Weekly Digest 4.1.22

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Peak to Peak's Weekly Newsletter Digest
Week of: 4/4/22 - 4/8/22

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Calendar Elementary Secondary Middle High Athletics Friends Volunteer
    • Spring testing
    • Yearbooks on sale
    • BB Racers Club
    • Electronic honor roll certificates
    • PurpleComet competition
    • Student announcements
    • Spring testing
    • BB Racers Club
    • Volunteers Needed for 7th Grade Field Event
    • HS Principal article on Rise for the Peak
    • Spring testing
    • Wyoming field trip update
    • Course and College Board alignment
    • New sign in procedures for high school students 
    • Home games
    • Sports outside of P2P
    • Gala thanks and remaining items
    • Monthly volunteer meeting
    • Volunteer needs - see how you can help!
    • Volunteer information and Team

All School News



NEW! Meet Your Board of Director Candidates  

The 2022 election for the Peak to Peak Board of Directors is coming in early May. There will be THREE OPEN SEATS for elected board members. Two seats have 3-year terms and one seat has a 2-year term. The online election will take place in May with specific voting information and details to follow at that time.  Please click on their names to read the answers to the candidate questions:

Please contact Traci Schoeneweis with questions.  

Thank you,

The 2022 Peak to Peak Election Committee 




NEW! Virtual Board Meeting Public Comments Sign Up 

Our next board of directors' meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 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 April 6th board meeting that will be held at 5:00 PM.  Public comment sign ups and the form will close at 4:00 PM on April 6th:  Public Comments Sign Up 4.6.22  



NEW! Crocs is Donating 30,000 Pairs of Shoes to the BVSD Community!

In the wake of the recent wildfire, everyone in our community is looking for ways to support each other. We’re excited to share that Crocs, the Broomfield-based maker of innovative casual footwear, has committed to providing a new pair of Crocs shoes to every student and staff member within the Boulder Valley School District whether they were directly impacted by the fire or not. 

In order to receive a free pair, every student and staff member must complete the below form by 4:00 PM on Wednesday, April 6th 2022.  Please remember the free pairs are only for currently enrolled Peak to Peak students and current staff members.  If you are a student who is a staff member you can only request one pair.  If you do not wish to participate and receive the shoes you do not need to complete the form.

The delivery date and process are not determined yet but the entire shipment will be brought to the school.  We will send you delivery details when we have them from BVSD.  Many thanks to Crocs, BVSD, and Impact on Education for this generous effort and for including us in it.  Please contact Traci Schoeneweis with any questions.  Please complete this survey by 4:00 PM on Wednesday, April 6th 2022.   

NEW!  Accountability Committee Meeting  
Our next meeting is next Monday, April 4th, from 3:45-5:00 PM and it will be held REMOTELY through a Google Meet. Anyone in our community is welcome to attend.  If you know of folks who are interested in joining this amazing group of people, please feel free to invite them.  Below is the link to the meeting next Monday:  


COVID Protocols 

Please visit our COVID webpage for all information and protocols. 


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Elementary School News (grades K-5)


NEW! Spring Testing  

Parents/guardians, don't forget that Spring testing starts on April 11th for 3rd-5th grade students. You can view the exact testing calendar on our website (log in to view). Be sure your students eat a healthy breakfast, get plenty of sleep, and come to school on time with a bottle of water to be ready for testing. 

Elementary Yearbooks on Sale  
Elementary School yearbooks are on sale now until March 28th.  Please place your order at TreeRing.com.  Peak to Peak's school code is 1015361813341879.  If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Weil at kathleen.weil@bvsd.org. 

BB Racers Club   

Train for the Bolder Boulder with us! Students and families in grades K-8 can train for the Bolder Boulder through our BB Racers Club. We will meet every Friday after spring break at the Puma at 4pm. A separate opportunity to run together will be Sundays at 8:30am at Waneka Lake BoatHouse. Please click HERE if interested so we can put you on our mailing list. You can run with us even if you don't plan to run the Bolder Boulder! To register for the race, click HERE. Special pricing that includes having your bib delivered to Peak to Peak ends April 15th.  With questions, please contact Erin Manzanares at erin.manzanares@bvsd.org or Tina Le tina.le@bvsd.org.


Secondary School News (grades 6-12)


NEW! Electronic Honor Roll Certificates
Certificates were emailed out yesterday to all secondary students achieving honor roll or dean's list for the fall semester.  We encourage you to save an electronic copy for your records. We are happy to provide anyone interested a printed copy.  Please send Ms. Osmer (kelly.osmer@bvsd.org) an email with your request. 

NEW! PurpleComet Competition
The prestigious International PurpleComet Math competition will be held next Thursday, April 7th after school in room S280. Teams of six are allowed to compete.  Middle School will take 60 minutes and High School 90 minutes. Past questions can be found at https://bit.ly/p2ppurplecomet.  If you have a team or want to participate as an individual please contact  anita.chakraborty-sp@bvsd.org. 

