October 2022 Family Update

October 25, 2022

Dear Horizons Families:

Thank you for participating during 2022 Parent and Family Weekend. It was an amazing event with opportunities to play and learn as a family. We value the contributions from each family and the hard work of our students, who served as evening hosts and hostesses! Several asked about reinforcing what students have learned at Horizons during term breaks. Let us encourage students to maintain their clean residence, help to select, purchase and prepare family meals, wash and dry clothing and linens. Students may also plan with you a shared social activity. Each student benefits from mentoring by university graduate students during the fall term. Parents may encourage weekly physical activity and healthy eating during holiday and term breaks. We recommend emphasizing individual preventive practices for all family members:

  1. 1. regular hand washing
  2. 2. sneeze and cough in tissues and then discard
  3. 3. frequently disinfect commonly used home items and surfaces
  4. 4. use face coverings when in public
  5. 5. obtain booster COVID-19 vaccine
  6. 6. vaccinate for seasonal flu

  7. Our student Hearts for Horizons Civitan Club is hosting a Holiday Food Drive benefiting the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama. All are encouraged to contribute non-perishable and non-expired foods to be distributed to needy families. Our Civitan Club generously supported women seeking shelter and vocational training opportunities at the Love Lady Center. All will help to cook the School Community Thanksgiving Dinner that will be enjoyed by students and staff before the holiday break. The school office will be closed for the holiday from Nov. 21-25, 2022. Students resume classes on Nov. 28, 2022. Looking ahead – 2023 Spring Tuition is due on Dec. 30. Our staff wishes each of you a healthy and happy Thanksgiving!

    Brian F. Geiger, EdD, FAAHE

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