Fall Dance Craft Soiree

3c3f953140ac66b29c8e0595d285dac0Help Make Crafts  for the All School  Dance

Tuesday, Oct. 13th 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria.

Parents and their children are invited to help make a family friendly craft and/or posters to hang around the school to advertise for this fun family event.  (Please attend with your child).

Remember that the Fall Dance is no longer on Fri, Nov 6.  It has been changed to Fri, October 23!


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Para-educator Substitutes Needed At Horizons

We are in need of substitutes for our wonderful Paraeducators.  If you’re interested, please contact John.  Thank you!!!
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Horizons Students in Nutcracker- Get Tickets Now

Nut Graphic DrawingDid you know that there are four students from Horizons K-8 in the 2015 Boulder Ballet Nutcracker?  Stella and Giada Haskins, Clara Hassan and Evelyn Miller.

The Nutcracker is being performed in Boulder at Macky Auditorium, the weekend after Thanksgiving, November 27-29.  If you buy your tickets through your school’s Boulder Ballet representative, Kris Miller, Boulder Ballet/Boulder Phil will donate 20% of the ticket price to Horizons and you’ll be paying the same price as if you buy your tickets directly from the ticket office. Look for Nutcracker posters around the school or reach out to Kris Miller for your tickets now!   Email:  krismiller123@gmail.com

With the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra:
Friday November 27 at 2PM
Saturday November 28 at 2PM
Saturday November 28 at 7PM
Sunday November 29 at 2PM

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Got Photos?

After Outdoor Education and a visit from the wonderful Dr. Jane Goodall, we know that many of you have amazing photos to share.  Denise is contributing to a Horizons photo library on Flickr. Please send them to denise.dellarocco@bvsd.org

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Diversity & Inclusion Meeting - 10/13 @ 3:45 PM

You are invited to join the Diversity & Inclusion Committee at our next meeting on Tuesday, October 13 from 3:45pm-5:15pm.  We will meet in The Hub.

The Horizons Diversity and Inclusion Committee promotes diversity and inclusion throughout our school. We recognize, support and explore the benefits diversity brings to the learning environment. We emphasize supporting our educators and community to ensure that all students and families feel valued and that they belong.



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Arts & Sciences Rock the House

Please ask your student about what Arts & Science class they are in.  Students in grades 1-6 are actively participating in Dance, Circus skills, Karate, Biking, Yoga, Flag Football, Courtyard Capers, Soccer, Lawn games, Jump-roping, and more.  The theme of this first session is…you guessed it…movement!

Stay tuned for the date and time of our first Arts & Science sharing of the year…

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Grades 5-8 Parents Night Out

The Community Group is pleased to announce the next Parents Night Out (Grades 5-8) will be on Thursday, October 22 from 6:00PM to 7:30PM. Come enjoy happy hour at the Cheese Course with parents of children in 5th through 8th grades. It’s a great opportunity to meet some new folks and relax with other adults.

The Cheese Course is located at 2525 Arapahoe Ave in The Village Shopping Center (near McGuckins). Get a Groupon for 40% off your happy hour purchases. We hope to see you there.

Parents Night Out is a great way to create and enjoy fellowship with parents of your student’s classmates and friends.   It is a fun evening and we encourage all to come and join us!
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Skylines: Welcome to Our New Website!

We are excited to introduce you to our new website, which will now become your one stop for all things Horizons K-8! We encourage you to dive into this new resource.


We have set up communication as a digest via email newsletter, which will automatically send Skylines news updates throughout the week.  Our community has been subscribed to this digest. As timeliness dictates you may receive emails more than once a week, but we will work to not inundate you with unnecessary emails. Please follow the link at the bottom of the email (Mailchimp) to set your preferences to receive updates more or less frequently.  

The most significant change you will notice as a result of this update is that you will no longer be receiving Skylines as a PDF in your email.

The digest will be latest news posts which are updated throughout the week. The default preference is to receive it Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  This update will still be called Skylines and there’s no need to wait for the digest, as the most recent news will always be available on the site!  It will be very important for you as a family to get into the habit of both reading your digests and visiting the site for upcoming events, school calendar, and other information.

Please stop by the redesign as there is much more to learn and see as you navigate our new collective, virtual community!

Please send your feedback and ideas to hk8webmaster@gmail.com   

Thank you to Sean Hudson and his team at Crow and Raven for their support in helping us create our new web presence as a community.

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Lockdown Drill Thursday, October 8

This month’s “other” drill is a Lockdown.  Although difficult to have to practice these drills, it is important to do so and it keeps us in compliance with local and state mandates.  Please check in with your child’s teacher if the drill experience brings up any questions.  The drill is scheduled for 2 p.m. tomorrow and Boulder Police Department officers will be joining us to simply walk through as we conduct the drill.

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