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Elementary School Eagle on Top
WEEKLY EBLAST

12.1.2017
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HOUR OF CODE COMING TO HORIZON HONORS!
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We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly depend on understanding how technology works. 

But only a tiny fraction of us are learning how technology works. Fewer than half of all schools teach computer science.

That’s why our entire school is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (December 4-10). More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code.

Our Hour of Code is making a statement that Horizon Honors is ready to teach these foundational 21st-century skills! See http://hourofcode.com/us for details, and help spread the word.

If you have any questions regarding the Hour of Code or would like to volunteer for this event, please contact your child’s teacher.
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In order to pair their love of art with community service, students in the 3rd-6th grade Art Club took a field trip to Mountain Park Community Church this week to distribute "Kindness Rocks." The students spent two weeks painting uplifting, positive messages on found rocks and sealing them so they could withstand the elements. The rocks were then placed in the common areas in the church parking lot for others to discover and enjoy.  #HCLCRocks
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5-6 BOYS BASEBALL UPDATE
The Eagles kicked off the 5-6 baseball season on Tuesday with an exciting home game against Fountain Hills.  The boys came up just 1 run short with a 7-6 loss.  Although the score doesn't reflect the Eagles had an incredible game.  The had lights out pitching from Braeden S., Carter K. and Maxwell T.  The Eagles came to hit -  over half the team hit the ball forcing Fountain Hills to make plays. 

Coach Rubio said,  "I could not have been prouder of the way the team rallied together.  Ultimately I made two calculated risk that did not go our way and we ended up on that short side.  We would not have changed anything.  I think we provided a special game for our Horizon fans."

Come out to support the team at their next home game on January 16th at Desert Foothills Park. 
Go Eagles! 
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Parents Night Out Elementary Eblast 2
All students Kinder-6th Grade are invited to join the Horizon Honors Relay for Life Event Leadership Team High School students for a Parents Night Out on December 16th from 5-9 p.m.! It will be a fun evening of crafts, games, and snacks, and all proceeds benefit Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. In order to participate in this event, a permission slip with $10/child attached must be turned in to the Secondary Office by Friday, December 8th. This event shares the date with “Ahwatukee Eats,” thus on Saturday, December 16th each child must be walked to the Multi Purpose Room lobby by a parent or guardian and signed in, and signed out at 9 p.m. and escorted to their ride. 


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CHOIR & GUITAR POINSETTIAS
Order your Holiday Poinsettia from Horizon Honors Music and help us decorate our Concert Stage!
Each poinsettia is $10 and can be picked up at the choir concerts or guitar showcase.  Fill out this attached form and turn it in to the office. Thank you for supporting Horizon Honors Music!


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Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/86-0821140 and Amazon donates to Horizon Honors!


Designate YOUR 
Arizona School Tax Credit 
to 
Horizon Honors 

at NO extra cost to you!

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YOU can help make a difference at NO extra cost to you.  Donors receive a dollar-for-dollar credit on their Arizona income-tax returns.

Click on the tab below if you plan to give your AZ School Tax Credit to a program NOT designated to a specific student:

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Click on the tab below if you plan to designate your AZ School Tax Credit to a specific Horizon Honors Elementary School student:  

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Click on the tab below if you plan to designate your AZ School Tax Credit to a specific Horizon Honors Secondary School student:

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Single income tax filers can pay up to $200; joint filers may pay up to $400. If you have any questions, contact finance@horizonclc.org.


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HOLIDAY FILL-A-BAG FOOD DRIVE
Horizon Honors Elementary Student Council is hosting a holiday food drive and working with Phoenix Rescue Mission and their "Fill-A-Bag" program.  The Fill-A-Bag program is designed to meet the needs of families and individuals in the Phoenix metro area who are homeless, in crisis, and in transition by providing healthy, non-expired food through our Community Market, emergency food services, and city outreach initiatives.  Please help us to collect non-perishable items so that we can begin filling bags today and sending them off to families in need.  We will be collecting now through December 2nd.  We are encouraging families to use this as an opportunity to help your child understand the importance of service and gratitude.  Encourage your child to gather their spare change or money earned and go shopping together.  Work with your child to find the best deals and think about how to provide healthy choices on a budget.  Before donating your items, ask your child to write a special message on the item or affix a note of holiday wishes.  We are also collecting holiday cards or words of encouragement that you can create as a family.  The items we are collecting for each bag/box are: 1 box of cereal, 2 cans of hearty soup, 1 box of rice/pasta, 2 cans of beans, peanut butter, 2 cans of tuna, 2 cans of vegetables, 2 cans of canned meat, 4 packages of Ramen noodles, 1 box of Saltine Crackers, 3 rolls of toilet paper, 1 bar of soap and 1 tube of toothpaste.  Please feel to bring in individual items or fill any paper/cloth bag with the listed items as another option.  

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HORIZON HONORS SECONDARY SCHOOL NEWS
Interested in Horizon Honors Secondary School news? Check out their e-blasts!

DECEMBER AT A GLANCE
December 1

December 5
Melody Makers Parent Recital

December 5
Rising Star Parent Recital

December 8

December 12
Eagle Echoes & Horizon Harmonies Concert

December 14
Beginning Band Concert

December 14
Intermediate Band Concert

December 15
Showbiz Performances

December 15

December 18-19
Band, Choir & Guitar Pictures

December 18
Grades 3-4 Summative

December 19
Kindergarten Summative

December 19
School Board Meeting

December 19
Grades 5-6 Summative

December 20
Grades 1-2 Summative

December 21-22
Early Release Days

December 22
Last Day of Second Quarter 

December 25-29
Winter Break (NO SCHOOL)

December 31

For a full list of Elementary School activities, check out the Events Calendar.
Horizon Honors Elementary School
16233 South 48th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85048
480-659-3000
www.horizonhonorselementary.org
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