The Horace Mann PTA provided another terrific opportunity for the school community to come together and enjoy one another's company with the annual ice cream social. Attendance was strong from grades K-5 (and even a couple alums who now attend Harding Middle School).
Thank you to Ice Cream Social Chair Federica Pasquali and the other PTA volunteers who had tables for various fundraisers such as Market Day, Target Red Cards, Coke Points, etc. Thanks, too, to our assistant custodian, Kathy Pandos, for helping with set up and tear down.
In my mind, gatherings like the ice cream social are critical to the success of our students. While we may show up for the ice cream, chocolate sauce and sprinkles, we gain so much more. With greater familiarity with Horace Mann staff and a chance to bond with each through casual conversation, we are building a bond of trust and camaraderie. I believe that these fuller relationships will allow us to succeed as a school community beyond our wildest expectations.
So, please continue to attend the PTA events at Horace Mann. And if you know of families who were not able to be with us for ice cream, please encourage them to attend the Family Dance next Friday (October 3rd from 7:00 - 8:00 pm). Here are a couple photos of the fun: