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, September 17, 2020   

Principal’s Corner

Eagle Families, 

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

Here is the zoom link to join the meeting. 

Meeting ID: 974 1723 0869

Passcode: eagles

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

Phone info:

Meeting ID: 388 717 4451

One tap mobile

+13462487799,,3887174451# US (Houston)

+14086380968,,3887174451# US (San Jose)      

Meeting ID: 388 717 4451

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


School Notes

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

  • New Families: Here is Asbury’s calendar 

 

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

 

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

 


PTSO

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 


Important Dates

9/26 Asbury Fall Fun Run

9/28 NO SCHOOL – District Planning Day 

 


Parent Resources

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

Parent Essentials

Hot Spots

Logging in to a Chromebook

Parent Guide to Chromebooks

Seesaw for Parents

 


Flyers/Links

Asbury Fall Fun Run Flyer

Cub Scouts Flyer

Scouts Information

Bird Call Dine and Donate Flyer


Thursday Folders, September 11, 2020   


Principal’s Corner

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

Psychological evaluations, medication, counseling

4455 E 12th Ave, Denver CO 80220

303-504-4600

    • Maria Droste Counseling Center

Provides play-based counseling for children

1355 S. Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80222

303-867-4600


School Notes

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  • New Families: Here is Asbury’s calendar

 


PTSO

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 


Important Dates:

9/26 Asbury Fall Fun Run

9/28 NO SCHOOL – District Planning Day

 


Parent Resources:

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

Parent Essentials

Hot Spots

Logging in to a Chromebook

Parent Guide to Chromebooks

Seesaw for Parents


Flyers/Links

Asbury Enrichment Opportunities

Asbury Fall Fun Run Flyer

Papa John’s School Night FUNdraiser

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


Thursday Folders, September 3, 2020   


Principal’s Corner

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


School Notes

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

PTSO

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

 

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

 

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

Important Dates:

9/7 No school  Labor Day

9/26 Asbury Fall Fun Run


Parent Resources:

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

Parent Essentials

Hot Spots

Logging in to a Chromebook

Parent Guide to Chromebooks

Seesaw for Parents


Flyers/Links

NEW – Asbury Enrichment Opportunities

STEM Enrichment Flyer

Chess Wizards Enrichment Flyer

Asbury Fall Fun Run Flyer

 

 

 


Thursday Folders, August 27, 2020   


Principal’s Corner

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


School Notes

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

PTSO

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

 

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

 


Important Dates

8/31 5-6 pm Town Hall

9/7 No school – Labor Day


Parent Resources

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

Parent Essentials

Hot Spots

Logging in to a Chromebook

Parent Guide to Chromebooks

Seesaw for Parents

Schoology for Parents


Flyers

STEM Enrichment Flyer

Chess Wizards Enrichment Flyer

Asbury Fall Fun Run Flyer