is run by volunteers. If you would like to help by filling and delivering backpacks Sign Up HERE.

If you would like to provide a monetary donation to support families in our community you can send your donation via Venmo to @AsburyPTSO (in the comments put a note that it’s for the backpack program).

If you have questions please contact the co-Chairs of the program:

Amy Fitzgerald          amy.jo.fitzgerald@gmail.com

Courtney Cauthon  cauthon.courtney@gmail.com

John Bradley           daytona21@hotmail.com

  • PTSO meetings will be on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:00-7:00 pm.  Our next meeting is May 4th.

Important Dates:

  • 4/12/21 – Dine Out event with Torchy’s Tacos
  • 4/26 /21 – 4/30/21 – Read-A-Thon
  • 5/3/21 – Dine Out event with Chipotle
  • 5/12/21 – Asbury Talent Show
  • 5/13/21 – Dine Out event with Papa John’s

Parent Resources:

Technology Resources from Mrs. Ravel (updated)

Parent Essentials

Hot Spots

Logging in to a Chromebook

Parent Guide to Chromebooks

Seesaw for Parents

School Calendar

Important Information from Previous Thursday Folders


Flyers/Links

21-22 DPS School Year Calendar

Comfy Comforter Ramadan Give-Back

Asbury 2021 Talent Show Audition Information

PTSO Board Duties and Position Descriptions

 

 

 

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Principal’s Corner

It is hard to believe it is already Spring Break – a week when we will get to enjoy a bit of time to rest and recharge. I do hope each and every one of you enjoy your time together! When we return, it is back to work to finish this year strong!

We have much to do and, as always, your involvement is needed.

Jeanna Doung


School Notes

  • Reminder: The following are No Student Contact Days for Asbury- March 26 and April 5.
  • Absence Policy Reminder: If you have a student who will be absent for the day, please let Ms. Maggie know. As a reminder, students will not automatically be able to log in to remote learning, please work with your classroom teachers to set the remote learning up for extended absences.
  • Asbury will have an Open Mic Night TONIGHT March 25 at 7pm! See this flyer for details!
  • The Asbury Talent Show will be Wednesday, May 12th at 7pm! See this flyer for details and there will be more information to come after spring break!
  • Summer Camp registration is now open! More information and where to sign up HERE. Check out the flyers below.
  • CMAS Reminder Information – If your student is opted out for CMAS, they will NOT come to school on Tuesday, April 6, Wednesday, April 7, or Thursday, April 8. They will have asynchronous assignments in Seesaw that will post at 8:00 am each day.
  • CMAS Assessment Calendar (English)
  • CMAS Assessment Calendar (Spanish)
  • 2021-2022 DPS School Year Calendar has been released. This is not the official calendar for Asbury, which will be released upon approval, but any breaks or days off on this calendar will remain the same. 21-22 DPS Calendar is attached in Flyers.
  • Discovery Link Registration for the 2021-22 school year will open April 12 at 6:00 a.m. At this time, families will only select the site where their child(ren) will attend next year. Once approved, families will be given access to the calendar, and will select days for August starting on July 1st.

 

    • Superintendent Search Regional Community Gatherings: Please mark your calendar for upcoming opportunities to participate in regional conversations with Denver Board of Education members about the superintendent search. All gatherings will be held virtually, and we’ll be sharing more details in the coming weeks. We’ll use the feedback we hear at these meetings to inform our search, recruitment and interview process. Community Gathering Events: (Simultaneous interpretation will be offered at all sessions.) Southeast Denver Regional Gathering — Monday, April 5, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

 

  • If you need to register a new student or incoming kindergartener, SchoolChoice Round 2 will open back up on April 6th.

 


PTSO

 

  • We still have space available in the Tik Tok Dance Class for students that will be hosted by an Asbury mom and professionally trained dancer Melinda Cary on Saturday, April 17th at 3 pm. The cost is $15 to the Asbury PTSO. Please email Asbury.PTSO@gmail.com if you would like to sign your student up or for more information!

 

  • PTSO Board Elections are coming up in May and we now have 1 open position: President! Please consider running-we need you! And this is a position that you could team up with a friend! No prior experience is required, just a desire to be involved in helping the Asbury community thrive! See the flyer below for position descriptions and duties. Please email Asbury.PTSO@gmail.com or call Kristi Leech (303) 548-1289 to discuss the different roles or for any further questions.

 

  • Help wanted! The Asbury Backpack Program provides families in our community with a backpack of nutritious food every Thursday. If you’d like to receive a backpack and are not already a part of the program please sign up by clicking on one of the links below:.

Receive a Backpack Recibir una mochilia de comida

The Backpack program is run by volunteers. If you would like to help by filling and delivering backpacks Sign Up HERE.

