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Aspen Elementary School

 

Wednesday Newsletter
Principal’s Message
October 18, 2017

Quick Reminders:

  • Thursday, October 19th - Great California Shakeout
  • Friday, October 27th - Harvest Fest, 3 PM - 7 PM
  • October 16th-20th - Parent Conference Week, Minimum Day Schedule
  • October 16th-20th - Book Fair

 
Dear Aspen Families,

On October 19th, Aspen will join schools across California to celebrate the Great California Shakeout.  This is an annual event where, at the same time, all schools in California practice earthquake safety.  Our students will be guided by their teachers to drop and cover.  They will go under their desks, cover their heads with one arm, and hold on the leg of the desk or table with the other. They stay protected under the desks until the teacher directs them to exit the room.  All classes meet outside on the field to take attendance and make certain everyone exited safely.  We are prepared, having safety supplies stored both inside and outside of the classroom in the event of emergency. Each month we have a drill to practice different safety routines.  We take caution never to alarm students about the possibility of an emergency, but instead reassure them that these drills keep them safe and prepared in knowing just what to do if a problem ever did arise.
 

Thank you for your support continued support of our efforts to keep our students safe.

 

Our district is looking for your input in order to shape our school district’s Local Control Accountability Plan.  We are surveying all parents, staff and students in grades TK -5. The information we gain through these surveys is anonymous and will form the design and implementation of our district’s priorities, which are focused on the larger goal of improving our students’ school experience and performance.  I encourage you to participate in this survey process and provide feedback.  The survey closes on October 30, so watch for the email with your survey invite.  The survey email will come from Conejo Valley Unified School District <TOSurveyAdmin@sgizmo.com> with the subject “CVUSD Family LCAP Survey Invitation”.  If you do not have your email address in Q, please contact our office for a paper survey.

 

I look forward to sharing the results at a future SSC meeting

  

Thank you,

Paula Golem

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Hear ye!  Hear ye!  Come by Baja Fresh TODAY, Wednesday, October 18th, any time between 10:30 AM -10:00 PM to support the arts as Room 20 plans its annual Shakespeare class projects, May field trip to the Theatricum Botanicum to see William Shakespeare's play, "A  Midsummer Night's Dream," and end-of-the-year play performance of this same play - one of the Bards' most popular.  Baja Fresh will donate 15% of all meals purchased to support Shakespeare, so enjoy lunch, dinner, or even a snack anytime during that day to help Room 20 reach its goal.  If you do not have a flyer, please download one from the Aspen website.  Huzzah to all and hope to see you there!

Fall Photo Mini Session Fundraiser:

 

**FALL FUNDRAISER UPDATE**

 

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 http://www.squareup.com/market/aspen-parent-faculty-association or by check using the donation form that can be downloaded at http://www.conejousd.org/aspen/PFA/PFAHome.aspx and submitted to the office.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!

 

HARVEST FEST

 

Still seeking a DJ or someone that likes to play music for Harvest Fest. A parent, student in high school or middle school could be the right candidate.  Could be a paid opportunity or service hours.  Ideally, this person would have their own equipment.  The event is October 27th from 3pm -7pm.  Please email Stacey if interested: MissStacey@gmail.com

 

Remember, deadline for pre-sale wristbands is Tuesday, October 24th!

 

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 melissadworthy@msn.com. Baked goods should be dropped off the morning of Harvest Festival, in the MPR room.

 

BOX TOPS

 

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!

 

GALA INFORMATION

 

SAVE THE DATE For Aspen's SPRING FUNDRAISER

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: https://www.facebook.com/groups/451660135223951/ this is a closed facebook group.

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

 

PFA NEEDS YOU!

 

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 www.conejousd.org/aspen/pfa, 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 squareup.com/market/aspen-parent-faculty-association or via cash/check by downloading the form at www.conejousd.org/aspen/PFA/PFAHome.aspx and submitting to the office. Make your voice heard!

 

RED RIBBON WEEK:  DATE CHANGE: 10/30-11/3

 

THEME FOR THE WEEK:

We will focus on ‘making good choices every day’ and ‘standing together’ for the entire week.  While RED RIBBON WEEK usually focuses on NO DRUGS, our focus will be on the themes above.  Parents can choose to speak to the children if they feel it is appropriate.  We will also make every effort to make children aware of NOT BEING A BULLY through the “stand together” theme.

 

TUESDAY 10/31

WEAR YOUR HALLOWEEN COSTUMES

(No masks or weapons of any kind are allowed.  No fake blood or face painting for the school day.  Costumes must be aligned with the guidelines in our Aspen Family Handbook)

 

WEDNESDAY-WEAR RED TO SCHOOL

 

THURSDAY-LUNCH TIME ACTIVITIES TBD (Looking for 5 volunteers at each lunch to assist—please email me if you can assist:  hollysaari@verizon.net) I will create a 2 games for each lunch period and when you participate you get an additional ticket.  EVERY CHILD WILL GET ONE TICKET ENTERED INTO THE DRAWING REGARDLESS OF PARTICIPATION SO EVERY CHILD IS ELIGIBLE TO WIN.

 

FRIDAY-ASPEN WEAR OR RED WILL QUALIFY FOR SPIRIT DAY!  Children will be given a wrist band that says BE AN UPSTANDER, NOT A BYSTANDER.

 

Amazon Smile for Free Money

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

Or link directly at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/77-0373277.
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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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