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Horn Piper Newsletters

The Horn Piper is our school’s monthly newsletter.  It is released toward the end of the month and is a great way to get a monthly digest/summary of events and news at Horn school.  The newsletter is sponsored by the Horn PTO and content is contributed by both PTO and Horn staff members.  Below you …

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Mar 24

Horn Science Fair Registration extended to March 28th!! Fair on April 8th

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The Horn Science Fair is Saturday April 8th! The Science Fair Registration has been extended to Tuesday (March 28th).  Please go to http://bit.ly/horn-science-fair-2017 to help your 1st – 6th grader get registered!  Paper proposal forms can be picked up from the Horn Main office and returned to Horn school.   Find more information about the …

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Mar 22

Science Fair Proposals Due FRIDAY

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This Friday, March 24th, is the FINAL day Now Extended to Tuesday, March 28th! for Horn science fair project registrations.  Click Here to Learn About the Horn Science Fair! How to register your very own Horn Science Fair project: Projects can be registered on-line: http://bit.ly/horn-science-fair-2017 OR Paper proposal forms can be picked up from the Horn Main office …

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Mar 07

Hear from 3rd Grade Teachers at tonight’s PTO meeting!

The Parent Teacher Organization will meet tonight, March 7th from 6:30-7:30 in the Horn Library.  Join us this month to hear from our 3rd Grade Teachers. Please see the agenda for the items that will be discussed during the December PTO meeting. Thank you! Please see the agenda for the items that will be discussed during …

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Mar 07

February PTO Minutes

HORN PTO MINUTES – 12/13/2016 Thank you to the Horn parents and Horn staff who were able to join us. If you have a question or a comment, please contact us through our online Contact Us form.

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Feb 20

Winter Carnival Tickets for Sale On-Line

Beat the rush & Purchase your Winter Carnival tickets NOW!  (Carnival is March 4th!) This saves a lot of wait time with excited kids! All prepaid ticket orders will be available for quick pick-up at the Winter Carnival. Tickets will NOT be sent home with students. Tickets may also be purchased in the Media Center during the …

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Jan 10

Join Us at PTO TONIGHT! (Jan 10th)

The Parent Teacher Organization will Tonight, Jan 10th at 6:30 in the Horn Media Center. Join us this month to hear from our kindergarten teachers. Please see the agenda for the items that will be discussed during the January PTO meeting. Thank you!

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Jan 10

December PTO Minutes

HORN PTO MINUTES – 12/13/2016 Thank you to all Horn parents and Horn staff who were able to join us.  If you have a question or a comment, please contact us through our online Contact Us form. Our next meeting will be January 10th.

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Dec 13

November PTO Minutes

HORN PTO MINUTES – 11/01/2016 Thank you to all Horn parents and Horn staff who were able to join us.  If you have a question or a comment, please contact us through our online Contact Us form. Our next meeting will be December 13th.

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Dec 13

Join Us at PTO TONIGHT! (Dec 13th)

The Parent Teacher Organization will Tonight, Dec 13th from 6:30-7:30 in the Horn Media Center. Join us this month to hear from our kindergarten teachers. Please see the agenda for the items that will be discussed during the December PTO meeting. Thank you!

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Nov 27

PTO Waffle Supper Dec 8th – You’re Invited!

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Join Us Dec 8th 5:30-7:30 pm for a Family All You Can Eat Waffle Supper! Tickets are $7 at the Door, $6 in Advance (Kids under 5 eat FREE) Order Tickets Through our Spirit Store With the following link: https://squareup.com/market/ernest-horn-school-pto All Meals include All-You-Can-Eat waffles, sausage, and a drink.  Great way to meet with friends …

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Nov 01

PTO Meeting Agenda: Nov 1st at 6:30 pm in Horn Media Center

The Parent Teacher Organization will meet from 6:30-7:30 on Tuesday, 11/1 in the Horn Media Center. Join us this month to hear from our 4th grade teachers. Please see the agenda for the items that will be discussed during the October PTO meeting. Thank you! Horn PTO – November 1, 2016 Agenda 1. Welcome and …

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Oct 05

Winter Clothing Drive and Distribution

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Horn’s Annual Winter Clothing Drive begins Monday, Oct 3rd. Winter in Iowa gets COLD and can catch those new to the area off guard.  We hope to help make the coming temperatures safe and comfortable for all Horn families. Items needed include: warm coats snow pants scarves hats gloves/mittens boots fleece jackets, sweaters, warm pants …

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Oct 03

Parent Teacher Conference Signups are Available

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Sign ups for the parent teacher conferences are now active off of the Horn School Website under the Parent Resources Menu: http://www.edline.net/pages/Ernest_Horn_ES/Parent_Resources/Fall_2016_Conferences Contact your student’s teacher with questions or assistance.  

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Oct 01

PTO Meeting Agenda: Oct 4th 6:30 pm in Horn Media Center

The Parent Teacher Organization will meet from 6:30-7:15 on Tuesday, 10/4 in the Horn Media Center.  Join us this month to hear from our 5th and 6th grade teachers.  School Board members, Phil Hemmingway, Chris Liebig and Chris Lynch, will join us from 7:15-8:00 on Tuesday, 10/4 to listen and discuss the proposed boundary changes affecting Horn families. Please …

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Sep 29

Run for the Schools

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REGISTER TODAY (9/30) for Run for the Schools in order to receive the early bird price and guarantee a t-shirt!   This family friendly event includes 1/2 mile, 1 mile, 5K, 10K and half-marathon events.  You can register to run, walk or volunteer at http://www.runfortheschools.com/ or drop off your registration forms at Running Wild in Coralville or any MidWestOne …

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Sep 26

September PTO Minutes

HORN PTO MINUTES – 9/06/2016 Thank you to all Horn parents and Horn staff who were able to join us.  If you have a question or a comment, please contact us through our online Contact Us form. Our next meeting will be October 4th.

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Sep 23

Curriculum Nights at Horn

Please join us for a student led open house between 6:00 and 7:30pm!   We know everyone is very busy in the evenings, so feel free to come and go as you please.   Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade – Tuesday, September 27th 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Grade – Wednesday, September 28th The Horn Staff …

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Sep 21

Horn Chess Club

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Horn Chess Club will kick off September 26 and meet each Monday from 3:00-3:45 in Miss Cummins’ Kindergarten classroom. Chess Club is an opportunity for Horn students in kindergarten through 6th grade to practice their chess skills.  All levels are welcome.  Chess Club participants will also have the opportunity to participate in chess tournaments throughout the …

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Sep 21

Horn Track Club

Track Club is tonight from 6:00-7:00pm!!! Join us on the front playground this year due to the construction behind the school.  Mrs. Smock and Mrs. Bartachek will be there tonight to cheer you on. Track Club is a free family event, no registration needed.  All Horn students (and siblings) are invited to attend with an …

