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PTA President Welcome Letter


August 11, 2019

Welcome Horace Mann Families,


Every year I am amazed at how quickly the start of the school year comes and this year is no exception. Hello and welcome to all of our Beverly Vista, El Rodeo, and Hawthorne families and those who have moved into our wonderful Horace Mann community. The 2019-2020 school year will be memorable as it is Horace Mann’s 90th Anniversary (Oct 6th) and we are marrying our beautiful communities into an inclusive equitable powerhouse! 


The Horace Mann PTA has an amazing year planned ahead with events and programs you’ve come to know and love, as well as a few new ones that we feel will become classics. With the help of our dedicated administration, teachers, and staff our main focus this year is family engagement and to foster meaningful connections within our growing Husky family!


We cannot reach these goals without YOUR help. Just as the PTA is investing in Horace Mann School and your child, we need you to invest in the Horace Mann PTA.


Please become a member of the PTA and donate to the Husky Annual Fund. When you join the PTA you not only become an active voice in the HM community, but you will be informed about what's happening in our school. Horace Mann programs, supplies, equipment, and events are a direct result of our Husky Annual Fund Drive. 


We are asking that families pledge at least $500 per student. We know that it seems like a lot of money, please feel free to contact us to make a payment schedule. Your commitment and donations to our school are essential in giving all of our children a stellar education. Below is a small sample of the programs your donations sponsor: 

            -little huskies talent show                   -dancing classrooms                -lunchtime activities

            -multicultural week                              -makerspace                             -instrumental music

            -science                                                -family nights                            -annual chill & bake off 

                                                                                                                             -PBIS (positive behavioral interventions & supports)                


You can get involved in many ways – by volunteering at events, joining a PTA committee, chairing a community event, or simply by donating to our annual fund. We encourage you to join the cause in whichever way is comfortable for you.  
If you have any specific questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to email us at


With this year being our first as a TK-5 school we have a unique opportunity to mold our school into something spectacular. Farrah and I, and the HM PTA Executive Board can’t wait to see what we can accomplish!
We look forward to a fantastic school year with you all. 




Celina Serrano & Farrah Dodes

2019-2020 HM PTA 

President & Vice President

PTA Executive Board 2019-2020





Celina Serrano

Vice President

Farrah Dodes

PTA Advisor

Misty Johnson


Christina Richner


Julia Grant

Co-Communications VP 

Raquel Dina

Lana Katz

Hospitality VP 

Ana Mayorkas

Co-Room Parents/Volunteer VP 

Jill Egerman

Dina Glucksman

Co-Programs VP 


Jennifer Pedersen

Harim Lee

Co-Community Service VP

Hilla Carrel 

Kelly Hinden

Fundraising VP (corporate) 

Neely Irwin


Martina Zigenfuss


Bahare Yektafar


Azi Vojdani