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12.7.2018
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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.  
  • Third quarter ILP Conferences are Thursday, January 10th and Friday, January 11th.
  • Students 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 January 10th or January 11th 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. 


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ELEMENTARY CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS!
Horizon Showbiz proudly presents Disney's 101 Dalmatians Kids! Horizon Showbiz for 2nd Semester is by application only.  If your child is interested in participating, please click on the link provided.  All applications are due by December 19, 2018 at 3:30 pm in the Elementary Office.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0ShJawgkZPqdmlKcmozX1cxZ2FVWkJlTTZHVE40anpvUks4/view?usp=sharing  

Information regarding all other 2nd Semester Elementary Clubs will be out soon!


3-4 CELEBRATION OF TREBLE CLEF WITH BLOOM WHACKERS, XYLOPHONES & GLOCKENSPIELS

This semester 3rd-4th grade students are working with Ms. McDaniel and developing their understanding of how to play different musical parts together in an ensemble by reading Treble Clef notes and rhythms.  Each student learned all of the different parts on boom whackers, xylphones, & glockenspiels. Please enjoy a sample of their beautiful music!
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SERVICE CLUB HELPING OTHERS

The students in Service Club have been a part of two amazing opportunities. They set a goal to fill six shoe boxes of goodies for children around the world to receive during the holidays and they ended up filling eleven!

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Many members of the Service Club and their families participated in a large scale Feed My Starving Children event at the Phoenix Convention Center last weekend and helped to feed thousands of children around the world!  It was a great way to start off the holiday season and help us to have gratitude for what we have! At the end of the packing the results were in: 1.7+ million meals packed, 4,700+ children around the world will be able to eat a nutritious FMSC meal every single day for an entire year.
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HORIZON HONORS FIRST ARTICON

The 5th-6th grade art students hosted Horizon Honor’s first ever “ARTICON”!  Ms. Becca and her students applied their understanding of comic book art from their guest speaker, Adam Orndorf, to develop and design their own superheroes and superheriones!    ARTICON included free samples of student created art and comic book covers, raffles, hand designed t-shirts and storylines that would impress the great, late Stan Lee. Please take a moment to check out their amazing art!
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GRADES 5-6 SPANISH STUDENT NOVEL STUDY

This quarter the 5th-6th grade Spanish students in Mrs. McCrory’s class are reading the novel, Carl no quiere ir a Mexico.   The novel is written entirely in Spanish and the students are working together to translate each chapter to learn more about a young boy named Carl who is struggling through a significant change in his life.  Carl lives in Colorado along with his mom and dad who are divorced. Carl’s mom has the opportunity to spend a year in Mexico teaching and Carl’s parents decide that Carl will go with Mom for the year to experience a new culture.   As part of each chapter, the students are given thought provoking questions to answer using evidence from the text along with inferences. To celebrate the end of each chapter, they have a “shared inquiry” experience where the students discuss the characters and events taking place in the book and share their own connections and stories.  During the last shared inquiry, students were nominated to be facilitators of their group and helped to ensure each person’s voice was heard.
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COMMUNICATIONS UPDATE WITH PVLEGS

Mrs. Kenzler’s 5th-6th grade students continue to visit our morning meetings to helps learn more about PVLEGS and how to improve our presentation and communication skills.  Check out the latest video from Kinder-2nd grade morning meeting to get a quick review of PVLEGS and learn about the newest letter “G”, which stands for gestures.


GRADES 5-6 BASEBALL UPDATE
The 5-6 baseball campaign continued with another victory on Monday.  After making the long trip over to Paradise Valley the game started with a pitching duel between Ari RW and the Larkspur pitcher through 3 innings.  Our Horizon Honors team was holding steady to a 1 - 0 lead when Gavin A. broke out with a base clearing in-the-park home run.  Gavin came in to pitch 2 great innings holding on to a 5 to 2 lead while Leo W. came to the plate to driving in 2 more insurance runs putting it out of reach for a 7-2 win.  All while Richard F. closed out from the mound not allowing a run to score.
We again had a lot of fan support even with the distance and its always great to have that!  

Last week, the boys pulled a 14-4 victory over Tempe Prep.  The game was all about great pitching and offensive power hitting.  In the first inning Chase W. got things rolling with a base clearing triple capping a 6 run inning.  We followed that up in the 4th inning with another base clearing triple by Max G. putting it out of reach for Tempe Prep.  Adain A's (double "A") and Max combined to only allow 4 hits over the 2 innings they pitched individually.  

Come out to support YOU Horizon Honors Eagles at the next home game on Monday, December 10th. Game time is 3:30 at Desert Foothills Park. Go Eagles!!



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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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WINTER WARM-UP CLOTHING AND BLANKET DRIVE

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. Thank you for your help and support!


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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DECEMBER AT A GLANCE
December 7
Showbiz Parent Performance

December 11-14
Grades 1-2 Field Trips

December 12
Beginning Band Concert

December 12
Intermediate Band Concert

December 13
Eagle Echoes & Horizon Harmonies Concert

December 14
Kindergarten Summative

December 17
Grades 5-6 Summative

December 18
Grades 1-2 Summative

December 18
School Board Meeting

December 19
Grades 3-4 Summative

December 20-21
Finals/Early Release Days

December 21
Last Day of Second Quarter

December 24 - January 10
Winter Break

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


HORIZON HONORS SECONDARY SCHOOL NEWS
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Horizon Honors Elementary School
16233 South 48th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85048
480-659-3000
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