Welcome to Horace Mann Elementary! I am excited to join the Horace Mann family and eager to begin our new 2014-15 school year. Your child is going to have positive learning experiences with many happy memories. We believe that every child can achieve academic success and have a deep personal commitment to making that happen.
Here is a little bit of information about Horace Mann Elementary. Our learning community serves children in Pre-Kindergarten, Transitional Kindergarten, and Kindergarten through sixth grade with close to 1,300 students. We support our children to work together, to be good listeners and collaborate with others by sharing their thoughts, ideas and solutions.
Our children articulate their thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written and nonverbal communication skills to communicate. They are curious, interested and often wonder why – Horace Mann children are critical thinkers. We nurture our children to “think outside the box,” they interact with new knowledge and create authentic projects to deepen their knowledge. Our children are active creators of new knowledge – they are always asking questions, exploring, and reflecting on what they learned. Teachers engage our children in meaningful learning experiences outlined by our national Common Core State Standards.
We work together to provide a nurturing and collaborative learning community that supports ALL children. Your child’s safety and education is our highest priority. We really care about your child’s attendance, behavior and academic achievement. Our talented teachers engage our children in high quality instruction. They work together to plan direct instruction lessons, frequently check to make sure your child is understanding the concept and regularly adjust instruction to make sure your child is learning.
This new school year, we set out on a journey of academic excellence by working together, establishing high expectations and equipping our children with 21st century skills so that every child is learning at their maximum potential.
But we can’t do this alone. We need you -- our dedicated parents, committed to partnering with our school to support our children. Our home-school partnership will help allow us achieve our goal of academic excellence. We are depending on you, parents, to be interested and involved in your child’s learning. We encourage you to volunteer in your child’s classroom and be a part of our Parent Teacher Association (PTA), School Site Council (SSC), or English Language Advisory Council (ELAC). These partnerships help our school better serve your child.
I am confident that we have the dedication, determination and desire to give our personal best to every child. Now you know who we are and where we are going together. I am happy to listen and talk with you, please visit our school, call me or email me.
Your partner in education,
Dr. Amanda Segovia Hale