Weekly Digest 12.17.21

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Peak to Peak's Weekly Newsletter Digest
Week of: 1/3/22 - 1/7/22
 
 
Have a wonderful, restful, and safe winter break and an amazing start to 2022!  We welcome all students back on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.
 
 

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Calendar Elementary Secondary Middle High Athletics Friends Volunteer
    • 5th grade photos needed
    • Report cards
    • Common Sense parenting course
    • K-8 counseling night
    • Experiential education week survey
    • Student announcements
    • Home to school partnership
    • K-8 counseling night
    • No updates
    • Winter track training for distance runners
    • Elementary School baseball hitting camp
    • Middle School baseball hitting camp
    • Winter break
    • HS soccer winter workouts
    • MS girls basketball tryouts
    • Reminders to Puma families
    • Wrapping supplies
    • Middle School judges needed
    • Upcoming volunteer events and opportunities
    • Volunteer needs - see how you can help!
    • Volunteer information and Team
 

All School News


 
 
NEW!  First Semester Thank You to Families
 
Dear Peak to Peak Families,

Thank you for helping us to finish the first semester of the 2021-22 school year in a strong way! In this year when we are all still managing through the pandemic, it has been especially important to have your support. We greatly appreciate all that you do, as families, to help our students and staff. Your partnership empowers us to create an environment where students can learn, grow and thrive. We are grateful for you and the innumerable ways you contribute positively to our Puma community. Thank you.

We wish you all fun, peace, and happiness over the break, as well as some well-deserved rest and relaxation. Please enjoy your time with friends and family members, and use the break as a time to unplug from school-related concerns. Take good care of yourselves, be safe, and practice well-being. We will look forward to seeing you in January!

Gratefully,

The Executive Leadership Team and Board of Directors


 

NEW!  Health Reporting over the Holiday Break

If over the break your student receives a positive COVID test, please remember they must remain home in isolation for 10 days and follow these instructions:  How to Isolate.  If you are notified of a COVID exposure, your student should quarantine at least 7 days, as per these instructions:  How to Quarantine.  Use the COVID Reporting Form to report cases or quarantines during the break and contact our Health Room on Tuesday, January 4th for additional information or instructions on when your student may return to school. 

There will be a mobile COVID testing team at the BVSD Education Center, located at 6500 Arapahoe Road in Boulder, on Monday through Thursday 7:30 AM-3:30 PM during both weeks of winter break.


 
 
Pumas for the Planet  Award

The Pumas for the Planet Award provides semester recognition for one student in our community, K-12, who strives 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, please email Mrs. Monika Bunting (monika.bunting@bvsd.org) with the following information.

1- Full name of nominee and grade

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

3- An explanation of why you are nominating this individual


 

Student COVID Vaccine Records can be Voluntarily Sent to Health Room

We encourage you to share your student COVID vaccination records with us voluntarily and will record them in IC with your student's other vaccinations.  COVID vaccination is not required to attend school in BVSD and sharing your vaccination status is voluntary.  If your student has been vaccinated for COVID and you would like us to have a copy of the vaccine record you can email it to our Health Room at p2p.healthroom@bvsd.org.  Again, this request is voluntary and not required.  


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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)

 


 
 
NEW!  Photos of 5th Graders Needed for Yearbook
 
Hello 5th grade families!  For the yearbook this year, we would like to include an extra picture of each 5th grader since this is their final year in elementary school. Please email one photo of your 5th grader to Mrs. Weil at kathleen.weil@bvsd.org. All photos must be received by February 18th. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Weil directly. Thank you! 
 

 

 

 
Elementary Report Cards

Infinite Campus Parent will provide digital access to your student’s report cards for grades K-5 on January 7th. Distributing reports cards digitally will enable us to efficiently ensure families receive the report cards at home, and that they can be referred to at a later time. Please follow the Directions for Viewing Elementary Report Cards (available on January 7th)


 

 

Common Sense Parenting Course

Common Sense Parenting® (CSP) is a practical, skill-based parenting program that can be applied to every family- including those who have children with special needs. The program's logical strategies and easy-to-learn techniques address issues of communication, discipline, decision making, relationships, self-control, and school success. These classes are for parents of kids ages 3 to 16. Common Sense Parenting® classes help parents: Minimize problems that disrupt family life,  build strong, healthy relationships,  raise responsible, caring children,  communicate effectively,  avoid power struggles,  control your emotions, and balance discipline with affection. The district is offering another round of this course beginning in January. You can see more information on dates, times, and registration information here: Common Sense Parenting Class


 

 

K-8 Counseling Night
 
Mark your calendars now- on January 12, 2022 we will host our annual K-8 Parent/Guardian Counseling night, which will focus on topics like anxiety, resilience, college planning, effects of pandemic schooling, and emotional regulation. The event will be all-virtual, with many guest speakers and presenters who are experts on these topics. More information will come closer to the event - put a hold on your calendar for January 12, 2022, from 5:15-7:30 PM!
 

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Secondary School News (grades 6-12)

 


 
 
Experiential Education Week Survey
 
Experiential Education Week Feedback Request: Next year (March 2023), our high school is considering launching "Peak Week", a full week of experiential education that precedes Spring Break. If you have not already, please fill out this survey to read more and share your thoughts. 
 

