Weekly Digest 5.10.19

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Welcome to the Peak to Peak weekly digest!

The following information is for the week of 5/13-5/17

  

 
 

 

All School News
Table of Contents:

All School

  • Meet your new Board members
  • Summer reading and school supply lists
  • K-12 health room newsletter
  • Free & reduced applications and free summer meals
  • Boxtops for Education
  • Way to Go carpool opt-out

Elementary 

  • Field Day
  • Sign ups for August assessments & registration

Middle

  • 8th grade schedule change and continuation information
  • 6th and 7th grade schedule change and Field Day information
  • Yearbooks
  • Field Day slideshow
  • Costa Rica exchange program for rising 9th graders meeting
  • Student Council elections
  • Peak Perspectives magazine
  • 7th grade Galapagos Islands trip
  • Middle School finals schedule - UPDATED

High 

  • Do I need to attend class before or after an AP exam?
  • Costa Rica exchange program for HS students meeting
  • Peak Perspectives magazine
  • High School finals schedule

ES, MS, HS Athletics

  • No updates

Friends of P2P  

  • No updates

Volunteer

  • New fingerprinting process
  • New volunteer sign-in process
  • Volunteer facebook page
  • Volunteer bulletin board
  • Volunteer process

 

Calendar: 

Week of 5/13/19-5/18/19: 
Monday 5/13:  AP testing
Tuesday 5/14:   AP testing; HS spring athletic awards 6:00 PM (cafeteria)
Wednesday 5/15:   AP testing; Board of Directors meeting 8:00 AM (college counseling center); Elementary Field Day
Thursday 5/16:  AP testing; Senior goodbye tunnel 10:30-10:40 AM (outside)
Friday 5/17:   AP testing; 6th & 7th grade Field Day; 8th grade continuation
Saturday 5/18:   SENIOR COMMENCEMENT 9:00 AM (northeast gym) (ticket required)
 

Frequently Used Webpages:

 

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

 

NEW Meet Your 2019-2020 Members  

The 2019 election for the Peak to Peak Board of Directors is complete! Thank you to all of those who voted.  Here are the results:

3-year terms:

Heather Caruso

Colleen Elliott 

 

2-year term:

Thomas Willetto 

 

Voting participation was 23.4%  Congratulations to all of our new Board members!  Their terms begin July 1st.


NEW Summer Reading and School Supply Lists for 2019-2020

Here are the Summer Reading & School Supplies lists for all grade levels for 2019-2020.  They can also be found on our website:

Summer Reading

School Supplies

  

NEW K-12 Health Room Newsletter
 
We are pleased to release our first issue of our Health Room Newsletter!  It is attached and also click here to view PDF version.
 

 
NEW Free & Reduced Applications and Free Meals During the Summer 
  • Free and Reduced applications will not be accepted prior to July 1, 2019.
  • For those looking for free breakfast and lunches throughout the summer months, please visit Kidfoodfinder.org for more information. 

Please contact Elizabeth Begley with any questions at elizabeth.begley@bvsd.org.

 

 
NEW Boxtops for Education

I want to take this opportunity to let you know that I am going to be passing the baton to a new volunteer coordinator for the Box Tops for Education Program.  My twelfth grade daughter is graduating and I have had the job for the past three years.  The job minimally entails collecting, processing and sending in the box tops before the three yearly deadlines.  The most difficult task is the sorting and cutting.  I have a group of people that help me out to get this done.  With help, it is mostly time intensive close to the deadlines.  This volunteer position is perfect for someone that works during the day and can't be at school.  Please let me know if you are interested and I am happy to meet with you regarding the process. 

In the meantime, the next submission for box tops is coming up on June 1st.  To turn in box tops, please cut them as close to the dotted lines as possible.  Also, please check the expiration date on the front as we cannot submit any expired ones.  Place the Box Tops in the box in your children’s classroom or bin located in the lobby of the South Building.  Please have all of your Box Tops in by Wednesday, May 15th.  

