May
18

School Supply Update – New Exciting Changes for 2015/2016 School Year

 Purchasing-Like last year, supplies will be purchased for EVERY student ahead of time.  Do not go out and purchase supplies on your own unless you want some for home.  If you wanted to buy some special pencils or a fun eraser for your child to bring that is fine but they do not NEED to bring anything.  I would like to add that the supplies are bought at a huge discount due to the huge quantities we buy.  These savings are passed on to you.  This is NOT a fundraiser for the school.
2.  Payment-Unlike any other year we will NOT be preselling.  Instead the price of the supplies will be automatically included in your Early Bird Market/Beginning of School costs just like your class fund.  You now don’t have to worry if/when you paid or if you ordered ahead.  It will be automatic in the fall.
If you are unable to pay we have procedures in place to help.  Just contact Ms. Harrington or Ms. Flores for information.
We are making these changes to minimize confusion that leads to parents overbuying supplies or questions of whether supplies had been pre-purchased.  This also helps keep our wonderful Horn Teachers happy because they know all children will have the correct supplies when school starts. Also there is no anxiety because one student doesn’t have the same items as everyone else.

If you have questions please  email Kelly Grubbs –   kgrubbs@sbcglobal.net.

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May
18

Breaking News about Early Bird Market for 2015-2016 School Year

We have great news about Early Bird Market – EBM:

  1. You will be able to purchase your school supplies, event tickets, class activity fee and much more all on-line at the Horn PTO Store. NO MORE LONG LINES! The online store will be open for 2 weeks at the beginning of school. Additional details to follow soon.
  2. We will ONLY accept cash or check at EBM for items available at the online store. This is available if you prefer not to use the online store.
  3. Dress Down bands will be available for purchase at EBM, new parent coffee and PTO meetings only.
  4. Uniforms will be available as usual at EBM. Any form of payment is accepted for uniforms.

EBM will be easy and fun. Come meet the teacher and reunite with Horn friends!!!!

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May
11

DATE CHANGE: LAST PTO MEETING OF 2014-15!!!

Please join us for the last PTO General meeting of the year this Thursday, May 14th at 8:00 am in the cafeteria.  This is a date change so please mark your calendars accordingly.  We will vote on the new misting system and review the PTO’s activities for the year.

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Apr
27

Kinder Playdate

Our first playdate for incoming kindergartners will be Wednesday,April 29, 3:30pm at Evergreen Park. We will have playdates in May,June, July and August with the final playdate August 21st after Early Bird Market. If you have an incoming kindergartner or know of someone who does, please forward this email to them. We are in the process of creating a distribution list and we want to have contact information for as many new kindergartners as possible. These gatherings are a fantastic way for our kids to get to know each other before school and it’s also a great way to get to know other parents. If you would like to be added to the list or know someone who should be included, please email Rebekah at elrebekah@gmail.com
Thanks!
Jessica Laviage and Rebekah Maddux El-Hakam
Kinder Playdate Coordinating Mommas

*Upcoming dates. Please save the dates! (dates and locations subject to change. We will email the distribution list with final info)
Wednesday, April 29th 3:30pm Evergreen Park
Sunday, May 17th 4pm Evergreen Park
Thursday, June 11th 4pm Nature Center Park
Saturday, June 27th 9:30am Bellaire Rec Center Park
Saturday, July 11th 3pm Location TBD
Wednesday, July 22nd 6pm Bring Your Own Dinner in the Park Location TBD
Wednesday, August 5th 4pm Evergreen Park

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Apr
27

Pershing Girls Lacrosse 2014 Summer Clinic

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! OPEN TO GIRLS IN GRADES 3 – 8

WHEN: AUGUST 15-16, 2015, Saturday and Sunday

TIME: 8:00AM – 12:00PM

LOCATION:​ Pershing Middle School Softball Field​

COST: $100 (includes use of team equipment)

BRING: water bottle, athletic shoes or cleats, lacrosse gear (if owned)

Please click here for flyer – Pershing Girls Lacrosse 2014 Summer Clinic

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Apr
10

CROSSWALK SAFETY AWARENESS DAY

WEAR A NEON YELLOW OR GREEN SHIRT TO SCHOOL TO SUPPORT CROSSWALK SAFETY AWARENESS DAY ON TUESDAY, APRIL 14TH!!

Junior Girl Scout Troop 21215 Team Safety wants to keep kids safe at crosswalks.  If you are a driver, be sure to come to a complete stop at all crosswalks and pay attention to pedestrians crossing the street.  If you are a pedestrian, watch for cars and look both ways before crossing the street and cross ONLY on the designated crosswalks.

Look for these Girl Scouts at the corner of Newcastle and Holly on the morning of April 14th as they remind drivers and pedestrians how to keep kids safe.

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Feb
24

Thank you to our generous Gala sponsors

Sponsors Gala

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Feb
14

No place for Hate

Our first No Place For Hate t-shirt day is this Wednesday, February  18, 2015. Students may wear their shirts or a plain green t-shirt on that day (no wristband is required). Please see the calendar for all NPFH dates.

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Feb
11

Let’s show our support for Mrs. Garrison!!

