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.