Summer Garden Help Needed! Sign Up Now :)

Please sign up below to drop by the school garden and help us keep it healthy this summer! Sign up for one week and visit twice.

 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4faaa723a7fa7-summer

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Volunteering Opportunities & Parent Directory

Volunteering Opportunities & Parent Directory

Dear Horizons Parents,

Many of you have been inquiring about an all-school directory.

Horizons uses HelpAtSchool.org to host our online parent student directory.  Please be on the lookup for an email in August from HelpAtSchool.org inviting you to opt-in or opt-out of the directory.  This directory contains names, emails and phone numbers but not street addresses.

We will also be using HelpAtSchool.org as our one-stop-shop for parent volunteer opportunities at the school, so while you are there please visit the Sign-Ups page (click link) to see if there are any ways you might like to help at Horizons!

Thank You,

Hope Nelson-Roohr
Horizons K8 Registrar

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Let's all get together and have a good time...

Let's all get together and have a good time...

­­COME ONE, COME ALL

TO THE 11th ANNUAL HORIZONS PRE-LABOR DAY LABOR DAY WORK DAY

 Saturday, August 11th 1-4 PM

Join us as we beautify and organize our school environment.  Your children are welcome to join you. 

There will be lists of tasks posted at the school, both inside and outside jobs.  Teachers will also request assistance in classrooms.  Stay tuned for further details! 

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SUMMER READING

SUMMER READING

Dear Parents,

 Here are some amazing resources for summer reading selections:

  • Check out the summer reading programs at your local public library. This summer, visit Boulder Public Library to register for the summer program: Summer of Discovery 2018. Students can track their reading, earn rewards, and attend special events. Other local libraries and bookstores have their own fun programs to check out as well. https://boulderlibrary.org/summer/

  • A terrific all-around book site. Definitely explore this one.

http://www.kidsreads.com/

  • A well-developed site specifically geared to boys’ interests in reading. This site is temporarily under construction so check back and in the meantime get a glimpse of some of the Guys Read collections available.

http://www.guysread.com/

  • Great books about adventurous girls.

http://www.pbs.org/parents/booklights/archives/2009/07/series-books-featuring-adventurous-girls.html

  • Check out Scholastic.com. They have books and materials to sell, but also have some ideas and videos to share.

http://www.scholastic.com/parents/

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-lists

  • Brightly has multiple lists based on age, interest or great new releases.

http://www.readbrightly.com/

If you are curious about the level of a specific book, you can google the title with “guided reading level”. (Generally the levels correspond to grades in the following way: Kindergarten Levels A-D, First Grade Levels D-J, Second Grade levels J-M, Third Grade Levels N-P)

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Things You Need to Know!!!

Dear Horizons Families

What a truly wondrous year.  And, to incoming families…welcome!

There are several links in this email that will be of interest to you.

First, have a look at next year’s calendar.  It is an in-process calendar and we will be adding dates for Council meetings, Committee meetings, etc.

Next, have a look at our school supplies list.  This document will offer a list of needed supplies by grade level and a guide for budgeting for school costs throughout the year.

Here is a list of immunization requirements.  Parents who wish to exempt their students from vaccinations are required to sign a personal exemption.  Our health para will be sending these out periodically.

Did you know that all parents working with students as volunteers are required to have a background check?  There are two ways of doing this.  Please go to the VOLUNTEER page on our website to learn about Tclogic as well as fingerprinting.  We will have a ‘finger-printer’ in the school to make it easy for parents on our first Back to School Night on August 23rd.  This would be a convenient time to get this done.

—Hope Nelson-Roohr

Lastly, our Principal Lauren Tracey will be sending out an end-of-year letter, including staff updates.

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Last Week Fun & Inspirations

On Tuesday, Horizons students participated in our Annual Mini-Marathon.  Students, run, walk, and tag team around Burke park, and cross the finish line in a blaze of glory.  This year our third fastest runner was a 4th grader!  Here we are at the starting line.

And on Wednesday, our amazing 7th graders organized and directed Fun Day. These pictures capture some special moments.

Fun Day whispers: ” The school is letting us chew bubble gum”, “I love being this wet!”, “I want to do this every day”.

We applauded, whooped and hollered for our 8th graders as they ran down the hallway to the all-school assembly

And, Lauren says goodbye to students and families leaving at our all-school assembly.

And…we danced together.  End-of-year movement led by Annie, our 5/6 teacher and students.

We concluded our year together with 8th Grade Graduation.  Volunteer parents set-up an extraordinary space for our grads.

This was a time of joy, reflection, moving forward and cake. One of our graduates offered this insight, ” One of the biggest things that I have learned in the past year, and especially over the 8th grade trip, is that I am privileged. I have been given all of the helping hands that I needed, and more, not just because of things like money, and materialistic privilege, but also the privilege to be cared for”.

Listening to each graduate speak of their personal journey in Horizons was inspirational.                                         

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A Note from Jaclyn

Dear Horizons Families,

For the past three years I have have the distinct privilege of serving as the administrative teacher on special assignment. As our school has reorganized roles and responsibilities I had the great opportunity to explore my professional options and made the decision to follow my passion of mentoring teachers. I look forward to continuing to participate as an active parent in the Horizons community. Thank you for all your support and kindness over these three years. It has been a pleasure working with you and your children.
Much love,
Jaclyn Adley
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Important Info Coming Friday

School might be over on Thursday but there is another Skylines coming….

On Friday, 5/25- be on the look out for:

School Supplies/Costs for 18-19

2018-19  long-form calendar (in process) with events and meetings

Medical/Immunization Requirements

Principal Lauren’s end of year letter including staff updates and more

 

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Extra Yearbooks For Sale Now

We have extra yearbooks for sale in the office.  If your student wishes to commemorate a glorious school year full of learning, playing, friendship and fun…there is no better way than to own a yearbook.  We can take cash or checks.  $25

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Congratulations Class of 2018

 My how you’ve grown….

We are so proud of you….

Kylie Angulo                     Avery Bowers                     Julian Champlin

Lucia Claudia                   James Clemson                  Kayden Cline

Malia Ericksen-Dunn    Serena Finney                    Noah Flaxman

Amelie Gentry                  Liam Hansen                      Clara Hartman

Clara Hassan                    Evan Hassan                        Ruben Hernandez

William Hunt                   Kiora Johnson                    Henry Kim

Jyana Kreider                   Timo Le Huerou                Sophie Lindsay

Alex McKenzie                  Hayden Miller                    Georgia Nelson

Elli Nishek                         Eowyn Poplawski               Noah Rand

Campbell Sarinopoulos      Ryan Shaffer                  Quinn Smalley

Ariel Strynar                     Peter Tchang                        Gavin Thillman

Jullian Truesdale             Leah Wawrzynek               Ben Wilkinson

                                                Jackson Wood

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