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3 days ago

Happy Friday!

We have some exciting competitions going on right now!

The membership competition is still going on until September 29th! The class winner of this competition will recieve $75 for their classroom and all students will receive a $5 gift card for a sweet treat!

Currently, Mrs. Ralston's class has a demanding lead! Who can catch up? All you have to do is sign up to be a member of the PTO right here πŸ‘‡:

docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfy0jAJkrspv5bI3Du-NgE0Bj9c1j_51cRZRHEccusOVb21mg/viewform?usp=s...

Also, the log in competition is going on until September 29th, as well! The class winner of this competition will win Bookvana tokens for the whole class!

Mrs. Ralston is in 1st place again! Will she win both competitions?

We have a 3 way tie for second! Mrs.Baldwin, Mrs. Lee, and Mrs. Tilden are racing for 2nd place! Who will pull ahead?

Log in and register your Kiddos to pull their class ahead! Here are the links to register:

Holiday Items and Desserts:
www.ShopFund.com
Desserts:
fundraisercart.com/grandpeak

This year there will only be 2 major fundraisers. This one, Fall Fundraiser, and Fun run! Have you registered yet? We have already raised over $2200 for the school! Drop your pictures πŸ‘‡ of your kiddos with their Pupz Collectables!

Remember, you don't have to sell anything to get a Pupz Collectable! One of the major aspects of GPA are our core virtues. There is a coupon on your sheet that can be filled out by simply helping another person(one of our core virtues). Let's see how our community can help each other.
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1 week ago

πŸ“£ Huge shout out πŸ“’ to all of the Teachers and Parents that signed up last night for PTO membership! It was the largest sign up day yet! 13 new members!!
Drum Roll Please.....
The leading Teachers in the competition are as followed:

Mrs. Ralston making a huge jump to first place with 15 members signes up.

Mrs. Dalton coming in second at 13 members signed up.

Mrs. Tilden rocking it at 3rd place with 10 members signed up!

Don't forget the competition is not over until September 29th!
If you would like to sign up to give your child's class a chance at winning the grand prize you can sign up hereπŸ‘‡:
docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfy0jAJkrspv5bI3Du-NgE0Bj9c1j_51cRZRHEccusOVb21mg/viewform?usp=s...
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Grand Peak Academy for tomorrow in person start, how do you expect to handle drop off in a matter of 15 minutes for students not to be late? I think this plan seems to be unrealistic. As drop off was hectic with no restrictions of drop off before 7:45.

2 weeks ago

Drum roll please.....
In first place for having the most sign ups in the PTO roundup competion is Mrs. Baldwin's class.

In second place is Mrs. Dalton's class.

In third place is Mrs. Stroh's class.

But the competition is not over and the race is close! The link to sign up for the PTO is included below! The winning class will receive a $75 teacher classroom fund and $5 individual gift cards for a tasty treat!

Membership Signup Form:
docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfy0jAJkrspv5bI3Du-NgE0Bj9c1j_51cRZRHEccusOVb21mg/viewform?usp=s...

Curious what being part of the PTO means? Check out the collage below! One of the many aspects of PTO is making sure the teachers and staff are taken care of! PTO stocked the teachers lounge yesterday with breakfast for all staff to thank them for all the hard work they put in on their teacher work days and everyday! We are so thankful for all they do for our kiddos.

If this seems interesting to you, and you would like to see what other aspects of PTO there are, come join us on September 8th @ 5:30 on our virtual meeting to check it out! We can't wait to see you!
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1 month ago

Welcome New PTO GPA Board!GPA Families we are excited to announce your new PTO Executive Board.

These ladies have been very involved in the past year and we have no doubt they will do amazing things for the school and the PTO!!!! Congrats πŸŽ‰ ladies, the sky is the limit. We can’t wait to see all of the incredible things we know you will accomplish in the next couple of years!!!!

The New PTO Board:
President: Alecia Martz
Vice President: Holly Teague
Treasurer: Katie Young
Secretary: Anne Sheffield
Congrats again ladies and GO BEARS 🐻
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Welcome New PTO GPA Board!

1 month ago

Welcome Back GPA Bears!WELCOME BACK!
We are excited to announce it is the first day of school at Grand Peak Academy. The excitement inside all of the teachers, students, and parents is overflowing this morning! What a marvelous opportunity to celebrate. It has been a long time since we have all been together. The 2020/2021 school year is going to be a plethora of exciting and uncharted territory, and we get to all navigate through it together as a big family and community. As we begin this wonderful journey, drop your 1st day of school pictures in the comments bellow. We cannot wait to see all of the beautiful pictures of our in-person and streaming school families! We hope everyone has a magnificent first day of school.
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Welcome Back GPA Bears!

