Although school was out, Horace Mann saw quite a bit of action this summer! With other Lakewood buildings under construction, we had more summer camps and Recreation Department activites on our campus than in years past. Several very visible projects happened, including the amazing murals painted by our PTA in the library (please stop by and see them after you Meet Your Teacher on August 22 for grades 1-5 and August 25 for kindergarten) and a main office redecoration. Finally, we welcomed several new staff members to our family: Mrs. Allison Martzolf (5th Grade), Mrs. Cassey Rini (Kindergarten), Ms. Katie Testen (Title One), Mrs. Peggy Morris (Library Media Assistant), Mrs. Jennifer Dillman (Educational Assistant), Tammy Viserta (Preschool Educational Assistant), Charlene Edwards (Preschool Educational Assistant), Mrs. Sherrie Tamunday (Lunch/Recess Monitor), Mrs. Colleen Simpson (Lunch/Recess Monitor), and Mrs. Azra Ibrisagic (Lunch/Recess Monitor).
As the new year gets underway, we look forward to the academic and social growth we will make together. I hope you will find ways to be involved in our school community that work for you--please watch social media and your child's backpack for many different options. Do you have ideas for things you'd like to see us emphasize at Horace Mann? As we create a shared vision for our school, I encourage you to contact me to share your high hopes, big dreams and over-the-top aspirations for your family's experience of the elementary years. If we "begin with the end in mind," we can take aim toward our idea of a perfect school.
Welcome to the 2016-17 school year,
Dr. Merritt F. Waters