Weekly Digest 4.22.22

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Peak to Peak's Weekly Newsletter Digest
Week of: 4/25/22 - 4/29/22
 
 

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Calendar Elementary Secondary Middle High Athletics Friends Volunteer
    • 6th grade welcome picnic for current 5th graders
    • Student announcements
    • iReady testing
    • Current 8th grade virtual parent/guardian night
    • 8th grade continuation
    • Dance information and volunteer and donation needs
    • Living Dead in Denmark production postponed
    • 9th grade field day
    • Prom information
    • Senior parent/guardian virtual transition night 
    • Home games
    • K-8 Run for the Peak
    • Spirit wear swap
    • After prom donations
    • New family welcome team
    • Volunteer needs - see how you can help!
    • Volunteer information and Team
 

All School News


 

 

 
NEW! Coming Soon:  The 2022 Peak to Peak Election
 
For the 2022 Election, members of the Peak to Peak community will be asked to vote on two important items:
  1. The election of three new board members
  2. The approval of the proposed updated bylaws.

You can read about the candidates and the updates to the bylaws on the Election 2022 page of our website.

 

Your vote matters!

According to our bylaws, approval of the proposed updates requires a vote of the membership and that we must reach at least a 30% participation rate. Please read more below about why these updates are important and why your participation in this election matters. 

 

Why update the bylaws?

Our school must have exemplary governance practices to be truly effective in advancing our mission and high student achievement. The original Peak to Peak bylaws have been modified five times over the last twenty years with the last update in 2013. In their current state, the bylaws are not providing a clear governance structure for the school. It is important to note that the proposed updates are not designed to implement any significant or strategic change in the nature of the School’s governance.  The intent of the changes is to create functional guidance for school governance. 

 

Meet the Candidates:  Mark your calendars to meet the board candidates at the virtual Board Candidate panel on May 4th at 7:30 PM.  


 

 

NEW! K-12 Annual Spring Service Project Monday 4/25 through Friday 4/29

Attention all P2P community!  Each year, the Peak to Peak K-12 community organizes a school-wide service project. This year, our service project will raise money for three local organizations: Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation, Longmont Humane Society, and Rezdawg Rescue.  This is the first time our service project has focused on animals, both wild and domestic. Additionally, students and families are invited to participate in several contests, generating excitement and community at all levels. 

The service project will take place from Monday, April 25 through Friday, April 29. HERE is a flyer with all K-12 information. 

Here is the RevTrak link to the live donation page for all of the organizations.  Thank you for your support!
 

 

 

 
NEW! EMERGE 5K- Join us!
 
Every year, Peak to Peak partners with Rise Against Suicide to support their 5K run, Emerge. As an Emerge participant, you will help bring the issue of youth suicide to the forefront. More importantly, by participating in our community event, you make it acceptable for our struggling youth and their families to seek help. EMERGE, Rise Against Suicide's biggest fundraiser each year, is the critical piece that ensures we can continue to provide funded services of targeted counseling related to suicide in our community.  Want more information? Check out their website!
 
Race Information:
  • When: May 1st, 9:00 AM-12:30 PM
  • Where: Boulder Reservoir (or can participate virtually)
  • What: Fun 5K walk/run at the reservoir with free food, music, and fun!
  • How: Register here 

 

 

 
NEW! K-12 Math Festival Event
 
Our K-12 Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival is Monday, May 2nd 3:15-4:30 PM in our center quad area.  Please click Mathematics Festival to read the entire article and get the details.  All elementary students will need to have active supervision by their adult of choice in attendance with them.  
 

 

 

 
NEW! BVSD's Annual Data Update (ADU) Open 
 
The ADU is now open for families to update any of their personal information in Infinite Campus.  Additional information was emailed directly to families from BVSD and can also be found on their website. 
 

 

 

 
NEW! Community Q&A Recording
 
Please use this link to access a recording of this week's Community Q&A. This presentation includes the results of the Annual Family Survey conducted by the school's Accountability Committee. In addition, Colleen Elliot, our Board President, presented a summary of the proposed bylaw changes that will appear on this year's election ballot. 
 

