Harmony Science Academy Garland
Sofieh Hopovac- Campus Principal: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brett Garrett- Dean of Academics: email@example.com
Timothy Clark- Dean of Students: firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Gregory- Engagement/Testing/Federal Programs- email@example.com
Kyla McDade- Special Education- firstname.lastname@example.org
Tamara Yarborough- ESL- email@example.comMilada Medinic-Kazazic- Gifted and Talented Education: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brittany Thomas- Behavioral Counselor: email@example.com
Campus Instructional Coaches:
Toni Magwire- PK-2: firstname.lastname@example.org
Holly Crone- 3-6 ELAR/SS: email@example.com
Amber Slay- 3-6 Math/Sci: firstname.lastname@example.org
Paula Gonzalez- Business Manager- email@example.com
Juveria Hussain- Student Recruitment- firstname.lastname@example.org
STAAR TESTING - CAMPUS WILL BE CLOSED TO VISITORS
Our 3rd - 6th grade students will be participating in the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) reading test tomorrow. We are so proud of our teachers and students for all of their hard work. We are not gonna sweat the STAAR! May 11-17, all students and staff can wear their comfy sweats or work out clothes (school appropriate). Please see the letter below that contains all the information related to testing. Our campus will be closed to visitors May 11-13 and May 17. This means parents will not be allowed to enter the building for any reason. Students should bring their lunch or get the lunch that is provided by the school.
Please make sure that your student is present on testing days and arrives on time. If you have any questions about testing, please contact the testing coordinator, email@example.com
A Look Ahead....
10-13 and 17: Campus Closed to Visitors for Testing
10-17: Don't Sweat the STAAR
12: Reading STAAR Test (grades 3-6)
17: Science STAAR Test (5th grade only)
19: Chuck E. Cheese Spirit Night
19: Last Day for Clubs
20: Career Fair (volunteers needed - bit.ly/harmonyps)
Sign Up: https://forms.gle/LC9PjYvLVLcUgUmSA
20: Career Day Dress Up
20: PTO Family Dance Party & Silent Auction (see flyer below)
21: Kinder Graduation @ 11:00
21: PK Graduation @ 2:00
23: Field Day (volunteers needed -bit.ly/harmonyps )
25: 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony @ 5:00
26: Last Day of School/Half Day
Career Day Participation Interest Form
HSA Garland will be hosting a career day on Friday, May 20th from 8am-1:30pm! We are needing parents and community members to come and share their expertise about their career with our students. If you are interested or know someone who might be, please sign up here. The event will take place in the gym, it will be a booth/job fair set up. The students will rotate around to different tables that will be set out in the gym. More detailed information will be going out as the event date gets closer.
If you have anymore questions, please contact Heather Gregory firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer Sign Up Links
In order to volunteer, you must register here: https://harmonyps.ezcommunicator.net/edu/harmonyps/login_form.aspx?app=0
Career Fair Volunteers: (Friday, 5/20)
Field Day Helpers: (Monday, 5/23)
Topics in thia newsletter include: “How to Overcome Test Anxiety,” “Talking About School Safety with Your Young Child,” “5 Tips to Jump-Start Family Engagement in the New Year,” and “7 Things You Need Before Filling Out the 2022-23 FAFSA Form.
Cómo Superar la Ansiedad Antes los Exámenes, Guía de Escuelas Seguras y Sólidas Para Hablar Sobre la Seguridad Escolar Con Su Hijo Pequeño, 7 Cosas Que Necesitas Antes de Completar el Formulario FAFSA® 2022–23
Registration for 2022 Summer Virtual Coding Camps
Registration for 2022 Summer Virtual Coding Camps is OPEN! k12.utdallas.edu/summer has all the details. We will add a few more partnership camps in the coming weeks as well. If the pandemic situation continues to improve for the next month or so, we may convert/add a few in-person camps as well.
