Weekly Digest 2.15.19

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Welcome to the Peak to Peak weekly digest!

The following information is for the week of 2/18-2/22






All School News
Table of Contents:

All School

  • Request for Board of Director candidates
  • Plastic coyote on field
  • Wellness Advisory Council meeting
  • BVSD parent survey
  • Spring testing information for 3rd-11th grade families
  • Box Tops for Education 


  • Customizable yearbook pages
  • Kindergarten, 1st & 4th presentation
  • Class photos


  • Student-led conferences sign-up link
  • Secondary parent/guardian survey on secondary schedule
  • 7th grade families - WEB application


  • Spring conferences sign-up link
  • Secondary parent/guardian survey secondary schedule

ES, MS, HS Athletics

  • Spring sports

Friends of P2P

  • Peak Gala
  • Dream get-away


  • Staff Appreciation Week thank yous
  • Staff appreciation lunch 
  • Boys and girls basketball ticket sales and concessions help
  • New fingerprinting process
  • New volunteer sign-in process
  • Volunteer facebook page
  • Volunteer bulletin board
  • Volunteer process



Week of 2/18/19-2/22/19: 
Monday 2/18:  NO SCHOOL K-12/Presidents' Day
Tuesday 2/19:  ODD block day for secondary
Wednesday 2/20:  EVEN block day for secondary; Elementary class photos (auditeria); Board of Directors meeting 8:00 AM (college counseling center)
Thursday 2/21:  ODD block day for secondary; Secondary conferences 3:30-6:30 PM (cafeteria for high school and classrooms for middle school)
Friday 2/22:  EVEN block day for secondary; Secondary conferences 3:30-6:30 PM (cafeteria for high school and classrooms for middle school)

Frequently Used Webpages:


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



The 2019 election for the Peak to Peak Board of Directors is coming in early May.  There will be TWO OPEN SEATS for elected board members. Both seats have 3-year terms.  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. 

There will be two information sessions for anyone interested in possible candidacy for our Board of Directors.  The session will give you a brief explanation of BOD responsibilities.  The sessions are identical and offered at two different times in our Think Tank conference room.  There is no need to RSVP:

  • Monday, February 25 5:00-6:00 PM
  • Tuesday, February 26 8:30-9:30 AM

If you are unable to attend and would like to have further information, please contact Traci Schoeneweis at traci.schoeneweis@bvsd.org.  Election Committee members for 2019 are:  Ethan Miley -Chair, Tina Crist (community rep), Joanne Hyman (BOD rep), Lisa Tracy (Accountability Committee rep), Jennifer Douglass (community rep), Kate Martin (Accountability Committee rep), Jaimee Miller (BOD 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 traci.schoeneweis@bvsd.org written responses to the following questions by Monday, April 1, 2019 3:00 PM : 

  1. Please provide an introductory paragraph about yourself (150 words or less).  A photograph of yourself is optional but encouraged.  Please do NOT include any links to outside websites or resources.
  1. Please explain what appeals to you most about Peak to Peak.
  1. Briefly describe why you wish to serve on the Peak to Peak Board of Directors.
  1. What experience and skills would you bring to the Peak to Peak Board of Directors?
  1. What do you feel is the most important issue now facing Peak to Peak?
  1. Please describe your familiarity with Peak to Peak's Strategic Plan and explain the direction in which you would like to see Peak to Peak progress.
  1. What do you understand Peak to Peak's philosophy to be and how do you support it?
  1. If elected, how do you expect to separate your parental and board member duties? 


A preliminary candidate list will be published to all of the candidates on April 1st 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 1st and April 4th.  Responses from the candidates who wish to remain in the election will be distributed by email to families in our Friday, April 5th Friday Digest and published on our website. 

All candidates must attend our candidate question & answer session on Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 at 6:30 PM.  Voting instructions and timeline will be communicated to the entire Peak to Peak community in May.  Please see the below Election Guidelines information sheet for election information, timeline, and campaign guidelines.   

Please contact Traci Schoeneweis at traci.schoeneweis@bvsd.org or 303-453-4682 with questions. 

