Newsletter
November 7th, 2019
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Apple Awards

Who has the best teachers in the Douglas County School District? The answer is easy; Aspen View Academy does. I truly believe that we have a highly dedicated group of teachers that go above and beyond every day to make sure your kids are educated in a safe and caring environment where they feel comfortable and confident to take chances. They have established high expectations for all students and provide all the tools necessary for the students to accomplish these expectations. Of course, our success is not complete without the tremendous efforts of our support personnel, which includes the office staff, custodial staff, lunchroom staff and our PARAs. I know that the AVA parent community appreciates our teachers and staff and demonstrate that in many different ways. There is a formal opportunity to show your appreciation – the DCSD Apple Awards.

The Apple Awards were created in 2006 to provide the opportunity to recognize and celebrate excellent, innovative teachers, administrators, and support staff. Nominations for the Apple Awards are submitted online by staff, students, parents and members of the community. You may nominate more than one person. Nominations must be made using the online form, no exceptions. The nomination window is now through December 1st.

Nominations can be made by going to the DCEF website at:

Middle School Only News
Attention Parents of 8th grader's going on the 2020 Washington D.C./New York trip

There will be an informational meeting on Monday, November 18, from 5:30 pm till 6:30 pm. We'll be discussing fundraising opportunities for your student's trip, so come join us!
Announcements
Sibling Priority for 2019-2020 Lottery 

The Lottery for 2020-2021 will be held the first week in December. Please be sure to read all instructions before applying.

Current AVA Parents - if you have a child who is eligible to attend AVA next year and is not currently enrolled as a K-7th grader, please click here to complete the Open Enrollment Tool. Be sure to use your current parent portal login (DO NOT create a new one). This is the only way we can ensure they receive "Sibling Priority." The first round of open enrollment is available from November 1st-December 2nd at 4:00pm.

There is no need to complete this for students who already attend AVA as an elementary or middle school student. They will automatically be enrolled the following year.

Current AVA PreK students must complete the Open Enrollment Tool. 

IMPORTANT - YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO USE A HANDHELD DEVICE OR IPAD TO OPEN ENROLL

If you have any questions, please stop by the front office or email enrollment@aspenviewacademy.org.
Parent Teacher conferences will be held on Thursday November 21st from noon – 8 pm and on Friday, November 22nd from 8 am – noon. If you would like to meet with your student’s Specials or STEAM teacher in addition to their Homeroom they will be available in their classrooms. Click here to sign up. These are NON school days for students. Middle School students are expected to attend conferences with their parent(s).
Will you be buying your AVA teachers/staff a holiday gift? If yes, we're making it extra easy this year! The wolf shack will be open on Friday as well as during teacher confrences next week. It is stocked with many teacher favorite gift cards and we'll have their favorites posted right on the wall for you to see. No advance work needed from you, just come ready to buy!!

AVA's middle school Robotics Teams competed in the First Lego League tournament on Saturday. Team 2 (Nick Madrid, Carter Burhenn, and Patrick Seufert) came in 2nd place in the Core Values category at Saturday’s Lego Robotics competition. Team 3 (Jonas Archibald, Luke Miller, and Ian Roberts) came in 2nd place in the Robot Design category. There were 31 teams that competed this weekend on the CU Denver campus. Congratulations on your hard work and achievement!
Book Fair is coming SOON!! Make sure to set spending limit for your student, your card will not be charged until they shop. Check out our homepage TODAY and scroll to eWallet ( digital payment option ) the new exciting way to pay at the fair and a great way to allow your child an easier way to shop:
TOMORROW (November 15th) is Dress of Choice.

Pay for Dress of Choice is on Wednesday, November 20th. Donations collected will go to the Make A Wish Foundation. The PTO is asking for a $1 minimum donation.

We apologize for the confusion on the dates.

Uniform sale on December 7th

Keep an eye out for the sign up genius and more information to buy/sell uniforms on December 7th at AVA. 
7th grade learners would like to invite you to Night at the Museum, November 20th from 6:30-7:30 in the AVA lobby. Come see all their findings from this year's Paleontological Dig. Over 300 specimens were located, cataloged, identified, and researched. Multiple skeletons were found and will be on display along with a variety of fossils. The 7th grade would love to share their experience with you, so please plan to join us.

For questions, please contact Jonelle Castleberry (7th Grade Science).
Winter Holiday Boutique coming soon! 

December 4th through 7th at AVA, your students can purchase several items under $10, $5 and $3 for family and friends. 10% of proceeds will go to the toy drive. 
Box Top Party Winner 

Congrats to Mrs. Hogue’s Kindergarten class for turning in the most box tops! You will have a pizza or cupcake party in your classroom soon! Thanks for participating in such a great program, and supporting our school! 
Do you have a child that struggles with stress and anxiety? Dr. Scott Cypers, Ph.D., will be giving a free talk to parents on November 20th at Mountain Vista High School to help explain the basics of anxiety and stress and teach helpful and simple tools to support children at home and school. This promises to be a great presentation. Click here for the flier with more information. 
Donuts With Dad

November 20th, Join us for donuts in the cafeteria from 7:30-8. What a sweet way to start your morning! Please click here to RSVP.

If possible, please park on the street or in carpool queuing area for this event. Please avoid parent drop off and be sure to not park in staff parking.
We are looking for a few people to help us install diamond plating on the third story walls. Staff will do the measuring and cutting, so we need people who can help liquid glue the plating to the walls. We would like to start this project during parent conferences on November 21st and 22nd from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Please click here if you are able to help. Contact Mrs. Castleberry if you have any questions. Thanks in advance for your help.
November Spirit Night

Join us at Red Robin TONIGHT from 4 to 8pm. 20% of your dine-in purchase will be donated to AVA. You must present the flyer to your server.
Morning Carpool Reminders 

Morning carpool is from 7:45am – 8:10am

We are seeing an increase in the number of tardy students in the morning. As a reminder, the morning drop-off begins at 7:45am (5 minutes earlier than last year) and continues to 8:10am. If your child arrives in the building after 8:12am they will be marked tardy.  

We added the extra 5 minute drop-off window to accommodate the increase in student enrollment. We have, however, noticed very few cars arriving on the property between 7:45am and 7:55am. Also, we have observed quite a few cars arriving on AVA property after 8:10am meaning your child will be tardy. School officially begins at 8:15am so it is important to have kids in class and ready to go. Classes begin at 8:15am and having students arrive to class tardy is a distraction that can easily be avoided.

Thank you for making Aspen View Academy the best school!

Click here for the Events Calendar
Middle School Sports
Please follow these steps to sign up for middle school sports:

  1. Login to "myschoolbucks"
  2. Using the search icon in the upper right corner, search "program"
  3. Click the "Aspen View Academy" box on the left side of the screen. DO NOT click "athletics."
  4. Select your sport from the options
  5. Register

Thank you!

Athletic Director/Physical Education Teacher
Students are required to have a complete Athletic Packet (which includes a physician's visit). Please click here for all of the information regarding middle school sports.


PTO News
AVA Wolf Shack

Wolf Shack hours are Fridays from 3-4 pm.

If you prefer to shop online, we will deliver to class if you provide the student's name and homeroom teacher.

Click here for the online store.

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!
Volunteer Corner
Click on this link to pre-register yourself as a volunteer in the Raptor System. 
Please click on a link below to sign up to volunteer in one of the following areas.





Thank you for all that you do.
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
Student Tech Support: studentsupport@aspenviewacademy.org
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2131 Low Meadow Blvd.
Castle Rock, CO 80109