The staff, students, family and friends of Beautiful Savior Lutheran School encourages participation or donation to the annual auction. Visit The Beautiful Savior Lutheran School Facebook page for more details or call 303-469-2049 to see how to help. Enrollment for the 2023-24 school year is now open.
On March 11, Beautiful Savior Lutheran School and Early Learning Center (BSLS) — which opened in 1980 and is located near 120th Ave. and Main Street in Broomfield — will hold its 19th-annual auction to raise $25,000 for the school and its students, who range from infants to sixth grade. In preparation for the big event, Sonya Acker, principal, director and kindergarten teacher, and Sami White, assistant director and pre-kindergarten teacher, talk here about their school and what makes their BSLS community a family.
What are both of your histories with BSLS?
Sonya Acker: I have been here for 15 years, which is my entire teaching career. I have taught from preschool all the way up to second grade at very different levels.
Sami White: I’m actually a product of Beautiful Savior. I started going here when I was in second grade. I started volunteering in 2014, and I’ve been working here since.
What’s your favorite time of day while at work?
SA: Because I wear a lot of different hats here, for me it’s being in the classroom and working one on one with the kids. That’s what takes me into the building.
SW: One of my favorite things is being able to work in a school where we can teach about Jesus and faith.
What would you say is the best aspect of BSLS?
SW: We create relationships with our families. Being able to support everyone and, in turn, our families try their best to support us too.
What is unique about BSLS?
SA: The low student-to-teacher ratios. The kids are getting more one-on-one support which is — in this day and age — huge. We may have, say, a third grader who is really strong at math and sciences so they may be working up with our fifth and sixth graders. But maybe they’re not quite there with their reading, so they’ll either stay with their reading group or maybe they’ll go down a little bit with their reading. We try to push our kiddos where they’re at.
Talk about your annual auction.
SW: It is our biggest fundraiser of the year that we do for our school. We seek donations and help from businesses in our community, in our state and some out of state. Our auction items include a lot of great experiences or things like gift cards. We include our students in everything we do. Every classroom will collect items for a themed basket to donate to the auction, and the kids in each class will make a class art project.
How do the proceeds benefit BSLS?
SW: The auction itself usually goes towards our annual budget so we can provide quality Christian education for our students. Another thing we do in our auction is a special appeal — every year we’ll have something very specific and very special that we’re trying to raise money for. That’s gone towards technology throughout the school for teachers and students for instance. One year we completely re-floored the entire school.
What else should we know about BSLS?
SW: We really just thrive on the education of our kids and care about their social, emotional and faith-based needs.
SA: I’ve been told multiple times that we are the best kept secret in Broomfield!