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A time for gratitude

As I write, we have just concluded the Annual Cookie Fest, which celebrates our faculty and staff by treating them to a box of homemade treats made by hundreds of Colorado Academy families. With the new year just days away, it’s a good time to take stock and acknowledge our gratitude for those around us.

Inside the Parent Association, there are multiple ways to get involved. The recent Cookie Fest is a perfect example of a community-building event, with the sole purpose of showing our gratitude. In that same spirit, I wanted to acknowledge and thank the dedicated parent volunteers who have helped create amazing events, raise funds for the school, and build a supportive community. We are also so grateful to the entire operations crew that helps get the events prepared and promoted—we couldn’t do it without you! January kicks off a host of new opportunities, and we look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event!

A heartfelt thank-you to these dedicated parent volunteers (my apologies in advance if we have left off any names!).

Lifetouch Photos

Committee Chair: Alison Gile

Alyssa Clarke

Bethany Glesser

Jess Husum

Julie Nikolaevskaya

Christine Zimmerman

Wreath & Garland

Committee Chairs: Vanessa Homuth & Kristin Matijevich

Brenda Alexander

Kelly Ballenger

Brooke Beasley

Andrea Bratis

Alexa Braun

Claudia Brunner

Vicky Chao

Alyssa Clarke

Jennifer Collins

Tara Corval

Elzeline de Leeuw

Lyndsey Farncombe

Dana Gordon

Aimee Hamilton

Gina Kennedy

Kate Linsley

Brooke Maloy

Kerry Marr

Julie Martin

April Mattin

Lil McKean

Jill Rakowski

Debbie Rice

Adrian Simon

Heather Spruell

Amy Turner

Melinda Warner

Helen Weekes

Heather Yi

Holiday Mart

Committee Chairs: Nancy Kimball & Amy Stettner

Kellie Prall

Kendall Slutzky

All-School Barnes & Noble Book Fair

Committee Chairs: Dusty Fitzgerald & Amy Fleming Heller

Tara Corval

Lisa Dennis

Averee Heidenreich

Erika Lee

Amy Martin

Kristin Matijevich

Jill Rakowski

Homecoming

Committee Chair: Lyndsey Farncombe

Martha Carmona

Vicky Chao

Chloe Chao

Alyssa Clarke

Wendy Cowperthwaite

Andrew Delaney

Averee Heidenreich

Denise Kay

Whitney Ladd

Amy Livingston

Kevin Manzo

April Martin

Amy McPheeters

Emily Philpott

Jill Rakowski

Meshach Rhoades

Alice Rydberg

Amy Stettner

Warren Thomas

Monique Twite

Tricia Vath

Helen Weekes

Christine Zimmerman

Homecoming Harvest Market

Committee Chair: Mia Sorensen

Kelly Ballenger

Karen Barnes

Mia Bearley

Jennifer Bezoza

Sue Blattner

Alexa Braun

Jamee Briggs

Fran Carson

Alyssa Clarke

Katie Day

Libby Dietrich

Karin Frenz

Laura Lee Gastis

Alison GIle

Averee Heidenreich

Tamara Jorden

Denise Kay

Aliza Kirkpatrick

Lora Koenig

Whitney Ladd

Erika Lee

Kirsten Lock-Ryu

April Mattin

Amy McPheeters

Heather Pollard

Jill Rakowski

Alicia Rosenfield-Layton

Adrian Simon

Jane Stanton

Gravely Wilson

