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Bedtime Stories
6:30pm - Library 
Bottle Sort for Bottles for Bed Nets
3:30pm - Cafeteria   
PTA Meeting & Game Night
6:30pm - Cafeteria   
Parent/Teacher Conferences 
2:30-3:15 - Cafeteria
Letter from Our Principal

by Principal F.J. "Harvey" Oaxaca

It is time to begin a new year and with these new beginnings come renewed expectations for a successful year. During this time of year, it is always great to reflect on previous progress and set new goals for success. I would encourage each of you to spend time with your families truly reflecting on the great moments from the past year, remembering that there is always something to be thankful for even if times were not as we had hoped. I know that as our staff returns we will be spending time reflecting on our instructional practices and celebrating the successes we have had thus far.

As we reflect, we also begin anew and we re-evaluate where we are academically, then set new goals to ensure that we will be ready for academic success by the end of this school year. Goal-setting is a time honored tradition each new year but should not only happen in school but also at home. Here is an article with some tips on how to set effective goals for students: 10 Tips for Setting Successful Goals with Students.

"Race to Nowhere" Movie Screening


Please join the Beverly Hills community at the viewing of the exciting documentary "Race to Nowhere." This is an adult-only activity as the content could be disturbing to children. There will be a panel discussion afterwards. Click the image or here to buy your tickets now. On February 10th we will have a showing of the follow-up film "Beyond Measure."

Here's what the New York Times had to say about the environment in which students live these days.
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.

8th Grade Corner
The year is halfway over and graduation will be here before we know it. Be sure to stay tuned here  on the 8th Grade Corner on the Horace Mann website. For your reference, a list and description of important dates to note can be found here.
Principal for a Day
On January 5th, Zoe Normington was Principal for a Day. She was chosen as our elementary school representative as a part of the PTA Membership Drive. Zoe was drawn from all the students whose parents were a part of the PTA in November.

"Principal" Zoe with Principal Oaxaca
Fresh Produce at Horace Mann
Start 2016 with an abundance of healthy fresh foods for your family!

When you participate in our school's farm-to-school program you can pick up a box of all ORGANIC fresh fruits and vegetables for your family to enjoy, and every box comes with recipes and tips too.

Discover new foods and enjoy the sweetest apples you've ever had! You can pause or cancel at any time, and every week that you do get a box, our school's PTA gets money back. Sign up online at and use the coupon code NY16 for 16% off your first order.

Pick up your box on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:20 (Hamel gate).  
The Gift of Memories - Buy a Horace Mann Yearbook AND an Ad Today!
There's nothing else like it; our yearbook captures all of our traditions, memories, and moments. Our yearbook makes a great gift. Give your student the gift of memories with the Horace Mann yearbook. Just $55.00. Click here to purchase one today.

8th graders do not need to purchase a yearbook but are encouraged 
to buy an ad since this is a true keepsake for 8th graders.

You can purchase ads for yearbooks through Jostens by clicking here
In the Community

Beverly Hills Academic Tutoring Program is currently open for registration for the Winter and Spring sessions.

After School Class Registration 
The City of Beverly Hills Community Services Department, in conjunction with the STAR Education program, is offering exciting after school enrichment classes. Winter session November 30th, 2015 thru February 19th, 2016. Click here to register and look for the after school flyer in the Horace Mann front office. Don't miss out on popular classes!

Huskies will wrap their tails around their faces while they sleep; their breath warms their tail and protects their nose and face from the cold.