Newsletter
September 17th, 2020
A Message From Mr. West
Carpool Reminders – Let’s set a good example!
 
With a month into the school, it is time for a refresher on driving etiquette and traffic laws. 
 
Aspen View Academy has worked hand in hand with The Town of Castle Rock Street Division to help give direction on traffic control issues. Last year, 2019, The Town of Castle Rock Street Division painted lane markings and No Parking lane markings. The No Parking lane markings are white lines with diagonal striping. In addition to the lane markings The Town of Castle Rock Street Division also installed No Parking signs along Low Meadow in the areas where they painted the No Parking lane markings. The Town of Castle Rock Street Division also installed No U-Turn signs inside a school zone. The signs and lane markings that were installed were placed on Low Meadow Blvd due to street assessment guidelines and pedestrian foot traffic. If you disagree or have questions about the No Parking easement lane markings please contact the Town of Castle Rock Street Division so they can answer your questions or complaints, as Aspen View Academy does not have those street assessment guidelines.   
 
As Low Meadow Blvd is a Town of Castle Rock roadway, we cannot enforce Colorado Revised Statute – Traffic section – 42-4-1204 (2) (a, b and c) which states:
"No person shall stand or park a vehicle, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of police officer or an official traffic device, in any of the following places:
 
o  Within 5 feet of a public or private driveway
o  Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant
o  Within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection"
 
*Standing is a temporary stop to receive or discharge passengers.
 
We are asking everyone to follow the traffic laws and carpool procedures set forth by the school. Ignoring important traffic control devices shows the students of AVA that laws do not have to be followed. This may result in students at AVA violating simple rules at school. We are all trying to grow and inspire the students of AVA to be good citizens and follow the rules. The students also see the road rage that is occurring on a daily basis. As adults we must set a good example for our children. The good news is that everyone will get through the carpool line, however, we must be patient. Please use turn signals when pulling into traffic on Low Meadow Blvd from the curb or when entering the driveway into the school for carpool. Using a turn signal will cut down the amount of road rage we are seeing.

Below is a map of the no parking zones on Low Meadow Blvd.


Thank You,

Todd West
Director of Safety and Security
Announcements
Introducing Happy Grams for just $10 on the school's electronic board:

Do you want to wish your student a happy birthday for everyone to see? Now you can! For only $10, you can reserve an exclusive spot on the electronic board to send your message. Purchase here at least 14 days in advance, and we’ll contact you for your message and payment.
The PTO is looking for a videographer or someone that works for a production company for some upcoming events. Email PTO@aspenviewacademy.org to find out more.
Notes from the Nurse

Parents should be aware of the early signs and symptoms of illness and keep their student home if you observe any of the following:
  • Decreased activity – droopy, tired appearing
  • Irritable behavior – sleepy
  • Sore throat / swollen glands
  • Runny nose / cough
  • Skin eruptions / rashes (students with un-diagnosed rashes are not allowed to be in school)
  • Nausea / vomiting / diarrhea caused by illness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fever (100º or higher accompanied by symptoms of illness).

Parents can help:
  • CHECK DAILY TEMPERATURES BEFORE SCHOOL AND VERIFY NO SYMPTOMS ARE PRESENT
  • Keep your student home when he or she has signs / symptoms of illness
  • Give school office current emergency contact information
  • Make arrangements with relatives/friends to take care of sick children if unable to do so yourself 
  • Please contact the school if your child comes down with a contagious illness such as strep throat, chicken pox, pertussis, diarrhea illness, etc., so we can track trends. Your confidentiality will be maintained.

Thank you for your help in providing a safe and healthy school environment.

School Nurse Consultant, Aspen View Academy
Chipotle Spirit Night from 4 to 8pm on 9/23

Don't forget to join us at Chipotle! In the restaurant: show your flyer or mention AVA. Ordering online? Use code: JMPLLEF. Either way, 33% of proceeds will come back to AVA. Thanks for your support!

AVA Dance Pawty 9/23

We’re only a few days away from our AVA Dance PAWty fundraiser. Please log on/register at funrun.com! This fundraiser comes with an incredible character development program for students where they’ll be learning about the importance of teamwork, care, courage, grit and celebration. Students had a kickoff in their classrooms this week, and will be coming home with more information. Our goal is $50,000 to go toward Technology and safety related to Covid-19. The winning elementary school class will win a glow party in the gym! Please register today!
Shopstravaganza at Castle Rock Outlets on 10/3 and 10/4

Shop with your AVA friends for a good cause on the weekend of October 3rd and 4th. Sign up here to get tickets, chances at amazing raffle drawings and support our school all in one event! $20 tickets, and 100% of proceeds will go directly to AVA. Support today!
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 students’ classrooms. We have moved delivery days to Wednesdays. Orders need to be placed by 3pm Monday to be delivered Wednesday. If you are requesting to pick up at the front office, those orders will be labeled appropriately and brought into the office. We are currently working on details to offer shipping directly to students’ homes and restocking our inventory. Please stay tuned for more details. 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