HORIZON HAPPENINGS NEWSLETTER
HORIZON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
HARVESTER BACKSNACK PROGRAM
We are pleased to offer the Harvesters BackSnack Program to Horizon! Any family in need who feels they could benefit from their student having nutritious food for the weekend may join.
The BackSnack package will be sent home discreetly with your student on every Friday, or the last day of the school week. This food is for your child only. Please explain to your child that he/she should not sell, trade or give away the food.
Each BackSnack package is full of kid-friendly foods. This food is collected and distributed by Harvesters. If you have a concern about allergies or the quality of a product, please remove the item from the package and contact me, and I will do everything I can to assist you.
If you are interested in the BackSnack Program for your student(s), please contact: Kim Gasiorowski at 913-667-3535 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Families who sign up by October 7 will be part of our first round of BackSnacks, but we will be accepting new families throughout the school year.
NOTES FROM THE OFFICE
Absentee Line 913-422-9692
Thank you for your cooperation.
KANSAS TEACHER OF THE YEAR PROGRAM
TO ALL STUDENTS AND PARENTS:
The De Soto School District has been an important and strong participant in the Kansas Teacher of the Year Program for many years. De Soto has had thirteen state finalists and twelve semi-finalists represented in the program since 2000. Two of our very own teachers were chosen as The Kansas Teacher of the Year; Keil Hileman in 2004 and Jeri Powers in 2008. This is truly unprecedented! Phillip Hamilton (DHS) and Shara Reilly (ME) will be representing our district in the 2017 Kansas Teacher of the Year program. The 2017 Kansas Teacher of the Year will be announced on Saturday, November 19, 2016 in Wichita.
We would like for you to nominate any teacher whom you consider to be an outstanding and effective educator and whom you or your child has had as a teacher. This person must be a tenured employee of USD 232. If there is a De Soto educator whom you believe to be outstanding and deserving of special recognition, please fill out the form below. This form needs to be returned to your building principal by noon on October 14, 2016.
I would like to nominate ________________________________________________
who is presently teaching at _______________________________________ for the
2017 Kansas Teacher of the Year Program. I believe that he/she is an outstanding
teacher, deserving of special recognition because:
PLEASE RETURN TO YOUR BUILDING PRINCIPAL BY noon on Oct. 14, 2016.
VISION SCREENINGS THIS WEEK FOR GRADES: KG, 2ND AND 4TH
Vision Screenings for students in Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grades will be held on Friday, September 23rd. The Lenexa Lions Club will be conducting the vision screening. Hearing screenings and any additional vision screenings will be conducted throughout 1st semester. Results will be sent home with students after tests are completed. Please contact me with any questions or concerns.
PTA NEEDS VOLUNTEERS...
CULINARY COMMITTEE is looking for volunteers to help pass out the food for teachers during conference week on September 29th.
Contact Rachel Rizzo at
STUDENT NUTRITION OPENINGS
The Student Nutrition Department currently has four position openings. These positions would be ideal for someone who is looking for the opportunity to have the same work schedule as your child(rens) school schedule. If you are interested in joining the Student Nutrition team at USD 232 please contact Jolyn Mortenson or apply online at: https://desoto.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
September 23 - Tiger Trek
September 27 - Horizon Skate Party @ Skate City
September 28 - No School for KG:PTC for KG 8:15am - 4:15pm
PTC Grades 1-5 wil be from 4:15pm - 8:15pm
September 29 - No School for All Students - Parent Teacher Conferences
September 30 - No School/Buildings Closed
October 3-7 - Kansas Anti-Bullying Awareness Week
October 11 - Horizon Night at Goodcents
October 14 - No School for All Students (Professional/Workday Teachers)
October 17 - No School for All Students (Professional In-Service Day)
October 28 - Haunted Horizon