HSE Tiger Tribune

October 4th - 8th, 2021

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Thank You to Everyone that Made the Hispanic Heritage Lunch So Amazing

What an incredible spread of delicious food the teachers and staff had today! THANK YOU to everyone that brought them goodies!

Click here to see more pictures of the luncheon

HSE Campus Climate Survey

Tell us how we are doing! We invite every person at HSE to complete our campus Climate Survey. Click here to begin: tinyurl.com/HSECampusClimateSurvey

HSE PTO Meetings - Friday, October 8th

Friday, October 8th

In-Person: 8:00 a.m.

Virtual: 6:30 p.m. (Zoom ID 655 352 7216)

Questions? Email hsepto@gmail.com

Parent Book Fair, October 6th -11th in the Front Lobby

The Parent Book Fair will run Wednesday, October 6-11, 2021.

This is one of our initiatives to promote literacy at home. The books are absolutely free, but a student must have a parent/guardian present in order to grab books.

We hope to see you soon!

Take Five with M. Buth, 3-7 Theatre & 6th GT Social Studies

If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be? I would be Tony Stark chillin' in the Avengers Mansion, living the superhero lifestyle.

What is your favorite game or sport to watch and play? I love playing a good medieval game of Werewolf (a role-playing card game). But Quidditch and Wizard's Duel are close favorites.

Would you rather ride a bike, ride a horse, or drive a car? Bike > Horse > Car - I have a favorite purple bike that is covered in lights and I can ride it day and night.

What's your favorite zoo animal? I don't have a favorite - in fact, the last time I went to the zoo I was in NYC and went to catch Pokémon

What is one of the coolest things that have happened to you? A few years ago, Disney sent me on all-expense paid trip to LA and I got to stay at a celebrity hotel on the Strip, see two plays, as well as one of the previews for Jim Carey's A Christmas Carol. It was a trip of a lifetime!

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Click here to register for the English/Computer Classes

Also open to HSE parents and guardians. Questions? Email akaraarslan@harmonytx.org

Cool Weather is Coming!

No hooded jackets and sweaters are allowed to be brought to school. Preferably buy the Harmony School jacket.

While waiting on the arrival of Harmony jackets, students may wear a plain, dark colored jacket (black, navy blue, dark gray).

Label your students jacket include full name, grade and section.

It's the Last Week to Get your Cheer Bags!

Help support your HSE Cheer team and purchase trash bags, something everyone needs!

There are two ways to order...print and turn in an order form (https://tinyurl.com/CheerTrashBagOrderForm) to Mrs. Massey or find an HSE Cheerleader and order from them directly!

We truly appreciate your support for our Lady Tigers and their Competition season!

8th Grade PSAT Tuesday, October 12th

All 8th Grade students will be taking the PSAT 8/9 on Wednesday, October 13th during 1st-5th period. Please ensure your student is present and on time for testing.

Questions? Email sbottomly@harmonytx.org

R.E.A.C.H. for the Stars Logo Contest

R.E.A.C.H. for the STARS LOGO competition is ON.

Core Values



A- Accountability

C- Compassion

H- Honesty

All K-8 students are invited to join!!!

1) Create your own design

2) Colorful (limit colors to 4-5 colors only)

3) Unique (don't use copyrighted designs)

4) Grades 6-8 - may use graphic design, drawing, painting

5) K-5 - may use drawing and painting

6) Design must be on white paper

7) Deadline to submit is on Oct. 18, 20201 at 11:59 pm.

8) May include the core values

Questions? Email atiu@harmonytx.org

Middle School Awards Ceremonies

**Due to safety concerns, parents cannot attend**

Quarter 1 Middle School awards ceremonies will be held during lunch at 1:05 p.m.

6th Grade - Tuesday, October 26th

7th Grade - Wednesday, October 27th

8th Grade - Thursday, October 28th

Students will earn awards for both academic success as well as meeting character goals following our R.E.A.C.H. standards.

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Noetic Math Contest Registration is Open

The Noetic Learning Math Contest (NLMC) is a semiannual problem-solving contest for elementary and middle school students.

