Back-to-school TO DO list

1. COMPLETE YOUR FORMS ONLINE

Go to your mycountryday parent portal to complete important forms for the start of the school year. Not sure how to sign in? Contact us! communications@aspencountryday.net

2. Gather your supplies for the CLASSROOM & OUtDOOR ED

PreKindergarten supply lists - by mail

A paper packet was sent home by US Mail in mid-August - watch for the big yellow envelope! If you missed it or prefer to print your own, click here for the PDF.

Kindergarten supply & outdoor ed list

There are no specific school supplies you must buy. The children's books and materials are provided and kept in class. Please make sure your child has:
  • a backpack or bookbag
  • a small water bottle to be kept in the classroom
  • a lunchbox for snacks or field trips
  • sneakers for gym class
We go outside to play every day. Please make sure your child wears a sweater or jacket to school daily. Everything brought from home should be clearly marked with your child's name.
About snack: Kindergarteners have a substantial morning snack daily. As we find that children this age do best with a snack from home (something they are eager to eat!), we ask that parents pack a wholesome snack to send with your child each day. No candy, cookies, or sweets. Snack ideas: crackers, cheese, apples, carrots, nutrition bars, goldfish, packs of yogurt, etc. 

Packing list for Kindergarten Outdoor Ed Day
Friday, September 15

  • DAY PACK with...
  • Hat with visor
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Lots of snacks
  • LUNCH
  • 1 water bottle (full)
  • Warm coat
  • Warm hat
  • Long sleeve shirt to put on top
  • Long pants
  • Extra pair of shoes and socks

First Grade supply & outdoor ed list

There are no specific school supplies you must bring. The children's books and materials are provided and kept in class. We do ask that your child has a backpack, a lunchbox for field trips, and a small water bottle to be kept in the classroom.

We play outside every day. Please make sure your child wears a jacket or sweater to school daily and has sneakers for gym class. All belongings should be labeled with your child's name. Thank you!

About snack:
 The students have a substantial morning snack daily. Please pack a wholesome snack to send with your child each day. No candy, cookies, or sweets. Snack ideas: crackers, cheese, apples, carrots, nutrition bars, goldfish, packs of yogurt, etc. 

Second Grade supply & outdoor ed list

There are no specific school supplies you must bring. The children's books and materials are kept in class. We do ask that you have on hand these two items for use at home for math game assignments: a deck of cards, and a pair of dice. Of course, everyone enjoys a new backpack or lunchbox for field trips! Remember, we require sneakers for gym class.
We also play outside every day. Please make sure jackets and all belongings are labeled with your child's name. Thank you!
About snack: The students have a substantial morning snack daily. Please pack a wholesome snack to send with your child each day. No candy, cookies, or sweets. Snack ideas: crackers, cheese, apples, carrots, nutrition bars, goldfish, packs of yogurt, etc.

Third Grade supply & outdoor ed list

Please bring the following on the first day of school:
  • 1 box of #2 pencils
  • 2 spiral notebooks with perforated edges
  • 1 pack of colored pencils, sharpened
  • 1 pack of magic markers
  • 1 glue stick
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • water bottle
  • backpack
  • You will also need: 
  • lunchbox for snacks or field trips
  • sneakers for gym class
About snack: The students have a morning snack daily. Please have your child bring a wholesome snack each day. No candy, cookies, or sweets. Snack ideas: crackers, cheese, apples, carrots, nutrition bars, goldfish, packs of yogurt, etc.

Fourth Grade supply & outdoor ed list

Please bring the following on the first day of school
  • 1 three-ring (approx. 1 1/2 inch size) binder (the kind that zips)
  • 1 small pack of wide-ruled, lined, loose-leaf paper
  • 1 plastic or fabric pencil case or bag
  • 1 set of binder dividers, preferably with pocket folder
  • 1 box of #2 pencils
  • 2 sets of highlighters (blue, green, pink, yellow)
  • 2 blue pens
  • 2 red pens
  • 1 black Sharpie pen
  • 1 4-pack of Post-It sticky notes
  • water bottle
  • backpack
You will also need: 
  • lunchbox for snacks or field trips
  • sneakers for gym class
About snack: The students have a morning snack daily. Please have your child bring a wholesome snack each day. No candy, cookies, or sweets. Snack ideas: crackers, cheese, apples, carrots, nutrition bars, goldfish, packs of yogurt, etc.

