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

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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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Nov
03

Fall Carnival thanks our amazing Horn families

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CREEPY – kind of, KOOKY – for sure, FUN – ABSOLUTELY!

I think we all know I’m talking about Saturday’s 2014 Horn Fall Carnival! I am incredibly proud of the amazing volunteers we have at Horn that are the only reason the Carnival was so successful!

THANK YOU ALL! I will attempt to mention names, but please forgive my post-Carnival brain if I forget someone; more thank you to follow in next week’s Horn Notes!

THANK YOU TO:

Fall Carnival Committee: Vice Chairs – Amy Harris & Tiffany Morrissette, Advisor – Julie Malin, Rebecca Block, Joanna Brandt, Christine Dodson, Demi Jesset, Dana Richardson, & Micol Rosen; PTO President Kathryn Bernal; PTO Past Presidents Kent Cantrell (Mr. Horn), Erin Kimzey, & Laura Sloan;
And, Lori Abramson, Elyse Evans, Andrea Freedman, Jada Hallmark, Clint Harris, Keith Harrison, Stephen Kammerman, JaneAnn Mann, Missy McClure, Shea Morgenroth, Vince Morrisette, Tricia Onufer, Katharine and Steven Powell, Valerie Rice, Jill Schroeder, Rebecca Stetzer, Angie Takles-Barut, & Mike Vondenstein; Dad’s club members: Mitch Beasley, Jesse Carrillo, Jeff Gorski, Moustapha El-Hakim, Kyle McClure, & Steve Swanston; ALL Room Parents
; the parents that worked their class booth shifts; Jonathon Mills and the Bellaire High School NHS; Lauren Cavallaro & Rice University athletics volunteers; and more…

Staff: Lupe Garcia, Sarah Harrington, & Cheryl Neal;

Special Shout Out to Donna Keller & her daughter Kristen, and to Mr. Reese & his crew; and of course we all know how lucky we are to have such amazing teachers; Special Shout Out to Ms. Faris!

Thanks again and on to next year…
please email carnival@hornpto.org if you are interested in helping out on the Carnival Committee next year.

Ever so proud,

Fall Carnival Chair

Shari Kammerman

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Oct
30

Innovations for Learning in Kindergarten

Innovations for Learning is a Literacy-focused organization that has developed a powerful set of iPad applications called TeacherMate, focused on increasing students’ reading fluency. The TeacherMate  system will allow the teacher to differentiate instructions easily and aligns with the Guided reading as part of the Literacy By 3 planner HISD. Students will be using iPads and MP3 players to increase reading fluency  and comprehension

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Oct
23

UIL – University Interscholastic League Competition

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There were 10 school competing, and over 75 participants from Horn. We won the overall sweepstakes award, all but one team award, and over 80 individual awards.

There is a tremendous amount of work that goes on to earn such success… students attending weekly event practices, coaching by 16parent volunteers, and the coordination efforts by 1 teacher, Mrs. Jackson. Special thanks also to Jenifer Draper, the UIL parent coordinator

Way to go Horn!

 

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Oct
17

The Boosterthon Team has news!!!

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Thank you to all the students, parents, teachers and staff for making the Boosterthon Fun Run a huge success!!! 

At the end of the Fun Run pledges were close to $80,000. Flat donations may still be made over the weekend.

 Please help us in the collection process by returning all check payments no later than Friday, October 24th. Payments may also be done online and several pledges can be consolidated in one credit card transaction paying the processing fee only once.

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Oct
08

GO TEXANS!!

Go Texans! – Show Your Support!

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The Houston Texans have some big games coming up.  This Thursday, October 9th, they will be playing the Indianapolis Colts here in Houston. Then on Monday, October 20th, they travel to Pittsburgh to play the Steelers. As a way of showing support for our home team, students and faculty may wear Houston Texans shirts/jerseys on both the 9th and 20th of October. If you don’t have any Texans merchandise, don’t worry…their colors are red, white, and blue…just like our Horn uniforms. Please no face painting or colored hair spray though…save that for game night.  GO TEXANS!!!

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Oct
08

Red Ribbon week

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Red Ribbon Week

Check out all the activities we will be doing for Red Ribbon Week. This week is celebrated nation-wide to remember fallen DEA agent Enrique Camarena and his fight to eradicate drugs. During this week, campuses are encouraged to promote the importance of staying healthy and drug free as well as highlighting the consequences and dangers of drugs and addiction (i.e. low energy and motivation, low self-esteem, incarceration, low academic performance, health risks, etc). Please see FLYER for more info

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