Spring Fling 2018 – Gin and Jazz

Join our families to celebrate our children at FHM’s largest and most important fundraiser of the year!

Enjoy a kid-free night out and see how our school comes together to support our students, teachers, and staff with a fabulous menu of catered food, beer and wine, and the musical stylings of our own DJ Seth.

The highlights of the event are the Silent and Live Auctions. The silent auction features exciting items including mountain getaways, tickets to Disneyland, painting parties, growlers of beer from local breweries, spa treatments, and art, just to name a few. The spirited and competitive live auction features our very own students’ classroom art projects. These are not to be missed and are always a surprise and delight.

Spring Fling is our largest fundraiser of the year, and the success of this event directly affects the success of our kids, staff and community. The continued progress and academic success of FHM relies on donations from our families. Funds are deployed to so many items that require financial aid to help our school succeed.

One of our largest and most important investments is providing financial support to send our educators and staff to continuing education and development classes and conferences.

These programs keep our teachers up to date with the latest developments in Montessori education, tools, and technology that help continue the FHM commitment to academic success and growth.

With our goal of $50,000 this year, we need your support!

And what better way to support your child’s school that than with gin and jazz? Our spring fling this year is called Gin and Jazz and will be held at the Applewood Golf course, a beautiful setting and space to bring our community together. The festive party atmosphere is so fun and really shows off the backbone of our school and our community.

So come on out and dance, laugh, eat some delicious food, have a glass or two of your favorite wine or brew, and win some great prizes, such as weekend getaways, adventure tours, relaxing spa days, home made items, and so much more.

The Details

Date: April 21, 2018

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: The Vista at Applewood Golf Course, 14001 W. 32nd Ave., Golden, CO 80401

Twenties style attire suggested (though not required).

Festivities will include:

  • Hors d’oeuvres, dessert, drinks
  • Silent auction
  • Live auction
  • Raffle drawing
  • Photo booth
  • Dancing
  • A “roaring: great time!

Click here to print the registration form, or you can register online with a credit card at admission ONLY for volunteers the day of the event for time slots between 5:15 and 11PM. If you’re interested in volunteering, sign up here!

Thank you to our Sponsors:

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FHM Exceeds CO Gives Day Goal!

Colorado Gives Day brings in over $18,000 in donations for Free Horizon Montessori! A big thank you to FHM families and friends.   All donations go directly to support the FHM misison – “Through the Montessori philosophy, we inspire every child to learn and grow as a responsible global citizen in a collaborative, peaceful, and safe environment.”  Thank you!!


December 5 is Colorado Gives Day!

Why does FHM need your support?

Click here to find out more about FHM and Colorado Gives Day


Thank You for an Awesome 2017 Fox Trot Fun Run!

by Rachel Hernandez, Fun Run Coordinator

A big THANK YOU to everyone who helped make the Fox Trot a success! The volunteers who did everything from setting up the running area to playing Ferdinand Fox; the parents who came to watch and cheer on the kids; the teachers who took time out of their day to bring their students to the field, encouraging them and, in some cases, even running with them! I was so impressed with how energetic and enthusiastic our kids were, too! I witnessed many moments of support and kindness amongst the kids, and that is one of the things I love so much about FHM.

Now it is time to recognize our kids’ achievement by making sure we get our pledges collected. All money raised goes directly to the school and directly to benefit our children. Even though, the Fun Run is over, you can still ask for pledges. Did you not get around to asking Aunt Myrtle before the run? Is there a business you frequent that is civic-minded and might want to make a donation? Do you work for a small business and feel comfortable approaching them for a donation?

Pledge sheets and donations are due by our new deadline of October 16th!  Make checks payable to: FHMF.  Place pledge sheet and funds collected in an envelope with the words FUNRUN and student’s name written on the envelope.  Please, place this in the CSN mailbox in the school lobby.

Funds collected are used to determine what prizes the students earned.  Here is this year’s prize poster.




FoxTrot Fun Run is September 29, 2017

by Rachel Hernandez, Fun Run Coordinator

Pledge sheets for the Fox Trot Fun Run should have come home in your kids’ Thursday folders yesterday.  Again, this the CSN’s second largest fundraiser of the year. It is a lot of fun for the kids, and the school benefits tremendously from the money this event generates.

This year, we will be giving students “Book Bucks” (credit at the Scholastic Book Fair) as incentive prizes.  There will also be prizes for the student showing the most school spirit during the Run and a prize for the most creative running attire.  In addition, the top five individual earners will receive a private diabolo lesson! The PE department will get $500 and the top fundraising classrooms will get $100 each. There will also be a $300 prize for the school (use to be determined by the Student Council), if we meet our fundraising goal. The rest of the proceeds go directly to the school to support our facility and educational needs.

This year the CSN has added an online donation option.  Cash and/or check donations are still the preferred payment method, as the software company does take a cut of our donations, but this is a great opportunity for us to solicit donations from out-of-town relatives, and folks who specifically ask to pay with a credit card or ask if there is way to donate online. The website is set up to only accept fixed amount donations at this time.

For all things FoxTrot click here!