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Horrall is a public elementary school that implements a rigorous academic curriculum.

Welcome Back for the 2013-14 School Year!

August 15, 2013

Dear Horrall Parents and Students,

Welcome to the 2013-14 school year; we are all looking forward to a wonderful and inspirational year. As you may have noticed, our exterior painting and fencing projects are nearing completion with a few finishing touches to be completed in September. The office staff and I have been working hard these last two weeks to ensure a smooth opening and the district and site maintenance teams have been hard at work all summer. Thank you one and all! New faces joining our already accomplished and gifted Horrall team bring a passion for this special place where our teachers and staff continue to inspire and make a difference for our students. A warm welcome to Kathleen Lee at TK, Elisabeth Glikbarg at K, Zoya Salameh at 1st, Tim Merritt and Sarah O’Shea at 3rd, Becky Regan at 5th, our new psychologist, Kelly Nystrom and Henry Loh in Speech and Language services.  Felicia Howell will lead our Literacy and Media efforts as our new Librarian. You will now see Becky Celli-Woods in 1st grade, looping with her K’s from last year, and Kathy Bjorkquist in 4th grade. Nichole now greets us as Kristen, which has been her professional name in the past.

Our first day of school is Wednesday August 28th, a minimum day for all students.  As in the past, all Wednesdays will be Minimum Days which are used for teacher planning and professional development.  Please make sure your children are picked up on time on Wednesdays as our office staff and teachers need to eat and prepare for afternoon meetings.

The Minimum Day Schedule is:

                        Grades TK/K and 4th and 5th                                 8:00 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.

                        Grades  1,2,3                                                             8:00A.M.  – 12:00 P.M.

Thursday and Friday of the first week will be full days of school.The full day schedule is:

                        Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten                   8: 00 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.

                        Grades 1-2-3                                                                  8: 00 A.M. – 2:15 P.M.

                        Grades 4-5                                                                      8: 00A.M. –  2:38 P.M.

Upcoming Dates:

            August 19, 20, 21, 22:   8:30-12:00:  CELDT Testing for TK/K  ELL’s  in the Library

            Friday, August 23rd:      1:30-3:00:   TK/Kindergarten Play Date on the TK/K Playground in the front of school

            Tuesday, August 27th:   2:00-3:00:  TK/K “Meet The Teacher” to meet your child’s  teacher and see the classroom

                                                                TK/K Class Lists will be posted on the office door at 1:45             

Tuesday, August 27th, 4:00 PM :   

Grades 1-5 Class lists will be posted at the school entrance. The lists will be available for viewing all evening and before classes begin on Wednesday morning.  Be sure to arrive early if you need to check the lists before school.

Wednesday, August 28th, 8:00 AM:

1st Day of School for all students. It is very important that your child be on time, present and ready to learn each and every school day! It is a Minimum Day; please see dismissal times above.

Principal and PTA Coffee in the LGI at 8:05: Please hug your children and drop them off at their classrooms; they will be fine! Join us then in the LGI to meet our PTA Board, greet and meet each other and sign up for volunteer opportunities.

            Monday, September 2nd:                                   Labor Day – NO SCHOOL

            Thursday, September 5th:        School Pictures  

            Thursday, September 12th,  6:30 P.M. :    Back to School Night Grades TK-5  at 6:00 PM

On the first day of school you will receive our new handbook and many important forms to complete and return. Grades TK-3 Families, please place your new family name placards on the front dashboard of your cars daily to ensure a safe pick up!

Thank you for trusting us and placing your child in our care. This is going to be an inspirational year of for all of our students and families and I look forward to greeting and getting to know each of our new students and families and catching up with all returning students and families.  Don’t forget to review the common dress guidelines on line or in the office. Here we go!


Pattie Dullea

Horrall School Principal


15 de Agosto de 2013,

Queridos Padres de Familia y Estudiantes de Horrall,,

Bienvenidos al año escolar 2013-14; esperamos un año maravilloso y lleno de inspiración. Como ustedes habrán notado, nuestra pintura exterior y el proyecto de las cercas casi están terminados, con unos cuantos toques finales para completarse en Septiembre.  El personal de la oficina y yo hemos estado trabajando mucho estas últimas semanas para asegurar un inicio tranquilo y el equipo de mantenimiento del distrito también ha estado trabajando mucho todo el Verano.¡Gracias a uno y a todos! Nuevas caras se agregan a nuestro dotado y emprendedor equipo de Horrall y traen pasión por este lugar especial donde nuestros maestros/as y personal continúan inspirando y haciendo la diferencia para nuestros estudiantes. Una afectuosa bienvenida a Kathleen Lee en TK, Elisabeth Glikbarg en K, Zoya Salameh en 1o, Tim Merritt y Sarah O’Shea en 3o, Becky Regan en 5o, nuestra nueva Psicóloga Kelly Nystrom y Henry Loh en Servicios de Pronunciación y Lenguaje. Felicia Howell guiará nuestros esfuerzos de Comunicación y Literatura como nuestra nueva Bibliotecaria. Ahora verán a Becky Celli-Woods en 1er grado, subiendo con su grupo de Kinder del año pasado y Kathy Bjorkquist en 4o grado. Nichole ahora es referida como Kristen, como ha sido su nombre profesional en el pasado.

