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10.27.2017
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SPIRIT WEEK STARTS MONDAY!
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Our Spirit Week theme this semester is Red Ribbon Week.  Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States.  This year's Red Ribbon theme is: "Your future is key, so stay drug-free!" The goals and values of Red Ribbon Week are being taught as part of the Physical Education curriculum throughout the year and integrated into our weekly goals and lessons in the classroom. Each student will receive a pledge card and other items to help celebrate the message.  

Monday 10/30: TEAM UP AGAINST DRUGS- Wear your favorite sport or team gear to show your "team spirit" and celebrate your Natural Highs (school appropriate shoes please).

Tuesday 10/31: FUTURE ME AND WHO YOU WANT TO BE - Dress as your favorite role model or hero/heroine that inspires you to be the best person you can be!

Wednesday 11/1: SOCK IT TO DRUGS - Wear your favorite socks and match your outfit to your socks to show that you won't let drugs be a part of your life!

Thursday 11/2DON'T GET MIXED UP WITH DRUGS - Mix and match your plaids, stripes, polka dots, color palettes to show you don't want to get mixed up with drugs, but you do want to "Mix It Up" with each other for National Mix It Up Day!

Friday 11/3ROCK YOUR RED - Wear as much RED as possible to show your Red Ribbon Spirit and support the Red Ribbon theme - "Your future is key, so stay drug-free!"


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ATTENTION 5-6 STUDENTS!
The Study Corner, for the National Geography Bee is now open!  
You may visit The National Geography Bee Site to test your knowledge and get used to the types of questions that will be asked at our Geo Bee in May.


NATIONAL MIX IT UP DAY
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Horizon Honors Elementary has earned the label as a Mix It Up Model School for several years now because of the heart and philosophy of our program.  There is evidence of “mixing it up” at Horizon Honors each and every day as our students are asked to work together in their community in diverse groups that challenge them to get to know their peers and show respect.  Our values are embedded into our school culture and students are understanding and showing what it means to be a No Place For Hate School that embraces diversity.  This year Horizon Honors will be celebrating National Mix It Up Day on November 2nd.  Mix It Up is part of our Spirit Week and for this Spirit Day, we will be "mixing up" our wardrobe. Students will also take some time during lunch to reflect and celebrate all of the amazing ways we “mix it up” and take some time to get to know each other better as they share their "natural highs" (a natural high is an activity, art, or sport that you love to do and makes you feel good inside)  with one another.


OPERATION GRATITUDE
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Elementary Student Council will begin collecting candy for our troops as part of the Operation Gratitude Program, the day after Halloween for at least one week.  Each year we collect close to 500 pounds of candy to send to the brave men and women serving our country.  If you know of a dentist or organization that would like to accept our donation please contact Kelly.Kowalczyk@horizonclc.org.  We will also be having students create postcards for our Veterans to help celebrate and honor them on Veteran's Day.


PARENTS: DON'T MISS THIS!
Horizon Honors is thrilled to present SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age, a documentary about the biggest parenting issue of our time.
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WHEN:November 16th, 2017
TIME: 6 to 8:30 PM
WHERE: Horizon Honors Multi-Purpose Room
PARENTS/GUARDIANS ONLY! 
COST: FREE! Limited space. 

Age-based discussions will be offered immediately after the screening.

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that happening with her own kids and began a quest to uncover how it might impact their development. As with her other two award-winning documentaries on mental health, Ruston takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and also offers solutions on how adults can empower their kids to best navigate the digital world to find balance.

SCREENAGERS addresses the most pervasive parenting issue of our time head on—depicting teen struggles over social media, video games and internet addiction. The film empowers kids to best navigate the digital world and provides practical resources to help them do it.


GIRLS 5-6 VOLLEYBALL UPDATE
Well, that’s a wrap! The Girls 5-6 Volleyball team finished out an amazing season with another win. Ending at 9-1 overall, thanks to an amazing effort at Gilbert Christian on Thursday, taking the match in two sets with final scores of 25-16 and 25-11. 
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UPCOMING ELEMENTARY SPORTS SKILLS CLUBS!
We are very excited to offer the following Sports Skills Clubs for 3rd through 6th grade students this quarter!  Please click on the link provided to print out the flyer and registration.


2017-2018 NO PLACE FOR HATE SHIRTS ON SALE!
Student Council will be selling No Place For Hate shirts during ILPs through November 9th.  The shirts have been updated with a new design printed with messages on both the front and back on dry blend t-shirts (50 cotton/50 poly shirt) so they are much softer! Each shirt is $15 and order forms will be sent home the first week of school and copies can be picked up in the elementary office or you can click on the link and print at home.  These are great gifts for the whole family and can be worn any day of the week to show your No Place For Hate pride!
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Mary Chase’s Pulitzer Prize winning Harvey is the story of Elwood P. Dowd, who insists on including his friend Harvey in all of his sister Veta’s social gatherings. Trouble is, Harvey is an imaginary six-and-a-half-foot-tall rabbit. To avoid future embarrassment for her family—and especially for her daughter, Myrtle Mae—Veta decides to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium. The search is on for Elwood, who eventually arrives at the sanitarium of his own volition, looking for Harvey. But it seems that Elwood and his invisible companion have had a strange influence on everyone they’ve encountered.   This classic comedy is delightful for all ages.


FRIENDS INTERESTED IN HORIZON HONORS? 
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Horizon Honors Schools are now accepting Lottery Forms for the 2018-2019 school year. Lottery Forms must be submitted by January 19, 2018.

In addition, an info session will be held for families interested in the 2018-2019 school year on Tuesday, November 14 at 6 p.m. in the Multi-purpose Room. Families will meet administrators and faculty, hear a brief history of the schools, enjoy displays and demonstrations of student projects, and get questions answered. Reservations are required.

Please visit our 2018-2019 enrollment website for information on completing the Lottery Form, reserving a spot for the Info Session, and scheduling a tour!


HORIZON WEAR NOW AVAILABLE!
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LUNCH ORDERS DUE TODAY!
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HORIZON HONORS SECONDARY SCHOOL NEWS
Interested in Horizon Honors Secondary School news? Check out their e-blasts!


OCTOBER AT A GLANCE
October 27-28
Fall Drama Production: "Harvey"


October 30-November 3
Spirit Week

October 30 - November 3
Red Ribbon Week

October 30
School Improvement Team Meeting

For a full list of Elementary School activities, check out the Events Calendar.

NOVEMBER AT A GLANCE
November 1
5-6 Winter Athletics Paperwork Due

November 2
Mix It Up Day

November 2
Grades 5-6 Skateland Night

November 3

November 3-4
Fall Drama Production: "Harvey"

November 6
Winter Athletics Tryouts Begin

November 7-9
Performing Arts Exhibition Auditions

November 10
Veterans Day (NO SCHOOL)

November 10
Lunch Orders Due

November 13-17
Wellness Week

November 14
2018-2019 New Family Info Session

November 15
Performing Arts Exhibition

November 16
5-6 Human Growth & Development Parent Meeting


November 16
Lunch Orders Due

November 22
Turkey Trot

November 23-24
Thanksgiving Break (NO SCHOOL)

November 24

November 27-December 1
5-6 Human Growth & Development Week

November 27
SIT Team Meeting

November 28
School Board Meeting

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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