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Sep 17

Horn Family Picnic

The weather looks like it will be beautiful for the annual Horn Family Picnic! We would love to have lots of Horn families join us at Willow Creek Park anytime between 4:30 and 7:00 today, September 18.  This is a great opportunity to connect with friends and meet your child’s classmates. PTO has reserved the …

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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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Sep 06

Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) September Agenda

Please join us for the first PTO meeting of the 2016-2017 school year tonight from 6:30-7:30 in the school media center. Mrs. Cannon will be covering the following topics in her update:  1st/2nd grade split for reading and math  School of the Wild  Playground  Horn Olympics  International Night All parents …

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Aug 29

Football Parking Fundraiser

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Hawkeye Football season is here! This Saturday,  the Horn PTO will start one of our biggest and easiest fundraisers, Hawkeye Football Parking, and WE NEED YOUR HELP!  Volunteers collect money from cars entering the lot and make change as needed.  It’s as simple as it sounds. Football parking is budgeted to bring in more than $2000 this …

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Aug 23

First Day of School

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Welcome to the first day of the 2016–2017 school year at Horn Elementary! Thank you to all who made it out for the Ice Cream Social. New families and kindergarten parents are invited to stop by the media center after dropping off your school-aged children (younger siblings are welcome to join). There will be coffee …

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Aug 01

School Supplies

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August is here, which means the start of the school year is just around the corner. For those who are ready to start preparing, the link below will show you a list of the supplies needed for each grade level. School supplies can be used or new. Plan to bring your supplies to the Ice …

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May 18

Horn Kernels Night! Join Us May 28th

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Please join us for Horn Elementary night at the Cedar Rapids Kernels! Please join us for Horn Elementary Night at the Cedar Rapids Kernels! This fun and exciting event will take place on Saturday, May 28th at 6:35 PM. Gates open at 5:30 PM and the Kernels will take on the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.  There will …

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Apr 27

Join Us at the Horn Science Fair this Saturday – April 30th!

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Join us for the 5th annual Horn Science Fair this Saturday (April 30th) in the Horn gymnasium from 10-11 am.   There will be over 65 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 & …

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Apr 26

Staff Appreciation Week

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Staff Appreciation Week is next week, May 2 – 6!  We’ll spend the week thanking our staff with daily celebrations. Families can sign up to bring food items throughout the week. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4fada92aa75-staff2 Thursday’s International Lunch is a staff favorite.  We love celebrating our diversity at Horn and families are encouraged to bring a food item …

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Mar 06

Science Fair Proposals Due MONDAY

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This Monday, March 7th, is the FINAL day for Horn science fair proposals.  How to submit your very own Horn Science Fair Proposal: Proposals can be submitted on-line: http://bit.ly/horn-science-fair-2016 OR Paper proposal forms can be picked up from the Horn Main office and returned to Horn school.  If you need more time to choose a project and submit a proposal, …

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Mar 02

Stock up for Spring Break at the Horn Barnes & Noble Book Fair Saturday, March 5th

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Start spring break with a new book or game! This Saturday (March 5th) at Barnes & Noble in the Coralridge Mall Horn Elementary is hosting a book fair!  There will be special Horn teacher guest readers, legos and crafts!  All proceeds directly benefit the Horn Media Center. Can’t make it this Saturday?  Visit BN.COM/bookfairs to …

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Feb 25

Friday is COMFY Day! Got Spirit?

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Hornets did you hear? The Student Council has elected Friday (February 26th) to be COMFY DAY!

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Feb 25

Benefit for the Iowa City Music Auxiliary – March 6th

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Need a night out?  Check out the benefit concert for the Iowa City Music Auxiliary organization.   The pianist, Conor Hanick, graduated from City High!  One of the goals of the Music Auxiliary board is to help provide instruments for  use for elementary band and orchestra students that can’t afford them. More information can be found …

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Feb 22

Science Fair is Open for Proposals!

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The 2016 Horn Science Fair is coming April 30th, 2016!  The Horn PTO is now accepting Horn Science Fair project proposal submissions from 1st – 6th graders. Proposals can be submitted on-line or via a paper proposal form which can be printed from our website or picked up from the Horn main office (paper submissions turned into Horn main …

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Feb 19

Horn Elementary Day at Carver Hawkeye Arena This Sunday (Feb 21)

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Don’t forget this Sunday is Horn Elementary Day at Carver Hawkeye Arena will be Sunday, Feb. 21st against Indiana at a 2pm. Tickets are available to Horn families at a discount. Adults can purchase tickets for $5 instead of the usual $9 and kids 18yrs and under are FREE. You can order online to www.hawkeyesports.com/tickets …

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Feb 05

Silent Auction Items

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Horn Families! This year find the return of items to bid on in addition to our teacher parties!  We are just 1 days out from the big event.   This year’s auction features goods and services from the following local businesses:   *Alias Bugman Pest Control *Cedar Ridge Winery *Cedar Rapids Kernels *Cedar Rapids Soccer Association *Colonial …

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Feb 04

Last Day to Purchase Winter Carnival Tickets On-line

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Beat the rush & Purchase your Winter Carnival tickets NOW!  Last Day is today for On-Line Purchase! This saves a lot of wait time with excited kids! All prepaid ticket orders will be available for quick pick-up at the Winter Carnival. Tickets will NOT be sent home with students. Tickets may also be purchased in the …

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Feb 03

Win a Teacher Party!

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Horn Families!   This year our Silent Auction will again feature Teacher Parties!  For new families: your student and a few friends have the chance at a unique, out of school experience with their teacher!  There are two identical parties offered for each grade; you may win by placing the highest bid OR by having your raffle ticket …

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Jan 08

Winter Carnival is Near – Can you Volunteer?

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Horn School will host its annual Winter Carnival and Silent Auction on Saturday, Feb 6th! The Horn classrooms transform into carnival games, the Art Room into a relaxing cafe, and the evening ends in a fun-filed auction/raffle where everyone has the chance to win parties with a special teacher. We need volunteers for helping with games, working in …

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Jan 07

Coming Soon: Winter Carnival and Science Fair 2016

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  Please be sure to save the date for two fun events coming soon to Horn in 2016! Horn Winter Carnival:  Saturday, February 6, 2016 – 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm This is Horn Elementary’s biggest fundraiser and social event of the year! Kids play games and earn tickets for prizes while their parents bid on …

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Jan 05

Thursday, January 14th Dine Out for Horn

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It’s Dine Out Night for Horn Elementary Thursday, January 14th at Timmy Flynn’s Red Pepper Deli and Grill! Located at 517 S. Riverside Drive in Iowa City Timmy Flynn’s Red Pepper Deli & Grill is helping Horn Elementary raise money for their Playground!!! On Thursday, January 14th, between the hours of 4:00-7:00, anything you order …

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Jan 05

PTO Meeting Agenda: Jan 5th 6:30 pm in Horn Media Center

Please join us for our January Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Meeting Agenda is posted below.  Children are welcome.  Date: Jan 5th, 2016 – Happy New Year! Location: Horn Media Center Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm

