Week 1 Newsletter

3.10.22

 

Hi Everyone,

 

We hope that you have had an excellent start to the year and that the weather continues to improve as it has been for the past week or so here in Rochester, NY.

 

Horizons Saturday School returned for its spring session this past Saturday, complete with a new focus and thirty-four students. Part of Horizons ethos is to provide instruction in literacy and math. As we have continued to build the program, we have decided that our fall session will focus on literacy, while our spring session now centers on math. Our teaching staff used prior assessment data and the first week of the program to build SMART goals for each student to develop one or two focus areas. With teachers working with small individual groups of students, instruction can be differentiated based upon the particular student's needs.

 

 

Our lower school students were back doing their favorite activity; spending their time in the pool. Under the outstanding leadership of Dez Morrow and with much gratitude to Peter Mancuso for providing staff, small group swim instruction continues to build water confidence in our young swimmers. 

 

 

We were thrilled to welcome back ReShawna Turner, who owns Pop Up and Paint, and has run outstanding art projects for us in past summers. ReShawna creates iconic sketches on canvases that students then paint to complete. We were thrilled to create space in our curriculum for the inclusion of this popular activity. To learn more about ReShawna’s work, please visit the following Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PopupNPaint/.

 

 

Next weekend, we will be back with STEM, SEL, and more swimming! We are so thankful to both the Konar Foundation and Feinbloom Foundation for providing the initial funding to make this project a reality. Thank you for all of your support, and have a great week!

 

Sincerely,
 
Robin Mitchell
Executive Director - Horizons at Harley
phone: 585-277-1189