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December 2022

Hello Families,

Yesterday we had a wonderful Kindness Assembly at the end of the day. The students were an excellent audience! We continue to be so proud of our soaring Hawks! Students made a chain of specific examples of kindness that they are showing throughout the building and then we linked the chain together to show all of the kindness that is happening in our school. Our goal is to continue showing kindness to others. Our assembly ended with a beautiful performance from our 4th and 5th grade choir students.

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We have a few fun spirit days for the month of December:

Dec. 9 - Sport/Hobby/Club Day;

Dec. 14 - Hooded Sweatshirt Day; and

Dec. 23 - Holiday Wear/Sweaters.

Our teachers are preparing many great lessons for the month of December.

Have a great month!

Mrs. Kelly




Horizon Yearbook

It's time to order your yearbook for this school year. Please see the TreeRing flyer for more information.



A suggestion to help curb this:

Thank you for your great efforts working with us on our new start times this year. With a 7:40 am start time, it is definitely a new way of planning and getting out of the house each morning.

Our bus students and our walkers are getting to school on time.

If you are dropping off students using our morning drop off lane, the lane is open from 7:30-7:40am. We’ve noticed an increase in tardies this year with the earlier start time.

Every classroom has a morning meeting from 7:40 to 8:00am. During this time, students are greeted and welcomed as a class. It is an important part of their day.

Teachers are working hard to improve starting on time. We do have one suggestion for our late arrivers. We have noticed there is a lull in the drop off lane around 7:35. There seems to be more students being dropped off right after 7:40. For those of you who are dropping off at 7:40, if you could consider leaving the house about 5 minutes earlier, we think that would curb the tardies by a large number.

Thanks for your help with this!


Notes from the Health office

Please continue to use the Symptom Screening Checklist when your student is not feeling well. If your student has symptoms such as a new or worsening cough, they should stay home and take a Covid test before returning to school.

Testing options include:

  • Your doctor’s office

  • Home rapid antigen tests (order some for your home: Free tests)

  • Ashley Field (free testing for students Mon, Wed, Fri 11:30 - 2:00)

Please notify your student’s teacher, the attendance line, or the Health office if your student will be absent from school, and/or if your student has tested positive for Covid.

For more information please call 608-834-7906 or see our website: SPASD: Health Services


Playground notes

Hello Horizon Hawks!

Happy December! With the cold weather and the snow upon us, please remember that in order to go on the play structures you must be wearing snow boots and snow pants! Another gentle reminder to please dress warmly as it will be cold.

Try your best to keep track of your mittens and hats. If you lose them, they will be placed in the lost and found and eventually donated if not claimed.

When there is snow, there will be shovels placed out on the playground. Please use them as intended! Snowballs are allowed only in zones with our approved targets. Happy Holidays!

Love and warm hugs,

Your Playground Team

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5th grade orchestra concert

There will be a short(15-20 minute) orchestra concert on Thursday, December 8th, 6:00 p.m. at Sun Prairie High School EAST Performing Arts Center. This concert will feature the 5th grade orchestra students from Token Springs and Horizon.

Note: Orchestra students will need to arrive by 5:00 p.m. and meet in the orchestra room at the high school for tuning and warm up!


Horizon 2nd grade artwork

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Annual child find notice


Wellness Policy

Baked goods that are served or provided in the classrooms must be purchased, not homemade, and be in a wrapper which contains nutrition information and expiration date.

For more information on the Sun Prairie Area School District's wellness policy, please click on the following links: Policy JHK, JHK-R



No student may be unlawfully discriminated against in any school programs, activities or in facilities usage because of the student’s sex (gender identity, gender expressions, and non-conformity to gender role stereotypes), color, religion, profession, or demonstration of belief or non-belief, race, national origin (including limited English proficiency), ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, homelessness status, sexual orientation, age, or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability. Harassment is a form of discrimination and shall not be tolerated in the District. It is the responsibility of administrators, staff members and all students to ensure that student discrimination or harassment does not occur.

(SPASD District Policy JB)

If a student or parent/guardian would prefer to have this information translated into Spanish, please contact us at 608-834-6620. Si un estudiante, padre ó guardian prefiere tener esta información traducida en Español, por favor contactenos en el 608-834-6620.

If a student or parent/guardian would prefer to have this information translated into Hmong, please contact us at 608-834-6630. Yog tus me nyuam lub xiv los yog niam thiab txiv/tus neeg muaj cai saib xyuas tus me nyuam xav tau qhov ntawv ntawm no ua lus Hmoob, thov hais rau peb paub rau ntawm 608-834-6630.


The Sun Prairie Area School District (“District”) does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that the District operates. Title IX’s requirement not to discriminate in any education program or activity extends to cover, but is not limited to, District students, certain admissions processes, and District employment. To access the relevant policy and procedures you can go to the District’s website. For inquiries regarding how Title IX and the federal Title IX regulations apply to the District please contact the District’s Title IX Coordinator, (the Director of Student Policy & School Operations, 501 S. Bird Street, Sun Prairie, WI 53590, 608-834-6624 or by email at titleixcoordinator@sunprairieschools.org.)