Green Thumb Volunteers Needed

Our garden is in need of a few families to volunteer their time to weed and harvest vegetables over the summer. We are requesting one family adopt a week and plan to drop by 2 or 3 times during that week. Pat Smalley is the lead contact on the garden for the summer, if you have any questions please contact him directly at pat.smalley@bvsd.org

To sign up for a week, please click on the signup genius link!

Thank you for your support

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ROOTS & SHOOTS

Greetings all,

We are planning our first summer Rots & Shoots club meeting this Wednesday at 6;00 PM — at Gombe Grove in Burke park behind Horizons K8 school in Boulder.  All are welcome (pets too) and it’s FREE.
At this first meeting we will spend about 25 minutes learning about each other, a bit about Jane Goodall with some stories, and what Roots & Shoots is all about.  And then we will do a trash pick up all around Burke Park Lake walkway (adjacent to our meeting site).  The entire meet-up will be 1-hour.
Weather:  We will be meeting rain or shine, so come prepared with jackets and mud-able shoes.  We will NOT stay if there is lightning, however.
We plan to continue meeting every other Wednesday evening at 6:00PM, starting June 7th.
We will be following the Roots & Shoots model, of:
1. Learning about Jane and her work
2. Creating needs maps of our community
3. Devising a campaign (or 2) that benefits people, animals, or the environment in our community
4. Celebrating our efforts as we all learn to become more compassionate leaders
Although R&S clubs typically include kids 8 to 14 years old, there is no age restriction, especially for this summertime group —  and we encourage families to participate together.  This is not a Horizons school group or in any way officially affiliated with the school — it’s just a fun summer club that works to make a positive difference in the world.
Teresa and I currently serve on the United States Roots & Shoots leadership committee for the Jane Goodall Institute Board of Directors, so we are intimately familiar with the program and will do our very best to facilitate and maybe even bring in some special elements.
And here is the link to Jane’s visit to Horizon’s school:  https://vimeo.com/219116009
Cheers!

 

Brad McLain, Ph.D. | Co-Director
bradley.mclain@colorado.edu

DIRECT: 303.819.6917 

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Agenda of the June 8, 2017 Horizons Board Meeting

Agenda of the June 8, 2017 Horizons Board Meeting

 

Timekeeper: TBD Process Observer:  TBD

6:00     Welcome:  C, C, C’s

6:05     Approval of minutes: May 2017

6:10     Principal’s Report

6:15     Finance Review Report

  • FY 18 Budget Approval
  • Budget Talking Points
  • Grievance procedure updates
  • FTE Changes
  • Employee handbook update
  • Hiring updates
    • Recommendation to hire: Rebecca Riggleman
    • Recommendation to hire: Traci Bushnell
    • Seeking ¾ para, ⅚ para, ⅞ Spec. Ed. para, Long term Spec. Ed. Elementary Sub
  • Celebrations

7:15

  • Ok action Items
  • Process observer comments
  • Next regularly scheduled meeting is Thursday, August 10, 2017
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Save The Day----All School Work Day

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17-18 Horizons Calendar of Events

To access next year’s calendar, click HERE.

Please note that there are days when BVSD is in session and Horizons is not, and vice versa. When BVSD is in session and Horizons is not, we do offer “Adventure Days”, tuition-based childcare.

 

 

 

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Registration

If you have already set up your Parent Portal in Infinite Campus, you can go complete your family’s Annual Data Update in the system now:

1. Log into your Infinite Campus Portal with the account you previously created.
2. Select the link on the lefthand column titled “Annual Data Update ADU.”
3. A new window will open and you will be directed through the process. Some requested changes to information may require documentation. Please refer to the help boxes as you proceed. Make sure to complete all fields marked with a red asterisk (i.e. required information).
If you have NOT yet set up your Parent Portal in Infinite Campus, you should have received an email with a Campus Portal Activation Key and instructions.
If you do not have a portal yet and you did not receive the email with activation key, please contact Horizon’s registrar, Hope. at hope.nelson-roohr@bvsd.org

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2017-18 Supply Lists & Annual Donation Expenses

2017-18 Supply Lists & Annual Donation Expenses

 Supply donations are requested at the beginning of the school year to cover the cost of classroom supplies and additional educational expenses that come up annually.

NOTE: Only classroom supply money is due at the beginning of the year.

Payments: Payments can be made by personal check made out to Horizons K-8 School (with a note on the memo line with your child’s name) OR through RevTrak/credit card (with an additional 3.5% convenience fee).  Please submit your payment directly to the box outside of the Business office in the front office.

Outdoor Education: We are also including approximate costs of Outdoor Education, Winter Sports and Field Trips as a courtesy so that you may budget accordingly.  The exact costs of these experiences will be communicated to parents, and collected at a later date.

