Welcome to Aspen
欢迎来到阿斯。
Huānyíng lái dào ā sī.

Brad J. Davies, Principal  |  945 W. 2000 N., Orem, UT 84057  |  Voice: 801.610.8100; Fax: 801.227.8786

“Aspen is an innovative, nurturing community dedicated to educating all students to ensure they become productive citizens.”

Coming Events and Daily Schedule

SEPTEMBER – CHARACTER TRAIT: STEADFASTNESS

  • September 1 – Kindergarten Parent Night, 6:30 pm
  • September 2 – Hearing Screenings
  • September 4 – Storytelling Field Trip, 3rd-6th
  • September 7 – Labor Day, No School
  • September 9 – School Picture Day
  • September 11 – Vision Screening
  • September 14 – 18 Safety Week
  • September 14 – Grandparent’s Day
  • September 21 – Chinese Assembly, 9:15 am
  • September 21 – Chinese Night, 5:30 pm
  • September 25 – Spirit Day
  • September 25 – Donut Date, 6th Grade, 9:25 am

DAILY SCHEDULE

Early Out Monday
A.M. Kindergarten 9:15 – 12:00
P.M. Kindergarten 12:35 – 2:30
1 – 6 Early 8:00 – 1:15
1 – 6 Late 9:15 – 2:30
Regular Day (Tues-Fri)
A.M. Kindergarten 9:15 – 12:00
P.M. Kindergarten 12:35 – 3:30
1 – 6 Early 8:00 – 2:15
1 – 6 Late 9:15 – 3:30

WE ARE THE EAGLES

To read this month’s message from our Principal, Mr. Davies, click here.

We would like to welcome these new teachers and staff members to our Aspen Elementary Family.

Partnership Coordinator

My name is William Shumaker.  I have been teaching for 10 years in the Alpine School District.  I graduated from BYU with my Bachelor’s and from SUU with my Master’s.  I started my teaching career at Grovecrest Elementary, then moved over to Freedom Elementary.  I have a beautiful wife and 5 children (1 girl and 4 boys).  I am truly excited to work and serve alongside you as the new Partnership Coordinator at Aspen Elementary.

Chinese 1st Grade

My name is Peifen Carter. I am from Taiwan.  I am graduated from National Pingtung University, with bachelors degree in Applied English in 2011. After graduation I went to BYU English Language Center to have more English experience. Language is always my favorite subject. It is my pleasure to have Chinese as my native language. I am very happy to have a chance to teach in Aspen elementary this following year. This is a very good opportunity for me. I like kids and I believe we would have a very fun year.

Second Grade

My name is Jaylynn Payne. I was born and raised in Arkansas. I graduated from Arkansas State University in 2011 with my degree in Early Childhood Education. I taught in Arkansas for three years and taught first and second grades while there. I am very excited to be moving to Utah this summer to be closer to family and to teach second grade at Aspen! My hobbies include spending time with family and friends, reading, and running. Teaching children is my passion, and I feel blessed to be able to continue to do this at Aspen Elementary.

Chinese  2nd Grade

My name is Jaylynn Payne. I was born and raised in Arkansas. I graduated from Arkansas State University in 2011 with my degree in Early Childhood Education. I taught in Arkansas for three years and taught first and second grades while there. I am very excited to be moving to Utah this summer to be closer to family and to teach second grade at Aspen! My hobbies include spending time with family and friends, reading, and running. Teaching children is my passion, and I feel blessed to be able to continue to do this at Aspen Elementary.

Fourth Grade

My name is Carlie Christensen. I was born and raised in Murray and now live in Eagle Mountain. I played competitive softball up until high school and loved participating in choir each year. With the little free time I have, I love to read, play board games and video games, and, of course, I love to sing. I’m excited to be in the 4th grade next year and that I get to consider myself an Aspen Eagle!

