Jan 29

Be the Horn Librarian or Principal for the DAY – Awesome!


Teacher Parties 2015 are coming !!!!

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Jan 29

Teacher Meals During February Conferences – Can You Help?

teacherMealHello Horn Parents!

We are looking for some volunteers to help with Teacher conference meals.  We try to feed our wonderful staff a nice lunch and/or dinner while they are taking the time to tell us about our children and how they are doing in school.

Sign up to help here:



Please consider donating your time (setup or cleanup) or an item for the meals.


Never Used SIgnup Genius Before? It is safe & easy – learn about how to use it here.

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Jan 29

Naomi’s Kitchen Fundraiser For Horn


Horn has partnered with Naomi’s Kitchen (Make It. Take It. Bake It.)!  Order pre-made meal package to pick up at Horn, take home, and bake when ready.  Horn receives $15 of every Pick-Up Order.  This will be the easiest, most useful fundraiser you’ve ever done!  

Follow three easy steps!

  • Order a Horn Fundraiser Meal Pick-Up Package from the Naomi’s Kitchen website:

Visit:  https://www.naomiskitchen.com/  - Select “Calendar” – Select Feb. 18th “Click Here for Horn Fundraiser”


Click Here for DIRECT Link: https://www.naomiskitchen.com/select_pickup.php?id=1602

  • Deliver a Check to the Horn office by Mon, Feb 16


Checks Appreciated – Credit Card payment will deduct $5 per order from Horn

  • Pick-Up at Horn after school on Feb 18th between 3-5:30 pm

>> To learn more information, FAQ, and a List of All Meal Packages<< Click Here for PDF Flier

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Jan 28

Important Update on Iowa Public Education Funding

Dear Horn Parents -


Please take a moment to read the following statement from our Iowa City District Parent Organization regarding the state of funding for education in Iowa.  This is a critical topic, and one that we need every parent’s advocacy on.


Thank YOU!


The DPO encourages all PTOs, PTAs and PSTOs to advocate for adequate and timely funding for our public schools. Please share this information with parents and teachers at your respective schools.


The governor of Iowa is recommending a General Fund appropriation of 1.25 percent, which we believe is inadequate. Iowa’s economy ranks 9th in the nation in reserve funds on hand. Our state is ranked 35th in the nation in per-pupil funding. Iowa’s percent change in spending per student, inflation-adjusted, from FY 2008 through FY 2014, is down $641 per student. Iowa’s relative investment in students has fallen steadily since 2001-02.

What can you do?

  • Become familiar with the issues. Several documents are attached.
  • Email state legislators. Email addresses appear at the bottom of this document, as well as some suggested text for a message. Send your message to the entire delegation; just copy and paste the email header.
  • Consider traveling to Des Moines on Feb. 17 for “Day at the Capitol.” Join representatives from the ICCSD to share the district’s legislative priorities with lawmakers. More details to come.

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Jan 19

Save the Weekend To Shop! ICCSD Round Up For Education


Mark Your Calendars:

All 5 area Hy-Vee locations are supporting our schools in the Round Up for Education, It Makes Cents campaign!  

Just shop often anytime from …

Friday, Jan 30th – Sunday, Feb 1st

Remember to let the cashier know that you say


to our schools and round-up your purchase.

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Jan 15

Horn Science Fair Open for Project Proposals

science-fairThe 2015 Horn Science Fair is coming April 11th, 2015! 

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 Friday, February 6th.  

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

We look forward to hearing from our Horn student scientists!


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Jan 14

Bake a Cake for the Cake Walk

2012CakeWalk1Winter Carnival is approaching (February 7th!), and that means it’s time for the Cake Walk. You can sign up to donate a Cake here:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0544aea622a13-winter

Both homemade and store bought cakes are welcome :)

What’s a Cake Walk, you may ask?

