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, February 25, 2021

Principal’s Corner

I wanted to start by providing a huge shout-out to the Student Council, which continues to organize events that bring the fun and joy to Asbury! This Friday, the Student Council has organized another spirit day- this time it is dress as your favorite meme!

 

Also, we are so excited to have another upcoming 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

School Notes

 

  • CMAS Information for 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade families

 

    • CMAS Information Letter – English and CMAS Information Letter – Spanish. Here was a follow-up Deet that was sent out to help with CMAS Decision Making Information.
    • If you have any questions, please email Amy_Ravel@dpsk12.org, Thank you so much for your support with all of this.
    • The Testing Schedule will come out next Thursday, but the testing days for 3-5 Literacy and Math will be April 6, 7, 8. Then April 13 and 14 will be 5th-grade science.
    • Students who are opting out of testing will have Asynchronous Days for April 6, 7, 8. Fifth graders opting out will also have an Asynchronous Day on April 13 and a half Asynchronous AM morning on April 14 (students may choose to come in at noon on the 14th or stay home for a full Asynchronous Day)
    • More information to follow.
  • Unfortunately, due to health and safety guidelines, there will be no birthday treats in classrooms this year.

PTSO

  • ***NEW***Our Direct Give Campaign is officially underway and registration for “A Magical Evening at Asbury” is NOW OPEN! Register here: https://asbury21.cbo.io. This community event will take place on Saturday, March 6th from 5 pm-6:30 pm and will feature a magic show, comedian, musicians, and student performances. You won’t want to miss it! 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).

 

  • ***NEW*** Please join us for a special presentation during our next PTSO meeting on Tuesday, March 2nd. Brian Dino and Luke Mund, DPS Digital Coaches and Media Ambassadors will talk about “Raising Media Smart Kids”
    • Learn some tips on raising media smart kids, including managing family media use, choosing appropriate media, filtering home internet, limiting exposure on social media, and using safe district homework sites

This is a great topic that is definitely relevant in our increasingly digital world – we hope you can join us! Zoom link to the PTSO meeting will be sent via School Deets on March 2nd.

 

  • PTSO Board Elections! are coming up in May and we have 3 open positions! President, Vice President, and Treasurer are all available. 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 6:00-7:30pm. Our next meeting is March 2nd.

 


Important Dates:

  • 2/22/21 – 3/6/21 – Direct Give Campaign
  • 3/2/21 – PTSO Meeting via Zoom at 6 pm **Raising Media Smart Kids**Special Presentation!
  • 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

 


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 Event with Asbury – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

PTSO Board Duties and Position Descriptions

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Principal’s Corner

This year continues to present itself with unique challenges-from planning for multiple scenarios to moving around schedules to shifting from remote to in-person learning. With all the challenges, we have also had some successes this year, including:

  • Two 4th-graders are leading the charge with starting an Asbury Newspaper (more information coming soon)
  • Student Council meets weekly and has established Spirit Days like mismatch day and Asbury spirit day- this Friday is crazy hair day! 
  • We have started Asbury Community Circle- this is a whole-school time that we come together and focus on being our BEST!  Mark your calendars for the next one which will be on March 5 from 8:20-8:45 am.  Don’t worry if you can’t jump on the zoom.  We will record it and share it out again!

I know that we as a community will continue to rise up together, find success, and support one another.  Thanks for all you do and for continuing to always show up for Asbury students.  

Jeanna Doung


School Notes

    • Spirit Day this Friday, 2/19: Crazy Hair day 
    • Our staff will be able to make appointments for vaccines on Saturday 2/20- thus no asynchronous instruction needed!
    • 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

 

  • CMAS Information for 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade families

 

    • Please carefully read the following CMAS Information Letter – English and CMAS Information Letter – Spanish.  We are working on planning and need to know the numbers of students who are testing.  Please note that there will NOT be a remote testing option for students.  If your student is currently remote, you will have to opt them out in Parent Portal if you do not wish to have them come in and test in-person.  Regardless of in-person or remote status of your student, as a parent, you have the right to opt-out your child from CMAS testing.  This will not harm Asbury around funding or status this year.
    • Here was a follow-up Deet that was sent out to help with CMAS Decision Making Information.
    • We need all 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade families to fill out this Google Form to let us know of your plan for testing or opting out of CMAS testing.  Please fill this out by Friday, February 19th.  
    • If you have any questions, please email Amy_Ravel@dpsk12.org,  Thank you so much for your support with all of this.