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Jan 04

Naomi’s Kitchen Fundraiser For Horn

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Is this school year as busy as ever with no time for nutritious, home-cooked meals? Relief is on the way! Details about the Naomi Kitchen’s fundraiser will be sent home in a future Friday Folder. Order online and with convenient pick-up times at Horn elementary, you can have 12-15 meals waiting in your freezer and …

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Jan 04

Calling all Horn Student Writers! One Book Two Book Festival Writing Submissions Due Jan 8th

The One Book Two Book Iowa City book festival is once again inviting and encouraging students in 1- 8th grade to submit 1 page of writing for their writing contest by January 8th, 2016. From their website: “This can be anything: story, essay, poem, song lyric, graphic novel page, etc. The piece must be an original …

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Dec 15

Horn Spirit Wear Pop Up Store – Wednesday, December 16th

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Horn Spirit wear pop up sale 8-9am 3:30-4:30pm Wednesday, December 16th. Totes, tumblers, magnets and t-shirts.  Great for last minute gifts!  Credit Cards Welcome

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Dec 04

December PTO Minutes

HORN PTO MINUTES – 12/01/2015 Thank you to all Horn parents and Horn staff who were able to join us.  If you have a question or a comment, please contact us through our online Contact Us form. Our next meeting will be January 5th.

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Dec 04

THANK YOU Local Business Sponsors! Deery Brothers, Coffee Press Co., La Casa, Hy-Vee, Oasis, and

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Horn Community, Please help us in giving a HUGE Thank You to our local businesses who helped our school over these past few months. Thank You Deery Brothers Chrysler Dodge Ram & Jeep, Deery Brothers Ford, Coffee Press Co., La Casa, Oasis, and Hy-Vee. We are incredibly grateful to have such community support in Iowa City! …

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Nov 24

Join Us! Book Fair Week – Shop, Dine and More! Nov 30 – Dec 4

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Dear Horn Families – We would like to invite you, your friends, and extended families to our Book Fair Extravaganza week this November 30th – December 4th, 2015.   This is a week long celebration of books and Horn spirit via our in-school Scholastic Book Fair store and our Thursday Family Dine and Shop night. …

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Nov 20

November Horn Library Newsletter Available

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Hornets, did you know our Horn librarian, Mrs. DePrenger, hosts a Horn library newsletter?  It is a wonderful resource to learn more about your student’s library/media specials class at Horn along with book tips! You will find all the newsletters on our Horn School Website: >Library tab >Horn library newsletters >November 2015 >> Read The …

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Nov 19

Run for the Schools Wrap Up: Horn Wins Torch Trophy

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Congratulations Hornets! Horn took 3rd place in Run for the School’s participation Torch Trophy Award. Your participation helped us earn $500 to use in our Horn library and PE programs! Track Club Stats 67 different students participated in Track Club this fall and ran a total of 250 miles! Run for the Schools Stats Students: 53 Parents/Teachers/Volunteers: …

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Nov 18

Friday is COMFY Day! Got Spirit?

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Hornets did you hear? The Student Council has elected Friday (November 20th) to be COMFY DAY!  

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Nov 17

Support Horn with your Amazon Purchases!

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Do you, family or friends shop Amazon? Did you know that Horn school can receive a percentage of your Amazon purchases? There are TWO different ways to support Horn school through Amazon: >> 1. Enter the Amazon store through our Amazon Affiliate Link and Shop as usual.  Link in top banner: OR >> 2.  Shop …

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Nov 16

Bookfair Week & Family Night – December 1-4th, Help Needed!

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BOOK FAIR WEEK is coming!!!!  Dec 1-Dec 4  This is a fun week that the kids LOVE.  But it takes a lot of volunteers to make it work. During bookfair week, our library is turned into a Scholastic book store.  You can buy books to benefit teacher classrooms as well our our school library and PTO general …

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Nov 12

Sweatshirts Available for Order in Horn Spirit Store

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Just in time for our cold weather – we now have Horn sweatshirts available for order through our online Horn spirit store!   We have both hooded and crew neck sweatshirts available in addition to the Horn t-shirts. When ordering shirts please make sure to add a delivery option to your cart so we know how …

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Nov 11

November PTO Minutes

HORN PTO MINUTES – 11/03/2015 Thank you to all Horn parents and Horn staff who were able to join us.  If you have a question or a comment, please contact us through our online Contact Us form. Our next meeting will be December 1st.

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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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Oct 23

Teacher Meals During November Conferences – Can You Help?

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Hello Horn Parents! We are looking for some volunteers to help with Teacher conference meals.  We try to feed our wonderful staff a nice lunch and/or dinner while they are taking the time to tell us about our children and how they are doing in school. Sign up to help here:  www.SignUpGenius.com/go/8050F4DABAE2CAA8-november Please consider donating …

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Oct 22

Operation BackPack

In East Central Iowa, 1 in 6 elementary school age children are at risk for hunger or food insecurity. Operation BackPack is a program that will be starting soon at Horn Elementary and will allow eligible students at Horn to receive a small bag of food at school on Fridays (a few weeks it will …

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Oct 16

October PTO Meeting Minutes

HORN PTO MINUTES – 10/06/2015 Thank you to all Horn parents and Horn staff who were able to join us.  If you have a question or a comment, please contact us through our online Contact Us form. Our next meeting will be November 3rd.

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Oct 16

Horn Winter Outerwear Collection Underway

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The Horn PTO’s annual winter outerwear collection has begun! New and gently used donations may be dropped in the office collection box through Nov. 30. Think warm:  coats, snow pants, hats, gloves, mittens, scarves and ear muffs. Items will be distributed to Horn children from under-resourced families. So get out your child’s gear and if …

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Oct 12

Short of our Goal! Can you help?

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We are wrapping up our fall fund drive, and we are still short of our goal for this year!  Can you help  us make it to 100% ? Donations are tax deductible and EVERY dollar reaches horn students.  We are currently at $3650 and really want to break $4000 by October 15th!  You can donate …

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Oct 07

Join us for Horn’s Fourth Annual International Night

Our Community Building Event for October is our always highly anticipated Horn International Night! Your family may partipate by hosting a table and presenting a country that is important to you. It may be part of your heritage, where you are from or even a country that is simply important to your family! As a …

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Oct 06

Horn PTO Meeting Tonight!

Join us for our October PTO meeting! The meeting will begin at 6:30pm in the Horn Library, with a latest end time of 8:00pm. Here is the agenda for the topics we will be discussing and voting on: Horn PTO Agenda Tuesday, October 6, 2015 630pm Horn Media Center 1. Call to Order 2. Approve …

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Oct 02

September PTO Meeting Minutes

HORN PTO MINUTES – 9/15/2015 Thank you to all Horn parents and Horn staff who were able to join us.  If you have a question or a comment, please contact us through our online Contact Us form. Our next meeting will be October 6th.

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Oct 01

Horn & Hawkeye Spirit Week!

