September 5th, 2019
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When you think of parent involvement at AVA, do you envision moms and dads volunteering in the classroom, helping in the lunchroom or with carpool? Certainly, those are valuable ways to be involved, but research shows that supporting your child's education at home is extremely important as well. Following are four conversations that will help you stay involved with your child's education:
"Let's see what you brought home today."
Look at completed work whenever possible to see what your child is learning and how well they are doing. You could comment on their social studies work or their math progress. Make positive comments about their work and show that you are proud of them.
"Show me what you have for homework."
It is your child's job to do their homework, but you play a role too. Make sure your child knows what they are supposed to do by having them explain the assignments to you. After they finish, glance over the work to see that it is complete.
"Describe a book you enjoyed today."
This gives you an idea of what your child prefers to read. Then, build a daily reading habit by asking what they would like to read tonight. Encourage their reading and listening skills by reading aloud with them and letting them read to you.
"Tell me what you learned that you would like to know more about."
Use your child's interest as a jumping-off point for activities to share. If your child likes geometry, you might do tangrams together. If they are fascinated by a lesson they learned in science, talk more about it with them and look for ways to explore their interests.

Bob Barber
Middle School News
Middle School Sources of Strength Parent Night!  

Come join us on Monday, September 16th from 6:30-7:30pm to learn about the Sources of Strength program and how we are using it to make a difference in our school this year! Sources of Strength is a best practice youth suicide prevention project with the mission of preventing suicide by increasing help seeking behaviors and promoting connections between peers and caring adults. We promise it will be worth your time!  Look for an R.S.V.P in next week's newsletter. Please email Kim Ness if you have any questions.
After School Clubs Are Back

Hello Aspen View Families,

The after-school clubs will be starting this next week and the updated list is posted on our website. Registration is through your My School Bucks account. Take a look at all of the offerings on the after school page.  
Landsharks offers a non competitive youth program to introduce running to young athletes in a safe and fun environment. Please click here for the flyer full of information and click here to register (an orange team race shirt is required if this the first season running).

Treats with Grandparents 

Don’t forget to bring your grandparents to school at 7:15am on Friday, September 6th in the cafeteria for some quality time and treats! This will be the same time staff will be arriving to the school, so we ask that if at all possible, please park on the street rather than in the AVA parking lot, unless parking in the handicap spots (with placard).  
The Ruekert Family is incredibly grateful for the support of Principal Barber, AVA’s PTO, and the AVA community. With your help, we were able to raise over $1,600 during last week’s Pay for Dress of Choice Day in support of the 4th Annual Colorado Walk & Roll to Cure FSHD! Your support is deeply appreciated by the Ruekert family and they can’t thank you all enough.

To learn more about this community fundraiser and FSH Muscular Dystrophy or if you are looking to walk with the Ruekert Family THIS SATURDAY, September 7th or make a direct tax deductible donation, please click on the link provided: Team Ruekert Warriors
Get tickets, TODAY! Shopstravaganza at Castle Rock Outlets on 9/14 

For a limited time, if AVA gets the highest ticket sales, we will be awarded an additional $500 for our school! Shop with your AVA friends for a good cause on Saturday, September 14th. Sign up here to get tickets, chances at amazing raffle drawings and support our school all in one event! $20 of each $30 ticket sold will go directly to AVA. Support today!
Third Annual AVA Family Fall Carnival 

Back by popular demand, Saturday, September 21st from 2-5pm on the AVA field, we invite you to join us for a fun-filled afternoon full of games, food, music and festivities! We are looking for business owners who want to donate items or services as giveaways. Please contact for more information. . 
Funds Raised from August Spirit Night 

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Mad Greens fundraiser. We raised $201.16 for AVA! Stay tuned for information on our September Spirit Night. 
Annual AVA Fun Run on 9/25 

This just in, all proceeds from Wolf Run will go to updating our outdoor space, including the multi-use area behind the modular classrooms. The plan is to use the space for dining, recreation, and even classroom space. We will also attempt to add some new recess equipment and supplies. This year’s goal is to raise over $60,000 through this fundraiser. We’ll kick off with a Pep Rally on September 16th. Families will then gather pledges for every lap your student runs (average is around 25-30 laps) at the Wolf Run, which will happen on September 25th. Families are welcome to attend to cheer on their runners! More information to follow in this week’s Thursday folders! 

Click here for the Events Calendar
Middle School Sports
We understand that there has been some confusion on how to pay for middle school athletics. Please follow these steps:

  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

Students MUST be registered by the end of next week, September 6th.

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 (closed Friday August 30th).

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: – 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  
Fax: (303) 660-5959
Attendance Line: (303) 660-5940
Before/After Care: (303) 888-3040
Lunch Line: (303) 660-5943
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Aspen View Academy
2131 Low Meadow Blvd.
Castle Rock, CO 80109