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Weekly Digest 3.23.18
Welcome to the Peak to Peak Weekly Digest!
The following information is for the week of 4/2-4/6
NO SCHOOL K-12 3/26-3/30 for Spring Break
Have a wonderful and restful break!
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NO SCHOOL K-12 3/26-3/30 - Spring Break
Week of 4/2/18-4/6/18:
Monday 4/2: HS Rough & Tough game 6:00 PM (northeast gym); Accountability Committee meeting 3:30-5:00 PM (south conference room)
Tuesday 4/3: Wellness Advisory Council meeting 3:30-4:30 PM (college counseling center); 9th grade Parent/Guardian Night 6:00-7:30 PM (auditeria)
Wednesday 4/4: Board of Directors' meeting 5:00 PM (college counseling center)
Thursday 4/5: K-12 early release 12:45 PM (no secondary lunch served); K-5 early release after school event "Beach Fun" 12:45-3:00 PM (northwest gym); Art Show 3:00-6:00 PM (hallways)
Friday 4/6: NO SCHOOL K-12/Professional Development Day for staff; HS prom 8:00 PM
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NEW New Course and Text Proposals
It is our process to invite our school community to provide feedback on proposed new curriculum. Below you will find a link to several proposed courses and a list of proposed texts. If you have any feedback please email Traci Schoeneweis at traci.
New Course Proposals:
Please click here to view the new secondary Course Proposals.
New Text Proposals:
6th grade English and Social Studies Text Proposal: The Cay (replaces others)
7th grade English and Social Studies Text Proposal: The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind (replaces others)
10th grade English and Social Studies Text Proposal: Station Eleven
Update on Qualifications:
Updated version of our Seal of Biliteracy requirements tweaked from what we had been using to align with BVSD newly adopted requirements and to make earning the seal more accessible for more of our students: Seal of Biliteracy
NEW Welcome New Major Gifts Officer Glenn Mosher
It is with both humility and enthusiasm I join the Peak to Peak fund development staff as Major Gifts Officer. I’m hopeful my 40+ years of fundraising efforts for K-12 schools, hospitals, non-profit public advocacy groups and colleges and universities will augment the already superior fundraising efforts and participation of the Peak to Peak family.
In this profession one must be humble, intuitive, congenial, maintain a sense of humor, be serious without taking oneself too seriously, labor as part of a team and be guided always by integrity. I clearly envision a day when Peak to Peak can match every one of its long-range dreams with the dollars to make them reality. It is said, “That aside from a proposal of marriage...will you ever have more personal and sophisticated conversation with another individual than in the solicitation of donation?” Sure I am of this because I’ve experienced it time and again.
While fundraising, writing, marketing and motivational speaking are my entrepreneurial professions, my personal passion for more than four decades has been the mentoring of teenagers, young adults and their families. I, too, believe ‘good scholarship enlightens - good character shines.’ Civil War & World War II history fascinates me and I further enjoy biking, hiking, photography, adventurous international and domestic travel, college and pro football and major league baseball. As you are likely now tired of reading about me, let me end with this thought: I look forward to meeting each of you in the months ahead!
NEW Wellness Advisory Council April Meeting Agenda
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
College Counseling Center
3:30-3:50 PM Share out time
3:50-4:10 PM Garden Presentation by Annie Sasseville
4:10-4:30 PM Group discussion
NEW March Lost and Found Donation
The lost and found has been gathered for the month of March. Please stop by to look for any lost items before 2:00 PM on Wednesday, April 4th. The items will be donated at that time. Any new items that come into lost and found beginning Monday, April 2nd will not be included with the March items.
NEW BVSD Talented and Gifted Presentation
Wednesday, April 4, 6-7:30 PM
Louisville Middle School Auditorium, 1341 Main Street, Louisville
Building Stronger Support for Gifted Students Through School-Home Digital Partnerships:
In our connected society, it’s important that relationships between schools and homes move beyond weekly emails and occasional phone calls to a robust, organic, and inclusive flow of information that empowers meaningful interaction. This workshop explores why this shift matters for students, families, and schools today and what tools, such as digital ALP collaboration, can be used to make it happen. Presenter: Nannette McMurtry, Instructional Technology Coordinator for St. Vrain Valley School District. Presented by Boulder Valley Gifted and Talented and BVSD. www.bvgt.org
Free tickets available here BVSD TAG PRESENTATION.
The Peak to Peak Community Meeting IS NOW on April 23rd!
Dear Peak to Peak Families,
The future is bright at Peak to Peak! With the unveiling of our new strategic plan in January, the Board of Directors and Executive Leadership Team have collaboratively identified several strategic focus areas for the coming years. Additionally, at this same meeting, the Accountability Committee will be sharing the results of the Annual Survey they have conducted. We are excited to share all of this information with you, our valued community.
To this end, you are cordially invited to attend a community meeting on Monday, April 23rd 6:30 to 8:30 PM in the College Counseling Center. At this meeting we will showcase our new strategic plan and discuss the school’s future directions that are under consideration. We intend to lead a dynamic and interactive session, and would love to have your input as we are charting the school’s path forward over the next five years.
If you would like to review our strategic plan, please see the links below. Thanks very much for all you do to support our wonderful school community. We hope to see you at our Community Meeting on April 23rd!
On behalf of the Peak to Peak Board of Directors and Executive Leadership Team
Save the Date! Peak to Peak Annual Meeting ~ May 2, 2018 ~ 6:30–8:30 PM
Location: P2P Auditeria
Please plan on attending the Annual Meeting where the “State of the School” will be presented by the Board of Directors and Administrative Team. Additionally, the Election Committee will be hosting the Board of Director Candidates and Q&A for the candidates.
