- Peak to Peak Charter School
- Weekly Digest Archive
Weekly Digest 4.26.19
Welcome to the Peak to Peak weekly digest!
The following information is for the week of 4/29-5/3
|All School News|
|Table of Contents:|
Week of 4/29/19-5/4/19:
Monday 4/29: Orchestra concert 6:00 PM (auditeria)
Tuesday 4/30: Choir concert 5:00 PM (auditeria); Band concert 6:30 PM (northeast gym)
Wednesday 5/1: Board of Directors meeting 5:00-6:00 PM (college counseling center); ANNUAL MEETING and Board candidate information session 6:30-8:30 PM (cafeteria)
Thursday 5/2: Cinco de Mayo 4:30-6:30 PM (campus quad area); High School musical 7:00 PM (auditeria)
Friday 5/3: Run for the Peak; High School musical 7:00 PM (auditeria)
Saturday 5/4: High School musical 2:00 PM (auditeria); High School musical 7:00 PM (auditeria)
Frequently Used Webpages:
Please visit the Board of Directors Page for meeting agendas, minutes, and more.
NEW Evacuation and Reunification Procedures
Dear K-12 Students and Families:
Peak to Peak’s first priority is the safety and well being of all of our community members. As a leadership team and staff, we review emergency procedures, attend trainings, and align practices with the district, state, and emergency first responders. In case of an emergency on campus, we want you to know what to expect, and how to prepare for a crisis should the need arise.
Student release is a critical part of emergency planning. A situation that requires a campus evacuation requires a comprehensive emergency plan to ensure the safety of students to every extent possible. A variety of emergency situations might necessitate a full evacuation from Peak to Peak’s campus. Following resolution of this level of emergency, we have a detailed plan for student-parent/guardian reunification in place. Such situations may include response to natural disaster, a hazardous material transportation accident, school violence, terrorist attack or other local hazard. Regardless of the cause, the following procedures are essential for a timely response and resolution for any required site evacuation.
First of all, you need to know...please click Evacuation and Reunification Procedures to read the entire article.
NEW Peak to Peak Annual Meeting is Wednesday, May 1st 6:30–8:30 PM in Cafeteria
Please plan on attending the Annual Meeting where the “State of the School” will be presented by the Board of Directors and Administrative Team. Additionally, the Election Committee will be hosting the Board of Director Candidates and Q&A for the candidates. Reminder here are your Board of Director Candidates:
There will be THREE OPEN SEATS for elected board members. Two seats have a 3-year term and one seat has a 2-year term. Here are your five candidates. Please click on their names to read the answers to the candidate questions:
NEW 2019 Family Survey Results
Dear Peak to Peak Families,
Each year in January/February, the Accountability Committee conducts a survey of our parents and guardians to collect feedback on how the school is doing in key areas. The results of the 2018-19 survey were presented at the Community Meeting on April 22, 2019, and are now available on the website at this link: 2019 Family Survey Results.
I’m pleased to report that this year’s survey indicates a high level of satisfaction with Peak to Peak’s programs. In addition to the positive trends that were identified, the committee looked at areas where families indicated that improvements are needed. Members of the committee will meet with Board members and administrators in the fall to follow-up on action steps that are being taken to address the identified areas where improvement is needed; a written response will be published for the community in the fall of 2019.
I would like to commend the entire Accountability Committee for their excellent reports and summaries, and for the many hours of work that they put into conducting the Family survey each year. The data collected is invaluable to the administration and the Board, and it helps inform school improvement efforts. Many thanks to everyone who took the time to complete survey!
Executive Director of Education
NEW ELT Response to Employee Opinion Survey 2019
Dear Peak to Peak Families,
As you may recall, in early March I shared the results of the 2019 Employee Opinion Survey with our community in this digest article. Since that time, the Executive Leadership Team has reviewed all the survey results in detail, including all the quantifiable data as well as the raw comments, and has put together a written response to those results. HERE is a link to the response. You will find links to the survey summaries as well as many supporting documents in the response.
We thank Brittany Johnson and others on the Employers Council team for the diligent work they do to carry out our employee 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 or the ELT response, please contact me.
