Harmony Times

February 22, 2017

The end of the 3rd quarter is Friday, March 10th. Report cards and MAP scores will be mailed home during Spring Break

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Eric's Acts of Kindness

We currently have a 9th grade student, Eric, that has been battling cancer for several years, at this time the family has exhausted all available treatment options. When asked what people can do, Eric has but one inspirational request. Continuing with his vision to make the world a better place, Eric asks that people do an act of service in his name and share it with him. Ms. Burns (cburns@harmonytx.org) from HSA has agreed to serve as a liaison for the family for this movement that we are calling "Eric’s Acts of Kindness." If you perform an act of kindness, please make sure to share a quick note, a picture, or email so that Eric can follow this movement!

LOTE Olympiad

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The LOTE Department would like to invite you to our "LOTE Olympiad", where the students will be performing different categories in Turkish and Spanish.

Early dismissal on Thursday, March 2nd at 1:15pm. Zenith After School care will have normal operating hours.

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Valentines Day at Harmony

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Perot Museum

High school students - HSI is hosting the Perot Museum on Saturday, March 25th for an interactive event. There will be several booths set up with exciting activitites for the students. They are in need of high school students to man each booth. You will earn volunteer hours for your service. The hours are from 3:00-6:00 PM, at HSI Euless. If you are interested, please stop by Ms. Kiro's office and sign up. The deadline to sign up is Friday, March 10th. This is a great and exciting opportunity!

Medical Corner

Harmony Parents,

The peak of the cold and flu season is upon us. To prevent widespread flu in the school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if experiencing flu or cold symptoms. To decide whether or not to send your child to school, please consider the following guidelines:

· Fever (greater than 100 degrees, your child may return to school only after his or her temperature has been consistently below 100 degrees, by mouth, for a minimum of 24 hours)

· Vomiting (even once)

· Diarrhea

· Chills

· General malaise or feelings of fatigue, discomfort, weakness or muscle aches

· Frequent congested (wet) or croupy cough

· Lots of nasal congestion with frequent blowing of nose

The following are good hygiene habits to teach the students to prevent the spread of the flu:

· Wash hands frequently

· Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth

· Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, use a paper tissue, throw it away and then wash hands

· Avoid close contact with people who are sick

Colds are the most contagious during the first 48 hours. A child who has a fever should remain at home until "fever free" for a minimum of 24 hours. Keeping a sick child at home will minimize the spread of infections and viruses in the classroom.

Thank you in advance for helping make this year at school as healthy as possible. Please let me know if you have any more questions.

Ms. Sifuentes


817-354-3000 Ext. 1108

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Attention Parents:

Please join us Tuesday, February 28th, 2017, at 2:00pm for our Black History Assembly.


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State Math League Competition

Students qualifying for State Math League Competition:

Nouran Abu Saad 8th

Darsh Gandhi 8th

Sarra Kahn 8th

Nisu Karki 8th

Dave Park 8th

Jose Ramos 8th

Avi Udash 8th

Wafiquh Zubair 7th

Black History Month Pictures

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9th Grade Winner-Zaria Johnson

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10th Grade Winner-Crystal Hannie

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Dear Harmony Parents,

Yard signs have arrived! Show your harmony pride by picking up an APPLY NOW! yard sign at the front office. By picking one up, and taking a selfie your student will receive a free dress pass. Selfies can be emailed to Ms. Palmillas(dpalmillas@harmonytx.org) who will distribute the free dress pass upon submission.

Thank you for your continuous support!

Measure of Academic Progress Test (MAP)

Beginning January 25th, MAP testing will begin for all students in 7th-10th grade. These are very important tests, where students should try their best. The results of the tests will be a major determining factor in promotion for the 2017-2018 school year, for both 7th and 8th grade. Expected student performance is the 50th percentile, or greater. MAP results will be mailed home with 3rd quarter report cards in March. Parents can also access results using the online database.
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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.

Attention Parents,

Papa Jonhs pizza will be served every Wednesday at no extra charge, taking place of the regular served lunch. The meal will include: milk, 1 slice of cheese pizza, a veggie and/or fruit.

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Teacher in the Spotlight: Mrs. Porter!!!

Do you have any pets? If so what are they?

Yes, cat.

What made you want to be a math teacher?

My high school math teacher

What other thing do you do other than teaching?

Sleep and eat

If you could teach any other grade level which would it be?


Where are you from/where did you grow up?

Born in Virginia grew up in California

Mountains or oceans?


What's your favorite soda?

Dr. Pepper

What's your favorite candy/chocolate?


If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be?


What's your favorite movie of all time?


What's your favorite restaurant/food?

Mexican food

Who's your favorite musician?

Empire of the Sun

What were you like in high school?


Who's your favorite superhero?

I have no idea who this is but underdog

Are you into any sports? If so, who are your favorite teams?


by Ms. Master's Journalism class


Dear Parents and Students,

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

Dress Code regarding outerwear in Student Handbook (please refer to page 17):

  • 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!