AES Community Connection 6/22/22

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Greetings AES Families!

Hope you are having a wonderful summer! Just a few notices and reminders...


  • Yearbooks have arrived! Please see below for pickup dates & times. Shout out to Noel Daugherty and Virginia Leffler for all of their hard work.
  • We were hoping to have class lists available earlier this summer; however the PowerSchool rollover and updates occur in July and teacher assignments will not be available until the 1st week in August. Please be on the lookout for notices in late July to update your family account in order to receive your placement notifcation.
  • Keep your child's skills sharp throughout the summer... Read often with your child and set up a good routine for them to read independently. Visit the Library for great summer programming (even when you travel, check out the local libraries for summer programs). Make Lexia and Symphony online programs part of your weekly routine. 30 minutes 2-3 times per week will make a HUGE difference.

Stay safe, work hard and play hard... but most of all be kind to others and yourself.


All my best,

Ashley Bodkins

The AES staff (pictured below) wishes all of our families a fabulous summer!

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Mark your calendar...

  • Thursday June 23: Yearbook pickup 8:30am-11:00am in front of the Middle School
  • Thursday, June 23: Yearbook pickup 4:00pm-5:30pm Basalt- Lyon's Park 101 Midland (between old Art Base & sound stage, where they do the farmer's market)
  • Wednesday, June 29: Yearbook pickup 8:30am-10:30am in front office of Middle School
  • Thursday, June 30th: 8:30am- 10:00am Basalt- Lyon's Park 101 Midland (between old Art Base & sound stage, where they do the farmer's market)
  • Tuesday, July 19th: Yearbook pickup 8:30am-10:30am in front office of Middle School
  • Now- August 24th: Have fun!
  • August 24: New School Year begins


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 .

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

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

Yearbooks Have Arrived!

Thank you for your patience with the Yearbook delays- the wait is over! We will be holding pickup days as follows:


  • Thursday, June 23: Yearbook pickup 8:30am-11:00am in front of the Middle School
  • Thursday, June 23: Yearbook pickup 4:00pm-5:30pm Basalt- Lyon's Park 101 Midland (between old Art Base & sound stage, where they do the farmer's market)
  • Wednesday, June 29: Yearbook pickup 8:30am-10:30am in front office of Middle School
  • Thursday, June 30th: 8:30am- 10:00am Basalt- Lyon's Park 101 Midland (between old Art Base & sound stage, where they do the farmer's market)
  • Tuesday, July 19th: Yearbook pickup 8:30am-10:30am in front office of Middle School

If these dates & times do not work for you please reach out to Virginia. Please also reach out if you forgot to order a Yearbook and would like to buy one. We ordered a few extras and they are $30. There are a limited number and it is first ask first receive!

Student Fees- Please pay!

If you have not already, please pay your student's yearly student fees and any outstanding lunch fees. These include a supply fee of $85 and a tech fee of $15. You can pay them through e~Funds, or email Virginia for help or with questions.

Quick Links

More community news...

Summer at the Pitkin County Library!

Click HERE and HERE for more information about activities throughout the summer!

Cascades Tennis Jr Clinics

Created for kids ages 7-15, these clinics will help develop and enhance tennis skills, athletic ability, and sportsmanship. Clinics will be held Tuesdays & Thursdays at Aspen Meadows. Scholarships are available.

Click HERE to see the flyer.

Go to cascadestennis.com or call 855-744-1994 for more info or to sign up.

Girls on the Run Team

For those early birds planning their Fall already, please consider joining our Girls On The Run Team, starting September 6th on Tues/Ths. from 3:15-4:45 at Aspen Elementary School. Registration is live now and we would love to have your girl on the run join our team! Our Fall running and teamwork exercises culminate in a 5k celebration run in November. Please see the link for more information and registration details:

Ajax Powered by Ivy Camps for Rising 4th & 5th Graders

Ajax Powered by Ivy Camps is a great summer opportunity for 3rd-7th grade students from Aspen School District! June 13-August 19 at Aspen Middle School.

Watch a great video HERE.

Click HERE for the flyer in English.

Click HERE for the flyer in Spanish.

Click HERE for the scholarship application in English.

Click HERE for the scholarship application 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.