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WEEKLY EBLAST

3.30.2018
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SPRING FLING & AZMERIT/AIMS SPIRIT WEEK
Next week will start off our fourth and final quarter with a special week to pump our kiddos up for our annual Spring Fling and upcoming AzMerit/AIMS testing.  Our Spring Fling is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our school as a community and allow families to come and enjoy an evening together.  Even though the state testing is only for 3rd - 6th graders, this is another example of how we come together as a community to help motivate and inspire our students to do their best by having a growth mindset and showing GRIT!  
  • Monday, 4/2 - Favorite Motivational T-shirt Day- wear a shirt that has a positive message and inspires you and others to be amazing
  • Tuesday, 4/3 Show Your Team Spirit Day- wear your favorite Athletic/Sportswear to show your spirit
  • Wednesday,  4/4- RELAX Strategy Day- dress comfortable and relaxed in your PJs or sweats (no flip-flops, slippers or spaghetti straps)
  • Thursday,  4/5 - Dress to Impress Growth Mindset Day - Look SMART, Feel SMART, I am SMART!
  • Friday, 4/6 - Horizon Honors School Spirit Day & Spring Fling - wear your blue, white, silver, and black to show PRIDE in your school


FUN RUN NEXT FRIDAY!
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K-6 AZMERIT & AIMS SCHEDULE
The AZMerit and AIMS Science test are scheduled to be administered over 3 weeks in April to our 3rd through 6th Graders. We are SO EXCITED for our students to have the opportunity to show off what they know and how hard they have been working in school! We KNOW they are going to ROCK THEIR TESTS!
AZMerit tests are computer based and NEW this year: The AIMS Science test will also be taken on the computer.  Please do not schedule extended vacations or appointments during these weeks. Our goal is 100% participation. For more information about the assessments, click here.
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By working together, we can make your child's testing experience positive and successful. Here are some suggestions to help your child prepare at home:  
  • Successful test-takers tend to be students with good attendance, homework, and study habits; therefore, your child’s daily attention to homework and attitude toward school have the biggest impact on their overall school performance – which will naturally include the tests!
  • Students who struggle the most on testing days are the ones who didn't have enough sleep or a good breakfast the day of the test. Rest up and eat healthy foods!
  • Drink plenty of water - hydrate your body and brain!
  • Remind your child that they are AMAZING and have all they need to ROCK their test! 
  • The Arizona Department of Education is a wonderful resource. Check on: http://azmeritportal.org/ for parent guides and sample tests


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INTERMEDIATE BAND RECEIVES AWARD!
On Wednesday, March 7th, the Horizon Intermediate Band traveled to the Scottsdale School District Concert Band Festival, a two-day festival where school bands performed for judges and participated in a clinic.  The students gave a great performance and represented Horizon well.  The judges awarded Intermediate Band "superior with distinction".  "Superior" is the highest rating given and "with distinction" means all three judges rated the band as "superior".  
 
We are proud of our band students and how they demonstrated musical excellence at the festival.  Great job Intermediate Band!  A big thank you to Mr. Adam and Ms McDaniel for all of their hard work with the students to achieve this award!


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MARCH AT A GLANCE
March 29-30
ILP Conferences

March 29
Instrument Petting Zoo

March 30

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


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

APRIL AT A GLANCE

April 2-6
Elementary Spirit Week

April 2
First Day of 4th Quarter

April 6





April 20
Volunteer Appreciation Day

April 23-27
Pay it Forward Week

April 24
School Board Meeting


April 30-May 4
Wellness Week

April 30-May 4
Staff Appreciation Week

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
www.horizonhonorselementary.org
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