Roadrunner Report

September 22, 2023

Hi Aspen Families!

Here are some updates and important information for the upcoming week. Please scroll to the bottom of the newsletter for PFA updates:

No School- Monday (9/25)

Please note that school will be closed on Monday, September 25th in observance of Yom Kippur.

Social Sips- 9/29

Join us Friday September 29th for Social Sips. Drop your student off, let us make you your morning coffee and join Dr. Craven for a casual meet & greet. Hope to see you there!

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School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)

Thank you to all of our School Site Council members that contributed to this year’s School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)! The draft version of our school’s SPSA is available now at this link. These plans will be provided to our community and board of education on 9/20 and again on 10/4 for approval.

Flyer/Information Distribution

From time to time, individuals or groups in the community will distribute information and advertisements to parents/guardians on the public sidewalks during school arrival or dismissal. This information is not affiliated or endorsed by Aspen school and CVUSD. Any approved communications (i.e. announcements, fliers) from Aspen school and CVUSD will be provided directly from the school to you via email, or given to your students to take home. If you ever are unsure whether or not materials are from Aspen school and CVUSD, please do not hesitate to contact the front office.

September is Attendance Awareness Month!

Thank you for making attendance a priority for the 2023-2024 school year! Consistent attendance will reduce your students’ stress and develop habits that will help them gain essential math and reading skills and succeed now and in the future. At school, students have access to meals, mental health supports, and enrichment activities - keeping them engaged in the school community.

Please call us if you need help with attendance. We want your child to have a successful year! #AttendTodayAchieveTomorrow

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CRPD Enrichment Classes

Parking Lot Safety

The following guidelines will assist us in keeping our students safe in the parking lot:

  • Proceed in the Aspen parking lot at no more than 5 miles per hour.
  • Walk with your child across the parking lot using the marked crosswalk.
  • Do not allow your child to walk unattended between cars.
  • Stay in the right hand lane, move all the way forward, and drop your student off from the right side of the vehicle.
  • Never leave your vehicle unattended in the drive-thru lanes.
  • Follow the California Vehicle Code laws.
  • Remind your child to respect people’s property.

Consider the following:

  • You may pull up to the curb at the front of the school to drop off your student.
  • You may park on the street on Oberlin or Marlowe and walk your student on campus.
  • Please do not block driveways.
  • Be mindful of labeled No Parking zones near the crosswalks.
  • The gates at the front of the school will be open for entry and exit. There will not be access through the gate on Marlowe.
  • Arrange with your student ahead of time a location for pickup.

PFA Announcements

Harley's Bowl Was a Blast!

Harley’s Bowling was a blast!

Shout out to all the families who came to the Harley’s Bowling event!

We had over 80 people who came out to hang with friends and family.

We made $ 320.00!

Fall Mini Photo Sessions

Teresa Marie is a wonderful photographer and has kindly agreed to help us with our Fall Mini Photo sessions fundraiser. This is a great opportunity to have beautiful family photos taken! Don’t miss out and sign up now!

School Cents

Need to get rid of that old, broken tablet or TV? Help Aspen earn points for School Cents by dropping off your old tablets, laptops, monitors, and TVs at the box outside the office or by bringing the items to the mall yourself on September 30 - just print the attached flyer, fill it out, drop off your items, and Aspen will receive the credit! Have larger items? Contact Laurie Clarkson at

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Box Tops

Get the Box Tops app and scan those receipts! For each receipt scanned between now and November 30, you AND Aspen are entered for a chance to win $1,000! Questions? Reach out to Laurie Clarkson at

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When you shop at Ralph’s with your rewards card, Ralph’s will give a percentage of the sales back to Aspen! The more people who sign up, the more money Aspen will receive! No need to scan receipts, just register your rewards card with Aspen Elementary PFA and Ralph’s will do the rest!

To sign up on your smartphone:

  1. Open the Ralph’s app

  2. Click on the menu at the top left

  3. Select “Rewards”

  4. Select “Community Contributions”

  5. Search for & select “Aspen Elementary PFA”

To sign up on your computer:

  1. Create and/or login to your Ralph’s account at

  2. Click on your name

  3. Click on “My Account”

  4. Click on Community Contributions

  5. Search for & select “Aspen Elementary PFA”

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Red Apple Cookie and Cheesecake Fundraiser

Red Apple Cookie and Cheesecake orders starting September 27th

Online orders delivered to school

Aspen earns 40%