Weekly Digest 1.12.18



Welcome to the Peak to Peak Weekly Digest!

The following information is for the week of 1/15-1/19

  All School News
Table of Contents:

All School

  • Social Media & Communication Pathways
  • BVSD Colorado Avalanche tickets
  • Free entrance dates for local attractions
  • Makerspace event schedule
  • Photo submission link


  • K-5 early release after school event on 1/18
  • Talent show
  • Puma Cubs Choir
  • Spring after school programs
  • Before & After School Care (BAASC) openings


  • January Coffee with the MS Counselors
  • Grade level assemblies
  • MS student announcements


  • HS student announcements

ES, MS, HS Athletics

  • Puma home games
  • Varsity basketball at Pepsi Center
  • HS coach openings
  • Girls golf

Friends of P2P

  • Gala tickets now on sale
  • Dine Out at UTurn BBQ 1/22
  • Gala grand prize raffle
  • Run for the Peak
  • Matching Gifts


  • Volunteer opportunities: staff appreciation lunch, middle school lunch & elementary talent show


Week of 1/15/18-1/19/18:
Monday 1/15: NO SCHOOL/Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Thursday 1/18: K-12 early release 12:45 PM (no secondary lunch served); K-5 early release after school event 12:45-3:00 PM (south gym)

Link to monthly calendar.

Link to yearly calendar.

Frequently Used Webpages:

NEW Social Media and Communication Pathways

We know that many families use social media as a way to build connections with other members of the community. For example, many parents, guardians, and students are members of closed Facebook groups, identified by the student’s graduation year, as a means of communicating and connecting with one another. These are different from the school’s official Facebook page, which is used to communicate school-wide announcements and celebrations. We encourage the positive community-building opportunities presented by social media, and welcome opportunities for families to build relationships with one another. If you participate in a social media group associated with your students’ class, please remember that information shared through these venues does not constitute official communications from the school. We encourage everyone using social media outlets to be mindful of the Communication Pathways in place at the school, to maintain appropriate and respectful dialogue when using social media, and to use the Communication Pathways when questions or issues arise.


January 22nd-January 26th
What is Junk the Junk?
During the week of 1/22, try to eliminate...
-Processed Food
-Excess Sugar
During the week of 1/22, try to increase...
-Fruits and Vegetables
-Physical Activity (get 60 minutes of exercise every day!)
Get ready to Junk the Junk! Can you do it?

NEW Impact on Education Colorado Avalanche Tickets
BVSD Impact on Education has tickets starting at $25 available for the Friday, March 2nd 7:00 PM game of CO Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild. Tickets can be purchased online. Please see the attached flyer.

NEW Free Entrance Dates to Local Attractions for 2018
Please click the below link for a list of free entrance dates for local attractions:

Free entrance to Museums, Botanical Gardens and Tea Factory 2018



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NEW K-5 Early Release After School Event January 18th

All K-5 students are invited to attend our next early release after school event on Thursday, January 18th from 12:45-3:00 PM. Activities include: outside games, soccer, arts and crafts, coloring, face painting, obstacle course, and more! Popcorn and water will be provided. The cost is $6 per student and registration can be found on RevtrakHERE. Please see the attached flyer.


NEW Elementary Talent Show
It’s time to plan and register your act for the Elementary Talent Show. Use the links below to complete the online registration form and sign up for preview day. You must do both! Preview Day is Wednesday, January 24th in the choir and orchestra rooms. It is just a time to show us what your act is like. We don’t expect perfection. Please direct questions to Vanessa Bonner at bonner001@aim.com.

NEW Puma Cubs Choir
The Puma Cubs elementary choir will be starting up again in January. The choir, which is for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students, rehearses Monday afternoons from 3:15-4:15 PM. This semester the choir will meet from January 22nd - April 30th. Performances will include participation in the Spring Choral Music Concert, which includes all of the choirs at Peak to Peak.
Please check the Peak to Peak website to sign up for Puma Cubs. If you have any questions, please contact Jewel Wolfe (jewel.wolfe@bvsd.org) or Heather Andony (heather.andony@bvsd.org).

NEW Spring After School Programs at Peak to Peak
Peak to Peak offers many different educational clubs and programs after school. Please click on the link below to sign up for Spanish with Susan, Lego club, Fencing class, and Sticky Fingers Cooking class. These clubs fill up fast so don't miss a chance to reserve your spot today!

NEW Before and After School Care Availability
The Before and After School Program at Peak to Peak has a few spaces available in the 3rd-6th grade room for the spring semester. Please contact Justene Dorr at p2pbaasc@gmail.com if you need care for your student before or after school hours. We offer full and part-time schedules, including half and full day care on early release days, conference days, and professional development days. We look forward to hearing from you.

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NEW January Coffee with the MS Counselors
Please save the date for Coffee with the Middle School Counselors on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 @ 8:00 A.M. in the South Conference room. We will be discussing executive functioning skills and how to help students who are struggling with HW and organization. We hope to see you for coffee or tea!

