Newsletter
September 24th, 2020
Admin Address
You may have heard me say that the success of AVA is due to a strong partnership between the parents and the staff. I firmly believe that everything your child achieves is a direct correlation to the dedication and commitment of the AVA staff and parents. It is truly an honor to serve the parents and students of Aspen View Academy. Please take the following poem to heart and its message and be reminded of how honored we all are to serve you!

I dreamed I stood in a studio
And watched two sculptors there,
The clay they used was a young child’s mind, and they fashioned it with care.

One was a teacher; the tools she used
Were books and music and art;
One a parent with a guiding hand,
And a gentle, loving heart.

Day after day the teacher toiled
With a touch that was deft and sure,
While the parent labored by her side
And polished and smoothed it over

And when at last their work was done,
They were proud of what they had wrought,
For the things they had molded into the child,
Could neither be sold or bought.

And each agreed they would have failed
If they had worked alone,
For behind the parent stood the school,
And behind the teacher, the home.

Author Unknown

Announcements

DCSD Count Day

Thursday October 1st is the DCSD Official Count Day. Please do your best to have your child in school on that day. Thank You.
The PTO is organizing a Teacher Appreciation food truck on 10/9.

We'd love to thank our teachers for all they do with a dedicated food truck for lunch on 10/9. If you'd like to participate by donating toward the food truck, please visit the sign up genius here. For every $25 donated, you can log in 1 hour of volunteering in the Raptor portal. Thank you!
Dance Pawty Update

Thank you to all the students and families that participated in our annual fundraising with the Dance PAWty. Final pledges and funds are being calculated and we will send the total funds raised in upcoming communications. Big thanks to Ms. Pelley for designing our shirts this year!
Tomorrow is Dress of Choice Day. Please see below for some Dress of Choice guidelines.

  • No undergarments or stomachs showing (Including when they raise their hands above their head).
  • Leggings and jeggings aren’t pants but can be under something else that goes to mid-thigh.
  • Bottoms should go to mid-thigh, or you need to wear shorts under them that do.
  • Rips and frays are okay so long as they’re below mid-thigh.
  • No pajamas, flip flops, or offensive slogans/images.
Stone Canyon Outdoor EdVentures is offering a Fall Break Camp! The theme of the week is the great outdoors! Campers will learn invaluable skills that can be taken on any outdoor trip, from setting up tents, hiking, outdoor cooking, fire building and more! In addition to outdoor skills, campers will be able to climb on our NEW ROPES COURSE, ride the zip line and participate in over 15 additional activities throughout the week.
Transportation will not be provided for this program. *Parents are responsible for getting their campers to and from Stone Canyon

Click here for more information and to register.
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.
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
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