Good question! People of all ages form a circle, each standing beside a number. When the music starts, everyone walks around the circle. When the music stops, each person stops beside a new number. A number is drawn, and the lucky person standing at that number wins–A CAKE! The winner gets to pick out a cake, and we even offer Cake Storage until the end of the Carnival, so no one has to carry a cake around for the rest of the evening.

We need LOTS of cakes to run the Cake Walk–each Horn family should try to donate a cake. Too busy to bake, or not into cake decorating? No problem–store-bought cakes, cupcakes, and simple homemade cakes or cupcakes are just as welcome!

Feeling creative? Kids and families can choose to enter their cakes in the Cake Decorating Contest. This year’s theme is”FUN in the Snow!” Winners will be awarded Winter Carnival Game Tickets and announced over the PA system.

Cake decorating skill is NOT required for the contest–it’s a chance for kids to exercise creativity, and it’s so much fun to see what they come up with each year.
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Jan 06

Winter Carnival is Near – Can you Volunteer?

carnival_ticketsHorn School will host its annual Winter Carnival and Silent Auction on Saturday, Feb 7th! The Horn classrooms transform into carnival games, the Art Room into a relaxing cafe, and the evening ends in a fun-filed auction/raffle where everyone has the chance to win parties with a special teacher. We need volunteers for helping with games, working in the Hornet cafe, baking cakes, and baking for Hornet Cafe.   You can also sign up to request a buddy for your child (a Horn 5th-6th grade student that will chaperon your child) so they can experience the winter carnival while you help us out.

>> Learn ALL about the Winter Carnival HERE! <<

Work a shift at the Carnival helping with games, Setup/TearDown, Auction Tables or Hornet Cafe:

There are lots of spots (we need every family to take a shift somewhere)!!

Sign up Here for a Shift: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054fa5af23a13-horn2

Bake Treats for us to sell at Hornet Cafe:

The Hornet Cafe is a favorite place to relax and refuel at the Winter Carnival (Feb. 1st, 3-5:30pm).  We would LOVE to have your fabulous cookies, bars and other delicious home baked goods to sell!  (Too busy to bake?  We also need donations of fresh fruit, carrots, and bottled water to complement our sweet baked goods.)  Sign up below–your donations will make the Hornet Cafe THE place to be during Winter Carnival!

Sign up to Bake a Hornet Cafe Treat: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0544aea622a13-winter2

Cake Walk and Cake Decorating Contest:

Bake a Themed Cake for the Winter Carnival Cake Walk. Game tickets will be awarded to the most creative entries! This years theme for the cake walk decorating contest is “FUN in the Snow”. So have your children start brainstorming! Both adults and kids are encouraged to participate in the decorating contest. The cake walk is a popular game and we need many many cakes!  Purchased baked goods are also very welcomed.

Sign up here to donate a cake: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0544aea622a13-winter

For more information about the cake walk click here.

Thanks You! See you there February 7th, 3-5:30pm.

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Jan 05

PTO Meeting Tuesday, January 6th – Join Us (Weather Permitting)!

Please join us for our January Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Meeting – our first in 2015!

Date: January 6th, 2015

Location: Horn Media Center (Library)

Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm.

Happy New Year! Darn snow, our PTO Meeting will be held weather permitting as follows:  the PTO Meeting will be canceled if school is canceled tomorrow, the PTO will still meet if ICCSD only has a delayed start.  Children are welcome to join you, please bring a quiet activity for them.


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Dec 19

A Year With Frog and Toad – Field Trip to the CCPA for K-2

YearFrogToad_FieldTrip_k-2_2014 (9)The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) recently funded a field trip for our kindergarten through second grade students to see A Year With Frog and Toad at the Coralville Performing Arts Center (CCPA) this past Wednesday.   The PTO paid for tickets and transportation to the event at an expense of $1500.  You can view a few photos of the kids traveling and waiting for  the show to start below.

Thank you parents for supporting our school to make enrichment opportunities like this available to our students!

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