Weekly Digest 4.30.21

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Welcome to the Peak to Peak Weekly Digest!





All School News
Table of Contents:

All School

  • Additional clarifications on student climate surveys
  • Virtual Accountability Committee meeting
  • Public comments sign up for May 5th Board meeting
  • Health screener reminder
  • Virtual teen talk on substance abuse
  • K-12 kindness scavenger hunt
  • Return any devices you are not using
  • Request for Board candidate questions
  • Meet your Board candidates
  • The Puma Spotlight

Elementary K-5th grades 

  • August assessment and registration days
  • Schedule adjustment for last week of school

Secondary 6-12th grades

  • Weekly Digests on website
  • Student announcements

Middle 6-8th grades

  • iReady testing
  • Virtual meeting for current 8th grade parents/guardians

High 9-12th grades

  • No updates

ES, MS, HS Athletics

  • No updates

Friends of P2P 

  • Volunteer opportunities
  • New family mentors wanted
  • Upcoming meets
  • Peace, Love, Pumas shirts
  • Annual Fund donations


  • Volunteer information:  Senior slide show, lost and found, Staff Appreciation Week donations



Link to monthly and yearly calendars 


Frequently Used Webpages:


NEW Additional Clarifications on Student Climate Surveys


Dear Peak to Peak Families,


Thanks to all our community members who read and responded to the article in last week’s Digest in which we clarified some points about the annual student climate survey. Since that time, we have received additional questions from parents/guardians that we would like to answer for the benefit of our entire community...please click Additional Clarifications on Student Climate Surveys to read the entire article.


NEW Virtual Accountability Committee Meeting on Monday, May 3rd, 3:30 PM


The last Accountability Committee meeting of the school year will be THIS Monday, May 3rd, 2021 at 3:30 PM. All in our community are welcome to virtually attend as it is a great way to learn more about our school. Here is the Google Meet link to join us:



Or, join us by phone: (US) 1-240-532-2975 (PIN: 353955186)


Be sure to look for info on our future meeting schedule for next school year here in the Weekly Digest or on the website. Thank you to all who served on the committee this year! For more information on Accountability Committee, please go to:  https://www.peaktopeak.org/Page/348


NEW Board Meeting Public Comments Sign Up


The agenda and meeting joining information can be found HERE. Typically, the agendas are posted the Monday before the meeting.  Please click the below link to sign up to make a public comment for the May 5, 2021 board meeting that will be held at 5:00 PM.  Public comment sign ups close at 4:00 PM on May 5th: BOD Meeting Public Comment Speakers - 5/5/21


NEW Health Screener Reminder


We still need parents/guardians to complete the health screener form for any of their students who are to be on campus.  We are winding down the school year so let's finish strong!  Thank you.


NEW Virtual Teen Talk on Substance Abuse


Please see the attached flyer on a virtual event sponsored by the City of Lafayette, Boulder County Public Health, and the Healthy Youth Alliance.  It is scheduled for Tuesday, May 4th 7:00-8:00 PM.  Details are on the flyer. 




K-12 Kindness Scavenger Hunt


We all need a little bit more kindness this year so we invite the Puma community to join in for a week-long Kindness Scavenger Hunt!  Households in grades K-12 are welcome to participate.  The Hunt will start at 9:00 AM of the week of Monday 5/3 and finish on Friday 5/7 at 5:00 PM.  It is totally optional for families.  Prizes will be awarded to the top three families. Details:

Please Return Any School Devices You Are Not Using


If you have a school-owned Chromebook at home that you are NOT using, please return it (and the charger) to the Main Office or High School Hub. You do not need to return a device that your student is still using. If the device is not working, needs a repair, or is missing the charger, please leave a note on the device so we can send it to IT or get a replacement.

Virtual Board Candidate Q&A - Request for Candidate Questions for Annual Meeting


In order to prepare for our Board Candidate Q&A during our Annual Meeting on May 5th, the Election Committee is requesting any audience questions to please be submitted in advance.  There will not be an opportunity to ask questions live but the candidates will be responding live.  Questions can be submitted anonymously here:  Community Questions for Board Candidate Forum
Please submit any questions by Monday, May 3rd 3:00 PM.  Candidates will not know the questions in advance.

Meet Your Board of Director Candidates 


The 2021 election for the Peak to Peak Board of Directors is coming in early May. There will be THREE OPEN SEATS for elected board members. Two of the seats have 3-year terms and the third seat has a 2-year term. The online election will take place in May with specific voting information and details to follow at that time.  Please click on their names to read the answers to the candidate questions:

Please contact Traci Schoeneweis with questions. 


Thank you,

The 2021 Peak to Peak Election Committee




The Puma Spotlight
The Puma Spotlight is a place where we capture and celebrate the success of our students and staff members. Each spring, we are delighted to see an increase in the awards, scholarships, championships, and significant accomplishments of our Pumas. Be sure to visit the Puma Spotlight page on our website to see the good news that has been rolling in this month. At the top of the page, you will find a link to submit your students' achievements to be shared with our community.  

Send in your photos and video


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NEW Sign Up Now for August Assessment Day/Registration


Each year in August, a few days before school begins, students meet with teachers for initial greetings, visiting classrooms, bringing school supplies, and starting assessments. This allows students and teachers to get to know each other in small groups, gain familiarity with new classrooms and grade levels, and greatly reduces first-day jitters and materials. 

Please sign up for one time slot during our Assessment Days of August 16-18, 2021. Plan for your student to be at school approximately two hours. These days also serve as Elementary Registration Days, including school pictures and health room items, so plan to take care of those items either at the beginning or ending of the testing time slot.

Sign-ups will be completed on the same system we use for scheduling conferences. This will also email you a link with the ability to change over the summer should your plans change. Please choose a time for the grade level your student will attend NEXT year by visiting this sign-up page!


