Weekly Digest 3.10.23

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Peak to Peak's Weekly Newsletter Digest
Week of: 3/13/23-3/17/23

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Calendar Elementary Secondary Middle High Athletics Friends Volunteer
    • Internal student climate survey results
    • Conference survey
    • Homeroom placement input form for 23-24 school year
    • Optional sports camp
    • Yearbook
    • Student announcements
    • Internal student climate survey results
    • After Prom donations and volunteers needed
    • Internal student climate survey results
    • Counseling Digest
    • Home games
    • Ultimate Frisbee Clubs
    • Secondary spring sports registration
    • Peak Gala is NEXT FRIDAY! Tickets Still on Sail! 
    • Online sweepstakes reminder
    • Volunteer meeting
    • Volunteer needs - see how you can help!
    • Volunteer information and Team

All School News


NEW!  Ileana Peterson is Our 2023 Impact Award Winner! 

Congratulations to Ileana Peterson who is Peak to Peak's 2023 Boulder Valley School District Impact Award winner!   Ileana has been with P2P for over 20 years in office, translator, interpreter, and Latino cohort coordinator roles.  We are so grateful to her and her excellent work.  Please congratulate Ileana!   Ileana photo

NEW!  Recording of Staying Connected Presentation for Parents/Guardians    
Please click here to access a recording of the February Staying Connected presentation for Parents and Guardians. Our apologies to anyone who attempted to attend the session live. Thanks for your understanding and if you have any questions about this recording, please don't hesitate to reach out to Jen Dauzvardis. In this session, we highlighted several resources to help families support their Peak to Peak students including: the organization of the Peak to Peak website; website features like the Stream, Translate, and calendars; the Peak to Peak mobile application; and information that we share with families who are new to Peak to Peak.

Next Community Virtual Q&A on March 15th 

Peak to Peak will be hosting a Community Virtual Q & A on March 15th from 6:30-7:30 PM. Please use the following information to join the meeting: 

To better understand the topics our community members are most interested in discussing or learning more about, we are asking for input via this webpage on the Peak to Peak website. This page is only visible to parents/guardians using the school-provided login credentials and to adult members of the Peak to Peak staff. This is a discussion format and members are encouraged to engage with one another and to build upon the suggested topics of interest. This meeting will include a short presentation from staff members or administration based on trends in the topic suggestions and questions we receive. While we may not be able to address every topic or question suggested, we will do our best to capture the topic trends. 

Click on the "Comments" link to add your ideas or to read what others are saying. Comments are approved prior to posting to the page, so they will not appear right away. The deadline for submitting comments is March 10th. Comments will be approved daily through March 10th, so check back often. Once approved for posting, comments will be visible to other community members when logged in. Please note that usernames will be posted along with your comments, and anonymous comments will not be included.  Thank you for your contributions, questions, and suggestions!        


K-12 Pi Day Competition
We will be holding the Pi Day recitation competition on Tuesday  March 14th. We ask that elementary students of any age memorize by heart at least 20 digits or more, middle schoolers memorize at least 50 digits or more, and high schoolers at least 80 digits or more.  Please fill out the form for attendance so that we can send you a certificate of participation and give the top 3 memorizers prizes.  Sign up using the link below or on the QR codes on posters around the school. It is our last year to hear our senior Faith recite many many digits - will there be a new challenger to her school record? Good luck! 

2023 Request for Peak to Peak Board of Director Candidates  
The 2023 election for the Peak to Peak Board of Directors is coming in early May.  There will be THREE OPEN SEATS for elected board members. All three seats have 3-year terms.  All non-employee school and local community members are encouraged to consider serving on the board.  Any candidate for the Peak to Peak Board of Directors, in order to have his or her name placed on the ballot, must deliver a signed Peak to Peak Board Handbook form at the time of his or her candidacy submission, which constitutes an agreement to abide by the Board Orientation/Training requirements in the Board Handbook.  The Board Handbook will be sent to any candidate who is interested in possible candidacy for review.  REMINDER:  Candidates who are elected will no longer receive automatic enrollment for their students. 

Election Committee members for 2023 are:  Riddhi Gandhi (community member), Alison Griffin (community member), Chad Phillips (community member), Gene Maine (Accountability Committee member), Traci Schoeneweis (staff member), Marlene Martin (BOD member), and David Woo (BOD member).  In addition to attending the information sessions, you can learn more by attending an upcoming board meeting, speaking with a current or previous board member, and reviewing the Board of Directors' page on our website. 