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One elearner (4th grade) and an excited 2nd grader!

We’re excited!!

1st day of 3rd grade!

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1 month ago

Dear Grand Peak Families,

This evening D49 has chosen to start the school year online. At 3:30pm tomorrow, the Grand Peak Academy Board of Directors will meet to decide how our school will return to learning. Either way, we "return to school," Grand Peak's Streaming School will be a choice for your children. Our teachers and staff have been hard at work in their preparations for the last few weeks and they are so excited to get started. Please know that we will communicate the decision of our Board as soon as we can.

Sincerely,
Scott Hunter, Melissa Maldonado, and Nicole Parker
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Nathan McDonald

Please offer in person learning for those families that want their children to return to school. Children need to be back in school, learning and having time with their peers. There are schools that have already started their year in person, they haven't had an out break and all involved are seeing such wonderful benefits (staff, teachers and students).

I’m beyond frustrated! Why can’t the parents who decide to have their kids do in school learning let their kids do in school learning still!? I have a preschooler and a 1st grader and they need that physical teaching. My daughter learned nothing from a computer designed as a game last year for her remaining months in kindergarten! She is so much more focused in a school classroom setting. And craves that routine she gets by going to in person learning! This online crap is going downhill fast and will cause my children to fall behind academically and I feel like I don’t even get a say in this! 🀬🀬

Totally behind the district with having a start at home and will be behind GPA as well. We're not going to school in person until there is a vaccine.

What is another option besides online when parents both work full time??! Not every parent can stay home and homeschool their children.

Why has Grand Peak Academy decided to stop caring for the landscape, it's almost all dead and looks terrible.

Praying GPA opens next week. My kindergartener needs school. He has been looking forward to kindergarten for two years now. 😞

Another thought. Is there a Para or EA that isnt working while online learning is going on that would be able to facilitate for families?

WOW! This present situation educators and parents are dealing with, not to mention the students, is unprecedented. I'm reading these comments and I can sympathize with the parents. I'm praying for all of you, for a safe and prosperous school year.

I'm frustrated and hope we can still have an option to start in person.

GPA- if you stay open think about enrollment too. D20 is in person and we’d consider trying to get in over there.

Please continue to offer in person! Think about all the hidden issues online school will create. This solution is becoming more dangerous than the virus.

Does anyone know when the board is planning to make the announcement?

My daughter started preschool yesterday at Grand Peak and is over the moon! She is so happy to be in school and so happy to see classmates and have new friends! πŸ’žπŸ˜Š

Please decide to allow in person teaching for all of us parents who stated that we wanted in person learning!

I thought at the last board meeting it was voted to stick with whatever D49 did?

Does this apply to the Pre-K too or just K and above?

I would love to see in person offered as well!

Thank you! Are the GPA board meetings available to watch / stream online?

Email the board members like I did. Their emails are on the grand peak app.

Is there going to be a better plan for middle schoolers? D49 just stated they'd start later in the semester.

My son started preschool yesterday at GPA. I wish that all of you could have seen the turnout. Everyone lined up outside the building and when the teachers opened the doors everyone clapped and cheered. It was a great moment! I wish the board would have been there to see this. The kids need in person learning right now. It is time.

So all of the kids are going to be doing online when school starts is that correct?

520p on Friday and still no hard schedule for Middle schoolers. PowerSchool doesn’t tell you times for anything. What is going on?

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1 month ago

Grand Peak Families, we have heard that our emails may be going into junk/spam folders. Please check your filter to ensure that you allow emails from Grand Peak Academy so that you are up-to-date on communication. Streaming School material pick up for Middle School is set for Tuesday and Wednesday of this week with Elementary Streaming School pick up on Thursday and Friday. If you are a Streaming School family and have not received information regarding your pick up time, please check your email junk folder. ... See MoreSee Less

Grand Peak Families, we have heard that our emails may be going into junk/spam folders. Please check your filter to ensure that you allow emails from Grand Peak Academy so that you are up-to-date on communication. Streaming School material pick up for Middle School is set for Tuesday and Wednesday of this week with Elementary Streaming School pick up on Thursday and Friday. If you are a Streaming School family and have not received information regarding your pick up time, please check your email junk folder.

1 month ago

Grand Peak Streaming School Families, if you have not received an email from us with information on next week's supply pick-up, please make sure to check your spam folder! Still no email...give us a call at 719-495-7360. ... See MoreSee Less

Grand Peak Streaming School Families, if you have not received an email from us with information on next weeks supply pick-up, please make sure to check your spam folder!  Still no email...give us a call at 719-495-7360.

