Roadrunner Report

October 29, 2021

Hi Aspen Families!

Here are some updates and important information:

No School Monday, 11/1

Monday is a Teacher Professional Learning Day, so there is no school for students!

School Choice Opens on Monday

On Monday, November 1, 2021 at 8am, the School Choice Application for the 2022-2023 school year will be available for families to complete ONLINE HERE. (Please note: Families without access to a device at home to complete the form online, may come to the District's Educational Center located at 1400 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks to utilize a District computer to complete the form.)

School Choice Applications must be submitted by Monday, January 31, 2022 at 5pm in order to be considered “on time” and to be included in the lottery process.


  • A timeline of important dates for families of elementary students submitting a School Choice Application is available here.
  • A timeline of important dates for families of secondary students submitting a School Choice Application is available here.


- If you student is here via School Choice in Grades Kinder-4th, you do not need to reapply for School Choice.

- If your student is in TK and are unsure what your 2022/2023 school is, please contact our Office at (805) 495-2810.

New TK Procedures and Birthdates for 2022-2023:

Important New Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Procedures and Birthdates for 2022-2023:

  • Beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, a School Choice Application is no longer required for families who would like to enroll their student in TK at their assigned neighborhood school.
  • All TK students will register at their neighborhood school, the same as enrollment for Kindergarten, beginning January 18, 2022.
  • TK birthdates have changed: Eligible birthdates for TK are 7/1/2017 through 2/2/2018 for the 2022/2023 school year only. Dates will change again in 2023/2024.

COVID-19 Resources for Families

Parent Representatives Still Needed

We are still 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, Paraeducator, Campus Safety Assistant, and more! Please visit this website for current certificated and classified job openings, and to apply online.

Upcoming Events

  • November 1 - No School
  • November 9 - PFA Meeting in MPR
  • November 10 - School Site Council Meeting
  • November 11 - No School: Veterans Day
  • November 12 - Make-Up Picture Day

PFA Announcements

Fall Mini Photo Sessions

You’re in luck! There’s still 2 more time slots available to book your photo mini session with @teresamariephotos on Sunday, November 7th! Check out Teresa's website here to see her fabulous work: http://teresamariephotos.com/


It’s super quick and easy. The best part is that in just those few clicks, you’re securing your holiday photo card selections (already?! Yes!!) and supporting Aspen because Teresa is so generously giving back 55% of her fee!


https://aspenpfa.square.site/shop/8


*You experience: 15 minutes of a photo session

*You receive: 5 high-res printable images of your choice plus an online viewing gallery for a chance to purchase more!

*You pay: $150

Also, we are looking for 2 volunteers to help Teresa the day of the event. There are two (2) just under 2 hour time slots (one shift would be 12:50 pm-2:30 pm and the other would be 2:50 pm-4:30 pm). Please contact Denise Lucarelli at dfineroff@gmail.com.

Box Tops

Box Tops is offering a $10 Bonus for anyone who signs up for the Box Top App, uses the referral code TAWY5UOL, and scans their first receipt by October 31! If you have already signed up but haven't scanned your first receipt, please do so today to earn $10 for Aspen!


The Box Tops Challenge is in full swing! When we reach $8500, we will have a school wide popsicle party! If we reach $10,000, we will have a no homework day!


Thank you for continuing to play the Box Tops Game! We have earned over $7900! 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 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!

Screen Recycling

Thank you for all of the screens! We have earned 30,000 extra points! Please keep them coming. Earn 2,000 points per screen for the School Cents Program when you recycle any laptop, monitor, TV or tablet. The date for the recycling event is now November 6 & 7. Please drop off items in the box located outside the office by November 5 and we will take care of everything else! Please email aspenschoolrewards@gmail.com to arrange pick up of larger screens.

School Cents

Best promotion of the year from now until October 31! Holiday gifts? Gift cards? Dinner from one of the restaurants on The Oaks Mall property? The School Cents Program is off to a great start! 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. Instead of 5 points for every dollar, we now earn 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 shoppingpartnership.com/theoaks/ and follow the instructions to submit your receipts. You can also email an image of your receipt to aspenschoolrewards@gmail.com and we will submit it for you.

Shutterfly

The holidays are quickly approaching! Please consider using Shutterfly for your holiday cards. Shop at AspenElementary.ShutterflyStorefront.com and Aspen will receive 8% of all purchases!