Weekly Digest 5.20.22

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Peak to Peak's Weekly Newsletter Digest
Week of: 5/23/22 - 5/27/22
 

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Calendar Elementary Secondary Middle High Athletics Friends Volunteer
    • Teaching teams for 2022-2023
    • Finals schedule and early dismissal
    • Peak Week 2023
    • Student announcements
    • Spring iReady scores
    • Graduation ceremony live stream link
    • Counseling Digest
    • Summer camp and 2022-2023 athletic information
    • Summer volunteer opportunities
    • Pete's Cornhole Tournament
    • Run for the Peak thanks
    • Volunteer needs - see how you can help!
    • Volunteer information and Team
 

All School News


 
NEW! Message from Board of Directors on Recent Election
 
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Peak to Peak annual election and making your voices heard by voting.  It is exciting to see the hard work of the outdated bylaws being passed by the required margin. The new bylaws will officially be implemented.  Additionally, three new candidates were elected to serve on our board of directors.  We welcome these new members of the board and appreciate the community’s involvement!  

With any transition of leadership, we understand there can be a lot of excitement around the candidates and varying opinions about the best people to serve the school in this role. We want to always encourage everyone to be engaged and be willing to learn about candidates. 

It is a good reminder that the entire community continues to model Peak to Peak character traits, especially during a candidate research process. We have guidelines that candidates are required to follow regarding campaigning, and expect that all members of our community will respect the guidelines. It takes a lot of time, energy, and commitment to run for a board seat, and the respect from the community should be given to any candidate in accordance to Peak to Peak character traits.   

When thoughts and opinions are shared, it is important to do this in ways that are productive and constructive versus toxic and misconstrued.  While there is a current political environment in our country that often exhibits the poor behavior of spreading disrespectful and sometimes false information about candidates running for office, we hope our community will always set a better example for our students by demonstrating honest, respectful discourse regarding the strengths and abilities of candidates. Please validate information to be true before you share and spread it, and demonstrate good character in the way you share information.

Sincerely,

The Board of Directors

 

 

 

NEW!  Electric Buses are Coming to Peak to Peak in 2022-23

We are pleased to announce that Peak to Peak has acquired a small fleet of electric buses that will begin operating in the 2022-23 school year! Read on for more information about this exciting new development. Why Does Peak to Peak Need Buses?...please click Electric Buses to read the entire article.  

 

 

NEW!  EOY Medication Pickup

If your student has medication in the Health Room it can be picked up by an adult M-F from 8:00 AM until 3:30 PM. If you need to pick-up medication outside of the 8:00-3:30 timeframe please email the Health Room at p2p.healthroom@bvsd.org.  ALL medications must be picked up by 3:30 PM on May 25th - medication not picked up by then will be disposed of per BVSD guidelines. 


 
 
Click here to read the current issue, or you can visit the Alumni page of the website to read past issues.
 

 
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 May by 12:00 PM on Thursday, May 26th.  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!  Host Families for Exchange Students Needed
 
Nonprofit EF High School Exchange Year (EF) is looking for volunteer host families who are willing to share their American experience with a wonderful young Ambassador from another country. Below are a few EF students that would love to come to Colorado:
  • Vittoria from Italy is a sunny, upbeat, friendly and open-minded young lady who lives with her parents and younger sister in northern Italy. She loves to play tennis, volleyball, work out, swim, ski and travel. She also loves to cook, especially Italian desserts and cakes. She has an “A” GPA, gets along well with everyone, and is excited to become an American girl.
  • Sophie from Germany is a friendly, happy, positive and polite girl who lives with her parents and younger sister in northwest Germany, not far from The Netherlands. Sophie loves to cook, hike, bike, ski, work out, read, watch movies and travel. She is very outgoing and talkative and loves being outside in nature. She has a “B+” GPA.
  • Maria from Norway is a joyful and cheerful girl who loves to laugh and has a great sense of humor. Maria is a great athlete that would love to play on a school soccer team. She also loves to run, ski, cook, watch movies work out and travel. She has two brothers and has an “A” GPA. She is looking forward to making memories for life in Colorado!
EF host families provide home, food, and love. The job of an EF host family is simply to live your normal life.  EF students speak excellent English, are fully vetted and insured. They cover all personal expenses other than room and board. This includes all school fees and anything they buy or do while in the USA. There are tax deductions for hosting. All EF host families receive 10% off any EF Tours teacher-led international trip for students or any EF Girl Scout international trip for a two-year period. To learn more about making an EF student’s dream of studying in the USA come true, please contact Melissa as soon as possible at 720-759-8605 or shareyouramerica@gmail.com. 
 

 
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:

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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.
 

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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! Elementary Teaching Teams 22-23
 
As one school year ends and another fresh start is on the horizon, we wanted to share with you our list of elementary teams for the coming year. Your student’s individual homeroom assignment will be announced in August, but this list will help you know which teachers will be teaching which grades and content areas next year, as you prepare for the transition to a new grade level! See the teaching team assignments at this link.
  

