Hawk Talk Newsletter
October 27th, 2023 - Issue 14
FALL FESTIVAL: Announced for November 3rd, 2023
From 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
It is that time of year again.
It is time for our FALL FESTIVAL!!!
Parents, we will be hosting our Fall Festival on Friday, November 3rd, 2023 for 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM at Harmony School of Endeavor-Austin.
A ton of activities are in the works, from a Silent Auction to a Petting Zoo and everything in between.
Come out with your family, buy some tickets, and enjoy what we have available.
We hope to see you all hear on campus on Friday, November 3rd, 2023.
We can't wait!
Fall Festival is Around the Corner!
1st Grade to 5th Grade Silent Auction Suggestion Lists Are Available
Parents in grades 1st to 5th should have received this week the list of suggested items for donations to our Elementary Silent Auction, which is part of our Fall Festival.
Please reach out to your child's teacher to see how you might be able to assist with the creation of their classroom Silent Auction Basket.
All Silent Auction items are due on Campus by Friday October 27th, 2023.
The final day for any late Silent Auction items is October 31st, 2023.
All baskets will be created on November 1st for display in the school's interior lobby prior to the Fall Festival.
PreK & Kinder will have an in Class Special surprise assignment to be revealed at the Silent Auction on Nov. 3rd.
Thank you in advance for helping out in whatever way you can with our Silent Auction this year.
The Fall Festival is Coming!
Nov. 3rd - Fall Festival Traffic Pattern
TRAFFIC PATTERN WILL CHANGE FOR FALL FESTIVAL ONLY STARTING AT 1:30 PM
We will change our parking lot traffic pattern starting at 2:00 PM on November 3rd, in order to help our Parents with Fall Festival Parking.
ALL traffic MUST ENTER FROM LAKE CREEK PKWY.
If parking is available in the back of the school, parents are welcome to park there for the Fall Festival as long as parking spots are available.
DO NOT BLOCK PARKED CARS.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ENTER OUR SCHOOL FROM FM 620.
The Front Entrance Gate will be closed at 2:00 PM to help with the available parking in the back of the school.
All traffic entering from Lake Creek Pkwy MUST EXIT AT THE FRONT EXIT ON TO FM 620.
Thank you for your cooperation & support.
Fall Festival Tickets are on Sale Now!
Ticket PRMO from now until October 31st 2023
Buy $25 worth receive 5 bonus tickets
Buy $50 worth receive 10 bonus tickets
Tickets are $1.00 a piece and can only be used for games and select food.
Please enter the amount of tickets you'd like to purchase before cart checkout.
All outside vendors only accept cash or credit card.
You can purchase your tickets at the link below.
Book Character Day: October 31st, 2023
It's the end of October!
What is Book Character Day you ask? Well, each year Endeavor Elementary Students, in Prek - 2nd Grade, have the opportunity to come to school dressed up as their Favorite Book Character!
The rules and expectations are pretty simple.
On October 31st, students in grades Prek - 2nd grade can come to school dressed up as their favorite book character, and must be accompanied by the book that inspired the character they are dressed as.
To help support our elementary students, we have a Book Character Day Parade throughout the entire school where all of our classes take a few minutes out of class to cheer on the elementary students and their book characters as they walk the Endeavor hallways in the Book Character Parade.
Elementary Leader In Action!
A Note of Appreciation for one of our Students
Last year, I had the privilege of watching one of my second grade students, Fatima Mbaye, display incredible honesty, fairness , and leadership. Fatima took on the opportunity to keep track of students picking up trash at recess. Despite this being a demanding job, she took it in stride and even came up with a way to keep a daily record keeping system in her notebook. This job most likely came with a lot of peer pressure, as the reward for trash pick up was lollipops, but Fatima was steadfast in her honesty and fairness.
Fatima is such a great example of our school's core values; honest, able, wise, kind, and successful.
I am incredibly proud of Fatima and the person she is becoming, and I know she will continue to be an outstanding leader in years to come.
2nd Grade Teacher
Gifted & Talented Informational Corner
Check in with your child and ask about their PBL project!
Remember all GT students are required to work on a Level 2 or Level 3 PBL project during the school year. If your child needs help, have them reach out to Mrs. Rivera at email@example.com
and she will help find a mentor.
Mentors Needed for Student's GT projects!
If you would be willing to work with a student on their Science Fair Project, please reach out to Mrs. Rivera at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will get you set up!
GT testing for fall testers is taking a little longer than planned.
The school anticipates having all Fall testing done by 10/31/2023.
Thank you all for your participation, understanding, and support.
October is Anti-Bullying Awareness Month
If you would like to know more, please follow the link below to the Texas State: Texas Schools Safety Center website for more information.
You can also reach out to Mr. Mutt for any questions or concerns.
