Thursday Folders – December 18

Posted December 18, 2020

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Principal’s Corner

Happy Holidays Asbury Community! I hope you take this holiday season to rest, recover and rejuvenate so that we can come back next semester ready to usher in the new year- I, for one, can’t wait to bring in (and bring on) 2021. With this new year will come some changes and despite all we have gone through in 2020, I am confident that we will continue to rise up together- as a community. 

With that in mind, the second semester will start on Tuesday, January 5th. The week of January 5th-January 8th will be a remote learning week– no students will be in the building that week.  DPS has expressed that they would like all K-5 students to start in-person learning on January 11 (and students who have elected to remain on-line, will still continue with online learning)- so that is what we are planning for at Asbury!  To ensure you all feel supported, we will host a Town Hall on Wednesday, January 6 from 5:30-6:30 to ensure that all your questions are answered about our in-person return. 

School Notes

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

  • January 4-8 School Schedule
    • January 4- No Students: Teacher Release Day
    • January 5-7- Live Remote Learning Days
    • January 8- Asynchronous Remote Learning Day 

  • Town Hall: Please join Mrs. Doung for this town hall to get any questions that you have answered about returning to school. This town hall will take place on January 6 from 5:3-6:30. Please join this Zoom link

  • Return and Reconnect Committee: 
    • 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

  • Please call the Attendance line (720)424-9797  if your student will be absent from class (in person AND remote). 
    • 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.
    • 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 for communication but remote centers are available during this time.

  • 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 will begin in January. 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. 

  • 5th Grade Families: Merrill Middle School is hosting ongoing virtual visits. Please find information here if you are interested in participating!

  • Would you like to see your artwork on the cover of the 2020-21 Asbury Yearbook? Look at our yearbook cover art contest flyer HERE! All submissions due by Tuesday, January 5th.

  • Food and Nutrition Services will be closed from December 21 – January 1 and not serving any school meals at our curbside locations.  We have partnered with Revolution Foods, who will distribute 7-day meal boxes on December 22 and December 29 at schools (10) across the District.  Please see the attached flyer for details.


  • 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 5pm-6:30pm.  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.


  • 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 for more information or to sign up as a host. 


Some examples:

    • Do you have a specific skill set you would like to share? Like teaching yoga, meditation, cooking, science, or a craft? 
    • Are you interested in creating a community Zoom group that meets to enjoy a topic together like a book club, a knitting club, or a movie club?
    • Are you a social butterfly and would like to lead a group in playing games via Zoom?  Examples include Pictionary, Bingo, Scattergories, trivia, Name, Place, Animal, Thing, and Heads Up!  These events could be adults only, families, or students only.
    • Would you like to host a Zoom Happy Hour or Coffee Talk for other parents in your grade to give adults a chance to get to know each other?
    • Do you have a background in parent education or mental health?  Would you be interested in leading a Zoom call on a topic that supports our adults as they work and live with their children during this time?
    • New and different ideas are also welcome!

  • PTSO meetings will be on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:00-7:30pm.  Our next meeting will take place on Tuesday – January 5, 2021!  This is the Link for the Zoom.

  • The Asbury Backpack Program Needs Your Help!

Sign Up Here to help support Asbury families with food boxes.

  • 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!
  • We have a new Advocacy Page on the Asbury website where you can find information about how to get involved and make your voice heard!  Check it out HERE!

Important Dates:

  • 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


A Magical Evening with Asbury

Yearbook Cover Art Contest

Food Distribution from Revolution