Newsletter
January 21, 2021
A Message From The Principal
Dear Aspen View Academy Families,

I am excited to announce that Tuesday night the Douglas County Board of Education voted unanimously to grant Aspen View Academy a five-year charter renewal! While the renewal of our charter was never really in doubt, it was sure nice to hear that the district did not have any questions or hesitations in granting our renewal. In fact, a couple board members had some very kind words to say about AVA. The DCSD School Board did not hesitate to grant us five years, which has been the maximum renewal allowed for the past few years by the district.
 
The charter renewal process was a long one. In fact, it started way back last April, and we worked on our application all summer. After we turned in the application, various DCSD staff visited AVA and analyzed all aspects of the school from instruction and finances to facilities and safety. After the site visit was completed, the district reviewed all our information to make an informed decision. Though the process was long, it was so rewarding to go through all our accomplishments, acknowledge everyone's hard work and reflect on how the school has grown since our last renewal.

I cannot thank our staff and board enough for their dedication and commitment to AVA. Thank you to our parents and students who support AVA and help create the amazing climate and culture we have. Finally, thank you to everyone for being a part of something very special. AVA is not just another school; we are a community and always strive for continuous improvement. Here is to another amazing five years and I am excited to see how AVA grows in those 5 years. 
Announcements
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.
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.
 Douglas County High School Incoming Freshman Information

On Wednesday, January 27th, counselors from DCHS will join your student virtually in class to explain the registration process to them. They will review the process, answer any questions, and leave contact information for anyone having questions that arise afterwards.
Lost and Found is OVERFLOWING!!

Please stop by the main office lobby if you'd like to search for missing items. It is full and unclaimed items will be donated at the end of the month!

Volunteers are needed to clean up lost and found and take donated items to the Help and Hope Center. Click here to sign up.
Thank you to you and your student(s) who are the real heart heroes! Through Kids Heart Challenge, you are saving lives AND helping fight the #1 killer of all Americans…heart disease! 
 
So far we have already raised $1,764.08 towards their $5,000 goal – THANK YOU!!! If our school hits our goal we receive 10% back to purchase new PE equipment!
 
We have one month left to hit our goal! Please, sign up through our school’s Kids Heart Challenge page: http://www2.heart.org/goto/aspenviewacademy
OR
download the Kids Heart Challenge app and register!

Raise $100 and get to SLIME Ms. Damm!!!
Yearbook Information
Yearbook 8th Grade Dedications!
We are excited to offer a section of our Yearbook for 8th Graders which will include 8th Grade Dedications! We will accept up to two photos and 50 words per dedication.
  • 1/4 page $25
  • 1/2 page $50
  • Full page $100
Pay and order your dedication online. Once your order is paid for online then please submit your info to: photos@aspenviewacademy.org

Deadline to order is January 22!
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
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 at least 14 days in advance, and we’ll contact you for your message and payment.
Red Robin Spirit Night
January 27th, 4-8
Red Robin will give 20% of TO-GO sales back to Aspen View Academy. Start your order at order.redrobin.com and select the restaurant in the menu, go to the category labeled "Fundraisers (To-Go Only)". See Flyer for more details.
AVA Wolf Shack

The Wolf Shack will be open online only and we will get orders to your students’ classrooms once we are back in school. We have moved delivery days 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