Weekly Digest 8.19.22

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Peak to Peak's Weekly Newsletter Digest
Week of: 8/22/22-8/26/22 

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Calendar Elementary Secondary Middle High Athletics Friends Volunteer
    • Elementary feedback needed
    • Free therapy sessions
    • Student announcements
    • Schedule change requests due by August 23rd
    • Back-to-school night
    • National Honor Society information
    • Senior portrait yearbook information
    • Counseling Digest
    • Home games
    • Sports outside of P2P
    • HS girls basketball
    • HS ultimate frisbee
    • Pete's Cornhole Tournament
    • Calendar re-orders
    • Reserved parking spot available
    • Volunteer needs - see how you can help!
    • Volunteer information and Team

All School News


NEW! Welcome Back From Our Board of Directors

Hello, Peak to Peak Community! It has been wonderful to be back on campus, and meet and greet familiar and new faces alike! While our students and families have been enjoying the last weeks of summer off, our entire staff has been hard at work to prepare our classrooms, facilities, and programs for a warm welcome back. Much gratitude to all! Special thanks as well to our hiring team which has worked through the summer to fill some of our remaining open positions. Thank you!

On August 10 your brand new board met for the first time this school year. Among various agenda items, we elected board officers as well as board liaisons to our committees. To introduce ourselves with our respective roles and committee assignments, here is a brief overview...please click Board Welcome to read the entire article.


NEW!  Message from Our New Executive Director of Education

Dear Peak to Peak Families,

Welcome to the 2022-23 school year. I hope each of you spent some quality time with your family and friends this summer. Whether you are new or returning to Peak to Peak, I want you to know that we are thrilled to have you as part of our school community. It’s been a pleasure to have students and families on campus this week. We share everyone’s excitement for the year ahead. Each school year brings a fresh start, new learning, and a chance to develop lasting relationships. I am honored to be joining the Peak to Peak leadership team and excited to learn alongside our students and staff this year.

My favorite day of the school year is...please click EDE Welcome to read the entire article.   


NEW! Virtual Board Meeting Public Comments Sign Up 

Our next board of directors' meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday, August 24, 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 August 24th board meeting that will be held at 5:00 PM.  Public comment sign ups and the form will close at 4:00 PM on August 24th:  Public Comments Sign Up 8.24.22  


NEW!  Electric Bus Update and Planning Committee

We are pleased to announce that our electric buses are slated to arrive on campus in the next several weeks. Initially, the buses will be used for athletics, activities, and school-sponsored field trips. As soon as possible, we will expand transportation services to include morning pick-up at three locations. Locations have been identified in Erie, Lafayette/Louisville, and Broomfield, and are based on an analysis of our current enrollment. At this time, we are seeking community volunteers to participate on our Bus Planning Committee (BPC). This committee will assist with several remaining details to launch the new transportation program at Peak to Peak, including the development of a system for prioritizing morning pick-up services as space will be limited. If you are interested in possibly volunteering for the BPC, please sign up here:  K-12 Bus Planning Committee
Why Does Peak to Peak Need Buses? Please click Electric Buses to read the entire article.  


NEW!  New RTD Bus Schedule

new RTD schedule takes effect this Sunday, August 21st, which should return the Jump route that passes by our school to a more convenient time.

NEW! Stay Connected!
Want to know how to stay informed about your student's progress, about upcoming school events, and about opportunities to engage? We have a collection of video "quick tips" to help you stay informed through the systems we have in place at Peak to Peak. Check out our Quick Tips for Staying Connected! We are building a library of videos designed to help you get to know and understand Peak to Peak's systems to help you stay informed. Currently posted videos include tips for Google Classroom, the Peak to Peak website, the Friday Digest, and Board meetings. Watch the Friday Digest for announcements when new videos are released.
Want more? This year, we will be hosting several virtual "Staying Connected" informational sessions. These meetings will be designed to address a variety of topics to help parents and guardians navigate our communication tools and systems so that you can keep up with your students' K-12 journey. Save the date for our first Staying Connected virtual session on SEPTEMBER 7th, 6:30-7:15 PMClick here to join the Google Meet, or use the link and information posted on the school's website calendar. 


