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Weekly Digest 2.8.19
Welcome to the Peak to Peak weekly digest!
The following information is for the week of 2/11-2/15
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Week of 2/11/19-2/15/19:
Monday 2/11: ODD block day for secondary
Tuesday 2/12: EVEN block day for secondary; Poetry Out Loud 6:00-8:00 PM (auditeria)
Wednesday 2/13: ODD block day for secondary; Middle School Valentine's Fair 3:15-5:30 PM
Thursday 2/14: EVEN block day for secondary; Elementary Trimester 2 ends; MS History Day 3:00-8:00 PM (auditeria)
Friday 2/15: NO SCHOOL K-12/Staff Professional Development Day
Frequently Used Webpages:
Please visit the Board of Directors Page for meeting agendas, minutes, and more.
NEW Spring Testing Information and Schedule for 3rd-11th Grade Families
Attention Parents: Spring testing is coming! For more information about our upcoming assessments and answers to common questions, please refer to this document. You can find a detailed schedule by grade level here; it can also be found on the Peak to Peak website. Please direct any questions to our testing coordinator, Tracy Durland. Thank you!
NEW Box Tops for Education
Box Tops for Education first deadline this year is March 1st. In order to retrieve and prepare the box tops for submission, all box tops must be to the school by Tuesday, February 19th. 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 right as you walk into the South Building office. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW BVGT and BVSD Presentation
BVGT and BVSD present: Nancy Lee: "To Stress or Not to Stress. Parenting Gifted and Twice-Exceptional Children."
Explore what it takes to raise a healthy child, the importance of mental health issues among children who are gifted and twice exceptional, as well as the challenges that come with parenting these children
Date & Time: February 20, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Location: Centennial Middle School, Boulder
Reserve your spot here!
Check Lost & Found Items: Lost and Found Page
Send in Your Photos: Link to photo submission form: PumaAwe
NEW Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 4th Grade Performance - February 27th
Dear Families of our Middle School families,
We are looking forward to your visit. Our students and our teachers are excited about sharing what they have been working on so far this school year. All of our students have been preparing for this important time with you, and their teachers are ready to step in and answer any questions you may have as well. The students will be in control of the conversation, and you are encouraged to help them manage the balance of the quick thirty minutes. You and your children can guide the amount of time spent in each content area and think about which teachers you want to communicate with most by signaling them to join you at the table.
- February 15th, the link to Acuity Scheduling will be sent to you and open, allowing you to sign up digitally.
- Once scheduled, you will receive an appointment confirmation from Acuity. You can save these right into your calendars of choice.
- Students must attend the conferences -- they are leading them!
- Check Infinite Campus portals and grade reports beforehand. This may help you determine your areas of focus.
- Conferences will be held on Thursday, February 21st and Friday, February 22nd 3:30-6:30 PM and during the early release on Friday, March 8th 1:30-3:30 PM. All families are welcome.
- Times are offered in thirty-minute increments
- Counselors will not have appointments in Acuity this time
- NEW! After Acuity opens at 3:00 PM on Friday, February 15th and if the conference spots fill please complete this google form if you would still like to request a conference time: Middle School Spring '19 Conference Waitlist Form
We realize that this precious time flies, and you may not get to see everyone who serves your child on this date. You are always welcome to schedule times to visit with our teachers beyond these calendared conference days. Please arrive a few minutes ahead of your appointments, and wait outside the doors before proceeding inside. We respect the privacy and limited access our families have during their conference appointments with teachers. Thank you for partnering with us in the middle school. Your presence makes a difference!
Lori A. Preston, Middle School Principal
Dear Parent/Guardian of current 6th & 7th Grade Students only,
In a continuing effort to maintain excellent communication with our Middle School community, we are sending this letter to inform you of the upcoming course selection process. Our course selection process has many layers, and we want to make sure you are fully aware of parent and student expectations.
The course selection process begins early at Peak to Peak as we need to have full knowledge of class requests by the end of February. March through May, we create and troubleshoot our master schedule for the following academic year. In accordance with our timeline, teachers will begin assessing student performance in December. Assessment will continue through January of second semester to determine proper placement for the following school year.
The following is a list of important milestones to be aware of in the coming months:
- Teachers assess student progress to determine course placement for the following school year.
- Teachers make final recommendations and enter into Infinite Campus.
- Students choose electives for the Full school year (2019-2020).
- Counselors send home required and requested course recommendation sheets *Please note this is NOT a schedule but a list of classes your student will be taking.
- Parents sign the sheet and ensure their student returns the sheet to their designated teacher by the due date assigned. (Late/ missing sheets may result in lack of course availability at course assignment time.)
- Parents should keep a copy of the course recommendation sheet for their records. You will need to refer to this sheet for summer reading assignments. You will need to refer to this sheet for summer reading assignments.
- Students will have access to schedules in Infinite Campus by registration day.
