Thanks for Making Family University a Success!

We can’t thank our volunteers and Claim Company enough for making Saturday’s Family University one of our best events ever!!!  We had over 90 parents and children and over 25 Faculty and Staff who made the morning possible.  Our heartfelt thanks goes out to:  Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Brocks, Mrs. Caby, Mrs. Carson, Mr. Fredricksen, Mrs. Gerjol, Mrs. Giovanetto, Ms. Green, Ms. Jones, Mrs. Kirby, Mrs. Loiben, Mrs. Manchester, Mr. McDonald, Mrs. Medbery, Mrs. Motley, Mrs. Perlin, Mrs. Saliba, Mrs. Schrems, Mrs. Szoke, Mrs. Williamson, Ms. Wolfson, Mrs. Zurek, Kim Olver, the Executive Director of the Glasser Institute, our parent volunteers:  Emily Coronado, Marie Fricano, Charlie Longdon, and Kristin Weissman, and our Aspen Graduates/Volunteers:  Jessica Johnson, Josh Johnson, Susan Johnson, Avery Longdon and Ryan Cerauli.  All of these people make the Family University possible (either at the event or in the behind-the-scenes preperations).  Claim Company provided a delicious lunch for which we were all grateful!

Aspen’s 11th Annual Family University

There are still spots available for Aspen’s 11th Annual Family University that is taking place on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 9:00 a.m.-Noon.  If you forgot to register, or your plans changed and you can now attend, please contact Mrs. Carson to register.  Please see the 2018 Aspen Family U Registration Form for more information. Parents of 2018-2019 incoming students are welcome to register, but our Children’s Program is only for CURRENTLY enrolled Aspen families.

Parent Program:  “Raising Children with Healthy Self-Esteem–How to Boost Your Child’s Self-Esteem and Confidence While Raising a Humble Kid” will be presented by Kim Olver, a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC).  Kim is an internationally acclaimed speaker, author and leader.  Her entertaining presentation style is infused with humor, fun and great instructional anecdotes.  The end of the program will include breakout sessions led by Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Carson, Mr. Fredricksen, Mrs. Gerjol, Mrs. Manchester, Mrs. Motley and Mrs. Szoke.

Children’s Program (children MUST be at least 4 years old and currently enrolled Aspen family):  Our awesome educational program is taught by Mrs. Brocks, Mrs. Caby,  Mrs. Cooper, Ms. Green, Mrs. Kirby, Mrs. Loiben, Mrs. Medbery, Mrs. Saliba, Mrs. Williamson, Ms. Wolfson and Mrs. Zurek.  Kids 4 years old through 1st Grade will learn how to identify their basic needs and meet them responsibly through age-appropriate, Olympic themed activities which include team-building games, physical exercise, creative projects and story-telling.  Kids in 2nd Grade and up will learn how to boost their self-esteem  through fun and engaging activities like a life-sized game and making Olympic Flags.  A snack will be provided.

Please contact Mrs. Carson at nc.longdon@gmail.com or (847) 858-5602 if you have any questions.

A HUGE thank you to The Claim Company for their generosity in catering lunch for us at a discounted rate!  As a result, the registration fee for this amazing program and LUNCH for your family is only $5 per family! 

Choice Time Volunteers Needed

Calling all Aspen Parents! Choice Time is in need of parent volunteers. Choice Time runs from Fall Break to Spring Break, and gives students the opportunity to stay indoors for recess during the cold winter months. It is completely parent-run. You are welcome to bring siblings. Please contact Amanda Burt at lelandamanda@hotmail.com with questions and to sign up to help.

Donations Needed for Fall Conferences Staff Dinner

The AFPC Special Projects Team is looking for donations of desserts, appetizers, fruit, water bottles, cans of soda, dinner plates, dessert plates, plastic silverware, bowls, and napkins for the Fall teachers’ conference dinner.  We are doing an Asian themed dinner.

**For paper products, silverware, and drinks, please bring them to the Aspen office on or before Friday, November 17.**

**For desserts, appetizers, and fruit, please bring them to the Aspen office on Monday, November 20 BEFORE 3:00 PM.**

Please click here to sign up to donate.


Our teachers are so appreciative of this event where we provide them with a meal during the first night of conferences at Aspen!

Please contact Michelle Tran at 847-247-8157 if you have any questions!

Thank you!
The Aspen Family Partnership Council/Special Projects Team

Family Night A Huge Success!

Aspen’s Family Night last Friday was a huge success. Matt Wilhelm performed his BMX tricks while imparting his “never-give-up” attitude teaching kids resilience and anti-bullying strategies to a packed house.  Thanks to Maureen Collier and Stephanie Freed for organizing a great evening, and to Amanda Leland-Burt, Laura Palti and Dave Collier for volunteering their time to help at the event.  Mark your calendars for our most popular Family Night of the year on February 16, 2018–it’s BINGO time!!

AFPC Choice Time

Choice Time begins the week of November 27th and runs through March 23rd.  Choice Time gives students in 1st-5th grade the unique opportunity to choose to do an indoor activity rather than go outside for recess during the winter months.  This volunteer opportunity is perfect for parents unable to volunteer at the school because of younger children.  Choice Time is the one time you can bring younger siblings with you!  To volunteer for Choice Time, please complete the form that was sent home with your child and return it to school with your child, or download it here. We MUST receive a paper form in order to be place you on the Choice Time calendar. 

AFPC Family Night on November 3rd

Please join us for Aspen Family Night, this Friday, November 3rd from 6:30-8:00pm, featuring America’s Got Talent semi-finalist Matt Wilhelm.  Matt is the fastest spinner in the world on a BMX Bike, and will perform an exciting array of BMX bike tricks while explaining how he rode his way to the top.  In addition to an action packed bike show, Matt will deliver an entertaining and engaging message to empower students with a focus on resilience, a never give up attitude,  and anti-bullying.   You are not going to want to miss this show, so register today by downloading the Registration Form and returning to school with your registration fee.  In addition to the entertainment, we will be selling Culvers vanilla custard in the cafeteria for $1.50 per cup.

AFPC Parent Education Team

Thank you so much to all the parents who attended the Fall Workshop.  We had a great time while learning about Choice Theory!  A special thanks to Mrs. Carson, Mrs. Szoke and Mrs. Zurek for volunteering their time. 

Parent Education Team

Join us on Tuesday night, October 3 from 7:00-9:00 for an insightful presentation from Mrs. Szoke, Mrs. Zurek and Mrs. Carson titled “Fostering Resilience Through Lasting Relationships at Home and School Using Choice Theory.” This workshop is for new and returning parents. Parents who have attended prior Choice Theory workshops will participate in a break-out session while new parents learn about the basics. This event is for PARENTS ONLY, no children please. Although this event is free, please register by emailing aspenfamilypartnershipcouncil@gmail.com with your name and cell number, or completing the Registration Form and returning it to school with your child.

AFPC Family Night on November 3rd

Please join us for our next Aspen Family Night, Friday, November 3rd,  from 6:30-8:00pm, featuring America’s Got Talent semi-finalist Matt Wilhelm.  Matt is the fastest spinner in the world on a BMX Bike, and will perform an exciting array of BMX bike tricks while explaining how he rode his way to the top.  In addition to an action packed bike show, Matt will deliver a entertaining and engaging message to empower students with a focus on resilience, a never give up attitude,  and anti-bullying.   You are not going to want to miss this show, so mark your calendars today.  In addition to the entertainment, we will be selling Culvers vanilla custard in the cafeteria.