2018 Annual Spring Social and Gala Fundraiser

The call to post is Saturday, May 5
Race time: 6-11:00 p.m.
Post Position: Boulder Country Club

The Evening
Mint Julep Welcome
Heavy Hors d’oeuvres
Hosted Bar
Silent and Live Auctions
Raffles and Games

Tickets/Teacher-Staff Ticket Donations
Online: mountainshadows.eventbrite.com
In-Person/Mail: 4154 63rd Street, Boulder, 80301

Dress for the infield or dress for the grandstand, big hats and bow ties are encouraged, but very much optional.

Online Auction Catalog
From getaways, to summer camps, Mother’s and Father’s Day packages, hand-crafted art, date nights, kids fun, hot air balloon rides, music, foodie packages, and more- there’s something for every one and every budget. View the online auction catalog!

There are opportunities for every schedule, personality, and comfort level! It’s a fun way to support the evening and meet and mingle with guests!

  • Welcome Table (30-min. shifts 5:45-7:30 p.m.)
  • Wine Raffle Sales (30 min. shifts 5:45-10:00 p.m. if needed)
  • Champagne Raffle Sales (30-min. shifts 5:45-8:00 p.m.)
  • Wheel of Fortune (30-min. shifts 5:45-8:00 p.m.)
Visit helpatschool.org to sign up! Thank you!

For underwriting opportunities, or general inquiries please contact Night at the Derby co-chairs Amanda Janusz (mrspants@msn.com) or Mara Walsh (maradenver@gmail.com).

Use Nanno, the new on-demand childcare platform created by a Denver mom, to book childcare and get 20% off (or, $16/hour for up to 2 kids or $20/hour for up to 4 kids). If you’re not already a member of Nanno, sign up (for FREE) using this link: www.nanno.com/invitations/MountainShadows.

To use your 20% discount, use coupon code DERBY. Sitter: done and done!

Fundraising at Mountain Shadows
Similar to many independent schools, Mountain Shadows’ tuition does not cover the entire cost of educating a child. As a result, we depend on annual fundraising, such as the Annual Fund in the fall, Colorado Gives Day in December, and the Spring Gala, to support the successful implementation of our mission. Proceeds raised at A Night at the Derby support our general operating fund, facilities, educational programs, tuition assistance, and staff professional development.

The Venue
Boulder Country Club

7350 Clubhouse Rd, Boulder 80301

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Mountain Shadows Montessori School offers AMI programs for students 12 months to 12 years old.

...So, what is AMI?

Association Montessori Internationale

AMI is the organization that is tasked with the responsibility of maintaining the integrity of Maria Montessori's legacy. Mountain Shadows and AMI share a mission to support children's natural development and to help them become the transformative force of society.

This comes with a commitment to a standard of excellence, defined by...


Rigorous and extensive training

including the study of child development and a deep understanding of the Montessori materials to assist the teacher in creating the environment necessary for this work.


Three-year age ranges

within each classroom that allow children to work at their own pace and level of development.


Extended work time,

including a three hour uninterrupted work cycle.


Upholding international standards

through expert consultation every three years and regular and ongoing study of pedagogy and practice.

For your child, this means...


Whether it's digging in the dirt or discovering the universe.


Whether it's speaking your mind or learning to speak up.


Whether it's composing a song or coming up with a big idea.


Whether it's for ourselves or for others.


Whether it's work or play.

Critical Thinking

Whether it's studying science or solving a problem.


Whether it's doing your part or doing what's right.


Whether it's planning your day or preparing your own lunch.


Whether it's deciding together or sharing the work.


Whether it's supporting your friends or saving the planet.

This is what Mountain Shadows means for your child.