Thank You All, with much Love

Thank You All, with much Love

Although it was with heavy hearts that we gathered last weekend to memorialize Elizabeth, it was also heart-warming to realize how our community rallied to support her and show our love for an amazing Horizons teacher.

On behalf of the entire Horizons community, we would like to offer one final thank you. Although there is no way to include everyone who touched Elizabeth’s life these past few months, please know that Elizabeth’s family and close friends are grateful and profoundly changed by all that you did for Elizabeth and her son Sam.

As a community, we’d like to thank…

  • Cheri Felix, who did a wonderful job designing and organizing the memorial service and managing the many volunteers who offered their time and help.
  • The sweet children who sang at the service, and musicians Alice Hartman, Tiffany O’Meara, Pat Smalley, Jesse Manno, and Holly Berman.
  • Peter Hegelbach, Pat Smalley, and all those who offered personal tributes that moved us to both tears and laughter.
  • Ben Wilkinson, for putting together a wonderful slideshow of Elizabeth’s life.
  • The many people without whom it would have been impossible to hold a memorial service and reception. Thank you to all those who helped plan a very personal memorial service. Thank you to Shelly Bruno, who designed and printed the program, and to Sarah Garrison for providing the beautiful flowers. Thank you to D and Zach and all who set-up for the memorial service. Thank you to Sheeri Handler for coordinating the food for the reception, as well as all the people who brought food to share. Thank you to those who stayed to clean up afterwards. Your help was invaluable and much appreciated.
  • Karen Wilkinson for setting up the Gofundme page.
  • Everyone who donated to the Gofundme campaigns.
  • All of the people who provided the many delicious dinners.
  • Paige Austin for doing the Zumba fundraiser.
  • Julie Dye for the idea and for organizing the quilters who made the quilts that brought Elizabeth warmth. Also, the work and art that was provided by the students and teachers is noted with deep gratitude.
  • Ami Dayan for performing the magnificent play “A Tale of a Tiger” to benefit Elizabeth.
  • Julie Layne and her family for the Christmas tree fundraiser.
  • Cheri Felix for the bike ride fundraiser.
  • Jill and Eric Skokan for their very kind labor of love in the food they provided for the memorial.
  • John McCluskey for his thoughtful communications to the community and for his support as we navigated through a difficult time.
  • Lisa Leftakes for stepping in to assist Elizabeth’s class when she had to leave.
  • Shannon Waugh for continuing to guide and teach Elizabeth’s class.
  • The children, for the amazing and never ending flow of cards, drawings and photos. They were treasured by Elizabeth.
  • The numerous friends who took care of Elizabeth. We can’t express how this tremendous effort touched not only Elizabeth but also her family.

Thank you all, with much love.

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Arts & Sciences

John enjoying our last Arts & Science sharing of the year.  Students performed gymnastics, circus skills, jump-roping and karate.  Many other classes have art work showing around the school. Enjoy!IMG_0629

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Hands-On History

Peter & Lynn’s classes went back in time as earnest explorers appealed to the King & Queen for funds to sail to the New World.  This is what hands-on history looks like!photo 1 photo 2 (1)

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3/4s at Share a Gift

Our wonderful, service-minded 3rd and 4th graders spent some time at Share A Gift today, bringing donated gifts, organizing and helping out.  IMG_0229

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Moolah Campaign Is Underway!

Moolah Campaign Is Underway!

The Horizons’ Moolah Fund Drive supports the school’s operating budget each year, helping to bridge the gap between what we receive in State funding and the actual cost of our program. This amount is on top of the classroom and field trip fees that each family contributes! The kind of education we provide – small classes, rich choices that support student interest, along with academic excellence – is expensive. Your support is vital in helping us to offer an outstanding K-8 progressive education for 21st Century learners.  This year, along with working to have each family contribute $350 per student, our largest priority is to get 100% participation in our campaign, so any amount from each family will go a long way!

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Purple Glasses

FOUND: A pair of girls’ purple reading glasses.  If you lost them, please come to the office and claim them.  If you call, I am happy to return them to your kiddo.  We will keep them in the office until we hear from the owner.

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A few important reminders.....

*Parents and students are invited to come enjoy an evening of music! The Horizons’ Band, Orchestra, and Choir will perform tonight from 6:00 – 7:00 pm in the school cafeteria. Musicians should arrive by 5:45pm.

*If you are planning to donate a lightly used toy or game, etc. to SHARE-A-GIFT, please bring it by tomorrow (Thursday) morning.  Our 3rd & 4th graders will be delivering gifts tomorrow as part of their community service.

*Our Lost & Found will be donated on Friday afternoon.  PLEASE come and take a look.

*Come support your school and a Horizons parent-owned business! On Saturday, December 19th, Organic Sandwich Company will donate 15% of their total sales to Horizons K-8.

Marcy P. Miller
Organic Sandwich Company
1500 Pearl Street, Suite F
Boulder, CO 80302
720.326.8063
www.organicsandwichco.com

 

 

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HCG Project Meeting Cancelled This Friday

Due to all of the fun activities being offered in classrooms, we are cancelling the HCG Project meeting on Friday, Dec 18. Enjoy your Winter break!

….Horizons Community Group

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Lost & Found Being Donated

Earlier this semester, we agreed to hold on to item sin the lost & found until the end of the semester.  We will be emptying the lost & found closet this Friday, 12/18 at 3 PM and donating the contents.

Even if you are not aware of missing a coat or a lunchbox, please come in and take a look- you might find a lost treasure!

 

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It’s Sharing Showtime!

Please join us this Thursday, Dec. 17th from 2:30 – 3:00pm in the gym as four of our Arts and Science classes perform their newly learned skills. The performance schedule is as follows:

Gymnastics, Circus Skills, Jumproping and Karate.

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