Weekly Digest 11.4.22

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Peak to Peak's Weekly Newsletter Digest
Week of: 11/7/22-11/11/22
NO SCHOOL K-12 on Friday, November 11th in observance of Veterans' Day

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Calendar Elementary Secondary Middle High Athletics Friends Volunteer
    • Conference feedback survey
    • Secondary Student Learning and Growth - Instructional Videos 
    • Student announcements
    • Math Club begins
    • 8th grade parent/guardian volunteers needed
    • Senior yearbook deadlines
    • Counseling Digest
    • Home games
    • HS basketball camps and tryouts
    • Annual Fund Drive - Treats with Pete drawing extended
    • Pop Up Bake & Craft Sale
    • Grandparents & Special Friends day
    • Winter spirit wear sale
    • Volunteer meeting
    • Volunteer needs - see how you can help!
    • Volunteer information and Team

All School News


NEW!  Food Drive Thanks  

Thank you Peak to Peak community for your generous donations for the Fall Food Drive to benefit Sister Carmen!

"We so appreciate Peak to Peak. Anything helps, so know that your contribution is well worth your efforts and we thank you." - Kipton Shreeve, Healthy Living and Nutrition Coordinator Sister Carmen Community Center

NEW!  Board Meeting Public Comments Sign Up

Our next Board of Directors' meeting will be held in-person in our College Counseling Center or virtually on Wednesday, November 9, 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 November 9th board meeting that will be held at 5:00 PM.  Public comment sign ups and the form will close at 4:00 PM on November 9th:  Peak to Peak Charter School Public Comments Sign Up 11.9.22   

NEW!  Accountability Committee Meeting

Our next Accountability Committee meeting is next Monday, November 7th, from 3:30-5:00 PM in person in the INN conference room 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:  

Phone Numbers:  (‪US‬)‪+1 567-855-1056‬ and PIN: ‪787 701 897#‬

NEW!  Recording of November 2nd Community Q&A
On November 2nd, school leadership hosted a Community Virtual Q&A with a focus on secondary grading topics. These meetings are designed to be an opportunity to interact more casually with school leaders on topics that are of interest to our families. Please click on this linked video recording of the meeting to watch the brief presentation and the subsequent discussion.  

NEW!  Fall Respiratory Illness Season Reminders

Colorado is seeing an increase in respiratory illnesses in children across the state.  As the temperatures drop and we spend more time indoors these viruses spread more easily.  There are actions we can continue to take to keep ourselves and our families healthy from all communicable diseases such as Colds, RSV, Flu and COVID-19.  Please stay home if...please click Respiratory Illness Season to read the entire article in English and Spanish. 

Peak to Peak’s High School Production of The Plays that Go Wrong Opens Thursday, November 3rd
Peak to Peak’s High School Production of The Plays that Go Wrong is open! This production is open to all ages so come support our cast and crew of over 45 students. Welcome to opening night of The Lodge and The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things quickly go from bad to utterly disastrous. Student tickets are $5. General Admission is $10 and faculty and staff are free :) There are 3 remaining performances: Friday, November 4th, and Saturday, November 5th at 7:00 PM plus a 2:00 PM show on Saturday as well.  All are welcome.  This show has a rating of G and runs two hours. 

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)


Conference Feedback Survey
A big thanks to everyone who attended elementary conferences last week. We really enjoyed getting to spend time with you talking about your students. If you haven't already, please take a few minutes to provide feedback on your experience and help us improve in the future by filling out this short survey. Thank you! 

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Secondary School News (grades 6-12)


NEW!  Secondary Student Learning and Growth - Instructional Videos  
In our last video we examined how rubrics help our students target their own learning growth and how we communicate this information to students and families. In case you missed it, feel free to take a look at our informational video on student learning and rubrics. In our newest video we examine how a full standards-based grading approach benefits our students. Many of our eighth-grade classrooms and our 6-12 science classes are implementing this research-based best practice. Take a look at what this might look like on a test and how it might show up in Infinite Campus in our second informational video focused on student learning and growth.


