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Horizon Elementary

From the Desk of Mr. Novotny

October 1, 2018

I would like to extend a big THANK YOU to our PTO, teachers that volunteered, parents and students who attended our carnival. It was a huge success!! We hope you enjoyed spending time with your friends and family at this fun event.

It is hard to believe that we are nearing the end of our first quarter of school. Please plan on attending Parent/Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, October 24th or Thursday, October 25th. Information on your specific time and date will be coming home soon. Please take advantage of this opportunity to learn about your child's progress.

Also, a reminder that we will not have school for students on October 25th or the 26th. We look forward to seeing your child back at school on Monday!

Please note the following upcoming events:

10/1 Walking Challenge (all month long)

10/19 No School, End of First Quarter

10/17 Picture Retakes

10/24 No Kindergarten Classes and Parent/Teacher Conferences

10/25 No School and Parent/Teacher Conferences

10/26 No School

10/31 Halloween

As always, please feel free to stop by, call or email me with any questions or concerns.

Mr. Novotny

Boise School District Emergency Response Procedures

Please click on the link below for additional information:


News from the Nurse’s Office

It is that time of year for colds, flu, fevers and upset stomachs. First of all, I’d like to remind you of the Boise School District Policy: If your child has a fever, vomiting, diarrhea, bad cough or rash, please keep them home for 24 hours after these symptoms have resolved. One more tidbit regarding fevers; please keep your child home until fever free without the use of medicine. Call the school nurse if you’re unsure. As another reminder, please do not send your student to school with medication. Medication needs to be brought into the health office by a parent.

For more info go to www.boiseschools.org and click on Parents/Patrons, Health Services, Parent Information.

Thanks again,

Nurse Jenny

Horizon Calendar

Check out the Horizon calendar for important dates and information. Days off, early release days and school events can be found on the calendar.

Harrison Classic Kids Run

Sunday, October 14th, 2018

Harrison Blvd & West Hays

Start: 3pm

Length: 1 mile run

Ages: 13 & under

ENTRY: $20 (by 9/9) $25 (by 10/11)

Prizes for schools with the most participants!

FREE ENTRY - Challenged athletes

Text Jennifer for CODE 208.602.1810

SIGN UP AT: ymcatvidaho.org

IncludeAbility Certified

The YMCA and IncludeAbility.org are promoting the inclusion of "ALL" abilities by focusing on what's possible and not the limitation. Boise High athletes will be there to help those who may need a push or encouragement on the course.

Maurices Shoe Drive

Bring in new or gently used kids shoes to any Maurices location between October 1st and October 31st, to be donated to Horizon Elementary School. In exchange for your donation, you will receive a $5 gift card to be used on any purchase at the store.


West JHS Cheer Pony Clinic

Come Cheer With Us!!

Join us for some cheer fun. Campers from preschool to 6th grade will learn a cheer and dance that they will perform with the West Mustang Cheerleaders at halftime during the West vs. Hillside basketball game on November 1st. Participants will also receive an authentic cheer bow that matches the cheerleaders!

West Pony Clinic


Saturday, Oct. 27th, 1-4pm


8371 West Salt Creek Court

Boise, ID


To register in advance click on the link below, or arrive early to register on the day of the clinic. If you have any questions you may email Tammy Green (tammy.green@boiseschools.org). Cost is $20 and goes to support the West Mustang Cheer Squad. Make sure to bring plenty of water and a snack!! Parents are welcome to see what the participants have learned at 3:55pm, or feel free to stay and watch.


A Note From the PTO

Thank you, thank you, thank you, to the Horizon staff, parents, friends and family who made the carnival a huge success!! They helped set everything up, run the games, sold pizza and took it all down afterwards. Thank you to the parents who brought their kids that evening. The carnival was a BLAST! Thank you for supporting the raffle. That money benefits the teachers, classrooms, character breakfasts and supports school projects.

Horizon PTO

Ashlee Reed, President

Betzi Quiroz, Vice-President

Val Peterson, Treasurer

Valerie Wixom, Secretary

Ashlee Reed, Carnival Chair

Meredith Gregory, Raffle Chair


Horizon Elementary

Steve Novotny- Principal

Abbey Griffitts- Asst. Principal

Stephani Bothen- Administrative Assistant