Personalized Learning Academy at HM

Weekly Update ( June 14th - June 118th )

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A Message From Ms. Santos:

It's the last week of school!! This last newsletter of the school year has a lot of important information regarding the end-of-the-year awards ceremonies and the intersession calendar that we will be using next school year. A handout of the end-of-year ceremonies information and the intersession calendar will be sent home this week.

The front office is still taking appointments for Pre-K 3 and Pre-K registration. Times that are available for help with enrollment will be Monday-Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. We will also be available on Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00-7:00 for those who can't make it during regular school hours! To make an appointment, please call (972)502-5200 and we will be glad to help you out! Parents, please remember to make sure to send your students to school with a mask on. Make sure to read through all of the information in the newsletter and we hope you have a wonderful week!

  • The last day of school is June 18th
  • Parents, please complete the survey found under the "What's new?" section of the newsletter.
  • The deadline to place orders for school supplies for the 2021-2022 school year is June 13th (Details included in the PTA section of the newsletter). Late orders for school supplies will open on June 14th and close on July 6th.
  • Spring pictures were sent home on Tuesday, May 18th. If you would like to purchase your student's pictures you can go to https://www.strawbridge.net/ and enter the unique code that came with your student's picture packet. If you do not have the code, you can also send money via the money envelope that was included in the picture packet. You can order the SPRING pictures now until the last week of school. If you have any questions, don't hesitate in calling the front office.
  • The new testing window that has opened up from May 17th-June 18th for grades PreK-5th
  • On Wednesday we will be distributing meals to our students from 4:30-6:30 pm. Please bring your student(s) ID number.
  • Meal Viewer has replaced Nutrislice as our way of viewing the school breakfast and lunch menu: https://schools.mealviewer.com/school/HIGHLANDMEADOWSELEMENTARY

This month's calendar

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Personalized Learning Survey for Parents

Parents, please fill out the survey to gather information for the 2021-2022 school year:

https://forms.gle/oazQcHNoELWrdGkTA

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Next Testing Window for Pre K-5th

  • May 17th-24th: TX KEA/Circle -- Pre K - Kinder
  • May 17th-June 18th: BAS -- Kinder - 2nd
  • June 1st-June 18th: MAP -- Kinder - 5th

Technology Updates

*More updates will be added as we get new information*

  1. Students will keep their devices as they transition to a new campus. For example, 5th graders transitioning to middle school will keep their devices.
  2. Additional information will be sent to students that need their devices repaired.

Intersession Calendar Information

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Message From Our Highland Meadows Principal

PreK 3 AND PreK 4 Registration NOW OPEN

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If you need any help with enrollment, feel free to call the school to make an appointment and someone will be able to help you with the process. We are taking appointments from 9:00 am-2:00 pm Monday through Friday.


When you come for your appointment, please make sure you bring all the documents you need for the uploading process, and please make sure you have a mask on when you enter the building.

AFTER SCHOOL CARE UPDATE

We are sorry to inform that the After School Care program will not be participating in our campus. If you are still in need of after school care we recommend the Day Cares who offer after school care. The day cares in our area are:


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Need Rental Assistance?

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DISD - Mental Health Services

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Leader in Me School

Highland Meadows is proud to be a Leader in Me School! We educate our students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. Leader in Me is based on principles and practices of personal, interpersonal and organizational effectiveness, and upon the powerful premise that every child possesses unique strengths and has the ability to be a leader.

Leader in Me helps students learn how to become self-reliant, take initiative, plan ahead, set and track goals, do their homework, prioritize their time, manage their emotions, be considerate of others, express their viewpoint persuasively, resolve conflicts, find creative solutions, value differences, and live a balanced life. The process helps students develop the skills and self-confidence they need to lead their lives and succeed in school and beyond.

This week in Leader in Me

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UPDATED COVID CONTACT TRACING UPDATE

Coping with Covid

Coping with COVID, a program by Baylor College of Medicine and Harris Health System, offers free therapy over Zoom or phone to parents of children experiencing stress or anxiety related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Parents, please take a look at Dallas ISD's updated contact tracing update.

https://files.constantcontact.com/6c2de1a2801/e37a3eaf-99a6-4eb3-ac33-da872dab039d.pdf

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Mask Guidelines

The following guidelines apply to personal face masks:


  • Must fit snugly over the nose bridge, mouth and chin.
  • Must be secured to minimize the need to adjust frequently.
  • Do not need to be medical grade.
  • Masks or respirators with exhalation valves are not recommended since they are not effective and decrease protection of others.
  • Face mask graphics must be appropriate, not offensive to others
  • Masks should not be loose material that could get caught or injure.
  • Gaiter type neck fleece are not advised due to little protection and may increase transmission and dispersion of small droplets.
  • Mask should be worn prior to entering district buildings.
  • After removal, personal face masks should be discarded or placed in a bag or bin until they can be washed (recommended daily).
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Highland Meadows Elementary Mealviewer

Here you can view the school breakfast and lunch menu.

