Harmony Times

May 3, 2017

Band Program for next year

Dear Parents and Students,


Band Parent Session this Friday, May 5th between 3:00PM-4:00PM in the HSA cafeteria for 2017-18 7th and 8th grade students ONLY​. If your student would like to take band next year, please plan to attend the required parent session. Here is what you'll need: 1. Driver's license 2. Payment method (Credit Card or Check, NO CASH) 3. The type of instrument your student would like to play. Down payments will be collected during this session, and will range from $22-$36 depending on the instrument selected. This is the fee that will be due each month during the 2017-18 school year. Since the parent session take place during the school day, students will not be present. Please discuss with your student and know which instrument he/she would like to select. Brook Mays will be on site to handle all payments. The session should only take 10 to 15 minutes. If you are unable to attend this session, there will be a make up session scheduled in the near future. Please check the newsletter and school website for the date/time.

8th Grade Promotion

Dear Parents,


HSA will hold a ceremony in honor of our 8th grade students. We will recognize their completion of 8th grade, along with other awards they have earned. We will celebrate their journey thus far, and wish them well as they enter high school. The ceremony will take place during school hours, on the afternoon of May 19th. An invitation will be sent via email to each parent soon. The invitation will include important details. Finally, we want to create a picture presentation that includes a baby or kindergarten picture of each student, along side their current picture. We're asking parents to submit via email to Mr. Powell (jpowell@harmonytx.org) or parents can submit the physical picture to the front office. Deadline to submit pictures will be on Wednesday, May 3rd in order to be included in the presentation. We will scan and return pictures.

DONATE TO OUR Activities fund

Thank you for your support

Dear Harmony Parents/ Guardians,


As a campus, we would like to first thank you for entrusting us with the care of your student (s) each day. It is our goal here at Harmony to ensure that our students are safe and receive the best education possible. In order to do this, we not only focus on classroom instruction, but also real world application. With these things said, we are now coming to you for your support. We are asking for monetary donations via GoFundMe. This fund is intended to assist with school activities for students.

This campaign is set to begin this Wednesday, March 29, 2017, and will continue until May 26th. Please know that all funds donated will go towards your students’ activities. In addition, these funds will assist with the continuation of great programs we have been able to offer in the past, such as, arts, music, and other school related events.

If you would like to give a voluntary donation to our campaign, you may find it on our website, Facebook page, or GoFundMe. We would like to thank you in advance for any donation given and we thank you for your dedication to your student (s) and our school.

Best Regards,


HSA – Euless Administration


https://www.gofundme.com/HSA-Euless


Note: Incentives for students of families who donate:

$5 - $20: Free Dress Pass

$21 - $50: Free Dress Pass & Spirit Shirt

$51 - $99: Week of Free Dress Passes & Spirit Shirt

$100 or more: Week of Free Dress Passes, Spirit Shirt, Picture with the Principal, Featured on Newsletter and Appreciation Plaque

Please add your student’s name in the comments section when donating to ensure that they receive their incentive.

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9th Grade Picnic

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regional Junior Solar Competition

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Congratulations To:

Ema S.

Kayanna T.

Kevin G.

Chaise B.

Ashley W.

They won 3rd place for design and 2nd for engineering book this past weekend.

Message from our lunch clerk

Important Notice: Meal account balances (both negative and positive) will carry over to the 2017-2018 school year. Due date to pay off any unpaid balance that has carried over from the previous school year is August 31st, 2017. Alternate Meals for the 2017-2018 school year will begin on September 1st.

message from our registrar

Dear Parent,


If you are planning to withdraw please provide a 24 hour notice by emailing our school registrar, Ms. Avalos, at Ravalos@harmonytx.org. This notification will allow adequate time to prepare necessary forms for the process.


The following records will be provided upon completion of withdrawal:

  • Copy of Withdrawal form.
  • A copy of the student's Transcript.

  • Any STAAR TESTS will be mailed home upon receipt to campus.
  • Final Report cards will be mailed home within the first week of June.


Please be advised that once school resumes classes all official records will be forwarded to the new campus once their request has been submitted.


Upon your student(s) withdrawal, the following school fees must be paid in full:


  1. Lunch balances
  2. Book fees (or returned)
  3. Chromebook fees (or returned)
  4. Charger fees (or returned)
  5. Any school property items
  6. Damages to any school property
  7. Other (etc...)

HSA-Euless front office Summer hours will be posted until further notice.


If you have further questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Avalos at 817-354-3000 or at Ravalos@harmonytx.org


Thank you.

