Newsletter
April 29, 2021
A Message From The Principal
Dear Parents,

As we approach the end of another fantastic school year, there is tangible excitement in the air. Field Day, House Cup, 8th grade Continuation, and many other end-of-year celebrations/activities are right around the corner.  
 
As the days get longer, the weather gets warmer, and the calendar gets shorter, there is a natural sense of eager restlessness that even the best of us may feel. This is the time of year when we remind students and teachers about one of my favorite phrases: Finish Strong.
 
If you have been enjoying the Rockies, Avalanche and Nuggets games, then you know how important it is to play your best game right up to the last minute. The players who relax at the end often end up with an unhappy conclusion. They have to play their hardest right up to the buzzer.
 
This is the mindset I want everyone to embrace. Play your hardest right up to the end. Spend a few extra minutes reviewing for that quiz or test that is coming up. Get every homework assignment in on time. Be on your best behavior in every class, raise your hand, and ask questions. Give it your all for these last few weeks so that you can end the year with pride and then enjoy a long, relaxing, and well-earned Summer Break.  
 
As a school community let us all make the most of these remaining days, working hard and enjoying all the wonderful upcoming festivities. I look forward to wishing everyone a great summer in a couple of weeks, but until then, I will put forth my best effort and finish strong.  
 
See you at the finish line!
Announcements
Now Hiring

Aspen View Academy is hiring for a full-time Para Professional to start as soon as possible.
Send your resume, cover letter, and application to employment@aspenviewacademy.org
Library Books Due

April is the last month your student can check out a library book. Please make sure your student is prepared to return ALL AVA LIBRARY BOOKS by May 2021.

Lightning Dismissal Procedures - Click Here
If you have any outstanding fees from Aspen View Academy or any DCSD school for any school year soon you will receive an email requesting you pay all outstanding fees. You may log onto your My School Bucks account and pay these fees. If you believe there is a discrepancy in your balance or you are unable to pay in-full please contact Jen Webb to discuss or make payment arrangements. If your student is heading to high school they will have difficulty registering for classes if there are outstanding fees.

If these fees cause a financial burden to your family, we may be able to help. Apply for assistance here and if you qualify you will be sent a letter. Forward that letter to me in confidence and certain fees may be eligible to be waived. Unfortunately, tuition fees are not eligible.
The AVA School Accountability Committee Survey

The School Accountability Committee (SAC) invites you to help AVA continue to grow by completing a Parent Satisfaction Survey. The survey can be found if you click here. It can also be found through the AVA App. When you complete a Parent Satisfaction survey, you will earn 1 hour of volunteer time, Please log your time in the Raptor System. The grade level with the most participation, will earn a FREE DRESS OF CHOICE DAY! Also, any grade level that has at least 50% participation will be entered into a random drawing for a FREE DRESS OF CHOICE DAY as well.

The survey will close Sunday, May 2nd.
School Accountability Committee (SAC) wants YOU!

Parents, are you looking to get more involved with AVA? The SAC has two (2) open parent seats going into the 2021-2022 school year.  It entails approximately 2-5 hours of commitment per trimester (volunteer hours). Would you like to lean more?

Contact Lauren Bauer at sac@aspenviewacademy.org, read about the committee here OR join our next call on May 11 @ 4:00PM +1 323-433-2408, 843196318# 
Registration Deadline April 29th
Kids Night Out
Saturday, May 1
Mask/Face Covering guidance while At AVA

We are asking parents/guardians to please wear a face covering while on AVA property during arrival and dismissal. There is no requirement to wear a mask or face shield while in your vehicle.

Thank you for your assistance with this as we try to keep AVA open to in-person learning as long as the safety and health data show it is safe to do so.
Middle School News
8th Grade Continuation
Tuesday, May 25th

Dinner with 8th Grade Students and Invited Staff only at 5:30pm in Gym.
Ceremony with Invited Family at 6:30pm on AVA Sports Field.
Events and Activities
PTO News
Spring Fundraiser Information

Thank you to all the families that have registered and completed their Acts of Kindness.

We are at $25,209 and more importantly, 1133 AOKs complete. With your help we were able to gift over 200 lbs of socks and snacks to Facing Homelessness Denver.

Friday April 30: Fill the Bucket! Change for the Senior Center

We are so grateful for all the efforts that will grant us an amazing opportunity to shower our students and staff with a week of appreciation. The rest of the money raised will be added to the end of year donation, which the school is planning to use for technology upgrades recognized throughout the 20/21 school year. Please send any photos of your student's kindness to springfundraiser@aspenviewacademy.org.

 
Check out the Leaderboard daily
Click below

Join us for the End Of Year Used Uniform Sale

Saturday May 15th 12:30 - 3:30pm in the back of the school. This is a CASH ONLY sale. To comply with the school’s uniform policy, we do our best to ensure only approved items are sold during the sale

Click here for more details.
Happy Grams

Do you want to wish your student a happy birthday for everyone to see? Now you can! For only $10, you can reserve an exclusive spot on the electronic board to send your message. For more details and to purchase click here to order (Deadline is 14 days prior to the birthday or announcement, NO EXCEPTIONS). We will contact you for your message and payment verification.
AVA Wolf Shack

The Wolf Shack will be open online only and we will get orders to your students’ classroom. We have moved delivery day to Wednesdays. Orders need to be placed by 3pm Monday to be delivered Wednesday. If you are requesting to pick up at the front office, those orders will be labeled appropriately and brought into the office. To order, please click here.

Thank you for supporting the Wolf Shack - all funds raised go directly towards AVA PTO Events and Activities!

Contact Us
General Information: (720) 733-3436 office@aspenviewacademy.org 
Fax: (303) 660-5959
Attendance Line: (303) 660-5940
Volunteer Coordinator: scahill@aspenviewacademy.org
Before/After Care: (303) 888-3040 tlund@aspenviewacademy.org
Lunchroom Manager: xsknight@dcsdk12.org
Enrollment/Registrar: adixon@aspenviewacademy.org

Aspen View Academy
2131 Low Meadow Blvd.
Castle Rock, CO 80109