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Aspen’s 9th Annual Family University 
- Saturday, February 6, 2016

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 nc.longdon@gmail.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

AFPC Parent Education Team Presents….

Choice Theory 101 on Thursday, Dec. 3 from 7:00-9:00p.m. in Aspen’s cafeteria.  Through lecture, discussion and interactive exercises, our introductory program will provide you with an overview of Choice Theory, tips for use at home, how it’s used at school and more.  Learning about Choice Theory will help parents to improve relationships, communication skills and family harmony and enhance the home-school connection.   Program taught by Mrs. Szoke and Mrs. Zurek (Glasser trained Aspen Faculty) and Mrs. Carson (Aspen Parent/Staff, Glasser Institute Faculty).  This program is free, but please register by emailing nc.longdon@gmail.com and provide your name, your student’s name and your cell phone number, or complete the Registration Form.  This program is for parents only, please do not bring children.  Additional choice theory workshops will be offered at the Family University on February 6, 2016 at which time a children’s program will be offered.

Aspen’s 8th Annual Family University

 Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 9:00 a.m.-Noon (check-in at 8:45 a.m.)

Parents of students starting at Aspen in the fall of 2015 are invited to register and attend the Parent Program, but the Children’s Program is only for CURRENTLY registered Aspen families. Please contact Nicole Carson or (847) 858-5602 if you have any questions.

For All Parents:  Acclaimed Author and Speaker Kim Olver will Present Empowerment Parenting Workshop and Aspen Teachers/Staff will lead breakout sessions on the Home-School Connection.  Breakout sessions taught by Mrs. Gerjol, Mrs. Manchester, Mrs. Motley, Mrs. Novak, Mrs. Saliba, Mrs. Szoke, and Mrs. Wysong.

Children’s Program (children MUST be at least 4 years old and currently enrolled Aspen family): Our awesome educational program organized by Mrs. Block, Mrs. Brocks, Mrs. Kirby and Mrs. Zurek and taught by Mrs. Foley, Mrs. Ivy, Ms. Leahy, Mrs. Liberacki, Mrs. Loiban, Mrs. Niedbalski, Mrs. Olson, Ms. Sturgill and Mrs. Vynnyk will once again delight children aged 4 through 5th grade.  (Aspen Graduates are welcome…if they’d like to volunteer to help, please note so on your registration form).  Kids 4 years old through 1st Grade will learn how to identify their needs and meet them responsibly through age-appropriate educational activities which include team-building games, physical exercise, creative projects and story-telling.  Kids in 2nd-5th Grade will learn tips and tools on managing their behavior and meeting their needs effectively and responsibly through fun and engaging activities like a scavenger hunt, toy car races, and team-building games.  A healthy snack will be provided.

A HUGE thank you to Philly G’s and Tavern on 60 for their generosity in catering lunch!

First Ever Aspen “Glasser” Olympics

On Friday, February 7, Aspen students will kick off the first ever Glasser Olympics with an opening ceremony assembly.  Students will parade through the halls by grade level wearing their assigned “team” color (kindergarten wears white, 1st wears red, 2nd wears green, 3rd wears blue, 4th wears yellow, and 5th wears black).  Our band and orchestra will play the Olympic theme song as students enter the gym and student council members will put on skits that represent our 5 basic needs.  Mr. Fredricksen will address the student body and go over some of the Glasser Olympic events that will be taking place over the following 2 weeks.

Aspen Olympics

Mr. Carlsen and all the PE teachers present Aspen’s Glasser Olympics

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.