Horace Mann Happenings

October 10, 2018

Message from the Principal


It's a busy week of homecoming events! Please plan to join us on Saturday to walk in the Homecoming Parade. We need all the help we can get to support us in this event. There's also information about helping with stadium cleanup. We only have two opportunities left.


Parent/Teacher Conferences are coming up so be watching for information from your child's teacher about scheduling.


Science in the Outdoor classroom will occur on October 18th and the Fall After School Events calendar had new dates added.


November 2nd is a no school day for Horace Mann and the Leet Center but we will be offering childcare on this day. Advance reservation is required. Please notify us if you need care. You are welcome to respond through Seesaw, email (latessa@nwmissouri.edu), phone (816-562-1233), or stop by the front desk.

Message from the Director

Leet Center Families,

October will be filled with fun! We are hoping you'll join us for our Pumpkin Festival Day on the Thursday Oct. 10th in the outdoor classroom all morning! Walking in the Homecoming Parade together will be a blast and Science Night in the outdoors will give your family something to smile about. The following week we look forward to meeting with you at Parent Teacher Conference to share all of the things we have learned about your little ones!

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Cindy Rouner

Preschool Pumpkin Festival Day

Thursday, Oct. 11th, 9am

Leet Center Outdoor Classroom

Your children will enjoy a day in the outdoors filled with pumpkins and exploration, please dress accordingly and come to enjoy the fun if you are able.

Homecoming Parade - Saturday, October 13

We need candy donations brought to school by Thursday, October 11! We are collecting donations in the office.



Horace Mann and Leet Center will walk in the Homecoming parade.


  • All families are encouraged to walk with us. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Please wear Northwest gear.
  • Please plan to arrive at 8:15 am.
  • Sign up to walk at the front desk or email Andrea blackford.andrea@gmail.com


Families - Please help us by to donating candy to pass out during the parade. Candy donations should be brought to school by Thursday, October 11th.


Parade Route https://www.nwmissouri.edu/getinvolved/files/homecoming/ParadeRoute.pdf

Stadium Clean-Up Fundraiser - Saturday, October 13

Please join us for this easy fundraiser helping with cleanup at home football games. The game starts at 2:00 PM.


This usually takes about 20 minutes and we make roughly $150 per game to help with classroom expenses.

The more families helping, the faster it goes.

If you do not wish to attend the game, we ask that you show up at about 4:00 pm to help.

If we don't have family support, we risk losing this helpful opportunity.


Meet at the north end of the visitor’s section at the end of each football game; gloves and trash bags will be provided.


Mark your calendar for our last clean-up date!

Sat. 11/3/2018 *game starts at 1:30 p.m.

Science in the Outdoor Classroom

Please join us for this hands-on learning experience.


Who: Families of Horace Mann and Leet Center Children


What: Science stations for exploring and discovering: Activities prepared by Science Method students


When: Thursday, October 18th, 6:00pm


Where: Horace Mann Outdoor Classroom

Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 22 - October 30

The teachers will be reaching out to families to begin scheduling parent/teacher conferences. We anticipate 100% parent participation.

November 2 - No School

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).

Fall After-School Calendar and Events

The calendar is updated to include dates through December. We hope this helps to keep you aware of upcoming events.

Thank you to the NWMSU Women's Basketball Team!

We had 49 children enrolled in the 2-day basketball clinic. We want to thank the NWMSU Women's Basketball Team for donating their time and talent.
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