Tiger Times

Harmony Science Academy-Waco

November 18, 2020 Issue 9

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.

Edward Everett


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Looking Ahead: Important Dates

11/23-11/27-Thanksgiving Break

12/7-12/18-Interim Assessments

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Parents - T-shirts are in! They will be sorted over Thanksgiving break and delivered to the school for pick up on Monday, November 30. We apologize for the wait. Due to staffing shortages, schedules, quarantining, and coronavirus, we have not had the opportunity to prepare them. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at harmonywacopto@gmail.com. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Harmony PTO Board Members

Shannon Landolt, President

Karen Caiceros, Vice President

Sophia Farris, Treasurer

Amanda Norris, Secretary

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Greetings HSA-Waco friends and family,

As we look forward to a wonderful Thanksgiving break off, we wanted to make you aware of

some changes regarding meal distribution for Thanksgiving Break.

Harmony School of Innovation will not be having SSO meal distribution during the

Thanksgiving week of November 23 rd to November 27 th, 2020. To receive meals for these days,we will be giving a 7-day distribution package on Friday November 20 th, 2020 during our normal distribution hours between 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. SSO is a free meals program for all children ages 18 and under. Students under 21 who are currently enrolled in a school and are identified as mentally or physically disabled are also eligible. Free breakfast and lunch will be available daily for students attending classes at the school. Meal distribution is open to our students, their siblings, and the community.

For distance learners, meal boxes will be available for pick up at 1110 S Valley Mills Dr,

Beverly Hills, TX 76711 on Mondays from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. and Fridays from 3:00 p.m. -

4:00 p.m.

For on campus learners, in addition to free breakfast and lunch on campus, they are also able to receive a weekend meals box that will be available for pick up at 1110 S Valley Mills Dr,

Beverly Hills, TX 76711 on Fridays from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Parents wishing to pick up a meal box without children present will need to present one of the

following to verify guardianship:

∙ Individual student report cards

∙ Attendance record from parent portal of a school website

∙ Birth certificate

∙ Official letter/email from facility or school listing children enrolled

∙ Other official ID cards (for example, IDs issued by a child care facility)

If you have any questions, please contact Felipa Deanda, CNA, at fdeanda@harmonytx.org

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This week we will be learning about making choices. We hope to discover how to make thoughtful, smart, and safe choices. Our letter for the week is Kk, and we will focus on number 10 and the trapezoid shape. Encourage your child to practice writing letters and numbers at home. -Mrs. Vasquez

Welcome Back!!! We will be learning this week the letter K, the number 10, the color white, and for the shape a trapezoid. Let’s have a GREAT week!! -Ms. Bateman

This week we are learning about the letter J, the number 10, sorting objects by size, and about all kinds of animals.-Ms. Ingroum


Kinder Kiddos are doing great and ready for Thanksgiving break! Please remember to send your child with a filled water bottle daily. We are working on numbers 15-20 this week. Please practice counting and sight words whenever possible. Students should know all letters and sounds. Words to know this week are: got, here, of, an. We are working on blending sounds to make words, identifying beginning/middle/end sounds. Students may go back into old folders on schoology to review. Remember technology time should consist of 45 minutes a day on IRead, RazKids, or Dreambox. Have a great week! Thank you for all of your help at home! We are wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Kindergarten Team

1st Grade

In ELA, we will be learning about singular and plural nouns, subject and verb agreements, the letter L blends and different features of texts (stories). In math, we are going to be learning about place value and where digits belong in numbers. In science, we will be learning about bodies of water. In social studies, we will be exploring maps and how they can help us.-First Grade Team

2nd Grade

ELA-This week we will be working on story structure with our story of the week "If the Shoe Fits". We will be learning how to form compound sentences using commas and conjunctions. We will be taking our end of unit 4 CBA test! Please remind students to read for at least 20 minutes each day! -Ms. Brown

2A/2C ELA- This week we are learning how to code/blend words with the long o patterns oa and ow. We will be reading 3 different stories and completing a graphic organizer for each. For writing, we are learning how/when to use quotation marks and commas in quotation marks. Our comprehension quiz will be on the story "Going Places," and we will be taking the weekly assessment on Friday! Keep in mind QUIZZES/ASSESSMENTS are a big part of the overall grade for ELA!!! Don't be absent on Friday!!! -Ms. B.Martinez

In math this week we will be learning how to write a number sentence that matches a word problem. We will be having our CBA over algebraic reasoning on Friday. Make sure you ask questions if you need help with anything. -Ms. Lester

This week students will be starting a new unit on the earth and human activity. We will be classifying rocks by their physical properties. Please message me on dojo if you have any questions!-Mrs. A. Martinez

3rd Grade

In ELA this week we will be learning about the different characteristics of children's literature. We will be learning how to use specific word choice and language to show voice in writing. We will be taking our end of unit 4 CBA test. Please remind students to read at least 20 minutes each day! -Ms. Brown

This week students will continue studying their unit on the solar system. We will be studying planets and the sun this week. Solar System models are due this week! Please message me on dojo if you have any questions! -Mrs. A. Martinez
This week in 3rd grade math we are finishing up the topic of division. I encourage everyone to practice their addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts over Thanksgiving break. Please let me know if you need help locating resources. -Ms. Curtis

Please remember to have your child check Skyward for grades. Anything below a 70 may be corrected. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Happy Thanksgiving!-Mrs. Salas

4th Grade

We are going to be reviewing addition and subtraction to solve one-step word problems. -Ms. McCaig

This week 4B will be reading ”Rettie and the Ragamuffin Parade: A Thanksgiving Story” and begin planning an expository essay about an extraordinary person.-Ms. Swanner

This week students are reviewing and taking their CBA over energy, electricity, and forces. Please message me on dojo if you have any questions! -Mrs. A. Martinez

4th Grade ELA will identify facts and opinions in text. We will continue to write a personal narrative. There will be a homework assignment due on Friday. It is a "Agree and Disagree" graphic organizer. Students may choose a topic to complete the assignment. Please sign the homework before your student turns it in on Friday. Thank you!-Mrs. Driver

Please remember to have your child check Skyward for grades. Anything below a 70 may be corrected. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Happy Thanksgiving!-Mrs. Salas

5th Grade

Hello Parents,

This week in reading we will be concentrating on comprehension when we read a story or passage and pulling out information from the text. Please check with your students to have them log on each day to zoom on time with cameras on, and to check for any missing work. Thank you for all you do!-Mrs. Dunford

Hello 5th grade parents and guardians!

This week we are finishing up our fractions unit in math. Their test will cover adding, subtracting, multiplying with a fraction and a whole number, and dividing fractions with models. Please check to make sure they are completing all review questions. Thanks for all you do!-Ms. Piscacek

In science we will be studying the Earth's rotation(5.8C). The student is expected to demonstrate that Earth rotates on its axis once approximately every 24 hours causing the day/night cycle and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky. In social studies we are studying the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party. The colonists were disgruntled about being taxed and not represented.-Mr. Walton

STEM Classes

Ms. Drake's STEM-3rd-5th grade classes will be learning about erosion, weathering, and deposition of earth's landforms. We will see why erosion is something we need to be very aware of for our beaches and learn how to prevent it from occurring.

Ms. Drake' s1st-2nd STEM will be learning about animal characteristics that help them live in their environment. Students will be drawing and describing their favorite animals.

If your student is absent, email the doctor's note to the attendance clerk (imeza@harmonytx.org) fax or drop the note inside the box outside the office by the window. Reminder: students have until 11:59 pm to submit the exit ticket to receive attendance credit for that day.