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Weekly Digest 3.15.19
Welcome to the Peak to Peak weekly digest!
The following information is for the week of 3/18-3/22
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Week of 3/18/19-3/22/19:
Wednesday 3/20: Board of Directors meeting 8:00 AM (college counseling center)
SPRING BREAK 3/25-3/29: NO SCHOOL for all students and staff
Frequently Used Webpages:
Please visit the Board of Directors Page for meeting agendas, minutes, and more.
NEW K-12 School Supply Drive Continues Through Tuesday 3/19
Due to some snowy obstacles this week, we are extending our Spring Service School Supply collection through next Tuesday, March 19th. Please continue bringing in supplies. THANK YOU all for your support and encouragement during this supply drive! A reminder that although we have "assigned" supplies for each grade/grade level, ANY supply is welcomed and all will be donated to COPI and Crayons for Calculators.
NEW Congratulations to Megan Freeman - BVSD Impact Award Winner
Congratulations to Megan Freeman, Peak to Peak's Director of Professional Development, for winning BVSD's Impact on Education Award this year! Megan has played a strong leadership role in Peak to Peak's development and she has been an invaluable member of the staff for the past 18 years. She has worn many hats since the school started, including as our first theater teacher, an English teacher, English and Humanities department chair, Induction Supervisor and, most recently, as our Director of Professional Development. Ms. Freeman was nominated for this award by several of her colleagues because of her selfless commitment to our community, and her strong dedication to instructional excellence, which she also inspires in those with whom she works.
We thank the Impact on Education Foundation for recognizing Ms. Freeman with this wonderful award. Their highly esteemed program recognizes people in the Boulder Valley School District who "make an extraordinary impact on student learning through exceptional teaching skills, job dedication, volunteering and/or leadership." We are so proud of Ms. Freeman for winning this prestigious award!
Best wishes for a wonderful weekend,
Executive Director of Education
NEW BAASC (Before and After School) Registration for 2019-2020
BAASC (before and after school care) registration is now open for the 2019-2020 school year. If you have a student in kindergarten through 6th grade and need care, please follow the link below to register:
If you have any questions about the BAASC program please contact BAASC by email or phone, firstname.lastname@example.org (303)-434-7008. Thank you!
NEW Wellness Advisory Council Meeting
Wellness Advisory Council meetings are open to everyone!
Tuesday, March 19
College Counseling Center
NEW National Art Honor Society Art Show
National Art Honor Society is having an art show at East Simpson, and we're having an opening to the public on March 19th from 6:30-9:00 PM. Come join Peak to Peak's artists as they share their work at East Simpson in Lafayette! Please see the attached flyer.
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
2019-2020 Yearly Calendars
The 2019-2020 yearly calendars were approved by the Board and are now posted on our website. Please contact Traci Schoeneweis at email@example.com 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.
If you would like to have further information, please contact Traci Schoeneweis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you have decided to run for a board seat, you must formally declare your candidacy by submitting to email@example.com
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
NEW Elementary Homeroom Placement Procedure Form for 2019-2020
We welcome your input about your child’s placement for next year. This form will be given to the current classroom teachers for consideration in next year’s placement. Please consider that your child’s current and future teachers will be reading your input. Forms will be screened for appropriate language. Please do not request a specific teacher. Forms are due to either the homeroom teacher or the front office by Friday, April 5, 2019.
Current 8th Grade Parents/Guardians (No Students)- Save the date for Transition Night on Wednesday, April 24 from 6 to 7:15 PM in the cafeteria
Click on the link to view the announcements that were read today to our high school students
Current 9th Grade Parents/Guardians Night (No Students): Thursday, April 4 from 6:00-7:15 PM in the auditeria
Current 10th Grade Parents/Guardians & Students – College Case Studies Program – Tuesday, April 16 from 5:30-8:30 PM in the auditeria (as a reminder, materials are available here).
Click on the link to view the announcements that were read today to our high school students
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
VOLUNTEER INFORMATION & NEEDS:
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.