Horace Mann School

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About PTA

Horace Mann School PTA
The PTA (Parent Teacher Association) is our school’s all-volunteer, parent/teacher partnership organization. Our teachers and administrators rely on our support to enhance and enable the academic and social experience for all students at Horace Mann, K-8.

The challenges of delivering quality education are daunting. With shrinking budgets, increasing class sizes, government mandates, the PTA is more important than ever.

The PTA Benefits Everyone

PTA addresses issues that are important to parents and our school administrators. We fight for full funding, quality teachers, and capabilities for our school to thrive. More than 85 research studies conducted over the past 30 years prove that kids do better when parents are involved. Grades are higher and test scores improve. With better schools, the entire community thrives.

Become a Member & Become Part of the Solution
Membership is open to everyone. Joining the PTA allows you to not only be informed about what's happening in our school, but to also to have an active voice. Your involvement will show your children the importance placed on their education. Donations to our PTA are the most efficient and cost effective way to get money directly into your child’s classroom! Your commitment provides a link between home and school. Involved parents understand the challenges that our school faces and become part of the solution.

PTA-Funded School Programs & Activities

By becoming a member, your membership fees and donations pay for our school’s more than 25 robust programs and educational events, essential classroom instruction, materials and enrichment activities. Below is a list of just some of those programs and activities:

Chess Club, Debate Club, Horticulture Club Science Olympiad/Math Counts
PC & Mac Computer Labs Purple Pages, Agenda, Yearbook
Science & Technology Lab (STEM) Ballroom Dance
STAR Education/Science Enrichment Musical Instruments
Library Books & Magazine Subscriptions Science Fair
Family Educational Nights School Beautification Projects
Field Trip Transportation Service Learning Programs
Performing Arts Assemblies Teacher Appreciation Luncheons
Multicultural Week Activities Technology and Upgrades
Bedtime Stories Supplemental Classroom Materials
Movie Nights Auditorium & Sports Equipment
Kindergarten Lunch Bunch Activity Kart School Opening Orientation
Class Enrichment Programs (Science, History, Math)  

PTA Organized & Fundraising School Programs and Activities

Hundreds of parent volunteer hours are spent not only the programs above, but also planning, organizing, and working for these 11 fundraising programs and activities:
  • PTA Pledge Drive
  • Spell for Success
  • Scholastic Book Fair
  • Fall Carnival
  • Teacher Time Auction
  • Benefit Concert – Talent Show
  • Husky Social Nights
  • Year End Party/Event
  • Reflections
PTA 2016-2017 Goals
  1. Continue to improve communications; advocate a "parent-friendly", all-inclusive environment for new and existing members.
  2. Build the spirit of community by involving 100% of our parents in volunteer activities at Horace Mann.
  3. Strengthen fundraising efforts to meet the evolving needs of the school environment and to continue to provide programs which supplement the academic and creative interest of students.

PTA Meetings

As parents all of us are busy, but we do respectfully ask that you find one way to contribute. We highly encourage you to join our meetings to voice your concerns and contribute your ideas to better our school. Meetings will be held on Thursdays once a month in the school cafeteria (@ 6:30pm or 8:30am).
  • August 18 – 6:30 pm
  • September 15 – 6:30pm
  • October 20 – 8:30am
  • November 16 (Wed.) – 9:00am
  • December 15 – 6:30pm
  • January 19 – 8:30am
  • February 16 – 6:30pm
  • March 16 – 6:30pm
  • April 20 – 6:30 pm
  • May 18 – 6:30pm