Weekly Digest 11.12.21

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Peak to Peak's Weekly Newsletter Digest
Week of: 11/12/21 - 11/19/21 

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    • No updates
    • Student announcements
    • 8th grade yearbook recognition ad deadline
    • Senior recognition ads
    • Successful fall athletic season
    • Middle School girls basketball 
    • High School boys basketball
    • High School girls basketball
    • 2021-2022 Peak Annual Fund
    • Gala theme reveal
    • Shop with scrip
    • Time and talents needed
    • Gratitude letters for staff
    • Upcoming volunteer events and opportunities
    • Volunteer needs - see how you can help!
    • Volunteer information and Team

All School News

NEW!  Board of Directors Resignation Announcement

Dear Peak to Peak Community,  

The Board of Directors has accepted Marleene Buttice's resignation from the Board, effective November 10, 2021. Please see the note below from Marleene that explains her reasons for this choice.  We appreciate Marleene's deliberation regarding this decision, and we are grateful for her interest and willingness to continue to support the P2P community.  We will discuss the plans for this open board seat in our board meeting next week.  Please reach out to any of us with questions about this process.   


Your Board of Directors


Dear Board of Directors and Peak to Peak Community,

We are all well aware that life does not always go as planned, with opportunities and challenges rising without notice. A fork in the road recently appeared before me and I would like to share which direction I have chosen. 

After deep consideration, I have decided to apply for the Peak to Peak Executive Director of Education position that will come available at the end of the school year.  I am excited by the potential to serve the Peak to Peak community in an ever greater capacity than my current role and believe that I have a unique skill set that could serve this community in the years to come.  Given that the Board of Directors will be instrumental in filling this position, my continued membership on the board would be a conflict of interest.  As such, I am resigning before discussions about the recruitment process begin.    

This was a difficult decision because I enjoy working with you, for the community, and value the board's work.  I am grateful that I had the opportunity to be a member these past few months.  While I wish I could complete my full term, maintaining the integrity of the hiring process is of utmost importance.  Despite my resignation, I commit to continuing to support the Peak to Peak community in any way I can throughout my application process.

If you have any questions or would like clarification about my decision, please feel free to reach me at marleene.buttice@gmail.com.


Marleene Buttice



NEW! Virtual Board Meeting Public Comments Sign Up 

Our next board of directors' meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday, November 17, 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 November 17th board meeting that will be held at 5:00 PM.  Public comment sign ups and the form will close at 4:00 PM on November 17th:  Public Comments Sign Up 11.17.21 


NEW!  School Closure Information

School closure and 2-hour delay information can be found on our website here:  School Closure Information

We will communicate when these events happen as well as publish the schedule for the day if there is a delay.  When we have a school closure there will not be any instruction. 



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)


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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! 8th Grade Yearbook Recognition Ad Deadline is TUESDAY
Yearbook recognition ads (aka baby ads) are a wonderful way to let your 8th Grader know how proud you are of their accomplishments. Leaving middle school and entering high school is a big deal! For more information on pricing and how to submit your yearbook ad, please visit www.TheYearbookCompany.comThe deadline is NEXT WEEK on Tuesday, November 16th. Don’t delay, as space may be limited! If you have already purchased a baby ad for your 8th grader, THANK YOU!

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High School News (grades 9-12)




NEW! Senior Recognition Ads
Parents/Guardians of High School Seniors - Recognition ads (aka baby ads) are a wonderful way to let your student know how proud you are of his/her accomplishments. Graduation from high school is a major milestone which should be celebrated! For more information on pricing and how to submit your ad, please visit www.TheYearbookCompany.comThe deadline to purchase a recognition ad at regular pricing is NEXT WEEK on November 19th. Don’t delay, as space may be limited! If you have already purchased a baby ad for your senior, THANK YOU!

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Athletics & Activities (all school levels)




NEW! Successful Fall Athletic Season
The Pumas are wrapping up a very successful fall season in athletics. Please see the summary linked HERE for information about each middle and high school team. 



Middle School Girls Basketball

Open gyms will start on Saturday, 10/30 from 2:00-4:00 and occur on a weekly basis until the season formally starts. The season formally begins on Tuesday, January 4th with tryouts from 3:30-5:30 PM. We then will practice/play at least three times a week through February 23rd. Per county mandate, students must wear a mask while indoors on campus.  Looking forward to meeting and working with you!
Eric Hirt (A and B Team coach) ebhirt@hotmail.com
Physicals: Can be emailed to lenore.knox@bvsd.org or dropped off at the athletics mailbox in the main office.  