Schedule Adjustment Last Week of School

It is hard to believe the end of the year is drawing near! Due to our AM/PM cohort model and the need to keep equitable time for student attendance, all elementary students will have the last day of school on Wednesday, May 26th. No elementary students will attend school on Thursday, May 27th. 
This is noted on our Peak to Peak elementary yearly calendar, but was published at the start of the year showing an extra early release on 5/27, so we wanted to bring it to your attention. (We are unable to meaningfully schedule two cohort times within one morning, so had to adjust accordingly.) Secondary students will still attend their last classes on Thursday, May 27th as indicated on their calendar.

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Secondary (Grades 6th-12th)


NEW Weekly Digests Available on Website
If any secondary student would like to view our Weekly Digests they are all available on the Weekly Digest Archive link at the bottom of the homepage.  Here it is for your convenience:  Weekly Digest Archive.

Weekly Secondary Student Announcements


Please click the below link to view the daily middle and high school student announcements:


"The Voice of Peak to Peak" (daily secondary student announcements)


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iReady Testing

Middle School students will complete iReady in the afternoon of May 4th and 5th from 1:00-3:00 PM each day. This will allow us to collect reliable information on student progress in math and reading and help inform instruction. The test will be administered at home, online, in a synchronous Google Meet session with their advisory teacher. Students will need a computer, internet, scratch paper, a writing utensil, and headphones. Parents are encouraged to support students by ensuring they log on for their virtual session, providing a quiet place to test, and reminding students to do their best, but that this test does not impact their grade. Parents will not be expected to participate in the testing process beyond these requests. More information will be shared with parents and students in the coming weeks; if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to tracy.durland@bvsd.org 


Current 8th Grade Parents/Guardians (No Students)

Save the date for Transition to HS Night on Tuesday, May 4 from 6:00-7:00 PM.  Please join us for this virtual event!  We will welcome you to our high school, discuss graduation requirements, and talk about our 9th grade overnight field trip to Camp Timberline! This evening is for ALL current 8th grade families new and returning!  Please submit your questions about high school ahead of time by filling out this form.


Joining information:  meet.google.com/rcf-vhui-tce

Join by phone:  (US) +1 402-647-0316 (PIN: 270109726) 




No updates 


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ES, MS, HS Athletics


No updates


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Friends of P2P


Volunteer Opportunities Open for Next Year - Please Fill Out This Form!
We are thrilled to start organizing volunteer opportunities for next year!  THANK YOU EVERYONE who has filled out our interest form so far.  Between our new family mentor program kicking off in a few weeks, to all our back-to-school events, and more... we would love for you to start thinking about what you may be interested in helping with in the 2021/22 school year.   For a comprehensive list of the many ways to support Peak to Peak, please check out this chart.  Ready to let us know what you are interested in?  We invite you to fill out the interest form so we can begin sharing information about these opportunities.  If you have questions please contact Rachel Hirt or Allie Cross.  
  • We will soon begin planning for our 2022 Peak Gala!  Let's pick up where we left off with another festive event celebrating our community.  Please contact Rachel in the Friends office if you are interested in specifically helping with the Gala.  If you filled out the form above and selected "events" as an area of interest we already have you on the list. 
Family Mentors Wanted!
We have many very excited new families ready to be welcomed to our school!  As we've been doing for 20 years, we will soon be matching current P2P families with our new families to provide a warm welcome and make themselves available for any questions our families may have.  We are planning virtual and in-person events to connect our mentors and families so the more mentors we have the better!  Please fill out this form if you would like to be a mentor.  Questions?  Please contact P2P parent Siobhan Webster or Friends of Peak to Peak.  Thank you!  
Upcoming Community Meets: 
P2P Wine Club:  Our final wine tasting meet for the year will be Saturday, May 15th.  To receive updates on this festive community group please email Christy Vaughan  
P2P Book Club:  After a lively discussion of our most recent book "White Noise", the P2P Book Club decided to choose 2 high school "choice books" to read over the summer and connect back in August.  Please stay tuned for these book decisions and contact P2P parent Marian Freshour to be included in club communications.  
The P2P Cross-Industry Leadership Networking parent/guardian interest group is meeting regularly. If you are interested in connecting with other Puma families on this topic please contact P2P parent Yulia Duryea.
P2P Small Business Support Group will be next meeting on  May 5, 2021 5:30 PM please email Angela Alter to receive meeting details.  
Still need a Peace Love Pumas shirt?  We have most adult sizes, and more youth sizes are on the way.  Please contact us to set up an appointment to come by.  Shirts are $10.
There is still time to support this year's Peak Annual Fund. Join other Puma families in showing your support for our school this year. Our operating budget appreciates and depends on our support. Thank you and Go Pumas!


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  • Senior Slide Show:  We are seeking a volunteer to help create the senior slideshow.  We'd share a folder of digital images you'd put to music and copy onto flash drives for the seniors.   This project must be complete by mid-May.  Contact Tracy Durland for more details!
    Lost and Found:  We need a volunteer to help clean out the lost and found and deliver to Sister Carmen.  Please contact Cindy Stahly if you can help!
    Staff Appreciation:  Staff Appreciation Week is approaching, May 3-7th.  We will be spoiling the staff with snacks and drinks, thank you to those that donated, Staff Appreciation Sign up.  This week is also a great opportunity to send a kind note to your favorite staff!    


Enter Volunteer Hours from Home:  Thank you for helping us track your hours for our records!  See this training on how to enter volunteer hours from home. 


Volunteer Process & Training:  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 the volunteer form then you do not need to complete any volunteer paperwork this year!  Please contact Traci Schoeneweis 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 volunteer form 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 below people.  We would love to meet you.


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