Horace Mann Happenings!

October 29, 2018

Message from the Principal

We appreciate the parent participation in parent/teacher conferences and during our fall parties this afternoon. Thank you for your time.

Tomorrow is Jump Rope for Heart. Parents are welcome to join us cheer their child on during the event. Ms. Gina always creates a fun and interactive hour of jump rope fun for the children!

There is no school this Friday for teachers to attend professional development. We hope the children will enjoy their day off. We look forward to seeing them on Monday.

Kids Heart Challenge & Jump Rope for Heart

Hi Horace Mann Lab families,

Many of our families have already taken the Family Heart Health Challenge. If you haven’t, the American Heart Association and I hope will do so today. The challenges you have to choose from inspires your family to achieve better heart health and positive behavior habits. Please watch the short video on how your family can take the challenge and how your child can receive their wristband (no donation necessary). To watch the video click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxWtqoGk5EU .

2018 2019 Kids Heart Challenge Heartsville Video 8m


2018 2019 Kids Heart Challenge Heartsville Video 8m

Our website to register to take the challenge is: http://www2.heart.org/goto/HoraceMannLabMaryville

Thank you for being a part of the Kids Heart Challenge!

The Jump Rope for Heart Collection Packets can be turned in to the secretary at school any time but the last day to turn them in is Thursday, November 1st.

This is the day of our jumping event in Lamkin Gym. All money that is collected goes to the American Heart Association. The American Heart Association gives valuable equipment coupons back to our school and this is a big part of our physical education budget. All children will participate in fun jumping stations on Thursday morning and each will draw from a prize table as a thank you from me for giving of themselves to help someone less fortunate.

  • 3rd/4th & 5th/6th grades will jump from 9:50 am to 10:50 am.
  • kindergarten & 1st/2nd grades will jump from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Thanks for your help,

Gina L. McNeese

Horace Mann Physical Education Instructor

Cell # 816-262-3459


The Horace Mann and Leet Center staff have a rare opportunity to attend the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Regional Conference being held in Kansas City, MO. Our teachers will spend the weekend immersed in innovative ways to enhance our mathematics programming beginning Thursday evening through Saturday evening. Horace Mann and Leet Center will be closed on Friday, November 2nd to allow all Horace Mann and Leet Center staff to attend this event. Free Bearcat Club childcare will be offered at Horace Mann and Leet Center from 6:15 am to 5:30 pm for parents who register in advance. Please contact LaTessa to reserve a spot (Latessa@nwmissouri.edu).

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the principal, Laura King (lmking@nwmissouri.edu).


Thank you also to the families who helped with the stadium cleanup after the game. I cannot express how important this is as a fundraiser for us and it is so easy to do. If you have not joined us for stadium cleanup yet, you have one more opportunity.

  • Saturday, November 3rd game starts at 1:30 pm

PAC (Parent Advisory Council) is offering a great incentive opportunity to help support how important this fundraiser is to our children.

  • Earn a free medium Kool Kat coupon (thank you, Kool Kats, for the donation!)every time you help with trash pick up at home NW football games!
  • Your student’s name will be entered into a drawing, every time they help, for a Razor Scooter to be drawn right after the last home NW football game.


Horace Mann and Leet Center parents are invited to join us on Monday, November 5 in the 5th/6th grade classroom. Free childcare will be offered in Mrs. Vaught's preschool classroom. Please RSVP for childcare by messaging Laura King on Seesaw or through email lmking@nwmissouri.edu.