TIGER NEWS

April 13 , 2022

HARMONY SCHOOL of TECHNOLOGY

3203 North Sam Houston Pkwy West, Houston TX 77038

Tel: (281) 444-1555 Fax: (281) 444-1015

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UPCOMING EVENTS


April 15, 2022-Good Friday/No School

April 30, 2022-Hispa Mayo (4 pm-7 pm)

May 10- May 20, 2022- STAAR TEST

There will be no school on Friday, April 15th. Enjoy the long weekend!

Thank you for your support in 2022 IFEST and See you in 2023 IFEST

Our International Festival was amazing, and it was such a lovely day. What an incredible celebration of our diverse community! Thanks to all the teachers, staff, students, and families who chaired, supported, donated, and contributed their times and talents to make our annual IFEST the most successful one yet! A special thanks to our Principal Mr. Topcu for all of his support and dedication to this event as well as everyone else who participated on the day! We hope to see you all at the next International Festival!

Check out our video of some of the festivities!

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Congratulations to our 2022 Teacher of the Year Ms. Deirdre Johnson

Teacher of the Year 2021-2022

Ms. Deirdre Johnson, Harmony School of Technology


My name is Deirdre Johnson, and I am blessed and honored to be selected as Teacher of the Year of Harmony School of Technology (HSOT). I am a mother of four wonderful children, Whitney, Bayley, Dillon, and Micah. Blue, the family’s dog, is a new addition to the family. I am from Dallas, Texas, and moved to Houston after graduating from the University of Houston in 1995 (with a Bachelor of Business Administration). I also have the following degrees, a Master of Education and a Master of Public Administration.

I currently serve on the Parent Association Board at The Kinkaid School and one of the advisors of HSOT’s Student Council. I volunteer with the Greater Houston Track Club and The Stafford Cobras Youth Football League yearly. I have worked with children since 2002. I taught Math, English, and Science at the JJAEP for nine years, served as a Juvenile Probation Officer for six years, and previously served in the role of a Discipline Support Staff at Harmony for four years. My new role this year as an eighth-grade English teacher has been very rewarding. I value teaching my students and learning from them. I enjoy caring about my students’ academic and social needs beyond the classroom. My rapport with my students and their families has contributed to my success at HSOT. I am forever grateful for all of my accomplishments thus far.


Sincerely,

Ms. Johnson

MAY STAAR TEST SCHEDULE

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World Kindness Week April 25-29

Harmony School of Technology will celebrate World Kindness Week! The purpose of this event is to highlight and encourage all individuals to go out of their way to be kind to others, whether that be at home, work, school, or just out in public. It serves as a reminder to all; those simple acts of kindness have power and that together we can all work to create a kinder world. Stay tuned for more details.

North District Hispa Mayo Festival Celebration Saturday, April 30th

Join the HPS North District LOTE team, staff, and families for this amazing celebration including performances, games, mariachi, food, and much more!


Saturday, April 30th

3:00-7:00 p.m.

3203 N. Sam Houston Pkwy W | Houston 77038


If you have questions about the event, please email mariagonzalez@harmonytx.org or nadia.reyes@harmonytx.org

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Parents AND Students: Tell Us Your Opinion About our After-School Program

Harmony Public Schools aspires to constantly improve in order to offer the best possible opportunities for growth and development to our students and families.


**HN Parent Survey - Please fill out the following survey so we can know where your interests lie and how we can best serve you."

https://forms.gle/Eh4LBy24bqmEamyW9


"Harmony Public Schools wants you to have an enjoyable and educational after school experience. Please give your opinions and ideas about our after school clubs and activities"

**HN Student Survey -https://forms.gle/X6yyVztRNyMK7P8F9

21-22 Harmony Houston North Title I Parent and Family Engagement Survey / Encuesta de participación de padres y familias de Harmony Houston North Título I

Dear HST Families,


We are needing your input to review and improve our current parent programs. Please complete the survey below by this Friday, April 15. We will not collect any names or emails.

TEA's 2022 VIRTUAL Parents and Families Event, Friday, May 6th

TEA is hosting a Virtual Parents and Families Event on May 6, 2022! Session times can be seen below.

For additional details about this event, please click here.

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Deadline to buy YEARBOOK extended to Monday, May 30, 2022

The deadline to place your order for the 2021-2022 HST Yearbook is now May 30, 2022.It's not too late to Pre-order your Yearbook ONLINE!

Help your child remember the GOOD times of this year. Order your kid a yearbook today.


Get Your 2021-2022 Yearbook!!! This school year will only happen once.......don't miss out on capturing this year's memories!


  • Softcover color $30
  • Hardcover color $35


To order your yearbook visit inter-state.com/order and enter the code: 62789M

Questions? Email Mrs. Tas at aysetas@harmonytx.org

Join our Harmony North Houston LOTE (Languages Other than English) team for the Hispa Mayo celebration!

Please check "Lost and Found" ...before it's donated

The lost and found is overflowing! If your child is missing a coat, hat, gloves, lunch box, water bottle, sweatshirt, or anything else, it’s probably there! Please claim your items as soon as possible. Thank you! Our lost and found box is located in the Cafeteria.

HPS HOME VISITS PROGRAM


Harmony Public Schools implemented home visits over a decade ago now called the HPS PATH program (Parent and Teacher Home visits). We are proud to announce that all six districts and 58 campuses are active participants in the HPS PATH Program.


