Weekly Digest 1.20.23

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Peak to Peak's Weekly Newsletter Digest
Week of: 1/23/23-1/27/23
 

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Calendar Elementary Secondary Middle High Athletics Friends Volunteer
    • Winter conferences
    • Yearbook
    • Passion with a Purpose Athletics
    • The Great Kindness Challenge
    • Late fee for loaner devices not returned on time
    • Student announcements
    • Eighth grade lock in information
    • Title IX training notice to families
    • Counseling Digest
    • Home games
    • Peak Gala ~ Come Aboard, We’re Expecting You!  
    • Volunteer needs - see how you can help!
    • Volunteer information and Team
 

All School News

 

 
 
NEW!  Accountability Committee Family Survey  
 
WHOA! Stop right there! The Accountability Committee needs your anonymous responses to the Family Survey. We currently have surveys completed for 306 students and our goal is 60% of our student population. As a reminder, the survey was emailed directly to families on January 6th. In addition, you can access a link to the survey by using your school-provided account and visiting the Parent/Guardian page like in the image below. A reminder that the last day to complete the survey is February 6th!
 

 
 
NEW!  Lost and Found Donation
 
Peak to Peak's lost and found items are located on the first-floor hallway of the south building just outside of the health room. Due to space constraints, items are donated at the end of each month. If your student is missing an item, we invite you to look through the items during school business hours.   Please check for any lost items in January by 2:00 PM on January 23rd.  Regarding lost and found, we have many valuable items located in our main office safe including glasses, watches, AirPods, and keys. If your student is missing anything of value, please have them check in the main office in the south building.      
       

 
 
NEW!  Peak to Peak Has a Free Mobile App
 
The free Peak to Peak mobile application is one strategy we use to help you stay connected. This video quick tip demonstrates one feature of the app called the "Activity Stream," which is also a feature on the Peak to Peak website. Each article from the weekly digest is individually loaded to the relevant pages on the website, which in turn, populate the mobile app, making it a great place to access and personalize your news feed. You can download the mobile application by searching for "peaktopeak" (with no spaces) in your app store, or use these links to access the Apple and Android versions of the app. If you are having trouble with calendars syncing, please delete and reload the app. Occasionally, upgrades in the application programming interface will require that you reload the app to your device. 
 

 
 
2023-2024 Yearly Calendar
 
This week the Board of Directors approved our K-12 calendar for the 2023-2024 school year
 

 
 
Internal Climate Survey - Annual Public Notification/ Opt-Out Communication

Peak to Peak’s annual internal student climate survey will be administered during the weeks of February 7th - 17th to students grades three - twelve. This anonymous survey, implemented once a year, takes about ten minutes to complete and helps us gauge student opinions and experiences compared to previous years and informs our goals and efforts to support students. Elementary students are asked 16 questions and secondary students are asked 28 questions. The questions address a range of issues from the effectiveness of curricula and teachers to bullying and safety. At the secondary level, students are asked questions about mental health and substance abuse. Elementary students are asked to self-identify their gender identity (male/ female/ prefer not to answer). Secondary students are asked to self-identify their demographic information such as race, gender identity, and sexual orientation. All demographic questions have an opt-out option. This helps us review and disaggregate data, better understand the needs and responses of our cohorts, and track related trends in climate responses over time. Climate survey results are one measure in the school’s strategic plan, as a KPI (Key Performance Indicator) for Relational Excellence. You are welcome to review all of the questions that students will be asked on our Current Climate Survey Questions document. After the survey has been completed, we will share a summary of this year’s results. 

This survey is not mandatory, but participation is strongly encouraged so that we can gather the data we need to help grow and maintain a healthy school climate and culture. Our administrative team reviews the results, identifies any data trends over time, targets areas for annual improvement, and values the feedback to help monitor and adjust over the course of the year. If you do not wish your student to participate for any reason, simply complete this form requesting they be excused from participation in this year’s student climate survey.  If you would like further details about the survey, please contact any of the level assistant principals. This notification is in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment.  

