Volunteers needed for Horizons Art Show at Frasier Meadows.

We need a few volunteers to assist with the advertising and organization of our annual art show at Frasier Meadows.  Pick click HERE to find out how you can help.

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Compassionate Communication -"Walk-ins" are Welcome!

Have you heard about Giraffe/Heart Talk?  Do you know that your children are well-versed in Giraffe/Heart Talk?  This is a communication tool taught to our students in classrooms.

How about you?  Care to “keep it going” at home?

“Walk-ins” at $20/Workshop are Welcome!

Compassionate Communication/Heart Talk classes with Horizons own teacher, Jeff Bushnell will be held beginning in January at Horizons! 

Please come! Open to the public! Invite family and friends!

For Full-Series Registrants (8 discounted sessions):  Registration Form

* Compassionate Communication in the Home

Achieve the Quality of Connection You Would Like with Your Children and Others with Jeff Bushnell

Learn the communication and problem solving process (aka, Heart Talk and Giraffe Talk) that is part of the Horizons K-8 culture. Learn a way of communicating that integrates thought, language, and presence, helping us to first connect with our true compassionate nature and then to connect at a heart level with our family and friends. Examine “triggers,” emotional balancing, developing empathy for ourselves and for others in a safe, supportive learning environment.

Learn how to listen with empathy and how to deliver the four important parts in a language of compassion through which everyone’s needs can be met to the greatest extent possible from a place of natural giving, rather than from a place of fear, shame, guilt, obligation, or hope for a reward.

For more information please click here!

For a video introduction to Heart Talk, please visit: www.vimeo.com/223899735/e7635d7b68


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Donate to Horizons! Win a Prize!

It is the time of year when we invite all Horizons families to make a donation to our MooLah drive, in whatever amount you can.  As you know, money donated to our Horizons Council funds arts, music and movement on all grade levels, offsets the costs of experiential learning and field trips and enables us to offer financial assistance where needed. In addition and perhaps most important, we can offer small-classes.

All families that have made a donation to the MooLah Campaign are eligible to win a fabulous prize.

For our first round of prizes we are offering:

A $50 gift certificate to the fabulous and delicious Organic Sandwich Company

A 90 minute bodywork session with Massage Therapist and Polarity Expert, Jill Siegel-Stone

Handmade earrings and Colorado necklace by Moesart Creations

Our prize drawing will take place on February 6th and you do not need to be present to win.  You will be notified by email.  So donate now….and eat, relax and enjoy!




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Horizons Choir Hits the Big Time

The Horizons Choirs will be singing the National Anthem at the CU Girls Basketball Game on Sunday, January 28th, at 2:00 PM.  Discounted tickets ($10) are available to all Horizons supporters.  Simply purchase your tickets through our very own Horizons link:  https://fevo.me/horizons.  Also see the flyer below for more details.  Thank you everyone.  We hope to gather a crowd!

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Still a couple of openings!!

We still need two people “preparers” to bring home batter and add water and return…EASY PEESY!!

Come, join us- Fri, January 26, from 7-8:30 AM.  Wear your jammies and come hungry.  We will provide pancakes, sausage, fruit compote, butter, maple syrup, OJ, coffee & tea.

And, GUESS WHAT?  We need help!  Please take a look at our volunteer website here and sign up.  Come prepared to have a fun time, rocking and rolling, flipping and flapping.  And put it on your calendar….your kids will thank you!

Sign up HERE to help!!!!


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Council Meeting Agenda Thursday 1/18/18

Please come and join us at our fifth council meeting of the year! Hear exciting news about our upcoming bond and master plan for future design! We would love to have YOU! Free childcare, great company and big thinking!


January 18, 2018

Hospitality provided by:  Alice Hartman, Callie Gartner,  and the 5/6 Team.

Child care is provided by: Sophia Krauth

Minutes:    Horizons staff

Facilitators:  Frank Bruno and Lauren Tracey

6:30 Introductions

6:40 Council agreements/procedures/concordance/minutes

6:50 Open Forum:  Please come to sign up with any items just before the meeting

Items for future discussion

7:05 – Overview of bond process including master planning

7:20 – CU Boulder Climate and Culture survey – cafeteria space

7:35 – results of the Open Enrollment Committee survey & next steps

7:55 – Committee Reports:

Development (Kelly & Julie); District Advisory Council; (Alice Hartman)

Diversity & Inclusion (Erica) ; District Parent Council (Mary Gaylord);

Finance Review Commitee; Green Team (Teran); Board report (Frank);

Current faculty work; (Lauren)

8:15     Close

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DATE CORRECTION! Blue Sky Bridge Prevention Education!

Important- please note that this was last published with an incorrect date.  The event will occur on JANUARY 24  (Wednesday) at 630 PM in our Cafeteria


If you have a student in Grades 3 or 4, or if you are interested in the wonderful work of Blue Sky Bridge, please plan to attend.  Blue Sky Bridge will be working in classrooms with our 3rd & 4th graders.

Please plan to attend this Parent Meeting on Wednesday, Jan 24 at 630 PM in our cafeteria.



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PEN Events

We have many new events scheduled in 2018. Check out these upcoming events.
Register now to save your spot! Click on the event for more details and to register.
JAN 16: Angst – Raising Awareness around Anxiety
TONIGHT at Casey Middle School, 6:30-8:30pm
PURCHASE TIX ($8/adult, $2/youth)

JAN 18: Natural Highs – Healthy Alternatives to Drugs & Alcohol at Manhattan Middle School, 6:30-8:30pm
For more information contact: Allison O’Neall, 720-562-6341


6:00 – 8:00 PM at BVSD Education Center


8:00 AM – 4:00 PM at Boulder Valley Christian Church
6:30 – 8:30 PM at Boulder High School

6:30 – 8:00 PM at Southern Hills Middle School

6:30 – 8:30 PM at Fairview High School
6:00 – 8:00 PM at Platt Middle School
6:30-8:30 PM at Louisville Middle School
4:30 – 6:00 Meet & Greet at 3120 Kittrell Court, Boulder
6:30 – 8:30 PM Presentation at Fairview High School
6:00 – 7:30 PM at Monarch High School
These free or low cost events are open to the public.
Teachers can receive 2 CEU (seat hours) for attending PEN events!
Visit our website for the most current list of events and to register penbv.org/events

QUESTIONS? Contact: PEN Speaks Chair,
Kathy Valentine or 303-810-6456
Download the calendar below. Note – a few events listed above are not on this list.
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Moolah news & Thank you!

Our hallways were full of the sound of marimbas today, and students flew through the air on silks, learned African Drumming, designed CO2 cars in the tech lab, learned to play the keyboard and more!

Guess why? Because of the generosity of parents like YOU! Moolah donations fund the arts at Horizons and more.

Have you noticed the thermometer in our front window?

Over 44% of parents have donated to our Moolah campaign. Please add your name to the list if you haven’t already. Every bit counts. Let’s imagine a year when we reach 100% of families making some type of donation, and then let’s make it happen! Your donations translate into hands-on experiences for kids, and a happy place to be in school. Keep your eyes on that thermometer!

Have a great weekend – Lauren

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Dawson School Summer Program for 6th & 7th Graders

The Dawson Summer Initiative offers a free, five-week program for high-achieving students in grades 6 & 7.  This opportunity is absolutely free but does require an application as well as a teacher recommendation.  Some of our alumni have attended in the past and enjoyed the opportunity.

For more information and details, look HERE.


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