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Elementary School Eagle on Top
WEEKLY EBLAST

8.17.2018
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Elementary School Eagle on Top
THANK YOU FOR
ATTENDING ILPS!


MEDIA CENTER NEWS
This week the Elementary students had their first visit to the Library!

In Kindergarten we read, "Madeline Finn and the Library Dog"  by Lisa Papp.  Each student checked out one book, which is due next week on their Library day.  K-Blue comes on Monday, K-White comes on Tuesday, K-Grey comes on Thursday, K-Black comes on Friday and K-Silver comes on Friday.  If students return their Library book, they will get to check out another book at their next visit.

In 1-2 we read, "Madeline Finn and the Library Dog"  by Lisa Papp.  Each student checked out one book, which is due on their next Library day.  1-2 Silver comes on Monday, 1-2 White comes on Tuesday, 1-2 Blue comes on Wednesday and 1-2 Black comes on Thursday.  Some students had overdue books or fines from last year, those will need to be taken care of prior to any additional books being checked out.  1-2 students will be allowed to check out 2 "FUN" books at a time and their Literature book, issued by the reading teacher, will also be checked out to them.

In 3-4 we read, "Dragons Love Tacos 2, the Sequel" by Adam Rubin.  Each student is allowed 2 "FUN" books as well as their Literature book, which will be issued by the reading teacher.   3-4 Silver comes on Monday, 3-4 White comes on Tuesday, 3-4 Black comes on Wednesday and 3-4 Blue comes on Thursday.   Some students had overdue books or fines from last year, those will need to be taken care of prior to any additional books being checked out. 

Please contact Mindy Duet if you have any questions or concerns.  It's a great day for reading!


SLOW DOWN IN AND AROUND CAMPUS!
For the safety of our entire community, please SLOW DOWN in our parking lots and on our surrounding streets. Thank you!


IMG_6537HORIZON HONORS COMPETITIVE ACTIVITY DECALS AVAILABLE!
Pick up a decal of your favorite Horizon Honors activity in the office. Decals are $2 each! Activities with decals include:
  • Band
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Choir
  • Cross Country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Spiritline
  • Theatre Arts
  • Volleyball


POWERSCHOOL MOBILE APP!
Powerschool has a great mobile app for apple and android! Download today! You will need a district code to make the app work. 
District Code: BSTP
Apple Itunes Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/powerschool-mobile/id973741088?mt=8
Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.powerschool.portal&hl=en

STILL HAVING PROBLEMS?
If you have any questions regarding setting up the account, please send an e-mail to powerschool@horizonclc.org.


HORIZON HONORS CUB SCOUT PACK 991

unnamedSince 1930, the Boy Scouts of America has helped youth, through the Cub Scout program, to achieve the same values held by Horizon Honors. Be a part of this tradition by joining in our upcoming adventures.  The pack is divided into smaller groups called dens. Each den has about six to eight Scouts. All of the Cub Scouts in your den are in the same grade and gender and may even go to the same school.  Even if your family has never been involved in Cub Scouts, you can still start in 3rd or 4th grade.  You may join at any time, but the new year of scouting  starts along with the school year.

Contact HorizonPack991@gmail.com for more information or visit us at these upcoming events.

New Scout Orientation Thursday, August 23, 6:00pm, Horizon Honors Secondary School, West Courtyard door.


If you are interested in the Cub Scout program but Horizon isn't conveient for you family or you are interested in Boy Scouts (ages 11-18) go to BeAScout.org to find a unit in your area.


AFTER SCHOOL GROUPS FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS
It has been our experience that children seem to cope better with struggles in their lives when they have the chance to share their feelings with others going through the same experience. Fortunately, your child has an opportunity at this time to participate in a group that will explore the issues your child may be experiencing.  Starting this quarter Mrs. K. (Kelly Maguire), our Student Advisor, will be providing groups for the various grade levels after school.  The focus of these groups is to help students learn how to express their emotions in a healthy way and understand their emotions and how to problem solve.  This can include children who have experienced or are experiencing divorce or separation within their family, students struggling to find friends and feel that they “don’t fit in,” for students who are experiencing hardship within their family - which may include financial hardship, loss of a loved one, exposure to a loved one with an illness or any other stress that is causing emotional hardship.  If you would like your child to benefit from this opportunity, please complete the form provided and return it to the Elementary Office as soon as possible.  Groups will begin mid 1st quarter and continue throughout the school year.


CHEER CLINIC COMING SOON!
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LUNCH ORDERS DUE FRIDAY!
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SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE FOR THE CLOTHES CABIN
The Elementary Student Council & Service Club will be collecting school supplies to donate to a non-profit organization called Clothes Cabin, once there, kids in need can pick up all of the necessary school supplies they need for school. You may donate items starting next week and all the way through the end of August. We are gathering items such as backpacks, lunch boxes, composition notebooks, pencils, markers, crayons, erasers, and much more. We appreciate your help and support! Go, Eagles!


WELCOME, PARENT VOLUNTEERS!
We are truly grateful to have you as part of our classroom communities.  Part of what makes Horizon Honors special is the commitment and participation of our parents.  Without you and your extra hands, loving hearts, and special talents…we wouldn’t be who we are today.  With that said, we welcome you to our classrooms and encourage you to enjoy the amazing experiences our students encounter each and every day. Our teachers are ready to put our parent volunteers to work! 

In anticipation of your presence, our staff gathered together their feedback on ways you could positively assist in the classroom.  Our intention, as always, is to provide the best possible learning experience for all students in our classrooms.  Our teachers have learned that there are strategies that maximize the best results in our classrooms so we welcome the opportunity to share these methods with you.  Please read the Classroom Volunteer Guidelines and let us know if you have any questions. Enjoy the time you spend with all our children. And thank you again for touching our lives and the lives of the children in our classrooms.

There are SO many ways for parents to be involved and volunteer at Horizon Honors: classroom help, lunch program, book fair, Art Masterpiece and SO much more! When parents volunteer at their child's school, great things happen!
 
Wonder where to begin?


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

AUGUST AT A GLANCE
August 17
Early Release Days/ILP Conferences

August 17

August 24
SIT Applications Due

August 24

August 27-31
Wellness Week

August 31
Get Fit Friday

August 31

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


TECHNOLOGY RESOURCE FOR PARENTS
Many parents are struggling with finding a balance for what types of apps and online activities are appropriate and safe for your children.  SmartSocial.com has put together a great resource for parents to learn about the various apps, the safety features, what to be aware of and what your child will be exposed to (example below).  We have been reviewing our Horizon Honors Tech Agreement with our students and helping them to develop their digital citizenship and take the appropriate precautions to keep them safe.  We also review the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule ("COPPA") which states that children under the age of 13 should not share any personal information online including their name, age, birthday.  Please take some time to review this website and have discussions with your child about their understanding of how to be safe online.


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Horizon Honors Elementary School
16233 South 48th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85048
480-659-3000
www.horizonhonorselementary.org
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