November Traditions

Aspen Academy Contributors

Each month brings new and important traditions. Here's more about the November traditions we are looking forward to celebrating with our community. 

Family Work Day: For years we've enjoyed inviting families to campus on a weekend to help with groundwork and campus work. This time can be applied to volunteer hours for families and is often a fun and engaging community-building event. Join us NOV 6 and help rake leaves and engage in other campus clean-up to prepare our gardens for the winter! We would greatly appreciate it if you could bring a rake and a leaf blower. Sign up here! (Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find volunteer opportunity.)

Veteran's Day: Our Seventh Grade Student's service-learning project typically includes connecting with and supporting veterans. That often means a Veteran's Day Breakfast in November and invite all veterans in our community to join us for that event (grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, siblings, faculty and staff, etc.) Due to COVID, we host an outdoor flag raising followed by coffee and donuts in our Orchard with 7th grade on Wednesday, NOV 11 from 8:30-9:00 am. All Veterans and Active Military are invited to attend!

Fall Play: Each November, we celebrate our theater troupes in our fall play. We offer two performances, a Thursday evening performance open to the public and a Friday afternoon school performance. Families are invited to attend one or both performances, noting that seating is limited for the school performance and masks will be required for all performances. This year we have decided to push our performance dates to January.

JAN 20 @6:00pm (Suggested Ticket Donation: $5 at the door)

JAN 21 @10:00am (Free: School Performance) 

Alice in Wonderland, JR. Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures. Featuring updated songs from Disney’s thrilling animated motion picture, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR. is a fast-paced take on the classic tale. The ever-curious Alice’s journey begins innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit. Her adventures become increasingly more strange as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game! (No reservations required.)

Grand Day: In the past, we've been thrilled to invite Grandparents and Special Friends to join us on-campus the morning before Thanksgiving Break to learn more about what their students are learning and to celebrate family connections. That celebration has shifted to FEB 14, 2022. Please note that in your calendars and we'll be in touch with more details to ensure your family can participate. Contact Debbie Cordero if you have questions about Grand Day.

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