Apr 13

Join Us – Horn Barnes & Noble Book Fair Saturday April 18th

Barnes_Noble_BookfairBooks, Crafts, Special Guests & Fun! Join us this Saturday, April 18th, for the Horn Barnes & Noble Book Fair.

This Saturday at Barnes & Noble in the Coralridge Mall Horn Elementary is hosting a book fair.  There will be special Horn teacher guest readers, crafts, and even a visit from the Cat in the Hat!  All proceeds directly benefit the Horn Media Center.

Can’t make it this Saturday?  Visit BN.COM/bookfairs to support Horn on-line from April 18th – April 22nd by entering bookfair ID 11575859 at checkout.

For a schedule of events and more information: BN_Bookfair_flyer.pdf 

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Apr 08

Join Us for the Horn Student Science Fair this Saturday (April 11th)

science-fairJoin us for the 4th annual Horn Science Fair this Saturday (April 11th) in the Horn gymnasium from 10-11 am.  There will be over 80 student projects from Hornets in 1st through 6th grade on display. It is a great way to see our scientists in action, get project ideas for next year & not to mention fun to see!

Concluding the fair, the Iowa STEAM Room (http://www.thesteamroom.org/) will be providing a very special and interactive presentation on air pressure from 11 – 11:30.

Fair participants may setup in the Horn gym from 9:30 – 10 am on Saturday morning.  Students will be assigned an alternating time slot to present their posters such that they can also have an opportunity to see their fellow student’s work.  Presentation time slots will be assigned when students arrive at their fair.

We hope to see you there!

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Apr 06

PTO Meeting Tuesday, April 7th – Join Us

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

Date: April  7th, 2015

Location: Horn Media Center (Library)

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Please note the meeting start time of 6 pm.   We will be going over important items this meeting:  a proposed budget review, voting to fund additional school items out of budget, voting to reallocate funding to a base playground fund, and an open discussion at the end of the meeting about parent involvement and participation in the classroom.  Children are welcome to join you, please bring a quiet activity for them.


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Apr 03

Horn Family Fun Night – Save the Date! April 24th

family nightSpring is officially here and that means it is time to play!

Join us at Scanlon Gym for Horn’s Annual Family Fun Night!  This year the event will take place Friday, April 24 from 6:00pm-8:00. 

As always this event is FREE and open to all Horn families!  Free access includes all activities in the gym: varied ball sports, jousting and the bounce house.  Our Family Fun Night will also include access to the video game room!  At a cost your family may also enjoy pizza and beverages, sold by the Horn Student Council, swimming and games in the main recreation area.  Feel free to bring the whole family to play, but remember guardians are required for all children present!  We hope to see you there!

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Apr 03

Volunteer Alert!

raise-hands-volunteerVOLUNTEER ALERT!! Spring time is huge for your Horn PTO for two big and important reasons: budgeting sessions and Executive Committee Elections!  Our PTO lection for our Executive Board will take place at our final meeting of the year in May.  In addition to a President-Elect, Treasurer-Elect, Secretary and Volunteer Coordinators we need to fill many important committee chairpersons as well!

Check out our sign up at:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0544aea622a13-201420151 and sign up to volunteer today!

Being involved is a great way to contribute to the success of all of our students, make new friends and simply be in-the-know!  Our PTO can only be as efficacious as our families want it to be; new volunteers and leaders with fresh ideas are an extremely important and necessary part of a successful PTO!  As Horn parents you are already members of the PTO and we offer training for all leadership positions.  Sign up to help today!

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Mar 28

Review of New Math Text Books Available Monday 03/30

Horn Families – did you know our Math Curriculum is changing next year? Every Day Math is going away and is being replaced.  Just a reminder that on Monday, you have an opportunity to review the new Math text books/curriculum that will be used for 2015-2016 school year:

ICCSD Educational Services Center
3:00pm – 6:00pm

On Monday, March 30th from 3:00 to 6:00 PM, parents have the opportunity to examine new math textbooks that may be adopted for the upcoming school year.  These materials will be at the ICCSD Educational Services Center (ESC) Room PDC-A (the Board room), 1725 North Dodge Street, Iowa City, Iowa, for parents to review.  District staff will be available to answer questions.


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Mar 26

Horn 6th Grade Student Headed to State Geography Bee!

Geo-Bee_2015-2Fellow Hornets – help us cheer on Nathan Deyak as he heads to the state level National Geographic Bee at the University of Northern Iowa!  Go Nathan!

The state level National Geographic Bee is held tomorrow, Friday March 27th at UNI.  State champions will advance to a National Bee competition held in Washington D.C.

Students are selected through a series of geography bee tests administered at Horn. The first exams, taken in the fall, determine which students will participate in the Horn level Geographic Bee, in which Nathan was the winner.  Nathan then qualified for the state level Bee through his performance on an additional written exam.

From the National Geographic Bee letters:

How would you fare as a Bee contestant?

At the school Bees this year, students had to answer such questions as:


  1. Six-time Super Bowl champions, the Pittsburgh Steelers, play football near the source of the Ohio River in which state—Alabama or Pennsylvania?
  2. Balboa Park, with more than ten museums, performing arts centers, and gardens, is located in which southern California city?
  3. Taylor Swift performed songs from her album Red last summer in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of which Asian country that borders the South China Sea?
  4. Disney’s blockbuster movie Frozen is set in the fictional land of Arendelle, which was largely inspired by the country of Norway. Norway is located on which European peninsula?

* Scroll down for the answers!



1. Pennsylvania

2. San Diego

3. Malaysia

4. Scandinavian Peninsula

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Mar 26

Horn PTO 2015-2016 Budget Proposal

The proposed Horn  PTO Budget for the 2015-2016 school year is attached for review.  This budget will be discussed on the upcoming April 7th PTO Meeting in the Horn Media Center from 6:30 – 8 pm.  We invite all parents and staff to attend to provide input.  If you have questions, you may reach our PTO Treasurer, Francine Rath, using our On-line Contact Us form.  Thank you.

Proposed 2015-2016 PTO Budget: Budget-15-16_Review.pdf 

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Mar 13

3rd Grade Trip to Englert – Thank You!


The Third Grade enjoyed their field trip to the Englert Theatre on March 11th to see the Nile Project! Amazing performers from 11 different countries along the Nile River entertained us and invited us to dance. They spoke different languages from their home countries, shared about their various instruments and how they came together as a group to make their music. This experience tied in nicely with many of our recent Social Studies units. Thank you to the PTO for sponsoring this incredible musical opportunity for our students!

Mrs. Neveln, Mrs. Campbell, and Mr. Proctor


Thank you Horn parents for sponsoring the Horn third grade trip to see The Nile Project this week.  Horn PTO Spent ~$100 for the event.  We appreciate everyone’s support during our fund raisers which allow us to cover the expenses for opportunities such as this one. More photos are below THANK YOU! Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 13

Spring Track Club Begins April 1st – No Joke :)

winged_shoeSpring Track Club is Near! Warm weather is coming and Spring Track Club is almost here! Bring the whole family and lace up your running (or walking) shoes to have fun, get active and interact with other Horn families. Track Club is set to begin April 1st and run through April 29th, meeting on Wednesdays from 6-7pm each week. Spring can bring hazardous weather—watch your email for cancels if the forecast is questionable. As a reminder, this is not a drop-off activity—all children should be accompanied by a supervising adult. We had a fantastic turnout throughout Fall Track Club—we hope to see those familiar faces and some new ones as well! If you have any questions get in touch with the Horn PTO, Mr. Josh Hildebrand or Ms. Sara Cummins.

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