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Horace Mann is active participant in a number of community events that are meant to get parent and community input.  Any parents or community members are always invited to attend and most meetings will have Somali and Spanish translators available.

- Mann MS hosts a monthly Principal Coffee on the third Thursday of the month in our Parent/Community Room in A-1 (next to auditorium.)  The next coffee is scheduled for January 15 at 7:30 am and 5:30 pm.

- Mann MS participates in the Crawford Cluster Meetings which are currently held at Faye Elementary School Auditorium (soon to be moved to the Mann Parent/Community Center) on the second Monday of the Month from 5-6:30 pm.

- Mann MS hosts in the Crawford Collaborative Meetings which occur on the third Wednesday on the month from 10 - 11:30 am in our Parent/Community Room in A-1 (next to auditorium.) 

Horace Mann parents are invited to help make decisions regarding budget and policies through three formal school decisonmaking bodies:

- The Horace Mann MS School Site Council

- The Horace Mann MS School Governance Team 

- The Horace Mann MS English Learner Advisory Committee

Mann MS will begin to host Parent Workshops sponsored by the Ballard Center in January.  We will be offering parent classes for Somali, Karen, Latino and African American families.  We are looking to partner with San Diego Community College District in offering English as a Second Language and Parent Education classes for credit.  Some parents have expressed interest in forming a Parent Teacher Organization or Education Foundation, if you would be interested in these organization or contributing your time or donation, please contact Debra Bralla at dbralla@sandi.net.  Stay tuned for more details.

Here is the link to the Horace Mann Official Twitter Feed to see the latest photos of what is happening at Mann.

Here is a list of Mann Middle School Community Partner Organizations including resources for refugee communities, free afterschool programs, and other resources for families and students in City Heights and Mid-City.

Link to Crawford AVID's Facebook Page to see the colleges where Crawford Cluster students have been accepted to college.

Link to Crawford Alumni Facebook Page to keep in touch with Crawford Cluster alumni.

A contingent of Mann MS parents, teachers and administrators participated in the Design Thinking Event in October where community and parent ideas such as having a community center and more translators were shared.