Sincerely,

Melissa Christensen,  Elementary School Principal & Alison Berman, Elementary School Assistant Principal

Clara Quinlan, Middle School Principal &  Victoria Hankey, Middle School Assistant Principal

Kyle Mathews, High School Principal &  Josh Benson, High School Assistant Principal

 

 
  
Be Prepared! 
 
All parents and guardians of Peak to Peak students should periodically review the school's: 
In addition, please visit our Need to Know page for more items, including information about:
  • Social Media
  • Community Bulletin
Important links and additional resources can be found on the Parent/Guardian Page of the school's website.
       
 

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Elementary School News (grades K-5)

 


 
 
NEW! Report Cards
 
In case you missed it, Report Cards for Semester 1 for grades 1st-5th are available in your Campus Parent (Infinite Campus) account for your elementary students. Instructions on viewing report cards can be found here.
 

 
 
NEW! Winter Conferences
 
We will have our second set of elementary conferences on February 15-17.  Please remember there is no school for elementary students on those days.  Please click here for more information on scheduling conferences.
 

 
 
NEW! Elementary School Yearbook

There's still time to order a yearbook for your Elementary School student. Order your yearbook by March 16, 2023 to ensure delivery to school in May. Order at TreeRing.com. School code is 1015361813341879.

Custom pages are available at no additional cost. Custom pages must be completed by March 16,2023. Login to your TreeRing account to learn more and create your custom pages.  If you have any questions, please contact Kathleen Weil at kathleen.weil@bvsd.org. 
 

 

Passion with Purpose Athletics 

Join us after school for our youth basketball and volleyball camps!  Basketball runs from 3:15-4:30 on Tuesdays and Fridays and Volleyball runs on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 3:15-4:30.   Please see the information below for a flyer, registration, and payment details:
 
 
 

 
 
The Great Kindness Challenge
 
We are excited to announce that our K-5 students will participate in The Great Kindness Challenge January 23rd to 27th this year.  A project of Kids for Peace, over 18 million students in over 100 countries participated last year and performed over 900 million acts of kindness during the week.  Our elementary students will be encouraged to perform acts of kindness, and teachers will integrate kindness activities into their classrooms all week long.  If you have questions or would like to help out in any way, please contact Alexis Ball, Elementary Counselor at alexis.ball@bvsd.org.  See flyer
 

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Secondary School News (grades 6-12)

 


 

Late Fee for Loaner Devices Not Returned On Time

We have had a problem in the last few months with loaner devices being checked out and not returned causing us to run out of devices in the LMC. Beginning in January, students will be charged a $5 late fee, per day, when devices are not returned on time. Thank you for helping us keep this resource available for all! 


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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! Peak to Peak 8th Grade Lock-In: Message to 8th Grade Families
 
 

Hello amazing 8th grade parents/guardians,

Can you believe we have 8th graders who are getting ready to make the transition into high school? Where in the world does the time go? The reason for this email is that some of the parents/guardians of the 2027 Peak to Peak graduating class had the idea to celebrate these students and have volunteered our time to develop and create an experience just for them.

We approached the administration and received their approval to move forward with a Peak To Peak 8th Grade Lock-in! We are excited about this opportunity but need your help in a variety of ways:

  1. We need volunteers for both the planning and to help execute the event. If you are interested in helping please reach out to Marian Freshour (mtsoufreshour@gmail.com) or Becky Day (Rebecca.day@primus.us).
  2. Please register your student and pay the $30 participation fee here by 2/10/2023 : 8th Grade Only Lock-In (RevTrak). We will make sure every 8th grader interested in attending will be able to attend via a scholarship/sponsorship. If you would benefit from funding support, please connect with Principal Quinlan (clara.quinlan@bvsd.org) or Amy Skinner (amy.skinner@bvsd.org). Your request will remain confidential. 
  3. Donations and food: as the evening is being built out and developed, we will be in need of a variety of donations. Please make sure to check this donation list and sign up.

