Fundraising

Fundraising makes up the difference between public school funding and offering additional opportunities to our students through cultural, field, arts and science events.  It also supports our teachers by funding supplies and programs of their choice which help enrich student learning.  We encourage all parents to help build the Horn hive by donating their gift of time or financial support. There are lots of ways to get involved, support the hive, and help us build.  Below are links to our featured fundraisers through the year.

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Bake Sale

Come to the Bake Sale to buy some delicious baked goods for home or holiday gatherings!  Cookies and other baked items are donated by Horn families and sold during family night of book fair week.  Cash and checks accepted.

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Barnes and Noble Bookfair

The Barnes and Noble Bookfair is held every Spring at the Coral Ridge Barnes and Noble store.  For every sale where Horn Elementary is mentioned, a portion of the money is given back to Horn.  There is in store crafting, a display of artwork by Horn students, and the ever popular “Guess the Horn Staff …

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Box Tops for Education

Box Tops for Education® is one of the nation’s largest school fundraising loyalty programs and has been helping schools succeed since 1996. With over 240 participating products, it’s an easy way for the Horn PTO to earn cash for the things we need. Simply clip and collect the box top logo from food items and …

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Donation Drive

Help Build the Hive! Our goal this year for the Horn PTO Fall Fund Drive is participation from every Horn family! We want to make it to 100%! Give what you can ~ Time OR Money! Any amount is welcome! Throughout the year, PTO funds supplement your child’s educational experience. We provide funding for equipment, materials and programming …

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Hawkeye Football Parking

  Have out of town friends that need parking for a Hawkeye football game? Direct them to the Horn parking lot! Volunteers rent out spaces for a set rate of $10.  100% of the money directly benefits the Horn PTO. This is one of our bigger fundraisers that is easier to put on. Spread the …

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Horn Holiday Market

The Holiday Market or Holiday Vendor Market, is a market set up during Scholastic Book Fair week, which is typically late November and or early December. It takes place in the gym. It is also the same night as our Taco Dinner. It is a great night to eat at the school and benefit our …

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Kelloggs Family Rewards for Horn

  Do you wonder what those Kellogg Rewards Points can be used for?  Look for Kellogg’s Family Reward codes inside their brand’s packaging – Keebler, Cheez-its, Nutrigrain, Pop Tarts, Morningstar Farms, Eggo etc.  Consider donating those points to Horn Elementary.  For every 1800 points, you can donate $1 to the school, 8000 points = $5. …

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Naomi’s Kitchen Fundraiser

“Naomi’s Kitchen” is a fundraiser planned at Horn Elementary School in the fall of each year. Simply order pre-prepared, healthy and delicious frozen meals for your family when the order form comes home.  Horn PTO receives a portion of all sales. Orders are placed with Naomi’s Kitchen, a local food preparation company, and the food is …

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Run For The Schools

Run for the Schools is a annual district wide fund raiser held in downtown Iowa City every Fall.  It includes a ½ and 1 mile fun run, a 5K, a 10K, and a half marathon.  Volunteers are always needed.  Otherwise, lace on the family running shoes and join the fun!  http://www.runfortheschools.com/

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Scholastic Book Fair

In December Horn Elementary  celebrates their annual Book Fair where the Horn library is transformed into a scholastic book store. We encourage families to come and check out the Book Fair all week. Throughout the Book Fair the children will be involved in games, contests and prizes. This is a great time to build your home …

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Shop for Horn

Earning funds for Horn School is easier than ever.  Several retailers offer a percentage of store sales back to the school.  Now by simply doing your normal shopping, you can earn Horn school funds.  Below is just a few retail stores that offer this program with details on how to use/shop with them and earn …

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Silent Auction

The Silent Auction is one of the PTO’s best fundraisers!   Volunteers from the school solicit donations from the community and surrounding areas and we hold a silent auction during the school Carnival.  What is a silent auction?  It is when items are put up for bid but instead of an auctioneer and paddles to …

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Spirit Wear

Order T-shirts, sweatshirts, caps and more em-blazed with the Horn Hornets logo and earn money for our school! You can purchase anytime through our online spirit wear store: https://squareup.com/market/ernest-horn-school-pto

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Taco Supper

The taco supper is an evening fundraiser held during book fair week, which is typically the last week of November.  The Book Fair and Holiday Market are also open during this time.  This event is open to the public and tickets are purchased at the door.  Tacos, chips, salsa, beans and rice are catered in from …

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Winter Carnival

The Horn Winter Carnival is the biggest fundraising event of the year and a Horn student favorite.  Horn School is converted into a fun house with games, bounce house, and relaxing Café for tired feet.   It takes place in the late afternoon/early evening hours on the first Saturday in February.  It is open to the public …

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Sep 08

Dine-Out for Horn at Hudson’s Tap

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Want a break from cooking?  No dinner plans?  Head to Hudson’s Tap with your family or meet up with friends on Wednesday, September 14th.  Horn School will receive 15% of all sales between 5:00 and 10:00pm. Hudson’s features burgers, sandwiches, hot dogs, appetizers, soups & salads and decidedly adult macaroni and cheese.  Their food menu is 100% from …

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Nov 11

Dine out for Horn – Thursday November 19th at Pizza Hut

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Dear Hornets,  We have partnered with Pizza Hut for an ALL DAY dine out event next Thursday, November 19th! Order pizza for dine-in, carry out or delivery and Pizza Hut will donate up-to 20% of sales to our school.  Take a night off from cooking during our last parent teacher conference night and eat pizza …

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Sep 15

Dine out for Horn this FRIDAY (Sept 18th)! Milio’s Sandwiches Highway One

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Hornets, this Friday we are launching our FIRST Dine out for Horn night to coincide with our Horn Family Picnic!  Order a sandwich at Milio’s at the 151 Highway One location between 4:30 – 6:30 pm, mention your order supports Horn, and our school will receive 10% of your purchase. Grab sandwiches for your family …

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Sep 04

Horn Fall Fund Drive – Every Dollar Counts

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Some 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%). Your donations support the following programs & …

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May 12

Barnes and Noble Bookfair – THANK YOU

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Thank you so much for everyone’s support during the Barnes and Noble Horn bookfair at the end of April.  This event raised  $468.29 in funds which will go directly to supporting our Horn library and media center! Wow! We would also like to thank our special guest readers during the bookfair (several of which are …

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Aug 17

Please Vote for Horn! 1 Vote = 1 Dollar from Target

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Your Vote makes a BIG difference to our school. Visit  GiveWith.Target.com to vote for Horn Elementary school. This year, Target will give money to schools all over the country for one simple act: a vote. Our school needs just 25 votes to earn a $25 donation from Target. But that’s only the beginning.  For each additional vote, …

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