May 4 – 8 is Staff Appreciation week at Horn Elementary School. There are lots of ways to show your appreciation to our staff. See the signup links below and attached is a copy of a letter containing what activities we have planned for each day as well as which staff are being honored each …View full post
Horn is in the beginning stages of making playground enhancements and has the opportunity to win the Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes! Designate Ernest Horn Elementary School and Enter today and everyday until March 19th to increase Horn’s chances of winning $30,000 and new playground. Anyone can vote for Horn – please spread the word to family and friends! …View full post
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Despite the rain, Horn third graders were full of smiles on our trip to Old Threshers School Tour last Friday, May 8th.
We took a step back in time to find out about Iowa’s rich farming history, visit a one room schoolhouse, ride a steam powered carousel, and so much more. We asked 3rd graders if we should take future third graders on the school tour, and they all replied with a resounding YES!
A great big thank you to Horn PTO for their part along with the amazing volunteers of Old Threshers in making it a wonderful day!
The PTO Funded covered expenses at a cost of ~ $800. We have posted lots of photos below from the trip.
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This fun and exciting event for students, staff, families and friends will take place on this Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 5:05 PM.
Gates open at 4:00 PM.
There are still a few team activities available to participate in, please sign up using the linked signup genius form. Most of the activities occur at approximately the same time. Participants need to arrive at the stadium by 4:15 PM. You must be attending the game and have purchased a ticket to participate.
How to Purchase Tickets:
Tickets can be purchased by calling the Kernels ticket office at (319) 896-7560, or online using the URL:
(Please select the special Horn area of Section 111 when ordering tickets online.)
Let’s fill the seats!
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Staff Appreciation Week ended with a beautiful breakfast provided by Horn parents. Staff members commented multiple times what a wonderful week it was and how appreciated and encouraged it made them feel. We received a special note from Mrs. Hagen stating “Thank you for making me feel so appreciated! Your thoughtfulness is overwhelming.”
We couldn’t have done it without the help of all of our parents. Thank you to Kathryn Morrily, Treena Wait, Casey Oulman, Ann Black-Ziegelbein, Maria Cahalan, Merrie-Ann Casko, Rhonda DeCook, Kathy Meyer, Robyn Markle, Lori Kimura, Amanda Jensen, Laura Broffitt and Asih Asikin-Garmager for helping with Friday’s breakfast.
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Horn loves its volunteers and we would like to invite EVERYONE who has volunteered any of their time this year to join us for a Volunteer appreciation breakfast on Monday, May 18th at 8:00 am in the Horn Media Center. Have you helped bake, cook, read, set-up/tear-down, fundraise, coordinate, plan, chaperone, run a winter carnival game, or anything else this year? NO volunteer act is too small – we appreciate it ALL! Join us Monday, May 18th, at 8 am in the Horn Media Center.
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Recently, the 5th grade classes at Horn visited the Herbert Hover Presidential Library and Museum, where they learned all about the life and career of former president from Iowa. The PTO Funded covered expenses at a cost of ~ $500. We have posted a few photos below from the trip.
Thank you parents for your financial support! Field trip experiences such as these are not possible with out you.
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Wetlands & Wildlife! The PTO funded the April 2nd grade field trip to Kent Park. All busing expenses where paid by the PTO at an expense of approximately $500.00. From Mrs. Smock: “We had a great day and the weather was as good as it gets in Iowa!”. We have posted a few photos below.
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Our Horn families provided food from around the world, with forty different dishes representing twenty countries! We had donations like lasagna, vegetable pakoras, bruschetta, gumbo, biryani, potstickers, buckwheat kasha, milk pudding, Irish soda bread, apple pie—and so much more! This annual staff favorite is made possible by the uniquely diverse population we are so lucky to have at Horn! Dan Peterson, Horn’s art instructor had this to say: “This is my favorite lunch of the year!” While Ted Proctor, 3rd grade instructor wondered if he could have a plate to go, Kate Hagen, music teacher asked: “Can’t I just stay in here and eat for the rest of the day?” As our volunteers returned to clean up the lunch, our wonderful office secretary Brooke Overholt was enjoying her second plate and noted, “Seriously. Delicious stuff in here folks!”
The PTO would like to thank all of the families that donated the amazing food and helped with setup and cleanup; Ying Liu, Debbie Yarrow, Barb Gienapp, Saima Sarwar, Merrie-Anne Casko, Rachel Zimmerman-Smith, Israt Jahan, Sabrina Li, Maria Spyker, Chin-Yi Chen, Yukari Kawasaki, Kathy Meyer, Ludmila Scott, Ankita Chadda, Gabriela Cherascu, Tarek Khowassah, Liuska Pesce, Devi Thuluva, Dawm Worrell O’Leary, Rocio Romero, Kamal Rahmouni, Katarzyna Wolniak-Bujakowska, Treena Waite and Casey Oulman, Bhuvaneshwari Kempura, Olga Petrova, Lindsey Willey, Robyn Markle, Maria Cahalan and Salina McCarty.
Chris Stillwell, paraeducator summed up the day and our Horn community when she said, “We have the BEST families at Horn!”
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Today the homeroom teachers were greeted by many smiles and treasures from their students.
Thanks to Treena Waite and Casey Oulman for treating the teachers to dishes full of candy. Thank you also to the following people for spending part of their day out on the playground watching students during recess; Treena Waite, Casey Oulman, Salina McCarty, Kathy Meyer, Brieann Murdock, Kristy Nabhan-Warren, Jen Kruse, Holly Bodin, Debbie Yarrow, Sabrina Li, Lihua Yang, Ludmila Scott, Autumn Craig, Vrushali Abhyankar, Asih Asikin-Garmager, Jaymie Elkins and Sara Lopez
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