Weekly Digest 5.3.19

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Welcome to the Peak to Peak weekly digest!

The following information is for the week of 5/6-5/10

  

 
 

 

All School News
Table of Contents:

All School

  • Online voting for Board candidates has begun
  • HS "Little Shop of Horrors" production open
  • New course proposal
  • BVSD's ADU open
  • K-12 art show
  • Way to Go carpool opt-out
  • Leaving us?

Elementary 

  • Sign ups for August assessments & registration
  • LMC closing dates
  • Field Day
  • Counseling & Character Connection
  • Current 5th grade travel opportunity for next year

Middle

  • LMC closing dates
  • Costa Rica exchange program for rising 9th graders
  • Peak Perspectives magazine
  • 8th grade photos needed
  • 7th grade Galapagos Islands trip
  • Chaperone request for rising 9th graders
  • Middle School finals schedule

High 

  • LMC closing dates
  • Costa Rica exchange program for HS students
  • Peak Perspectives magazine
  • High School finals schedule

ES, MS, HS Athletics

  • Summer camps

Friends of P2P  

  • Run & Rise for the Peak

Volunteer

  • Final staff appreciation luncheon
  • New fingerprinting process
  • New volunteer sign-in process
  • Volunteer facebook page
  • Volunteer bulletin board
  • Volunteer process

 

Calendar: 

Week of 5/6/19-5/10/19: 
Monday 5/6:  AP testing;  Accountability Committee meeting 3:30-5:00 PM (Think Tank); K-12 Art Show 4:00-6:00 PM (cafeteria); Senior parent/guardian "Transition to College Night" 5:30 PM (college counseling center)
Tuesday 5/7:   AP testing; Secondary 1-Act play 5:30 PM (auditeria)
Wednesday 5/8:   AP testing
Thursday 5/9:  AP testing
Friday 5/10:   AP testing
 

Frequently Used Webpages:

 

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

 

NEW Online Voting for Board Candidates has Begun!  

The 2019 election for the Peak to Peak Board of Directors is here! 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. All Peak to Peak families should have received their email to vote this past Wednesday.  If you have not received the email please check your spam box for an email from  Peak to Peak or possibly SimplyVoting.com.  Voting ends at 11:59 PM on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.  Below are your five candidates. Please click on their names to read the answers to the candidate questions: 

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

 

NEW High School Production "Little Shop of Horrors" Continues Today and Saturday

Peak to Peak’s High School Production of "Little Shop of Horrors" is now open!  The show is recommended for all secondary students. The theatre department can’t wait to share this classic musical with our community! Support our cast and crew of over 40 students. Student tickets are $5. There are 3 remaining performances:  tonight at 7:00 PM and Saturday, May 4th at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. 

shop

 

 
NEW Course Proposal

It is our process to invite our school community to provide feedback on proposed new curriculum. Below you will find a link to new 2019-2020 theater production proposals. If you have any feedback on the below new proposal please email Traci Schoeneweis at traci.schoeneweis@bvsd.org by Friday, May 10th 3:00 PM. All comments will be sent to the Curriculum Committee. Thank you.

Course Proposals:  2019-2020 Theater Season

 

NEW BVSD"s Annual Data Update in Infinite Campus is Open
 
BVSD's ADU, annual data update, process is now open.  We ask that all families log in to their portal page and go through the ADU process each year to make sure your contact and personal information is correct.  Please help us out by taking care of this at your earliest convenience. 
 

NEW K-12 Art Show

Please join us this Monday, May 6 from 4:00-6:00 PM for our K-12 art show in our cafeteria.

 

NEW Way to Go Carpool Opt-Out for 2019-2020

Peak to Peak uses a database called "Way to Go." All of our families are included unless they opt-out. By being included, you are allowing "Way to Go" to share your information only with other Peak to Peak families that live near you for purposes of carpooling, play dates, last minute rides or anything else that would be helpful. You are not obligated to carpool; it is for informational purposes only. If you choose to Opt-out of the database for school year 2019-2020, please email the front office indicating your decision to do so by Tuesday, May 14, 2019. You can e-mail any of the following staff:

rosemarie.buchtel@bvsd.org

tracey.sutton@bvsd.org

 

NEW If You're Planning a School or Residence Move Over the Summer PLEASE READ:

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 the 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 would not be withdrawn until the current school year ends. 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 of school, all accounts must be clear, uniforms and books must be returned, and lockers must be cleaned out as part of this process.  There may be a delay in the educational file sharing with the new school if there are outstanding fines or fees in your student’s name.
  • 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 please 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 to me during the summer months.  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.  Please understand that if there are still outstanding fees or fines, there may be a delay to the educational file sharing with the new school until these have been cleared.  

