Thursday Folders – November 17, 2022

Posted November 18, 2022

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Principal Message:

Eagle Families-

I am so thankful for each and every one of you all! I hope you all have a wonderful break and take time to recharge and rejuvenate! I know I am looking forward to spending time with my family. We are traveling to Florida and heading to the magical kingdom of Disney! I can’t wait to hear from you all about all your adventures upon your return to school on November 28!

In Gratitude,

Jeanna Doung

Principal Notes:

  • Asbury’s Food Drive
    • Asbury’s Student Council will be hosting a food drive next week from Monday, November 14th to Thursday, November 18th.  Students can bring in non-perishable food items (no glass, please) to their homerooms each day.  Some high need foods are peanut butter, canned meats, pasta, soups, rice, pasta sauce, mac n cheese, and kids snack bars. Household items such as soaps, detergents, shampoo, toilet paper will also be greatly appreciated.  Student Council will be tallying homeroom donations each day next week.  The class with the most donations by Thursday will receive a pizza party!
  • Huge thanks to Meg Bartholonew! She reached out and got our traffic light updated! The timing at this signal has been updated and should now be running the 60 second cycle between 7-9am and 2-4pm. Our operations team is going to watch it on the back end this afternoon to make sure it is running correctly. This traffic signal is now coordinated with the others on Evans so it can’t run a cycle of less than 60 seconds (half of what the others on Evans run). 
  • ASBURY HEALTH UPDATE: Several students have been experiencing upper respiratory infection (URI) symptoms at Asbury Elementary. Denver Public Schools is working with CDPHE to provide assistance in controlling the spread of respiratory illness by doing the following:

★ Sending students and staff with URI symptoms home until cough and fever free for 48 hours without the use of fever reducing medications.

★ Increased hand washing

★ Teaching everyone to cough into their arm, not their hands

★ Increased cleaning and sanitizing high touch surfaces

★ We encourage annual flu vaccinations as well as recommended doses of COVID-19 vaccines. There is currently no vaccine for RSV

★ Please consider sending your child to school in a mask if they have any (even mild) respiratory symptoms. We encourage our staff to do the same.

We ask that your family follow the same control measures at home. Should your child become ill with URI symptoms such as cough, fever, or runny nose/congestion, keep them home from school to prevent any further spread and contact your physician for treatment and testing. Watch your child for symptoms of fever, cough, congestion, body aches, and sore throat. Notify the office at Asbury of any student illness immediately. For tracking purposes, please share any specific symptoms your child is experiencing. Thank you for helping us keep our students and community healthy!

  • 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.  
  • Photographer: We are so excited to have an amazing photographer, Monet Nicole Moutrie, volunteering her services to capture updated photos of our current Asbury Eagles. She is a mom here and will be popping in over the next several weeks to take pictures. Please welcome her and say a huge thanks for her amazing talent! To learn more about her, please read below:
    • Monet Nicole Moutrie is an internationally-recognized, award-winning birth and documentary photographer. Monet has her MFA and has had her work published in the Scientific American, Harper’s Bazaar, Huffington Post, Midwifery Today, and other print/online publications. You can find her work here and on Instagram
  • Report Cards: Report cards will be available online in the Parent Portal (and not printed) after 11/18
  • Snow Day Procedure: It is that time of the year, the time in which weather turns and on occasion, DPS does call snow days. If DPS does call these days, we will follow the DPS schedule. Here are our specific snow day policies: 
    • All snow days will now just be a regular snow day (no remote days on the second day)
    • DPS is bringing back delayed start, which means that if DPS calls a delayed start, we would start school at 9:40 and it would end at its normal time of 2:40. :
      • 30 minute specials
      • 5th grade will have to have specials in the afternoon (so new time)
      • Lunch will be shifted back a little
    • Early Release (Announced to go home early)- on the rare occasion that DPS calls an early release, we would communicate with you to come and pick up your child as soon as safely possible. 
  • Open Positions:
    • 3-5 MI Para Position
    • 3rd Grade 1-1 Para Position
    • 2nd Grade 1-1 Para Position


Shout Outs!

  • Thank you for all your help making the Fun Run a Success! 

Get your SKATE on for FREE over Thanksgiving Break @ Skate City Littleton! 

  • Redeem three free passes per child here! 

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 

  • 11/18: Asbury Release Day- Non-Student Contact Day
  • 11/21-11/25: Fall/Thanksgiving Break
  • 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:   

Glass Fusion Workshop with Mrs. Werner

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.

Nov 18, 2022 – Camp Day at Asbury. Must be registered with School Care Works to select this camp.

November 21-22 – 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.

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:  

November 18th- No contact day for students

November 21-25- Fall Break

December 5th & 6th: Chook

December 19-January 3- Winter Holiday Break

Balarat for 5th graders: May 11-12