Weekly Digest 10.01.21

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Peak to Peak's Weekly Newsletter Digest
Week of: 10/01/21 - 10/08/21

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    • Common Sense Parenting classes
    • Elementary yearbooks
    • Elementary conference sign-up
    • Secondary October conference sign up link
    • Student announcements
    • MS counseling newsletter
    • iReady scores
    • Field trip volunteers needed
    • PSAT testing information
    • College Day thanks and reminders
    • PSAT testing information
    • No updates
    • Cornhole tournament
    • King Soopers cards
    • Volunteer needs - see how you can help!
    • Volunteer information and Team

All School News


NEW! We Need Your Help to Stop Dangerous and Destructive TikTok Challenges

Schools across the country are responding to theft and vandalism of school property and other concerning behaviors after students started posting videos of themselves on Tik Tok completing destructive challenges. We are aware that this is a year-long viral call to participate in a different challenge for each month (see below). What may have started as minor pranks, has escalated to include promoting physical violence against educators and school staff, vandalism, and even sexual assault. Here is a video news clip with more information. 

Parents/Guardians:  Please speak with your student about the serious nature of these challenges and help educate them that these are not appropriate for school or at any time. The consequences may be significant, involving law enforcement and severe disciplinary measures. If your student has any information on these occurrences at school, please encourage them to speak to their principal or another trusted adult at school. 

We are sharing this with families because we must work as a community on behalf of our students. Even if your child doesn't have access to Tik Tok, and/or isn't likely to be involved in questionable behavior, please remember we are stronger together. As a community, we can change this narrative by encouraging our students to take pride in our school. Ask your student how they can make someone's day brighter with a smile or a helping hand. Small acts of service can have a greater impact than a few seconds of "going viral." Let’s help our students make headlines for being difference-makers and positive role models. We stand ready to offer additional support and resources to our students and families. If you have concerns or feel your student may be struggling academically or emotionally, please reach out to an administrator. #ManyPumasOneCommunity

According to a list that's circling TikTok and Twitter, these are the planned challenges for the rest of the school year:

  • September: Vandalize school bathrooms (this has happened at P2P)
  • October: Smack a staff member
  • November: Kiss your friend's girlfriend at school
  • December: "Deck the halls and show your b***" (show your private parts)
  • January: Jab a breast
  • February: Mess up school signs
  • March: Make a mess in the courtyard or cafeteria
  • April: "Grab some eggz" (another stealing challenge)
  • May: Ditch day
  • June: Flip off in the front office
  • July: Spray a neighbor's fence


NEW!  Accountability Committee Virtual Meeting on October 4th

Our next meeting is next Monday, October 4, from 3:45-5:15 PM (PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE from 3:30 to 3:45 PM) and it will be held REMOTELY through a Google Meet. Anyone in our community is welcome to attend.  Here is the link to our meeting next Monday: 

Phone Numbers:

(‪US)‪+1 954-239-7633

PIN: ‪620 251 906#


NEW! Virtual Community Q & A Recording

Thank you to our community members who were able to join us for the September 28th Virtual Community Q&A. You can use the following links to watch a recording of the Google Meet, and to access the slide presentation. (Please note that the PDF file of the slide presentation includes a link to a YouTube video that can be accessed by just clicking on the slide.) The Q&A format has been a helpful format to engage with community members and we look forward to addressing your questions at future events.  


NEW! K-12 Annual Online Book Drive!

It’s time for the annual LMC Book Drive!  Are you YETI??
The yeti is a mythical creature, like Bigfoot, and our theme for this year’s Book Drive. For the month of October, we are collecting donations for the library to keep the books up to date and relevant to our students. Please consider donating from the elementary or secondary wish lists on Amazon.com. These lists were curated by our P2P librarians who know what is needed. The annual Book Drive is our only library fundraiser and your help is extremely important. We thank you in advance for your participation! YETI, SET, GO!!! 


NEW!  Curriculum Proposals 

It is our process to invite our school community to provide feedback on proposed new curriculum. We are asking our community for input, not votes, as teachers prepared these derived from student interests, etc.  Below you will find links to a new curriculum proposal. If you have any feedback on the below new proposal please email Traci Schoeneweis by Friday, October 15, 2021, 3:00 PM. All comments will be sent to the Curriculum Committee. Thank you.



NEW! Picture Retake Day is Now Thursday, October 14th

Lifetouch student photos have arrived!  Elementary student photos will be coming home today in Friday Folders.  Middle School students can pick up their photos/proofs in the main office in the south building while high school students can pick up their photos/proofs in the hub in the north building.  Anyone who had a photo taken at registration will have a packet to pick up!
Our K-12 Picture Retake Day has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 14th.


