Asbury Elementary Family Connection

A Newsletter for Asbury Families

February 27, 2023

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Important Dates

March 1: Class Picture Day

March 3: Author Visit

March 3-24: Read-A-Thon

March 12: Daylight Savings

March 13: No School (Teacher Professional Development Day)

March 14: State of the Schools at the High School from 7pm-9pm

March 16: PTO meeting from 5pm-6pm

March 30: Art & Music Show at Asbury

March 31: 2 Hour Early Dismissal

April 3-7: Spring Break

March is Women's History Month! Each day, we will celebrate an influential woman on the daily announcements. These women are noted for their lasting contributions in all areas of life including science, art, math, politics, literature and more.
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Author S.R.D. Harris will visit Asbury on March 3rd!

Asbury is excited to welcome author S.R.D. Harris to share her experience as a reader and writer. She is passionate about writing books with positive, uplifting themes that contain diverse characters.

Some highlights for her visit:

  • 2 students from each class will get a chance to have lunch with author during her visit!
  • Students will get a chance to win one of her creating one of their own!
  • Additional books can be ordered. Students will get an order form on Friday!

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Read-A-Thon kicks off Friday, March 3rd!!

Read-a-thons actually get your reader excited about reading and it gives friends and family the opportunity to encourage your child to read even more.

Your child should have gotten instructions on how to activate their account. If not, you can follow the link below to get started! This is where you will be able to view and record their progress.

We've chosen Read-a-thon because it will not take much of your time, gives your child a reason to read and helps in the development of stronger reading skills. Students and classes will get to earn rewards when they read (and if they get pledges for reading!).

We hope EVERYONE participates!

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Read-a-Thon Fundraiser Kickoff!

Right to Read Spirit Week!!

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Scholastic Book Fair- THANK YOU!

Thank you to everyone that shopped our Scholastic Book Fair!! Overall, we raised approximately $8,200!! That means the Asbury profit is about half of that, which will be spent on books that go right back into our classrooms! We couldn't have done it without the help of amazing parent volunteers, and, our Title I teachers, Mrs. Shalosky, Mrs. Baird and Ms. Davis.

Moments Matter Home Edition!!

Only one more day to turn in your Moments Matter slips from home! We have had approximately 80 turned in, all of which highlight the amazing things your children are doing at home. We will be drawing one winner from those turned in, and that family will get a $50.00 gift card to Flyer's Pizza! Be on the lookout for another Moments Matter slip going home for the month of March!
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MyView bus tracking app

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Want to track your child's bus?

MyView is an easy-to-use mobile app that allows you to check on your student's school bus whenever you want. MyView provides full visibility into bus locations, changes, and estimated arrival times so only those who need to know can stay in the loop. The MyView back-end portal serves as a district dashboard to communicate bus changes, delays, or breakdowns. Parents can use the MyView mobile app to see where their child’s bus is located, create zones, and customize alerts.

Here's how to set up the Zonar MyView App:

  1. Download the Zonar MyView app from the App Store or Google Play.
  2. Enter the Groveport Madison Schools Access Code (COM1092).
  3. Enter your child’s unique six-digit student ID#.
  4. Create alert zones around drop-off and pick-up points.

When your child’s bus enters an alert zone, you will receive a notification by email or text. Trust that your information is secure.

Security is priority-one, especially where student information is concerned. All parent/student information is locked down and password protected within the app to prevent unauthorized people from opening the app and viewing your child’s bus information.

How to Track Your Child's Bus
When setting up “What buses do you want to follow?” please remember we are tracking the bus route number, not the number on the side of the bus. To search for the bus route in which your student is assigned, please reference the following three-letter abbreviations. Multiple buses can be tracked for children attending different schools within the school district. It's also important to point out that the MyView app lists bus routes as three-digit numbers, whereas we customarily refer to them as two-digit numbers. The first digit represents the level (1=HS, 2=MS, and 3=ES). The last two digits represent the route number.

LIL – Lil' Cruiser Campus
ASB – Asbury Elementary
DUN – Dunloe Elementary
GLN – Glendening Elementary
GRV – Groveport Elementary
MAD – Madison Elementary
SED – Sedalia Elementary
MSC – Middle School Central
MSN – Middle School North
MSS – Middle School South
GMH – Groveport Madison H.S.

For more information, please go to our GoCruisers website.

Want to help your child continue their learning at home??

Click on your child's grade level to see some of the main ideas covered in the second half of the year. There are also helpful activities that you could do with your child at home!
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Join us for State of the Schools- March 14th

Superintendent Jamie Grube welcomes parents, students, staff, and the greater Groveport Madison Schools community to join us at the 2023 State of the Schools Celebration on Tuesday, March 14, from 7–9 p.m. The event will occur at Groveport Madison High School, 4475 S. Hamilton Road, in Groveport. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Beginning at 7:00 p.m., the superintendent will provide a brief update on the District’s accomplishments over the past year and the challenges confronting the District in upcoming years. He will also highlight some new initiatives launched during the 2022-2023 school year and share his vision for the District’s future.

Learn about the many great things going on in our schools by participating in the “Information Gallery Walk,” featuring displays from each of the District’s 11 schools.

Showcasing Groveport Madison students’ accomplishments, skills, and talents is a centerpiece of the State of the Schools Celebration. Various music performances featuring students of all ages will occur throughout the evening. Guests also are encouraged to check out the incredible art on display as part of the District’s Annual Art Show.

Guests also will enjoy tasty refreshments prepared and served by the Culinary Arts students from Eastland-Fairfield Career Center.

Asbury moments!

January Leaders of the Month

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Moments from Black History Spirit Week!

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Students Earning Special Prizes for Showing Self-Control!

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101 Days of school!

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Special Guest readers for World Read Aloud Day!

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Other Asbury Reminders....

Birthday Treats

We know birthdays are exciting! Celebrating 500 birthdays can take a lot of time away from learning. Please do not send in birthday treats (cupcakes, cookies, etc.). Student may choose to bring in small trinkets like pencils and erasers to pass out at the end of the day. Thank you for your understanding!


In the event of a student absence, it is important that the office is notified. Even if you report an absence to your child's teacher, a phone call must still be made to our attendance office at 614-833-2000. If our office does not receive a phone call, an attendance call will be sent out by 10:00 am notifying you of your child's absence. Students who arrive after 9:15 am will be marked as 'tardy'. Information regarding absence hours can be found here.

Bus Safety Guidelines

All this week we will be talking about how to be safe and responsible on the bus! Here are some general reminders to talk to your child(ren) about.

  • Find a seat quickly and stay seated for the entire ride (do not switch seats).
  • Keep the aisle clear of feet, hands, bags (the driver needs to see out the back window).
  • Keep hands inside the bus window. Do not throw anything out the window.
  • No eating, drinking, or gum chewing on the bus.
  • Keep voices to a minimum. Yelling causes huge distractions to the driver.

It is important to note that students who cannot follow these expectations will have consequences that may result in a suspension from the bus.