HSIC Weekly Newsletter

2/25/2020

Kinder Performance

Kindergarteners are learning the importance of friendship and empathy by singing songs.

Please join us on Friday, February 28th, from 10:00-10:30 am in the gym and enjoy our annual Winter Show!

Concessions will be available for sale

Proceeds benefit Kindergarten Graduation Celebration!

Cash Only!

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Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Data Team Meeting (conferences) will be held on Friday, February 28 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. These sessions will run similarly to our fall meetings. Parents will receive updated student data from their child's teachers. We will also have a family night event running in the cafeteria at the same time. The topic of this session will be Mindfulness. Electives teachers will have mindfulness stations for families to visit together.

At each station, families can participate in an activity together and discuss how the activity allows them to refocus and relax. There will also be a set of activities that families can take home to extend the practices. Every family that completes all the stations and returns the evaluation will be entered into a drawing for a family fun night gift basket.

Data Team Meetings 5:00-5:45 (K-2 Families)

Data Team Meeting 6:00-6:45 (3-5 Families)

Mindfulness family event in Cafeteria 5:00-7:00

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Read Across America Spirit Week

March 2nd-6th

The week of March 2, we will have a spirit week to celebrate Read Across America and beloved children's author Dr. Seuss. The schedule for spirit week is in the link below. We look forward to a fun week of celebrating reading.

https://adobe.ly/39Rz9hN

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Got Talent? Harmony Students, tryout for the Harmony's Got Talent, talent competition. We would love to hear your beautiful voice or witty jokes and see your dance skills on display! The winner will go on to compete at the district level and be eligible to win prizes.

Auditions are held on:

March 2nd, 3rd, and 6th from 4-5pm


Room 140

Room 141


Please reach out to the HGT committee with any of your questions:

Mr. Hare rhare@harmonytx.org

Mrs. Copher scopher@harmonytx.org

Ms. Ogor cogor@harmonytx.org
Mrs. Reyes wreyes@harmonytx.org

Ms. Draney jdraney@harmonytx.org

Ms. Amani amomani@harmonytx.org

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HSI Got Talent

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Story Time is Rent Party Jazz. It is read by Viola Davis and produced by the Screen Actors Guild.
Written by: William Miller
Illustrated by: Charlotte Riley-Webb
Rent Party Jazz read by Viola Davis

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Shout Out!

Great coverage of the Donuts with Dads story on NBC-5 this morning!

Here's the link to the stories they ran: https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/something-good/

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HSI Carrollton Point System

HSI Carrollton Point System - (PBA/RP Point System) Harmony uses a school wide behavior point system. If you have any questions, please email your child homeroom teacher directly. We're constantly striving for the success of our students.

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A message from HSI PTO Board

Dear Harmony Families,

We'd love your help to keep Harmony School of Innovation a great place for our kids! We have lots of ways you can volunteer in school or from home. Please contact Ms. Amani with any interests or questions you may have at amomani@harmonytx.org and we’ll get you started. Please join us! There’s a volunteer opportunity to fit every schedule. Many hands make light work.
Please fill out this form to let us know your availability and If you would like to order a spirit shirt for your child to wear with jeans on Fridays.

https://forms.gle/zrDqR9jubwyAx19d7

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Harmony Parent of the Year


Nominations are now open for Harmony Parent of the Year!

Do you know a worthy parent? Share their story at https://www.harmonytx.org/parents20

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March 2-6, 2020

National School Breakfast Week

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TDA’s You Art What You Eat statewide student art contest engages students K-12 in learning about healthy nutrition by encouraging them to use their imagination and illustrate healthy school meals while also incorporating TDA's provided theme. The winning entries inspire designs for cafeteria posters, social media ads, flyers and other resources that schools across Texas will use for celebrating National School Lunch Week and School Breakfast Week.
Contest Overview

  • Students will incorporate school lunch or breakfast items into their artwork.
  • Winners will be chosen from
    • Primary (Kindergarten - 5th grade)
    • Secondary (6th grade - 12th grade)
  • Winners will be announced in May 2020.

2020 Art Contest Themes

  • Blast Off with a Healthy School Lunch
  • Blast Off with a Healthy School Breakfast
Deadline
  • Friday, April 3, 2020

Guidelines

Forms

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Morning Drop off

Dear Harmony Families,

For safety and security reasons, never drop off your child unattended when you utilize the back carpool line for early drop-off.


Staff will not be on duty until early drop- off starts at 7:15 am.


Thank you for your continued support!

Attendance

Please call the attendance office as early as possible if your student is not going to be attending school that day. You may leave a message on our voicemail with your student’s name, grade, reason for absence, and your name and telephone number. Your student will also need to bring in an excuse note to the attendance office upon return to school or you may email the absence note to Mrs. Hart: lhart@harmonytx.org

The Attendance Office must receive WRITTEN notes or doctor’s notes for All ABSENCES

A handwritten note from the parent does not automatically excuse the student’s absence(s).