HOSA Field Trip To the Fall Leadership Conference in San Antonio
Hal Bowman's speech was very inspiring. His words had a profound impact, reminding us of the extraordinary power one person holds to transform another's life. With heartfelt anecdotes and unwavering passion, he illustrated how dedication, resilience, and genuine care can change the course of someone's journey. Bowman's ability to connect on a deep emotional level left the audience moved and reinvigorated, reaffirming the belief that each of us has the potential to positively influence and uplift those around us. It was a powerful testament to the ripple effect of kindness and mentorship, leaving us with renewed determination to make a difference in the world.
Listening to Alison Canavan's speech was truly moving and eye-opening. Her discussion on breathing exercises resonated deeply, offering a sense of relief and tranquility. She emphasized the importance of seeking help when needed, encouraging self-care and mental well-being. Alison's insights into energy and aura underscored how they significantly impact our lives, driving home the importance of maintaining a positive and balanced outlook. Her words served as a powerful reminder of the transformative potential of mindfulness, self-awareness, and seeking assistance when navigating life's challenges. Overall, her speech left a lasting impression on the audience, fostering hope and personal growth.
In the world of HOSA, Hal Bowman and Alison Canavan's speeches at the Fall Leadership Conference were like a beacon of inspiration and wisdom. Their words resonated deeply with our members, reinforcing the potential for positive change and self-improvement.. We carry with us their powerful messages, ready to make a meaningful impact on the world.
HOSA Vice President - Tanvi Lingala
National Chemistry Week!
High Schoolers Present Their Projects & Experiments to 3rd & 4th Graders!
This past week, Harmony School of Endeavor-Austin celebrated National Chemistry Week on campus!
In Mrs. Erogren's 10th grade Chemistry Classes, High Schoolers were able to present their Chemistry Projects to some of our elementary students to help inspire them in becoming the worlds future scientists.
Thank you Mrs. Erogren for sharing your classroom with our elementary students this week!
Important Information Regarding Attendance Reporting
When a student is absent from school, we ask parents to please report the absence to the front office team.
This must be submitted in written form either by email or by submitting an absence request on Skyward.
Unfortunately, we cannot take absence notifications over the phone.
You must report an absence within 3 days from the date your student is marked absent in order to modify it.
Any absence reported after 3 days will be marked as unexcused.
Any absence reported due to a medical appointment requires the proper documentation turned in or emailed to the front office.
Please refer to our student handbook, located on our official website, for attendance expectations and consequences. (pg. 17)
Thank you all for your support regarding this matter!
PTO Virtual Meeting Monday Oct. 30th, 2023
This coming Monday, October 30th, PTO will be host a Virtual Meeting starting at 5:00 PM.
If you are interested in attending please contact the Harmony School of Endeavor-Austin PTO at mailto:email@example.com
Items to be discussed include but are not limited to the following:
The 2023-2024 School-Parent Compact
The 2023-2024 Campus Parent & Family Engagement Policy
PTO Volunteer Procedures & Hours
We hope to see you all there!
Parent Teacher Organization Volunteer Sign-Up
Good afternoon Endeavor Families,
If you are ready to volunteer on the Endeavor Campus, then please fill out the following form so we can help organize our parent volunteers to lend a helping hand at the Harmony School of Endeavor - Austin.
In a school our size there is always someone needing help or something needed to be done.
That is where our PTO Volunteers come in to help.
After filling out this form, a PTO representative will contact you so that we can start the process of making you a volunteer on our campus.
First, Mr. Mutt will need to train all of our Volunteers regarding our emergency procedures so that if an emergency happens on campus you will know what to do.
Once you have been trained by Mr. Mutt, you can start the EZ Volunteer Sign-Up process, which is a website that we will provide to you following your training by Mr. Mutt.
Through EZ Volunteer, we will be able to post opportunities for PTO Volunteers to sign up for our volunteer activities.
Once the EZ Volunteer sign-up is completed you will be ready to start volunteering on whatever activities you would like that are listed within EZ Volunteer.
We look forward to working with you all throughout the school year as we continue to work for the betterment of our school community.
Message from Mr. Mutt Regarding Parent Volunteers
To all our parents,
We are so lucky to have your kiddos this year at our Campus. It is a joy working with all of them. As you may know our Endeavor Campus serves a community of students from Pre Kinder to 12th Grade (seniors), and this comes with many challenges.
We have been working hard to keep our school safe, and need more hands to help over this matter. Currently Endeavor Campus has two (2) Cafeterias that serve lunch to our students from 10:10 am to 1:30pm every day, and we are currently looking for twelve (12) parents to volunteer in this area.
We are also in need of four (4) to five (5) parents that can help during the dismissal time 3:10 to 3:45 pm on a daily basis.
Understanding that everyone has their own responsibilities, and agendas…we will like for this volunteer to do it at their off time, meaning that it does not have to be a daily commitment.
