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Elementary School Eagle on Top
WEEKLY EBLAST

8.3.2018
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WELCOME, EAGLES!
#HORIZONHONORS
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CHECK OUT OUR FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL VIDEO!
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SIGN UP FOR ILP CONFERENCES!

Your child’s Individual Learning Plan (ILP) is designed individually each quarter and includes a list of learning outcomes the student is expected to achieve by the end of that quarter. This serves as both a visual indicator of progress and an agenda for personal conferences with the student’s teachers and parents. Progress on the learning outcomes is noted in the PowerSchool program.  The final level of achievement on each learning outcome will be a part of the student’s ILP.  ILPs are developed each quarter during a student/parent/teacher ILP conference.  The conference includes a review of the student’s progress and goals for the upcoming quarter. 

  • Participation in the ILP Conference is required. Students might not be promoted to the next grade level and/or graduate without this involvement.  
  • First quarter ILP Conferences are Thursday, August 16th and Friday, August 17th.
  • Student attend ILP Conferences with their parents/guardians.
  • Appointments are required.
  • No walk-ins allowed.
  • Expect to spend about 45 minutes reviewing your child’s work, setting goals and meeting with teachers.   
  • If your family has multiple student siblings, please plan accordingly.
  • Talk with your child before the ILP Conference to discuss how things are going for the quarter, and maybe some areas they would like to improve on- help them set realistic and helpful goals as they move into the quarter. 
  • ILP Conference Days are also Early Release Days. Elementary students will end their day at 11:30 a.m.

ILP SIGN UPS are online via SignUp.com:

  1. Go to Horizon Honors Elementary ILPs
  2. Scroll down, and select your child's grade/class
  3. Choose the date August 16th or August 17th and then choose the day/time that will work best for you and click "SAVE".
  4. You will receive an email confirmation immediately and then a reminder 48 hours prior to your scheduled ILP.  

If you have any questions or need assistance, please call the Elementary Office. We look forward to seeing you and your child at your ILP conference. 



ELEMENTARY CLUBS
We are excited to offer the following after school Elementary Clubs for 1st Semester:

Kindergarten
Chess (Information available in front office)

Grades 1-2
Lego Club (2nd Quarter ONLY, information available in front office) 
Chess (Information available in front office) 

Grades 3-4
Lego Club (1st Quarter ONLY, information available in front office)
Chess (Information available in front office) 

Grades 5-6
Chess (Information available in front office) 


5-6 FALL COMPETITIVE ATHLETICS
Cross Country
Tryouts begin Monday, August 13th.  Tryout and regular season practice times will be from 6:45am-7:30am on Mondays and Wednesday.  The students will meet Coach Dorantes at Pecos Park (just south of the school on 48th st) by the Pickle Ball Courts (to the left of the round-about).  Students will work out from 6:45am-7:15am before walking back to the school with the coach.  Upon return to the school, the students will have access to the locker rooms where they can bring soap, a wash cloth, and deodorant, and a change of clothes to get ready for their school day.  Students will not have access to the showers. 

Volleyball
Volleyball tryouts will begin Monday, August 13th in the gym; they will resume on Thursday, August 16th in the gym.  Both times will be from 3:30pm-5:00pm.  Students should report to the gym immediately after school to dress out in the locker rooms for tryouts.  Once the team is announced, practices will be held in the gym from 3:30pm-5:00pm on Mondays and Thursdays.  Game schedule to be announced.  Please note most games will be on Saturday mornings.     

All Athletic Paperwork is due Wednesday, August 8th.  Paperwork and fees can be turned into the Elementary Office.  Students will not be allowed to try out without their paperwork or payment turned in.  For questions, please contact the Athletic Department.

To Sign Up:

The Athletic Fee of $125 is required for each sport in which the student participates.  Fees are due prior to trying out; a student will not be eligible to tryout if the fees have not been paid.  If a student does not make the team, the fee will be refunded.  This extra-curricular fee qualifies for Arizona School Tax Credit and your receipt will reflect accordingly. All items are due August 8th.

To pay your 5-6 Competitive Athletic Fee go to:

http://www.horizonhonorselementary.org/

Click on the Donate and Tax Credit icon, choose Elementary Activity Payments, then 5-6 Competitive Athletic Fee.

Questions - contact Mrs. Wengrzyn at sandy.wengrzyn@horizonclc.org or 480-659-3011


ELEMENTARY SPORTS SKILLS CLUBS
Skills Club are a great opportunity for 3rd through 6th grade students to improve their fundamentals and understanding of specific sports.

We are excited to offer the following skills clubs for the 2018-2019 school year:

Fall Season:
Due to construction on the field, we are unable to offer any skills clubs during the Fall season.

