Virtual School Portrait Day is Monday, January 25!  

Here are some general guidelines to follow when taking the portrait photo of your student:

  1. Make sure the photo is only of the head and shoulders
  2. Photo must be of the student only
  3. No sunglasses, hats or anything else that obstructs the view of the face
  4. Attempt to use a neutral, soft background. Don’t use a busy/distracting background.
  5. No backlit lighting – take photo in a well-lit space
  6. Take the picture as a vertical image

Once you have your final photo, please click the link below to upload it to a google form.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScoy8DHzLYtb8mrFGGFykP63lTrC4aH8xv-NpMhfj18aUqESw/viewform

Thank you from your Yearbook Committee!

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7 & 8 grade conferences delayed

“We are in the process of planning out spring conferences. At this time we will be delaying the conferences initially scheduled for the first week in February and instead will be creating an opportunity in mid-February for 8th grade students and parents to get teacher input on high school course selection. Details about this opportunity and conferences for all 7th and 8th graders will be forthcoming.”

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Council Agenda 1/21/21

Horizons Council Agenda

Thursday, 1/21/21 600-800 

Minutes: TBD
Facilitators, Lucas Ketzer & Tyler Currie

6:00 Welcome/Intro/Council Agreements

6:10 Update: Classroom monitors/testing

6:30 Committee Reports
DAC, DPC, Diversity, Community Group, FRC, Board Report

6:45 Update: Charter Contract 

7:05 Open Forum/Close

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86103977438?pwd=ZDBNYVFWTjBMSHI0UWdscGhmaUQyUT09 Meeting ID: 861 0397 7438 Passcode: 937849

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Longmont Dairy Lids

Did you know that getting your milk from Longmont Dairy can benefit Horizons? If you save the lids and bring them to school, we have a wonderful parent that turns them in.  Longmont Dairy pays the school for the returned lids.

Thanks everyone!

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No School Monday as we Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights activist and champion of human rights, justice and equality. His powerful words continue to inspire, teach and shape individuals in the US and around the world.

“The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.”

“We want all of our rights, we want them here, and we want them now.”

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

“We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence.”

“Here is the true meaning and value of compassion and nonviolence, when it helps us to see the enemy’s point of view, to hear his questions, to know his assessment of ourselves. For from his view we may indeed see the basic weaknesses of our own condition, and if we are mature, we may learn and grow and profit from the wisdom of the brothers who are called the opposition.”

“Every man of humane convictions must decide on the protest that best suits his convictions, but we must all protest.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. waves to supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial 28 August 1963 on the Mall in Washington DC (AFP/Getty Images)
Martin Luther King, Jr. waves to supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial 28 August 1963 on the Mall in Washington DC (AFP/Getty Images)
” Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

“Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever. The yearning for freedom eventually manifests itself.”

The Martin Luther King, Jr sculpture is seen at the MLK Memorial December 1, 2011 in Washington, DC. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
The Martin Luther King, Jr sculpture is seen at the MLK Memorial on December 1, 2011 in Washington, DC. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

Dr Martin Luther King, Jr., American Baptist Minister, led the struggle against racial discrimination in the 1960s, inspiring supporters with the power of his rhetoric. He advocated the principle of non-violent protest, affirming that opposition should be tackled with compassion rather than aggression. Born on 15 January 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia, he was assassinated on 4 April 1968. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for h

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Thank you

We are profoundly thankful for the community donors that helped to fund our Black Lives Matter Book Collection for the 7/8 classroom library. We know these books will help enlighten and enrich our readers and will help to advance the legacy of Dr. King whose birthday we are celebrating.

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HOW TO LEAVE A MESSAGE

When you call the school (720-561-3600) you will hear a canned message.

Push the # key on your phone. Do not push the 1 or the 2, just the # key. 🔑

This will take you to my outgoing message.

Then you can leave a message.

We do not have a separate attendance line so feel free to leave a message about anything.

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Food Services for when we return

As you know we will be returning to Hybrid learning beginning January 19th.  Starting on the 19th, we will again have breakfast snacks available for all students in the morning.
Breakfast counts will be taken with attendance.
Lunches will be provided for any student who needs one. This can be for ANY student in the morning or the afternoon groups.  Please let your teacher know if your teacher needs lunch.
Thank you so much!
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MUSICAL CORNER

Hello Horizons Families,
I want to share with you a number of musical opportunities, at Horizons and around town:
MUSICAL MONDAYS AT HORIZONS, beginning Monday, January 25th in the HUB.
9:00 am – Choir for 3/4 Students
10:00 am – Instrumental Music for 5/6/7/8 Students
11:00 am – Choir for 5/6/7/8 Students
Kids can just show up on the 25th to sign up.
Please enter through the outside HUB door.
Be sure to fill out a CoVID Screening Form.
Please contact Alice (alice.hartman@bvsd.org) with questions.
OPPORTUNITIES AROUND TOWN:
1.  Greater Boulder Youth Orchestra:  http://www.greaterboulderyo.org/
2.  CSU Middle School Program. (quick deadline):  https://music.colostate.edu/music-education/msoe-details/
All of these are outstanding offerings for young musicians.  I’d love to talk with anyone who is interested!
ODE TO JOY Video:
Finally, if you missed it on email, here is “An Ode to Joy,” by Horizons kids, families, and staff.
Thanks Everyone!  Have a great weekend,
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Dare2Care

DARE2CARE and K-1/2 PARTNER FOR PETS
These K 1/2 students really helped us out by finishing the Dare2Care project for the Boulder Humane Society.  We finished about 15 tug toys and three small animal beds together.  Our 3/4 Dare2Care team worked diligently on these community care projects and we really appreciate Sequoia, Florence and Mila putting the finishing touches on these gifts.
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Caring Community ~ Supporting Equity in Nutrition
Are you someone wondering how to help our community members in these times of uncertainty?
We are collecting monetary donations and/or grocery gift cards for our families needing a bit of support right now.  During this school year, we have given about $1400.00 to our families through grocery card support.  We would like to continue this effort for the next four months if possible.
Feel free to reach out to Hope or Sherry to donate to this worthy cause.
There is also a way to support our community food-sharing organizations such as EFAA and Community Food Sare.    If you are able to donate OR need food assistance, please check out these amazing organizations.
Please reach out with any questions, ideas for supporting our neighbors, or anything food-related!
Sherry
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