Harmony News

Update: April 25, 2021

A Smooth Return

We had a smooth transition to students attending four days of in-person learning this week. The students are happy and engaged in their work. We are all so very glad to have them back!

We are still taking requests for in-person learning for four days per week. We are nearing our capacity in many classes and will do one more round of approvals. We look at class sizes, transportation, and space limits on lunch shifts.

Requests can be sent to Patrick White at patrick.white@lcps.org .

Friendly Reminders for In-Person Learners

  • Just a reminder that LCPS requires that everyone complete the Covid-19 Symptom Checker before entering a LCPS school building. For students that are currently hybrid learners, LCPS sends a daily email in the morning to parents. Please complete this before your child gets on the bus or out of your car at school. There is also a QR code for the LCPS Symptom Checker posted on the front door of our school or you can access the QR code below, or click HERE for the LCPS Symptom Checker Questionnaire.
  • In-person learners are expected to attend school in the building in order to be marked present. If a student is unable to attend in-person due to a unique situation but can attend virtually, the student can still be counted as present ONLY with pre-approval of the school principal. Please contact Mr. Stewart at eric.stewart@lcps.org if you have a unique situation that might require your child attending school virtually rather than in-person.

Chromebook Help

The process of Chromebook and/or Charger repairs has been enhanced to handle both In-Person and Distant Learning Harmony students. In-person students may now sign up for a PASS with their teacher and visit the Computer Lab on any day they are at Harmony. Distance Learning students should call the Technical Support Center to see if remote support is possible. If an in-person hardware appointment is needed, they may request one at either a Hardware Repair Center or at Harmony Middle School. Please visit this LINK for all of the details.

Lots of additional information can be found on the Harmony Middle School website under CHROMEBOOK NEWS. This includes: Technical Questions via Phone Support, new to Harmony and needing a Chromebook/Charger, leaving Harmony and returning a Chromebook/Charger, or needing to buy a new Chromebook Charger.

Career Day

Seventh graders explored career options on April 21st, for Harmony's Annual Career Day. Students listened to professionals in fields including E-sports, pediatrics, satellite development, and more. Thanks to all parents who volunteered their time, and to Mr. Pecoraro and the Harmony Counseling Team for putting on a great event.
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Purchase items for our week-long snack bar:

https:// www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eabad2ea4fd0-harmony

Donate toward the purchase of items:

https:// harmonyms.memberhub.store/store/items/768544

PTA News

At the April PTA meeting, the following nominations were presented for the 2021-22 PTA board positions. A vote will take place at the May 19th PTA meeting. There are still several open positions. If you are interesting in supporting the PTA through one of the open spots, please contact Natalie Metzler at secretary@harmonymspta.org .

Nominations for 2021-22 Board:

President: Natalie Metzler

Vice President (inc. spirit wear): Dena Murray

Secretary (inc. membership): Tanya Black

Treasurer: Amanda Millard

School Store: Amy Krzeminski

Fundraising Committee Chairs: Ellie Good (spirit nights), Angie Hoffstot

Grants Committee Chair: OPEN

After School Clubs Liaison (works with a staff member):

Volunteer Coordinator: OPEN

Website: Laura Boudreaux

Events Committee Chair: Alicia Groncki

Events Committee Member: Eva Buras

8th grade Yard Sign Pick-up

Yard signs ordered for 8th graders are ready for pickup. Just buzz the front door during school hours and ask for your sign (they're organized alphabetically by first name) OR if you have a car rider, they can pick up their sign in the office at dismissal. We will NOT be sending kids home on the bus with signs.

Academies of Loudoun Information Session

This week we shared an advisory lesson for current 7th graders on the Academies of Loudoun. Staff from the Academies of Loudoun Admissions Office will be available on Monday, April 26th at 11:00 AM using this link: https://meet.google.com/aqy-urdo-wwv to answer any questions that students may have after viewing the advisory lesson. This is an optional session for students who have questions about the admissions process. This is not a presentation. For security purposes, participants without an lcps.org address will not be admitted to the meeting. The Academies of Loudoun Admissions office will host several Information Sessions for students and parents in the fall. The dates and details of the events will be posted in late July 2021. If a student has a question and is unable to join the meeting on Monday, they are welcome to email their questions to the admissions office at AcademiesAdmissions@lcps.org .

Rising 9th Grade Students

If you are interested in playing freshman football at Woodgrove for the 2021-2022 season next fall, please contact Mr. Caccavo at gregory.caccavo@lcps.org .

Mr. Caccavo will be the head coach for freshman football next year and would like to start gathering emails for a future meeting. Please respond by May 15.

Help Needed

We are currently trying to replenish our gift cards we give out to our students’ families that are in need. We are looking for grocery and gas gift cards. Any donations would be greatly appreciated. You can drop them off or mail them into Harmony MS. Thanks so much!

If you have any questions please contact Carie Losinski, Parent Liaison at caridad.losinski@lcps.org .