Staff Update

Staff Update

Dear Families,

We want to fill you in on additional changes for next year as they come in.  Nichole, currently teaching 1st and 2nd grade, has decided to make a move to Nevada with her partner in February of 2018.  Beth Coleman, currently teaching kindergarten, will be moving to this 1st and 2nd grade classroom.  They will job share the position for the first semester to support the transition and then Beth will be the ongoing 1st and 2nd grade teacher.  We will be posting the opening for the half day kindergarten position this week and will hire for this role in May.  

Thank you for letting me know if you have any questions.

John

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BVSD Annual Data Update

Horizons Parents:

Below is a copy of a BVSD announcement that you should have received from BVSD.  If your household is considered the secondary household, then you will not receive this.  If yours is the secondary household and have information to change or update, please let me know. 

This Annual Data Update is necessary so that we have recent, accurate information for every household.  If you need help or have questions, please contact me.

—-Hope

To BVSD Parents and Guardians in Primary Households:

Before the current school year ends in May, please take a moment to log into your Infinite Campus Parent Portal to complete your Annual Data Update (ADU) for next year. The online ADU allows you to review the data we currently have for your child and household, update your emergency contacts, and request other changes if needed. This process also allows you to electronically complete and submit the Parent/Student Sign-Off Sheet from the Student Rights and Responsibilities Guide.  Your child’s school may have other site-specific forms that you will be asked to complete later.

Note that the Annual Data Update system is only accessible to parents in a student’s primary household. If your child has a secondary household, please update the information for that additional household as well while you are completing the Annual Data Update for your student(s).

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 left-hand 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 recently with a Campus Portal Activation Key and instructions. The subject line of the email would have been “Message from BVSD – your access to Infinite Campus Parent Portal” and the sender email address was ic.messenger@bvsd.org. Please refer to that email to set up your Parent Portal, then return to these directions on how to complete your family’s Annual Data Update.

If you do not have a portal yet and you did not receive the email with activation key, please contact your child’s school for assistance.

Note that the Free and Reduced Lunch (FRL) application will be available through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal in August. Watch for more information about that this summer.

More detailed Annual Data Update directions are available on the BVSD website at bvsd.org/ADU.

If you have questions, please contact your school registrar or the BVSD Student Enrollment Help Desk at 720-561-5247 or by email to enrollment.helpdesk@bvsd.org.

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Peace Jam Grand Slam!

The Grand Slam!

By Clara Hassan, Clara Hartman, Clara Gerlitz,

Jillian Truesdale, Leah Wawrzynek, and Kylie Angulo

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Over the weekend of March 18th and 19th, four 7th graders, and one 5th grader from our Peacejam group attended a PeaceJam conference at Regis University in Denver. This conference featured Jody WIlliams, Nobel Peace Prize winner of 1997, and was about shaping our democracy beyond the vote. She worked towards banning the use of landmines. The conference was split into two different age groups; the Junior Jammer Conference, which included elementary students (K-5), and a Jam for middle (6-8) through high schoolers.

There were many different activities we participated in over the weekend. One of the activities was doing service projects. A few of us participated in a service project where we melted old crayons down into new crayons to give to refugees who don’t have a way to express themselves. As well, one of us learned about genocide, and drafted letters to a board of education to try to include that more in education.

Another activity we did was workshops. We were all in the same workshop. In this workshop, we learned about building a just community, where resources are available to everyone. We then created models, and came up with conclusions based on other’s ideas. Next, we also learned a lot from Jody Williams. In the Junior Jam, we were “up close and personal” with Jody and presented some of our learning to her.  In the older group, instead of lecturing us, Jody chose to let us speak up about our worries for America, especially with a new presidency underway. Then, on Sunday, she shared her story and what inspires her, and then everyone was invited to share what inspires them. We also presented the service work we have been doing at Horizons directly to Jody Williams (take a look at the photo!).  It was inspiring to see the work happening at other schools.  No matter how small the project, we are all making a difference.  This was a really good way to wrap up the conference.

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Bike To School Day

Thanks, one and all- for a great biking turn-out!!!

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Please Come....

HCG Project Meeting, Friday, April 21, 2017 8:30-9:30 am

 Come join the Horizons Community Group this Friday for a walk to the Bobolink Trail.  Let’s get outdoors and enjoy good company!  Meet in front of the school after drop off, and we’ll start our walk at 8:40.  All are welcome.
Don’t Forget:  Movie Night Friday, 4/21 6:30 pm
This Friday is Family Movie Night!  Come early to picnic or enjoy the BVSD food truck (open 5-7pm).  The movie, My Neighbor Tortoro (rated G), will start at 6:30 in the cafeteria.  Seating is camping style, which is to say, bring your camp chairs, sleeping bags, blankies, whatever you want.  Hope to see you there!
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Horizons 4/20/17 Council Agenda

Horizons K-8 Council Meeting Agenda

April 20, 2017

Hospitality provided by:  Spec. Ed and Literacy Teams

Child care is provided by: None available!

Minutes:  TBD  

Facilitators:  Andrea Foote and John McCluskey

6:30 Introductions

6:35 Council agreements/procedures/concordance/minutes

6:40 Open Forum:  Please come to sign up with any items just before the meeting

6:50 Announcements:

  • Spring parking at drop off and pick up reminders
  • Reminders:
    • May Council:  Thursday, 5-18  Business (Board member voting, approve FY 18 Budget)

7:00  Council Budget Review

7:10  Meet your Board Member Nominees.  Nominees will introduce themselves in lieu of voting in May.  

7:20  Open Enrollment and work session follow up from February.  

8:00  Close

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This Wednesday, 4/19!!!

Please note that this event may have been posted as happening on 4/20- it is actually 4/19!!!

To register: REGISTERBVSD Bike Week_2017_Flyer_FINAL

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Compassionate Communication continues.... Wed 4/19 @ 6 PM

See you on Wednesday, April 19 at 6 PM for the continuation of this dynamic Heart Talk series with Jeff & Traci Bushnell.  Child care IS provided and participants are asked to bring previous materials with them.FullSizeRender (5)

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