Executive Director of Education
NEW Cinco de Mayo Event
Join us on campus on May 2nd for our amazing Pre-Cinco de Mayo event from 4:30-6:30 PM! There will be food for purchase, art, music, face painting, a soccer tournament, and a mariachi band! This event is sponsored by our Latino Student Union group. Please see the attached flyer.
NEW Safety & Traffic Reminders
SAFETY PROCEDURES ON CAMPUS
The end of the year is a great opportunity to remind students regarding campus safety procedures. When driving, riding or walking to or from our campus, we encourage all of our students to be cautious. Cyclists need helmets and all bikes, scooters, and skateboards should be walked/carried once on school grounds. Drivers need to obey posted school zone speed limits and respect the neighborhood with safe driving and respectful behavior.
TRAFFIC AND PICK UP REMINDERSPlease ensure we are using the correct drop-off and pick-up areas for students. All elementary students are picked up in the main circle off of Merlin Drive. All secondary students are picked up on Puma Drive. Please click Traffic Plan that highlights the traffic flow for daily drop-off and pick-up of students. Also, note the designated parking areas on the attached diagram. Please follow the guidelines listed below to allow for a safer and more pleasant experience. Please note that Puma Drive is a one-way entrance at all times, and Canterbury Drive is a one-way exit at all times
Check Lost & Found Items: Lost and Found Page
Send in Your Photos: Link to photo submission form: PumaAwe
In keeping with P2P's mission of providing a global learning experience for our students, we are participating in the International School to School Experience (ISSE). ISSE is an international exchange program that provides for the exchange of thoughts and ideas through face to face contact with students from other countries around the world. P2P will partner with a school in Australia for the 2019/20 school year. For more information check out the slideshow attached here: ISSE Parent Slideshow
A parent information meeting will be held in August 2019. Contact Jamie Reeck (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
Storytelling with Robotics
June 3rd - June 7th 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Room South 197 (Elementary Technology Classroom)
Join Dash and Dot on an epic storytelling adventure. Work with a group of students as you plan, write, and code your own story. Have fun creating scenery and costumes for Dash and Dot. Use Legos to build a variety of attachments for Dash and Dot to tell your story. Families are invited to see the show on June 7th at 11:30 AM. The camp is open to rising to 4th and 5th grade students. There will be a 15-minute snack and recess break each day. Students should bring a healthy nut-free snack. The camp is limited to 15 students. Register online here Questions? Email email@example.com
NEW Run for the Peak Friday, May 3rd!
WHY: During this fun Peak to Peak tradition, and last fundraising event of the year, Peak to Peak students learn the importance of wellness and goal setting as they participate in a festive afternoon outside on the Turf Field. We invite family and friends to join us in helping raise funds to help reduce Peak to Peak’s approximate $1,000 per student funding gap and provide our teachers with the resources they need to continue providing an exemplary education to all of our K-12 students. Parents are welcome to join us at any time! Each year a % of funds raised support a special K-12 project. This year we would like to purchase new K-12 Frisbee golf course for all to enjoy! Last year we purchased the gaga ball pit and K-12 play equipment with some of the funds.
WHEN: Middle School will be on the turf field at 1:35pm enjoying a festive afternoon of teambuilding and wellness activities.Please make sure that the students have water bottles and suitable shoes.
HOW: To support your grade of choice you can simply make a donation straight to a grade level goal OR set up a personalized page to share with family and friends to be eligible for individual prizes.
6th grade page: https://rftp2019.everydayhero.com/us/sixth-grade-team
7th grade page: https://rftp2019.everydayhero.com/us/7thgradeteam
8th grade page: https://rftp2019.everydayhero.com/us/8thgradeteam
Level 1 Just set-up your fundraising page + receive $25 in donations to earn a 2019 Run for the Peak t-shirt. Raise $75 and receive a water bottle too!
Level 2 Each additional $100 in donations includes a chance to win a parking spot and other prizes
Level 3 Top 2 fundraising family amounts and the family with the highest number of donations win a 2019/2020 parking spot.
Chance to win other great prizes will be drawn at random like gift cards, Water World tickets, Elitch Garden tickets, rec center passes, chance to do morning announcements and more!
The top 3 grade levels that raise the most from K-12 get a Menchies party.
Thank you for your ongoing support of Peak to Peak - Go Pumas!
