Honor Your Child’s Birthday and Support the School Library

Dear Aspen families,
Would you like to honor your child and help add books our school library at the same time?  The Add-a-Book program is a great way to celebrate birthdays or any other special day in the life of your child or family.  You choose a personal message and return the with your donation.  We will put the message on a book plate in a new book.  Your child will bring home the book to share with you.  The message and book will be enjoyed for years to come. The Add-a-Book form is also available on my blog at http://as1.hawthorn73.org/library-links/. You are welcome to make more than one donation at a time.
Please consider this wonderful way to add new books to the library and create a special way of commemorating this time in your child’s life.
Thank you!
Mrs. Heaser
Aspen Library Media Specialist

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Dr. William Glasser Will be Missed

It is with a heavy heart that I share with you news that Dr. William Glasser passed away on Friday, August 23, 2013.

Dr. Glasser Passing

In these days of shock at losing our great friend and mentor, Bill Glasser, we are aware that many of those whose lives he helped change wish to express how they feel about him. We have decided to create a special tribute page on our website so that you can express your sentiments but also tell stories about your time with Bill. Hopefully, Carleen and other members of Bill’s family will be able to read the comments and appreciate just how well-loved and respected Bill was all around the globe.

The page is located at www.wglasserinternational.org.




Backpack Letter Coming Home Today 8/26/13

We want to make you aware of a reported incident involving students and an as-yet unidentified adult in the vicinity of Butterfield Road and Greenleaf Drive on our Village’s north side.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck is coming November 5th!

Our PTO Book Fair is offering a specially priced hardcover edition at $9.08 (total after tax).  Books ship November 3rd and should be distributed on the release day of November 5th.
Pre-order your copy today by downloading this order form and turning it in by October 29th.  Thanks for supporting our PTO Book Fair.  

Aspen Library Receives Prestigious Grant

Our library received a grant from the LBSS Endowment Fund of the Illinois School Library Media Association (ISLMA).  Aspen School was one of forty-five libraries to receive a set of 2013-2014 Monarch Award nominated books.  More that 165 libraries applied to receive one of the Reader’s Choice awards grants given this year.  The Monarch Award is an Illinois Readers’ Choice Award for grades K-3.  There are twenty books on the list selected from a range of genres and are wonderful choices for students of these ages.
Aspen School also received the Read for Information grant from this organization last year.
For more information about the grant and the Readers’ Choice Awards for students, please refer to this link http://www.lbssfund.org//index.htm and http://www.islma.org/monarch.htm.


Classroom Websites: Please Be Patient

We all know how important the classroom websites are to parents and students, so teachers work very hard to keep theirs as current as possible.  This year many teachers are in the process learning a new webpage program.  Please be patient if you find a classroom site less than current.