Spring Testing Calendar
Testing is coming! For the K-8 parent information letter click here K-8 TESTING. For the High School parent information letter click here HIGH SCHOOL TESTING. For a detailed overview of the testing schedule click here K-12 TESTING SCHEDULE.
2018 REQUEST FOR BOARD OF DIRECTOR CANDIDATES
The 2018 election for the Peak to Peak Board of Directors is coming in early May. There will be THREE OPEN SEATS for elected board members. Two seats have a 3-year term and one seat has a 1-year term. 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 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.
Election Committee members for 2018 are: Tina Crist -Chair, Hank Dalton (BOD rep), Joanne Hyman (BOD rep), Michelle Anderson (Accountability Committee rep), Lisa Tracy (Accountability Committee rep), Jennifer Douglass (community rep), Kate Martin (community rep), Ethan Miley (community rep), Traci Schoeneweis (staff rep) and Terri Tarbutton (staff rep). 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 email@example.com written responses to the following questions by Monday, April 2, 2018 3:00 PM :
1. What do you understand Peak to Peak's philosophy to be and how do you support it?
2. What is your primary motivation to serve as a member of the board of directors?
3. How do you expect to separate your parental and board member duties?
4. What do you believe to be the biggest problem or opportunity that our school will face in the next several years, and what skills or background do you have that will help us to achieve the best possible outcome relating to that challenge or opportunity?
5. Please provide a brief bio of yourself (150 words or less). It can include educational background, professional experience, and/or any personal information you would like to share with our community. A photograph of yourself is optional. Please do NOT include any links to outside websites or resources.
A preliminary candidate list will be published to all of the candidates on April 2nd after the 3:00 PM 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 between April 2nd and April 5th. Responses from the candidates who wish to remain in the election will be distributed by email to families in our Friday, April 6th Friday Digest and published on our website.
All candidates must attend our candidate question & answer session on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 at 6:30 PM. Voting instructions and timeline will be communicated to the entire Peak to Peak community in May. Please see the attached Election Guidelines information sheet for election information, timeline, and campaign guidelines.
The 2018 Peak to Peak Election Committee
NEW COUNSELING and CHARACTER CONNECTION
During the month of March, students focused on the character trait COOPERATION. Cooperation means working well with others to reach a common goal. In the classroom, students worked collaboratively on lessons, discussed successful ways to cooperate at lunch and recess and discussed how to continue those practices. Our student council members took time to think about cooperation in their monthly newscast. All StuCo Newscasts can be found on the Peak to Peak website on the Elementary page under Character Development.
During the month of March, students continued to work on their social/emotional learning through the In Focus curriculum. Students in all grades have discussed conflict resolution strategies like making connections between anger and hurt, using mindfulness to help calm your body and brain and making connections to characters or scenarios in lessons to help solve real life problems.
We appreciate your continued support in your students social emotional development by taking a moment to ask about how they are feeling about school, what is going well and what could improve. If you have any questions about the counseling lessons or our character education, please feel free to contact Mrs. Monarski, Elementary Assistant Principal, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW 8th Grade Locked In Event
Hello 8th grade Parents/Guardians,
The 4th annual 8th Grade Locked In event is next month! This event, in which 8th grade students get to stay at school after hours, was created in hopes that 8th graders get an easy transition into High School, and have a ton of fun bonding with each other in their last year of Middle School. TThe event this year will be on Friday, April 13. Students will be on campus from 7:00 PM-12:00 AM midnight learning about their upcoming high school years, playing team building games, winning prizes, and tie dying t-shirts. Register for the 8th Grade Locked In event Additionally, we ask that you please send your student with a plain white t-shirt. IIf you are able to donate any prizes (such as gift cards, or food) or are able to volunteer your time at the event please let us know. Thank you!
Ms. Kelly and Ms. Hankey
Juliana Walther and Heidi Buchtel (HS Volunteers)
Cell Phone Protocol
Dear parents/guardians of Middle School learners,
Middle School Announcements
Click on this MIDDLE SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS LINK to view the announcements that were read today to our middle school students.
NEW Principal Message: Prom and After Prom
Dear high school students and families,
With spring break upon us, it is time to plan for Peak to Peak’s annual spring Prom and After Prom events. On Friday, April 6th, the high school student council is hosting our Prom at The Chateaux at Fox Meadows in Broomfield from 8:00-11:00 PM. The theme this year is "The Great Gatsby". Following Prom, After-Prom will be held at Fat Cats in Westminster from 12:00-4:00 AM. Tickets are $50, and include both Prom and After Prom activities. Students can purchase their tickets at the following link on RevTrak PROM and AFTER PROM or before school and during lunch Monday-Thursday April 2nd-5th. Further details about After Prom can be found at the website http://p2pafterprom.com/ created by the After Prom Committee.
Members of our administrative team and teaching staff will...please click here to read the entire article Principal Message on Prom and After Prom.
NEW Prom and Spirit Week After Break
Click on this HS ANNOUNCEMENTS LINK to view the announcements that were read today to our high school students.
Friends of Peak to Peak would like to wish all our Puma families a safe and restful Spring Break!
Art Show Volunteers Needed
We only need a few more art show volunteers. The show is on This event requires a lot of extra hands, so please sign up to help! We will display artwork for all 450+ kids, and this year we are adding "community art workshops" to the event! The link is below.