Do you know a rising 8th grader? Great opportunity

Rising eighth graders are invited to apply for an amazing opportunity through the Rotary organization. A free camp for current 7th graders is offered each summer to help students learn to become better leaders. We have had several Horizons students participate in this transformative experience. The deadline for applications is April 30th. Please consider encouraging your 7th grader to apply. Questions? Ask Lauren (my daughter and Horizons alum attended!)

 

 

http://www.rmryla.org/about_young_ryla.html

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Thank You, Parent Volunteers!

A heartfelt thank you to all of our amazing parent volunteers. Our community is stronger because of the time you dedicate in classrooms, organizing events, working on tasks at home, serving pizza, soliciting donations, spending evenings at board meetings and committee meetings! We appreciate all the tireless ways our volunteers support us!

 

 

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Hot Lunch Served Monday!

Horizons will be serving hot lunch on Monday! Carolyn in the kitchen will be preparing hot dogs and toasted cheese sandwiches.

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Alum and Olympian Casey Andringa Visit!

We were so fortunate to host Horizons K-8 Alum and PyeongChang 2018 Olympian, Casey Andringa this week for an inspiring talk! Thank you so much to Aubrey for organizing his visit. For the full photo album hosted by BVSD, please click here.

 

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STEAM with Buddies!

Fifth and sixth graders with their first and second grade buddies explored and played with the Mobile Maker kits on loan from the school district. Using their innate curiosity, they jumped right into Keva planks, Strawbees, Ozobots, Osmo, and Cubetto and tinkered, inquired, and built.

 

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Auction Teacher Treats

Available this year at the auction will be the highly coveted faculty donations! We are keeping the experiences under wraps until the event on Saturday, but would like to thank all of the faculty  participating this year from Kindergarten to Lauren! Prizes include experiences for a couple of students through up to 20 kids! Wow!

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Auction Behind The Scenes!

It’s with much excitement we celebrate that the AUCTION IS THIS SATURDAY, April 14th! If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet, they are on sale through Thursday. Click here, to purchase your tickets. Every day we’ve seen the auction committee working hard to put together a wonderful event to celebrate and support our community.

Our auction would not be possible without the support of our local businesses. Here are a few highlights:

In addition to donations from local businesses we also have many travel experiences up for grabs at the auction! Destinations include Costa Rica, New Orleans, Mexico, Granby Ranch, Mt. Princeton Hot Springs, and even local hotels for a perfect staycation!

One week in New Orleans Flat 

Description – One week for your family at New Orleans Flat. Located in the historic Bywater neighborhood in New Orleans, the 1 bedroom/bath duplex is a meticulously restored late 1800’s “shotgun” style house. Located just downriver from the French Quarter, it is easy to assess the areas many attractions. Live music, restaurants, coffee shops and art galleries are all within walking/biking distance. The house has a king bed, twin daybed, queen pullout sofa and several air mattresses and can easily accommodate 2-4 adults or a family.

Blackout Dates:

New Orleans blackout dates – spring break 2019
Event details:
You’re invited to a “Night on The Town”, The Horizons K-8 Auction!
Date:April 14th, 2018
Location: eTown in Boulder, 1535 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302
Time:5:30 pm – 10pm
Ticket includes: Heavy apps, open bar with beer, wine and a signature cocktail
Dress: Cocktail or festive attire
Band: The Rents (our parent school band)
Bidding: Mobile bidding on your phone. Buy a ticket and get the link a few days before the auction
*** Please note from our organizers. If anyone would like to attend the auction and join in the festivities, we have free tickets available for anyone who needs them. Please contact Antonia at ammerzon@yahoo.com and we will add you to our guest list.
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Board members needed for 2018-20

Are you interested in serving on the Horizons Board? Applicant information will be available at the April 19 Council Meeting. Voting occurs in May.

Horizons governance structure includes a Board of Directors whose duties include managing the business and affairs of Horizons. Board members also serve on various subcommittees including: Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Compensation Committee and Development Committee. The Board works with faculty and Council to incorporate many voices and perspectives into our school’s present and future work. The next two years present the opportunity for much growth as we renew our charter, and make renovations to our building using bond funds. Parent board members need to have been in the Horizons’ school community for at least two years to serve. Terms are for two years.

Board members meet once per month for approximately two hours, and lend many more hours in service to our school through committee work. Please consider lending your talents and passion to public school governance. You’ll learn volumes, have fun, and be proud of your contributions.

If you are interested in volunteering for one of our open board positions, please provide a very brief bio introducing yourself to the Horizons Community. Please include answers to the following questions:

How do you hope to contribute to Horizons’ mission and vision considering our current and future needs? What are the skills and characteristics you will bring as a board member to help Horizons practice sound governance?

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Board Meeting Agenda 4/12/18

Horizons K-8 Board Meeting Agenda, April 12, 2017

Timekeeper: TBD  Process Observer:  Secretary/minutes:  Facilitator:

 

  1. Preliminaries

6:00 Welcome to board members:  C, C, C’s

           Welcome to guests

           Process observer invites Public Comment: guests, faculty, staff x 2 minutes speaking per guest

 

   II.     Consent items

6:10 (2) Approval of agenda

           (5) Approval of minutes:  March 8, 2018

 

  III.    Reports, Actions, Discussion items

6:17 (10) Principal’s report – prior reading; questions from the board

6:25     (10) Communication with parents – Julie Dye

           (10) Finance Review report & HB 1375 update

           (10) Development Committee

           (15) Looking forward – incoming board – governance & direction – council voting

           (10) Bond update

           (5) hiring update & board policy

           (5) Job Share approval

(5) Principal Evaluation update

 

7:35     (15) Book Club check-in

 

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A flute concert worth supporting!

Aperture Charity Flute Concert

Hi! My name is Clara Hartman, and I’m in 8th grade here at Horizons. For my aperture this year, I have focused on learning five flute pieces, and will host a charity concert. The pieces will include works from composers like Handel and Beethoven, along with a few others. The concert will take place on April 20th, at 5:30 P.M, in The Hub at Horizons. This concert will be supporting Project Worthmore, which is an organization that works toward resettling refugees in the Denver-Metro area. I will be asking for a suggested donation of five dollars, and appreciate all donations. Hope to see you there!

Thank you,

Clara Hartman

 

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