Weekly Digest 5.7.21

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All School News
Table of Contents:

All School

  • Annual Meeting and Candidate Forum recordings
  • EOY message from Registrar
  • Share EOY photos with community
  • Seed Library needs photos
  • Pumas for the Planet Award for Q4
  • Return any devices you are not using
  • The Puma Spotlight

Elementary K-5th grades 

  • Elementary Distance Learner teacher drive by and materials drop off
  • August assessment and registration days

Secondary 6-12th grades

  • Student announcements

Middle 6-8th grades

  • 8th grade continuation details
  • Textbook and library book returns
  • Student Council information and call for members

High 9-12th grades

  • Tickets still available for "Matilda"
  • 9th grade EOY celebration
  • Textbook and library book returns

ES, MS, HS Athletics

  • No updates

Friends of P2P 

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


  • Last virtual volunteer meeting



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NEW Annual Meeting and Candidate Forum Virtual Presentation Recordings 5.5.2021


Each year in May, Peak to Peak’s Board of Directors and Leadership Team prepare a presentation for our community to celebrate the important milestones of the school year, share highlights from the instructional programs at all three levels, and provide information about the school’s current and projected financial performance. Required by our bylaws, this Annual Meeting is typically open to all members of our community and the public. Since we were unable to hold the meeting in person this year, the meeting was conducted virtually. Here is a link to a recording of that presentation. 


Additionally, the election committee held a virtual panel for all of our candidates for three open board seats on Wednesday, May 5th from 7:30 to 8:30 pm.  2021 Board Candidate Forum is a link to a recording of that panel. Online voting began right afterward and will continue until 11:59 PM on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 so please remember to vote!


Please contact any member of the Leadership Team or the Board of Directors if you have questions about anything contained in the presentation. We thank you for your support of our wonderful school community!


Peak to Peak’s Leadership Team and Board of Directors


NEW End-of-Year Message from Our Registrar

As we approach the end of the school year I have a couple reminders for our families.
  • End of Year Withdrawals/Transfers:  We ask ALL students that will be transferring to a different school for the next school year, even those that have gone through open enrollment to attend another BVSD school, to formally withdraw.  This just means complete and return our withdrawal form, turn in Peak to Peak materials, and clear all accounts.  Please touch base with our bookkeeper to clear accounts, amy.skinner@bvsd.org , and check in with our main office for detail on how to return items that your student has checked out.  Once done please email completed withdrawal forms to our registrar, vicki.lundquist@bvsd.org .  The withdrawal form is attached.
  • Final Report Cards:  Once grades are finalized for the current school year, which is about two weeks after the last day of school, please visit your Parent Portal and PRINT your students report card for your records.  It will only be available until the new school year becomes active.  This is for all students K-12.  For our drivers, this is what the insurance company will require for good driver discounts. 

NEW Share End-of-Year Photos with the Community


The end of the school year is filled with important milestones and celebrations. The final days and weeks include field day, college decisions, final projects, prom, continuation ceremonies, parades, and more. We can't always be there to celebrate with you, but we'd love to share your captured moments. Please send in your photos so that we might share them with our full community! 

NEW Seed Library Needs Photos


Hello gardening friends! The Seed Library team needs your pictures! If you have taken seeds from the library, planted them, or have created a garden at home with your own seeds or starters, please send pics our way for the website! Please send pictures to monika.bunting@bvsd.org. Thanks!

NEW Pumas for the Planet Award- Q4

The Pumas for the Planet Award provides recognition to students in our community, K-12, who strive to make a difference for the environment and the natural world. Reasons to nominate a student are many: celebrating a connection to the natural world, service work for the environment, raising awareness at school about recycling and compost, volunteering at an animal shelter or other organization, and many more! Once the submissions are received, members of the Peak to Peak Wellness Council will review and present the award to the winning student once per quarter. Each winner will be highlighted in the Peak to Peak newsletter and on the school website and Facebook pages. Additionally, each winner will receive a special eco-friendly prize and a certificate. Submissions can be made by parents, teachers, mentors, or friends. 

To submit a nomination for the quarter 4 recipient, please email Mrs. Monika Bunting (monika.bunting@bvsd.org) with the following information.

1- Full name of nominee and grade

2- Photo of nominee, preferably participating in a photo highlighting why they are being nominated

3- An explanation of why you are nominating this individual  


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. 