PTSO   

  • ***NEW*** Please join us for a special presentation during our next  PTSO meeting on Tuesday, March 2nd.  Brian Dino and Luke Mund, DPS Digital Coaches and Media Ambassadors will talk about “Raising Media Smart Kids”
    • Learn some tips on raising media smart kids, including managing family media use, choosing appropriate media, filtering home internet, limiting exposure on social media, and using safe district homework sites

This is a great topic that is definitely relevant in our increasingly digital world – we hope you can join us!  Zoom link to the PTSO meeting will be sent via School Deets on March 2nd.

  • PTSO Board Elections! are coming up in May and we have 4 open positions! President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Parliamentarian are all available.  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.  
  • Registration for “A Magical Evening at Asbury” will begin on 2/22/21 and an email will be sent via School Deets.  “A Magical Evening at Asbury” is a family-friendly virtual fundraiser that will include a magic show, comedic and music performances and lots more!  Mark the date on your calendar!  
  • PTSO Needs You!! Do you have access to a mountain house that would be perfect for Asbury’s Direct Give Silent Auction?  We are looking to auction off 2-7 night mountain home stays, so the Asbury community can have opportunities to have safe Covid vacations while raising money for our school.  If you are interested in donating your place, please contact Meaghan McCabe @ meaghanomccabe@yahoo.com.  Thank you!!!

Also….

In the past, our buy a share events (aka “experiences”) that were sold at the Asbury auctions were great successes!  Who wouldn’t want to socialize, get to know other community members better, and have a great time!  Well, we can still do it, albeit following Covid regulations.  We are looking for families to host virtual get-togethers for our buy a share events for the Asbury Direct Give campaign!  You can host a game night, a murder mystery night, a wine tasting event, and more!  The ideas are endless and so much fun!  If you are interested in hosting an event, please contact Meaghan McCabe @ meaghanomccabe@yahoo.com.  Thanks for your support. 

  • Advocacy update! – Great Education Colorado works hard to ensure our public schools are equitably funded by working with state legislators, communities, and students.  They have a newly revamped website and they are gearing up for the new legislative season!  Learn about how public schools are funded here in Colorado and get involved!   Click HERE to link to their website.

 

  • 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 March 2nd.

Important Dates:

  • 2/22/21 – 3/6/21 – Direct Give Campaign
  • 3/2/21 – PTSO Meeting via Zoom at 6 pm
  • 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

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

PTSO Board Duties and Position Descriptions

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Principal’s Corner

Asbury teachers are excited to have both this Friday and next Tuesday to come together and engage in professional learning and planning. We take this time to learn, reflect and plan to ensure students are receiving the best instruction possible. Over the course of this year, we, as a staff, have engaged in equity-focused learning with Dr. Franita Ware! During our time with Dr. Ware, we have reflected and learned so much about how important radical self-care and disrupting racial bias is on our journey to becoming warm demander teachers.  You might be asking- what is a warm demander teacher? “Warm demander” teachers expect great things from their students, convince them of their own brilliance, and help them reach their potential. If you would like to hear more about this, feel free to reach out to me or anyone other teachers!

With equity at the forefront, I also wanted to take a moment to share out an amazing collection of online texts on Sora. These texts were curated by the Know Justice Know Peace Resolution created by 4 DMLK students. The titles selected illuminate themes of anti-racism, self-confidence, youth activism and Black joy. Check the titles out here

Warmly,

Jeanna Doung


School Notes

    • Just a reminder that school streets are “No Idling” zones. 
    • Reminder: Students do not have school Friday, February 12, Monday, February 15 or Tuesday, February 16.
    • 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.
      • Discovery Link will be holding a Virtual snack this Thursday, February 11th from 3:45 pm – 4:00 pm via google meets. Ms. Ravel has also linked this in SeeSaw.
      • The link : https://meet.google.com/lookup/cja65h3u54.
      • If you have any questions, please reach out to Leah Martinez @leah_martinez@dpsk12.org or (720)424-9774

 

  • CMAS Information for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade families

