Newsletter
May 13, 2021
A Message From The Principal
Building a healthy school culture is a complex task, but also one essential to success both academically and in life. It involves a careful balancing act of key ideas such as providing for safety, implementing appropriate consequences when needed, and teaching students the skills they need to be adults. As a school we accomplish this with rules and guidelines, but also with a focus on admirable character traits. We use R.E.S.P.E.C.T. to remind our students about the value of... 
 
  • Responsibility
  • Empowerment
  • Sharing
  • Patience
  • Excellence
  • Compassion
  • Teamwork
  
These character traits are those of the well-rounded individuals that we are guiding our students to become, but they are not always easy. It is sometimes challenging to have compassion for someone who has been rude to you, work as part of a team with an individual you may not especially enjoy or be responsible enough to take ownership for mistakes. While these can be difficult, our wonderful young people are fortunate to have so many adults in their lives to care for them and set the example. When we as parents, teachers, and staff work together to reinforce these ideals we see remarkable growth and learning. Sometimes we reinforce our values through reminders, sometimes through consequences, and sometimes by acting them out ourselves. By constantly modeling our values, and enforcing boundaries around them, we are all creating the recipe for success.
Announcements
As a friendly reminder, we are respectfully requesting all parents to please use an abundance of caution when determining whether or not to send your child to school. Please see this reference for details about WHEN TO KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME. Ultimately, you know your child the best. If your child is not feeling well, PLEASE keep them home. 

Lightning Dismissal Procedures - Click Here
School Appreciation Week
May 17th - 21st

Click here for details of the week. FYI if your student chooses NOT to participate in the Dress Theme days during School Appreciation Week they MUST wear their UNIFORM.

Click here to sponsor a staff member.
Staff Favorite Things can be found here.
May Spirit Night

Carlos Miguel's on May 20th, 11:30am to 8pm mention AVA during your order and 20% of proceeds will come back to the school.

RSVP here today so they can prepare for the event!
Parent Volunteers Needed
Click Here for Details
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.
School Accountability Committee (SAC) Wants YOU! LAST CALL

The Student Accountability Committee (SAC) will hold a meeting Tuesday, May 18th at 4pm via the Teams app/phone to appoint (or elect, if necessary) two parents to join the committee for the 2021-22 school year. Please reach out to Lauren Bauer at sac@aspenviewacademy.org with any questions or interest.

Join on your computer or mobile app Click here to join the meeting Or call in (audio only) 323-433-2408,383439656#  Conference ID: 383 439 656#

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 to the Help and Hope Center at the end of the month!
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.
8th Grade Parents - ACTION REQUIRED!
 
Congratulations on your student nearing the end of middle school! When your student continues on from Aspen View Academy this month, he/she has the option to take their school-issued laptop (BAK brand) with them at no charge to you. Since your child will no longer be a student at Aspen View, we would need the computers turned in to the IT Department on Monday, May 24th.  We will wipe them (remove all files and software) and restore them to factory settings.  Your student will then be able to take the computer home on Tuesday, May 25th.  The computer will be ready to set up as a new device.
 
We need your permission to send the computer home with your student on Tuesday, May 25th.  After Tuesday, the computers will stay at home and not come back to AVA.  We need ALL 8th grade parents (one per student) to complete this form by May 15th.
 
Please note that this device will not have any web filtering restrictions on it, nor will any of AVA’s restrictions apply.  The computer is no longer under warranty, so if you accept it, it will be your responsibility to dispose of it when you no longer want it.
 
As always, please don’t hesitate to contact Holly Landauer or Tech Support if you have any questions or concerns.
Events and Activities
PTO News
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.
AVA Wolf Shack

The Wolf Shack will be open during the Used Uniform Sale from 12pm to 2pm on May 15th. 25 off all in stock inventory! Be sure to stop by.

Wednesday, May 19 will be the last day for deliveries during the school year. We will have the Wolf Shack back open and running for the start of next school year.

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


PTO Open Positions

PTO is looking for some new faces to join. Email Kirsten Butler for more details.
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

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