UTD campus returns to in-person mode on Monday, Feb 7th. Virtual Private tutoring for school students continues...Details @ k12.utdallas.edu/custom If you would like private tutoring in-person, we can arrange for it too.
We came across a self-paced learning platform blackbirdcode.com that enables the middle & high school students to learn coding in an enjoyable way, with a lot of automated help along the way! Join for a FREE short demo/info session on Saturday 2pm - click here to join.
Let me know if there are any questions. Let us hope for better times ahead!
Dr. Jey Veerasamy 972-883-4241
UT Dallas CS (events)
HPS Assessment Calendar
Interested in Volunteering:
Interested in volunteering at our schools?
You need to be a registered and approved volunteer to sign-up. If you haven't registered yet, please start by clicking HERE.
Substitutes Still Needed!
Would you like to earn money while your students are in school? Would you like a flexible schedule that works around your availability? Consider becoming a Harmony Substitute! We offer competitive pay ranging from $70.00-$120.00 per day depending on your education and the position covered. Please visit www.harmonytx.org/careers to apply.
We wanted to remind everyone that the school dress code does not include hoodies (zip up or pull over). We are starting to see more and more students wearing these; this is something that we are going to start enforcing. As the weather begins to change, please order a school cardigan ($15) or a fleece jacket ($18). Long sleeve uniform shirts ($17) are also availalbe in limited sizes. Students may also wear long sleeve undershirts in navy, red, or white.
Leadership Team Emails
Please email Mrs. Hussain, our Student Recruitment Coordinator for any assistance in updating or accessing Skyward. Email: email@example.com
Please email Mrs. McDade, our Special Education/504 Coordinator, with any questions regarding special education/504 at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please email Mrs. Yarborough, our ESL Coordinator, with any questions regarding ESL. at email@example.com
Please email Mrs. Kazazic, our GATE Coordinator, with any questions regarding Gifted and Talented, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please email Mrs. Gregory, our Engagement/Testing/Federal Programs Coordinator, with any questions regarding testing, home visits, etc. at email@example.com
Please email Ms. Gonzalez, our Business Manager, with any questions regarding uniforms, payments, school supplies, etc at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please email Mr. Garrett, our Assistant Principal of Academics, with any questions regarding grading, schoology, schedule, etc at email@example.com
Please email Mr. Clark, our Assistant Principal of Student Culture, with any questions regarding Chromebook misuse, concerns with behavior, etc at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please email Mrs. Hopovac, our Principal, with any other questions or concerns at email@example.com
Here is our Academic Calendar for the 2021-2022 School Year!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about PTO membership or dues.
Free Meals Available for 2021-2022 School Year
Don't forget: Harmony is offering free meals to all students for the 2021-22 school year. Typically, a student’s household must meet income eligibility requirements to qualify for free or reduced-price meals. However, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued guidance that allows schools to offer meals to all students at no cost for the 2021-2022 school year.
- WHO IS ELIGIBLE: All students, regardless of income or prior participation in the Free & Reduced Meal program.
- WHAT’S INCLUDED: Full meal (breakfast and lunch) plus one milk. If a student wishes to purchase milk only (ex. brought lunch from home but needs a drink), they may do so for $0.50. Students without funds on their meal account will be allowed one charge, then may not purchase additional milks until their meal account has a positive fund balance.
- HOUSEHOLD INCOME VERIFICATION: Because meal eligibility applications will not be collected this year, parents/guardians are asked to log in to their Skyward account and complete the Household Income Information Form. This information is used by the Texas Education Agency and other entities to determine the level of funding that will be made available at each school to support your child’s learning needs. (Note: The specific details of your family’s income levels will NOT be shared with the TEA.)
If you have any questions, please contact the Child Nutrition Assistant email@example.com.
21-22 SCHOOL HOURS
School Supply Lists 2021-2022 School Year
Emergency Phone Number
You can also reach Mrs. Hopovac at (972) 729-9127 (texting works best!)