Annual College Acceptance Pep Rally

Harmony Public Schools would like for you to save the date on May, 16th for our first Annual College Acceptance Pep Rally. This special day will bring together DFW's elected officials, VIPs, and over 4,000 students across the greater- DFW area. We will have graduating seniors announcing for the first time which college they plan to attend in the fall. Students 9th through 12th grades will attend this event. Permission forms have been passed out, and are due April 26th.

summer STEM Leadership Camp at UT Dallas

Harmony Science Academy proudly announces that this summer you have a great summer camp option at The University of Texas Dallas (UTD)! The University of Texas at Dallas welcomes Harmony Students for Residential Camp Experience.
HIGHLIGHTS
-Morning & afternoon camps (Engineering and Computer Science)
-Leadership talks
-College information sessions
-Swimming & recreational sports
-Stay in new Residential dorm facility
-Girls Camp: May 26th - 30th,2017
-Boys Camp: May 30th -June 3rd,2017
Camp fee is $350
Please fill out the interest form below
https://goo.gl/forms/gZ8KqdNKABJKTSb22
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STEM Leadership Camp at Camp JOLT

Dear Middle School Students,
Harmony Science Academy proudly announces that this summer you have a great summer STEM camp option at Camp JOLT!
HIGHLIGHTS
-Morning & afternoon STEM and Leadership activities
-Leadership talks
-Swimming & recreational sports
-Boys Camp: May 24th - 28th,2017
-Girls Camp: May 30th -June 3rd,2017
Camp fee is $300
Please fill out the interest form below
https://goo.gl/forms/gZ8KqdNKABJKTSb22
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teacher feature

Teacher on the spotlight: Ms. Bench!!


Do you have any pets? If so what are they?

One dog, a Great Dane his name is Lucas

Three words to describe you?

Shy, Adventures, Inquisitive

What were you like in high school?

Quiet; played sports, hung out with my friends a lot

Favorite color?

Purple

Where were you from? Where did you grow up?

Born in Fort Worth, grew up in Bedford

What do you do during your free time?

Cook, hang out with my friends, family and dog, like to travel.

What is your favorite food?

Mexican rice, sushi

Do you like to travel if so where is your favorite place to visit?

Yes, very much so; favorite place Cabo San Lucas

What is your favorite sports?

Play volleyball, watch football

Celebrity crush?

Chris Pine and Matthew McConaughey

What would you grab if your house was on fire?

My dog and my phone

Favorite band? Favorite singer?

Favorite singer Tim Mcgraw

Favorite book?

Memoirs of Geisha

What is your favorite grade to teach?

Favorite subject to teach is History and any high school grade level

List 5 things you would tell your 15-year-old self?

It will all work out, go to bed, take more risks, don't worry about boys as much, hang out with you friends as much as you can

How do you want to be remembered?

Loved and made an impact on people.

What did you want to do when you grew up and did you achieve that dream?

I wanted to be a physical therapist or a lawyer and no

Ocean or mountains

Oceans

Cats or dogs

Dogs

Dress or t-shirt and jeans

T-shirt and jeans


by Ms. Master's Journalism class

Medical Corner

Harmony Parents,


The peak of the cold and flu season is upon us. To prevent widespread flu in the school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if experiencing flu or cold symptoms. To decide whether or not to send your child to school, please consider the following guidelines:



· Fever (greater than 100 degrees, your child may return to school only after his or her temperature has been consistently below 100 degrees, by mouth, for a minimum of 24 hours)

· Vomiting (even once)

· Diarrhea

· Chills

· General malaise or feelings of fatigue, discomfort, weakness or muscle aches

· Frequent congested (wet) or croupy cough

· Lots of nasal congestion with frequent blowing of nose


The following are good hygiene habits to teach the students to prevent the spread of the flu:


· Wash hands frequently

· Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth

· Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, use a paper tissue, throw it away and then wash hands

· Avoid close contact with people who are sick


Colds are the most contagious during the first 48 hours. A child who has a fever should remain at home until "fever free" for a minimum of 24 hours. Keeping a sick child at home will minimize the spread of infections and viruses in the classroom.


Thank you in advance for helping make this year at school as healthy as possible. Please let me know if you have any more questions.


Ms. Sifuentes

maria.sifuentes@harmonytx.org

817-354-3000 Ext. 1108

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.


Attention Parents,

Papa Jonhs pizza will be served every Wednesday at no extra charge, taking place of the regular served lunch. The meal will include: milk, 1 slice of cheese pizza, a veggie and/or fruit.

DRESS CODE NOTICE

Dear Parents and Students,


Please be informed that there is NO change in the school dress code policy. We would like clarify our policy for outerwear.

Dress Code regarding outerwear in Student Handbook (please refer to page 17):


  • 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!