Weekly Digest 8.26.22

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Peak to Peak's Weekly Newsletter Digest
Week of: 8/29/22-9/2/22 

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    • Note from Elementary administration
    • Yearbooks on sale
    • Student announcements
    • Back-to-School Night
    • Counseling parent/guardian night 9/13
    • 9th grade overnight trip canceled
    • Peak Week 2023
    • National Honor Society information
    • Senior portrait yearbook information
    • Counseling Digest
    • Home games
    • Ultimate Frisbee opportunities
    • Sports outside of P2P
    • Pete's Cornhole Tournament this Sunday
    • Save the date for Homecoming Tailgate Party
    • Volunteer needs - see how you can help!
    • Volunteer information and Team

All School News


NEW! Accountability Committee Meeting

Our first Accountability Committee meeting is next Monday, August 29th, from 3:30-5:00 PM 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!  Lafayette Police Open House Event

Lafayette Police will host an open house event on September 24th at 10:00 AM.  Please see this Flyer for details.



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!  A Note From Elementary Administration
Thank you so much for a wonderful week at school! We’ve been so impressed with the smooth transitions at the beginning and end of each day, and the way in which you have shown patience and support as we’re all learning so much about how to do school right now! We wanted to give a few reminders and helpful tips as we move into the routine of school...please click Note From Elementary Administration to read the entire article.


NEW!  Elementary Yearbooks on Sale 

Elementary School yearbooks for the 2022-23 school year are now on sale! Order your yearbook in August or September and receive 10% off your order. Order now at TreeRing.com. School code is 1015361813341879. 

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Secondary School News (grades 6-12)



Weekly Secondary Student Announcements

Please click Secondary Student Announcements 2022-2023 to view the daily student announcements for the week. 


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Middle School News (grades 6-8)


NEW!  Middle School Back-to-School Night
It has been an absolute pleasure to experience the student energy and family support over the past two weeks of school. Classrooms are buzzing with inquiry and laughter, and common areas are filled with the kind of social energy only our beloved middle schoolers can produce! Next week, we will be hosting an in-person introduction to our school community for our parents/guardians during our Back-to-School Night on Tuesday, August 30th, starting at 5:30 PM (6th grade families) and 6:00 PM (7th & 8th grade families), and concluding at 7:30 PM. This event is a wonderful opportunity to...please click MS Back-to-School Night to read the entire article.


High School News (grades 9-12)



NEW!  HS Counseling Team Presents the 2022 Parent/Guardian Night Tuesday, September 13th

The HS Counseling Team Presents the 2022 Parent/Guardian Night on Tuesday, September 13th.  YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS THIS INFORMATIVE NIGHT!! 

  • Senior Parent/Guardian Night: Navigating Senior Year, College Admissions, and Financial Aid with Josten's 5:00-6:30 pm in the College Counseling Center 
    • Optional Financial Aid presentation: FAFSA & CSS Profile 6:30-7:05 pm in the College Counseling Center  
  •  Junior Parent/Guardian night: Final Countdown: The Changing College Admissions Landscape   6:00-7:00 pm in the South (Elementary) Gym
  •  10th Grade Parent/Guardian night: Be Ahead of the Game on All Things College-Prep 6:00-7:00 pm in the Cafeteria
  •  9th Grade Parent/Guardian night: The Roadmap to a Successful High School Experience  6:00-7:00 pm in the Auditeria
  •  9th Grade Students: ‘Chuck the Chicken’ 6:00-8:15 pm Turf Field
  •  All: Expert Panel Presentation (professionals from Amherst, UNC, BVSD & Advance EDU): Beyond the Transcript: Why Equity Matters at Peak to Peak and in College Admissions
    • Introduction from Peak to Peak Executive Director of Education, Jennifer Klein 7:15-8:15 pm in the NE Gym for the entire HS (adults only)



NEW! 9th Grade Overnight Field Trip Cancelation Notice

Dear 9th Grade Students and Families, 

We are disappointed to inform you that the 9th grade overnight retreat that had been tentatively scheduled for October 10th - 12th has been canceled due to rising costs. For any families that have already paid the $195 fee, please expect a full refund in the next 7 to 10 days. Despite this cancellation we are very excited for all of our freshman specific opportunities this semester including Chuck-the-Chicken on 9/13, our ice cream social on 10/7, and the Cocoa and Cram event on December 6th. This is in addition to all the other fall events like spirit week and our homecoming dance which are open to our 9th grade students. We are also excited for the new experiential learning opportunities provided by the addition of Peak Week to the spring semester. We will continue to look for creative ways to build community among all of our students including those newest to the high school hallways. Thank you for your understanding. 