 Moolah! For all families, we also appreciate you keeping in mind our annual Moolah campaign effort.  The typical ask per child for this campaign is $375.  Thank you!!

Free and Reduced Lunch: For families that qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch program, this year, the application will be available through the Parent Portal on Infinite Campus.  Please see Lauren if you have any questions about this process.

Please note these costs are all part of running our program but are not required as fees.  No child will be turned away from any of these experiences or not provided the materials they need to be a student in full standing with the resources required.  Students needing to apply for Free & Reduced Lunch Benefits may do so on the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.

 K-8 SUPPLY LISTS

📚Kindergarten: Donation for Classroom Supplies $100.00

Kindergarten utilizes lots of hands-on materials throughout the year. Instead of parents bringing in traditional “school supplies” we request this amount per student so that we can buy these supplies in bulk including materials for everyday academics, art, theme studies, special projects, and more. Such things will include writing journals and utensils, colored paper, markers, crayons, pencils, computer supplies, books, learning games, math manipulatives, etc. It will also cover the cost of most of our field trips which may include trips to the Butterfly Pavilion, Fiske Planetarium, a museum, and/or a musical event such as a play or an orchestra event. The cost of our Outdoor Education experiences in September will be covered by a generous donation from Council.

 Note: This money does not cover the costs of winter sports that will happen in January and February. We anticipate the total cost of winter sports to be about $55.00. We will collect this money when we know the exact pricing for this trip. Total approximate cost per K student is: $155.00

Please also provide:

  • One water bottle, labeled with your child’s name
  • One pair of indoor shoes or slippers (for when it is muddy or wet outside)
  • One change of season appropriate clothing (including underpants and socks) in a labeled ziplock bag. (ALL including socks and undies) clothes and belongings should be labeled !!

 1st and 2nd Grades📚: Donation for Classroom Supplies $100

This amount goes towards classroom supplies and materials. Classroom supplies include everything from tissues, band-aids, soap and sponges to paper clips, tape, glue, pencils, erasers, journals, replacing torn/used books as well as supplies for art, math, literacy, science, social studies and special projects including our performance and more!

Please also provide:

  • Reusable lunch box or bag
  • Water bottle
  • Headphones (please not earbuds) for computer and tablet use
  • Backpack large enough to fit lunch, water bottle plus items/packets or papers sent home from school
  • Please also remember to label everything clearly!

This amount does not cover the costs of field trips, outdoor education, or winter sports that will be happening throughout the year. We anticipate the total cost of field trips to be about $20.00, outdoor education to be about $150.00 and winter sports to be about $55.00.  We will collect this money when we know the exact pricing for this trip. The approximate total cost per student is $325.00.

Note: Our movement/music/art/performance classes will include the hiring of specialists who will help provide high quality instruction to all of our students.  Please note that our funds from Council and the Moolah campaign only cover a portion of these expenses.

 

  📚3rd and 4th Grades Donation for Classroom Supplies: $100.00

This amount will cover consumable and non-consumable materials (glue, pencils, staples, books etc.) as well as special programming, guest speakers, science and other specialized materials. Additional costs will be incurred for Outdoor Ed ($150) and Winter Sports ($65), and field trips ($30).  We will collect this money when we know the exact pricing for this trip.

Note: Total approximate cost per student is $345.  A portion of this cost will be covered by the “experiential learning” money donated by Council.

Please also provide:

  • A backpack and lunch container and refillable water bottle
  • A sturdy 4 – 10 pocket expanding file folder that closes
  • A spiral or bound notebook (any type of decorative cover) that can be used as a planner
  • Earbuds or headphones clearly labeled with name to use with Chromebooks

 5th & 6th Grades📚: Donation for Classroom Supplies $125.00

This amount will include:  movement/music/art/performance classes, student planners, consumable and non-consumable classroom supplies, office supplies, art supplies, materials for curricular projects, funding for outreach programs, playground equipment, performance funding, science and social studies excursions, and other expenses as they arise.

Our movement/music/art/performance classes will include the hiring of specialists who will help provide high quality instruction to all of our ⅚ students.  Please note that our funds from Council only cover a portion of these expenses.

