Osos Outreach Newsletter

May 10, 2021 - Issue 34

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is a period for the duration of the month of May for recognizing the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.

Read more at https://asianpacificheritage.gov/

Below you can find some book suggestions and more through this link here -->


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HSI is running low on masks!

At this time we ask all parents to support us by sending their in-person students with their own masks.

***If your student is testing on May 11 & 12, we ask you send your students with masks as well.

Thank you for your support!


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Hello, Osos!

Our 3-5 grade students will be taking the STAAR test this May. Students are expected to come to school on their designated days from 7:30 am - 1:30 pm. Every student should bring their school-issued laptop, headphones, and charger. Please look for an email/class dojo message from our Testing Coordinator Ms. Labrado with more information.
Your student is expected to come to campus on the following days:
Tuesday, May 11th for the Math STAAR,
Wednesday, May 12th for the Reading STAAR, and for
*5th grade ONLY* Thursday, May 13th for the Science STAAR.

Kinder-2nd Grade Families
In order to support our students and stay in compliance with our COVID procedures, we are asking that K-2 families stay home on Tuesday, May 11th, and Wednesday, May 12th. Lessons will be posted asynchronously on Schoology on both days.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to Ms. Labrado at blabrado@harmonytx.org.


¡Hola, de Oso!

Nuestros estudiantes de 3-5 grados tomarán el examen STAAR este mes de mayo. Se espera que los estudiantes vengan a la escuela en sus días designados de 7:30 am a 1:30 pm. Cada estudiante debe traer su computadora portátil, audífonos y cargador proporcionados por la escuela. Por favor, busque un mensaje de correo electrónico / dojo de clase de nuestra Coordinadora de exámenes, la Sra. Labrado, con más información.

Se espera que su estudiante venga al campus en los siguientes días:

Martes 11 de Mayo para el STAAR de matemáticas y

Miércoles 12 de Mayo para el STAAR de lectura.

*Solamente para 5o Grade* Jueves, 13 de Mayo para el STAAR de ciencia.

Familias de Kinder a 2º grado

Con el fin de apoyar a nuestros estudiantes y permanecer en el cumplimiento de nuestros procedimientos COVID, estamos pidiendo que las familias de K-2 se queden en casa el martes, 11 de mayo, y el miércoles, 12 de mayo. Las lecciones serán publicadas asincrónicamente en Schoology en ambos días.

Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, no dude en comunicarse con la Sra. Labrado a blabrado@harmonytx.org.

STAAR Dictionaries for 3rd-5th

As the school year comes to a close, 3rd-grade students will be taking the STAAR state assessments next month online.

With this new TEA implementation of moving STAAR to an online platform, some technical issues have arisen. Due to this, the online dictionary that was embedded into the test is no longer available. We have provided some information below regarding this change. Please click the link to learn more.



A medida que el año escolar llega a su fin, los estudiantes de 3er grado tomarán las evaluaciones estatales STAAR el próximo mes en línea.

Con esta nueva implementación de TEA de mover STAAR a una plataforma en línea, han surgido algunos problemas técnicos. Debido a esto, el diccionario en línea que estaba incrustado en la prueba ya no está disponible. A continuación le ofrecemos información sobre este cambio. Por favor, haga clic en el enlace para obtener más información.



End of Year Preparations

Chromebook Returns

Harmony School of Innovation will collect electronic devices and instructional materials on May 27th, May 28th, and June 1st.

In-person learners will turn in their electronic devices to their teachers on the last day of school.

Parents of remote learners may drop off their items via driveline on one of the the following dates and times:

May 27th: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

May 28th: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

June 1st: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Please be sure to label all issued chromebooks, chargers, headphones, hotspots and whiteboards with your child’s first and last name. This can be done with a piece of paper that is taped on each item.

*Note that chromebooks will be assessed for damages over the summer. Should we find that an item has been broken or damaged, the school will notify the parent to arrange payment for the repairs or replacement.

Please contact the school with any questions regarding this process.

Thank you for your support!

Austin Public Library FREE Event!

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Parents/Guaridans: Harmony wants your input for Fall 2021

Harmony Public Schools is conducting a planning survey to learn more about which learning setting – in-person or virtual – parents would prefer for their children this fall. Your family's input is critical. To participate, please choose either the English or Spanish survey below.

English Version: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6HM2PXW

Spanish Version: https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/3PH9328

Summer Camp Opportunities!

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Camp Invention for K-5

Camp Invention is coming to HSI!

For all students currently in grades Kinder - 5th, you can join our week long STEAM camp this summer!

When: July 12th - July 16th

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Where: In-Person at HSI

Register here --> https://forms.gle/TMkKXZ5egXBj6JKL9

Many hands-on opportunities for invention education :

-Solar Bot: Children adopt a solar powered cricket and design habitats and protective gear.

-Road Rally: Children construct a dynamic vehicle using pulleys, propellers and hydraulics.

