ARPS Weekly Updates: April 13th-17th
Happy Sunday and Hoppy Easter Owls!

Thank you for taking the time to complete the Remote Learning Survey last week. We received some great feedback and will spend this coming week going over the ideas and challenges as grade level teams to make adjustments as needed. Some of the reoccurring questions (with answers) will be coming shortly, after we've had some time to delve into them all. Your patience and work during the last few weeks have been exceptional and we are so appreciative to have partners like you to work through the nuances during times like this.
As we continue on this journey of uncertainty and wonder what will happen next, I share with you the following (copied from my Facebook feed). Enjoy...stay positive...hang in there...and thank you for your hard work and support!

If they cancel the rest of the school year, students would miss 2.5 months of education. Many people are concerned about students falling behind because of this. Yes, they may fall behind when it comes to classroom education...

But what if ...❤️❤️❤️
  • What if instead of falling “behind", this group of kids are ADVANCED because of this?
  • What if they have more empathy, they enjoy family connection, they can be more creative and entertain themselves, they love to read, they love to express themselves in writing?
  • What if they enjoy the simple things, like their own backyard and sitting near a window in the quiet?
  • What if they notice the birds and the dates the different flowers emerge, and the calming renewal of a gentle rain shower? 
  • What if this generation are the ones to learn to cook, organize their space, do their laundry, and keep a well run home?
  • What if they learn to stretch a dollar and to live with less?
  • What if they learn to plan shopping trips and meals at home?
  • What if they learn the value of eating together as a family and finding the good to share in the small delights of the everyday? 
  • What if they are the ones to place great value on our teachers and educational professionals, librarians, public servants and the previously invisible essential support workers like truck drivers, grocers, cashiers, custodians, logistics, and health care workers and their supporting staff, just to name a few of the millions taking care of us right now while we are sheltered in place? 
  • What if among these children, a great leader emerges who had the benefit of a slower pace and a simpler life to truly learn what really matters in this life?
  • What if they are AHEAD? 

I hope you had an 'egg'cellent' weekend and made some quarantine memories.
Be well,
Mrs. Salmeron, Principal
Got Perspective?
Our first remote "Staff Meeting" happened last Thursday! Everyone said "Hi!!" and they miss you so much!
Our newest Owl, baby Zehnder, is already learning to read! Her mom is the BEST!
Well hello there, Jordyn! Glad to see you are taking advantage of the beautiful weather. Vitamin D for the win!!
The Zizz Family is keeping in shape while in quarantine! No time to let down your guard when growth is to be made!
(Good job social distancing, too!)

THIS is what the Aspen Ridge Community is all about!! ❤️
Join us for morning announcements each weekday morning at 9am. The Zoom link can be found on the ARPS Google Calendar. (Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page--Upcoming Events Calendar.)
A few "finds" that you may be helpful...
Online coding classes for your child (for children 8+):

Becoming a Home School: Strategically connecting to support your child’s mental health
Wednesday, April 15
5:30-6:00 PM MDT
In this session, parents will learn about the importance of monitoring their students' mental health during times of closure and will receive strategies to proactively create opportunities for connection to foster social and emotional well-being in their child.  Register Here
Updated Dates for Your Calendar
March 13-April 30: Official School Closure for now
  • April 15: Board Meeting via Zoom
  • April 16 and 17: Coffee With the Principals via Zoom (more information to come)
  • April 27th: No School

  • May 21st: Last Day of School
Important Links