Back To School Night Survey

Dear Families,

Please take a moment to fill out this three question survey to give us your feedback on Back to School Night!  We would love to hear how we can improve the experience.
Click HERE to find the survey
Thank you!
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CHILDCARE NEEDED

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Beginning in September (22nd), Horizons Council will meet from 630-830PM.

We need a person(s) to provide child care during this time.

It is a paid position and we would like to have the same individual(s) throughout the year.  If you are available, and have been background checked, please let Hope know.

Council dates are:

September 22, October 13, January 19. February 16, March 16, April 20 and May 18

 

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Emmy's Class Cleans Up

Emmy’s class takes a turn at cleaning our school grounds- just in time for Back To School Night!IMG_3957

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BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT SCHEDULE

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT SCHEDULE

Back to School Night is the event where you will learn all that is transpiring in this school year. Come, ask questions, and be in the know. This is an adults-only event as we are unable to provide childcare. We look forward to seeing you Thursday!

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News from The Green Team

Announcing Walk In Wednesdays! green

Given that we’re not a neighborhood school, it can be a real challenge to get to school “on your own steam”.   So many would like to walk/bike/skate to school but for many the distance and time involved makes it a non-starter.  So how about this: park ¼ mile or more away from school and have the kids walk the remaining distance.  Of course, parents are welcome to get in on the fun (and encouraged if your kiddo needs supervision).  It’s good for us in so many ways:

  • Reduces traffic congestion and air pollution at the main entrance of Horizons
  • More exercise is great for the body and the mind – and learning!
  • Builds community – get out there with friends and make some new connections, too
  • Being outside is just plain fun
  • Earn Trip Tracker dollars for walks of ¼ mile or more (see below for more info)

We’ll officially kick off Walk In Wednesdays on September 7 but any day is a great day to give it a try!

 

Trip Tracker Is Back!

BVSD Trip Tracker encourages and rewards students and families for using alternatives to single family car transportation to BVSD schools.  The program goal is to significantly reduce car traffic and associated air pollution in front of schools thereby enhancing student safety and health.​ Students are rewarded monthly for walking, biking, carpooling and riding either the school bus or RTD.  Students receive Trip Tracker dollars that can be used like cash at over 50 local businesses.  Sign up here:  www.bvsd.org/tracker  (If you participated last year, you’re all set – no registration need.)

 

 

 

 

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Snack Drawer Update

We will no longer be having snacks available for  students in the Health Room.  Please be sure your children have adequate snacks for the school day.  It is critical that kids have what food and nutrition they need throughout the day.  We are finding that leaving the classroom and coming to the front office is too disruptive.  Thank you for your understanding.

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PICK UP AND DROP OFF

Dear Families,

As we enter the new school year and re-establish our routines of pick up and drop off we wanted to offer a few reminders and suggestions.  Thanks for taking the time to consider these as we work together to keep our processes safe and as stress free as possible!

The doors open at 8:20.  Classes begin at 8:30.  Students can be dropped off at 8:15.  

The lane adjacent to the school is for drop off and pick up only.  Please no stopping, standing or idling in this lane. Please do not begin waiting in this lane prior to 3:20 at the end of the day.  This is a fire lane and in the event of an emergency, we would need to get emergency vehicles into this lane.  

The front drop off can be quite congested and we continue to have concerns about the level of air pollution as students enter the building.  Please consider the following to help out:

Walk, bike or ride the bus to school.

Park on one of our adjacent streets and walk your child into the school.  Please do not block driveways of our neighbors while doing this!  

Park over at Safeway parking lot and take a nice stroll into school in the morning.  We have several families doing this now and the morning walk has many benefits.

If you have to come to the front of the building to drop off, please have your child prepared to exit the vehicle so that you do not have to stop in the drop off lane to help them get out of the car.  If we can keep the cars moving all goes well but in our short window, just a few cars stopping can have a significant impact on the flow of traffic.

Please slow down while in the area.  We have worked hard to get stop signs on our various corners and the City of Boulder has made it clear that this is not going to happen.  So, it is up to us to keep our kids safe as they cross any of the streets surrounding the school.  

Please do not drop your student on the opposite side of the street.  And, if you do park, where you will need to cross the street, please do so at the corners.  

We so appreciate your attention to this matter.  The last thing we want is an injury that could be prevented.

Thank you!

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Meet Your Mentor Event, Sept. 2nd 8:30-9:15 a.m.

All new families and their mentors are invited. Please join us on Sept. 2nd, from 8:30-9:15 a.m. in the Cafeteria.  We will be having our monthly Coffee Connections, (everyone is always welcome), and we want to invite you to attend to meet your mentor or mentee.
Grab a cup of coffee, and please don’t forget to go to the sign-in table to get your name tag.
Mentors, if you are not able to attend, please let your mentee family know that you won’t make it, and encourage them to still come to meet other new parents and mentors.
John will hold his monthly Coffee and Conversations from 9:15-10:00 a.m. in the Cafeteria.  This month’s topic is on “Outdoor Education at Horizons.” We hope you are able to stay.
If you are a NEW family or MENTOR please reply to the sent evite.
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BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

Did you know that we collect Box Tops for Education?

Just clip your Box Tops and have your child bring them in and place them in the box outside of the 1st cafeteria door.  Each box top must have an expiration date, so be sure you don’t rip that off.  We receive 10 cents for each box top and last year we earned almost $230.  Ask your neighbors and family to save their box tops as well & let’s see if we can make more than last year!

 

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