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Registration evenings Mondays in February and March

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Dear Parents and Guardians, It seems hard to believe but our 2017 summer program is only a few months away and we are looking forward to welcoming your child back once again.

January 16: Annual MLK Day of Service

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We are pleased to announce that on Monday January 16th, we will once again host our annual MLK Day event at The Harley School. This event is for Horizons and Harley students and their families and we would be thrilled if you would join us to celebrate this day.

Welcome Rohan Parikh – Development Associate

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We would like to announce the hiring of Rohan Parikh who be joining us as our new Development Associate. Rohan’s recruitment comes at the end of an exhaustive hiring process that began in early November.

Announcing Our 2016 Theme

Horizons at Harley is pleased to announce the 2016 theme, which is kinesthetic learning. Kinesthetic learning is the involvement of body movements, to prepare mental, physical, and emotional readiness. Research suggests that this kind of learning leads to improved long term memory, since it is associated with emotions such as excitement, curiosity, and success.

Robin Mitchell is New Executive Director

Beginning February 8, you will see a new face at the helm of the Horizons at Harley team! We are pleased to announce the appointment of Robin Mitchell as new Executive Director. He replaces Luis Perez, who resigned to take on a broader leadership role with the Greater Rochester Summer Learning Association.

New Partnership: Elizabeth Clark Dance Ensemble

Exciting new partnership with Elizabeth Clark! Starting in February, we will begin an after school program to prepare students to become advocates for intercultural dance. The program, continuing during the summer at Horizons, will combine students from the Horizons and Harley communities to focus on movement wellness and expression.

Food Backpack Fridays

In cooperation with FoodLink, Horizons at Harley is happy to announce Food Backpack Fridays! Each backpack bag weighs around 5-6 pounds and comes in a plastic grocery bag. The menu for each week’s bag includes fruits, vegetables, dairy, grain, protein, one “meal” item, and snacks. Find more information at www.horizonsatharley.org/for-parents/.

RULER Approach to Social and Emotional Learning

Through Project “RULE Yourself” we have expanded our emphasis on emotional literacy throughout our entire program. The Ruler Approach has also been piloted at the Brockport program. Students practice skills and tools for conflict resolution and work to more readily identify, articulate, and form strategies to address the emotional states in which they find themselves.