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 finalized spot availability much sooner, which will help with our continuing Open Enrollment process and a formal withdrawal saves 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

 


 

Emergency Preparedness:  Emergency Preparedness Page

Communication Pathways:  Communications Pathways

Check Lost & Found Items:  Lost and Found Page  
 

 

 

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Elementary

 
 

NEW Sign Up Now for August Assessment Day/ Registration

Each year in August, a few days before school begins, students meet with teachers for initial greetings, visiting classrooms, bringing school supplies, and starting beginning of year assessments. This allows students and teachers to get to know each other in small groups, gain familiarity with new classrooms and grade levels, and greatly reduces first-day jitters and materials.

Please sign up for one-time slot during our Assessment Days of August 12-14, 2019. Plan for your student to be at school approximately two hours. These days also serve as Elementary Registration Days, including school pictures and health room items, so plan to take care of those items either at the beginning or ending of the testing time slot.

Sign-ups will be completed on the same system we use for scheduling conferences. This will also email you a link with the ability to change over the summer should your plans change. Please visit https://peaktopeak.as.me/ to choose a time for the grade level your student will attend next year!

 

NEW LMC Closing Dates

Dear Elementary Students & Families -

With the end of the school year quickly approaching, please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the following information regarding K - 5 library book and textbook returns.  All library books need to be returned to the library by May 10, 2019.  Elementary TEXTBOOKS will be returned with their teachers.  If your student has a fine for a previously lost book(s) you can pay via your student’s RevTrak account or by sending in a check payable to Peak to Peak Charter School.

Thanks for your continued support.

Erica Harlow - Elementary Teacher Librarian

Jody Heidorn - Elementary Library Assistant

 

NEW Elementary Field Day

Elementary Field Day is on Wednesday, May 15th and we need your help! Click HERE to sign-up to volunteer! There are various positions and times that need parent volunteer support.  Please email erin.manzanares@bvsd.org or mandy.field@bvsd.org for more information.  Thank you for your help in making this day special for students!

 


NEW Counseling and Character Connection May 2019

Character & Social Emotional Connection:

Our character trait for the month of May is INTEGRITY.  In the classroom, teachers and students will discuss choosing to do what is right even when nobody's watching.  Adults and students alike sometimes have challenges showing integrity. Share stories about personal experiences or examples in history when individuals demonstrated integrity.   Our final StuCo News cast featured our April Pawsome Pumas. Reporters spoke about showing integrity at school. If you would like to see the newscast it is located on the Peak to Peak Elementary website under Character Development.  

Counseling lessons in the classroom...please click Counseling and Character Connection to read the entire article.

 

 
Current 5th Grade Families:  International Student Exchange Opportunity for Rising 6th Graders!

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 (jamie.reeck@bvsd.org) with questions.

 

 


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Middle

 

 

NEW Climate Survey Information

Dear Middle School Students and Families,

This spring, our middle school faculty and staff administered Peak to Peak’s annual student climate survey to students for grades 6-8. Students completed the 22-question survey online, and all responses were anonymously reported. Please continue reading for information on this year’s results, and how they compare to similar questions asked in 2018:...please click MS Climate Survey to read the entire article.

 

NEW LMC Closing Dates

Dear Secondary Students & Families -

With the end of the school year quickly approaching, please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the following information regarding library end-of-year dates.  

  • Thursday, May 9, is the last day the library will be open for after-school hours

  • All textbooks and library books are due to the library by Friday, May 24

Any fines for lost books will be reflected in each student's Rev-Trak account.  Please ensure that all textbooks and materials are returned and all library fees are paid before classes begin in August.  Thanks for your help and cooperation in maintaining our supplies of textbooks and library materials for other students in future years.

Sincerely,
Sheena Kelly - Secondary Teacher Librarian

Pam Rutigliano - Secondary Library Assistant

 

NEW Kamuk School Costa Rica Exchange Program: Language & Cultural Exchange Program for Rising 9th Graders

In keeping with P2P's mission of providing opportunities for Global Citizenship, Language, and Cultural Immersion we are offering a two-week exchange program for high school Spanish students and rising 9th graders. In Jan. 2020, P2P high school students will receive 10 Costa Rican students and share Colorado life with them as they attend school and live with host families. P2P students have the option to travel to Costa Rica and live with their host brother/sister and attend school with them for two weeks in summer 2020. This a life-changing opportunity that will challenge comfort zones, break down language and cultural barriers and will result in tremendous personal growth.  For more information come to the parent/guardian information meeting May 13th at 5:30 PM in room N155. And check out program information here!  Contact Leslie Foster with questions Lfoster@commongroundinternational.com

 

NEW Peak Perspectives Literary Art Magazine Now on Sale

Purchase your copy of this year's Peak Perspectives, P2P’s literary art magazine, NOW! The glossy, full-color magazine features art, poetry, and prose from talented middle and high school students. The magazine costs $12/copy. Purchase yours at: https://peaktopeakcharter.revtrak.net/Additional-Items-and-Events/peak-perspectives-magazine/

Hint: The magazine makes a great Mother’s (or Grandmother’s) Day gift.  Magazines will be available for pickup at the Think Tank starting May 8th!

