2021 Kindergarten Welcome Letter
Dear Kindergarten Families,
Welcome to the Horace Mann School Community! We are so happy you selected our school.
At Horace Mann we have a very active PTA, which provides services, support, events and funds in several different ways. You are welcome to join in any capacity.
We do not know exactly what this year will bring but we are busy planning to support the entire HM community.
Our PTA provides funding for enrichment (field trips, co-curricular programming, artists-in-residence, etc,) and additional supplies and materials for teachers’ classrooms. We support the library, vocal music, instrumental music, Lego League, MATH MASTERS, Spelling Bee, service and leadership committees, and other in-school and after-school programs.
We will continue to promote the community with a school directory, yearbook, and PTA website. Our various community building events to have fun, promote education, provide service opportunities and meet other HM school families may look different again this year but we are committed to being of service while following MDE and MDH guidelines. You may always check either the HM school https://www.spps.org/mann or HM PTA https://www.hms-pta.org websites for additional and updated information.
We also encourage families to check with their employers as many offer a company match to the cash donations made by their employees and if you are an Amazon user, go to https://smile.amazon.com and search for “PTA Minnesota Congress 008740 Horace Mann PTA” and designate HM PTA as your charitable organization.
We will have many different volunteer opportunities throughout the year. We have projects that can be done at home or at school. We have a wide range of activities and events. If something interests you, please consider volunteering. A sign-up form and information is included in this packet.
We hope that you sign up to become members of the PTA. In order to provide all the support we do to the school, we need the support of all families. A sign-up form is included in this packet.
We hold monthly PTA meetings at which we provide information about what is happening around the school and discuss subjects pertaining to the many programs we support throughout the year.
The 2021-22 Horace Mann PTA Board,
Karla Lauerman Cummins & Jen Williams, shared firstname.lastname@example.org
Dan Dressler & Mike Axtell, shared email@example.com
Amy Kortuem, firstname.lastname@example.org
Melanie McMahon & Karen Vander Sanden, shared email@example.com
Jill Mack & Joy Collman, shared, firstname.lastname@example.org
Catherine Guglielmo & Allison Broughton shared email@example.com