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Weekly Digest 05.18.18
Welcome to the Peak to Peak Weekly Digest!
The following information is for the week of 5/21-5/25
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Week of 5/21/18-5/25/18:
Monday 5/21: Secondary finals; Early dismissal for grades 6-12 (11:05 AM)
Tuesday 5/22: Secondary finals; Early dismissal for grades 6-12 (11:05 AM)
Wednesday 5/23: Secondary finals; Early dismissal for grades 6-12 (11:05 AM); 5th grade continuation 10:00 AM (northwest gym)
Thursday 5/24: Last day for students; Secondary finals; Early dismissal for all grades (11:05 AM); 8th grade continuation 9:00 AM (northwest gym)
Friday 5/25: Last day for teachers
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ALERT: Peak to Peak's Future Funding is in Jeopardy -- We Need Your Help!
We would like to update our families on a very important topic that the Peak to Peak board and leadership team have been discussing and monitoring all school year: Boulder Valley School District’s (BVSD) required implementation of the Mill Levy Equalization Act (aka HB17-1375). BVSD is required to publish a plan for distributing current and future mill levy funding to their charter schools by July 1, 2018.
Per the provisions in the statute, BVSD can adjust their plan annually if they choose to do so, and it is apparent from recent BVSD board meetings that they are indeed examining scenarios that could do great financial harm to Peak to Peak.
While Peak to Peak has enjoyed a positive and collaborative relationship with BVSD for many years, punctuated by the establishment of a 10-year contract term negotiated a few years ago, the recent change in leadership at BVSD has brought a shift. For seemingly political reasons, unrelated to students’ best interests, BVSD is actively looking for ways to significantly reduce local funding to Peak to Peak, and the other charter schools in our district. They plan to do so by using the recently-enacted mill levy equalization law (HB17-1375), which was designed to ensure that all Colorado charter schools have equal access to local funding.
To address these issues, we have been meeting frequently with district staff, BVSD board members, other charter leaders, the Colorado League of Charter Schools (League) advocates, as well as our legal counsel. This letter, written by the League to the BVSD board and leadership, aptly sums up our concerns.
Current scenarios under consideration have Peak to Peak potentially losing anywhere from $50,000 to more than $1 million in annual revenue over the next several years. This is contrary to the intent of the law, voter intent, and is in opposition to our charter contract that we negotiated in good faith in 2015. We believe that BVSD is taking steps that would serve to discriminate specifically against charter school students by taking away funding that traditional schools would continue to receive. These actions would have devastating impacts on BVSD charter schools over time. It is imperative that we speak up now against BVSD current course of action, and its potential impact on Peak to Peak. We sincerely hope you will join us.
How can you help?
Please contact me, Sam Todd, or any P2P Board Member with questions or suggestions. Thanks very much for any assistance you can offer.
Kelly Reeser, Executive Director of Education - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sam Todd, Executive Director of Operation - email@example.com
Peak to Peak Board of Directors - firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW Summer Reading and Required Texts for 2018-2019 Grades 4th-12th
Please visit the homepage of our website to see the summer reading lists. You can also view it here Summer Reading 2018-2019.
"Peak Perspectives" Magazine on Sale
The wait is over! Purchase your copy of Peak Perspectives, P2P’s first literary art magazine, NOW. The glossy, full-color magazine features art, poetry, and prose from 74 talented middle and high school students. The magazine costs $10/copy. Purchase yours at: https://peaktopeakcharter.
Time to Pick Up Health Room Medications
It's getting to be that time of year when parents/guardians can come to pick up medications which are stored in the health room. Here are a few reminders and requests:
1) All medications must be picked up by noon on Friday, May 25th. After that, we will dispose of any unclaimed medications.
2) Students are not permitted to pick up medications. They need to be claimed by a person over the age of 18.
3) Parents/guardians may pick up medications any time between now and 12:00 PM on 5/25.
Please feel free to contact the health room with any questions. Thanks so much.
Elementary End of Year Report Cards:
As with other report cards this year, the end of year report cards for grades 1-5 will be available online through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal, beginning Tuesday, May 29th (new date from BVSD). Please see this document for additional information about accessing report cards.
Finals Week Reminders
Field Day & Student Council News
On Thursday, May 24th our Middle School will hold its annual Field Day for 6th and 7th graders in the west field from 9:30-11:05 AM run by the Middle School Student council team. Please make sure your student (s) wears a comfortable outfit on that day and brings an extra change of clothing that can get wet or dirty. We also recommend a hat, sunscreen, a large bottle of drinking water, and a towel. We will have water balloons, pie throw, tag football, and more. Appropriate shoes are also recommended. Students will see the following power point in access/homeroom closer to the event.
We are urgently needing adult volunteers to have fun with us with set up / tear down and running a station with teachers. If you feel you want to help us on this last day of school please use this link. Students will be dismissed at 11.05. If you are picking up your students early before this time please check them out at the attendance office as usual.
Events that we held in Student Council this year:
14 circle group discussions; Discussion about recycling service, dress code( with foreseeable changes)
Surveying the middle school in homeroom every 2 weeks for their input, taking this information to admin
Inclusion pictures/ posters and announcements at all grade levels.
Purchasing a new mascot costume from proceeds from events
Making videos for all events, fundraising for 2nd wind, Sister Carmen food drive, and Run for the Peak.
Thank you for your ongoing support these past few months and we hope that your students have managed to make the changes that they need at the school to help make everyone feel inclusive. If you have any feedback please contact either of us. Next year StuCo time will be held during Tuesday lunchtime and so if your student wants to be a representative or has a service heart please use this MS StuCo sign up link. Elections for leadership positions are this Tuesday, May 15th in homeroom and students need the above paperwork link and a short video sent in.
Thank you for your ongoing support,
Anita Chakraborty-Spotts & Adrienne Robinson
Student Council Leaders
Middle School Announcements
Click on this MIDDLE SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS LINK to view the announcements that were read today to our middle school students.
Secondary Spring Finals Schedule & Reminders
Click on this HS ANNOUNCEMENTS LINK to view the announcements that were read today to our high school students.
8th Grade Continuation! PLEASE PLEASE