Nuestro primer día de escuela es el Miércoles 28 de Agosto , Día mínimo para todos los estudiantes.  Como en el pasado, todos los Miércoles son días mínimos, los que se usan para desarrollo profesional y planeación. Por favor   asegúrense de que sus niños sean recogidos a tiempo todos los Miércoles puesto que nuestro personal de la oficina y maestros/as necesitan almorzar y prepararse para las reuniones de la tarde.

El Horario del Día Mínimo es:

                                    Grados TK/K y 4 y 5                                                                        8:00 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.

                                    Grados    1,2,3                                                                                 8:00A.M.  – 12:00 P.M.

Jueves y Viernes de la primera semana serán días completos de escuela. El horario del día completo es:

                                    Kindergarten Transitorio /Kindergarten                                   8: 00 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.

                                    Grados 1-2-3                                                                                  8: 00 A.M. – 2:15 P.M.

                                    Grados 4-5                                                                                       8: 00A.M. –  2:38 P.M.

Fechas Venideras:

                  Agosto 19, 20, 21, 22:   8:30-12:00:  CELDT Examen para TK/K  ELL’s  en la Biblioteca

                  Viernes, Agosto 23:      1:30-3:00:   TK/Kindergarten Cita de Juego en el patio de juegos de TK/K al frente de la


                  Martes, Agosto 27:   2:00-3:00:  TK/K “Conoce a tu Maestra”. Para conocer a la maestra de su hijo/a y ver el

                  salón de clase, las listas de TK/K se colocarán en la puerta de la oficina a la 1:45pm

                 Martes, Agosto 27, 4:00 PM :   

Las listas de las Classes de 1-5 se colocarán a la entrada de la escuela. Las listas estarán disponibles para verse toda la noche y antes de comenzar las clases el Miércoles por la mañana. Asegúrense de llegar temprano si necesitan checar las listas antes de clases.

Miércoles, Agosto 28, 8:00 AM:

1er Día de Clases para todos los estudiantes. Es muy importante que su hijo/a esté puntual, presente y listo/a para aprender todos y cada uno de los días escolares. Es Día Mínimo. Por favor vea la hora de salida en la parte superior.

Café de la Directora y PTA en el LGI a las 8:05: Por favor abracen a sus hijos y déjenlos en sus salones; ¡Ellos estarán bien! Acompáñenos luego en el LGI para conocer a nuestro Comité de la PTA, saludarse y conocerse entre sí y anotarse para oportunidades de voluntariado.

                  Lunes, Septiembre 2:                                Día del Trabajo – NO HAY CLASES

                  Jueves, Septiembre 5:         Dia de las Fotos Escolares   

                  Jueves, Septiembre 12,  6:30 P.M. :   Noche de Regreso a la Escuela Grados TK-5  a las 6:00 PM

En el primer día de clases usted recibirá un nuevo manual y muchas formas importantes que llenar y regresar. ¡Familias TK-3o, por favor pongan sus nuevas tarjetas con su nombre en el frente del tablero de su auto diariamente para asegurar que  recojan a los niños en forma segura!Gracias por confiar en nosotros y poner a sus hijos/as bajo nuestro cuidado.

Este sera un año de gran inspiración para todos nuestros estudiantes y sus familias y espero recibirlos y conocer a todos nuestros nuevos estudiantes y sus familias, y platicar con los estudiantes y familias que están regresando.No se olviden de revisar las reglas del uniforme ya sea en la página red de la escuela o en la oficina. !Aquí Vamos!


Pattie Dullea

Directora de la Escuela Horrall


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Reminders for common dress

Dear Parents,
We had a successful start to wearing common dress at Horrall this year. I received several comments from parents and community members that our students look so sharp in their uniforms! As a staff we feel it adds an academic tone and reduces distractions in and out of the classroom. Many parents start shopping now for next year’s school clothes and I want to remind parents of our common dress requirements.

Last year we were very flexible with jackets and sweatshirts. As it turns out, we have many students wearing non-uniform jackets and sweatshirts for the entire school day. This diminishes the importance of the common dress approach and we need to regulate this. All sweatshirts, sweaters and jackets need to follow the common dress code.

Hats: Please leave them at home. If you feel the need for your student to have sun protection, please let your child’s teacher know so we can make accommodations for them to bring their hat and store it in their backpack during class time.

We have added grey to the color of acceptable shirt.




Please remember!

Jackets, Sweaters, Sweatshirts

Grey, Navy blue, or White

-Solid dark navy blue is your best option, many stores will have navy blue solid coats

-No sports team wear
-No logos or graphics
-No black

Pants, shorts, skorts, skirts

Navy blue only

-Solid cargo shorts

-Solid cotton or polyester slacks

-For girls, white or navy blue leggings are acceptable

-No black

-No stripes

-No jeans or denim


Shirts (collared only)

Navy blue, White, or Grey

(We are adding grey this year)

-Solid polo shirts

-Solid long-sleeve button-down collared dress shirts

-No t-shirts

-No logos or graphics

-No tank-tops (shoulders must be covered)

-No long sleeve undershirts of a different color


Family choice

-Toes covered

-Tennis, basketball, indoor soccer, Vans or Converse style

-No wheelies

-No flip-flops or sandals

-No high heels



-Only if parents require it for sun protection and have communicated with classroom teacher

-Bringing a hat to wear at recess needs to be approved by parent and teacher
-Do not bring hats to school unless approved

List of stores to buy uniforms: Target, Kohls, Old Navy, Wal Mart, K-Mart, Sears, JCPenny.

Thank you for helping us maintain a safe and calm school climate for next year!
-Mrs. Dullea

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