April 15 & 18

Many of you have inquired if Horizons will be in session for regular classes on April 15 & April 18.  Although BVSD does have this time off, Horizons will be open and in session.  Although we try and mimic the BVSD calendar as much as possible, this departure from the BVSD schedule is, in part, due to the days we spend on student-led conferences.

We hope this answers questions and clarifies concerns.

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We need YOU to help build the school garden!

Dear Parents,
The first day to build the school garden is coming up on Saturday, April 23 and we don’t have enough volunteers to make it happen! We need almost 300 volunteers over the 4 different Saturdays or our garden won’t get built. This means that we need every family at Horizons to volunteer on at least one Saturday for the school garden to get builtgarden-photo-1140x450.
Please go to the link below to sign up for your volunteer time. Once you have signed up, please call, email or text a friend and convince them to sign up too. If we can make this happen we will have an amazing school garden that will last for generations to come!
Thank you so much!
Adam and Pat
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A TALE OF A TIGER

Dear Horizons,
I know there is a lot going on this weekend, and many of you have seen this show. But if you feel other Horizons families would enjoy it, please pass on the information and inform them that by selecting Horizons K-8 at the ‘How did you hear about the show?’ questionnaire – they are allocating $2 per ticket to the school.
Thanks and have a great weekend,
Ami
In celebration of hero playwright  Nobel Laureate for Literature Dario Fo’s 90th bday, Catamounts Theatre Co. & Maya Productions invite you — before the show goes on tour in India — to roar in Boulder!  And please please spread the word! (for FB event click here ) It’s a fun piece and time to roar!
A TALE OF A TIGER
By Nobel Prize Laureate Dario Fo
Adapted and Performed by Ami Dayan
At THE NOMAD PLAYHOUSE  – 1410 Quince Ave, Boulder, CO 80304
Saturdays April 9th, and 16th, at 3PM
TIGER is and Israeli-American adaptation of and Italian play is based on an ancient Chinese theatre folk tale with roots in an Indian myth.
Left for dead on the battlefield, a Chinese soldier is seized by a tiger and her cub.  A unique relationship, both terrifying and hilarious develops between man and animal as the tigress nurses him back to health.  His life regained, the soldier must return to the world and determine by which personal and moral standards he is to live.
“A theatrical wonder drug I’s subscribe to anyone!” 
The Scotsman
Audience Roar, literally!” 
The Guardian
“A Tour de force!” The Denver Post 
 Click here for TicketsA TALE OF A TIGER
By Nobel Prize Laureate Dario Fo
Adapted and Performed by Ami Dayan
At THE NOMAD PLAYHOUSE  – 1410 Quince Ave, Boulder, CO 80304
Saturdays April 9th, and 16th, at 3PM
TIGER is and Israeli-American adaptation of and Italian play is based on an ancient Chinese theatre folk tale with roots in an Indian myth.
Left for dead on the battlefield, a Chinese soldier is seized by a tiger and her cub.  A unique relationship, both terrifying and hilarious develops between man and animal as the tigress nurses him back to health.  His life regained, the soldier must return to the world and determine by which personal and moral standards he is to live.
“A theatrical wonder drug I’d subscribe to anyone!” 
The Scotsman
Audience Roar, literally!” 
The Guardian
“A Tour de force!” The Denver Post 
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We all can work: but together we win!

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We all can work: but together we win! Calling on all parents, alumni, teachers and staff. This party is starting early! Please join us at the auction. Buy tickets now.

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Conference on World Affairs

So proud of Horizons students who wait on line to interact with the panel at Conference on World Affairs.  Self-directed learning in full expression….IMG_1880 FullSizeRender

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BVSD Life Long Learning presents Fleet Feet Sports.....

Our Spring Track Program starts next week! These after-school classes will include two track meets at Fairview High School.

Register today: Click on the class link below, visit us online atwww.bvsd.org/lll (enter the class#), or call 720-561-5968.