 

    • Please carefully read the following CMAS Information Letter – English and CMAS Information Letter – Spanish.  We are working on planning and need to know the numbers of students who are testing.  Please note that there will NOT be a remote testing option for students.  If your student is currently remote, you will have to opt them out in Parent Portal if you do not wish to have them come in and test  in-person.  Regardless of in-person or remote status of your student, as a parent, you have the right to opt out your child from CMAS testing.  This will not harm Asbury around funding or status this year.
    • We need all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade families to fill out this Google Form to let us know of your plan for testing or opting out of CMAS testing.  Please fill this out by Friday, February 19th.  
    • If you have any questions, please email Amy_Ravel@dpsk12.org,  Thank you so much for your support with all of this.

PTSO   

  •  PTSO Board Elections! are coming up in May and we have 4 open positions! President, Vice President, Treasurer and Parliamentarian are all available.  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.  
  • The invitation for “A Magical Evening at Asbury” is here!  See the attached flyer!  Registration for the event will begin on 2/22/21.  “A Magical Evening at Asbury” is a family-friendly virtual fundraiser that will include a magic show, comedic and music performances and lots more!  Mark the date on your calendar!  
  • PTSO Needs You!! Do you have access to a mountain house that would be perfect for Asbury’s Direct Give Silent Auction?  We are looking to auction off 2-7 night mountain home stays, so the Asbury community can have opportunities to have safe Covid vacations while raising money for our school.  If you are interested in donating your place, please contact Meaghan McCabe @ meaghanomccabe@yahoo.com.  Thank you!!!

Also….

In the past, our buy a share events (aka “experiences”) that were sold at the Asbury auctions were great successes!  Who wouldn’t want to socialize, get to know other community members better, and have a great time!  Well, we can still do it, albeit following Covid regulations.  We are looking for families to host virtual get togethers for our buy a share events for the Asbury Direct Give campaign!  You can host a game night, a murder mystery night, a wine tasting event, and more!  The ideas are endless and so much fun!  If you are interested in hosting an event, please contact Meaghan McCabe @ meaghanomccabe@yahoo.com.  Thanks for your support. 

  • Advocacy update! – Great Education Colorado works hard to ensure our public schools are equitably funded by working with state legislators, communities and students.  They have a newly revamped website and they are gearing up for the new legislative season!  Learn about how public schools are funded here in Colorado and get involved!   Click HERE to link to their website.
  • 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 next Tuesday, February 2nd. 

Important Dates:

  • 2/12/21 – No School
  • 2/15/21 – President’s Day No School
  • 2/16/21 – No School
  • 2/22/21 – 3/6/21 – Direct Give Campaign
  • 3/2/21 – PTSO Meeting via Zoom at 6pm
  • 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

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

PTSO Board Duties and Position Descriptions

Thursday Folders February 4th, 2021   


Principal’s Corner

We are excited to kick off our first Eaglet Community Circle this Friday, 2/5, from 8:20-8:40 and we want you there! This time is all about celebrating Asbury’s B.E.S.T.- we are going to come together, celebrate students, and have fun!  At Asbury, we encourage children to excel in all they do by being their BEST. What does Asbury’s B.E.S.T. stand for?  

  • B- Be Kind and Caring
  • E- Excel in Learning
  • S- Show Respect
  • T- Take Responsibility

Please join us using this link

 


School Notes

  • Friday 2/8-Student Council hosted spirit day- the theme is mismatch day!

 

  • We have finally rescheduled picture day! February 9th will be K-2nd grade and February 10th will be 3rd-5th. We have them scheduled outside to ensure everyone’s safety due to COVID-19. For remote students, there are two options for picture day. You can email Ms. Maggie a picture of your choice,  or we will have a designated 30-minute window from 11:30 am-12 pm on the 9th and 10th for remote students to get their pictures taken.

 

  • Discovery Link Summer Camp Registration Opens Feb. 8: Discovery Link has been running safe in-person programming since last July, leading DPS in developing safe COVID protocols and practices. We can’t wait to host camps in Summer 2021. Please share this opportunity with your students and families: Registration for summer programming opens on Feb. 8. Families who are new to Discovery link can register here, and returning families can register here. To learn more about summer program offerings, COVID-19 precautions, and registration changes, click here.

