Harmony Times

February 6

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8th grade parent night

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Dear Parents and Guardians,


We are pleased to welcome your family into our school for 8th Grade Parent Night on Thursday, February 7th @ 6:00 pm. We will discuss the course selections, requirements for graduation, dual credit courses, AP courses, State & College Readiness Assessments,TSI testing, missing credits and community service hours.

You will have an opportunity to meet the college counselors and to become familiar with our school. This will help you understand the requirements for graduation and prepare for college acceptance



Please click here to RSVP

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Black history month assembly

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GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) Announcement!

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In accordance with the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented students, Harmony Public Schools will begin taking referrals for all interested students in grades K-12 for gifted and talented screening.

Anyone interested in the educational welfare of these students may nominate them for assessment. Students in grades 2 & up who were tested in the Fall 2018 are not eligible to test in Spring 2019. Referral forms are available at the front office and on the school’s web site.

The referral forms must be returned to the front office by Friday, February 8, 2019.

The 2019 Spring GT testing window is February 11, 2019 – March 29, 2019.

For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact the school’s GT Coach/teacher.

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Parent teacher conferance

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Parent-Teacher Conferences

Save the date! We will hold Parent-Teacher Conferences on Tuesday, February 12 right after school, from 4:00-6:00. Please click here to sign up for time slots for your student's teachers! Each time slot is 15 minutes, and if the time slots are all full, please email the teacher to set up a meeting for another date. We look forward to seeing you!

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Progress Reports

Progress Reports for the third quarter are being sent home with students on Wednesday, 2/5, so please make sure you ask your student about it! You can also check Skyward to see your student's most up to date grades. The end of the quarter is Friday, March 22, so please encourage your student to turn in all of their assignments and study for all their tests to make sure they end the quarter on a strong note

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real madrid campus experience

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We are so excited to announce a new summer learning opportunity for our high school students in Spain

Program highlights


  • First-come, first-served basis, ONLY 25 seats available
  • Only rising 9-12 grade (14-17 years old) boys and girls
  • Application form and $600 deposit must be made no later than February 8, 2019
  • Trip cost $3400 includes airfare, accommodation, transportation, 3 meals per day, guided tours, park & museum fees.
  • Payment plan is available. Last payment must be paid by June 1,2019
  • Departure/Arrival cities are Houston & Madrid
  • Students and parents can contact Campus Engagement Coordinator for more information contact
  • 16-22 June 2019 : Real Madrid Campus Experience
  • 22-25 June 2019: Madrid and Toledo Trip, Warner Bros Madrid, etc.

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Black history month calendar

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Feb. 1st-Students and staff-BLACK OUT FOR BLACK HISTORY (WEAR ALL BLACK)

Feb. 7th-Students and staff-BLACK OUT FOR BLACK HISTORY (WEAR ALL BLACK)

Feb. 8th-Jersey Day (examples: Jordan, Bryant, Prescott, Elliott, James)

Feb. 14th-Students and staff-BLACK OUT FOR BLACK HISTORY (WEAR ALL BLACK)

Feb. 19th-Represent your culture-Dress in Cultural Attire

Feb. 21st-Students and staff-BLACK OUT FOR BLACK HISTORY (WEAR ALL BLACK)

Feb. 26th-Represent your culture-Dress in Cultural Attire

Feb. 28th-Black History Assembly

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Refer a friend and get a free uniform

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Upcoming testing

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Mock STAAR Testing


Students in grades 7-11 will participate in a mock STAAR/EOC the week of February 19, and the schedule is below. Testing will be from 8:30-12:30, and then normal schedule will resume. This will help prepare them for State Testing in the Spring, and will give teachers updated data for interventions and instruction. Please make sure your student gets a good night's sleep and eats breakfast throughout that week!





