Newsletter
October 3rd, 2019
Admin Address
Dear Parents, 
  
It is hard to believe that it is time to talk about the "s" word - snow that is. This week's rainy and cooler temperatures reminded us all that snow is just around the corner and that it may impact school. One never knows if there will be enough snow to cancel or delay school, but it is important to know how to find out if classes at AVA are cancelled or what happens on a delayed start day. 
  
AVA follows the direction of the Douglas County School District (DCSD) regarding school closures/delays due to weather. If the DCSD decides to close school for the day, then AVA will be closed as well. Sometimes, the weather is not severe enough for a closure, but may be significant enough to have a delayed school start. If the district calls for a delayed start, school at AVA will start 90 minutes later than normal. This means school will start at 9:45 a.m. Carpool on a delayed start day begins at 9:15 a.m. and before school care will open at 8 a.m. Please do not drop off your child earlier than 8 a.m. for before care, as no one will be here to supervise your child. 
  
All school closures can be seen on most of the local TV channels in the morning. You also may call the DCSD weather line at 303-387-SNOW (7669) to hear the latest updates on school closures or delayed starts. DCSD will list all school closures on their website ( www.dcsdk12.org).  
  
The Douglas County School District has been divided into three areas: Highlands Ranch, Parker and Castle Rock. It is possible for the district to close or delay school in only one of the areas. This is rare, but it is possible. If you see on the TV or hear on the weather line that Douglas County is listed as closed or delayed start that means all of the schools are closed or delayed. If you see or hear that the Parker area is closed or delayed that means that Highlands Ranch and Castle Rock are open. 
  
I realize that we must rely on parents driving their children to school and that you may feel the road conditions are unsafe. You always have the option of keeping your child home if you feel that the roads are unsafe even if the school is open. This will be listed as an excused absence. 

To see more information regarding AVA’s school closure/delayed start information, please click on the following link:
  
Sincerely, 

Bob Barber  

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PreK for the 20/21 School Year

It’s hard to believe but fall is upon us and that means it is time to start thinking and planning for next school years enrollment. The Intent to Enroll online form is open for PreK students for school year 2020-21. To find this page, please go to the AVA website, select programs, PreK and then follow the prompt to the Intent to Enroll page or you can click here. Please be sure to complete all boxes. Enrollment offers are based on priority-Siblings of current AVA families and staff. After that, spots are open to the community based on the date stamp of online form. 

If you have any questions or would like more info please feel free to reach out by email to aspenviewprek@gmail.com 

Happy Fall Y’All

Debi and PreK Team
Spring Fundraiser Help Needed! 

PTO is looking for help with the spring fundraising efforts. If you are interested, please contact ptofundraising@aspenviewacademy.org. Thanks! 
Our Art Department is asking for empty yogurt containers with lids as well as baby food jars. If you happen to have any of these, they can be dropped off at the front office. Thank You.
Middle School Talent Show auditions and volunteers needed! 

We’re so excited for this year’s Middle School Talent Show on October 22nd at 6:30! Please sign up to volunteer or to audition in person or on video. In-person auditions will be held after school on October 8th in the cafeteria. If you choose to send a video instead, a link will be emailed to you with a link to a drop-box. All acts must also fill out an audition form which will be emailed to you after you sign up.
Box Tops are Going Digital, Soon! 

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.  

A couple of tips when submitting paper box tops:

  1. Bundle your box tops in bags of 50; write your child’s name, their homeroom teacher and the number of box tops in a baggie.
  2. Check for expiration dates and throw away any expired Box Tops.
  3. Turn in your Box Tops to your child’s teacher or to the collection box located at the front office.
  4. Please have your box tops turned in by Monday, October 21st.

The classroom with the most box tops submitted will win their choice of 
a cupcake or a pizza party!!! 

If you have any questions please email Kelly McNeil, dkm38@msn.com, the box top coordinator. 
 
Make sure to download the new Box Tops App that will scan your receipt and instantly add Box Tops to our school’s earnings online.  


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 Only News
The Middle School Student Senate is sponsoring two events this October! The first, Spirit Week, will be October 22nd-25th and Middle School students will be allowed to dress out of uniform only if they follow the following guidelines: 

Spirit Week: October 22-25
Senate Fundraiser and House Challenge!

To participate, students need to bring $1.00 per day. Proceeds will go towards Student Leadership Activities put on by the Student Senate, such as Middle School Dances, House Challenges, Movie Nights and more. 

The House with the most students participating each day will win points for their house. 

  • M- Blue and Green day- wear only blue and green AVA colors
  • T- White Out day- wear all white (shits with a small amount of lettering are ok)
  • W- Hawaiian Day- wear your beach themed attire (must be more than a hat and sunglasses)
  • Th- Sports Day- wear your favorite sports jersey or T-shirt 
  • F- Black and Orange Day- (no Halloween costumes, makeup or masks)- The Halloween Dance is Saturday
 
Second Annual Middle School Halloween Dance
Back by popular demand is the Student Senate Middle School Halloween Dance. Saturday, October 26th from 8-10 PM. We are in need of Parent Volunteers to make this another successful event. Please click here to bring items or to volunteer your time. THANK YOU!

Students: 

  • Please wear Halloween Costumes, no masks or weapons will be allowed.
  • Prizes will be given for the most original idea, the funniest, and most creatively made costumes.
  • Food, DJ, and photo booth are included.
  • Pre-sale tickets (wristbands) are $8.00 and will be sold during Spirit Week at Middle School Lunchtimes, or after school until 3:45 in Ms. Spangler's office #324. 
  • Tickets at the door, the night of the dance are $10.00
  • An email will be sent to MS students allowing them to fill out a form with their top 5 song requests the week before the dance. 
International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme 
Information Night and Reception

You Are Invited!

  • WHO: Current 8th grade students and families interested in discovering more about the dynamic International Baccalaureate experience
  • WHEN:Monday, October 28, 6:00 PM or Tuesday, December 3, 6:30 PM
  • WHERE: DCHS Theater (2842 Front Street, Castle Rock, CO)

Reception will include time to meet and speak with current IB students and staff and parents. Click here for more information.
Middle School Sports

Boys Basketball tryouts will be October 7th and 8th from 3:45-5:15. All boys wishing to participate, must have a sports physical turned in or have one on file. Physicals are good for one year.
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