Storey Wilson

Megan Young

Christine Zimmerman

Get INvolved

Committee Chair: Meaghan Rubey

Denise Kay

Allison Perkins

Arts Around

Committee Chairs: Lesley Argent, Rosemarie Wipfelder Kumpe, Emily Mrig

Caity Barton

Brittany Crowe

Chris Cruz-Miller

Elizabeth Dias

Jen Drolet

Asia Ewing

Holly Farmer

Dusty Fitzgerald

Jenny Gannon

Alison Gile

Nancy Gill

Jackie Gomez

Jen Hertz

Chris Hudson

Jess Husum

Allyson Jacoby

Erin Kuhn

Reena Majmudar

Amy Martin

Margaret Matthews

Kerri McAfoos

Sara Monterroso

Claire O’Laughlin

Lissa Cullen

Adrian Simon

Kelly Snyder

Nina Sohn

Mia Sorensen

Todd Sullivan

Gabrielle Taylor

Claire Thuen

Christine Zimmerman

Faculty Appreciation

LS Chairs: Amy Martin & Greer Ryan

MS Chairs: Hilary Haynes & Anika Williams

US Chairs: Suzie Bomgaars & Kristy DelZotto

Kelly Ballenger

Alexandra Band

Caity Barton

Nan Baumbusch

Mitzi Beardsley

Mia Bearley

Brooke Beasley

Sue Blattner

Keely Bostock

Deirdre Brigham

Meghan Brown

Claudia Brunner

Shannon Burke

Fran Carson

Vicky Chao

Alyssa Clarke

Aimee Coleman

Stephanie Cordisco

Lorena Cossio

Kathy Crabtree

Mike Crabtree

Chris Cruz-Miller

Erin Davis

Katie Day

Dechen Dolma

Jocelyn Ege

Cantey Ergen

Asia Ewing

Kim Ezrine

Cat Fagelson

Lyndsey Farncombe

Mikael Flottman

Yama Foreman

Kristen Fox

Kristy Frankum

Nora Freeman

Stacia Freimuth

Karin Frenz

Liz Fuselier

Holly Garnsey

Alison Gile

Nancy Gill

Charlotte Gillespie

Bethany Glesser

Jennifer Goldman

Rosalyn Gregg

Wei Guo

Meggan Hamm

Jennifer Hertz

Stacey Hicks

Tanya Hicks

Vanessa Homuth

Marisa Hudson-Arney

Jess Husum

Asuka Iguchi

Tamara Jorden

Renée Karantounis

Denise Kay

Gina Kennedy

Kris Kerr

Zahra Khorasani

Leslie Kittlaus

Lisa Klingbeil

Lora Koenig

Kia Kofron

Gretchen Kurtz

Whitney Ladd

Erika Lee

Rita Lochhead

Reena Majmudar

Kerry Marr

Catherine McEachern

Lil McKean

Amy McPheeters

Linda Merrifield

Jennifer Miller

Lindsay Miller

Elisabeth Noyes

Simone Oram

Lisa Osman

Sarah Patz

Emily Philpott

Heather Pollard

Kellie Prall

Jessica Press

Esme Prieto Yun

Jill Rakowski

Natalie Ralston

Maria Ramirez

Pam Reichert

Ann Reidy

Gregory Richardson

Xochitl Rico

Melinda Robinson

Alicia Rosenfield-Layton

Meaghan Rubey

JJ Rutherford

Erin Salazar

Christina Santino

Chelley Schaper

Stephanie Seaton

Alexandra Shandiz

Maggie Shapiro

Adrian Simon

Laurie Smith

Kelly Snyder

Heather Spruell

Jane Stanton

Sirine Swed

Diahn Taplin

Liya Tesfaye

Claire Thuen

Marte Timmers

Beth Toth

Temple Trigg

Monique Twite

Angie Wagner

Alexandra Weeks

Stacey Wells

Marie White

Tsega Wolderufael

Heidi Wolfe

Jenny Wolkon

Heather Yi

Christine Zimmerman

Dana Zinn

Welcome Bags

Committee Chairs: Candice Gottlieb & Elisabeth Noyes

Libby Dietrich

Denise Kay

Allison Perkins

Emily Philpott

Alice Rydberg

Christina Santino

Maggie Shapiro

Risa Silverman

Heather Spruell

Amy Stettner

Carolyn Wachuta

