Summer Resources for Parents
We hope your summer is full of some of the old standbys: popsicles, waterballoons, sunscreen, bike rides, and some lazy days. However, we know this is going to be a different summer. As we continue to support each other in our parent community, we wanted to provide a list of websites and resources we have found helpful. If you are looking for ways to prevent brain drain or just plain boredom, here's a list of links to some educational resources for students (and maybe a minute of peace for parents). All resources listed are FREE (or offer a free version). Check back as we may add more as the summer goes on...
- SVVSD has an extensive list of resources for Math, Science, Language Arts, and Social Studies for every level, K-12.
- I-Ready accounts for students at Twin Peaks are active through the month of July (click on "Students and most Teachers" and students can do literacy and math lessons.
- Khan Academy has great lessons on everything from Math to Computer coding, History, and Economics.
- Khan Academy Kids is built for Prek-and Kindergarteners and includes early math, phonics and social/emotional lessons
- Rocky Mountian PBS is airing lessons on TV for K-3rd grade students every weekday. You can also stream the lessons online any time and print materials (in English or Spanish!) to go with the lessons. If you don't have a printer they will mail you a packet!
- PBS Kids also has a parent resource page with ideas for crafts, and activities that go with the educational programing they have.
- Scholastic Magazine created Learn from Home reading resources from K-9th grade students. Online stories are interactive and often link to science experiments or other related info.
- Longmont Public Library is offering their summer reading program. Download a bingo card, here.
- Practice your Latin, Spanish, French or a new language using Duolingo.
- Learn or practice your typing skills at Typing.com, Dance Mat Typing, or Nitro Type.
Looking ahead...we need you!
As you think ahead to next year, if you are interested in planning or helping with teacher appreciation projects, our back to school party (fingers crossed!), or heading up the Timberwolf Trot, we would love to hear from you! If you are interested in helping or leading our fearless parent pack next year, please email Sarah@twinpeakspto.org to let us know you are with us and ready to help when the time comes! We know that this Fall we will need to continue the connection, community, and teacher support that our PTO seeks to provide for our school, more than ever.
Stay healthy, and be well!
If you are interested in serving as a PTO Officer please email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on becoming an officer and what the PTO election will look like this year.
- Vice President
- Elementary Coordinator
- Middle School Coordinator
- Communications Coordinator
- Donations Coordinator
- Hospitality Coordinator
Don't forget to enter your volunteer hours to help us keep a yearly total and for a chance to win prizes!
A written record of our volunteer participation may help us to receive grants. By taking time to enter your hours, you may be helping even more!
The first Friday of each month is Smart-E Pants Day! Students bring $1 to wear pants or skirt of your choice, with a uniform top. These $1 donations go towards technology upgrades for our classrooms!
*Elementary can wear any kind of pants, shorts, or skirt (no sweats or pj pants); middle school can wear any denim shorts, pants or skirts.
Skirts and shorts must still come to the students finger tips with arms at their side.
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
Help us thank our outstanding teachers and staff!
Many of our teachers have notified us of items they could really use, which are currently above and beyond our PTO budget. Rather than let these needs go unmet, we'd like to make them available for TPCA families to fulfill on an ongoing basis. The Amazon list will be updated as needs arise throughout the year. Some are very small and others may be larger amounts. Visit the wish list to view the wishes and purchase items.
We love our Teachers!
The PTO strives to make our teachers and staff feel loved and appreciated in many ways througout the year. We know parents may also like to show their appreciation with something special on a holiday, birthday or teacher appreciation week, so we have compiled a list of your teacher's favorites! Just click the button and scroll left to right to find your child's teacher.
Back to School Party
Wear a costume and trick-or-treat down the halls. We'll have carnival games, a pumpkin carving contest, cake walk, concessions and prizes! We need lots of help to make this fun night a success.
fall Food Drive
Our annual Fall Food drive provides needed food and coats for the OUR Center.
