Sep 26

September PTO Minutes

HORN PTO MINUTES – 9/06/2016

Thank you to all Horn parents and Horn staff who were able to join us.  If you have a question or a comment, please contact us through our online Contact Us form. Our next meeting will be October 4th.

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Sep 23

Curriculum Nights at Horn

Please join us for a student led open house between 6:00 and 7:30pm!   We know everyone is very busy in the evenings, so feel free to come and go as you please.  

Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade – Tuesday, September 27th

3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Grade – Wednesday, September 28th

The Horn Staff is excited to welcome you and celebrate the start of a great school year.

During the open house, students will lead their families around their classroom and to other areas of the school on a guided scavenger hunt.  This is a time where your Horn student will show you what they’ll be learning this year in all of their classes.  We hope you will come and explore the classroom materials.

Classroom teachers will be available to answer questions and provide more information.  Specials teachers will be in attendance one of the two evenings.  You may visit their classrooms or an alternate activity related to their content area will be provided.  Specials includes music, physical education, art, media and guidance.

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Sep 21

Horn Chess Club

Horn Chess Club will kick off September 26 and meet each Monday from 3:00-3:45 in Miss Cummins’ Kindergarten classroom.

Chess Club is an opportunity for Horn students in kindergarten through 6th grade to practice their chess skills.  All levels are welcome.  Chess Club participants will also have the opportunity to participate in chess tournaments throughout the year.

Volunteers are needed to make chess club run smoothly.  A basic knowledge of how the pieces move is helpful and necessary to volunteer.  Click here to volunteer: Volunteer Sign-Up

Participants and their parents need to complete the attached behavior agreement in order to begin participation in chess club.  Paper copies are also available in the Horn office.

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Sep 21

Horn Track Club

Track Club is tonight from 6:00-7:00pm!!!

Join us on the front playground this year due to the construction behind the school.  Mrs. Smock and Mrs. Bartachek will be there tonight to cheer you on.

Track Club is a free family event, no registration needed.  All Horn students (and siblings) are invited to attend with an adult.  Participants may run as much or as little as they’d like on a .1 mile loop or a .25 mile loop on the school grounds.  Longer routes in the neighborhood are available for those running with an adult.

Students can sign in when they arrive and record how far they ran before leaving.  Water and Gatorade are available to participants.

Upcoming Track Club dates:
Wed., Oct. 5 from 6:00-7:00 with Mr. Craig & Mrs. Green
Wed., Oct. 12 from 5:30-6:30 with Mrs. Cannon & Mrs. Deprenger


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Sep 17

Horn Family Picnic

The weather looks like it will be beautiful for the annual Horn Family Picnic!

We would love to have lots of Horn families join us at Willow Creek Park anytime between 4:30 and 7:00 today, September 18.  This is a great opportunity to connect with friends and meet your child’s classmates.

PTO has reserved the shelter and many children will be playing at the playground.  Remember to pack a picnic dinner if you plan to eat at the park.

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Sep 08

Dine-Out for Horn at Hudson’s Tap

Want a break from cooking?  No dinner plans?  Head to Hudson’s Tap with your family or meet up with friends on Wednesday, September 14th.  Horn School will receive 15% of all sales between 5:00 and 10:00pm.


Hudson’s features burgers, sandwiches, hot dogs, appetizers, soups & salads and decidedly adult macaroni and cheese.  Their food menu is 100% from scratch, made-in-house.  Nothing frozen!  All dishes are made from the finest local ingredients.  Get more information here:

Hudson’s Tap
482 Highway 1 W
Iowa City, Iowa

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Sep 06

Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) September Agenda

Please join us for the first PTO meeting of the 2016-2017 school year tonight from 6:30-7:30 in the school media center.

Mrs. Cannon will be covering the following topics in her update:
 1st/2nd grade split for reading and math
 School of the Wild
 Playground
 Horn Olympics
 International Night
All parents and guardians of Horn students are invited to attend as well as all Horn staff members.  Children are welcome.  Childcare is not provided to please bring along a quiet activity for them.

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Aug 29

Football Parking Fundraiser

Hawkeye Football season is here!

This Saturday,  the Horn PTO will start one of our biggest and easiest fundraisers, Hawkeye Football Parking, and WE NEED YOUR HELP!  Volunteers collect money from cars entering the lot and make change as needed.  It’s as simple as it sounds.

hawkeye footballFootball parking is budgeted to bring in more than $2000 this season.  That alone will cover the money PTO spends for two grade levels to go on field trips.

Use this link to sign up:

This year, each grade level is responsible for one home game.  That means you’ll receive fewer emails asking for help!

Hawkeye Football Volunteer Schedule

3rd Grade – Sept. 3 – Miami of Ohio

6th Grade – Sept. 10 – Iowa State

1st Grade – Sept. 17 – North Dakota State

Kindergarten – Oct. 1 – Northwestern

4th Grade – Oct. 22 – Wisconsin

5th Grade – Nov. 12 – Michigan

2nd Grade – Nov. 25 – Nebraska

If you have any questions prior to signing up, please do not hesitate to contact our football parking coordinator, Pam Nims, at or 338-1705.

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Aug 23

First Day of School

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Welcome to the first day of the 2016–2017 school year at Horn Elementary! Thank you to all who made it out for the Ice Cream Social.

New families and kindergarten parents are invited to stop by the media center after dropping off your school-aged children (younger siblings are welcome to join). There will be coffee and a light breakfast available.

Thank you for visiting the PTO website. Please be patient as we are in the process of making lots of changes and updates. Stop back soon for updated information about the current school year.

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Aug 01

School Supplies

School-Supplies1August is here, which means the start of the school year is just around the corner. For those who are ready to start preparing, the link below will show you a list of the supplies needed for each grade level. School supplies can be used or new. Plan to bring your supplies to the Ice Cream Social on August 22 from 5:30-6:30.

School Supply Lists

A couple of resources for getting school supplies are Horn’s Student Family Advocate, Megan Recker, and Life Church’s Servolution. Life Church will host an event at Penn Elementary (230 N. Dubuque St. in North Liberty) on August 19 from 3:00-6:00 pm AND at Kirkwood Elementary (1401 9th St. in Coralville) on August 22 from 2:00-5:00 pm to give away shoes, haircuts, groceries, school supplies, and much more.


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