Horace Mann School's "Journey to Success" begins . . .!
by Principal Dana Findley

To start our students off on their "journey to success," we will be partnering with Harper for Kids (HFK), a children's non-profit organization founded by Peanut Louie Harper and Tim Harper. We will be incorporating into our character education program HFK's Youth Character Development Program, which is based upon legendary UCLA Coach John Wooden's Pyramid of Success. HFK introduces Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success life skills through his children's book, Inch and Miles: The Journey to Success, which Peanut collaborated on.

A Letter from the PTA President 
by Jamie Halimi, PTA President

On behalf of the Horace Mann PTA Executive Committee we would like to welcome you to the 2016 school year. This will undoubtedly be an unforgettable year for our students, teachers, and administrators. A brand new building, shiny new classrooms, and technology that rivals any other public or private school, should make all of us proud of our new school.

Horace Mann Community Discount Card
Click here or on the image to the right to learn more about how you can help earn money for Horace Mann by shopping at local vendors.

The Horace Mann School 2nd Annual Chili Cook Off and Craft Fair is fast approaching. Do you think your chili has what it takes to impress the judges and crowd? Enter the competition today! We are also having a cookie contest! Food, Crafts, music, holiday shopping, family fun for all! Saturday, October 15th from 1-4pm Chili Cook Off & Craft Fair from 10am-5pm. Sign up here to enter the chili contest and if you would like to be a craft vendor, then click here. 
Annual PTA Membership Drive
When you participate in the Horace Mann PTA, you and your family benefit tremendously. Nearly 100 studies over the past three decades have proven repeatedly that parent involvement improves students' grades and scores. When you donate to the PTA, you are supporting a wide range of programs. With local private school tuition ranging from $10,000 to $40,000 per year, we ask you to remember that, while a public education is free, a great education costs money. Each of our children deserves a world-class education. Please contribute the maximum amount that your family can afford. Our goal is $500 per student,
which equates to about $3 per day of the school year. Click here to donate online today.

A Science Fair family information night will take place on Wednesday, September 7th at 6:30pm. Come learn more about what fun science things you can study and research for your project. You can RSVP for this event by logging on to Facebook and clicking on this event. 

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. 

STAR Afterschool Classes
Fall Session: September 12th through November 10th.
Registration begins August 29th. Click here to see what exciting classes your student can take.
Tutoring Available
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.

Construction Update
For any questions or concerns about construction, the Horace Mann Construction Hotline Number is 310-882-3066. Progress in Pictures
Scholastic Book Fair

Coming in November!
Husky Fun Fact
Huskies are as smart as a two-year-old human!