Husky Family Bulletin
~ CONNECT, EMPOWER, GROW ~
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK:
It is hard to believe that we’re in May. It won’t be long before Memorial Day signals the summer months are upon us! I want to thank everyone for your continued support of our students, teachers, and school as we collectively strive to provide optimal opportunities for learning every day. We value the important contributions families make towards a student’s success in school. There is no question that student success at school starts at home. You are your student’s first teacher and the most significant influence in your student’s schooling.
SMARTER BALANCE ASSESSMENT (SBA):
Students in grades 3-5 will be taking the Smarter Balance Test starting on May 8th. As parents and guardians, you can help us prepare your child for this important State test by:
- Making sure your child gets a good night’s sleep and eats a healthy breakfast.
- Be at school on time.
- Have school materials ready.
- Encourage your child to do their best on the test.
Working together on ensuring our students are prepared is critical to the success of all students. Thank you for your continued support and dedication to your child’s education.
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
May 8th-12th is teacher appreciation week. The theme for next week teacher appreciation is "Candy Land." Our teachers have worked extremely hard to ensure that our learning environment is a place where our students feel a sense of belonging, valued, empowered, and grow. I want to express my gratitude for our teachers at Horizon. They have done an amazing job keeping our students engaged, learning and excited about school each day. We are so blessed to have such hardworking group of individuals. I hope each of you take a moment to show your gratitude/appreciation in some way or another.
The safety of our students is our highest priority. To ensure the safety of everyone, we are asking you to follow our safety expectations:
- Move your vehicle forward when motioned by our staff.
- Stay in your vehicle when you are dropping off or picking up your student(s).
- Pick up your child in their designated location, please do not wave for your child to meet you across the parking lot.
- You may park in the north parking located on Casino Road Street and use the crosswalk to go pick up your student(s) at their designated location. When you park in an undesignated spot, it causes congestion for everyone.
- Slow down while you are in the parking lot.
- Our office is open 8:00-4:00pm
- Our office phone number is 425-366-3000
- Gates open at 8:45am for students to enter the building
- Breakfast for students everyday morning from 8:25-8:45am. No charge!
- If your child arrives after 9:00am, your child needs to check in the front office
MAY IS NATIONAL ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH
As we observe Asian American Pacific islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, it is only fitting that we remember and honor their struggle for access to public education, which led to increased opportunity for all citizens. The journey of the Asian American Pacific Islander community is the journey of US as a nation. We recognize the central role of Asian Americans in American history, such as to name a few: Mamie Tape, Wong Tsu, Lucy Liu, Daniel Dae Kim, Emma Gee, and Vera Wang. As we celebrate this month, I am always reminded of our collective strength as a school community. Our strength as an inclusive school is that we value diversity. We are dedicated to creating a community that is enriched by young scholars of diverse backgrounds and respectful of our differences. Diverse perspectives and experiences are central to academic excellence because they expand creative thought, test unexamined assumptions, and challenge accepted truths to broaden understanding of ourselves and our world. We must be able to draw from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives to foster a community marked by hope and love.
Teacher Talk One
This month we are celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
So we will read:
Our One School One Book is Drawn Together. A boy who visits his grandfather finds that they are unable to communicate with words which causes a lot of frustration and silence. When they begin to draw together, they find a new way to communicate and bond that is more powerful than ever! We have many multilingual students and families in our school and community that may be able to connect to this book. Be sure to ask your student about this book next month!
Horizon Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
Please join us for our in-person meeting on May 15th at Horizon from 3:30-4:00
Horizon teachers have been running the PTA for years and we need you to keep it going! . The meeting will take place in the library. We are looking for new board members for next year! If you are interested, please reach out to Jen Caione at email@example.com and/or come to this meeting!
Get Involved and be a part of our School Community!!
Horizon Elementary encourages Parents and Family members to Volunteer with us! Come make a difference in your child’s education!!
If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information please contact our Family Engagement Liaison, Ileana De Leon 425-366-3015
Volunteer forms are in the main office or you can find them online in the link below
Horizon's Talent Show
Our talent show is coming up in June. More information coming Soon!
Student Art Work
Come to the main office and check out this beautiful art work by
our 4th graders in Ms. Nack's Class.
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Strategy: "I Statements"
Your student is learning how to use their words to solve social problems with friends. Using an “I Statement” can help your child to express how another person’s actions are making them feel.
Using an I -Statement can help your child to calmly and respectfully express their feelings, while also helping the other person to understand the impact of their actions. It also teaches your child to assertively say what they would like to happen.
Model and practice at home with your child following the steps below!
The Importance of Water, Sleep, and Exercise
Living a healthy life sometimes is hard and challenging when life gets really busy juggling children’s needs. We all experiences challenges in our life and never seem to have enough time to focus on taking good care of ourselves, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Our children are growing and we can continue to support them with making healthy choices. . Proper amounts of water, sleep and exercise are key components to children and adult physical health, mental and overall well-being.
With the Spring season upon us and warmer temperatures to come, drinking plenty of water throughout the day is one easy way to stay healthy. Water leads to increased energy levels and helps to optimize healthy body functioning by increasing metabolism and regulating appetite. Your body cannot function without water because water balances digestion, the transport of nutrients to and from cells (blood), sweating, and gastrointestinal efficiency all hinge on adequate hydration. We should all be drinking at least eight 8 oz. glasses of water daily if not more.
