Patchwork Digest -

Friday, May 30th



Please remember to sign up for Patchwork Summer Camps!

June 9-12 Garden & Planting

June 16-19 Neighborhood Adventures

June 23-26 Excavation & Construction

June 31-July 3 Transportation

July 7-10 Insects & Animals

July 14-17 Homes & Hideouts

July 21-24 Sensory Art

July 28-31 Harvest & Food


Please come by and enjoy our Patchwork gardens over the summer! The children love to come water, weed and harvest from them.


Communication Skills Workshop I will be offered on Saturday, May 31st from 9am to 3pm. Please RSVP to

Last chance for support in parenting tools before the summer!



 While we always appreciate in-person feedback, we also would like to invite you to fill out this short patchwork survey to provide us with additional information.  The survey will be open from today until Wednesday the 28th.  

Patchwork Parent Survey 2013/2014


Patchwork Staff

2014-2015 School Year


I can't believe it's already the end of the year! It's been such a pleasure and a gift to get to know all of you and your children. This summer I will be teaching a couple summer camps here at Patchwork and working at The Melting Pot in Louisville. I am also hoping to attend the 2014 International Democratic Education Conference in South Korea at the end of July. The rest of my summer will be filled with hiking, camping, dog parks, concerts, and fun adventures with family friends.
I am thrilled to take on the role of Toddler Director in the Fall. And can't wait for all the sensory and dramatic play, songs, dance parties, play dough, paint, and other adventures to come! Enjoy your summer!


I have had such an incredible year teaching at Patchwork! I am excited to return in the fall as a teacher in the preschool. This summer I will be spending 5 weeks at the PachaMama intentional community in Costa Rica. At PachaMama I will be studying yoga and meditation, learning/partaking in permaculture gardening, and cooperative living! Thank you Patchwork family! I am so grateful to be part of this community!


This summer our family is hitting the road to Toronto. Upon returning to Boulder, we will be spending our summer days at the pool and having picnics in the park. Next year I am looking forward to working with Liza in the Toddler program. I hope everyone has an amazing and safe summer filled lots of laughter, sunshine and love!

This has been such an amazing year! I've learned so much and am so grateful for the connections I've made with the children, parents, and teachers in our community. This summer I'm excited to be building those connections even more through our parent co-op summer camps! I'll be working at Patchwork through June and July, with plans to spend lots of time in between with my family and the great outdoors. We have a few fun summer camping trips planned, along with working in the garden and soaking up sunshine at the pool. I'm also already looking forward to next fall, as I will be working in both the 3/4 and the 4/5 groups as the preschool's program director. It's an exciting change, and I'm really looking forward to working with many of you again and learning even more :) Thank you all for such a great year!


I am looking forward to some family time this summer as we continue to adjust to being a family of five. The kids have all enjoyed getting our family garden started, so I'm anticipating some delicious produce and summer food projects! Our family also has plans to visit Winter Park and Grand Mesa in western Colorado this summer, and we're pondering a drive out to Mount Rushmore. I'll also be helping out with the preschool summer camps and I'll be in the office a few days a week, so I'm sure I'll see many of you around town. I am also really looking forward to the community camping trip in August -- I know it's a bit of a long drive, but I do hope you'll consider joining us! In the fall, I'll be returning to teach in the K-12 and continuing as the Executive Director for Patchwork's 8th year! I'm particularly looking forward to having some new planning hours (we're calling it "thread planning") that I can spend working closely with K-12 students on projects, field trips, offerings and more! Thanks for another wonderful year and have a great summer!


This summer I will be getting married to Eric Brown in Lyons Colorado; after which we will be honeymooning in Spain and Portugal for 3 weeks. Eric and I are so thankful for this time to get together with our community and families to celebrate this new stage in our lives! I would also like to thank all of you who donated to our honeyfund, it was such a fun surprise and we felt the love and support from all of you.
In August I am excited to say that I will be starting my internship for my masters degree at the Denver Center for Play Therapy. This was the perfect internship placement as I am also able to continue work at Patchwork as a Support Teacher, two days a week.

I am looking forward to these new transitions as well as I my continued involvement in the Patchwork Community!


