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Aspen Country Day families
October 13, 2014
About: the gift
Here's a question to ask your children: What is the best gift you have ever received? They may name a game, or a pet, or a vacation, especially when they're little. But eventually, they may name something else. 
     In welcoming more than 45 representatives from boarding schools across the country to our fair last weekend, Admissions Director Gretchen Cole mentioned that she had once told her parents that "aside from your love, your greatest gift to me was my education." Even the school reps, already familiar with the benefits of independent schools, were moved by this comment. 
     More than 60 families came to our fair, some from Vail, Utah, and Steamboat, and some from right here in our valley. Click here for a story about the fair in The Aspen Times
     Many, many thanks to the volunteers who helped make our first such event a huge success. We are lucky to have the gift of such an enthusiastic school community.
Signup open for Parent Teacher Conferences
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Signup for Parent Teacher Conferences is now open. Please contact Caterina at 925-1909 x 203 to make your appointments.
     Conferences will be held on Wednesday, October 29 and Wednesday, November 5 from 2 pm to 5 pm. Please note, these are Early Release Days. By holding conferences on Wednesday "early days," we gained two school days this year. 
Golf NEXT Sunday: you can still sign up!

Weather won't stop the Aspen Country Day Cup. We are ON for this Sunday, October 19.
  • If you haven't signed up but want to come, please do so! Click here
  • If you already signed up and can play next Sunday, no action required -- we'll see you there.
  • If you signed up but can't play, contact


Details: 10 am shotgun start, 3 pm drinks, 4 pm dinner. There will be kids' activities and fun for everyone. Non-golfers, alums, friends are all welcome. Cost is $100 for golf and dinner; $35 for dinner only ($16 for kids/under 6 free). Click here to register today!

School pictures: order info coming soon

For those who have asked about school pictures taken last month: stay tuned for ordering info. Photographer Jason Dewey is putting the finishing touches on the portraits, and we will send you a link soon. On this private site you can order prints, gifts, and more great items.
     If your child missed picture day, we will arrange in-house photography so your son or daughter is included in the school yearbook.
Aardvark "Craigslist"
From time to time we pass along notes from faculty and staff. Two recent requests:
  • Alex Tiernan, PE teacher, looking for a place to live in Aspen. Contact 948-0512 
  • Caterina Gibson, receptionist, available for babysitting. Contact 319-6583
Social Aardvarks

 More than 150 "likes" since the start of the school year on our Aspen Country Day Facebook page. Are you one of them? Remember to like us on Facebook for regular posts and "our week in pictures."

 Tweets from our Eighth Graders' trip to Washington, DC kept us all informed while they were traveling; follow us on Twitter to stay in the know about all sorts of events and happenings at school. 
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