Weekly Digest 3.1.19

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Welcome to the Peak to Peak weekly digest!

The following information is for the week of 3/4-3/8



All School News
Table of Contents:

All School

  • HS course and program proposals
  • K-12 Pi Day competition
  • Do you plan on NOT returning to P2P next year?
  • 2019-2020 yearly calendars
  • Request for Board of Director candidates
  • Spring testing information for 3rd-11th grade families


  • Report cards now available in IC
  • Survey on conferences
  • Talent show
  • Counseling and Character Connection
  • Yearbook photos and customizable pages
  • K-5 early release after school event on March 8th


  • 6th and 7th grade registration reminder
  • Middle School tech workshop
  • Parent survey on secondary schedule


  • Parent survey on secondary schedule

ES, MS, HS Athletics

  • MS sports

Friends of P2P

  • Online auction
  • Dream getaway


  • Staff appreciation notes thank you 
  • Staff appreciation lunch help and donations
  • 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 3/4/19-3/8/19:  
Wednesday 3/6:  Board of Directors meeting 5:00 PM (college counseling center)
Friday 3/8:  K-12 Early Release 12:45 PM (no secondary lunch served); K-5 early release after school event "Math" 12:45-3:00 PM (south gym)

Frequently Used Webpages:


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


NEW High School Course and Program Proposals

It is our process to invite our school community to provide feedback on proposed new curriculum. Below you will find a link to a new high school course and program proposals. If you have any feedback on the below new proposal please email Traci Schoeneweis at traci.schoeneweis@bvsd.org by Friday, March 8th 3:00 PM. All comments will be sent to the Curriculum Committee. Thank you. 

Technology Capstone

Kamuk School Cultural Exchange 


NEW K-12 Pi Day Competition
We are hosting our annual K-12 Pi Day Recitation Competition at Peak to Peak!  Details:
Location: Auditeria 
Time: 3.10-4.30 PM
Entrants will need to recite the digits of Pi by heart.  The student with the most digits is crowned Champion. Of course, there will be different fruit pies for contestants!
Any questions please contact Ms. Chakraborty-Spotts anita.chakraborty-sp@bvsd.org

NEW Do You Plan on Not Returning to P2P Next Year? 

Dear K-12 Families, 

Each year over the summer we inevitably have some students leave Peak to Peak usually due to a move, either within Colorado, but out of district, or out of state or country.  These moves are found and verified at the start of school in August based solely on the fact that these students simply do not show up for school.  As a small school, even a minor student population number change has a huge effect.  It’s my theory that these summer withdrawals are undisclosed mostly because the procedure is either unclear or unknown; this letter is to help alleviate some of that misunderstanding or confusion.  

  • If towards the end of the current school year it becomes apparent that your family will be relocating, or continuing your student’s education outside of BVSD, I ask that you send me an email and begin the process of a formal withdraw from Peak to Peak.  Having said that though, please know that your student will not be withdrawn until the current school year ends unless it is your request to do so. Withdrawal paperwork can be picked up in the main office or I can email it to you. Withdrawal paperwork can be collected with a postdated withdrawal date; usually the day after the last day of school. However, textbooks, library books, uniforms, etc. must be returned before the process is considered complete.  These steps will occur after general course study is complete, during the final weeks of school, but I would love to hear from you now to help me estimate these numbers.  During the last week, all accounts must be clear, uniforms and books must be returned, and lockers must be cleaned out as part of this process.  
  • If you think there is a possibility that you’ll be relocating your student, but are not sure before the school year ends, I ask that you let me know about this possibility.  I will forward the withdrawal form to you for future use.  You may also visit the main office to pick up a withdrawal form to use it when the decision becomes clear for your family.  Withdrawal forms can be mailed, emailed, or faxed, (using my direct fax number listed below), to the school during the summer. (My preferred method is email.)  In preparation, please ensure that all accounts are clear, lockers are cleaned out, and that books and uniforms are returned. 
  • If after the current school year has ended, you learn that your students will not be returning to Peak to Peak, please email me as soon as possible, and I will reply with a withdrawal form and an enrollment confirmation form for the new school.  You will then be able to return the withdrawal form through email, mail, or fax, (using my direct fax number listed below). (email is preferred) Please understand that all fees or fines will need to be addressed in the fall. 

While we’re sad to see our students leave our Puma family we realize sometimes this can’t be helped. Early knowledge of these summer transfers will help us to finalize space availability much sooner, which will help with our continuing Open Enrollment process and a formal withdrawal saves countless hours, alleviates frustrations, and provides openings for new families to become a branch on our family tree.  As always thank you for your understanding and support. 

Vicki Lundquist, Peak to Peak Registrar

Phone: (303) 453-4720  Fax:  (303) 453-4704  vicki.lundquist@bvsd.org


2019-2020 Yearly Calendars 

Attached you will find the 2019-2020 yearly calendars that were approved by the Board this week.  They will be posted on the website soon.  Please contact Traci Schoeneweis at traci.schoeneweis@bvsd.org with any questions.   



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



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!  


Emergency Preparedness:  Emergency Preparedness Page

Communication Pathways:  Communications Pathways

Check Lost & Found Items:  Lost and Found Page  



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NEW Elementary Report Cards Now Available in Infinite Campus
The Infinite Campus Parent Portal has provided digital access to your student’s report cards in grades 1-5 for Trimester 2. (3rd Trimester will be available on May 30, 2019.) Please note: Kindergarten report cards were printed and sent home in Friday folders.
Distributing reports cards digitally enables us to efficiently ensure parents receive the report cards at home, that they can be referred to at a later time, and can save the monetary and environmental cost of mass district printing. Please see full directions here for viewing and printing information.  

