Harmony Times

October 17

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Reminder !

Parents please be mindful of the weather. We highly encourage for students not to be dropped off too early, or to be picked up too late. We want to keep our students safe and healthy, and do not want them unsupervised in cold temperatures

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Quarter 1 Report Cards


Hi parents and students, the end of the first quarter was Friday, October 12.

Report cards will be mailed home this week.

STAAR/EOC Tutorials Notices

In the Spring, students will take 2-4 STAAR/EOC exams each year, depending on their grade level, and we use the data from district assessments to see if students are on track to pass the exams. After we review the scores from the first district assessment, if students do not pass, they will be invited to attend weekly tutorials in order to reinforce what is being learned in the classroom and to help prepare the students for the exam. You will receive a letter in the mail and students will receive a letter to take home with the information. Please contact your student’s teachers for more information!

NWEA MAP FALL RESULTS

Students took the NWEA MAP test recently, and you will receive your student’s scores and a guide to reading the score report with your student’s report card. Please contact your student’s teacher with any questions!

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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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Tutorials Schedules

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Vote now for your favorite yearbook design cover entries

Please go to our Facebook page and "like" your favorite design. Last day is Friday to vote !

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Refer a friend and get a free uniform

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Dress code reminders

Parents, please be advised that the following items are not allowed in the classroom and must be left in lockers until dismissal:


  • Hoodies
  • Cell phones
  • Backpacks/ messenger bags/ purses


More information on campus policy regarding these and other items may be found in the student handbook. Please take a moment to look over the handbook with your student. The student handbook is available on the school website: hsaeuless.org.

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Special Thank you

A special thank you to all of our students who arrive to school in uniform, prepared for class, and ready to learn. Your efforts do not go unnoticed. Keep being great role models!


Quote: For me, it's always been about preparation, and the more prepared I can be each week, the less pressure I feel and the more confident I am. As your confidence grows, it's only natural that the pressure you feel diminishes. ~Aaron Rodgers~

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PRS Rewards

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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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Home visit season is here

Call us to schedule your home visit !
Our teachers are making home visits in order to better meet the needs of the child and family. In promoting a partnership between parents and teachers, home visits provide the means for effective team problem solving, observing children in their home environment, and encouraging parent involvement. It also creates a personal bond between the students, parents, and teachers to ensure optimum success. In addition, it provides a sense of security for the parents to know that their children are in good and caring hands, and allows the parent to give feedback on their student’s academic experience.
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Benefits of Home Visits

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upcoming events

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Dear Juniors & Parents of Juniors,

We are pleased to welcome your family into our school for junior parent night on Thursday, October 18th,2018 @ 6:00 pm. We will discuss SAT dates, requirements for graduation, dual credit courses, AP courses, 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 and your children understand the requirements for graduation and prepare for college acceptance.

Click HERE to RSVP by Wednesday, October 17th, 2018. Refreshments will be provided by the school beginning at 5:45 PM.

Thank you

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PTO Meeting

Our Next PTO meeting will be on Thursday, October 18 at 6 pm. come and join us!
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college trip

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We will have SMU trip on Friday, October 19th between 9:45 AM to 2:00 PM

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HSA-Euless yearbook sales will start soon ONLINE only. This fundraiser is always

a big hit with the students in years to come. If you have any questions

contact Ms. Perez in room 104 or at tperez@harmonytx.org. Watch the

newsletter for more information.

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Join the Harmony Art Contest

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Halloween Grams

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Parents: We are selling Halloween grams in the month of October. Pre sales will continue until October 26th. A bag of candy is $3 and cake pops are $1 each. If you would like to order Halloween grams please drop of the order forms (attached) and money to the front office (please mention it is given to Mrs. Kartal). Check or cash only. Grams will be distributed October 31st.

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Last week in HSA Euless

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Congratulations to Sena G. on your admission to Texas Southern University.

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UTD Trip

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9th grades Picnic

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Last week we had our 9th grade picnic, our students enjoyed the good weather in the park.

NHS 2018

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Volunteer opportinities

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Volunteer Opportunity


Event: 2018 Cub Scout Fun Day

Carnival style event for Cub Scouts and their families


Date: Friday, November 2, 2018 and Saturday, November 3, 2018


What will you do? Assist with set up, face painting, bounce house, derby race, et.


Please sign up with this link:


https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2417328/false#/invitation


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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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important message from attendance clerk

Attendance Clerk Mrs.Viviana Olvera


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 Attendace Clerk at: volvera@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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October Breakfast menu

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October 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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