The new Timberwolves spiritwear store is up and running! The TPCA dress code now allows students to wear TPCA spiritwear any day of the week. Purchase t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, and hoodies here. Visit the spiritwear store
PTO Email Updates
Sign up here to join the PTO email list. Starting this fall we will send out email updates about upcoming fundraisers, volunteer opportunities, and community events.
Log Volunteer Hours
Please help us keep an accurate yearly total, by logging your volunteer hours. Each month we we will do a drawing for the PTO parking space. Enter your hours to win the super convenient parking space for a month or a local gift card! Records of our excellent parent involvement may help us qualify for grants and also encourage community support. Thank you!
**All TPCA families are asked to volunteer 10 hours per year. If you are short on time, each $10 donation of food or supplies also counts as 1 hour of time. Thank you for your support of TPCA!!**
New Rewards Program
We are excited to announce that we now have an awards program set up with American Furniture Warehouse. Your purchases will now benefit our school, when you mention Twin Peaks Charter Academy at your next furniture purchase! Please be sure to spread the word to friends and family as well.
Boxtops add up and with our boxtops money we are able to earn books for the school library and sports equipment for classes to use at recess! Turn in box tops to your child's classroom teacher.
Milk caps for Moo-La
Bring your Longmont Dairy milk caps to the school offices so we can earn money for our school!
King Soopers Rewards Program
If you have a King Soopers loyalty card you can earn money for our TPCA teacher's appreciation fund every time you shop. You no longer need to load a gift card to support the school, you only need a "Sooper Card."
It's Sooper easy! Take 5 seconds to start earning money for Twin Peaks:
- Login to your account at kingsoopers.com or citymarket.com.
- Click on "Community Rewards" and type in HX413 (or search for Twin Peaks Charter Academy)
- Click enroll. Done!
The best part of the new program is that you can watch your donations to the school add up. King Sooper's donates 5% of your purchases every time you scan your loyalty card! Thank you for supporting TPCA while you shop!
How do I get involved?
There's something for everyone! Every parent can and should have a hand in making this a great year for all our students. Sign up to receive email updates, join the parent Facebook group, click on a sign-up link above, attend a monthly meeting, or email us for more info or to share your ideas.
What are the funds used for?
With the funds we raise, the PTO is able to provide free events throughout the year to promote school community. Additionally, money raised through the Trot and Silent Auction cover the cost of field trip transportation and help us reimburse teachers for some classroom supplies. We also use funds raised for special projects, like water bottle filling stations, playground shade, or a new piano for the music room.
Why should I track my volunteer hours?
All volunteers will be entered in a monthly drawing for a gift card or special parking spot! We also like to show how involved our parents and guardians are in our school, and a written record of volunteer time and involvement is important to have when we are applying for educational and non-profit grants. Your hours are not published and are only used for these purposes. Thank you for taking time to log them!
Purpose and Objectives
The Twin Peaks Charter Academy Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is proud to support our school by hosting events, activities, and fundraisers throughout the year. All parents and guardians who have a student at TPCA are considered members of the PTO and are welcome and encouraged to participate in any and all of the activities we sponsor. In fact, we can't do it without you! Be a part of your child's academic success, and make this the best year yet! We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting.
Our meetings are the first school Monday of the month at 3:15pm in the East Media Center. All TPCA parents are members and are welcome and encouraged to attend. When you attend a meeting you will also have a chance to win a gift card just for attending!
2019/2020 meeting dates:
September 5, 5-6 p.m. * special after hours meeting
September 9 -
2019-2020 PTO Officers
--- Coordinators ---
Elementary: Catherine Bowles
Middle School: Laura Woeste
Spanish Translation and Interpretation: Position Available
Fundraising: Position Available
Donations: Leslie George
Communication: Haley Sackrison
BoxTops: Mindy Jensen
Hospitality: Deana Rohlfs
Smart-E Pants: Alicia Howell