HIGHLAND MEADOWS FOOD DISTRIBUTION **UPDATE!!

Food Distribution For ALL Kids

Wednesday, June 9th, 4:30-6:30pm

8939 Whitewing Lane

Dallas, TX

Meals will be available for every student even if they chose Face to Face Learning. Children ages 1-18 can receive a meal as well. Highland Meadows will be distributing meals to any DISD student every Thursday. Meals will include gallons of milk, juices, snacks plus fruits and vegetables. Please bring student ID number. They will be located on the side of Pelican Dr.
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Meet the 2021-2022 PTA Board Members!

We are very happy to announce that we have new elected PTA members for the 2021-2022 school year. Below you will find a short bio about each of the new PTA board members. Thank you to everyone that participated in the elections!

Claritza Zapata-President

Hello Mavericks, my name is Claritza Zapata and I will be your 2021-2022 PTA President. I have three wonderful kids in Highland Meadows. I have served one year as secretary for the 2020-2021 PTA. I would like to thank my current board team for trusting me and encouraging me to take another big role as your PTA President I am ready to take a part of this journey I truly enjoy helping Highland Meadows in any way I can. Together as a team my board members and I will ensure we have a successful and exciting new year ahead.

Thank you

Keyli Hernandez-Vice President

Hello, my name is Keyli Hernandez I am the proud mother of Lucas and Joshua Posada both attend Highland Meadows. I am a neonatal nurse with a passion to help others at any time given. My favorite activists are spending time with my kids and exercising or any outdoor activities. I’m very excited to start my new adventure as Vice President for the PTA at Highland Meadows if anyone needs me please be open to come and speak with me I would love to get to meet you.

Flor Rodriguez-Secretary

Dear Highland Meadows Community, my name is Flor Rodriguez.
I have 2 children at this school.
It is an honor for me to serve this year 2021_2022 as the PTA secretary.
It will be a wonderful year full of challenges to meet, I hope to be the perfect chain between parents and teachers to ensure that it is reflected in the education of our children.
I have previously served at this school as a volunteer and I feel confident that I can do a good job.

Jocelyn Garza-Treasurer

My name is Jocelyn Garza, I will be a new parent joining the Highland Meadows community next school year. I currently have 2 children, one in Pre-k and one in 4th grade. In the past, I have served on the PTA board as a secretary and treasurer at the campuses where my children have attended. I am excited to collaborate and serve as your treasurer for the 2021-22 school year.

*Click on the picture above for a direct link to the EPI website to place your order.*

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HME Spirit Wear Online Store

Student can wear jeans for FREE every Friday with HME Spirit Wear. You may purchase by clicking the button.

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HME PTA SPIRIT WEAR WEBSITE!

Store now available online *Marquee requests can be made online and in person

ATTENDANCE MATTERS!

It is very important that you communicate with your child's teacher every day if your child is not able to login to class meetings. You may communicate through Class Dojo, Remind 101, email, text, or phone call so that your child is not counted absent. If a student is counted absent two consecutive days in a row during the first week of school the system will assume that you have moved and the student will be automatically withdrawn. Getting your child re-enrolled could be an inconvenience that can be avoided. Please don't let your child be counted absent, just because they are not able to login. Teachers will be reaching out, but if you don't have updated contact information in the school system please reach out to your teacher to ensure your child is counted present.
Highland Meadows Elementary 2020-20201 Parent Handbook

Click here to access the Parent Handbook. This is a live document and will be continuously edited and changed as we receive updated information from the district and make changes.

New Highland Meadows Elementary Google Site

Visit our campus google site for the most updated information regarding school re-entry. Be sure to check back frequently for new information and important updates. We will use this to communicate important information. Also you will find a comprehensive list of staff and teacher email addresses and classroom websites on our staff page. We hope you find this information useful. We have been intentional about making it very user friendly, but would love your feedback. Let us know how we can serve you better by completing a feedback form below.
Highland Meadows Web Page

Check out our Google Web Page! Here you will be able to access more information about our school!

MORE ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS

As the District gears up for opening and the start of school, we know there are many questions relating to re-entry schedules, safety precautions, and resources available to employees. Click on the buttons below to find a wealth of information compiled to address many of your questions.
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