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Weekly Digest 2.9.18
Welcome to the Peak to Peak Weekly Digest!
The following information is for the week of 2/12-2/16
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Week of 2/12/18-2/16/18:
Monday 2/12: Poetry Out Loud 6:00-8:00 PM (auditeria)
Tuesday 2/13: Middle School History Day 4:00-6:30 PM (cafeteria & auditeria)
Thursday 2/15: K-12 Early Release 12:45 PM (no secondary lunch served); K-8 early release after school Valentine's Fair 12:45-3:00 PM (south gym); High School Trivia Night 7:00-10:00 PM (auditeria)
Friday 2/16: No school K-12/Professional Development Day for staff
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Link to yearly calendar.
Frequently Used Webpages:
NEW K-12 Spring Service Project - Second Wind Fund of Boulder County
Every spring, Peak to Peak Charter School picks an organization to partner with for our spring K-12 service project. This year, our Service Council voted to partner with the Second Wind Fund of Boulder County. Second Wind provides free counseling to at-risk youth who cannot otherwise afford it. They are currently serving 67 youth in our county.
Our theme for the K-12 initiative is “Change for Positive Change.” We want to positively change the way we think about mental health. It will run February 22nd through March 1st.
Here are some ways families can get involved:
Our K-12 goal is to raise $12,000 which would provide three counseling sessions to the 67 youth currently being served. Again the drive week will run February 22nd through March 1st. Please look for more details to come!
NEW Box Tops for Education
Box Tops for Education first deadline this year is . In order to retrieve and prepare the box tops for submission, all box tops must be to the school by . Pick up will be after school. All elementary classrooms have a box or envelope to place the box tops in. If you have a middle or high school student, please drop your box tops off in the bin to the right as you walk into the south building lobby. Please cut them as close to the dotted lines as possible. Also, please check the expiration date on the front as we cannot submit any expired ones. Each box top is worth 10-cents to the school and can be found on many products you buy at the grocery store, including General Mills, Betty Crocker, Ziploc, Avery, and more. Don’t forget that grandparents, neighbors, and friends are also a great source of the box tops and there is also the box tops app! Let’s see if we can finish up the year strong!
Please direct any questions to Carey Beneke at email@example.com.
NEW COUNSELING and CHARACTER CONNECTION
Our character trait for the month of February is PERSEVERANCE. Perseverance means staying with a task until it is done to the best of my ability. In the classroom, students will participate in activities to practice staying with a task and discuss what strategies they used to complete it, how did they feel when they finished the task, and what motivated them during the task. Don’t forget to check out our StuCo Newscast this month to find out what students are saying about Perseverance! All StuCo Newscasts can be found on the Peak to Peak website on the Elementary page under Character Development.
Counseling Lessons in February will elaborate on...please click HERE to read the entire article.
Welcome to Peak to Peak Middle School’s Spring 2018 Student-Led Conferences
Dear Middle School Families,
We value the power of student voice and are preparing our middle school students to share their current progress through our student-led conference format again this semester. All students will be leading their own conferences with teacher support, and we invite parent(s)/guardian(s) to attend alongside their child(ren). On Thursday and Friday, February 22 and 23, grade level teachers will be gathered together in one space. All Middle School families are welcome to sign up for one 30 minute block of time in Acuity Scheduling beginning on February 16th. Select elective teachers will be available to meet for individual conferences in their own classrooms. These conferences can also be scheduled through Acuity Scheduling. If a teacher has both middle and high school students, he or she will be available one of the two days for our middle school students.
HOW CAN WE PREPARE BEFORE THE CONFERENCES?
At home, or in one of our waiting rooms before the scheduled conference, be sure to take a look at the current status of your student’s progress in Infinite Campus and view the Edline pages of teachers serving your students.
Students will have the opportunity to prep the conversations and show their parent(s)/guardian(s) electronic resources for their classes in the following rooms:
Grade 6 - S240 (Jouzdani)
Grade 7 - S255 (Meiler)
Grade 8 - S225 (Laramy)
WHEN ARE THE CONFERENCES HELD?
Thursday, 2/22 from 3:30- 6:30 - Student-led group conferences by grade level
Friday, 2/23 from 3:30 - 6:30 - Student-led group conferences by grade level
On both Thursday and Friday, individual conferences are offered with select faculty members. To sign up, please do so through our Acuity Scheduling:
Andony (Choir) - C-Building (available Thursday 2/22 from 3:30 - 6:30)
Mylott (Theater) - C-Building
Schneider (Orchestra) - C- Building
Spicer (Band) - C-Building (available Thursday 2/22 from 3:30 to 6:20) Please select earlier time slots if at all possible. Thank You.