Winter Season (begins the week of November 12th, 2018):
Basketball

Spring Season (begins the week of February 18th, 2019):
Volleyball
Cross Country

More information regarding the times of practice, coach, and location will be available closer to each season.

A current physical is needed to participate in any Skills Club.  Physical paperwork is available at:


CHEER CLINIC COMING SOON!
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PARKING & TRAFFIC REMINDERS
  • 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.
  • Do NOT park in any painted curb areas on campus. This includes the areas near our school offices and alongside the building/gate areas. Remember that if our red curbed or yellowed curbed areas are not open, emergency vehicles do not have the ability to help community members in need. City of Phoenix may ticket violators.
  • Do NOT block parking spaces and/or traffic flow when waiting to pick up a child. This includes the church lots.
  • Do NOT cross the street illegally. Use the crosswalks.
  • Do NOT drop off children from the street.
  • Use the traffic flow maps for pickup and dropoff.


POWERSCHOOL HELP!
Powerschool for parents allows you to view your child’s schedule, assignments, and grades. Please check Powerschool regularly for all students in grades K-12.

IF YOU ARE A RETURNING FAMILY:

IF YOU ARE A NEW FAMILY:IF YOU NEED TO ADD A STUDENT TO AN EXISTING ACCOUNT:
  • Login at https://horizonclc.powerschool.com/public/
  • Click on Account Preferences, located on the menu bar on the left.
  • At the Account Preferences screen, click on the Students tab.
  • Once you are in the Students tab, you will see the name of the student(s) you currently have associated with your account.
  • A window will appear.  Enter the information for your student in this area using the instruction sheets you received during the registration process. Click on Submit when you are done.
IF YOU CAN'T REMEMBER YOUR LOGIN OR PASSWORD:WANT TO DOWNLOAD THE 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.


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LUNCH ORDERS DUE FRIDAY!
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CLUB HORIZON
Looking for after school options for your student? Then look to Club Horizon! Club Horizon is a before and after school program for children that are enrolled at Horizon Honors Elementary School. Club Horizon provides structured time in age-appropriate groups on our secure campus. Club Horizon also offers care options during school breaks. For additional information or questions about Club Horizon, contact the office at (480) 659-3182.
  • Before School Program - 6:15 a.m. - 8 a.m. Daily Fee as low as $7 per day (scheduled.)
  • After School Program - 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Daily Fee as low as $13 per day (scheduled) 


HORIZON HONORS FIELD UPDATE
You may have noticed the Horizon Honors Field, located on the east side of our campus, is currently undergoing maintenance.
  • The project should be completed by the end of October.
  • P.E. during the first quarter is located inside due to weather, so curriculum is not affected
  • Students will still have recess! Recess is also often held inside due to weather.
  • During fire drills and/or evacautions, an alternate safety plan has been created that does not include using the field.


HOW HORIZON HONORS COMMUNICATES DURING EMERGENCIES
In the event of an emergency, Horizon Honors will communicate with families the following ways:
  • Automated phone message
  • E-mail
  • Text message
  • Website update
  • Mobile App Alert
  • Social media post
Please do NOT attempt to communicate via phone, text or email with your child or the schools during a school emergency.

Updating Your Contact Information
In order to receive emergency communications from Horizon Honors, families should check contact information on file annually, and contact the school immediately when there is an update.

Text Messaging
In the event of an emergency, we will send messaging to all phone numbers and e-mail addresses on file in PowerSchool for every student. We will also send text messages to all cell phones on file that have opted in to receive these messages. Parents and guardians MUST follow the process to opt-in prior to message sending in order to receive notifications.
  • To opt in to text messaging, send a text message “YES” to 67587. Please note that your cell phone number must already be on file in Powerschool before you opt in to text messages.
  • To opt out of text messaging, send a text message “STOP” to 67587.
Reporting a Concern
Horizon Honors offers an electronic form for students, parents and community members to anonymously report threats or suspicious activity, 24/7 called "Quick Tip." Users can upload files, including photos/screenshots. Quick Tip is another important tool in keeping our community safe. Quick Tip is available via the Horizon Honors app or on this online form.

The Mobile App
The app is available for both Apple and Android smartphones by searching for "Horizon Honors" or using the following links:

AUGUST AT A GLANCE
August 3
Coffee Connection


August 8
Grades 5-6 Athletics Paperwork Due

August 10

August 11

August 14 & 15 
School Picture Days

August 16 & 17
Early Release Days/ILP Conferences

August 17

August 24
SIT Applications Due

Auhust 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.


PARENT REMINDERS


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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