Extendend Leave Absences

Please read Student and Parent Handbook page 12 regarding the list of excused and unexcused absences.

Parents, if you are planning an extended trip or leaving for out of the country, please let Ms. Miller in the front office know about the dates your child will be gone. Stop by in the front office or email Ms. Miller: hannah.miller@harmonytx.org

Dress Code

Please remember that according to our student handbook (Page 13 hoodies (or any jacket with a hood) are NOT ALLOWED! Students are also not allowed to wear boots to school! Dress code violations will result in your student being sent home.



We are able to go to recess if the temperature is above 40 degrees. Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather.

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HSI Carrollton Parents' Survey

Dear Harmony Family,


As we strive to ensure that our school provides a safe and healthy learning environment for our students, we want to learn more about your experiences as a parent or caretaker of a student.

We send this letter as an invitation to participate in the School Survey for Parents and Families. The survey includes questions about your student’s learning, school safety, and interpersonal relationships, as well as your perceptions of the school environment and your personal involvement in school.

Your feedback will be very helpful in improving student engagement, learning conditions, and the overall school environment.

Beginning today, we invite all parents, guardians, and caretakers to complete the School Survey.

Your responses are completely anonymous, and your name or personally identifiable information will not be collected. As you respond to each survey item, please think about your own personal experiences as a parent, caregiver or guardian at your child’s school.

By participating in this survey, you will provide valuable insights that we can use to improve the climate and culture in our schools. Our school will use the survey results to develop strategies, procedures, and/or programs to enhance our school climate. You can take the survey online using the following link:https://forms.gle/t3NrgNG42Y23PouL8

Please complete your survey response by January 30.

Thank you for your time, and we hope you will support our effort to ensure a safe and supportive learning environment for all students.

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KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM.

We are so excited to announce that HARMONY SCHOOL OF INNOVATION, CARROLLTON is enrolled into the Kroger Community Rewards Program. Our Harmony families may begin

enrolling NOW!

To Use the Kroger Community Rewards Program:

Simply visit http://www.kroger.com.

Please note that after you log in you have to click on Community Rewards along the left side

margin before you can search for our school.

Once logged into their Kroger account you can search for HARMONY SCHOOL OF

INNOVATION, CARROLLTON either by name or UN369 and then click Enroll.


New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid

email address, and a rewards card.

* Participants must have a registered Kroger rewards card account to link tour school.

*If a member does not yet have a Kroger rewards card, please visit the customer service desk

at any Kroger

REMEMBER, purchases will not count for our school until after participants register their

rewards card.

Participants must swipe their registered Kroger rewards card or use the phone number that is

related to their registered Kroger rewards card when shopping for each purchase to count.

Your Support Makes a Difference!

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Reach out to the HSIC Admin and Coordinators

Principal, Ms. Sponsel: sponsel@harmonytx.org

Dean of Academics, Mrs. Rieff: arieff@harmonytx.org

Dean of Students, Ms. Gilmore dgilmore@harmonytx.org

ESL Coordinator, Mrs. Kelley megan.kelley@harmonytx.org

Testing, Gifted & Talented Coordinator, Ms. Carrone: bcarrone@harmonytx.org

Special Education/504 Coordinator, Mrs. Antonio: lantonio@harmonytx.org

Engagement and Federal Programs Coordinator, Ms. Amani: amomani@harmonytx.org

Student Recruitment Coordinator, Ms. Miller: hanna.miller@harmonytx.org

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DFW/Waco District Wellness Plan 2019-2020

Meal Charge Policy, 2019-2020

Harmony strives each day to provide a safe, caring and collaborative atmosphere for our students. Nutritious meals are available

daily for a price of $1.70 for breakfast, $3.00 for lunch, and $0.50 for a la carte milk. Schools may also sell Smart Snacks and ice

cream, which are only available for purchase from a positive meal account balance. Note that just a milk is an a la carte purchase and costs $0.50 regardless of eligibility.


For more information about meal charge policy and a la carte meal option, please click below

HSI Carrollton Serves Nutritious Breakfast

We would like to inform you that HSI Carrollton serves nutritious breakfast from 7:20 AM - 7:40 AM

Volunteer Opportunities

Dear Parents,

Please make sure to sign up for Voly to register as a parent volunteer. WE NEED YOU!!!

Home Visits

To request a home visit, please fill the form below:

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Visit HSIC Facebook Page to Stay Connected!

HSI CARROLLTON FACEBOOK PAGE

The school's Facebook page is one click away! We want to add you as a friend!

Click on the heart shape to like the newsletter :)

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