Harmony Hills Hawk Talk

September 13-17, 2021

Every Student, Every Day, Soaring to Success!

REMINDERS!

The first bell rings at 7:45 AM.

Being on time is the key to success!

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Harmony Hills Parents,


Good morning. Thank you to our parents who came to the first PTA meeting and Watch D.O.G.S. Night! We appreciate your support!


Attention fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and father-figures! We would love for you to spend a day at Harmony Hills. Keep reading to learn more about the Watch D.O.G.S. program.


What are the goals of a WATCH D.O.G.S. program?

1) To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.

2) To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.


Who are WatchDOGS and how does WATCH D.O.G.S. work?

WatchDOGS are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at least one day each year at an official WATCH D.O.G.S. school.


WATCH D.O.G.S., a K-12 program, invites fathers, grandfathers, uncles, or other father figures to volunteer at least one day all day at their child’s/student’s school during the school year. WatchDOG dads and volunteers perform a variety of tasks during their volunteer day including monitoring the school entrance, assisting with unloading and loading of buses and cars, monitoring the lunch room, or helping in the classroom with a teacher’s guidance by working with small groups of students on homework, flashcards, or spelling. They actively engage with not only their own students, but other students as well.


For more information and/or to sign up to be a Watchdog at Harmony Hills, please contact Mrs. Lupe Negley, Parent Involvement Specialist, at gnegle@neisd.net


Reminders:

  • Please be sure to complete the NEISD Household Income Form that was sent to you either by text, email, or paper. We need 100% of our families to return these forms. If you enjoy the benefit of free school-wide breakfast and lunch, then we kindly ask that you submit your form. If you need another copy, please let Mrs. Negley know at gnegle@neisd.net. See the video below for more information.
  • Please note that we have postponed our Grandparents Day event. We will let you know when a new date has been selected, which may quite possibly be in the spring. Thanks for your understanding.
  • Bus route information is available at the following link: https://www.neisd.net/Page/390.
  • You can access the latest COVID-19 safety protocols and updates for NEISD here: https://www.neisd.net/criticalupdates.


With Hawk Pride,

Michelle McCoy

Principal

Harmony Hills Calendar

September 15

  • International Dot Day - Students & Staff are encouraged to wear polka dots to celebrate creativity, courage, and collaboration


September 17

  • Future Churchill Chargers Football Game 7:00 PM (see flyer below)


September 20 - October 1

  • PTA Chocolate Sale - More information coming soon


September 22

  • Principal's Coffee & Title I Meeting - 7:30 AM


September 27

  • College Spirit Day - wear your favorite college spirit shirt


October 2

  • School Custodian Appreciation Day


October 6

  • National Walk to School Day


October 11

  • Columbus Day School Holiday


October 15

  • End of 1st 9 Weeks


October 18

  • Beginning of 2nd 9 Weeks


October 20

  • Early Dismissal at 1:15 PM/Parent Conferences


October 21

  • Early Dismissal at 1:15 PM/Parent Conferences


October 25-28

  • Red Ribbon Week
  • Book Fair


October 26

  • 50th Day of School - Dress like the 1950s (rolled-up jeans, t-shirt with rolled-up sleeves, ribbon or bandana in hair, sunglasses, etc.).


October 27

  • College Spirit Day - wear your favorite college spirit shirt

Household Income Survey

Please complete the Household Income Survey sent via email, text, or paper copy! We CANNOT see your income, but we DO need it completed to get funding for our school! Thank you!

Household Income Survey Final

HEALTH SCREENINGS 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR

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Mandatory Screening Programs are conducted by the School Nurse in accordance with state law and the Texas Education Agency recommendations in each program. Parents/guardians are contacted by the school nurse and a referral letter is sent should a problem be identified. The child’s physician/dentist should return a report to the school nurse within 30 days.