NEW! Volunteers Needed for the P2P Election Committee

This board committee meets only a few times a year and organizes and runs the annual election of our Board of Director members. Currently, there are two openings for community volunteers. If you would like to get involved and help our school with a relatively light time commitment, please contact Traci Schoeneweis. You will need to be available via zoom a couple of times in the late fall/winter and then again in the spring to prepare for our Q&A candidate panel and to certify the election. Our volunteers will need to fill out a confidentiality agreement and need to be board approved to serve on this committee.   


REMINDER:  Please Stay Home with Any Symptoms

The Boulder Valley School District and Peak to Peak’s goal is to keep students in-person five days a week, with as few COVID-19-related interruptions as possible.  We need everyone’s support to accomplish this goal – primarily by following our cardinal health protocols: stay home if you are sick or if you’ve been exposed to anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Students or staff experiencing any of the following symptoms MUST STAY HOME:

Major Symptoms that last longer than 24 hrs:

  • Fever (100.4 or above)
  • Cough 
  • Chills or feeling feverish
  • Shortness of Breath 
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Anyone experiencing any major COVID symptom that lasts longer than 24 hrs must have a negative PCR COVID test to return to school or they will need to stay home for 10 days.

Minor Symptoms that last longer than 48hrs:

  • Runny nose or Congestion
  • Sore Throat
  • Headache
  • Muscle / Body aches or pain
  • Diarrhea 
  • Vomiting / Nausea
  • Feeling extremely tired 
  • Anyone experiencing any other COVID-like symptoms (minor symptoms) that last longer than 48 hrs must have a negative PCR COVID test to return to school or they will need to stay home for 10 days.

Testing is available through BVSD and COVID Check Colorado throughout the district - see the schedule here.  If your child has been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID within the last 10 days please contact your school to determine if they need to quarantine at home and/or need a COVID test to return.  If you have questions about returning to school/work after an illness, please contact our Health Room. 

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Elementary School News (grades K-5)


Common Sense Parenting Classes

We are excited to share that the district is hosting a virtual Common Sense Parenting class this spring, beginning October 4th. (This course is aligned to the Well Managed Schools behavior approach our elementary school has been using over the last several years and shares strategies and language for shaping behavior in the home.) Many parents have attended previously and found it to be extremely beneficial, and the teachers of the course have shared that the virtual format has been very successful in the past year. You can see more information on dates, times, and registration information here: Common Sense Parenting Class.


Elementary School Yearbook

Yearbooks are now on sale! Order your yearbook during the month of September and get 10% off!  Order at TreeRing.com
Each yearbook comes with 2 custom pages. Download the TreeRing app onto your mobile device to make uploading pictures for your custom pages a breeze! To learn more about the TreeRing app and to get the link to the app store, check TreeRing's Help Center.

We love getting pictures from our P2P families and friends! If you have a photo you would like to submit for the yearbook, please select the homeroom or event within the TreeRing app to submit your photos. You can also email your photos to Kathleen Weil at kathleen.weil@bvsd.org.

Elementary Conference Sign-up

We will have our first set of elementary conferences on October 6-8. We look forward to meeting with you and discussing your student’s progress! You need to sign-up for one slot with your grade level team through our scheduler, which can be found at this link: https://peaktopeak.as.me/  If you are unable to use the internet for this, or need extra assistance, please contact your teacher or elementary assistant principal Alison Berman (303-453-4640, alison.berman@bvsd.org) and we will assist you in scheduling a time slot. Please find additional instructions and information here.

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Secondary School News (grades 6-12)


NEW! Parent/Guardian/Student/Teacher Conference Sign Up Link Opens at 7:00 PM Tonight

Fall secondary Parent-Guardian-Student-Teacher conferences are coming up on October 6th and 7th. All secondary level conferences will be held from 3:30 to 6:30 PM in virtual meetings with teachers both evenings. At conferences, we invite you and your students to meet teachers, get personalized feedback on performance, and build a relationship with the staff who are inspiring your children to great heights this year. These conferences will be check-in meetings lasting ten minutes and will help set the tone for positive outcomes throughout the remainder of the first two quarters of the school year. 

Again this fall, we are using Acuity online scheduling (for all K-12 conferences) to facilitate conference requests and reserve times on family and staff calendars.  Here is the link that you will be able to sign up starting at 7:00 PM tonight:  https://peaktopeaksecondaryconferences.as.me/


Kyle Mathews, High School Principal

Clara Quinlan, Middle School Principal 

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 Counseling Newsletter

Please click the following link to read the new Middle School Counseling Newsletter:  MS Counseling Newsletter 


NEW!  iReady Scores
Attention Middle School Families- we are nearing completion of our beginning of year iReady testing! You will be receiving an electronic copy of your child's Reading and Math Diagnostic scores sometime next week. Please review the attached letter with the report, for more information. 