NEW Grade Level Assemblies - Connecting with our iROAR Values
All middle school students took part in a grade level assembly this Thursday. We share this with you so conversations may continue at home because we value our school-home partnerships and appreciate all of your support.
6th Grade: Teachers modeled the writing and sharing of positive referrals, which recognize a student for exemplifying one of our iROAR qualities (inclusion, respect, opportunity, accountability, responsibility). Students then had the opportunity to write notes of gratitude for their classmates and share out loud as time allowed. Each student was given a bracelet featuring, "iROAR" to serve as a reminder of our middle school values and the importance of passing along kindness.
7th and 8th Grade: Six of our high school student leaders served on a panel during this combined grade level assembly. Each student shared, "A Letter to my Middle School Self" in which they spoke about what middle school was truly like for them. Following the presentation of letters, the high school students answered questions from our middle school students on topics such as stress, social drama and the difference between middle and high school. We framed the conversation with the word, "courage", encouraging all students to have the courage to speak their truth and to be themselves.


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.

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ES, MS, HS Athletics


NEW Puma Home Games

TONIGHT 1/12: HS Girls and Boys Basketball vs Kent Denver 4:00/5:30/7:00 (Both Gyms)
1/16 MS Girls Basketball vs Stargate 4:00/5:00
1/17 HS Girls Basketball vs Colorado Academy 4:00/5:30/7:00
1/18 HS Boys Basketball vs Ridgeview Academy 4:00/5:30/7:00
Varsity Basketball @ the Pepsi Center
Peak to Peak Varsity boys and girls basketball teams will be playing at the Pepsi Center on 2/1/2018 vs Machebeuf! Tickets are now on sale for as low as $13 a ticket. This ticket will get you in to watch the Pumas play at 2:45 & 4:30 as well as Nuggets vs OKC Thunder that evening. Please log on to reserve a ticket today for this exciting event. http://www.nuggetstix.com/pumas21.
High School Coach Openings
Are you interested in coaching at the high school level? Take a look at our current openings! For more information please email Mr. Chandler at Peter.Chandler@bvsd.org.
Girls Golf
Do you play golf? New to golf or want to try something new? The P2P Girls Golf Team wants you! Please contact Coach Missy Schreiner for more information.missy@birdiezone.com

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Friends of P2P


On behalf of this year's Peak Gala Committee, we welcome all to join us at this year's Wild West Gala! Tickets are now on sale! There are MANY ways to support this year's event! Do you know of a business who may be interested in sponsoring our event or having an ad in our event program? Know of a service or item that could be for sale in our silent auction? Our auction committee depends on our parent support to make this a great event! Silent auction items can conveniently be entered here. Please contact gala chair Lisa Ritchie at lisajritchie@hotmail.com or Friends of Peak to Peak at p2p.friends@bvsd.org with any questions. We look forward to seeing many of you on March 9th!
U Turn BBQ in Lafayette (across 287 from WalMart) is donating a % of all lunch and dinner dine-in, takeout and drive through proceeds on January 22nd to Peak to Peak to kick off our Wild West Gala season! If you'd like to purchase gala tickets in person, please swing by between 5-7pm as committee members will be there to sell tickets and answer any questions.
ALL are invited to enter to win our gala grand prize - The Dream Getaway! This amazing item has been donated by Peak to Peak parents Pete and Lisa Estler and Quintess. Your raffle "e-ticket" ($12 each) is 100% tax deductible and is a direct donation to Peak to Peak. Please share this amazing opportunity with family and friends! Winning name will be drawn at the Peak Gala and winner need not be present to win. This is a great chance for grandparents and extended family to support Peak to Peak while entering a chance to win a fantastic family get-a-way!
Run for the Peak
We are in early planning stages for our May 4th K-12 Run for the Peak! Interested in helping out? Please contact us at p2p.friends@bvsd.org.
Matching Gifts
Thank you to everyone who has supported our Annual Campaign! If you made a donation please remember to consider any matching gift programs you may be eligible through your place of employment. Every dollar donated to Peak to Peak is greatly appreciated so we are always here to help you facilitate a company match and double your donation. Most companies just require a simple form to initiate the match. Please let us know if we can help! p2p.friends@bvsd.org

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Volunteer Opportunities:


Staff Appreciation Luncheons on January 26th

Our staff LOVE these lunches! This is a great opportunity to meet staff in a very relaxed setting. One of the perks of helping serve is sitting down after the staff eat and enjoying a great lunch together. Each date below has a google doc link to sign up. Be sure to put it on your calendar! Please let Linda Willetto (linda@willetto.us) know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns!


Middle School Lunch Assistance

We would love 1 or 2 more people to commit to a day of the week. The middle school staff would like assistance during the kids' lunchtime. They would like another set of eyes on the kids before during and after the lunch period from 12:00-12:30. 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.
Elementary Talent Show
The Elementary Talent Show is coming up and we need your help to make it happen. Please see the attached spreadsheets to volunteer. Vanessa Bonner has graciously taken on running the whole event but will be gone for the preview day so we especially need a point person that day who has attended the event before to volunteer. Thank you for your help.
Thank you everyone for your help! If you have any questions or are willing to help volunteer please reach out to:
Nicole Harrison, harrisonnicole@me.com Volunteer Coordinator
Siobhan Webster, siobhanwebster@me.com Elementary School Volunteer Coordinator
Dar Zerwek-Reardon, zerwekhreardon@comcast.net Middle School Volunteer Coordinator
Angela Finan, angelarules@comcast.net High School Volunteer Coordinator