Coffee Connections This Friday

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Mar. 4th

8:30 a.m. in the Cafeteria

Please come join us for a cup of coffee to start your day off right!  Everyone is welcome.  If you can stay, John and teachers Nel and Katie will be speaking at Coffee and Conversations.  

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How to Deal With Sibling Rivalry

Learn and understand why sibling rivalry occurs and how to help your children improve their relationship.

When: Monday, March 7th, 6:00-7:30pm
Where: Horizon K-8 Charter School
(4545 Sioux Drive, Boulder)
Presenters: Mia Bertram, LPC & Jan Hittelman, PhD

Conflicts among siblings can result in significant family dysfunction. While sibling rivalry is normal, there are many strategies that can be effective in reducing the frequency and intensity of sibling conflicts. In addition, parents are often unaware of the significant role that they play in fueling sibling conflict. In addition to surviving these challenges during childhood and adolescence, we also want our children to have meaningful relationships in adulthood. 

In our upcoming free presentation at Horizon K-8 Charter School, we will help parents to better understand the dynamics behind sibling rivalry, why sibling rivalry can be a good thing, how to intervene in a sibling fight, and strategies to foster sibling bonding.

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WANTED: Babysitters for the night of the Auction!!!!

**IF you would like to be put on a babysitter list please send your info to Hope today!

Auction is April 16, 6pm-???

We would like to thank a few of our Auction donors this week:

Venus de Miles

West End Salon

Fisher Honda

Dirt Labs

Lee Likes Bikes

Marriot- Moab

*If you would like to donate a wine, this is the week to get it in!

*All donations need to be turned in by March 1st so we can  compile and print the catalog.

 

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Crazy Hair is for Grown-Ups Too

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Public Information Release

Horizons K-8 School & City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department

Project Information and Public Open House

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Horizons K-8 School & City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department

Project Information and Public Open House

Who: Horizons K-8 School & City of Boulder Parks and

What: Community Open House

Why: Horizons K-8 School/Neighborhood Garden &

When: March 16, 2016

Where: Horizons K-8 School

Recreation Department

Burke Park Improvements

Cafeteria

4545 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO 80303

Horizons K-8 School and City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department will be

holding a joint community open house on March 16th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the

Horizon K-8 School Cafeteria to talk about the proposed school/neighborhood

garden at the school improvements to Burke Park.

This area is a joint use School/Park site and we have been working cooperatively for

the past 4 years to engage local community members to improve the school and

park for both school and community use. The initial results were the award of a

GOCO grant for school/park playground development and a design build project by

students from the University of Colorado Environmental Design School.

This next phase of work intends to build on this effort and will include

improvements to the school for a school/community garden that is funded in part

with a Neighborhood Grant from the city as well as basic improvements to the park

funded through Parks and Recreation’s annual Capital Investment Program.

The city is planning on doing general upgrades to Burke Park including a new entry

signage, repairs to the shelter and raised planting beds, replacement of a small

section of walkway around the lake so that it meets ADA guidelines and

improvements to the landscape mounds to create native habitat plantings to attract

bees and butterflies.

Join the department and the school for an opportunity to learn about upcoming

projects, volunteer opportunities and future enhancements. For more information

please contact….

Horizon School Boulder P&R City of Boulder Neighborhoods

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Double your Moolah

Did you know …

You might be able to double your Moohla donation through your employer!

Many companies offer “Employee Matching Gifts” (also known as matching funds) that match its employees’ charitable contributions. Employee matching gifts often are dollar-for-dollar, but some companies will give double or even triple the original donation.

Procedures vary with each company. Typically, individuals must submit forms to their employers. They usually can get more information about their matching gift benefits from their human resources department.

Here’s a very small list of the many companies that match:

Amgen, Ball Corporation, Bank One, BofA, Booz Allen, Charles Schwab, IBM, Lockheed, Oracle, Pepsi, Seagate, Starbucks and Storage Tech.

Ask your HR today! 

Bonus: With any match of $100 or more, the company also becomes a named Horizons sponsor that gets marquee exposure at the gala fundraiser at the St. Julien on April 16th!

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Horizons K-8 Summer Camp

Horizons K-8 Summer Camp
Does your child have a creative interest but no time to pursue it during the busy school year?  Horizons K-8 School is hosting a wide variety of unique summer camp offerings this June!  At Horizons Summer Camp, we believe in providing a safe and caring environment for students to enjoy themselves, learn new skills and build community together.  Come join for Guitar Wizardry, Circus Skills, Fantasy Crafts, Web Design, French, Acting and Improv, 3D Design and Printing, and so much more!
**Early bird registration ends March 1st, so sign up soon!
Check out our website for more details: horizonsk8camp.com
or register online by clicking here: Registration
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YOU ASKED FOR IT

We sold out of Youth Small and Medium Spirit Wear t-shirts, so, by popular demand, we ordered more in this size.  They are only $12 each and will, no doubt, sell out again.

Buy yours now, and while you are at it- c’mon, parents- show your Horizons spirit- we have many adult sizes left in both t-shirts  and hoodies.

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Staying Safe and Healthy at Drop-off and Pick-up

Dear Families,

Thank you to the Green Team for their hard work in helping to strategize ways to keep our children safe and healthy during our pick up and drop off times of the day.  Please take the time to read the following information and please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,

John

Staying Safe and Healthy at Drop-off and Pick-up

Out of concern for the health and safety of the Horizons community posed by car traffic at drop-off and pick-up, the Horizons Green Team is currently working to develop a safer, healthier, and more welcoming routine. As we progress, we hope to present some tentative ideas and ask for input from the Horizons community. So stay tuned for upcoming announcements and further information.

In the meantime, please help us protect our kids TODAY by participating in one or more of these top 5 ways to help:

#1. Ditch the car and walk, bike or bus to school. And remember, you can earn Trip Tracker dollars for your efforts!

# 2. Start or join a carpool. If leaving the car at home is not reasonable, consider carpooling to help reduce the number of cars coming to school. Because Horizons draws families from across Boulder County (and beyond), and does not have the services of school buses, many of us travel to and from school in cars, increasing the risks to our health and safety. You can go to BVSD’s Transportation Network to find a carpool.

# 3. Park and walk part way. Not only does parking at a distance help disperse congestion and keep car exhaust away from the schoolyard, it’s a great way to spend some quality time with your kids and get some exercise too! Studies show that walking to school increases academic performance, and walking just ¼ mile – the distance from the anchor on the north end of beautiful Burke Park – counts for Trip Trackers! When walking in, please be careful to use crosswalks (no mid-block crossing), and be considerate of our neighbors. Do not block driveways or park in the bus stop.

# 4. If you do drive all the way to school, please avoid using the driveway. This is a primary source of “near road air pollution” to which kids are extra susceptible*, and a likely location for a collision.

# 5. If you must use the driveway, please remember NO parking and NO idling allowed! Drivers should remain in the vehicle, and students should exit the car on the right side and in a safe but timely manner. Let’s try to limit the time stopped to less than 30 seconds!

Thanks for your help in keeping kids safe and healthy!

* To read more about the nation-wide concern regarding near-road air pollution and more ways to reduce it, go to http://www.epa.gov/schools/best-practices-reducing-near-road-air-pollution-exposure-schools

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Family ​Game Night Success

IMG_1059 IMG_1064Thank you 1/2 and 3/4 families for coming out for a night of family fun.  We had a great time together!
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