 

  • Students will be doing this in their classes next week in Seesaw, but to help PTSO with their “Magical Evening with Asbury” planning, we are hoping to collect videos about why we love the people who work at Asbury – teachers, support staff, administration, office staff, custodians, everyone!  Here is a flipgrid link if you would like to make one with your kids  The video can be about one person or multiple people.  We are hoping to have these videos by Thursday, February 11 at the end of the day.  Here’s the link:  https://flipgrid.com/b8fbb65d.  

 

  • Also Ms, Maggie will be taking pictures at recess and other times of our kids at school with their friends.  If families have great pictures of Asbury kids from home, please email them to Amy Ravel at Amy_Ravel@dpsk12.org by Thursday, Feb. 11.  In the subject line, please let me know this is for the magical evening.  Thanks in advance.

 


PTSO  

 

  • ***NEW*** PTSO’s next dine out event is with Birdcall and it is taking place ALL DAY LONG on Tuesday, 2/9 at ALL THREE LOCATIONS!  See attached flyer for details.  

 

  • ***NEW***  PTSO Board elections are coming up in May and we have 4 open positions! President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Parliamentarian are all available.  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.  

 

  • The Asbury Direct Give Campaign will begin on February 22nd and culminate on March 6th with our “A Magical Evening with Asbury” Virtual Fundraiser event taking place from 5 pm – 6:30 pm.  Mark the date on your calendar and be sure to share with family, friends, neighbors, and alumni.  Invite coming soon!

 

  • PTSO Needs You!! Do you have access to a mountain house that would be perfect for Asbury’s Direct Give Silent Auction?  We are looking to auction off 2-7 night mountain home stays, so the Asbury community can have opportunities to have safe Covid vacations while raising money for our school.  If you are interested in donating your place, please contact Meaghan McCabe @ meaghanomccabe@yahoo.com.  Thank you!!!

Also….

In the past, our buy a share events (aka “experiences”) that were sold at the Asbury auctions were great successes!  Who wouldn’t want to socialize, get to know other community members better, and have a great time!  Well, we can still do it, albeit following Covid regulations.  We are looking for families to host virtual get-togethers for our buy a share events for the Asbury Direct Give campaign!  You can host a game night, a murder mystery night, a wine tasting event, and more!  The ideas are endless and so much fun!  If you are interested in hosting an event, please contact Meaghan McCabe @ meaghanomccabe@yahoo.com.  Thanks for your support. 

 

  • Advocacy update! – Great Education Colorado works hard to ensure our public schools are equitably funded by working with state legislators, communities, and students.  They have a newly revamped website and they are gearing up for the new legislative season!  Learn about how public schools are funded here in Colorado and get involved!   Click HERE to link to their website.

 

 

  • 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 next Tuesday, February 2nd. 

 


Important Dates:

  • 2/9/21 – Dine Out event with Bird Call
  • 2/12/21 – No School
  • 2/15/21 – President’s Day No School
  • 2/16/21 – No School
  • 2/22/21 – 3/6/21 – Direct Give Campaign
  • 3/2/21 – PTSO Meeting via Zoom at 6pm
  • 3/6/21 – A Magical Evening with Asbury Virtual Event
  • 3/6/21 – 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

A Magical Evening with Asbury

Spring 2021 National Flag Football Flyer

Picture Day Flyer

Picture Day Order Form Information

PTSO Board Duties and Position Descriptions

 

 

 

 

 

 


Thursday, January 21

Principal’s Corner

Over the last couple of weeks, we have engaged in conversations about our vision and priorities and why we love Asbury. This week we have centered these conversations around our most valued member of our community-our students. Students have shared many reasons why they love Asbury, which includes loving Asbury because…

  • …they feel safe at Asbury and feel accepted and included. 
  • …they love being with their friends and being part of a community.
  • …their teachers support them in learning new things and they care about them.
  • …they love the playground- playtime is the best time!

