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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.

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Office:303-982-2083 Web:https://peak.jeffcopublicschools.org/‚Äč Twitter:@PeakExSchool Drop-off - 7:40am - Earliest drop-off is 7:40. Students will assemble on the playground where teachers will pick-up at 7:50. 8:00 is the tardy bell. In inclement weather, students will enter the cafeteria through the north side entrance (signs will be on the front doors). Breakfast is provided for all students and one will be given to every student. (Jeffco meal menus can be found on our website).


Lunch -  All Free and Reduced students will receive lunch at no cost, the cost of lunch is $3.25. Students are always welcome to bring a lunch from home. There is a snack cart available to students at breakfast and lunch that is not covered by Free and Reduced. Parents can regulate what students purchase by contacting the office. 


Recess -  Students have 30 total minutes of daily recess and supervised play time.  20 minutes attached to their lunch time and 10 minutes during another part of the day.  


Inclement weather - Peak follows the Jeffco weather guidelines and students may be outside when the weather is 25 degrees and above. Please dress students appropriately to play outside.


Field Experiences and Adventure trips - You will receive a day trip form notifying you of the trip with guidance from the teacher. Overnight Expeditions and Adventure trips will involve additional required Jeffco paperwork as well as required parent meetings. There are no fees for trips, some fundraising activities may be required.


Allergies and Medication - All allergies should be reported to the office by the first day of school along with any emergency medications. Please see the office team for required forms. 


ELT (Expanded Learning Time) - In our last year of our CDE grant, all students are required to participate in amazing additional science classes during the school day and choice activities from 3:30-4:20.


Kindergarten Flexible Pick Up - Parents/guardians can work with administration on a flexible pick up time based on the needs of individual kindergarten students.


Pick Up- 4:20 pm - If you plan to walk up to school to pick up your child, please make your first left upon entering the driveway into the parking lot.  If you plan on picking your student up in the lane closest to the building, please sign up for this option on the first day of school and complete required RED sign that needs to be placed on the dashboard of your car to support safe pick up at the front of school.

UPCOMING EVENTS

RECENT NEWS

Peak Families,

What an amazing kick off for our 2nd year!  From the sing along assembly with our Superintendent Dr. Glass, to having our first PeakEx student speaker Cameron remind us of how We Are CREW, to all the new connections emerging between returning and new students, it was a great first few days of school.  Thank you for also being thoughtful and patient with our new drop off/pick up process, we know it will take a week or two to make it as smooth and safe as possible.  Here are some important reminders for the upcoming week:

*Monday is a late start day each week to allow for professional learning and development of our licensed staff members.  This is a norm here at Peak and other schools around JeffCo are trying to move in this direction because of the benefit of time that it gives our staff, enabling us to provide the best experience possible each week.  School does not officially start until 9, however if you need to drop off your student at 7:50 our YMCA and paraprofessional staff will supervise students until 9. 

*Tuesday & Wednesday are normal school days with a focus on both Empathy and quality Work in CREW.

*Thursday & Friday are flex testing days where students are coming to school by appointment only.  If you haven’t signed up for a time, please coordinate with you students classroom teacher.

We have so much to celebrate this year and I want to thank all of our families for choosing Peak and for trusting us with your child.  As a father of 3 in JeffCo, I know the excitement you see when your students are truly engaged in learning.  As we continually work towards our vision of making learning “challenging, meaningful, and adventurous”, I know you will see that excitement and engagement every day here at Peak.

Make it a great day!

 

Sincerely,

Mr. Tim Carlin

Principal of Fun

Peak Expeditionary School at Pennington

 

Back to School Night

Please join us on Thursday August 29th from 4:30-6:00 PM for all the Peak information your brain can handle. Our amazing PTA is hosting a family BBQ and students will have supervised fun. Teachers will be going over daily life in the classroom, expectations and go into this year’s field experiences. Mr Tim will convey Peak’s philosophy, logistics, and what makes us CREW. Hope to see you there!

 

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