 

 

 
Board Candidate Virtual Q&A Panel - Questions Needed 
  
In order to prepare for our virtual Q&A panel, the Election Committee is requesting any audience questions to please be submitted in advance. Please submit any questions you may have for our four Board of Director candidates through this anonymous form by Friday, April 29, 2022. There will not be an opportunity to ask questions live but the candidates will be responding live.  Candidates will not know the questions in advance.  Please submit questions through the following link:  Community Questions for Board Candidate Panel 
 

 
 
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:

Change to Election Timeline:  The Election Committee was asked by the Board to make the following minor changes to our election timeline.  Please contact Traci Schoeneweis with questions.  Please see below for the updated dates:
  • Wednesday 5/4/22 (SAME) - Virtual candidate Q&A 7:30-8:30 PM
  • Friday 5/6/22 (UPDATED) - VOTING BEGINS at 7:00 AM (previously was Wednesday 5/4/22)
  • Friday 5/13/22 (UPDATED) - VOTING ENDS 11:59 PM (previously was Wednesday 5/11/22) 
  • Saturday 5/14/22 (UPDATED) - Election Committee will certify the results and candidates will be notified (previously was Thursday 5/12/22)
  • Monday 5/16/22 (UPDATED) - Election results published to the community Friday 5/13/22 - Election results published to community in Weekly Digest

Thank you,

The 2022 Peak to Peak Election Committee 

2022 ELECTION GUIDELINES AND TIMELINE


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COVID Protocols 

Please visit our COVID webpage for all information and protocols. 

 

 

 

 
Communication Pathways 
 
At Peak to Peak, we strive for positive, open, and inclusive, two-way communication with our families. To facilitate this goal and to ensure we can address your needs as quickly and efficiently as possible, we use The Communication Pathways as a problem-solving strategy and the Principals for Effective Dialogue to guide a positive experience. The Communication Pathways create an effective and respectful process to resolve and address issues that arise. We have found our dialogue to be particularly productive and mutually beneficial when all parties adhere to the recommended Principles for Productive Dialogue. Please know that when you are seeking information or answers to questions, we always welcome conversations with any member of our community.  
 


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Elementary School News (grades K-5)

 


 
NEW!  Sixth Grade Welcome Picnic for Current Fifth Graders  
 
Please join us at this year’s 6th Grade Welcome Picnic!
  • When: Monday, May 9th from 5:30-7:00 PM
  • Where: P2P Cafeteria
  • What: This is an informal time for ALL incoming 6th graders (current 5th Grade P2P students and students who will be new to our P2P in middle school) and their families to get to know each other and the 6th-grade team. Please bring a picnic dinner. Students will also receive course placement information. Specific schedules will be available in August at registration. We hope to see you there! Questions? Please contact Andrea Salvo or Elizabeth Meier Thorton.
 

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! iReady Testing
 
Hi Middle School Families! The final set of iReady diagnostic testing started this week in students' English and science classes. We will continue this measurement of student growth and achievement next week, and finish up any make-ups through study hall. You can expect End-Of-Year reports to go home via email sometime in May. Thanks so much for all that you do as a partner in your student's success at school!
 
Sincerely,
Erin De Assis 
K-8 MTSS (Student Support) Coordinator
 

 
 
NEW! Current 8th Grade Parents/Guardian Virtual Night (No Students)

Please join the High School Counseling Team on Thursday, April 28, from 6:00-7:00 PM for the Transition to High School Night!  Please join us for this virtual event here:  https://meet.google.com/dfw-sjqn-krf?authuser=0

We will welcome you to our high school, discuss graduation requirements, and talk about our 9th grade overnight field trip to 100 Elk Outdoor Center.  This evening is for ALL current 8th grade families new and returning.  Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you virtually on April 28!  

Counseling Office Phone: 303-453-4781

Email: p2p.counseling@bvsd.org 


 
 
NEW!  Eighth Grade Continuation 
 
Please mark your calendars for our 8th Grade Continuation on Thursday, May 26th from 12:00-1:00 PM in the Peak to Peak Middle School Gym!  We hope that you will be able to join us to celebrate our 8th graders’ character, accomplishments, and continuation to high school.  Questions may be sent to Jill Chen or Victoria Hankey.
 

 
 
Middle School Dance Information and Volunteers and Donations Needed
 
Hi Middle School Families!  Our student council advisors and members are excited to announce our first middle school dance in 2.5 years! Friday, May 6th from 3:30-5:30 PM, will be our Spring Festival dance in the middle school/northwest gym. While the school dress code still applies, students are welcome to dress fancy or dress casually. We just want students dressed in what makes them most comfortable to have a good time! There will be snacks, goodies, games, a photo booth, and music!  Tickets and the permission form can be found on RevTrak under Activities. The cost is $7. Please reach out to StuCo co-advisors, Erin De Assis (erin.deassis@bvsd.org) and Liduan Cotto (liduan.cotto@bvsd.org) with any questions or for more details. Also, if you are interested in volunteering to share your time or purchase some food items for our dance, please sign up here. Thank you!
 