  • VISION AND HEARING SCREENING: Students in K, 1st, 3rd, & 5th grades are screened annually, as well as new students to Texas, by teacher request, and referrals to special education.
  • ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS SCREENING: Students in 1st, 3rd, & 5th grades are screened annually.
  • SPINAL SCREENING (SPINAL): Students in the 5th grade will be screened to identify small spinal curves for referral for early observation and treatment before the spinal curve becomes severe.
  • DENTAL SCREENING- A visual dental screening is conducted annually in February for 3rd grade students by a volunteer dentist from the community coordinated by the NEISD School Health Advisory Committee.
  • GROWTH AND ASSESSMENT- all students are weighed and height is measured annually at the beginning of the school year.

Should any parent/guardian have a question regarding any of these screening programs or wish to have their child excluded due to religious reasons, please contact the school nurse at 210-407-3803.

NEISD Extended Hours Virtual Tutoring

NEISD is offering virtual tutoring hours in the evenings. Please see below if you are interested.

Whataburger Employee of the Week:

Ms. Workman, 5th Grade Teacher

Congratulations!

Nominate your Harmony Hills Whataburger Employee of the Week! Every staff member who is nominated is awarded a jeans pass and your comments are shared with them, so if your nomination is not drawn as the official Employee of the Week, keep nominating them. They love the jeans passes and love reading what you wrote. A student may honor their own teacher, a past teacher, a teacher assistant, a custodian, a cafeteria worker, or an office employee - anyone the student wants to honor. You need to explain why you are nominating this employee. What have they done that is special that has had a positive impact on you, a friend, or the school? We will announce the Employee of the Week on our morning announcements and in our newsletter, and he/she will also get a certificate that can be redeemed at Whataburger. Thank you for taking the time to recognize our wonderful Harmony Hills staff members!

Do you want to stay in control and be well informed of your child’s progress?

Attend a Zoom presentation to learn about:


  • grades
  • progress reports
  • assignments
  • attendance
  • Communicate with your child’s teacher
  • Update personal information
  • Complete necessary forms


***See the flyer below***

Principal's Title I Parent Meeting - September 22nd 7:30 AM

Join us!

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Dear Harmony Hills Families,


The NEISD Student Leadership and Well-Being has carefully curated these wonderful SEL Books. LINK: https://sites.google.com/neisd.net/studentleadershipwell-being/sel-resources/sel-library


Our September SEL Focus is Cultivating Positive Identity. Here are some books that teach that a good sense of identity helps children feel more positive about themselves and more open-minded to people different from themselves.


Mrs. Blake & Mrs. Varner

Harmony Hills Counselors

PTA News & Information

Join PTA!

We highly encourage you, your children, grandparents, etc., to join our Harmony Hills PTA. Your $7 membership is a symbol of your support of the PTA's mission which benefits ALL students at Harmony Hills. Our PTA organizes many family events (Spring Fling, Evening with Santa, Elf Shelf, Cheers & Tears, etc.), programs for our students and families, and they help to provide needed items for our students. The goal is to have each child represented with at least one membership. It is super easy to join PTA in one of these ways:

  • join online at joinpta.org
  • join with cash or check at the meeting on September 7th
  • send in the PTA envelope included in the welcome packet to the Harmony Hills office
Thank you for supporting our school! We are better together!


Our Mission

To make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.


Our Purposes

To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, places of worship, and throughout the community;

To raise the standards of home life;

To advocate for laws that further the education, physical and mental health, welfare, and safety of children and youth;

To promote the collaboration and engagement of families and educators in the education of children and youth;

To engage the public in united efforts to secure the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social well-being of all children and youth; and

To advocate for fiscal responsibility regarding public tax dollars in public education funding.

Future Churchill Chargers Football Game - September 17th! Harmony Hills gets to be part of the cheerline at the start of the game! What a fun opportunity!

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Reminders and Other Information

Lunch Menu

2021-2022 School Supply Lists

Campus Vision & Mission

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Vision

Every Student, Every Day, Soaring to Success!


Mission

Helpful students that are

Action oriented

Working smart and being

Kind to all

Soaring to success!