9 September 2021
Coming Up
View the 2021-22 Year-at-a-Glance Calendar here.
View our Parent Google Calendar here.
COVID-19 Update
Check out the COVID-19 Update section of our website for the latest information.
Family Corner
Curriculum Night September 14 and 16
Welcome to September!
As we dive into our year, please remember our focus: BUILDING OUR FUTURE TOGETHER.
AOWL is your partner in addressing the needs and hopes for your child. To start, we are providing a Virtual Curriculum Night for each level. Teachers, specialists, and behavior therapists will be communicating plans for AOWL's learners. Curriculum Night is your chance to hear about the details around content areas, schedules, guidelines, and upcoming events. Parents will have an opportunity to ask questions through the Q&A feature or, if time permits, during the meeting.
Please register for the Curriculum Night(s) you would like to attend!

Lower School Curriculum Night

Middle School Curriculum Night

High School Curriculum Night
Therapy Groups Begin September 13!
Registration is open for Social Skills, Beyond the Spectrum and our new group: Girls Group!
Groups run for 10 weeks and most major insurance can be billed for groups.
Please contact Karla Przybylski at [email protected] for more information.
Upcoming PTO Events
All AOWL parents and caregivers are invited to upcoming events with our Parent-Teacher Organization. Check out our Parent Calendar for information on how to join.

  • PTO Meeting - September 14
  • Coffee and Convo - October 1
Autumn Social September 24
Greetings! My name is Maureen Maher and I am lucky enough to work with our students, families, Board of Trustees, clients and donors every single day. Starting this year, AOWL parents and caregivers will gather for informal social events to get to know one another better.

I invite any of you interested to join us for refreshments and conversation on the patio of Redstone in Eden Prairie. RSVP to Maureen at [email protected] or call 952.737.6435

  • Friday, September 24
  • 1:15 - 2:45 p.m.
  • Redstone American Grill Patio (if it rains the event will be moved indoors)
  • 8000 Town Center Place, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
  • (Each guest will purchase their own refreshments)
Visit the Resources Page on the AOWL website (scroll down and click the "Resources" button) to view information about events happening outside of school that may be of interest to you and your family! 
Beyond the Bell
High School and Adult Education Flag Football (cost $170)
Thursdays 3:30 – 4:30, beginning September 16

  • Description: Flag football is offered as a Unified Sport, which means individuals with and without disabilities play on the same team. Flag football is a fast moving game with a lot of variety. Players run, jump, quickly change direction, and stop and start, which improves cardiovascular health. Practice drills, complex running routes and defensive techniques all encourage speed, strength, and stamina. And these activities also engage motor skills, specifically hand and eye coordination. Every position has a purpose and to execute a play successfully, each individual needs to fulfill their responsibility, while working together—a skill that’s valuable both on and off the field.
  • Objectives: Teamwork, Discipline, Mental Toughness, Socialization, Leadership and Positive Sportsmanship
  • Sign up through Smart Tuition today!

The first session of clubs will run from Oct. 25 - Dec. 17.
Click on the level below to learn more information:

Upcoming Activity Days and registration for clubs can be found on Smart Tuition.

Information about Owl's Nest Before and After-School Care can be found here.
  • To notify AOWL Staff that you are here to pick up your child from Owl's Nest, call 952-737-6923.

For more Enrichment information, see the Beyond the Bell page on our website.

Wyayn's Words

We’ve heard over and over again about the importance of community. Having a sense of community unites us. Being a part of a community can make us feel as though we are a part of something greater than ourselves. It can give us opportunities to connect with people, to reach for our goals, and makes us feel safe and secure. It's important for every person to have a sense of community. 

COVID has tried to put a damper on our sense of community, but at AOWL we’re trying to fight back. If you’re new to the school, you might not know that our parents came together last spring to provide Ms. Anita meals every week during her chemo treatments. I've seen it in our staff as they pitch in to cover for positions or people due to family health emergencies. I’ve seen it in our students who reach out to new classmates to make sure everyone is included during outdoor gym activities and classroom discussions. 

We purposefully work to build community with all of our stakeholders. After school enrichment programming is one way we provide community opportunities for students (sign up for enrichment programming through Smart Tuition), and our therapeutic and social skills groups is another (contact Karla Przybylski at [email protected] for more information). Being part of the Parent-Teacher Organization or attending AOWL events are ways for families to build community. The next virtual PTO meeting is on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 3:30 pm. Join us here.

Thanks for being part of our community!

Dr. Wyayn

View from the Nest
Batter Up, Up, Up and Away!
AOWL Student hits 2 RBI Single!
We are so proud of our AOWL athletes, and so excited to share the captured footage of this student's success during his 14AAA baseball team's championship game at Target Field on September 2. With this amazing hit, he brings his team, the Minneapolis Millers, into the lead!
PTO Co-chairs

Executive Director