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! Spring Testing
Parents/guardians, don't forget that Spring testing starts on Wednesday, April 13th for middle school students. You can view the exact testing calendar on our website (log in to view). Please note that middle school will be released at 12:45 on Wednesday and 1:00 on Friday (per the scheduled early release). Students should report to their testing room by 7:55 each day. Rosters will be posted in the hallway the week before testing. Make sure your student has a bottle of water, a snack, and a book to read after testing. 



BB Racers Club   

Train for the Bolder Boulder with us! Students and families in grades K-8 can train for the Bolder Boulder through our BB Racers Club. We will meet every Friday after spring break at the Puma at 4pm. A separate opportunity to run together will be Sundays at 8:30am at Waneka Lake BoatHouse. Please click HERE if interested so we can put you on our mailing list. You can run with us even if you don't plan to run the Bolder Boulder! To register for the race, click HERE. Special pricing that includes having your bib delivered to Peak to Peak ends April 15th.  With questions, please contact Erin Manzanares at erin.manzanares@bvsd.org or Tina Le tina.le@bvsd.org. 



Volunteers Needed for 7th Grade Field Event

We are pleased to announce our rescheduled 7th grade field event for Wednesday, April 6th, 2022. We need parent volunteers to spend either a half or a full day with a small group of students, guiding them from one activity to the next as they participate in team building and bonding fun!  

If you are a parent/guardian who would like to volunteer to assist with this day of programming, please contact Victoria Hankey, MS assistant principal, or add your name and email address to this spreadsheet: Volunteers-7th Grade Field Event. In order to volunteer in any capacity at Peak to Peak, all persons must complete the volunteer process through our front office. Thank you so much for your support! 


High School News (grades 9-12)




NEW! HS Rise for the Peak!

Dear High School Students and Families:

On Friday, April 15th, we have a very special program in place for all students during our early release day schedule. It’s our annual RISE FOR THE PEAK time once again! After a few years of hiatus, Rise for the Peak events will include fun class competitions, spirited activities, a gigantic pizza party, and more during this morning of scheduled classes. Our frosh and juniors will come together as a team, combining points from events planned that day, while sophomores and seniors join forces to earn points for their combined team. May the best team win the day! Each event has points for the taking based on the best performance by individual class members. The events range from athletic to academic, techy to sporty, and artsy to bookish. There are activities planned for all, and we NEED EVERY PUMA ON CAMPUS for our events this day (note: this is a required day of school). 

Most importantly, we want to connect our students to one another and our wonderful staff after months of dealing with remote learning, masking mandates, and feeling disconnected from the school community. This spirit-raising day is geared to help students see how fun life at Peak to Peak can be, and that everyone has a place in our school. Please don’t schedule trips or travel time on this day - it’s an essential part of our programming and it promises to be a monumental day in our year of returning to in-person learning. 

Every Puma has a place, and every Puma has pride to display on this day and all year long. We look forward to hosting our teens in friendly competition and a rousing day of cheers, chants, and celebration. We’ll release students at the normal early release time, 1:00 PM, following our special lunch plan for this day.  Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns, and thanks for all you do!

Kyle Mathews, High School Principal

Josh Benson, High School Assistant Principal 



NEW! Spring Testing

Parents/guardians, don't forget that the PSAT and SAT is on Wednesday, April 13th for all 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students. Students should report to their testing room by 7:55am. Rosters will be posted in the lobby and outside the CCC the week before testing. Please bring only a bottle of water, a #2 pencil, and a calculator. Students will be dismissed after testing; you can view the exact testing calendar and release times here (log in to view). There are no classes for seniors on April 13th. 

NEW! April 18 University of Wyoming Field Trip Update
Unfortunately, we did not have enough students register for the April 18 college field trip to the University of Wyoming. In addition, due to the high cost of the charter bus, we are not able to offer this specific field trip this spring. We do hope to offer a field trip to the University of Wyoming next year as an optional trip with an additional fee.  There are some great options to visit local colleges on your own during this professional development day but we are unable to offer transportation or supervision. Please let your counselor know if you have any questions. 

The HS Counseling Team 


NEW! Peak to Peak’s Courses Align with College Board Statement

In alignment with its college-prep vision and mission, Peak to Peak offers 21 Advanced Placement (AP) courses, which are designed by the College Board, a non-profit organization founded in 1900 to expand access to higher education to students across the United States. High school students at Peak to Peak are encouraged to take AP courses in subject areas they are passionate about to challenge themselves and maximize their preparation for college. The courses also offer an opportunity to experience the academic rigor of college in a safe environment and to be competitive in the college application process. While not guaranteed, in some cases, AP courses and exams may save students money through college course credit, class waivers, or by providing a competitive edge in college acceptances and scholarships. 

Recently, partly in response to the heated local and national debates currently taking place about appropriate content for K-12 public education, the College Board published a statement of principles related to AP courses. Without engaging in political rhetoric, this statement articulates clear principles about AP courses and the role they play in preparing students for their postsecondary pursuits with challenging content and effective development and use of their critical thinking skills. Peak to Peak’s secondary curriculum leaders reviewed this statement at the most recent curriculum committee meeting, and are aligned with it, not just for the AP program, but for all courses. We wanted to share it with you directly as part of our ongoing efforts to support families’ understanding of Peak to Peak’s philosophies and approaches to curricular content. This statement will also be linked on our website and included in the high school academic handbook to provide further context for our course offerings.  

