HSE Tiger Tribune

December 13th - December 31st

Students will not be allowed to bring backpacks (lunch boxes are allowed) to school tomorrow, Friday, December 17th.

All grade levels have free-ish (within dress code) dress Friday, December 17th

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High School Informational Meeting Thursday at 6:00 p.m.

All of our 8th grade families are invited to join our Harmony North District leaders for an informational meeting regarding the new HSE High School campus that will be opening in the Fall of 2022. The meeting will be held on Thursday, December 16th at 6:00 p.m. in the HSE cafeteria.


RSVP by clicking on the picture and scanning the QR code or by clicking here: https://bit.ly/3G44zSc


Email Mr. Basol (cbasol@harmonytx.org), Mrs. Buyukyalcin (ybuyukyalcin@harmonytx.org) or Mrs. Farrar (dfarrar@harmonytx.org) if you have any questions.

HSE Drone Teams Successful at First-Ever Tournament


Congratulations to Ms. Aguirre, Ms. Unal, and our three HSE teams for competing in this past weekend's Robotics Education & Competition Foundation Drone Competition! They tested their programming and flight skills against 21 other middle and high school teams from around the region.


Rawan R (6B) won 2nd place in the programming challenge and the Mega Drones team, Rawan R, Dmitry L (6B), and Jayden M (6C), won Best Flight Plan overall.


Now it's time to prepare for the national qualifiers being held right here at HSE on February 5th! Go Tigers!

HSE GATE Showcase Shows off Some Great Work!

The parents and students had a blast seeing all of their hard work from the first semester. HSE GATE students were very anxious and excited to showcase this year.


It has been a while since they've had the opportunity to do this in person and they are looking forward to their next showcase in the Spring!

Donation Drive a Huge Success!


Thank you HSE for all of your donations! Mr. Knight from St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Community was beyond grateful for our amazing donations. He kept repeating how HSE has now restocked their food pantry and let us know that all the other donated items will be given to families on Christmas Day!


Thank you to everyone that joined us yesterday to drop off the donations including Mr. Pine, Ms. Johnson, Ms. Bottomly and NJHS, K2 teachers, parents and students. It was a great time and we look forward to keeping this relationship alive and working with Mr. Knight in the future.

Thank You to Everyone for Making our Theatre Stinky!

This is a message devoted to thanking everyone for making Stinky Cheese Man the amazing show that it was. Thank you to all of the students who worked hard memorizing lines and learning their part in the production.


Thank you to the parents who helped build set pieces, sew costumes, and donated their time and energy as well as the student volunteers who put in so much effort with coordination and actor-wrangling. And, thank you to our HSE admin who made this show possible.


Ms. Johnson, in addition to her role as K-5 Assistant Principal, choreographed and taught a full dance number for the students. I needed an experienced choreographer to create the right moves for the production and Ms. Johnson made learning the dance fun and easy.


Finally thank you, dear patron, for coming to our production of Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales. I hope you had half as much fun watching it as the students had putting it together.

Attendance Office Winter Break Letter

Dear Families,


During this time off from school for Winter break (December 20,2021 to January 3, 2022), we want to express our gratitude for everyone who has helped keep our students safe, healthy, connected and learning. We thank:


  • Our students and families who are persevering through hard times.
  • Our teachers who have gone above and beyond to help make school a welcoming place where students can learn.
  • Our administrators who have pulled double duty and filled in for their colleagues.
  • Our many, many healers and helpers - the support staff and community volunteers who provide the extra hands and attention our children need.


May these days off be restful and healing.


  • If your family or your child need support, please reach out to ldewalt@harmonytx.org for help.
  • We look forward to seeing you again when school resumes on (January 4, 2022).
  • If traveling out of the country, please check the travel advisories for re-entry criteria.
  • As long as your child is healthy, please encourage showing up to class when school is in session. Every day of school is an important opportunity for students to learn as well as connect to peers and their teachers.

Thank you for partnering with us to help your child learn, thrive and succeed.


Sincerely,

Ana M Salazar

Lost & Found to be Emptied Friday, December 17th

Lost and found will be cleared out on Friday December 17th. If your student lost any items, be sure to swing by and pick up any that belong to your child.


Lost and found items will be at the front lobby until Friday at 3:30pm

Free Winter Break Coding & Biology Camps from UT Dallas

UT Dallas is offering free coding and biology camps for this winter break. Click on the picture for the class schedule and visit the below links to get detailed information about the camps.


The First-week camp: utd.link/wbc1

The Second-week camp: utd.link/wbc2

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HSE Re-Enrollment Begins Tuesday, January 4th

Families can begin re-enrolling their HSE students via Skyward beginning on Tuesday, January 4th. Enrollment ends on January 28th - unenrolled students will then be placed back into the lottery.


Click here for instructions on how to re-enroll using Skyward: https://tinyurl.com/HowtoRe-EnrollinSkyward

Questions? Email fusmani@harmonytx.org

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Box Tops Competition Coming to HSE in January!

HSE Student Council will be hosting a Box Tops for Education competition for the whole month of January. The winning grade levels from elementary (K-4) and middle school (5-8) will get a pizza lunch purchased from the student council!


Click on the links for more information


Box Tops Flyer - Spanish


Box Tops Flyer - English

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  • Thursday, December 16th, 6:00 p.m.: HSE High School Information Night
  • Friday, December 17th @ 3:08 pm - WINTER BREAK BEGINS (Regular Dismissal)
  • Tuesday, January 4th: Back to School!
  • Tuesday, January 4th: Open Enrollment begins!
  • Tuesday, January 4th: Harmony After-School Academy (HASA) Spring Clubs registration opens
Click here for the HSE Activities Google Calendar

Add this to your phone to stay up to date on all of our HSE events

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Reminder: Bring Your Masks and Water Bottles

Students need to bring their own masks to school and keep them throughout the day. They also need to bring a refillable water bottle to have in class.
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Free Tutoring Available to All HSE Students!

