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WEEKLY EBLAST

8.18.2017
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eclipseECLIPSE REMINDERS FOR MONDAY, AUGUST 21
  • For safety reasons, the school will not be using eclipse glasses and students will not be permitted to use glasses brought from home
  • Safety precautions will be presented to all students by instructing them to not look directly at the sun at any time.  We strongly encourage you to reinforce this with your child prior to Monday.  
  • 1st through 6th grade students will view the partial eclipse as a class through a safe alternative method for viewing called pinhole projection. 
  • If you have individual questions regarding your child’s vision or exposure during the eclipse, please contact a qualified eye-care professional for any advice or questions.


APPLY FOR THE SIT TEAM!
We invite you to be a part of the Elementary School Improvement Team for the 2017-2018 school year.  There will be 4 parent representatives (1 from Kindergarten, 1 from grades 1-2, 1 from grades 3-4 and 1 from grades 5-6)  that will be selected via lottery.  If you are interested in being a part of the lottery, please submit this form by August 25.

This year's topic is: "Planning For Parent Education."

You may complete this form for each child you have enrolled in Elementary. For example, if you have 2 children in Elementary you may complete the form 2 times.

Meetings will be held at 1 p.m. on the following dates. Make sure you can attend the majority of these meetings before applying:
September 25, 2017
October 30, 2017
November 27, 2017
January 29, 2018
February 26, 2018
April 30, 2018


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.


HORIZON HONORS ELEMENTARY STUDENT AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
If you are a family that is new to Horizon Honors Elementary or if you have been at HHES for several years, you may have had the pleasure of touring our school with some of our fantastic Student Ambassadors.  In the past, we have asked teachers to nominate leaders for this program who are then trained and remain in this position until they move to the Secondary school.  We now open up this process to all 3rd-6th grade students interested in this amazing opportunity.  If your child is interested in applying they are REQUIRED to attend an informational meeting Tuesday, August 15th at 2:45-3:15 (in the MPR) for 3rd-4th graders and 3:15 to 3:45 for 5th-6th graders (in the MPR) .  Once your student has attended this meeting, you will be emailed a link to sign up for a time to have your child come and complete an online application, as well as a brief interview (times will be during ILPs).  Your child must attend the informational meeting, complete the online application and interview, and if chosen they will also be required to attend after school training.  Please talk with your child(ren) and mark your calendars if they would like to apply.    


SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE FOR THE CLOTHES CABIN
The Elementary Student Council is 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 this week and all the way through August 25th . 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!


NOW ENROLLING


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LUNCH ORDERS DUE TODAY!
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DON'T MISS IT! RSVP TODAY!
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JOIN US AT THE STAFF APPRECIATION COMMITTEE MEETING!
Thursday, August 31 at 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Parent Partnership Office

The Staff Appreciation Committee goal is to make ALL of the Horizon Honors staff feel appreciated! 
  • This committee is volunteered driven. A fun group that plans special things throughout the year for our entire staff community
  • The committee will decide on how to allocate the budget for the year, come up with the ideas and implement them
  • Volunteers help make it happen, so there are plenty of ways to get involved 
  • Committee members are also responsible for selling refreshments at the 2017-2018 Spring Fling 
Unable to make the meeting, please let me know so that your input can be included. Email if you plan to attend or cannot make the meeting but want to be involved at kasi.knutson@horizonclc.org.


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GUARDIAN NOMINATION WORKSHOP SEPTEMBER 7!
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Calling All Parents and Guardians
Who: Parents and Guardians of minor children  
When: Thursday, Sept. 7, 6:00-8:30 pm
Where: Multi-Purpose Room
Cost $35.00
LOOK FOR MORE INFORMATION TO COME!

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You might know my kids (who absolutely loooove Horizon Honors): Twins Gabriel and Bella; Sophia, and Zachary.   I’m on a mission to make sure that every family in my community has planned for their kids properly, no matter what.

My name is Francisco P. Sirvent and I’m an estate planning attorney and the owner of Keystone Law Firm in Chandler.

You will walk out with final, legal documents naming guardians for your kids.

I have partnered with Horizon Honors to make this imortant information available. This means 100% of the proceeds are being donated to Horizon Honors.  Awesome!  Right?  We get to help a bunch of parents check this off their to-do list.  And a bunch of Horizon Honors parents get to name legal guardians for their children. Win-win-win, right?   So bring friends!

How do you sign up?  We highly recommend signing up in advance.

Keystone Law Firm is handling the RSVPs.  The fastest and easiest way is to go online to http://tinyurl.com/jk38mml make your payment via credit card, print your receipt, and bring it to the workshop.

If you prefer, you can call Sheryl at Keystone’s office at (480) 209-6942 and RSVP with her directly.  She will take payment and email you a receipt.  Print & bring it to the workshop.


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The Horizon Harmonies and Eagle Echoes have been invited to be part of the Arizona Diamondbacks Choir Night on Friday, September 22.  The students will be performing the National Anthem along with other elementary choirs from around the state.  Each student that would like to perform will need to purchase a ticket through the Horizon Honors event page.  Friends and family are invited to join us for this special performance and the D-backs vs. Marlins game.  Tickets are specially discounted and a portion of the proceeds from every ticket sold will benefit the Horizon Honors ​Choirs. 


AFTER SCHOOL CLUB OPPORTUNITIES
We are very excited to offer the following after school clubs!  Please click on the link provided to print out the flyer and registration.

Kindergarten
Chess (Flyer in Elementary Office)

1st and 2nd Grades
Chess (Flyer in Elementary Office)

3rd and 4th Grades
Lego Club (Flyer in Elementary Office)
Chess (Flyer in Elementary Office)
Art 

5th and 6th Grades
Chess (Flyer in Elementary Office)

We also have information in the Elementary Office for Scouting opportunities.


BIKES & SCOOTERS REMINDERS
The Horizon Honors Elementary bike rack is located near the flag poles. If you ride your bike or scooter to school, please lock them in the bike rack.  If you ride your bike or scooter to school, please remember:
  • Follow all bike & scooter safety rules.
  • Walk your bike or scooter inside the rack and please do not ride in any area of the campus.
  • Please be extremely careful when you leave school to go home. Walk your bike off campus and then ride carefully.
  • Bring a lock for your bike or scooter. The rack area is not locked during the school day, so you must use a lock to keep your bike or scooter safe.  The school has no legal responsibility for bikes or scooters. Damaged or stolen bikes are the financial responsibility of the owner, so please remember to lock them up.  School policy states: Personal Property: Horizon Honors is not responsible for loss, damage or theft of personal property. This includes items lost, damaged, or stolen on campus during the school day, at after school activities, athletic events, field trips, social events, etc. Horizon Honors does not assume any financial responsibility for personal property (HCLC Policy ECAP). 


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

AUGUST AT A GLANCE
August 17-18
Individual Learning Plan Conferences

August 17-18
Band & Choir Uniform Fittings


August 22
School Board Meeting

August 25
School Improvement Team Applications Due


August 28-September 1
Wellness Week

August 30
Community Forum

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


DROP OFF & PICKUP REMINDER
For the safety of your family, please do NOT allow your children to exit or enter your vehicle from the driver's side of the car. Our staff members on duty will be happy to help students out of cars from the passenger (curb) side in the mornings. Thank you!


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HORIZON HONORS IS HIRING!
We are looking for Club Horizon Team Leaders! Team Leaders must be 18 years of age, have a high school diploma, and enjoy working with and supervising students in Grades PreK-6. Team Leaders provide fun and engaging activities while keeping our students safe. Hours of operation are 6:15 to 8 a.m. and 2:30 to 6 p.m. This job is perfect for college students! Apply today at horizonclc.org/contact/careers


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