 

Amount Item Purpose
1  2-inch binder with clear pocket view covers

 

Portfolio. For incoming fifth graders and sixth graders who are new to Horizons
1 Single subject spirals 1 for Spanish 1A (daily Spanish classes)
1 Composition books Language Arts
5 1-1/2 inch binder

 

Language Arts

Social Studies

Science

Math

Spanish 1A ONLY (daily Spanish classes)

2 Packages of graph paper with hole punched Math for 6th graders ONLY
1   Spiral notebook with graph paper

 

Math for 5th graders ONLY
1 Homework organizer such as an expandable file  with at least 6 sections OR zippered 3-ring binder To transport & organize work in progress between school and home
1 Labeled earbuds To access online content
1 Box of 24 pencils (either woodcased or mechanical) All subjects

We encourage you to use supplies from previous years.  Do not feel you need to go out and purchase everything new.  Remember that you’ll need a backpack, reuseable lunch bag, labeled water bottle,

Community supplies include colored pencils, highlighters, post-its, etc. available for shared use in the ⅚ classrooms. We will be providing our ⅚ students with academic planners and look forward to helping them learn how to use this organizational tool as they navigate between classrooms.  Students have the choice to bring their own pencil case with personal supplies if desired.

The only additional expenses families should encounter will be the costs for Outdoor Ed ($290.00) and Winter Sports.  Winter Sports costs vary greatly and average $100.  We have tried to include our known field trip costs into the $125 fee above.   More information on these expenses will be available in August and December respectively.  We will collect this money when we know the exact pricing for this trip.

Note: Total approximate cost per student is $515.  A portion of this cost will be covered by the “experiential learning” money donated by Council.

 

 📚7th and 8th Grades: Donation for Classroom Supplies $150.00

This amount will cover: student planner, tech-lab materials, experiential learning opportunities, movement and physical education experiences, art fees and instruction, and attendance to live performances.

 Additionally, individual students should purchase and bring these supplies: Students will use these supplies personally through the year. Advisory supplies are listed below.

 

Qty. Item Purpose
5 spiral notebooks: single-subject, college-ruled, with folder pockets (100 pg minimum) one notebook each for: Spanish, science, language arts, social studies, and Advisory
1 1-½ inch 3 ring binder, 300 sheets of graph paper, and 4 dividers Math
1 1-½ inch 3 ring binder Spanish
1 pack lined loose-leaf paper: college-ruled all subjects
1 document organizer: such as an expandable file-folder with at least 6 sections, OR zippered 3-ring binder to organize and transport in-progress work between school and home
1 backpack or bookbag for personal use
1 reusable lunch box/bag for personal use
1 pencil box/bag for personal use
1 set of colored pencils for personal use
1 set of pencils: these could be standard #2, or mechanical students are responsible for having a working pencil in each class every day
1 pencil sharpener: hand-held to keep in pencil box for personal use
1-2 packs of sticky-notes annotating in all subjects
3 highlighters (any size, variety of colors) all subjects
1-2 glue-sticks all subjects
1 set of labeled earbuds or headphones listening to and creating video tutorials/audio projects

 Advisory Supplies

7th Graders 8th Graders
1 box of colored pencils 1 box of multi-colored markers or sharpies
1 box tissues 1 box tissues
1 roll paper-towels 1 roll paper-towels
4 glue sticks 4 rolls of clear “Scotch” tape
1 pack of lined 3”x5” index cards 1 pack of Expo dry erase markers

The ⅞ Team is grateful for an additional $50.00 per student that was donated by parents and allocated for our use at the May, 2016 Council meeting. These funds will cover a portion of the project week costs. Please don’t hesitate to contact any member of the ⅞ team with questions.

The only additional expenses families should encounter for their ⅞ student will be the approximate costs for Outdoor Ed ($250.00) and Winter Sports ($75.00). More information on these expenses will be available in August.  Total approximate cost per student is: $475.00. Incoming 8th grade families will also have the expense of the 8th grade trip experience to consider.  Details forthcoming.

 

 

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Congratulations Class of 2017

It is an honor to celebrate each of you!

Reilly Allison                                    Oliver Baker                     Amy Beaven                      Amaya Brooks

Daniel Carles-Gonzalez                  Abby Champlin               Casten Crosby                  Emma Dimetrosky

Selah Dow                                         Mardoche Dowling-Davis    Madison Felix            Daisy Gabriel

Jillian Gerlitz                                    Ian Hagen                         Stella Haskins                  Klaus Heiman

Maggie Holst                                    Jackie Jessen-Hegelbach   Darrow Klein                Luke Leiden

Duke Levenberg                               Ruby Link                              Victor Lita                     Topi Martinez

Ben Mollborn                                    Dean Nock                            Nathan Olson                Parker Patchett

Will Pena                                            Alex Poplawski                   Sebastian Reid               Leo Rothstein

Zev Rudkin                                         Luca Schuettpelz-Rohl      Nik Strohmeyer            Leo Sundstrom

Eliza Svolos                                         Carson Weaver                   Aria Wozniak

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Good Bye & Good Luck to John

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FUN DAY

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