Fun Run Collections Approaching $14,000

A total of 410 students participated in the Fun Run and ran, walked, skipped, and danced their way through 8,200 laps, equivalent to 683 total miles! So far, the Fun Run has raised almost $14,000 for the school, exceeding the original goal of $12,000. The donations collected help fund programs and materials supporting FHM’s Three Tenants: Individualized Instruction, Engaging Curriculum, and Strong Community

You can still turn in Fun Run Collections!  Please have checks made payable to: FHMF. Place pledge sheet and funds collected in an envelope with the words FUNRUN written on the envelope. If you do not have a pledge sheet make a notation in the memo line of the check or on the envelop the student’s name and classroom. Place this in the black CSN mailbox in the lobby.

Please, do NOT give the envelope to your teacher.  Prize distribution to occur around the first week of November.

Thank you, Thank you to all the amazing volunteers who helped to make this event so much fun for the students. A BIG thank you to the students who make this event possible. They ran so hard and were so supportive of one another! It wouldn’t be an event without them!


Fundraising Made Simple

Aspire Sports Drink – October Fundraiser Benefits FHM!




3A Mill Levy Override and 3B Bond Initiative

This November, there are two questions on the November 8 election ballot that will affect Jeffco Schools – 3A  Mill Levy Override and 3B Bond Initiative.  If passed, 3A and 3B will benefit neighborhood, option and public charter schools.

3A is a Mill Levy Override that will provide $33 million in operating expenses specifically to be used for:

  • Attracting and retaining high-quality teachers and support staff.
  • Expanding the “STEM” programs (science, technology, math, and engineering), as well as arts, music and vocational programs;
  • Increasing school security resources.

3B is a Bond for capital funding that will provide $535 million for long-term costs including:

  • Providing safety and security upgrades in school buildings;
  • 110 elementary, middle and high school buildings will receive repairs and improvements long overdue including roofs, plumbing, electrical, lighting and mechanical systems;
  • Equipping our schools with updated technology;
  • Improving and repairing Outdoor Lab, Jeffco’s nature and science learning center;
  • Better utilization of district resources by expanding and equipping old and new school buildings, increasing classroom space and learning labs, and equipping and furnishing them.

For More Information:

Information from Jeffco Public Schools.  This site has numerous links to other sites.

Free Horizon Montessori’s information sheet put together by Jeffco


Who, Not What, is the Community Support Network?

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The Free Horizon Montessori Foundation (the “FHMF”) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created in 2002 to support Free Horizon Montessori.  The purpose of the Foundation is to serve as the fundraising arm of the school and provide an independent bank account from which the school could draw upon to support itself. In 2006, the Community Support Network (CSN) was established by FHMF to better address the needs of the FHM community.

Your CSN is excited for the upcoming year and has created the 2016-17 CSN Welcome Packet.   It is four pages containing all sorts of handy information and links.   Check it out.

Read more about the CSN.


Join CSN Facebook Group

Parents, grandparents and guardians of FHM students are welcome to join the Free Horizon Montessori CSN closed Facebook group. This Facebook page serves as a virtual method for our FHM community to connect about play dates, community resources, community events, fundraising events, summer camps, and more.  The group guidelines are published here.