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11.9.2017
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NEXT THURSDAY! LAST CHANCE TO RSVP!
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.

Watch the Movie Trailer:
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TREATS FOR THE TROOPS
In just 4 days our Horizon Honors leaders were able to collect almost 400 pounds of candy for our troops!  Through the help of the Treats for Troops program sponsored by 12 News and Hungry Howies, we were able to provide sweet treats and show our appreciation to our Arizona USO troops that include: Luke Air Force Base, Fort Huachuca, Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma (MCAS Yuma), as well as National Guard and Reserve bases throughout the state, including Papago Military Reservation, Western Army National Guard Aviation Training Site (Marana), 161st Air National Guard Wing and 162nd Air National Guard Wing. Thank you for all of your generosity and kindness!  


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RED RIBBON WEEK SUCCESS
Red Ribbon Week was a great success with all of our students making a pledge to be drug-free, live a healthy lifestyle and enjoy their "natural highs."  During your child's physical education class, they explored the concept of what a "natural high" was and were shown examples of people who used their "natural highs" to guide them on the right path and create careers and futures that involve their "natural highs" every day.  Please feel free to enjoy the videos and presentations as a family (Kinder-2nd grade3rd-4th grade5th-6th grade).  All resources were courtesy of the Natural High Network.  Each of our students created a "key" that shows their promise to be drug-free and their "natural highs" and these keys will be on display in the front entry. 

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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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MEDIA CENTER NEWS
This quarter, 1st thru 4th grade students will be exploring Destiny Quest.  Destiny Quest is our online database used for searching books in our Library.  Students will learn different ways of searching to find that "Just Right" book.  This tool is available for home searches as well.  Students do not have accounts for Destiny Quest, they browse as a guest.

5th & 6th Grade students got to explore the Grolier online encyclopedia database.  This can be used at home, as well.  This tool can assist with homework and research projects.
With this database, students do need to sign in.
Username:  hclc
Password:  hclc


LUNCH ORDERS DUE TOMORROW!
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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!


GUEST SPEAKERS NEEDED - SHARE YOUR PROFESSION
Career Exploration Month for middle school is coming up in February, and we are looking for guest speakers who would like to come talk about their careers.  What better place to start than right here at home?  If you or someone you know would be willing to speak to our wonderful middle school students about your career (past or present), please let us know!  

The presentations will occur during the students' lunch time on various days in February.  Guest speakers should plan to arrive to the Secondary Office by 10:45 a.m. on the day they're scheduled.  (Lunch is from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.)  Guest speaker presentations should be about 10-15 minutes in length and include what the career is about, why it was chosen, the education needed to pursue the career, personality traits that make it a good career for you, anything else you feel the students need to know, etc.  The rest of the time (5-10 minutes) will be for student questions.  

After polling the students, we are looking for people who can talk about the following areas:
  • Medical Field, including doctors, nurses, veterinarians
  • Business Field including finance, accounting, management
  • Law/Legal System, including lawyers, police officers, police investigators, forensics, etc.
  • Arts/Performing arts, including acting, art, music, technical etc.
  • Education Field
  • Service industries, including cosmetology, automotive, agriculture
  • Military
  • Engineering, including computer, architectural, robotics, NASA
  • Sciences, including forensics, marine biology, astronomy, anthropology, psychology, genetics
  • Writing, including Journalism and Authors
  • Technology, including Graphic Design and IT
Please respond by emailing Mrs. Wallace at heather.wallace@horizonclc.org with the following information:  your name, your contact phone number and e-mail, the specific career you would like to speak about, and any scheduling restrictions for the month of February.  If we get more than one response for a particular career, we will hold a lottery.  Once a schedule has been made, Mrs. Wallace will reach out to you to let you know your scheduled day and any other information you need.

NOVEMBER AT A GLANCE
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.


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.


DID YOU MISS SCHOOL PICTURE DAYS?
School Pics will host a special picture day on Saturday, November 11th at their studio for students who missed school picture days. To RSVP, please call the studio directly at 480-664-1820, so they can collect information to prepare their camera files.


HORIZON HONORS SECONDARY SCHOOL NEWS
Interested in Horizon Honors Secondary School news? Check out their e-blasts!
Horizon Honors Elementary School
16233 South 48th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85048
480-659-3000
www.horizonhonorselementary.org
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