As the former president of the Telluride Education Foundation, I'm proud to see the level of collaboration occurring through WE R-1, an organization including Parent Teacher Student Organization, TEF and Booster Club all working together towards the common good of our students and schools.
This week I had the opportunity to attend a "high altitude baking class" which was put together by WE R-1. The class was held at the home of Mary and Gary Page and taught by the very talented bakers Cinda Simon and Abbey Herman from Butcher and the Baker and The Golden Crumb, respectively. Not only did we learn how to bake at altitude, which is a very popular lesson, but friendships blossomed, parents with children of all ages and people with no children at all met for the first time and everyone in attendance came together to support our students, parents, faculty and community.
The event was more of a mixer as opposed to a fundraiser which was an excellent way to increase public awareness and the understanding of the organization's mission.
Additional mixers coming up include December cookie exchange, winter star gazing, and father daughter dance. I hope to see you there.
– Jill Burchmore, Telluride