TIGER NEWS

October 23 , 2020

HARMONY SCHOOL of TECHNOLOGY

3203 North Sam Houston Pkwy West, Houston TX 77038

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

UPCOMING EVENTS/PRÓXIMOS EVENTOS


  • Tuesday, October 27th-PSAT( 8th Graders only)no in-person, on-campus classes and live sessions for 6th and 7th graders

Attention All 6th and 7th Grade Parents

On Tuesday, October 27, 2020, there will be no in-person, on-campus classes and live sessions for 6th and 7th graders. However, teachers will assign online classwork and homework for that day. Make sure that your students complete all the work on that day to be counted as present. It will be closed campus on this day because all 8th Graders will be taking the PSAT Test on campus. No 6th and 7th graders and visitors will be allowed in the building.

HST continues its journey on becoming a National School of Character!

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Dear HST Family,


At HST, we value every aspect of education. We believe that a student's education goes far beyond just teaching them reading, math, and science, but is also about teaching them how to be helpful and productive citizens in an ever changing world. We do this by embedding social-emotional learning and character education into every classroom and experience at school.


Over the past few years, we developed and began using the acronym ROAR (Respect, Organized, Achieve, Ready to Learn) to help reinforce the values and expectations on campus. Those that are attending school on campus will see this acronym (like the image below) in the classrooms, hallways, and cafeteria. Those that are attending school virtually will see the acronym displayed in their schoology courses and possibly as part of their teacher’s virtual classroom.

In order to better serve our students, we would like to understand what each word in the ROAR acronym represents to all the people that make up our school community. For this reason, we are asking all parents, students, and teachers to fill out this survey to give us feedback on what Respect, Organized, Achieve, and Ready to Learn means to them. The survey is only five questions and should take less than ten minutes to fill out.


Thank you for helping us to improve every student’s educational experience at HST.


HST Admin Team

Red Ribbon Week Themed Dress Up Days October 26-30

Next week is RED RIBBON WEEK at HST! We will be having a different theme/dress up for each day. Be an example and say NO to drugs, Tigers!

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PSAT 8/9 TEST Tuesday, OCT. 27, 2020

Dear 8th Graders Parents/ Guardians


I hope you are doing well. This year our 8th-grade students will take the PSAT 8/9 test and inform our parents regarding this test. The PSAT 8/9 helps students determine what they need to work on most so that they’re ready for college when they graduate from high school—and it supports educators as they guide the way. You don’t need to make any payment for the test; the school already paid for the testing materials, and the test will be on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. Please plan accordingly and make sure that your child arrives at school no later than 8:30 am on the testing day since we will start the testing at 9 am. The test will end at 12:40 pm. Please make sure your kid(s) eat her/his breakfast before they come to school.

The PSAT 8/9 tests the same skills and knowledge as the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and PSAT 10—in a way that makes sense for eighth and ninth graders. It measures what they’re already learning, shows them whether they’re on track for college, and lets them know where they need the most improvement. That means students have time to tackle these areas long before they take the SAT.

The PSAT 8/9 is highly relevant to your future success and focuses on the skills and knowledge at the heart of education. It measures:

  • What you learn in school

  • What you need to succeed in college

How to Get Ready

You don’t have to discover secret tricks or cram the night before.

The same habits and choices that lead to school success will help you get ready for the PSAT 8/9 and other tests in the SAT Suite of Assessments. The best way to prepare is to:

  • Take challenging courses

  • Do your homework

  • Prepare for tests and quizzes.

  • Ask and answer lots of questions.

In short, take charge of your education and learn as much as you can.

See What It’s Like

Find out what kinds of questions you’ll see on the PSAT 8/9 and what the test will measure.

Where do you want to start?

Please check the below links what to bring on the testing day and for more information.

Note: Students don’t need to bring any calculators; the school will provide the calculators.

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-8-9/taking-the-test/test-day-checklist

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-8-9

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/pdf/co-psat-8-9-student-guide.pdf

After receiving PSAT 8/9 test scores, students can find appropriate interactive math practice resources on Khan Academy https://cdn.kastatic.org/KA-share/PSAT89+Resources+on+KA.pdf.


If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Sevinc at msevinc@harmonytx.org

Thank you for your ongoing support!


Sincerely,

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SCHOOL UNIFORMS

Dear HST Parents,

You can purchase the uniforms online and pick it up from the school. You can find all the dress code requirements from Student & Parent Handbook which is posted on the school website( https://hsthouston.harmonytx.org/) under the parents tab. When you purchase uniform there will not be any exchange or return due to COVID. When we start school face to face you can purchase the uniform anytime from the front office. Please make payment online thru Revtrak and show proof of payment to the front office personnel for pick up. Please visit the school website under parent tab you will find Revtrak for payments.

Thank you

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HST Spirit shirts and Masks are on sale now!

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HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS HOSTS HPS READING CHALLENGE

Fall Reading Challenge - Grades 6-8 September 21, 2020 - January 3, 2021

Reading skills are foundational to educational success for all students.

