Roadrunner Report

May 5, 2023

Hi Aspen Families!

Here are some updates and important information:

Save The Date- Open House- 5/19

Save the Date for Aspen's Open House on Friday, May 19th. Classrooms will be open from 5:30pm-6:30pm

CAASPP Testing 5/15-5/19

Students in grades 3-5 will be participating in California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) testing the week of May 15th. Please make every effort to have your child in attendance and on time to school each day that week as the testing will begin shortly after the start of school.

Trex Plastic Film Recycling Challenge Update!

Roadrunners, thank you for supporting Aspen's campaign for the Trex Plastic Film Recycling Challenge this year! We ended up collecting a total of 332 pounds of plastic film, which will be recycled into composite Trex decking and other outdoor products. While we did not win any prizes for collections, we are happy to announce that our school was awarded a $3,000 check for winning 2nd place in the social media category!

Approximately 780 schools registered for the nationwide challenge and collectively recycled over 420,000 pounds of plastic film! Thank you for your help and for keeping plastic out of our landfills.

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Highlight of the Week!

We held our May Roadrunner Rally this morning. Thank you to our Kindergarten students for a great performance. Congratulations to our May Roadrunners of the Month!
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School Site Council Nominations

We are seeking two parents to serve on School Site Council (SSC) for the 2023-2024 school year. This is an elected two year term position. One of the primary functions of SSC is to develop, monitor, and evaluate the school’s Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA).

If you are interested in being nominated or in nominating someone else for this position, please contact Stacey Coombe at by no later than Friday, May 12, 2023.

Drop Off/Pick Up Reminders

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

  • Stay in the right hand lane, move all the way forward, and ONLY drop your student off from the right side of the vehicle when in the parking lot.
  • 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.
  • Please do not park in front of mailboxes or driveways in the surrounding neighborhood

TK & Kindergarten Parent Education Series

Families with children who will be entering Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten are invited to attend a three-part TK & Kindergarten Parent Education Series. These free, virtual webinars will offer tools, tips, and tricks to help families and their students be and feel prepared for the first day of the 2023-2024 school year in August.

Part 3: Summer fun for your TK/K Child

Click here to view/download the Education Series Flyer in English.
Click here to view/download the Education Series Flyer in Spanish.


Please note that all playgrounds are closed before school and students should not be playing on the playgrounds, as this is a safety concern due to the lack of adult supervision. All students are expected to line up outside of their classrooms if they arrive before the first bell at 8:12 am. Please assist us in reminding your students to not play on the playgrounds before school. Thank you for your help in keeping our students safe.


We are looking for any interested adults to work mornings before school. Please contact Stacey Coombe, our Office Manager, if you are interested in this opportunity!

PFA Announcements

Aspen Restaurant Night!

Help support this local business and Aspen Family who owns 3 Amigos!

When: Monday, May 15th

Time: All day lunch and dinner

Location: 365 E. Avenida De Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks

Phone: 805-493-1033

Take out · Dine In · Call In

20% back to our school!


We have earned over $306 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¢.

Earn 30 Bonus Box Tops at Target when you buy any 3 participating Annie’s products in a single transaction between 5/1/23-5/31/23.