At Horn, children's safety is a priority. The responsibility of keeping our children safe is one we all take very seriously and we enlist your help in supporting the school. Please remember that our school has a nurse and counselor from DePelchin Children's Center that can be of assistance to you and your child.


    Students are taught about Internet Safety and Cyberbullying. Go to netsmartz.org for videos and games to reinforce what has been discussed in school.  


    Below are some sites that might be of help to you in talking with your child about any traumatic event that occurs.  

    Some resources that might be of use to help your child recover from a traumatic event can be found online.

    Resources for Parents following Traumatic Events

    The following are located on Brene Brown's website that she found helpful for talking to children about violence and death:

    And this wonderful advice from Mr. Rogers (shared by Angel Marie):


    "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping." To this day, especially in times of "disaster," I remember my mother's words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers - so many caring people in this world."


    Hallie Immroth sent along the following from Bo's Place.

    For any parents concerned about how to talk to their children about the shootings in Connecticut, the following links may be helpful:

      • "Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shootingAmerican Psychological Association


      • "A National Tragedy: Helping Children CopeNational Association of School Psychologists


    • "Helping Children Cope with Tragedy Related AnxietyMental Health America

    Thank you, Vanessa Flores, principal of Horn Elementary, and Melissa Patin, principal of Mark Twain Elementary for the information.