Thursday Folders – December 1, 2022

Posted December 2, 2022

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Principal Message:

Eagle Families-

I hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing fall break! I had a busy and rejuvenating break with my family. I traveled to Florida and went from coast to coast (Tampa to Cocoa Beach) and even made a stop at the most magical place on earth! DisneyWorld was busy, but my kids loved the rides and I loved all the snacks! It is good to be back in school and with 3 weeks until winter break, we are focused on making the most of this time. 

Coming out of this holiday break, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is currently monitoring a rapid rise in outbreaks and hospitalizations related to the Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). The number of RSV cases, coupled with COVID-19 and flu infections, is putting a strain on our pediatric healthcare system. Younger children and older adults are more likely to become seriously ill and hospitalized due to respiratory illnesses. Similar to the spikes and flare-ups we experienced last year with COVID-19, monitoring your students’ and staff’s health and safety are crucial. To help mitigate, please keep your students home from school if they have been diagnosed with RSV or if they are experiencing many of the common symptoms (cough, stuffy/runny nose, fever, fatigue).

In Partnership,

Jeanna Doung

Principal Notes:

  • Asbury’s Food Drive
    • Thank you to all our wonderful Asbury families for supporting the food drive.  We collected 1,937 food and household items.  All these donations will support the families in our backpack program.  Additionally, we were able to donate the rest of the collected items to the Jewish Family Service in SE Denver, who will distribute the food to individuals and families facing food insecurities.
  • Coffee Talk: We will have Coffee Talk next Friday, 12/9 from 10:30-11:30. Please join me, Jeanna Doung, in the library to answer questions you may have and talk about school priorities, budget and anything else you are interested in discussing.
  • Focus Group Opportunity for Parents: Assessments in DPS: DPS is seeking feedback from parents. DPS would like to invite families to join us at any of the four upcoming virtual opportunities to discuss assessments at DPS. All focus groups will be held at 5 p.m. on Dec. 6Dec. 15Jan. 10 and Jan. 12. Parents can scan the QR code or click here to share feedback and sign up for a focus group.
  • Need energy bill assistance or access to other supporitve resources such as holiday gifts, rent assistance, job search support, etc. See this Denver Community Resource Directory and reach out to the school psychologist, Caraline Vaughn ( if a school referral is needed for anything you would like access to:
  • Families of Multilingual Learners are Invited to the MLE DAC Meeting on Dec. 14Families of multilingual learners are invited to attend the Multilingual Education (MLE) Districtwide Advisory Committee (DAC) meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 5-7 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln High School. At this in-person meeting, families and staff will learn more about the resources to advocate for their students on the topics of School Choice & Enrollment, ACCESS testing and where to view results. Registration is open here. For more information, visit the MLE DAC webpage or call 720-423-2661.
  • Asbury Tours are starting running now through February! We are so excited to have new and prospective families in our building. If you are interested in volunteering to support tours, please reach out to Jeanna. If you know anyone, please share this sign up sheet to have them sign up! We will have snacks, drinks and you will get to peek in classrooms, talk to students, as well as spend time with parents, teachers and the principal.  
  • Report Cards: Report cards will be available online in the Parent Portal (and not printed) after 11/18
  • Winter break starts 12/19 and goes through 1/3
  • Open Positions:
    • 3-5 MI Para Position
    • 3rd Grade 1-1 Para Position
    • 2nd Grade 1-1 Para Position


Asbury Giving Tree

Our Asbury Giving Tree is online and new items have been added! If you would like to purchase a gift please visit HERE! Don’t have time to shop? Venmo @AsburyPTSO Asbury PTSO (please note it is for the giving tree).

Show your Asbury Pride!

We have a limited number of Asbury Yard Signs ($10) and Car Magnets ($5) for Sale in the office. Venmo or cash/check accepted. Please email if you would like to purchase! 

Help Raise Funds for the School & Buy an Awesome I Love Asbury Bracelet!

  • Thanks to those that have ordered! We need to order 100 before we can place the order. We are halfway there! Even one purchase helps the school and can be a great way to show your school pride.
  • Show your Asbury love and pride by purchasing an I {heart} Asbury bracelet! When you do, we’ll earn between $8-$10/bracelet to ensure our kiddos continue to have the best staff and resources! Each bracelet is hand-woven by mothers in Guatemala who are giving their children the opportunity to go to school for the very first time.
  • Each bracelet is $25. Or, contribute even more to Asbury by purchasing a 5-pack for $100. You can keep, gift, or donate the 5th bracelet to another student at our school. Learn more and order here. 

Spring Wing – Woo Hoo!

  • As you know, Hillary Laird & Erin Anglin are leading the Spring Wing Committee! They are starting to plan and would love any help & assistance. Kelli Ward is on the committee and we are looking for more great team members!

Upcoming Community & Dine Out Events 

  • Chook: 12/5 AND 12/6
  • 12/15: Second Star to the Right &  Kaos 
  • 1/17-1/19 Maria Empanadas – All 3 Locations 

Weekly Flyers:

Clay Play (Winter Session)

Glass Fusion Workshop with Mrs. Werner (2 slots remaining!!  Scholarships available)

Sticky Fingers (Winter Session)

Young Rembrandts (Winter Session)

Hip Hop & Tumbling (Winter Session) 

Clay Play (Winter Session)

Lego Play Well (Winter Session)

Chess Wizards (Winter Session)

Skate Start (Winter Session)

DU Days Off Camps

Learn to Play Basketball

All After School Enrichment opportunities

Discovery Link:

A reminder that current families, who are registered, can add or drop programming up to 6 am the day of school.

Dec 19-20 – Camp Days for DPS. If registered, you can select ANY fee-based site. Slavens is closest to Asbury. If you selected another camp but you want to switch to Slavens, please reach out to if you need assistance.

Note: There will not be any camp days the week of December 26th.

If you are interested in Discovery link, please visit

Thank you,

Mr. Harvey

Important Dates:

December 5th & 6th: Chook

December 19-January 3- Winter Holiday Break

Balarat for 5th graders: May 11-12