Horn Chess Club

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 year.

Volunteers are needed to make chess club run smoothly.  A basic knowledge of how the pieces move is helpful and necessary to volunteer.  Click here to volunteer: Volunteer Sign-Up

Participants and their parents need to complete the attached behavior agreement in order to begin participation in chess club.  Paper copies are also available in the Horn office.

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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 adult.  Participants may run as much or as little as they’d like on a .1 mile loop or a .25 mile loop on the school grounds.  Longer routes in the neighborhood are available for those running with an adult.

Students can sign in when they arrive and record how far they ran before leaving.  Water and Gatorade are available to participants.

Upcoming Track Club dates:
Wed., Oct. 5 from 6:00-7:00 with Mr. Craig & Mrs. Green
Wed., Oct. 12 from 5:30-6:30 with Mrs. Cannon & Mrs. Deprenger

 

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 shelter and many children will be playing at the playground.  Remember to pack a picnic dinner if you plan to eat at the park.

Dine-Out for Horn at Hudson’s Tap

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.

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Hudson’s features burgers, sandwiches, hot dogs, appetizers, soups & salads and decidedly adult macaroni and cheese.  Their food menu is 100% from scratch, made-in-house.  Nothing frozen!  All dishes are made from the finest local ingredients.  Get more information here:  http://hudsonsic.com/

Hudson’s Tap
482 Highway 1 W
Iowa City, Iowa

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 and guardians of Horn students are invited to attend as well as all Horn staff members.  Children are welcome.  Childcare is not provided to please bring along a quiet activity for them.

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Football Parking Fundraiser

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.

hawkeye footballFootball parking is budgeted to bring in more than $2000 this season.  That alone will cover the money PTO spends for two grade levels to go on field trips.

Use this link to sign up:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4fada92aa75-2016

This year, each grade level is responsible for one home game.  That means you’ll receive fewer emails asking for help!

Hawkeye Football Volunteer Schedule

3rd Grade – Sept. 3 – Miami of Ohio

6th Grade – Sept. 10 – Iowa State

1st Grade – Sept. 17 – North Dakota State

Kindergarten – Oct. 1 – Northwestern

4th Grade – Oct. 22 – Wisconsin

5th Grade – Nov. 12 – Michigan

2nd Grade – Nov. 25 – Nebraska

If you have any questions prior to signing up, please do not hesitate to contact our football parking coordinator, Pam Nims, at pamnims@yahoo.com or 338-1705.

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 and a light breakfast available.

Thank you for visiting the PTO website. Please be patient as we are in the process of making lots of changes and updates. Stop back soon for updated information about the current school year.

School Supplies

School-Supplies1August 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 Cream Social on August 22 from 5:30-6:30.

School Supply Lists

A couple of resources for getting school supplies are Horn’s Student Family Advocate, Megan Recker, and Life Church’s Servolution. Life Church will host an event at Penn Elementary (230 N. Dubuque St. in North Liberty) on August 19 from 3:00-6:00 pm AND at Kirkwood Elementary (1401 9th St. in Coralville) on August 22 from 2:00-5:00 pm to give away shoes, haircuts, groceries, school supplies, and much more.

 

Horn Kernels Night! Join Us May 28th

kernels_logoPlease 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 be a spectacular fireworks show following the game!

Tickets are just $9.00, and $1.00 from each ticket purchased goes back to support Horn! Tickets can be purchased using the flyer distributed at school, OR online by using the special URL below: (This special link will be active until Friday, May 27th at Midnight. If you do not want to buy your tickets online, you may also purchase them by calling the Kernels ticket office at (319) 896-7560.—please ask for the special Horn section of section 112.)

https://www.ticketreturn.com/prod2/Buy.asp?EventID=165035&promocode=horn

Kids can participate in lots of fun activities from presenting the American flag, forming a ‘high five’ tunnel.  If you’d like to participate in some of the activities planned, please sign up using the linked signup genius form.  To be fair, please only sign up for a maximum of one activity.  Most of the activities occur at approximately the same time.  Participants need to arrive at the stadium by 5:45 PM. You must be attending the game and have purchased a ticket to participate. 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054aa4a62ca13-horn

How to Purchase Tickets:

Tickets can be purchased using the flyer distributed at school, OR online by using the special URL below: (This special link will be active until Friday, May 27th at Midnight. If you do not want to buy your tickets online, you may also purchase them by calling the Kernels ticket office at (319) 896-7560.—please ask for the special Horn section of section 112.)

https://www.ticketreturn.com/prod2/Buy.asp?EventID=165035&promocode=horn

Let’s fill the seats!

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

science-fairJoin 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 & not to mention fun to see!

We are also joined this year by the University of Iowa Mobile Museum The mobile museum will be open from 9-10 am and from 11 am – 12 pm.  The mobile museum will be closed during student presentation times.

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

We hope to see you there!