Secondary School News (grades 6-12)

  


 
NEW!  Spring Finals Schedule 

Spring finals are scheduled next week from May 23rd through May 26th. The finals week dates and early dismissal information are also on our monthly and yearly calendars. All 6-12th grade students are dismissed at 11:05 AM during finals next week.  No secondary lunch will be served on these days. 

  • HIGH SCHOOL:  High School students need to attend all content classes and do not need to attend study halls and student aide assignments. Dismissal is at 11:05 AM each day.
  • MIDDLE SCHOOL:  Middle school students need to attend all of their scheduled classes, including study halls and student aide assignments. Dismissal is at 11:05 AM each day.

Below is the finals schedule for students in grades 6-12.  Makeup exams should be scheduled by appointment directly with the teacher.finals


 
 
NEW!  PEAK WEEK 2023!

Please mark your calendars for the launch of our inaugural Peak Week, March 13-17, 2023. Teachers and counselors have been hard at work creating experiential education courses that we are sure will provide students with memorable, formative experiences. Peak Week will become an important part of students’ experience at Peak to Peak; yearly participation will become a graduation requirement due to the value we place on every student participating, and it is also part of our required seat time with the Colorado Department of Education. The Peak to Peak board will be reviewing the graduation requirement policy and this proposed change at the June 1st board meeting. The Board approved the addition of Peak Week to the schedule in February when the 2022-23 calendar was approved.This launch is the culmination of a year of research into other similar programs, staff surveys and feedback, a staff task force, and a community survey given via the Digest for three weeks in December (see entry here if interested). We are appreciative of those that have spent significant time to help shape this. Courses will vary from local opportunities during normal school hours, to those traveling across the state, to both coasts and even internationally. Students and guardians will receive all course options in September; students will rank order their preferences and student placement will be dependent on multiple factors with the goal of placing every student in one of their top choices. Costs for courses will range from around $40 (similar to a field trip fee) to $2500 international courses that run into some of Spring Break. At least 50% of courses will cost under $150, and financial assistance will be available for those that need it.

Approved courses so far

Peak Week Leader Handbook

  

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Weekly Secondary Student Announcements

No announcements this week.

 

 

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Middle School News (grades 6-8)

 


 
NEW!  Spring iReady Scores
 
Hi Middle School Families- we have completed our end-of-year iReady testing! You will be receiving an electronic copy of your child's Reading and Math Diagnostic scores sometime next week. Please review the attached letter with the report, for more information. To note, these reports are in the "For Families" format, which provides a bar graph on the left side to indicate your child's score for each of this year's testing windows- beginning, middle and end- as a comparison. The scores listed in the table on the right side reflect beginning and end of year scores only, however, to show growth for the full school year. 
 
We are grateful for your partnership in a year that has held many challenges- both expected and unexpected. We wish you all a restful summer, and look forward to continued success in a new school year, next fall. 
 
Sincerely,
Erin De Assis
K-8 MTSS (Student Support) Coordinator
 
 

 

High School News (grades 9-12)

  


 

NEW!  Live Streaming Link for Tonight's Graduation Ceremony

BVSD will once again be live streaming our ceremony tonight at 7:30 PM at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield. Afterwards, BVSD will also rebroadcast the ceremonies on BV22 and place the ceremonies on their YouTube page for sharing.  Peak to Peak: https://livestream.com/loclyzmedia/peaktopeak2022 


 

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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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 JULY 28th (DATE CORECTION)!  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!  Summer Volunteer Opportunities

There may be occasional posts to the P2P Volunteer Facebook page about summer and back-to-school volunteer opportunities as several things happen over the summer.  We could use 2-3 more volunteer mentor families to contact and welcome our new families over the summer since our open enrollment list is ever evolving. Please sign up here if interested.  In addition, our garden is looking for some summer love! Please check out this link if interested.  We will be looking for volunteers for all of our back-to-school activities including registration and welcome coffee events. If you are not on Facebook and would like to be contacted about volunteer opportunities before our first community digest in August, please fill out this simple form. 
 

 

NEW!  Pete's Cornhole Tournament

Please mark your calendar for Sunday, August 28th for our 2nd annual Puma Pete's Cornhole Tournament! If you would like information on participating as a team or sponsor PLEASE fill out this form so we can be sure you receive information as soon as it's available - which may be before our first community newsletter in August!


 

NEW! Run for the Peak ~ Thank you!

Thank you to all our students, teachers and donors for your support of this year's Run for the Peak which raised over $37,000. Our kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade and 5th grade all enjoyed a Menchies party this week for their dedicated fundraising efforts. Prizes will be going home with students on Friday. This is one of our favorite events of the year and we are incredibly grateful for all the positive support and fun our students brought to this year's event!

 
The Friends of Peak to Peak office would like to congratulate all our 2022 graduates!  We are so proud of you. Enjoy this exciting time in your lives and please stay in touch!
 
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Volunteer (all school levels)

 


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 Volunteer Needs

  • 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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