Personalized Learning Academy at HM

Weekly Update (May 17th - May 21st)

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A Message From Ms. Santos:

Hello HME Mavericks!


We hope everyone had a great STAAR testing week! There will be a schedule posted for STAAR Test Make-Up days for those who were not able to make it to testing last week.


We are still taking appointments for Pre-K 3 and Pre-K registration. Times that are available for help with enrollment will be Monday-Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. We will also be available on Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00-7:00 for those who can't make it during regular school hours! To make an appointment, please call (972)502-5200 and we will be glad to help you out!

Parents, please remember to make sure to send your students to school with a mask on. Please make sure to read through all of the information in the newsletter and we hope you have a wonderful week!


  • Students will be having a House Meeting on Friday, May 21st
  • We have attached information regarding STAAR test make-up days and the new testing window that has opened up from May 17th-June 18th for grades PreK-5th
  • Parents can now start placing their school supply orders for the 2021-2022 school year through the EPI website. *SALE ENDS JUNE 13, 2021* (More details included in the PTA section of the newsletter)
  • Tutoring is being done by teacher invitation. Please make sure that you have an established method of communication with your child's teacher to receive updates on tutoring. *Tutoring is from 3:30-4:30 on Tuesday and Thursday*
  • On Wednesday we will be distributing meals to our students from 4:30-6:30 pm. Please bring your student(s) ID number.
  • Meal Viewer has replaced Nutrislice as our way of viewing the school breakfast and lunch menu: https://schools.mealviewer.com/school/HIGHLANDMEADOWSELEMENTARY

This month's calendar

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Testing Dates

Make-Up STAAR Testing Days

  • Monday, May 17th
  • Tuesday, May 18th
  • Monday, May 24th
  • Tuesday, May 25th
  • Wednesday, May 26th
  • Thursday, May 27th
  • Friday, May 28th

Next Testing Window for Pre K-5th

  • May 17th-24th: TX KEA/Circle -- Pre K - Kinder
  • May 17th-June 18th: BAS -- Kinder - 2nd
  • June 1st-June 18th: MAP -- Kinder - 5th

Intersession Calendar Information

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Message From Our Highland Meadows Principal

PreK 3 AND PreK 4 Registration NOW OPEN

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If you need any help with enrollment, feel free to call the school to make an appointment and someone will be able to help you with the process. We are taking appointments from 9:00 am-2:00 pm Monday through Friday.


When you come for your appointment, please make sure you bring all the documents you need for the uploading process, and please make sure you have a mask on when you enter the building.

Need Rental Assistance?

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AFTER SCHOOL CARE UPDATE

We are sorry to inform that the After School Care program will not be participating in our campus. If you are still in need of after school care we recommend the Day Cares who offer after school care. The day cares in our area are:


COVID-19 VACCINE SITE

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NEWS FROM THE COUNSELORS

DISD - Mental Health Services

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Mental Health Matters Virtual Symposium - May 1st

The Mental Health Matters Virtual Symposium is open to all parents, students, community members, and Dallas ISD employees who are interested in learning more about mental health. There will be interactive sessions that will include a wide range of topics and educational materials including mindfulness, parenting tools, responding to feelings of anxiety, the impact of childhood trauma, and coping during a global pandemic. There will be presentations available in English and Spanish.

For more information click the following link: https://mentalhealthmattersdallas.com/

To register click the following link: https://mentalhealthmattersdallas.com/register/

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Leader in Me School

Highland Meadows is proud to be a Leader in Me School! We educate our students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. Leader in Me is based on principles and practices of personal, interpersonal and organizational effectiveness, and upon the powerful premise that every child possesses unique strengths and has the ability to be a leader.

Leader in Me helps students learn how to become self-reliant, take initiative, plan ahead, set and track goals, do their homework, prioritize their time, manage their emotions, be considerate of others, express their viewpoint persuasively, resolve conflicts, find creative solutions, value differences, and live a balanced life. The process helps students develop the skills and self-confidence they need to lead their lives and succeed in school and beyond.