The Horn Student Council and the PTO Community Building Committee presents…Horn & Hawkeye Spirit Week! Show your school spirit and help root the Hawkeyes on for Homecoming by taking part in these fun school-wide dress up days! Monday, October 5: Horn Spirit Day! Don your green and gold or Horn apparel (or anything you can …

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Sep 25

PTO Funds Visit from Dancing Drums

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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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Sep 23

Fall Track Club

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It’s fall Track Club time!!!  Join us tonight (September 23rd) from 6:00-7:00 on the east school playground.  Mrs. Deprenger, our school librarian, will be there to cheer us on this week. Track Club is free family event, no registration needed.  All Horn students (and siblings) are invited to attend with an adult.  Whether you enjoy running or …

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Sep 18

Picnic Postponed to Sunday, But Dine Out For Horn TONIGHT!

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Due to the unfortunate storms that are expected to hit Iowa City tonight, the Horn family picnic has been POSTPONED to this Sunday at 5 pm at WillowCreek Park (September  20th). However, Please don’t forget to Dine out for Horn TONIGHT! Order a sandwich at Milio’s at the 151 Highway One location between 4:30 – …

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Sep 16

URGENT! Volunteers needed for Football Parking

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Friends, we are in DESPERATE need of volunteers to help collect money for football parking this weekend. There are two shifts available, one from 3-5 and the other from 5-7. This is a very easy way to help support Horn. You simply collect money as cars pull into the Horn parking lot. PLEASE HELP IF …

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Sep 16

Horn Chess Club Starting September 29th

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Chess club will be on Tuesday mornings starting Sept 29 from 8:00-8:40 AM. We are in need of parent volunteers! Chess knowledge is helpful but not required and you don’t need to come all year. If your availability is only every other week or maybe every week for a month etc. we’d still like to …

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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 15

Join Us – First PTO Meeting of the Year!

Please join us for our first PTO meeting of the year! The meeting will be held TONIGHT Tuesday, September 15 in the Horn Library beginning at 6:30pm.  PTO officers will be giving a presentation about our mission, the type of work that we do, how we raise funds, where those funds go and more!  If you are …

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Sep 10

Help Wanted! Accountant In Need

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Help, the PTO is looking for a qualified accountant to help with year end book review (no financial statements necessary) to help keep us transparent.  Financial records are done on Quicken, and compensation is available.  Are you a Horn Parent, or know someone who may be interested, please contact  Francine Rath (PTO Treasurer) at hornpto.iowacity@gmail.com.

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Sep 09

Like to Decorate?

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Do you like to decorate?  We are looking for volunteers to decorate the outside front entry of Horn school at various times of year.  This will be a special surprise for our Horn staff and students! Volunteers would plan and provide/put up the decorations and then remove them after a couple of weeks.   Lets make …

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Sep 08

Horn 3rd grade Student Wins KCRG “Show You Care” Writing Contest!

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Congratulations Henry Lu, Horn 3rd Grade Student! This summer, Henry Lu won a summer writing contest sponsored by KCRG TV-9: Show You Care. Students submitted writing pieces about what they wanted to be when they grow up and why.  9 winners were selected (3 from each grade group). Way to go Henry who won 1st …

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Sep 06

School Board Elections September 8th

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Reminder, ICCSD School Board Elections are this Tuesday, September 8th 2015 from 7 am – 8 pm! The School Board has 7 directors and only two current members will remain in place after this election. The school district’s path is directly related to the decisions made by 7 board members. Adding 5 new members has …

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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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Sep 03

Horn is a Box Tops for Education School!

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Did you know we raised over $700 last year simply by collecting and saving Box Tops for Education?  Thank you for all the clipping, saving, and remembering to turn in those Box Tops! Box Tops can be sent in with your child to school or turned in directly to the Horn main office. For more …

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Aug 25

Calendar of Events & Horn Translator E-Available

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We 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 …

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Aug 21

Meet School Board Candidates this Saturday Aug 22

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The DPO will hold a “meet and greet” session with all school board candidates on Saturday, Aug. 22, 10 am-noon at the Educational Services Center (1725 N. Dodge, where school board meetings are held). Each candidate will have a few minutes to introduce herself / himself and then the public can visit with candidates individually. …

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Aug 19

Spirit Wear for Sale at Ice Cream Social

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 Horn School spirit wear will be on sale at the ice cream social this Thursday!   Look for the table in the Horn multi-purpose room.  You will be able to buy and take home a tshirt directly – no pre-ordering necessary.  T-shirts are $10 ($12 for larger sizes), payment by cash, check or credit card …

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Aug 17

Horn Ice Cream Social – You’re Invited!

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The Horn PTO would like to invite you to our first event of the 2015-2016 school year – our Horn ice cream social on August 20th from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at Horn school.  This is a great opportunity to see the school, meet teachers, staff and other families and students that will be attending …

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Aug 15

School Picture Day – Friday, August 28th – Volunteers Needed

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Volunteers are needed to help with fall Picture Day on Friday, August 28th.   Volunteers help to walk groups of students back and forth from their homerooms, and others help with final hair combing and shirt straightening.  Please sign up – We need you! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0544aea622a13-fall1/4338975

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Aug 14

School Grounds Clean Up for this Saturday is CANCELED!

Good News! During the kindergarten play-dates we got a chance to inspect the new grounds plantings done this spring and mulch areas, and not much work is needed.  Therefore, we are canceling the grounds clean up scheduled for this Saturday, August 15th.  Thank you!

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Aug 14

First Day of School Breakfast – Everyone Welcome!

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Our First day back to school breakfast is a great way to reconnect as well as meet new parents.  Please join us for a bite to eat and great conversation….Everyone is welcome!  PTO members will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.  We are also in need of a few more breakfast …

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Aug 11

Reminder – Incoming Kindergarten Play Date August 12th!

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We have another kindergarten play date this Wednesday, August 12 at 4:00pm.  Incoming kindergartners can meet classmates, play, and break the ice before the first day of school! Please contact LauraBroffitt (319-541-8862) with any questions.  “Like” Horn Elementary PTO on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=889940967701406&fref=ts) and visit our Horn PTO website for updates due to weather, etc. and other …

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Aug 03

Help Needed! Back to School Grounds Clean Up Day!

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[warning]This event is canceled – the grounds are in great shape and mulch is already spread around playscapes.[/warning] Our landscaping committee needs your help! All are welcome Saturday, August 15th from 8:30-11:30 to help clean-up our school grounds and get ready for the kids to head back to school.  Sign-up to join us so projects can be planned …

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Jul 20

Incoming Horn Kindergarten Play Dates!

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Families of incoming kindergartners are invited to play dates on the east Horn playground on Wednesday, July 22 at 10:00am and Wednesday, August 12 at 4:00pm.  Incoming kindergartners can meet classmates, play, and break the ice before the first day of school! Please contact LauraBroffitt (319-541-8862) with any questions.  “Like” Horn Elementary PTO on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=889940967701406&fref=ts) and visit our …

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Jun 07

Thank You – Spring Clean Up Day Photos!

