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Weekly Digest 05.25.18
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LAST WEEKLY DIGEST FOR 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR
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NEW Celebrating Our Successes
With the 2017-18 school year officially coming to a close, now is a great time to review some of the incredible successes we have enjoyed this year at Peak to Peak. Indeed, we have much to celebrate! Here are just a few of our significant accomplishments this year, which set the stage for even more success for our students and staff in the years ahead:
In no small part, our successes are a reflection of the quality of our dynamic and engaged community, which includes students, staff and parents/guardians. Because of that, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all that you do to make this community so special. Peak to Peak would not be the school it is without your support and partnership, and I sincerely appreciate all that you do. Thank you!
Please accept my best wishes for a fun and relaxing summer.
See you in August,
Executive Director of Education
NEW Update on Mill Levy Funding Issue
Thank you to everyone in our community who responded to our call to reach out to the BVSD Board of Education about the district’s implementation of the Mill Levy Equalization Act. We sincerely appreciate everyone who wrote letters and attended and/or participated in the BVSD Board meeting on May 22nd. Your advocacy and presence made a noticeable, positive difference! The Peak to Peak Board is proud to be amongst fellow charter school supporters who represent the best of what BVSD schools have to offer -- personalized academic programs and exceptional social/emotional support for students from all walks of life.
At the May 22nd meeting, BVSD Board members were unable to come to a consensus about how to proceed with their approach to implementation of the new law, so they have scheduled another study session for their meeting on June 12th, with a vote scheduled later in June. BVSD is required to post an implementation plan on their website by July 1, 2018. In the interim, we must continue to advocate for Peak to Peak’s interests, which, most simply, involves the district honoring the terms of our charter contract. We will continue to keep you updated over the summer as there is news to report. In the meantime, please feel free to communicate your opinions on this topic to the BVSD Board of Education.
For background and context on this issue, please see the following documents:
Thank you very much for your support of our school community, and for your engagement on this important issue!
Kelly Reeser, Executive Director of Education
Sam Todd, Executive Director of Operations
Peak to Peak’s Board of Directors
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.
NEW Library Notice
Students & Families -
Sheena Kelly - Secondary Teacher Librarian
Christina Gillen - Elementary Teacher Librarian
Pam Rutigliano - Secondary Library Assistant
Jody Heidorn - Elementary Library Assistant
NEW Peak to Peak's new website will go live June 1st
Instructions for parent/guardian access will be provided in August. Teachers are currently working on their classroom pages, which will be activated in time for the first day of school. Students will be taught how to use the new website in August. Along with this website change, our communication systems are also being upgraded, so you will notice a change in the appearance communications coming from the school. We are eager to hear your feedback about the new systems in August!
NEW Bottled Water No Longer for Sale
Beginning in August, in alignment with Peak to Peak's school-wide effort to reduce waste, the cafeteria will no longer sell bottled water. Students should plan to bring a fillable water bottle to school each day. Fresh drinking water is continuously available from the water fountains throughout campus as well as in the large jugs located in the cafeteria. Many thanks to the staff and volunteers on the Wellness Advisory Council for spearheading this environmentally-conscious change.
NEW Saying Goodbye to Departing Staff and Welcoming New Staff
As we come to the close of another fantastic school year, we wish the very best to our instructional staff that are moving on to pursue other opportunities beyond Peak to Peak:
Departing Staff New Staff
Christina Gillen (retiree) Erika Harlow
Jeri Chandler (retiree) Erin Manzanares
Peter Chandler (retiree) Dan Seidman
Ginny Downey (retiree) (still hiring for position)
Patrick Marti Nick Carter
Erin Manzanares Kim Benson
(moving to elementary PE)
McCall Warneke Jessica Manzanares
Linda Lund Gretchen Mosca
Dan Seidman Genell Britton
(moving to Athletic/Activities Director)
Erika Harlow Sara Kopeikin
(moving to K-12 Library Media Specialist)
Alexis Ball (new Elementary Counselor)
Evelyn Firman (still hiring for position)
Betsy Leach (still hiring for position)
Brian Rauscher (still hiring for position)
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.