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Raffle for 8th Grade Trip

How does winning a mountain getaway that includes a night in Silverthorne, a Vail lift ticket, free demo skis/board, and lunch at the renowned Sweet Basil in Vail sound?

Well, here’s your chance to win that and other amazing prizes!

Raffle Tickets are $5 each and can be bought at:
In April, all 8th graders get to go on a 5-day travel experience to Washington D.C. We are really excited about this trip, because the students get to apply all the skills they’ve learned over the last eight years to a new setting as they conduct research and explore our nation’s capitol. They’ll get to have a unique learning experience with their friends and teachers, all while deepening their connections as thinkers and innovators in the wider world.
The fundraiser is an online raffle with amazing prizes! Here are the details:Prizes:

  • A Mountain Getaway Package: An all-day ski ticket to Vail, a one night stay at Hampton Inn & Suites in Silverthorne, gift certificates to Christy Sports for a free ski/board demo and a free ski/board tuneup, and lunch for two in Vail at Sweet Basil. (Worth $650)
  • $100 to Pharmaca
  • Lunch for two in Vail at Mountain Standard, worth $75
  • Adult 10 punch pass to Boulder Rock Club, worth $165
  • Youth 10 punch pass to Boulder Rock Club, worth $105
  • $50 to Mateo Restaurant
  • $150 to
  • $100 to any of the five Mountain Sun Restaurants

The 8th graders would love your support!  The more tickets you buy, the greater your chance of winning!  Click here to buy tickets:

Raffle winners will be selected on Friday, January 27th, and we’ll let you know if you win!


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In Search Of....

….child care provider.

We are looking for a background checked adult who can provide child care at Horizons on Fri, 1/13 from approx 6-830 PM, for the showing of Screenagers, and at Council meetings, beginning Thursday, Jan 19 from 615-830 PM.

Please let Hope know if you are interested and available.




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Horizons K-8 Alumni Student Panel.  Come Hear from our Alumni!  

We are hosting an alumni student panel on Tuesday, January 10th from 4:00pm-5:00pm in the Hub.  The primary purpose of this panel is for our current 8th graders to be able to ask questions regarding the transition from Horizons K-8 into local high schools.  And, we want all families to know about this event, in case you want to join in. Hearing first-hand from our alumni as they share their experiences is a unique opportunity for parents of students at any grade level. No RSVP needed. Thank you!

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If you have a sibling that you are intending to enroll at Horizons next year- please let Hope know.

We ask just for data and letting us know does NOT replace applying through BVSD Open Enrollment.

Thank you!

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Dogs On School Property

Dogs on School Property – What’s Allowed?

Injuries caused by dogs on campus generally will not be covered by the district’s insurance and, therefore, dogs are allowed on school property only under certain circumstances. The following guidelines are offered to provide clarity as to when a dog may be permitted on campus.

  1. A service dog within the meaning of the Americans with Disabilities Act is permitted if first approved by the District’s 504 Compliance Specialist, Shannon Numair. (Note that emotional support/therapy dogs used by individual students are not covered by the ADA and are not permitted.)
  1. School-sponsored events involving therapy dogs, such as reading programs and support during finals, MAY be permitted if:
  • the dog is properly vetted with a national therapy dog association, has liability insurance and health certificate/vaccinations, and
  • the school has taken appropriate steps to ensure students, staff and volunteers with allergies and immuno-compromised conditions are protected by working with your School Nurse Consultant and providing advance notice to your community about the event.

Contact the Office of Legal Counsel (, 720.561.5903) to review this information before approving an event involving a dog. A special insurance policy endorsement may be needed.

  1. Show and tell with family pets is not permitted.
  1. District employees are not permitted to bring pet dogs to school, whether or not students are in the building.
  1. Service dogs officially “in training” (not “puppy raisers”) MAY be permitted if a student is the actual trainer (not when a parent is the trainer). Contact the Office of Legal Counsel (, 720.561.5903) before approving.
  1. Community members, parents and students should refrain from bringing dogs on campus during drop off and pick up times. Principals may use their discretion as to how to handle individual situations.
  1. Schools may be permitted to post notice that dogs are not allowed on school playgrounds or other outside areas (even when school is not in session) if there is a documented history of problem behaviors over time. Contact BVSD Operations if your school is having issues with neighbors not picking up after their dogs, etc. to discuss whether signage is appropriate.

Please contact Larissa Briscombe (, 720.561.5903) with questions. Thank you for your cooperation.

Last updated: 12/6/16


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Coffee Connections and READING TO END RACISM, this Friday, 1/6 at 8:30am

Parents are encouraged to join us this Friday for Coffee Connections – a cup of coffee, a snack and a chance to catch up with other parents.  The Diversity committee has arranged to have a very special speaker this month to discuss the Reading to End Racism program.  This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about bringing diversity to your student’s reading and also to peruse the popup lending library that will be available in the hallway starting this Friday.
We’re looking forward to seeing you there!
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Crossing Guard Needed- Keep Kids Safe

We are officially requesting another crossing guard for the morning drop off time at 815-825AM

Please consider this volunteer opportunity and let Hope know if you are available.


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