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Horn PTO Funded Purchases

Throughout the year, Horn Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) funds supplement your child’s educational
experience. We provide funding for equipment, materials and programming that is not covered by the district.  When the PTO makes a major purchase in support of the school, we will announce the purchase with a News article on our website.  Below you will find an archive of all PTO purchase articles.

Thank you so much for your support! With out you, these purchases would not be possible! 


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Sep 25

PTO Funds Visit from Dancing Drums


During the second week of September, Dancing Drums visited Horn school for some hands on drumming fun!  The PTO paid $750 to bring this experience to our students.  Below you will find videos and photos of the event.  Ask your child to tell you more! This is just one example of the many enrichment opportunities …

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May 27

PTO Funds 4th Grade Field Trips to Putnam Museum & River Call

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Recently, the 4th grade classes at Horn visited the Putnam Museum, and River Call 2015.  The PTO Funded covered expenses at a cost of ~ $1000.  We have posted a few photos below from the trip. Please view the Thank you from 4th Grade teachers Mrs. Abbott and Ms. Bartachek here! Thank you parents for your …

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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 …

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Oct 09

Apples and Tractors – Kindergarten Field Trip to Wilsons!

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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 …

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Sep 24

Our Top 12 Reasons We Loved Week of the Wild!

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Each year the Horn Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) financially sponsors the 6th grade student School of the Wild experience.  Please see photos below of our Horn students enjoying their week and a sampling from students sharing why they LOVE Week of the Wild. School of the Wild (SOW) is a week long program for students through the University …

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Sep 19

Goal! PTO purchases Soccer Nets for the Lower Playground

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This school year, the lower playground has a new addition – soccer goal nets! The nets were purchased by the Horn PTO at an expense of $1500 dollars. The soccer nets are used daily by kids during recess time and have been a well used and fun addition to the Horn school yard.  We have …

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Apr 27

Horn PTO purchases Chess Clocks for Chess Club


The Horn PTO purchased 5 chess timers at an expense of $35 a piece for a total of $175. The timers will be used during chess club practices and tournaments.  You can see photos below from chess club and the new timers in use. Thank you very much Horn parents for your support and making …

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Apr 11

Congratulations Horn Scientists! Science Fair 2014

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Congratulations and a HUGE Thank You to all the Horn Student Scientists and families for making the 3rd annual science fair event a very special celebration of learning, exploration and science at Horn! We enjoyed seeing and learning from all our scientists this year – their hard work paid off.  We have lots of great …

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Mar 27

PTO Funds Opera Iowa Performance at Horn


Horn students were welcomed back from spring break on Monday, March 24th with a special performance by the Des Moines traveling opera troupe, Opera Iowa.  The troupe performed an opera rendition of the Three Little Pigs.  The performance was comical, interactive and greatly enjoyed by all Horn students and staff (please see photos of the …

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Mar 26

New Music Instruments In Music Room – Thank you PARENTS!


Last year, through the Coins for Caps Fundraiser and the General Music Instrument Fund provided by the PTO, students were able to enjoy some new instruments in the music room this year.    The music room was able to add a Bass Xylophone, Bass Metallophone, Tenor/Alto Xylophone and Metallaphone, and a Soprano Xylophone.

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Feb 25

PTO Funds 1st Grade and Kindergarten Field Trip to Coralville Performing Arts Center


Horn kindergarten and 1st grade classrooms traveled to the Coralville Performing Arts Center on Friday, Feburary 21st for a viewing of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar & other Eric Carle Favourites”.  During the show, The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia retells three classic stories by Eric Carle through the use of puppets. The tickets and busing …

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Jan 29

PTO Funds Multi-sport Net System for PE

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PTO fundraising provided for the purchase of awesome multi-sports poles with net. They are height-adjustable and can be used for tennis, badminton and volleyball! They will allow PE to have 4 teams playing at once reducing the number of players on each team, thus increasing participation! The PTO spent $1990 on the new net system. …

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Dec 05

PTO Sponsors 2nd Grade Pen Pal Program

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The Horn second grade classes recently were visited by their local Iowa City pen pals.  All the kids were excited to meet their new friends. During this fall visit the 2nd graders joined their pen pals in art activities, singing songs, and lunched together in the Horn media center.  Thank you to room parents and …

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Nov 07

Horn International Night 2013 – AMAZING!


Horn’s Second International Night was an incredible night of food, family and fun.  All families at Horn were invited to host a table where they could share with others what makes their cultural background special and important to them.  We saw representation from all over the world with families sharing clothing, toys, music, videos, jewelry, music, art, …

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Oct 17

PTO Funds 3rd/4th Grade Trip to Englert Theater


On October 9, the third and fourth graders enjoyed a production of Johnny Appleseed at the Englert Theatre. PTO used approximately $1,200 for the trip, including tickets and bus transportation. Theatre IV describes the presentation as follows:

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Oct 10

PTO Funds Kindergarten Field Trip to Wilson’s Apple Orchard

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Buses! Tractors! Apples! Apples! Apples! The PTO funded the September kindergarten field trip to Wilson’s apple orchard.  Admission to the orchard as well as busing expenses where paid by the PTO at an expense of approximately $300.00.  

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Sep 30

PTO Funds Personal Microphone/Sound system for Physical Education


We love to see PTO Funds in Action! Thank you Parents for helping purchase a personal microphone/sound system for the PE teachers at a cost of $540. From Mr. Josh Hildebrand: “I’d like to send a HUGE thanks to the Horn PTO for the purchase of a  personal microphone/sound system last Spring that our second …

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Sep 25

PTO Sponsors Horn 6th Grade School of the Wild Experience


Each year the Horn Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) financially sponsors the 6th grade student School of the Wild experience.  School of the Wild (SOW) is a week long program for students through the University of Iowa where they are immersed in nature for hands on environmental learning.    This year, 55 Horn 6th graders were …

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Aug 24

PTO Purchases World of Drums Set for Horn Music Program


PTO funds made a major purchase last year in buying a World Drum Set for music classes.  All Horn students will benefit by using these drums under the direction of Ms. Hagen.  She states, “The focus of this program is to build the work and community skills of communication and learning, cooperative teamwork, and respect …

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