Posted December 16, 2021
First and foremost I want to take a moment of gratitude for the outpouring of love this week. The gifts, tokens of appreciation and words of affirmation through cards made have been so thoughtful and we, as a staff, just want to say thanks!
Also, we made it to winter break! We have been working hard and now it is time to breathe and enjoy family time! We have two weeks off so take this time to recharge, connect and reflect. We will see you in the new year on January 4!
Also, don’t forget that we have our rescheduled release day on January 14th, which will be a long weekend, with MLK, Jr. day on January 17.
This fall, the students have been very busy learning as they answer their PBL (Project Based Learning) project question, “How do marginalized communities express themselves through art?” The students have been reading many articles about how different artists use their skills to communicate their feelings and express themselves. From this new information, the students started brainstorming areas in our community that need more representation of all people, including the little libraries around our neighborhood. They are working on a project right now to add literature that represents people of different races, religions, abilities, health conditions, etc. to the little libraries near us!
In November, five students: Maryam Alsharqi, Maya Ceron-Fort, Rachael Ly, Victoria Kalomiris, and Amaya Sery, wrote and submitted an application for the Colorado Creative Industries and Think 360 Arts’ 2021-2022 Colorado Arts Partnership (CAP) Grant. They wrote about their plan to work with a community artist, Rafael Herrera, to create a new mural at our school to represent each of the fifth graders and what they would like to express about themselves through abstract art.
On Tuesday, December 7th, we were notified that Asbury was an awardee recipient of Colorado Creative Industries and Think 360 Arts’ Colorado Arts Partnership (CAP) Grant. CAP Grants support Colorado schools in executing innovation and creativity surrounding their arts in education programs, and they support Colorado artists and arts education organizations through collaboration with schools. Thank you so much, Maryam, Maya, Rachael, Victoria, and Amaya, for your hard work writing the grant, so that you and your fellow fifth grade classmates can express themselves through art at Asbury Elementary School. This project will occur throughout the second semester of school. Be on the lookout for the new mural sometime in May!
Calling all Asbury Students!
Would you like to see your artwork on the
Official Bookmark for the upcoming
We are having a contest for our students to create the official Read-A-Thon bookmark design!
What do you need to do? We would like to see something reflective of our Asbury school and all its amazing readers! Please include Read-A-Thon 2022 somewhere on your design.
All submissions should be on 8.5 by 11 inch white paper (no lines), with a portrait (vertical) orientation. Please use markers so that the colors can be as vibrant as possible. Name of the artist and homeroom teacher should be on the back of the paper.
Please turn in all submissions to the front office by Friday, January 7th for consideration.
We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Leah Borsheim & Lizzie Mussoline
SchoolChoice 2022-23 Information (Spanish)
Denver Parks & Rec After School Activities Calendar
Winter Yoga Flyer with Ms. Werner – Grades 3-5
Winter Yoga Form with Ms. Werner – Grades 3-5 Sign Up Form***ONLY 3 spots left!!
12/20-12/31 Winter Break
1/3 Non-Student Contact Day
1/17 No School – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
1/21 No School – Presidents Day
1/22 Non-Student Contact Day
3/25 Asbury Non-Student Contact Day
3/28-4/1 Spring Break
4/4 Non-Student Contact Day
5/6 Asbury Non-Student Contact Day
5/30 No School – Memorial Day
6/3 Last Day of School – Half Day