Feb 27

Help invite J.K. Rowling to Iowa City!

JK+Rowling+Invite_Edline+SizeThe University of Iowa Lecture Committee has proposed an exciting prospect: bringing J. K. Rowling to the U of I campus in the spring of 2016. They have an open call for letters for their letter-writing campaign, and have invited our school community—students, staff, parents—to join in by writing personal letters to Rowling, inviting, urging her to come to Iowa City.

They have suggested that the letters include two elements:
• Thanks. How her work has been enjoyed & affected your life
• Invitation. Beg… plead!  Invite her to lovely Iowa in 2016.

We are encouraging all Hornets (students, staff, and parents) to participate and help provide letters.

The U of I committee would like to send all letters as a consolidated bundle.  The letters should be on paper—either handwritten or printed out—then collected and sent to your school librarian by Thursday, March 12. Or mailed in directly to:
University Lecture Committee
ATTN: J.K. Rowling Invitations
145 Iowa Memorial Union
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242

…. Mischief Managed.

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Feb 27

February PTO Meeting Minutes

HORN PTO MINUTES – 2/03/2015

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 is

Tuesday, March 3rd – 6:30 – 8 pm in the Horn Library 

JOIN US – we will be discussing the budget for the 2015-2016 year! 

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Feb 19

Watch a Kernels Game from the DIAMOND Suite or Throw out the First Pitch? Yes Please!


Save the Date!

Saturday May 16th is Horn Night at the Cedar Rapids Kernels Game. 

The game starts at 5:05pm and ends in FIREWORKS

Details on how to get your tickets to come, but check out these special items!

From March 2-6 you can bid (via silent auction) on

 1) the KERNELS DIAMOND SUITE for that night. 

What’s the Diamond Suite?  It is up to 20 tickets to the game, where you can watch in the luxury of a private suite!! (Inside and outside seating, food and beverages are extra) or

 2) You can also bid for your child  (or you) to THROW OUT THE FIRST PITCH and be on the big video board!

Note: tickets to the game are not included with the first pitch certificate.

To bid, go into the school office between March 2 & March 6 and write your bid & name & contact information on the bid sheet.   AUCTION CLOSES AT 3:15pm on MARCH 6, 2015!  The winners will be contacted by the following Monday. 

If you have any questions, please contact Francine Rath, PTO Treasurer  through our on-line Contact Us form.

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Feb 19

Book Donations Needed! Shelter House Book Drive

BookDrive_GirlScoutsShelter House Book Drive organized by our Girl Scouts. 

Please donate your books to the front office Feb 13-Feb 27.  Questions:  Amy 351-1299

All books welcome:

children, adult, medical, poetry, coffee table, travel, history, classics, foreign languages, cooking, and much more.

The Shelter House will have two book sales at the Iowa City Marketplace (Sycamore Mall in the Old Ben Franklin store)

    • Saturday March 7 10:30-4:30
    • Sunday March 8 Noon-4

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Feb 13

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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Feb 13

Winter Carnival Wrap Up & Photos – THANK YOU

winterCarnival_2015 (51)What FUN! THANK YOU for a great Winter Carnival 2015!

Out Winter Carnival 2015 was a fantastic success grossing over $5,000 for the school between ticket sales, Hornet Cafe sales, and silent auction/raffle. THANK YOU!  We have several photos below of the event.


To ALL of the Horn supporters that were buddies, donated baked goods, cakes, prizes, silent auction items and their time–we couldn’t have done this without you!  Lastly to all of the families that came to the Winter Carnival–this event can only be successful because of you.  We hope that you had fun and look forward to seeing you at some of our upcoming spring PTO sponsored events!

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Feb 12

Horn Librarian awarded Shine Award

Joan DePrengerIn the month of February, the ICCSD awarded Horn librarian Joan Deprenger a “Shine Award. This award “recognizes teachers, staff, and administrators in the district who have gone above and beyond to positively benefit our students, our schools, and our community – to help our students shine.” Mrs. Deprenger was nominated by third grade teacher Ted Proctor, who wrote:

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Feb 06

Winter Carnival is Saturday! Join us from 3 – 5:30 pm

carnival_ticketsWinter Carnival is TOMORROW!! We invite you to join us in a day of fun while fundraising for our school!

See you at Horn school from 3 – 5:30 pm!

Look for school maps as you enter the building showing you where are all games will be located. Carnival tickets will be for sale (and pre-order pickup) in the Horn Library, along with the buddy tables.

Grab a treat and drink from our Hornet Cafe in the Art Room, And don’t forget to stop by the Horn Gym for our Teacher Party raffle and Silent Auction!

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Feb 05

Join the Second Grade teachers for a very special party painting pottery at Fired Up!


Teacher Parties 2015 are coming !!!!

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Feb 05

Eat pizza and play pinball and Pac-Man with the Horn Fourth Grade teachers!


Teacher Parties 2015 are coming !!!!

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