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STEM Lab Fund Run

September 14th – 30th 2018

Your PTO is excited to present our biggest fundraiser for the school year – The STEM Lab 2018-19 Fund Run!

Beginning September 14th, students will ask family, friends and neighbors to sponsor them by either donating a flat amount or a dollar amount per distance.  Kindergarten through 2nd grade will run a half mile, while grades 3rd through 8th will run a mile. Pledges will be collected before the day of the run, we recommend pledging online. Prizes will be awarded to the students!

All proceeds from this event will support our STEM school. This year, our goal is $12,500, which is approximately $25 per student. ALL donations will go directly to your STEM school. Last year PTO gave over $17,000 to our STEM School for the purchase of 85 Chromebooks and carts. 

Please visit the STEM LAB Fund Run Page for more information. Thank you for your continued support of our STEM school. 

Welcome Back to School.

Back to school night is Monday, August 13, 2018 from 4:30-6:30pm. Please don’t forget to stop by the PTO table. We’ll be giving away great prizes and you can sign up to stay up-to-date on everything that is happening around STEM Lab. Thank you and we look forward to a great school year. 

Dave & Buster Power Card Fundraiser

STEM Lab PTO and Dave & Buster’s have partnered to offer you this great fundraising opportunity. $10 Power cards will be available for purchase this week, just in time for spring break.

It’s so easy! Just purchase a $10 Power Card and get $10 towards over 200 games and simulators. They never expire and can be used at any location. There is no activation fee, so you already receive savings on every card.

The best part is $5 of every $10 card purchased goes directly to STEM Lab PTO. This is an easy and super fun way to support your STEM Lab School.

Dave & Buster Power Card Fundraiser

Card will be available for Pick-up on Thursday and Friday afternoons, immediately after school. Please contact Heather Carpenter, PTO Fundraising Chair, with any questions.

Thank you for your Support!

We would like to thank the following donors for their donations to our STEM Lab silent auction. We very much appreciate your incredible generosity!

Community Partners

512 WEST, American Furniture Warehouse, Apex Parks & Recreation District, Arvada Center, Bandimere Speedway, Blitz Paintball, Boondocks, Boyers Coffee, Butterfly Pavilion, Colorado Railroad Museum, Colorado Springs Sky Sox, Comedy Works, CycleBar, Dave & Buster’s, Denver Art Museum, Denver Firefighters Museum, Denver Zoo, Discover Health & Wellness, Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Enstrom Candies, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Grandrabbits Toy Shoppe, Legacy Ridge Golf Course, Lollipop Park, Melissa Melbye-Mary Kay, Menchies, Pirates Cove Water Park, Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience, Rusty Bucket, Santa’s Workshop, Spavia Day Spa, Tattered Cover Bookstore, Westminster Recreation Center, WOW Children’s Museum, YMCA of the Rockies


STEM Parents & Families

Belle Musique (Tasha Mendez), Brandy Jackson, Chrissy Collins-Independent Consultant at Thirty-One Gifts, Denise Bucher-Independent Consultant at Thirty-One Gifts, Elaine Chatterton-Independent Usborne Books Consultant, Family of Annabelle Ball, Guilty Pleasures (Rachel Benson), Ruby Jean Patisserie (Jen Essex), Sonja Dolnick


STEM Staff

Erin Brabant, Tracey Calderon, Teri Crump, Niki Elick, Alayna Henderson, Sharon Lathrop, Becky Muller, Jessica Noffsinger, Michelle Rooney, Jenny Tennant, Mathis Santella, Tracy Tellinger, Jamie Vanderbeck, Dan Wiske

Silent Auction Items & Rules


STEM Lab PTO is excited to reveal our silent auction packages. The silent auction with run from 6-7:3pm and you must be present to win or pay via proxy.* Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you on Friday, Feb. 23rd.

2018 Silent Auction Packages

*2018 Silent Auction Rules

*Please see the silent auction rules.

2018 Silent Auction Program (3)

Annual STEM Lab Carnival and Silent Auction


Friday, February 23rd from 6-8pm

Wristbands – $8 at event
Meal Tickets – $7 at event*

(Meal includes Chick-Fil-A original sandwich or 8-count nuggets, chips, drink, and cookie)
*A limited quantity of meal tickets will be available at the event*

Photo Booth Prints – $1
Students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian


It’s Carnival Planning time!

Carnival Planning & PTO Meeting – Tuesday, Jan. 9th from 3:15pm – 4:15pm

Please join us in planning our upcoming school carnival and silent auction. The carnival and auction is a huge source of income for our school and we welcome ideas, venders and volunteers. Hope to see you Tuesday.




Questions, Comments, Concerns & Compliments for STEM Lab PTO

The STEM Lab PTO takes our relationship with parents and staff very seriously. Do you have a question for PTO?

  • What is PTO doing with the money they raise?
  • Can anyone view the bank statements?
  • Are my donations being put to good use?
  • Can anyone make recomendations?

We want to answer all your questions. STEM PTO is excited to announce our new Questions, Comments, Concerns & Compliments page on our website. Submissions will be sent to both the PTO board and Mrs. Julie Yamasaki, office manager at STEM Lab. All ideas are welcome and comments & concerns are kept confidential.  Let us know your thoughts, we’d love to hear from you.

Welcome to STEM Lab PTO

The mission of the STEM Lab Parent Teacher Organization is to build and support the STEM Lab community of Students, Teachers, Parents and Families, Staff and Business Partners through fundraising and community events to develop and enhance the education of STEM Lab students.

In addition, the organization offers a number of opportunities for parents to support the efforts of the organization including: fundraising, The District School Improvement Team (DSIT), volunteering, and community events.  The STEM PTO meets bi-monthly during the school year.

The PTO operates on an annual budget, which is approved by a PTO membership vote. All members of the STEM Lab PTO, attending the monthly PTO meetings, have voting privileges. The money used to sponsor PTO activities is raised through PTO annual fundraising events.

Inspiring Achievement Through Rigorous, Innovative, And Authentic Experiences.

STEM provides problem-based learning for our students. STEM students have opportunities to be problem solvers, risk takers, critical thinkers and innovators by taking positions on real world problems.  By working through a combination of learning strategies they discover the nature of a problem, understand the variables involved and gain a perspective viewpoint of those affected.  Students also participate in a number of unique field experiences every year and many industry partners/experts work side-by-side our students.

Characteristics Of A STEM Student

STEM students are observant, persistent, curious about how things work, risk takers, problem solvers and questioners! He or she may:

  • Like to read and write about nonfiction topics; such as nature, earth sciences, technology, social studies, etc.
  • Like to design, create, and build things.
  • Like to communicate through designing, diagramming, drawing, discussing and writing.
  • Like to work with friends to accomplish difficult goals, team sports, First Lego League, Destination Imagination, ropes courses, and other games that require 3 or more people.
  •  Like searching for “why” themselves when questions arise about how things work or interact.
  • Have an affinity towards animals.
  • Be Interested in the who, how, and why of sciences.
  • Construct items from everyday objects like; tape, paper, rubber bands, paper clips, cotton ball, cardboard, etc.

STEM Lab PTO Calendar


With over 475 students, the goal of PTO is to raise $100 per student. Please help by donating today.


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