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Welcome Fall!

DeSoto Early Childhood Center/New Horizons

Principal, Phyllis Clemons

318 North Wilson Avenue, Arcadia, Fl. 34266

Telephone: (863) 494-9303

Fax: (863) 494-9030

November 2, 2015


Dear Parents, Students and Staff,

It is hard to believe the first quarter has come and gone already!


Our Fall Celebration was a success! It was great to see all of our students and their parents enjoying the festivities on October 30. A special thank you to DeSoto Middle School Honor Society for coming out to New Horizons to celebrate with our students. We enjoyed your visit!


We had our first SAC/Boosters meeting and elected new officers. We look forward to good things coming from these folks! All parents are asked to participate and join in. The more participation, the greater the success for our students. November 12, will mark our second Boosters meeting at DECC starting at 5:00, in the cafeteria. Come on out and meet our new officers and see what they have planned for the coming months!


As we look forward to the next quarter, we have much to celebrate and share.

November 11: Veteran’s Day Parade (Downtown Arcadia, Oak Street 10:00 am)

November 16: Professional Development Day (no school for students)

November 23-27: Thanksgiving Holiday (no school for students)


The month of November always marks the time to be thankful. In keeping with that tradition, my staff and I are truly grateful for the opportunity to work with your children and all the families that are a part of DECC and New Horizons. We are fortunate to have your support and partnership.



 Best Regards,

Phyllis Clemons, Principal