Harmony Science Academy-Waco
May 12, 2021 Issue 28
STAR Students for this week....
Looking Ahead: Important Dates
5/11-13th-In Person 3-5th graders STAAR Tests
5/18-20th-Virtual 3-5th graders STAAR Tests
5/27- PreK and 5th Grade certificate ceremonies
Harmony wants your input for Fall 2021
Harmony Public Schools is conducting a planning survey to learn more about which learning setting – in-person or virtual – parents would prefer for their children this fall. Your family's input is critical. To participate, please choose either the English or Spanish survey below:
TESTING REMINDER from MS. BLAKLEY
Tuesday, May 11 STAAR Math 3rd-5th grade IN PERSON STUDENTS
Wednesday, May 12 STAAR Reading 3rd-5th grade IN PERSON STUDENTS
Thursday, May 13th STAAR Science 5th grade IN PRSON STUDENTS
Tuesday and Wednesday will be asynchronous for 3rd and 4th grade (NO LIVE ZOOM CLASSES)
Tuesday-Thursday will be asynchronous for 5th grade (NO LIVE ZOOM CLASSES)
- Get a good night’s sleep. (9-11 hours)
- Eat a good breakfast. If you want breakfast at school, please arrive between 7:15 am and 7:30 am.
- Be on time to school: Students should be on campus no later than 7:45 AM. If you are running late, please call 254-751-7878.
- Make sure to bring Chromebook to campus.
- Students should not bring cell phones or smart devices. They will NOT be allowed to use them on campus.
HPS DFW/WACO DISTRICT WELLNESS PLAN COMMITTEE MEETING & TRIENNIAL ASSESSMENT
We invite all parents, students, staff and other community stakeholders to attend Harmony Public Schools-DFW/Waco District Wellness Plan Committee meeting and triennial assessment. The meeting will be held virtually on May 12th from 4:00pm-5:30pm. We will review our current District Wellness Plan (located on the website of each campus) in regards to nutrition education, Smart Snack Guidelines, fundraisers, exemption days, classroom parties, etc. as well as complete our triennial assessment as to how well the policies indicated in the wellness plan were implemented. If you are interested in joining, please register at the link below. We look forward to your attendance. For questions or additional information, please contact Linda Moore at LMoore@harmonytx.org.
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
This week in Pre-KB we are reviewing all letters A- Z, reviewing numbers (1-20), reviewing basic colors, reviewing basic shapes and 3D shapes, working on sight words, working on rhyming, and compound words. We also will try to start reading small sentences. The countdown begins, we only have 13 days of school left. Let’s have a GREAT week!!! -Ms. Bateman
This week in Pre-K C we are reviewing our letters and talking about beginning sounds and rhyming words. We will also be discussing weight. Ms. Ingroum
In Math we are learning how to count money.
In Social Studies we will be reviewing past lessons.
In Science we are learning about Turtles!
FIRST GRADE TEAM
ELA- This week we will be spelling words ending in 'y'. We will review text features, making connections, and poetry. On Friday, we will take our end of unit CBA #10 Test. Please remind students to read for at least 20 minutes each day. -Ms. Brown
This week students will continue our unit on Biological Evolution. We will be studying life cycles. Please check dojo regularly and make sure students are completing all assignments with a 70 or higher. Be sure to watch for egg-citing news this week! Our eggs have begun hatching!-Mrs. A. Martinez
2A/C ELA- This week we will be finishing up Module 10: Many Cultures, One World (wk 2). We will review open and closed syllables, story structure, and making/confirming predictions. For Grammar and Writing, we will learn about prepositional phrases and how to write a "Thank You" letter. This week is STAAR week and I'd like to wish our 3rd-5th graders luck! Parents, I'd also like to thank you for showering me with gifts last week. I felt the love! It is an honor to be a part of each and every one of my student's academic growth. I truly am blessed to be their teacher! Please remember to pack your child's water bottle every day. The end is near, please be on time and present every day. Thank you! -Ms. B.Martinez
ELA-This week we will take the STAAR Math and Reading tests. We will review all tested STAAR TEKS. Students will be working on spelling words with the -er, -le endings. We will take our end of unit CBA #10 Test. Please remind students to read for at least 20 minutes each day. -Ms. Brown
This week students will take their CBA over our unit - Plants & Animals. Please check dojo regularly and make sure students are completing all assignments with a 70 or higher. Be sure to watch for egg-citing news this week! Our eggs have begun hatching! -Mrs. A. Martinez
We will read chapters 1-2 in "The Littles." We will make inferences as we read. We will also work on writing this week to describe the different characters in the novel.-Mrs. Driver
We are STAAR testing in-person students this week and our virtual learners next week. After testing, we still start working on our Vacation project. We will be budgeting, researching and planning a European trip!-Ms. McCaig
This week students will continue our unit - Organisms and Environment. We will be studying inherited traits and learned behaviors. Please check dojo regularly and make sure students are completing all assignments with a 70 or higher. Be sure to watch for egg-citing news this week! Our eggs have begun hatching!-Mrs. A. Martinez
4B In-person students will be taking the STAAR test for reading and math. Online students will be asynchronous Tuesday and Wednesday. They will need to complete all Exit Tickets for their classes. We will begin a new book study on Thursday.-Ms. Swanner
This week, in person students will take the Math, Reading, and Science Staar Test. Next
week the online students will take all 3 tests. Students can prepare by working through
Education Galaxy, studying all of their notes, and practicing facts using Rocket Math.
Thanks for all of your help this year!-Ms. Piscacek
This week in science we will be reviewing for and then taking the STAAR test.
In social studies we will be studying the post civil war reconstruction. What would our country be like if President Abraham Lincoln lived to direct the reconstruction.-Mr. Walton
We are working on the author's purpose this week in Reading. The in-person students this week are working on completing their STAAR Testing, Next week the Online students will come to school to complete their STAAR Testing. Please continue to check School Story and Class Story in Dojo for all announcements and important dates. May is here and I know everyone will finish strong. A Reminder that Attendance is important and Exit Tickets are required daily for attendance. Please make sure your student is completing all missing work, Exit Tickets, and coming to zoom with cameras on.
Thank you for all you do!-Mrs. Dunford
A Note from Coach Kelly:
With 3 weeks left until school is out please ensure that students check grades on Schoology and you may also check grades in Skyward. All makeup work for PE is in the Quarter 4 folder for students to make up. 4C STEM is the same.