Mrs. Garrison (2nd grade homeroom teacher),  recently have birth to a son, Cooper, who was born with Atrial Septic Defect (ASD).  Her family has set up a link to donate to Tricia and her husband, for food and hospital parking.  If you wish to donate, please click on the following links:

Link for the donations: http://www.gofundme.com/kkuvig

Link to provide meals: http://www.takethemameal.com/meals.php?t=RLXZ1314&welcome=1

 

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Feb
02

Join Horn’s Tri Team

Join the legendary Horn Tri team at the Houston Texans Kids Triathlon April 19, 2015  at U of H (Free 7 week training program available)
If your child came home asking you to sign them up for the Houston Texans Kids triathlon, you will find all the information you need at www.houstontexans.com/kidstriathlon.

There was also a brochure that went home explaining how to register for the race.  Click this link to register for the race: http://www.imathlete.com/events/EventOverview.aspx?fEID=22593 Don’t forget to list Horn team

The closest FREE Y 7 week training that still have availability is being offered at:
Tellepsen Family YMCA (downtown) – Fridays at 4:00 PM (Juniors) and 5:00 PM (Seniors) starting February 20th Contact: Jaci Reiter -jaci.reiter@ymcahouston.org
Houston Texans YMCA – Fridays at 6:00 PM starting February 20thContact: John Williams – john.williams@ymcahouston.org
Trotter Family YMCA (Galleria area) – Fridays at 4:30 PM and 5:30 PM starting February 20th Contact: Paige Zabransky -paige.zabransky@ymcahouston.org

There will also be 2 different FREE 3 hour clinics to pick from if you aren’t able to participate in the 7week training.

1.  Saturday March 14 from 12-3pm at the Weekley YMCA.  You must register in advance by contacting Jon Kidwell Jonathan.Kidwell@ymcahouston.org

2.  Saturday March 28 from 1-4 pm at the Bellaire Aquatic Center.   You must register in advance by contacting Lagenia Clark at lageniac@comcast.net

You must be registered for the race in order to sign up for any of the free training.

Our school will receive $10 back for each member of the team (as long as we have a minimum of 10 students on our team).  Former students and friends can also sign up for the Horn team.

 

If your child wants to go one step further and use their race experience to help raise money for a local triathlon family who has 2 children with a rare, fatal disease (GAN – Giant Axonal Neuropathy), please visit: www.my.reason2race.com/Event/houstontexanskidstri2015 to join Team Justin’s TRIumph (this is NOT the link to sign up for the race).
Note: There will be prizes for the top 3 fundraisers for Team Justin’s TRIumph

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Feb
02

ATTENTION ALL 5TH GRADE PARENTS

WE NEED TWO PHOTOS OF YOUR CHILD!!!!!!

Due Date: FEBRUARY 20, 2015

Two Photos Requested:

  • Baby Photo (preferably ages 0-1)
  • Kindergarten Photo (preferably ages 5-6)

Important:  These cannot be hard copies

Please e-mail to the appropriate address below or provide a disk or flash drive to the person below:

It’s a tradition at 5th grade promotion to have a “then and now” slideshow.  The slideshow this year will feature three pictures of each kid:  one baby picture (ages 0-1), one Kindergarten-age picture (ages 5-6), and a current one.  We will take current pictures of all the 5th graders, but we need parents to send in digitized baby and kindergarten pictures.  As you can imagine, it is a big job to compile all those photos and create a slideshow, so we need to gather photos now.  Please send in your photos as soon as you can, but in any event, by February 20.

Pictures should be high-quality digital files (large enough to print an 8×10 picture clearly).  If scanning, go for at least 300 dpi.  If sending digital photos, send the largest file size you have.  Send jpg or PDF files only.

DO NOT SEND HARD COPIES OF YOUR PICTURES!  We will accept digital versions only.  If you don’t have digital versions of your pictures, you can take your pictures to Walgreens and scan them to a disc easily, quickly, and cheaply.

Please help us realize our deadline of February 20 as this is special time for our children and we want to have EVERYONE included in this video.

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Feb
02

SOS Funds Purchase iPad Carts

Thank you to our parents who donated to our Sounds of Success Program. Thanks to your generosity, we were able to purchase two iPad mini “carts” complete with 30 iPad minis and a laptop. The carts will be used by all grades to enhance their educational experience. Here are pictures of the iPads in action. Way to go SOS!

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Feb
02

Order Your 2014-2015 Yearbook Now

Be sure to order your yearbook before February 27, 2015. Each book is $25. Make out the check for the yearbook to Horn PTO. The fifth grade class has been working hard to create a memorable yearbook documents this school year.

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Feb
02

No Place for Hate

The February meeting for No Place for Hate will be held Friday, February 6th as part of the regular Social Studies class period. There will be NO after school meeting this month.

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Feb
02

Horn Spirit Night

Join other families at Horn’s Spirit Night taking place on Wednesday, Feb. 4 at Auntie Pasto’s Restaurant on 5101 Bellaire Blvd., Bellaire

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Jan
22

BOOSTERTHON PROCEEDS UPDATE!

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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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Jan
13

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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Jan
13

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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Jan
13

Eagle Cam – Check It Out!

eagle

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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Jan
13

Name that Book

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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Jan
13

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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Jan
12

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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