What a night! Over 255 kids, parents and grandparents attended our annual Bingo Night. The evening was filled with laughter and loud shouts of “BINGO”! Thank you for helping our Student Council raise nearly $500 in pizza sales! All profits from the pizza sales will be donated to the COVE school in Uganda, Africa to help by desks, chairs and school supplies for the classroom VHHS sponsors. A big thank you to our emcee, Mr. Fredricksen, our parent helpers: Laura Ziegler, Lynn Cieslinski, Aditi Desai, Lily Garcia, Julie Simpson, Robyn Kaufman, Rita Ramaiya, Marie Fricano, Maureen Collier, Nicole Carson and Stephanie Freed, and to our pre-event helpers Mrs. Giovanetto, Mrs. Fairbairn and the custodial staff, and a special thank you to our 5th Grade helpers: Nata, Saleem, Abi, Yasheta, Louie and Danielle.
The AFPC is looking for students to perform a few cultural dances at our upcoming Aspen family night to be held Friday, February 19th from 6:30-8. If you are available, please contact Lynn Cieslinski at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 4th.
Aspen’s 9th Annual Family University –
Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 9:00 a.m.-Noon
Parent Program: All parents will participate in a phenomenal NEW workshop taught by Kim Olver (Glasser Institute Executive Director and Faculty and acclaimed speaker/author) titled “Consequences-Discipline vs. Punishment” with home-school connection breakout sessions led by Mrs. Carson, Mrs. Gerjol, Mrs. Manchester, Mrs. Motley, Kim Olver & Mrs. Szoke. Parents of students starting at Aspen in the fall of 2016 are invited to register and attend the Parent Program, but the Children’s Program is only for CURRENTLY registered Aspen families. Links to Registration Forms are below.
Children’s Program (children MUST be at least 4 years old and currently enrolled Aspen family): Our awesome educational program is organized by Mrs. Block, Mrs. Caby, Ms. Sturgill and Mrs. Zurek and taught by Ms. Abel, Mrs. Bonnem, Mrs. Chandler, Mrs. Gifford, Mrs. Howell, Mrs. Loiben, Ms. McNair, Mrs. Medbery and Mrs. Vynnyk. Kids 4 years old through 1st Grade will learn how to identify their basic needs and meet them responsibly through age-appropriate educational activities which include “Around-the-World” themed team-building games, physical exercise, creative projects and story-telling. Kids in 2nd Grade and older will focus on how to develop and maintain quality friendships through an engaging and fun science experiment and team-building games. A snack will be provided. (Aspen Graduates are needed…if they’d like to volunteer to help, please note so on your registration form or contact Mrs. Carson). For a detailed description of the Children’s Program, click HERE.
A HUGE thank you to Philly G’s and Tavern on 60 for their generosity in catering lunch!
Registration deadline is February 2! After that, registration is based on availability. Please contact Nicole Carson at email@example.com or (847) 858-5602 if you have any questions.
LINKS to Registration Forms:
Currently Enrolled Aspen Family U 2016 Registration Form
Incoming Aspen Parents (Fall of 2016) Family U 2016 Registration Form
Looking for a way to volunteer at school during the day? Then Choice Time is perfect for you! From November 30, 2015 through March 18, 2016 we offer an indoor alternative to recess for students in grades 1-5. Games, Legos and Drawing will be be offered to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders. We would like to offer silent reading for 1st-5th graders if we have enough parent supervisors, Monday through Friday, to allow students the opportunity to add to the school-wide minute total for our Reading Around the World challenge. It is a 20 minute time frame per grade level, and it would help the school meet the 2 million minute reading goal this year. Choice Time is the one time you can bring a younger sibling with you! You can volunteer one time, monthly, bi-weekly, weekly or even for various dates throughout the winter. Look for sign-up forms in backpack mail next week, or download one HERE.
Look for sign-ups at all fall back-to-school events to join the AFPC and volunteer for help planning/staffing activities of the following teams: Choice Time (winter recess alternative), Library Helpers, Parent Education, Principal’s Helpers (filling out birthday cards), Social, Special Projects.