Weekly Digest 1.25.19

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Welcome to the Peak to Peak weekly digest!

The following information is for the week of 1/28-2/1

 

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PEAK GALA Disco and tribute to Studio 54 TICKETS OFFICIALLY ON SALE!

 
 
 
 

 

All School News
Table of Contents:

All School

  • New course proposals
  • Driving and parking on campus
  • Peak to Peak's new neighbors
  • Accountability Committee Family Survey now available

Elementary

  • Elementary conference sign ups

Middle

  • Trial period of no plastic cups in the cafeteria

High

  • Trial period of no plastic cups in the cafeteria
  • Used ziploc bags needed for art recycling project

ES, MS, HS Athletics

  • Spring sports

Friends of P2P

  • Gala tickets on sale
  • Dream get-away

Volunteer

  • Thank you card donations needed
  • Volunteer meeting
  • New fingerprinting process
  • New volunteer sign-in process
  • Volunteer facebook page
  • Volunteer bulletin board
  • Volunteer process

 

Calendar: 

Week of 1/28/19-2/1/19: 
Monday 1/21:  Practice SAT for juniors (juniors dismissed after testing around 12:00 PM)
 

Frequently Used Webpages:

 

Please visit the Board of Directors Page for meeting agendas, minutes, and more.   

 

New Course Proposals 

It is our process to invite our school community to provide feedback on proposed new curriculum. Below you will find links to two new secondary proposals. An Introduction to Programming class will be added to the middle school elective options and a High School Web Mastering class is coming back in the fall. If you have any feedback on the below two new proposals please email Traci Schoeneweis at traci.schoeneweis@bvsd.org by Wednesday, February 6th 3:00 PM. All comments will be sent to the Curriculum Committee. Thank you.

Middle School Transitions 

High School Physical and Emotional Fitness  



NEW Driving and Parking at the Peak

Dear K-12 Families:

Last week, Ms. Quinlan (high school assistant principal) and I met with our high school teen drivers about our expectations for their safe driving as well as off-campus lunch sign out procedures, and parking norms and protocols for the spring term. We invited sophomores who anticipate getting their driver’s licenses to attend as well, so they are aware of our procedures in case they start driving to and from school at any point this semester. The meeting was very well attended, and your teens were great participants.

Let me highlight a few outcomes here...please click Driving and Parking at the Peak to read the entire article. 



New Peak to Peak Neighbors are Coming!

Willoughby Corner is a new neighborhood of affordable homes that will be located just east of Canterbury Trail and south of E. Emma St.  The new 24-acre neighborhood is being developed by the Boulder County Housing Authority (BCHA) in conjunction with the City of Lafayette to provide permanently affordable homes including apartments, townhomes and duplexes.  Additionally, there will be significant amenities including community gardens, a dog park, trails, parks and a community building for various uses.

Approximately 20% of the homes will be owned by those earning between 60% - 120% of the Area Median Income, while approximately 80% of the homes will be rented by those earning between 30% - 60% of the Area Median Income.  For additional details, please visit: https://www.bouldercounty.org/families/housing/developments/lafayette/#1546885724661-6022d385-6fe2

The illustrative plan was developed based on significant community input, as well as the East Lafayette Advisory Council (ELAC) which included Peak to Peak representatives Sam Todd, executive director of operations, and Elizabeth Gable, board member. BCHA is looking forward to further refining the plan for Willoughby Corner through continued public engagement as well as through the formal City of Lafayette planning process.  Peak to Peak looks forward to welcoming our new neighbors to the east, as well as to the road and aesthetic improvements currently planned. 



The 2019 Annual Peak to Peak Family Survey is Now Available!

Each year, the Peak to Peak Accountability Committee surveys parents and guardians regarding how Peak to Peak is doing.  We communicate the results of the survey to the administration, the Board of Directors, and the Peak to Peak community.  We report the actions taken by the school regarding the results of the survey.  The Peak to Peak Family Survey is your opportunity to provide input on what you love about Peak to Peak and where you think the school can improve.   

Important Information: 

  • Your responses are completely anonymous.  Identifying information is neither collected by the survey provider nor available to the survey administrators.   
  • The survey only takes a few minutes for each child you have enrolled at Peak to Peak.
  • Please complete the survey only once, and have only one parent/guardian per family complete the survey.
  • Once you hit “Done” at the end of the survey you will not be able to access it again. 
  • The survey will be available until midnight, Friday, February 1st.    

Your participation is vital and your responses are invaluable!  Your past responses have resulted in a number of positive changes at Peak to Peak (follow the links below to find out more).   

