HSE Tiger Tribune

September 20th - 24th, 2021

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Picture Day! Monday, September 27th

**Wear uniforms**

Order forms will go out tomorrow.

Drive Safely - for Your Kid and for Others

There have been some scary close calls both in our parking lot and on Gessner...we don't want an accident to occur that could hurt our students, families, or staff.

  • Drive SLOWLY in our parking lot - slow enough that if a kid darts out between cars, you can stop (the 10 seconds you save speeding through isn't worth a life)

  • Obey the School Zone speed limits

  • Watch the accelerator as you move in pickup lines and especially when exiting our parking lots - we have seen people "lead-foot" it out of our lots and almost hit pedestrians and other cars

  • DO NOT park across the street and walk to get your student. There have been very devastating accidents at the Brookhollow intersection - and people coming over the bridge may not see a pedestrian in time to stop

Take Five with Ms. Johnson, K-2 Assistant Principal

Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life? Tracee Ellis Ross, she's dynamic, hilarious and a snazzy dresser!

How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? 45 minutes on a good day

What kitchen appliance do you use every day? None for everyday use, but my air fryer gets used at least 3x a week.

What's your favorite fast food chain? Carrabas :-)

What's your favorite family recipe? Sautéed salmon stuffed with crabmeat over angel hair pasta

Homeroom Parents Needed


If you are interested in helping out your student's classroom, email hsepto@gmail.com for more information on being a homeroom parent.

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HSE Tardy Policy

Dear Parents,

Please be reminded that it is the parent’s responsibility to discuss the school’s tardy policy with their child, reinforcing the student’s ability to be responsible for arriving to class on time and most importantly, it is the parent’s responsibility to bring the student to school on time.

Starting Monday, 9/27/2021, parents who bring their children to school after 7:45 a.m. must park their car, enter the building, and sign their child in at the front office.

Families can refer to page 19 of the Student & Parent Handbook for more details. Below are the consequences for multiple tardies:

  • 1-3 Verbal warning to parents
  • 4-5 Written warning to parents
  • 6-9 Conference with parents
  • 10+ Parent must meet with principal or designee and submit a letter explaining the reason(s) for the excessive tardiness. Failure to meet this requirement may result in the school filing a case with Child Protective Services.

Boys' Soccer Team Tryouts on Thursday

Coaches Murat and Mr. K are hosting tryouts for this years boys' squad!

5th-8th Grade Boys

Thursday, September 23rd | 3:30-5:30 p.m.

HSE Field

Bring shoes/cleats, shorts, shin guards, water bottle, sweat towel, and anything else you might use on the field.

Questions? Email ykahraman@harmonytx.org

HSE cheerleaders are hosting a trash bag fundraiser!

Help support your HSE Cheer team and purchase trash bags, you know you need them!

There are two ways to order...print and turn in an order form (https://tinyurl.com/CheerTrashBagOrderForm) to Mrs. Massey or find an HSE Cheerleader and order from them directly!

We truly appreciate your support for our Lady Tigers and their Competition season!

Noetic Math Contest Registration is Open

The Noetic Learning Math Contest (NLMC) is a semiannual problem-solving contest for elementary and middle school students.

Paper-based Math Competition (held at HSE): November

Registration Ends: October 15th

Grades 2-8

Fee: $25 (click here to register and pay)

Click here for more information and to work on practice problems

Email nmikeska@harmonytx.org with any questions

Students who cultivate an interest in math early on are better prepared to excel both in school and in their careers. It's COOL to be good at math!

PTO Fundraising Opportunities

Our PTO is busy behind the scenes doing great things for HSE. Want to help? Check out all the opportunities for fundraising!

Click here for flyer

Spirit Shirts for Sale

The PTO has SPIRIT SHIRTS available for purchase!

Visit the HSE PTO store here : https://hsehoustonpto.square.site/s/shop

Shirts can be picked up on the front patio Mondays from 7:15 am until 8:15 am and after school from 2:00 to 3:45 pm. You can also pick up your shirts on Wednesdays from 7:15-8:15a.m. and after school from 2:00-3:00p.m.

GATE Parent Nominations Open

Have you heard of our GATE program? Here at Harmony School of Excellence we have a high number of students enrolled in this program that gives GT students a positive self-concept, works on relationships with others, and strategies to develop critical and creative thinking skills for independent, self-directed learners.

If your child is in Kindergarten or newly enrolled this year and you want to see if he/she qualifies for GT Testing; please fill out the Parent Nomination Link below!

Click here for Parent Nomination Form

SPANISH- Fall 2021 GT Nomination Form

Questions? Email nmikeska@harmonytx.org

Basketball Tryout Dates Set

5-8th grade Girls Basketball Tryouts

Tuesday, October 5th | 3:20-6:00 p.m.

HSE Gymnasium

5-8th Grade Boys Basketball Tryouts

Thursday, October 7th | 3:20-6:00 p.m.

HSE Gymnasium

Questions? Email richard.medina@harmonytx.org

See you on the court!
Coach M

Society of Women Engineers Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day 2021

6th-9th Grade Females: The Houston Area chapter of Society of Women Engineers is excited to announce that student registration for this year's Introduce a Girl to Engineering (IAGTE) is now OPEN!

IAGTE is a free, all day event providing interactive workshops to expose girls to different disciplines of engineering. The event will be virtual, on Saturday, November 13th, 2021. This year's theme is How Far WE've Come - Advancements in STEM and how Women in Engineering (WE) contributed!

  • Hands on activities will be provided to all registrants to follow along the day of the event.
  • A keynote speaker will speak about the advancements they have seen themselves in their STEM related careers and what they think the future will look like.
  • There will also be a parent/educator program where we will provide tools to help teach girls STEM and how to keep them engaged.

For more information about the event, as well as to register, check out our website!

Join Our Team!

Come be a part of our awesome HSE family! We are searching for certified teachers and would love to have you join us.

Current positions include SpEd, ELA, and Elementary teachers. For job postings and information, go to https://harmonytx.org/careers. To apply for a position, go to https://harmonytx.org/employment-opportunities.

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New Front Office Hours

**2021-2022 HSE Front Office Hours**

M, T, Th, F: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. | 4:00- 4:30 p.m.

W: 8:00 am. - 1:30 p.m. | 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

The office and front lobby will be CLOSED during drop-off (7:00-8:00 a.m.) and during dismissal (W: 1:30-3:00p, all other days: 2:30-4:00p)

Parents will not be allowed to wait in the front lobby while the office is closed.

*Late students arriving after 7:45 a.m. must have a parent/guardian sign their student in at the table on the front patio

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Harmony Mask Policy

Harmony Mask Policy

(Effective Immediately)

  1. Masks will be required for all persons inside Harmony Public Schools buildings and transportation services (ex. buses). If an individual does not have a mask, one will be provided.
  2. For students and staff members who are unable to wear a mask, a mask exception form is available in each student and staff member’s Skyward account.

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. Thank you.


Emin Cavusoglu, M. Ed. | Area Superintendent | Houston North