Wednesday Mail

May 9-13

Upcoming Dates

Upcoming Dates

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

Letter from Mrs. Meck

Dear HSA FW Families,I am so proud of our third through fifth-grade students they have been working hard all year and put their knowledge to the test this week. Each and every one of them should be proud of their growth this year, no matter the score they receive.

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.

Thank you,

Mrs. Meck

Staff Shout Outs

The teacher’s favorite form of appreciation is words of affirmation. Send them a shout-out!

Summer Reading

Summer Reading

We often get questions about what is a good book for my student to read in the summer.

This link will help you decide what book your students can read based on Lexile score or Lexile range or even by grade level and ability.

https://www.texasassessment.gov/find-a-book.html

Morning Traffic

Morning Traffic is still a huge concern. If you are not going through the car line you must get out of your vehicle and walk the students to the crosswalk. If it is after 7:25 am you must walk them into the building. We have way too many students and cars all over the parting lot from 7:25 am – 7: 35 am.*Encourage you to come around 7:10 am there are very few parents going through the car line. We have a large rush at 7:00 am and 7: 20 am- 7:30 am

Unifroms for Sale

Unifroms for Sale

We are selling blue and teal uniforms for a discounted price. 

  • 5 for $30
  • 4 for $25
  • 3 for $20
  • 2 for $15
  • 1 for $10

Red uniforms will be $5 each.

Proof of Residency

It is that time of year again. If you have not submitted your proof of residency, it needs to be updated each year. Please log into Skyward and upload the utility bill as soon as possible.

Field Day

Please help make Field Day 2022 GREAT!! Here is this year’s Sign-up Genius. All donations can be given to Coach Pacos at any time (unless you have signed up for a time slot for ice). https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D44A9AA28ABFF2-field2If you are looking to volunteer at Field Day, please fill out the google form below so the front office can start working on creating visitor badges. If you have not volunteered yet this year, please stop by the front office with your ID so that they can scan it.

https://forms.gle/yJ5wz12UG7udeU7G9

 

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“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

 

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Dress Code Reminders

We are having a lot of issues with the dress code. A reminder that all parents signed the handbook agreeing to these expectations.Students are expected to arrive in proper school uniforms every day, display modesty and neatness, and take pride in their uniforms.

· 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.

Personal Appearance

· 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.

 

Uniform Top

· 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.

Pants

· 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.

Footwear

· Shoes may not be: · Sandals, mules, “Uggs,” high heels, boots or Crocs · Heelies (shoes with wheels) · Illuminated or light up.

Outerwear

– 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.

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Online Software

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.

K-2

-Amplify Reading

-RAZ Kids

-Dreambox

3-5

-RAZ Kids

-NoRedInk

-NewsELA

-ALEKS

-Exploros

-Legends of Learning

-Lexia Core 5 (EB students)

Parent Volunteers

Our teachers are working harder than ever this year and would love your help with the minor tasks added to their daily to-do list. If you are interested in volunteering on campus or at home, please reach out to your child’s teacher.Some things you can do to help your child teacher on campus

– Make Copies

– Laminate

– Folding

– File

-Decorate doors

-Decorate a bulletin board

– Reading with students

-and More!

Somethings you can do to help your child’s teacher at home

– Cutting Lamination

– Folding

– Creating books

– and More!

May Breakfast and Lunch

PTO

PTO

Don’t forget to sign up for PTOhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdPBRyDt1WhUKrbsK9dwXsuDgZqzUdDoGqjWVRCC1L2XkUuog/viewform?usp=sf_link

Parents must also go to our website and pay the dues:

http://ptohsa.weebly.com/join.html

**Both the form and the dues will need to be turned in if they want to join.

Think College Thursday

Think College Thursday

Tomorrow is “Think College Thursday” every Thursday students can wear college T-Shirts with their uniform pants.
Mask Policy

Mask Policy

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

(Effective DATE)

  1. 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.
  2. All Harmony Public Schools students are asked to wear masks on campus. If a student does not have a mask, one will be provided.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.

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Board Approved 2022-2023 School Calendar

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