Focusing on Caring Habits in October

This year students and staff are working to make sure Aspen has a positive and supportive environment for everyone.  Each month we will be focusing on a different theme.  Our focus for October will be TEAMWORK to go along with the caring habits of being supportive and encouraging.
4th Grade Band and Orchestra 
If your child is a 4th grader and interested in band or orchestra, please be sure to attend the band and orchestra instrument orientation night on Monday, September 28th from 7:00-8:30 PM at Middle School South.  This orientation is mandatory for anyone who wishes to join band or orchestra.
Text Message Alerts
To help facilitate better communication with our families, Aspen School will begin using a text message alert system.  The system will enable us to send brief text message reminders about important dates, events, deadlines and more.  Information about this new system will be coming home next week with directions about how you can enroll.  We look forward to bringing this new communication tool to all of our families.
Student Drop Off and Pick Up Reminders

The safety of all students is our first priority. Our staff is outside to help enforce these procedures to make sure all goes smoothly. Parents, please help us keep everyone safe by remembering the following procedures when you drop-off or pick-up your children:

– Pull up to the orange sign. We need to get as many cars as possible on our curb and off of Aspen Drive.

– Please stay in your car when dropping off and picking up your child in the car line. 

– Please have your child unload from the passenger side only.

– If you need to get out of the car to help your child, please park and use the crosswalk. 

– If you park in the lot, please use the crosswalk and walk your child all the way across.

– Per Illinois law, you cannot use your cell phone in a school zone.

Also, if your child is delayed in getting out of the building and to your car, you will be asked to pull forward to maintain a steady flow of traffic.

We appreciate your patience at all times to make sure our children are safe. Thank you for your cooperation.