May 10-12 STAAR Testing Days
May 10- Second Grade Field Trip to Little People Park
May 11- Kindergarten Field Trip to Little People Park
May 12- First Grade Field Trip to Little People Park
May 19- Fifth Grade Field Trip to Little People Park
May 20- Field Day
May 23- Fourth Grade Field Trip to Little People Park
May 24- PBA Party
May 25- Kindergarten Graduation and 5th Grade Graduation
May 26- Last Day of School (Half Day)
Letter from Mrs. Meck
I believe summer heat has officially started; it is hot outside. Please remember to dress your students accordingly and provide them with a water bottle daily.
The teacher’s favorite form of appreciation is words of affirmation. Send them a shout-out!
“On the Same Page!” the HSI Speak up! Speak Out! Team
Dear parents, thank you for your interest in our (free book fair) Reading Realm event, however due to external complications, the event has been postponed to the fall of the 2022-2023 school year. We can’t wait to see you this fall!
Thank you for understanding, Speak Up! Speak Out!”
Thank you so much!
The Speak Up! Speak Out! Team
STEM Summer Camp
Dress Code Reminders
· If a student arrives at school out of uniform or is groomed inappropriately, the student’s parents will be called to bring a change of clothes. The student will not be allowed to attend class until he or she is appropriately dressed.
· Extreme hairstyles (Mohawk/Fauxhawk/Designs Cut and extreme unnatural colors) are not permitted.
· Hair Accessories such as beads, barrettes, and thread wrapped around braids are acceptable.
· Shirts must be tucked in at all times.
· All students must wear the Harmony School uniform shirt. This shirt must be purchased from the school and may not be substituted with a plain red polo shirt or any other type of shirt.
· Properly fitting navy blue, black, or khaki pants/slacks. Black or dark blue fitted belt (optional for K-2). Torn pants or pants with holes are not allowed. This includes pants with fabric under the holes.
· Properly fitting navy blue or khaki shorts or skorts.
· Shorts and skorts must be to the knee or longer.
· Pants/Slacks may NOT be: · Jeans · Cargo-style pants/shorts · Yoga pants, joggers, jeggings, leggings, and/or spandex.
· Shoes may not be: · Sandals, mules, “Uggs,” high heels, boots or Crocs · Heelies (shoes with wheels) · Illuminated or light up.
– cardigans are permitted, the color of navy, red, white, or black. (A cardigan is defined as a knitted sweater fastening down the front, with long sleeves).
· Outwear, such as “hoodies” (any clothing item with a hood), pullovers, or sweatshirts, are not permitted to be worn inside the building. These items must be stored in the student’s locker.
We have a few great programs to help your students progress in their core subjects. Have your students log in during break and throughout the school year to their myharmony portal to get access to all of these great programs.
-Legends of Learning
-Lexia Core 5 (EB students)
– Make Copies
-Decorate a bulletin board
– Reading with students
Somethings you can do to help your child’s teacher at home
– Cutting Lamination
– Creating books
– and More!
May Breakfast and Lunch
Parents must also go to our website and pay the dues:
**Both the form and the dues will need to be turned in if they want to join.
Dear Harmony Families,
From its beginning, Harmony Public Schools has held onto two strong beliefs.
First, that by focusing on STEM, we could help our students better understand their connection to the world around them, and prepare them to help tackle the challenges of our collective future.
Second, that schools work best when parents, teachers, and school leaders are all working together to do what’s best for our students.
Few issues have put those two core beliefs – following science, and doing what’s best for kids – into sharper focus than the issue of protective face masks at our schools.
At Harmony, we firmly believe the preponderance of credible medical evidence proves that masks are a simple and effective way to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our schools, communities, and homes. This is why we frequently and publicly advocate for their use by students and team members – because it’s good science, and it’s what is best for kids.
Today, we would like to share a new Harmony Public Schools mask policy that we believe is strongly based on science and student safety, while also taking into account the legitimate reasons some families may prefer for their child not to wear a mask. We also believe this policy can remain consistent regardless of the outcome of current legal decisions related to mask “mandates” in schools.
Harmony Student Mask Policy
- All Harmony staff members are asked to wear a mask on campus, unless there are medical, religious or other specific reasons that is not possible.
- All Harmony Public Schools students are asked to wear masks on campus. If a student does not have a mask, one will be provided.
- The parents of children who are unable to wear a mask due to medical or other specific issues, including difficulty breathing while wearing a mask, may submit a formal exemption request on Skyward. (This is consistent with our long-standing student Dress Code exemption policy, which can be found on page 22 of the HPS Student & Parent Handbook).
- We are asking that all employees, students, parents and visitors voluntarily comply with this mask policy.
When it comes to masks, there may be no perfect policy for all families. Masks have become one of the more hotly debated issues of our time. The one thing we can all agree on, though, is that we all look forward to a day when no one needs to wear a mask.
In the late spring and early summer, many of us believed that day was close. Unfortunately, it’s not quite here, yet. But by working together, we will get there – hopefully soon.
For now, we’re asking for Harmony to mask up.
It’s good science, and it’s what is best for kids.