Newsletter
August 8th, 2019
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Who’s STILL the best? 

Have you ever asked, “Who’s the best?” When it comes to school and educating children, we all know that Aspen View Academy is the best. You experience your child’s success every day when they return home from school and share what an amazing day they had. Recently, AVA was recognized by the Colorado Community Media as the BEST SCHOOL IN CASTLE ROCK. This is the second year in the row that we have been honored with that distinction. What a great affirmation and honor for our school. To me, this distinction validates everything we do as a school and everything we do for our students. However, this does not happen by accident. 

I am also pleased to announce that Ashley Chambless was recognized as the best teacher in Castle Rock. What a great honor for an amazing teacher. Mrs. Chambless truly goes above and beyond for her students and being recognized as the best teacher in Castle Rock is a very fitting honor. 

What makes AVA so special and worthy of such praise? It begins with the incredible students that enter our doors every single day. They come to school motivated and ready to learn. They know they will be greeted as they enter and know they belong. Students at AVA are not only allowed to but are encouraged to take chances. Teachers and Paras work diligently planning meaningful lessons and going the extra mile to make sure that all can succeed. We set high expectations for our students which is so important. More importantly, the staff provides the resources and materials that enable all students to meet and achieve those high expectations. We also have a great support staff who also help make sure AVA is in top shape and ready for students and learning.  

There is a saying that it takes a village to raise a child. It takes a dedicated and amazing staff to grow a student. Each and every person at AVA goes above and beyond the call of duty to make sure all of our students have a successful educational experience at AVA. We are fortunate to have a governing board made up of dedicated parents who donate their time to ensure the long-term success of our school. 

Finally, thank you to our parents who stand behind us and support us. The last two years have been outstanding, and this year will be even better. I am excited to see our students on the first day of school and to interact with all the parents. 


Bob Barber, M.Ed. 
Principal 

Middle School Only
Middle School Curriculum Night
TONIGHT-Thursday, August 8, 2019
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

This informational evening is intended for parents, as an opportunity to meet teachers and ask questions about curriculum and the upcoming school year. Students who attend will view a presentation in the cafeteria during Sessions 1-4. Please click here for the flyer with more details.
Student schedules are now available through your parent portal.

MS Students who would like to request a schedule change for their electives can do so by speaking to the Assistant Principal, Mr. Gordon. He will be available for schedule requests during lunch time in the cafeteria and after school in the lobby. Students may request a schedule change during these times on Monday August 12th through Wednesday the 14th.  First Trimester schedules are final after August 14.
8th Grade LAST First Day at AVA

Head to the AVA Amphitheater to celebrate the 8th graders last FIRST Day at AVA! Please join us for donuts and drinks at 7:45am. Parents and 8th graders are all encouraged to attend. You still have time to RSVP here!  
Fall sports will all be starting on August 13th. Girls volleyball and boys soccer will both be holding tryouts on the 13th and 14th. If your student would like to participate please have them sign the "sign-up sheet" on Mrs. Alguire's door. 

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.

We are still looking for a boys soccer coach. If you are interested or know anyone who may be interested, please contact Lindsay Alguire at lalguire@aspenviewacademy.org.
All Middle School Students will receive a student laptop the second week of school. The Wolfshack will soon be selling Incase sleeves with the AVA logo for $20 (see photo). Keep an eye out for more details on our website. Our tech department highly recommends they stay in a protective sleeve when not in use.
Announcements

If you are interested in our BASE program (Before and After School Enrichment), please click here for information.
Kinder Boohoo Yahoo!

Share your smiles and tears with other Kindergarten parents as your students embark on an exciting new journey at AVA. After dropping off your students on the first day to their classrooms, join us in the cafeteria for light refreshments at 8:15am. Please RSVP here.
Helping an AVA family in need

One of our families has suffered a loss and we are requesting a meal train for the next month, to help them through this difficult time. Please sign up here to prepare and deliver meals. We are so fortunate to have a strong AVA community to lean on.
Building Guidelines

AVA uses the Raptor System to screen all adults entering the building. The safety of our students is our highest priority, and the Raptor System provides a consistent way to aid in keeping away people who may present a danger to our students. ALL adults entering the building on school days during the hours of 7:30-3:45 must have a driver’s license, state ID, or passport to enter the building. We appreciate you not asking us to make exceptions. Thank you in advance for supporting school safety protocols at AVA.

Kindergarten students and new students may have their parent walk them to class on the first day of school only (parent must check in the front office with their ID). After that, you may find it helpful to drop your little ones off at the middle doors. There will be paraprofessionals at the door to help your student get to class if needed.
At AVA we use the Raptor System to check in volunteers and track hours. Every adult will need to complete the volunteer registration online through the Raptor System. The registration will only need to be completed one time, but your ID is still required to enter the building. Click here for the link to pre-register.
"Hello AVA Families, Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! As a reminder, the Uniform Policy has been updated. Please review the policy before heading back to school. A bit of clarification to the addition of leggings is found below. Feel free to email the Uniform Committee with any questions.
  
*If skirts, skorts, jumpers, and dresses are worn and are above the knee in length (despite being labeled as at the knee in the catalog), it is required to have either opaque tights, leggings, or bike shorts underneath. 

*The PE uniform has been removed as a mandatory item for middle school.

*Hats cannot be worn inside the building on uniform dress days or free dress days.

*An acknowledgment page on the uniform policy was added which needs to be signed and returned. Your student may not participate in the theme/dress of choice day(s) until this is completed and returned.


Have a wonderful and happy 2019-2020 school year!
The Uniform Committee"

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PTO News
AVA Wolf Shack

The Wolf Shack will be open the first week of school. We’ve added AVA logo’d laptop sleeves for $20! Visit the Wolf Shack soon to see our new inventory. 

Wolf Shack hours this week:
  • Thursday 8/8 1:30 to 2:30 and 5:00 to 6:00.
  • Friday 8/9
  • 8:30-12:30
  • 3:00-4:00
  • Saturday 8/10 during the uniform sale
  • 12:30-3:30

If you prefer, shop online, we will deliver to class if you provide the student's name and homeroom teacher.

The online store will have new inventory added Friday!

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