Weekly Digest 9.9.22

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Peak to Peak's Weekly Newsletter Digest
Week of: 9/12/22-9/16/22 
NO SCHOOL K-12th on Monday, September 12th for a Staff Professional Development Day
Have a wonderful long weekend!

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    • Yearbooks on sale
    • National Junior Honor Society applications
    • Student announcements
    • 8th grade yearbook baby ads
    • Counseling parent/guardian night speaker bios
    • Counseling Digest
    • Home games
    • Elementary School baseball camp
    • Middle School baseball camp
    • High School boys basketball open gym
    • Homecoming Tailgate Party 9/22
    • Peak Gala Volunteer Committee Meeting and Interest Form
    • Concession stand fundraiser for after prom 
    • Volunteer meeting
    • Volunteer needs - see how you can help!
    • Volunteer information and Team

All School News


NEW!  Urgent Need for BAASC Staff

Due to staffing shortages, our BAASC (Before and After School Care) program is at risk and we cannot adequately maintain childcare offerings without additional employees. Please consider filling this urgent need yourself, or sharing these open positions with others. Our community can be our strongest resource - help us continue to provide necessary services for many of our young students!  

If you are interested in any of the below positions please click on the link to view the full job description and to complete the application:

Before & After School (BAASC) Group Leader

  • Part-time position 15 hours per week

Before & After School (BAASC) Head Group Leader

  • Part-time position 19 hours per week

NEW!  Equity Committee: Call for Committee Member Applications
Dear Peak to Peak community members,

We are seeking equity committee members who are representative of the Peak to Peak population and include people from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and lived experiences. The creation of this committee is an extension of the focused work that Peak to Peak organized during the 2018-19 school year as an ongoing effort to see, respond to, and redress inequities in our systems so that all students feel a clear sense of belonging at Peak to Peak. The Peak to Peak board of directors approved the creation of the Equity Committee during the 2021-22 school year as a strategy to further integrate the ideals. Membership on the Equity Committee is voluntary. If you are interested in learning more, the Equity Committee process document can be accessed here.

Each committee member will serve for a three-year term.  If you are interested in applying to serve on this committee, please complete the application by September 19th at noon. Due to the fact that this committee is new for Peak to Peak, applications will be considered by the Executive Director of Education and the Board of Directors. The composition of the initial committee will be approved by the Board of Directors. Upon the occurrence of any vacancy on the committee, the current members of the committee will review applications and the committee chair will present to the Board the names of any applicants for such an open position as well as the committee’s recommendation for the individual to fill such a vacant position. 

It is anticipated that the committee will meet at least once a month, with the opportunity for sub-groups to form and meet with greater frequency. The default structure is working meetings with published notes and the potential for community-wide meetings to address specific topics of interest.  

Our members should bring:

  1. Knowledge, experience, and relationships that reflect the diversity of the Peak to Peak community.
  2. A strong interest in educational equity issues and are committed to the fulfillment of our equity and inclusion statement. 
  3. An ability to engage in the process of institutional change related to equity and inclusion.
We appreciate your interest in being a part of this impactful work. We look forward to reading your applications and forming our first Equity Committee. Applications will be reviewed and initial Equity Committee members will be approved by the board during our October board meeting. We hope to schedule our first committee meeting in October.  If you have questions, please contact Jennie Klein- Executive Director of Education.

NEW!  Transportation Interest Form   

As we continue to outline our plan for morning pick up services, we need to get a sense of our community's interest in morning transportation. This information will help us to finalize our pick up system. If your family is interested in utilizing our Peak to Peak bus service, please fill out the below form. Please note that this is an interest form.  If we have more interest than capacity, we will engage in a lottery process to determine which families will be accommodated. More information about morning service will be coming soon.  

Transportation Interest Form 





NEW!  Board Meeting Public Comments Sign Up
Our next board of directors' meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday, September 14, 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 September 14th board meeting that will be held at 5:00 PM.  Public comment sign ups and the form will close at 4:00 PM on September 14th:  Peak to Peak Charter School Public Comments Sign Up 9.14.22 

NEW!  Recording of Staying Connected Presentation for Parents/Guardians
Please click here to access a recording of this week's Staying Connected presentation for Parents and Guardians. In this session, we highlighted several resources to help families support their Peak to Peak students including: Google Classroom, Google Calendars, resources on the Parents/Guardians page of the website, and a Quick Guide to Peak to Peak's Systems and Accounts.  





NEW!  Picture Retake Day on September 23rd

Our K-12 Picture Retake Day will be on Friday, September 23rd during school hours.  Elementary students will come down to the south lobby with their homerooms and secondary students will go to the auditeria during a study hall or lunch.  Families can order their photos on mylifetouch.com.  Please see this flyer for details: Lifetouch Late Ordering Form 

Community Bulletin Board
From the Parents/Guardians page of the Peak to Peak website, you can access the Community Bulletin Board. Here you will find announcements about events and opportunities shared by our community partners in the surrounding area. These events are not school-sponsored. When we receive requests from outside entities who would like to share information with our community, we post those announcements in this location.



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)


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)


National JUNIOR Honor Society (open to current 7th, 8th, and 9th graders)
Applications for new members of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) are open! The application is HERE  and on the NJHS page of the Peak to Peak website. You must be eager to be involved and demonstrate Leadership, service, character, and citizenship and have an unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher from prior middle school year(s). Existing members do NOT need to reapply. Last day applications will be accepted is Tuesday, Sept 13th at 3:30 pm. 