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!  Home to School Partnership
 
Dear Middle School Students and Families,

First, we want to share our gratitude for the many ways, often unseen, that you have partnered with us in coming back together as a community after a challenging year. In each learning opportunity and interaction we have on campus, we continuously ask ourselves how we can connect with our students further, and how we can connect them to each other and with the supporting adults around them. We also note...please click Home to School Partnership or the below Read More button to read the entire article. 

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K-8 Counseling Night
 
Mark your calendars now- on January 12, 2022 we will host our annual K-8 Parent/Guardian Counseling night, which will focus on topics like anxiety, resilience, college planning, effects of pandemic schooling, and emotional regulation. The event will be all-virtual, with many guest speakers and presenters who are experts on these topics. More information will come closer to the event - put a hold on your calendar for January 12, 2022, from 5:15-7:30 PM!
 

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High School News (grades 9-12)

 


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Athletics & Activities (all school levels)

 


 

 

NEW!  Winter Track Training for Distance Runners (800 meters and up)

January 5 - February 26th, 2022
-Mondays, 3:30-5:00 PM at P2P
-Tuesdays, 3:30-5:00 PM at P2P
-Wednesdays (starting 1/12), 4:00-5:15 PM, Bob Burger Rec Center -Pool. Lap swimming, pool running, etc. Workouts given by Coach McConnell.
Athletes pay $3.20 to swim and must arrange rides to and from the Rec Center. 
-Thursdays, 3:30-5:00 PM at P2P
-Fridays - on own
-Saturdays - TBD at local trails
 
Fee: Participants their own choose participation fee at registration.
 

 

 

NEW! Elementary School Baseball Hitting Camp

Coach Castilleja will teach a hitting approach used by his high school team. Coach will break down hitting into three areas: balance, load, and a controlled stride. Players will learn how to hit off of a tee and learn the importance of grip strength. The camp will be held in the middle school gym and we will be using our indoor hitting cage. This is a great opportunity to meet Coach Castilleja and ask him questions regarding the baseball program.
 
Days: Saturday, January 8th, Saturday, January 15th, Saturday, January 22nd
Times: 9:00-10:00 AM
Where: Middle School gym (northwest gym)
 

 


 

 

NEW! Middle School School Baseball Hitting Camp

Coach Castilleja will teach a hitting approach used by his high school team. Coach will break down hitting into three areas: balance, load, and a controlled stride. Players will learn how to hit off of a tee and learn the importance of grip strength. The camp will be held in the middle school gym and we will be using our indoor hitting cage. This is a great opportunity to meet Coach Castilleja and ask him questions regarding the baseball program.
 
Days: Saturday, January 8th, Saturday, January 15th, Saturday, January 22nd
Times: 10:30-11:30 AM
Where: Middle School gym (northwest gym)
Cost: $75
 

 

 

Winter Break

REMINDER:  No athletic contact days: 12/24-12/27 and 1/1


 

 

High School Soccer Winter Workouts

Monday-Wednesday in the weight room starting on January 4, 2022 and going through the start of the season.

Please contact assistant coach Morgan Rynearson with any questions. Her email is morgan.rynearson@bvsd.org
 

 

 

 
Middle School Girls Basketball Tryouts
 
The last open gym will take place 12/18 from 11:30 AM-1:30 PM. 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! 

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Friends of Peak to Peak (all school levels)

 


 

 

NEW! A Few Reminders for Our Wonderful Puma Families

  • Our next parent/guardian Book Club books are:  "All American Muslim Girl", by Jolie Courtney (new 8th grade required reading book) and "The Night Circus", by Erin Morgenstern.  Happy Reading!
  • Peak Gala kick-off event is scheduled for Thursday, January 6th 4:30 - 6:30 PM Tilt Arcade in Louisville (all are welcome!).  This is a free event, early bird ticket sales will be available and auction item donations are welcome!   Food and drinks will be available for purchase and the arcade will be open for all ages to enjoy!  Hope to see you there. 
  • December 31st is the last day to have an eligible tax donation for 2021. Donations can be made at any time of the year through our giving site.  Thank you Puma families for your ongoing support.  

 

*** Friends of Peak to Peak would like to wish all our Puma families a relaxing winter break!  We look forward to seeing you in 2022! ***


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Volunteer (all school levels)

 


 

 

NEW!  Wrapping Supplies
 
This year’s gift wrap for the P2P staff was a huge success and planning for next year, our volunteers would love to start collecting gift wrap, bags, ribbons, etc.  Before you pack it away, please put it aside to bring to the school the first week of January.  
 

 

 

Middle School Science Fair & History Day Judges needed
 
We are recruiting volunteers to serve as judges for the 8th grade school Science Fair and History Day contests.  These events are taking place in person at school.  Sign up below!
 
Science Fair - Thursday, January 13th 7:30 AM-12:30 PM
History Day - Friday, January 14th 7:30 AM-1:00 PM
 

 

 

Upcoming Volunteer Events and Opportunities  
  • January 13th 8th grade Science Fair
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    January 14th 8th grade History Day
  • March Spirit wear swap - a chance to trade your outgrown spirit wear 
  • April Book swap - give and take books for summer reading 

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Volunteer Needs

  • Middle School Judges:  We are recruiting volunteers to serve as judges for the 8th grade school Science Fair and History Day contests.  These events are taking place in person at school.  Sign up below!
    Science Fair - Thursday, January 13th 7:30 AM-12:30 PM
    History Day - Friday, January 14th 7:30 AM-1:00 PM


 

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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