Weekly Digest 12.2.22

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Peak to Peak's Weekly Newsletter Digest
Week of: 12/5/22-12/9/22

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Calendar Elementary Secondary Middle High Athletics Friends Volunteer
    • Winter weather
    • Student artwork for purchase
    • K-5 Early Release After School "P2P Spirit!" Event on January 13th 12:50-3:00 PM
    • Finals Schedule for Fall 2022
    • Student announcements
    • Save the date for new year's dance
    • Save the date for 8th grade lock in event
    • Yearbook ads
    • 9th grade only event
    • Counseling Digest
    • Home games
    • Colorado Gives day
    • Wine Club
    • Pop Up Bake & Craft Sale
    • Peak Gala theme kick-off
    • Volunteer needs - see how you can help!
    • Volunteer information and Team

All School News


NEW!  Colorado Gives Day on December 6th
Peak to Peak is proud to again participate in Colorado Gives Day next Tuesday, December 6th! Our Peak Annual Fund Ambassador team invites all families who have not yet made their donation to the Peak Annual Fund to please consider doing so before Tuesday, December 6th at midnight, as all donations of any amount qualify for a % match from the Colorado Gives Incentive Fund. Thank you for your participation!

NEW!  Morning Bus Pick Up Now Delayed to January 9th
Due to continuing circumstances beyond our control, we will not be able to begin morning bus pick up now until January 9, 2023.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Please direct any questions to Sam Todd.

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, December 7, 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 December 7th board meeting that will be held at 5:00 PM.  Public comment sign ups and the form will close at 4:00 PM on December 7th:  Peak to Peak Charter School Public Comments Sign Up 12.7.22       

NEW!  Accountability Committee Meeting

Our next Accountability Committee meeting is next Monday, December 5th, 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:  

Meeting ID:  meet.google.com/ccq-mbzy-wdb
Phone Number:  (‪US‬)‪+1 315-599-0281‬ and PIN: ‪564 214 502#‬ 

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)



NEW!  Winter Weather

If you haven’t noticed...it can be COLD outside, but school continues on! We stay inside when the temperature or windchill is below 20 degrees, or if there is too much ice to safely be outside. More often, we go outside in very cold or snowy conditions (as soon as it hits 20 degrees). Students usually spend between 30-60 minutes outside over the course of a day at school. Please help your student be warm at school by reminding them to bring coats/ hats/ gloves/ snow boots to school whenever appropriate. Lunch recess often consists of sledding or playing on the field in the snow...for those students wearing boots. Thanks for being the extra reminder each morning that students need warm clothes for school during these winter temperatures!


NEW!  Student Artwork for Purchase 

Did you know that you can enjoy your child's artwork, buy holiday presents for friends and family, and help support Peak to Peak by ordering through Artsonia?  Artsonia is the world's largest collection of student art, published by teachers and students from around the world.  Parents and families can view their little Puma's art projects online, leave comments and order keepsakes featuring the artwork.  You should receive an email once an item is uploaded asking you to approve your child’s account.

Artwork will be loaded for your child by Saturday, Dec 10.  Order before Dec 14th for holiday delivery.  


NEW!  K-5 Early Release After School "P2P Spirit!" Event on January 13th 12:50-3:00 PM

We are excited to announce our next elementary early release after school event!  These events allow our elementary students to stay for a full day on certain early release days. Parents/guardians do not have to pick up the students who attend until 3:00 PM and all proceeds go to support our K-12 student clubs!
All K-5 students are invited to attend our next early release after school event on Friday, January 13th from 12:50-3:00 PM in our south gym.  The theme will be "P2P Spirit!" and hosted by our After Prom Committee!  The cost is $10 per student.  In order to attend, the students must be pre-registered by end of day on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 by completing this form:  Registration Form.

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Secondary School News (grades 6-12)


NEW!  Secondary Finals Schedule for Fall 2022 
Our finals schedule for grades 6th through 12th can be viewed here:  Finals Schedule - First Semester 2022
Please note:
  • High School students only attend periods they have finals.
  • Middle School students attend every period regardless if they have a final in it.  Friday is only if they have to make up a final and not a class period day.
  • All 6th-12th students are dismissed at 11:05 AM Monday, December 12th through Friday, December 16th.  There is no secondary lunch served those days.
  • Regardless of the form that our examinations may take, finals are a required part of our courses, and students are expected to adhere to our final exam schedule published on the school website. Please DO NOT schedule family travel or appointments during finals week that will prevent students from taking their scheduled exams each morning. In case of emergencies, students must alert their teacher and assigned counselor as soon as possible, and get the principal’s permission to take a final in another format (case-by-case review).  


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!  Save the Date: Middle School New Year’s Dance 

Middle School Students and Families,

It is with great excitement that our Student Council announces our upcoming New Year’s Dance, located on Peak to Peak’s campus on Friday, January 13th, from 6-8pm! Tickets will go on sale through RevTrak starting on Friday, December 9th. Please look to the Weekly Digest next Friday for a summary of dance details, student expectations, and the link for purchasing tickets. Tickets cost $7 per student and must be purchased in advance (sales will close on Wednesday, January 11th at noon). Light snacks and beverages will be provided at the event. Information on the dance can also be found in the daily announcements within The Voice of Peak to Peak. If you are a parent/guardian interested in chaperoning this event or contributing snacks/supplies, please sign up on the MS New Year's Dance Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet 

We look forward to celebrating with our middle schoolers on this special night, 

Dana Bennett, Student Council Sponsor

Victoria Hankey, Assistant Principal

Clara Quinlan, Principal



NEW!  Save the Date:  8th Grade Lock-In Event  

8th Grade Students and Families, 

In partnership with Peak to Peak’s middle school staff, parents/guardians of the Class of 2027 are designing a unique and celebratory 8th grade only event on Friday, February 24th, starting at 7pm. The event will be driven by student input, and we hope that inviting 8th graders’ perspective into the planning process will help create a highly attended, inclusive, and enthusiastic experience for all of our 8th graders this year. More information on the night’s activities and costs will be shared in the beginning of January 2023 – including a family form to indicate your 8th grader’s ability to attend. In the meantime, should you have any questions, ideas or interest in helping out, please contact Marian Freshour (mtsoufreshour@gmail.com), Amanda Gundrum (amanda.gundrum@gmail.com) or Rebecca Day (rebecca.day@primus.us). 

