Pacheco PEAK Progress Report & Equipment Drive

Great news: thanks to generous donations from our community, PEAK* awarded 30 scholarships this spring to Pacheco students, K – 6th grade, which will enable them to participate in extracurricular activities of their choice. Chosen activities include art classes, basketball, Boy Scouts, dance lessons, Girl Scouts, guitar lessons, gymnastics, piano lessons, soccer, and swimming. All but four students are first-time participants in their chosen activity. Now we need your help to gather supplies and equipment for these students.

Supplies & Equipment Needed

If you have any new or gently used items listed below, please drop them off on the last day of school, June 16, 2:00 – 3:30. Look for a PEAK table and sign on the blacktop area near the office. If you would like a donation receipt for tax purposes, we will be happy to provide one.

  • Soccer cleats, shin guards, shorts, or soccer balls
  • Dance or gymnastics leotards or tights
  • Musical instruments–especially guitar or small keyboard
  • Swim goggles, trunks, or bathing suits
  • Basketball shoes, shorts, or basketballs

We would also gladly accept store gift cards (Sports Authority, Big 5, Dance Shop, etc.), personal checks (addressed to “Pacheco PTA: PEAK”), or any other relevant items you would like to donate at that time. If you cannot drop off your items on the 16th, please let me know, and we will arrange a more convenient time and place.

Support Needed

In addition to supplies, the program will greatly benefit from the kinds of ongoing support listed below:

  • Monetary donations or gift cards to help pay for registration or needed equipment
  • Volunteers to assist in registering students for activities or transporting them to practices
  • Translators to help PEAK communicate effectively in English and Spanish

PEAK awards biannual scholarships, and it will thrive with help from people like you. Pacheco students may apply for either spring or fall scholarships, which are funded entirely by donations from our community. If you have ideas or an interest in helping our fundraising efforts, please contact me.

And if you are interested in helping in other ways, we need all the assistance we can find, so feel free to call or email me. If you know others who might also be interested, remember to forward this email to them. Thanks again for your generosity.

Pacheco PEAK Organization: Introduction and Welcome

Try to remember being the age our Pacheco children are now. Even if you loved school, you probably *lived* for an activity you pursued after the final bell rang. My own passions included gymnastics and 4-H; my sisters and friends loved scouting, dance, singing, piano, basketball, and more. These activities bolstered our confidence, refined our natural talents, provided valuable exposure to influential adults, and helped shape our careers, relationships, and even lives. At the very least, they gave us meaningful ways to spend our free time.

PEAK (Promoting Extracurricular Activities for Kids), a new Pacheco-based organization, aims to enable all Pacheco students to pursue their passion–whether for music, sports, dance, art, scouting, martial arts, drama, etc. A volunteer organization, PEAK uses all proceeds for tuition and operating expenses, and because it currently operates under the Pacheco PTA, all donations are tax deductible.

PEAK will succeed with the help–big or small–of people like you. We welcome any of the following:

  • Monetary donations to help pay tuition for extracurricular activities
  • Used or new equipment donations for scholarship recipients (e.g., cleats, musical instruments, art supplies, etc.)
  • Volunteers to pair with scholarship recipients to help them register for activities
  • Translators to help PEAK communicate effectively in English and Spanish
  • Individuals willing to serve on the PEAK governing board
  • People willing to help coordinate or perform small tasks

If you are interested in helping a little or a lot, please let us know, and if you know others who might also be interested, please forward this email to them. Our first meeting will be very soon, so we will email you as soon as a date has been set.

With best regards,

Susan Westwood & Louise Kraemer