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Aspen Elementary School

Wednesday Newsletter
Principal’s Message
September 12, 2018

Quick Reminders:

  • Wednesday, September 19th, No School
  • Friday, September 21st, Picture Day

Dear Aspen Families,
Thank you to all the parents who attended Back to School Night! We appreciate your support of our school and look forward to working with all of you this year. I’m excited to report that we were able to start specialists this week. Thank you to Mrs. Halvorsen (computers), Miss Nadine (dance), Mrs. Schwanauer (PE), Mrs. Mierop (library), and Mrs. Friedman for all their hard work to prepare for the start of their classes.
HELP NEEDED! We are looking for a DAC representative to represent Aspen at the District Advisory Committee meetings. In addition, we are looking for a parent to be a GATE-DAC representative (Gifted and Talented Education District Advisory Committee) to attend monthly meetings at the district to find out more about the GATE program.
Next Friday is picture day! Forms went home this week. You can pre-order online or send in a check on the day pictures are taken.
Lastly, if you are planning on volunteering in the classroom, please be sure to turn in all the required paperwork to the front office before your start date!
Best Regards,
Mrs. Mae Tietjen, Principal
9/19    No School – Board Holiday           
9/20    Mr. Walker’s Birthday!
9/21    Picture Day
9/25    PFA Restaurant fundraiser ALL DAY – Little Calf and Creamery
9/28    End of Progress Report Grading Period (Progress Reports go home the following week)


Calling All Aspen Parents!!

Our Fall Fundraiser is "Support Our School".  Your donations are tax-deductible and 100% of the donation is going toward Aspen Elementary to the PFA pay the salaries of Aspen's specialists, for e.g. P.E., Computer, Dance teachers and our Art Program which supplement the district-funded curriculum.  In addition, a portion of the funds received will go to the individual classroom instruction fund used by our teachers to purchase classroom supplies.  
Submit your donation to the office, click on the link below!!!
 Don't forget to order your Aspen Spirit Wear before Friday, September 14th.  Aspen has Spirit day every Friday, so pick up some fun shirts if you can.  The link to the on-line store is below and it will be closed for good on the 14th.  Once the store closes it will take approximately 2 weeks to complete the orders, then your custom order will be delivered to your child's classroom.  Thanks for supporting Aspen!

**FallPhotoMini SessionFundraiser**

By now, you have received an email and/or a flyer regarding Aspen's Fall MiniPhotoFundraiser. Reserve your spot via SignUp Genius here:
Also, be sure to check out Aspen's Facebook page for new or updated information and to stay informed.

You don't want to miss this great opportunity to help your school AND receive amazing family photos!Please send yournon-refundable$120 via Squareto

Please contact Denise Lucarelli at 805-368-7478 once you arrive at location on Sunday, October 21st so she can meet you & bring you to where the photographer is. Be sure to arrive a few minutes early to allow for this.

PFA Restaurant Night

PFA presents the 1st restaurant night of 2018-2019 year! Sept. 25 at Little Calf Creamery and Cafe,  all day, 20% back to school. 
Flyers will be available week of.


The Aspen Family Beach Clean Up is coming September 30th!
The Aspen Family Beach Clean Up is Sunday, September 30th from 1-3 pm at Zuma Beach Tower 10. Aspen's Science Fair committee has selected an ocean related theme for the 2018-2019 school year and wanted to include a great service project to go along with the Ocean Adventure assembly that will be featured in the spring.
Come out for Aspen and the ocean! This is an event for both adults and kids.  Adults and older children can pick up trash while younger kids can listen to stories about how we can keep the ocean healthy.
Specific details for this event can be found using this link. Just copy, paste, and select the "Join Now" button.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Susan Fujimoto ( or Chakameh Azimpour  (
Hope to see you there!

Free Money for Aspen!!!
Ralph’s Club Card: Just create and/or log on to your online Ralph’s account at, click on “My Account” and then “Community Rewards” on the left side of the screen. Designate Aspen Elementary PFA as your charity. If you need to connect your online account with your “alt ID” such as a phone number, click on “Account Summary” on the left side of the screen to edit/add it.
Even if you have done this in the past, you must RE-ENROLL on/after September 1st EVERY YEAR, in order to renew your contributions from Ralph’s to Aspen.
A second renewal option is to print out the Aspen-specific barcode-letter and bring it with you to the store at checkout.  The barcode-letter can be found by scrolling down to “Ralph’s Rewards” at the webpage:
Amazon Smile: Go to, log in with your usual Amazon account info, and go to “Accounts & Lists”.   Scroll down to “Your AmazonSmile” to choose Aspen Parent Faculty Association as the desired charity.  The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.

 Office Depot: The Give Back to Schools program will credit Aspen with 5% of the qualifying purchases every time schools, teachers, students, parents and school supporters give our Give Back to Schools program ID number 70015759 when buying school and office supplies at Office Depot, OfficeMax or at
Aspen Elementary’s 2018-2019 Yearbook!!!!
Yearbooks are available for purchase ONLINE ONLY and are not on any PFA forms.  Be sure to reserve your copy before prices go up on December 15th!
Pre-sale prices start at $25 for soft covers and $33 for hardcovers.  Exciting Yearbook upgrades include:  Zoom pages (current events). Autograph pages, Re-stickable stickers, personalization, and hard covers.
Use access code:  ULDRBQ to create a new account.  Activate your account once you receive the activation email.  Log-In and Upload your images.  PHOTOS OF CLASS EVENTS and FIELD TRIPS NEEDED! Group photos are best!  Photos due by 3/31 but please upload regularly!!!! THANK YOU!!





Reading Counts: Be sure to read, read, read next year to make it to Level Four in Aspen's "Reading Counts" motivational reading program!!


Aspen Elementary School

1870 Oberlin Ave.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

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

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm