Thursday Folders – December 8, 2022

Posted December 8, 2022

TF Icon

Principal Message:

Hello Asbury Families, 

Denver Public Schools provides free vision and hearing screenings for all students in identified grades (Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 9th).

The screenings are NOT an assessment or an evaluation and do NOT replace professional exams. Mass screening is considered best practice to identify students who may be at risk for health concerns affecting the student’s ability to learn, and who may need extra support to reach academic benchmarks.

Your student will receive screenings in the following areas: Vision and Hearing. Resources are available for DPS enrolled students.

You must notify your school nurse directly should you wish to REFUSE/OPT OUT of any of the free screenings for your student.

The health screening components of vision and hearing will be completed at your child’s school on: 

January 4th, 2023 (Makeups and Rescreens on January 5th, 2023)

Please contact your school nurse for any questions or concerns about the health screenings.  Parents/guardians of students who were absent or who did not have optimal hearing or vision screening results will be notified in writing regarding the results. 

Thank you for your assistance as we work together to educate and support your student!


Jeanna Doung & Emma Green


Principal Notes:

  • Student Council Announcement!
    • The Student Council will be hosting two school wide events next week!  First, Asbury’s Coat Drive will run from Monday to Friday next week.  Please donate any gently used coats (all sizes), and drop them in the box in the office.  Coats will support Asbury students, and the rest will be donated to people in need.
  • Second, we will have Spirit Week next week!  Show your winter spirit! 
    • Monday: Holiday Sweater
    • Tuesday: Winter Swag (hat, scarf or both!)
    • Wednesday:Holiday Bling (accessories such as necklaces, earrings, holiday hats, glasses, etc.)
    • Thursday:  Favorite Holiday Colors
    • Friday: Pajama Day
  • Want 10% off your YearBook Purchase? In honor of the season of giving, Treering has an exclusive promo code for a 10% discount for all new customers for the 2022-2023 school year. Setting up your account set up takes less than a minute and there are no minimum orders or contracts required. (The fine print: Coupon code HOLIDAY10 promotion ends at 11:59 pm PST on 12/31/22. Not applicable with referral codes or other discounts.)
  • Coffee Talk: We will have Coffee Talk this 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. 6, Dec. 15, Jan. 10 and Jan. 12. Parents can scan the QR code or click here to share feedback and sign up for a focus group.
  • Families of Multilingual Learners are Invited to the MLE DAC Meeting on Dec. 14: Families 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.  
  • 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


PTSO is looking for a Chair for the Enrichment program

  • This role helps identify after school enrichment opportunities and assists the office staff in organizing/logistics along with communication. Reach out to to learn more about the position.

Save the date; DU Gymnastics meet vs. George Washington & Pittsburgh! 

  • Sunday, February 2, 2023 at 1:45 pm. Stay tuned for more details! 

Last Chance to Get an I Asbury bracelet! 

  • It’s your last chance to show your Asbury love and pride by purchasing an I 💜 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 just $100. You can keep, gift, or donate a bracelet to another student at our school. Learn more and order here:

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! 

Upcoming Community & Dine Out Events 

  • 12/15: Second Star to the Right &  Kaos 
  • 1/17-1/19 Maria Empanadas – All 3 Locations 
  • 1/31 Park Burger (S. Pearl Street Location) 
  • 2/2 – DU Gymnastics Meet 

Weekly Flyers:   

Learn to Play Basketball at DU

Clay Play (Winter Session)

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 (School Days Off at DU)

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.

UPDATE: Dec 19-20, 1/3 – 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.

Due to construction, Dec 19/20 camp days have been moved from Slavens to Bradley International. 1/3/23 will still be at Slavens.

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