Home visits are intended to develop a positive and impactful relationship with families. This is an opportunity to get to know you and your child in the comfort of your own home. Time is taken to share your Hopes & Dreams for your student, academic expectations, and share school resources. Home visits are not parent/teacher conferences. They are meant to “get to know each other” and to build a viable relationship for the academic benefit of your student.

Studies show that this program has increased student academic achievement and improved parent engagement in schools. It has brought teachers and families closer together and created opportunities for better communications between home and school.


We are excited about the HPS PATH Program and look forward to meeting with you and your student!


BENEFITS OF HOME VISITS


STUDENTS

  • Students whose parents agree to home visits have better behavior and conduct
  • Exceptional academic performance
  • Higher standardized test scores
  • Better ease at learning, and trust of their teacher.
  • Forms a higher level of respect for teachers, themselves, and others.

PARENTS


  • Creates a trusting bond between the teacher and parent.
  • Parents feel confident that their child’s future is in the hands of teachers who go beyond the call of duty to guarantee each student’s prosperity.
  • Parents are informed of their child’s progress at all times.
  • Allows parents to become a part of the school environment.
TEACHERS


  • Teachers feel confident knowing that they can provide students with the utmost assistance in their academic journey.
  • The teachers mainly benefit from the genuinely good feeling they have after watching the student’s that they taught succeed throughout their life.
  • "With all the students, once they come back to the class their demeanor changes, their attitude changes. They feel a connection to you.“


Questions? Email Mrs. Tas at aysetas@harmonytx.org

PBA (Positive Behavior AWARD) SYSTEM


Dear Parents and Students,

As we have done in the past, students have the opportunity to earn positive behavior points. Students can earn positive behavior points by showing respect, responsibility, readiness to learn, and achievement. Examples may include completing assignments and turning them in on time, having all material ready, participating in class, and following classroom rules.


You may access students’ PBA (Positive Behavior) points by using Skyward.

  • Click on PBA (Positive Behavior) icon found in the bottom row on the right side to see how many points the student has earned.


  • Use the catalog and order form along with your PBA points to purchase the items that you would like that are found in the school newsletter. You may place your order at any time during the school year.

  • You may spend all or some of your points at any time, or you may choose to save them. It is your choice.

PBA Order Form

PBA Catalog

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[ Mrs. Julianne Srirama (281)444-1555 ext. 501 jsrirama@harmonytx.org ]

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Parent Letter for New Vendor, K12by Elior

Dear Parent / Guardian:

The district’s current vendor meal provider has closed their local facility and will no longer be providing meals to Texas schools. On April 18, the school’s new meal provider, K12 by Elior, will begin providing a healthy breakfast and lunch for students. Meals continue to be free this year for all students, so we encourage your child(ren) to try the new meals.

Included in this email is a letter from K12 by Elior explaining more about their meals and exciting menu items that will be offered next year. The April menus will be posted on the school website.

The menu for the rest of the school year will offer one entree, fruit, vegetable, and milk. Not every day will offer a vegetarian entree. If your child(ren) follows a vegetarian diet, please either email the Child Nutrition Assistant at your child’s school or bring to the school a written request for vegetarian meals. Once a written request is received, the CNA will make sure that your child has a vegetarian entree on days when one is not on the regular menu.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Child Nutrition Assistant at your child’s school.

Harmony School of Technology: Mrs. Julianne Srirama jsrirama@harmonytx.org 281-444-1555 ext. 501

Sincerely

Child Nutrition



Estimado padre / tutor:

El actual proveedor de comida vendida del distrito ha cerrado sus instalaciones locales y ya no proporcionará comidas a las escuelas de Texas. El 18 de abril, el nuevo proveedor de comidas de la escuela, K12 by Elior, comenzará a proporcionar un desayuno y almuerzo saludables para los estudiantes. Las comidas continúan siendo gratuitas este año para todos los estudiantes, por lo que alentamos a su(s) hijo(s) a probar las nuevas comidas.

En este correo electrónico se incluye una carta de K12 de Elior que explica más sobre sus comidas y los emocionantes elementos del menú que se ofrecerán el próximo año. Los menús de abril se publicarán en el sitio web de la escuela.

El menú para el resto del año escolar ofrecerá un plato principal, fruta, verdura y leche. No todos los días ofrecerá un plato principal vegetariano. Si su(s) hijo(s) sigue una dieta vegetariana, envíe un correo electrónico al Asistente de Nutrición Infantil en la escuela de su hijo o traiga a la escuela una solicitud por escrito de comidas vegetarianas. Una vez que se recibe una solicitud por escrito, la CNA se asegurará de que su hijo tenga un plato principal vegetariano en los días en que uno no esté en el menú regular.

Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, comuníquese con el Asistente de Nutrición Infantil en la escuela de su hijo.

Harmony School of Technology: Sra. Julianne Srirama jsrirama@harmonytx.org 281-444-1555 ext. 501

Sinceramente

Nutrición Infantil

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SAF( STUDENT ASSISTANCE FORM)

SAF( STUDENT ASSISTANCE FORM)

If you know of a student who has a non-academic need and you would like to notify the school for assistance, please complete our district referral form called a SAF( Student Assistance Form) Anyone can put in a SAF on behalf of the student by visiting www.harmonysaf.com

Some potential concerns that a SAF can be used for: Food, Social/Emotional/, School Supplies, Housing, Clothing/Uniforms, Suspected Abuse( after CPS report filed)

Click here for the 2022-2023 Academic Calendar

HST ADMIN & COORDINATOR TEAM

Please contact us if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions.

If you have any questions regarding our programs, please contact the correct coordinator.


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