Trevor Brown Photography

Denise Kay

Admission Tour Ambassadors

LS: Allyson Jacoby

MS: Liz Oertel

US: Lisa Klingbeil

Parent Preview Volunteers

Kellie Arpin

Alex Band

Jan Beattie

Sue Blattner

Keely Bostock

Priya Burkett

Sara Carpenter

Dan Carson

Alyssa Clarke

Jeanne Coleman

Shannon Connell

Cami Cooper

Chris Cruz-Miller

Lissa Cullen

Allison Dodge

Jen Drolet

Jocelyn Ege

Julia Emerson

Asia Ewing

Holly Farmer

Lyndsey Farncombe

Sherry Fitzpatrick

Nora Freeman

Liz Fuselier

Jen Geller

Alison Gile

Charlotte Gillespie

Dana Gordon

Candice Gottlieb

Ronit Hicks

Vanessa Homuth

Lisa Hudson

Allyson Jacoby

Christina Joymon

Denise Kay

Nancy Kimball

Lisa Klingbeil

Alisa Knepper

Amy Lane

Rita Lochhead

Kerry Marr

Kristin Matijevich

Cat McEachern

Lil McKean

Amy McPheeters

Greg Miller

Kim Montgomery

Liz Oertel

Andrew Ormes

Sarah Patz

Alli Perkins

Jill Rakowski

Pam Reichert

Sheliah Reynolds

Gregory Richardson

Melinda Robinson

Beth Robischon

Caroline Rodawig

Catherine Rollhaus

Alicia Rosenfield-Layton

Alice Rydberg

Christina Santino

Tricia Schmid

Maggie Shapiro

Heather Spruell

Marte Timmers

Beth Toth

Monique Twite

Carolyn Wachuta

Liz Walker

Laura Whalen

Marie White

Heidi Wolfe

Christy Wynne

Ken Zinn

Cookie Fest

Committee Chairs: Brooke Beasley & Robin Cook

Stefanie Abar

Jami Acker

Rachel Aguirre

Brenda Alexander

Kelly Ballenger

Alexandra Band

Caity Barton

Heidi Becker

Ellen Blatt

Sue Blattner

Alexa Braun

Margarita Bravo

Jamee Briggs

Meghan Brown

Sue Cho

Alyssa Clarke

Chris Cruz-Miller

Erin Davis

Katie Day

Danielle DiMauro

Jennifer Donaldson

Jen Drolet

Dalia EL-Prince

Cantey Ergen

Joanne Esposito

Sarah Farmar

Lyndsey Farncombe

Sara Fierer

Dusty Fitzgerald

Sherry Fitzpatrick

Yama Foreman

Colleen Frank

Suzie Frazier

Michelle Friedrichsen

Kate Funk

Liz Fuselier

Fatima Garcia

Laura Lee Gastis

Alison Gile

Nancy Gill

Charlotte Gillespie

Nora Golden

Jennifer Goldman

Cynthia Gottlob

Rebecca Greenawalt

Rosalyn Gregg

Meggan Hamm

Ralph Hamm

Hilary Haynes

Vicki Hewitt

Stacey Hicks

Clarissa Hobson

Erika Hollis

Asuka Iguchi

Allyson Jacoby

Christina Joymon

Denise Kay

Lisen Kintzele

Lora Koenig

Kia Kofron

Laura Kott

Gretchen Kurtz

Whitney Ladd

Erika Lee

Rita Lochhead

Kirsten Lock-Ryu

Reena Majmudar

Kerry Marr

Amy Martin

Kristin Matijevich

April Mattin

Lil McKean

Elisabeth Noyes

Alana Paton

Heather Pollard

Kellie Prall

Jill Rakowski

Janie Ramseier

Pam Reichert

Debbie Rice

Kasie Roads

Britt Robinson

Beth Robischon

Sasha Roll

Catherine Rollhaus

Alicia Rosenfield-Layton

Meaghan Rubey

Lori Silliman

Adrian Simon

Laurie Smith

Kelly Snyder

Mia Sorensen

Heather Spruell

Jane Stanton

Gabrielle Taylor

Claire Thuen

Marte Timmers

Temple Trigg

Kacy Vahey

Tricia Vath

Stacey Wells

Tara Cavanaugh

Laura Whalen

Marie White

Lisa Willis

Heidi Wolfe

Megan Young

Christine Zimmerman

Dana Zinn