Sep 01

PTO Meeting Agenda: Sept 2nd 6:30 pm in Horn Media Center

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

We welcome all new and returning families for our first Horn PTO meeting of the 2014-2015 school year

Date: September 2nd, 2014

Location: Horn Media Center (Library)

Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm


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Sep 01

Welcome Back Horn Staff Surprise

welcome_back_teacher_basketOn Friday, our teachers and staff were surprised with some “Welcome Back to School” treat baskets in the staff lounge at Horn.  These baskets were put together by our Horn PTO Hospitality team and were a hit.  The photo attached below shows one of the few baskets that had remaining treats after the staff lunch hours!  Our hospitality team has other surprises in store for our teachers and staff through out this school year. We are excited for this 2014-2015 school year and welcome our wonderful new and returning Horn staff back!

If you would like to learn how you can help our Hospitality Committee, feel free to contact our Hospitality Chair, Kathryn Morrilly,  Horn PTO with our Contact Us form.




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Aug 28

Horn T-Shirts Available for Purchase

horn_tshirt_2013Horn t-shirts are now available for purchase through our on-line Horn spirit wear store! T-shirts are available for immediate delivery, either to your child’s classroom or the Horn main office. Both youth and adult t-shirt sizes are available. Most t-shirts are $10, $12 for adult extended sizing.  A portion of sales go directly to our school. To purchase:

1. Visit the Horn Spirit Wear Store (Icon link is also on the top banner):

2. Select a delivery option to add to your basket so we know how to get your order to you

3. Select your t-shirt type (Youth or Adult), sizes, add to basket, checkout and your done!

This is a great way to show your school spirit while raising funds for our school! Thanks!

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Aug 28

Family Free Friday at Coral Ridge Mall

For families who might be new to the Iowa City area, we thought we would share that this Friday (August 29th) is Family Free Friday at the Coral Ridge Mall from 5-8 pm.  This is a kid friendly event for the community where several restaurants in the mall offer free kids meals, kids can ice skate for free (with adult ticket purchase), admission to the Iowa Children’s Museum is free, and Carousel rides are also free.  Family Free Friday occurs the last Friday of each month.  For more details about this community event:

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Aug 26

Extra Extra! September Piper Available Now

NewsletterOur Horn September monthly newsletter, the Horn Piper, is now available!  We release a monthly summary of events (old and new) in our Pipers each month.

View now: HornPiper_Sept_2014.pdf 


Did you know you can always find the latest piper from the right hand widgets on our PTO website?  Look for the box titled “Current Horn Piper Newsletter”.

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Aug 24

Thank You Ice Cream Social Volunteers!

volunteers-thank-youDear Horn Families,

I wanted to Thank some great people for all their help at Ice Cream Social. First off Barb Gienapp and Miss Cummins for helping me to get it started. For all the volunteers that did the set up, serving, and clean up :Barb Gienapp’s family,  Heather Steward-Tharp, Marcia Widmer & family, Janis Deyak & family, Stephanie Burnett, Kathryn Morrily, Salina McCarty, Treena Waite, Casey Oulman, Richard Li, Andrea Rost & family, Nikki Frese, Dena Dillion, Lori Kimura, Jennifer Logsdon, Cristi Gleason, Vrushall Abhyankar, Cecillia Norris, Dewi Abramoff,
Thank you for all your hard work for it made it a success!!

Plus Thank you to the PTO group and the head office for all their help.

Best Wishes for a great year!

MerrieAnne Casko

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Aug 20

Volunteers Needed – Help with Iowa Hawkeye Football Parking at Horn

iowafootballhelmetTo help raise money for Horn school, we rent out parking spots in the Horn school parking lot during Iowa Hawkeye home football game days.  We are in need of volunteers to help collect money during home games before the football game begins ( you will still have time to see the game yourself too!).  This is a great volunteer opportunity that you can do with your kids too.  If you can help, please sign up here:  Thank you!!  

If you have questions, please contact Pam Nims, our PTO football parking coordinator.  Her contact information can be found in the signup genius link above.

New to signup genius?  Don’t worry it is safe and easy.  We have instructions on how to use it here.


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Aug 20

Fall Fund Drive – Can you Help?

hornet_nestSome schools sell wrapping paper or chocolate bars to support their school.  We aren’t asking you to do that.  Instead, we ask you to consider a donation.  With this donation, 100% of your money goes straight to Horn school (with a typical fundraiser, the amount would be 30-40%).

These additional funds are necessary for supporting Horn student enrichment, building and classroom needs which are not funded by the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD).  We have a budget this year of $29,000 with an expected income of only $19,000.   Every dollar counts.

Donations can be made on our website with a credit card, or the following form can be printed and sent along with a check.  Thank YOU so much for your consideration:  Build-the-HIve-letter_2014-2015.pdf 

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Aug 18

Join us for First Day of School Breakfast

welcome-back-to-school-sign-580x444Join us in the Horn Media Center directly after school drop off tomorrow (August 19th) for our Welcome (Back) to school breakfast.  We would like to invite ALL Horn families (new and returning) to join us for this informal event.  Coffee and a light breakfast will be provided. Siblings are welcome too! Come say hello to old and new friends and meet fellow class parents.

PTO leadership board will be there to help answer any questions you might have about our Horn community.

Hope to see you there!

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Aug 13

Calendar of Events Released & Come Find Us at the Ice Cream Social

Green Calendar IconWe have an exciting school year ahead of us, Horn community!  The Horn PTO has a proposed timeline/calendar for most events and activities released on our website under “PTO Events”. View the calendar timeline/overview here.   Dates may change from our initial proposed list, and our official calendar (found on this website) will always be accurate.  If you use an electronic calendar, you can sync from our shared PTO calendar  (see the “Add” button in our calendar widget) to have events appear on your personal calendar as well!

Also, the PTO leadership board would like to meet you at the Horn Ice Cream social.  Come find us at our table or walking around the school with our kids finding their classrooms.  We will be wearing Horn t-shirts with “Ask Me About PTO” on the back. We look forward to meeting Horn families!


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