To access the survey, please click on the link found below or on the school website: 

Click here to take 2019 Peak to Peak Family Survey 

Thank you, 

2018-19 Peak to Peak Accountability Committee 

 

Further information can be found from the following links:

 


Emergency Preparedness:  Emergency Preparedness Page

Communication Pathways:  Communications Pathways

Check Lost & Found Items:  Lost and Found Page  
 

 

 

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Elementary

 

Elementary Winter Conferences

During the week of February 4th,  we will have our second set of elementary conferences for the year. We look forward to meeting with you and discussing your student’s progress! You need to sign-up for one slot with each applicable grade level through our scheduler, which can be found at this link: https://peaktopeak.acuityscheduling.com/  (Based on previous feedback, families of students in grades 1st-5th grade will meet with the entire team of teachers all together.) If you are unable to use the internet for this or need extra assistance, please contact your teacher or Holly Monarski (303-453-4640, holly.monarski@bvsd.org) and we will assist you in scheduling a time slot.

The majority of appointments fall during the regular school day hours, and we have also made many appointments available at other early and late times to accommodate those families who cannot attend during the day. However, if you are still unable to find a time slot that works for your family, please contact your homeroom teacher directly and they will work with your schedule to find a different time to conference with you.

If you would like to meet with any of our specialists, conferences are available on an individual appointment basis; please email them directly to schedule an available time. (Click here for a list of emails/ teachers.)

Thanks for taking the time to sign up for a conference slot and coming to join us for these important conversations!

Sincerely,
Elementary Staff 

 


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Middle

 

 

NEW Trial Period of No Plastic Cups in Cafeteria

Dear Peak to Peak Secondary Families,
 
As a school, we create a large amount of waste. Some of this waste can be recycled, but much of what is used in the cafeteria cannot be recycled. As an effort to reduce the waste we create, the cafeteria will not provide plastic cups during lunch for secondary students starting January 28, for a two week trial period. Our hope, with parent/guardian and student support, is to phase these cups out of our lunchroom. These cups are currently not able to be recycled, and we use over 800 cups a week!! Please encourage your student to bring a water bottle to school each day. Additionally, please consider providing your son/daughter with reusable utensils to be used at lunch, to avoid more plastic in our landfills.
 
Thanks so much for your support!!!! 


 

Middle School Announcements 

Click on the link to view the announcements that were read today to our high school students

 

 

High

   


 

NEW Trial Period of No Plastic Cups in Cafeteria

Dear Peak to Peak Secondary Families,
 
As a school, we create a large amount of waste. Some of this waste can be recycled, but much of what is used in the cafeteria cannot be recycled. As an effort to reduce the waste we create, the cafeteria will not provide plastic cups during lunch for secondary students starting January 28, for a two week trial period. Our hope, with parent/guardian and student support, is to phase these cups out of our lunchroom. These cups are currently not able to be recycled, and we use over 800 cups a week!! Please encourage your student to bring a water bottle to school each day. Additionally, please consider providing your son/daughter with reusable utensils to be used at lunch, to avoid more plastic in our landfills.
 
Thanks so much for your support!!!! 


 
NEW Used Ziploc Bags Needed
 
 
Do you use Ziploc bags at school or at home? If so, we can use them!  Ali Kerschner, 9th grade is doing a project creating sustainable fashion out of trash to raise awareness about pollution and litter. If you have used Ziplocs, please bring them to the high school and drop them off in the bags placed around the halls and classrooms. Remember to rinse them out.  Thank you!
 
 

  

Click on the link to view the announcements that were read today to our high school students

 

 

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ES, MS, HS Athletics

 


  
Spring Sports
 
Spring sports are just around the corner! Tryouts will take place on Monday, February, 25th at 3:30 pm for High School sports. Please register online and turn in an up to date physical to amanda.smith@bvsd.org  BEFORE tryouts. If we do not have your paperwork in, you will not be able to try out. 
 
 
 
  
  

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Friends of P2P

 


  
 
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The Peak Gala tickets are going fast and we want YOU to join us!  The Peak Gala committee is excited to offer a "VIP package" to one lucky person whose name will be drawn each Monday!  Everyone who has purchased a ticket up to that point is entered to win so get your tickets ASAP!  Did you know you can set up a table, create a fun name and send it out to others to join you?  You don't have to have 10 people committed when you buy your table, just set it up and invite others!  It's very simple to do in our online registration system and we are always available for questions at p2p.friends@bvsd.org or (303) 453-4614.
 
