• October 2019


    Dear Horbelt Families:


    We are now entering our second month of school for the current school year and are settling into our daily routine.  Every day we work on being upbeat and positive to set an example for our students to follow; we want that to be our standard as we live out our school slogan: “it’s a Horbelt thing” so our children know exactly what that means.  Daily we start off our day with some kind of song about being positive and affecting those around us positively.  This is part of our continued Character Education effort to help our children mature with the characteristics they need to be successful in life!  This also ties to our theme where ”Kindness is our Superpower.”


    Our PTA does a fabulous job in sponsoring many and varied activities for the children.  Through the year the PTA sponsors many fundraisers, some of which help pay for the children’s class trips during the school year. If you would like to be part of your child’s school experience in a positive way, the RLHS PTA is a great way to do just that.   Use the contact information on the web page to find out how you can be part of the PTA at Horbelt.


    For your convenience, I have listed below activities that will take place during the month. They are as follows:


    October 2                     Brain Show


    October 4                     Grandparents Day K-5 during specials

                                       Pre-K  during lunch in classroom


    October 7                      Progress Reports Issued


    October 8                     Fire Truck Visit


    October 10                    Walk-A-Thon                                        


    October 14                    Closed for Students/Prof. Day Teachers


    October 16 & 17            Fall Pictures


    October 16 to 30            Halloween Candy Grams


    October 18                    Pumpkin Patch


    October 22                    PTA Meeting


    October 23                    Bartolini/Gleason - Trip Johnson Farms


    October 24                    Gr. 2 Lighthouse Trip


    October 25                    Student of the Month

                                        PTA Trunk or Treat 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM


    October 28 -                  Winter Wonderland Fundraiser



    October 29                    Coffee with Principal  9:30


    October 31                    HALLOWEEN PARADE 1:30 PM


    An event that everyone looks forward to is the annual Halloween parade and class party. Because of the number of children who have peanut allergies, please remember that if you are bringing in food for classroom parties, no nuts or hard candy are permitted for the children.   Also, if you can send in store-packaged goodies that would be a huge help as well – we have many children with food issues and we need to see the labels to check for the ingredients.   Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. If you have any questions, please contact the PTA Classroom Coordinator or Mrs. Dwyer, our school nurse.  More information about the parade will be sent home shortly.  Weather permitting, the students will march outside for everyone to enjoy.  


    This month will bring the first Coffee with the Principal.  This is to help us forge strong cooperative bonds to work together for the success of our children!  That is tentatively scheduled for October 29th at 9:30 AM.


    As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please see me.




    Joseph J. Saxton, Jr., Ed. D.



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