Dec
09

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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Dec
09

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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Dec
09

Thank You, PTO

Hospitality

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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Dec
09

Computer Science @Horn

COMPUTER LAB CLASSES ARE LEARNING COMPUTER SCIENCE!

HORN ACADEMY, GRADES KINDER – 5TH

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

WHAT IS IT?

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.

WHY COMPUTER SCIENCE?

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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Dec
09

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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Dec
09

Thank you from Horn Helping Hands

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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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Nov
11

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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Nov
11

Horn Helping Hands Food Drive

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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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Nov
11

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

TO REGISTER
• 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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Nov
11

Calling All Horn Bakers!

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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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Nov
11

Thank You PTO

Last Friday, the Hospitality Committee hosted a Soup, Sandwich, & Salad lunch for all the faculty and staff. Committee Chairs are Christy Smith, Stephanie Hester, and Rebecca Kant. Other parents who helped out with the meal were: Hope Canon, Carolyn Grimes, Ana Wakefield, Rebekah Maddux El-Hakam, Christi Switzer, Demi Jessett, Elisa Garber, Missy McClure, Tricia Onufer, Starlee Sykes, Kelly Grubbs, Fay Peterson, Carolyn Grimes, Rachel Toubin, Angie Takles-Barut, Hue Ngo, Rich Hessel, Kirstin Vollrath, jada Hallmark, Brigette Armelin, Stephanie Forque, Eron Grant, Julee Patterson, Andrea Freedman, Dana Richardson, latoya Fontenot, Jodie Rhoades, Brady Brooks, Stephanie Lynch.

Than you from all the faculty and staff! You know how to treat us!

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Nov
11

No Place for Hate

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Horn has filed all the correct paperwork with No Place For Hate and received the go ahead for our school’s activities. Our next meeting will be November 20th at 3:15. If there are parents who would be willing to participate in the execution of our activities, please feel free to attend the meeting. Our first activity will be Mix-It Up for Lunch on November 25th. Students, have you had a chance to intervene in a situation where you suspected there was some bullying? Please come ready to share how you have been able to help.

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Nov
11

Fifth Grade Egg Drop

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Fifth graders have designed and built devices to protect and accurately deliver dropped eggs. The devices and their contents represent care packages that must be safely delivered to people in a disaster area with no road access. Eggs were dropped from various heights Students tried to hit a target without breaking their egg. They were learning about potential and kinetic energy.

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Nov
11

Gala Spirit Night

Gala Spirit Night

This Wednesday night is our monthly Gala Committee planning meeting and our next Gala Spirit Night, with a shopping party at Athleta 2512 University Blvd. in Rice Village from 5-8pm. So, we are putting these two events together. The Gala Committee is planning to meet at the shopping event at 7pm and move the meeting to Ruggles Bakery 2365 Rice Blvd at 8pm. We will be finished by 8:30pm

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Nov
04

Hospitality Committee Needs Your Help

The Hospitality Committee hosts monthly luncheons for the Horn faculty and staff. If you are interested in helping to serve, provide food or drinks, etc. please contact them at hospitality@hornpto.org. If you thought you have already signed up and are not getting any emails, please email them again as there have been some emails that were undeliverable.

Thanks,

Christy Smith, Rebecca Kant, Stephanie Hester

Hospitality Chairs

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Nov
04

Boosterthon

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The final Boosterthon money has been counted and we are happy to report that it was the largest fundraiser in Horn history!!!  We FAR exceeded our original goal thanks to the hard work of our students, families, teachers, staff and PTO volunteers.  Proceeds from Boosterthon will be used to create a safer and more enjoyable recess time for our students, both on and off the blacktop.  They will also be used to address some much needed equipment issues in the classrooms as well as fund special projects in our art and science classes.

A special thank you to Boosterthon Chair Ludy Andrade and Fundraising VP Demi Jessett for their passion and dedication to raising money for our school.  Well done ladies!!!

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Nov
04

Horn Helping Hands

Friday after-school the 5th grade club Horn Helping Hands brought Halloween to the nursing home Gardens of Bellaire. The members of Horn Helping enjoyed visiting with the residents while handing out treats and handmade crafts

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Nov
04

VIPS of the Month

A very special thank you to our October VIPS!! We greatly appreciate your dedication to Horn.

Fall Carnival:  Shari Kammerman, Amy Harris and Tiffany Morisette

Room Parent Representative:  Julee Patterson

Boosterthon:  Ludy Andrade 

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Nov
04

Spirit Night at Guglianis

Come on out for good food and good company on Wednesday,  November 5, 2014 all day and night for Horn Spirit Night. You can dine in or carry out. A percentage of the proceeds will come back to Horn. Just tell them you are with Horn

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Nov
03

Name that Book Competition

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If your Kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grade child is interested in trying out for the 2015 K-2 “Name that Book” team, he/she needs to have all 30 books on the list read by Wednesday, January 28th. If you do not have a list, please stop by the Horn library or click on the link below. You need to be reading the books with your child. Write down quotes from each book and anything about the book that is different. Some examples would be if the book has Spanish words, if it has poetry, if there is a word or phrase that is constantly repeated, a picture that is shown throughout the book, homophones, homonyms, etc.

There is only one set of the 30 books in the Horn Library. You may check-out up to 2 books at a time; however, please read the book(s) quickly and return them within 2 or 3 days. There are approximately 30-35 students who will be trying-out for the team.

There is no signing up to try-out for the team. At this point, just begin or continue reading the books. As the time gets closer to the try-out date, you can e-mail me and let me know if your child will be taking the try-out test. The test will be given during the school day, so I just need to know who will be trying-out so I can tell his/her teacher. As for the test, I will read a question or quote from a book. The students will be given the covers of the 30 books, which will be numbered. The book covers can be printed from the link below. He/she will then write down the number of the book I am asking about. There will be 20-25 questions on the test. The 6 students who score the highest on the try-out test will become the 2015 K-2 “Name that Book” team members. The team will then practice every Thursday afternoon from 3:15-3:45 until the competition, which will be one afternoon during the week of March 23rd.

The website for the competition along with the book list is: http://www.houstonisd.org/Page/96206

Please do not fill out the Registration Form–this is for the schools to register their teams to compete.

Lastly, please consider the following requirements for “Name that Book” team members:

-good, productive team member

-Excellent memory

-must be able to stay focused for 45 minutes at a time during the try-out test and competition (no moving around in chair, no excess talking, no restroom breaks)

-good behavior

-able to attend every Thursday afternoon meeting

-parents must be able to drive their child to and from the competition

If you have additional questions, please e-mail Ms. Batke (sbatke@houstonisd.org) or come by the library between 7:30-7:45 in the mornings.

 

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