- If your student needs to request a schedule change, the student must submit a pink drop/add slip during the appropriate time frame. Drop/add begins at registration and is open for one week following that day. Pink slips are available at registration or in the main counseling office.
- Reasons for requesting a schedule change;
- The student is missing a core class.
- The student has a class period that reads empty.
- The student has a duplicate course.
*Please note, counselors carefully and thoughtfully consider all student requests and take a balanced approach to scheduling with 3 years in middle school in mind. If some requests are not met we will aim to meet those requests in the future. We hope this information will help provide you with the knowledge you need for advanced planning. As always, please let us know if you have questions.
Stephanie Magdic Andrea Salvo
MS Counselor A-M MS Counselor N-Z
Dear Peak to Peak 7th grade parents/guardians,
We are excited to let you know about a great opportunity for our 7th grade students! On Wednesday, February 13th, 2019, the 7th grade class will participate in an all-day special event called The Courage Retreat. This is an in-house “field trip” that is designed to make a big impact on our students through teaching them to stand up for themselves and others. As part of Peak to Peak’s mission, we strive to educate the whole student, not forgetting about character building and healthy relationships with each other. This event will provide a platform from which we can grow these ideas.
Youth Frontiers is an organization which specializes in helping to create positive school communities in a variety of different ways. Their programs are designed to break down social barriers in order to facilitate trust and growth towards a common goal. By hosting one grade level at a time, Youth Frontiers will run a “retreat” which is a high energy, self-reflective opportunity for students to grow personally and together with their classmates.
The Courage Retreat teaches students to “act with moral courage and identify the social fears and peer pressures that impede responsible decision-making. The retreat encourages them to take positive risks that make a healthy difference for themselves, their peers and your school.” Find out more about the Courage Retreat at http://www.youthfrontiers.org/programs/courage-retreat/
Teachers, counselors, and our own High School 360 leaders will help to lead breakout groups throughout the day. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Andrea Salvo at email@example.com or call 303-453-4649.
Click on the link to view the announcements that were read today to our high school students
With many Juniors and some Sophomores becoming new drivers, it's a good time for a few reminders about Attendance Procedures. We always want students to arrive safely. If weather is bad, take it slow. We encourage appointments to be held before or after school hours. If your student needs to arrive late, a parent/guardian needs to call in to let us know of the late arrival. That student must sign in at Attendance. If your student needs to leave early for an appointment, a parent/guardian should call early in the morning to let Attendance know your student will be leaving. If it is during a class, we will send them a pass, releasing them to come and sign out. If it is at passing period, that student must sign out at Attendance. Student drivers may also bring in a note from a parent (signed with contact number and date) and we will give them a pass to leave later in the day. Calling at the time a student needs to leave is discouraged as there is often a lot going on at Attendance. Please call as early as possible on that day to excuse your student. If your student drives siblings - yay, less driving for you. However, your student must be 18 if they are to check out a sibling and you, the parent/guardian, are still responsible to let Attendance know of the dismissal.
We are pleased to offer digital sign-ups through Acuity Scheduling to arrange high school conference meetings with our teachers again this spring. Shortly, teachers will have updated recommendations on each student's course progress reports and grade reports in Infinite Campus. If you haven’t done so already, please take a few moments to check your Infinite Campus portals and review grade report comments for each of your teen's classes. If a conference is recommended by a teacher, or if you have topics you'd like to discuss with a specific teacher, you may go to the link for acuity scheduling that will be sent to you on February 15th. Beginning at 3:00 PM on Friday, February 15th, you can select your 10-minute appointment time on either February 21st or 22nd between 3:30-6:30 PM. If a conference is not recommended, you do not need to attend or schedule any conference appointments unless you’d like to sit down with a specific teacher of your choice. If attending conferences, we do request that students attend along with parents/guardians as important participants in our conference meetings.
Once scheduled, you will receive an appointment confirmation for each conference meeting. You can save these right into your calendars of choice. Please arrive in the cafeteria, where our conferences are convening, a few minutes ahead of your appointments, and wait for your scheduled appointment at the entrance area before proceeding inside or to teacher tables for your meetings. This will help maintain privacy for families during their conference appointments with teachers. As a side note, the PE/health staff will be meeting families in the weight room, and the art staff will meet families in the art room (next to the auditeria). When you arrive, please have your conference schedule and teacher names(s) available so you know whom to see. If you happen to have an opening in your schedule of conference slots, and notice a teacher with whom you’d like to meet, you are welcome to inquire directly with them about the potential to meet earlier than scheduled if convenient for you all.
Thank you for planning ahead for our conferences. We hope this process continues to meet the needs of our students, families and staff. We appreciate your feedback to help us continually improve our conference offerings each year.
Kyle Mathews, High School Principal
Click on the link to view the announcements that were read today to our high school students
VOLUNTEER INFORMATION & NEEDS:
NEED: Boys and Girls Basketball Ticket Sales and Concession Volunteers Needed
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.