Osos Outreach Newsletter

December 9, 2019-Issue 17

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We are looking forward to our annual Winter Concert this week! Be sure to arrive by your students' designated time as seen in flyer above.

Hot cocoa, hot dogs, chips, and soda will be for sale as fundraisers for PTO and HSI this evening.

We can't wait to see you all there!

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Parent Academy

HSI is going to be offering a FREE Parent Academy beginning 2nd semester! We will be releasing more information about the types of workshops and opening registration when we return from Winter Break.

Thank you to all the parents who have responded to our survey!

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OPEN ENROLLMENT HAS BEGUN!

Open Enrollment season for the 2020-2021 school year has begun! APPLY TODAY! Every student deserves the opportunity to go to a school that meets their unique needs and provides them the opportunity to succeed in the classroom, in college, and beyond. Find out more or apply at https://www.harmonytx.org/apply

A Note from the Medical Assistant:

Over Thanksgiving break we have had a company come to disinfect our school, including the playground, classrooms, and common areas, to ensure the health of your children and families. We also feel confident this will boost attendance at school.


Attendance is so important as time in the classroom cannot be made up! In an effort to keep strong academics please send all siblings in good health to school. Here are a few tips to keep our kids happy and healthy as the flu season is here !

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PTO Announcements

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LAST WEEK FOR ORDERS!

Be sure to get your order of HSI-Austin PTO calendars that feature HSI student artwork!
All funds raised from the calendar sales will be used towards helping the PTO continue to support programs and activities at HSI! Deadline is Monday, December 16th!


Calendars will be delivered to your child's classroom the final week of school before Winter Break!

Checks payable to HSI-Austin PTO

This Week!

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HSI Winter Concert is around the corner!

PreK-5th grade will be performing Winter themed songs and there will be food for sale as well as PTO selling Hot Cocoa.

We hope to see you there!


For more information you may contact Mrs. Chu at lchu@harmonytx.org.

Next Week!

Fundraising for our PTO!

PTO has partnered up with Farmers Insurance to help us raise funds for our campus projects! By clicking on the link provided (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7ZMKVCF) this will take you to an online survey to receive a FREE insurance quote. For each quote completed, Farmers Insurance will donate $10 directly to our PTO.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact HSI-PTO at hsiaustinpto@gmail.com.

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Come for an afternoon of fun while raising funds for PTO!

Tuesday December 17th

From 4pm to 6pm

Vengan a una tarde de diversión mientras juntamos fondos para PTO!

El Martes 17 de Diciembre

De 4pm a 6 pm


contact hsiaustinpto@gmail.com for more information!

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Next Week!

Last week of School Dec. 16th-Dec. 20th!

There will be a HALF-DAY on Friday, December 20th. Early Dismissal will begin at 12:30 pm!

No clubs or tutorials

There will be no clubs or tutorials NEXT WEEK (Dec. 16th-Dec. 20th)!
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Parent Engagement Opportunities

Parent Volunteers!

We are always looking for parents to help out around the school in some way. Create a login and take a look at the different opportunities through Voly and see what you can volunteer for today. Click the link below or the picture to sign up TODAY!

https://harmony.voly.org/

Math is Everywhere!

Math in Action!


The best part about math is that it’s everywhere you look and we use it everyday! With that in mind it’s a cinch to help your students practice wherever you are! If you are stuck in traffic take that time to quiz your kiddos on their multiplication facts, 3rd-5th.


When you’re at the grocery store have them show off their rounding skills by asking them what dollar amount the items you need are closest too! For example if a carton of eggs says it’s $1.62, is it closer to $2 or $1? A sweet treat is a great motivation tool and learning manipulative! Lay some out and encourage your student to eat some and then ask questions such as, “Do you have more or less than before you ate some?” Small snacks also work great as counters! “How many blueberries do you have on your plate?” “If I take two away how many do you have left?”


Let’s not leave math in the classroom, let’s make sure we see math in action everywhere!


Home Visits

Parents, be sure to send in your requests! Home Visits are a way for teachers and parents to connect and build a relationship as a team for the benefit of the student. Reach out to your teachers or you may also contact Fabiana Montenegro at fmontenegro@harmonytx.org.

BUILDING LEADERS

We at HSI are working to build a culture and climate of leaders starting at the Pre-K level. We ask all students to start the day with their shirts tucked in. 3rd- 5th grade as our school leaders will be required to have their shirt tucked in all day.

Parents, please help us with the initiative by reminding your scholar to have his or her shirt tucked in each morning!

You may contact Ms. Gomez at jgomez@harmonytx.org should you have any questions. Thank you!

HSI Osos Calendar

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2019-2020 HPS Austin District Academic Calendar

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Tutorial Schedule

Tutorials are from 3:15 pm to 4:00 pm. Please see schedule below.
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Club Sign-Ups

Harmony sponsored clubs will begin again second semester! Clubs will begin January 21st and end May 8th.

Please remember students cannot sign up for clubs on the same day they have tutorials.

More details and sign-ups to come in the year 2020! Thank you!

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K-12 GRADE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH MENUS

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Student & Parent Handbook

This year's handbook is now available online! Please take time to review this handbook with your students and use it as a reference throughout the year.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LMg5Kyapq1c6So0l1oxfVlae075SLyyN/view