Wednesday Mail

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Teacher Appreciation Week

Remember that it is TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK. The PTO is providing lunch everyday this week from 10:30-1:30. We would love to have some parents to help with set up, serving and clean up. We still need some items on our sign up genius page here.


We are looking for chili for Thursday and soup / salad for Friday and deserts for both days. Let's show our teachers how much we appreciate all the hours of their personal time they give to our kids in supporting the after school activities.


If you need to contact the PTO our email address is: hsifwpto@gmail.com

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Pet Donations

The 4th and 5th Grade HSI Student Council is sponsoring a drive to collect items for the

North Texas Humane Society! If you would like to donate, please send one or

more of the items listed below to school between May 6-May 15. We will be collecting change during Harmony Around the World on May 22 also. Thank you for helping our Furry Friends!


North Texas Humane Society Wish List

 CLEAN Blankets and Towels

 Purina One or Purina Pro Plan Dog, Cat, Puppy, and Kitten food

 Non-Scoopable Clay Kitty Litter

 Hand Sanitizer

 Disinfecting Wipes and Sprays (Clorox Wipes/Lysol)

 Paper Towels

 Hydrogen Peroxide

 Medical Gloves

 Dog, Cat, Kitten, Puppy, and Horse Toys

 Office Supplies

Save the Date:

May 7 - AP Spanish Language

May 8 - AP US History

May 11 - AP Biology

GT Middle School Sky Ranch Trip

May 12 - AP Government

STAAR Reading Retest Grade 5,8

GT Middle School Sky Ranch Trip

May 13 - AP English Language

AP Statistics

STAAR Math Retest Grade 5,8

May 14 - AP World History

AP Macroeconomics

STAAR Make up Test

May 15 - AP Human Geography

May 19 - Texas Wild Life Presentation for 5th grade

Pass the Flame ceremony

May 20 - AP World and AP Environmental Make Up Test

Athletic Banquet at 6pm

May 21 - Elementary Science Fair

May 22 - Harmony Around the World 5-8pm

Harmony Around the World 2015

Friday, May 22nd, 5-8pm

8100 S Hulen St

Fort Worth, TX

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Summer School

Parents,


Harmony campuses in the DFW area, including Harmony School of Innovation – Fort Worth, will not offer summer school in 2015. Instead, students in grades 4 through 8 who failed one or more of their core content classes and / or did not meet the standard on all of their STAAR tests will be required to take a Harmony Grade Promotion Test (HGPT) to determine their grade level for the 2015-2016 school year.


HSI-FW will provide test review packets the last week of school to help students prepare at home. Students who do not successfully pass the test will be referred to a Grade Placement Committee (GPC) to make final placement decisions.


The Grade Promotion Tests will be held the third week of June; the GPCs will meet the last week of June as needed.


Sincerely,


Mrs. Diane Nelson & Mr. Alan Burke

Assistant Principals, Academics & Assessment



Frequently Asked Questions

Q: To whom does this apply?

A: This applies to students who fail at least one core content class as well as to students who do not meet standard on a STAAR test. It also applies to students with excessive absences.


Q: Who serves on the Grade Placement Committee?

A: A parent, an administrator, and the classroom teacher.


Q: What happens if the GPC cannot agree on a decision?

A: All members must agree on promotion for the student to move on to the next grade level. If parties cannot agree, the child is retained.


Q: My child needs extra help. Can I send them to another school or facility?

A: Yes. You may enroll him / her in another summer school program to prepare for the HGPT.


Q: I already made plans for the last two weeks of June. Can I have my child take the test early?

A: Yes. You may arrange to take the Grade Promotion Test early if you wish. We recommend that the student takes two weeks to review for the test, however.


Q: Who can I contact if I have additional questions / concerns?

A: Feel free to contact the AP of Academics for the grade level in question.

Mrs. Diane Nelson (Grades 4-6) dnelson@harmonytx.org

Mr. Alan Burke (Grades 7-8) aburke@harmonytx.org