Weekly Digest 10.08.21

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Peak to Peak's Weekly Newsletter Digest
Week of: 10/08/21 - 10/15/21

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Calendar Elementary Secondary Middle High Athletics Friends Volunteer
    • Elementary yearbooks
    • Student announcements
    • 6th and 7th field trips
    • PSAT testing information
    • Brain Bowl
    • Healthy Kids Colorado Survey
    • PSAT testing information
    • Senior portraits and recognition ads
    • Home games
    • Middle School boys basketball
    • Softball and baseball scrimmage
    • 2021-2022 Peak Annual Fund Drive
    • Save the dates for pumpkin events
    • Cornhole tournament
    • Peak Gala planning meeting
    • Volunteer meeting
    • Volunteer needs - see how you can help!
    • Volunteer information and Team

All School News


NEW! Virtual Board Meeting Public Comments Sign Up 

Our next board of directors' meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 5:00 PM.  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 complete a brief google form to make a public comment for the October 13th board meeting that will be held at 5:00 PM.  Public comment sign ups and the form will close at 4:00 PM on October 13th:   Public Comments Sign Up 10.13.21


NEW!  Community Directory Now Available on Website 

Peak to Peak strives to create a strong, connected, and engaged community, and a great school resource for that is our Community Directory, which is available to all parents/guardians and students through their website login.  Peak to Peak takes your privacy very seriously and while we encourage our community to use the directory for personal reasons (e.g., arrange playdates and carpools, obtain missed homework, swap musical instruments, plan a birthday or graduation party), use of the directory for any other purpose (commercial or otherwise) is prohibited.  The 2021-2022 version is now available on our website on the Parent/Guardian page. 


NEW! K-12 Canned Food Drive October 25th-November 1st

A food and household items drive to benefit Sister Carmen in Lafayette is just around the corner. This year the drive will take place on campus from October 25th - November 1st. Click to see a list of regular and high demand items that are needed by their clients. Prizes will be awarded to classes in elementary, middle, and high school with the most donations. 


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!!! 



Picture Retake Day is Now Thursday, October 14th

Lifetouch student photos have arrived!  Elementary student photos were sent home 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.


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)



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.

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Secondary School News (grades 6-12)

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!  6th and 7th Grade Field Trip

Attention 6th and 7th grade families!  Permission slips went home this week for our walking field trips next week Wednesday, October 13th.  Please ensure that your student has turned in their form. For 7th grade students, permission slips were to be turned in to their history teacher, and any questions about the field trip itself should be directed to Jamie Black (jamie.black@bvsd.org). For 6th grade students, permission slips were to be turned in to their English teacher and field trip questions should be directed to Jenn Jouzdani (jennifer.jouzdani@bvsd.org).  Sixth and seventh grade students will be returning to school in time to be dismissed at 12:00 noon along with 8th grade PSAT students.    

NEW!  PSAT Testing Information 
8th graders will take the PSAT 8/9 this Wednesday, October 13th. Students should arrive no later than 7:45 AM and report directly to their testing room in the north (high school) building. Room assignments are posted in the halls of the middle school, and in the north building lobby. Students should bring: a water bottle, a snack to be eaten during the break, and a calculator, if they have one. Students should not bring: any technology, including a phone or smart watch. If these cannot be left at home, students will need to power them off and turn them into the test proctor for the duration of the test. Students cannot read or work on homework after their test so should not plan to bring those items.
Students will be done testing and dismissed for the day by 12:00 PM, except for those testing with extended time who will dismiss around 1:00 PM. Parents/guardians with students testing longer should have already received 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 can be obtained from Grade Level Leaders.


NEW!  Middle School Brain Bowl

Middle Schoolers! Brain Bowl starting on Friday, October 22nd. Meetings are on Fridays at lunch in the Auditeria with Mrs. Cloninger. If you are interested in joining us, you can come and check it out! No commitment is required. Click here to sign up and receive some trivia packets and meeting reminders.     

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High School News (grades 9-12)


NEW!  The 2021 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey
Dear high school families,

This year, we were selected as one of many schools in the state of Colorado to implement the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey (HKCS). This survey asks questions about behaviors that may provide insight into the state of health among our teens across the state. It tracks trends and also identifies any potential areas of concern with student abuse of substances and risky behaviors. It also requests demographic information for the purposes of data collection and analysis. Please note: this is an optional survey with passive consent unless you take the appropriate steps to opt your teen out (details provided in the portfolio overview linked below). Our school will benefit from getting a unique report summarizing categories and responses to better inform our student climate activities and priorities. 

We are going to implement the HKCS survey on Friday, November 5th, during our Flex Time period which is scheduled that morning (it’s also an early release afternoon). The survey will take students approximately 30-45 minutes to complete (they’ll be staying in their 3rd period classroom), and all responses are anonymous and confidential. 