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Before school let out  for the summer, did you get a chance to take a peek around to school grounds to enjoy the new plants and freshly mulched garden areas? The school entry will now have some color in the fall, the Candace Carmichael Memorial Garden is weeded and sporting additional greenery, a hosta garden is …

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May 28

PTO Funds 1st Grade Field Trip to Iowa Children’s Museum

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Last Monday, May 18th, Horn 1st grade students had the opportunity to be pizza chefs, doctors, pilots, engineers, musicians, and shop for their own groceries!  They did this all during their field trip to the Iowa Children’s Museum in Coralville.  Horn students had the museum all to themselves since their field trip was during a day the …

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May 28

May PTO Meeting Minutes

HORN PTO MINUTES – 5/05/2015 Thank you to all Horn parents and Horn staff who were able to join us.  If you have a question or a comment, please contact us through our online Contact Us form. This was our final meeting for 2014-2015 school year.  Have a great summer!

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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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May 27

Iowa Youth Writing Project – Free Writing Summer Workshops!

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Happy almost summer from the Iowa Youth Writing Project! The Iowa Youth Writing Project has a wonderful line-up of programming for this summer – check out the flier below! They have fun workshops for kids of all ages, all free of charge (donations are appreciated if families are able). There is also more info regarding the specific content …

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May 26

Horn Chess Scholastic Open May 30th – Volunteers Needed!

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Hello Hornets!  Horn is hosting a chess tournament this Saturday, May 30th.  It is open for anyone to register for play!   Mr. Rabe needs a few volunteers to help with set up on Friday evening for the event at 4:15 pm.  If you can help setup for the event please email Mr. Rabe directly …

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May 26

Please Sign-UP! Spring Clean Horn School Landscaping & Grounds

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Our landscaping committee needs your help! All are welcome Saturday, May 30 from 8:30-11:30 to help clean-up our school grounds.  Sign-up to join us so projects can be planned accordingly.  Coffee, donuts and good company provided!  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0b4dada722a75-school

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May 21

Help! Looking for Certified Accountant

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Dear Horn Parents, The PTO is at our financial year end.  With that in mind, and the fact we have changed to non-profit status,  we are looking for a Certified Accountant to review our financial books for the year.  Should you know of anyone, (perhaps even yourself) please contact us. Thank YOU!

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May 17

Target Thanks A Billion Program

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So Simple. Say “Thanks” to a teacher and Target will give $25 to Horn. View the program and Say Thanks: https://thanksabillion.target.com/  

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May 15

PTO Funds 3rd Grade Field Trip to Old Threshers Reunion

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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 …

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May 14

Horn Kernels Night This SATURDAY – Lets Fill the Seats!

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Not too Late To get tickets for Horn Elementary night at the Cedar Rapids Kernels! 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 …

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May 14

Teach Appreciation Week Wrap Up

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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 …

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May 12

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast – Join Us!

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THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!   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, …

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May 08

PTO Funds 5th Grade Field Trip to the Herbert Hover Museum

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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 …

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May 08

PTO Funds 2nd Grade Field Trip to Kent Park

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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. Thank you parents for …

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May 07

Teacher Appreciation – Thursday Update

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Today our Horn staff was presented with an International lunch! 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 …

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May 06

Teacher Appreciation – Wednesday Update

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Today the homeroom teachers were greeted by many smiles and treasures from their students.   The staff lounge was filled with goodies and the teachers got to spend their recess time inside doing whatever they pleased…probably grading homework and writing lesson plans  Recess duty was full of activity so no pictures to show for it. …

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May 05

Staff Appreciation Week – Tuesday Update

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Today our students and staff showed their school spirit in green and yellow! Check out the photo booth pictures to see if you recognize any staff.  Thank you to Janis Deyak, Autumn Craig and Marianne Jones for filling the school office with festive flowers to thank our principal, secretaries and office staff. Remember tomorrow is Treat the …

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May 05

Staff Appreciation Week – Monday Update

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Staff Appreciation Week is off to a great start at Horn! Monday we celebrated our food service staff, school custodians and crossing guards.  The staff lounge was filled with the aroma of warm tacos, homemade salsa and fresh guacamole from El Cactus in Coralville. Thank you to Treena Waite, Casey Oulman, Ann Black-Ziegelbein, Maria Cahalan, …

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May 04

PTO Meeting Agenda: May 5th 6:30 pm in Horn Media Center

Please join us for our May Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Meeting Agenda is posted below. We will be voting on the final budget and holding PTO Executive Committee Elections. Children are welcome.  Date: May 5th, 2015 – Happy Cinco De Mayo! Location: Horn Media Center Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm

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May 04

Horn Parents Only Night At Brush & Barrel This Wednesday, May 6th – Join Us!

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Horn Parents: sign up for our very first grown ups only night! Brush & Barrel is on reserve for Horn parents only for a social painting class next Wednesday, May 6 beginning at 6:30pm. Click here to register: https://www.brushandbarrel.com/quick-signup.php?eventid=957 Advanced registration and payment are required. Sign up with a friend and come meet some new Horn parents as well. …

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May 04

Box Tops – Keep On Clipping!

Box Tops for Education add up to big funds for our school. We just received a check from Box Tops for Education for $443, for the months of October through March.  Wow! Thanks for all the clipping Hornets!  Please keep on clipping the box tops and turning them into the Horn Main office.  Don’t forget to clip and save …

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Apr 23

Horn Kernels Night! Join Us May 16th

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Please join us for Horn Elementary night at the Cedar Rapids Kernels! This fun and exciting event for students, staff, families and friends will take place on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 5:05 PM. Gates open at 4:00 PM. If you’d like to participate in some of the activities planned, please sign up using the …

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Apr 23

Congratulations Horn Scientists! Science Fair 2015

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Congratulations and a HUGE Thank You to all the Horn Student Scientists and families for making the 4th 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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Apr 22

May 4-8 Horn Staff Appreciation Week

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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 …

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Apr 22

Horn Family Fun Night – This Friday, April 24th

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Please join us for a free night of family fun at Scanlon Gym this Friday, April 24!   The Horn Hornets have access to the video game room, game room and full gym at no cost form 6:00–8:00pm.  The whole family is welcome to play games, socialize and the Horn Student Council will be on hand selling …

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Apr 13

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

Books, 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 …

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Apr 08

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

Join 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 …

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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 …

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Apr 03

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

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Spring 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: …

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Apr 03

Volunteer Alert!

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VOLUNTEER 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 …

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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: 03/30/15 ICCSD Educational Services Center 3:00pm – …

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Mar 26

Horn 6th Grade Student Headed to State Geography Bee!

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Fellow 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 …

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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 …

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Mar 13

3rd Grade Trip to Englert – Thank You!

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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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Mar 13

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

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Spring 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 …

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Mar 06

New Books in Horn Library – THANK YOU!

