Apr 27

Join Us at the Horn Science Fair this Saturday – April 30th!

science-fairJoin us for the 5th annual Horn Science Fair this Saturday (April 30th) in the Horn gymnasium from 10-11 am.  

There will be over 65 student projects from Hornets in 1st through 6th grade on display. It is a great way to see our scientists in action, get project ideas for next year & not to mention fun to see!

We are also joined this year by the University of Iowa Mobile Museum The mobile museum will be open from 9-10 am and from 11 am – 12 pm.  The mobile museum will be closed during student presentation times.

Fair participants may setup in the Horn gym from 9:30 – 10 am on Saturday morning.  Students will be assigned an alternating time slot to present their posters such that they can also have an opportunity to see their fellow student’s work.  Presentation time slots will be assigned when students arrive at their fair.

We hope to see you there!

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Apr 26

Staff Appreciation Week

Staff Appreciation Week is next week, May 2 – 6!  We’ll spend the week thanking our staff with daily celebrations. Families can sign up to bring food items throughout the week. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4fada92aa75-staff2

Thursday’s International Lunch is a staff favorite.  We love celebrating our diversity at Horn and families are encouraged to bring a food item from their home country to share with the staff.

Each day we’ll celebrate a different group of staff.  Scroll down below to see a list of school staff.

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Mar 06

Science Fair Proposals Due MONDAY

science-fairThis Monday, March 7th, is the FINAL day for Horn science fair proposals

How to submit your very own Horn Science Fair Proposal:

Proposals can be submitted on-line: http://bit.ly/horn-science-fair-2016
Paper proposal forms can be picked up from the Horn Main office and returned to Horn school. 

If you need more time to choose a project and submit a proposal, don’t hesitate to reach us at hornpto.iowacity@gmail.com

Need inspiration in choosing a Science Fair topic?  Check out the following on-line resources:

Education.com – nice list of projects filterable by grade level and interest :

Science Buddies – great instructions and project ideas by grade level:

Science Fair Project Adventures:

Also – you can view photos of prior year’s projects (from Horn students) in our gallery here:

More resources can be found on our PTO Website: http://www.ichornpto.org/science-fair/

We are looking forward to learning lots from our Horn Scientists!

The Science Fair PTO Committee

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Mar 02

Stock up for Spring Break at the Horn Barnes & Noble Book Fair Saturday, March 5th

bkfairs_landing_pg_blowoutStart spring break with a new book or game!

This Saturday (March 5th) at Barnes & Noble in the Coralridge Mall Horn Elementary is hosting a book fair!  There will be special Horn teacher guest readers, legos and crafts!  All proceeds directly benefit the Horn Media Center.

Can’t make it this Saturday?  Visit BN.COM/bookfairs to support Horn on-line from March 5th through March 10th by entering bookfair ID 11803046 at checkout.

For a schedule of events and more information: BN-Colored-flyer.pdf

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Feb 25

Friday is COMFY Day! Got Spirit?

Hornet_Cheer_LogoHornets did you hear?

The Student Council has elected Friday (February 26th) to be


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Feb 25

Benefit for the Iowa City Music Auxiliary – March 6th

IC_Music_Auxiliary_campbellhanickeventNeed a night out?  Check out the benefit concert for the Iowa City Music Auxiliary organization.   The pianist, Conor Hanick, graduated from City High!  One of the goals of the Music Auxiliary board is to help provide instruments for  use for elementary band and orchestra students that can’t afford them.

More information can be found on the Englert website: http://www.englert.org/event/jay-campbell-and-conor-hanick-2/

And on the flier below.

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Feb 22

Science Fair is Open for Proposals!

science-fairThe 2016 Horn Science Fair is coming April 30th, 2016! 

The Horn PTO is now accepting Horn Science Fair project proposal submissions from 1st – 6th graders. Proposals can be submitted on-line or via a paper proposal form which can be printed from our website or picked up from the Horn main office (paper submissions turned into Horn main office).

Proposal deadline is Monday, March 7th.  

>> Learn all about the Horn Science Fair Here.  <<

We look forward to hearing from our Horn student scientists!

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Feb 19

Horn Elementary Day at Carver Hawkeye Arena This Sunday (Feb 21)

hawkeye_basketball_Don’t forget this Sunday is Horn Elementary Day at Carver Hawkeye Arena will be Sunday, Feb. 21st against Indiana at a 2pm.

Tickets are available to Horn families at a discount. Adults can purchase tickets for $5 instead of the usual $9 and kids 18yrs and under are FREE.

You can order online to www.hawkeyesports.com/tickets and enter the promo code “HORN”.

Any Horn family or friends of Horn(relatives/neighbors/etc) can use this link and code so pass it on and GO HAWKS!!

On the edge and can’t decide if you want to go??
Iowa is encouraging all fans to wear pink to that game in support of Breast Cancer Awareness and will be passing out FREE pink Iowa basketball t-shirts and pink pom poms to the first 1000 fans. There will also be Kids Zone activities prior to the start of the game kids can partake in.

Josh Hildebrand

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Feb 05

Silent Auction Items

silent_auctionHorn Families!

This year find the return of items to bid on in addition to our teacher parties!  We are just 1 days out from the big event.  

This year’s auction features goods and services from the following local businesses:
*Alias Bugman Pest Control
*Cedar Ridge Winery
*Cedar Rapids Kernels
*Cedar Rapids Soccer Association
*Colonial Lanes
*Dairy Queen
*Deery Chrysler
*Deery Ford
*Hills Bank
*Iowa Gymnest
*Kum & Go
*Laser Wash Plus
*Marcus Theaters
*Mellow Mushroom
*Molly’s Cupcakes
*Nolte Academy of Dance
*Planet Fitness
*Trail’s End
*University of Iowa Community Credit Union
Be sure to stop in the gym to bid on these items in addition to our teacher parties during the carnival!

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Feb 04

Last Day to Purchase Winter Carnival Tickets On-line


Beat the rush & Purchase your Winter Carnival tickets NOW!  Last Day is today for On-Line Purchase!

This saves a lot of wait time with excited kids! All prepaid ticket orders will be available for quick pick-up at the Winter Carnival. Tickets will NOT be sent home with students. Tickets may also be purchased in the Media Center during the Winter Carnival from 3:00-5:15pm.

Buy NowPurchase On-Line through our Horn Spirit Shop: 


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