Newsletter
February 11, 2021
A Message From The Principal
Apple Award Nominees from AVA
 
Truly, the strength of Aspen View Academy is the amazing employees we have. I am impressed with the caliber of people we have working here who give their all every day to make sure our kids receive the absolute best education possible is a safe and caring environment. Their dedication, hard work and commitment to AVA is second to none and I cannot thank them enough.
 
Each year, the Foundation for Douglas County Schools asks the community to nominate teachers and support staff who demonstrate excellence in their field for the Apple Award. Based on recommendations from our parent community, the school selects two staff members to represent our school and attend the Apple Award ceremony, where the winners of the 2020-2021 Apple Award will be announced.
 
I'm proud to announce the two Apple Award nominees from AVA this year are Heather Boyd (Kindergarten teacher) and Holly Landauer (IT Manager)! Congratulations to these amazing staff members--your positive influence has impacted a broad range of students and we are proud that you are part of the AVA team.
 
I am tremendously proud of all our talented staff and relish this opportunity to highlight these two members of our team.

Congratulations Heather and Holly!
Announcements
Today is the last day to
Switch Your Child's Learning Platform
As Trimester 3 approaches, we understand some families may be looking to switch learning platforms (eLearning or in-person).
 
If you would like to make a change to your child's learning platform, please complete this form by today, Thursday, February 11thYou will need to complete the form for EACH student for whom you are requesting a change of platform. You do NOT need to complete the form if your child will continue in their current learning platform. 
 
We will be working with teachers and families to make the necessary changes and have those students beginning their new learning platform the first day of the third trimester, Monday, February 22nd.
Reminder for AVA Families with Incoming Siblings

If you have not yet received an offer for an incoming sibling for the 21/22 school year please email our enrollment office to ensure they have been put on the list with sibling priority.
Missing Laptop Chargers

Elementary parents please look around your house for student laptop chargers. We have several missing chargers which did not make it back to school once quarantines are over. The chargers are not always labeled with student or teacher names so we are not sure which ones are missing. Our supply of chargers is very low and for some models we cannot give teachers any replacement chargers. Please send them back with your student to drop at the office. Thank you for your help.
Intent to Return to Aspen View Academy
It is that time of year again. Please complete this form and return to the front office no later than February 19th. This form is specific to Aspen View Academy. If this form is not submitted, AVA will assume you are not returning to AVA and your child's spot may be given to the next person on the lottery list.

PLEASE NOTE: OPEN ENROLLMENT AT ANOTHER SCHOOL OVERRIDES THIS INTENT TO RETURN.
Traffic Safety

Recently the Town of Castle Rock installed new signs along Low Meadow Blvd. One of these signs is a NO LEFT TURN at Fiddle Rd during the times of Student Drop Off and Student Pick Up. It aligns with the times of the School Zone Flashers (7-9am and 2-4pm). To avoid traffic congestion please adjust your route if you are making this left turn during these times.

Castle Rock PD will be enforcing this new traffic pattern.
We have rescheduled our Vision and Hearing Screening for February 22-25. With the Covid-19 pandemic and need for physical distancing and following CDE's guidance, we are modifying these screenings. Students in Kindergarten, new students, those receiving special education services and students whose screening survey indicated a concern will be screened.  
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Karin Gardner, RN, School Nurse Consultant at kgardner@aspenviewacademy.org.
WOW – our has school made such an incredible impact through Kids Heart Challenge this year!! Don’t forget donations are due tomorrow, 2/12/2021. We hope every family will take one final action to help us continue to surpass our goal of $5,000!
 
DON’T FORGET: Raise $100 to SLIME Ms. Damm!
 
Congrats to these students who have earned their TIME TO SLIME: 
We are so proud to celebrate all we’ve done so far:
  • 66 students took the heart-healthy challenge and joined our team this year!
  • Our donation count is up to $6,236.40 for the American Heart Association, THANK YOU!! (See below for some of the incredible things your donations help fund.)
 
We set out to complete the mission and we could not have achieved it without you. THANK YOU for taking action to help us save lives!  
         
Did you know? If you work for a company that matches donations, you can make a personal donation and they will match it – THAT’S DOUBLE THE DONATION! How’s that for making a difference? For more information, click here or visit www.matchinggifts.com/aha.
 
When you support the American Heart Association, it’s evident in communities like yours. Explore the AHA’s Impact Map here to see how your support makes a difference across the country and in the places your loved ones call home. Here are a few highlights:
13.6% reduction in deaths from stroke
$4.6 Billion invested in research funding
15.1% reduction in deaths from heart disease
Over 19 Million people benefiting from a quality care initiative for high blood pressure
22 million people trained in CPR each year
THANK YOU SO MUCH!! 
Yearbook Information
Photos Needed! 

The yearbook staff is in need of more specific pictures. If you have any of the following, please email them to photos@aspenviewacademy.org Thanks!
  1. Dance PAWty
  2. Holiday Class Parties
  3. Staff Holiday Contests (Halloween, Winter, etc.)
  4. Kids Halloween
  5. First Day of School pics
  6. Community Support Projects - AVA sponsored or maybe your family did something on your own! (This topic includes the photos from the Thanksgiving food drive)
  7. E-learning photos
  8. E-learning pet buddies
  9. School project photos.
Mask/Face Covering guidance while on AVA property

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.
PTO News
 The PTO would like to send a special thank you to

Abby Remington

She has been the school's Spirit Night Coordinator for the last several years. Her efforts raised over $8,000!!

Without parents like Abby, we wouldn't be able to do half the things we do for our staff!

February Spirit Night at Freddy's

Wednesday, February 24th from 4 to 8pm

Mention AVA during purchase and have 15% of proceeds come back to our school!
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!

Middle School Sports
Middle School Sports

Spring is upon us, and our sports programs are still on "pause." Our school and athletic conferences main concern is keeping our students in school. Because athletics would include the mixing of cohorts, we need to monitor the situation closely. We will continue to track the safety of sports through Colorado and CHSAA, and send out any update accordingly. Thank you for understanding!

If you have any questions please contact Lindsay Alguire at lalguire@aspenviewacademy.org.
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