Weekly Digest 8.30.19

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Welcome to the Peak to Peak weekly digest!

The following information is for the week of 9/2-9/6



All School News
Table of Contents:

All School

  • Choir uniform resale


  • One School, One Book revealed
  • Common Sense Parenting classes
  • Art laundry volunteer needed


  • Common Sense Parenting classes
  • International student exchange opportunity for 6th graders
  • Optional Galapagos trip for 7th & 8th graders


  • High School parent /guardian night on 9/11
  • College Day call for volunteers

ES, MS, HS Athletics

  • Peak on the Green

Friends of P2P

  • Back to School Picnic
  • Peak on the Green & Homecoming Happy Hour
  • Have you linked your King Soopers card yet?


  • Volunteer meeting
  • Volunteer Needs 
  • Volunteer information



Week of 9/2/19-9/6/19
Monday 9/2: NO SCHOOL K-12/Labor Day
Friday 9/6: Back to School Picnic 5:30-7:30 PM (outside quad area)


Link to monthly and yearly calendars 


Frequently Used Webpages:


Please visit the Board of Directors Page for meeting agendas, minutes, and more.



Choir Uniform Resale


The Peak to Peak Choirs will be holding their annual concert uniform resale event on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. The event will be from 3:30 - 4:00 PM, in the choir room (Music Building).  If you wish to sell used Peak to Peak choir uniform pieces at the event, please download a Choir Uniform Resale Form (with suggested pricing). Please hang garments on a hanger and attach resale form (one hanger and form per item please). Resale items may be dropped off to Ms. Andony in the choir room.  If you are looking to purchase a used choir uniform please attend the resale event on September 3rd at 3:30 PM. New uniform order forms are available on the choir class pages.  For additional information, please contact:  Ms. Andony (choir director) at heather.andony@bvsd.org 





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NEW One School One Book Big Reveal…"The World According to Humphrey" by Betty Birney!


"The World According to Humphrey" is about Humphrey the classroom pet hamster. He shares his adventures in the classroom and weekend trips to students' homes. Humphrey has a big heart, great sense of humor and encourages all of us to ‘learn a lot about yourself by getting to know another species.’  Award-winning author, Betty G. Birney wrote her first book at age seven and since then has written for Disney Studios, the Disney Channel and 35 children’s books, including several all about Humphrey.   


With the One School, One Book program, we aim to build a community of readers at our school. Everyone - students, parents, teachers, even administrative staff - will be participating, and we can all reap the many benefits. Each homeroom classroom will read a chapter a week.  We encourage you to ask your student questions about the book and discuss connections you may have with the book. If you would like to buy a copy of the book for home, please do so, but know it is not necessary. In addition to reading the book, we will have weekly activities including trivia games, special days and other activities to encourage interest and excitement around the book.   


One School, One Book is a novel program in that students at all grade levels will all be listening to the same book. "The World According to Humphrey" can be followed, understood and enjoyed by younger students, but will still captivate and stimulate older children.  


NEW Common Sense Parenting Classes

As discussed at Back to School Night, we are very excited to be hosting a series of Common Sense Parenting classes later this fall. This is the home companion piece to the Well Managed Schools behavior approach our elementary has been using over the last two years. Since all of our teachers and paras have been trained, we are able to host at our school and hope many of you will take advantage of this opportunity. You can see more information on dates and times here. Space is limited, so sign up now. We would love to fill this class with members from our school community! Other locations and dates are also available.



Katy Mathes is looking for a few volunteers to help with the weekly art laundry.  You can sign up on a weekly basis! Sign up by click on this link:  

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NEW Common Sense Parenting Classes

Peak to Peak is excited to host a Common Sense Parenting class series later this fall. This is a highly acclaimed course designed to equip you with strategies and tools for preventing negative interactions and responding effectively to problem behaviors. This is the companion piece to Well Managed Schools, a behavior approach our Middle School Staff is training on and implementing during this year. Only a few schools have the opportunity to host this class each year, and we're thrilled to offer a series on our campus. Please see more information here; space is limited so sign up now. We would love to fill this class with members from our school community! Other locations and dates are also available.


NEW International Student Exchange Opportunity for Current 6th Graders!


In keeping with P2P's mission of providing a global learning experience for our students, we are participating in the International School to School Experience (ISSE).  ISSE is an international exchange program that provides for the exchange of thoughts and ideas through face to face contact with students from other countries around the world.  P2P will partner with a school in Australia for the 2019/20 school year. For more information check out the slideshow attached here:  ISSE Parent Slideshow

A parent information meeting will be held September 5th, 7-8 pm, in room South 265  Contact Jamie Black (jamie.black@bvsd.org) with questions.



