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Weekly Digest 3.8.19
Welcome to the Peak to Peak weekly digest!
The following information is for the week of 3/11-3/15
K-12 Service Project Week - School Supply Drive!
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Week of 3/11/19-3/15/19:
K-12 Service Project Week - School Supply Drive
Monday 3/11: NO SCHOOL K-12/Professional Development Day for staff
Tuesday 3/12: High School gala concert 6:00 PM (auditeria)
Thursday 3/14: K-12 Annual Student Pi Day competition 3:10 PM (auditeria)
Friday 3/15: Secondary Quarter 3 ends
Frequently Used Webpages:
Please visit the Board of Directors Page for meeting agendas, minutes, and more.
NEW Employee Opinion Survey Results
Dear Peak to Peak Community,
Each year in the spring semester Peak to Peak conducts an Employee Opinion Survey. Results from this survey are an important measurement the administration uses to guide staff development and school improvement efforts in areas related to culture and climate. Employee Opinion Survey results are also one of our KPIs in the Relationship category on the Strategic Plan.
For the past six years, this survey has been created and administered by Employers Council (EC), an employment services agency with more than 4,000 member organizations. EC conducts surveys for hundreds of organizations across industries in the western United States. Results were compiled and analyzed entirely by EC.
The 2019 Employee Opinion results are summarized in this presentation, which was given to our Board of Directors at their regular meeting on March 6, 2019, by EC representative Brittany Johnson. The following are highlights of those results:
As in past years, Peak to Peak’s scores generally reflect high employee satisfaction. In every category of the survey — Communication, Culture & Climate, and Compensation & Benefits — scores fell within positive ranges. However, there were areas where staff members expressed concerns either through the rating of the questions or their comments. The Executive Leadership Team (ELT) takes the survey results seriously and has begun responding with changes to address the concerns that were expressed. Those follow-up actions will be summarized in a written response to the survey, which will be completed in the next month. This report will be shared with the Peak to Peak community when it is finished.
We thank Brittany Johnson and others on the EC team for the diligent work they do to carry out our survey each year, as well as all of our staff members who take the time to provide their valuable feedback. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact me or any other member of the ELT.
Kelly Reeser, Executive Director of Education
NEW K-12 School Supply Drive Information
The Peak to Peak Key Club is proud to be leading the collection of school supplies for Children of Peace International (COPI) and Crayons to Calculators. These supplies will provide children in local and international schools with the resources necessary to learn. Visit https://sites.google.com/bvsd.
Collection Dates: March 12-15
NEW BVSD Board of Ed Elections in 2019
Dear Charter School Families,
In the November 2019 general election, four out of seven seats on the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) Board of Education will be up for election. This presents an opportunity for charter community members to run for a seat on the Board. Although charter schools operate semi-autonomously by design, our contracts with BVSD connect us all to the district in significant ways. Being able to work effectively and in partnership with district officials and Board members is critically important for the health and well-being of charter schools and for all of our students. As a charter school supporter and community member, please consider running for a seat or encouraging others who might be interested to do so.
Once elected, Board members represent the entire district, but candidates must reside in the area in which they are running, and they must have been a resident there for at least 12 months prior to the election. The seats that are up for election in 2019 include:
District A - Currently held by Shelley Benford (Central Boulder)
District C - Currently held by Kathy Gephardt (Southwest Boulder, Table Mesa)
District D - Currently held by Sam Fuqua (Northeast Boulder)
District G - Currently held by Richard Garcia (Lafayette area)
HERE is a link to a map that shows which areas those districts cover.
Specific deadlines about the election have not yet been published by BVSD, but we anticipate that anyone interested in running for a seat would need to declare their candidacy by early September 2019. Updated election guidelines will be posted on BVSD’s website as soon as those are ready.
Thank you for your support of charter schools in BVSD, and for your consideration of this important request. Please direct any questions to your school leader or members of your own Board of Directors.
Kelly Reeser, Executive Director of Education, Peak to Peak Charter School
Adam Galvin, Principal, Summit Middle School
Lili Adeli, Headmaster, Boulder Prep High School
Lauren Tracey, Principal, Horizons K-8 School
T.J. Cole, Principal, Justice High School
K-12 Pi Day Competition
We are hosting our annual K-12 Pi Day Recitation Competition at Peak to Peak! Details:
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 email@example.com
2019-2020 Yearly Calendars
Attached you will find the 2019-2020 yearly calendars that were approved by the Board this week. They are now posted on our website. Please contact Traci Schoeneweis at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
2019 REQUEST FOR BOARD OF DIRECTOR CANDIDATES
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:
If you are unable to attend and would like to have further information, please contact Traci Schoeneweis at email@example.com.
Once you have decided to run for a board seat, you must formally declare your candidacy by submitting to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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!
Check Lost & Found Items: Lost and Found Page
Send in Your Photos: Link to photo submission form: PumaAwe
Elementary Talent Show
- The talent show will be on Saturday, April 6 at 5:00 PM in the auditeria
- Talent Show Online Registration: https://goo.gl/
- Volunteers are needed on the day of Talent Show. Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/
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Click on the link to view the announcements that were read today to our high school students
Click on the link to view the announcements that were read today to our high school students
NEW Middle School IM Volleyball
- Starting the Intramural season March 11th and ending April 17th.
- Practices on Monday/Wednesday from 3:30-4:30
- Open to 6-8th graders, all levels
Middle School Sports - Important
Monday, March 11th is a PD day and a no school day. We ARE still having tryouts/practice for our middle school spring sports.
Thank you Puma community for an amazing Peak Gala evening! We hope all of you who attended had a great time. We are thrilled to announce that with the help of Peak to Peak families, donors, sponsors, alumni, staff, students and our extended community, over $150,000 was raised to support our students and teachers! To Angela and Brian Finan and Raj and Denise Chaudhari as this year's co-chairs in partnership with the many Puma parents worked together to put this event together - THANK YOU! Please take the time to check out our event program which lists all our many supporters including all our sponsors, item donors, and volunteers. Please be sure to thank these individuals and businesses when you have a chance! Please check out our event photos (more to be added). A special thank you to the following business partners for their support: 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, My Second Home, Service Master, Due South Realty and Brian Finan, Peak to Peak parent and State Farm Agent. Look forward to our 20th anniversary Gala next year - it’s going to be BIG!
Congratulations to Peak to Peak Grandparent Steve Aaron (ticket #702) who won our Dream Getaway Gala Grand Prize Drawing! To everyone who entered - THANK YOU! Over $17,000 was raised to support Peak to Peak through this chance to win drawing. Thank you to alumni parents Pete and Lisa Estler and Quintess for donating this special item.
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.