NEW!  Host Families Needed for Exchange Student 

Now is the time to learn, share and grow your family’s knowledge of the world! Nonprofit EF High School Exchange Year (EF) is looking for a volunteer host family to share their American experience with EF student & soccer player Siri from Norway. Siri is a happy, polite, and friendly girl who loves to laugh. Siri loves all sports, but she especially loves soccer. She plays on a Club soccer team. Siri also loves to cook, bake, ski, fish, and play board games. Siri is an excellent student with a “B+” GPA. 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, including 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 teacher-led international EF Tours student trip or EF Girl Scout international trip for a two-year period. To learn more about making Siri’s dream of studying in Colorado come true, please contact Melissa at shareyouramerica@gmail.com as soon as possible.




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 Principles 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 Feedback Needed
Elementary Families,

Welcome to the first week of school! We had such a terrific week as we welcomed students back to campus, and families back to our buildings. In fact, many staff members think this could have been the best first day ever! Students did such a great job of listening, learning, and joining together again. There were so many smiles and much laughter throughout the week, and we hope it’s the start of many more great days to come!

Thanks to everyone who attended Assessment Days and Back to School Night this week. We would really like to hear from you about your experiences and get some feedback about these events. Please take a few minutes to complete this short survey and help us plan for future events.  Let’s make it a great year, together!

Melissa Christensen, Elementary Principal

Alison Berman, Elementary Assistant Principal


Secondary School News (grades 6-12)


NEW! Free Therapy Sessions

Colorado’s youth have access to free therapy sessions through the state's 'The I Matter' program, which provides up to six free mental health sessions with a licensed provider and is open to youth 18 years of age or younger, or 21 years of age or younger if receiving special education services. The program provides accessible, confidential, and non-judgmental behavioral health services to any Colorado youth.  A few facts about the program:

  • Most of the sessions are held via telehealth, however, there are a few providers offering in-person sessions.
  • Sessions are available in the morning, afternoon, and evening, during the week and on weekends. Sessions are available as soon as the same day. 
  • Youth 12 and up are able to register for the program on their own.
  • Youth under 12 need a parent/guardian to register with them.
  • Sessions are available in both English and Spanish.
  • All Colorado youth can access up to 6 free sessions, regardless of their insurance, as the program is grant funded through the state and does not go through insurance.  
Youth can visit the I Matter website to enroll in the program and have a therapy session as soon as the same day, at imattercolorado.org 


Weekly Secondary Student Announcements

Starting next week!



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Middle School News (grades 6-8)


NEW! Schedule Change Requests Due By August 23rd
Parents/ Guardians/ Middle School Students:  A quick reminder that schedule change requests are due by the end of the school day next Tuesday, August 23rd. Students should continue to follow their schedule unless they notice a schedule change has been completed for them in IC.
Thank you!
Middle School Counseling


High School News (grades 9-12)



NEW!  Back to School Night Notice August 2022

Dear high school parents, guardians, and families: 

Welcome to August and the start of a new school year. Every fall, we have a tradition of welcoming our families to Peak to Peak, and introducing you to our world class staff. That tradition continues! We hope you’ll join us for Peak to Peak’s Back to School Night on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  This is one of the most important visits that you will make to school this year and a great opportunity for “face time” with our incredible teachers. We’ll hope you’ll join us to kick-start the year.  Following our welcome program in the cafeteria...please click HS Back to School Night to read the entire article. 


NEW!  National Honor Society Information

All 10th-12th grade students interested in applying to the National Honor Society: New this year--you MUST attend an interest and informational meeting on Thursday, September 1st at 7:15 AM in the auditeria to be eligible to be considered as an NHS applicant! In other words, it's MANDATORY to attend this meeting to be able to apply. If you have questions, see Ms. Tarbutton or Ms. Bostic. 


NEW! Senior Portrait Yearbook Information   

Here is a link with all the information: https://url.peaktopeak.org/seniorportraits
  • Senior portraits are due on 11/15/22.
  • Baby Ad/Senior Recognition Ad early bird discount deadline is 10/21.
  • Regular price and deadline are 11/15 (same date as portraits). 


Weekly Counseling Digest

Please click HERE  to read the weekly Counseling Digest. 

