December 6, 2019
Upcoming Events/Próximos Eventos
- Friday, December 13- Steam Fair (1:00 pm-2:30 pm)
- Friday, December 20- Early Dismissal (12:30 pm-1:00 pm)
- December 23-January 6-Winter Break
- Monday, January 6-Student Holiday/Campus PD
- Tuesday, December 11- Last day for the After School Clubs and Activities
- December 11-12 and 17-18- Practice STAAR 1
- Tuesday, January 7-First Day of Second Semester
Last day for Fall clubs December 11th
HST STEAM FAIR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2019
Calling All Scientist and Educators!
Harmony School of Technology is looking for judges for their annual STEAM Fair
to be held at HST Cafeteria on Friday, December 13, 2019 from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm.
No Previous experiences necessary! Training will be provided!
For more information, please contact Amanda Gigante at firstname.lastname@example.org
Each student participant will present his or her project to a STEAM Fair Judge on the morning of Dec 13, 2019. Judges are comprised of former HST teachers and students in our community, and parent volunteers with a STEAM background. If you are interested in judging, please contact Ms. Gigante. Students should be ready to give a brief overview of their project to the judges. Then they will be asked a few questions by the judges.
Parents - please remind your child to speak clearly and proudly about all their hard work!
Here are examples of questions they might be asked by a Judge:
● How did you get the idea for your project? What was your inspiration?
● What were you trying to find out or solve when you did your project?
● Was there anything that surprised you after you did your project?.
● What did you like best about doing your STEAM project?
● If you did the same project again next year what would you change or do differently?
● Were the results of the experiment how you guessed they would be? If not, what surprised you the most?
Families are invited to view all projects from 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm. An Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday, December 20 (time TBD) in the cafeteria during the school day.
Thank you for your participation and support!
For more information, please contact the STEAM Fair Coordinator, Ms. Gigante at email@example.com
HST CANNED FOOD DRIVE!
Harmony School of Technology is hosting its Annual Canned Food Drive!
November 13th through December 10th
You Can Help Feed the Hungry!
How: Drop off your donated items in the box located in the front lobbies or those in the cafeteria.
This is a great way to share our blessings with those who need our help! Please donate a Can because you CAN make a difference!
Let’s get a nice large donation together just in time for the holidays and thank you for your generosity!
HST STUDENT COUNCIL
2019 Anime Club Manga Art Competition
Who May Participate: All HST students
Deadline for Art: Friday, December 13
Art Turned in to:Mr. Ha or Mr. Schiller
Prize: A prize will be awarded to 1st to 3rd place.
Judging: HST faculty and staff will blind (without knowing the identity of the artist) judge.
Art Competition Rules & Guidelines
**submissions will absolutely not be accepted if any of the following rules/guidelines are not met
1) The art submitted should be a work of manga/animation.
2) All art must be submitted on or before the due date.
3) All art must be completely original. No copies or reproductions of anything in any form will be accepted.
4) Art must be on an 8 ½” x 11” sheet of paper. The paper may any color and/or type of paper.
5) Art may be created using any form of medium; colored pencil, marker, crayon, pencil/pen, chalk, etc.
6) Art must be created by hand. No portion of it may be digitally created.
7) The artist’s name should not appear anywhere on the art.
Pre-order your Yearbook ONLINE NOW!
Get Your 2019-2020 Yearbook!!! This school year will only happen once.......don't miss out on capturing this year's memories!
Online Yearbook Sales Only! Ordering available until May 8, 2020.
You can order your yearbook by clicking on the link: www.inter-state.com/yearbook. and enter code: 43450Q
Soft cover yearbooks are $30.
Hard cover yearbooks are $35.
Yearbook Flyers sent home today.
10 Tips:Choosing Whole - Grain Foods
Whole grains are important sources of nutrients such as zinc, magnesium, B vitamins, and fiber. There are many choices available to make half your grains whole grains. But whole-grain foods should be handled with care. Over time and if not properly stored, oils in whole grains can cause spoilage. Consider these tips to select whole-grain products and keep them fresh and safe to eat.
Search the label
Whole grains can be an easy choice when preparing meals. Choose whole-grain breads, breakfast cereals, and pastas. Look at the Nutrition Facts labels and ingredients lists to find choices lower in sodium, saturated (solid) fat, and added sugars.
Look for the word “whole” at the beginning of the ingredients list
Some whole-grain ingredients include whole oats, whole-wheat flour, whole-grain corn, whole-grain brown rice, and whole rye. Foods that say “multi-grain,” “100% wheat,” “high fiber,” or are brown in color may not be a whole-grain product.
Kids can choose whole grains
Your kids can choose whole grains at school. Encourage healthier choices at home by adding whole grains into their favorite recipes, meals, and snacks.