Thank you,

The 2019 Peak to Peak Election Committee



NEW Plastic Coyote on Field 

We have a new, plastic coyote on the Peak to Peak baseball field, which is intended to deter geese from landing on the field and doing their "business" there. We realize that our new addition is quite realistic-looking, but wanted to reassure families that it is not real and has been placed there intentionally with the hopes of keeping the field cleaner for our students and visitors.  

NEW  Wellness Advisory Council Meeting

Wellness Advisory Council meetings are open to everyone!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

3:30-4:30 PM

College Counseling Center 

NEW BVSD Parent Survey 

BVSD surveys parents each year in order to gather information that can be used to guide efforts to improve schools. The survey of parents is called the “Parent Snapshot Survey” and parents will be receiving it in the next few weeks.  This survey is different from the recent Family Satisfaction Survey that was sent out by our Peak to Peak Accountability Committee.  Please try to complete the BVSD survey as well.  Thank you!

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!  

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 the 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 onesEach 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 cbeneke99@msn.com. 


Emergency Preparedness:  Emergency Preparedness Page

Communication Pathways:  Communications Pathways

Check Lost & Found Items:  Lost and Found Page  



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NEW Customizable Yearbook Pages
Hello, Elementary Families!  This year we are trying something new and exciting for our elementary yearbooks.  You can now customize your child's yearbook by uploading your own pictures and designing your own pages!  The first two pages are free to customize.  The deadline is March 29.  To customize your yearbook:
2. Enter our passcode: 1015361813341879
3. When it prompts you to enter your child's name, please use the name we have on record with the school and is used for rosters and documents.  This should connect you to your child who is already in the system.
4. Many people purchased yearbooks during registration.  If you did not, there is an option to order one.
Having trouble?  contact www.treering.com/help
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Thank you, and happy designing!
Katy Mathes
Elementary Art Teacher 

Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 4th Grade Performance - February 27th
The Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 4th grade students will be presenting a music performance on Wednesday, February 27th.  It will take place at 8:15 AM in the auditeria.  You are invited to attend our program about good character.  We ask that you please plan on arriving early so that you can sign in at the attendance window before proceeding to the auditeria.  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions (jewel.wolfe@bvsd.org).  We are looking forward to performing for you!

Elementary Class Photos  
Elementary class photos will be taken on Wednesday, February 20th.  Photos must be pre-ordered and pre-paid.  The cost is $11 and can either be paid by check or online.  Students must return the payment envelope on picture day no matter which payment method. 


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NEW Middle School Student-Led Conferences Spring 2019 Sign Up Link

Dear Families of our Middle School Students,

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. 

The below Acuity sign-up link opens TODAY at 3:00 PM.  Here is the sign-up link:


Once scheduled, you will receive an appointment confirmation from Acuity. You can save these right into your calendars of choice.  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.  After Acuity opens at 3:00 PM today 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 


NEW Secondary Parents and Guardians: Please Provide Your Feedback About New Schedule

As you know, this year Peak to Peak shifted its secondary schedule to include eight periods on Mondays, with alternating block days from Tuesday through Friday. In keeping with Peak to Peak's strategic priorities of making the most effective use of time possible and continually improving our programs, the rationale for making this shift was to provide more elective options for students and more flexibility during the regular school day. Another goal was to create more collaboration time for teachers. Earlier this year, we asked you to share your impressions of the new schedule, and we are repeating this survey now to find out if those impressions have changed. Please help us evaluate the first semester by providing your feedback in THIS SURVEY.   Thank you!


NEW Parents/Guardians of 7th Grade Students - WEB Application
The WEB program is currently recruiting 7th grade students to serve as WEB leaders for the 2019/20 school year.  WEB, which stands for "Where Everybody Belongs" is a middle school transition and orientation program that welcomes 6th graders and makes them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their middle school experience. If your 7th grader is interested in becoming a WEB leader, please have them complete THIS WEB APPLICATION.  Applications are due on February 27th and can be submitted to room S-275.


