Perspectives 01-11-19

Free Family Movie Night- Thursday, January 24 Join us at 6pm on Thursday, January 24 for a free family movie night! Bring the whole family and friends to watch Incredibles 1, enjoy a snack and have fun with our HM community!  Thank you to the PTA for sponsoring this event.


Free Family Seminars Coming Up Save the date for two different parenting seminars. Come for a couple of hours to learn about a topic. Connect with other families. Enjoy a free meal and let your children enjoy free child care while you learn. 

  • Tuesday, February 5, 6-8pm. Foundations of School Success: Expectations Help Children Learn This seminar will build families’ trust in their capacity to help their children be successful in school. We will work together and discuss how family expectations and home structure work together to support children’s success in school. Participants will:
    • Recognize the role of values and priorities in supporting children to meet hopes and dreams
    • Discuss and identify factors that help children succeed in school.
    • Learn about the importance of setting clear and reasonable expectations
    • Hear and share examples of how to provide a regular routine.
  • Thursday, March 14, 6-8pm. Understanding Children’s Emotions and Behaviors. We will learn more about children’s brains, emotions, and behaviors so that we understand why they do what they do. We will practice ways to help our children with their emotions, and learn when we should be concerned as parents. Participants will:
    • Learn about how our brains work.
    • Practice mindful parenting skills to pay attention to and understand children’s challenging behaviors and emotions
    • Identify red flags in our children’s behaviors and emotions


Let's get the word out about Horace Mann School Enrollment season is in full swing. Tell your friends and family about your experience at Horace Mann School. Invite them to tour! Easy sign up here: Invite any prospective families to check out the Horace Mann School Open House on Thursday, January 24 from 5:00-6:30pm! Tours will be given and current parents will be on hand to answer questions in the library.


Horace Mann School Spiritwear for Sale Looking for some new kid’s gear? Lands' End now has updated options with the Horace Mann dancing child logo. We are hoping to add hats soon. They have frequent sales this time of year, but our school choices are available throughout the entire year.

  1. Go to Click "school", then click "shop by school".
  2. Enter our school number 900183542 or search by school name Horace Mann.
  3. Choose a gender and from the dropdown grade/status choose "Spiritwear".
  4. You may create an account or just order as a guest.
  5. You may order over the phone: 1-800-963-4816.
  6. You may call/visit the Lands' End Outlet (612-861-4100), 820 W 78th Street, Richfield MN 55423.

Questions contact Stephanie Taggart Stephanie Taggart at or Becky Clifford at


Save the Date for the Silent Auction! The 2019 Horace Mann Live & Silent Auction, “One Small Night for Mann, One Giant Leap for Mann Kids’” will be held on Friday, March 8 at the Harriet Island Pavilion in St. Paul.  Please save the date (and secure your babysitters) to attend this fun, adults-only event! More information and invitations to come. For questions, please email Anne Pavlis at


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Important School Dates Bookmark our school calendar and check it frequently. You can go to and click calendar or use the direct link,


Saturday, January 12

  • 9:30am-2:00pm School Choice Fair at RiverCentre

Monday, January 14

  • 3:00-4:45pm EDL

Tuesday, January 15

  • 9:15am Tour for Prospective Families
  • 3:00-4:10pm Winter Community Education Classes

Wednesday, January 16

  • 1:45-2:30pm “Face Off for Fitness” Student Assembly in the Gym
  • 3:00-4:45pm EDL
  • 6:30-8:00pm Silent Auction Meeting in the Library

Thursday, January 17

  • 3:00-4:10pm Winter Community Education Classes
  • 3:15-4:15pm Landscape Committee Meeting in the Conference Room

Friday, January 18

  • 10:00am All School Assembly in the Gym
  • 12:45-2:45pm Bakken Museum to the 4th Grade

Monday, January 21 No School- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday

Tuesday, January 22

  • 3:00-4:10pm Winter Community Education Classes

Wednesday, January 23

  • 9:15am Tour for Prospective Families
  • 3:00-4:45pm EDL

Thursday, January 24

  • 8:45am-1:00pm 1st Grade Field Trip- Children’s Museum
  • 3:00-4:10pm Winter Community Education Classes

Friday, January 25 No School- Staff Professional Development


Perspective submissions are due by 7:30am on Thursdays. Submissions after 7:30am will be included in the next edition.