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Athletics & Activities (all school levels)




NEW! Puma Home Games 
HS Boys Soccer:
8/22: JV, 4pm/ Varsity, 6pm vs Pinnacle
8/24: JV, 4pm vs Centaurus
8/24: Varsity, 6pm vs Bennett
MS Girls Volleyball:
8/24: 4pm, 5pm, 6pm vs Stargate

NEW!  Playing a High School Sport Outside of P2P? 
High School athletes only- please email the athletics office if you are participating in a sport at a different high school  Example, football at Centaurus/ gymnastics at Broomfield, etc.  This is only for high school sports that are sanctioned at the high school level.  Email: lenore.knox@bvsd.org


NEW!  High School Girls Basketball

Anyone who is interested in playing girls’ basketball this winter--there will be an initial interest meeting in Coach Howard’s room, north 150, during high school lunch on Monday 8/22. Grab your lunch and come join us to learn more about fall workouts and the upcoming season!


NEW!  High School Ultimate Frisbee Club

The high-school ultimate frisbee club launched its season Thursday. Forty-five players came out, from both Peak to Peak and Centaurus. We'll play again today, 8/19, at Lamont Does Park and continue our Tuesday/Thursday/Friday afternoon schedule next week. By September, we'll be playing weekly games against other schools around the region. Learn more via url.peaktopeak.org/FrisbeeFun, and join the Google Group where we communicate regularly. We welcome all, no past ultimate experience required, and we're especially looking for girl-matching players to help us field at least two mixed teams in league and tournament play this season. As an added incentive, your participation can earn PE credit. Email the club sponsor if you need further information: brian.rozinsky@bvsd.org.


Friends of Peak to Peak (all school levels)



NEW!  Puma Pete's Cornhole Tournament  ~ Next Sunday, August 28th at Arapahoe Lafayette YMCA (turf field)

Who will reign supreme at this year’s Puma Pete’s Cornhole Tournament? Alumni parents vs New kindergarten parents? P2P Basketball coaches vs Baseball coaches? Middle School PE teacher team vs Middle School Science teacher team? It will be a fight to the finish and we hope you are planning to join!  If you are interested in playing in our double-elimination tournament,* PLEASE sign up this weekend.* We have a select number of teams left in both JV and Varsity brackets and we need them to fill up ASAP so we can set the brackets. Spectator tickets are only $10 and include a drink of choice from Upslope Brewing/Atlas Valley Purveyors or a nonalcoholic drink. Players and spectators are welcome to bring chairs, blankets, food & drinks. Martino’s pizza and other concessions will be available to purchase supporting P2P Athletics. Punch Trucky Hawaiian-style shaved ice truck will also be available from 3-6pm. Interested in volunteering at the event, please visit this sign-up form. See you there!


NEW! P2P Calendar Re-order

We will be placing another order of printed Peak to Peak wall calendars on Wednesday, August 24th. These calendars have school dates and events on them so they are handy if you enjoy using a wall calendar.  Please fill out this simple form with $15 payment and we’ll send the calendar home with your student when they come in. Learn more about Friends of Peak to Peak by visiting our webpage.  Thank you!


NEW!  Reserved Parking Spot Available 

We have one open reserved parking spot available now for the remainder of the school year. If you are interested in purchasing this spot please contact p2p.friends@bvsd.org. Parking spots are purchased for a minimum of $2,500. We will likely have an additional spot as part of our Annual Fund fall raffle and will begin selling spots for next year at our Spring Gala. Thank you!

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Volunteer (all school levels)



Volunteer Needs

  • Want to get involved?  Looking for Volunteers for Back-to-School events:  Please sign up here to help with the corn hole tournament, homecoming tailgate, and more!  We appreciate our volunteers and welcome you on campus!
  • Middle School Yearbook Coordinator:  Seeking an adult to be our Middle School Yearbook leader.  Organize the Middle School club and work on the layout of the yearbook.  Contact Allie Cross, alison.cross@bvsd.org to learn more.


  • Volunteers needed for High School and Middle School math:  Ms. Chakraborty-Spotts is seeking volunteers for her 4th and 6th period classes.  She would provide the materials and support.  Please contact her directly, anita.chakraborty-sp@bvsd.org.
  • 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.

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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