Newsletter
August 22nd, 2019
Announcements
Pay For Dress of Choice Day 

Each trimester, AVA has held a pay for dress of choice day as a fundraiser to support worthy causes. Our first trimester fundraiser Dress of Choice Day is on Wednesday, August 28th with all proceeds benefiting the 4th Annual Colorado Walk & Roll to Cure FSHD. Students can pay $1 or more as they enter the school.
Box Tops for Education 

Box Tops is an easy way for you to help AVA buy what it needs. Box Tops are each worth 10¢ and they quickly add up to real cash for our school. This school year, our school’s earnings goal is $1,500. Make sure to download the new app as the program is going digital. We will still be counting slipped box tops thru mid-October. You can turn them in to the Box Tops collection box at the front office. Please bundle them in bags of 50 and write your child’s name on the bag. The class with the most collected will win their choice of a pizza or cupcake party! For any questions, please contact Kelly McNeil at DKM38@msn.com
If you sold uniforms at the Used Uniform Sale, please stop by the office to pick up any money and/or uniforms that did not sell. Any money or uniforms left after TOMORROW Friday, August 23rd will be donated.
We will be providing the All School directory to families again. This directory is available through the Aspen View Academy app for smart phones. You can download the app by visiting your phone's app store and search for Aspen View Academy. The directory will be on the app early in September. Once the directory is available it will be password protected so please look for the password in an email early in September. All families are automatically opted in UNLESS you opt out by completing this  formThe deadline to complete this form is August 28th.

Please email me if you have any questions,

Thank you, 
Each year we provide families with resources to help with carpooling to and from school. This service is provided by a third party, Way to Go. We share the information with them and they will mail families vicinity maps to help you in coordinating a carpool with other AVA families who live in your area. We give families the opportunity to opt out of this program if they do not wish to have their information shared with other AVA families in your area. If you choose to opt out please click here. You will have until August 28th to opt out.  

Please email if you have any questions,
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! Save the date and we will provide more information as the event gets closer. 
Go Mad for Spirit Night! 

Join us for our first spirit night of the school year at MadGreens on Thursday, August 29th from 10:30am till 8:30pm. Mention our school before your order and 20% of purchases will be donated to AVA! 
Shopstravaganza at Castle Rock Outlets on 9/14

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 to support our school all in one event! $20 of each $30 ticket sold will go directly to AVA. Support today!
Lock in HALF your annual volunteer hours NOW! 

Want to volunteer, but can’t make it to the school, or would prefer to mainly help from home? Now’s your chance! Join the Fundraising Sub-committee and watch those hours add up. It’s a great way to stay involved in your student’s school and create amazing activities for the AVA community. For more information, please contact ptofundraising@aspenviewacademy.org
Important Information: Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) 

Universal Screening
As part of the Douglas County School District’s Universal Screening Process, ALL students in Grades 3 and 5 will take the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT 7) the week of September 9th. This assessment indicates the level and pattern of cognitive development of a student in comparison to grade and age mates. These general reasoning abilities, which start developing at birth and continue through early adulthood, are influenced by experiences gained both in and out of school.  

If your child is in grades 3 or 5 please see detailed information about this assessment here: Universal Screening Information.

Gifted Identification Referral Testing 
If your child is in grades 1, 2, 4 and you believe he/she needs evaluation for Gifted Identification and Services, you may refer your child for testing by initiating the Gifted Identification Process.  
NOTE:  Requesting this assessment automatically initiates the process to evaluate for Gifted Identification

Please request CogAT testing for your child by completing the Referral for Gifted Identification linked HERE. The deadline to complete the referral forms is TODAY (August 22nd) by midnight.

Click here for the link to pre-register as a volunteer. This only needs to be completed on time.

Click here for the Events Calendar
Middle School Sports
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
Volunteer Line: (303) 660-5941 scahill@aspenviewacademy.org
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