Peak Expeditionary School at Pennington is purposefully different. We are here to change learning and change lives. We believe learning should be challenging, meaningful, and adventurous!  Peak is a PreK-5 school that has a Colorado environment theme at each grade level (Pre K - Shortgrass, K-Foothills, 1-Montane Forest, 2nd-Alpine, 3rd-Riparian (river), 4th-Canyonlands, 5th-Alpine).  Our students will go on outdoor adventures into each environment with the support of Colorado Mountain Club, Snowboard Outreach Society, and other community sponsors.  Students will have a chance to hike, bike, climb, and even snowboard in the Rocky Mountains that we call home.

As an Expeditionary School we offer hands on learning expeditions connected to our curriculum for all students, taking learning outside our classrooms and into our community.  Our approach to literacy integrates Science & Social Studies topics that we connect with field experiences as students think like: scientists, mathematicians, journalists, engineers, and explorers.  We believe in a 3 dimensional view of student achievement that includes: Knowledge & Skills, Character, and Quality Work.  Our character education is called CREW, which stands for Courage, Respect, Empathy, and quality Work.  Students engage in project based learning experiences connected with our CREW character traits throughout the school year and display their amazing work throughout our building.  

 We offer expanded learning time each day through integrated Science experiences at every grade level & enrichment opportunities that range from Karate, to Chess, to Engineering with NREL.  Our school day runs from 7:50 am-4:20 pm, which allows for students to engage in these rich community based experiences.

 Peak offers meals and snacks for all students as part of our expanded learning day, before and after school care, and full day kindergarten, Band and Orchestra for all 5th graders, monthly community engagement nights and outreach and in-reach programs for our families.



Peak Families!

What an amazing 1st year, I can't believe it is coming to an end next week.  We have learned so much together this year as we started the first expeditionary school in JeffCO and are so excited to take all that we have learned and make next year even better.  From the Greatest Showman kick-off, to Halloween fun runs, to holiday service projects, to climbing mountains and canoeing rivers, I believe we have made Peak moments together throughout the school year that will last a lifetime. 

As we close this first year, here are a few quick reminders about next week:

*We have normal school this upcoming Monday through Wednesday, please keep kids coming to school so that we can make the most of the last three days.

*On Tuesday, to kick of Summer Learning we will give each student that is returning to Peak a summer activity workbook that will help keep students thinking and learning all summer long.  This wonderful gift is being provided by our PTA and is connected with the fundraising that students did throughout the school year.  Please, please, please, have your student use this activity guide for 15-20 minutes a day or roughly 2 hours a week over the summer.  It can keep them from losing months of academic progress that we have made throughout the year.  To encourage everyone to use their activity workbook, we will have 3 summer fun days for any students that can show they have completed one third of the book at each point in the summer.  More information will come home on Tuesday.  We also have fun Skate City summer membership cards that $1 admission all summer long!

*On Wednesday, we will have a morning coffee and community time in the lobby where you can meet and greet your students teacher for next year while enjoying a cup of Joe from 7:30-9am.

*Wednesday at 4:30pm we have our 5th grade continuation and say goodbye to our wonderful 5th grade class.

*On Thursday we have Preschool and Kindergarten continuation at 10 am and it is our last day of school with an early release at 1:50 PM.

*Finally, before leaving, please return any library books and pick up any medications from our health clinic on the last day of school for your student.

I will send one more message on Tuesday, until then as always, make it a great day!



Mr. "Tim" Carlin

Principal of Fun

Peak Expeditionary School

at Pennington

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