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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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. 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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Glacier Gift Card Sale! Wednesday 3:20-3:40

If you have any plans to enjoy a scrumptious after-school treat at Glacier, please come by our table out front on Wednesday at pickup to stock up for the summer! Glacier gift cards also make a wonderful graduation gift or classroom/teacher gift. Horizons will receive 25% of the total purchase. 

If you aren’t available Wednesday at pickup, you can purchase them from Hope in the office or contact Sarah directly:

sarah (at) grokers (dot) net

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At Horizons We Dare To Dream

From home made drums, to raising chickens.  From building goal posts to building catapults.  Our 3 & 4 graders have finished out the year with a display of their Dream Homework.  Students learned and demonstrated new skills. By following their interests and passions, students learned how to direct their own learning and navigate the steps in pursuing large scale projects.   At the Dream Homework Museum, they proudly displayed their creations and their creative process.  Below are students who made chocolate, studied their genealogy, created abstract art, sewed a leotard, made & flipped homemade pancakes and wrote a horror novel.

 

 

 

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Horizons 1/2 Parent and Kid Night Out at the Rayback!  May 23, 4:30-6:30pm

Come enjoy friends, food, and drinks at the Rayback on May 23rd, 4:30-6:30pm!
Bring the family to celebrate the end of the year!  We’ll be gathering outside – hopefully the weather will cooperate 🙂
Location:
Food
There will be food trucks starting at 5pm.
For information about food options, go to: https://therayback.com/calendar.html#food
RSVP
We won’t have a reserved spot so no need to RSVP.
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When Life Gives You Lemons

Today two of our classes were scheduled to go on a field trip, and due to a bus glitch, they were unable to go.

So, the morning included a visit to the library, playing on the anchor in the park and enjoying lemonade popsicles.

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