Horace Mann Happenings
December 5, 2018
Message from the Principal
Winter break is coming up soon. Our last day for 2018 is December 14 and we return to school in 2019 on January 14. What a wonderful opportunity to enjoy family, eat great meals and join your child in some winter learning. Even though there is no school, children still benefit from daily reading and limited screen time. If you are looking for some other ways to engage your child over the holiday break, try a podcast. This can be a fun and free way to slip in some extra learning any time of year. You can listen together in the car or at home under a warm blanket. Check out this link from Parents.com for 11 suggested podcasts for kids. Enjoy!
Leet Center Winter Program
School is dismissed on Friday December 14th and will begin again in January on the 14th.
Horace Mann Winter Program
Tuesday, Dec. 11th, 7pm
Ruth Houston Performing Arts Center
The requested dress code is nice pants and a shirt or a dress for our ladies. No jeans or sweats, please.
Parents - Please keep your child's coat with you to avoid the children tripping over items that fall on the floor when they move to and from the stage. We appreciate your help in keeping our children safe.
Leet Center Winter Program
Wednesday, Dec. 12th, 6pm
Student Union Ballroom
The requested dress code is typically nice outfits. If you do not have one please join us anyway!
Parents - Please keep your child's coat with you to avoid the children tripping over items that fall on the floor when they move to and from the stage. We appreciate your help in keeping our program running smoothly.
Enjoy the Theatre!
- December. 15 & 16 at 2 p.m.
This is an annual event sponsored by our theatre fraternity (over 40 years now), and always a fun time. The show changes every year, but the main characters are always animals with fun costumes. It's always silly and funny but has a message. This year's play is a take on the Wizard of Oz, with the message of self-acceptance - for example, Ziggy the Zebra learns to love himself despite the fact that he doesn't have stripes. Themes in the past have included preserving the environment, and acceptance of others who are different. Tickets are $3 but there is also the option to donate two canned goods in lieu of the ticket price; it is then donated to the local food pantry. The show is typically a little under an hour, and appropriate for all ages. I've attached an image of the poster, and the link to the Facebook event is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1926520864133459/?active_tab=about
Congratulations to Karina Wall
LOOKING FOR A BABYSITTER OVER CHRISTMAS BREAK?
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Phone number: 816-261-7131