Burke Park/Horizons K-8 Presentation

Burke Park/Horizons K-8 Presentation

Dear Families,

Earlier this year the postdoctoral researcher Dr. Angela Kreutz from the Environmental Design Program at CU, Boulder conducted a study of Burke Park. She observed the use of the park and spoke to Frasier Meadow residents, the broader neighborhood, and Horizons K-8 staff and students. Her aim was to find out how Burke Park was meeting the needs and wishes of its users. On Tuesday, the 1st of December at 10am, Angela will be presenting her findings at Frasier Meadows Retirement Community in the Club Room on Level 2. For those of you who cannot attend but would like to be informed, please send an email to a.s.kreutz@gmail.com or phone 7209387727 for a copy of the report available next month.  It would be great to have a few families from Horizons represented at this presentation.  The information is compelling and will help inform future planning decisions.


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It MUST be Thanksgiving

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…cause the turkeys are visiting….


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Horizons Community Group- Project Meeting

Horizons Community Group’s Project Meeting This Friday

Friday, Nov. 20th, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Cafeteria

Everyone is welcome to join us for a hot beverage and great conversation.  We will be supporting the Artastic Fair by making big paper snowflakes to decorate the gym walls for this festive event.

Horizons Community Group holds monthly “project meetings” to support school events and to foster relationships in our community. Everyone is always welcome, even if you have never attended a meeting. It is also ok to come for a portion of the meeting and head out when life outside of school calls. We understand.
Come and be creative while supporting the Artistic Fair!
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Tree of Love

tree of love

This holiday season, when you start thinking about where you might get your Christmas tree, please consider a freshly cut tree from The Layne Family.  All proceeds will go to our Elizabeth Hershoff Foundation.  For more information, please see:  TREE

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TONIGHT 3/4 Parents Night Out

Parents Night Out for Grades 3/4

All parents in Sally, Nel, Adam and Julie’s classrooms are welcome to join us for a night out!

3/4 Parents Happy Hour

Cantina Laredo in the 29th Street Mall

Wednesday, Nov. 18th

5:30-7:30 p.m.


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Winter Sports & Background Checks

Winter Sports & Background Checks

It seems that every year when we are in the midst of our wonderful Winter Sports activities, we have parents ready, willing and able to participate but who have not had their background checks done.

This is a friendly reminder to get fingerprinted or go to www.tclogiq.com and have your check done.  That way, when it’s time to skate, ski, board or sip cocoa in the lodge, you will be ready.

Right here, on the Horizons website, there is ample information under Volunteers so that you can have your background check done.  And remember, once again, if you are driving, you will need to fill out a drivers form (BVSD form), and bring in the declaration page of your policy as well as your drivers license.  The snow is coming…be prepared!

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A Tale of A Tiger

In light of recent events concerning our teacher Elizabeth, we wanted to assure everyone that this fabulous performance will still be taking place as planned and we hope to see you there. Capture

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More info on the Upcoming Scholastic Book fair

Check out books and crafts that make great holiday gifts!

Every purchase benefits classroom libraries.

Shop Horizons’ Bookfair in 3 ways:

— Afternoons in the Hub: Tuesday, Dec 1 through Thursday, Dec 3 (2:30 p.m.to 4:30 p.m.)

— Artastic Fair on Friday, Dec 4 (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

–Online (Best selection!) from Nov 26 to Dec 9 at RAINBOW-BOOKShttp://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/horizonsk8school

Questions? Contact Judy Florian at judy_florian@yahoo.com

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Executive Committee of the Board Meeting

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 5:45 p.m. in Jim’s room.

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Our Dear Elizabeth

Hello Horizons Community,

It is with much sadness I inform you that Elizabeth Hershoff has been moved to hospice. She did great through six weeks of treatment and another week post-treatment, but took a turn for the worse last weekend. She is now in excellent care and resting comfortably with close friends and family nearby.

I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your overwhelming generosity and support of Elizabeth and her family. The GoFundMe page raised over $25,000 and, in effect, took a huge burden off of Elizabeth’s shoulders. The money has been or is being used to pay medical bills, hire medical care personnel, and prepay some living expenses. I really can’t convey with words the peace it brought to Elizabeth and Sam to know there were funds available to help cover these costs.

Thank you also for the wonderful meals you all made for Elizabeth and Sam. They enjoyed each and every one of them. At a time when grocery shopping and preparing meals took a back seat, your homemade meals made their days special.

Finally, thank you most of all for your notes, cards, pictures from your kids, the beautiful quilts, and your thoughts and prayers. The most difficult thing for Elizabeth has been how much she misses the kids. Your stories, notes, and pictures have made her feel cherished and loved, and have made the ache from missing Horizons easier to bear.

Please continue to keep Elizabeth and her family in your thoughts.


Karen Wilkinson

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