-Open Mic: Children take apart and explore the inner workings of a microphone to learn about sound waves

-Duck Chuck: Children build and test a device to launch rubber ducks around the world.

*Registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis.

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Virtual ACE Summer Camp for current 3rd - 5th Grade!

Austin Public Health will be organizing a FREE virtual summer camp filled with many different activities for students currently in grades 3rd-5th.
Some activities include:
-Virtual travel
-and many more!

All supplies will be provided to students who registered by the deadline, Friday, May 21st. The PDF form has been emailed to all 3rd-5th grade families. If you did not receive an email please contact us so we may send one to you with the camp information.

***Once form has been submitted, APH requires a verbal confirmation of signature. HSI will be calling families who have submitted their forms.

You may contact Fabiana Montenegro at fmontenegro@harmonytx.org if you have any questions.

Thank you!

Virtual Summer Coding & Biology Camp

The goal of these camps is to provide an opportunity for all the students of Harmony Charter Schools to get exposed to the world of software development & pre-health biology curriculum!

Important information about the camps :

  • Current 2nd - 11th grade students can register
  • The first week's camps will be repeated in the second week's camps.
  • Each camp fee is $10 and non-refundable.
  • Payment and registration will be taken care of by UT Dallas.
  • Students will use their Harmony Zoom accounts.

The registration deadline is May 19, 2021. www.harmonytx.org/UTDsignup

Camp Course website: www.harmonytx.org/UTDcamp21


College & Career Spirit Week! May 17 - May 21st

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PBA Winners

Congratulations to our PBA Winners for the month of April!

Teacher: Ms. Clayton - for the amount of points given.

Student: Kharma from KC - for the amount of points earned.

Great job and keep up the good work!

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Community Resources

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Community Resources

For anyone in need of assistance after last week's winter storm or would like to contribute, please follow these organizations who are working to get resources to families in need.

Austin Mutual Aid Facebook page

Do Good ATX Facebook page

Caritas of Austin

Austin Eater has information on how to help feed people or causes to donate to that are doing just that.

Texas Monthly is adding to a list of ways to help Texas residents clean up, repair and recover after a week of devastation.

The Texas Tribune has various resources listed spanning across the state.

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HSI is having a big sale on our red school uniforms! You can order online on our website hsiaustin.harmonytx.org under "Parents"->"Uniforms" and pick up in our front office.
1-2 shirts is $7.50 each!
3-5 shirts is $6.00 each!
6+ shirts is $5.00 each!

If you have questions please contact us at (512) 300-0895 between hours of 7:30 am and 4:00 pm.
*We have only a limited supply in some sizes!


¡HSI está teniendo una gran venta en nuestros uniformes escolares rojos! Usted puede ordenar en línea en nuestro sitio web hsiaustin.harmonytx.org bajo "Padres"->"Uniformes" y recoger en nuestra oficina principal.

¡1-2 camisas es $7.50 cada una!

¡3-5 camisas es $6.00 cada una!

¡6+ camisas es $5.00 cada una!

Si usted tiene preguntas por favor contáctenos al (512) 300-0895 entre las horas de 7:30 am y 4:00 pm. *¡Tenemos un suministro limitado en algunas tallas!

FREE Community Resource!

Reading Resources and Austin Public Library Information

Download the PDFs below for all the resources that were shared in our Parent Academy last semester!

Parent Involvement Feedback

HSI Families, please take a few minutes to fill out this survey regarding Family Involvement here at Harmony School of Innovation. We are always looking for ways we can continue to grow and your input matters in how we proceed with family activities this year. Thank you for your feedback!

Familias HSI, por favor tómense unos minutos para llenar esta encuesta sobre la Participación Familiar aquí en la Escuela de Innovación Harmony. Siempre estamos buscando formas de continuar creciendo y su aporte es importante en la forma en que procedemos con las actividades familiares este año. Gracias por sus comentarios!

Home Visit Requests from Families!

Home visitations by teachers get parents involved in their child's education, and let parents and children know how much teachers care! They are a vital part of building relationships between families and school staff.

Teachers will visit with their students and parents/guardians through Zoom to get to know each other and share information about upcoming events for our campus.

To request a 30 minute Home-Visit, complete this form with at least 3 optional dates that may work for you and your family and we will confirm a date and time to meet. (You can also schedule directly with your child's teacher)

Home Visit Request Survey

Solicitudes de Visitas a Domicilio

Thank you for working with us to build long-lasting relationships with our families!

*If you have already signed up with your student's teacher, no need to fill out this form.

Campus Procedure Videos

HSI On-Campus Student Procedures

Procedimientos de los Estudiantes de HSI en el Campus

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Dear Parents/Guardians,

During the school closure last spring and over the summer months, Harmony offered meals to all children ages 18 and under in the community. Meals were distributed at select schools at no charge.

HSI will distribute meals on Monday (for Monday & Tuesday) and Wednesday (for Wednesday, Thursday & Friday) between 10:00am and 11:00am.