Optional Galapagos Island Trip for 7th & 8th Graders 


Attention families of 7th and 8th grade students!
We are headed to the Galapagos Islands to follow in the historical footsteps of Charles Darwin and his voyage aboard the HMS Beagle in June, and we would like to invite your student! Our annual informational meeting for this amazing experience will be held on September 24th from 5:00-5:30 in Mr. Nelson's classroom (S230). We will be discussing our trip itinerary, costs, how to sign up, and all of your questions. If you would like to attend please RSVP through the following link so that we can ensure space and materials. 
See you in September!
Brandon Nelson - 8th Grade Science
Tracy Cloninger
tracy.cloninger@bvsd.org - ALPS Coordinator



Middle School Announcements 

Click on the link to view the announcements that were read today to our high school students





High School Parent/Guardian Night on 9/11 with Guest Presenter Ms. Jenny Hecht "A Rising Tide Lifts All Ships"


All high school parents/guardians are invited to attend their mandatory grade level meeting first and the group presentation with guest speaker Jenny Hecht, which begins at 7:15 in the NW Gym. **If you have more than one child in HS, we recommend you attend the presentation for your oldest child...please click HERE to read the entire article and get information on times and locations for each grade. 


High School College Day- Call for Volunteers


The 10th Annual Peak to Peak College Day is on Wednesday, October 2 and we need help from parents and guardians to make this day a success!  Please consider volunteering for this amazing event either by donating food items, volunteering on the day of the event, or both! If you are interested, please complete this Google Form.  Contact Macaela.HolmesFuller@bvsd.org with any questions.     



Click on the link to view the announcements that were read today to our high school students


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ES, MS, HS Athletics


Are you looking for a way to support athletics all while enjoying a day out on the course? Come join members of our community and athletic staff for a fun day of golf at Indian Peaks. Not a golfer? Join us for our 1st annual Homecoming Happy Hour at the course where there will be live music and a meet and greet with our amazing coaches.  We would love to see you there! 



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Friends of P2P



Wishing all our Puma families a relaxing holiday weekend.  As a reminder, we have a few events coming up when we get back!
Please be sure to join us at one of our upcoming events!  We are also looking for volunteers, please contact p2p.friends@bvsd.org for more information. 
Back to School Picnic, Friday, September 6th
Join a special kickoff of Peak to Peak's 20th anniversary at our 2nd annual Back to School Picnic!  Bring your own food or enjoy several food truck options.  Music, games, Peak Learning Garden Farmers Market, Disc Golf demo (purchased from 2019 Run for the Peak), bounce obstacle course and more!   5:30-7:30 PM in the main quad.
Peak on the Green & Homecoming Happy Hour - Friday, September 20th
Join us for Peak on the Green & Homecoming Happy Hour on September 20th at Indian Peaks Golf Course!  All golfers are invited to participate in a traditional 18 hole course, or enjoy a fun and fast 9-hole course starting mid afternoon.  All community members are invited to celebrate Homecoming weekend at a relaxed and festive "happy hour" where you can participate in activities benefiting Peak to Peak athletics or just enjoy chatting with other Puma families.  Please visit our event site for event information and sponsorship opportunities!

Have you linked your King Soopers reward card/phone number?  


With are approximate 950 families there is still a ways to go for our school to receive an even larger contribution so please take a minute to link your royalty card number HERE, it only takes 1 minute! 



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VOLUNTEER MEETING: Please join us this Tuesday 9/3 at 2:00 in the Inn conference room, formerly the Think Tank, for our Volunteer Meeting. We would love to have any and all parents who are interested in volunteering come hear about opportunities K-12 and let us know if there are any ideas you have. This is a low key meeting so there is no pressure we would just like to introduce ourselves.  
STAFF LUNCHESStaff lunches will be a little different this year. The first lunch is 9/12 and I will send out a link next week for the sign-up. The first lunch will be an all school volunteer donation. The following three lunches will be broken down by school level. Elementary parents will do the 11/14 lunch for the staff, Middle School parents will do the 1/24 lunch for the staff, and High School parents will do the 3/5 lunch for the staff. The last lunch for the school year will be on 5/8 and it will be an all school lunch again. We are hoping this will help alleviate some of the same people having to do all of the lunches.
We love to show our Staff at Peak to Peak how much we appreciate all they do.  We do 5 Staff Appreciation lunches over the school year, 2 in the fall and 3 in the spring.  Anyone can help, whether you love to cook or it terrifies you, stay at home mom or working professional!  There are always store-bought and homemade items on the list.   We make it easy to drop off your items either the afternoon before or the morning of the lunch.  Your child can bring the items to the main office for you.  I have serving dishes and utensils if you don't want to worry about picking up your dishes afterward.  Dishes, crockpots etc. will be in the south lobby for pick up the same day.  Here are the sign-ups for lunches planned for this fall.

