Coyote Chronicle

February 19th, 2019-Issue 24

Black History Month

This month is Black History Month where we celebrate and remember the important people and events in African-American history. Here is a list of a few books you may check out at your Austin Public Library to read at home and some that are read in our classrooms!
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Spirit Night is here! Be sure to visit Chuck E. Cheese on Friday, February 22nd between 3 pm and 9 pm to help raise money for our students and school. We hope to see you there!
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***This week***

Closed Campus for Mock STAAR Testing

Tuesday, February 19th-Thursday, February 21st, students will be taking the state assessment practice which means HSI will be a "closed campus". During the week of testing, campus will be closed to visitors. Thank you for your cooperation!

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Parents! You put in the effort to ensure your child is successful and we want to recognize you. The Parent of the Year (POY) Award is a way to recognize a parent(s)/caregiver(s) who have made an impact on their child's success, as well as, other significant contributions to the school. Parents will be nominated for a chance to be awarded as the Parent of the Year at the campus and district levels. Nominations are open! For more information, visit your campus engagement coordinator or an administrator.

POY Nomination Application:

Upcoming Dates

Feb. 26th: Visit from Harriet Tubman

We continue to celebrate Black History Month with one of our own parents coming to visit our students as Harriet Tubman!

March 5th: Class Picture Day!

March 7th: 3rd-5th Grade Glow Dance!

Glow Dance will run from 4pm-6pm on Thursday, March 7th.

March 8th: NO School

This is a Teacher and Staff work day.

March 15th: Career Day on Campus!

Volunteers will come and speak to students about the career fields in which they work!

Family Opportunities!

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HSI is parterning with the Thinkery for an amazing opportunity! Thinkery Camps are week-long summer camps that focus on STEAM-based, hands-on, collaborative learning for grades Pre-K thru 5th. Please click the link below for more information and how to register!

Tutorials and Clubs Schedule

Sign ups for the outside programs we host are now open!

Soccer Shots: Register online at or 512-420-9450

Mad Science: Session I has been canceled. Session II begins April 3 and ends May 8. Registration for Session II is open and ends March 27!

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Parent Volunteers!

Get involved in your child's school today!

Show your kids that you take interest in their education while sending a positive message that you consider school a worthwhile cause. If you have something to offer or just want to help out in whatever way you can, talk about it with teachers. They might arrange something with you personally or you may speak with Ms. Montenegro, our Engagement and Support Coordinator, who can direct you to an opportunity right for you!

Here are some way you can volunteer:

-act as a classroom helper

-mentor or tutor students

-help organize, cater, or work at fundraising activities

-lunchroom or recess monitor

-help chaperone school events (graduation ceremonies, dances, assemblies, etc.)

-Library assistant or help with story time.

-Help with after school clubs

-volunteer to speak in classrooms for Career Day.


Fabiana Montenegro

Engagement and Support Coordinator


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Home Visits

Why do we conduct home visits?

The purpose of this program is to build relationships between the school and the home informing parents of student specific classroom information, as well as various HPS programs and school events that are available. Take the opportunity to get to know your teachers outside of school! If you would like to put in a request for a home visit, please contact your students' teachers or our campus Engagement and Support Coordinator for more information!

Fabiana Montenegro

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HSI Austin Coyote Calendar

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K-5 Breakfast and Lunch

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We are still accepting New Student Enrollment applications!