SAVE THE DATE: Summer Camp 2016 meeting January 11th, 2016

Do you have a creative idea or an industry specific skill you’d like to teach for a one or two-week summer camp? Past ideas include: Build Your Own Website, Printmaking, Archery, Volunteerism, Filmmaking, and more. Instructors are paid $20/hr, with free camp tuition for age/grade qualified children of instructors. Join us on January 11, 2016 at 3:45 in the Conference Room. Any questions?

Contact Anne Hudson at

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Common Sense Parenting

Common Sense Parenting is a practical, skill-based parenting program that can be applied to every

family. The program’s logical strategies and easy-to-learn techniques address issues of communication,

discipline, decision making, relationships, self-control and school success. Presented by Certified

Common Sense Parenting Trainers Leslie Gaiser (BVSD Instructional Specialist) and Anna Stewart (BVSD

Parent, School and Community Liaison). Training is free, $25 for book and materials.

Registration is required. Contact Anna at

Wednesdays, Jan. 27-March 2, 9-11 a.m., Mesa Elementary

Mondays, Jan. 25-Feb. 29 (no class Feb. 15), 5-7 p.m., Sanchez International

Wednesdays, March 9-April 20 (no class March 23), 3-5 p.m., Fireside Elementary

Tuesdays, April 4-May 10, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Superior Elementary

Wednesdays, starting in April, Ryan Elementary

Sign up for one session – meets two hours a week for six weeks.

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Horizons Directories

We still have directories on sale at the front office for $5.00 With winter break coming, these might come in handy in arranging play dates, etc.

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The 7/8 Rock Band ROCKS!

Our school day Tuesday opened with all of our students and teachers being treated to a rock concert.  It was awesome!  What a great way to start the day!


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Books Make the Greatest Gifts

Thank you to Judy Florian for putting together our 4-day Scholastic Book fair.  It took a lot of work and it looked great.  In fact, some people said that the Hub smelled like Barnes & Noble 🙂

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Community Input Sought for Boulder Valley Super High School Grant Proposal

Join the Boulder Valley Super High School team as they gather ideas and begin to create the ideal “super school” for Boulder and surrounding areas.  The team is hosting three thought-provoking and highly interactive community input sessions.

  • December 10thfrom 5:30 to 7pm at Summit Middle School (4655 Hanover Ave, Boulder)
  • December 16thfrom 6:30 to 8pm at Mackintosh Academy (3717 So Boulder Road, Boulder)
  • January 7thfrom 6:30 to 8pm at Horizons K-8 School (4545 Sioux Dr, Boulder)

Space is limited at these sessions. To register (it’s free!), please visit:

Learn more about the XQ Super School project

(Boulder could be selected to receive up to a $10m grant to support the creation of a new High School in the Boulder Valley area).

You can also visit the Boulder Valley Super School site  to learn more.

If you have questions or want to help out, please email Martha Lanaghen or Amanda Avallone at:

Kind Regards,

The Boulder Valley Super High School Team


Register for community forums:

XQ Super School project website:

Boulder Valley Super School site:

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Special thanks to....

Zach, our evening custodian made a special request that we publicly thank Chloe and the girls basketball team for assisting in setting up for our open enrollment meeting on Dec 3rd.  He found their assistance & support invaluable!

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Fantastic Artastic

The Artastic Fair featured beautiful snowflakes, lovely holiday music and vendors aplenty with amazing things to purchase.  It also provided a time for the Horizons community to come together- buy some, talk some, buy a lot, talk a lot, and raise money for our school.  Heartfelt thanks go to Manzanita (Manzy) Fine, Allyson DeHart, Julie Alhowik and Moe Rose for organizing this event down to the last detail.  It was a huge success and these ladies breathed new artistic life into an annual event.  Thanks too, to the many volunteers who set up, cashed out and cleaned up, and as always to Zach & D for carrying it all.

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Jane Goodall's Speech


A special thank you to Beth Woller for capturing Jane Goodall’s speech in September and creating this video for our community to enjoy. Photos and this video from the event can be found on our website by clicking here.

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Horizons Memorial for Elizabeth

Horizons Memorial for Elizabeth

Dear Horizon’s community,

Everyone is invited to remember and celebrate our dear teacher and friend Elizabeth Hershoff on Sunday, December 13 from 2-4 p.m. at Horizons.

Elizabeth loved the life she led and we hope you and your family will join us to remember and appreciate her. At this time when we are grieving we are so grateful for the opportunity to come together as a community. And our sincere gratitude and condolences extend to her family as well.

Here is a link to her obituary .

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