Weekly Digest 4.29.22

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Peak to Peak's Weekly Newsletter Digest
Week of: 5/2/22 - 5/6/22
 
K-12 Early Release on Friday, May 6th at 1:00 PM
 
 

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Calendar Elementary Secondary Middle High Athletics Friends Volunteer
    • 6th grade welcome picnic for current 5th graders
    • Student announcements
    • Dance information and volunteer and donation needs
    • Video message from Principal Mathews about prom
    • Senior parent/guardian virtual transition night 
    • Home games
    • Peak Scholarship Fund
    • K-8 Run for the Peak
    • Spirit wear swap
    • Volunteer needs - see how you can help!
    • Volunteer information and Team
 

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NEW! Staff Appreciation Week Events

May 2-6 is Staff Appreciation Week!  Please join us as we celebrate our excellent Puma staff.  We have created a week's worth of appreciation efforts from the school but we encourage you to show appreciation to your individual teachers and staff in your own personal way.  Here are the events we have planned for next week: 

Mon. 5/2 - Yard signs and snacks/drinks
Tue. 5/3 - Staff appreciation lunch  
Wed. 5/4 - Tote bag gifts
Thurs. 5/5 - Smoothie cart on site for staff 
Fri. 5/6 - Breakfast goodies and pizza early release lunch 
 

 
NEW! Virtual Board Meeting Public Comments Sign Up 

Our next board of directors' meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday, May 4, 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 May 4th board meeting that will be held at 5:00 PM.  Public comment sign ups and the form will close at 4:00 PM on May 4th:  Public Comments Sign Up 5.4.22  

 

 
NEW! Last Accountability Committee Meeting is In-Person
 
Our next meeting is next Monday, May 2nd, from 3:45-5:00 PM. We're encouraging everyone to try to join us back in person in room N145 in the North Building. Anyone in our community is welcome to attend. 
For those who would like to join us remotely, here is the link to our meeting next Monday: meet.google.com/tjv-toie-rtu and phone number:  (‪US)‪+1 954-239-7633 with PIN: ‪620 251 906#
 
 

 
NEW! Summer Reading and School Supply Lists for 2022-2023
 
Here are the Summer Reading & School Supplies lists for all grade levels for the 2022-23 school year.  They can also be found on our website and will be linked in a prominent location during the summer months:

Summer Reading
 

 
NEW! Lost and Found Donation
 
Peak to Peak's lost and found items are located on the first-floor hallway of the south building just outside of the health room. Due to space constraints, items are donated at the end of each month. If your student is missing an item, we invite you to look through the items during school business hours.   Please check for any lost items in April by 3:00 PM on Monday, May 2nd.  Regarding lost and found, we have many valuable items located in our main office safe including glasses, watches, AirPods, and keys. If your student is missing anything of value, please have them check in the main office in the south building.   
 

 
NEW! End-of-Year Reminders
 
As we approach the end of the school year, here are a couple reminders for our families:
  • End of Year Withdrawals/Transfers:  We ask ALL students that will be transferring to a different school for the next school year, even those that have gone through open enrollment to attend another BVSD school, to formally withdraw.  This just means complete and return our withdrawal form, turn in  Peak to Peak materials, and clear all accounts.  Please touch base with our bookkeeper to clear accounts, amy.skinner@bvsd.org , return all checked out materials, (library books, uniforms, classroom materials, etc.), close lunch accounts, and clean out lockers.  Once done please email completed withdrawal forms to our registrar, vicki.lundquist@bvsd.org .  The withdrawal form is attached.
  • Final Report Cards:  Once grades are finalized for the current school year, which is about two weeks after the last day of school, please visit your Parent Portal and PRINT your student's report card for your records.  It will only be available until the new school year becomes active.  This is for all students K-12.  For our drivers, this is what the insurance company will require for good driver discounts.
 

 

 

NEW!  Mental Health Awareness Month 
  
Please read the following letter for a calendar of community mental health events:   Mental Health Awareness Month Calendar  
 

 

 

NEW! Host Family Needed 

Hello Peak to Peak Families! I’m looking for host family for an outstanding exchange student for this coming school year. Nina from Serbia plays volleyball, swims, hikes and bikes. She’s creative and loves to paint, draw, and throw pottery. Her wish is to be a doctor to save as many lives as she can! She enjoys pets, watching movies, and spending time with family.  She’s looking forward to having an American family and friends. To see her public information: https://services.aspectfoundation.org/st/index.php/st_search/profile/UY2-FLX-505-F   Hosting is actually pretty easy and so rewarding! The exchange students from Aspect Foundation are first vetted in their home countries because they want to send the best of the best. They have their own insurance, spending money, and are excellent students. I’m happy to provide more information, even if you’re just thinking about it.  Please contact Elizabeth Kaufman at 720-891-3553 or elizabeth.aspectfoundation@gmail.com 


 

 

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.  


 

 

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 

 

 

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.  
 

 
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)

 


 
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)

 


 
 
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! 
 
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High School News (grades 9-12)

  


 
NEW! Video Message from Principal Mathews Regarding Prom Tonight 
 
Please take a couple of minutes to listen to a video message from Principal Mathews regarding prom:  Prom 2022 Message from Mr. Mathews
 

 
 
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:
 
5/2: *TBD* MS Track Meet (6th grade)
5/4: MS Track meet )7/8 grade), 5:15pm
 
5/3: HS Varsity Baseball, 4pm
5/3: HS Girls Soccer, 6pm
5/5: HS Girls Soccer, 4pm
5/7: HS JV/ Varsity Baseball, 10am & 12pm
 
 
 
 

Friends of Peak to Peak (all school levels)

 


 

NEW!  Peak Scholarship Fund

As we begin to celebrate our graduating seniors and our Counseling Office's "Decision Day" activities next week, we'd like to remind our community about our Peak Scholarship Fund. Each year 4 seniors are awarded $3k-$4k over their 4-year college career to help bridge their financial gap to be able to attend college. The Peak Scholarship Fund is 100% funded by community donations. To support the Peak Scholarship Fund for future Pumas please visit our website. Donations made in honor of Peak to Peak teachers/staff members include a personalized note to the honoree (donations amounts are not listed). Please visit the Peak Scholarship Fund website to learn more. Thank you Puma families!


 

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 Wai


 

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!*

 

 

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!

 

  • Crocs Distribution:  Crocs have generously donated shoes to our staff and students. We are seeking a couple of volunteers to help sort and distribute the week of May 9th and on Friday, May 13th.  Times are flexible.  Please contact Traci Schoeneweis if you can help.

 

  • 8th Grade pizza and games, May 20th:  On Friday, May 20th we will be celebrating our 8th grade students with an afternoon pizza party and field day on campus.  Please sign up here to volunteer!

 

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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