Learning Lunch Series Continues

Learning Lunch Series Continues
The Horizons Diversity and Inclusion Committee continued its Learning Lunch series for 5th-8th grade students last Thursday. Our guests were Sofía Bolaños Martínez and Pamela Contreras Hernández, two young Costa Rican teachers who shared about their home country, including the culture, the food, the environment, the history, the non-existent army, and the fascinating rainforest animals. They also spoke about what drove them to a career teaching physical movement to seniors and individuals with disabilities. Our students asked great questions and learned about the Pura Vida way of life!
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7/8 Cat Club

7/8 Cat Club Visit from Wild at Heart

Students in the 7/8 Cat Club had a special visit with Maya from Wild at Heart a local organization dedicated to providing low-cost spay/neuter services to feral cats in and around Boulder County. We learned about feral cats and Trap-Neuter-Return as well as ways that we can work to support local efforts. Visit the Wild at Heart website here to see the great work happening, and keep an eye out for future opportunities to support.

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Artastic Market

Horizons would like to thank the Artastic Committee (Alyson DeSart, Julie Alhowik, Moe Rose, Mercedes Gitter, and Hope Nelson-Roohr) and the many volunteers who set up, cashiered and cleaned up, for a wonderful and beautiful event.  The gym was turned into a holiday market and people were visiting, shopping and connecting.  What a great way to support our school!


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Pancakes, Anyone?

The Pancake Breakfast is Coming!

Friday, January 25 at 7-8:15 AM

Why cook breakfast when we can cook it for you?

Just show up from 7-815 AM and let us serve you.

Wear your PJs!

This is an all-school community-building event and we need volunteers.

It is a lot of fun, and tasty, too!

Please show up to flip and flop flapjacks, set up the cafeteria the day before, and help clean up.

Sign up at helpatschool.org

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OMG! Check out this Raffle.... we mean, raffles!

While at the Artastic Market on Friday (11-230 PM), be sure to buy a raffle basket ticket or ten.

Advance raffle basket sales can be made in the office this week.

Due to the immense generosity of our vendors and supporters, this year we will have two amazing raffle baskets and we will also be offering a door prize from Big Daddy Bagels just for filling out our questionnaire  This sumptuous door prize includes coffee, coupons, gift certs, swag and membership to the Big Daddy’s Coffee Club.

Buy a chance at winning both raffle baskets for $8 or buy a chance at winning one raffle basket for $5.  Enter as often as you wish.  The more entries, the better your odds of winning. 

Raffle ticket sales start tomorrow! Can’t make it to the event but would like a chance to win? Purchase your raffle ticket in advance with Hope!  Raffle Basket winners will be notified via email.

Raffle Basket # 1
A $50 gift certificate to the Rio Grande
A $25 gift certificate from the South Side Walnut Cafe
Horizons Spirit Wear T-shirt (Adult Small)
Gift box of hair products (for all type hair) from davines, donated by Allyson DeSart
Handcrafted pearl earrings from Hearts & Stones, donated by Dena Nishek
Acrylic on birchwood art piece donated by Moe Rose of Moesart
Handmade artsy pencil pouch or makeup carrier donated by Rei Tilton
Foot & Hand Salve that smells delicious donated by Glow & Gather
Four books: May cause Happiness, A Gratitude Journal; We Do, -Saying Yes to A Relationship of Depth; I am a Warrior Goddess and Freedom is an Inside Job donated by Haven Iverson and Sounds True
Cass Clayton Band CD donated by Cass Clayton whose jazz and blues fusion sounds are taking Colorado by storm
Jeremy Dion- blues, folk and rock CD donated by Jeremy Dion
The Art of Mindful Singing; Notes on Finding Your Voice book donated by Jeremy Dion

Raffle Basket # 2
A $50 gift certificate to Organic Sandwich and a really cool tee shirt
A $30 gift certificate to McDermitt Taco
A month of Martial Arts at Scornavacco Academy
Six piece assortment from Peace, Love & Chocolate, donated by Sarah Hudak
Three sets of unique and lovely greeting cards donated by Melissa Spirko
Friendship Necklace donated by Moe Rose of Moesart
Ceramic mug donated by premiere potter, Julie Alhowik
Kirtan Sound Explosion CD donated by Katie Wise
A personal voice lesson offered by Katie Wise.  All ages are welcome.
Cass Clayton Band CD donated by Cass Clayton whose jazz and blues fusion sounds are taking Colorado by storm
Heart of The Plate: Vegetarian Recipes for a New Generation by Mollie Katzen donated by Julie Dye
Five felted ornaments donated by Liza McKenzie

Each basket is valued at approximately $450!  Buy a ticket for either basket for $5 or both for $8!!


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Gift cards are always in season!

Gift cards are always in season!

If you need a gift card this holiday season, look no further than the Artastic Holiday Market happening this Friday, December 07 in the gym, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Find your next gift card:

Amazon – $25 & $100

Barnes & Noble

Cinemark Theatres

ITunes $15

Noodles & Co. – $10

REI – $25

Sprouts – $100, $50 & $25

Starbucks – $10 & $5

Target – $25

Home Depot – $25 & $100

Whole Foods – $25 & $100

That gift that keeps on giving!

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Artastic Bake Sale

Artastic Bake Sale

Coming on Friday 12/7!

Did you know there is a bake sale scheduled during the upcoming Horizons Artastic Holiday Market? We encourage you to support a great cause while you grab some special treats. This year, funds collected will be going to support the Colorado Make a Wish Foundation.  Colorado Make a Wish Foundation gives kids diagnosed with critical illnesses a special wish of their choice. It helps kids live their best life with the time they have, and can create trips to big theme parks, experiences with animals, meeting movie stars and athletes, and so much more.  Make a Wish started in 1980, when a 7 year-old named Chris Greicius was diagnosed with a fatal illness known as Leukemia. He wished more than anything to be a police officer. His caring community and an officer decided to give him his dream. Ever since then, Make a Wish has been granting wishes to children all around America.

We will be setting up our bake sale in foyer outside the gym from 11:00 am until 2:30pm. We are hoping to make a good amount of money for this organization and we would love your support! We will be selling the baked goods during the Artastic Holiday Market, so stop by while you’re at it!

– Lynn’s 5/6 Homeroom Class 🙂



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Geo Bee Information

National Geographic GeoBee

Horizons is happy to offer the opportunity for students in grades 5-8 to participate in the National Geographic GeoBee. The National Geographic GeoBee is an annual competition designed to inspire and reward students’ curiosity about the world.

Students interested in the Geography Bee are invited to meet once a week on Mondays during lunch starting Monday, December 10th for preparation activities and practice.

To register your student for the Geography Bee please complete the following registration form, or contact ryan.conrad@bvsd.org

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A Note from our School Counselor

As we head into this time of year, there are so many exciting and fun things we do as friends, families and as a community, it’s easy to believe we are all having the same incredible experience.  Please take a moment to check in with each other, ensure you have the support and necessary tools to help our kids, our families and our community feel connected and able to enjoy the seasons.

Thank you for your support and for sharing your ideas with me.  You’re making my first year at Horizons K-8 school a meaningful experience.
Warm Wishes,

Sherry Davis, M.Ed  

School Counselor & SEL Coordinator  – Click here for the Counselor’s Corner there are more ideas about wellness, happiness, substance use and prevention resources for all.
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