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Harry Stone Montessori Academy an IB World School-MYP

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“World Class Scholars: Cultivating Excellence Through Innovation and Adventure!”

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Mission

To prepare youth for lifelong learning through the Montessori and IB philosophies; fostering individual responsibility, mutual respect, self-discipline, and a passion for excellence in order to become inquiring, compassionate, internationally minded global citizens who take action to create a better world.

Week of Dec. 13-19, 2020

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Join us for a mindful moment...Fridays 2:15 p.m. -2:30 p.m.


Register your child here:

https://forms.gle/rRBc4XrWtvVA8smh9

"Paint Like Picasso"

Thank you for signing your child up to participate in our "Paint Like Picasso" event. If your child is attending school for face-to-face instruction, they will be given their supplies before they leave school today. If your child is attending school virtually, you may pick up your child's supplies beginning at 4:15 p.m. today.


***Paintbrushes will be provided to new paint party participants.***

5 Little Reindeer Surprise

  • If your child is attending school for face-to-face instruction, they will be given a '5 Litte Reindeer' surprise Friday, December 19, 2020.


  • If your child is attending school virtually, you may pick up your child's '5 Litte Reindeer' surprise beginning at 4:15 p.m. until 5:15 p.m.


***Please contact your child's teacher for more information.***

Montessori Material 'Pop-Up Shop' Virtual Supplies

  • If your child is attending school for face-to-face instruction, they have been given their individual Montessori materials.


  • If your child is attending school virtually, you may pick up your child's supplies beginning at 4:15 p.m. until 5:15 p.m.


***Please contact your child's teacher for more information.***

Dear HSMA Community,


As I reflect on the first part of the fall semester, I am grateful that we are one community. We are a community with high standards for education and shared values of kindness, respect, and love.


Thank you for all of your support endured 2020. I hope you and your loved ones have a peaceful winter break and a prosperous new year.


Honored to serve,


Niki Jones

Let There Be Peace On Earth - Voices of Hope Children's Choir (Virtual Choir)
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A December to Remember...

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Monday, December 14, 2020

  • MYP Students "A" Day

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

  • MYP Students "B" Day
  • Orchestra Strings Practice (Virtual Students ONLY) - Mr. Smoot- 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. SIGN UP HERE...
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
  • MYP Students "A" Day
  • '5 Little Reindeer Activity' - Pre k-5th Gr. Students - Circular Dr.- 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
  • Virtual Montessori Student Materials 'Pop-Up Drive Through' - 4:15 p.m -5:15 p.m. (Please contact your child's teacher for additional information.)
  • Orchestra Strings Practice (Virtual Students ONLY) - Mr. Smoot - 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. SIGN UP HERE...
Thursday, December 17, 2020
  • MYP Students "B" Day
  • "Paint Like Picasso" - 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. - Ms. E. Martinez
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Friday, December 18, 2020
  • MYP Students "B" Day
  • "HSMA Cheerleaders Virtual Performance" - 1:00 p.m. - Y. Fuller/J. Washington
  • "STOP and Yoga" 2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Coach Hockenberry & Yoga N Da Hood (Pre k-8th Gr. HSMA Students ONLY). Registration information will be sent via Remind.
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International-Mindedness Cultural Experiences

'PAINT LIKE PICASSO'

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Created and Hosted by Ms. E. Martinez

Not an artist? No worries! This will be a step-by-step portrait painting. Spanish artist Pablo Picasso is one of the co-creators of Cubism. No matter how young or old, all will enjoy learning about one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. Join us as we 'Paint Like Picasso.'


We will provide the canvas, paint, and paintbrushes for first time participants. We will provide a canvas and paint for returning participants.


We have a few sets of materials available, so sign up soon. Thank you!


Date: 12/17/2020 (Thu.)

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm CST

Location: HSMA Virtual World

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2020-21 HSMA Uniform Closet Assistance Program

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After School Program (Fee Associated Program)

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After School Paid Program - English

Click here for information about our new after school care provider. (ENGLISH)

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After School Paid Program - Spanish

Click here for information about our new after school care provider. (Spanish)

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HSMA Safety and Contact Tracing Protocols

Open this document to review our mitigation steps for addressing COVID-19 at HSMA.

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Dec. 20th - Winter Break Begins

Jan. 4th - Campus PD; Staff returns from Winter Break

Jan. 5th - Students return from Winter Break

Jan. 7th - PTA Board Meeting - Virtual

Jan. 11th - Site-Based Decision Making (SBDM) Team Meeting - Virtual - Spanish and ASL Translation will be provided.

Jan. 12th - PTA Meeting - Virtual - Spanish and ASL Translation will be provided.

Jan. 18th - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, No School

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Student Birthday Recognition

We would love to recognize and celebrate your child(ren)'s birthday on our morning announcements. However, we have not collected all of the Photo/Video Releases from you. If you would like for us to recognize your child(ren)'s birthday on the morning announcements, please send the following information in an email:


To: Njones@harrystone.org.

Subject: Birthday Recognition-Announcements


Name:

Date of Birth:

Favorite Color:


If you'd like us to include a picture, please send it to the email.


Your submission of the requested information gives HSMA and Dallas ISD the authorization to post your child(ren) name and/or picture during our morning announcements.

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Administrative Team

Niki Jones - Principal

Tiphanie Paige-Assistant Principal

Maria A. Hernandez - Assistant Principal

Elvira Ortiz - Office Manager

ReNeice Reed - IB Coordinator

Kristi Coleman - Counselor

LaSonja Coleman - Counselor

Rosia Roberts - Media Specialist

Robert Hawkins - Facilities Manager

Rochelle Allen - Stone Cafe' Manager

A. Keysha Hunter - Nurse


Community Partners

SBDM Team Chairperson - Sara Mokuria

HSMA PTA President - Tess Blackburn

Dad's Club President - Jose' Hernandez

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