Once you have decided to run for a board seat, you must formally declare your candidacy by submitting to traci.m.schoeneweis@bvsd.org written responses to the following questions by Monday, April 3, 2023, 3:00 PM : (BOD CANDIDATE QUESTIONS)

  1. Please provide an introductory paragraph about yourself (150 words or less).  A single photograph of yourself is optional but encouraged.  Please do NOT include any links to outside websites or resources.
  2. Please explain what appeals to you most about Peak to Peak.
  3. Briefly describe why you wish to serve on the Peak to Peak Board of Directors.
  4. What experience and skills would you bring to the Peak to Peak Board of Directors?
  5. What do you feel is the most important issue now facing Peak to Peak?
  6. Please describe your familiarity with Peak to Peak's Strategic Plan and explain the direction in which you would like to see Peak to Peak progress.
  7. What do you understand Peak to Peak's philosophy to be and how do you support it?
  8. If elected, how do you expect to separate your parental and board member duties? 

A preliminary candidate list will be published to all of the candidates after the candidacy deadline.  Candidates will then have the opportunity to withdraw from the election if they change their mind about running or make any edits to their responses by April 5th.  Responses from the candidates who wish to remain in the election will be distributed to families in our Friday, April 7th Weekly Digest and published on our website.  

All candidates are strongly encouraged to attend our candidate question & answer session on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023.  Voting instructions and timeline will be communicated to the entire Peak to Peak community in May.  Please see the below Election Guidelines information sheet for election information, timeline, and campaign guidelines.   Please contact Traci Schoeneweis at traci.m.schoeneweis@bvsd.org or 303-453-4682 with questions.  

Thank you,

The 2023 Peak to Peak Election Committee 




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)


Internal Student Climate Survey Results  

Several weeks ago, we administered our annual internal student climate survey to students in grades 3-5, with an overall participation rate of 84%This survey is extremely important to us, as it gives us insight into our elementary students’ lived experiences at school.  All responses are anonymous, and we encourage students to provide their honest feedback.  Our goal is to use this feedback so that we may grow in our efforts to achieve an essential part of our mission:  to ensure that each student at Peak to Peak is known, respected, and valued as an individual of great potential and promise.  Results Analysis...please click Elementary Internal Student Climate Survey Results to read the entire article.

Conference Survey    
We greatly value your input, and would love to hear your thoughts on recent conferences. Please take a few minutes and respond to this survey to help us improve in the future. Thank you!

Homeroom Placement Input Form (current grades Kindergarten-4th grade)    
Soon, our staff will begin creating homeroom lists for next year. It is our goal at Peak to Peak to balance homeroom classes based on students’ academic, behavioral, and social strengths and needs. Decisions regarding student room assignments will be made collaboratively among the current teachers, special program teachers and administration. Current needs, special factors, and previous situations are taken into account to best inform class placement for the following year. Lists are created, revised, and reviewed multiple times before they are finalized in August. This process is taken very seriously by staff members, and an extensive amount of time is spent trying to create favorable outcomes for students and teachers in the following year.
If you would like to provide input for consideration of your child's placement, please read this description of placement procedures and complete the included Placement Input Form by Friday, April 7, 2023.

2-4-1 Sports at Peak to Peak
Join us on Professional Development days (March 6th and April 17th) for a multi-sport camp hosted at Peak to Peak.  2-4-1 Sports focuses on getting kids moving and playing all day. All attendees play at least 4 sports each day. Sports we offer include soccer, baseball, basketball, volleyball, tennis and universal sports. Camp is run by Peak to Peak coaches and Puma high school athletes.
Information and Registration: https://241sports.com/camps/p2p/  

Elementary School Yearbooks Are Now On Sale!!

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: YEARBOOKS ARE NOW ON SALE!!  Order your yearbook by March 16, 2023 to ensure delivery to the 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. 

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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)


Internal Student Climate Survey Results 
Dear Middle School Students and Families, Several weeks ago, we administered our annual internal student climate survey. Our annual student climate survey gives us insight into our middle school students’ lived experience at this point in their school career, and we are grateful to our students for their participation and candid responses. This spring, we had a participation rate of 86% in the middle school: we are pleased that our participation rate remains high for a second year in a row so that we can more reliably identify areas for celebration and growth.  This year’s Qualtrics survey included... please click Middle School Internal Student Climate Survey Results to read the entire article. 

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High School News (grades 9-12)



NEW!  After Prom Donations and Volunteers Needed

After Prom is a fun, safe event for our high school students to spend time together after the dance. Family and community support make this event possible!  On Saturday, April 15th our 2023 After Prom event will be held at BOONDOCKS FUN CENTER from 11 pm- 2 am - to include bowling, pizza, laser tag, games, raffle prizes, mini golf and more!  We need volunteers to help and donations for snacks and raffle prizes.  Please use this link to sign up to help or make a donation.  


