Horace Mann Happenings

November 9, 2018

Message from the Principal

Our Jump Rope for Heart event was a big success. Thank you, families, for your support of this event to raise money for the American Heart Associate and to promote exercise with our children.

It is winter coat season! Our children go outside every day if even for a few minutes. Please make sure your child is dressed for the weather with appropriate footwear, coats, hats, and gloves.

Inclement Weather Policy Reminder

Horace Mann Laboratory School will be closed due to inclement weather IF the Maryville Public Schools are closed before school begins. HMLS will NOT begin late or dismiss early due to weather unless Northwest deems it necessary. Please use your best judgment and there is no penalty to children if they arrive late or leave early when weather conditions exist. Decisions made in the early morning hours or late evening hours will be given to KNIM and KXCV radio stations.

We encourage parents to sign up for the Horace Mann Text Caster; you will receive texts regarding HMLS. Sign up at: http://my.textcaster.com/ServePopup.aspx?id=1003

Extended care (K-6) is available for children that are enrolled in after-school childcare BEARCAT CLUB on days Horace Mann is closed for inclement weather. Horace Mann DOES NOT dismiss early (during the school day) for inclement weather. Parents may choose to pick up their child early due to hazardous road conditions. Safety is the top priority. If Northwest is closed, school and child care are also closed.

Thank You,

Mrs. King

Thankfulness Book Fair - November 12-20

November 12-19 - Open from 7:45-3:30


November 20 - Open from 7:45-1:30

Class Competition- “CANstruction”; Pantry/Canned Food Drive

Each classroom is asked to collect pantry dry and canned food goods for the Northwest Missouri State on-campus Food Pantry. Once collected, use the donated pantry food and goods to create a “Thankful Scene” to be judged on Nov. 19 after school. The winning class will help deliver the donated goods and receive an all-day library reading lock-in, at lead teacher & library’s convenience. Outside of each classroom, an area will be taped off where the artwork is to be placed for judging. Along with an art explanation form, to be provided at a later date to the teacher.

The canned art will be judged on:

  • Connection to Thankfulness Theme
  • Creativity
  • Overall Design Intention
  • Complete Use of Goods

Canned Art Examples

Thanksgiving Luncheon

We are looking forward to this year’s Thanksgiving dinner, which will be held on Tuesday, November 20, 2017

from 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM.

Reservations need to be submitted by Friday, November 9, 2018!

Parents are asked to park in Parking Lot 62, which is located west of the Ron Houston Performing Arts Center directly off 4th Street (by the practice football fields). A shuttle will be available to the J.W. Student Union beginning at 10 AM. Dinner will start at 11 AM. Following dinner, guests will be shuttled back to Lot 62. Parking spaces may be limited, so please consider carpooling.

School will be dismissed for holiday break following the meal.

There will not be childcare offered after school on this day.

Mark Your Calendar