HSIC Weekly Newsletter

2/6/2020

Monday, February 17th

No School for Students/Staff Professional Development Day

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Parent-Teacher Conferences/ Parent Academy 2/28 from 5-7pm

More information coming your way

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You and your child can enjoy Donuts, fresh-brewed coffee and juice, along with lively conversation with other HSI Dads and friends.

*If Dad is not available, another guardian may bring your child.


Tickets are sold online ONLY!

https://harmonytx.revtrak.net/gr-dfw/harmony-school-of-innovation-carrollton/#/v/donuts-with-dad

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Friendship Day Celebration

Friday, February 14, we will celebrate Friendship Day here on campus. This celebration will consist of a class party during the last period on Friday in their homeroom groups. Teachers would correspond directly with parents about the supplies/snacks needed as well as the number of volunteers needed to assist in the classroom during that period. Please email your homeroom teacher directly if you have any questions.

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HSI Carrollton Point System

HSI Carrollton Point System - (PBA/RP Point System) Harmony uses a school wide behavior point system. If you have any questions, please email your child homeroom teacher directly. We're constantly striving for the success of our students.

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A message from HSI PTO Board

Dear Harmony Families,

We'd love your help to keep Harmony School of Innovation a great place for our kids! We have lots of ways you can volunteer in school or from home. Please contact Ms. Amani with any interests or questions you may have at amomani@harmonytx.org and we’ll get you started. Please join us! There’s a volunteer opportunity to fit every schedule. Many hands make light work.
Please fill out this form to let us know your availability and If you would like to order a spirit shirt for your child to wear with jeans on Fridays.

https://forms.gle/zrDqR9jubwyAx19d7

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Meet Our Wonderful Operation Manager

My name is Marilyn Robinson. I have been with the Harmony family for many years in many roles and in the "life of education" for even more years beyond that. I cherish being in the midst of watching little seeds blooming into our future and I am excited to come to HSIC to see a whole new crop. I have a beautiful "Robinson" family that I adore, Sean (husband of 25+ years), Zachary (my snuggly 17 year old) and Tayor (my witty genius 14 year old). I look forward to serving alongside this very impressive team and thank you for graciousness I have received thus far

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Dear Parents,

Practice STAAR is next week! Practice STAAR is used to collect student data to guide instruction. Please do not schedule appointments on testing days and encourage your child to do well on the tests and help them at home by doing the following:

  • Discuss the tests with your child. Talking about the tests will help ease your child’s worries and show him/her that you are interested

  • Make sure your child goes to bed early and gets plenty of rest. Students’ minds and bodies need to be ready for a full day of trying their best.

  • Make sure your child eats a good breakfast. It is difficult for students to think and do their best if their stomach is empty.

  • Arrive to school on time. Being late may cause your child to feel rushed and nervous. Arriving on time will help your child feel relaxed and ready to do his/her best.

  • Send your child to school with words of encouragement. Hearing, “You can do it!” or “I have confidence in you!” from you means a lot to your child.

Thank you for your continued support!

Below is the Testing Schedule:

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Harmony Parent of the Year


Nominations are now open for Harmony Parent of the Year!

Do you know a worthy parent? Share their story at https://www.harmonytx.org/parents20

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⏱️ DEADLINE MONDAY! The deadline to apply for Open Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year is Monday, February 10! https://www.harmonytx.org/apply/
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Morning Drop off

Dear Harmony Families,

For safety and security reasons, never drop off your child unattended when you utilize the back carpool line for early drop-off.


Staff will not be on duty until early drop- off starts at 7:15 am.


Thank you for your continued support!

Attendance

Please call the attendance office as early as possible if your student is not going to be attending school that day. You may leave a message on our voicemail with your student’s name, grade, reason for absence, and your name and telephone number. Your student will also need to bring in an excuse note to the attendance office upon return to school or you may email the absence note to Mrs. Hart: lhart@harmonytx.org

The Attendance Office must receive WRITTEN notes or doctor’s notes for All ABSENCES

A handwritten note from the parent does not automatically excuse the student’s absence(s).

Extendend Leave Absences

Please read Student and Parent Handbook page 12 regarding the list of excused and unexcused absences.