We have also heard feedback that you all would like more opportunities to be present in the school! Based on these and other things shared, we are going to shake up how we do Eaglet Cohorts in the spring semester! We have also been missing whole-school assemblies, so to ensure we are celebrating community and having time as a school, we are going to start school-wide Eaglet Celebration Fridays! The first Friday of each month will be dedicated to Eaglet Celebration Fridays! Our first Eaglet Celebration will be Friday, 2/5 from 8:25-8:50- please join us using this link

 

Warmly,

Jeanna Doung


School Notes

  • Next Thursday, 2/5 will be Mismatch Day! Get crazy by mixing up different colors and patterns!
  • We have finally rescheduled picture day! February 9th will be K-2nd grade and February 10th will be 3rd-5th. We have them scheduled outside to ensure everyone’s safety due to COVID-19. For remote students, there are two options for picture day. You can email Ms. Maggie a picture of your choice,  or we will have a designated 30-minute window from 11:30 am-12 pm on the 9th and 10th for remote students to get their pictures taken.
  • Water bottle and snack donations would be much appreciated!!
  • Discovery Link Summer Camp Registration Opens Feb. 8: Discovery Link has been running safe in-person programming since last July, leading DPS in developing safe COVID protocols and practices. We can’t wait to host camps in Summer 2021. Please share this opportunity with your students and families: Registration for summer programming opens on Feb. 8. Families who are new to Discovery link can register here, and returning families can register here. To learn more about summer program offerings, COVID-19 precautions and registration changes, click here.

 


PTSO  

  • The Asbury Direct Give Campaign will begin on February 22nd and culminate on March 6th with our “A Magical Evening with Asbury” Virtual Fundraiser event taking place from 5pm – 6:30pm.  Mark the date on your calendar and be sure to share with family, friends, neighbors and alumni.  More details coming soon!
  • PTSO Needs You!! **NEW**Do you have access to a mountain house that would be perfect for Asbury’s Direct Give Silent Auction?  We are looking to auction off 2-7 night mountain home stays, so the Asbury community can have opportunities to have safe Covid vacations while raising money for our school.  If you are interested in donating your place, please contact Meaghan McCabe @ meaghanomccabe@yahoo.com.  Thank you!!!

Also….

In the past, our buy a share events (aka “experiences”) that were sold at the Asbury auctions were great successes!  Who wouldn’t want to socialize, get to know other community members better, and have a great time!  Well, we can still do it, albeit following Covid regulations.  We are looking for families to host virtual get togethers for our buy a share events for the Asbury Direct Give campaign!  You can host a game night, a murder mystery night, a wine tasting event, and more!  The ideas are endless and so much fun!  If you are interested in hosting an event, please contact Meaghan McCabe @ meaghanomccabe@yahoo.com.  Thanks for your support. 

  • Advocacy update! **NEW** – Great Education Colorado works hard to ensure our public schools are equitably funded by working with state legislators, communities and students.  They have a newly revamped website and they are gearing up for the new legislative season!  Learn about how public schools are funded here in Colorado and get involved!   Click HERE to link to their website.
  • 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 next Tuesday, February 2nd. 

Important Dates:

  • 2/2/21 – PTSO Meeting via Zoom at 6pm
  • 2/9/21 – Dine Out event with Bird Call
  • 2/12/21 – No School
  • 2/22/21 – 3/6/21 – Direct Give Campaign
  • 3/6/21 – A Magical Evening with Asbury Virtual Event

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

Spring 2021 National Flag Football Flyer

Picture Day Flyer

Picture Day Order Form Information


Thursday, January 21

Principal’s Corner

 

As I walked down the halls, peeking in classrooms on Inauguration Day yesterday, I was excited that Asbury Eagles were engaged in the day’s activities and that they had a kid-friendly way to access this historic and monumental day. For students to take part in the events, talk about it and reflect on it is why I am in education. I believe that education isn’t about test scores and going through worksheets or rote memorization- education is about fostering unique world-class learners who bring diverse perspectives and gifts/talents to the world. It is our role, as educators, to foster this and to spark joy daily through high-quality, engaging instruction. As Amanda Gorman shared yesterday, “The new dawn blooms as we free it. For there is always light. If only we are brave enough to see it- if only we are brave enough to be it.”

 

In light of this and other conversations we have started over the last couple of weeks, we want to continue to come together and talk about what we value as a school community and what priorities we would like to see continue. In order to continue our conversation and get further input, we will be hosting a Town Hall this Thursday from 5:30-6:15 on this Zoom link. Please come and share your thoughts!

