Did your students come home super excited about the playground and blacktop improvements last week? Well, they should have!

In November, the PTO authorized to invest $25,000 of the Boosterthon proceeds, calling it  ”Phase One”.  Last week, four new basketball goals with adjustable poles were installed under the black top, the kindergarten playground has two new soccer goals and two tether ball poles were placed between the blacktop and Avenue B playground. This week, each class will be getting new playground balls, along with some new soccer balls and some new basketballs to go with their new goals!

The cool mist systems are still under evaluation to determine the best location to provide comfort to the students during the hot months while maintaining their security, avoiding slipping and muddy areas.

We would like to send a huge round of applause to the PTO and Boosterthon Chairs for their work in making this happen and to all of the Horn Parents for their continued support. The kids happy faces speak louder than words!!


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Free Money for Our School

Save those BoxTops for Education, Labels for Education, MyCoke Rewards! We collect them year-round. Remember that some of them expire so don’t wait to turn them in. We just received a check for over $900 from the Box Tops for Education for all the Box Tops we collected and turned in since last spring. We can do better than that if EVERYONE saves their Box Tops AND turns them in before they expire! Thank you!

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No Place For Hate

No PLace for Hate LOGO


T-shirt orders went home in Red Folders today and are due back January 23 to your homeroom teacher. There will be four NPFH T-shirt wearing dates and this T-shirt can be worn on Friday Spirit Days.

The No Place for Hate® initiative provides educators and students with the resources to ensure that anti-bias and diversity education are an integral part of the school curriculum. No Place for Hate® also helps to create and sustain inclusive school environments where all students feel valued and have the opportunity to succeed by promoting respect for individual difference while challenging bigotry and prejudice.

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Eagle Cam – Check It Out!


In K-3 Science Lab, we are watching a live eagle cam. The eagle nest is located at Berry College in Georgia, and the eagles have returned to their nest for the third year. As of last Friday, the eagles have 2 eggs in their clutch, and you can watch on any device with internet even at night as the cameras use infrared technology. The website includes three camera views and camera 2 has sound. Here is the link: http://www.berry.edu/eaglecam

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Name that Book



The 3rd-5th grade “Name that Book” try-outs will be held on Thursday, January 22nd at 3:00pm in the Horn library. Any student who has read the 35 books on the list below can try-out for the team. The six students who score the highest will become the 2015 team members.  The team will meet every Thursday afternoon from 3:00-3:45 until the competition, which will be held during the first week of March.
For more information about the competition, go to the following website: http://www.houstonisd.org/Page/93279

The K-2 “Name that Book” try-outs will be held during the school day on Tuesday, February 3rd in the Horn library. Any student who has read the 30 books on the list below can try-out for the team. Please e-mail Ms. Batke (sbatke@houstonisd.org) if your child intends to try-out. The six students who score the highest will become the 2015 team members. The team will meet every Wednesday afternoon from3:00-3:45 until the competition, which will be held during the 4th week of March.
For more information, including the list of books, go to the following website: http://www.houstonisd.org/Page/96206

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Spelling Bee

spelling bee

The 2014-2015 Horn Spelling Bee Champion is 5th grader, Chris Shu, and the runner up is 3rd grader, Marilyn Sun.  The Spelling Bee was held January 7th with a total of 25 children participating. To help with the event were 5 wonderful judges: Iris Gutierrez, Terrie Armstrong, Nancy Nichols, Jackie Kirksey, and Corrie Jenkins. We are fortunate to have these women volunteer their time to help with the Spelling Bee. Mrs. McDonald and Mrs. Ueckert also want to thank and congratulate each participant for a job well done. They had to spend their holiday studying spelling words!

Thank you for your hard work.

We also would like to thank Mr. Reese, Mrs. Mendez, Mrs. Miller for their behind the scene help.  Last but not least, Ms. Phillips for giving up her gym.

