Husky Family Bulletin
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Horizon has the Franz Reading Challenge in April
Our reading Challenge will run from April 3rd to April 28th.
Our Teachers will keep a punch card in the classroom for each student. They may get one additional one if they fill up the first.
For every book a student reads, they get a pink coupon from you for a bag of cookies at Franz. Please encourage students to go into the store with one coupon at a time instead of all six and the punch card too.
After reading 6 books, the student brings in their punch card to Franz and they will receive a mini box of doughnuts.
Franz has a board up with all the teachers names and counts the pink tickets on April 29th
The classes that read the most books wins a doughnut and juice party with the mascot Super Slice! Let’s READ!
Teacher Talk One
To celebrate Women’s History Month our school is reading The Proudest Blue.
All classes will read this beautiful story about Ibtihaj Muhammed. This book tells the story of a girl whose sister wears her hijab for the first time on the first day of school. In this story we learn
lessons of the beauty and strength within all of us as Faizah finds new ways to be strong and the other students learn the importance of kindness and the beauty of the uniqueness that lies within all of us. Ask your students about this book to spark some great conversation!
Ramadan is a holy month of fasting, introspection, and prayer for Muslims, the followers of Islam. It is celebrated as the month during which Muhammad received the initial revelations of the Quran, the holy book for Muslims. Fasting is one of the five fundamental principles of Islam. In 2023, Ramadan lasts from the evening of March 22 to the evening of April 21.
A Few Fun Facts
- Muslims all over the world regardless of nationality, ethnicity, or race participate in fasting for the entire month of Ramadan.
- Ramadan is the most important month on the Islamic calendar. Most of the world's 1.6 billion Muslims observe the holy month of Ramadan each year.
- The new moon determines the start of Ramadan. The starting date depends on a lunar calendar that doesn't match up with the solar calendar.
- People fasting only eat before the sun rises and after the sun sets. The meal taken before sunrise is called Suhoor, and the meal after sunset is Iftar. Children are not obliged to fast until they reach puberty, but some choose to observe it in preparation for their adulthood.
- Fasting during Ramadan is one of the five pillars, or duties, of Islam, along with the testimony of faith, prayer, charitable giving, and making a pilgrimage to Mecca.
- Ramadan is a month for generosity and giving. It is known as a month of simplicity and a time to remember those who are less fortunate than us.
Ramadan is concluded with a celebration called Eid. This is when family and friends come together all day and have a big feast. This is more specifically called Eid al-Fitr. There is one other celebration in Islam called Eid al-Adha, but Eid al-Fitr is the one that is much more prominent and referred to as the “big Eid”.
WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
The Nobel Peace Prize 2014
Born: 12 July 1997, Mingora, Pakistan
Residence at the time of the award: United Kingdom
Prize motivation: “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education”
Malala Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her fight for the right of every child to receive an education. She was born in the Swat Valley in Pakistan. When the Islamic Taliban movement took control of the valley in 2008, girls’ schools were burned down. Malala kept a diary of the events, which was published in 2009 by BBC Urdu. In her diary she spoke out against the Taliban’s terrorist regime. An American documentary film made Malala internationally famous.
It was not long before the Taliban threatened her life. In 2012, Malala was shot in the head on a school bus by a Taliban gunman. She survived, but had to flee to England and live in exile there because a fatwa was issued against her.
In 2013, TIME magazine named Malala one of “The 100 Most Influential People in the World.” On her 16th birthday she spoke in the United Nations. In her speech Malala called for the equal right to education for girls all over the world, and became a symbol of this cause.
8 Movies to Watch for Women's History Month
Women's History Month Books you can check out at our library
Areli Is a Dreamer: A True Story by Areli Morales, a DACA Recipient
In the first picture book written by a DACA Dreamer, Areli Morales tells her own powerful and vibrant immigration story.
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World
Chelsea Clinton introduces tiny feminists, mini activists and little kids who are ready to take on the world to thirteen inspirational women who never took no for an answer, and who always, inevitably and without fail, persisted.
The Many Meanings of Meilan
The Many Meanings of Meilan, written in stunning prose by Newbery Honor-winning author Andrea Wang, is an exploration of all the things it's possible to grieve, the injustices large and small that make us rage, and the peace that's unlocked when we learn to find home within ourselves.
The legendary spirit and inspiring determination of Amelia Earhart takes wing in this wonderful photobiography. Corinne Szabo uses quotes from Earhart's own writings, duotone photos, and superb maps to transport us back to the world of the sky pioneer who changed the history of women's aviation.
