Newsletter
August 20th, 2020
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When you think of parent involvement at AVA, do you envision moms and dads volunteering in the classroom, helping in the lunchroom or with carpool? The COVID-19 protocols have made it necessary for AVA to pause volunteering at school, at least the way we are used to. Certainly, volunteering at school is a valuable way to be involved, but research shows that supporting your child's education at home is extremely important as well. Following are four conversations that will help you stay involved with your child's education:
"Let's see what you brought home today,” or, “what did you do in class?"
Look at completed work whenever possible to see what your child is learning and how well they are doing. You could comment on their social studies work or their math progress. Make positive comments about their work and show that you are proud of them. If they did not bring anything home, ask what they did in class.
"Show me what you have for homework." 
It is your child's job to do their homework, but you play a role too. Make sure your child knows what they are supposed to do by having them explain the assignments to you. After they finish, glance over the work to see that it is complete.
"Describe a book you enjoyed today." 
This gives you an idea of what your child prefers to read. Then, build a daily reading habit by asking what they would like to read tonight. Encourage their reading and listening skills by reading aloud with them and letting them read to you.
"Tell me what you learned that you would like to know more about." 
Use your child's interest as a jumping-off point for activities to share. If your child likes geometry, you might do tangrams together. If they are fascinated by a lesson they learned in science, talk more about it with them and look for ways to explore their interests.


Bob Barber, M.Ed.
Principal
Aspen View Academy


Announcements

Please remember when signing out your student early to bring in your photo ID. We do not call into classrooms after 3:15, so if you are picking up early be sure to be here before 3:15. Thank you
Spirit Days
Students may wear any AVA shirt (shirt purchased from the Wolfshack, Landsharks, Fun Run, etc). Students MUST wear uniform bottoms.

Dress of Choice
Click here for Dress of Choice Guidelines
Yearbook Photos Needed!

Have some great photos from the start of the school year? Email them to photos@aspenviewacademy.org and help contribute to the 2020-2021 yearbook.
Picture days are scheduled as follows:

  • Elementary-Wednesday, August 26th
  • Middle School-Tuesday, September 1st
  • Make Ups-Wednesday, December 2nd
  • An order form should have come with your student or you can click here to order online
  • eLearners can be photographed during make up pictures scheduled in December


We still have a few overdue library books out there. Please take ONE MORE look around and drop off any AVA Library Books you may find. Thank you!!
Before and After School Enrichment

Click here to register for B.A.S.E. (Before and After School Enrichment). Returning BASE families click here.
Annual AVA DanceAthon

This year’s main fundraiser is the Aspen View Academy Wolf Dance a Thon! Families will gather pledges for every dance your student performs which will happen on September 23rd. This year our goal is to raise $60,000 for literacy, technology, and STEAM and we need your help! We’ve asked the experts at Booster to power our fundraiser to make it easier, more profitable, and more fun. More information to follow!
Box Tops is an easy way for you to help AVA buy what it needs. Box Tops are each worth 10¢ and they quickly add up to real cash for our school. Make sure to download the new app as the program has gone digital. For any questions, please contact Kelly McNeil at DKM38@msn.com.
Building entrance upon arrival between 7:45am - 8:15am

  • Main entrance is for Grades 5th – 8th
  • Middle door entrance is for Grades K – 2nd
  • Far West end of building entrance is for Grades 3rd – 4th
Download the AspenView Academy App: 

Stay up to date with notifications, calendars, links and more with the free app from bluetree apps. Download on your phone for free by searching Aspen View Academy in your app store.
First Graders, New Girl Scout Daisy Troop! 

There is a new Girl Scout Daisy Troop starting, soon! Please come to the informational meeting in the Castle Rock Library Event Hall on August 31st from 4:30pm to 5:30pm. We will be discussing troop schedule and provide on site help to register your first grader. Check out the attached flyer for more information. We hope you join us!
First recruiting night on Tuesday, August 25th from 3 to 6 pm at Parrish Park next to Aspen View. All are welcome to come and play and learn about Scouting.

Click here for more detailed information for signing up with Pack 786.
Noodles and Company for Spirit Night!

Join us for our first spirit night of the school year at Noodles & Company on Thursday, August 27th from 4:00pm till 8:00pm. Mention our school before your order, show your flyer or if you order online, type in ‘Giving25’ in the coupon code line and 25% of proceeds will be donated to AVA!
There are a few openings on this year's PTO team. Our first meeting is tonight in the library at 6pm, anyone is welcome to join us. If you would like more information feel free to reach out to PTO@aspenviewacademy.org.
Middle School Sports
Middle School Sports

Due to the concern for the safety of our students, and following CHSAA guidelines, all middle school sports will be put on pause until January. We are currently in the process of reformatting seasons, so we can have an opportunity to still participate in all sports that AVA typically offers. If your student is interested in participating in a sport in the spring, please consider turning in their sports physical this fall, to avoid the rush.

If you have any questions please contact Lindsay Alguire at lalguire@aspenviewacademy.org.
PTO News
AVA Wolf Shack

The wolf shack will be open online only and we will get orders to your student within 5 business days. To order, please click here.

Thank you for supporting the Wolf Shack- all funds raised go directly towards AVA!
If you have questions, please
email: wolfshack@aspenviewacademy.org – we are happy to assist you!
Contact Us
General Information: (720) 733-3436 office@aspenviewacademy.org 
Fax: (303) 660-5959
Attendance Line: (303) 660-5940
Before/After Care: (303) 888-3040 tlund@aspenviewacademy.org
Lunch Line: (303) 660-5943 xsknight@dcsdk12.org
Aspen View Academy
2131 Low Meadow Blvd.
Castle Rock, CO 80109