We hope to see your 8th grader at this upcoming celebration, 

8th Grade Parents/Guardians

Jill Chen, 8th Grade Team Leader

Victoria Hankey, Assistant Principal

Clara Quinlan, Principal  

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High School News (grades 9-12)




It’s not too late! Even though the final deadline for submitting your child's yearbook recognition ad has passed, there is a limited amount of space still available.  If you are interested, submit your ad now. There are only a few spaces left and will be sold first come, first served. No ads will be accepted after December 6th. Please visit www.TheYearbookCompany.com for more information. If you have already submitted an ad for your student, the yearbook staff thanks you for your support!


9th Grade Only Event

Attention all 9th graders! The 18th annual Cocoa and Cram study session is Tuesday, December 6, from 3:15-4:45 PM in the auditeria. All 9th graders are invited to come study for finals, get help from PAC leaders, and enjoy some treats! 

Families, please consider donating to this great event: Cocoa and Cram Sign Up 


Weekly Counseling Digest

Please click HERE  to read the weekly Counseling Digest. 

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Athletics & Activities (all school levels)




Puma Home Games 
Boys HS Basketball 12/6 vs. Silver Creek 4/5:30/7 

Friends of Peak to Peak (all school levels)



NEW!  Colorado Gives Day is Next Tuesday - December 6th! 


We'd like to remind all of our Puma families that Colorado's annual statewide giving day is next Tuesday, December 6th!    Did you know Colorado Gives Day is the biggest fundraising day of the year for our Peak Annual Fund?  Each year we raise approximately $50k on this day which goes to support our annual funding gap of approximately $1,000 per student.  As a tuition-free, school of choice we like to remind our families that donations of any amount are greatly appreciated and your contribution will go towards our school-wide goal of 100% participation.  Raffle prizes will be drawn throughout the day for participating families (and previous annual fund donors) so consider making your contribution early!  If you have not yet participated in our Peak Annual Fund Drive this is a great time to do it as a % of each donation is matched by a 1.5 Million Dollar Community First Foundation incentive!   Donations can be scheduled at any time. Please stop by to visit with our annual fund ambassadors at pick-up this Monday  (front circle) to ask any questions or learn more about the Peak Annual Fund.  Thank you and Go Pumas!


NEW!  Peak to Peak Wine Club Winter Get Together - Friday, December 9th at 6pm

Big Reds for Winter: Old World vs. New World

Join us for the next meeting of the P2P Wine Club! We’ll be meeting at P2P parent Lisa Ritchie’s house in Broomfield. Bring a full-bodied red wine of your choice wrapped in aluminum foil, either Old World (Europe, Middle East, Western Asia).or New World (North America, South America, Australia, South Africa, etc.). We will be blind tasting the wines and comparing and contrasting them to identify regional characteristics. Come learn more about wine from P2P parent wine expert Christy Vaughan and enjoy some time with other P2P wine enthusiasts. Guests are asked to bring an appetizer to share. Please RSVP by Wednesday, December 7th to christyvaughan@gmail.com or lisajritchie@hotmail.com to receive more details. 


NEW!  Pop-up Craft Fair and Bake Sale - Tuesday, December 6th

Come join us for a pop-up P2P community craft fair and bake sale on December 6th from 3-6pm in the cafeteria. We invite you to attend, shop and stay to watch our Pumas play basketball. All community members are invited to sell handmade items, please sign up here if you’d like to participate as a vendor. Bake Sale items are also needed, please sign-up to donate your favorite homemade baked goods here to support our After Prom event. Items should be individually wrapped and dropped off the morning of Dec. 6th by the South Front Office.


NEW!  Peak Gala Theme Kick Off - Front Range Brewing -Thursday, December 8th

The Peak Gala Committee is excited to invite all community members to a committee meet and greet & theme kick-off on the indoor District “Deck” at Front Range Brewing in Lafayette (South Boulder/South Public Rd) on Thursday, December 8th 4:30pm - 6:30pm. If you missed our on-campus reveal with Captain Pete we hope you can cruise by anytime to learn more about this year’s gala, chat with committee members and learn about ways to support this year’s event. Food and beverages are available to purchase at Front Range Brewing. There is plenty of parking both in front and behind the District building. We hope to sea you there!

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Volunteer (all school levels)



Volunteer Needs

  • Staff wrapping event:  On Thursday, December 8th we will be wrapping gifts for teachers and staff.  No experience necessary!  Sign up here!  We will also be collecting tape, boxes, holiday gift bags, and tags now and after winter break.  Donations can be made at the entrances to the south and north buildings.
  • 9th Grade Cocoa and Cram study session:  Attention all 9th graders!  The 18th annual Cocoa and Cram study session is Tuesday, December 6, from 3:15-4:45 in the Cafeteria. All 9th graders are invited to come study for finals, get help from PAC leaders, and enjoy some treats!  Please consider donating to this great event: Cocoa and Cram Sign Up


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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