I am excited to share the magic of summer for the first time with our son, Thacher. We will be out enjoying the buzz of Louisville and camping and fishing up in the mountains. My husband and I will also be participating in the Wild West Relay so we will be training for that through June and July. Next year, I will be teaching in the 3/4 space a few days a week! I am very excited to return to the preschool and reconnect with the toddler children of previous years. Thacher will be coming to school in the fall and I am glad to stay in touch with the beloved toddler program. Luckly, he is already very familiiar with Patchwork life. I will also be supporting communication tasks in the office. As always, I am sincerely appreciative of this community and the opportunity to be a part of it. Thank you to everyone for their support this year as a new mom! Have a wonderful summer and see you around town!



We are looking forward to a fun summer! After attending Christy and Eric's much anticipated wedding we will be trucking across the country from New York to Myrtle Beach, Florida and back. I am excited for my new position next year as the Parent Education Program Director/ lead support teacher and helping to build our community and support K12 growth!


This summer I am looking forward to camping, backpacking and generally enjoying my love for the outdoors. I will be working in the Preschool doing summer camps and attending to the Patchwork gardens. I am very excited to be getting married this August!! I am thrilled to be taking this next step in my life and also enjoying this much anticipated celebration. Next year I will be the lead teacher in the K12 program and also as the Ground Maintance coordinator.


After an amazing year at Patchwork, I'm going to be directing my energy towards the performing arts. I've been working with the brilliant Control Group Productions doing music composition, sound design, and live performance, and we're going to be showing our work at the Denver Performing Arts Complex in June! After that, I'm looking forward to taking some time off, which for me means spending as much time as possible writing music, practicing my instruments, and playing with my band. I will be at Patchwork next year bringing music offerings in the afternoon and here and there as a substitute teacher.



This summer I have made a few travel plans. A friend and I are driving out to California in the end of June to hike the Lost Coast Trail along California’s northern coastline! It’s a 53 mile hike that we plan to spend a week on so we can enjoy the trees, hills, and ocean fully. Afterwards I plan to head north to Eugene and Portland, Oregon to visit some friends before returning back to Boulder in late July. While in Boulder this summer, I will continue to focus my energy on the 15 person co-op in which I live as well as my greater community. I’ll going to work on a 2,000 sq ft garden that my house gained access to this year out in Niwot, pick up volunteer shifts with local non-profit Boulder Food Rescue, help with my partner’s canning and preserving business, go on some biking and backpacking adventures, and celebrate my 25th birthday. When the school year starts up again in the fall I will be moving up to the 4/5 group, which means I get to spend next school year with many of the same children I worked with this year! I’m excited about the opportunity to build on the relationships I already created with these people and am looking forward to all the fun we will have. I will also be taking on the role of Communications Coordinator (a position I’ll split with Mitch) which will have me in the office in the afternoons.



Sean will be at Patchwork next year in a volunteer and project capacity!




Allie will be taking on a bigger fundraising and grant writing role on the board of directors!

Introducing Brett

Brett will continue working in the 4/5 space as a part time teacher! We are very excited to have him join the Patchwork community!!






  • Garden & Harvesting
  • Plant & Pet Care
  • Dishes & Laundry
  • Snack Prep or clean-up
  • Sanitizing
  • Toy & Costume Repair
  • Weekend Home for Poppy
  • Welcoming Committee
  • Painting
  • Filing
  • Offerings
  • Mr or Mrs Fix it
  • Play Structure construction

Email to sign up or get more information on any of these things!


REQUESTED MATERIALS - We have a fantastic resource room for all of the program, it is located in the toddler space. Please bring any donations there and please note the things we DO NOT need. Thanks!

  • Aluminum Foil
  • Finger Paints
  • Fat Washable Markers
  • Glitter
  • Capes
  • Magnitiles
  • Buttons
  • Wagons
  • Play tools
  • Glycerin
  • Large Mirrors
  • Balance Beams
  • Climbing Structure

We DO NOT need:

  • construction paper
  • sticky notes
  • paperclips


  • Thank you to Laura Meese and Melissa Rich for taking such wonderful pictures of the students
  • Thank you to Laura and Charlotte Lang for the beautiful quilt
  • Thank you to Jaycee and Xavier for the muic offering.
  • Thank you Alicia for the staff messages
  • Thank you to Sebastian for driving K12 on their field trip and the tye dye/materials
  • Thank you to Gretchen and Karen for helping with our gardens. They are looking yummy! Karen thank you for bringing in the baby chicks
  • Thank you Mike for the acting games for the K12
  • Thank you to Tammy and Peter/Lauren for inviting the K12 into your homes for field trips




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