Roadrunner Weekly

Aspen Elementary School


Wednesday Newsletter
Principal’s Message
October 11, 2017

Quick Reminders:

  • Friday, October 13th - Progress Reports Go Home
  • October 16th-20th - Parent Conference Week, Minimum Day Schedule
  • October 16th-20th - Book Fair
  • Wednesday, October 18th - Baja Fresh Room 20 Fundraiser

Dear Aspen Families,

Student safety is always our first priority at Aspen. We need your help to keep our students and parents safe in the parking lot at pick up or drop off times. Recently, parents with students in hand have started crossing in the middle of the lot, dodging between and in front of cars, instead using the marked crosswalk when the campus supervisor indicates that it is safe to cross.  It is important that our adults stay safe too, and set a good example for the students watching, by following our safety rules.

Also, an important reminder, when students in grades in 1-5 arrive in the morning, they need to hang up their backpacks and head out to the playground where the campus supervisors can watch them and keep them safe. Please remind them not to hang around the classrooms and play in the corridors between the buildings.

Thank you for your continued support keeping Aspen safe and accident free.

Mrs. Golem


Fall Photo Mini Session Fundraiser:


LAST CHANCE FOR FALL PHOTOS at a price you don't want to miss!


Thank you to all who have signed up for our Fall Family Photo Fundraiser! We still have some spots left! It's THIS Saturday, October 14th. Please sign up here:

All other info is located here, as well! Get ahead of the game for the holidays or just to update your family photos! Remember, a portion of these proceeds also benefit Aspen!

If you have signed up and not paid, please be sure to pay prior to Saturday. Thank you!




"Calling all bakers! The Harvest Festival is in need of baked goods for the 5th grade bake sale! If you would like to donate, please email Melissa Worthy at Baked goods should be dropped off the morning of Harvest Festival, in the MPR room.




Our Fall Boxtop submission deadline is coming up at the end of the month! Please bring your Boxtops to the front office or your child's classroom. Boxtops is a fun and easy way for our school to earn money. Every little bit helps so keep clipping and collecting!





The GALA, dinner and auction*, will be held on Friday, APRIL 13, 2018

Please join the Facebook group for up to date information regarding the Gala

Search ‘Aspen Gala’ in Facebook Groups and click JOIN or click the link to join for updated information: this is a closed facebook group.

*This event will be held off school campus and is for adults only.




Anyone who placed on line orders of Aspen Gear,  we should be receiving them this week and hopefully out to the classrooms by Friday.




PFA needs you to assist in making our children’s educational experience the best it can be!!  PFA is staffed entirely by parent volunteers and we are in need of additional parent volunteers for the 2017-2018 school year.


If you are interested in learning more about open positions or PFA, please join us at our next PFA meeting on Tuesday, October 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the Aspen Library, visit our website at, and/or contact us directly.  Grab us at school, give us a ring or shoot us an email.  We hope to talk to you soon!

Remember - if you would like to vote, please submit your membership dues via the Square website at or via cash/check by downloading the form at and submitting to the office. Make your voice heard!



We have raised just over $9,000 of our annual fall goal of $14,000, and we could still use your help!

Please consider making a tax deductible donation to help fund Aspen's amazing specialists, programs and improvements for this year.

You can pay online using the Square website at or by check using the donation form that can be downloaded at and submitted to the office.





Odyssey of the Mind needs coaches and a parent coordinator to help form teams (need someone to copy flyers, collect sign up sheets, etc.). We would like to have Aspen teams participate this year! The Regional tournament will be at Westlake High School. Students in 1st through 5th grade can participate.


We need adults to volunteer in order to participate in this wonderful program. If interested in coaching or co-coaching a team or helping out with organizing teams please contact Susan Fujimoto (


What is Odyssey of the Mind?


"It is an international educational program that provides creative problem solving opportunities for students from elementary through college.  Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics.  They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state and World level.  Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and from about 25 other countries participate in the program. "  


To learn more about the program, please visit Odyssey of the Mind

Amazon Smile for Free Money

Don’t you love the ease and convenience of ordering from Help Aspen earn free money $$$ from  Set up your Amazon account to start donating. Go to to register and to shop. Designate ‘Aspen Parent Faculty Association’ as your charity.

Or link directly at

Reading Counts:  Congratulations to Harmony Pandey, in Mrs. Byington's class for reaching Level Four, for the SECOND time, in Aspen's "Reading Counts" motivational reading program!!

We are so proud of you!!

Aspen Elementary School

1870 Oberlin Avenue
Thousand Oaks, CA - 91360

Phone: (805) 495-2810
Attendance: (805) 495-3130
Fax: (805) 374-1157

Aspen Family Handbook

Please take a few minutes to read through the Aspen Family Handbook. You will find useful information about our policies, dress code, lunches, the calendar and much more!

Click here to view

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