Again, because this survey is optional, please take a few minutes to read the attached HKCS portfolio overview (click here) so that you may better understand what is included (a copy of all questions is provided), frequently asked questions and answers about the survey, as well as the steps that are required in advance to opt your child out of the survey should you choose to do so. Please use this Opt-out Form

Thank you for your assistance as we continue to provide Colorado with data it needs to improve the quality of student health, learning, and our education system. 


Kyle Mathews, High School Principal   



NEW!  PSAT Testing Information
Juniors will take the PSAT/NMSQT this Wednesday, October 13th.  Students should arrive no later than 7:45 AM and report directly to their testing room in the north building. Room assignments are posted outside of the hub and CCC. Students should bring: a water bottle, a snack to be eaten during the break, and a calculator. Students should not bring: any technology, including a phone or smart watch. If these cannot be left in a vehicle or locker, students will need to power them off and turn them into the test proctor for the duration of the test. 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. 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. 



NEW! Senior Portraits and Recognition Ads for Yearbook
Hello 12th Grade Families! The deadline to submit senior portraits is Friday, October 29th. Information for size requirements and where to submit portraits can be found on this document. Information to purchase a senior recognition (aka baby) ad is being mailed to your home. Early bird pricing deadline is also October 29th.   

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Athletics & Activities (all school levels)




NEW! Puma Home Games
10/11  High school girls volleyball vs Stargate 5:00/6:00 JV and Varsity
10/12  High school girls volleyball vs SkyView 4:00/5:00/6:00
10/14  High school girls volleyball vs St. Mary's Academy 4:00/5:00/6:00
           High school boys soccer vs Jefferson Academy 4:00/6:00
10/16  High school girls volleyball vs St. Mary's Colorado Springs 11:00 Varsity only


NEW! Middle School Boys Basketball

MS Boys Basketball: We will be holding our final open gym this Saturday from 9:30-11:00 AM. 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.  Looking forward to meeting and working with you!
Chris Ford (A and B Team coach) chris.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 main office in the south building.     

NEW!  Softball and Baseball Scrimmage
Our 1st Annual Softball versus Baseball scrimmage will be on October 14th, 4:00-6:00 PM! Our high school baseball and softball teams will play 3 innings of baseball and 3 innings of softball against each other. There will be lots of fun activities including:
  • Costume contest for players and fans with two categories: Most Creative and Most Laughable
  • Relay race around the bases: Freshmen v Sophomores, Juniors v Seniors
  • The snack shack grill will be open
So, come for some fun and stay for the soccer game at 6:00!     

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Friends of Peak to Peak (all school levels)




NEW! 2021/2022 Peak Annual Fund Drive, Starting Soon!
Over the next few weeks, please look for information on this year's Peak Annual Fund drive.  For over 20 years, Puma families have been invited to make a financial contribution to our school that is meaningful and significant to each individual family through this important campaign.  Unlike traditional public schools, Peak to Peak operates on a funding gap of approximately $1,000 per student. During the founding years, it was necessary to incur debt to finance the construction of the original set of campus buildings, resulting in an approximate 1.4 million dollar annual payment out of our general operating budget.  The Peak Annual Fund is powered by participation as we work together to help supplement this annual funding gap. Thank you in advance for your support.   



NEW! Save the Dates!  "Puma Pete's Pumpkin Patch" October 15th and Pumpkin Walk Friday, October 29th 
Make plans now to submit your creatively decorated or carved pumpkin to our K-12 community Pumpkin Walk on Friday, October 29th for an 'all-ages welcome' decorating/carving competition.  Pumpkin viewing and other fun harvest-themed "guessing games" will be available for all in the quad Friday, October 29th.  To find the perfect pumpkin please swing by "Pete's Pumpkin Patch" and visit our school garden with your Pumas between 1:15 - 3:15 pm (after early release) next Friday, October 15th.  Pumpkins from a local farm will be available for purchase with a % benefitting P2P.  To help us estimate how many pumpkins to have available please fill out this simple form if you'd like to reserve pumpkins for your family.  We can't wait to see the pumpkin carving creativity in our community.   



NEW! P2P Cornhole Tournament to Benefit Athletics and Activities this Weekend 
Who will be the boss of the toss at our first P2P Cornhole Tournament?  Will it be the middle school science teacher team?  Two new kindergarten dads? Or maybe one of our high school parent teams?  For $10 donation, spectators are welcome to cheer on our competitors (most games happening between 3:00-6:00 PM) outside at Front Range Brewing in Lafayette.     



NEW! Peak Gala Planning Meeting
The next Peak Gala meeting will be on October 15th at 8:15 AM.  For more information please contact p2p.friends@bvsd.org 

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Volunteer (all school levels)





NEW! Volunteer Meeting
Please join us for our monthly volunteer meeting on Tuesday, October 12th at 2:00 PM.  We meet outside of the LMC at the picnic tables and will be talking about upcoming events and needs.  All are welcome! 




Volunteer Needs

  • 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 Schoenewe


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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