First Day
August 15



  The "Peakly"
Monthly News & Photo Journal


Peak CREW,
Here's the message I'm sending out to our school community at 7PM tonight as reminders over the next two weeks (we're still building out our final all school message list with all staff.....so you'll eventually get the voice message too:):
Peak Families,
Here are some quick updates to clarify events this week and next week before I send out our first edition of "The Peakly" newsletter.
*Back to School Night - Tomorrow Wednesday 8/23 will happen in 2 sessions to allow for parents to visit more than one classroom. Please join us for either the 3:30-4:15 session or the 4:15 -5:00 session. We are excited to have everyone join us for an overview of your students' grade level, curriculum, expectations, daily schedule, field experiences, fun events, and ways to support learning at home. We would ask that you keep students and siblings home as much as possible, but do not want that to be a barrier to anyone coming.
*Flex Testing Days - To clarify, please sign up for individual student testing with teachers through their communicated process on SeeSaw. If you're having any issues with getting on SeeSaw please give us a call in the main office at 303-982-2083. Students are only at school for the testing window of time, not the full day. Think of it like a doctor's appointment...except it's for educational testing:). If your student does not have testing (grades 4th and 5th) they do not have school.
*Car Line Safety - If you're picking up a Prek-2nd grade student, you need to park in the parking lot and walk up and cannot park in the car line. Also, when in the car line please stay in the single line and do not go into the other lane unless you are directed to do so by a staff member.
*Peak/JeffCO Calendar - Just as another reference and support for new families and returning families, here is a link to our combined Peak/JeffCO yearly calendar:
Thanks for your amazing CREW support and energetic start to our school year!
Make it a great day!
Mr. Tim Carlin
Principal of Fun
Peak Expeditionary School
Tim Carlin
Principal of Fun

Peak Families,
I hope you're having an amazing summer! With school starting on August 15th, I want to give you as much info as possible about the upcoming school year. Please take a moment to read through this update and I look forward to seeing everyone as we kick off another CREW year at Peak! *Peak/JeffCO Calendar - Planners rejoice, JeffCO has set their calendar for the school year! This year we are coordinating all of our dates with the JeffCO calendar and will not be able to avoid the need for flex testing days. As you view the calendar, all days are labeled and the only confusion can be the green label with either one * or two **. To be clear, any day labeled FLEX, green, yellow, or red are NO SCHOOL, with the only exception of snow make up days that will be called and communicated by JeffCO. Here is the link to the calendar for planning: http://track.spe.schoolmessenger.com/f/a/TCE6KKRXL207NLCztp6SVw~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRmoFIYP0RSaHR0cHM6Ly9kcml2ZS5nb29nbGUuY29tL2ZpbGUvZC8xZHRWSWhXYzFQbVdtUWFSYjY4b21wUl8xRWQ5Skd3dW8vdmlldz91c3A9c2hhcmluZ1cHc2Nob29sbUIKZLaYHr9kpRsKUlISc2tnb3VkaWVAZ21haWwuY29tWAQAAAAB *Flex Testing Days - August 25th, August 28th, December 8th, and May 5th. These days are now required district wide. They are primarily used to assess reading individually, which is difficult to do with any distractions. All students in grades K-3 and 4th/5th (READ plan only) will sign up for an individual testing time at Peak. August 25th testing will occur for last names A-L and August 28th testing will occur for last names M-Z, we are announcing this so you can plan accordingly. If your student does not have testing, they are not to attend school. You will receive a notice for a sign up process from teachers to schedule a specific time during the flex testing day. On December 8th and May 5th all K-3 and 4th/5th (READ plan only) students will have individual testing times throughout the day. *School Supplies - Our CREW tradition continues and we do not require school supply lists! Instead of a list, there is a $25 fee that will be added to your account and can be paid at the beginning of the school year. This is an optional fee for any family qualifying for free/reduced lunch. This gives us appropriate funds for all the paper, pencils, notebooks, and other supplies without any major difference between our students. Each student needs a school bag, however if you need a school bag we can source one here from donations. Please email Ms. Sarah ([email protected]) if you need support with getting a school bag. *Summer Connection Days! As part of our Expanded Learning Time Grant we are offering additional reading support for specific students on READ plans and open sessions for each grade level  to connect before the school year. We will direct message any student we are inviting to the "RAMP up to READING" program which includes engaging reading practice and bike park time! We will have open bike park and fun CREW challenges on the afternoons from 1:30-3:30 at Peak on August 2nd (1st grade), August 3rd (2nd grade), August 4th (3rd grade), August 7th (4th grade), August 8th (5th grade). Just have your student ready with water and sunscreen already on for this fun outdoor time. You can bring their bike and helmet if they have one and we will provide for those that do not. If you are new to Peak, please come into the main office as you will need to sign a waiver prior to participation. *Meet the Teacher Social - We have carved out a time for all new families and returning families to meet their new teacher in a fun social event on Thursday August 10th from 3:30-5PM here at Peak! We are working on providing some treats for everyone, while also giving you a chance to chat with your students new teacher. Doors will open at 3:30 and you will be able to go to classrooms. We will message class assignments on the 10th and have them posted for this event. *Peak Event Calendar & Website - We are working on finalizing our major event calendar including Back to School Night, Stakeholder's Summit Dinner, the RAD Race, and Conferences. The event calendar along with website update will be coming out the first week of school. That's a BIG email, so if you made it this far...THANK YOU! We're excited to kick off year 6 at Peak Expeditionary School and as always make it a challenging, meaningful, and adventurous experience for all! Sincerely, Mr. Tim Carlin Principal of Fun Peak Expeditionary School at Pennington
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