Best regards,

Kelly Reeser, Executive Director of Education 


Sign In and Out Procedures Changed 

Beginning Monday, March 28th, high school students will be able to sign in, sign out, and get tardy passes all day at the Hub window.  They no longer have to come to the main office in the south building. If a parent/guardian needs a high school student dismissed early they should also go to the Hub. Students in grade K-8 will continue to come to the main office window in the south lobby.  If a parent/guardian needs to pick up students in high school in addition to another grade level, they should come to the main office in the south building and no need to go to the Hub.   


Weekly Counseling Digest

Please click HERE or the below Read More button to read the weekly Counseling Digest. 

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Athletics & Activities (all school levels)




Puma Home Games:
4/4: HS Girls Soccer vs Eagle Ridge, 6pm
4/5: MS Girls Soccer vs Stargate, 4pm & 5pm
4/5: HS Baseball vs Colorado Academy, 4pm & 6pm
4/7: HS Girls Tennis vs Dawson, 4pm


NEW! Sports Outside of Peak to Peak

If your student is participating in a sport outside of Peak To Peak, please inform Lenore Knox in the athletic office.  


Friends of Peak to Peak (all school levels)




Gala Thanks and Remaining Items

Thank you Peak Gala bidders and attendees! On behalf of this year's gala committee we would like to thank everyone who supported this year's event.
ITEMS STILL AVAILABLE: ELEMENTARY:  Do you love the elementary framed prints but got outbid? Consider purchasing your Puma's elementary classroom artwork 8 x 10 print for only $20.  Please select item #2 and we will match up your Puma with their classroom art and send it home the Monday after spring break. MIDDLE/HIGH: We still have some "Sweet Treats" still available (Items #4 and #5).  For only $10 pick up a voucher for your secondary student to pick up a sweet treat from Assistant Principals Vicky Hankey (MS) or Josh Benson (HS) anytime over the next year. We also have a handful remaining of our High School Art Department Coloring Books. These can be purchased by selecting Item #3 and are $20 each. 
Peak Innovation Fund is still collecting donations!  PLEASE take a moment to watch this this video update on our Peak Innovation Fund!  Aren't these projects SO amazing! Thank you for helping keep this fund healthy and robust so our teachers have flexible funding available for all their creative and innovative ideas.  Donations to the Peak Innovation can easily be added to your bidpal account, or made here.
Check out our event photos HERE which are available for free download and print purchase. Our circus arts performers also provided this fun video for those who couldn't make it: event performers
Lastly, we are so grateful to our many sponsors and auction item donors who supported this year's event. Thanks to these businesses, individuals, and all of you who purchased tickets and participated in the auction, we raised over $128,000 for our school. Please view our event program to see the many businesses and individuals who supported this event as well as our auction item donors.  The Friends of Peak to Peak Office would also like to thank this year's gala committee who contributed significant amounts of time and talents to put this year's event and auction together.  We can't wait until next year!  


Volunteer (all school levels)


NEW! Monthly Volunteer Meeting

Please join us for our April volunteer meeting.  Tuesday, April 12th at 2:00 PM outside of the LMC building.  We have some great events coming up and welcome volunteers back on campus.


Volunteer Needs

  • 7th Grade Field Trip:  We are seeking volunteers for the 7th-grade field event on Wednesday, April 6th, 2022.  Please contact Victoria Hankey, MS assistant principal, or add your name and email address to this spreadsheet: Volunteers-7th Grade Field Event  

  • After Prom Volunteers Needed:  We are seeking community volunteers to organize Peak to Peak's after-prom on April 29th. The long-standing tradition of creating a safe, fun location for students to celebrate into the wee hours of the night after the formality of prom is in need of a team of volunteers. Responsibilities include the organization of logistics and working in conjunction with high school administration and student council. If you are interested in helping please contact our student council sponsor Andy Shedd @ sandra.shedd@bvsd.org.
  • P2P Learning Garden Volunteer Lead:  Peak to Peak is looking for a new garden lead volunteer for our beautiful P2P K-12 Learning Garden! This position entails working alongside another garden lead parent, and other parent volunteers to establish the garden in the spring and maintain it until the winter.  Responsibilities include coordinating volunteer efforts throughout the school year/summer and a few other garden fundraising efforts throughout the school year. This is a really fun way to get outside, get your hands in the dirt, work alongside teachers & kids, and get our entire community excited about our learning garden!  ***There will also be a School Garden training opportunity available in March for interested volunteers.  This will be hosted by Garden to Table, and it is a wonderful chance to dive right into all the basics of school gardening! Please reach out to P2P Parent Annie Sasseville at anniesasseville@yahoo.com or Rachel Hirt at p2p.friends@bvsd.org if interested.  


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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