 

Warmly,

 

Mrs. Doung

 


School Notes

 

 

  • Colorado Food Cluster (CFC) has launched a new initiative to deliver 7-day meal boxes with (7) suppers and (7) snacks to families in Denver. Please click here for more information.

 

 

 

  • SPIRIT DAY 1/22- We are so excited to have spirit days back and hosted by the Student Council! Spirit days will take place on Fridays. This Friday is Asbury Theme Day!

 

 

 

  • Mask Update: Based on CDC guidance, masks with valves are not recommended. If students come with these masks, we are happy to offer them a replacement from DPS-provided personal protective equipment (PPE).

 

 

 

  • Reminder: Please respect our school neighbors by not parking in a manner that blocks their driveways. Please use the kiss-and-go lane for pick up instead of parking.

 

 

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

 

  • We have finally rescheduled picture day! February 9th will be K-2nd grade and February 10th will be 3rd-5th. We have them scheduled outside to ensure everyone’s safety due to COVID-19. For remote students, there are two options for picture day. You can email Ms. Maggie a picture of your choice, or we will have a designated 30-minute window from 11:30 am-12 pm on the 9th and 10th for remote students to get their pictures taken.

 

  • Are you interested in being a guest reader? Perhaps you would like to remotely volunteer to lead a mindful moment, a yoga break, or offer your expertise in a classroom? If you are looking for a way to volunteer at Asbury, please reach out to Jeanna Doung or your classroom teachers!

 

  • Here is our School Calendar you can check for upcoming school events and activities.

 

Meeting ID: 842 7012 9168 Passcode: J7CYU2

 

  • Water bottle and snack donations would be much appreciated!!

 

  • Please call the Attendance line (720)424-9797 if your student will be absent from class (in person AND remote).
    • 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 with any questions, but they will not join the remote class. They can access Seesaw on their own however to access assignments.
    • 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.

 

  • 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.

 

  • Kindergarten school tours have begun. We will be hosting virtual tours for families that are interested. Each Friday in January we will host a Q&A for all prospective students and families. Reach out to Maggie with any questions. Information will be shared on the Asbury’s Website under the Enrollment/School Tours page.

 


PTSO **NEW INFO BELOW**

  • Our next Dine Out event is Wednesday, 1/27 from 10am – 8pm at Torchy’s Taco’s (Hampden & I-25 location). 15% of all dine-in, take out and drive thru orders will be donated back to Asbury when you show them the attached flyer.

 

  • The Asbury Direct Give Campaign will begin on February 22nd and culminate on March 6th with our “A Magical Evening with Asbury” Virtual Fundraiser event taking place from 5pm – 6:30pm. Mark the date on your calendar and be sure to share with family, friends, neighbors and alumni. More details coming soon!

 

 

  • **NEW**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

 

  • 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.

 

  • PTSO meetings will be on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:00-7:30pm. Our next meeting is Tuesday, February 2nd.

 

  • 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!

 


Important Dates:

  • 1/27/21 – Dine Out event with Torchy’s Tacos (Hampden & I-25 location)
  • 2/2/21 – PTSO Meeting via Zoom at 6pm
  • 2/9/21 – Dine Out event with Bird Call
  • 2/22/21 – 3/6/21 – Direct Give Campaign
  • 3/6/21 – A Magical Evening with Asbury Virtual Event

 


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

A Magical Evening with Asbury

Dine Out at Torchy’s

Spring 2021 National Flag Football Flyer

Picture Day Flyer

Picture Day Order Form Information

 

 

 

 

 


Thursday, January 14

Principal’s Corner

 

It was our third, 1st day of school this Monday! It has been a joy to have students back in the building. Students have shown leadership, flexibility, and adaptability throughout all of these transitions. They have been upholding the health and safety guidelines while balancing engagement on academics! Way to SOAR Asbury Eagles! 

 

 As we look forward to this week, we will take a day to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As we celebrate “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day”, we’re reminded that today is a day to honor, reflect and celebrate the life and legacy of one who is known to many as the greatest civil rights leaders in history.

 

Please see this  Community Letter (also linked below) for more information about the principal selection process. You will see a community input survey linked in the letter, please take a few minutes to fill this out- we value your input! 