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 Elementary Distance Learner Teacher Drive By and Materials Drop Off


There will be an opportunity for elementary distance learners to drive through the front parking circle to waive to their teachers on Wednesday, May 26th from 12:45-1:30 PM.  Families can drop off any school items and Chromebooks during this time and also through 3:30 PM on Wednesday or by 12:00 PM on Thursday, May 27th.  To summarize:

  • Wednesday, May 26th 12:45-1:30 PM front circle to waive to teachers
  • Wednesday, May 26th 12:45-3:30 PM or Thursday, May 27th 7:30 AM-12:00 PM front circle to drop off materials

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!


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Secondary (Grades 6th-12th)


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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NEW 8th Grade Continuation Details
8th grade families: We are so excited to be able to hold an in-person, socially-distanced continuation ceremony for our 8th graders! The ceremony will be on the turf field on Wednesday, May 26th, at 12:00PM. Attendance is limited to 2 guests per student and advance RSVP is required. You can reserve your seats, and get more information, at this link. Please complete the form even if you cannot attend so that we can get an accurate headcount for the event. The form will close on Friday, May 14th.

NEW Textbook and Library Book Returns


Like everything else this year, returning books and textbooks to the library will look a little different.
For students who are in-person, Wednesday, May 19th will be the day to return all books.  During  6th period teachers will bring their entire class to the library.  Much like at the end of last year, students will simply walk through the lobby of the LMC and place their textbooks and other books on the appropriate stacks.
For students who are distance learners, Tuesday, May 25th will be the day to return all books.  There will be a drive-by book drop off along Puma Drive from 1:00-6:00 PM.  All textbooks and other library books should be returned at that time.  In-person learners who may have forgotten to return a book on the 19th are welcome to participate in this drop off as well.

NEW Student Council Information and Call for Members


It is that time again for our Middle School Student Council to think forward to next year.  Please click student council recruitment video to see what amazing things we managed to accomplish this year!

This is the application form for future members and future interested leaders of Stuco, to fill out.  It is due May 10th and email to a member of staff listed.  This is the leadership google application which is due May 10th which requires you to make a 2-minute video that will be shown in advisory on May 17th.
In the spirit of P2P, we want to help students grow into leadership by providing them a variety of opportunities to create service towards others and discuss this democratically. All are encouraged to join. If you have any questions please reach out to Ms. Chakraborty-spotts or  Ms. DeAssis.  




NEW Tickets Still Available for "Matilda"


This weekend P2P Theatre Department is hosting our first outdoor parking lot production of the musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's Matilda. Pre-reserved tickets for this high school production on Friday, May 7th are sold out, but we still have some seats available for this Saturday, May 8th at 7:00 PM. Students $5, Adults and General Admission $10, and Faculty and Staff FREE. Ticket reservations can be made by adding your ticket reservation to this editable spreadsheet.


NEW 9th Grade Year-End Outdoor Celebration

We are so proud of our 9th graders for making it through their first year of high school! We are going to have an optional celebration (masked and socially distant, of course) next Wednesday, May 12, from 11:15-12:30 on the turf field. 9th Graders, please check your BVSD email to RSVP.  Please email 9th grade team lead, Ms. Campbell, with any questions mary.campbell@bvsd.org 

NEW Textbook & Library Book Returns

Like everything else this year, returning books and textbooks to the library will look a little different.
For students who are in-person, Friday, May 21st will be the day to return all books.  During 6th period teachers will bring their entire class to the library.  Much like at the end of last year, students will simply walk through the lobby of the LMC and place their textbooks and other books on the appropriate stacks.
For students who are distance learners, Tuesday, May 25th will be the day to return all books.  There will be a drive-by book drop off along Puma Drive from 1:00-6:00 PM.  All textbooks and other library books should be returned at that time.  In-person learners who may have forgotten to return a book on the 19th are welcome to participate in this drop off as well.


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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. 
New Family Mentors Wanted ~ Looking especially for middle and high school families! 
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.
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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NEW Last Virtual Volunteer Meeting
Please join us for the last volunteer meeting of the year.  We will be discussing new family mentors and roles for next year.  
Monday, May 10th @ 2 PM
Join over Google Meet
Join by phone:   (US) +1 984-212-7840‬ PIN: ‪795 472 312‬#
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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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