7th Grade: Reading, Writing, Mathematics

9th Grade: English I, Algebra I, Biology

8th Grade: Reading, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies

10th Grade: English II

11th Grade: US History

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Tutorials Schedules

STAAR/EOC Tutorials Notices

Teachers offer tutorials and office hours to our students throughout the week, and the schedule can be found here. If your student failed the District Assessment #2 or an EOC retake, they will be required to attend so that they can receive extra help. You will receive a letter in the mail and your student will receive a letter during advisory with the subject and time. Please email your student's teachers if you have questions about their tutorials

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Valentine grams

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We are selling Valentine grams at school. You may fill out the order form below and drop of your form and money (cash please) to the front office in the attention of Mrs. Kartal. Orders may be placed until Feb 11th. Distribution of the grams will be on Valentine's Day, Feb 14th.

Please email fkartal@harmonytx.org for any questions.

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Scholarship Opportunity for Freshmen (Class of 2020)

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The College Board has launched a new scholarship program with $5 million of scholarships each year, beginning with the class of 2020. The program guides students through the college planning process. Turn your efforts into scholarships, click here for detailed information. This is a wonderful scholarship opportunity for our Freshmen Class. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Lewis

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Summer programs

Summer STEM Program

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Thinking of a career as a coder, game developer, designer, or robotics engineer? Then start with the experience of a world-class program like the Naval Academy’s Summer STEM Program.

STEM is all about exploring, creating, building, and making things better, and at our Summer STEM Program, you’ll do just that. You’ll work with students from all over the country as you test your problem-solving, creativity, and collaboration skills.

2019 SESSION DATES


RISING 9TH GRADERS JUNE 3 - 8
RISING 10TH GRADERS JUNE 10 - 15
RISING 11TH GRADERS JUNE 17 – 21

** Sessions vary by grade level and students may only attend the designated session for their grade.


Top 5 Reasons to Attend Summer STEM

5. A Field Trip to the Nation’s Capital
4. Build Cool Things
3. Live on Campus
2. Meet New Friends
1. Experience STEM at the #1 Top Public College in the Country (Forbes) and #5 "Best Undergraduate Engineering Program" in the Country (U.S. News & World Report)


Applications open January 3rd, 2019


For more information, please visit


https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/Programs/STEM.php#fndtn-panel1-Attending

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UTD Engineering day 2019

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Registration is OPEN for Explore Engineering Day @ UT Dallas on Saturday, February 16, 2019:

https://engineering.utdallas.edu/eeday/


Registration will be CLOSED once the capacity is reached.


Explore the fascinating world of technology and learn how engineers change the world at this interactive event open to the whole family. The celebration features:

  • A Kid Zone with hands-on activities
  • Educational demonstrations
  • Hands-on workshops
  • Beyblades competition
  • Fascinating Tech Talks by our leading faculty and local engineering companies

The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science invites the community to join us for Explore Engineering Day on Saturday, February 16, 2019. K-12 students will have a variety of workshops and other activities to choose from throughout the day. In order to cover materials for the event, there will be a flat $5 fee per child. Workshops have limited capacity. We request that children only select/attend one workshop in order to allow more busy hands to experience these unique opportunities. An adult is required to stay with minors in the workshop.

Summer camp opportunities

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This page is specifically for coding camps @ UT Dallas campus. If you are looking for Cyber Defense camps, visitutdallas.edu/k12/cyber. If you are looking for coding camps @ offsite locations, please visit utdallas.edu/k12/offsite. You can conduct custom camps for you & your friends as well – details @ utdallas.edu/k12/custom. You can also look into our residential option (utdallas.edu/k12/residential) if you live outside Dallas area or you would like your child to experience the college environment by staying in our new residence halls. If you want to get the big picture about introducing your kids to coding, please visit utdallas.edu/k12.
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Criminal justice camp

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Skyward Access




Parents and students, please continue to check Skyward's online portal to see your student's current grades. Progress reports went home with students last week, and report cards will be mailed home the third week in October

Download your Skyward app today !

Watch this quick video on how to download the Skyward App and stay on top of your student’s attendance, homework, and grades! You can even email teachers with this App on your mobile device!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=IWJUISSL0FM

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Reminder !