NEW Elementary Conference Feedback

Please take 2-3 minutes to fill out this short survey about your experience with recent conferences, and your preferences for scheduling conferences in the future.

NEW Elementary Talent Show

It’s time to plan and register your act for the Elementary Talent Show!  Musicians, acrobats, athletes, comics, magicians - all talents are welcome! Use the links below to complete the online registration form.  New this year is submitting your audition by video.  Videos must be submitted by Friday, March 15. Save the video to Google Drive or YouTube and share with bonner001@aim.com. Maximum 5 minutes in duration.
Please direct questions to Vanessa Bonner at bonner001@aim.com.  

NEW Counseling and Character Connection

The character trait for the month of March is COOPERATION.  Cooperation means working well with others to reach a common goal.  In the classroom, students will work collaboratively on lessons, discuss successful ways to cooperate at lunch and recess and discuss how to continue those practices.  Our student council members will encourage us to think about cooperation in their monthly newscast. All StuCo Newscasts can be found on the Peak to Peak website on the Elementary page under Character Development.  

During the month of March, students will continue to work on their social/emotional learning through the In Focus curriculum. Students in all grades will discuss conflict resolution strategies like making connections between anger and hurt, using mindfulness to help calm your body and brain and making connections to characters or scenarios in lessons to help solve real-life problems.

We appreciate your continued support in your students’ social emotional development by taking a moment to ask about how they are feeling about school, what is going well and what could improve.   If you have any questions about the counseling lessons or our character education, please feel free to contact Mrs. Ball, Elementary Counselor, alexis.ball@bvsd.org. 


NEW Elementary Customizable Yearbook Pages and Photos Needed
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.  Please see the attached flyer.  
The elementary yearbook is also in need of photos!  Please see the attached flyer.
Thank you, and happy designing!
Katy Mathes
Elementary Art Teacher 

K-5 Early Release After School "Math" Event on March 8th 12:45-3:00 PM

All K-5 students are invited to attend our next early release after school event on Friday, March 8th from 12:45-3:00 PM in the south gym.  The theme will be "Math"!  Students will play math games and watch the math movie "Flatland".  The cost is $6 per student and registration can be found on Revtrak link. These events allow our elementary students to stay for a full day on certain early release days. Parents/guardians do not have to pick up the students who attend until 3:00 PM and all proceeds go to support our K-12 student clubs!  Please see the attached flyer. 


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NEW 2019-2020 Middle School Course Registration Reminder for Current 6th and 7th Graders

Dear Middle School Students and Guardians (Current 6th and 7th grade only),

The time has come to complete course selection for the upcoming school year! Paper course selection forms will be distributed on Monday, March 4th in your student’s History class. Middle school students do not register for classes through Infinite Campus; they complete paper registration forms. These forms must be returned to either your student’s History teacher or Counselor by Friday, March 8th at 3:10 PM.

This year’s course selection forms will be two-sided, with a computerized printout of your student’s required year-long classes on one side and a place to select choices on the other side. The core classes will show as "required courses," and it should be noted they are recommended placements, not guaranteed placements. We ask that your student choose 8 elective classes on the choice side of the form. Students are asked to rank order their choices from 1-8. Course selection forms also need to be signed by you and your student.

Included is the powerpoint that will be presented to students during Monday’s history class to help walk students through how to fill out their course selection forms.

Summer reading: Make sure to note the courses your student is recommended for so you can plan accordingly for summer assignments.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this document at home with your middle schooler! You will be able to see a final schedule in mid-August in the Infinite Campus Portal prior to registration day. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s counselor. We realize it is a fast turnaround, and the sooner the selection, the higher the opportunities for choice.


Stephanie Magdic                                  Andrea Salvo                                  

MS Counselor A-L                                 MS Counselor M-Z

stephanie.magdic@bvsd.org                 andrea.salvo@bvsd.org

NEW Middle School Tech Workshop
On the upcoming early release day, March 8th from 1:00 - 2:30 PM, there will be a workshop offered by high school students for middle school students in S297. In this workshop, students will learn the basic concepts of JavaScript, learn to talk directly to their website, and create their own JavaScript program using Chrome Developer Tools (DevTools) or Launchbox!  Participants must sign up to attend.  Please click on this link to sign up!

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!


Middle School Announcements 

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





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




NEW Middle School Sports 


Middle School Baseball, Middle School IM Volleyball, and Middle School Girls Soccer will all be starting on March 11th! Please register prior to the first practice and email a physical to amanda.smith@bvsd.org


Middle School Track will begin Monday, April 8th. 


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Friends of P2P


Thank you again to all of our donors and volunteers who helped with this effort.
Chance to win drawing dream get-away tickets may be purchased up until 4:00 PM. Good Luck!
We look forward to seeing many of you tonight! 

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Thank you thank you for those that came and wrote thank you cards for our staff and teachers!  We are still collecting thank you cards in a box in the south lobby for next week’s appreciation. We still need more thank you’s written, especially to our office staff and cafeteria staff. Please use the link to sign up to write a note. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Jv6XBQ7PQZwpQcYzFLBrlKSPm2XojtJeA2p0VBROZhk 


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