Harmony Times

April 26, 2017

teacher appreciation week coming up!! May 1st-5th

Yearbook on sale

Attention students, parents, and teachers!


Yearbooks are currently on sale! To order one, please pay $30 (card, check or money order) to the front office. Supplies are limited, and yearbooks were sold out last year. Be sure to reserve your copy before they're all gone!

8th Grade Promotion

Dear Parents,


HSA will hold a ceremony in honor of our 8th grade students. We will recognize their completion of 8th grade, along with other awards they have earned. We will celebrate their journey thus far, and wish them well as they enter high school. The ceremony will take place during school hours, on the afternoon of May 19th. An invitation will be sent via email to each parent soon. The invitation will include important details. Finally, we want to create a picture presentation that includes a baby or kindergarten picture of each student, along side their current picture. We're asking parents to submit via email to Mr. Powell (jpowell@harmonytx.org) or parents can submit the physical picture to the front office. Deadline to submit pictures will be on Wednesday, May 3rd in order to be included in the presentation. We will scan and return pictures.

11th Grade Picnic

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Band Program for next year

Dear Parents and Students,


This Friday we will have a company come to campus for a student presentation. There is a good possibility we will have the company partner with us to offer band to our middle and high school students next year. Band would be a class offered during the school day for those who elect it. If we have enough student interest, we will host a parent information session in May. At this time, your student will have the opportunity to officially sign up. There will be a small instrument rental fee for those who enroll. More information regarding this will be shared soon.

GT Results

Gifted and Talented testing results will be available for sign - out by a parent or guardian the week of April 24th - 28th. Results must be picked up by a parent or guardian and have a signature and date.

Senior Banquet

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Annual College Acceptance Pep Rally

Harmony Public Schools would like for you to save the date on May, 16th for our first Annual College Acceptance Pep Rally. This special day will bring together DFW's elected officials, VIPs, and over 4,000 students across the greater- DFW area. We will have graduating seniors announcing for the first time which college they plan to attend in the fall. Students 9th through 12th grades will attend this event. Permission forms have been passed out, and are due April 26th.

DONATE TO OUR Activities fund

Thank you for your support

Dear Harmony Parents/ Guardians,


As a campus, we would like to first thank you for entrusting us with the care of your student (s) each day. It is our goal here at Harmony to ensure that our students are safe and receive the best education possible. In order to do this, we not only focus on classroom instruction, but also real world application. With these things said, we are now coming to you for your support. We are asking for monetary donations via GoFundMe. This fund is intended to assist with school activities for students.

This campaign is set to begin this Wednesday, March 29, 2017, and will continue until May 26th. Please know that all funds donated will go towards your students’ activities. In addition, these funds will assist with the continuation of great programs we have been able to offer in the past, such as, arts, music, and other school related events.

If you would like to give a voluntary donation to our campaign, you may find it on our website, Facebook page, or GoFundMe. We would like to thank you in advance for any donation given and we thank you for your dedication to your student (s) and our school.

Best Regards,


HSA – Euless Administration


https://www.gofundme.com/HSA-Euless


Note: Incentives for students of families who donate:

$5 - $20: Free Dress Pass

$21 - $50: Free Dress Pass & Spirit Shirt

$51 - $99: Week of Free Dress Passes & Spirit Shirt

$100 or more: Week of Free Dress Passes, Spirit Shirt, Picture with the Principal, Featured on Newsletter and Appreciation Plaque

Please add your student’s name in the comments section when donating to ensure that they receive their incentive.

summer STEM Leadership Camp at UT Dallas

Harmony Science Academy proudly announces that this summer you have a great summer camp option at The University of Texas Dallas (UTD)! The University of Texas at Dallas welcomes Harmony Students for Residential Camp Experience.
HIGHLIGHTS
-Morning & afternoon camps (Engineering and Computer Science)
-Leadership talks
-College information sessions
-Swimming & recreational sports
-Stay in new Residential dorm facility
-Girls Camp: May 26th - 30th,2017
-Boys Camp: May 30th -June 3rd,2017
Camp fee is $350
Please fill out the interest form below
https://goo.gl/forms/gZ8KqdNKABJKTSb22
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STEM Leadership Camp at Camp JOLT

Dear Middle School Students,
Harmony Science Academy proudly announces that this summer you have a great summer STEM camp option at Camp JOLT!
HIGHLIGHTS
-Morning & afternoon STEM and Leadership activities
-Leadership talks
-Swimming & recreational sports
-Boys Camp: May 24th - 28th,2017
-Girls Camp: May 30th -June 3rd,2017
Camp fee is $300
Please fill out the interest form below
https://goo.gl/forms/gZ8KqdNKABJKTSb22
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teacher feature

Teacher on the spotlight: Mr. B!!


