Harmony Science Academy-Waco
September 22, 2020 Issue 1
-In-person instruction for PreK-2nd graders and 3-5 siblings began on September 14th. There is still an online option for families that want to continue virtually.
-In-person instruction for remaining 3rd-5th graders with no younger siblings begins on September 28th. There is still an online option for families that want to continue virtually.
-Masks are required for every student
-School supplies will not be shared, so please send your child with all of their supplies when they return to campus. Please send a closed top bottle with water only as water fountains will not be used on campus this year.
-There will be no walk up allowed for drop off or dismissal. Please stay in your vehicles for both.
-Staff will check student's temperatures before they exit their vehicles. Please do not let students out until they have had a temperature check. Students with a 100 or above temperature will not be permitted in the building.
-Uniforms will be required when students return to campus.
-No outside food deliveries will be accepted at all.
-No visitors will be allowed on campus at all.
Looking Ahead: Important Dates
9/25-Student Holiday/Teacher work day
9/28: 3-5 students return to campus
9/30-A+ Card orders are due
10/16: NED program
10/27: Fall pictures (must be in uniform)
Virtual Home Visits
Gifted and Talented Nominations
Spanish nomination form
For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact the school’s G/T coordinator Amber Blakley email@example.com or G/T coach/teacher Gulsum Avci firstname.lastname@example.org
1. The traditional order form/collect money at the time of the order.
2. Online ordering on our website www.apluscardTX.com. Customers will need to input the school, your first and last name, AND the homeroom teacher's name so you can get credit for the sale. Payment will be online.
PLEASE help your child sell at least 1 card. The funds raised from the A+ plus cards go directly into the student activity fund. We appreciate all of your support!
PTO SPIRIT SHIRTS
If you would like to order a t-shirt please send an email with the following information
Quantity and Size:
***Example: 1 Youth Small, 2 Youth Medium, 1 Adult XL***
(Youth Small, Youth Medium, Youth Large, Youth XL)
(Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large, Adult XL, Adult 2XL, Adult 3XL, Adult 4XL)
Learning at Home or School:
Directions to pay via PayPal are attached if using a credit/debit card. Orders are due by October 9, 2020.
PARENT RESOURCE DOCUMENT
A Note from Mr. D
We are very excited about starting on-campus learning in stages. Our teachers and staff, as well as students, are very happy to finally meet in person. The safety of our students is our priority and that is why we first started with the PreK-2nd grade and their siblings and we will continue with the rest of 3rd-5th grade students on September 28th. We really appreciate our students wearing their masks at all times and for parents and guardians encouraging them. Out teachers and staff are working very hard to ensure students are following the safety precautions we put in place on our campus.
Since the reopening, we did not hear about any confirmed cases of COVID-19 among our staff and in-person students and nobody has had symptoms so far. Our staff members have to pass a screening daily before they are coming to work and are aware of the procedures in cases when they show symptoms themselves or have been exposed. If a student starts showing symptoms throughout the day, we have procedures in place when we would quarantine the students in our quarantine room immediately and will contact the parent. The families of the students who might have been potentially exposed will be contacted on the same day as well.
We understand that since the start of the pandemic and when the school building closed, the student learning environment has s been a challenge for everybody. We appreciate our parents when everybody was doing remote learning and the parents who still continue with the remote learning for your dedication, patience, and assisting your students with navigating the learning platforms and technology. We appreciate our teachers for managing 3 different learning groups (in-person, live Zoom learners, and asynchronous learners), their flexibility, dedication, and thoughtfully planned lessons.
With many things happening and with constant updates, we understand that communication might be a challenge. We ask you to please stay connected and follow our ClassDojo, Facebook, school website posts, read your emails, and communicate with your child's homeroom teacher if you have any questions. Our admin and support staff team is also here at your service. You can email me directly at email@example.com or send me a ClassDojo message if have any question.
Have a great day and be safe!
Mr. Davlesthin, Principal
Pre-K C is learning about family this week. We are also learning the letter C, the number 3 and all about shapes.-Ms. Ingroum
We will be starting magnets this week. In Social Studies, we are exploring history and talking about explorers like Christopher Columbus.
The water fountains are not being used and parents should send a water bottle labeled with the student name. It should be a reusable bottle with a secure lid if possible. The students are having difficulty with the lids on one-use plastic bottles and they are spilling. We are using electronics a lot and have charging stations on the floor, so a reusable one is safer and preferred.
This is an example of a type that works well-Ms. Jones
A friendly reminder to discuss with your child that their mask must stay on during the day and to bring the appropriate water bottle. I will be sending home some work with students that they can do at home and to keep at home. I will also be sending home flashcards along with a dojo message. As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.-Mrs. Johnson
In Science we are learning how adding heat or cooling material causes changes. In Social Studies we are learning about the importance of various beliefs, customs, language, and traditions of families and communities. We are learning about history. Mrs. Pustejovsky
This week we will continue to learn different strategies to help us add and subtract 2-digit numbers. -Ms. Lester
This week, we will be working on long/short vowel sounds and setting in the stories “It’s only Stanley” and “The Great Fuzz Frenzy.” We will learn about singular/plural nouns and how to write a descriptive essay. -Ms. B Martinez
This week we are continuing to study matter and it’s interactions. Students are using their 5 senses to observe physical properties of matter. -Mrs. A Martinez
Students will be reviewing and completing their CBA this week over Matter!-Mrs. A Martinez
In Math we will be testing on Thursday over addition and subtraction.-Ms. Curtis
Please remember to check dojo frequently for updates as well as to communicate with your child's teacher. Also, please make sure your child is checking for any missing assignments as well as their grades in Schoology. They can access this by going into their Schoology course and clicking on the far left side, titled: Grades. As always, if you have any questions, please reach out to your child's teacher on Class Dojo.-Mrs. Salas
This week students are continuing to explore different types of mixtures and using tools to separate them. Mrs. A Martinez
We just started our unit on multiplication in Math. We've been finding sums by using estimates and area models. We are learning about figurative language in Language Arts and will be writing about an apex predator. Please remember to always complete your Exit Tickets and finish up any assignments that are not completed in class!-Ms. McCaig
We are studying the reading skill of finding text evidence in our reading passages or stories. We are also asking questions about what we read before, during and after a story. Students just finished a CBA 1 Test (Curriculum Based Assessment) and MAP Testing. We are also writing summaries to our stories and following a graphic organizer for writing a summary. Last week we studied inventors and created an invention in a group. -Mrs. Dunford
For math we are covering multiplying up to a 3-digit number by a 2-digit number including decimals.They should be practicing their fact fluency on Rocket Math 10 minutes a day. (play.rocketmath.com)-Ms. Piscacek