 

As part of our last Return and Reconnect Committee meeting, we talked about how we might have a more transparent process for communicating Asbury activities. We are committed to keeping the Asbury School Calendar updated with school-level and grade-level activities. 

 

Warmly,

 

Jeanna Doung

 


School Notes

 

  • Reminder: Please respect our school neighbors by not parking in a manner that blocks their driveways.  Please use the kiss-and-go lane for pick up instead of parking.

 

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

 

  • No school, Monday, January 18th to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. day


  • Please read this Community Letter from our Regional Instructional Superintendent providing an update on the principal selection process.

 

  • Return and Reconnect Committee: 
    • We will continue these as monthly connection points, so if you are interested in joining the Return and Reconnect Committee, please sign up here
    • Please remind students that we would like for them to sign up for this committee as well. Please have them sign up here

 

  • If you missed last week’s Town Hall, you can get caught up with all the questions/answers that were asked via this Padlet link

 

  • Picture day has been rescheduled for February 9th and 10th. K-2 on the 9th, 3-5 on the 10th.

 

  • Are you interested in being a guest reader? Perhaps you would like to remotely volunteer to lead a mindful moment, a yoga break, or offer your expertise in a classroom? If you are looking for a way to volunteer at Asbury, please reach out to Jeanna Doung or your classroom teachers!

 

  • Here is our School Calendar you can check for upcoming school events and activities.

 

  • Kiss and Go: If you are planning on dropping students off in a vehicle, please use the Kiss and Go lane only to ensure safety. 

 

  • Water bottle and snack donations would be much appreciated!!

 

  • Please call the Attendance line (720)424-9797  if your student will be absent from class (in person AND remote). 
    • 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 with any questions, but they will not join the remote class.  They can access Seesaw on their own however to access assignments.
    • 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.

 

  • 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.

 

  • Kindergarten school tours have begun. We will be hosting virtual tours for families that are interested.  Each Friday in January we will host a Q&A for all prospective students and families. Reach out to Maggie with any questions. Information will be shared on Asbury’s Website under the Enrollment/School Tours page.

 


PTSO   **NEW INFO BELOW**

  • The Asbury Direct Give Campaign will take place from February 22nd – March 6th.  

 

  • Save the Date for the upcoming “A Magical Evening With Asbury” Virtual Fundraiser taking place on Saturday, 3/6/21 from 5 pm-6:30 pm.  It will be a family-friendly event and we welcome you to share the attached flyer with family, friends, neighbors, and alumni!  We are excited to come together as a community!  Details to follow. If you would like to help organize the event, email Kim Nyhus at Asbury.PTSO@gmail.com.

 

  • **NEW**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

 

  • Dyslexia Parent Support Group  ** New Event**

Wednesday, January 20th,  12:00 – 12:45

Google Meet Info: http://meet.google.com/fpa-ydsx-rnb  

(‪US‬)‪+1 347-943-4533‬  PIN: ‪266 300 692#‬

 

Are you interested in learning more about Dyslexia? What is it? What resources are available? Supporting our children during the pandemic has been uniquely challenging. This virtual lunch meeting provides an opportunity for parents to come together to share experiences, resources, and programs that have helped their children succeed in literacy, and to band together to advocate for resources for Asbury students. These are difficult times for all families with young children, but this is especially true for children who are struggling with learning to read and write. Remote learning has made it harder for kids who are having trouble with literacy to get the help that they need. I am interested in convening this parent group within the Asbury community to figure out how we can help each other.  

For additional information, please contact Asbury parent Esther Duke (EstherAliceDuke@gmail.com)

 

  • 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. 

 

  • PTSO meetings will be on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:00-7:30 pm.  Our next meeting is Tuesday, February 2nd. 

 

  • 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!

 


Important Dates:

  • 1/18/21 – NO SCHOOL
  • 1/27/21 – Dine Out event with Torchy’s Tacos (Hampden & I-25 location)
  • 2/2/21 – PTSO Meeting via Zoom at 6 pm
  • 2/9/21 – Dine Out event with Bird Call
  • 2/22/21 – 3/6/21 – Direct Give Campaign
  • 3/6/21 – A Magical Evening with Asbury Virtual Event

 


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

A Magical Evening with Asbury

Picture Day Flyer

Picture Day Order Form Information