What do you do on your free time?

I teach Aikido, I garden, walk my dog

What's your favorite color?

Blue

Do you have any pets if so what are they?

A dog, Balfe, mixed terrier who is 14 years’ old

Favorite music?

Classical, Jazz, Blues, Pop

Where are you from?

Tehran, Iran

Have you ever traveled, if so where too?

Turkey, Dubai, Ukraine, France, England, Italy, Spain, Germany, Switzerland

What was your favorite subject in high school?

Geometry

What is your favorite subject to teach?

Math

What were you like in high school?

Quiet and I didn't talk all the time; I listened to the teacher and I did all my homework

If you could change one thing about you what would it be?

I'm happy the way I am

What did you like doing when you were growing up?

Spending time with family and traveling; going to the Caspian Sea and getting water from there and swimming there

What is your favorite food?

I like vegetarian, healthy dishes, that looks good

What is your favorite activity to do outdoors?

Gardening

Oceans or mountains?

Both

What is your favorite dessert?

Organic Belgian chocolate from Costco


by Ms. Master's Journalism class

Medical Corner

Harmony Parents,


The peak of the cold and flu season is upon us. To prevent widespread flu in the school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if experiencing flu or cold symptoms. To decide whether or not to send your child to school, please consider the following guidelines:



· Fever (greater than 100 degrees, your child may return to school only after his or her temperature has been consistently below 100 degrees, by mouth, for a minimum of 24 hours)

· Vomiting (even once)

· Diarrhea

· Chills

· General malaise or feelings of fatigue, discomfort, weakness or muscle aches

· Frequent congested (wet) or croupy cough

· Lots of nasal congestion with frequent blowing of nose


The following are good hygiene habits to teach the students to prevent the spread of the flu:


· Wash hands frequently

· Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth

· Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, use a paper tissue, throw it away and then wash hands

· Avoid close contact with people who are sick


Colds are the most contagious during the first 48 hours. A child who has a fever should remain at home until "fever free" for a minimum of 24 hours. Keeping a sick child at home will minimize the spread of infections and viruses in the classroom.


Thank you in advance for helping make this year at school as healthy as possible. Please let me know if you have any more questions.


Ms. Sifuentes

maria.sifuentes@harmonytx.org

817-354-3000 Ext. 1108

Cafeteria News

Nutritious meals are available daily for a price of$1.70 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 log in to their child’s account (using the parent password), go to the “Lunch” tab, and click on ONLINE LUNCH APPLICATION to apply for free or reduced price meals. If you need the parent password reset, please call the school and ask to speak with the Lunch Clerk.

Should a student’s meal account balance fall below $0, he /she will be allowed to charge up to –$15.00. 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: hsaeuless.org, and click on the “Meal Charges” link.


Attention Parents,

Papa Jonhs pizza will be served every Wednesday at no extra charge, taking place of the regular served lunch. The meal will include: milk, 1 slice of cheese pizza, a veggie and/or fruit.

DRESS CODE NOTICE

Dear Parents and Students,


Please be informed that there is NO change in the school dress code policy. We would like clarify our policy for outerwear.

Dress Code regarding outerwear in Student Handbook (please refer to page 17):


  • No outerwear, such as windbreakers, jean jackets, or ski jackets, may be worn inside the classroom. Such items must be stored in the student’s locker.
  • “Hoodies” may not be worn inside the school building.
  • No pullovers or sweatshirts are allowed.


What can be worn:

  • School cardigan sweaters (with or without buttons/zipper) in solid red, white, black, navy blue or grey.
  • Solid-colored, long-sleeve shirt under their uniform top in red, black or navy blue.
  • Other items that are worn to school will need to be left in the locker before going to the classroom.


Thank you for your attention regarding this matter and please do not hesitate to reach us on Let's Talk or email Mrs. Chidyausiku (mchidyausiku@harmonytx.org) with any questions or concerns.

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Thank you for keeping yourself and your family informed about the news and events of HSA Euless. Have a most wonderful week!