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PTA News
by Tina Wiener, PTA President

It's hard to believe it's already October! Happy New Year and Happy Fall! This month I'd like to draw your attention to the character education program which our District has adopted. The program helps to foster ethical, responsible, and caring young people by modeling and teaching good character. It is often simply referred to as "The Beverly Hills Way." This year, the emphasis is on INTEGRITY, which is defined as strength of character and action. The program outlines six ways that students can work to model and to incorporate integrity into their lives. 


PTA Pledge Drive
by Sarah Vanek, VP Membership

A big thank you to all of you who have donated so far to our Husky Pledge Drive.  We are so appreciative of your generous contributions because, without you, we can't do all that the PTA does.  

 

Last year, 78% of families contributed - a huge success.  So, where are we for our 2014/2015 pledge drive?   As of today, we are at 40% participation:  60% of families have NOT contributed! Some of you have indicated that you will pay online, but until you actually do, the donation doesn't count.  It's not too late, and all contributions are welcome.  

 

There will be ice cream parties for all homerooms which reach 100% participation.  A few are close, but no one has reached the goal yet!  Please donate today and not only will your child get a party in his/her class but you will be supporting all the great programs that the PTA provides to our students. 
Reflections  - "The world would be a better place if..."
The Reflections deadline is coming up soon - November 7th isn't too far away.  How would your child answer the 2014-2015 Reflections program theme of "The world would be a better place if..."?  Let him or her answer it through the arts by competing in the Reflections competition.  

 

For all forms and guidelines, click here. All submissions are due by November 7th. Please contact Brenda Garcia with any questions you may have at abc-j@sbcglobal.net.

 

SpecialNeeds101
Parent Education Night - Special Needs 101
October is National Disability Awareness month, so the PTA is bringing you a Parent Education Night focused on Special Needs 101.  We aim to educate parents not only on the programs Horace Mann offers to our special needs students, but also on how to educate your own children, yourself, and others in dealing with special needs children. This activity is meant for the entire community, not just special needs parents, to help better understand the similarities and differences of special needs students.

We will be having at least one special education teacher from Horace Mann to speak, along with a former student, Dr. Joanna Rosoff, who is a psychologist that deals with special needs children and their parents. Also, a representative from Autism Speaks will be present.  The program will begin at 6:00pm in the library. A Q&A session will follow. 
Building Bridges - Construction Update

Do you have questions or concerns about construction? Horace Mann Construction Hotline Number is 310-882-3066.  Progress in Pictures

  

8th Grade Corner
by Monique Gibbons and Donna Alexander
The 8th Grade Graduation Committee will send home the first letter about Graduation and all its related activities during the first week of October.  



PTA Meeting Report
To read about what you may have missed at our last PTA meeting, click here to read the full minutes.
Husky Wear Sale

Do you have your HM sweatshirt yet? The cooler weather will be coming soon. We've got HM shopping bags now too.  Get decked out in all the latest Husky gear at the Husky Wear sale after school on Friday, October 10th.
Sign Up for the Debate Team
by Laurie Lande

Do you want your 

child to learn how to organize his or her thoughts, to think critically, to set priorities and to get experience speaking in front of an audience? Have him or her try debate! 

 

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Open Call for Photos
The PTA would love to see and to share your photos of kids at Horace Mann activities. If you are willing to share your pictures, please send them to hmptacomms@gmail.com. They will be checked against student photo release forms before being shared on the web or in the press.
Book Fair - Save the Date
by Celina Serrano

 

 



 
 
The book fair is coming to Horace Mann November 17th-21st.

To volunteer, contact Celina Serrano at cserranohmpta@gmail.com
Parent Education Night at Hawthorne

The Foundation BH
4-H Comes to BH
A new 4-H Club is being started in Beverly Hills! 
Here's another wonderful opportunity for BHUSD students five to 19 years old to get involved in creating positive change.

 

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In Our Community
from the City of Beverly Hills

Join the City Cheerleading Team

If you want to go competitions, learn tumbling and stunts, and have fun making new friends, join the Beverly Hills Competitive Cheerleadingteam! 

 

Rocktober Event: 8th Grade Students

The City of Beverly Hills and Southern California Teen Coalition are closing down Santa Monica Pier Pacific Park for Rocktober on Friday, October 3rd.

 

Halloween Dance and Costume Party: 6th & 7th Grade

The City of Beverly Hills will host its 2nd annual Halloween and Costume Party on Saturday October 11th at the La Cienega Tennis Center, from 7:00pm - 10:00pm.

 
HUSKY FUN FACTS
Huskies can't bark; they howl and can be heard up to nine miles away. 
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The Husky Howler produced by Horace Mann PTA and edited by Misty Johnson