Reading to End Racism

Diversity and Inclution Book Baskets 2016 (1)On Thursday, May 12 Horizons students will participate in Reading to End Racism (RER), “a racial justice program that uses trained volunteers to read to children in the classrooms and, through books and personal stories, stimulate an insightful conversation about discrimination.” To complement this program, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee along with Karen Dimetrosky, who coordinates RER, offer the following collection of books for families to explore throughout the summer. These books will remain available in the front office for families to peruse over the next week, though we ask that they stay in the building. Nearly all the books are available from the Boulder Public Library.


We have categorized books according to different diversity themes and grade levels. Books categorized in grade levels above or below your child’s may also be appropriate.  BOOKS


Please let the Diversity and Inclusion Committee know if you find a listed book or any other diversity themed book particularly meaningful so that we may consider purchasing it. (You can email suggestions to Erica Baruch at We are hoping to build an internal Diversity and Inclusion Resource Library in the coming year! 

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Grounds Keepers

Jeanne’s 1/2 class take some time to clean up the school grounds, awesomely!FullSizeRender (13)

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Let the Garden Build proceed......

 Our next Garden Builds will be May 7, 14 & 26.  Please join us!!!!


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Horizons Grocery/Gift Card Fundraiser

Volunteers Needed!

We need a Volunteer or two to take over the fundraising!

Just a few hours a month!

Come support HORIZONS!

Jess and Patty will not be at Horizons next year.

We need volunteers to take over the program.

Any questions contact us at or

see contact info below.







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Horizons Peace Jam presents....

Malala (2)

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This Friday, May 6 at noon– it’s the big one.  The one you have all been waiting for- the Annual Horizons Staff vs. Students Basketball Game.

Come to the Big Gym and wear your Spirit Wear.  Enjoy a couple of photos of the game in real time….

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From your Community Group

Coffee Connections

Friday, May 6th 8:30 a.m. in the Main Hallway

Everyone is welcome to join for Coffee Connections this Friday.  We will set up in the hallway, as the 3/4 Team will be showcasing their Dream Homework.  Please come grab a cup of coffee and walk the cafeteria to see all of the amazing work our students accomplished.


John will have a summer packet with interesting material on supporting our kids in navigating social media.  Make sure to pick one up for the summer.


This is our last Coffee Connections of the year.  We hope that you have enjoyed the time together. We want to thank Callie Gartner, Zach, D and any additional volunteers that helped with all of the set up!


Horizons Community Group


K/1 Transition Picnic This Friday

May 6th 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Horizons Playground


All current K and 1st graders are invited to join on the playground and bring a picnic lunch or purchase pizza from the school.  Gather to meet families and friends who will be together next school year as a 1/2 team. Popsicles will be provided.


Please reply to the evite sent to you or click this link:


Horizons Community Group

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Diversity and Inclusion Books in the Front Office

To build upon the Reading to End Racism program, which comes to Horizons on May 12, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee pulled together several books for teachers and classrooms to explore in the coming weeks. These books delve into many themes of diversity, including racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity, gender identity, and individuals with disabilities.

All Horizons community members are invited to peruse the baskets and note the books that may be of interest for home reading. Since many of the books are library books, the option to “check out” a book is just for the teachers/classrooms currently. However, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee will also put together a list of the books, titles, authors, and brief book blurbs for families who may want to find these books later.
A suggestion sheet has been placed next to the baskets. We hope families, teachers, staff, and students will offer information about books, videos, or other resources they have found meaningful so that the Diversity and Inclusion Committee may consider purchasing these materials as we build an internal resource library next year.
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Remotely Operated Vehicles?

Remotely operated vehicle used for ocean exploration (sort of an underwater robot). The students designed and built their own this week, then tested them in the pool and had a competition.

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Questions about the Parent Portal?

By now, you have no doubt received an email from BVSD asking you to sign up for access to the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.  We wanted you to know that this is a district wide requirement and that Horizons is on-board.

Access to the portal will allow you to see your child’s attendance and schedules.  Upper grades use the portal as a homework tool.  All high schools require it so this is an excellent time to get used to using the portal.

Free and Reduced Lunch applications will be made via the parent portal.

The former back to school packet contained 5-10 pages of return documents equally almost 2400 pieces of paper that will no longer be wasted by our green community.

BVSD is no longer using paper registrations.  Instead all parents will be asked to input an electronic annual data update (ADU – more about his later!) through the parent portal.

So… thank you for accessing your portal.

If you need assistance, I am available to help.






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