Meet the Annual Fund Chairs
Dear Logan Families,
The new year started with a flurry of activity and excitement for us! Hari, who started AS this year, just returned from their Fall EE trip to New Mexico with Kelly and Cynthia’s class, and our daughter Mae is embracing her leadership role as a second-year in Lower IS. We’re always so grateful to see our children connect with a supportive learning community of teachers, friends, and families. We hope that your summers allowed time for joy and exploration and that the transition (or entry!) back to school is full of energy and renewal.
We are excited to chair the 2022-2023 Annual Fund Committee, as Logan has meant the world to our family. This school and community have embraced our children fully as they ask questions about the universe, the microcosm, and most importantly, themselves and their identities. People are what make Logan special. Logan is full of adults and children who share a creative spirit and love of learning that both supports and challenges us to ask the important and difficult questions, and critically, to listen to alternative perspectives.
A Logan education is priceless. As parents, the chance for our children to learn in this remarkable community feels like the best gift we could possibly give them. You may be surprised to learn that tuition does not fully cover the cost of a Logan education. The Annual Fund does the heavy lifting by “bridging the gap” between tuition and the actual cost of a Logan education. This year, that difference is $2,500 per student. This additional support enables us to retain our incredible teachers and staff and provides opportunities for growth and innovative learning strategies for our amazing students.
We have two important goals for the Annual Fund this year:
1) To raise $284,900
2) 100% participation from all Logan families
One-hundred-percent participation is not just an aspirational goal; it sends a message that we are a community who believes in our school. Any amount that is appropriate and meaningful for your family is welcomed with gratitude. If you are able, please consider a gift of $2,500 or more. Your gift - of any amount - shows that our community is full of dedicated supporters and is a critical demonstration of parental commitment whenever the school applies for foundation or corporate grants.
You’ll be hearing from us and our wonderful committee of parent volunteers between now and Colorado Gives Day on December 6th. In the meantime, welcome back to campus and community!
Genery Booster & Geoff Shamos
Meet New & Returning Members of Our Mental Health Support Team!
Simone Castelino - Counseling Intern
At Logan Thursdays & Fridays
Hi! I’m Simone Castelino, and I am an Intern at The Logan School and Knippenberg, Patterson, Langley, & Associates (KPLA). I am also a June 2023 Masters candidate in the Counseling, Psychology, Clinical Mental Health program at the University of Denver. I am an international student from India, where I worked as a teacher/facilitator of History and the English language and taught middle school and high school. It has been a little over a year since my move here and I’ve made the most of my weekends so far, exploring and camping in the mountains. As a learner, I am always looking for opportunities to discover and grow. I’m thrilled to be a part of The Logan School and I’m looking forward to embracing this venture.
Sarah Gemmell - Counseling Intern
At Logan Mondays & Wednesdays
I am Sarah Gemmell (Sarah G) and I am an Intern through Knippenberg, Patterson, Langley, & Associates (KPLA), The Logan School, and M.A. Candidate for Clinical Mental Health at University of Colorado Denver. I am hoping to graduate in May 2023 (yay!) and will go on to complete licensure for an LPC. I am originally from Arizona and completed my Bachelor’s degree in Education from Northern Arizona University. I moved to Denver in 2015 with my now husband and our dog Dozer. I was a previous teacher and taught Kindergarten and First Grade in Parker, CO. I love Denver and everything Colorado has to offer with skiing, camping, hiking, and being in nature! We currently live downtown and have become big foodies and are always looking for a new spot to try! I am really looking forward to getting to know everyone, the kiddos, and helping/learning in any way that I can!
Sara Knickerbocker - School Psychologist
At Logan Wednesdays
Hi! My name is Dr. Sara Knickerbocker, and I am a licensed psychologist who loves to support social-emotional development of children and adults. Over the past 20 years, I have worked at independent schools in the Denver Metro area, at an educational non-profit and in private practice. I earned my Ph.D. in School Psychology at the University of Northern Colorado where I focused on school and family partnerships, supporting students with ADHD, and assessment. My favorite part about my job at Logan is that I get to read books, play games, color and talk with kids/parents/teachers to help Logan students learn and grow in school and in life. When I am not at Logan, I consult with educators to develop emotional well-being and communication/conflict resolution skills. I love to spend my free time watching my son play lacrosse, walking my dog, or cooking up something using my CSA produce.
After a hiatus during the pandemic, the Logan Student Talent Show is back!
Auditions will take place in the Music Room between 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. on the following dates:
- Wednesday, Sept. 21
- Friday, Sept. 23
- Wednesday, Oct.5
- Friday, Oct. 7
Student acts should be no longer than 3 minutes. The Producers (Logan Upper IS students who run the show, create posters, coordinate auditions and support the talent) are looking for well-thought out and well-rehearsed acts for the show.
The Talent Show will be held on Monday, Nov. 28, in the gym from 1:15 - 3 p.m. Families are welcome to attend!
Ice Cream Social with Markus
It was great to see everyone who came to hang out and enjoy the nice weather and ice cream with Markus yesterday evening! Thank you to Markus for many years of dedication and commitment to the students, staff, faculty and families at Logan! And thanks to the crew from Em's Ice Cream Truck for supplying jammin' ice cream!
AS Back to School Night is this evening, Sept. 21, from 5:30-6:30 p.m! Please see the schedule below for Primary and IS.
- Primary | Thursday, Sept. 29
- Entry Primary 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Upper Primary 6:00-7:00 p.m.
- IS | Monday, Oct. 3, 6-7 p.m.
Back to School Nights are designed for parents and guardians only. FREE childcare will be offered during those evenings. If you need childcare for Back to School Night, please email Elisa no later than 2 days before your scheduled date to reserve your spot.
If you do not reserve ahead of time, you will be charged $15 for the evening.
*Only children who are 4.5 and older (including siblings of Logan students) are allowed in EC. We cannot supervise children who are younger than this. Thank you for your cooperation.
Parent SEED Group Invitation
Please consider joining the 2022-23 SEED parent program this year. This work is an incredible tool for growing our community's understanding of and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. This year's seminars will be led by Logan parents Becca Miles and Kshama Jaiswal.
Parent SEED seminars are held once a month at Logan from 6-8:30 p.m. Dinner or heavy appetizers will be provided. SEED will meet on the following dates:
Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14., Jan. 11(2023), Feb 1, March 1, April 19, May 5
If you have any questions or would like to join SEED, please email Kshama or Becca.
Sept. 21: AS BTS Night, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Sept. 23: Sibling/Family Photos (Sign-Up Here)
Sept 29: Entry Primary BTS Night, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Upper Primary 6-7 p.m.
Oct. 3: IS BTS Night, 6-7 p.m.
Oct. 13: PALS Social at The Lowry Beer Garden, 5 p.m.
Oct. 18: Fall Membership Meeting, 6 p.m. (Location TBD)
Oct. 21: All Staff Retreat, No School, No EC
Oct. 28: Halloween Parade, 1:15 p.m.
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