Horace Mann Happenings
August 30, 2019
Message from the Principal
We had a great first week of school.
- We launched our newly designed Bearcat Club after-school program with more engaging activities.
- 3rd-6th grade completed their swimming unit for gym class. The children learned water safety, CPR basics, and swimming skills.
- Popcorn Friday started today and will continue every Friday. The children are welcome to bring a quarter to school if they would like to buy a bag. All proceeds go to the Parent Advisory Committee who work to contribute to our classrooms.
- Music and Art are off to a great start with new features. Our new music teacher, Mrs. Horton is engaging the children with her skills on the guitar and offering movement activities to enhance the learning of music skills. Mrs. Atkins has started some new art centers and is encouraging the children to publish their art on Artsonia.
- Sign ups for Bearcat Choir and Art Club are available below for grades 3-6.
- The library is getting a makeover. Please excuse our mess as we implement our improvements.
- Band class will start next week for 5th/6th grade.
- Updates are in progress to improve our website to help parents locate information.
- September 14th will be our first Bearcat Stadium clean up after the 1:30 pm game. We need lots of families to help with this. When many hands show up, the job only takes about 20 minutes to complete. This easy fundraiser is a great way to support our efforts to offset the costs of initiatives in our school.
Drop Off & Dismissals
- Please remember that children can only go home with people listed on the pick-up list or by a parent note. Please contact LaTessa if you need to update your pickup list. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping your child safe.
- Morning dropoff is monitored by a staff member from 7:30-7:50. Families also have the option of parking in the parking lot and walking their child inside.
- School starts at 7:50 am. Please help us reduce the number of late arrivals to limit the number of classroom disruptions and loss of instructional time.
The Director's Dialogue
Meaningful work and projects are creeping up throughout the Leet Center, please stay connected to your child's teacher through Brightwheel and our Facebook page. We welcome you to bring in or share any experiences that your family has, related to our projects. Thank you for collaborating with our us, we make a great team!
Mark Your Calendar
2 - Labor Day, No School
4 - 5th/6th Grade Band begins (Wednesdays & Fridays, 2:30-3:15 pm)
6 - School Pictures
9 - Bearcat Choir Begins (Mondays only 3:15-4:00 pm, permission slip posted below)
14 - Stadium Cleanup after the 1:30 Football Game
17 - Parent Night & Parent Advisory Council - 5:00 pm, childcare provided
28 - Stadium Cleanup after the 1:30 Football Game
Campus Wide Fire Drill
Bearcat Choir Sign Up Due September 5th
Art Club Sign Up Due September 13th
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