At STEM School Highlands Ranch we put innovation at the center of learning to unleash the potential of all students and prepare them for an exponentially changing world.
STEM PTO, a Chapter of the Foundation for Douglas County Schools, is a Parent Teacher Organization that uses its resources (materials, funds and services) to support our school, STEM School Highlands Ranch.
Any parent and/or guardian with a student enrolled or teacher, faculty, or staff employed at STEM School Highlands Ranch shall automatically be granted membership into the STEM PTO. No membership fee is collected.
Check out the latest edition of the STEM PTO Newsletter. A link is also included in the Weekly Newsletter that is sent out by STEM Communications.
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Heidi joined the PTO Board as Communications Co-Coordinator in Spring 2018 and recently transitioned to the position of Co-President. Heidi has a degree in Marketing from Seton Hall University and has worked in Risk Management as an Assistant Vice President for Marsh McLennan, Inc. in New York where she met her husband of 14 years. Alan is an IT Director for at Integrated Petroleum Technologies in Golden and he volunteers his time as Treasurer and Den Leader for troop 628. Heidi and Alan have two boys, Ethan, an 8th grader at STEM and Aidric, an incoming 6th grader this fall.
Jeanie Brevoort is a mom to give kids who all attend STEM. Her kids are in Elementary, Middle School, and High School. She joined PTO after joining the diversity committee. Once she learned that she would not have to bake or do crafts, she joined with the mission of helping to build a stronger community. Her passion revolves around building a safe and inclusive community within STEM – for students, parents, and staff. She works full-time in the edtech world in higher education. Her hobbies include all things outdoors: mountain biking, hiking, camping. She and her husband, Mike moved to Colorado from the east coast in 2003 to enjoy the great outdoors. STEM is where Jeanie and Mike wished they went to school. Jeanie serves as a Member at Large.
New to the Highlands Ranch Community in 2020, Samara has two children in STEM Elementary (and one more in 2023!). You may currently find her on volunteer duty, floating around the lunchroom or dropping off supplies – whatever is needed! Her family relocated from San Jose, Calif., where she was an Executive/Project Manager for various startups. Samara recently made the leap to not-for-profit work at the Mental Health Center of Denver where she is the administrative lead for her team as she pursues her Masters in Clinical Social Work. She already holds two bachelor’s degrees from Arizona State University in Human Development, with an emphasis in Family Systems and in Communications. She is eager to assist the PTO in becoming the glue between the leadership groups at STEM with all students, staff, teachers and parents working together for our future.
Irene feels like a Colorado Native with spending the majority of her life in this great state, alongside her two amazing boys, both at STEM – one getting ready to enter high school and her younger in elementary school. Irene has been married for over 17 years to Greg and she is flourishing in her long-term career as Residential Realtor with Keller Williams. Being a business owner and entrepreneur, for Irene the role of VP of Events felt like a fabulous place to volunteer and give back to the STEM community because she loves people, serving and being on the move! Hobbies and interests include making incredible memories with her precious family by traveling the world, being outside hiking and biking, trying out amazing new (and existing favorite) restaurants and will ALWAYS welcome any recs of little hot spots for a great drink and socializing!
Michael Stone is a father of two, husband, and IT professional. He has lived in Douglas County for over 20 years and has watched his two sons progress through the school system. Michael married Shannon Stone in 2005 and has raised two children with her. Of the two boys, Connor has already graduated high school and is one class away from earning a college degree. Alex, now a STEM 6th grader, has been attending STEM classes since 3rd grade, and has flourished under the more flexible and challenging instruction. As Alex progressed to middle school, Michael decided to become more involved with the school and joined the board in 2021 as PTO Treasurer.
We are excited to announce that we will be using Membership Toolkit for our Directory, Volunteer Sign Ups and PTO Communications starting with the 2019-2020 school year.
There are lots of opportunities to help make a difference at STEM School Highlands Ranch. Please take a moment to visit ALL our volunteer opportunities on our Family Directory. Thank you!
We are always searching for additional volunteers to fill committee positions. If you are interested in shaping the future of STEM PTO while helping STEM School Highlands Ranch reach its full potential, please let us know. Email [email protected].
We invite you to visit https://stempto.membershiptoolkit.com/to see everything your PTO has to offer this year. Once you create a Membership Toolkit Account, you will have access to upcoming calendar events, sign up to volunteer and much, much more.
Once the Primary Account is set up, the Primary User can “invite” other email addresses to access his/her account. This allows the Secondary User to have their own login information, but still have access to the family account.
Please check out our many wonderful committees you can sign up for today!
Questions? – Please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected].
Please join us to make STEM School Highlands Ranch a special place for our children to learn, grow and build lifelong friendships. Every bit of talent and enthusiasm you share, every small block of time you can give, makes a big difference for our kids and our school. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We could not do it without your help.
Please don’t forget: all STEM PTO volunteer hours count towards your annual STEM School family volunteer hours. Why is it important to log you volunteer hours? Besides fulfilling your annual family volunteer commitment to STEM School Highlands Ranch, logging your volunteer hours helps the school and STEM PTO win awards and grants.
Ensuring that every dollar is spent diligently, we put all our financial information for our members to review. We open our PTO meetings with public comments to allow for discussion, questions, concerns and to celebrate our school’s successes. We encourage you to visit our website and read our financials and newsletters to see how your donation has made an impact on your student!
King Soopers: STEM PTO is now offering King Soopers cards! These FREE, reloadable cards are easy to use and STEM gets 5% back on every purchase. You can load the cards by using your credit card so that you continue to get your benefits such as miles or rewards.
The cards are available at the three school offices, at all our events or you can email us at [email protected] for delivery. The cards have absolutely no additional cost to you, but can raise significant funds for STEM.
Get one now to use all year long! Click here to see how much money has been raised from these cards and how we are using those funds to support our school. For every $500 you add to your card, you can earn 1 volunteer hour just by buying groceries or gas!
STEM is proud to partner with Longmont Dairy Farm in an effort to reduce waste and support our school. Milk Caps for Mooola!
If you are a Longmont Dairy customer, please turn in your milk, cream or juice caps to the designated collection boxes at the STEM middle school office. As long as the caps are from a glass Longmont Dairy bottle, they qualify. Remember to wash caps prior to recycling. Collection will continue throughout the school year.
Longmont Dairy will donate five cents to STEM School for every milk cap turned in and recycle the caps to reduce waste and minimize environmental impact.
For more information, please visit Longmont Dairy or email STEM PTO.
You can double your donation! As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, STEM PTO is a chapter of the Foundation for Douglas County Schools and qualifies for corporate matching. If your company matches donations, use this Tax ID number: 84-1165175 and please email us at [email protected]with the employee name, company name and amount so that we can track the corporate match.
STEM PTO is a chapter of the Foundation for Douglas County Schools which is a 501(c)3 organization so your donation is 100% tax deductible.