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Dear Parents, Students and Staff,                                                      October 3, 2016

We are almost two months into the school year. The students are settling into their routines and we are excited about the start of Fall and a fantastic new school year!

 In September our students had health screenings. If you have questions or want more information regarding your child’s results, contact the school nurse at DeSoto Early Childhood Center.

The Boosters are busy, they have school shirts for sale for both students and adults. If you would like to purchase one, contact your child’s teacher. The proceeds from this fundraiser will provide resources for your child’s classroom. If you would like more information about the Boosters Committee, feel free to join them on Thursday, October 13. There will be a Boosters meeting at 5:00 p.m., in the cafeteria at DeSoto Early Childhood Center. The president, Jessica Namik, would be thrilled for your help this year.

 New Horizons students will be participating in some fun fieldtrips this year. Parents are welcome and encouraged to participate. The completion of a volunteer application is required in order to accompany your child on fieldtrips. A volunteer application can be found on the District Website. Completing this form as soon as possible is recommended as getting approval can take up to Thirty (30) days.


10/ 4 – Fire Safety/Fire Department @ 9:00 am at New Horizons

10/6 – Fire Safety/Fire Department @ 9:00 am at DECC

10/10 - Records day, there will be no school for students

10/11 – The Family Nutrition Program from University of South Florida at DECC @ 9:00

10/14 - First Quarter Awards Celebration @ 9:00 at New Horizons; Progress Reports go home

10/18 & 10/19 – New Horizons to The Environmental Learning Lab (outdoor classroom)

10/20 – The Tooth Fairy will visit DECC @ 9:00

10/31 – Professional Development for teachers, there will be no school for students

11/1 – New Horizons to a Fieldtrip to The Heartland Maze, $6 per person

Fall celebration activities will kick-off the week of October 24. As the date nears, teachers will send home more information.  


Best Regards,

Phyllis Clemons, Principal