Wow, what an amazing school year! It was full of disruptions to normal procedures as we added two expansion phases to make AVA an even more amazing place for our students, parents, and staff. The end result is incredible. It was so exciting to hold our first 8th grade continuation in the new gym with more seating and much better sound. It was also great to see our talented students perform the first play on our new stage. I am so impressed with just how talented our students are.
The success of AVA is due to a strong partnership between the parents and the staff. I firmly believe that everything your child achieves is a direct correlation to the dedication and commitment of the AVA staff and parents. It is truly an honor to serve the parents and students of Aspen View Academy. Please take the following poem to heart and its message and be reminded of how honored we all are to serve you!
I dreamed I stood in a studio
And watched two sculptors there,
The clay they used was a young child’s mind, and they fashioned it with care.
One was a teacher; the tools she used
Were books and music and art;
One a parent with a guiding hand,
And a gentle, loving heart.
Day after day the teacher toiled
With a touch that was deft and sure,
While the parent labored by her side
And polished and smoothed it over
And when at last their work was done,
They were proud of what they had wrought,
For the things they had molded into the child,
Could neither be sold or bought.
And each agreed they would have failed
If they had worked alone,
For behind the parent stood the school,
And behind the teacher, the home.
Thanks again for an incredible year. I hope you all have a safe and relaxing summer. We are already working hard to get the next school year ready and cannot wait to see everyone again in August.