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Check out the new books in our Horn library, part of the outcome from our Fall Scholastic Book Fair! Thank you parents for all your support. Did you know each and every one of you are part of our Horn PTO automatically? We received this very nice email from our librarian and wanted to share …

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Mar 06

March PTO Meeting Minutes

HORN PTO MINUTES – 3/03/2015 Thank you to all Horn parents and Horn staff who were able to join us.  If you have a question or a comment, please contact us through our online Contact Us form. Our next meeting will be April 7th.

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Mar 03

Join us TONIGHT (Mar 3rd) for PTO Meeting!

Please join us for our March Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Meeting Date: March 3rd, 2014 Location: Horn Media Center (Library) Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Children are welcome to join you, please bring a quiet activity for them. Agenda:

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Mar 01

S.O.S – Need Volunteers for Picture Day TOMORROW (March 2nd)

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Help Needed PLEASE! S.O.S! We need 3 more volunteers who can help with spring school photos tomorrow at Horn School.  The job is easy, just help transport kids between the photographer and the classroom, hold mirrors and comb hair.  The benefit is that you get to see all those adorable smiles!!  Please Please Help if …

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Feb 27

Help invite J.K. Rowling to Iowa City!

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The University of Iowa Lecture Committee has proposed an exciting prospect: bringing J. K. Rowling to the U of I campus in the spring of 2016. They have an open call for letters for their letter-writing campaign, and have invited our school community—students, staff, parents—to join in by writing personal letters to Rowling, inviting, urging her to …

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Feb 27

February PTO Meeting Minutes

HORN PTO MINUTES – 2/03/2015 Thank you to all Horn parents and Horn staff who were able to join us.  If you have a question or a comment, please contact us through our online Contact Us form. Our next meeting is Tuesday, March 3rd – 6:30 – 8 pm in the Horn Library  JOIN US – we …

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Feb 19

Watch a Kernels Game from the DIAMOND Suite or Throw out the First Pitch? Yes Please!

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ARE YOU READY FOR SOME BASEBALL? Save the Date! Saturday May 16th is Horn Night at the Cedar Rapids Kernels Game.  The game starts at 5:05pm and ends in FIREWORKS!  Details on how to get your tickets to come, but check out these special items! From March 2-6 you can bid (via silent auction) on …

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Feb 19

Book Donations Needed! Shelter House Book Drive

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Shelter House Book Drive organized by our Girl Scouts.  Please donate your books to the front office Feb 13-Feb 27.  Questions:  Amy 351-1299 All books welcome: children, adult, medical, poetry, coffee table, travel, history, classics, foreign languages, cooking, and much more. The Shelter House will have two book sales at the Iowa City Marketplace (Sycamore …

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Feb 13

Naomi’s Kitchen Fundraiser For Horn

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Horn has partnered with Naomi’s Kitchen (Make It. Take It. Bake It.)!  Order pre-made meal package to pick up at Horn, take home, and bake when ready.  Horn receives $15 of every Pick-Up Order.  This will be the easiest, most useful fundraiser you’ve ever done!   Follow three easy steps! Order a Horn Fundraiser Meal Pick-Up …

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Feb 13

Winter Carnival Wrap Up & Photos – THANK YOU

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What FUN! THANK YOU for a great Winter Carnival 2015! Out Winter Carnival 2015 was a fantastic success grossing over $5,000 for the school between ticket sales, Hornet Cafe sales, and silent auction/raffle. THANK YOU!  We have several photos below of the event.   To ALL of the Horn supporters that were buddies, donated baked goods, …

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Feb 12

Horn Librarian awarded Shine Award

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In the month of February, the ICCSD awarded Horn librarian Joan Deprenger a “Shine Award.“ This award “recognizes teachers, staff, and administrators in the district who have gone above and beyond to positively benefit our students, our schools, and our community – to help our students shine.” Mrs. Deprenger was nominated by third grade teacher …

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Feb 06

Winter Carnival is Saturday! Join us from 3 – 5:30 pm

Winter Carnival is TOMORROW!! We invite you to join us in a day of fun while fundraising for our school! See you at Horn school from 3 – 5:30 pm! Look for school maps as you enter the building showing you where are all games will be located. Carnival tickets will be for sale (and …

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Feb 05

Join the Second Grade teachers for a very special party painting pottery at Fired Up!

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Feb 05

Eat pizza and play pinball and Pac-Man with the Horn Fourth Grade teachers!

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Feb 04

Go Bowling with Horn’s Music, PE, and Art teachers!

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Feb 04

Need Science Fair Inspiration?

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This Friday, Feb 6th, is the FINAL day for Horn science fair proposals.  Need a little inspiration for choosing a Science Fair topic?  Check out the following on-line resources: Education.com – nice list of projects filterable by grade level : http://www.education.com/science-fair/ Science Buddies – will suggest project ides for you based on interests: http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project_ideas.shtml Science Fair Project …

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Feb 04

Cheer on the Hawkeyes with the Horn Kindergarten Teachers! Yay!

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Feb 03

Eat at Pagliai’s Pizza with the Horn 3rd Grade Teachers! Yum and Fun!

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Feb 02

PTO Meeting Tuesday, February 3rd – Join Us

Please join us for our February Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Meeting Date: February 3rd, 2015 Location: Horn Media Center (Library) Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Children are welcome to join you, please bring a quiet activity for them. Agenda:

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Jan 29

Be the Horn Librarian or Principal for the DAY – Awesome!

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Jan 29

Teacher Meals During February Conferences – Can You Help?

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Hello Horn Parents! We are looking for some volunteers to help with Teacher conference meals.  We try to feed our wonderful staff a nice lunch and/or dinner while they are taking the time to tell us about our children and how they are doing in school. Sign up to help here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054fa5af23a13-february2   Please consider …

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Jan 28

Important Update on Iowa Public Education Funding

Dear Horn Parents –   Please take a moment to read the following statement from our Iowa City District Parent Organization regarding the state of funding for education in Iowa.  This is a critical topic, and one that we need every parent’s advocacy on.   Thank YOU!   The DPO encourages all PTOs, PTAs and …

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Jan 19

Save the Weekend To Shop! ICCSD Round Up For Education

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Mark Your Calendars: All 5 area Hy-Vee locations are supporting our schools in the Round Up for Education, It Makes Cents campaign!   Just shop often anytime from … Friday, Jan 30th – Sunday, Feb 1st Remember to let the cashier know that you say “YES” to our schools and round-up your purchase.

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Jan 15

Horn Science Fair Open for Project Proposals

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The 2015 Horn Science Fair is coming April 11th, 2015!  The Horn PTO is now accepting Horn Science Fair project proposal submissions from 1st – 6th graders. Proposals can be submitted on-line or via a paper proposal form which can be printed from our website or picked up from the Horn main office (paper submissions turned into Horn main …

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Jan 14

Bake a Cake for the Cake Walk

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Winter Carnival is approaching (February 6th!), and that means it’s time for the Cake Walk. You can sign up to donate a Cake here:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0544aea622a13-winter Both homemade and store bought cakes are welcome What’s a Cake Walk, you may ask? Good question! People of all ages form a circle, each standing beside a number. When …

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Jan 06

Winter Carnival is Near – Can you Volunteer?

