Weekly Digest 09.03.21

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Peak to Peak's Weekly Newsletter Digest
Week of: 08/30/21 - 09/03/21

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    • Meet our staff
    • CMAS results
    • National Junior Honor Society
    • Student announcements
    • Back to School staff videos
    • iReady testing
    • CMAS results
    • Welcome our new English Teacher
    • Virtual parent/guardian night on 9/14
    • Puma home games
    • Middle School boys basketball
    • High School boys basketball student managers needed
    • Gala kick-off meeting
    • Homecoming tailgate party
    • Cornhole
    • Annual Fund family ambassadors
    • Parent/guardian book club
    • Volunteer needs
    • Volunteer update
    • Volunteer information and Team

All School News



NEW! Student Fee Balances

If you are interested in having your student's fees adjusted, please complete a Free/Reduced Lunch application and submit it to Elizabeth Begley in our Food Services.  If your family qualifies, Required Fees will be waived and Athletic Fees will be reduced or waived.  Please contact amy.skinner@bvsd.org or elizabeth.begley@bvsd.org with questions.

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Elementary School News (grades K-5)



NEW! Meet Our Staff! 

View a quick introduction from many of our specialists, interventionists, and support staff that work with your students outside of their homeroom classrooms. We're so glad to have students back in the building and learn together again!  Video Introductions 


NEW! CMAS Results

Elementary and Middle School CMAS results are now available in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. For more information about how we plan to use these results, how to access the reports in IC, or how to obtain a paper copy of your student's results, please read this letter.

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Secondary School News (grades 6-12)



NEW! National Junior Honor Society Application is Now Open

If you are in 7th, 8th or 9th grade and are interested in being in NJHS please apply! Requirements:
  • 7th, 8th or 9th grade
  • Unweighted GPA of 3.5 from all prior years in middle school
  • 20 hours of community service during the school year (this includes the hours you will get from NJHS meetings and induction)
  • Attendance at the October 19th induction 4:00-5:00 PM (all members both past and present)
  • Attendance at monthly NJHS meetings at 7:15 AM (November, January, February, March, April, and May)
If you are in 8th or 9th grade and were in NJHS last year you do NOT need to re-apply, but do need to have a 3.5 unweighted GPA  and have 20 hours of service logged from prior MS year. If you do not have these you will be on probation for one semester in order to remain. 
Application is DUE: September 20th at 8:00 AM
Link to application:  NJHS application 2021-2022
Thank you from your lovely sponsors:
Kimberly Gannett (HS counselor)
Jonathon Cuesta: MS Spanish
Tracy Cloninger ALPS coordinator

mega  Weekly Secondary Student Announcements

Please click the following link or the Read More button to view the daily middle and high school student announcements:  "The Voice of Peak to Peak" (daily secondary student announcements)

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Middle School News (grades 6-8)



NEW! Middle School Back to School Staff Videos

Dear Peak to Peak Middle School Families,

We are excited to have the hallways buzzing with the energy of students. Our annual Back to School Night is an evening when we have traditionally welcomed parents and guardians to campus to walk in the shoes of their students through an abbreviated version of their classes. Following the guidance from Boulder County Public Health and BVSD, we are minimizing guests in our buildings so this year we are again offering a digital “Back-to-School” night. Here is your chance to hear from the teachers who are connecting with your students on a daily basis from the comfort of your own home! So sit back, relax, and feel free to browse the videos provided by our staff to help you become better acquainted with who they are and what they teach.  You will also find a welcome video from Middle School Principal Clara Quinlan to help kick off your “school day.” We hope you enjoy hearing from teachers, and thank you for being a valued part of the Peak to Peak community.

Click HERE for middle school teachers’ Back to School Night video links and office hours for the first semester.

Take note that this “Office Hours” spreadsheet is always available via the link on the Students” page of the Peak to Peak website.