Kyle Mathews, High School Principal

Josh Benson, High School Assistant Principal 


NEW! Peak Week 2023!

This March 20-24 marks our inaugural “Peak Week”, five days during which our high school students will embark on unique and unforgettable courses run by our fabulous staff. This experiential education initiative is the culmination of much dreaming and brainstorming by our staff, students, and community throughout the years. We anticipate this week being one that students look back at as some of their most memorable times at our school. Please see our Course Descriptions for instructions on registration for this important week. 


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. 


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 
8/30: MS Boys Soccer vs Jefferson Academy. 4pm & 5pm
8/30: HS Boys Tennis vs University. 4pm

NEW!  Ultimate Frisbee Opportunities
Ultimate Frisbee opportunities:
  • The high-school club continues to grow, and players are still invited to join. We practice Tuesdays and Fridays from 4:15-6:15, and weekly interscholastic games will start in September on Thursdays. Participants can earn PE credit. See the club's page on Peak to Peak's website for more details.
  • The middle-school club starts next week, on Wednesday, 8/31. We will meet on the West Field from 3:30-5, and we've got a club page, too, where you can learn more.
  • Last but not least, here's an opportunity this Sunday, specifically for girl-matching players in middle- and high-school seeking an introduction to (or more experience with) the sport of Ultimate Frisbee. Area coaches -- including Peak to Peak's club sponsor Brian Rozinsky -- will host a learn-to-play clinic at Monarch High School (329 Campus Drive in Louisville) from 11 am-1 pm this Sunday, 8/28. Participants should wear comfortable clothing they can move in, and tennis shoes or cleats if they have them. Remember to bring a full water bottle, too. This is a free event.

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

Friends of Peak to Peak (all school levels)



NEW!  Puma Pete's Cornhole Tournament  ~ THIS Sunday, August 28th @ Arapahoe Lafayette YMCA (turf field) 3:00 pm

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? Check out all the teams who will be competing for this year’s title. We invite you to cheer on our teams with a $10 spectator ticket which includes a drink of choice from Upslope Brewing/Atlas Valley Purveyors or a nonalcoholic drink.Spectator tickets can be pre-purchased here or at the door with cash or credit card.  Players and spectators of all ages 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 (P2P parent) will also be available at 3pm. ALL are welcome! Hope to see you there!


NEW!  Save the Date: Our annual Homecoming Tailgate Party will be held at P2P on Thursday, September 22nd 

Save the Date: Our annual Homecoming Tailgate Party will be held at P2P on Thursday, September 22nd starting at 4:30pm. Come enjoy food trucks, an inflatable obstacle course, Peak Learning Garden farmers market, llive music & more as we celebrate Pete the Puma’s birthday and our Homecoming Week. Be sure to stay to watch our boys soccer game against Prospect Ridge (JV 4:00/Varsity 6pm) and girls volleyball game against Eagle Ridge (4pm/5pm/Varsity 6pm). We hope you will join us, grab some food and cheer on our Pumas!

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Volunteer (all school levels)



Volunteer Needs

  • Staff Appreciation Lunch:  Our first Staff Appreciation lunch is coming up on September 8th! We are so excited to finally be able to give our staff lunch. This is a popular event for our teachers and staff and a great way to show them all how much we appreciate what they are doing. We will be doing 4 lunches this year and we need all of the donations we can get. Please email me or call me with any questions or ideas. Nicole Harrison harrisonnicole@me.com (303) 803-0453.  Sign up to donate here:  Soup and Salad Lunch
  • Humanities Field trip chaperones:  We are seeking volunteers for the humanities field trip to the Denver Art Museum.  They would ride on the bus with students and enjoy the museum with a small group.  We kindly request that parents/guardians not chaperone their students' classes.  Contact Carla Flanhofer, carla.flanhofer@bvsd.org
    September 22nd, 9:35 - 12:45 (period 4/6)
    September 23rd, 8 - 11:15 (period 1/3)
    September 23rd, 11:15 - 2:45 (period 5/7)
  • Fabric and ribbon needed for the high school bulletin boards:  Our Counseling Office is working on a campus beautification project and is looking for donated fabric and bulletin board borders (ribbon). If you are able to help, please sign up here 
  • 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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