Horn School will host its annual Winter Carnival and Silent Auction on Saturday, Feb 6th! The Horn classrooms transform into carnival games, the Art Room into a relaxing cafe, and the evening ends in a fun-filed auction/raffle where everyone has the chance to win parties with a special teacher. We need volunteers for helping with games, working in …

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Jan 05

PTO Meeting Tuesday, January 6th – Join Us (Weather Permitting)!

Please join us for our January Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Meeting – our first in 2015! Date: January 6th, 2015 Location: Horn Media Center (Library) Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Happy New Year! Darn snow, our PTO Meeting will be held weather permitting as follows:  the PTO Meeting will be canceled if school is canceled tomorrow, the PTO will …

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Dec 19

A Year With Frog and Toad – Field Trip to the CCPA for K-2

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The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) recently funded a field trip for our kindergarten through second grade students to see A Year With Frog and Toad at the Coralville Performing Arts Center (CCPA) this past Wednesday.   The PTO paid for tickets and transportation to the event at an expense of $1500.  You can view a …

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Dec 19

Book Fair Week Wrap Up – Thank you Horn Families!

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We had a terrific book fair extravaganza week and THANK YOU to everyone who came out to support Horn during this important fundraising week.  We are very happy to share that we earned over $3,600  for our Horn school, which was over our budget expectations!  Also – we would like to share the results of the …

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Dec 18

Coming in 2015: Save the Date for Winter Carnival & Horn Science Fair

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  As we head into winter break, please be sure to save the date for two fun events coming to Horn in 2015! Horn Winter Carnival:  Saturday, February 7, 2015 – 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm This is Horn Elementary’s biggest fundraiser and social event of the year! Kids play games and earn tickets for prizes …

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Dec 11

December PTO Meeting Minutes

HORN PTO MINUTES – 12/09/2014 Thank you to all Horn parents and Horn staff who were able to join us.  If you have a question or a comment, please contact us through our online Contact Us form. We hope to see you at our next meeting in January! 

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Dec 09

Year with Frog and Toad CCPA Horn Fundraiser

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It’s not too late to get tickets for a Year with Frog and Toad at the Coralville Center for Performing Arts.  When purchasing tickets, use the link in the PDF flier below, or use the Horn code when ordering such that a portion of sales can come right on back to Horn.  Thanks! CCPA Horn, …

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Dec 08

Its Computer Science Education Week! Hour of Code – Try it!

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This week, December 8 – 16th, is computer science education week.  It is never too late, or too early to learn to code!  Have your student check out the following educational resources at home: http://csedweek.org/learn and http://hourofcode.com/us There are coding tutorials for all ages (from 4 – 104).  Your kids (and grown ups too!) can …

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Dec 08

December PTO Meeting Agenda – Join us Tuesday, December 9th

Please join us for our December Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Meeting Date: December 9th, 2014 Location: Horn Media Center (Library) Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Children are welcome to join you, please bring a quiet activity for them. Agenda:

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Dec 04

Reminder! Friday (Dec 5th) Is Coins for Caps!

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Hi Parents! Just a reminder that tomorrow, Friday December 5th, is Horn’s “Coins for Caps” day.  Your child can wear any hat they like all day long in exchange for them donating coins.

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Dec 04

More Great Reasons to Join Iowa Hawkeye Basketball Horn Elementary Day on Sunday, December 7th

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Friday is the last day to purchase tickets for Horn Elementary Day at the Women’s Iowa Basketball game this Sunday, December 7th vs. Colorado.  Need more reasons to join us?  Here are just a few:     HyVee Day – FREE tickets are available at local HyVee stores (Iowa City 1st Ave., Iowa City Dodge …

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Dec 02

Eat! Treats! Shop! Thursday December 4th. Join Us!

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  View our Holiday Market vendor list in our flier below.  We hope to see you at Horn Family Night this Thursday from 5:30 – 8:00 pm at Horn School! Download our flier Here:  BookFairWeek_2014_FamilyNightFlier.pdf

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Nov 26

On-Line Scholastic Book Fair Store OPEN!

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Our Horn On-Line Scholastic Book Fair Store is OPEN for business today!  Support our school and shop out of the comfort of your home.  Please Share our on-line book store link with friends and family far and wide.  Books make great presents! Shop Now!  http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/ernesthornelementaryschool Find out more about our local Horn Scholastic Book Fair Store and …

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Nov 25

December Piper Available!

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Our Horn December 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: December_Piper_2014.pdf [important] 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 …

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Nov 20

Calling all Horn Student Writers! One Book Two Book Festival Writing Submissions Due Jan 9th

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The One Book Two Book Iowa City book festival is once again inviting and encouraging students in 1- 8th grade to submit 1 page of writing for their writing contest by January 9th, 2015. From their website: “This can be anything: story, essay, poem, song lyric, graphic novel page, etc. The piece must be an original …

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Nov 19

Hawkeye Basketball Horn Elementary Day – Dec 7th!

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Save the date! Sunday, December 7th is Horn Elementary Day at the Iowa Women’s Basketball game vs. Colorado.  The game starts at 2 pm and the doors open at 1 pm.   Please see the attached PDF flier for discount ticket rates and information on how to order tickets.  Horn students will get a special …

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Nov 17

Bakers Needed – Horn Bake Sale, Sign up here!

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Horn’s Annual Horn Bake Sale (cookie walk) is in need of baked goods to sale.  Can you help share some baked goodies? We need LOTS!  The Bake Sale this year will coincide with our Taco Super and Holiday Market on Thursday, December 4th. The donations can be dropped off in the Horn art room after school on the 4th or …

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Nov 13

Meet Mr. Searls – Horn’s Newest 1st Grade Teacher!

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Who has inspired you most?  My 1st grade teacher Mrs. Cameron inspired me to become a teacher.  Growing up in Iowa City I was lucky to always have great teachers, but Mrs. Cameron always knew how to make learning fun and inspire the kids to reach for more.  In general, my parents have inspired me …

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Nov 12

November PTO Meeting Minutes

  HORN PTO MINUTES – 11/04/2014 Thank you to all Horn parents and Horn staff who were able to join us.  If you have a question or a comment, please contact us through our online Contact Us form. We hope to see you at our next meeting in December! (Our December meeting has been moved out …

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Nov 11

Book Fair Week – Volunteers Needed!

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Book Fair Week is coming!  Lots of volunteers are needed.  Sign up early to get the shift you want for our books, bake sale, and taco super.  New to Horn, don’t worry, we will provide on the spot training. Thank you! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0545ACAE2AA75-book2

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Nov 10

VOLUNTEER TO HELP WITH HORN’S WINTER CARNIVAL / SILENT AUCTION EXTRAVAGANZA!