If you would like to provide a monetary donation to support families in our community you can send your donation via Venmo to @AsburyPTSO (in the comments put a note that it’s for the backpack program).

If you have questions please contact the co-Chairs of the program:

Amy Fitzgerald amy.jo.fitzgerald@gmail.com

Courtney Cauthon cauthon.courtney@gmail.com

John Bradley daytona21@hotmail.com

  • PTSO meetings will be on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:00-7:00 pm. Our next meeting is on April 6th.

Important Dates:

  • 3/26-4/5 – Spring Break!
  • 4/6/21 CSC Meeting 5-6 pm
  • 4/6/21 PTSO Meeting 6-7 pm
  • 4/12/21 – Dine Out event with Torchy’s Tacos
  • 4/26 /21 – 4/30/21 – Read-A-Thon
  • 5/3/21 – Dine Out event with Chipotle
  • 5/13/21 – Dine Out event with Papa John’s

Parent Resources:

Technology Resources from Mrs. Ravel (updated)

Parent Essentials

Hot Spots

Logging in to a Chromebook

Parent Guide to Chromebooks

Seesaw for Parents

School Calendar

Important Information from Previous Thursday Folders


Flyers/Links

21-22 DPS School Year Calendar

Asbury Open Mic Night

ASBURY TALENT SHOW SAVE THE DATE!

PTSO Board Duties and Position Descriptions

 

 

 


Thursday, March 12, 2021

Principal’s Corner

A note from Sean Precious, our Instructional Superintendent about the Principal Selection Process:

Dear Asbury Elementary School Community, 

After a robust and thorough principal selection process, we are excited to announce that Jeanna Doung has been selected as the new principal of Asbury Elementary School for the 2021-2022 school year. We are confident Jeanna will build upon the many strengths of Asbury and that she will carry and expand Asbury’s strong foundation of success for students.

Jeanna Doung has been with DPS for over 10 years. Over these ten years, she has taught, coached, and worked with the literacy department. Currently, she is an interim principal at Asbury Elementary. Prior to coming to Denver, she lived and taught abroad for 9 years of her career, including Guatemala, South Korea, and Cambodia.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who contributed input and feedback into the selection process. A huge thank you and my sincerest gratitude also goes out to the Collaborative School Committee (CSC) for their hard work and being an integral part of this process. These committees served the school community very well and their unwavering commitment to the ongoing success of Asbury throughout the hiring process was apparent at every turn. I also want to thank the greater Asbury community for providing such rich feedback after viewing the candidate’s videos. We appreciate your engagement in this remote setting.

Look forward to more communication from Jeanna soon. For the moment, please join me in welcoming  Jeanna as the new principal of Asbury Elementary! Here is a link to the letter in Spanish (that starts on the 2nd page).

Sean Precious                                                   

Regional Instructional Superintendent         

 


School Notes

  • Huge thanks to Catherine Cole for coming to our Community Circle last Friday and having us engage in mindfulness! If you are interested in sharing your gifts/ideas during these monthly Community Circles, please reach out to Jeanna!
  • Asbury will have an Open Mic Night on March 25 at 7pm! See this flyer for details!
  • The Asbury Talent Show will be Wednesday, May 12th at 7pm! See this flyer for details and there will be more information to come after spring break!
  • Summer Camp registration is now open! More information and where to sign up HERE. Check out the flyers below.
  • CMAS Assessment Calendar (English) – updated
  • CMAS Assessment Calendar (Spanish) – updated

PTSO   

  • Thank you for coming to A Magical Evening at Asbury!  The evening was a tremendous success due to YOU, our amazing community!  
  • PTSO Board Elections are coming up in May and we now have 1 open position: President!  Please consider running-we need you!  And this is a position that you could team up with a friend!  No prior experience is required,  just a desire to be involved in helping the Asbury community thrive!  See the flyer below for position descriptions and duties.  Please email Asbury.PTSO@gmail.com or call Kristi Leech (303) 548-1289 to discuss the different roles or for any further questions.  
  • Help wanted!  The Asbury Backpack Program provides families in our community with a backpack of nutritious food every Thursday. If you’d like to receive a backpack, and are not already a part of the program please sign up by clicking on one of the links below:.

Receive a Backpack     Recibir una mochilia de comida

The Backpack program is run by volunteers. If you would like to help by filling and delivering backpacks Sign Up HERE.

If you would like to provide a monetary donation to support families in our community you can send your donation via Venmo to @AsburyPTSO (in the comments put a note that it’s for the backpack program).

If you have questions please contact the co-Chairs of the program:

Amy Fitzgerald          amy.jo.fitzgerald@gmail.com

Courtney Cauthon  cauthon.courtney@gmail.com

John Bradley           daytona21@hotmail.com

  • PTSO meetings will be on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:00-7:30pm.  Our next meeting is April 6th.