Participants were: 5th graders Dylan Lee, Ahmad Johns, Alec Wigderson, Alex Wei, Kaila Nayvelt, Chris Shu, Jack Whitehead, Katherine Chen, Morgan Draper, Erith Won, Alex Wang, Jenny Mackenzie, Caden Juang, 4th graders Oliver Lin, Vir Shah, Charlie Hoffer, Shreya Singh, Katherine Young, 3rd graders Marilyn Sun, Lindsay Huynh, Nathan Won, Sanjna Pandit, Julia Nguyen, Sachit Pegallapati, and Helena Wang. 

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Volunteers of the Month

Congratulations to our VIPS of the month!

November VIPS

Thanks goes out to our Fiesta Supper Chairs  – Christine Dodson and Laura Stanley and to our Webmaster –  Sharon Chetty.

December VIPS

Thank you to our Directory Chairs, Carolyn Grimes and Juli Lande.

We are extremely grateful for their hard work and dedication to our school!

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Photos for Yearbook

All Parents!

Please be sure to add any photos of school events to your child’s classroom’s Shutterfly account. The fifth grade will start creating classroom photo collages starting in January. Many classrooms have only a few photos on their site so there are not enough images of each child. We will try to picture your child at least twice on the collage page if there are enough images to do so. Holiday parties are a wonderful time to fill up those photo accounts!

Thank you,

Mrs. Miller

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Horn Helping Hands Food Drive

Mental Math Problem of the Day: Horn Helping Hands collected and delivered 50 boxes of food for families in need.  Each box weighed 21 pounds. About how many pounds of food was collected in all?

Hint: The total is about the same weight as an average African Elephant

The Answer: 1050 pounds of food!

Thank you so much to our fabulous 5th grade Horn Helping Hands Club for helping so many families this holiday season. Thank you also to all of our generous Horn students and families who donated food for the food drive.

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Horn Spirit Night





Enjoy the first spirit night of the year at Charlie’s BBQ, located at 4803 Bissonnet on Wednesday January 14th from 5 – 7:30pm and they will donate 10% of your bill back to Horn.

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BLL – Spring Ball


Bellaire Little League is looking for

Boys and Girls ages 4-12

(as of April 30, 2015)

To PLAY BALL with us this Spring!

 Did you know that if your child is Age 4-12 as of April 30, 2015, lives or attends school in Bellaire, he or she can play Spring Ball with Bellaire Little League?

 Register for our Spring Ball Program and join the fun!

Bellaire Little League offers T-Ball (Age 4-5), Coach Pitch (Age 6),

Texas (Age 7-8), Minors (Age 9-10), and Majors (Age 11-12).

 Price includes a uniform hat and jersey.  Registration for Spring Ball runs through January 24, 2015.

Spring Season runs from January through mid-May.

 Register online today at:


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Box Tops for Education and Labels for Education

Please turn in all the Box Tops and Labels for Education that you have been saving. We will be mailing in what we have collected before the end of December. Make sure that the Box Tops have not expired. We collect them all year long so don’t stop collecting. Get your friends and family to save them for us.

Thank you!

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Save Your Fabric Ribbon Scraps

Please save any unwanted FABRIC ribbon for the K-3 Science Lab. Students will recycle your unwanted ribbon as we create bookmarks for Science Journals. I will leave a box outside the Science Lab door.

Thank you,

Beth Faris, Science Lab Teacher

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Thank You, PTO


Thank you PTO for hosting a luncheon for the faculty and staff this past Friday. We appreciate all of our parents who contributed to the  taco bar lunch. Thank you, Ana Wakefield, Ashley Lawson, Brigette Armelin, Christi Switzer, Elisa Garber, Lisa Wong, Krissi Vandagriff, Rebekah Maddux El-Hakam, Shari Kammerman, Rich Hessel, Stephanie Forque, Stephanie Lynch, Kirstin Vollrath Tricia Onufer, Nichola Carr-Welch, Fay Peterson, Dana Richardson, Jodie Rhoades, Jada Hallmark, Andrea Freedman, Angie Takles-Barut.  Thanks goes out to our chairpersons, Rebecca Kant, Christy Smith, and Stephanie Hester, who always organize a wonderful lunch for us.