High School Boys Basketball
The boys basketball season starts on 11/15. Tryouts will be held after school at 5:30-7:30. Please contact Coach Eschmeyer at evan.eschmeyer@bvsd.org for more information.
Physicals: Can be emailed to lenore.knox@bvsd.org or dropped off at the athletics mailbox in the main office.   




High School Girls Basketball 
The girls basketball season starts on 11/15. Tryouts will be held after school from 3:30-5:30. Please contact Coach Howard at joseph.howard@bvsd.org for more information.
Physicals: Can be emailed to lenore.knox@bvsd.org or dropped off at the athletics mailbox in the main office.  

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Friends of Peak to Peak (all school levels)




NEW! Peak Annual Fund  Update 
Every year families ask us "where does my donation money go?"  This is a great question that we are always very happy to answer because it is very important that all our families know and understand our school's financial model. Please take a moment to read this story about why each family's participation in the Peak Annual Fund is so important each year, and what your donation helps fund.  Did you know our school operates on approximately $1,000 less per student every year than other traditional public schools?  At Peak to Peak, our teachers do more, with less, and every donation matters -  with participation mattering most. As always, THANK YOU to everyone who has made a one-time donation or set up a monthly recurring contribution at many different dollar amounts - each one is greatly appreciated.  As always, please reach out to our family ambassadors listed here with any questions.  



NEW! Spring Peak Gala Theme Reveal - next Thursday 
Whether you "step right up" to pick up your student, or cruise through driveline be on the lookout for clues to our March 11th, 2020 Peak Gala theme!  We are excited to bring back this annual event next year where everyone is invited to celebrate and support our students and community at the Omni Hotel in Broomfield.  Mark your calendars to stop by our "Gala Kick-off" event which will include early bird ticket sales, early auction item drop off, and committee meet-and-greet on Thursday, January 6th at Tilt in Louisville starting at 4:30 PM.  



NEW! Shop with Scrip
Planning to purchase gift cards this holiday season?  Conveniently order through Peak to Peak.  We will be offering a convenient bulk gift card order through Shop with Scrip over the next few weeks.  Shop with Scrip is a program that coordinates % of sales benefits to nonprofits.  For each gift card purchased, a % benefits Peak to Peak.  There are a few ways to do this:
1. Select from top 5 popular retailers through our google form. Payment will be arranged through P2P.
2. Go to www.shopwithscrip.com, select "join program" with PEAK TO PEAK CODE: 543F699L1LL8L then shop away Credit card payment can be made through the shop with scrip OR you can select "pay by check" and submit payment to P2P.
3. Fill out this form (extended options) and email your order to contact parent lead Alissa Nenninger at cuturbo@aol.com or drop off the printed form at the front office
Bulk orders must be turned in by Tuesday, Nov. 30th for pick up on December 10th (or another prearranged time). Please contact P2P parent Alissa Nenninger at cuturbo@aol.com with any questions or to email your order directly.



NEW! Time and Talents Needed! 
Please email p2p.friends@bvsd.org to help out with any of the following needs: 
  • Videographer. Our gala committee is looking for some video help with our event video
  • Seamstress:  Pete the Puma needs his tail sewn back on (very thick) and our fabric banner needs a new pocket sewn
  • Facebook Marketplace: Our Facebook marketplace page needs a coordinator
  • Run for the Peak Coordinators: Our festive May community spirit week fundraiser is looking for middle school and elementary parent/guardian event leads 

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Volunteer (all school levels)




November is for Gratitude
Please join us in making November a time to show GRATITUDE.  On November 5th at 1:00 PM during early release we will have a table set up to write a note of thanks to our teachers and staff.  We will be collecting notes in the month of November.  If you'd like to participate digitally you can fill out this form and your note will be distributed. 




New! Upcoming Volunteer Events and Opportunities  
  • December gift wrapping for the staff, more details coming next week
  • December 14th at 2:00 PM monthly volunteer meeting at Otis coffee shop
  • March Spirit wear swap - a chance to trade your outgrown spirit wear 
  • April Book swap - give and take books for summer reading 


Volunteer Needs

  • Volunteers needed for Music performances:  We are seeking 4 parent volunteers to help with a student concert we have on Tuesday, Dec. 7th from 5:15 - 7:45.  The volunteers will be supervising students in breakout room mini-concerts in the band, orchestra, choir, and BAASC room as they set up and then perform.
  • 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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