Oct 24

International Night 2014 – Thank YOU and Lots of Photos!

InternationalNight_2014 3This past Wednesday was Horn’s Third Annual International Night!  We had over fifty families presenting, with over 25 countries around the world represented!  Students and families that were not presenting picked up passports and were able to travel the globe, sample food, play with toys, try on clothing, get henna tattoos and most importantly talk and learn about new places along the way!  This year we had a very special treat with David Greene playing Irish music in the library on his hammered dulcimer!  The event culminates with a fashion show in the gym followed by a raffle drawing where attendees have the chance at winning one of four American apple pies from Wilson’s Orchard.  The PTO spends $300 on supplies for this event each year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 23

Thank you Volunteers! Horn Olympics Photos & Videos

HornOlympics_2014 (48)Parents did you hear about the Hampster Wheel and other fun events at the Horn Olympics this past Friday?  The kids had a lot of fun in their cross grade teams building Horn spirit.  We have LOTS of photos and even a few videos to share about the day below.

Thank you to Mr. Proctor and Mrs. Smock for organizing a great Horn Olympics event this year.  Also, a special thank you to all that came to volunteer. The kids had so much fun, despite the chilly, windy temps: 

Becky Lyons, Manya Song, Jennifer Logsdon, Janis Deyak, Cecilia Norris, Michelle Moore, Mick Behm, Ludmila Scott, Asih Asikin-Garmager, Maria Spyker, Pam Nims, Merrie-Anne Casko, Dave Casko, Laura Broffitt, Peter Abbott, Paul Rost, Maria Cahalan, Jen Kruse, Salina McCarty, Meredith Gall,  Dawn Worrell O’Leary, Ryan O’Leary, Francine Rath, Tessa King, Ling Jiang, Lamia Khowessah, Julie VanDyke and all others that may have shown up to help out!

Also check out the great Olympic medal treats for our Horn staff from our PTO Hospitality team in the photos below.  The PTO funded the purchase of bracelets for every child with the spirit day moto.  Ask your student to show you theirs. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 22

New! Iowa Core WebSite Released

Hi Parents -

There is a new website for teachers, parents and others that is to explain Iowa standards broken down by grade level: www.iowacore.gov.  It was posted in the Virtual Backpack section of our school’s website this month: http://www.edline.net/files/_5QJMF_/3980dd0b77ac9cbc3745a49013852ec4/Iowa_Core_Website_Letter_to_Parents.pdf

At the bottom of the website (scroll to bottom and in the right hand column) there is a link to “Iowa Core Parent Guides”.  This takes you to a listing of grade by grade summary sheets which help show you what your child will be learning during their school year.  While these sheets are high level, I still found them a useful starting point.

This website may be of use to you as parent teacher conferences begin at the end of the month.


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Oct 22

October PTO Meeting Minutes

HORN PTO MINUTES – 10/07/2014

Thank you to all 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. We hope to see you at our next meeting in November! Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 14

Resolving Racial Disparities in Johnson County’s youth-serving systems Meeting

The Johnson County Disproportionate Minority Contact Committee is holding a community forum and would like to hear from you! Community leaders, peace officers and school administrators will be present to answer questions and help facilitate ideas about how we can work together to eradicate the racial disparities that are present in many of our Johnson County youth serving systems. Your voice is beneficial whether you are seeing things that are positive or that need work–the more input the better our community’s needs can be met. This event is free and open to the public!


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Oct 09

Apples and Tractors – Kindergarten Field Trip to Wilsons!

apple_orchard_2014 (26)The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) recently funded the kindergarten field trip to Wilson’s apple orchard in September.  The kids took three buses to Wilson’s where they learned about different apple varieties, taste tested apples, read stories, took a tractor ride and enjoyed the beautiful day!   The PTO provided $350 to cover the expenses of the field trip.  Below are lots of pictures of the kids enjoying their day as well as thank you cards from the kindergarten rooms.

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


Reminder – our Fall Fund Drive is still going! We try not to have students sell items like wrapping paper and candy where only a small fraction of proceeds benefit the school.  Instead we are asking for a small donation from families.  100% of these donations go directly to Horn school. Please consider a donation today.

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Oct 02

Come and discuss the Horn Playground – PTO Meeting October 7th

Horn Parents -

Join us on Tuesday, October 7th, in the Horn Media Center for a Parent Teacher Organization meeting.  During the first part of the meeting, we will be discussing the Horn playground and ideas/plans/strategies for how we can begin to replace it.  Please join us for the discussion and bring your comments and ideas.  Please find the full agenda for the meeting below, stay for as much as you can.  Children are welcome, please bring a quiet activity for them.

Thank you!

Please join us for our October Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Meeting

Date: October 7th, 2014

Location: Horn Media Center (Library)

Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm


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Oct 02

Notes from Willow Creek and Kiwanis Park Public Input Meeting

Did you miss the public input meeting on September 18th regarding upcoming improvements to Willow Creek and Kiwanis Parks?  Meeting minutes were recently released and are attached to this post.  Looks like any additional feedback can be sent to Mike Moran from Iowa City parks and rec or Laura Roberts from HBK ENGINEERING,LLC.

Meeting Minutes: Public-Meeting-Comments-Sheet_September-18.pdf

From Laura Roberts:

Hi All,
A big thanks for everyone’s interest and involvement in the Willow Creek and Kiwanis Parks Improvements Project.  We’re excited to be involved, and look forward to working with all of you for the duration of project. 
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Oct 01

Reminder – Friday last day for discount and t-shirt for Run for the Schools

RunForTheSchools_2014Hey parents, Run For the Schools (http://runfortheschools.com) is getting near – October 19th! Registration fees go UP after this Friday and you must register by Friday to be guaranteed a t-shirt. You can register on-line or turn in the paper form by 3 pm on Friday to the Horn office.

Race Registration Form:  2014RFTSraceform.pdf

Reminder: Volunteers are also needed for BOTH Saturday and Sunday (October 18th and 19th) to make this fundraiser happen. Make sure to designate Horn as your school when volunteering so it can count towards Horn’s participation numbers.  Sign up to help out with the event here:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4DAFA92EA3F94-runfor/20236735

There is a competition between schools for the largest participation by families and students.  Participation is counted by registering for the day’s event OR volunteering.  Last year, Horn school placed 3rd – can we make it to #1 this year?  Schools with the largest participation receive trophies additional school funding.

Here is the important Info about the Day:

  • 8 am – 1/2 mile fun run
  • 8:15 am – 1 mile race
  • 8:30 am – Horn Picture at College Green Park Playground
  • 9 am – 5k/ 10k/ Half-marathon

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Sep 30

5 McGraw-Hill Math iPad/iPhone Apps are FREE Today

Hi Parents!

Horn uses the McGraw-Hill Everyday Math curriculum in school.  Today 5 of their math apps for iPhone/iPad are FREE today (each marked down from $1.99).


We are not certain how long they will remain free for in the iTunes store. 

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