Meals will only be provided to students who are enrolled at that school and ID is needed if students are not in the car. If you have children enrolled in multiple Harmony schools, you will need to visit each campus to pick up meals. For every day in the distribution cycle, your child may choose which days they would like a breakfast and/or lunch meal. A choice of milk is available, but they are not required to take it. If your child has special dietary needs, visit the school website to download the Special Dietary Accommodations form and have it completed and signed by a licensed medical authority.


Durante el cierre de la escuela la primavera pasada y durante los meses de verano, Harmony ofreció comidas a todos los niños menores de 18 años en la comunidad. Las comidas se distribuyeron en escuelas selectas sin cargo.

HSI distribuirá comidas los lunes (para lunes y martes) y miércoles (para miércoles, jueves y viernes) entre las 10:00 am y la 11:00 am.

Las comidas solo se proporcionarán a los estudiantes que estén inscritos en esa escuela y se necesita una identificación si los estudiantes no están en el automóvil. Si tiene niños inscritos en varias escuelas Harmony, deberá visitar cada campus para recoger las comidas. Para cada día en el ciclo de distribución, su hijo puede elegir qué días le gustaría un desayuno y / o almuerzo. Hay una variedad de leche disponible, pero no es necesario que la tomen. Si su hijo tiene necesidades dietéticas especiales, visite el sitio web de la escuela para descargar el formulario Adaptaciones dietéticas especiales y que una autoridad médica autorizada lo complete y lo firme

A Note from Harmony Medical Staff

This year will be challenging, with many changes in education and the world at large. To help you navigate the School Health specific challenges for this year, we would like to make you aware of the following policies.

Parent Health Services Letter: https://bit.ly/3jKqBOY

Una nota de nuestro asistente médico:

Este año será un desafío, con muchos cambios en la educación y en el mundo en general. Para ayudarle a navegar por los desafíos específicos de la Salud Escolar para este año, nos gustaría hacerle saber las siguientes políticas.

Carta de Servicios de Salud para Padres: https://bit.ly/3jKqBOY

If a student is suspected to have COVID, they will be sent home from school with this form. (see image below)

Si se sospecha que un estudiante tiene COVID, se le enviará a casa con este formulario. (ver imagen abajo)

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If your student is struggling with anxiety or needs someone to talk to about COVID-19 worries, our counselors are available to help.

Look for the Healthy Minds section under "Parents" tab on our campus website, or visit https://www.HarmonyTX.org/HealthyMinds.
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PTO Membership Information!

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We look forward to partnering with your family this school year to help your child continue to grow academically. We understand that any adjustments to the normal school environment or calendar may create unexpected challenges for some families. If you would like to discuss specific needs for your student or family that are not addressed in the Harmony School Start Plan for 2020-'21, please contact your local Harmony campus or contact us via our Let’s Talk online platform.

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Familias Que Necesitan Apoyo Extra

Esperamos asociarnos con su familia este año escolar para ayudar a su hijo a seguir creciendo académicamente. Entendemos que cualquier ajuste en el ambiente o calendario escolar normal puede crear desafíos inesperados para algunas familias. Si desea hablar sobre las necesidades específicas de su estudiante o familia que no se abordan en el Plan de Inicio Escolar de Harmony para 2020-'21, comuníquese con su campus local de Harmony o con nosotros a través de nuestra plataforma en línea Let's Talk.

April Breakfast/Lunch Menus

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20-21 Academic Calendar/20-21 Calendario Académico

*calendar is subject to change/El calendario está sujeto a cambios

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For more updates and news about our campus be sure to also follow us on Instagram!

You can continue to check our website for updates and news about our campus!

Para más actualizaciones y noticias sobre nuestro campus asegúrese de seguirnos en Instagram!

¡Puedes seguir revisando nuestro sitio web para ver las actualizaciones y noticias sobre nuestro campus!


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Kendra Scott invites you to "Shop for Good" and support Harmony Public Schools. For every purchase made online May 4-5, or in select Texas stores May 5, Kendra Scott will donate 20% of sales to the Harmony Public Schools COVID-19 Gap Fund.

Harmony Public Schools is excited to announce a new partnership with Texas’ favorite designer jewelry brand Kendra Scott.

As part of the brand’s “Shop for Good” community initiative, Kendra Scott will be donating 20 percent of all sales during a two-day event in May to Harmony’s COVID-19 Gap Fund, which supports teachers and student families struggling with financial uncertainty due to COVID-19.

To participate, simply purchase any item from select Kendra Scott stores from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 4 or online at KendraScott.com anytime May 4 & 5, and have 20% of your purchase automatically donated to the HPS COVID-19 Gap Fund when you use promo code “GIVEBACK-1D9P” at checkout.

To learn more or RSVP in order to receive reminders, visit https://www.HarmonyTX.org/KendraScott.
Participating Texas store locations include (5-7 p.m. May 4 only):

• The Domain: 11506 Century Oaks Terrace, Austin, TX
• Lamar: 3800 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX
• South Congress: 1701 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX