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WEEKLY EBLAST

11.16.2018
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The Turkey Trot Fun Run and Walk will take place Wednesday, November 21.  Kindergarten through second grade will be on the Horizon Honors Field and grades three through six will be at Pecos Park.

Parents and family members are welcome and encouraged to participate.  Please fill out the Volunteer Application https://apps.raptortech.com/Apply/MTE2Mzplbi1VUw==  and the Volunteer Sign Up https://signup.com/Group/4848344560107/ . Volunteers will need to check in to the Elementary Office with their ID prior to meeting their PE teachers in the classrooms or courtyard. Parents and volunteers will meet in the classrooms for Kindergarten and 1st and 2nd Grades and in the courtyard for 3rd through 6th Grades.  This is a non-dress code day and students are welcome to wear appropriate athletic wear.

Please contact your students Physical Education Teacher with questions.


3rd and 4th Grades (8:20 am Meet at Horizon Honors to walk to Pecos Park)

(9:30 am leave Pecos Park to arrive at Horizon Honors 9:55)

1st and 2nd Grades (10:50 am First Block Physical Education) Horizon Honors Field

(11:25 am Second Block Physical Education) Horizon Honors Field

5th and 6th Grades (12:35 pm Meet at Horizon Honors to walk to Pecos Park)

(1:50 pm leave Pecos Park to arrive at Horizon Honors 210)

Kindergarten (2:20 pm Horizon Honors Field)




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TREATS FOR THE TROOPS UPDATE
Thank you to all of the generous candy donations for our troops!  We received over 500 pounds of candy in 7 days!  A special thank you to Elite Fitness for taking our donation and shipping it to our troops!
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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 7th. 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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WINTER WARM-UP CLOTHING AND BLANKET DRIVE COMING SOON

As you begin to switch over your closets to your winter wardrobes please set aside any warm clothing items that no longer fit your children or yourself.  We are looking for coats, hats, shirts, pants, gloves, and scarves. The Clothes Cabin would also appreciate the following items: children's clothing sizes 6 to 14, new underwear for men and women, socks for women/men/children, maternity clothes, blankets and towels. You can drop these items off in the bins near the MPR right after the Thanksgiving break.  Thank you for your help and support!


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MEDIA CENTER NEWS

Monday, 11/19 Dylan Thuras will be in the MPR at 8:20am to 9:00am for all 3rd & 4th.  His books is Atlas Obscura Most Adventurous Kid!

Tuesday, 11/20 Amy Dominy & Nate Evans will see Kindergarten in the MEDIA CENTER at 10:00am to 10:30am.  Their books are Cookiesaurus Rex & Christmas Cookiesaurus!

Tuesday, 11/20 Amy Dominy & Nate Evans will see all of 1st & 2nd, in the MPR at 11:15am to 12:00pm this is a very interactive presentation!  

Parents are welcome to join us at any of these presentations!  Sign in at the front office!


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IMPORTANT: DROP OFF/PICK UP REMINDERS
As stated in the Horizon Honors Family Handbook:
Elementary (K-6) School staff will be present to monitor student drop off and pick up 15 minutes before and after the school day begins and ends. Students dropped off earlier or picked up later than these times must be enrolled in Club Horizon or in a school-sponsored activity. 
Students NOT in a school-sponsored activity or in Club Horizon MUST leave campus. There is NO supervision for students before 7:45 a.m. or after 3:30 p.m. 
Elementary School students are not permitted on the Secondary School campus.


WARNING: COYOTE SIGHTINGS!
There have been coyote sightings in the area, most in the St. Benedict's parking lot in the mornings. We have notified AZ Game & Fish, as well as the church.

We ask that you keep your safety in mind while on or near campus. AZ Game & Fish has a helpful website with tips at https://www.azgfd.com/wildlife/livingwith/coyotes/.


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Dear Horizon Honors Families,


On Thursday, December 13th, we will honor our entire staff of over 150 with our 2nd Annual Homemade Cookies, Hot Chocolate and Tea Bar to help usher in the holidays. We have the hot chocolate and tea covered, but are in need of yummy cookies from our amazing Horizon Honors Families.


Don't have time to bake?  We are planning on having a gift card raffle for the staff at this event, so if you are willing to donate a gift card of your choice, there is a place on this sign up to do that as well, thank you.


If you are interested in donating either cookies or gift cards please click on the link below.  Details for the event are on the Sign Up Genius.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f48afae28a57-2ndannual

                                                                                                                                                        

Thank you,

The Horizon Honors Staff Appreciation Committee


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

NOVEMBER AT A GLANCE

November 16
Lunch Orders Due


November 19

Grades 5-6 Human Growth & Development Parent Meeting


November 20
Eagles Band Concert


November 21

Turkey Trot


November 22-23

Thanksgiving - NO SCHOOL


November 23
Lunch Orders Due


November 26 - 30

Grades 5-6 Human Growth & Development


November 26

School Improvement Team Meeting


November 27

School Board Meeting


November 30
Lunch Orders Due


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
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