Students are not allowed to leave campus to go to the surrounding businesses once they are dropped off. This is for their own safety. Students who are caught leaving campus will receive consequences. There will not be any exceptions to this. Thank you!

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Jeans day Wednesday


Students, want to wear jeans on Wednesday? For a small fee of $2, you can wear jeans with a college shirt. Wristbands may be purchased during lunch on Monday and Tuesday only. No wristbands will be sold on Wednesday, so get yours early!

Jeans may be worn every Friday with any Harmony spirit or athletic shirt!

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We Want You!

Looking for ways to get involve in your student's school? It takes less than 5 minutes! Go on our website: Harmony.voly.org now to pick which event you want to help with and what you can do to give a hand.


We are currently looking for hallway monitors.

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young scholars program

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YEARBOOK

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Get your copy, get your copy!!

Order your yearbooks soon our because our set preorder copies are selling out.

We have a few left so order soon for your child to visit the important years of

their life. You can also order ads for a dedication to your student if you would like.

Have a great break.

Yearbooks are sold on a first-come basis and while supplies last.
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FLU and cold prevention

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Last week at HSA Euless

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congratulations arnold

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Congratulations to our very own Arnold L. who was accepted to the University of Southern California (USC - Presidential Scholarship Finalist). USC has a competitive acceptance rate of 17%. He was also accepted to Case Western Reserve University (PPSP Finalist - 8 years BS/MD program).


In addition to being accepted to highly competitive universities, he was also selected as a semifinalist for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program. Please review the attached press release.

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October is early acceptance time for colleges. We have already seen and celebrated with several students who received admission letters. We ask students to share these letters as well as any scholarship offers with their counselor. We add the student's name to our celebratory college admission board and we announce the student's name and college admission during announcements. Our goal is always to strive for continuous improvement. Let's go, Class of 2019!


Mr. Senlik, Mrs. Lewis and Mr. Ozdemir

Your College Counselors

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Volunteer opportinities

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Parent notification

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Meal Charge Policy

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 Lunch Clerk will inform the student and parent 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.

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Tips to follow for a healthier lifestyle

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important message from attendance clerk


Attendance Clerk Mrs.Busby




Is your student absent today?


In general, there are two things school needs you to do if your student is going to be absent:


Call the school and report your child absent:


Please call (817) 354-3000 by 9:00 a.m.on the first and each day your student is absent or email the Attendance Clerk at: kbusby@harmonytx.org


Why are absence calls necessary?

Excessive absences are considered truancy under state law, the school reserves the right to take extreme absence cases to court. For detailed attendance information please read the Harmony Public Schools student handbook pages 13-15. We really appreciate receiving those calls and emails about absences first thing in the morning as it helps us ensure the safety of all of our students. Thank you!


Send a Written Note:


Upon returning to school, the student must bring a note, signed by the parent that describes the reason for the absence. A note signed by the student, even with the parent’s permission, will not be accepted.


Please do not send notes on post its, index cards or torn pieces of paper. Notes must be received within three days of the absence or the absence will be unexcused.


Extended Absence


Are you planning to take your student out of school for an extended absence? Pre-plan multiple day absences (for any reason) require advance approval by our Principal. Please call 817-354- 3000 or stop by the front office and we will walk you through the authorization process and arrange for homework to be prepared for your student to take with them.

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February breakfast menu

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February lunch menu

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Message from our lunch clerk



Please check your lunch account for balances and status changes that have occur due to a NEW application has to be processed every year.


Returning students have a 30 day grace period.

For those of you who didn't return a new application your status has changed and now have balances.

Please keep in mind this happens every year.



You may create an account in

Schoolcafe.com

The school district is " Harmony ps waco"

When th above district pops up you may then click on it.

With this account you may make payments, apply on line and check your students lunch activity.

For any further questions and concerns please feel free to contact me.



Yissel Revilla

yrevilla@harmonytx.org

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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.

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DRESS CODE NOTICE

Dear Parents and Students,


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

Dress Code regarding outerwear in Student Handbook (please refer to page 14):


  • 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!

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