Thank you,

Clara Quinlan, Middle School Principal

Victoria Hankey, Middle School Assistant Principal

NEW! iReady Testing
Dear Middle School Families! Welcome to our 21-22 school year! We want to let you know that we have made a change to the way we administer the district-wide iReady Diagnostic in Reading and Math for our middle school students. In the past, we have suspended our regular schedule and done middle school-wide testing in the morning, with clubs and activities in the afternoon. This year, we are doing the Diagnostics within regular class periods. This change allows us to have fewer schedule disruptions and to recapture some instructional time during the school year.  Students in 6th and 8th grade took the reading diagnostic this past week in English class. All other testing will be done in the next couple of weeks during regular classes. Thank you for your continued partnership. 
With gratitude, 
Victoria Hankey 
Middle School Assistant Principal


NEW! CMAS Results

Elementary and Middle School CMAS results are now available in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. For more information about how we plan to use these results, how to access the reports in IC, or how to obtain a paper copy of your student's results, please read this letter.

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High School News (grades 9-12)




NEW! Welcome Our New English Teacher!

Dear 9th Grade World Literature Students and Parents/Guardians:

It is my pleasure to inform you that we have hired a fantastic new English teacher to lead our 9th grade world literature classes this year. Please join me in welcoming Ms. Margaret Melber, who recently relocated to the Boulder area, and who will make an incredible, student-centered addition to our secondary English team. We are very excited to welcome Ms. Melber to our K-12 community!

Ms. Melber most recently taught...please click the below Read More button to read the entire article on our New English Teacher.

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High School Virtual Parent/Guardian Night on 9/14 with Guest Presenters

All high school parents/guardians are invited to attend their required grade level meeting first, as well as the all-HS panel presentation with guest speakers, which begins at 7:15 PM.  If you have more than one child in HS, we recommend you attend the presentation for your oldest child. 

  • Senior Families: FAFSA/CSS Profile 5:15-6:00, Senior presentation w/ Josten's graduation info. 6:00-7:10

  • Junior Families: Junior presentation 6:00-7:00

  • Sophomore Families: Sophomore presentation 6:00-7:00

  • Freshman Families: Freshman presentation 6:00-7:00

  • All HS Presentation by panel members K/L/M: 7:15-8:00 (Q/A 8:00-8:15) 

All HS Presentation:  "Talking with Your Teen About Things that Matter Mid-Pandemic”: 

  • How to create time & space for open conversations with teens (and discuss the hard stuff)

  • How to discover what your teen might not be telling you

  • Building resilience in teens

  • Building stress management skills

  • Creating a positive mental health culture in your home

  • Risk factors & warning signs for suicide

    • Affirming with your teen that anything that comes up is solvable 

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Athletics & Activities (all school levels)




NEW! Puma Home Games
9/7  Middle School Boys soccer vs Stargate 4:00/5:00
       Middle School Volleyball vs Boulder Country Day  4:00/5:00
9/9  Middle School Boys soccer vs Jefferson Academy 4:00
9/10  Middle School Volleyball vs Jefferson Academy 4:00/5:00 



NEW! Middle School Boys Basketball
We will be running open gyms on Saturday mornings 9:30-11:00 AM in the northwest gym from September 11th - October 9th. These are optional and encouraged. The season formally begins on Monday, October 11th with tryouts from 3:30-5:30 PM. We then will practice/play at least three times a week through December 10th.  Per county mandate, students must wear a mask while indoors on campus.  Looking forward to meeting and working with you!
Chris Ford (A and B Team coach) christopher.ford@bvsd.org
Andy Matthews (C Team coach) andy.matthews@bvsd.org
Physicals: Can be emailed to Daniel.Seidman@bvsd.org or dropped off to the athletics mailbox in the south office.    

NEW! High School Boys Basketball Student Managers Needed
Looking for Boys Basketball Managers to help with filming, statistics, and various other tasks to help support the team for the upcoming season! You will receive volunteer hours and learn about basketball in a fun environment.   Please contact Coach Eschmeyer at evan.eschmeyer@bvsd.org ASAP for more information.

