Horace Mann Happenings

October 24, 2018

Message from the Principal

Happy Fall!! I love this time of year. Besides the great fall colors, it's parent/teacher conference time!! You are your child's first teacher and a vital part of educating your child. Thank you for collaborating with your child's teachers to reflect on your child's progress and areas for growth.


Please check out the items below to stay informed about upcoming events.

Message from the Director

We've enjoyed seeing so many of you at conferences! Thank you for taking the time to share with us about your children and the goals you have for them.

I am happy that so many of you will get to enjoy the day with your child next Friday the 2nd! Thank you for making adjustments for our teacher's growth in the area of mathematics while we attend a regional conference.

Horace Mann and Leet Center October Box Top Challenge

It’s Class Challenge Time!!!


Let’s see which class can bring in the most box tops. Classroom collection will be held October 15-31. The class bringing in the most box tops will receive a treat from PAC.


Box Tops must be submitted by October 31st !!!

Jump Rope for Heart - Thursday, November 1st

Dear Parents,


The Jump Rope for Heart Collection Packets can be turned in to the secretary at school any time but the last day to turn them in is Thursday, November 1st.


This is the day of our jumping event in Lamkin Gym. All money that is collected goes to the American Heart Association. The American Heart Association gives valuable equipment coupons back to our school and this is a big part of our physical education budget. All children will participate in fun jumping stations on Thursday morning and each will draw from a prize table as a thank you from me for giving of themselves to help someone less fortunate.


  • 3rd/4th & 5th/6th grades will jump from 9:50 am to 10:50 am.
  • 3rd/4th & 5th/6th grades will jump from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.


Thanks for your help,

Gina L. McNeese

Horace Mann Physical Education Instructor

Cell # 816-262-3459

No School on Friday, November 2nd

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).

Last Chance to Win a New Scooter!

Thank you also to the families who helped with the stadium cleanup after the game. I cannot express how important this is as a fundraiser for us and it is so easy to do. If you have not joined us for stadium cleanup yet, you have one more opportunity.


  • Saturday, November 3rd game starts at 1:30 pm



PAC (Parent Advisory Council) is offering a great incentive opportunity to help support how important this fundraiser is to our children.


  • Earn a free medium Kool Kat coupon (thank you, Kool Kats, for the donation!)every time you help with trash pick up at home NW football games!
  • Your student’s name will be entered into a drawing, every time they help, for a Razor Scooter to be drawn right after the last home NW football game.

Parent Advisory Council (PAC) Meeting

Horace Mann and Leet Center parents are invited to join us on Monday, November 5 in the 5th/6th grade classroom. Free childcare will be offered in Mrs. Vaught's preschool classroom. Please RSVP for childcare by messaging Laura King on Seesaw or through email lmking@nwmissouri.edu.

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