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Weekly Digest 12.15.17
Welcome to the Peak to Peak Weekly Digest!
The following information is for the week of 12/18-12/22
Please remember that secondary students are dismissed at 11:05 AM Tuesday 12/19 through Friday 12/22
and all K-12 students are dismissed at 11:05 AM on Friday 12/22.
If secondary students do not have a final or make-up on Friday they do not need to attend school that day.
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Week of 12/18/17-12/22/17:
Tuesday 12/19-Friday 12/22: Secondary finals week both MS & HS students dismissed at 11:05 AM these days (elementary is here full days with an extra early release on Friday 12/22 11:05 AM only)
Wednesday 12/20: K-5 sing-a-long 1:30-2:30 PM (northwest gym)
Friday 12/22: K-12 extra early release 11:05 AM; End of semester 1 for secondary students
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NEW Strategically Planning Ahead for Innovation – Updated Land Purchase
Two weeks ago, Peak to Peak’s Board of Directors and Leadership Team (ELT) announced exciting news of a contract executed for purchase of a land parcel just north of our school at Emma and Canterbury. This exciting acquisition is on schedule and should be completed by the end of December. Please see the attached map.
Additionally, while this transaction was taking place, we were also able to successfully negotiate the purchase of the parcel adjacent to and just south of it. It is the land that currently has a large white “For Sale” sign on it. The parcels are owned by two different entities, but we will be closing on both of them by the end of this calendar year.
As with the first parcel, Peak to Peak is also paying cash for this second parcel, using funds from the school’s financial reserves. The reserves are not part of the operational budget. Thus, Peak to Peak’s current programs, staffing and operations will not be affected by this transaction. Additionally, because of its careful financial management practices, Peak to Peak will still be able to easily maintain the minimum reserve level required by our bond covenants and industry-standard best practices. The school will essentially be converting some of its cash reserves into a land asset that has a high probability of appreciating in the current market that exists in our area – especially now that we will own not one but both parcels.
Not only does acquiring both of these connecting parcels make sense, this land ensures that Peak to Peak will have the option to expand the campus in the future. It also protects the school from other, outside development that could possibly have had a negative impact. This purchase, like the previous one we announced earlier this month, has received the full encouragement and support of Peak to Peak’s Finance and Budget Committee, the Board, our ELT and numerous Peak to Peak families who have reached out upon hearing the exciting news.
NEW Lost & Found to be Donated on December 22nd
Our lost and found is overflowing! Please check for your lost items BEFORE DECEMBER 22, 2017. All items will be picked up for donation at 11:05 AM on December 22nd.
NEW Attendance Reminders for Finals Week
Elementary School - Students can only be signed out early (before 3:00 PM) by an adult 18 or over. Siblings that are under 18 cannot sign an elementary student out early.
Middle School - Attendance will be taken in all periods even study halls (except for Friday). If your student does not have a final or make up on Friday 12/22 they do not need to attend school that day. If your student will not be here, please call the Attendance Line at 303-453-4605. Middle school students need to sign in if coming in late or out if leaving early. Sign out must be by an adult (18 or older - even siblings must be 18 to sign out early).
High School - if you do not have a final, attendance is not required.
Enjoy sleeping in over the break!
NEW JUNK THE JUNK!
Turkey, potatoes, and pie - oh my! Perhaps you over-indulged a bit over Thanksgiving and look out... here come the holidays!
Join our Peak to Peak community in JUNKING THE JUNK, the week of January 22nd. We will provide that extra dose of motivation to increase healthy eating and reduce inactivity often associated with this time of year. Mark your calendar- the week of January 22nd we will JUNK THE JUNK! Please look for more details after winter break.
NEW Donations Needed for High School After Prom
Dear Parents and Guardians,
It is our goal to provide enough door prizes so that every student who attends will be recognized. Grand prizes will be given away at the end of the event to motivate students to stay for the entire time. Likewise, it’s our goal to keep ticket prices for the event as low as possible so all students can attend. At this time of year, when you may be considering end-of-year donations, consider:
All donations can be mailed or brought to the school office and should be labeled 2018 After Prom. All donors and volunteers that contribute will be listed on our event website, and in a “Thank You” letter that will go out to the entire Peak to Peak Community. Thank you very much for your consideration and for honoring our students at this memorable time of their lives! In the meantime, if you have questions or would like to volunteer on our committee, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you in advance for your thoughtfulness and generosity.
NEW Share-A-Gift for BVSD Families
Secondary Finals 2017
Finals are scheduled to last approximately 90 minutes each, and run from December 19-22nd, during the hours of 7:55-11:05 AM, each day (2 block periods each day, including a make-up period on 12/22 from 9:35-11:05 AM). High school students with study halls and student aide or teaching aide assignments are not expected to attend school during those periods but middle school students are expected to attend those classes through the 11:05 AM dismissal. Below is the finals schedule for students in grades 6-12:
Coffee with Counselors
Please join our Middle School Counselors for Coffee on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 at 10:00 AM (the hour before students release from finals) in the south conference room. We will be discussing college and future visioning for the middle school student & parent, included in our discussion will be tips for increasing the chances of your child choosing and graduating from their school of choice and how finances play into that equation! We will have a guest counselor from the high school joining us. We hope to see you for a coffee or tea!
Middle School Announcements
Click on this LINK to view the announcements that were read today to our middle school students.
High School Announcements
Click on this LINK to view the announcements that were read today to our high school students.
NEW Puma Home Games
Middle School Lunch Assistance
The middle school staff would like assistance during the kids lunch time. They would like another set of eyes on the kids before during and after the lunch period from 12:00-. Please sign up for a day that you can do every week consistently. It's an easy way to volunteer and keep track of everything happening at school: Middle School Lunch Assistance