Looking For Detail Oriented Parent Volunteers!

We have one committed parent and are still looking for other parents to join the yearbook team! Please contact Lauren if you are interested.

We need a yearbook coordinator for the 2018-2019 school year!

Dear Horizons Community,

Why a yearbook?

Historically, Horizons has produced an annual yearbook to document a year in the life of the community. We’ve found that it’s been highly valued by staff, students, and families alike. It has been a faculty job for years and due to changes in our programming and curriculum, it no longer fits as a student-led exploratory or as a faculty-coordinated job. At this point we are asking for a coordinator and a small group of parents to support this community building annual project.

What is the responsibility? 

Interested in helping serve the entire K-8 community while also creating a piece of history? Do you like taking or organizing photos? Have an eye for design or a knack for journalism? Have none of the interests above, but still want to help out? Be the yearbook sponsor! This important job includes duties like:

  • dreaming up the theme and design elements of the yearbook
  • organizing photos and tagging faces with names to ensure equitable representation of every student in the yearbook
  • attending school events or being in contact with those who do in order to get photos of all the exciting learning that happens at Horizons
  • coordinating with the school photographer to get school portraits into the yearbook
  • getting to know the students and learning opportunities that make Horizons unique
  • review calendar and schedule parent photographers to capture fun moments at events

What’s the commitment and how much support will I receive?

The company we use to create and publish the yearbook is rife with support and resources–you’ll be set up for success!It’s a big job for just one person, but a small group of interested community members could easily accomplish this artifact of memories and story.

  • 5-10 hours a week/15-20 month
  • Review calendar, schedule photographers/ask parents
  • Getting coverage
  • One coordinator with a committee of reps from each grade level, access to calendars, coverage on field trips, in class special activities
  • Weekly time available to staff set aside on Friday meetings for sharing photos with coordinator
  • Meet with Katie for understanding of past practices, suggestions, etc
  • Begin May 2017
  • Summer training with yearbook company
  • Be prepared for 2018-2019 school year
  • Coordinate with front office for school photos
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HK8 Auction is Next Week! 4/14

It’s time to celebrate and support Horizons at the 2018 Auction at eTown hall! April 14th promises big fun, community, and the opportunity to support the school that your children love each and every day.  How can it get any better? Food, drinks, auction items, music and dancing! Please commit to celebrating your community and contributing to our present and future.
In the past we have had 200+ parents and staff attend. So grab a friend, tell a friend and book a babysitter now. Let’s make it the best auction yet and a great end to a fantastic school year.
Click below to purchase tickets using a secure website:
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: Cocktali 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 joyfully add you to our guest list.
Submitted: Julie Dye
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Needed: Parents to serve on interview committees



Dear Horizons Community, 

We are excited to be hiring for some new positions for the 2018-19 school year. Our faculty has participated in an examination of our student needs and schoolwide needs and have identified these positions as key to helping our students to have exceptional educational experiences and enabling us to dream forward as a school. We are seeking parents to serve on interview committees for the following positions:

Full time Assistant Principal

Full time Counselor and Social-Emotional Learning Coordinator

Full time STEAM (Science, technology, engineering, arts and math) instructor and technology coach

Full time MTSS (student support) coordinator and interventionist

Thanks for contacting Lauren via email if you are able to serve on an interview committee. The committment is generally 4-8 hours. If you’d like to know more about these positions, job descriptions are posted on our website, and there will be a brief overview at this month’s council meeting!


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3/4 Immersed In The Arts!

Our third and fourth graders are well underway in their arts immersion week!


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CU Wizard Professor Mathias Weber “Sink or Swim!” 4/28/18

Saturday, April 28th, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
CU Boulder Cristol Chemistry 140

CU Wizard Professor Mathias Weber “Sink or Swim!”

Join Professor Mathias Weber who dives into Archimedes Principle to better
understand why icebergs float and bubbles always travel up! He may even
explain why a famous scientist once ran through the streets wearing only a
bath towel shouting “Eureka!”

For over 30 years, CU Wizards FREE STEAM shows have welcomed kids of all
ages to attend college for a Saturday morning to learn more about
scientific wonders of our world!

For info & 2018 schedule please visit: www.colorado.edu/cuwizards

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Makerspace Coffee Connections with Stacey- Friday 4/6

Coffee Connections with Stacey and Lauren

Friday April 6 from 8:30-9:30 am in the cafeteria
Ever wonder what Makerspace is and how it is incorporated in the Horizons’ classrooms?
Join Stacey and Lauren to learn more about a maker culture, and our next steps as a school that involves new hiring, bond funds for innovation and our auction paddle raiser!
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A Powerful Coming Together

As a PeaceJam club, advisories, and ⅚ homerooms we decided we wanted to be a part of the National School Walkouts happening on March 14, 2018. The planning for the event was short, as we only had two meetings before the date came upon us. We decided that at 10 AM on March 14, we would walk out of class, forming a circle around Gombe Grove, standing in silence for seventeen minutes to honor the loss of seventeen students. Ten AM came upon us, a wave of 5-8th graders flooded out from the school, in silent protest. The circle began, small at first, but growing to over twenty-five yards wide. Students kept coming out. Some Frasier Meadows folks had just finished a walk around the pond, and joined us, with signs displaying the #enough. Our circle kept growing. We stood in silence, honoring the students. This was a student led walk-out, organized by those who cared about the issue, and those want to make change. We are working on putting together a teach-in sometime in April, which will incorporate the larger K-8 community.

Daily Camera, letter to the editor, Dorothy Ciarlo: Young and old protested together

Submitted by Clara Harman and Leah Wawrzynek

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Night On The Town 4/14/18- Tickets On Sale Now!

Night On The Town 4/14/18- Tickets On Sale Now!
You’re invited to a “Night on The Town”, The Horizons K-8 Auction!
Horizons K-8 2018 Auction & Gala click for tickets and more info! 
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.
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Celebrating Lynn! Impact Awards 2018

Our very own, Lynn Dobransky Pence, was honored last week at the Impact Awards! The Impact Awards celebration recognizes individuals in the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) who have an extraordinary impact on student learning through innovative teaching skills, exception job dedication, and inspirational leadership. Starting in 2018, Impact on Education is proud to recognize one individual from every BVSD school. This year, we are also introducing the Blake Peterson Lifetime Achievement Award, which acknowledges a member of the BVSD community who has demonstrated commitment to the success of BVSD students and to building a brighter future for BVSD schools.

Lynn takes pride in creating learning environments that help students challenge themselves outside of their comfort zone, in the academic, social, and critical realms of thinking- she believes that all students are capable of accomplishing great things. 



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No Pizza Friday 3/23

Friendly reminder, due to spring conferences, pizza Friday will be cancelled on March 23, 2018. Enjoy Spring Break!


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