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1/2s enjoy farm life at McIntosh Farms

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Volunteer Appreciation

If you missed our Volunteer Appreciation Event this morning, please know that we value all of our parents and the many, many volunteer jobs that they perform.


Below is a list of Volunteer Jobs performed by Horizons parents on an ongoing basis.

Attending Council

Assisting in classroom and field trips including walking to the library

Assisting with grade level productions, performances and parties

Serving on a Committee:

Board Committees:

Executive Committee:

Finance Committee:

Development Committee: including fundraising & auction

Council Committees & Volunteers:

Horizons Community Group:  too much to mention

Garden including weed pulling


Green Team: including safety assessments

Grocery Coupons:


Lost & Found

Snack Drawer

Crossing Guard

 District Reps:

District Accountability Committee:

District Parent Committee:

Special Education Advisory Committee



Work Days

Art Fair

Pancake Breakfast

Pizza Fridays

School Dances


Vision & Hearing Screening


Graphic Design & Sign Creating

Community Table

Front Office Assistance

Health Aide Assistance

Scholastic Book Orders

Winter Sports

Outdoor Ed


Teaching art, music, etc. including sewing & sports

Enrollment Tours

School Beautification

Errands & Shopping








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Summer Reading Program

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2016 SRP School Flier revised locations

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Welcoming our new teachers.... Shannon

Shannon Waugh

Shannon got her Elementary Education teaching license through the Friends’ School Teacher Preparation Program, where she taught Kindergarten last year. She received her Bachelor’s in Sociology from CU Boulder, and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Educational Psychology from UC Denver. In her free time she enjoys hiking, biking and being outdoors in this beautiful state! Her other passions include musical theater, improv, and ultimate frisbee.


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Welcoming our new teachers....Gianna

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Gianna Fable

Gianna has been teaching young learners from kindergarten to grade 2 since 2005. Her passion to travel provided her wonderful opportunities to teach at American International Schools in China, Vietnam and the Dominican Republic. Gianna received her BA at Metropolitan State University of Denver and her MA in Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Education from the University of Colorado at Boulder. In her free time, she loves trail running, backpacking with her husband, reading and yoga.

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Welcoming our new teachers....Emmy

Emmy Kurtz

Born and raised in Boulder, Emmy is a true Colorado girl. She obtained a BA in sociology and music and a MA in elementary education, both from the University of Denver. She is also endorsed in early childhood education. She taught at Isabella Bird Community School for 2 years in ECE and 1st grade and also has experience as an Expeditionary Learning teacher. As a graduate of Horizons K-8, Emmy is fortunate to work side-by-side with her

mentors and childhood teachers. Horizons provides the foundation and support for Emmy to work with children in flourishing as creative problem solvers, inquiring explorers, eager leaders in service, rich knowledge holders, and connected global citizens – both in the classroom and beyond. In her free time, Emmy can be found singing, traveling, cooking, hiking with her family’s Golden Retriever, practicing her Spanish, appreciating music, and IMG_0624finding shapes in the clouds while relaxing in a hammock.

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Welcoming our new teachers....Kate

Kate Grant

Kate is originally from New York, where she earned her BA in Elementary Education from Cortland State and a MA in Literacy from Potsdam State. She has taught in a variety of school settings as a literacy teacher, preschool teacher, and a 1st grade teacher. During her free time, Kate enjoys reading, traveling, and adventuring outdoors (especially if she is running or hiking).




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How would you like to mentor an “new-to Horizons” family?

This is such an important role.  Meeting with a new family and discussing the calendar, the daily schedule, class photos, vision screening, and all the particulars that come up in the course of a year will help them to instantly feel apart of our community.  Mentors do not discuss curriculum or philosophy but are priceless in helping newbies know the ins and outs of navigating a year at Horizons.   There are committees to join, Council to attend and many volunteer opportunities.  All mentors are given a script of what to discuss per calendar month. It’s easy, it does not take much time and it is important.

Please let Hope know if you are willing to be a mentor.

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