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February 2023

February is Black History Month. This year's theme chosen by secondary Black Student Union students is Black Renaissance. One fun addition at Horizon this year includes students from Sun Prairie West High School coming to Horizon on Wednesday, Feb. 22 to do some read alouds with each class.

Our SCO Meeting this month has moved to Thursday, Feb. 9 at 6pm. It is a virtual meeting this month and next. We will resume in-person meetings in April. Here is the link to Join the 2/9 SCO Zoom Meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87815926718

Believe it or not, we are already making plans for staffing classrooms next year. If you have a neighbor/friend, or if you know of a family who has moved to Sun Prairie recently, please encourage them to register their child(ren) as soon as possible for the 2023-2024 school year. You can learn more about the enrollment process by clicking on the ENROLLMENT icon on the District homepage.

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Have a great month!

Mrs. Kelly




Spring music events

We will be having informances during music class this spring for Kindergarten, 1st grade, 3rd grade and 4th grade. An informance is where a caregiver is invited to come to music class and experience a typical day in music. More details will be sent home as we approach the informances and they will take place during their normal music class times.

Kindergarten & 1st Grade: April 26-28 in the afternoon

3rd and 4th Grades: March 29-31 in the morning

We also have 2 grade levels putting on a concert this year and these performances will take place on the stage in the cafeteria. More details will be sent home as we approach the concerts.

2nd Grade: April 14 at 2 PM

5th Grade: May 12 at 2 PM

Looking forward to a musical spring!
Mrs. Darwin

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Notes from the health office

February 2023

★ Horizon will be working on Vision screenings for all students in Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grades. If you have a student in another grade that you feel should be screened, or if you do not want your student to participate, please call the Health Office at 608-834-7906.

Covid testing information:

○ WHO: Students and their family members

○ WHAT: Free Covid testing CovidConnect2

○ WHEN: Monday - Friday from 7 to 10 am

○ WHERE: The Bank of Sun Prairie Stadium - Ashley Field ticket booth

○ WHY: If your student tests positive, please update their teacher or the Health Office.


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Playground notes

Greetings Horizon Families,

What a whirlwind of weather we’ve had recently! We’ve gone from negative 30 degrees temperatures with wind chills and three snow days to 40 degrees and rain! With this in mind, please remember to be prepared for whatever Mother Nature may throw at us. It’s always a good idea to have snow pants and boots. Even on rainy days they really help keep pants and feet dry.

One of the recess highlights for some of our Hawks is saying hi to dog owners and their dogs as they walk past. Meeting new furry friends is exciting, but remember we should not put our hands through the fence to pet dogs, no matter how friendly they seem. Instead, let’s give them a wave or a hello.

Finally, we’d like to give a shout out to the students that have been sharing the playground equipment so well so that everyone has an opportunity to take a turn. Well done!


The playground team.


Welcoming Schools: February 16

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Bus driver recognition week

February 13-17, 2023 is School Bus Driver Recognition Week in the State of Wisconsin. We encourage families to go the extra mile to show appreciation to the men and women that work hard to get our students to and from school safely every day. Please take a moment to thank them or consider having your child make a token of appreciation. Your kind words, cards, etc., will surely make the driver’s week brighter!

Semana de reconocimiento para conductor de autobús: Apartir del 13 al 17 de Febrero de 2023Es la Semana de reconocimiento del conductor del autobús escolar en el estado de Wisconsin. Alentamos a las familias a hacer un esfuerzo adicional para mostrar agradecimiento a los hombres y mujeres que trabajan arduamente para que nuestros estudiantes vayan y regresen de la escuela de manera segura todos los días. Tómese un momento para agradecerles o considere que su hijo haga una muestra de agradecimiento.¡Sus amables palabras, tarjetas, etc., seguramente harán que la semana del conductor sea más brillante!


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Lost and found

Please check the lost and found during conferences.

Any remaining items will be donated after February 17th.


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4th Grade Artwork


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Horizon yearbook

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


5th grade orchestra concert

Hello orchestra families,

There will be an orchestra concert on Tuesday, February 21st, 7:00 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 6:00 p.m. and meet in the orchestra room at the high school for tuning and warm up!


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.)