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!  8th Grade Yearbook Baby Ads
Attention 8th Grade Families! It's time to celebrate another milestone with your 8th grader in this year's middle school yearbook by surprising them with a Yearbook Recognition Ad (aka "Baby Ad"). A hard copy flier for this opportunity went home via students last week. If you did not receive a flyer or would like access to a soft copy of the advertisement, you may access it here: 8th Grade Yearbook Recognition Ads. If you have further questions or concerns, please contact Krista Fernandez, Middle School Yearbook Sponsor, at krista.fernandez@bvsd.org.  


High School News (grades 9-12)


HS Counseling 2022 Parent/Guardian Night Information and Speaker Bios

The HS Counseling Team Presents the 2022 Parent/Guardian Night on Tuesday, September 13th.  YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS THIS INFORMATIVE NIGHT!! Please click HS Counseling Night to read the entire article and read the speaker bios.

  • 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) 


Weekly Counseling Digest

Please click HERE  to read the weekly Counseling Digest. 

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Athletics & Activities (all school levels)




Puma Home Games 
9/13 High School Softball v The Academy 4:00 

Elementary School Baseball Camp 
Coach Castilleja will teach hitting, throwing, fielding, and baserunning fundamentals. The camp will be held on the south field right after school. This is a great opportunity to meet Coach Castilleja and ask him questions regarding the baseball program. Players need to bring helmets, bats, cleats, and water.

Date: September 19-23
Times: 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Where: South field
Cost: $75 per player


Middle School Baseball Camp

Coach Castilleja will teach hitting, throwing, fielding, and baserunning fundamentals. The camp will be held on the south field right after school. This is a great opportunity to meet Coach Castilleja and ask him questions regarding the baseball program. Players need to bring helmets, bats, cleats, and water.

Date: September 26-30
Times: 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Where: South field
Cost: $75 per player



Middle School Boys Basketball Open Gym

We will be hosting open gyms for all middle school boys interested in playing this year.  They will run every Saturday starting Sept 17th from 10am-12pm, until tryouts which are TBD (usually Mid –Oct).   We encourage everybody that is interested in trying out for boys middle school basketball to attend.  If you have any questions feel free to reach out to Chris Ford (chris.ford@bvsd.org).


Friends of Peak to Peak (all school levels)



NEW!  Tailgate Homecoming Party - Thursday, September 22nd

All are invited to our annual Homecoming Tailgate Party which will be held at P2P on Thursday, September 22nd starting at 4:30pm in the main quad. Join us for food trucks, inflatable obstacle course, Peak Learning Garden farmers market, live music & more as we celebrate Pete the Puma’s birthday and our Homecoming Week. Guests are welcome to bring chairs, blankets and your own food, or purchase food from a participating food truck. Plan to stay and 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 for this fun free community event!


NEW!  Peak Gala Volunteer Committee Meeting and Interest Form

Our Peak Gala committee invites you to join us for our first meeting of the year. Our annual gala is scheduled for Friday, March 10th 2023 at the Omni Hotel in Broomfield. There are many ways to volunteer with this event including assisting with decor, auction items, ticket sales, sponsorships and more! This is a fun way to meet other P2P community members while helping us coordinate our largest community event of the year. If you are interested in helping with this year’s event please fill out this form. 


NEW!  Puma Bowl Concession Stand Fundraiser for After Prom 

This spring we plan to host our annual fun and safe after-prom event. After Prom is a parent-led event each year that provides our juniors and seniors a safe and fun place to go after the Peak to Peak Prom dance in April. Our first fundraiser to support this event will be selling concessions at the Peak Bowl on September 21st.  Please consider donating items for us to sell during the game.   Enclosed is a spreadsheet of items requested.  In lieu of buying items and delivering them to P2P we would also appreciate donations made here (please put After Prom in comments section) and the committee will pick up items.  Thanks for your support. If you are interested in helping with this year’s After Prom event please contact P2P parent volunteer Colleen Wilcox at colleen.wilcox@gmail.com. Volunteers help secure a venue, brainstorm activities, organize food and assist with any necessary fundraising to help the event take place each year. The first meeting will be 7pm on Tuesday 9/27. Please contact Colleen if you plan to attend. This meeting will be both in person and via zoom. Thank you in advance for your support! 

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Volunteer (all school levels)






NEW! Volunteer Meeting
Please join us for our first monthly volunteer meeting!  Tuesday, September 13th at 2 pm in the staff lounge (elementary school first floor).  We will be talking about upcoming events and ways to get involved.  All are welcome!  Contact Allie Cross, alison.cross@bvsd.org with questions. 


Volunteer Needs

  • NEW Battle of the Books:  We are seeking coaches for Battle of the Books, please sign up here. 
  • NEW Reading with students in second grade:  We are looking for volunteers to listen to students read in second grade.  This takes place daily from 1:50-2:20.  Please contact Lori Douglass, lori.douglass@bvsd.org.   
  • NEW College Day on Wednesday, September 28th:  Donate your time or materials here!  We welcome over 150 college reps to Peak to Peak and students get to learn about colleges around the world. 
  • 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  
  • Volunteers for Homecoming tailgate and more:  Please sign up here to help with the homecoming tailgate and more!  We appreciate our volunteers and welcome you on campus!


Volunteer Information

Thank you for considering to volunteer at Peak to Peak!  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.  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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