Roadrunner Report

October 8, 2021

Hi Aspen Families!

Here are some updates and important information:

Parent Conferences Next Week

Next week (10/11-10/15) is Parent/Teacher Conference Week here at Aspen. Please note that school will dismiss at 12:30 PM every day next week. If you have not signed up for a conference, please contact your teacher directly to schedule a time to meet.

Room 20 Restaurant Night Fundraiser - 10/13

Hear ye! Hear ye! Come one, come all to Sharky's on Moorpark Roadto support Shakespeare on Wednesday, October 13th, during parent conference week. Sharky's will donate 20% of the cost of your meal from 11:00 AM-8:00 PM, so come by at lunch, for an afternoon snack, for dinner, or all of the above. Join the Aspen community to share a meal and to support the theater arts. Huzzah!!!

COVID-19 Resources for Families

Socktober!

To kick off Student Council this year, Aspen will be participating in Socktober. SOCKTOBER is an annual, month-long campaign designed to show people that ordinary acts of love can make a big difference. It can all start with socks. During the month of October we would like to collect new socks for the homeless. If you are interested in contributing new socks for men, women, children and babies, please bring them to Room 10 (Mrs. Birg) or drop them off in the office.

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.

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 12: PFA Meeting- 7 PM
  • October 13: Restaurant Night - Sharkey's
  • October 20: Unity Day (Wear Orange)
  • October 21: ELAC Meeting- 4 PM
  • October 22: Harvest Festival
  • October 25 - October 29: Red Ribbon Week
  • November 1: No School

PFA Announcements

Join us at the October PFA Meeting!

Find out what Aspen’s PFA is busy working on, meet new people, and find out how you can help make Aspen the best it can be! Please join us at our meeting on Tuesday, October 12th at 7 pm in the Aspen MPR. We would love to see you!

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is Coming! Each year, schools around the country mobilize to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. As an Elementary School, the Aspen staff and PFA have decided to focus our teachings on promoting a Healthy and Active Lifestyle. This year Red Ribbon Week will take place from October 25 - 29th. Aspen students will be participating in a variety of fun and educational activities both at school and home that week. More detailed information will be sent home as we get closer. We look forward to celebrating a week of health, wellness, and positivity with our students!

Fall Mini Photo Sessions

Fall Mini Photo Sessions are back and happening Sunday, November 7th!


*You experience: 15 minutes photo session @ Conejo Community Park

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

*You pay: $150 (Aspen receives $82.50)


Don't miss out on your chance to snag one of the time slots with Teresa Marie Photography! Spots are limited! Reserve and pay for your session online. https://aspenpfa.square.site/shop/8

Box Tops

The Box Top Challenge has begun! When we reach $8,500, 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 $7,500 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 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 over 24,000 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 from now until October 22. Please drop off items in the box located outside the office and we will take care of everything else! Please email aspenschoolrewards@gmail.com to arrange pick up of larger screens.

School Cents

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 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.