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Basic Event Details

  • What: Peak To Peak 8th Grade 80s Lock-in
  • Goal: We want to develop an inclusive experience that reflects 8th graders’ interests. We will be crafting unique activities, based on student feedback, to strengthen bonds and appreciation across students in this grade level.
  • When: Friday, February 24th, 2023 from 7pm to 10pm (doors open at 6:45pm)
  • Where: Cafeteria/NW Gym
  • Plan: The evening will be organized into smaller time slots that will invite students to engage in different activities throughout the event.

We look forward to celebrating the Class of 2027,

Becky Day & Marian Freshour


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High School News (grades 9-12)

 


 

Title IX Training Notice to Families 1.6.23

Dear High School Students and Families,

Welcome back! We hope you had a wonderful winter break. New Years is always a good opportunity for reflection and to consider changes for the better. That is why it is a perfect time for us, as a school community, to come together and resolve to be the safe and welcoming high school we know we can and should be.

In the month ahead, all high school students will receive district facilitated Title IX information and training during sessions with their grade level peers. While we are unique as a charter high school in BVSD, we share BVSD’s stance against sexual misconduct and harassment. Everyone needs to know that Peak to Peak and BVSD have a zero-tolerance policy for sex-based harassment, and for all forms of harassment and discrimination which have no place in our schools. To that end, we want to let you know about upcoming training and update you on our reporting process. We have systems in place to support students who see or hear inappropriate behavior that is sexual in nature or otherwise.

Anyone can report threatening behavior including sexual harassment or violence, bullying and discrimination by speaking to a trusted adult like a school administrator, counselor, teacher or paraprofessional. Additionally, if there is a threat to safety, students may make an anonymous report via Safe2Tell.  All student reports are taken seriously and will be investigated right away; students found responsible for discrimination will have consequences and potential restorative opportunities in line with school and district policy. 

We recognize that it is crucially important that all of us stand up against abuse, bias and hate to make our school and our community a welcoming and supportive place for everyone. We ask that our community comes together to make sure Peak to Peak is a safe and welcoming environment for everyone and that fear and discrimination are not a part of the school experience.

 

Thank you for your continued support, and here’s to a fantastic launch to 2023!  

Kyle Mathews, High School Principal

Josh Benson, High School Assistant Principal


 

Weekly Counseling Digest

Please click HERE  to read the weekly Counseling Digest. 

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Athletics & Activities (all school levels)

 


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Puma Home Games 
 
MS Girls Basketball: 1-23 B 4:00/A 5:00 vs Prospect Ridge
HS Girls Basketball: 1-25 JV 4:00/ V 5:30 vs Prospect Ridge
HS Boys Basketball: 1-25 JV 4:00/ C team 5:30/ V 7:00 vs Prospect Ridge
HS Girls Basketball 1-28 JV 10:00/V 11:30 vs Jefferson Academy
HS Boys Basketball 1-28 JV 10:00/ C team 11:30/ V 1:00 vs Jefferson Academy 
 
 

Friends of Peak to Peak (all school levels)

 


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NEW!  Peak Gala ~ Come Aboard, We’re Expecting You!  

The 2023 Peak Gala committee is excited to invite all Puma families and friends to this year’s "Nautical Night on the SS Puma" on Friday, March 10th at the Omni Hotel in Broomfield. Early bird ticket pricing is available through February 14th. This year's event will include deck games, a cruise buffet, auction item viewing/online bidding & "mini-live" auction, complimentary beer, wine, “Salty Petes” (signature drink), a festive program supporting our Peak Innovation Fund & a great time with other Puma families and staff members. When purchasing tickets, you have the option to select a table for dinner. Feel free to select your Puma’s grade level table to sit with others in your grade/homeroom, create a new table & and invite others to join you by selecting your table when they purchase their tickets, or, select “fun and flexible” to sit with and enjoy dinner with community members from throughout our school. We sincerely hope to “Sea” you there!

Do you know of a business that would be interested in sponsoring the Peak Gala?  Please check out our sponsorship opportunities which are a great way to show support of local students and teachers while showcasing a business to over 1,000 households from throughout Boulder County and beyond. Sponsorships range from $250-$5,000. Please visit our sponsorship page for more information and to register.

 

 

Volunteer (all school levels)



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Volunteer Needs

  • No needs this week  

 

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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