Roadrunner Report

October 1, 2021

Hi Aspen Families!

Here are some updates and important information:

October is Bullying Prevention Month

Students will be participating in lessons and activities all month long to learn about preventing childhood bullying and promote kindness, acceptance and inclusion in schools, homes, and communities.

Try some of these ideas to help our world be a more welcoming and inclusive place for everyone:

  • Hold the door for someone
  • Reach out to tell someone they are important to you
  • Thank someone for doing something they do for you every day
  • Learn to say hello in other languages

Together we can create communities that are kinder, more inclusive and accepting for all students. Learn what you can do at


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.

Room 20 Restaurant Night Fundraiser - 10/13

Hear ye! Hear ye! Come one, come all to Sharky's on Moorpark Boulevard to 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!!!

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.

Parking Lot Reminders

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

  • Proceed in the Aspen parking lot at no more than 10 miles per hour.
  • Stay in the right hand lane, move all the way forward, and drop your student off from the right side of the vehicle.
  • 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.

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 13: Restaurant Night - Sharkey's
  • October 20: Unity Day ( Wear Orange)
  • October 22: Harvest Festival
  • October 25 - October 29: Red Ribbon Week
  • November 1: No School

PFA Announcements

Support Our School Campaign

Thank you to those families who have already donated to the “Support Our School” campaign! Our goal this year is to reach 100% participation. We are currently only at 23% and would love to see that Roadrunner spirit and pride! We need your help to fund critical parts of Aspen such as:

*Salaries of Dance, PE, Art, and Computer Specialists

*Instructional funds for class materials

*Instructional Support Staff


*School-wide events.

If you received an email from Kiley Duncan, you have confirmation that you have already donated - thank you to those families! We will be also having a friendly competition for this campaign. The class with the highest participation percentage will get to attack Mr. Craven with silly string (1 class TK-2nd and 1 class 3rd-5th). WOW! So far, Mrs. Kneller and Mrs. Birg's classes have the lead! Please check the donation tracker out front of the school to see our latest standings.

To donate now, please click on this link: or print out the attached form and send it back to school with cash/check. Remember, no amount is too small and we are appreciative of anything you can give. Thank you!

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Box Tops

Thank you for continuing to play the Box Tops Game! We have earned over $7300 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 four original 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

Earn 2,000 points per screen for Aspen when you recycle any laptop, monitor, TV or tablet from now until October 22. Please drop off items in the technology box in the office and we will take care of everything else! Please email to arrange pick up of larger screens.

School Cents

The School Cents Program has begun! 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. 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 and follow the instructions to submit your receipts. You can also email an image of your receipt to and we will submit it for you

2019-2020 Yearbooks

If you forgot to order your yearbook for 2019-2020, you’re in luck! We have approximately 15 leftover for sale at a discounted rate of $20 each.

You can pay by cash, a check written to "Aspen PFA", or venmo Aspen PFA (You should see the school logo in the picture).

Please contact Denise Lucarelli at to purchase. Don't miss your chance to have lifelong memories of your child’s school year!