September 12, Soup and Salad Bar: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wIF3tyeiLj9tT789T-OwEMx6btHkq2S0m3wwKtN6WRs/edit?usp=sharing

November 14, Chili Bar: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1nk2foNXb2xGN2OYsOT-IknweulENwDK1r-6jzPXyOiY/edit?usp=sharing

Spring dates for your calendar: 
January 24
March 5
May 8
Thank you for helping make these the five best days of our staff's year!  Please reach out if you have any questions or ideas!
Linda Willetto  
NEEDS: Other Volunteer Positions
1. Box Top Collection and Organization. Boxtops is changing the way they “tops” will be collected. The woman who has been volunteering for the program’s daughter graduated from school and we need to find a new person to manage this process. Carey Beneke cbeneke99@msn.com
2. Mock Trial Coach. Peak to Peak parents! Are you an attorney or member of the National Bar Association looking for a chance to help out our school? Our Mock Trial team is in need of a coach for this 2019-2020 season. We meet once a week, any time after school, for an hour. We are completely flexible in scheduling practice times and dates! Mock Trial is a phenomenal way to raise the confidence and community in our student body. Please let us know if you’re interested by contacting abkerrane01@bvsd.org.
3. Staff Appreciation Team. We need some new volunteers to help coordinate our staff appreciation events. Our last team did an amazing job of outlining the events. The new team is welcome to make it their own or follow what the previous team did. Some of the events are the Wrapping Event for the Staff in the Winter and The Staff Appreciation week in the Spring.
4. The Peak Gala Committee is looking for a Co-Chair!  Are you looking for a fun and meaningful volunteer opportunity this year?  Consider serving as a Peak Gala co-chair!   You will not be alone in this fun endeavor.  Not only do you have the support of the entire gala committee and Friends of Peak to Peak office, veteran chair Lisa Ritchie has also volunteered to partner in this co-chair role lending her experience with this event and logistical skills (thank you Lisa!). We are looking for someone who is excited about connecting with our community (ticket sales, auction, sponsors etc) and leading our committee - and has the time for this type of commitment.  Are you interested? Know someone who may be? Please contact us at p2p.friends@bvsd.org as we'd love to fill this volunteer role soon so we begin planning. To everyone who has told us you would like to be on the committee this year stay tuned for information on our September info meeting.  We hope everyone is looking forward to another fun Peak Gala March 13th!
5.  ART LAUNDRY VOLUNTEER NEEDED ASAP.  Katy Mathes is looking for a few volunteers to help with the weekly art laundry.  You can sign up on a weekly basis! Sign up by click on this link:  
Fingerprinting Process
You can no longer get your fingerprints done at the police station in Colorado. You will need to get the paperwork from our front office which will walk you through the steps of how to get your fingerprints done. Each volunteer will receive an unique code that will pay for your fingerprints so it will not be an out of pocket cost to you.  If you have any questions about the process please feel free to email harrisonnicole@me.com
Volunteer Sign-in Process
If you have had a background check and have been approved you will receive an email to come in and get your badge with a picture and scanning capability. Once you have your photo badge you no longer need you to sign in on the paper sheet at the attendance window. Show the office your badge and once through the locked doors in the south lobby follow the instructions below to scan into the computer.  The instructions are also be printed at the computer for your convenience. This makes our school safer, more efficient, and coming and going easier for you.
1. Use barcode on the back of your badge to scan in using the scanner.
2. Choose either An Activity or A Classroom
3. Select the classroom or the activity.
4. Before you leave the building after volunteering scan out so we know you have left the building. 
Volunteer Facebook Page
We have a Facebook page for volunteers. We post the weekly update of what is coming up and last minute volunteer needs. Please subscribe to help make the page a successful tool. We will not over post to ensure we protect your time and social media barrage of information:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1594466300665141/
Volunteer Board
We have a volunteer board next to our login computer in the south lobby that will showcase all of the coming needs for the school.  Take a moment if you prefer to see our opportunities in person.
Volunteer Process
We will continue to request fingerprints from anyone who intends to volunteer more than once during the school year.  If you had your fingerprints done previously and completed all three volunteer forms then you do not need to complete any volunteer paperwork this year!  Please contact Traci Schoeneweis at traci.schoeneweis@bvsd.org or 303-453-4682 to verify your volunteer status if you are unsure.  If you only intend to volunteer once then you will be required to do the background check (not fingerprints) and the three volunteer forms each year.  Please follow this link to print them:  Volunteer Information


Volunteer training is online.  Anyone that is new to the school needs to view this before volunteering.  If you have previously attended or taken the volunteer training you do not need to do it again.  It’s a good idea for returning volunteers to view this as well.  Follow this link Volunteer Training to view the information.  It can also be found on the volunteer page of the school website.


Your Volunteer Team would love to hear from you. If you have any interest in volunteering for anything at all but do not know where to start please email one of the people below.  We would love to meet you.
Nicole Harrison, harrisonnicole@me.com Volunteer Coordinator
Siobhan Webster, siobhanwebster@me.com Elementary School Volunteer Coordinator
Dar Zerwek-Reardon, zerwekhreardon@comcast.net Middle School Volunteer Coordinator
Angela Finan, angelarules@comcast.net High School Volunteer Coordinator
Lindsay Wright hlw78@mac.com Jamie Doyle jamdoyle@gmail.com