On Thursday, 11/4, from 6:00-7:00 we have a “Transition Night” planned for the parents of our “graduating” students. As our students near kindergarten age, we need to plan for the next stage of their education. At the Transition Night, we will review the procedures that are used and discuss what options are avaiable. Representatives from many of our school districts will be present to talk with parents about details that are specific to their district. We will also have representatives fromt he Black Hawk Area Education Center to explain their services. This is an exciting time in the educational career of our children. It can also be a scary time for parents! We hope that by providing parents with this information that we can answer any questions families...
On Friday 10/29 our SKIP and EDR students will be participating in our annual Fall Festival. The committee is planning several activities to include craft projects, treats, and music. When plans are finalized, we’ll send home a flyer with the details. Read More →
It doesn’t seem possible that the 1st quarter will be over in a little over 2 weeks! Wow, how time flies! On Thursday, 9/30 and Friday, 10/1 we will hold our fall Parent Conferences. This year, times will be from 11:00 to 7:00 on Thursday, and 8:30 to 1:00 on Friday. Your child’s teacher will be arranging conference times with you. As an added feature this year, we have arranged for a Parent Educator from StarNet to provide a parent seminar on “Issues for Siblings of Disabled Children”. We have had multiple questions from parents regarding this issue. The seminar will be from 5:30-6:30 on Thursday, 10/30. We will have some light refreshments and chilcare available. We think this is a great opportunity for our parents. If you would like to take advantage...
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NewsRock Island Elks Donate to HMELC
Al Nesseler, Sarah Greim, George Johnson and Ron Smith Members from the Rock Island Elks Lodge #980 presented a donation of $1,000 on August 30 to the Horace Mann Early Learning Center for much needed fencing around the Adaptive Play Area at the school. Elk member Mr. Al Nesseler donated an additional $500 toward the purchase of a swing for special needs children. “We are so grateful for the Elks and their generosity – they have been helping us with our needs at the Special Kids In Preschool program for many years,” said Interim Principal Sarah Greim. Pictured L to R: Al Nesseler, Sarah Greim, George Johnson, Ron Smith. Read More →
Sign up for our email hotline!
We encourage all parents and staff to sign up for the HMELC Email Hotline. This is a quick and easy way to get important notifications, including school emergency closings, meeting reminders, event notifications, etc. At the HMELC homepage, follow the School Links tab to the hotline link. Instructions are included on the link. If you have any questions or need assistance, do not hesitate to contact our office or the district technology staff. Read More →
HMELC Spirit Wear
The HMELC Spirit Wear is ready to be ordered! On Friday 9/3/10 we will be sending home (with the school newsletter) an order form for HMELC Spirit Wear. This is your first opportunity to order t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, and long-sleeved shirts. We think you’ll find them to be quite nice looking! We will have samples of the t-shirts displayed in the main office. Please submit your order form to the office or to your child’s teacher by the end of school on 9/13/10. Payment for your order must accompany the order. Read More →
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