TIGER NEWS

September 20, 2019

HARMONY SCHOOL of TECHNOLOGY

3203 North Sam Houston Pkwy West, Houston TX 77038

Tel: (281) 444-1555 Fax: (281) 444-1015

Upcoming Events/Próximos Eventos



  • Friday, September 27th-Bingo Night
  • Sunday, September 29th- 17th IFLC (International Festival of Language and Culture)
  • Friday, September 27th- Due for the GT Referral Forms
  • Saturday, October 26th-Hispanic Heritage Festival

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You are cordially Invited to the 17th International Festival of Language and Culture "Colors of the World"



IFLC is a premier organization for promoting world languages and cultures.

It is dedicated to cultivating artistic self-expression among youth and creating a platform from them to share their cultural heritage with peers around the world.


The International Festival of Language & Culture (IFLC) is an annual celebration of language diversity that showcases talent from across the globe.


The IFLC first started in 2003 with only 17 countries participating. As of today, over 2,000 performers and production members from more than 160 nations have taken part in our events.


Onstage, young students offer song, dance and inspiring storytelling around themes of compassion, respect and mutual understanding. Offstage, in every city we visit, our performers enjoy opportunities to engage with members of the local community, explore unique educational experiences and build lasting friendships. It’s the IFLC way of raising hopes for world peace.


The 17th annual gathering of the International Festival of Language and Culture (IFLC) event will continue in Houston. IFLC students now is getting ready for Houston. More than 50 students from 20 countries will take to stage with song, dance, poetry and more in Houston.

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AFTER SCHOOL CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS!

The T.E.A.M Club, Planeteers Club, Show Choir Club, Health Club, UIL club, Destination Imagination club, Math Enrichment club, Hispanic Culture club is canceled due to a lack of participation. You can either get your money back or sign up in one of the available clubs.

Note: If you have missed the registration for after-school clubs and are still interested in finding out which clubs still have spots available, please contact the specific club sponsor or Mrs. Tas aysetas@harmonytx.org (Engagement and Support Coordinator) to find out more.

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KARATE CLUB


Class begins September 30, 2019 Every Monday from 3:00PM – 4:15PM


Students MUST be picked up by 4:30PM

Deadline for Registration and Payment is 9/30/19

Only $100/Semester – Price includes Uniform and Handbook


Payment Methods:


Checks: Please make payable to SSofMA


Credit/Debit Card Payments: https://squareup.com/store/ssofma


Additional questions please contact us at 281-781-3573


Please read the registration form for more information.


Karate Club Registration Form


Video Link

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)



The application packet is due no later than last Monday in October. No exceptions. Hand to Ms. Bacon in Room 660 or to the front office in Building A. Check to make sure that you have completed and included all parts of your application.


* NJHS Nomination Information

Message from Music Teacher



Dear Parents,


I hope your kid(s) enjoying the music class. It is being only three weeks, but they

already made a lot of process in their singing skills.

Last week we started on the first song for the concert that is going to take place in December.

We are singing from a vocal score, and I would like to emphasize the importance

of keeping their music well organized to ensure the quality of instruction time.

Unfortunately, not all the students brought to my classroom the requested 3 rings

binder. This is meaning that their music is disorganize and all over the shelfs in the

music classroom, or they already lost it. Keeping the music well prepared and

ready to sing at any moment is an important part of the class participation.

Please be advised that if your child still won’t have a binder for music by the

next week his/her weekly participation grade will be deducted by 15%.

I truly appreciate your cooperation in this regard and hope to see a binder for

music in my classroom ASAP.


Thank you.

Mrs. Larisa

Music Teacher

Hispanic Heritage Festival

Dear Parents/Guardians;

We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting our 1st Hispanic Heritage Festival for our Harmony Schools North Houston family on Saturday, October 26th from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Our intention is to promote greater awareness and appreciation among our students, parents, and staff for the different Hispanic cultures represented in our community. In turn, we are optimistic that this will promote greater respect for cultural differences. We invite all of our HST families to join us on this upcoming event for celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

It will be a fun day! Raffles, Pinatas, Live music Mariachis, Chinelos de Morelos, Coco characters, a Parade of flags, students performances and much more.

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080545AAAE22A3FE3-1sthispanic1

Thank you!


Estimados padres / tutores;

Estamos encantados de anunciar que seremos anfitriones de nuestro 1er Festival de la Herencia Hispana para nuestra familia Harmony a nivel de escuelas del norte de Houston. Este evento se llevara a cabo el sábado 26 de octubre de 2:00 p.m. a 6:00 p.m. Nuestra intención es promover una mayor conciencia y aprecio entre nuestros estudiantes, padres y personal por las diferentes culturas hispanas.

Esperamos contar con su activa participacion y presencia ese dia. Se entregara muestras de comida completamente GRATIS a todos los asistentes . Sera un dia inolvidable lleno de diversion Sorteos, Pinatas, Musica en vivo Mariachis, Chinelos de Morelos, Personajes de Coco, Desfile de banderas, presentaciones de nuestros estudiantes y mucho mas.

Si desea compartir con nosotros un plato tipico de su pais por favor dele click en el sign up y llene toda la informacion. Muchas gracias de antemano.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080545AAAE22A3FE3-1sthispanic1

Demostremos nuestro orgullo Hispano y celebremos juntos este mes de la Hispanidad !

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Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Announcement!



In accordance with the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented students, Harmony Public Schools will begin taking referrals for kindergarten and newly-enrolled students in grades 1-12 for gifted and talented screening. Anyone interested in the educational welfare of these students may refer them for assessment.

Referral forms are available at the front office and on the school's web site.

Referral Form (English)

Referral Form (Spanish)

The forms must be returned to the front office by Friday, September 27, 2019. Assessment period will begin on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact the school's GT coordinator or GT coach/teacher, Ms. Gigante at agigante@harmonytx.org.

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Message from the Attendance Clerk

Regular school attendance is essential for a student to make the most of his or her education. The state compulsory attendance law requires that the student between the ages of 6 to 19 must attend school and school required tutorial sessions unless the student is otherwise legally exempted or excused. If your student is absent please email our Attendance Clerk, Ms. Avelar at cavelar@harmonytx.org Please turn any official notes (for example; doctor, dentist, counselor note) in at the FRONT OFFICE within 3 days of an absence.


Thank you for all that you do!

SCHOOL DRESS CODE


Students need to be in dress code at all times.They need to wear uniform shirt, uniform jacket,

navy blue, black or khaki pants and school ID.


Fridays, students can wear this year’s spirit shirt with jeans.( Spirit shirts are on sale at the front office for $15)


Students MUST have their shirt tucked in at all times.Any student wearing a non school jacket will be asked to give the jacket to the staff member and jacket will be returned at the end of the day!

Electronic Devices at School

Attention: The following policy will be strictly enforced beginning on Thursday, August 15th from 7:00am to 3:30pm cell phones and all other electronic devices must remain in students lockers.

Parents: If you need to be in contact with your child between those hours, please call the front office.

Harmony Public Schools - Alternate Meals Policy

Have You Submitted Your Application for Free or Reduced Priced Meals for this school year? Grace Period will end 9/27/19; and anyone that failed to reapply for this school year will automatically revert to full paid status. Applications can be submitted at any time throughout the school year! For any questions or concerns related to meals, please contact our Child Nutrition Assistant: Mrs. Julianne Srirama jsrirama@harmonytx.org or 281-444-1555 ext. 501 Thank you!

Harmony Public Schools - Alternate Meals Policy

Nutritious meals are available daily for a price of $1.75 for breakfast, $3.00 for lunch, and $0.50 for a la carte milk. Each student is provided a lunch account on to which money may be deposited. Households are also encouraged to create an account in School Café (www.schoolcafe.com) From here, parents may apply for free or reduced price meals, check account balances, make meal payments, set up automatic alerts, and set up automatic payments. If you need your child’s ID number, please call the school and ask one of the Front Office personnel. Payments may also be made in the Building A, Main Front Office during regular business hours of 7:45 am to 2:15 pm using a credit card, check, or money order. Should a student’s meal account balance fall below $0, he /she will be allowed to charge up to our DISTRICT LIMIT of $ -10. Once the negative meal account balance limit is reached, the student will receive an alternate meal. Alternate meals consist of cereal, fruit, and milk for breakfast; and for lunch, a sandwich, vegetable, and milk. If a student is later approved for free meals, they will begin receiving meals immediately. However, the household is still responsible for paying the negative account balance. For more information regarding the meal charge policy, please visit our website at: https://hsthouston.harmonytx.org/


ATTENTION: 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 student and parent will be informed 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.

Meal Payments

Online: Log in to your School Café account and make a payment. Please be advised that parents are charged a 5% convenience fee for making a payment through School Cafe. The minimum payment is $20.

At school: Bring a check, credit/debit card, or money order to Building A Main Front Office. The payment will be logged and a receipt will be given to the person making the payment. It can take up to 3 days from the date the front desk takes the payment to the account reflecting that payment.

HST Admin & Coordinator Team


Please contact us if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions.

If you have any questions regarding our programs, please contact the correct coordinator.


• Principal – Celil Basol – cbasol@harmonytx.org
• Assistant Principal – John Cuma Yucel- cyucel@harmonytx.org
• Assistant Principal – Lynn Hagemier- lhagemier@harmonytx.org
• Principal Resident – Mehmet Cellik- mcellik@harmonytx.org
• Instructional Coach – Kari Waterworth- kwaterworth@harmonytx.org
• Testing and Federal Program Coordinator – Dilek Suslu- dsuslu@harmonytx.org
• Operation Manager - Samra Didic- sdidic@harmonytx.org
• Engagement Coordinator – Ayse Tas- aysetas@harmonytx.org
• ESL Coordinator – Maria Piralla- mpiralla@harmonytx.org
• SPED Coordinator – Melanie Moeller- mmoeller@harmonytx.org
• GT Coordinator/Teacher – Amanda Gigante- agigante@harmonytx.org
• Student Discipline Coordinator – Deirdre Johnson - djohnson@harmonytx.org
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