Volunteers and Donations Needed for Dance!  
We are seeking volunteers for our MS dance taking place Friday, May 6th from 3:30-5:30 PM on campus.  Please sign up here to donate your time or food for the dance.  Again, please contact StuCo co-advisors, Erin De Assis (erin.deassis@bvsd.org) and Liduan Cotto (liduan.cotto@bvsd.org) with any questions or for more details.  Thank you! 
 
 

 

High School News (grades 9-12)

  


 
NEW! High School Production of Living Dead in Denmark Postponed
 
Peak to Peak’s High School Production of LIVING DEAD IN DENMARK that was scheduled to run this weekend will now be postponed to the weekend of May 12th, 13th,  and 14th due to pandemic-related delays. The theatre department apologizes for any inconvenience and looks forward to presenting the show in a few weeks. 

The production of LIVING DEAD IN DENMARK will now open Thursday, May 12th! LIVING DEAD IN DENMARK is an action-adventure/horror sequel to William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Set five years after the events of the original, the undead have risen to power and are trying to take over the world, led by the zombie lord and true king of Denmark. Support our cast and crew of over 45 students. Student tickets are $5, general admission is $7, and staff is free. There are 4 performances on Thursday, May 12th, Friday, May 13th, and Saturday, May 14th at 7:00 PM plus a 2:00 PM show on Saturday as well. This show has a PG-13 rating due to some mild language, fight sequences, and use of fake blood.  


 
 
NEW! Ninth Grade Field Day

On, Monday, April 25th afternoon PAC is excited to host a Freshman-only field day! This event is a 15-year Peak to Peak tradition! Families, please remind your freshmen to wear comfortable clothes (that may get a little dirty) and wear their team colors (they know which team they are on). It's going to be a great event!
 

 
 
NEW! Prom Information

Student Council & Peak to Peak Parents/Guardians would like to invite all 11th & 12th graders and their chosen guests to this year's prom, which will take place at the Chateaux at Fox Meadows in Broomfield on Friday, April 29th. 
 
Prom 2022 Them:  Old Hollywood
Location: The Chateaux at Fox Meadows 13600 Xavier Lane Broomfield, CO 80023
When: Friday, April 29, 2022, 8:00 - 11:00 PM

Followed by After Prom
Location: Chippers Lanes 100 Nickel Street Broomfield, CO 80020
When: Friday, April 29, 2022; 11:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Ticket Price: $60 each, includes both Prom & After Prom. Guest tickets are available for purchase. All tickets purchased online in advance of the event at this link. Tickets must be purchased before 2:00 PM on Friday, April 29th. No tickets will be available at the door.  After Prom is an event planned by and hosted by Peak to Peak parents/guardians at Chippers Lanes.  Bowling, arcade games, pizza, and snacks are included.  Prizes will be raffled throughout the night!
 
Students and families for whom finance poses a barrier to attending Prom should contact HS Principal Kyle Mathews. Students and families with other questions about Prom or After Prom may contact Ms. Shedd (sandra.shedd@bvsd.org) or ask a member of the Student Council.
 

 
 
NEW!  Virtual Senior Parent/Guardian Transition Night
 
Senior parents/guardians, please join Alana Davis-DeLaria, a Certified Academic Life Coach from the University of Colorado Boulder, for the Virtual Transition/Letting Go presentation on Monday, May 2nd at 5:30 PM. Alana will provide her expertise and guidance so you will learn best practices to help your child transition to the first year of college.  Please click the link below to join the webinar:
  • https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86799525956
  • Or One tap mobile:  US: +13462487799,,86799525956#  or +16699006833,,86799525956#
  • Or Telephone:  Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
  •         US: +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 929 205 6099  or +1 301 715 8592
  • Webinar ID: 867 9952 5956
  • International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcbVmZp0GY 

 

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)

 


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Puma Home Games:
 
4/23: HS Varsity Baseball vs Prospect Ridge, 10am and 12pm
4/23: HS Girls Soccer vs Centaurus, 10am
4/25: HS JV Baseball vs Prospect Ridge, 4pm
4/15: HS Girls Tennis vs University, 4pm
4/26: HS Boys Volleyball vs Faith Christian, 4pm & 5pm. 
4/27: HS JV Baseball vs Lutheran, 4pm
4/28: HS Girls Soccer vs Faith Christian, 4pm
4/30: HS Varsity Baseball vs Jefferson Academy, 11am & 1:30pm
 
4/25: MS Baseball vs Flatirons, 4pm
4/26: MS Girls Soccer vs Dawson, 4pm & 5pm
4/27: MS Track- Dual Meet, 5:15pm
4/28: MS Baseball vs Jefferson Academy, 4pm 
 
 
 

Friends of Peak to Peak (all school levels)

 


 

NEW! K-8 Run for the Peak - Friday, May 13th!

