Wednesday Newsletter

5/25/22

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

IMPORTANT UPDATE...

May 25, 2022


Dear HSAG Family,


At Harmony Public Schools, the safety of our students is our utmost priority. Accordingly, we would like to provide you with some information regarding enhanced safety measures beginning at our campus for the remainder of the week.

Beginning today, Wednesday, May 25, 2022, parents and caregivers will see additional security guards on campus as an added precautionary measure for our campus community.

Security will patrol the school grounds for the remainder of the school year to ensure our campus remains a safe place for our staff, students and families.


Our campus will be closed to visitors for the remainder of the week.

  • We will be live streaming our awards ceremonies.
  • 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony is postponed -- Our 6th grade teachers will be sending out additional details later today.


We appreciate your cooperation as we implement these additional safety measures.

As always, if you have any questions, please contact us.


Sincerely,

Sofieh Hopovac

Principal, Harmony Science Academy Garland

A Look Ahead....

MAY

26: Last Day of School/Half Day/Class Parties

26: Awards Assembly (Please watch on FACEBOOK Live)

27: Uniform Summer Sale

31: Registration Closes for Coding Camp

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Registration for Harmony UTD Summer Virtual Coding Camps

Registration for 2022 Summer Virtual Coding Camps is OPEN! .


https://utd.link/harmony Flyer


https://utd.link/s22 registration link


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)
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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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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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HPS North Texas District Wellness Plan Committee Meeting

We invite all parents, students, staff and other community stakeholders to attend Harmony Public Schools-North Texas District Wellness Plan Committee meeting that will be held virtually on May 24th from 9am-10am. We will review our current District Wellness Plan (located on the website of each campus) in regards to nutrition education, Smart Snack Guidelines, fundraisers, exemption days, classroom parties, etc. that will be implemented during the 2022-2023 school year. If you are interested in joining, please register at the link below. We look forward to your attendance. For questions or additional information, please contact Linda Moore at LMoore@harmonytx.org. Register in advance for this meeting: HPS-North Texas District-Wellness Plan Committee Meeting Registration Link After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
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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!)