On Friday, May 3, we will have a unique schedule in the middle school to accommodate our goals of completing i-Ready assessments for all students and ensuring a fun, community-building afternoon with our school talent show and Run for the Peak.
i-Ready is a diagnostic assessment designed to assess students and provide individualized instruction based on each one's unique needs in the areas of reading and math. We - along with other Middle schools in Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) - use this as a way to identify where each student is in regards to specific skills and to progress monitor throughout the year. This final session holds value in its ability to see where all of our students are ending the school year. To that end, parents/guardians will receive results to this assessment. For more information on i-Ready, please visit: https://www.curriculumassociates.com/products/i-ready
i-Ready testing will take place in the morning with lunch, the talent show and Run for the Peak following. Please ensure your student is here for this important day to prevent the need to schedule a make-up assessment time and to ensure they can participate in the tradition of those school activities in the afternoon. Thank you very much for your support!
It’s with great excitement that we communicate home to you about our first-ever overnight trip for all enrolled 9th graders in the fall of 2019! During course selection in 8th grade social studies classes this spring, we sent home initial details on this outdoor educational opportunity. Attached, you'll find a digital copy of this communication for further reference. We are actively partnering with Camp Timberline to create an adventurous, experiential, and reflective learning opportunity for our inaugural trip with the class of 2023.
Currently, we are compiling a list of interested chaperones for this 3-day/2-night school trip. We have created a Google form to help us with this tracking, and encourage any energetic, adventurous parent/guardian of a current 8th grader to fill it out. The form will walk you through the details and expectations of being a chaperone; it is also worth noting that chaperones get to attend for free (this includes food, optional adventure activities, and the joy of being surrounded by teenagers for three days straight)! Please also note that you will not be assigned to the small group that your student has been assigned (unless medically necessary) in order to socially support each 9th grader's experience.
You may access the Camp Timberline Chaperone Interest Form via this link. If you are interested in attending with us, please have this form filled out by Friday, May 10th so we can take next steps with chaperone selection and solicitation based on our anticipated numbers. If you have any other questions or concerns about the possibility of chaperoning after filling out the form, please contact Mary Campbell, 9th Grade Team Leader (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thanks, and we're excited to be adventuring with your 9th grader next year,
Mary Campbell, 9th Grade Team Leader
Clara Quinlan, HS Assistant Principal
Click on the link to view the announcements that were read today to our high school students
Dear HS Students, Parents and Families:
Spring has sprung. We’re heading to the finish line of yet another incredible year. Just two weeks until Advanced Placement exams begin, three weeks until senior graduation, and one month to go before all-school finals and wrapping up the year. If you want to hear more about what’s on the horizon, please read on.
My sincere thanks for helping our high school come together for Prom at Rembrandt Yard, After Prom at Ascent, CMAS state testing, and a few irregular weeks due to unexpected closures and changes to plans. We’ve got more to come, including a new day called, “Rise for the Peak,” so buckle up and get your Google or iCals ready. Here goes:...please click HS Principal Message on End of Year Schedule to read the entire article.
This year, Student Council has massively shifted our vision for the "Run for the Peak" Day. For years, the High School has hosted a Dodgeball Tournament as a means to support the day. However, this singular event missed out on connecting with a large selection of our students and their own passions and interests. For this reason, only about 10-15% of the students decided to participate.
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 driver 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/guardian (signed with contact number and date) and we will give them a pass to leave later in the day. Signing out is still required.
- 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 early and you, the parent/guardian, are still responsible to let Attendance know of the dismissal.
Jodi Mowery, Attendance Coordinator
Click on the link to view the announcements that were read today to our high school students
9:20am - 10:00am 2nd + 3rd Grades
10:10am - 10:50am K + 1st Grades
1:35pm - 2:55pm Middle School Team Building + High School RISE for the Peak
VOLUNTEER INFORMATION & NEEDS:
NEW NEED: The last teacher appreciation lunch of this school year will be on Friday, May 10 and culminate Teacher Appreciation Week. Anyone can help! There are always store bought and homemade items on the list. We make it easy to drop off your items either the afternoon before or that morning. Your child can bring the items to the main office for you. I have serving dishes and utensils if you don’t want to worry about picking up your dishes afterward. This last one is a salad bar. Here is the link to Sign Up. Please let me know if you have any questions! Thank you for helping! Linda Willetto -email@example.com
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.