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Bedtime Stories
6:30 PM  
HM Library 
PTA Meeting & BINGO Night
6:30 PM 
Middle School Community Service
2:30-3:15 PM
Cafeteria Patio 
PTA News
by Tina Wiener, PTA President  

We're off to a terrific start this year and so much is due to the amount of involvement and enthusiasm we've had from the parent community at Horace Mann. Our final PTA Bistro will be taking place on Monday, August 31st at 8:30am on the topic of Construction. The first two Bistros with Mr. Oaxaca have been standing room only; I cannot encourage you enough to attend these morning meetings to get educated on issues affecting the school and your children.

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Pizza Party Alert - Join the PTA Now to Win

Neely Margo-Irwin and Dan Irwin challenge you to be the first class to reach 100% PTA membership participation. Who's up for the challenge?! The first class to reach 100% participation wins a pizza party for the entire class.
These are the classes that are currently in the top five for participation: Ms. Goldstein (K), Ms. Kreshek (5), Ms. Pearce (3), Ms. Shin (2), and Ms. Stradford (5). Let's get that healthy competition going!

Don't miss out on this great chance to support the Horace Mann and to win your class a free pizza party!

Save the Date
On Saturday, October 31st Horace Mann will be hosting Husky Haunt, this year's fall festival. If you are interested in volunteering or learning about sponsorship opportunities, please email More details to come.

Beverly Hills Science Fair

The First Annual Joint Science Fair for Horace Mann and Beverly Vista is set for Wednesday, October 14th. All K-8 students are invited to submit their experiment to the science fair for a chance to win!

Explore the world around you, do experiments, and learn how to work like a scientist! Start thinking about your science experiment and watch this video for inspiration!

Check out to sign up, get inspired, and to learn more specifics.

Reflections 2015reflections
The National PTA Reflections art program supports student success and serves as a valuable tool for building strong partnerships in our school community. Celebrate arts learning in your school community with Reflections.

The theme for the 2015-2016 school year is Let Your Imagination Fly. Click here for rules and guidelines and download an entry form here.

Giving Back to the Community
by Caitlin Carter

We have many activities coming up at Horace Mann, such as Bottles for Bed Nets, trick or treat for UNICEF, a canned food collection at Thanksgiving, a toy drive in December, and the Feed the Hungry event on Christmas Eve. In addition, on every middle school early dismissal day, students will gather on the patio outside the cafeteria to participate in activities such as writing holiday cards or thank you letters to veterans from 2:30 - 3:30.

Keep an eye on the PTA's monthly newsletter and e-blasts on Sunday for upcoming opportunities to become involved.

8th Grade Corner
We can't believe that our little ones are already in 8th grade. In order to celebrate their accomplishments we are planning a number memorable 8th grade graduation events. There will be an informational session at back to school night this Tuesday, September 1st. Flyers were also distributed in class on Friday. Please make sure you review the information and submit the requested information back to us through the 8th grade graduation box in the front office.
Building Bridges - Construction Update
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 
Box Tops for Education
by Celina Serrano

I hope you have been saving your Box Tops all summer. Our goal this year is for every student to bring in five Box Tops a month. That equals $0.50 per student every month. By the end of the year we should earn over $2,000. Teachers collect Box Tops in class and there is a collection box in the main office.

One Wednesday a month we will collect Box Tops on the playground in the morning. Box Tops come on all sorts of products. Have your extended family and friends save them for you too.

Each class that turns in at least $7.00 (70) worth of Box Tops a month will be entered into the PTA sponsored raffle. Your class could win a popcorn party, Popsicle party, or amazing prizes! Please contact Celina Serrano at with any questions or if you would like to help.

More info can be found at
Seeking Corporate Sponsors
Do you know some one who owns a business? Consider asking them to be a corporate sponsor of Horace Mann School. They can choose from five sponsorship levels. Sponsorships can also be in-kind donations. Contact the Horace Mann PTA Fundraising Team at,, or
Grade-Level Socials
Get to know the families in your child's class!

During the months of September and October, each grade level will be hosting a social so that families can have a chance to mingle and get acquainted, outside of school time. The 3rd grade class kicked off this program last Friday with a fun-filled family playdate at Roxbury Park. Over 40 families turned out to enjoy the afternoon with games (led by our amazing 3rd grade dads), snacks, and great camaraderie.   

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Volunteers - We Need You!

Thanks to all of you who signed up to volunteer this year for our back-to-school event using Sign-Up Genius!  It's a terrific way to find parents to help out for an hour or two at large events which the school is hosting.

We are still looking for a few parents to take on leadership roles in the following areas. Contact if you are interested in getting involved.

After School Tutoring

S.T.A.R. Class Registration
To Russia with Love
by Matisse Love (HM alumna)

The Bolshoi Academy in Moscow just offered me a three year contract with their school to train and to become a graduate of theirs. The Bolshoi Ballet Academy is THE MOST famous, the most exclusive, and one of the oldest schools in the world. It's like the Harvard or Yale of ballet!

To help offset the costs of tuition, travel, pointe shoes, online schooling, etc., I have set up this GoFundMe page. Please consider donating any amount you can. 
Water Conservation
California is experiencing its fourth straight year of drought. Horace Mann PTA encourages you to find ways to cut your water usage. Click here to learn more.

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The name "Husky" is derived from "esky" meaning Eskimo.