Got Pics?

Please feel free to send me pics of your kids learning virtually.  It will be fun to post them here and have friends see friends.

Here’s one friend introducing her pet to her classmates.

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Our Little Zoomers

Traci’s class shows up for zoom learning….

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Horizons is in need of paras on the 3.4 and 5.6 level. Although it is not a benefitted position, it is fun and rewarding.

It is about 16 hours a week.

Please contact Lucas with interest.

Thank you for considering!

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Lunch Bunch

Lunch bunch is open to K-4th grades each Monday (excluding holidays) here is the link again:
LUNCH BUNCH K-4th grades
Monday, September 14⋅12:00 – 12:30pm
Weekly on Monday (excluding Holiday closures)
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This Week- Back To School Nights

Wednesday, Sep 2 6 PM  – Intro with Karen & Lucas Grades 1-6

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 838 9143 4375
Passcode: 422844

Thurs, Sep 3 6 PM – Intro with Lucas & Karen Grades K & 7/8

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 831 4441 2525
Passcode: 983659

These intros will be followed by grade level presentations.  Teachers have mailed separate grade level invites.  Contact Hope if you have not received this.

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Bag of Books Found

This bag of books was found.  If you would like to claim it, please email

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iReady Information

i-Ready begins Tuesday, September 1st

Horizons 1st – 8th grade students will be taking an online assessment, i-Ready next week (Sept. 1-4). (KIndergartners will take i-Ready later in the fall.) This is the same assessment we have used in the past so many students will be familiar with it. Students will be logging in to i-Ready via their Single Sign On (SSO). Classroom teachers will support families with this process, and will let students know how i-Ready fits into their schedule for next week.

Information provided by i-Ready:

  • Checklist for Families

  • VIDEO: Testing at Home.

  • NOTE: Horizons students will only be taking the reading component of i-Ready. The video states that the goal of the i-Ready assessment is planning for online i-Ready instruction for all students. At Horizons this information is used to guide literacy instruction and may or may not include the i-Ready online lessons.

From BVSD: During the assessment, you can support your child by:

  • Using supportive phrases, such as “I can tell you are very focused. Keep up the good work!”

  • Encouraging your child if they get frustrated by saying phrases, such as “It seems like you are stuck.  It’s okay if you do not know the answer.  Make your best guess.”

  • Not answering or helping your child with any of the questions.  We want results that reflect what your child can do on their own without support.  If they ask for help, you can respond with, “Just like when you take a test at school, I can’t help you find the answer.  Your teacher wants to find out what you know, not what I know.”

  • Helping your child navigate through the online assessment without influencing the answer they’ll provide.


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A goodbye letter from Mo Robbins, our PE teacher

Hi Lucas,

I have not heard from BVSD HR yet about the new job offer contract, I hope to hear from them today.
Below is my note to staff…
My time here has been a wonderful experience and the students at Horizons are second to none. However, after careful thought and consideration, I have accepted a full time teaching position. Thank you for the positive support you have provided during my time at HK-8 and I wish you all of the best.
Thank you for your support!
Best Regards,
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Volunteers Needed for PE Interviews

We will be interviewing for a PT (.5) PE teacher on Fri, 9/4 in the morning.  We need one parent to serve on the interviewing committee.  Please email if you are interested.  We will randomly select one participant.  Thank you!!!


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Some views of on-line teaching

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