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Computer Science @Horn



In computer lab classes we’re teaching Code.orgs K-5 Intro to Computer Science course to your child.


K-5 Intro to Computer Science is fun, collaborative, and creative! It’s designed to inspire students to continue learning how technology improves real world relationships, connections, and life.

Students learn:

  • how the Internet works
  • basic computer programming
  • logic, problem solving and creativity

Code.org has developed an elementary school curriculum that allows even the youngest students to explore the limitless world of computing. The courses blend online, self-guided and self-paced tutorials with “unplugged” activities that require no computer at all. By the end of each course, students can create interactive games or stories that they can share with anyone.


Software is everywhere. It’s shaping almost every aspect of how we live our lives. But very few kids are learning how to actually create games, apps and programs.

            Did you know?

  • 90% of American schools don’t teach computer science.
  • Fewer students are learning how computers work than a decade ago!
  • All students can learn to code. But girls and students of color are severely underrepresented in computer science.

Computer science is a foundation for every student. That’s why we’re introducing ours to these critical 21st century skills.

Code.org is a non-profit dedicated to giving every student in every school the opportunity to learn computer science, and expanding participation by girls and students of color. Learn more at www.Code.org.

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Photos for Yearbook

All Parents!

Please be sure to add any photos of school events to your child’s classroom’s Shutterfly account. The fifth grade will start creating classroom photo collages starting in January. Many classrooms have only a few photos on their site so there are not enough images of each child. We will try to picture your child at least twice on the collage page if there are enough images to do so. Holiday parties are a wonderful time to fill up those photo accounts!

Thank you,

Mrs. Miller

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Thank you from Horn Helping Hands


Thank You from Horn Helping Hands
Horn Helping Hands would like to THANK YOU for your donations for the food drive!  50 boxes of food will be delivered next week to El Rod Elementary to help families in need over the break.

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Bellaire Cheer Clinic

OKAY Moms!!! Bellaire Cheer is hosting their annual Cheer clinic on December 13th. Gives you plenty of time to finish up some last minute shopping and get them out of your hair. Includes lunch, t-shirt and much more.

Click on the link to get registered asap. http://www.houstonisd.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=94305

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Horn Helping Hands Food Drive


This month, as we prepare for Thanksgiving, Horn Helping Hands is organizing a school wide food drive to benefit a local HISD elementary. Almost 20% of Texans do not have enough food to feed their families and our local area is no different. This problem is magnified when kids, who normally eat breakfast and lunch at school, have little or no food to eat during school holiday breaks. Horn Helping Hands would like to send 50 families in need at El Rod elementary, a local HISD school, home with a large box of non-perishable food items for the holiday break. Donations boxes are placed throughout the school.

Here is a list of items needed for the Horn food drive:

  • canned meats
  • beans – (dry or canned)
  • packaged pasta (macaroni & cheese, etc. )
  • rice
  • canned veggies and fruits
  • peanut butter
  • meals in a can (stew, chili, soup)
  • oatmeal and cereals (non sugary)
  • granola bars
  • cereal bars
  • whole grain crackers
  • evaporated milk / dry milk

other non-perishable items enjoyed during the holidays

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After School Enrichment Program

The Spring semester is just around the corner! We wanted to let you know that Spring registration is now open. Please know registration is on a first come first serve basis and that spots fill up fast.

For Information on Our Classes

• Online http://www.elitemusicfinearts.com/#!horn-academy-enrichment-progra/c7le

• Online https://www.regonline.com/hornafterschoolspring2015
• By Phone: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM ONLY 713.454.7989

Ben Derouin
Project Manager Elite Music and Fine Arts

713.454.7989, www.elitemusicfinearts.com

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Calling All Horn Bakers!


We need baked goods, cakes for the auction and shifts to be worked during the bake sale at the Fiesta Supper, November 20. Please click on the link below to view the online sign up sheet.
To sign up, go to: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4ca8a82fa75-horn


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