Newsletter
December 19th, 2019
Admin Address
Happy Holidays –

Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy Holidays. I hope you all have a fun, safe, and relaxing break.

Thank you for an amazing school year so far and we are looking forward to more amazing things to come after break!

Bob Barber, M.Ed.
Principal
Aspen View Academy

Announcements
Spring Fundraiser in February - Dinner and Auction! 

Save the date for the spring fundraiser which will take place on February 7th, from 7-10pm at Maggiano’s in Englewood. As a school community, we have raised just over $42,500 so far, and we’d love to reach our $60,000 goal at the dinner and auction. Funds this year will be going towards outdoor improvements. If you want to help by providing auction items, experiences, or trips, please check out this sign-up genius.
DAMAGED/LOST LIBRARY BOOK REMINDER

It is our hope that no one ever has to pay for a damaged or lost book because our ultimate goal is always to get our original book back! All replacement costs will be assessed and added to your My School Bucks account. Send any damaged item back to school with a note explaining what happened. We will then take a look at the damage and see if it can be repaired. If not, your family will need to pay the replacement cost. Each damaged book will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

If you have any further questions, contact Mrs. O’Reilly at moreilly@aspenviewacademy.org.
On January 14th from 5:30-9:00, Healing Our Youth will be holding a youth mental health and wellness event at Cresthill Middle School in Highlands Ranch. This will be a great opportunity to hear from professionals in the mental health field as well as individuals with personal experience dealing with youth mental health disorders. Click here for the flyer for more details.
Yearbook Photos and Cover Art Needed 

The yearbook committee would love to get any pictures you have taken this year, especially sporting events, clubs, other after school activities, and in classroom activities. The last photos we received were in October. It’s easy to share – just email photos to photos@aspenviewacademy.org. And if your student wants to participate in the cover artwork contest, please click here for more information and submit pieces by January 6th. Thanks for all your help! 
Ideas for January Pay to Dress Charity 

If you haven’t yet submitted a charity recommendation for our January 29th Pay to Dress of Choice, please email pto@aspenviewacademy.org by January 6th. PTO will randomly select a charity from the pool, and announce in the mid-January newsletter. All proceeds will be given to the chosen charity. If your charity is not selected, it will remain in the pool for the following charities. 
It’s that time of year again, the Kids’ Heart Challenge! Every year we partner with the American Heart Association to fight heart disease and stroke! During January our students will be participating in a program in PE called the Kids’ Heart Challenge! Students will learn the importance of taking care of their bodies and hearts while helping others in the process. Our students join in on fun activities and lessons that emphasize heart health during January. It’s free to sign up your child, and for doing so they will get a Heart Hero wristband. Your donations help support our PE program. Thank you for supporting our school and the American Heart Association! If you have any questions please email me or have your student ask me during PE, not their classroom teachers. There will be more information going home in Thursday Folders this week. My email is kdamm@aspenviewacademy.org
Notes From the Nurse

Click here for an illness letter from Douglas County School District.

Please be sure to check Lost and Found. Any items left over winter break will be donated.
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 Sports
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