Anyone interested in discussing their child's iReady scores in more detail (What do they mean? How are they used?) can sign up for an iReady conference during middle school conferences next week. They will be held virtually on Wednesday 10/6 and Thursday 10/7. Sign up with Erin De Assis, our K-8 MTSS (Student Support) Coordinator. See the Acquity link in today's Digest, for more information.  


NEW!  Middle School Field Trip Volunteers Needed

The Middle School is seeking 5-10 volunteers to supervise a walking field trip on October 13th.  The 6th and 7th grade students will be walking to Lafayette from 8 am - 12 pm.  Please sign up here, contact Jamie Black with any questions. 

PSAT Testing Information
On Wednesday, October 13th, 8th graders will take the PSAT 8/9. The test will begin at 8:00 AM and students should arrive no later than 7:45 AM to ensure they have enough time to find their testing room and so everyone can start on time. Students will be done testing and dismissed for the day by 12:00 PM, except for those testing with extended time. Parents with students testing longer will receive an email with additional information. If you have any questions, please reach out to Tracy Durland.
6th and 7th graders will not take the PSAT and will instead participate in grade level walking field trips. All students will be dismissed at 12:00 PM. More information, as well as permission slips, will be coming soon from Grade Level Leaders. 

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High School News (grades 9-12)





NEW!  College Day Thanks and Reminders
Students: Thank you for making College Day a wonderful event! I've already heard from many college reps about how attentive most of you were and the fantastic questions you had. Thank you for representing Peak to Peak in such a positive manner!  Be sure you complete the Inquiry Form at url.peaktopeak.org/CD21 so you are entered to win a prize AND get more information from the colleges.  This form will close on Tuesday morning.  Contact macaela.holmesfuller@bvsd.org with any questions. 



PSAT Testing Information
On Wednesday, October 13th, 11th graders will take the PSAT/NMSQT. The test will begin at 8:00 AM and students should arrive no later than 7:45 AM to ensure they have enough time to find their testing room and so everyone can start on time. Students will be done testing and dismissed for the day by 12:00 PM, except for those testing with extended time. Students testing with extended time will dismiss around 1:15 PM; a separate email with additional information is coming soon. If you have any questions, please reach out to Tracy Durland.  There will be no classes on this day for any secondary students. 9th, 10th, and 12th grade students should not come to school.  

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Athletics & Activities (all school levels)




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Friends of Peak to Peak (all school levels)




 NEW! Cornhole Tournament is Next Weekend ~ Hope to See You There!
We are looking forward to a fun and friendly afternoon of cornhole at next week's 1st annual Cornhole Tournament!  If you and a partner are planning to play (individual players are also welcome!) please pre- register here at your earliest convenience. Spectators are also welcome with a $10 donation that includes a non-alcoholic/or alcoholic drink of your choice (please pre-register so we have an estimated attendance for Front Range Brewing).  This event will be a great opportunity to meet some of our coaches and other Puma families who support our many athletics and activities on campus.  We are also looking for 2-3 volunteers - if you are available and interested please email Friends of P2P.  



NEW! King Soopers Card Monthly Reminder!
As a reminder, linking up your King Soopers loyalty number to Peak to Peak is a great way to easily support our school.  Each year, we receive approximately $22,000 through this program.  This number grows with each new account linked up so thank you for taking a few minutes for this one-time set up - and sharing with any family members who may also be interested.  

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Volunteer (all school levels)

vols  Volunteer Needs
  • THANK YOU!  A giant thank you to all the volunteers that made our Staff Lunch a delicious success!   
  • THANK YOU!  Wow! Thank you to all of the incredibly generous parents and guardians who donated to make our College Day not only fun but also delicious! Our students all enjoyed the tasty treats that were donated during the snack breaks during the day. The gift cards will be given as prizes along with college swag to trivia winners as well as students who complete the inquiry card before Tuesday. We appreciate our generous community making this unusual College Day a success!
  • Middle School Field Trip:  The Middle School is seeking 5-10 volunteers to supervise a walking field trip on October 13th.  The 6th and 7th grade students will be walking to Lafayette from 8 am - 12 pm. Sign up here, contact Jamie Black with questions.
  • Health Room:  Seeking a volunteer to help in the health room, no experience necessary and training will be provided.  Contact Traci Schoeneweis


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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