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Exactly three months from today, Horn School will host its annual Winter Carnival and Silent Auction. The classrooms transform into carnival games, and the evening ends in a fun-filed auction/raffle where everyone has the chance to win parties with a special teacher.While the Extravaganza is an annual event, we are changing the format in some …

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Nov 10

Collecting Kids Outerwear Donations through Nov 21 – Help Make a Difference!

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The Horn PTO is collecting winter outerwear for kids in need.  Please consider donating new or gently used: Coats, Boots, Snow Pants, Gloves, Mittens, Hats A donation box will be in the Horn Elementary office October 10th through November 21st.

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Nov 10

Horn Holiday Market – Few Vendor Spots Left, Enroll Now!

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On Thursday, December 4th Horn will host our Annual Horn Holiday Market.  The Holiday Market coincides with our Scholastic Book Fair and Taco Supper.  The Holiday Market features local community Direct Selling Associate businesses, artisans, and crafters that are selling their goods – just in time for the holidays! The 2014 Horn holiday market is now …

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Nov 08

Vote Daily for Horn! Healthy Playground Sweepstakes

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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! …

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Nov 07

Staying In Touch with ICCSD and Horn PTO Events and News Is Easy

Hi Horn Community – As the weather grows colder, we are entering a very busy season for events community, weather and school related!  Just a few reminders on how you can keep informed of all types of events that are going on at the district and Horn PTO level: Facebook: Horn PTO is now on …

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Nov 07

Support Horn with your Amazon Purchases!

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Do you, family or friends shop Amazon? Did you know that Horn school can receive 4-10% of amazon purchases? All you have to do is use our Horn PTO amazon affiliate link to enter Amazon.com.  No signup or extra work is needed and the link can be bookmarked too.   Please share this link with …

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Nov 06

Woot! Horn PTO is officially a Non-Profit Organization!

Great News!  The Horn PTO is now officially a non-profit organization.   Which means we are now tax-exempt!  Any donation made after September 2, 2014 can be deducted. If you made a donation after that date receipts will be made out soon.  We would like to graciously thank our PTO treasurer, Francine Rath, for her hard …

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Nov 04

November Parent Teacher Organization Meeting – TONIGHT (Nov 4th)

Please join us for our November Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Meeting Date: November 4th, 2014 Location: Horn Media Center (Library) Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm Agenda:

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Oct 31

Horn Volunteers Needed to help with Hearing Screening on Monday, 11/10

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Horn Volunteers Needed to help with Hearing Screening on Monday, 11/10Grant Wood AEA visits each elementary school yearly to screen kids for hearing loss.  Horn’s date is coming up on Monday, 11/10.  The screening team needs parent volunteers to escort the kids to and from their van, which will be parked right outside the main entrance.  Sign …

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Oct 24

International Night 2014 – Thank YOU and Lots of Photos!

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This past Wednesday was Horn’s Third Annual International Night!  We had over fifty families presenting, with over 25 countries around the world represented!  Students and families that were not presenting picked up passports and were able to travel the globe, sample food, play with toys, try on clothing, get henna tattoos and most importantly talk and learn …

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Oct 23

Thank you Volunteers! Horn Olympics Photos & Videos

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Parents did you hear about the Hampster Wheel and other fun events at the Horn Olympics this past Friday?  The kids had a lot of fun in their cross grade teams building Horn spirit.  We have LOTS of photos and even a few videos to share about the day below. Thank you to Mr. Proctor and …

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Oct 22

New! Iowa Core WebSite Released

Hi Parents – There is a new website for teachers, parents and others that is to explain Iowa standards broken down by grade level: www.iowacore.gov.  It was posted in the Virtual Backpack section of our school’s website this month: http://www.edline.net/files/_5QJMF_/3980dd0b77ac9cbc3745a49013852ec4/Iowa_Core_Website_Letter_to_Parents.pdf At the bottom of the website (scroll to bottom and in the right hand column) …

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Oct 22

October PTO Meeting Minutes

HORN PTO MINUTES – 10/07/2014 Thank you to all parents and Horn staff who were able to join us.  If you have a question or a comment, please contact us through our online Contact Us form. We hope to see you at our next meeting in November!

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Oct 14

Resolving Racial Disparities in Johnson County’s youth-serving systems Meeting

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The Johnson County Disproportionate Minority Contact Committee is holding a community forum and would like to hear from you! Community leaders, peace officers and school administrators will be present to answer questions and help facilitate ideas about how we can work together to eradicate the racial disparities that are present in many of our Johnson …

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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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Oct 02

Come and discuss the Horn Playground – PTO Meeting October 7th

Horn Parents – Join us on Tuesday, October 7th, in the Horn Media Center for a Parent Teacher Organization meeting.  During the first part of the meeting, we will be discussing the Horn playground and ideas/plans/strategies for how we can begin to replace it.  Please join us for the discussion and bring your comments and ideas. …

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Oct 02

Notes from Willow Creek and Kiwanis Park Public Input Meeting

Did you miss the public input meeting on September 18th regarding upcoming improvements to Willow Creek and Kiwanis Parks?  Meeting minutes were recently released and are attached to this post.  Looks like any additional feedback can be sent to Mike Moran from Iowa City parks and rec or Laura Roberts from HBK ENGINEERING,LLC. Meeting Minutes: Public-Meeting-Comments-Sheet_September-18.pdf From Laura …

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Oct 01

Reminder – Friday last day for discount and t-shirt for Run for the Schools

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Hey parents, Run For the Schools (http://runfortheschools.com) is getting near – October 19th! Registration fees go UP after this Friday and you must register by Friday to be guaranteed a t-shirt. You can register on-line or turn in the paper form by 3 pm on Friday to the Horn office. Race Registration Form:  2014RFTSraceform.pdf Reminder: Volunteers are also …

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Sep 30

5 McGraw-Hill Math iPad/iPhone Apps are FREE Today

Hi Parents! Horn uses the McGraw-Hill Everyday Math curriculum in school.  Today 5 of their math apps for iPhone/iPad are FREE today (each marked down from $1.99).   Everyday Mathematics® Addition Top It Everyday Mathematics® Beat the Computer™ Multiplication Everyday Mathematics® Monster Squeeze™ Everyday Mathematics® Equivalent Fractions™ Everyday Mathematics® Divisibility Dash™ We are not certain …

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Sep 29

Chess Club Volunteers Needed

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Chess Club is beginning on Tuesday October 7th and we are looking for one or two volunteers on a regular basis to assist with the club.  The club will be held on Tuesday mornings from 7:45 to 8:25 am each week school is held in the Horn Art room. It is helpful if the same …

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Sep 26

Horn’s Third Annual International Night – Save the Date!

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Horn’s Third Annual International Night is coming soon!  It will take place Wednesday, October 22 from 6:00-7:30pm at Horn School.  All families are invited to the event to present or participate.  As presenters your family would sign up through Sign Up Genius, and choose to share information, food, traditions or artifacts about a country that is important …