Roadrunner Weekly

Aspen Elementary School


Wednesday Newsletter
Principal’s Message
November 29, 2017

Quick Reminders:

  • Friday, December 1st - Apex Fun Run

Dear Parents,

It’s a common practice for children to go home after school and tell their parents of the  great events that occurred at school that day.  Sometimes students share the not so great information, that others have said or done hurtful things to them.
As a parent, it’s natural to be concerned when you hear of an unhappy interaction at school.    Sometimes parents respond with the desire to fix the situation for their child. If you have experienced this, here are a few tried and true suggestions that can help.

  • Try to remain calm. Keep in mind your child is sharing their perspective or point of view of what occurred, and there could be another side you are not hearing.
  • Ask your child questions about the event and their involvement in it. Is it possible they said or did something that may have contributed to the problem? It often provides clarity to have your child show you or act out what occurred.
  • Ask your child if they told a trusted adult about the problem and got help or resolution.
  • Empower your child by coaching them on what to do or say if they face a similar situation in the future.
  • If after speaking with your child, a concern still exists, begin by contacting your child’s teacher to discuss the concern. Please, NEVER approach a campus supervisor or specialist on campus directly. If the concern involves them, call on the teacher or me in the office to assist you.
  • Finally, it is never appropriate to approach someone else’s child on campus and try to scold or correct their behavior.  If you are told of, or witness inappropriate behavior by one of our students, please report it to a teacher or to me, in the office and we will work to resolve it promptly.
Disagreements at a school with 400 children are apt to occasionally occur. Our long term goal is to EMPOWER our students by teaching them resilience, and problem solving skills.

Mrs. Golem



 Apex is back at Aspen! This fall our school fundraiser will be the Apex Fun Run happening on December 1. There will be two runs, first run for TK-2 at 9am, second run for 3-5 at 11am. Volunteers are needed for both races. Please sign up to volunteer during one or both runs at We need volunteers to mark students shirts after completing a lap also to fill and hand out water cups.



 We have raised just over $10,000 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.




Huge thank you to all of our Aspen families for your help in collecting Box tops. Our fall submission has earned us about $350.00! Our next submission is in the spring so keep on 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.



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, Dec 12th 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!



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 CountsCongratulations to Lene Nagorsen in Mr. Brown's class; Wyatt Barber and Charlotte Snow in Mrs. Sundstrom's class; Luke Muraca in Mrs. Barrett's class; Sophia Granillo, Jacob Bradley, Addison Evans, Haley Prisbe, and Addison Evans in Mr. Walker's class for reaching Level Four 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

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