Harmony Times

January 16

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Re-enrollment for all students is Monday, January 7th through Friday, January 25th. If your child is currently enrolled an HPS campus and you would like for him/her to attend for the 2019-2020 academic year, please ensure that you complete the re-enrollment form by the January 25th deadline.



To re-enroll your student, please see the steps below.



1. Login to Skyward using your family portal account

2. Fill out and submit the re-enrollment form

3. Provide proof of residency (utility bill, tax form, etc.) by uploading to the form or submitting to your campus registrar


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If your child is not currently enrolled at an HPS campus and you would like for them to enroll, please see the link below to fill out an application for the 2019-2020 academic year.



Application Link for 2019-2020: https://apply.harmonytx.org/login



Should you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact your campus registrar.

Returning Student verification and registration is a 2 STEP process!!



STEP 1: On- Line Student Re-Enrollment form for the 2019-2020

(Completed each year by returning Harmony Public Schools students)


Parents must complete the process and verify student/parent information through Skyward Family Access no later than Friday, January 25, 2019.

In Skyward under Family Access tab, you can:

· Fill out and submit the re-enrollment form

· Upload your proof of residency


STEP 2: Annual Harmony Public Schools Proof of Residency Verification

(Completed each year by returning Harmony Public Schools students)


Each family must provide documentation verifying their current residency within the geographical boundaries for your campus. Parents are asked to either upload or bring “Proof of Residency” documents to the campus of their student(s) schools prior to the deadline of Friday, January 25, 2019.

· Current School year (2019-2020) utility bills such as light, gas, water bills

· Lease or mortgage statements showing a physical address will be accepted

· For a complete list, please refer to the parent/student handbook on page 8.

· P.O. Box addresses will not be accepted

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Refer a friend and get a free uniform

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6th grade information night

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Quarter 2 Report Cards



REPORT CARDS

Report cards for the first semester are being mailed home this week. Please check Skyward online for your student's most up to date grades!

MAP TESTING


Starting on January 22, students will participate in the Winter administration of the NWEA MAP Test. This is an online test in reading, language, math, and science that helps us see where the students have grown over the year, and where we can better support them. The test will take place in the students' regular classrooms, and we will mail home the reports once the testing is over.


From January 22-February 1, your child will take a MAP® Growth™ test from NWEA® on a computer or tablet. We give students MAP Growth tests to determine their instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year (and from year to year).

MAP Growth tests are unique in that they adapt to your child’s level of learning. If your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier. This results in a detailed picture of what your child knows and is ready to learn—whether it is on, above, or below their grade level.

Since MAP Growth tests provide immediate and accurate information about your child’s learning, it’s easy for teachers to identify students with similar scores that are generally ready for instruction in similar skills and topics, and then plan instruction accordingly.

Following each testing period, you will receive a report showing your child’s growth, which you can review with your child’s teacher for more insight.

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HSA Euless Stem festival

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Dear Parents/Students,


Our Annual STEM Festival Will Be Held On Saturday, January 26th, 2019, from 10 to 2:00 PM! There Will Be Interactive Projects, Exhibits, Presentations and Artwork Centered Around The Theme "Global Climate Change". Food Will Be Served To The Participants. We Look Forward To Seeing You There"!

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Spirit night

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Blood drive

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Plastic bottle and cardboard box drive

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Dear parents and students, we need plastic bottles and cardboard boxes to use in Stem festival recycling project, please donate clean and undamaged plastic bottles and cardboard boxes.

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Scholarship Opportunity for Freshmen (Class of 2020)

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The College Board has launched a new scholarship program with $5 million of scholarships each year, beginning with the class of 2020. The program guides students through the college planning process. Turn your efforts into scholarships, click here for detailed information. This is a wonderful scholarship opportunity for our Freshmen Class. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Lewis

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Summer programs

Summer STEM Program

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Thinking of a career as a coder, game developer, designer, or robotics engineer? Then start with the experience of a world-class program like the Naval Academy’s Summer STEM Program.