HS Principal Article - Student Climate Survey 2023

Dear High School Students and Families,

On Friday, February 17th, our high school staff implemented Peak to Peak’s annual student climate survey to students in grades 9-12. Students completed the 28-question survey online during their flex period, and all responses were anonymously reported. We’ve been implementing this survey, with a few adjustments to questions, over the past 18 years. If you’re interested in this year’s results, and how they compare to similar questions asked in 2022, please read on...please click High School Student Climate Survey to read the entire article.



Weekly Counseling Digest

Please click HERE  to read the weekly Counseling Digest. 

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Athletics & Activities (all school levels)




Puma Home Games 
3/14 HS Girls Soccer - 6:00 vs DSST-Green
3/14 MS Girls Soccer - A 4:00, B 5:15 vs Prospect Ridge
3/15 MS Baseball - A 3:30, B 5:00 vs Faith Christian
3/17 MS Baseball - 4:00 vs Prospect Ridge

Ultimate Frisbee Clubs

With the calendar flipping to March and spring (allegedly) on the way, the middle-school and high-school Ultimate Frisbee Clubs are returning to action.
High-school club: We have activities on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays after school, and more details are posted on the HS club webpage
Middle-school club: Weather permitting, we will start play on Wednesday, 3/15, from 3:30-5pm on the West Field. Dates for future events, including a state tournament in May, are posted on the MS club webpage. We use Google Classroom to communicate during the season.
Ultimate Frisbee welcomes all participants, no prior experience necessary. Email coach and sponsor Brian Rozinsky with questions or to get connected to team communication channels.

Secondary Spring Sports Registration 
Registration is still open and tryouts are quickly approaching for the following Middle School spring sport:  MS Co-ed Track - 3/13 at 3:30 on the track
***We must have a current physical on file (valid for one year from examination) for all athletes prior to the first day of tryouts/practice or they will be unable to participate until we have one. Please send physicals to kathryn.howard@bvsd.org 

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Friends of Peak to Peak (all school levels)


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NEW!  Peak Gala Tonight!

We are looking forward to seeing many of you at tonight's Peak Gala!  If you are attending, please read the email that went out to all gala guests yesterday for event details.  As a reminder, the Online Auction is open for all bidding and EVERYONE is welcome to bid - including extended friends and family! If you are the lucky winner on an item we'd love for you to pick it up Friday night at the Peak Gala, otherwise items will be available to pick up at the school next week. PLEASE take some time to look through our auction so we can recognize the many local businesses, families and individuals who donated items to support our school.   We'd also like to thank our sponsors listed here, especially our Anchor Sponsor: Atlas Valley Purveyors.  The Peak Gala is our main event supporting the Peak Innovation Fund. To help refill this important fund that is 100% funded by community contributions please select item #1 on your bidding account. We strongly encourage all families to watch last year's video with Innovation Fund highlighted projects and tonight we will also show updates on recent projects. The Innovation Fund provides flexible funding for K-12 teachers to apply for throughout the year. Our school would not be the same without these 40+ projects that have had a major impact on our K-12 community. Thank you for supporting this important initiative!


Online Sweepstakes Reminder

After purchasing your own chances to win, we invite you to send our online "Fly, Float, Ride, Park or Run.. away with the cash" sweepstakes link to friends and family who would like to support Peak to Peak while also being eligible to win one of our fun prizes!  Tickets start at $10 each (three tickets for $25). A winner will be randomly selected on Thursday, March 23rd (all entries must be received by March 15th).



Volunteer (all school levels)


NEW!  Volunteer Meeting

Join us on March 14th at 2:00 pm for our quarterly volunteer meeting.  We are meeting in the College Counseling Center.


Volunteer Needs

  • Peak Week drivers:  To help keep the cost for the Kitchen Humanities course as low as possible, we are asking for volunteers who are willing to drive students to two off-campus experiences. You would not be expected to chaperone during the activity itself, just to drive students from campus to the location and then from the location back to campus at the scheduled times. Please reach out to Ace Engelmann (ace.engelmann@bvsd.org) with any questions. Learn more information and sign up here.


  • Garden help:  We are seeking volunteers to help in our Peak to Peak Garden.  Please contact Kim Livingston, kimvlivingston@gmail.com directly. 
    • Summer Steward Coordinator: We have a weekly summer schedule where families can sign up to help tend the garden. The coordinator helps to make sure that we have good coverage for the summer and that volunteers know what tasks need to be completed each week.
    • Classroom Champions: I was thinking that it would be great to have a parent for each grade to be the point-of-contact for the garden. You could help the teachers coordinate the garden materials and help the garden lesson go smoothly. 
    • Summer Stewards: Adopt the garden for a week. Summer stewards volunteer to help maintain the garden. High school students can earn community service hours by volunteering in the garden.


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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