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Incoming Kindergarten Playdate & Potluck
5:00 - 7:00 PM - Location TBC 
New Families & Kindergarten Orientation
2:00pm - HM Playground  
Grand Opening Welcome Back Celebration
3:00 - 6:00 PM - HM Playground  
A Letter from Our Principal
by Dana Findley
I am so pleased and proud to be named the principal of the best K-8 school, Horace Mann. Already being part of the Husky Nation, I know how special and how important the students, parents, staff, and community are to the overall educational development of our children.

We have a long tradition of academic excellence, as well as a commitment to teaching strong moral values and positive leadership. I am excited to partner with our outstanding PTA, School Site Council, and highly-trained staff to ensure that Horace Mann continues to be the most wonderful community school ever.

It is my intent to continue to provide a nurturing environment for all our students to flourish both academically and socially. This year will be brilliant as we move into the future together! Go Huskies!
Grand Opening Welcome Back Celebration

IAmHM! Summer Adventure Challenge
We want to see what all of our Huskies get up to this summer; let's take #IamHM around the world! Print out this sign and take it with you on your summertime adventures. Take a photo or a short video of yourself, declaring "I am HM" and upload it to your social media using #IamHM. Send a copy to to be featured in our Welcome Back video.
HM Technology Drive
Click here or on the image above to find out how you can help contribute to bring much-needed technology into your child's classroom.
Building Bridges - Constructions 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 
Science Fair 2016

Reflections Art Contest
The theme for the Reflections program this year is "What is Your Story?" This arts education program is open to all K-12th grades.

For an entry form and contest rules, click here. You can also click here to read more about this wonderful national PTA program. 
Earning Easy Money for Horace Mann - Box Tops and
It may be summertime but that doesn't mean you should stop collecting Box Tops for Horace Mann. Continue gathering them and bring them when school starts again. Go to the Box Tops 4 Education website for more information on this great program and to see participating products.

With back-to-school shopping coming up, 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 goes directly to benefit Horace Mann PTA.
Go to the  AmazonSmile link and be sure to share it with your friends, family and on social media.  Another way to find our account: go to and look up PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. (Horace Mann)  
The supply lists for each grade can be found here. To make shopping easier we've also put together school supply shopping lists for 1st through 5th grade found on Amazon here; just enter 90211 in the Parents search box and  you will see Horace Mann listed. 
Kindergarten Summer Playdate
Incoming kindergarten students and their families are invited to a summer playdate on Tuesday, August 9th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. The location is to be confirmed but you can contact Neely Irwin at 310-980-1028 or email for more information. It will be a potluck dinner so bring something yummy to share. We're excited to welcome you to the Husky Nation.
In the Community
Organization and Study Skills Workshop
On August 8th and 9th, Beverly Hills Foundation is working with Team Tutors to offer a study skills and organization workshop to 5th-9th graders. The registration deadline is August 2nd. RSVP by contacting: or 323-356-6160 x7.

Afterschool Tutoring

Consider enrolling your student for the fall session of tutoring held in Horace Mann's cafeteria every Tuesday. Registration begins for residents on August 8th and for non-residents on August 15th.  Click here for more information.

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