Find the fiber on label
If the product provides at least 3 grams of fiber per serving, it is a good source of fiber. If it contains 5 or more grams of fiber per serving, it is an excellent source of fiber.
Is gluten in whole grains?
People who can’t eat wheat gluten can eat whole grains if they choose carefully. There are many whole-grain products, such as buckwheat, certified gluten-free oats or oatmeal, popcorn, brown rice, wild rice, and quinoa that fit gluten-free diet needs.
Check for freshness
Buy whole-grain products that are tightly packaged and well sealed. Grains should always look and smell fresh. Also, check the expiration date and storage guidelines on the package.
Keep a lid on it
When storing whole grains from bulk bins, use containers with tight-fitting lids and keep in a cool, dry location. A sealed container is important for maintaining freshness and reducing bug infestations.
Buy what you need
Purchase smaller quantities of whole-grain products to reduce spoilage. Most grains in sealed packaging can be kept in the freezer.
Wrap it up
Whole-grain bread is best stored at room temperature in its original packaging, tightly closed with a quick-lock or twist tie. The refrigerator will cause bread to lose moisture quickly and become stale. Properly wrapped bread will store well in the freezer.
What’s the shelf life?
Since the oil in various whole-grain flours differs, the shelf life varies too. Most whole-grain flours keep well in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 months and in the freezer for 6 to 8 months. Cooked brown rice can be refrigerated 3 to 5 days and can be frozen up to 6 months.
Harmony Public Schools - Alternate Meals Policy
Don't forget, applications can be submitted at any time throughout the school year! For any questions or concerns related to meals, please contact our Child Nutrition Assistant: Mrs. Julianne Srirama firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-444-1555 ext. 501 Thank you!
Harmony Public Schools - Alternate Meals Policy
Nutritious meals are available daily for a price of $1.75 for breakfast, $3.00 for lunch, and $0.50 for a la carte milk. Each student is provided a lunch account on to which money may be deposited. Households are also encouraged to create an account in School Café (www.schoolcafe.com) From here, parents may apply for free or reduced price meals, check account balances, make meal payments, set up automatic alerts, and set up automatic payments. If you need your child’s ID number, please call the school and ask one of the Front Office personnel. Payments may also be made in the Building A, Main Front Office during regular business hours of 7:45 am to 2:15 pm using a credit card, check, or money order. Should a student’s meal account balance fall below $0, he /she will be allowed to charge up to our DISTRICT LIMIT of $ -10. Once the negative meal account balance limit is reached, the student will receive an alternate meal. Alternate meals consist of cereal, fruit, and milk for breakfast; and for lunch, a sandwich, vegetable, and milk. If a student is later approved for free meals, they will begin receiving meals immediately. However, the household is still responsible for paying the negative account balance. For more information regarding the meal charge policy, please visit our website at: https://hsthouston.harmonytx.org/
ATTENTION: Students are not allowed to purchase a la carte items if their account has a $0 or negative balance. If they are purchasing a milk, we will allow them one charge as a courtesy. The student and parent will be informed that there must be funds in the meal account for a la carte purchases. The next attempt to purchase a la carte items will be denied until the account shows a positive balance.
The district charge limit applies to reimbursable meals only and not a la carte purchases.
Online: Log in to your School Café account and make a payment. Please be advised that parents are charged a 5% convenience fee for making a payment through School Cafe. The minimum payment is $20.
At school: Bring a check, credit/debit card, or money order to Building A Main Front Office. The payment will be logged and a receipt will be given to the person making the payment. It can take up to 3 days from the date the front desk takes the payment to the account reflecting that payment.
HST Admin & Coordinator Team
Please contact us if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions.
If you have any questions regarding our programs, please contact the correct coordinator.
• Principal – Celil Basol – email@example.com
• Assistant Principal – John Cuma Yucel- firstname.lastname@example.org
• Assistant Principal – Lynn Hagemier- email@example.com
• Principal Resident – Mehmet Cellik- firstname.lastname@example.org
• Instructional Coach – Kari Waterworth- email@example.com
• Testing and Federal Program Coordinator – Dilek Suslu- firstname.lastname@example.org
• Operation Manager - Samra Didic- email@example.com
• Engagement Coordinator – Ayse Tas- firstname.lastname@example.org
• ESL Coordinator – Maria Piralla- email@example.com
• SPED Coordinator – Melanie Moeller- firstname.lastname@example.org
• GT Coordinator/Teacher – Amanda Gigante- email@example.com
• Student Discipline Coordinator – Deirdre Johnson - firstname.lastname@example.org
HST CORE VALUES
HST Tigers R.O.A.R. is a proactive approach, using a school wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support framework, aimed to create a positive school culture. Based on our Mission and Vision, we established R.O.A.R. The goal is to increase our school's ability to establish the behavioral supports and social culture needed for all students to be emotionally, socially, and academically successful.