What a delight it was to see so many parents and teachers dressed to the nines, sampling wine, experiencing magnificent art and supporting our school at Romancing the Vine Saturday night. We don’t know yet exactly how much the event raised for our science/art integration program, but the evening was obviously a huge success.
Thanks to all of you for your support. Your generous donations were enough to allow every Polaris teacher to attend the event, and Mayfair Liquors reports the order from Saturday night was the biggest yet. Thanks to Mayfair Liquors and to Jane Hartgrove and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center for providing sushi so scrumptious that people lined up to taste it, and to the William Havu Gallery for hosting us again this year.
A special, huge thanks goes to this year’s Romancing the Vine organizer, Kristen Alix, and the cast of thousands who worked tirelessly alongside her for weeks to make the event so enjoyable.
While we hope Kristen is enjoying a well-deserved rest this week, she did take a few minutes to name several people whose contributions were key to Saturday’s success: Jane Hartgrove, Tracy McMahon, Melissa Leffingwell, Julie Berk, Meaghan Shaughnessy, Lisa Mortell, Steve Stremsterfer and “all the fabulous people who helped volunteer that evening.”
“My favorite part was getting to meet so many great people in our community,” Kristen said. It’s hard to argue with that.
In addition to sustaining our incredible art and science integration program, there may be one more benefit coming to Polaris from Saturday’s event. Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children is interested in forming a partnership with our school that could include things like field trips to the hospital (which is close enough that the kids could easily walk to it) to witness first-hand science – X-ray technology might be one example – at work. The details of such an arrangement are still being worked out; we’ll keep you updated.
Again many thanks to all of you for your work and support!
Principal Karin Johnson