News from the Horizons Community Group

HCG Project Meeting, Friday 9/16 8:30-9:30

Join us this Friday to make signs and decorations for the upcoming Horizons Carnival.  HCG project meetings are open to everyone, and are a nice chance to meet other families, catch up with the parents you know and participate in a craft project for the school.  We look forward to seeing you!

Volunteer for the Horizons Carnival!

Our yearly carnival is coming up on September 22nd at 4:30.  We’re looking for volunteers to help set up before the event, run the games and to clean up afterwards.  Sign up sheets are posted on the board as you enter the school – please have a look and consider helping at this fun event.  You can also email Kori Bowers at


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No Band/No Orchestra

There will be no band or orchestra this Friday 9/16.  This is in large part due to so many students returning from Outdoor Ed.

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Need a Retake?

Recently your student’s photo was given to their classroom teacher for distribution.  If you would like a photo retake, please have your student bring in their photo package on Retake Day.

Retake Day is October 4th.

Thank you!


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BVSD Graduation Requirement INformation

Announcement: BVSD to launch community meetings to discuss new 2021 graduation requirements on Thursday, August 25
Dear BVSD Middle School and Elementary School Parents:
Graduation guidelines for the BVSD Class of 2021 (eighth graders this year) and beyond will be updated this school year. These changes do not apply to any BVSD students currently in high school (Classes of 2017 through 2020).
The BVSD Graduation Requirements Committee will launch the first of eight community meetings covering 14 middle schools this Thursday, August 25, at6:00 pm at Louisville Middle School (1341 Main St., Louisville) to share information and answer questions about the new graduation requirements being developed for the BVSD graduating class of 2021 and beyond. Information from last spring’s community feedback sessions will also be reviewed. Middle schools were chosen because this year’s eighth graders will graduate in 2021.
The Graduation Requirements Committee meeting schedule is below. Please note that all middle schools, with the exception of Nederland and Horizons K-8, are pairing up for these meetings. The sessions with an asterisk (*) will provide separate English and Spanish presentations of this important information. If you are unable to make the presentation at your area middle school, you are welcome to attend any of the other dates as the presentations are identical.
Thursday, October 6th at 6:00 pm at Horizons K-8 Middle School, 4545 Sioux Dr., Boulder
Horizons K-8 School
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No Morning Active Rec

…..this coming week due to outdoor ed.  The students will be having adequate movement and recreation in their various sites.

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BVSD Lifelong Learning Presents.....


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Remembering Elizabeth

There is a beautiful memorial headstone honoring Elizabeth’s life and her work with children.  For those of you who wish to visit, it is located at Green Mountain Cemetery.  Directions below:

Green Mountain Cemetery
290 20th Street
(open dusk to dawn)
Take Baseline West to 20th Street (light)
Turn left onto 20th
Go straight to the entrance of Green Mountain Cemetery
Take the first left and make your way to the SOUTHEAST CORNER of the property.  Park and walk towards the fence on the South side.  There is a daycare center and playground just beyond the fence.  The headstone is near the fence.  There is a large open area just West of the headstone.
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We are still seeking...

…a DPC (District Parent Council) representative.

​The first DPC meeting of the school year is Sept. 14. Topics include the calendar, Ideal School Day, late start for some middle schools, operational levy, school funding update, ballot initiative & hospital provider fee. All parents are welcome!

The Boulder Valley District Parent Council (DPC) provides a monthly forum and lively exchange of ideas for all schools in Boulder Valley School District.

The DPC is made up of one representative from every school in the district. We meet once a month during the school year with the Superintendent of Schools along with a School Board member and discuss and examine timely and relevant topics that affect the students and schools of BVSD. Our meetings are open to the public and we encourage you to attend.

The DPC provides a truly unique opportunity for BVSD parents, staff, teachers, students and leadership of to exchange and share ideas and views in professional and open setting.

DPC meetings are held one Wednesday night of every school month at 6:30 p.m. in the PDC of the BVSD Education Center located at 6500 Arapahoe, Boulder, CO 80303



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The EV Club - check it out!

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Council Date Changes

Due to a number of unforeseen calendar changes, we have had to alter the dates of our Council Meetings for the 16-17 school year.

Please come to Council on the following dates.  Council begins at 6:30 PM. Child care and snacks are provided…

Sept 22 following the Carnival
Oct 27
Nov 17 (there was not a Council meeting previously scheduled for November)
Jan 19
Feb 16
Mar 16
April 20
May 18

Thank you –  and see you at Council, where interesting conversations are shared and important decisions are made.




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