Each Box Top is worth 10-cents to the school and can be found on many products you buy at the grocery store, including General Mills, Betty Crocker, Ziploc, Avery and more.  Don’t forget that grandparents, neighbors, and friends are also a great source of the Box Tops.  Let’s see if we can finish up the year strong!  Please direct any questions to me at Carey Beneke at cbeneke99@msn.com.

 

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:

 

Emergency Preparedness:  Emergency Preparedness Page

Communication Pathways:  Communications Pathways

Check Lost & Found Items:  Lost and Found Page  
 

 

 

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Elementary

 
 

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! 
 

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! 

 


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Middle

 

 

NEW 8th Grade Schedule Change and Continuation Information

Dear Parents and Guardians of 8th Grade Students:

We are looking forward to celebrating the end of the year with your child(ren). Here is some important information regarding dates coming up:

  • May 16: All 8th grade students need to report to the cafeteria on time (7:55 or earlier) this day. We will practice for the continuation ceremony prior to leaving for our Elitches field trip.
  • May 17:  8th grade students need to arrive to school at 1:00 p.m. this day, just outside the northwest gym. Only 8th grade students are excused from classes this day. For 6th and 7th grade students, the MS will have a special schedule that day. It is as follows:
    • 2 - 7:55 - 9:00
    • 4 - 9:10 - 10:15
    • 6 - 10:25 - 11:30
    • 8 - 11:40 - 12:00
    • Lunch: 12:00 - 12:45
    • 8 - 12:45 - 1:30
    • 1:30-3:10 PM: 8th - Continuation Ceremony and 6/7th - Field Day

We hope you can join us to celebrate your child(ren) continuing onto high school; the ceremony begins at 1:30 in the northwest gym. If you are open to volunteering that day, the sign-up sheet is listed here.  Additionally, our finals schedule for the week of May 20 is posted for your reference.  For, our continuation ceremony, we are creating a special slideshow featuring all of our students. To ensure, your student is featured, please send a current photo and a baby photo to our parent volunteer, Janine Frank, at ​j​anine@netfrank.net.  Please reach out if you have any questions. Thank you very much for your support.

Warmly,

Libbi Peterson

Middle School Assistant Principal

elizabeth.peterson@bvsd.org or 303.453.4608

 

NEW 6th & 7th Grade Schedule Change and Field Day

Dear Parents and Guardians of 6th and 7th Grade Students: 

We are looking forward to celebrating the end of the year with your child(ren). Here is some important information regarding dates coming up: 

  • May 16: We will run a shortened block assembly day in order to have our senior tunnel (a K-12, traditional event), and offer locker clean-out as well to distribute yearbooks. 
  • May 17: The MS will have a special schedule that day. It is as follows:
    • 2 - 7:55 - 9:00
    • 4 - 9:10 - 10:15
    • 6 - 10:25 - 11:30
    • 8 - 11:40 - 12:00
    • Lunch: 12:00 - 12:45
    • 8 - 12:45 - 1:30
    • 1:30-3:10 PM:  8th - Continuation Ceremony and 6/7th - Field Day 

If your 6th or 7th grader has a class that is in the high school and/or shared with high school students, he/she will have the opportunity to connect with his/her teacher leading up to that day for clear information on how to spend their time since our classes may not align with high school that day. Mr. Nate Paul will be hosting any crossover students in his classroom (S260) for a study hall, in order to prepare for our finals week.  Field day is a fun, celebratory event happening on our west field; feel free to join us! Additionally, our finals schedule for the week of May 20 is posted for your reference.  Please reach out if you have any questions. Thank you very much for your support. 

Warmly,

Libbi Peterson

Middle School Assistant Principal

elizabeth.peterson@bvsd.org

303.453.4608

 

NEW Middle School Yearbooks 

Yearbooks will be distributed May 16th and 17th to all middle school students who have pre-ordered and paid for them. There a limited number of books still available for purchase on a first-come, first-serve basis. The cost of these books is $45. If you are interested in purchasing one for your student, please contact the middle school yearbook advisor at pamela.rutigliano@bvsd.org.

