Wednesday Newsletter

11-14-18

Campus Leadership


Administrators:


Jennifer Kolb- Campus Principal: jkolb@harmonytx.org

Sofieh Hopovac- Dean of Academics: shopovac@harmonytx.org

Timothy Clark- Dean of Students: tclark@harmonytx.org

Coordinators:

Kim Chinchilla- Operations Manager: kchinchilla@harmonytx.org

Heather Gregory- Engagement Coordinator: hgregory@harmonytx.org

Asha Bell- Testing Coordinator: asha.bell@harmonytx.org

Kyla McDade- Special Education Coordinator: kmcdade@harmonytx.org

Tamara Yarborough- ESL Coordinator: tyarborough@harmonytx.org

Milada Kazazic- GATE Coordinator & Teacher: mmedinic@harmonytx.org
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MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND VOLUNTEER...

  • Register today https://harmony.voly.org and check out the many available opportunities.
  • We are needing volunteers for: lunch room duty, morning traffic duty, gardening club, robotics club, computer lab helpers, Book Fair workers, concession stand workers for the Fall Carnival
  • email hgregory@harmonytx.org with questions

SCHEDULE YOUR VISIT TODAY...

  • click on the home visit link above to be directed to the HPS PATH website for more information about Harmony's home visit program
  • Please schedule a home visit today
  • email hgregory@harmonytx.org with any questions

CLUBS

CLUB FEES ARE DUE BY THE FIRST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH IN THE FRONT OFFICE


  • You can pay by the month ($20 per month per club). If you pay monthly, the club fees are due the first Friday of every month.
  • You can pay for the second semester ($80 Jan. - May).

HSA PTO - BECOME A MEMBER TODAY...


  • The next PTO meeting will be Thurs. Nov. 1.
  • PTO meetings will be the first Thursday of every month.
  • Like PTO on Facebook @harmonygarlandpto to get more up to date information.

Traffic Reminders and Updates

  • Parents this is a friendly reminder to follow the traffic pattern and complete the circle around the high school. We understand that the lines are long but this is for the safety of all our students. Your patience is greatly appreciated.
  • If you are interested in volunteering for drop off or pick up duty, please email hgregory@harmonytx.org.


Drop-Off

  • The doors do not open until 7:20 am. (please be aware that students are not being monitored if you drop them off before this time)


Dismissal

  • At 4:15 students are moved to the front for late dismissal; please drive around to the front to pick them up.
  • STARTING MONDAY OCT. 1ST STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT PICKED UP BY 5 PM WILL BE PLACED OUTSIDE THE BACK DOOR TO WAIT UNDER THE AWNING.
  • If you need to make arrangements for your child to stay later, Zenith Learning After School Program is available. Call 713-988-9600 or go to www.zenithlearning.org to register your child.

Dress Code Reminders

1. Uniform shirts should be worn at all times. They must be tucked in. A long sleeve shirt that is plain black, blue, red, or white may be worn as an under shirt.

2. Navy blue, black , or khaki pants NO JOGGERS

3. Neutral colored belt (black, brown, navy, tan)

4. Shoes: sneakers or dark colored lace up shoes or loafers NO BOOTS

5. Harmony fleece jackets ( can be ordered in the front office until Oct. 19) or plain colored cardigans (white, navy, or red) ONLY can be worn in the classroom

**LIGHT JACKETS MAY BE WORN UNTIL THE FLEECE JACKETS COME IN - NO HOODS AND THEY MUST ZIP OR BUTTON IN THE FRONT

6. Spirit dress on Friday ONLY(jeans can only be worn with a spirit shirt OR college t-shirt).

Parents: PLEASE TAKE A LOOK


  • Our lost and found is overflowing. Please stop by the school or have your student check for any missing items.
  • Some of the items include: lunch bags, water bottles, jackets, and instruments.
  • THESE ITEMS WILL BE DONATED AT THE END OF THE MONTH IF THEY ARE NOT CLAIMED.
*Lost and found is located in the front lobby next to the vending machine.

LUNCH NEWS

Students are not allowed to purchase a la carte items if their account has a $0 or negative balance. If they are purchasing a milk, we will allow them one charge as a courtesy. The Lunch Clerk will inform the student and parent that there must be funds in the meal account for a la carte purchases. The next attempt to purchase a la carte items will be denied until the account shows a positive balance.

The district charge limit applies to reimbursable meals only and not a la carte purchases.

SKYWARD

Skyward offers a convenient feature where parents can set low grade alerts to be sent directly to your email. Please login to Skyward on a regular basis to see assignments and grades. As always, do not hesitate to request and schedule a conference with your child's teacher. Effective and pro active home/school communication is one of our most powerful tools for student success.
  • link for Skyward How To Guide for Progress Report Access

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XANNYDeJ2I0&feature=youtu.be

  • link for Skyward Account Alert Settings

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tt0qLVSJxZ4

BIRTHDAY CELBRATIONS

Page 11 Section M in the Student Handbook


- Parents, guardians and/or designee may bring in any food product that is store or restaurant bought (prepackaged or in a sealed container). Food cannot be “home-made”.

- The principal or other school designee shall have discretion on when to allow the consumption of the food products within the school day.

- Teachers are required to notify all parents prior to the approved celebration date in case of dietary restrictions.

- The food products cannot be consumed or provided to students before meal periods, during meal periods, or in areas where reimbursable meals are served and/or consumed.

-Parents, guardians or designee must notify the school administration in writing 5 school days in advance if they would like to bring in any food product for their child’s birthday celebration.

Upcoming Events for November, December, and January

Nov. 15 - Spirit Night at Chuck E. Cheese 3:30-9:00 (Garland Location)

Nov. 19 - 23 Thanksgiving Break

Nov. 26 - Pajama/Sock Drive for Johnathon's Place Starts (STUCO)

Nov. 26 - Grade level Spelling Bee lists will be given out

Nov. 27 - Harmony Giving Day

Nov. 28 - Wear purple for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness

Nov. 30 - PTO Parent's Night Out 6-9 PM (see flyer below)


Dec. 1 - Harmony Garland VEX IQ Robotics Tournament (spectators are welcome)

Dec. 4 - NEHS Induction Ceremony

Dec. 6 - PTO Meeting/Musical Performance 2nd - 5th grades

Dec. 13 - Passport Night/Artome Art Show

Dec. 18 - Cici's Spirit Night (Garland on Lavon)

Dec. 20 - New Spelling Bee list will be given to class winners

Dec. 20 - Holiday Class Parties/Early Dismissal

Dec. 20 - Students can wear pajamas for $1

Dec. 21 -Jan. 4 Holiday Break


Jan. 7 - Staff Development (no school for students)

Jan. 10 - PTO Meeting

Jan. 11 - Awards Assembly for 2nd Quarter

Jan. 15 - School Wide Spelling Bee

Jan. 17 - Cici's Pizza Spirit Night (Garland on Lavon)

Jan. 21 - Holiday-no school

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MAP DATA

  • Now that MAP testing is complete, the reports will be coming home. Please see the parent reference sheets and guides to help you better understand the data.