Newsletter
October 24th, 2019
Admin Address
Over the past few months we have been working with the Town of Castle Rock Streets Department and Castle Rock Police Department on coming up with a solution to the parking and student safety issue on Low Meadow Blvd. We have submitted and attempted several solutions, but ultimately the Town of Castle Rock has selected their option.
 
The Town of Castle Rock Street Calming Committee, a joint committee of the Streets Division and Castle Rock Police Department, has implemented a no parking zone along the Southside of Low Meadow Blvd from Tree Top Drive to the entrance to Aspen View Academy (by the digital sign and Deputy Zach Parrish Park). I have included a map and the sections in red are a no parking zone. I have also included what the signs look like.  
 
Their decision to make this entire section a no parking zone was based on observations over a couple weeks of them seeing parents and students cross Low Meadow Blvd from the Northside to the Southside outside of the crosswalk. They have witnessed students and parents enter Low Meadow Blvd from in between cars making it a dangerous situation for vehicles traveling on Low Meadow Blvd. The committee advised that they cannot make even a section of the Southside a parking zone because the risk is too high for an accident to occur due to what they witnessed.  
 
We advised the committee that we would notify our families of the new no parking zones and the school has no jurisdiction over enforcing the no parking zones on Low Meadow Blvd as it is a public street. They understood and advised that Castle Rock Police Department Traffic Division will be notified to increase patrols in the area.  
 
We ask that you set the example for your children and the community, so please do not park in the no parking zones.  

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Todd West.
Middle School Only Announcements
Middle School Halloween Dance is this Saturday, October 26th at 8pm in the gymnasium!  

We're still looking for some volunteers and/or donations. If you are in need of volunteer hours or you would like to donate decorations you can log volunteer hours for your donation. Click here to sign up. 
Middle School New Approved Uniform Items 

You can pre purchase the following items and wear them in lieu of uniform polos.  These new items are for middle school only.


6th Grade Parents and Students,

You are cordially invited to the 7th grade showcase on Wednesday, October 30th at 5:30 PM. We would like to introduce you to the wonderful and special activities and curriculum we have for the 7th grade learners here at Aspen View Academy. Current and previous 7th grade students will be here, as well, to talk about their 7th grade experience. After our presentation, we will answer questions regarding 7th grade curriculum and activities. All 6th graders and their parents are invited.
7th Grade Parents,

Please, come to our parent information night on Tuesday, October 29th at 6:00 PM for 7th grade Outdoor EdVentures at Stone Canyon. The trip will be from Monday, December 2nd through Wednesday, December 4th. The counselors and teachers from Stone Canyon will be here to tell you about this fantastic experience and answer your questions.
Announcements

The AVA Staff would like to thank the PTO and all families who were able to make our luncheon possible. It was all so delicious.

The Cub Scout Pack 786 Trunk or Treat has been changed. It will take place on Sunday, October 27th from 1pm-3pm in the AVA parking lot. For any questions, please email bharker05@gmail.com
Papa John’s Spirit Night Tonight and Tomorrow! Help Raise money for AVA, and get a pizza party for your class! 

October 24th and October 25th from 10am to 10pm, order Papa John’s and 20% of your order will be donated to the PTO. The teacher with the most orders wins a pizza party for their class! MUST TURN IN FLYER WITH YOUR ORDER. Today (Thursday) ONLY, purchase Papa John’s giving (gift) cards outside the school entrance, during pick up, and help our school earn even more! 
Before long, the holidays will be upon us! The Town of Castle Rock has a program that helps purchase holiday gifts for children of families in need during the upcoming holiday season and our school has a limited number of slots to nominate students and their families! If you have questions or feel you could benefit from this program please reach out to our school counselor, Kim Ness. Her contact information is kness@aspenviewacademy.org. All requests for assistance will be kept confidential.

We are looking for some volunteers and donations for our Middle School Dance for this Saturday, October 26th. You do not need to have a middle school student to sign up. Please click here to sign up.
  • Tickets starting at $24
  • Prices includes a Denver Nuggets hat
  • Seats are limited
Shop and help our school! 

We’ve made it easier for you to shop for others and help raise funds for our school. Stop by the Wolf Shack and stock up on various retail giving (gift) cards, and each purchase gives back to the school.  

Business Owners -- consider taking advantage of the Wolf Shack's gift cards as end-of-year or holiday gifts for your employees!  You'd be giving a gift to your employees and, at the same time, giving a financial gift to our school. If you'd like to purchase a large order of gift cards, please contact the PTO and we will place a special order for you.   

Can’t make it into the school, shop on AmazonSmile and 0.5% of proceeds from your purchase go to AVA! Simply type in our school name at check out. Happy Shopping! 
Yearbook Photos Needed! 

Have some great photos from this school year? Email them to photos@aspenviewacademy.org and help contribute to the 2019-2020 Yearbook! 
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
Aspen View Academy
2131 Low Meadow Blvd.
Castle Rock, CO 80109