Click here for the fall outdoor ed trip letter to begin gathering your important items for the packing list!

Fifth Grade supply & outdoor ed list

Please bring the following on the first day of school
  • 1 three-ring (approx. 1 1/2 inch size) binder
  • 1 set of durable binder dividers, preferably with pocket folders (at least 5; one for each of the main subjects)
  • 1 dozen #2 pencils, sharpened
  • 1 dozen ball-point pens
  • assortment of colored pencils
  • 4 dry-erase markers
  • highlighters: 1 blue, 1 green, and 1 yellow
  • college or wide-ruled filler paper
  • 1 black Sharpie pen
  • pencil case or bag
  • access to a thesaurus and dictionary at home
  • water bottle
  • backpack
You will also need: 
  • lunchbox for snacks or field trips
  • sneakers for gym class
About snack: The students have a morning snack daily. Please have your child bring a wholesome snack each day. No candy, cookies, or sweets. Snack ideas: crackers, cheese, apples, carrots, nutrition bars, goldfish, packs of yogurt, etc.

Click here for the fall outdoor ed trip letter and begin gathering your gear for this exciting biking expedition!

Middle School supply & outdoor ed list

ACADEMIC SUPPLY LIST
  • 1 three-ring binder with dividers and supply pouch, or spiral notebook
  • college or wide-ruled filler paper
  • 1 dozen #2 pencils, sharpened
  • assortment of blue, black, red pens
  • assortment of colored pencils
  • 4 dry-erase markers
  • highlighters, several different colors
  • Spanish-English or French-English dictionary (actual book, no apps)
Things to get LATER
  • Graphing calculator (Seventh/Eighth only), math teachers will discuss


Click here for the packing list and trip information for the Middle School Outdoor Ed trips. These are Wednesday-Friday of the first week of school, and all students need to bring their fully packed backpacks to school on the first day for a comprehensive pack check. Please read carefully! CLICK HERE

3. SIGN UP WITH THE PIE PARENT ASSOCIATION

Did you know? There is no better way to feel part of the action at ACDS than to volunteer for some of the many projects of the PIE parent association!
Click here today to see what's available! 

4. UPDATE YOUR CALENDAR

Sign up to receive alerts from our website with updates on all school events. Just go to the school calendar and click the yellow bells to set up your alerts.  

5. UPDATE YOUR IMMUNIZATION RECORD

Be sure your child's immunization record is up to date. Check to see "how to tell" if you need to submit a new record to ACDS this year.

6. WRAP UP THAT SUMMER HOMEWORK

Children should bring completed assignments the first day. Summer work is posted here. 

7. PLAN YOUR TRANSPORTATION

For pickup and dropoff, the traffic pattern is counter-clockwise around the campus (same as last year). 

  • Morning drop-off in Lower School: Use the lot closest to the Lower School. Never leave your car running if you are not in it.
  • Morning drop-off in Middle School: Use the back road; students may walk across the pedestrian bridge. Be careful not to block the flow of traffic behind you.
  • Morning drop-off for Fourth and Fifth Grades: Use the designated drop-off or parking by the Castle Creek building.
  • Afternoon pickup: all students will be waiting in the plaza; make your way around the campus on the loop road to pick up students by the bike racks in the plaza. 

Always obey the speed limit: 12 miles per hour. Safety first!

School bus routes are now posted at www.aspencountryday.org/bus
Bus routes have changed slightly since last year, so be sure you know your new schedule! Please note: there is no service on the in-town bus route (orange line) or on the Woody Creek route (red line) during the first week of school. Those routes begin Monday, September 11.

8. Seventh & Eighth Graders: CHOOSE ARTS ELECTIVES

It's time for students in Seventh and Eighth Grades to choose their arts electives for the fall semester. Choose one elective that meets M/W and another that meets T/Th. Here's your signup link: https://goo.gl/forms/XR9wYJvE5VpwAKbs2

 

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Phone: 970.925.1909
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