AES Community Connection 9/19/22
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Greetings AES Families!
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Thank you so much for attending last week's Open House. We had a wonderful turnout and appreciate your commitment to your child's education and development. If you were unable to attend, you may click here to view Zoe and my presentation to the entire school community.
All families are invited to the AES Fall Family Social on Thursday at the Highlands Alehouse. See below for details. We hope to see you there!
The mission of our school is to empower an innovative, mindful community of learners in a challenging and nurturing environment that promotes academic excellence.
We believe in...
Supporting the whole child academically, emotional, physically and socially.
Differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all learners.
- Providing the skills to be lifelong members and productive members of a global society.
- Promoting and celebrating the love of learning.
- Developing partnerships of passionate, respectful, learners amongst students, staff, parents and community.
All my best,
Mark your calendar...
- September 22: Picture Day & Fall Social and PTO Fundraiser 5-8 pm at Highlands Ale House
Click here for the 22-23 School Year Calendar... Please mark your calendar and plan your vacations accordingly. This year, one of our School Improvement goals is to REDUCE high absenteeism. Please prioritize your child's attendance at school .
Drop off and Pick-Up at "The Rock"
The procedure for students who are being dropped off and picked up by an adult will be different this year. Why? To create a safe environment for all students by making the entrance to school a student/staff only zone in the morning and afternoon.
Drop-off: Say good-bye to your children at the rock and allow them to walk up the sidewalk independently. Think, “Hug and Go!” Kinder caregivers are welcome to continue walking our littlest learners up to their meeting area if needed. We have two adults on duty at the rock to help students feel welcomed and safe, and two staff members for every grade in the meeting areas.
Pick-up: Our staff will walk students down to the rock and wait with them until they have been picked up. Caregivers, please help ensure safety and minimize confusion for our bus riders by waiting down at the rock to meet your child. This includes kinder caregivers. Any students remaining after 3:10 PM will be brought back to the office.
Learner Profile of the month...
Want to visit your child for lunch/recess?
Early Release 2022-23...
Here is the Board of Education approved 2022-23 Aspen School District Calendar and information about Early Release Days.
Early Release Days have been added back to the calendar. Early Release Days will be the second Wednesday of each month EXCEPT for December. Early release times are as follows:
1:15 PM Aspen Elementary School
2:00 PM Aspen Middle School
2:00 PM Aspen High School
AES Picture Day Thursday, September 22!
Fall Social and PTO Fundraiser
Student Fees- Please pay!
Our PTO is looking for committed volunteers to support family events, teacher appreciation, school wide events such as the book fair, weekly popcorn sales and field day! We'd love to have a minimum of 2-3 representatives from each grade level as well as individuals committed to serving on the leadership team. If you are interested, please reach out to Nicole VandeBoom at email@example.com.
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- The AES Student Handbook (Click here for Spanish) outlines expectations for our school.
- Aspen School District Absences and Excuses Policy (Click here for Spanish)
- AES Attendance (Click here for Spanish)
- Pre-Arranged Absence Form
- School Supplies and tech fees - Click here for more information.
- Please click HERE to see the staff's favorite things!
- Order SPIRIT WEAR anytime with this link!
More community news...
Join the New Kindergarten Daisy Girl Scout Troop
Imagine it—your daughter and her forever friends. Dreaming up adventures. Making the whole world sparkle with their own personal brand of magic.
You're invited to join Girl Scouts! New Kindergarten Daisy troop forming at Aspen Elementary, meeting on early release days once per month, 1:15-3pm. There are a few spots left!
For questions or to register, contact Alexia at 970-628-8007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aspen Art Adventures
Dr. Becky is Coming to Aspen Country Day
This event is free and open to the public.
Registered attendees will receive a copy of the book at the event.
Connect! Social, Emotional, and Ethical After School Program for K-4 grades
This year, Connect! is meeting at AES. There are 3 five week sessions:
Session #1 - September 20th-October 27th
Session #2 - November 1st - December 8th
Session #3 - January 24th - February 23rd
Students sign up for either Tuesdays OR Thursdays from 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Please go to the Connect! Website to find out more information:
If you would like to register your child(ren), please email us with their name(s), grade(s), session(s) and preferred day(s) at email@example.com.
We will check for availability and let you know how to proceed. Connect! can accommodate 30 students per session. We will have a table available at Back to School Night on Wednesday, September 14th!
- Elaine Bonds and Mimi Hauenstein, Connect! Directors
AVSC Student Pass Information
If your child is enrolled in AVSC or a local school during the 2022-2023 season, you are eligible to purchase an AVSC or Student Pass for them.
Purchase Online: at shop.aspensnowmass.com/season-passes
In person: at any Aspen Snowmass ticket office.
By Phone: Call the Mountain Sales Call Center at (855) 547-5546 to purchase a pass.Click HERE to find the flyer with all the information you need!
Hispanic Heritage Month at Anderson Ranch!
Community celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month on Saturday, September 17th 1 pm - 5 pm. There will be music, dancing, food, art activities, and games! The event is free and open to the public, so the more the merrier!
Click HERE for the Flyer in English.
Click HERE for the flyer in Spanish.
Aspen Elementary SKIERS
At AES our essential agreements guide the way we behave and interact with others throughout our school in every setting. This year, we've adopted the SKIER acronym as a way to frame our essential agreements school wide. We hope that you will reinforce these positive attributes with your child at home.