HCG Project Meeting, Friday, 3/17/17. 8:30-9:30am,

HCG Project MeetingFriday, 3/17/178:30-9:30am, meet at Horizon’s cafeteria to go to Conor O’Neill’s Irish Pub 
Please come join us for a chance to connect with Horizon’s parents this month.  There is no project this month, so let’s have a social gathering at:

Conor O’Neill’s Irish Pub
1922 13th St,

Boulder, Colorado 80302

That’s right – Conor O’Neill’s is open early on St. Patrick’s Day, so let’s go on a field trip!  Once we are all gathered in front of the Horizon’s cafeteria, we will go over to Conor O’Neill’s to have our meeting.  Come and connect with Horizon’s parents.  The McTeggert dancers will perform at 10am for those of you who wish to stay after the meeting.

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Learning Lunches!

Once a month we have a guest speaker for our 5th through 8th graders during lunch. Our speakers are folks who exemplify “community contribution” so that our students can be exposed to people from all walks of life who take advantage of opportunities to be of service to others.
This Wednesday we have Brenda Herrera Moreno joining us:
“My name is Brenda Herrera Moreno and I am in charge of International CITY and the people who work there. International CITY, Denver’s International Community of Individuals, Teens and Youth, is an after-school program that provides newly arrived refugee and immigrant youth with a sense of community. International CITY originated by students, for students and has proudly created supportive programs and initiatives that offer students an opportunity to excel in their new environments.
Although I may look Nepali, Indian or faintly Ethiopian I am actually from Mexico. I’ve lived in three different countries and consider India my home away from home. I speak Spanish and English but know a couple of words in Hindi, Oromo, and Swahili!”
Please encourage your 5th-8th grader to join us on Wednesday in the Hub at 12:35 with their lunch to meet Brenda and hear her story.
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Come to the Bake Sale - 3/17 12:30 PM

We are having a Bake Sale to benefit the LaPuente Service Trip.  The bake sale (YUM!) will be Fri 3/17 at dismissal.  Please come prepared to buy a goodie and help raise funds for our students to go to LaPuente and offer their help, assistance and love.

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Council Agenda Thurs, March 16

Horizons K-8 Council

March 16, 2017

Hospitality provided by:  ⅞ Team

NO Childcare available!  

Minutes:  TBD

Facilitators:  Andrea Foote and John McCluskey

6:30 Introductions

6:35 Council agreements/procedures/concordance/minutes

6:40 Open Forum:  Please come to sign up with any items just before the meeting

6:50 Announcements:

  • Parking at drop off and pick up reminders
  • Three parent board member seats are opening beginning next school year.  
    • Must have been a Horizons parent for two years to be eligible
    • These are two year terms
    • Board meets monthly August through June.  
    • Please send John letter of interest to be posted in Skylines by April 10
    • Plan to introduce yourself in April 20th Council meeting
    • Voting is in May.  
  • Reminders:
    • April Council:  Thursday, 4-20  Topic based, Open Enrollment and Work session follow up.
    • May Council:  Thursday, 5-18  Business (Board member voting, approve FY 18 Budget)

7:00  Council Budget Review

7:10  Committee reports as needed

  • Board Update
    • Development Committee Update
  • Community Group: Callie Gartner, Kim Obert, Jaimie Schlomberg
  • Diversity Committee: Erica Baruch
  • Green Team:  Marti Matsch, Aaron Johnson
  • District Parent Council:  Maitreya Rich  

7:30  Close

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Missing Book

The Diversity & Inclusion Committee is missing a book from last month’s pop up library. The book is Toni Morrison Remember : The Journey to School Integration. If you borrowed books, please double-check that it wasn’t accidentally left behind. If you find it, please drop it off at the school, or any branch of the Boulder Public Library. Thanks!
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Trip Trackers

There is still time to report Trip Tracker trips for February 2017, simply click on this SURVEY LINK. The January trip survey will be open until midnight Sunday, March 12.Distribution of TT dollars at schools will take place during the week of March 20.

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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Thorne Summer Camp

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Ultimate Frisbee?

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Heard about the Wing Ding?

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Important Reminders Regarding Health and Safety

March 7, 2017

Dear Families,

We are in the middle of cold and flu season to be sure here at Horizons K-8.  A few important reminders for you all as we work together to keep us all healthy and safe.

There are several categories of illness where it is best to exclude your child from school for the benefit of all.  The health exclusions help to prevent the spread of germs and help to keep everyone healthy.  We do have children in our school who have compromised immune systems and children who risk further disease progression if they get sick.  We can all help keep everyone healthy by following the health policies.  The health exclusions listed below are for your reference:

For your protection and the protection of schoolmates, the following are some common health conditions for which a student is encouraged to stay home from school:

  • Fever: Temperature greater than 101 degrees Fahrenheit (oral).Temperature should be back to normal for 24 hours without fever lowering medication
  • General illness:  with or without fever, along with changes in behavior and/or the student looks and acts sick
  • Diarrhea: Until resolved and includes times when stools are so loose they can’t be contained
  • Signs of possible severe illness: extreme irritability, severe or uncontrolled coughing, difficulty breathing, wheezing, lethargy
  • Vomiting:  When this occurs and is accompanied by symptoms of illness, is the result of a head injury, or if the vomit appears green or bloody
  • Lice:  Children should be excluded until after approved treatment has begun for live lice
  • Rash: When there is rash with a fever or behavior change or until the origin of the rash has been deemed by the health care provider to be non-contagious in nature
  • Infectious conjunctivitis: (pink eye) with discharge, please see your healthcare provider.
  • Impetigo: Until 24 hours after treatment is started
  • Strep throat: scarlet fever, or other strep infection-until 24 hours after treatment started and the child no longer has a fever
  • Chicken pox: Until all sores have crusted over
  • Oral herpes: if lesions cannot be covered, until lesions heal
  • Flu symptoms:  Elevated temperature (>100 F) or fever (>101F) and sore throat, cough, runny nose, body aches, vomiting or diarrhea.  Stay home from school until fever or symptoms of fever are gone for 24 hours without fever lowering medication

Communicable diseases should be discussed with our Health room aide to determine if any accommodations are necessary for the student to attend school.

Please call if your child will not be attending school. Please notify the school as soon as possible if your child is exposed to or contracts a contagious disease.

If your child is ill and will not be in school please call 720-561-3600 or email hope.nelson-roohr@bvsd.org.

Thank you for helping us to keep everyone safe and healthy!

We are looking forward to a healthy Spring!

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