Parents, if you are planning an extended trip or leaving for out of the country, please let Ms. Miller in the front office know about the dates your child will be gone. Stop by in the front office or email Ms. Miller: hannah.miller@harmonytx.org

Dress Code

Please remember that according to our student handbook (Page 13 hoodies (or any jacket with a hood) are NOT ALLOWED! Students are also not allowed to wear boots to school! Dress code violations will result in your student being sent home.



We are able to go to recess if the temperature is above 40 degrees. Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather.

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HSI Carrollton Parents' Survey

Dear Harmony Family,


As we strive to ensure that our school provides a safe and healthy learning environment for our students, we want to learn more about your experiences as a parent or caretaker of a student.

We send this letter as an invitation to participate in the School Survey for Parents and Families. The survey includes questions about your student’s learning, school safety, and interpersonal relationships, as well as your perceptions of the school environment and your personal involvement in school.

Your feedback will be very helpful in improving student engagement, learning conditions, and the overall school environment.

Beginning today, we invite all parents, guardians, and caretakers to complete the School Survey.

Your responses are completely anonymous, and your name or personally identifiable information will not be collected. As you respond to each survey item, please think about your own personal experiences as a parent, caregiver or guardian at your child’s school.

By participating in this survey, you will provide valuable insights that we can use to improve the climate and culture in our schools. Our school will use the survey results to develop strategies, procedures, and/or programs to enhance our school climate. You can take the survey online using the following link:https://forms.gle/t3NrgNG42Y23PouL8

Please complete your survey response by January 30.

Thank you for your time, and we hope you will support our effort to ensure a safe and supportive learning environment for all students.

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KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM.

We are so excited to announce that HARMONY SCHOOL OF INNOVATION, CARROLLTON is enrolled into the Kroger Community Rewards Program. Our Harmony families may begin

enrolling NOW!

To Use the Kroger Community Rewards Program:

Simply visit http://www.kroger.com.

Please note that after you log in you have to click on Community Rewards along the left side

margin before you can search for our school.

Once logged into their Kroger account you can search for HARMONY SCHOOL OF

INNOVATION, CARROLLTON either by name or UN369 and then click Enroll.


New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid

email address, and a rewards card.

* Participants must have a registered Kroger rewards card account to link tour school.

*If a member does not yet have a Kroger rewards card, please visit the customer service desk

at any Kroger

REMEMBER, purchases will not count for our school until after participants register their

rewards card.

Participants must swipe their registered Kroger rewards card or use the phone number that is

related to their registered Kroger rewards card when shopping for each purchase to count.

Your Support Makes a Difference!

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Reach out to the HSIC Admin and Coordinators

Principal, Ms. Sponsel: sponsel@harmonytx.org

Dean of Academics, Mrs. Rieff: arieff@harmonytx.org

Dean of Students, Ms. Gilmore dgilmore@harmonytx.org

ESL Coordinator, Mrs. Kelley megan.kelley@harmonytx.org

Testing, Gifted & Talented Coordinator, Ms. Carrone: bcarrone@harmonytx.org

Special Education/504 Coordinator, Mrs. Antonio: lantonio@harmonytx.org

Engagement and Federal Programs Coordinator, Ms. Amani: amomani@harmonytx.org

Student Recruitment Coordinator, Ms. Miller: hanna.miller@harmonytx.org

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DFW/Waco District Wellness Plan 2019-2020

Meal Charge Policy, 2019-2020

Harmony strives each day to provide a safe, caring and collaborative atmosphere for our students. Nutritious meals are available

daily for a price of $1.70 for breakfast, $3.00 for lunch, and $0.50 for a la carte milk. Schools may also sell Smart Snacks and ice

cream, which are only available for purchase from a positive meal account balance. Note that just a milk is an a la carte purchase and costs $0.50 regardless of eligibility.


For more information about meal charge policy and a la carte meal option, please click below

HSI Carrollton Serves Nutritious Breakfast

We would like to inform you that HSI Carrollton serves nutritious breakfast from 7:20 AM - 7:40 AM

Volunteer Opportunities

Dear Parents,

Please make sure to sign up for Voly to register as a parent volunteer. WE NEED YOU!!!

Home Visits

To request a home visit, please fill the form below:

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The school's Facebook page is one click away! We want to add you as a friend!

Click on the heart shape to like the newsletter :)

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