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Friends of Peak to Peak (all school levels)



NEW! Peak Gala Meeting RSVP - Friday, September 17th 8:00 AM

Please join us for our Peak Gala planning committee kick off!  All are welcome to come meet other committee members and learn about the various ways to be involved. Please let us know through this form if you are planning to join.  Can't make the meeting but would like to hear about it afterward?  Please still fill out his form so we can keep you in the loop.  



NEW! Homecoming Tailgate Party - Wednesday, September 22nd
Mark your calendars to swing by our Homecoming Tailgate party (no admission fee) on Wednesday, September 22nd starting at 4:30 PM.  We hope you can join us for food trucks, kids activities, high school "Puma Bowl" flag football game, and a great opportunity to connect with other Puma families.  We are looking for a handful of volunteers for this event 4:30 - 7:30 PM. If you'd like to help out, even part of the time, please sign up here. 



NEW! Attention Cornhole Players and Fans

Mark your calendars for our 1st ever P2P Cornhole Tournament on Sunday, October 10th at Front Range Brewing in Lafayette.  This event in lieu of our annual golf outing will be a fundraiser for our Athletics and Activities Department.  Teams will be limited so if you think you want to play, please pre- register here at your earliest convenience! Spectators are also welcome (please pre-register) as this will be a great opportunity to meet some of our coaches and other Puma families who support our many athletics and activities at Peak to Peak.  



NEW!  Looking for Peak Annual Fund Family Ambassadors 
Interested in helping with this year's Peak Annual Fund Drive?  The Peak Annual Fund which kicks off in October is our most important fundraiser each year and our volunteer ambassadors are an important part of providing feedback on materials, communicating information, and are available to answer questions from community members.  Please contact Friends of Peak to Peak to learn more.    



Peak to Peak Parent/Guardian Book Club
All are welcome to join our parent/guardian book club.  We will be discussing "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel which is a course book in our high school English classes.  We'll be meeting Thursday, September 23rd at 7:00 PM.  Please contact P2P parent Marian Freshour for more information.   

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Volunteer (all school levels)

vols  NEW! Volunteer Needs
  • Health Room Volunteer:  We are seeking a volunteer to work in the Health Room, training will be provided.  Contact Traci Schoeneweis
  • Lost & Found Pick Up: We are seeking a volunteer to pick up the lost and found from school and deliver to Sister Carmen once per month.  Contact Traci Schoeneweis.



NEW!  Volunteer Update 

It was a pleasure to see so many parents/guardians and volunteers at our first meeting on Tuesday!  We shared the Volunteer opportunities and job descriptions with the group and discussed the upcoming opportunities.  
Ways to get involved this fall:
  • Monthly Volunteer Meeting, September 14th, 2:00 PM outside at the LMC
  • Gala kick-off meeting, September 17th, 8:00 AM - Sign up now
  • K-12 Tailgate party, September 22nd, 4:30-7:30 PM - Sign up now
  • College Day staff lunch, September 29th, 10:30 AM -1:30 PM (plus food donations) - Sign up coming
  • Cornhole Tournament, October 10th, early evening -Sign up coming 


Volunteer Information

Once on-site volunteering resumes, 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 our volunteer waiver and release form then you do not need to complete any volunteer paperwork this year!  Please make sure you have a photo volunteer ID card with a barcode on the back.  If you do not have a photo ID card please stop by the Volunteer Station at registration or contact the office staff.  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 waiver and release form each year.  You will be given a one-time volunteer ticket to turn in when you volunteer the one time.  Please follow this link to print them or pick them up at registration:  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 for a refresher on protocols.  Follow this link Volunteer Training to view the information.  It can also be found on the volunteer page of the school website.

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. 

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 either Allie Cross or Rachel Hirt, Volunteer Coordinators.  They would love to meet you!  

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