Important Dates:

  • 3/19/21 – Dine Out event with Euro Crepes
  • 4/12/21 – Dine Out event with Torchy’s Tacos
  • 4/26 /21 – 4/30/21 – Read-A-Thon
  • 5/3/21 – Dine Out event with Chipotle

Parent Resources:

Technology Resources from Mrs. Ravel (updated)NEW Info.

Parent Essentials

Hot Spots

Logging in to a Chromebook

Parent Guide to Chromebooks

Seesaw for Parents

School Calendar

Important Information from Previous Thursday Folders


Flyers/Links

Asbury Open Mic Night

ASBURY TALENT SHOW SAVE THE DATE!

Fee-Based Summer Camp Flyer

Grant Based Summer Camp Flyer

DL Summer Camp Overview

PTSO Board Duties and Position Descriptions

 

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Principal’s Corner

Two things:

1- Tomorrow will be our 2nd Community Circle time- and we want to invite you. March’s theme will be all about Mindfulness. During this time, we will spend time focusing on what it means to be mindful, get time to engage in yoga, and have some fun! Below are the details to join us:

  • Date: Friday, March 5
  • Time: 8:20-8:50
  • Information to Join: 
    • Link
    • Meeting ID: 626 851 0199
    • Passcode: Eagles

2- Saturday is a Magical Evening at Asbury– if you haven’t done so already, please sign up and join us! More information is below, including the link to join this virtual event!  To attend this free event, please register here:  https://asbury21.cbo.io


School Notes

 

  • Our next spirit day will be Friday, March 5th and the theme is Magic Day in support of A Magical Night with Asbury that will be on Saturday, March 6th! Please wear your favorite magical outfits!

 


PTSO   

  • “A Magical Evening at Asbury” Virtual Fundraiser is THIS SATURDAY, 3/6 from 5 pm-6:30pm!  We hope you will be able to join us for this special community event that includes a magic show, comedic act, musical performance and student talent acts.   To attend this free event, please register here:  https://asbury21.cbo.io.  Unable to make it but still want to donate?  Head to the registration site and click “donate” or you can send a check or make a donation via Venmo at AsburyPTSO-AsburyPTSO (please put “Direct Give Campaign” in the subject).
  • In conjunction with our Magical Evening Virtual Fundraiser, we have teamed up with Papa John’s for a Dine Out event this Saturday, 3/6!  Make a magical night of it and order from Papa John’s anytime on Saturday using code “SCHOOL2” and they will donate 20% back to Asbury.  Flyer is attached.  
  • PTSO Board Elections are coming up in May and we now have 2 open positions: President and Vice President.  Please consider running-we need you!  No prior experience is required,  just a desire to be involved in helping the Asbury community thrive!  See the flyer below for position descriptions and duties.  Please email Asbury.PTSO@gmail.com or call Kristi Leech (303) 548-1289 to discuss the different roles or for any further questions.  
  • Help wanted!  The Asbury Backpack Program provides families in our community with a backpack of nutritious food every Thursday. If you’d like to receive a backpack and are not already a part of the program please sign up by clicking on one of the links below:.

Receive a Backpack     Recibir una mochilia de comida

The Backpack program is run by volunteers. If you would like to help by filling and delivering backpacks Sign Up HERE.

If you would like to provide a monetary donation to support families in our community you can send your donation via Venmo to @AsburyPTSO (in the comments put a note that it’s for the backpack program).

If you have questions please contact the co-Chairs of the program:

Amy Fitzgerald          amy.jo.fitzgerald@gmail.com

Courtney Cauthon  cauthon.courtney@gmail.com

John Bradley           daytona21@hotmail.com

  • PTSO meetings will be on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:00-7:30 pm.  Our next meeting is April 6th.

Important Dates:

  • 3/6/21 – A Magical Evening with Asbury Virtual Event
  • 3/6/21 – Dine Out event with Papa John’s
  • 3/19/21 – Dine Out event with Euro Crepes
  • 4/12/21 – Dine Out event with Torchy’s Tacos
  • 4/26 /21 – 4/30/21 – Read-A-Thon

Parent Resources:

Technology Resources from Mrs. Ravel (updated)

Parent Essentials

Hot Spots

Logging in to a Chromebook

Parent Guide to Chromebooks

Seesaw for Parents

School Calendar

Important Information from Previous Thursday Folders


Flyers/Links:

A Magical Evening with Asbury – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Dine Out at Papa Johns!

Fee-Based Summer Camp Flyer

Grant Based Summer Camp Flyer

DL Summer Camp Overview

PTSO Board Duties and Position Descriptions