Van Tol (Technology) - S-297 (available Thursday 2/22 from 3:30 -6:30)
Warneke (Art) - C-Building
WHAT WILL STUDENT-LED GROUP CONFERENCES LOOK LIKE?
Your child’s teachers will be present in the room and available to you as your child leads the conversation on his/her progress. There will also be a few other families in the same room. If you feel as though you would like to discuss something in particular about the student’s work with your student’s teacher, the teacher will come over and join the conversation. When you have finished with a particular teacher, your child will go over his or her work from a different teacher, who will also be in the same room and available when you are ready.
WHERE DO WE GO FOR CONFERENCES?
Student-led conferences will be held on the second floor of the Middle School building in designated classrooms:
Grade 6 - S245 (Marti)
Grade 7 - S235 (Knox)
Grade 8 - S230 (Nelson)
If you are meeting with a teacher in an individual conference, see their room numbers above.
WHAT IF I HAVE TO CANCEL?
If you need to cancel, please email me and our assistant principal, Libbi Peterson, at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com with the subject, Conference Cancellation. Your cancellation might open a spot for someone else who needs time with our teachers.
Thank you very much for your support of our student-led conference format. We believe in the power of the home-school partnership and are already looking forward to the conversations. Most importantly, we believe in empowering all of our students to take the lead on their academic journeys, and we feel that their individualized reflections and engagement will make this time together truly meaningful. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.
The Middle School Faculty and Lori Preston, Principal
All MS Students - thank you so much for maintaining consistency on KEEPING ALL of your backpacks in the lockers. 6th and 7th graders you are especially assisting us in meeting this goal.
-All students must put backpacks in lockers UNLESS… :
- you have a 7th period class in a building other than the south building
- or if a student has to catch the bus/pick up a sibling right after school - (your family must verify this with your 7th period teacher if is the case)
- you have administrator approval
-Backpacks found in the hallways will be moved to Lost & Found or kept in the office of the Principal
-Students, you will be counted tardy if you have to return to your lockers
-Students who are in sports, you may ask Coach Chandler for a locker in the gym for sport equipment. It can be dropped off in the morning and protected
-Students who are challenging this expectation will gain assistance from your counselors or your principals with organization practice and your parent support will be sought.
Thank you. This expectation was put into place for several reasons:
- Safety - we do not want unattended backpacks sitting in our halls or classrooms - just like in the airport;
- Space - MS is only one floor of a building - there are over 420 people passing in the halls - adding in the weight and dimension of a 25-30 lb. backpack takes up space;
- Movement - Your teachers provide opportunities for you to move in your classrooms; backpacks on the floors prevent fluid movement in classroom;
- Health - You are growing, and carrying the weight of a backpack may have an impact on the health and wellness of your back;
- Organization - You are building organization skills and learning to think ahead and manage your time --thinking ahead of what you need for a class, carrying only what you need;
- Distraction - Having a backpack full of items may create distractions for you
Middle School Announcements
Click on this LINK to view the announcements that were read today to our middle school students.
NEW HS Principal Message - Spring Calendar
Dear High School Students and Families,
February is upon us, and March is already looming around the corner. With busy schedules in mind, here is your “head’s up” on what’s coming at Peak to Peak this spring. Mark your calendars!
Here is February...please click HERE to read the entire article.
Current sophomore families please read below for information on an upcoming fair. If you have any questions please contact our Counceling Office at 303-453-4781:
CAREERWISE APPRENTICE FAIR - CareerWise invites students and parents to learn how students can earn money and debt-free college credit through the following apprenticeship pathways:
Financial Services | Information Technology | Advanced Manufacturing |
Business Operations | Healthcare
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21st
CareerWise staff will be on hand to help students with resumes, cover letters and application submission.
Companies will be present to meet students and talk with them about their open positions.
To register click HERE and then click the CareerWise Apprentice Fair event box and the green register button.
Juniors & Seniors - Sign Up Now: Etiquette Lunch Presentation - Thursday, February 15th 1:00-3:00 PM
The Counseling Center is excited to host our first ever Etiquette Lunch after Early Release on Thursday, February 15th at the Lionsgate Center from 1:00-3:00 PM! All 11th and 12th grade students can register online at this link . Younger students will be invited next week if any spaces remain. Registration is $10, and includes a five-course lunch (gluten-free and vegetarian options available) and a comprehensive presentation on dining and networking etiquette for a range of professional and social environments. Students should dress professionally for this event, similar to a job interview or College Day. Please contact Brian Rauscher at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Click on this LINK to view the announcements that were read today to our high school students.
Middle School Lunch Assistance