Wednesday Newsletter

5/4/22

Harmony Science Academy Garland

Administrators:

Sofieh Hopovac- Campus Principal: shopovac@harmonytx.org

Brett Garrett- Dean of Academics: bgarrett@harmonytx.org

Timothy Clark- Dean of Students: tclark@harmonytx.org


Coordinators:

Heather Gregory- Engagement/Testing/Federal Programs- hgregory@harmonytx.org

Kyla McDade- Special Education- kmcdade@harmonytx.org

Tamara Yarborough- ESL- tyarborough@harmonytx.org

Milada Medinic-Kazazic- Gifted and Talented Education: mmedinic@harmonytx.org

Brittany Thomas- Behavioral Counselor: brittany.thomas@harmonytx.org


Campus Instructional Coaches:

Toni Magwire- PK-2: tmagwire@harmonytx.org

Holly Crone- 3-6 ELAR/SS: hcrone@harmonytx.org

Amber Slay- 3-6 Math/Sci: aslay@harmonytx.org


Office:

Paula Gonzalez- Business Manager- pgonzalez@harmonytx.org

Juveria Hussain- Student Recruitment- lahmed@harmonytx.org

STAAR TESTING - CAMPUS WILL BE CLOSED TO VISITORS

Our 3rd - 6th grade students will be participating in the State of Texas Assements of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test next week. Please see the letter below that contains all the information related to testing. Our campus will be closed to visitors next week May 10-13 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, hgregory@harmonytx.org

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Teacher Appreciation


National Teacher Appreciation Week is next week, May 2-6. We would like to honor our awesome teachers at HSA Garland for all of their hard work and dedication. You can use this link to see our teachers favorite's list: https://docs.google.com/.../1s4EiSRcdoFQ6iJk6wphh.../edit...



#dedicatedstaff

#teacherappreciationweek

A Look Ahead....

MAY

2-6: National Teacher Appreciation Week

4: Final Town Hall Meeting

4: Open House

9: STAAR Pep Rally (9th Period)

10: Math STAAR Test (grades 3-6)

10-13 and 17: Campus Closed to Visitors for Testing

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: PTO Family Dance Party (more info to come)

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

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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.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1L9A9jTVZ-DflEvGKNhLTp3oiqO6v9hzYtdcjP3obg2w/edit?usp=sharing


If you have anymore questions, please contact Heather Gregory hgregory@harmonytx.org.

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The Parent & Family Engagement Connection

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.

La conexion Entre Padres y Familias

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

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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.


Here is something for Adults and college students: Webinar today at 3pm about WebRTC and AWS Chime SDK by UTDCS alumni Ajay Selvaraj -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


Director of Center for CS Education & Outreach
(Private Tutoring, Summer camps)

Associate Professor of Instruction, UT Dallas CS (events)

HPS Assessment Calendar

Student assessments are now underway. Be sure to check out this at-a-glance Assessment Calendar, which will give parents advanced notice of when each assessment takes place during the 2021-2022 school year. Campuses will share more detailed plans with parents as each assessment window nears. If you have questions, please reach out to your child’s campus testing coordinator - hgregory@harmonytx.org.
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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.

SCHOOL-PARENT COMPACT 2021-2022

Click here to view this document.

Campus Parental Involvement Policy 21-22

Click here to view this document.

21-22 Pacto Escuela-Padres

Haga clic aquí para ver este documento.

Política de Participación de los Padres

Haga clic aquí para ver este documento.

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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.


https://harmonytx.revtrak.net/gr-dfw/harmony-science-academy-garland/#/list

Leadership Team Emails

Please email Mrs. Hussain, our Student Recruitment Coordinator for any assistance in updating or accessing Skyward. Email: lahmed@harmonytx.org


Please email Mrs. McDade, our Special Education/504 Coordinator, with any questions regarding special education/504 at kmcdade@harmonytx.org


Please email Mrs. Yarborough, our ESL Coordinator, with any questions regarding ESL. at tyarborough@harmonytx.org


Please email Mrs. Kazazic, our GATE Coordinator, with any questions regarding Gifted and Talented, at mmedinic@harmonytx.org


Please email Mrs. Gregory, our Engagement/Testing/Federal Programs Coordinator, with any questions regarding testing, home visits, etc. at hgregory@harmonytx.org


Please email Ms. Gonzalez, our Business Manager, with any questions regarding uniforms, payments, school supplies, etc at pgonzalez@harmonytx.org


Please email Mr. Garrett, our Assistant Principal of Academics, with any questions regarding grading, schoology, schedule, etc at bgarrett@harmonytx.org


Please email Mr. Clark, our Assistant Principal of Student Culture, with any questions regarding Chromebook misuse, concerns with behavior, etc at tclark@harmonytx.org


Please email Mrs. Hopovac, our Principal, with any other questions or concerns at shopovac@harmonytx.org

Here is our Academic Calendar for the 2021-2022 School Year!

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PTO Membership Form Sign Up

Please email harmonygarlandpto@gmail.com with any questions about PTO membership or dues.

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TIGER TELEGRAM - PTO NEWSLETTER

Click here to see the latest news from the HSA Garland PTO.

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2021-2022 Student & Parent Handbook

The Student & Parent Handbook is now available for the new school year. Digital copies can be downloaded here. Print copies may also be requested by filling out a form here.

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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 elva.reyes@harmonytx.org.

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21-22 SCHOOL HOURS

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School Supply Lists 2021-2022 School Year

Emergency Phone Number

Please call our school cell phone if you have any emergencies that need immediate response: 4693546338 - You will reach Ms. Paula Gonzalez, Business Manager.


You can also reach Mrs. Hopovac at (972) 729-9127 (texting works best!)

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