Fifth Grade

My name is Moniqua Duncan. I am a new fifth grade teacher at Aspen this year! This will be my first year teaching. Previous to working at Aspen, I worked for 5 years as a Teacher’s Assistant in a first grade classroom. I love the Fine Arts and love to find ways to add them to my teaching. I also enjoy being active. One of my favorite things to do during the summer is hike Y Mountain. I look forward to meeting my new class and being apart of the Aspen Family.

Computer Specialty

Lara Washington has been a Lindon resident for 12 years and an Aspen Elementary mom for 4 years.  She has enjoyed getting to know the Aspen staff, students, and families during the last two years while working as an aide.  She graduated with her B.S. in Elementary Education from UVSC.  Mrs. Washington is excited to dive into the computer curriculum and is thrilled that she gets to work with every student at Aspen.

 

Special Education

My name is Patti Tripp. I grew up in Southern California near Disneyland. I attended BYU and UVU and have BS degrees in Health and Elementary Education with a Special Education endorsement. I have taught for 15 years. I enjoy hiking, traveling, animals and reading. I have enjoyed traveling to Europe, Hawaii, Newfoundland, Canada and the country of Columbia in South America. I am excited to become a first time grandma this September.

Reading Recovery

My name is Brooke Lehtinen. I grew up in California. I received my B.S. in Early Childhood Education from BYU and my M.Ed. in Elementary Education from USU. I taught a half year in Granite School District after graduating, and am now starting my 19th year in ASD.  I have taught in several Orem Schools, including a previous 7 year run at Aspen! (Other Orem schools–Vineyard, Sharon, Geneva, and Windsor.) I have taught Kindergarten and Reading Recovery, and worked with classroom teachers throughout the district as a master resource teacher, curriculum consultant, and Reading Recovery Teacher Leader.  My hobbies include: reading, gardening, puzzling, and more…

School Secretary

Hi there.  I am Kathy Smith, the new Administrative Secretary at Aspen Elementary.   I was born in Provo.    My adventures began in Alpine School District as we moved to Orem and I attended Westmore Elementary going into the third grade.   I then went to Lincoln Junior High School and onto the mighty tigers of Orem High School.   Interestingly enough, none of the buildings I attended, are still standing.  What’s with that?  While attending Orem High as a sophomore, the first swimming team was established and if my memory is correct, we took State that year.  I love to swim.

I am married, to a Pleasant Grove Viking, and we enjoy our three wonderful children, two Mountain View Bruins and one Timpanogos Timberwolve.  So we have some great rivalries.  We also love our Two thirteen of the very best grandchildren.   My hobbies include, of course, my grandchildren.   I also love football, and my team is forever, the Denver Broncos.   I love baseball, and make time each year to go to spring training in Phoenix Arizona as we try to go to as many baseball games as we can fit in.   It is also where my son and family live, so that makes it even more fun to go with the whole gang.   I also love camping, and I can say I have hiked to the top of Mount Timpanogos.  I think next time I visit the top it will be by helicopter.   That was a hard hike!   I love going on cruises, of course the ocean, being around youth, and anything else relaxing.  Oh, and did I mention I love my grandchildren?  They truly are the joy in our lives.

I retired from Intermountain Healthcare from the finance and payroll department, after working there for 36 years.  It was a wonderful place to work.

I am excited to work at Aspen.  I feel welcomed by so many at our school and look forward to the journey.   I love children and their eagerness to love, and learn and grow.

CHINESE IMMERSION RESOURCES

Utah Mandarin Immersion Parent Council
USOE Dual Language Immersion

CHINESE IMMERSION REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Click the links below to access the documents.
Chinese Immersion Information
Chinese Immersion Application

HOW IS ASPEN DOING?
The Public School Data Gateway displays information about Utah’s public education system at the state and school levels. Click here or on the logo below to go to the Data Gateway site.

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DONATE TO ASPEN
You can now donate to Aspen Elementary (through the Alpine Foundation) online.
Donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your support of Aspen Elementary.

ASD CONNECT – SCAN THE CODE – GET THE APP

Available on the iOS Store and on Google Play

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View the ASD Connect video HERE.