Perspectives 12-13-19


Horace Mann School Logo Wear

Looking for some new clothing with the Horace Mann logo?


Online: Go to You can create an account, sign in to your account, or choose "Shop Now" to shop as a guest. 


You can find our school using the Preferred School Number Search: 900183542. Start shopping with your personalized product checklist. Shop now via the direct link:


Phone: You can call 1-800-469-2222 and reference your student’s our School Number 900183542, grade level and gender. Their team of consultants are available 24/7 for assistance.


Principal Litwin Seeks Help for School Choice Fair 

The School Choice Fair is an event for prospective parents. It takes place on January 25, 9:30am-2:00pm, at the Union Depot. Our school has a booth. Teachers help staff the booth and share their persepctive.

The principal could use help in two ways.

  1. We seek parent volunteers to help staff the booth to share their perspective. No experience necessary, just an enjoyment in chatting with others and sharing your Horace Mann stories. You could take a shift from 9:30-11:45am or 11:45am-2:00pm. Please email Principal Litwin with your interest.
  2. Our booth also has some tablecloths and a banner. They are very wrinkled. If you are willing to do some ironing to help out, please email Principal Litwin with your interest.

PTA Sponsors Special Speaker on Child Safety

The Horace Mann School Parent-Teacher Association is sponsoring a speaker on Tuesday, January 14, 6:30-8:00pm. Alison Feigh from the Wetterling Foundation will present: Teachable Safety Skills: Replacing Myths with Facts.


You will receive answers to questions like, "How do I talk to children about personal safety without scaring them to death?"


This presentation provides current information about various safety concerns children and teen are facing today, both in-person and online, and how to educate youth on those concerns in a positive way.


School-Age Childcare provided by 5th Grade Ambassadors.


The Horace Mann Silent and Live Auction is Roaring into 2020!

Mark your calendars and call your sitter!  The Horace Mann School Silent and Live Auction will be held on the evening of Friday, March 20, 2020.


This year's event will be held on the University of Saint Thomas campus in the James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall. 


Please watch for flyers coming home soon with additional information on this fun annual night out for Horace Mann parents.  If you have questions or would like to volunteer or donate items, please contact Allison Broughton ( or Amy Colaizy Hannigan (  


Give Feedback on Budget for Next Year

Take the SPPS budget survey before December 20th.  St. Paul Public School district is conducting a survey to guide financial decisions for the district.  Your voice matters to Horace Mann and our community.  Please consider taking this 2 minute survey to inform the district on what matters to you and your family. There is an open-ended question about additional priorities at the end of the survey.

The survey is available to you right now by clicking here.

More survey information is available here:


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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,


Monday, December 16

  • 7:45am-1:45pm Lindskoog Field Trip to Belwin
  • 2:00-3:45pm EDL

Tuesday, December 17

  • 2:00-3:10pm Community Education classes

Wednesday, December 18

  • 2:00-3:45pm EDL

Thursday, December 19

  • 2:00-3:10pm Community Education classes

Friday, December 20

  • 12:40-1:40pm 4th Grade Mini-Courses

Monday, December 23-Friday, January 3

  • No School Winter Break

Monday, January 6

  • Classes Resume
  • 2:00-3:45pm EDL

Tuesday, January 7

  • 2:00-3:10pm Community Education classes
  • 6:30pm PTA Family Volunteer Service Planning Meeting in Library

Wednesday, January 8

  • 2:00-3:45pm EDL
  • 6:30-8:00pm PTA Meeting in the Library

Thursday, January 9

  • 2:00-3:10pm Community Education classes

Friday, January 10

  • 8:00am-1:00pm Junior Achievement in a Day led by CliftonLarsenAllen

Perspective submissions are due by 8:00am on Thursdays. Submissions after 8:00am will be included in the next edition.