 

NEW Middle School Field Day 

Dear Parents and Guardians:

On Friday, May 17th our Middle School will hold its annual Field Day for 6th and 7th graders in the west field from 1:30-3:10 PM run by the Middle School Student Council team. Please make sure your student(s) wears a comfortable outfit on that day and brings an extra change of clothing that can get wet or dirty. We also recommend a hat, sunscreen, a large bottle of drinking water, and a towel.  We will have waterslides and sponges, pie throw, tag football, and more. Appropriate shoes are also recommended. Students will see the following power point in their emails. It is strongly suggested that any personal electronics are not brought to Field Day. We are not responsible for items that get wet or damaged.  If you have any questions please contact Mrs. C-Spotts at: anita.chakraborty-spotts@bvsd.org or Victoria Hankey at: Victoria.hankey@bvsd.org.  Students will be dismissed at 3:10 PM.  If you are picking up your students early before this time please check them out at the attendance office as usual.

SOME THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW……

 

  
NEW Kamuk - Peak to Peak Language & Cultural Exchange Program (Colorado & Costa Rica) Meeting
 
Join Peak to Peak’s first high school exchange program! This is a 2-week international language and cultural exchange program between the Kamuk school in Costa Rica and Peak to Peak. Apply to host a student from Costa Rica for 2 weeks in Jan. 2020. Share school experiences, your family and Colorado with Kamuk students. As an optional extension, P2P students can travel to Costa Rica for 2 weeks in July 2020 to attend the Kamuk school, live with a host family, take Spanish classes and explore Costa Rica!
This a life-changing opportunity that will challenge comfort zones, break down language and cultural barriers and will result in tremendous personal growth.
 
A parent/guardian interest meeting will be held on Monday, May 13th at 5:30 PM in Sr. Barbour’s room, N155.  Questions? Contact Leslie Foster at Lfoster@commongroundinternational.com
 

NEW Student Council Elections 

Next year StuCo time will be held during Tuesday lunchtime and so if your student wants to be a representative or has a service heart please use this link.  Elections for president, v.p, treasurer and secretary are happening Thursday, May 16th in the afternoon. Candidates need to send a 1-minute video discussing how they will implement the elements of IROAR in the school for their position. Please send all videos by Wednesday evening to Anita.chakraborty-spotts@bvsd.org.  Thank you for your ongoing support these past few months. If you have any feedback please contact either of us. 

Anita Chakraborty-Spotts & Vicki Hankey, Student Council Leaders

anita.chakraborty-spotts@bvsd.org

victoria.hankey@bvsd.org

 


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/.  Magazines are available for pickup in the Think Tank.

 

turtle 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


  
NEW Middle School Finals Schedule - UPDATED
  
 


 

Middle School Announcements 

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

 

 

High

 

 

NEW Do I Have to Attend Class Before or After My AP Exam?

Yes. Students are expected to attend any classes they have on the day of their exam, except for those that meet at the time of the exam. In order to miss class before or after the exam, normal attendance policies must be followed including a parent or guardian notifying attendance of your absence.  You must also sign in if arriving late and out if leaving post exam. If a parent or guardian does not contact attendance, you are expected to attend class or will be given an unexcused absence.

 


NEW Kamuk - Peak to Peak Language & Cultural Exchange Program (Colorado & Costa Rica) Meeting
 
Join Peak to Peak’s first high school exchange program! This is a 2-week international language and cultural exchange program between the Kamuk school in Costa Rica and Peak to Peak. Apply to host a student from Costa Rica for 2 weeks in Jan. 2020. Share school experiences, your family and Colorado with Kamuk students. As an optional extension, P2P students can travel to Costa Rica for 2 weeks in July 2020 to attend the Kamuk school, live with a host family, take Spanish classes and explore Costa Rica!
This a life-changing opportunity that will challenge comfort zones, break down language and cultural barriers and will result in tremendous personal growth.
 
A parent/guardian interest meeting will be held on Monday, May 13th at 5:30 PM in Sr. Barbour’s room, N155.  Questions? Contact Leslie Foster at Lfoster@commongroundinternational.com
 
 

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/.  Magazines are available for pickup in the Think Tank.


 
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

 

 
  

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Friends of P2P

 

  
 

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Volunteer

 


VOLUNTEER INFORMATION & NEEDS: 

  
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