Asbury Elementary Family Connection

A Weekly Newsletter for Asbury Families

November 19, 2022

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*Newsletters will be sent out twice a month*

Dress for the weather! Students will be outside unless the temperature/windchill drops below 25 degrees!

Important Dates

November 22: Two Hour Early Dismissal starting at 1:35 pm

November 23-25: No School

November 29: Picture Retakes

December 10: Winterfest 10-12 am

December 15: 4th grade trip to Nutcracker

December 16: 2 hour early dismissal

December 17- January 3: Winter Break

January 4: Students return from Winter Break

Penny Wars UPDATE!

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Asbury students have collected an AMAZING $1,665.94 for Toys for Tots!! We have ONE more day (Monday) to collect donations, and then we will announce our final classroom totals. Although the big 'winner' is Toys for Tots, our classes have had a bit of friendly competition to earn the most money for this great cause. Here are the current classroom leaders:

1st: Cramer $227.20

2nd: Patrizi $188.99

3rd: Roahrig $165.96

4th: Menendez $165.31

The first place class will receive a pizza party! Second place will receive treats from Dairy Queen and any class that collected $100 or more will receive an ice cream treat.

A HUGE thank you to our Student Council, led by our very own Ms. Davis for organizing the fundraiser! Thank you to Daylin Hamlet, who was named a National Toys for Tots ambassador, for bringing this event to Asbury. Our donation will allow Toys for Tots to continue their work purchasing toys for children in need.

Mark your calendars!

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WinterFest volunteers needed!

This is sure to be a busy event! We are looking for volunteers to help out before (set-up), during and after (clean-up) the event. If you are willing to help, please contact Mrs. Peters or Ms. Maille.

SEL (Social Emotional Learning) topics:


We are wrapping up our November Social Emotional Learning with GRATITUDE!

Did you know that practicing gratitude every day can lead to a happier and healthier life? Here are a few simple ways to practice gratitude at home:

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Get ready....Moments Matter: Family Edition starts in January!

Did you know...

The Asbury 'motto' is: Moments Matter: Every Student, Every Lesson, Every Day. Students have opportunities to earn Moments Matter slips that celebrate a virtue or skill that the student has shown. Those slips are read on the announcements! They are a great way to reinforce positive qualities that we have taught at Asbury.

In January, we will be launching Moments Matter slips at home!! At the beginning of the month, students will receive a blank Moments Matter slip along with the SEL topic of the month to take home to their Grown-Up. Grown-Ups are encouraged to fill out the slip if their child shows one of the virtues, skills or SEL quality. Once filled out, your child may return the slip to school. We will read the slip on the announcements and you will be entered into a monthly gift card drawing!

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Lunch Accounts

Please remember that students are charged for lunches (not breakfasts). The cost of a lunch is $2.65 (unless your family has applied for and qualifies for free or reduced pricing). Students will be permitted to charge up to 5 times. On the 6th charge, students will have to take a cheese sandwich option. To find the lunch application, as well as the online payment system, please visit Information on lunch charge guidelines can be found here.

Other Asbury Reminders....

Need gloves?

If your student is in need of a winter coat, gloves or hat, please reach out to our school social worker, Mrs. Sweeney at


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.