Fleet Feet Sports: Mountain Lions Running Program / Horizons K-8 / Grades K-5
It is an Olympic year and time for you to join the Mountain Lions Spring Track program for a fun and encouraging environment in which to learn the basics of track running. This six week program will consist of practices twice a week as well as two track meets at the end of weeks three and six. The cost of the meets is included in the price of the program. Runners will learn speed-work, relays, distance running and racing techniques that will help them learn good running form and improve both speed and endurance in an environment focused on the enjoyment of running. Track meet dates are April 30th and May 21st.
Mon, Wed 3:35 PM – 4:35 PM
4/11/2016 — 5/18/2016 (11 sessions)
Class ID: 10541
Tuition: $85 ​

 

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Submit your trip Tracker Trips by Sunday, April 10!

It’s time to report Trip Tracker trips for March and you can do thatby clicking on this SURVEY LINK.  The March trip survey will be open until Sunday, April 10.

 

Sign your child up for Trip Trackers if you haven’t already!

If you haven’t signed up for Trip Trackers, it’s never too late! Your child can still be part of the fun when Trip Tracker “dollars” are handed out at school. Simply go to the BVSD Trip Tracker website to register. You can log any carpool to or from school, as well as any trips via bus, bike, skateboard, foot, etc.

 

 

 

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Coffee Connections This Friday

April 8th

8:30 a.m. in the Cafeteria

Coffee Connections this Friday. Everyone is welcome.

Please stay for Coffee and Conversations from 8:50-9:30 a.m.

This month’s topic: How does Horizons teach Health and Wellness?

Come learn about how Health and Wellness topics are covered in our 1st-8th grades.  John will give an overview of the approach and the curricular pieces that are covered during this transition time in our children’s lives.  

Horizons Community Group

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AUCTION NEWS & UPDATES

AUCTION NEWS
 
We are getting ready for the big night. We hope you are too!
 
CHECKLIST:
1) Did you buy your ticket? This is different than past years. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time and our head count is due April 13th. Please choose your dinner and consider sponsoring a teacher.
 
Purchase Ticket(s) here:
2) Did you find a babysitter?
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Silent Auction and Raffle Winners
7:45 – 9:00 p.m. – Dinner, Live Auction, Heads or Tails Game, Raffle Winners and Paddle Raiser
9:00 – 10:00 p.m. – Dance away with The ‘Rents
9:30 – 10:00 p.m. – Check-out
3) Classroom projects are on display in the office. And, the LIVE items are posted on a board in the hallway when you first walk in. PLEASE STOP and take a look.
4) What to wear? Anything related to Hollywood! Any character, a long dress, a short dress, Elvis, Batman, a Rocker, Justin Bieber, Darth Vader, Hermione, Mary Poppins, Captain Kirk….in fact, I bet what you wore for Halloween this past year would work. Just come and have fun!
5) There will be no on-line bidding this year. Please ask a friend to bid on your behalf if you can not make it.
6) Please Bring Family and Friends. The more the merrier!!!
LOOKING FOR ONE MORE SPONSOR
GET YOUR LOGO ON EVERY PHOTO STRIP at the April 16th Horizons K-8 Auction
Advertise Your Company to 200+ people via the Photo Booth
We are looking for ONE more sponsor. This is FIRST come FIRST serve offer.
What you will need: Any jpg, pdf, png file. Or whatever wording you may want on the photo strip.
Cost: $500.00 (advertise to 200+ people)
Contact and more information: Barb Verson  – barbverson@gmail.com
In ADDITION PLEASE NOTE: we will also be auctioning off a photo booth rental on April 16th. Think 8th-grade graduation party or some other special event coming up. A bidding sheet will be next to the photo booth at this year’s auction. You could get a really good deal!!
Hope to see you all at the AUCTION!
Barb and Connie
Auction Coordinators
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Another Horizons author!

Benjamin Mollborn, a 7th grader in Pat’s advisory, just found out that a short story that he wrote in Language Arts will be published in the July/August issue of Stone Soup, a literary magazine that publishes writing and art by children around the world.   The title of his story is “Scarlet Spring.” It is a historical fiction short story about a Native American boy and a European boy who meet each other in the Colonial era.  

Thank you to Katie for encouraging him to submit his story to Stone Soup.  

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