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February 2020 Newsletter (text only)

Project #Aluminate: Where Are Our Alumni Now?

We've officially kicked off our 2020 Project #ALUMinate! Our goal? To connect with as many of our alumni as possible.

We want to capture stories and hear from our people. We want to know what our alumni are up to now. Ultimately, we aim to bolster support for Outdoor Lab so it will remain a Jeffco legacy for generations to come.

So, we ask you… How has Outdoor Lab been influential in your life? What memories stick out? Do you still use some of that knowledge today?

Let us know in this form. Fill it out for a chance to win a signature, hand-signed vintage painting of the Outdoor Lab school of your choice. And last but not least, please consider forwarding this message! It will help us greatly with our #ALUMinate movement.


Welcome, New Board Members, Kim & Bryan!

Kim Gieseler grew up in Lakewood, attended Mount Evans as a 6th grade student and again as a counselor when she attended Green Mountain High School. She is a founding partner at Valorem Financial in Olde Town Arvada and lives in Littleton with her husband, Greg, and their two children, both of whom attend Jeffco Schools. Read more about her below!

Bryan Head is a Colorado native and grew up in Jefferson County. He currently manages government accounts for Lewan Technology - the largest supplier of office technology in the Rocky Mountain region. He lives in Westminster with his three children, Emma, Ashton and Colton and their 6 month old puppy, Daisy. Read more about him below!


Chapman Orthodontics, Outdoor Lab Community Supporter, Celebrates 30 Years in Business

Dr. Kevin Chapman has been helping patients of all ages achieve beautiful, healthy smiles since 1989. He remains passionate about providing state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment and exceeding patients’ expectations.

Dr. Chapman balances work with the most important parts of his life - spending time his family. As a Colorado native, Dr. Chapman enjoys spending time in the mountains as well as water and snow skiing, fishing, hunting and woodworking.

New patient exams at Chapman Orthodontics are ALWAYS complimentary. Their February contest is a "Love Trivia Regarding Minnie and Mickey" and their March contest is “Name the Famous Landmarks.” Make an appointment today!


CLOSING SOON! High School Leader Scholarships

The High School Leader Scholarship closes FEBRUARY 20. The award is for two high school leaders to apply for $2,000 each. Student must be a current high school senior and applying for admission to any private or public vocational training, college or university.


Remembering Dave Greer

Dave Greer spent many weeks at the Outdoor Lab Schools. He would go up with 6th grade students from Coronado, where his wife was a teacher. Learn more about David's life and contributions to the Outdoor Lab Foundation and Program below.


Outdoor Lab Wish Lists

Amazon makes it easy for organizations to create a wish list of specific needs. They streamline the process to have items delivered right to our door. When supporters purchase these "smaller" items for us, it frees up funding for us to focus on the big stuff. Needs for both school sites and the Foundation are included on this list, which will be updated regularly. We're grateful for every SINGLE item purchased! 


Relieved Parents, Safe Students: In the News!

On Friday, February 7, a large snowstorm swept across Colorado with over two feet of snow in some regions. Students generally depart Outdoor Lab on Friday mornings, so that day, administrators met and decided on the safest way to transport students. The solution? Snow plows followed by buses full of children.