6th Grade (Socially Distant) Movie Night was a GREAT success! A huge thanks to Liz Locricchio for helping to get the idea started and for your quick action and implementation!
Shining bright and SOARing at ARPS
Table donated by The Johnson Family
Painted by The Gehrels' Family
(older sister Kennedy to be exact)
Table donated by The Johnson Family
Painted by The Todd Family

Table donated and painted by The Dowling and Dieterich Families

Featured Updates
Safe Tips and Tricks for Halloween this year! Click HERE to read more from the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE).

At Aspen Ridge, students are allowed to wear their Halloween costumes on Friday, October 30. Please keep in mind the following expectations:

  • Costumes should be easy to maneuver and should not impede with the learning process of the day; students should be able to easily get in and out of the costume.
  • Costume masks are not replacements for required masks while at school, per CDE. consider a Fall mask or a decorated two-ply mask that matches your costume.
  • Face painting should be limited, should not be a distraction, and should be free of gore and blood.
  • Accessories such as knives, guns, etc. are not allowed on campus.
  • Students are not required to wear a costume or to participate in Fall celebrations on this day. Your classroom teacher will communicate what the day will look like and what activities will take place; please let them know if you would prefer your child to not participate and alternative activities will be provided.
Click HERE to stay up-to-date on the Aspen Ridge COVID 19 policies and procedures, or reach out to Sean Cortes at healthyowls@arprep.org if you have questions.
Updates From Previous Newsletters
Mrs. Rebecca Mayo-Cody, ARPS Counselor

Click HERE to see how she can support you and your Owl(s) both in person and virtually.
Are you looking for an easy way to ensure your Owl is safe after school, until you get home from work? Check out the ARPS Owl's Nest.

Owl's Nest After Care
3:15 pm to 6:00 pm
$15 per day
Includes snack!
All students must sign-up in advance for after care for the 2020-2021 school year.
To sign up your student(s), please follow this link: The Owl's Nest Official Signup.
Gifted and Talented Referrals
Each year schools in St. Vrain Valley School District complete a process to identify students in grades K-12 who demonstrate exceptional ability or performance in one or more academic areas and may therefore qualify for Gifted/Talented educational services. These students perform at least two years above grade level in their strength area(s) and require additional academic challenges in order to support their continued educational growth and progress. In addition, they usually demonstrate characteristics of unique creativity and high motivation in their strength areas. 

The search for gifted/talented students begins with an opportunity for parents and/or teachers to refer students for review. Once referrals are received, a team of educators review student state testing data, standardized test scores, rating scales and other school data to determine student eligibility.

If you believe that your child qualifies and would benefit from district Gifted/Talented services, please pick up a nomination form from your school office, or contact your school’s Gifted/Talented resource teacher or liaison, Carrie White at cwhite@aspenridgeprepschool.org All nominations must be received by Friday, October 9th.