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World
In this book of poems, you will find Mary Anning, who was just thirteen when she unearthed a prehistoric fossil. You’ll meet Ruby Bridges, the brave six-year-old who helped end segregation in the South. And Maya Lin, who at twenty-one won a competition to create a war memorial, and then had to appear before Congress to defend her right to create.
Mrs. Philip's 3rd Grade
Wheatfield with Crows is one of Van Gogh's most famous paintings. It is often claimed that this was his very last work. Our class used oil pastels and crayons to create their masterpieces.
Shout out to our wonderful kindergartener, Brittany Hernandez- Ramirez from Ms. Xhelili's Class for being a wonderful Artist. ❤️
Horizon Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
Horizon Elementary PTA
We are looking for new board members! As of now we have one parent on the board. To keep our PTA alive, we need at least two more parents to help. Time commitment is as much or as little as you can invest. Please help keep our PTA alive! Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Familias de Horizon
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.
Nuestra proxima sesion es Viernes 31 @9:30am
Para mas informacion porfavor comuniquese con
Ileana De Leon 425-366-3015
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Strategy: STEP, a problem solving process
STEP is a four part process that can help children to solve interpersonal problems, or disagreements between two or more people. Children could use the STEP process when facing a social problem, like disagreeing with a friend about how to play or work together.
STEP stands for: say the problem, think of solutions, explore the outcomes, pick a solution.
When we say the problem, we use respectful and non-blaming language, like "we both want the same ball" or "we want different things". To think of solutions, students brainstorm possible ideas to resolve their issues. To explore the outcomes, students think through what might happen from each possible solution. From there, students can together pick a solution.
When we teach children to navigate social problems as they arise, they can become more confident in their problem solving abilities, as well as strengthen their friendships as they work together to solve problems.
Play at Home!
Play "Would You Rather" with your child. Share the reason behind your point of view, and ask your child about the reason behind their point of view.
- Would you rather be able to understand what animals are saying, or have the ability to be invisible?
- Would you rather be a superhero or an astronaut?
Check out this list for more question ideas, and have fun together!
Allergy Season Is Upon Us
If your child suffers from allergies, this is the time of year that symptoms start to increase. If your child needs allergy medication, please remember to give them their daily medication as ordered so it really helps them with getting through their day. Common symptoms of pollen or seasonal allergies are as follows:
- stuffy/runny/itchy nose, sneezing
- itchy, red, puffy or watery eyes
- sore/itchy throat/constantly clearing throat
- feeling tired and/or increase in headaches
- worsened asthma symptoms for asthmatics
Allergies will not cause a fever or body aches and your child will need to stay home if they are experiencing illness-related symptoms. I have included additional information which will help your child throughout allergy season. Please see your child’s Pediatrician to follow up with any questions, concerns or medications.
And please encourage your kids to drink as much water as possible!
For more Information visit: https://focus.masseyeandear.org/spring-allergies-survival-guide/
Health Room Services At Horizon Elementary
Healthcare Providers in the Community
Community Health Center (CHC) EVERETT-SOUTH CLINIC
1019 112TH ST. SW, EVERETT, WA 98204 CLINIC PHONE: (425) 551-6200
MEDICAL DENTAL PHARMACY
THE EVERETT CLINIC
3927 Rucker Ave Everett, WA 98201 425-339-5422
4430 106th St SW Mukilteo WA 98275 425-493-6002
Our School Nurse:
Meredith Macharia RN BSN ESA
At Horizon on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Health Service Para Educator
At Horizon on Monday and Thursday.
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
- March 1st-31st.................Womens History month
- March 22-April21 ..............RAMADAN
- March 29th to March 31st...............Fifth Grade Camp
- March 31st........................Grupo Familiar @9:30am
- April 3rd - 28th..............Franz Reading Challenge
- April 10th-14th: SPRING BREAK - ------NO SCHOOL
Looking for that Lunchbox, Hat, Jacket or something else??
Our Lost and Found is once again Overflowing!!
Please remind your children to stop by the Lost and Found in search of missing items!
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
Mukilteo School District developed a plan to address specific needs in our School Community and to better support our students. The plan was developed in partnership with staff, families and students to ensure that many voices were represented.
Some goals are to build school and classroom communities where students are acknowledged and valued, feel safe, and know they belong.
Build intentional partnerships with students, families, and community.
Create supportive environments and learning experiences for each student by strengthening social and emotional learning.
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), email@example.com, Section 504 Coordinator Lisa Pitsch (425-356-1277), firstname.lastname@example.org, and the ADA/Access Coordinator Karen Mooseker (425-356-1330), email@example.com. 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) firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: 9001 Airport Road in Everett, WA 98204.