Encouraging students to read more improves their skills and promotes a love of reading they can continue throughout their educational years and into adulthood.

That’s why Harmony Public Schools is hosting a fall Reading Challenge for all students in all campuses.

Join your classmates from across your campus and across the state from Monday, October 5, 2020 though Sunday, January 3, 2021 as together we show our love for reading and discover new and exciting ideas, authors, and stories through our favorite books.

Along the way, we’ll recognize our top readers and campuses each month, share favorite book picks, and ask for your reviews on some of your favorite reads.

The reading challenges Grade 6-8

  • 12 Novels
  • 4 Fiction
  • 4 Nonfiction
  • 1 Poetry
  • 3 Student Choice


Sample Links for Online Reading below (Students can also read their own books).

1.https://www.getepic.com/

2.https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

3.https://houstonlibrary.org/

4.https://www.epicreads.com/

5.https://www.goodreads.com/

6.https://www.dogobooks.com/

7.https://www.myon.com/

8.https://www.readingprodigy.com/10-free-reading-websites-for-kids/

This year we will be doing VIRTUAL HOME VISITS!


Education is at its best when all stakeholders involved share a common vision and passion to see students thrive in and out of the classroom. Families, teachers, and school staff all play vital roles in ensuring excellence in our campus education.


We plan to visit each student one on one with their parents for a few minutes to ensure our students receive the wrap-around support needed for their success. Please email us @Ayse Tas when you are available. It is just a time to get to know each other better and explain a little more about our expectations this year.


HST PTO

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year. Our PTO organization forms a community for the parents, the staff of Harmony School of Technology, and students to work together to obtain common goals. We encourage all parents and staff at Harmony School of Technology to join. Membership dues are only $10 (CASH ONLY) per family and are used to support our school. Please complete the form below.


Bienvenidos al año escolar 2020-2021. Nuestra organización PTO forma una comunidad para que los padres, el personal de la Escuela de Tecnología Harmony y los estudiantes trabajen juntos para obtener metas comunes. Alentamos a todos los padres y al personal de la Escuela de Tecnología Harmony a unirse. Las cuotas de membresía son solo $ 10 (SOLO EN EFECTIVO) por familia y se utilizan para apoyar a nuestra escuela. Complete el siguiente formulario.


HST PTO Membership Form/ Formulario de Membresía de HST PTO

Revolution Foods and Harmony School of Technology are working together to feed our Tiger Families!

Don't forget, we are conducting Curbside Meal Distributions every Monday from 8 am until 11 am. Families can pick up breakfast and lunch for the entire week at that time for their student. Meals will be charged into the system based on the student's eligibility status.

Even though the grace period has ended, please remember that applications for Free or Reduced price meals can be submitted at any time throughout the school year. Just log into your School Cafe account and submit an application.

Please contact our Child Nutrition Assistant. Mrs. Julianne Srirama, jsrirama@harmonytx.org If you have any questions or needed any assistance.

National School Lunch Week prize winners

Congratulations to our National School Lunch Week prize winners:


  • Curbside Meals winner: Enrique B.
  • Onsite Meals winner: Fredy A.


Both students received a prize bag with items from both HST and our catering company, Revolution Foods.

Thank you in advance :)

CHILD NUTRITION NEWS

Please remember that a new application must be submitted every school year for the Free/Reduced meals program. Please submit this year's new application through your School Café account to avoid losing benefits. Any student that has not submitted a new application, will automatically revert to full paid status in the system. Please contact our Child Nutrition Assistant with any questions.

Julianne Srirama, Child Nutrition Assistant jsrirama@harmonytx.org

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ALTERNATE MEALS

Dear Parents and Guardians// Estimado padres de familia y tutores,

Through this time of distance learning, Harmony continues to provide nutritious meals on select distribution days at your child’s school. Meals are available for a price of $1.75 for breakfast and $3.30 for lunch for students of paid eligibility, and $0.30 for breakfast and $0.40 for lunch for students of reduced price eligibility. // Durante este tiempo de aprendizaje a distancia, Harmony continúa brindando comidas nutritivas en días selectos de distribución en la escuela de su hijo. Las comidas están disponibles por un precio de $1.75 para el desayuno y $3.30 para el almuerzo para estudiantes con elegibilidad pago, y $0.30 para el desayuno y $0.40 para almuerzo para estudiantes con elegibilidad de precio reducido. READ MORE ...

HPS Playbook

TOPICS INCLUDE: Improvements to Virtual Learning Campus Safety Protocols Academic Calendars Daily Schedules Grading Procedures Dropoff/Pickup Students with Special Needs Visitor Policy Mask Policy & Much More

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 a 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)

Harmony COVID-19 Dashboard

Harmony debuts new COVID-19 Dashboard to help families and schools work together to fight COVID-19

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.


Questions?


  • Academic related questions;


Mehmet Cellik mcellik@harmonytx.org


  • General questions;


Ayse Tas aysetas@harmonytx.org


  • Registration;


Yvonne Caldera ycaldera@harmonytx.org

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