Staying Safe and Healthy at Drop-off and Pick-up

Dear Families,

Thank you to the Green Team for their hard work in helping to strategize ways to keep our children safe and healthy during our pick up and drop off times of the day.  Please take the time to read the following information and please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,

John

Staying Safe and Healthy at Drop-off and Pick-up

Out of concern for the health and safety of the Horizons community posed by car traffic at drop-off and pick-up, the Horizons Green Team is currently working to develop a safer, healthier, and more welcoming routine. As we progress, we hope to present some tentative ideas and ask for input from the Horizons community. So stay tuned for upcoming announcements and further information.

In the meantime, please help us protect our kids TODAY by participating in one or more of these top 5 ways to help:

#1. Ditch the car and walk, bike or bus to school. And remember, you can earn Trip Tracker dollars for your efforts!

# 2. Start or join a carpool. If leaving the car at home is not reasonable, consider carpooling to help reduce the number of cars coming to school. Because Horizons draws families from across Boulder County (and beyond), and does not have the services of school buses, many of us travel to and from school in cars, increasing the risks to our health and safety. You can go to BVSD’s Transportation Network to find a carpool.

# 3. Park and walk part way. Not only does parking at a distance help disperse congestion and keep car exhaust away from the schoolyard, it’s a great way to spend some quality time with your kids and get some exercise too! Studies show that walking to school increases academic performance, and walking just ¼ mile – the distance from the anchor on the north end of beautiful Burke Park – counts for Trip Trackers! When walking in, please be careful to use crosswalks (no mid-block crossing), and be considerate of our neighbors. Do not block driveways or park in the bus stop.

# 4. If you do drive all the way to school, please avoid using the driveway. This is a primary source of “near road air pollution” to which kids are extra susceptible*, and a likely location for a collision.

# 5. If you must use the driveway, please remember NO parking and NO idling allowed! Drivers should remain in the vehicle, and students should exit the car on the right side and in a safe but timely manner. Let’s try to limit the time stopped to less than 30 seconds!

Thanks for your help in keeping kids safe and healthy!

* To read more about the nation-wide concern regarding near-road air pollution and more ways to reduce it, go to http://www.epa.gov/schools/best-practices-reducing-near-road-air-pollution-exposure-schools

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Family ​Game Night Success

IMG_1059 IMG_1064Thank you 1/2 and 3/4 families for coming out for a night of family fun.  We had a great time together!
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Horizons Garden Project Unveiled

Horizons Garden Project Unveiled

In case you missed Council last night, the Horizons Garden Project was unveiled. The timeline for the project includes finalizing the design and layout in February, a March community meeting and ordering of materials, in April the site will be prepared, May will be filled with volunteer opportunities, and June 1 we’ll have our garden ready to go!

Please enjoy the presentation below and the Council Minutes for further details.

The next Council Meeting is March 31st, join us!

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Lost & Found Displayed

We are displaying the contents of the Lost & Found in hopes that the many winter garments will be claimed.  We also have a table with water bottles, lunch boxes and more. We have returned everything that is labeled.  We will keep the Lost & Found displayed until March 11 and then, the remaining contents will be donated. IMG_3463

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LOST: Ski Boots

Lost:  White boots with black at the very back and black near the buckle. They have the name Foote on the back of the boot.

If you have them, saw them or remember them, please call Andrea.  303 499 9708

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“It’s Fun to Be Different”

It’s Fun to Be Different Thursday, February 25, 2016

8:45 AM dress rehearsal and 6:30 PM performance

The Kindergarteners are excited to present “It’s Fun to Be Different” this coming Thursday, February 25th at 6:30 PM in the gym. It will be an evening of song, poetry, and skits. This play is “shaping up” to be awesome.

The cuteness factor is beyond any rating scale invented. A short cast party will directly follow the performance. We hope to have everyone home and in bed by 8:30.

Hope to see you there!

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Spirit Wear Update

Spirit Wear update.  Spirit Wear is selling fast.  We are currently out of youth size small and medium t shirts and have ordered more.  They should be arriving any day along with our Horizons caps.   We have all kinds of adult sizes available for parents and BIG kids.  Come and buy your Spirit Wear now.  IMG_3460Beautiful, affordable hoodies, tee shirts, tote bags and caps (on their way) are available for purchase in the front office.

Cash, check or credit cards are all accepted.

Come check out this great, new Spirit Wear and show off your Horizons pride!   Tee shirts cost $12-15, hoodies cost $20-25 and Tote Bags are $13.00 .  The caps will be $18.00.  No pre-orders needed.  We have plenty in every size.IMG_3458 IMG_3459

 

 

 

 

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HCG Project Meeting This Friday

8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Cafeteria

Join us for our monthly HCG Project meeting.  This month we will be supporting the Auction by helping with decorations.  Calling all you wonderful people who love to craft, socialize and help the school! Everyone is welcome. 

We will meet in the Cafeteria and then walk across the street to a parent’s home.  Our project will focus on painting letters for the auction so dress accordingly.

Horizons Community Group

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1/2 and 3/4 Family Game Night This Friday!

Friday, Feb. 19th, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Horizons K-8 Cafeteria

All families from the 1/2 and 3/4 teams (and their siblings) are invited to a fun family night at Horizons K-8.  Bring an age appropriate game that can be played within about an hour that you would like to share with others.  We will serve popcorn, juice, and tea.

Thank you for your RSVP to the evite, and we hope to see you there.

Click here to RSVP: http://evite.me/uWWmfQXuTaa

Brooke Bell from Horizons Community Groupboard-games-for-school-kids-reviewed-e1352407658802

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Update from Auction Central

Donations are coming in. Big thanks to Bhakti Chai, Justin’s, Pharmaca, Shamane Bake Shop and so many more! We have such a great community.
Vacation Homes Or Other High-Value Live Auction Items Needed
We all know someone with a vacation home somewhere in the world. And, the best way for Horizons K-8 to receive these types of donations is from our alumni, staff and parents. If you know someone please feel free to ask or send their contact information to Barb Verson at barbverson@gmail.com or Connie Jagolinzer turtletotebags@yahoo.com.
The auction committee will be meeting Thursday, February 11th after drop off in the cafeteria. Please join us and help make 2016 the best auction ever!

 

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