At our final fundraiser of the year, K-8 Pumas learn the importance of wellness and goal setting as they participate in a 20-minute fun walk/run on the P2P turf field while raising money to support our approximate $1,000 per student funding gap. All students participate in Run for the Peak for free. For over 20 years, through this event, we invite community members to financially support our funding gap - and to invite family and friends to join. To celebrate and recognize all the hard work from our Puma's this year we will also have the Ninja Nation mobile course at this year's event!  Here’s how to support our Pumas through Run for the Peak (and support your student(s) grades/middle school house in winning a Menchies party on May 18th!):

1. Visit Run for the Peak page (select a grade/middle school house listed below) 

2. Make a donation!  Donations of any amount (receive a gift from Pete), donations of $50 or more (receive a P2P sport water bottle), all increments of $100 are entered into a raffle for parking spots and other fun prizes including Water World tickets, rec center passes, gift cards and more!

3. "Share" the page with friends and family. Historically over 50% of Run for the Peak donations come from outside the community. 

4.  Set up a personalized fundraising page.  Simply select “become a champion” on your Puma’s grade level page and follow instructions (including uploading your Puma’s picture!) for a personalized link to send to friends and family. 

5. Join us on May 13th for a fun walk/run around the track and Ninja Nation Obstacle Course fun! Waivers must be signed by all participants.  

* All Pumas are invited to participate in the Ninja Nation course but MUST have a signed waiver. Elementary Waiver Middle School Waiver


 

NEW! Spirit Wear Swap

P2P Spirit Wear Swap will be May 5th 2:45-3:30. Start collecting and washing your“vintage” Peak to Peak t-shirts, jerseys, sweatshirts or anything else P2P you’d like to pass on to other Pumas. Collection bins will be put out front of both the north and south buildings starting the week of April 25th and tables with free available spirit wear will be displayed in the quad May 5th. 

*Plan to put on your new spirit wear and stay that afternoon to watch our Girls Varsity Soccer team play Stargate at their “Senior Game” starting at 4:00 PM. Concessions and Kona Ice truck will be available!*


 

NEW! After Prom Donations

Thank you to everyone who has donated to our After Prom prize collection. To support this year's After Prom event please visit HERE. 


 

NEW! New Family Welcome Team

Each year we ask current Peak to Peak families to serve on our new family mentor welcome team. This important tradition serves to ensure all families starting at Peak to Peak next fall receive a warm welcome from our community and have (at least) one contact they can reach out to with any questions about Peak to Peak. Are you interested in serving as a new family mentor? Please fill out this form and we will contact you with more information. As a member of the welcome team, you will be assigned 5 to 7 new families to contact and will be provided with all the information you need. 
 
 

 

Volunteer (all school levels)

 


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 Volunteer Needs

  • Julia Robinson Math Festival, Monday, May 2nd:  We are seeking volunteers for the Julia Robinson math festival 3:15 pm- 4:30 pm on May 2nd.   The event will take place in the grass quad at Peak to Peak. Sign up here!

 

  • Staff Lunch, Tuesday, May 3rd:  We have our last Staff Appreciation lunch coming up on May 3rd!   The teachers and staff have done incredible work this year taking care of our kids. Let's appreciate them with an international lunch during teacher appreciation this year. This is a popular event for our teachers and staff and the last lunch we will be doing this year, so lots of people will be there. Please email me or call me with any questions or ideas. Nicole Harrison harrisonnicole@me.com (303)803-0453. Thank you for all of the help. Looking forward to celebrating our staff:  International Staff Appreciation Lunch

 

  • Middle School Dance, Friday, May 6th:  We are seeking volunteers for our MS dance taking place Friday, May 6th from 3:30-5:30 pm on campus.  Reach out to StuCo co-advisors, Erin De Assis (erin.deassis@bvsd.org) and Liduan Cotto (liduan.cotto@bvsd.org) with any questions or for more details.  Please sign up here to donate your time or food for the dance. Thank you!

 

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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