1 month ago

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We love Mrs. Gillmore ❀ she is so amazing with our kiddos

Thank you Erika, Dorris and Lisa for all you do!

Good, I am happy to hear this.

Thank you Ms Gilmore, Dorris, & Erika! ❀️

Hi Miss Dorris, you are a rock star ❀

You all rock!πŸ’—

Wow!

❀️

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1 month ago

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Will band still meet twice per week?

So glad to see Spanish!

That is awesome ❀

blurry??

mr mery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]

Love Mr Mery.

Hi

Hi

We are so grateful and excited for Spanish courses! Thank you!

MRS CORNELIUS yayyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can you focus, please?

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1 month ago

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The audio is difficult to hear.

When do we know what electives our kiddo got?

This talks a lot about in school... is there another presentation for the e-learning?

Hopefully homework will be limited since we will be on the computer all day.

Will they have lockers

no lockers

do we get a list of supplies that we will need

what if one of us tested postive of coona

when are we getting schdules

do we need a log in for Powerschool?

Yay for a new science teacher!

When do schedules come out?

what is power school?

how do we get codes for google classroom

punny science teacher

Heeeey Mrs. Capitrio! Your awesome

thanks

Hey πŸ‘‹πŸΌ

hi it is Braylen baker

Still can not hear anything

thank you!

i am

Please turn up some

Lizzy Nicol you do need a login for Powerschool and you can get that by emailing our Registrar, Marcia Billingsley at marcia.billingsley@grandpeakacademy.org

If you are watching on a laptop, there is a volume on the facebook video that you can turn up.

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1 month ago

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How many kids are doing in person learning for 5th grade? And where do 5th graders enter the building this year?

Hi Carolyn uncle Bob

That was an on point dad joke

Scarlett is excited to meet everyone! πŸ˜ƒ

hi

Hi Daniel 😎

Way to go

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1 month ago

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Yay for the 4th grade team!!! Can't wait to be with you all!!!

What were the history classes being ta

We're excited to meet you in person Mrs.Barone. 😊

Sorry I missed the part where you each introduced yourselves.... can you say it again?

Excited to socialize! :)X_X;P^_^

Thank you!

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1 month ago

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You guys are so funny. Love this team. ❀️

Well aren't you guys funny

when do her mother and i get her books for school? will she have to be in from of her computer at 8am or will it be like last year where she just has to have the work submitted by 3pm?

So so excited for third grade! Can’t wait Ms Aiken!! Thank you all.

That's my daughter...go Mrs Schuman! So proud!!! β™‘

Can you please speak louder.

Loved all of this!! My child has Mrs. Aiken! She’s so excited after watching this!

HI cARO.

Great job ladies πŸ˜‚

Show us your dance moves ANG!

I love this. Can’t wait to see you the 17th my 3rd grader is so excited

can we see the class rooms?

Abby Ragsdale

Oh hey third grade

so how will my daughter log in for virtual class? How will i find out who my daughters teacher is? is her supply list the same for online?

upstairs?

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1 month ago

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Nice moves! Thank you for your intros! Can’t wait to see you all!

Mrs. Blouin is wonderful!! So kind and patient. My daughter loved her!

When do we need to bring the school supplies?

We are getting different feedback on volume. We will try to adjust to volume when the recordings are posted later.

Love the dance routine! πŸ’ƒ

Good morning all. Where can I find the 2020-2021 school supply list and is there a separate supply list for virtual learners?

Mrs BLOUIN! HUGS!!!!

Great job 2nd grade!!

Can you talk louder? It’s so hard to hear.

Love the song and dance!

Way to go second grade!!!

can hear well on my end

Will the assessments be rescheduled?

I can't hear her

🌹

Thank you and be well.

Great job 2nd grade team!

Question about the supply list: we ordered ours from edukit, is there anything that has been added to the list that was not in the edukit order? (This happened with the Kindergarten list)

Love this team!

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1 month ago

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Brooks will be excited to you see Miss Daniela!

The outdoor learning sounds great!!

Yes! Audio much more cleae

Will Streaming school students be getting copies of the workbooks in order to keep up?

Very clear on my phone

This sounds like a great program! Thank you ❀

How will streaming school students turn in work and be evaluated?

I can hear everyone

Yay!

Its very hard to understand you

Yes. We cannot hear either.

Thank you!

Yay Jamie!

Hiya Ms. Stroh!

to hear you

You all rock

nope

any improvement?

Anyone have the 1st grade supply list by chance?

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