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Reflections Contest Entries Due
PTA General Meeting
8:30 AM - Cafeteria 
Auditorium Foyer
6:30 PM
Husky Wear Sale
After school - Husky Student Store
PTA News - We Need You!
by Tina Wiener, PTA President

Fall is upon us, which means the beginning of the holiday season. It also means that we are nearly 1/3 of the way through our school year. With the early start in August, the first trimester has passed by very quickly. In the hustle and bustle of starting school, you may have put off a few things for later; it's easy for all of us to do. If you've been meaning to make donations to the school, sign up to volunteer, or get involved with the 8th grade graduation process, now is a great time to finish all of this up before we get any further into the school year. Horace Mann needs you!   Your kids directly benefit from parent involvement, whether it is your volunteer time or your financial contributions.


Have a safe Halloween, don't forget to turn your clocks back on November 2nd, and enjoy a very festive Thanksgiving!
Last Call for Reflections Contest Entries
The Reflections contest entry deadline is upon us but it's not too late. November 7th is THE day! If you haven't already considered entering, this wonderful activity affords you the opportunity for many people to experience your artistic take on "The world would be a better place if..." For answers to your questions, click here. Or to get an entry form, visit here

Put on your thinking hat (or beret, or tutu, or whatever the case may be), let the creative juices flow, and make your mark for Horace Mann.
by Celina Serrano

Enter the kingdom of books from November 17th through 21st! Please mark your calendars for this years book fair. It's a perfect chance to support our school, do some early holiday shopping, and find some magical books for your children.


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by Sarah Vanek, VP of Membership
First of all, a big thank you to all of you who already have become  members.  Right now we are at 54% participation.  But, I know we can do better. 

Building Bridges - Construction Update
Check out the Work Zone Cam here for the up-to-the-minute action on site (scroll to the bottom). For any questions or concerns about construction, the Horace Mann Construction Hotline Number is 310-882-3066.  Progress in Pictures
by Monique Gibbons and Donna Alexander
Graduation is only 124 school days away and they will go by fast!

We are collecting the $275 donation for our graduation activities and expenses.  A letter was sent home in mid-October asking for the donation.  

Open Call for Photos
by Linda Barber, PTA Historian
Please share your Horace Mann event photos with us! We might use your photo in our school or PTA website, or even for an article in our local newspapers. Please send your high-resolution photos for consideration to  hmptacomms@gmail.com. Any questions? Please email our PTA Historian, Linda Barber, at the same email. Can't wait to see your photos! 
Husky Wear Sale
Show your Husky Pride by getting HM gear at the Husky Wear sale after school on Friday, November 21st in the Husky Student Store! We will have new stock to t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts, sweatshirts, and pants for sale.
by Caitlin Carter, Horace Mann Teacher

Congratulations to the Horace Mann Community for another successful Bottles for Bednets event! Eleven large bags of bottles and cans were collected. The money raised from recycling will be donated to the Nothing But Nets organization to purchase mosquito netting for children in Africa to help stop the spread of malaria. Thank you for your donations and special thanks to the sorting team!  Great work!


Holiday Cake Fundraiser
Pre-order your holiday cakes and desserts now! Look for a forthcoming flyer in your child's backpack to order that special cake for the holidays. Orders will be accepted through Thursday, November 6th! ALL proceeds benefit Horace Mann PTA.

Exploring Your Universe

Please join us for this family-friendly day of science exploration at UCLA on Sunday, November 16th from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Nighttime activities will go until 8:00 p.m. Activities include

hands-on workshops, scientific talks, UCLA Planetarium shows, comet-making and bottle rockets, UCLA Meteorite Gallery, weather tours, Physics & Chemistry demos. Admission is free. All ages are welcome. Parking is available for $12 in Lot 2 and Lot 8.

Off a leash, a husky can run up to 30 miles per hour.
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