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5:00 PM - Auditorium
Horace Mann Fall Concert
6:30 PM - Auditorium 
PTA General Meeting
8:30 AM - Cafeteria 
8:45-10:00 AM - Auditorium
No School for 6th-8th grades
10:00 AM - Cafeteria
A Letter from Our Principal
by Principal Steve Kessler

Believe it or not, in another four weeks the first half of the school year will be over. It is my wish that all of you have found Horace Mann School to be a nurturing environment for learning, both academically and socially.

There are a number of exciting PTA-sponsored events coming your way during the second half of the year. Please check the PTA calendar for scheduled events. There is something for everyone. Please take advantage of these wonderful programs and events.

We at Horace Mann want all our stakeholders to be part of the Husky Nation. The enthusiasm and pride we have for our school is readily seen and felt by all. I look forward to a successful second half of the year with great enthusiasm. If there are any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Building Bridges - Construction Update
An updated high-level timeline for the new building completion can be found here. Check out the Work Zone Cam here for the up-to-the-minute action on site. For any questions or concerns about construction, the Horace Mann Construction Hotline Number is 310-882-3066. Progress in Pictures 
This holiday season when you're out buying presents for the ones you care about, consider buying a couple of extra gifts to donate to Horace Mann's Holiday Toy Drive. You can bring joy to a child's face by adding new, unwrapped toys to our collection bins. Bins will be out starting Monday, December 1st. Spread the cheer!



Giving and Getting - Everyone Wins
Horace Mann has teamed up for the upcoming holiday with the non-profit organization Global Goods Partners (GGP) to launch a socially-responsible and educational fundraising program.

Raise money for Horace Mann while improving the lives of women and their families in some of the most impoverished communities in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Each time you make a purchase on the GGP website, Horace Mann earns 20% while the remaining proceeds are reinvested in the communities where GGP's hand-crafted products are made.

You Shop. Amazon Gives.
Horace Mann Partners with AmazonSmile
With holiday shopping underway, visit Horace Mann PTA's AmazonSmile page to get everything you need. We are registered as a participating organization with AmazonSmile, which means that a portion of every purchase (0.5%) goes directly to benefit Horace Mann PTA.

Go to the AmazonSmile link (https://smile.amazon.com/ch/95-6205229) and be sure to share it with your friends, family and on social media.  Every dollar raised through AmazonSmile directly benefits the Horace Mann PTA, which then benefits our kids.

 

Another way to find our account: go to amazon.com  and look up PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. (Horace Mann).

Community Caring
On Tuesday, December 2nd starting at 2:30, there will be an opportunity for middle school students to earn community service hours by making holiday cards.   These cards will be placed in lunches that we make on Christmas Eve and distributed to a local shelter.

 
Family Movie Night
Our movie will be on Friday, December 5th at 3:30pm in the auditorium. The movie will be The Grinch, starring Jim Carrey. Food will be for sale before the movie and there will be baked goods for sale after the movie.
A Big Thanks!
A huge THANK YOU to all who donated books to "Thankful for Books." Horace Mann collected over 250 books for children in need. The books will be delivered to First 5 preschools and shelters in time for Thanksgiving. Thank you to Jill Egerman for leading this cause.

We appreciate all of the volunteers who helped to set up, run, and clean up this year's book fair. A big round of applause to Celina Serrano for spearheading the book fair and for all of her tireless efforts to make it a complete success.

To all of those that donated food to our Holiday Food Drive, the PTA and the beneficiaries of said food thank you most humbly. 
8th Grade Corner

by Monique Gibbons and Donna Alexander

Important Dates for 8th Grade Graduates

For planning purposes, a list of dates has been compiled for events that involve your 8th grade graduate who will attend Beverly Hills High School beginning August 2015. Please take time to put these important dates in your calendar. You can also reference the Beverly Hills High School website for more information: bhhs.bhusd.org

Click here for the dates
Feed the Hungry
by Anna German

The Annual Christmas Eve Feed the Hungry Event will be held at Horace Mann this year. The whole BHUSD community gathers together to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and assemble and pack lunches for the West Hollywood Food Coalition. They then distribute the lunches to the homeless community. We hope you can join us to help spread holiday cheer on Wednesday, December 24th from 10:00-12:00 in the Horace Mann cafeteria. Middle school students will receive community service hours for helping.

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Community Blood Drive
Beverly Vista together with Cedars Sinai is hosting a blood drive at Beverly Vista for a Beverly Hills parent in need.  Breakfast will be served and appointments preferred. Everyone who donates will receive a gift bag so please come out and show your support.   

Donate to Goodwill
Clean out that closet and sort through those toys! On Saturday, December 6th, Beverly Vista is partnering with Goodwill and collecting used items to help fund The Instrumental Music Department.  Simply gather up a bag of clothes or other items and bring them to BV.  Goodwill will be there with a truck and students will even unload your car for you.   
Santa Visits Beverly Hills
After School STAR classes

The City of Beverly Hills Community Services Department, in conjunction with the STAR Education program, is offering exciting after school enrichment classes at Horace Mann school!

 

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BHHS Dance Company Fundraiser
Come support BHHS Dance Company at Fatburger Beverly Hills (474 N. Beverly Driveon Thursday, December 4th from 4:00-8:30 pm.   A percentage of proceeds will benefit BHHS DCO.  Whether dining in or getting take-out, please mention BHHS DCO.

Thank you in advance for your support!
Sporting Goods Needed
The Teen Foundation BH is collecting gently-used sports equipment for an underprivileged school. Look for the big box in the main hallway.
HUSKY FUN FACTS
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