Please reach out to our PTO parents for other areas where you can help our school community.
Thanks in advance…
Dean Of Students and School Safety
Parent Academy Corner
Bring Your Own Device Is NOT Allowed on the Endeavor Campus
High School Grades:
Chromebooks in 9th through 12th grade have been issued to all our High Schoolers that have turned in their Chromebook form for some time know.
9th - 12th Grade students that have not been issued a school Chromebook for whatever reason can fill out the attached Chromebook Agreement form and turn it in to Mr. Suzek or Mr. Akpinar.
Please Note: NO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE ALLOWED TO BRING THEIR OWN DEVICE (Computer) TO SCHOOL.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this item, please contact Mr. Yayla & Mr. Akpinar at the following emails.
Mr. Yayla - mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Akpinar - mailto:email@example.com
Friday Schedule for November 2023
November 3rd - B Day (Fall Festival)
November 10th - Student Holiday/District PD for Staff
November 17th - A Day
November 24th - Thanksgiving Break
Fall Weather is Approaching!
Drop-Off & Dismissal Notification
Dear Hawk Families,
Now that the school year is in full effect, please keep in mind the following:
1) It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that when leaving through the back of the school that ALL VEHICLES TURN RIGHT ON LAKE CREEK. This is a safety concern for parents, students, and all passers-by. Turning left on to Lake Creek is very difficult during dismissal hours. It slows down the traffic flow in the school, and it can be dangerous given the volume of traffic on Lake Creek at that time. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND ALL VEHICLES exiting our campus to turn right and turn around at the Walmart parking lot, or turn left onto 620 and turn south on 183 if you need to head south. Those two options are safer for you while driving, and will help the school greatly.
• DROP OFF AND PICK UP ZONES AND PROCESS HAVE NOT CHANGED
FROM LAST SCHOOL YEAR.
Zone 1 (Elementary Wing)
Morning PK- Kinder Drop Off 7am to 7:40am
Afternoon Elementary Pick Up 3:15 pm to 3:45pm
(At 3:45 Zone 1 Will Close and all students will be moved to Zone 2 for Pick-Up.)
Friday Pickup 1:10 pm to 1:40 pm
(At 1:40 Zone 1 Will Close and all students will be moved to Zone 2 for Pick-Up.)
Zone 2 (Cafeteria Side)
Morning 1st to 12 Grade Drop Off 7am to 7:40am
Afternoon Secondary and Siblings Pick Up 3:15 pm to 3:45pm
Friday Pickup 1:10 pm to 1:40 pm
STAAR Access for TEA Family Portal Instructions
It has been brought to our attention that you are unable to view your child's TSDS ID number in Skyward at this time.
If you would like your child's TSDS ID, please fill out the following form and we will get you that information as soon as possible.
Please fill out this form once for each one of your children in grades 3 - 12.
TSDS ID Requests will be processed on Friday, Sept. 1st, 2023, and on every Friday after that until the end of the school year based on the below TSDS ID Request Form until further notice.
Thank you for your flexibility and understanding regarding this matter.
Campus Testing, Federal Programs, Instructional Materials, and Engagement Coordinator
2023-2024: Harmony School of Endeavor-Austin TSDS ID Request Form
Dear Parents, It has been brought to our attention that you are unable to view your child's TSDS ID number in Skyward at this time. If you would like your child's TSDS ID, please fill out the following form and we will get you that information as soon as possible.
November 2023 - Breakfast & Lunch Menus
November Breakfast & Lunch Menus Delayed.
November Breakfast & Lunch Menus have not been released to the campuses at this time.
Once they are released, Harmony School of Endeavor-Austin will posted them on our Facebook Page and they will go on on the Hawk Talk Newsletter the following Friday.
Harmony School of Endeavor-Austin Leadership Team
Please send an email request for an appointment first before coming to campus. We appreciate your understanding.
Campus Leadership Team
Toraman Yayla, Principal firstname.lastname@example.org
Ruben Mutt Ortiz, Dean of Student Culture (PK-12) email@example.com
Ayse Tunc, Dean of Academics (PK-6) firstname.lastname@example.org
Hakan Akpinar, Dean of College & Career/Dean of Academics (7-12) email@example.com
Heather Olivo, Campus Seminar Advisor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mualla Ozguven, High School Counselor, email@example.com
Robert Garza, Testing/Federal Programs/Instructional Materials/Engagement Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Paige Rivera, ESL/GT & STEAM Coordinator Paige.Rivera@harmonytx.org
Candice George, Business Operations Manager email@example.com
Rola Qasem, Attendance Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org
Matthew Rivera, Child Nutrition Assistant email@example.com
Amanda Robles, Student Recruitment & Retention Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org
Supriya Dudhal, Medical Assistant, email@example.com