Newsletter
November 21st, 2019
Admin Address
Notes From the November Board Meeting?

  • Principal Barber will be attending an update to hear more about AVA’s submission for the Mental Health and Safety grant award on 11/21 at 4:30pm 
  • The Finance Committee presented the 2018-19 Audit report, which was accepted by the Board. The audit report will be available on the website located under Financial Transparency
  • Great news, the Finance Committee also recommended no increase to student fees for school year 2020-21
  • The board approved an ad-hoc building committee to evaluate general contractors and obtain proposals for a possible expansion 

We wish you all a great break and an enjoyable Thanksgiving. We look forward to seeing your students again on Monday, December 2nd.
Middle School Only News
ART SHOW AT AVA!

  • When: December 5, 2019
  • 5-7 P.M
  • Where: AVA Lobby and Cafe
  • What: Student show with framed pieces of art
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.
Uniform sale on December 7th

It’s that time again! Need to update uniform sizes, or sell items your students have outgrown? Attend and/or volunteer for the Used Uniform Sale on December 7th, and restock your student’s wardrobe before 2020. Click here for more details and/or to sign up to volunteer.
Yearbook Cover Art Contest!

Students – your art could be the cover of the 2019-2020 yearbook! First place will be featured on the front cover, and second place will be featured on the back cover. Both winners will receive a free yearbook. The theme for the yearbook is kindness: In a world where you can be anything, be kind. More information on how to submit will follow. Deadline for entries is December 6th, 2020. See the flyers around school or contact pto@aspenviewacademy.org for more information.

The Wolf Shack will be open during Parent/Teacher Conferences today from 12-8 and tomorrow from 8-noon.

The Book Fair will be open tomorrow from 12-7 and tomorrow from 8-noon.
Pay for Dress of Choice
The theme is Ugly Sweater day!

December 6th, Pay to Dress of Choice (ugly sweater day) by donating a new toy or $1 minimum. Funds and toys will be collected at the school entrance. All donations will go to special needs families in our community. Thank you for your support!
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. Teachers have already selected a time to take their students to the boutique, to complete their shopping. 
Notes From Our Nurse

There is a free YHC Castle Rock Medical Clinic on Saturday 12/14. Please click here for more information.

Tri County Health Department is also offering dates for Flu Walk In Clinics. Please click here for more information.
A Very Special Thank You to all the Parents (Middle School and Elementary) for your continued support to our Student Senate! We appreciate the generous donations & help with the October Halloween Dance and the rapid response in the Thanksgiving Potluck! Please stay tuned to see how the Student Senate plans to ‘give back’ to AVA!”

Happy Thanksgiving

Ms. Spangler & The Students of the Senate
7th grade learners will have their Night at the Museum on continued display through parent-teacher conferences. 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 enjoy the displays.

For questions, please contact Jonelle Castleberry (7th Grade Science).
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