Paper-based Math Competition (held at HSE): November

Registration Ends: October 15th

Grades 2-8

Fee: $25 (click here to register and pay)

Click here for more information and to work on practice problems

Email nmikeska@harmonytx.org with any questions

Students who cultivate an interest in math early on are better prepared to excel both in school and in their careers. It's COOL to be good at math!
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Homeroom Parents Needed


If you are interested in helping out your student's classroom, email hsepto@gmail.com for more information on being a homeroom parent.

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Spirit Shirts Available for Sale Monday, October 11th

7:15 to 8:10 am and 2:00 to 3:40 pm

Email them at hsepto@gmail.com with any questions.

PTO Fundraising Opportunities

Our PTO is busy behind the scenes doing great things for HSE. Want to help? Check out all the opportunities for fundraising!

Click here for flyer

HSE School Google Calendar

Add this to your phone to stay up to date on all of our HSE events

Drive Safely - for Your Kid and for Others

There have been some scary close calls both in our parking lot and on Gessner...we don't want an accident to occur that could hurt our students, families, or staff.

  • Drive SLOWLY in our parking lot - slow enough that if a kid darts out between cars, you can stop (the 10 seconds you save speeding through isn't worth a life)

  • Obey the School Zone speed limits

  • Watch the accelerator as you move in pickup lines and especially when exiting our parking lots - we have seen people "lead-foot" it out of our lots and almost hit pedestrians and other cars

  • DO NOT park across the street and walk to get your student. There have been very devastating accidents at the Brookhollow intersection - and people coming over the bridge may not see a pedestrian in time to stop

Join Our Team!

Come be a part of our awesome HSE family! We are searching for certified teachers and would love to have you join us.

Current positions include SpEd, ELA, and Elementary teachers. For job postings and information, go to https://harmonytx.org/careers. To apply for a position, go to https://harmonytx.org/employment-opportunities.

HSE Tardy Policy

Dear Parents,

Please be reminded that it is the parent’s responsibility to discuss the school’s tardy policy with their child, reinforcing the student’s ability to be responsible for arriving to class on time and most importantly, it is the parent’s responsibility to bring the student to school on time.

Starting Monday, 9/27/2021, parents who bring their children to school after 7:45 a.m. must park their car, enter the building, and sign their child in at the front office.

Families can refer to page 19 of the Student & Parent Handbook for more details. Below are the consequences for multiple tardies:

  • 1-3 Verbal warning to parents
  • 4-5 Written warning to parents
  • 6-9 Conference with parents
  • 10+ Parent must meet with principal or designee and submit a letter explaining the reason(s) for the excessive tardiness. Failure to meet this requirement may result in the school filing a case with Child Protective Services.

New Front Office Hours

**2021-2022 HSE Front Office Hours**

M, T, Th, F: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. | 4:00- 4:30 p.m.

W: 8:00 am. - 1:30 p.m. | 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

The office and front lobby will be CLOSED during drop-off (7:00-8:00 a.m.) and during dismissal (W: 1:30-3:00p, all other days: 2:30-4:00p)

Parents will not be allowed to wait in the front lobby while the office is closed.

*Late students arriving after 7:45 a.m. must have a parent/guardian sign their student in at the table on the front patio

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Harmony Mask Policy

Harmony Mask Policy

(Effective Immediately)

  1. Masks will be required for all persons inside Harmony Public Schools buildings and transportation services (ex. buses). If an individual does not have a mask, one will be provided.
  2. For students and staff members who are unable to wear a mask, a mask exception form is available in each student and staff member’s Skyward account.

When it comes to masks, there may be no perfect policy for all families. Masks have become one of the more hotly debated issues of our time. The one thing we can all agree on, though, is that we all look forward to a day when no one needs to wear a mask.

In the late spring and early summer, many of us believed that day was close. Unfortunately, it’s not quite here yet. But by working together, we will get there – hopefully soon.

For now, we’re asking for Harmony to mask up. It’s good science, and it’s what is best for kids. Thank you.


Emin Cavusoglu, M. Ed. | Area Superintendent | Houston North