The Peak Gala committee is also actively collecting auction items!  No items are too small!  Thanks to many of you who have filled out this form to submit an item to the auction.   We are especially looking for gift cards, tickets to shows/sporting events, camps, family activities, themed baskets, anything that represents your family's interests and connections would be a great item for our community to bid on!  Items can be dropped off anytime in the main office, picked up by a committee member or brought to a committee representative during elementary conferences February 6-8th 8:00 AM-3:00 PM in the main lobby!
 
Pre-event items will be available to bid on, the first being a reserved parking spot from February 16th - the end of the school year!  Try out what a reserved spot feels like!   This item ends FEBRUARY 15th so get your bids in now!
 
This is THE Peak to Peak community event of the year so we hope you are all planning to join us!
 
 
 
Is this the year you win the DREAM GETAWAY?   Your Chance to win STARTS NOW!
 
Thank you to Puma alumni parents Pete and Lisa Estler and Quintess for donating another Dream Getaway to support Peak to Peak!  This is our premier item to support the Peak Gala and EVERYONE is invited to participate.  3 chance-to-win tickets are $25 and this is a direct donation to the school.  Please consider sending this opportunity to extended family and friends as this is a great way to support our students and teachers while potentially winning the trip of a lifetime!  This is our Gala Grand Prize item and the winner will be chosen at the event and need not be present to win.
 
 
  

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Volunteer

 


VOLUNTEER INFORMATION & NEEDS:

  

NEED:  Thank You Card Donations

Please donate your leftover thank you notes for our students and parents to use for writing staff appreciation cards. There will be a box in the LMC lobby to place them. Thank you for your help. 
 
 
Volunteer Meeting
 
Come join our volunteer meeting to find out all of the wonderful ways there are to get involved in our school. Anyone is welcome and we would love to have you. Our next meeting is February 5th at 2:00 PM in the Think Tank. We hope to see you there. 
 
 
 
New Fingerprinting Process
 
You can no longer get your fingerprints done at the police station in Colorado. Colorado has decided to use a third party vendor to handle all of its background needs.  Going forward to become a volunteer at Peak to Peak you will need to get the paperwork from our front office which will walk you through the steps of how to get your fingerprints done. Each volunteer will receive a unique code that will pay for your fingerprints so it will no longer be an out of pocket cost to you.  If you have any questions about the process please feel free to email harrisonnicole@me.com
 
 
Volunteer Sign-in Process
 
We are super excited about our new badges for volunteers.  If you have had a background check and have been approved you will receive an email to come in and get your new badge with a picture and scanning capability. if you have your new badge we will no longer need you to sign in on the paper sheet at the attendance window. Show the office your badge and once through the locked doors in the south lobby follow the instructions below to scan into the computer.  The instructions will also be printed at the computer for your convenience. This is going to help make our school safer, more efficient, and hopefully make coming and going easier for you.
 
1. Use barcode on the back of your badge to scan in using the scanner.
2. Choose either An Activity or A Classroom
3. Select the classroom or the activity.
4. Before you leave the building after volunteering scan out so we know you have left the building. 
 
 
Volunteer Facebook Page
 
We have a new Facebook page for volunteers. We will be posting the weekly update of what is coming up and last minute volunteer needs. Please subscribe to help make the page a successful tool. We will not over post to ensure we protect your time and social media barrage of information:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1594466300665141/
 
 
Volunteer Board
 
We have a volunteer board next to our login computer in the south lobby that will showcase all of the coming needs for the school.  Take a moment if you prefer to see our opportunities in person.
 
  
Volunteer Process
 
We will continue to request fingerprints from anyone who intends to volunteer more than once during the school year.  If you had your fingerprints done previously and completed all three volunteer forms then you do not need to complete any volunteer paperwork this year!  Please contact Traci Schoeneweis at traci.schoeneweis@bvsd.org or 303-453-4682 to verify your volunteer status if you are unsure.  If you only intend to volunteer once then you will be required to do the background check (not fingerprints) and the three volunteer forms each year.  Please follow this link to print them or pick them up at registration:  Volunteer Information

Volunteer training is online.  Anyone that is new to the school needs to view this before volunteering.  If you have previously attended or taken the volunteer training you do not need to do it again.  It’s a good idea for returning volunteers to view this as well.  Follow this link Volunteer Training to view the information.  It can also be found on the volunteer page of the school website.

 

Your Volunteer Team would love to hear from you. If you have any interest in volunteering for anything at all but do not know where to start please email one of the people below.  We would love to meet you.
 
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
 
Lindsay Wright hlw78@mac.com Jamie Doyle jamdoyle@gmail.com