Harmony is proud to partner with TutorMe to offer FREE on-demand tutoring with real-life subject experts for every student in virtually any subject.


Need help? Just login in to Clever in your MyHarmony Portal, then select TutorMe to get started with your first online tutoring session.

Earn Points and Prizes for Hard Work!

From good behavior points to being extra rabid readers, we are giving students the opportunity to win prizes for their hard work.


Thanksgiving break and Winter breaks are great opportunities for students to use online software and also to read books for the reading challenges!


Click here to learn more about our Incentive Program: https://tinyurl.com/21-22HSEIncentives

Click Here to Purchase Spirit Shirts, HSE Mom Shirts, HSE Staff Shirts

HSE PTO makes it easy to buy online. Click here to visit their online shop: https://hsehoustonpto.square.site/s/shop
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All students age 5 and up are now eligible for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

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Planning on Hitting the Slopes in Colorado this Year?

For 26 years the Colorado Ski Country USA Ski Passport Program has helped hundreds of thousands of students and their families hit the slopes every year at a very affordable price. Make sure your students do not miss out on the winter fun that Colorado has to offer and provide parents of your students with the opportunity to sign up today!

The quickest and easiest way to sign up for the Passport Program is online at coloradoski.com/passport.


The Ski Passport Program provides up to 88 days of skiing or riding at 21 of Colorado's mountains (starting at $59). Passport holders are also eligible to receive 2 free ski or snowboard rentals from Christy Sports.


Click here for the English brochure

Click here for the Spanish brochure

New Parent Volunteer System

Parent volunteers are an integral part of our school's culture. Harmony has implemented a new system to register, track, and post volunteer opportunities at HSE!


Click here to see how you can register and volunteer

PTO Fundraising Opportunities

Our PTO is busy behind the scenes doing great things for HSE. Want to help? Check out all the opportunities for fundraising!


Click here for flyer

Kindergarten Parents - Bring Extra Clothes (just in case)

Hey Kinder parents, there have been some situations where students have needed a change of clothes. Please always keep an extra full set of clothes in their bags...just in case! Be sure to email your teacher with any questions.

Cool Weather is Coming!

No hooded jackets and sweaters are allowed to be brought to school. Preferably buy the Harmony School jacket.


While waiting on the arrival of Harmony jackets, students may wear a plain, dark colored jacket (black, navy blue, dark gray).


Label your students jacket include full name, grade and section.

Drive Safely - for Your Kid and for Others

There have been some scary close calls both in our parking lot and on Gessner...we don't want an accident to occur that could hurt our students, families, or staff.


  • Drive SLOWLY in our parking lot - slow enough that if a kid darts out between cars, you can stop (the 10 seconds you save speeding through isn't worth a life)

  • Obey the School Zone speed limits

  • Watch the accelerator as you move in pickup lines and especially when exiting our parking lots - we have seen people "lead-foot" it out of our lots and almost hit pedestrians and other cars

  • DO NOT park across the street and walk to get your student. There have been very devastating accidents at the Brookhollow intersection - and people coming over the bridge may not see a pedestrian in time to stop

Join Our Team!

Come be a part of our awesome HSE family! We are searching for certified teachers and would love to have you join us.


Current positions include SpEd, ELA, and Elementary teachers. For job postings and information, go to https://harmonytx.org/careers. To apply for a position, go to https://harmonytx.org/employment-opportunities.

HSE Tardy Policy


Dear Parents,


Please be reminded that it is the parent’s responsibility to discuss the school’s tardy policy with their child, reinforcing the student’s ability to be responsible for arriving to class on time and most importantly, it is the parent’s responsibility to bring the student to school on time.


Starting Monday, 9/27/2021, parents who bring their children to school after 7:45 a.m. must park their car, enter the building, and sign their child in at the front office.


Families can refer to page 19 of the Student & Parent Handbook for more details. Below are the consequences for multiple tardies:


  • 1-3 Verbal warning to parents
  • 4-5 Written warning to parents
  • 6-9 Conference with parents
  • 10+ Parent must meet with principal or designee and submit a letter explaining the reason(s) for the excessive tardiness. Failure to meet this requirement may result in the school filing a case with Child Protective Services.

New Front Office Hours

**2021-2022 HSE Front Office Hours**

M, T, Th, F: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. | 4:00- 4:30 p.m.

W: 7:45 am. - 2:00 p.m. | 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.


The office and front lobby will be CLOSED during drop-off (7:00-8:00 a.m.) and during dismissal (W: 1:30-3:00p, all other days: 2:30-4:00p)


Parents will not be allowed to wait in the front lobby while the office is closed.


*Late students arriving after 7:45 a.m. must have a parent/guardian sign their student in at the table on the front patio

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Harmony Mask Policy

Harmony Mask Policy

(Effective Immediately)


  1. Masks will be required for all persons inside Harmony Public Schools buildings and transportation services (ex. buses). If an individual does not have a mask, one will be provided.
  2. For students and staff members who are unable to wear a mask, a mask exception form is available in each student and staff member’s Skyward account.


When it comes to masks, there may be no perfect policy for all families. Masks have become one of the more hotly debated issues of our time. The one thing we can all agree on, though, is that we all look forward to a day when no one needs to wear a mask.


In the late spring and early summer, many of us believed that day was close. Unfortunately, it’s not quite here yet. But by working together, we will get there – hopefully soon.


For now, we’re asking for Harmony to mask up. It’s good science, and it’s what is best for kids. Thank you.


Best,

Emin Cavusoglu, M. Ed. | Area Superintendent | Houston North