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Head of School Message

Charla Salmeron
Hello Owl Families, 
We are working hard to provide opportunities for strong connections this year. We are a school built by our community, working together to build up our community. What better way to do this than through connection?
We've spent the first few months of school connecting with our students, with our families, with our local businesses, and with our town. Thank you to everyone who is working to ensure those connections are positive, that Aspen Ridge is represented well, and that we are a shining example of what strong schools are made of. If you are new to Aspen Ridge, I hope it has been evident that we work hard to protect one another, we work hard to protect our students and staff, we work hard to promote our school, and we work hard to collaboratively build confidence and academic success in our students. If you ever happen to hear negativity or false information about Aspen Ridge, I hope you feel empowered to take the opportunity to spread positivity and share the positive rumors. We are in charge of our own narrative. It is imperative that each of us feels this ownership in accountability.
We have some great opportunities to connect in the near future - Fall Fest, Book Fair, Erie Uplink Hat & Glove Drive, and more. I hope that as you join us for these events you'll free to reach out and connect with new families and staff as you do so. If you're really looking to connect and get involved, we are always looking for great substitutes. Read all the way to the end of the newsletter to find out how you can apply and join our team.
Additionally, Aspen Ridge is a member of the Colorado League of Charter Schools. As a member, the League provides us with critical advice and support throughout the school year, especially when it comes to protecting our interests and promoting our needs at the State Capitol. They also provide information about charter schools as well as training opportunities for our families and our staff through their ACT Advocacy Network.  
This year the League is working hard to add more like-minded supporters to the network. The three schools that sign up the most supporters will win a $1,000 cash prize. In addition, 12 families from across the state will each win a $250 gift card. Sign up to win prizes and to ensure Aspen Ridge has the resources and support we need to serve your child and the rest of our students well. Click HERE to sign up and earn a chance to win for both YOU and ARPS!
A well known African proverb says, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
Thanks for connecting and sticking together for our students, our school, and our legacy!
Charla Salmeron~ Head of School