It is Time To Share A Gift

It is Time To Share A Gift

It is that time of year.  Time to clean out those toy shelves and closets.  We are collecting toys, games, books, DVDs, art supplies and anything else that is gently used.  Your donations will be gifts for children.

Our third and fourth graders will be delivering donated items as part of a service project at the Share A Gift collection center.  Collection boxes are in the front hallway. Thanks, everyone

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Important Open Enrollment Requests

Since we are in the throes of Open Enrollment, we request important information from Horizons parents.

Please communicate if you are applying for enrollment for a sibling of a student that is currently attending Horizons. And, remember to apply for enrollment for all siblings.  No sibs are automatically enrolled without first applying through BVSD.

If you have a current student who will not be returning to Horizons it helps us to have that information.

If you have moved, we require your new, up-to-date address and a utility bill proving residence.

Thank you for your attention.

Hope, Registrar

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Maker Club


Topic: Engineering and Empathy

Together, we will empower kids to help other kids through engineering and empathy education. In partnership with EcosySTEM ARTS, Children’s Hospital and the University of Colorado, Mechanical Engineering department we will be working with engineering students to develop STEAM education toys for health impacted children.

Note: Students or students with siblings who spent more than 24 hours in a hospital are highly encouraged to apply.  All participants will be asked to sign a safety contract, research and photo release form. Space is limited to the first three children per grade.

Dates: December (4, 11, 18) January (15, 22, 29) February (5, 12, 19, 26)  March 2+3 Maker Boulder STEAM FEST (The goal is to showcasing our work to the public. Attendance is optional)

Times: 3:30 – 4:30 (some days may run longer)

Location: STEAM Lab at Horizons K8 (we would like to schedule a field trip or two)

Who: Grades K-8 are welcome. The first three students from each grade level who apply will be welcome into the program.

Cost: Michaels or Amazon Gift Cards for materials. One class snack during a scheduled date.

Parent Involvement: We need one or two champions to help us organize.

Follow this link to register: MAKER CLUB


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5-8th Graders Enjoy a Learning Lunch

Watson Scholar:  Salsabil (Salsa) Thabti came to talk with our students in our learning lunch opportunity.  Salsa is a Tunisian woman working on a master’s degree project with kids in her country to help bring leisure activities to those in rural areas without access.  Salsa had our students create a short video for Tunisian students telling them a bit about Boulder Colorado and Horizons K-8 School.  
This talk is one of a series of events where the Diversity and Inclusion Committee brings in people from diverse backgrounds to talk with our students once or twice a month as opportunities arise. 
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Generous Parents Needed to Pick up Leftover Dishware

We have found a number of nice utensils, platters and bakeware. Please come and claim….

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Holiday tree cutting to support the Reid Family

The Layne Family has is hosting tree cutting on their property on December 1st! Proceeds will support the Reid Family. Please follow the link here to reserve a space. Thank you Layne Family!!

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A note from our counselor, Sherry...

“As the 7/8th grade students participate in the health lessons coming this winter and spring, please take the time to ask them about the lessons they are learning and continue to keep the communication lines open.  It’s also perfectly normal for teens to not want to talk about everything going on with them, however, being available when they are ready to talk is key to staying connected.
Here is a tip sheet I found helpful this week when looking at developmental stages for our 7/8th grade students.

Positive Parenting Tips (age 12-14)

Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to discuss potential health lessons and topics coming. “
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Welcome to the World, Penny Reid!

Dear Horizons Families,

Many of you know that our teacher Shannon Reid welcomed her new daughter to the world six weeks early this year. Shannon’s daughter, Penny, arrived on August 15th, weighing 4lbs. 3 oz! She has been receiving care at Children’s Hospital in Denver to help her thrive and be healthy enough to go home by the end of this year. Shannon will be taking an extended leave of absence to support Penny’s ongoing medical needs. She’d like everyone to know she is grateful for the love and support that has come her way. 

Penny is growing and receiving excellent care at Children’s Hospital in Denver. Thank you for your patience in awaiting news from the family.

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Maker Space Helpers Needed

Please come and assist Brian in our wonderful Maker Space.

If you can help Brian prepare for classes and help create wonderful adventures for our students, we need you Mondays at 1130 AM or any time on Friday.

If you can help teach and assist 1st & 2nd grade students in the Maker Space with their fun, amazing activities- we need you Mon- Thurs from 1215-115 PM.

Can you  help?  Sign up here

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Turkey Day is Coming!

Kinders serenade the front office with, “Alburquerque Turkey”.  Gobble, gobble!

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