Welcome to the new Stapletonmoms.com! The redesigned site is a grand collaboration between myself (Jaime Travis) and Liz Easterly (special thanks to Katie Osborne of The Roaring Artist for our amazing new logo). We are both Stapleton Moms who love our neighborhood, and who want to create an inclusive, super cool site where all residents can visit to learn about what is happening in our neck of the woods. For the past 7 years or so, Liz has owned and published stapletonmoms.com which has been an invaluable resource for our community. During that same time, I have been the moderator of the Stapleton Moms Yahoo group. Over the past year or so, Liz and I have talked about merging the two groups and creating a true community virtual meeting spot. We are so happy to say that we have finally pulled it off and are so thrilled with the possibilities.
We both feel lucky to live in a pretty amazing community -- and are ever hopeful that the site will continue to be the vibrant, informative place it has always been. All of Liz's posts from the past 7 years will remain on the site, so feel free to explore.
Going forward I will be the overseer of all things Stapleton Moms and Liz, and some other intrepid residents, will provide original, insightful, funny posts to keep things interesting. A special thanks to all of our wonderful neighborhood sponsors who pledged to support our site.......a big thank you!
If you have a story, or an idea, or a comment, please let me know. Hearing from you is what makes this all worth it.
Here's some exciting news: Caring for Infants, Children and Adolescents for Over 40 Years: Advanced Pediatric Associates Opens New Stapleton Office.
Advanced Pediatric Associates will open a new Stapleton office at 2373 Central Park Boulevard in the Central Park Professional Condominiums on February 14, 2014. The introduction of the new Stapleton office is based upon a model for pediatric care which combines the benefits and services of a larger group practice with the personalized care of a smaller physician office. Lead physician for the new office will be Dr. Bradley Kurtz, son of Advanced Pediatrics’ founder Dr. Michael Kurtz. Additional providers at the Stapleton office will include Dr. Bethany Carvajal, Dr. Bird Gilmartin, Dr. Alison Auster, and Kimberly Thomas, PA.
Advanced Pediatrics provides primary healthcare to infants, children and adolescents, including well care, same-day acute care, and specialized care for asthma, ADHD, and behavioral health. With office hours Monday – Saturday, Advanced Pediatrics also offers a nurse line and online pediatric health library, so parents can conveniently access information regarding newborn care and illness questions from home. An Advanced Pediatrics’ on-call physician works in conjunction with Children’s Hospital Colorado After-Hours Service to handle any urgent concerns whenever the office is closed.
Dr. Bradley Kurtz looks forward to opening the new office close to the neighborhood where he grew up. Reflecting on Advanced Pediatrics’ long history of success, Dr. Kurtz notes, “The continued expansion is a testament to Advanced Pediatrics’ 42 years of excellence in fulfilling its mission of providing the most advanced pediatric medicine in a family friendly setting.”
Advanced Pediatric Associates was founded in 1972, and has locations in Aurora, Centennial, Parker and Denver, Colorado. Advanced Pediatrics’ new Stapleton office is scheduled to open February 14, 2014. Appointments may be made by calling the Patient Care Line at 303-699-6200. To learn more about Advanced Pediatric Associates, visit their website at: www.AdvancedPediatricAssociates.com.
Advanced Pediatric Associates -- Opening February 14, 2014
Throughout February, all 34 Colorado Panera Bread bakery-cafes will donate $0.25 from the sale of each soup in a bread bowl to Porter Hospice and St. Anthony Hospice as part of its involvement in Soup for the Soul, a unique and heartwarming fundraiser. This is the seventh year Panera Bread is supporting the annual Soup for the Soul fundraiser through its soup in a bread bowl sales, which has resulted in more than $28,000 in donations to date. Funds raised through soup in a bread bowl sales help to provide compassionate end of life care and bereavement services. The Soup for the Soul fundraiser hosted by St. Anthony Hospice and Porter Hospice is taking place on March 10 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. Guests may sample gourmet soups and handcrafted appetizers from more than 15 of the metro area's finest restaurants, including Panera Bread’s popular Broccoli Cheddar soup in mini bread bowls. Additionally, a silent auction featuring artwork and other unique items will take place. All proceeds from the event directly benefit local hospice patients. For more information on Soup for the Soul or to order tickets, call 303-561-5790 or visit SoupForTheSoulDenver.org.
Scholar Search Associates is hosting a forum at Kent Denver School for intellectually curious students in grades 4-12 are invited to attend an Educational Forum on Sunday, March 9th, 9:15 am to 4:00 pm, at Kent Denver School. The Forum is open and free to the public. The program includes presentations from experts that address a range of educational issues (from 21st Century educational options to early college to global competence) and interactive sessions for students (on topics like thinking philosophically, improv theatre, and engineering challenges). New presentations and sessions will be added over the next several weeks.
Amazing Opportunity for a Job Opening at Isabella Bird Community School for the 2014-2015 School Year! From their email:
We recognize that an extraordinary staff is the key to great learning, IBCS is thrilled to begin the process of hiring for the next school year. We are now accepting resumes and letters of interest for the following positions: • Early Childhood Education (ECE) – Full day 4 year-old • Kindergarten • 3rd Grade • 4th Grade • 5th Grade • Art • Music • Para Educators (Part-Time and Full-Time) - Classrooms (ECE-5th Grade), Library, Technology, Interventions • Gifted and Talented (Part-Time) • Mild/Moderate Special Education (Part-Time) • Office Support We will have a part-time opening for School Nurse and School Social Worker, these positions will be placed through their respecitve departments. Please e-mail your resume and letter of interest to Sonny Zinn: email@example.comApply for teaching positions at http://www.teachindenver.com/Apply for support staff positions at http://www.workindps.com/An information session for interested teaching candidates will be held on Friday, February 7th from 4:00 – 5:00PM at Isabella Bird Community School (11200 E. 45th Ave. Denver, CO. 80239).
Girls! Grab your funnest and most outgoing girlfriend and get tickets for Mamma Mia! playing at the Buell Theater RIGHT NOW because it's only playing in Denver THIS WEEKEND! You will be dancing by the end of it - we had a whole row of mom-bloggers up and dancing at last night's opening.
Yes, this is the real Broadway cast on tour!
Yes, even if you've seen it before it's so delightfully fun you should see it again!
And I bet you can get darn good seats for the Sunday shows.