Join Us, Thursday 10/18 for Horizons Council

OCTOBER 18, 2018


Hospitality provided by 1/2 team; Julie Dye & Callie Gartner

Childcare provided by Jeanne Kipke

Minutes: TBD

Facilitators: Monica Fitzgerald and Lauren Tracey

6:30 Welcome and introductions

6:40 Council agreements, procedures, concordance

6:45 Open forum

6:55  Celebrating outdoor education at Horizons! Slideshow & share

7:10  Board report – Charter renewal work: preparing an analysis of governance, bylaws, policies

                                Strategic plan for 3-5 years including data collection & review

7:15-   Workshop: Input for parent satisfaction survey for January. Question review and refinement  & future council input

7: 40 –  Committee reports – DAC, Finance Review, HCG, DPC

Thank you to Karla Scornavacco and Trish Gerlitz (SAC members);

Jyll Lottner (handbook review)

8:00 Adjourn

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ALL HANDS ON DECK FOR FUN Project Meeting- Fri, 10/19 830 AM

Project Meeting, Friday 10/19 8:30 am
Join us next Friday 10/19 in the cafeteria to make decorations for the upcoming Harvest Dance!  We’ll be making a craft to decorate the gym and also decorating a board to promote the event.  In addition, we’d like to get your thoughts on how Horizons Community Group and Liaisons can work together to help build community in the school.  We’ll bring goodies to snack on and there will be coffee and tea as well.  Looking forward to seeing you!
halloween26 – Mason jars become mummies in this simple Halloween DIY project. Photo credit: Liberty Cameron,
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Update on Ordering Class Photos from Lifetouch

A number of parents have communicated difficulty in ordering class photos. I spoke with Lifetouch today and they recognize that the transition from paper to digital ordering has been problematic.

They will refund parents who have already ordered class photos and offer each student a free silly and a free serious photo free of charge. These will be delivered to the school in the near future.

Lifetouch anticipates an easier ordering system next year.


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Adventure Days

When Horizons is closed for classes on days that BVSD is open, we offer  Adventure Days. Over our three Conference Days, Oct 31- Nov 2, Adventure Days is a fee-based program featuring creativity, games, surprises, and fun!

Registration forms are available in the office or email

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8th Grade Transition Evening

High School Transition Update:

Horizons will host an 8th Grade Parent Night on October 29, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. in the gym. Students and parents will have a chance to meet with your admin team, school counselor and staff to discuss the open enrollment process and upcoming school events.

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Horizons Student-Led Conferences: Oct. 31 – Nov. 2

Signing up for your conference time will take place using an online scheduling tool called Sign Up Genius. This is a web-based system that allows you to choose your conference time.

This announcement is a notification of when scheduling will “open.” The school felt it would be most equitable if we announced the opportunity to sign-up for conferences in advance.  For families who also have more than one student at Horizons, the Fall Conferences Sign Up Genius will be available Monday, October 15 at 4pm.

For all other families, the Fall Conferences Sign Up Genius will be available for scheduling Wednesday, October 17 at 4pm.

This does not mean you must schedule your conference as soon as you receive the invite from Sign Up Genius; the scheduling window will be open until October 29th, 2018. However, we suggest scheduling early to ensure you can create a conference appointment that works with your family’s schedule. Please check your email sometime after the relevant time stated above for detailed information about how Sign Up Genius works, you will receive instructions about how to sign up for your student-led conference.

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Lost & Found is Full

Once again, our Lost & Found is brimming with coats, hats, water bottles, and lunchboxes. We will display the contents over conferences.  Unclaimed items will be donated on Nov 2.

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Compassionate Communication in the Home

To Register, click here

And, for more information and testimonials, click here

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BVSD Night at the Nuggets

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Walk to School Day Rescheduled

Walk/Bike to School Day was scheduled for tomorrow.  However, due to cold, snowy temps-we will be rescheduling this event.  Stay tuned!

NO- Bike/Walk to School Day tomorrow.

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