Roadrunner Report

March 3, 2023

Hi Aspen Families!

Here are some updates and important information:

Aspen Celebrates Women's History Month!

Each year, National Women’s History Month offers an opportunity to honor the contributions women have made to our nation and society. Aspen is proud to recognize the accomplishments of women all year through and especially this March.

National Women’s History Month began as a week-long observance celebrated the week of March 8, 1980, to honor the contributions women have made to our nation and society. That week was chosen to correspond with International Women’s Day, which is March 8th.The event was expanded to a month-long observance in 1987 on the approval of Public Law 100-9, and since that time each president has issued an annual proclamation designating March as Women’s History Month.

Family Reading Night Tonight!

We’re excited to invite you to Aspen’s annual Family Reading Night which will take place on tonight from 5.30-6.30 in the MPR. We will have exciting guests that will be reading from books of their selection. We will have cookies, popcorn, a raffle, and several interesting vendors. As always, the kids can dress in pajamas and bring blankets and pillows so that everybody can get cozy and comfortable during the reading. Also please bring your chairs or blankets to sit on.

This year, we will also hold a Book Exchange event as part of our Family Reading Night. We hope that every child can go home with a new book to read. For each attending child, please bring between 1-3 used children’s books that your child would like to exchange. Any leftover books will be donated to the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library non-profit organization.

Roadrunner Roundup - Monday, March 6th!

Lost and Found

Please be sure to search for any of your student's missing items in the Lost and Found. We will be donating any unclaimed items at the end of March.


We are looking for any interested adults to work morning or afternoon shifts to cover our recess, lunch, and afternoon recess shifts. Please contact Stacey Coombe, our Office Manager, if you are interested in this opportunity!

Trex Plastic Film Recycling Challenge Update

Thank you to everyone who has donated recyclables to the Trex Plastic Film Recycling Challenge! For the month of January, we collected 92 lbs. of plastic wrap -- our largest haul yet! We are making excellent progress while keeping plastic out of our homes, the environment, and landfills.

As a reminder, please do not include any plastic containers or food items in the Trex recycling bin. Acceptable plastic wrap should be clean and dry and labeled with recycling logo 2 or 4 or have a plastic wrap logo. Pet food bags, floral wrap, and candy bags are unfortunately not eligible for this program. Kindly remove receipts and cut out shipping labels and stickers prior to recycling, as they will disrupt the sorting machines.

The campaign ends on April 15th, so please continue to drop off your recyclables in the Trex bin located in the Aspen courtyard. Thank you for your support!

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2022-2023 Opt-In Communication for CVUSD Advisory Council/Committee Updates

In CVUSD, parent/guardian engagement and participation is a top priority! Participation is encouraged through many organizations and activities. Several CVUSD Advisory Councils/Committees that support parent/guardian participation are listed below, with the OPTION for you to select any or all to receive communications from the school’s identified parent/guardian representative and/or from school site administration. This communication would provide information and updates to you related to the Advisory Council/Committee meetings. Please select the Council(s)/Committee(s) that you would like to receive information and updates on, approximately monthly. If you have students at multiple school sites, please submit the form for each school. Additionally, if you opted-in last year, please plan to do so annually. Importantly, should you choose to opt-in to receiving these updates, the parent/guardian representative for the Advisory Council(s)/Committees(s) and/or the administration will not share your email address with others. You also have the ability to opt-out at any time in the event you no longer wish to receive the Advisory Council/Committee information.

If you would like to learn more about these Advisory Councils/Committees, or other ways to get involved at CVUSD, please go to:

If you have any questions in this regard, please contact Dr. Craven at

To access the Advisory Council/Committee Opt-In Form, please use this LINK.

COVID-19 Symptoms Info

PFA Announcements

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Per-Order Your Yearbook!

Hello Aspen Family! It’s that time of the year to pre-order your yearbook! Online orders will be available until April 24th.

Still haven’t sent your photos? There’s still time! Email your photos to, photos due by March 17th.

Do you have a fifth grader leaving Aspen this year? Would you like to make a dedication in the yearbook for them including your favorite photo? Details on how to reserve your spot will be sent home next week!

Questions? Email

Eat Chipotle, Help Aspen PFA

Calling all burrito lovers,

Foil your dinner plans and stop by the Chipotle at 162 W Hillcrest Dr Ste 300 in Thousand Oaks for our fundraiser on Wednesday, March 15 from 4:00pm - 8:00pm. We're raising money to support Aspen PFA, so just download a flyer from the link below or mention the fundraiser at checkout and they'll donate 33% of the proceeds to the cause!

Click here for more details.

Can't wait to see you!

*No need to submit Chipotle receipts on Restaurant Night!

Our school will earn double points for the total sales based on the notification from the business (Chipotle).

Plus 5K bonus points!!!


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Diaper Drive

Please help us provide Diapers and (unscented) Wipes to families who need them most!

Bring your donations to the box in front of the Aspen office between Monday, March 6th- Friday, March 24th and we will make a delivery to the Conejo Community Outreach Diaper Drive!

Any questions? Please email Denise Lucarelli at or Colette Noblitt at

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Help Fund Amazing Programs for Our Kids!

Help Fund Amazing Programs for Our Kids!

We have earned $283 from Box Tops this school year! Please keep scanning!

Collecting Box Tops Has Never Been Easier!

Download the Box Tops for Education mobile app, use referral code TAWY5UOL, select Aspen Elementary, purchase products that have the Box Tops for Education label, and scan your receipt using the app within 14 days. If your products still have the traditional clippable labels, bring them to the school office. Every valid Box Top will earn Aspen 10¢.

Box Tops Bonus

From now until April 9, buy any 4 participating Annie’s Mac & Cheese products at Target in a single transaction and earn 40 Bonus Box Tops for Aspen!

School Cents


Earn 3x points for selected store receipts. Earn 15 points per dollar spent on receipts from these stores, dated and submitted by February 28.

Sparkle: Ben Bridge Jeweler, Daniel’s Jewelers, Dejaun Jewelers, Kay Jewelers, McClave Jewelers

Sweet: Itala, Lolli and Pops, Mrs. Fields, See’s Candies, Sprinkles ATM, Sue’s Candy

Fragrant: Aveda, Bath & Body Works, Lush, Sephora

To help raise money for Aspen, please drop your Oaks receipts in the 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.

Coffee and Conversation with Dr. Craven

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