Appropriate amount of restful sleep is another important way to take good care of our body. Who doesn’t like sleep? Sleep plays a vital role in living a healthy life. Getting enough sleep can protect your mental health, physical health, and quality of life. Sleep deprivation can lead to health issues and most children need 10-12 hours of quality sleep per night. Additionally, a lack of sleep can make it challenging for children to concentrate in school. Sleep plays a vital role in cognitive functions and emotions. When you are sleep deprived, it is difficult to learn, concentrate, reason, and pay attention. Adults should be getting 7 to 8 hours of good quality sleep each night.
Lastly, regular physical activity can help prevent or manage a significant amount of health problems. Getting outside to run, play, interact with others in organized sports and activities is a wonderful way for children to express themselves and move their bodies. In addition, it is a great way to have FUN!! 😊 The way we feel about ourselves is very important. Exercising regularly can boost and balance mood, increase feeling better about yourself and sense of self. It can also increase self-confidence and improve self-esteem. Exercise helps to increases energy levels, improves social-emotional well-being, and children can even sleep better too. Even 30 minutes of exercise and movement per day will yield long-term positive physical, cognitive and mental health effects.
Health Room Services At Horizon Elementary
Our School Nurses
Monthly Lunch Calendar
Due to a state mandate, Horizon Elementary will provide free meals for ALL of the students attending school without collecting applications beginning in fall 2022. A school’s qualification for the program, Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), is based on the percentage of families with students attending that school who participate in state-funded assistance programs such as SNAP, WIC, etc.
Friendly Reminder... Every FRIDAY @ 2:10PM
Our Lost and Found is Overflowing!!
Please remind your children to stop by the Lost and Found or you can stop by our office to look for your missing items.
Familias de Horizon
Nuestra proxima sesion es Viernes -19 de Mayo- @9:30am
Acompáñanos a nuestro grupo de Familias de Horizon. Un grupo dedicado a nuestras familias donde podremos conversar y aprender sobre las necesidades de nuestros hijos y de nuestra comunidad. En cada sesión tocaremos un tema diferente y juntos exploraremos maneras de involucrarnos mas en la escuela y cómo podemos contribuir a la educación de nuestros hijos.
Para mas informacion porfavor comuniquese con
Ileana De Leon 425-366-3015
NATURAL LEADERS MINDFEST 2023
Natural Leaders is hosting Mindfest 2023 on May 7, 12:30-5:30 p.m., at Rosehill Community Center in Mukilteo.
Mindfest is an informative, inspiring and inclusive health and wellness festival that brings diverse communities together with the intention of promoting dialogue about mental health and connecting people to the resources and services they need to thrive. This event has something for everyone. All are welcome! Learn more information about Mindfest and Natural Leaders.
Is your Housing Uncertain?
Are you living in or moving to a temporary place due to loss of housing or economic hardship? Did you know that if where you are staying is not fixed, regular and adequate, you may qualify for extra support from your school?
Clothing Assistance Programs
St. Joseph’s House Clothing Bank in Marysville
- Open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-12 and 1-4
- No appointment needed
- Valid ID, proof of address, and proof of dependents required to register
- Families can shop every 3 months free of charge
- Registered families are provided each shopping experience with the following new or gently used items (size 2T-Adult only, no baby clothes):
1925 4th St, Marysville, WA, United States, Washington
Food Banks In Our Area
Everett Food Bank
Everett, WA 98201
(425) 259-3191 ext 13014
Hours of Operation
Mon / Wed / Thu: 10am - 2pm
2nd & 4th Tuesday: 3pm-6pm
Casino Road Food Pantries
Bible Baptist Church
805 W Casino Rd
Everett, WA 98204
1st / 3rd Tuesday: 3pm-5pm
14 E Casino Rd
Everett WA 98208
2nd / 4th / 5th Tuesday: 2pm-5pm
Mukilteo Food Bank
4514 84th St SW
Mukilteo, WA 98275
4514 84th St SW
Mukilteo, WA 98275
2nd & 4th Monday 3:00pm - 5:30pm
2nd & 4th Tuesday 9:00am - 10:30pm
For more Resources contact our Family Engagement Liaison 425-366-3015
- May 1st-June 1st...........National Asian Heritage Month
- May 8th-June 1st..........Smarter Balance Assessment
- May 8th-12th.................Teacher Appreciation Week
- May 5th...........................Cinco De Mayo
- May 14th...........................Mother's Day
- May 22nd...........................School Board Meeting @ 6pm
- May 29th.........................Memorial Day-NO SCHOOL
Mukilteo School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator Simone Neal (425-356-1319), firstname.lastname@example.org, Section 504 Coordinator Lisa Pitsch (425-356-1277), email@example.com, and the ADA/Access Coordinator Karen Mooseker (425-356-1330), firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: 9401 Sharon Drive in Everett, WA. Inquiries regarding ADA/Access issues at Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center should be directed to Wes Allen, Director (425-348-2220) email@example.com. Address: 9001 Airport Road in Everett, WA 98204.