Principal's Message

Dear Horace Mann Community,

Reflecting on my first year as principal of Horace Mann, I feel so grateful.  I am grateful for the precious children who attend this school and for the families who entrust them to us every day.  I am grateful for the outstanding teachers and support staff here at Horace Mann who gave their all to nurture our children academically, socially and physically all year long.  I am grateful for the generous resources available here in Lakewood, from our beautiful building to the efforts of our generous volunteers.  Finally, I am grateful for the support and assistance I received throughout the year from every corner of our community as I experienced everything for the first time.         Although I  certainly will enjoy summer break, I know that I will be glad when it is time to return in August and begin a new year of learning (with a little bit of fun mixed in, too).  

Looking ahead, in mid-August, families will receive a letter detailing opening school activities and information about class assignments.  I encourage you to welcome the new school year by attending Meet the Teacher Night for students and parents in Grades 1-5 on Tuesday, August 26.  Teachers will greet their new students and their parents as well as outline plans for the school year.  Students are asked to bring their supplies that evening so they’re all set to begin school on Wednesday, August 27.

Kindergarten students will participate in their own orientation and screening activities to begin the school year.  Each student will be assigned a one-hour appointment on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday, August 27, 28, or 29.  Please bring school supplies to your child’s screening appointment.   Kindergarten Meet the Teacher Night will be Tuesday, September 2, at 6:30 pm.

Be sure to let us know if your address changes over the summer.  Before June 13, you may call Horace Mann at 529-4257.  After that, please contact the Lakewood Schools Student Registration Office at 529-4279 or 529-4267. 

Warm regards,

Mrs. Merritt F. Waters, Principal