 

NEW Attention 8th Grade Families: Please Send Pics!

In preparation for our 8th grade continuation ceremony on Friday, May 17 at 1:30 PM in the middle school (northwest) gym, we are preparing a slide show. In order to ensure all students are featured, we ask that you email one current photo and one baby picture of your eighth grade child to our parent volunteer, Janine Frank. Her email address is janine@netfrank.net - thank you!
 

turtle NEW Attention 7th Graders! Galápagos Islands Trip

This is a friendly reminder that the spring enrollment window for the June 2020 trip to the Galápagos Islands is closing this Friday, May 17, 2019.  There are only a few spots remaining. Once you enroll, you have 12 months to budget and pay for this trip. Most importantly we would like to know who’s going and who’s not, so that we can plan accordingly. Go to this link (https://www.eftours.com/tour-website/2177538XC) for more information and to enroll.

Thank you!

Mr. Nelson and Mrs. Cloninger


Current 8th Grade Families:  Chaperone Request for All 9th Grade Overnight Field Trip Next Fall  
 
Dear Peak to Peak 8th Grade Family,

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 (mary.campbell@bvsd.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


  
Middle School Finals Schedule
  
 


 

Middle School Announcements 

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

 

 

High

 

 

NEW LMC Closing Dates

Dear Secondary Students & Families -

With the end of the school year quickly approaching, please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the following information regarding library end-of-year dates.  

  • Thursday, May 9, is the last day the library will be open for after-school hours

  • All textbooks and library books are due to the library by Friday, May 24

Any fines for lost books will be reflected in each student's Rev-Trak account.  Please ensure that all textbooks and materials are returned and all library fees are paid before classes begin in August.  Thanks for your help and cooperation in maintaining our supplies of textbooks and library materials for other students in future years.

Sincerely,
Sheena Kelly - Secondary Teacher Librarian

Pam Rutigliano - Secondary Library Assistant

 

NEW Kamuk School Costa Rica Exchange Program: Language & Cultural Exchange Program

In keeping with P2P's mission of providing opportunities for Global Citizenship, Language, and Cultural Immersion we are offering a two-week exchange program for high school Spanish students and rising 9th graders. In Jan. 2020, P2P high school students will receive 10 Costa Rican students and share Colorado life with them as they attend school and live with host families. P2P students have the option to travel to Costa Rica and live with their host brother/sister and attend school with them for two weeks in summer 2020. This a life-changing opportunity that will challenge comfort zones, break down language and cultural barriers and will result in tremendous personal growth.  For more information come to the parent/guardian information meeting May 13th at 5:30 PM in room N155. And check out program information here!  Contact Leslie Foster with questions Lfoster@commongroundinternational.com

 

NEW Peak Perspectives Literary Art Magazine Now on Sale

Purchase your copy of this year's Peak Perspectives, P2P’s literary art magazine, NOW! The glossy, full-color magazine features art, poetry, and prose from talented middle and high school students. The magazine costs $12/copy. Purchase yours at: https://peaktopeakcharter.revtrak.net/Additional-Items-and-Events/peak-perspectives-magazine/

Hint: The magazine makes a great Mother’s (or Grandmother’s) Day gift.  Magazines will be available for pickup at the Think Tank starting May 8th!


 
High School Finals Schedule 
 

  

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

 

 

 
 Puma Summer Camps
 
Our puma athletic summer camp page is filling up fast with great opportunities for our K-12 community! From basketball and volleyball to golf and tennis, there is something for everyone. Check out our camp page for more information:
 
 
  

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Friends of P2P

 


 
Celebrating a Great Run and Rise for the Peak!
 
Thank you Puma families for a wonderful Run and Rise for the Peak.  We are almost at our goal of $30,000 and there is still time to contribute.  Each donation helps to fill the funding gap that we experience each year due to our approximate $1.2 million dollar annual building debt.  Each contribution, of every amount, is greatly appreciated and goes to support the many things that our operating budget covers.  To be eligible for Run for the Peak prizes, donations must be in by 9:00 AM on Wednesday, May 8th.   Visit our event page to contribute to your favorite grade level.  Go Pumas!   
 
 

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Volunteer

 


VOLUNTEER INFORMATION & NEEDS: 

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 -linda@willetto.us

 
  
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