Middle School Announcements 

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





NEW Parent/Guardian-Student-Teacher Conference Sign-up Link

Dear High School Families,

We are pleased to offer digital sign-ups through Acuity Scheduling to arrange high school conference meetings with our teachers again this spring. 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 below link for acuity scheduling.  Beginning at 3:00 PM TODAY, 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. 

NEW Secondary Parents and Guardians: Please Provide Your Feedback About New Schedule

As you know, this year Peak to Peak shifted its secondary schedule to include eight periods on Mondays, with alternating block days from Tuesday through Friday. In keeping with Peak to Peak's strategic priorities of making the most effective use of time possible and continually improving our programs, the rationale for making this shift was to provide more elective options for students and more flexibility during the regular school day. Another goal was to create more collaboration time for teachers. Earlier this year, we asked you to share your impressions of the new schedule, and we are repeating this survey now to find out if those impressions have changed. Please help us evaluate the first semester by providing your feedback in THIS SURVEY.   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


glitter glam
Our planning committee is so excited to welcome all of you to this year's Peak Gala, Glitter and Glam Disco Tribute to Studio 54!  The online auction opens February 22nd!  Your gala ticket includes access to online bidding, a full dinner buffet with beef, chicken and vegetarian options, complimentary beer, wine and cider sponsored by Upslope and Stem, and a fun night of celebration for our school.  In order to provide the hotel an accurate head count, please purchase your tickets as soon as possible.  We'd like to thank our sponsors for helping make this event possible:  Charter Sponsor:  The Galvis Group.  Partner Sponsor: Quintess, Pete and Lisa Estler, Associate Sponsors:  Stem Ciders, Twice Exceptional, Post Net, Atlas Valley Purveyors and The Snow Goose Companies, Cherry Creek Insurance Group, Upslope Brewing Company and Mentor Sponsors: Lifetouch, DA Davidson, Peak to Peak Board of Directors, TreanorHL, Service Master and Due South Realty.  We are also especially grateful to all of you who have brought in items for our auction and to all our staff members who have contributed items - we have some great staff experiences and lots of fun items up for bid which will all directly benefit Peak to Peak.
Everyone is invited for a chance to win the trip of a lifetime and support our school!   The Peak Gala Grand Prize is the Dream Getaway, a one week luxury vacation at a destination of your choice including travel expenses.  For $25 you have 3 chances to win!  This amazing item has been donated by Alumni Parents Pete and Lisa Estler and is a great fundraiser for our school.  Please consider inviting friends and family to participate - and tell them if they win, they have to invite you!  Winner need not be present to win and will be notified March 2nd.

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NEEDStaff Appreciation Thank You’s

Mark your calendars…P2P Staff Appreciation week will be held the week of March 4th!  We need your help to appreciate the fantastic teachers and staff at P2P!!!   Please join us between on Wednesday, Feb 27th 7:45-8:15 AM in the cafeteria.  Enjoy a donut and cup of coffee while you write a thank you note to a well-deserved staff member.  


NEED: Staff Lunch for Staff Appreciation Week

Staff Appreciation Luncheons - Our staff LOVE these lunches! This is a great opportunity to meet staff in a very relaxed setting.  One of the perks of helping serve is sitting down after the staff eat and enjoying a great lunch together The next lunch is Thursday, March 7th.  Be sure to put it on your calendar if you sign up! Let Linda Willetto (linda@willetto.us) know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns!   Please sign up here to donate or help:  Taco Bar 


NEED: Boys and Girls Basketball Ticket Sales and Concession Volunteers Needed 

The Girls' & Boys' Basketball teams are in need of volunteers to help with concessions and ticket sales on game days! One volunteer per shift is needed - also a perfect opportunity to have your High School student volunteer with you for community service hours!   
It's easy, no experience needed - everything will be set up for you in concessions - we just need your help serving customers. Ticket sales are at the entrance to the NE Gym, you'll take the entrance fee and stamp a hand - that's it!  Thank you for all you do - P2P volunteers make the magic happen!  Sign up here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A054FACA62FA5FC1-concessionsticket
Upcoming: Elementary Talent Show Save the Date April 6th!
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