This week in Leader in Me

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UPDATED COVID CONTACT TRACING UPDATE

Coping with Covid

Coping with COVID, a program by Baylor College of Medicine and Harris Health System, offers free therapy over Zoom or phone to parents of children experiencing stress or anxiety related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Parents, please take a look at Dallas ISD's updated contact tracing update.

https://files.constantcontact.com/6c2de1a2801/e37a3eaf-99a6-4eb3-ac33-da872dab039d.pdf

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Mask Guidelines

The following guidelines apply to personal face masks:


  • Must fit snugly over the nose bridge, mouth and chin.
  • Must be secured to minimize the need to adjust frequently.
  • Do not need to be medical grade.
  • Masks or respirators with exhalation valves are not recommended since they are not effective and decrease protection of others.
  • Face mask graphics must be appropriate, not offensive to others
  • Masks should not be loose material that could get caught or injure.
  • Gaiter type neck fleece are not advised due to little protection and may increase transmission and dispersion of small droplets.
  • Mask should be worn prior to entering district buildings.
  • After removal, personal face masks should be discarded or placed in a bag or bin until they can be washed (recommended daily).
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Highland Meadows Elementary Mealviewer

Here you can view the school breakfast and lunch menu.

HIGHLAND MEADOWS FOOD DISTRIBUTION **UPDATE!!

Food Distribution For ALL Kids

Wednesday, May 19th, 4:30-6:30pm

8939 Whitewing Lane

Dallas, TX

Meals will be available for every student even if they chose Face to Face Learning. Children ages 1-18 can receive a meal as well. Highland Meadows will be distributing meals to any DISD student every Thursday. Meals will include gallons of milk, juices, snacks plus fruits and vegetables. Please bring student ID number. They will be located on the side of Pelican Dr.

INFORMATION FROM THE PTA

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PTA Board Elections-Yes it's that time of year again!

Parents, we are quickly approaching the elections of our 2021-2022 PTA Board for the next school year. Our current PTA Board will be moving on this year, so we have openings for every position: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Teacher Liaison. *Officer elections will be held at the April PTA meeting.*


If you have any questions, please contact:

Shannon Espinoza (English): 214-771-2763

Giovanna Baez (Spanish): 469-203-3446


Please return the completed form to the PTA box in the front office or email the completed form to highlandmeadowspta@gmail.com

*Click on the picture above for a direct link to the EPI website to place your order.*

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HME Spirit Wear Online Store

Student can wear jeans for FREE every Friday with HME Spirit Wear. You may purchase by clicking the button.

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HME PTA SPIRIT WEAR WEBSITE!

Store now available online *Marquee requests can be made online and in person

ATTENDANCE MATTERS!

It is very important that you communicate with your child's teacher every day if your child is not able to login to class meetings. You may communicate through Class Dojo, Remind 101, email, text, or phone call so that your child is not counted absent. If a student is counted absent two consecutive days in a row during the first week of school the system will assume that you have moved and the student will be automatically withdrawn. Getting your child re-enrolled could be an inconvenience that can be avoided. Please don't let your child be counted absent, just because they are not able to login. Teachers will be reaching out, but if you don't have updated contact information in the school system please reach out to your teacher to ensure your child is counted present.
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Highland Meadows Elementary 2020-20201 Parent Handbook

Click here to access the Parent Handbook. This is a live document and will be continuously edited and changed as we receive updated information from the district and make changes.

New Highland Meadows Elementary Google Site

Visit our campus google site for the most updated information regarding school re-entry. Be sure to check back frequently for new information and important updates. We will use this to communicate important information. Also you will find a comprehensive list of staff and teacher email addresses and classroom websites on our staff page. We hope you find this information useful. We have been intentional about making it very user friendly, but would love your feedback. Let us know how we can serve you better by completing a feedback form below.
Highland Meadows Web Page

Check out our Google Web Page! Here you will be able to access more information about our school!

MORE ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS

As the District gears up for opening and the start of school, we know there are many questions relating to re-entry schedules, safety precautions, and resources available to employees. Click on the buttons below to find a wealth of information compiled to address many of your questions.
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