January 13 Wednesday Mail

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Please read the following announcements carefully as well as any attached flyers.

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4th Grade Family Dinner

Attention Families!

This Spring HSB will be hosting grade level family dinners on Friday evenings. The first one will be next Friday 1/22 from 5-7p in the East cafeteria. HSB will provide gyros, and families can bring desserts. This is a time for parents to eat and chat with teachers and administrators. Be sure to mark your calendars!

You can see all activities on the activity calendar on our website under Academics> Calendar> Activity Calendar.

4th grade students and family,

Please join us on Friday, January 22nd at 5:00 pm for dinner with the 4th grade teachers, students, and parents. We hope to see everyone there!
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Parent Survey

Attention All Parents:

Can you believe we are halfway through our year? We want to hear from you! Please take a moment to complete our mid-year district survey by following this link:

parent survey link english version

parent survey link spanish version

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MLK Jr. Day-No School!

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr., we will not have school on Monday, January 18th.
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PTO meeting

Attention Parents!

Next Tuesday 1/19 at 5:45p we will have an informational PTO meeting. We will discuss the mid-year survey, the Comprehensive Needs Assessment, Parent Conferences, Spring testing, College Board, and more. Please plan to be there!
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2nd Quarter Awards Ceremony

The 2nd Quarter Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday January 15th in the gym at the following times.
2nd - 5th grades - 9:30
6th - 8th grades - 1:00
9th - 11th grades - 1:20 in the west cafeteria
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School-wide Spelling Bee Winners!

Congratulations to all of our contestants and participants in our 4-8th grade school-wide Scripps spelling bee!

We would like to recognize our winner and runner-up for the spelling bee that was conducted on Wednesday, January 13, 2016.

First Place: Mehdi Mirza (8th Grade-Air Force Academy)
Runner Up: Rumaisa Ahmed (5th Grade-John Hopkins)

Mehdi Mirza will advance to the regional spelling bee and compete against other winning students from schools throughout the Dallas area. Congratulations for all your hard work and dedication!

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Spring GT Testing

The window for Spring GT Nominations is now open! The testing window will be open from Feb. 1st- March 31st. All new and returning students are eligible to apply. Parents or teachers can nominate- please use the forms under the Academics> Gifted and Talented tab.
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2014-15 TEA School Report Card

Dear Parents,

TEA has posted the 2014-15 School Report Cards. This will show the state accountability ratings which are based on four performance indexes: Student Achievement, Student Progress, Closing Performance Gaps, and Postesecondary Readiness. We are happy to report that HSB exceeded the Target Score for each index and received the Accountability Rating of Met Standard. We also received 2 Distinction Designations in Mathematics and Social Studies.

You can view the entire report on the TEA website or by clicking this link:

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5th Grade Sky Ranch Trip Meeting

We will have a mandatory parent meeting on Thursday, January 21st from 5-6 pm for those who will be attending the Sky Ranch Trip. Please be sure to attend if your student will be going on the trip.

5th Grade Sky Ranch Trip

Calling all 5th grade students and parents!

Just a reminder that if you are interested in having your student attend the upcoming 5th grade Sky Ranch trip taking place February 29-March 2, 2016, please be sure you turn in your Sky Ranch Parent Letter and the Permission Form to Ms. Chung or the front office no later than Friday, January 15th. Cost to attend this trip is $165 per student. The 1st payment will be due on January 15th. Should you have any questions, please contact Ms. Chung at ychung@harmonytx.org. We hope all of our students will be able to attend this fun-filled, educational trip!
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Disaster Relief Free Dress Fundraiser

Aid the victims of the tornadoes that struck Garland and Rowlett and enjoy free dress! For a minimum $2 donation, students will be able to purchase free dress wristbands for Thursday, January 7th and Thursday, January 14th. Wristbands will be sold at lunch. Students, please remember that free dress attire must NOT violate the student handbook rules! Hoodies are not permitted even on free dress days. Thank you in advance for your support of this important disaster relief effort!
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PSAT Scores Available!

Attention all 8-11th graders!

PSAT scores are available for viewing starting 1/7/16 by going to studentsocers website

. You can view your scores to see if you are on track for college readiness, see a list of skills required, send your scores to Khan Academy for personalized practice recommendations!

Please see Mr. Abaci or Mrs. Redmond with any questions.

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Spring 2016 Clubs Enrollment

Students will be able to enroll in clubs for the Spring semester. Club fees are $50 per student/semester. Siblings will receive a discount of $25. Please see the attached club enrollment sheet for further details and the list of clubs being offered. If the club reaches the maximum enrollment number, your child will be waitlisted.

Please make club payments at the front office by this Friday, January 15th.

Clubs will carry on next week January 11th through 15th for students who enrolled first semester.

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Europe and Spain Trip 2016 Spring Break

Dear students, parents and staff,

We are inviting you to join our traditional Spring Break Europe Trip. As Harmony DFW cluster, we are going to have trip to Spain and Turkey during spring break. This trip is offered to students (8-12 grades), Parents and Staff.

Please click on these links below for more information:

Trip Flyer

Europe Trip Presentation

Tentative Itinerary

Interest Survey

Application Form

Please contact Mr.Kilich at sukrukilic@harmonytx.org for more details.
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Nurse Reminder

All medications must be given to front office or the nurse by the parent not the student.Medications must have signed form from Dr with medication name on form.

This applies to over the counter medications also

Thank you for your help in this matter for the safety of all our students

Nurse Carmen

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