STEM is all about exploring, creating, building, and making things better, and at our Summer STEM Program, you’ll do just that. You’ll work with students from all over the country as you test your problem-solving, creativity, and collaboration skills.

2019 SESSION DATES


RISING 9TH GRADERS JUNE 3 - 8
RISING 10TH GRADERS JUNE 10 - 15
RISING 11TH GRADERS JUNE 17 – 21

** Sessions vary by grade level and students may only attend the designated session for their grade.


Top 5 Reasons to Attend Summer STEM

5. A Field Trip to the Nation’s Capital
4. Build Cool Things
3. Live on Campus
2. Meet New Friends
1. Experience STEM at the #1 Top Public College in the Country (Forbes) and #5 "Best Undergraduate Engineering Program" in the Country (U.S. News & World Report)


Applications open January 3rd, 2019


For more information, please visit


https://www.usna.edu/Admissions/Programs/STEM.php#fndtn-panel1-Attending

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Summer camp opportunities

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This page is specifically for coding camps @ UT Dallas campus. If you are looking for Cyber Defense camps, visitutdallas.edu/k12/cyber. If you are looking for coding camps @ offsite locations, please visit utdallas.edu/k12/offsite. You can conduct custom camps for you & your friends as well – details @ utdallas.edu/k12/custom. You can also look into our residential option (utdallas.edu/k12/residential) if you live outside Dallas area or you would like your child to experience the college environment by staying in our new residence halls. If you want to get the big picture about introducing your kids to coding, please visit utdallas.edu/k12.
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Criminal justice camp

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real madrid campus experience

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We are so excited to announce a new summer learning opportunity for our high school students in Spain

Program highlights


  • First-come, first-served basis, ONLY 25 seats available
  • Only rising 9-12 grade (14-17 years old) boys and girls
  • Application form and $600 deposit must be made no later than February 1,2019
  • Trip cost $3400 includes airfare, accommodation, transportation, 3 meals per day, guided tours, park & museum fees.
  • Payment plan is available. Last payment must be paid by June 1,2019
  • Departure/Arrival cities are Houston & Madrid
  • Students and parents can contact Campus Engagement Coordinator for more information contact
  • 16-22 June 2019 : Real Madrid Campus Experience
  • 22-25 June 2019: Madrid and Toledo Trip, Warner Bros Madrid, etc.

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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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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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We Want You!

Looking for ways to get involve in your student's school? It takes less than 5 minutes! Go on our website: Harmony.voly.org now to pick which event you want to help with and what you can do to give a hand.


We are currently looking for hallway monitors.

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young scholars program

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YEARBOOK

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Get your copy, get your copy!!

Order your yearbooks soon our because our set preorder copies are selling out.

We have a few left so order soon for your child to visit the important years of

their life. You can also order ads for a dedication to your student if you would like.

Have a great break.

Yearbooks are sold on a first-come basis and while supplies last.
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FLU and cold prevention

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Last week at HSA Euless

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October is early acceptance time for colleges. We have already seen and celebrated with several students who received admission letters. We ask students to share these letters as well as any scholarship offers with their counselor. We add the student's name to our celebratory college admission board and we announce the student's name and college admission during announcements. Our goal is always to strive for continuous improvement. Let's go, Class of 2019!


Mr. Senlik, Mrs. Lewis and Mr. Ozdemir

Your College Counselors

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Volunteer opportinities

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Tutorials Schedules

STAAR/EOC Tutorials Notices

Weekly tutorials are offered to help prepare students for their STAAR and EOC exams, as well as to give students extra time to get questions answered and complete assignments. We invite all students to attend tutorials for this extra help! Some students are required to attend tutorials based on the score they received on the first district assessment. Parents will receive a letter in the mail, and the students' teachers will be in touch, with the subjects and days the mandatory tutorials are held. Unless you deny your student's attendance in tutorials, students will receive DPS points when they do not attend, so please help your student make every effort to be at tutorials each week! This is an invaluable help in their preparation for the end of the year exam
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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.Busby




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 Attendance Clerk at: kbusby@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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January Breakfast menu

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January 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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