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!  The Mathcounts Club Begins Next Monday
The Mathcounts Club is starting next Monday!  It meets every lunchtime in room S290 and it is for anyone who is interested in competitive mathematics.  We will be training for the local competition in March.  Please bring your lunch. 
Adults, please sign up your student using this link.   Any questions please contact Anita.chakraborty-sp@bvsd.org. 

Parents/Guardians of 8th Graders - Volunteers Needed
We are seeking volunteers to plan, implement, or donate supplies for a potential 8th grade event in late February - planning is going on now!  This event is intended as a time of connection and fun for the 8th grade class.  Interested volunteers please contact:
Marian Freshour, mtsoufreshour@gmail.com, 303-999-8883
Becky Day, Rebecca.day@thule.us, 303.817.8277 

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High School News (grades 9-12)



NEW!  Senior Portraits Are Due 11/15 and Recognition Ads Early Bird Sale Pricing Has Been Extended FOR A LIMITED TIME

High School Yearbook News for Seniors: Senior Portraits Are Due 11/15 and Recognition Ads Early Bird Sale Pricing Has Been Extended FOR A LIMITED TIME.  Recognition ads (aka baby ads) are a fantastic way to let your student know how proud you are of their accomplishments. Graduation from high school is an occasion to be celebrated! For more information on pricing and how to submit your ad, please visit www.TheYearbookCompany.com.  


Weekly Counseling Digest

Please click HERE  to read the weekly Counseling Digest. 

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Athletics & Activities (all school levels)




Puma Home Games 
None this week!


High School Boys and Girls Basketball Preseason Camp and Tryouts

High School Boys and Girls Basketball Preseason Camp and Tryouts: 
  • Preseason Camp November 7th-10th: Girls 3:30-5:30, Boys 5:45-7:45 in the NE gym.
  • Tryouts: November 14th-Girls 3:30-5:30, Boys 5:45-8:00

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Friends of Peak to Peak (all school levels)



NEW!  Peak Annual Fund - Treats with Pete drawing extended 

Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far to the Peak Annual Fund. We are extending the “Treat’s with Pete” drawing through Wednesday, November 9th. Donations of any amount are entered to win. Please visit give.peaktopeak.org to make your donation and learn more about the importance of your participation in our 23rd Peak Annual Fund Drive.


NEW!  Pop Up Community Bake and Craft Sale

Are you a P2P community member interested in showcasing and selling your handmade items? We are looking to see if there is enough interest to set up a community pop-up craft market and bake sale mid-November/early December. Interested in participating? Please fill out this simple form.


NEW!  K-5 Grandparents & Special Friends Day - Friday, November 18th

Our annual Special Friends Day will be held on Friday, November 18th 1:30 - 2:45pm. On this day, K-5 Pumas are welcome to invite external adult friends (extended family members, grandparents, family friend etc) to visit them on campus for a classroom tour, teacher meet and greet and a brief welcome and refreshments with our Elementary Principal Ms. Christensen. Please reach out to your elementary Puma’s homeroom teacher or Friends of Peak to Peak with any questions.  We look forward to welcoming these special guests to our campus.


NEW!  Winter Spirit Wear Sale - Bulk Order Pricing Opportunity

We have some new P2P items available for purchase with bulk order pricing for your winter and holiday shopping. Orders must be placed through this form by Thursday, November 10th and will be available for pick up the week of December 13th.

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Volunteer (all school levels)


NEW!  November Volunteer Meeting
Please join us for our November volunteer meeting.  Tuesday, November 8th at 2 pm in the College Counseling Center.  


Volunteer Needs

  • Staff Appreciation Lunch November 9th:  Our International Staff Appreciation lunch is coming up on November 9th! We are so excited about hosting another lunch in the staff’s new lounge. The last one was a complete success. 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 making 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.  Nov 9th Staff Appreciation sign up here


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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