Entries by Lesli Piotrowski

Children's Book Author Visits Aspen

Children’s book author Faith Goldstein visited Aspen Elementary on Friday to read her book “Gorillas’ Night Out” to kindergarten, first, and second grade students. Her book tells the story of a group of gorillas who sneak out of a zoo and have a night on the town. The students asked plenty of good questions.

Valentine's Day Parties

Our PTO room parents are busy planning amazing parties for our students to help them celebrate Valentine’s Day on Friday, February 14.  Also, please remember that when students are preparing valentines for their classmates, no food, candy, or gum is to be included.  We must stick with our “no food” policy to keep all students […]

Author Visit

Author and former kindergarten teacher, Faith Goldstein, will be speaking to all students at Aspen School on Friday, February 7.  Mrs. Goldstein was interviewed on Good Day Chicago Weekend recently to talk about her new book, Gorillas’ Night Out, as well as to discuss the importance of reading in a child’s education.  She will be […]

Geography Bee Tests Students’ Knowledge of the World

Students’ knowledge of world geography was tested at the National Geographic GeoBee competition at Aspen Elementary on Thursday. Six fourth and fifth grade students, who were finalists of geography bees in their classrooms, vied for first place. Following National Geographic’s guidebook, Mrs. Pogachnik asked tough questions relating to science, culture, environment, history and science about […]

Testing Season is Here

We are in the midst of testing season right now, with MAP testing, ACCESS testing and Fastbridge testing.  Parents can be a huge help in supporting their students by making sure students are getting a good night’s rest, eating a good, healthy breakfast in the mornings and also by sharing words of encouragement to do […]

Geography Bee

Our 4th and 5th grade students will be participating in a Geography Bee on Thursday, January 23 at 12:45 p.m. in our cafeteria. The Geography Bee is sponsored by National Geographic and covers questions on geography, civilizations, cultures, physical features and more.  The winner at our school, or the “school champion” would take a proctored […]

And the Spelling Bee Winner is…

Special congratulations to Hope K., a 5th grader from Ms. Roth’s class for winning the Spelling Bee on Thursday, January 16 and for Laila M., a 4th grader in Mrs. Motley’s 4th grade for coming in as first runner up.  They battled through 57 rounds of words before a winner was declared.  Fantastic job, everyone!