Weekly Digest 5.13.22

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Peak to Peak's Weekly Newsletter Digest
Week of: 5/16/22 - 5/20/22
Congratulations Class of 2022!  We'll Miss You...

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Calendar Elementary Secondary Middle High Athletics Friends Volunteer
    • August registration sign ups
    • LIVING DEAD IN DENMARK production open
    • Student announcements
    • Yearbooks
    • 7th grade parent/guardian volunteers needed
    • Counseling Digest
    • Summer camp and 2022-2023 athletic information
    • Run for the Peak thanks
    • Learning Garden summer help
    • Staff lounge update
    • Volunteer needs - see how you can help!
    • Volunteer information and Team

All School News

NEW! Voting Ends Tonight!  The 2022 Peak to Peak Election
It's time to vote!  Ballots were emailed out from Peak to Peak Charter School (vote@simplyvoting) at approximately 7:15 AM this morning.  Voting will end at 11:59 PM TONIGHT.  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:  Here is a link to the recording of the virtual Board Candidate panel that was held on May 4th: https://www.wevideo.com/view/2673142247

Please click on their names to read the answers to the candidate questions:

Thank you,

The 2022 Peak to Peak Election Committee  



NEW!  Change to May 18th Board Meeting Time and Public Comments Sign Up 

Due to conflicting senior week events, the May 18, 2022 virtual Board of Directors' meeting has moved from 5:00 PM to 8:00 AM that same day.  Typically, the agendas are posted the Monday before the meeting and can be found HERE.

Virtual Public Comments Sign Up: Please click the below link to complete a brief google form to make a public comment for the May 18th board meeting that will now be held at 8:00 AM.  Public comment sign ups and the form will close at 7:00 AM on May 18th:  Peak to Peak Charter School Public Comments Sign Up 5.18.22 



NEW!  COVID Numbers on the Rise Again

After the consistent decline of COVID-19 in Boulder and Broomfield counties since the Omicron surge in January and February, we are again experiencing a rise in cases. We know that this may be unsettling for some of our families and staff. Please see THIS letter from BVSD with more information about the situation and recommendations for mitigation strategies. 

NEW!  Wildfire Research Request from Alumnus
Please consider supporting Connor Hollis, Peak to Peak Class of 2016, with his master's thesis on the topic of wildfires in the Colorado Front Range. Connor is looking for individuals willing to participate in brief interviews. Connor is hoping to speak with individuals who live in Boulder County, as well as business owners, first responders, and community leaders, to learn about perspectives and opinions with regard to wildfires, what is being done to adapt to them, and what more they would like to see addressed in the future. Please see this linked invitation to interview. You can contact Connor at connorhollis.hollis@wur.nl. 

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

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.


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)


Sign up now for August Assessment Day/ Registration

Each year in August, a few days before school begins, we host Assessment Days for students to meet teachers and begin assessments. Please read more information here and sign-up for a time slot!


Secondary School News (grades 6-12)


NEW!  High School LIVING DEAD IN DENMARK Production
Peak to Peak’s High School RESCHEDULED Production of LIVING DEAD IN DENMARK continues to run tonight and tomorrow! 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 faculty and staff are free :) There are 3 remaining performances tonight and Saturday, May 14th at 7:00 PM plus a 2:00 PM show on Saturday as well. All are welcome although this show has a PG-13 rating due to some mild language, fight sequences, and use of fake blood.  


Weekly Secondary Student Announcements

No announcements this week.



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Middle School News (grades 6-8)


NEW!  Middle School Yearbooks
Yearbooks will be distributed to students who have paid for one on Friday, May 20th.  If you have not already paid for a yearbook but would like to secure one for your child, the cost is $45.  There will be a limited number of yearbooks available for purchase on a first come, first served basis.  Those students wishing to purchase a book should bring a check or cash to Ms. Rutigliano in the library by Thursday, May 9th. Please contact pamela.rutigliano@bvsd.org with any questions.   

NEW!  Parents/Guardians of 7th Graders Volunteer Help Needed
We are looking for some 7th-grade parents/guardians to help with the 8th-grade continuation ceremony.  Your help will allow 8th-grade parents to enjoy the event without further obligations.   
Please contact Jill Chen (jill.chen@bvsd.org) or Victoria Hankey (victoria.hankey@bvsd.org) if you are able to assist at either of the following times:
Set up - 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Serving & clean up 1:00-3:00 PM 


High School News (grades 9-12)



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)




NEW!  Summer Athletic Camp and 2022-2023 Athletics Information
Check out summer camp offerings for students entering grades 9-12. https://www.peaktopeak.org/Page/700!
2022-2023 Middle School and High School sports registration will open June 28th!  For more information and to register, visit the Athletics webpage at: https://www.peaktopeak.org/domain/23

Friends of Peak to Peak (all school levels)



NEW!  Run for the Peak Thank You!

Thank you Puma families for a super fun Run for the Peak! If you would like to support Peak to Peak's approximate $1,000 per student funding gap through our Run for the Peak fundraising page please click HERE. All donations received by Sunday 8:00 PM will be eligible for our prize drawings. The top 3 fundraising grades will enjoy a Menchies party on Wednesday, May 18th and all other prizes will be distributed throughout the week. Thank you Puma families for your positive support and energetic participation in our 20-year tradition of Run for the Peak!


NEW!  Peak to Peak Learning Garden Summer Help - A Message From Your Garden Team

Did you know this week our Pumas enjoyed fresh lettuce at lunch that was grown in our Peak Learning Garden? Our garden is a year-long program and is supported by our community. Interested in helping? For a donation to the Peak Learning Garden, $50 or more, supporters will receive a Peak Learning Garden Farmers Market tote bag made entirely out of recycled material, AND will be invited to sign up for a week to harvest some vegetables from our learning garden over the summer months. Other ways to help in the garden include signing up for a week of our summer stewardship program. Volunteers choose a week to help maintain the garden. Sign up here to help!  We are also always looking for additional volunteers to help in the garden and with the classroom lessons. If you are interested in growing with us, contact kimvlivingston@gmail.com.


NEW! Staff Lounge Upgrade Volunteers Needed!

Do you have a little extra time this summer to help upgrade our staff lounge? We are looking for a few interested parent/guardians to help secure some new items for our staff lounge including upgraded appliances (microwave, toaster, coffee, refrigerators etc - which don't necessarily have to be new), new cleaner & comfortable seating, shelves, and ideally a fresh coat of paint. The staff lounge is located in the south building and serves as a place where our teachers and staff can connect in free time, warm up some coffee, store lunch and just have a space to relax for a few minutes during a free moment. Any help is greatly appreciated to help enhance this space for when our staff returns next fall. If you are interested in helping with this project AND/OR if you may have connections to help secure these items please email p2p.friends@bvsd.org.

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Volunteer (all school levels)



 Volunteer Needs

  • Community Book Swap:  Just in time for summer reading!  Bring books your students have outgrown and select new books.  Book collection starts next week with boxes at the entrance to the north and south buildings and the swap will take place May 19th and 20th from 2:30 - 3:30 pm in the front circle.  You do not have to donate books to come to get new ones!  


  • 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!


  • Cafeteria Recycling and Composting Volunteers Needed for August:  To help our K-12 students re-norm expectations and guidelines around composting and recycling, we're looking for volunteers to help in the cafeteria starting in August. Please see this slideshow to understand how volunteers will help us in the cafeteria and click here to sign-up for one or more dates. Thank you for helping us divert waste from landfills and teach our students about the importance of composting!


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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