Roadrunner Report

September 24, 2021

Hi Aspen Families!

Here are some updates and important information:

Big picture

Hispanic Heritage Month 9/15-10/15

We are proud and excited to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month here at Aspen. Our students are learning about the history, cultures, traditions, and contributions of those who can trace their roots to Spain, Mexico, and the Spanish-speaking countries of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. The annual celebration is observed from September 15 to October 15. Hispanic heritage, history and contributions are deeply woven throughout the past, present, and future of the United States. Around 1/5 of the US population is Hispanic. And in California over 14 million people are Hispanic or Latino.

Grade Level Recess Zones

At this time, Aspen Elementary will be switching play time to playing in grade level ​zones, instead of class zones. This decision was made after monitoring our current practices, COVID cases and safety protocols, and in alignment with the practices of many surrounding school districts. We will make and communicate any adjustments based on updated health/safety requirements and COVID case information. Students will continue to each lunch at designated tables with students from their class.

Toys on Campus

No toys or sports equipment from home are allowed on campus. Please speak with your child's teacher before brining an item (fidget spinner, Pop It, stress ball, etc.) to be used in the classroom.

Hero's Heart Award

In Partnership with Los Robles Health System: Hero’s Heart Award - Nominate Your Favorite Teacher!

As a means of expressing their gratitude to local teachers, Los Robles Health System is hosting a Hero's Heart Award for community members to nominate teachers that, "demonstrate the meaning of having a 'heart of gold.'" Nominations may be submitted online prior to the Friday, October 15th deadline. Prizes will be awarded to each Hero selected. Learn more here.

Parking Lot Reminders

Here are some reminders to assist us in keeping our students safe in the parking lot:

  • Proceed in the Aspen parking lot at no more than 10 miles per hour.
  • Stay in the right hand lane, move all the way forward, and drop your student off from the right side of the vehicle.
  • Do not allow your child to walk unattended between cars.
  • Never leave your vehicle unattended in the drive-thru lanes.
  • Do not block intersections along Oberlin Avenue while waiting to enter the parking lot.

Parent Representatives Still Needed

We are looking for parents to serve as representatives on our district's Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) committee, District English Learner Advisory Council (DELAC), African American Parent Advisory Council (AAPAC), and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning and Others Advisory Council (LGBTQ+ AC) . Please email me if you are interested in serving as an Aspen parent representative on one of these committees. Please know that there is a commitment to attend their monthly meetings.

We’re Hiring - Join the CVUSD team!

Our Human Resources Department is currently accepting applications for a variety of full and part time positions with the CVUSD - including Child Care Assistant, Child Nutrition, Health Clerks, Licensed Vocational Nurse, Paraeducator, Campus Safety Assistant, and more! Please visit this website for current certificated and classified job openings, and to apply online.

Upcoming Events

  • October 1 - October 31: National Bullying Prevention Month
  • October 11- October 15: Parent Teacher Conferences (Minimum Day Schedule - 12:30 dismissal)
  • October 13: PFA Restaurant Night - Sharkey's
  • October 20: Unity Day
  • October 22: Harvest Festival
  • October 25 - October 29: Red Ribbon Week
  • November 1: No School

PFA Announcements

2019-2020 Yearbooks

If you forgot to order your yearbook for 2019-2020, you’re in luck! We have approximately 15 leftover for sale at a discounted rate of $20 each.

You can pay by cash, a check written to "Aspen PFA", or venmo Aspen PFA (You should see the school logo in the picture).

Please contact Denise Lucarelli at to purchase. Don't miss your chance to have lifelong memories of your child’s school year!

Box Tops

It is National Box Tops Week! We can earn $10 for each person who downloads the Box Top app using the referral code TAWY5UOL and scans their first receipt by this Sunday! It can be any grocery receipt from the past 14 days and it does not need to have any Box Tops products on it!

Thank you for continuing to play the Box Tops Game! We have earned over $7000 in a very short time! The game is slowing itself down because the prizes need to last until November 30. We are winning less but we are still winning! You may get "Try Again" repeatedly but please continue to play 20 times per day. Please use the four original codes on the flyer. In addition to winning money for Aspen, you can win gift cards for yourself! One lucky Aspen parent won a $500 Walmart gift card and several more have won $25 gift cards! With every entry, you are also entered to win the grand prize of $10,000 for Aspen and $10,000 for yourself!

Imagine if we all played? Please play! Ask your spouse, parents, and friends to play! It costs nothing but is earning Aspen thousands of dollars. Please see instructions below and let’s win even more money for Aspen! Thank you!

Screen Recycling

Earn 2,000 points per screen for Aspen when you recycle any laptop, monitor, TV or tablet from now until October 22. Please drop off items in the technology box in the office and we will take care of everything else! Please email to arrange pick up of larger screens.

School Cents

The School Cents Program has begun! School Cents is a competition between Aspen and other local schools. Every time you shop or dine at The Oaks Mall from September 1 through April 30, we can earn up to $2,500 for Aspen! Right now they are running their best promotion of the year. We get 50 points for every dollar spent until October 31! To help raise money for Aspen, please drop your Oaks receipts in the new School Cents Box in the office. Or you can visit and follow the instructions to submit your receipts. You can also email an image of your receipt to and we will submit it for you.