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Vassar Elementary
18101 E. Vassar Pl.
Aurora, CO 80013 [map]
Phone: 303-752-3772
FAX: 303-326-1241
Attendance: 303-326-1641
Snow Day: 303-326-1080

Stacey Stuart
:: Principal
Janelle Treese
:: Asst. Principal
Debbie Smith
:: Secretary
Pam Whyte
:: Enrollment Clerk

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Vassar Elementary School

VASSAR 2017-18

   BELL TIMES 8:45 AM - 3:15 PM

Students may be dropped off at 8:25 a.m. on the back playground when staff is outside to supervise.

Office Hours: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM 

Register for school 2017-18 

All families should register online from home on any computer or smart phone with internet access. Families may visit the APS website at aurorak12.org to access the online registration application at the following link


 Bus Schedule Map 2017-18 with half days

 SPECIALS 2017-18 Schedule   

11-21  No Good News Club today - Club will resume on Tuesdays next week through Winter Break.

11-21   Party Bus for Fundraiser Winners right after school. Pick up students at 4:30 p.m.

November 22, 23, 24 – Thanksgiving Break

11-30   2nd Grade to Children’s Museum

11-30   Pajama Day for Preschool

12-1     Pajama Day at Vassar  K-5th

December 1st through 21st - Canned Food Drive. 

12-6     5th Grade Music Performance:  2-3:00 PM & 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the gym

12-13   Student Council   3:15 to 4:30 PM

12-14   Family Reading Night   6:00-7:30 PM

12-21   Holiday Classroom parties from 11:00 to 11:30 AM

12-21   1/2 DaySchool ends at 11:45 AM  

12-22   No School  - Teacher Work Day

December 25 thru January 5  - No School - Winter Break

Students return to school on Monday, January 8th

Reminder ½ day of school on:

  • Thursday, December 21st
  • Wednesday, January 31st
  • Friday, May 4th

  School will end at 11:45 a.m. * No lunch will be served on ½ Days *

  • If your child rides the bus - the schedule is on the link above.
  • Students who go to parent pick-up can be picked up at 11:45 a.m.
  • Kid’s Connection will be open on ½ days for $11 in the afternoon


 Raise All Students’ Achievement

  • Teachers plan differentiated instruction
  • Students have opportunities to demonstrate, apply, and make thinking visible
  • Students are engaged in rigorous, needs based instruction

 Close Achievement Gap

  • Teachers collaborating strategically to ensure student learning
  • Strong instruction to facilitate each students’ next learning step
  • Every student will show academic growth

Positive and Safe Environment

  • Safe environment where risk taking means opportunities to learn and grow
  • Learning within an environment of respect for ourselves and others
  • Every student is valued for who they are and their assets

Click on link important-reminders

   Attendance Line:  303-326-1641      Snow Day Hotline: 303-326-1080

 APS TRANSPORTATION - 303-326-1986   160 Airport Blvd. Aurora CO

Find your child's bus stop    http://www.infofinderi.com/ifi/?cid=APS2BC7TUNEP   

 Breakfast is served at Vassar every morning at 8:25 a.m. for $.1.30 cents.
Lunch cost is $2.40 - menu link at the top. Students may purchase a milk for .90 if they bring a sack lunch.

Kinder   11:15-11:35 11:35-11:55
1st 11:30-11:50 11:50-12:10
2nd 11:45-12:05 12:05-12:25
DLC 12:00-12:20 12:20-12:40
3rd 12:05-12:25 12:25-12:45
4th 12:20-12:40 12:40-1:00
5th 12:35-12:55 12:55-1:15

Kids Connection Daycare provides before and after school care at Vassar
Before School:  6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. - $7.75 per day
After School:  3:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - $9.75 per day
Call Krystal Schnell at 303-326-2066.


Music Website:  https://sites.google.com/a/aurorak12.org/vassar-elementary-music/ 


 PTO EMAIL ADDRESS:    vassarelementarypto@gmail.com
PTO Voice Mail: 303-326-2000 ext 65452

Vassar Prairie Hawks Library Link

APS 2020 Strategic Plan

APS Nondiscrimination Notice from the Legal Office 

Anytime Aurora Public Schools leaders make the decision to close schools or dismiss schools early, questions come up about our process.  As a result, we have updated the APS Incident Response Team Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) in relation to the Sept. 12 early dismissals and Sept. 13 closures.  Please see the attached FAQs, in English and Spanish, at http://aurorak12.org/2013/09/17/closure-dismissal-faq/


(google translation)
Closures & Notices
Upcoming Events
  • November 23, 2017

    Thanksgiving Break 11/23-11/24 - No School

  • December 21, 2017

    Last Day of 2nd Quarter and 1st Semester

  • December 21, 2017

    Professional Release Day - 1/2 Day for Students

  • December 22, 2017

    Teacher Workday - No School for Students

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