Harmony Times

May 10, 2017

Tutoring - This week will be the last week for before school tutoring. We will NOT have any tutoring during the final 2 weeks of school.

8th Grade Promotion

Dear Parents,

Each parent should have received an Evite through the email address(es) listed on the school database. Please use the form within the Evite to RSVP if you plan to attend. Due to limited space available, each student may have a maximum of 3 guests. Within the Evite, there are important dress code reminders . Please make sure to review prior to the day of the event. Should you have any dress code questions, please contact one of your child's 8th grade teachers for clarification. We are no longer accepting baby or kindergarten photos, as the due date for submission was May 3rd. We appreciate all your help and support as we prepare for this event.

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Annual College Acceptance Pep Rally

Harmony Public Schools would like for you to save the date on May, 16th for our first Annual College Acceptance Pep Rally. This special day will bring together DFW's elected officials, VIPs, and over 4,000 students across the greater- DFW area. We will have graduating seniors announcing for the first time which college they plan to attend in the fall. Students 9th through 12th grades will attend this event. Permission forms have been passed out, and are due April 26th.
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STAAR - Results for Spring tests will be received on the following dates:

8th reading and math retests: May 30th

English I, English II, algebra I, biology, US History: June 2nd

6th and 7th math, 6th and 7th reading, 7th writing: June 14th

8th social studies, 8th science: June 14th.

DONATE TO OUR Activities fund

Thank you for your support

Dear Harmony Parents/ Guardians,

As a campus, we would like to first thank you for entrusting us with the care of your student (s) each day. It is our goal here at Harmony to ensure that our students are safe and receive the best education possible. In order to do this, we not only focus on classroom instruction, but also real world application. With these things said, we are now coming to you for your support. We are asking for monetary donations via GoFundMe. This fund is intended to assist with school activities for students.

This campaign is set to begin this Wednesday, March 29, 2017, and will continue until May 26th. Please know that all funds donated will go towards your students’ activities. In addition, these funds will assist with the continuation of great programs we have been able to offer in the past, such as, arts, music, and other school related events.

If you would like to give a voluntary donation to our campaign, you may find it on our website, Facebook page, or GoFundMe. We would like to thank you in advance for any donation given and we thank you for your dedication to your student (s) and our school.

Best Regards,

HSA – Euless Administration


Note: Incentives for students of families who donate:

$5 - $20: Free Dress Pass

$21 - $50: Free Dress Pass & Spirit Shirt

$51 - $99: Week of Free Dress Passes & Spirit Shirt

$100 or more: Week of Free Dress Passes, Spirit Shirt, Picture with the Principal, Featured on Newsletter and Appreciation Plaque

Please add your student’s name in the comments section when donating to ensure that they receive their incentive.

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Local Wellness Policy Meeting

We invite all parents and students to attend Harmony Public Schools-Waco District Local Wellness Policy meeting to be held at our district office at 12005 Forestgate Dr. Ste 110, Dallas, TX 75243 on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 to begin at 9:00am. We will review our current Local Wellness Policy (located on the schools website) and the new guidelines set forth by the HPS board. We will review our guidelines in relation to Nutrition Education, Smart Snack Guidelines, Fundraisers, Exemptions, Lauren's Law, Classroom parties, etc. If you are interested in joining, no RSVP is necessary and we look forward to your attendance.

Report Cards, Summer Packets, and Summer Finals

Final report cards will be mailed out the week of May 29th. At this time, 7th and 8th grade students who do not pass for the year in reading, math, science and/or social studies will be contacted regarding required summer review packets and summer final exam dates/times. Summer finals for math and science are scheduled for June 13th at 9:00AM, and summer finals for English and social studies are scheduled for June 14th at 9:00AM.

Message from our lunch clerk

Important Notice: Meal account balances (both negative and positive) will carry over to the 2017-2018 school year. Due date to pay off any unpaid balance that has carried over from the previous school year is August 31st, 2017. Alternate Meals for the 2017-2018 school year will begin on September 1st.

DISTCO (Digital Storytelling Contest)

Congratulations to the winners in the top ten for DISTCO (Digital Storytelling Contest) Insaf Mohammed U, Utsawb L, Ryne G, Sarra K, and Phu T. They all placed in the top 10 for Best Digital Story in the Science PBL category. Half of the top ten places were won by HSA Euless students! Go Tigers and Congratulations!

message from our registrar

Dear Parent,

If you are planning to withdraw please provide at least 24 hour notice by emailing our school registrar, Ms. Avalos, at Ravalos@harmonytx.org. This notification will allow adequate time to prepare necessary forms for the process.

The following records will be provided upon completion of withdrawal:

  • Copy of Withdrawal form.
  • A copy of the student's Transcript.

  • Any STAAR TESTS will be mailed home upon receipt to campus.
  • Final Report cards will be mailed home within the first week of June.

Please be advised that once school resumes classes all official records will be forwarded to the new campus once their request has been submitted.

Upon your student(s) withdrawal, the following school fees must be paid in full:

  1. Lunch balances
  2. Book fees (or returned)
  3. Chromebook fees (or returned)
  4. Charger fees (or returned)
  5. Any school property items
  6. Damages to any school property
  7. Other (etc...)

HSA-Euless front office Summer hours will be posted until further notice.

If you have further questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Avalos at 817-354-3000 or at Ravalos@harmonytx.org

Thank you.

summer STEM Leadership Camp at UT Dallas

Harmony Science Academy proudly announces that this summer you have a great summer camp option at The University of Texas Dallas (UTD)! The University of Texas at Dallas welcomes Harmony Students for Residential Camp Experience.
-Morning & afternoon camps (Engineering and Computer Science)
-Leadership talks
-College information sessions
-Swimming & recreational sports
-Stay in new Residential dorm facility
-Girls Camp: May 26th - 30th,2017
-Boys Camp: May 30th -June 3rd,2017
Camp fee is $350
Please fill out the interest form below
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STEM Leadership Camp at Camp JOLT

Dear Middle School Students,
Harmony Science Academy proudly announces that this summer you have a great summer STEM camp option at Camp JOLT!
-Morning & afternoon STEM and Leadership activities
-Leadership talks
-Swimming & recreational sports
-Boys Camp: May 24th - 28th,2017
-Girls Camp: May 30th -June 3rd,2017
Camp fee is $300
Please fill out the interest form below
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teacher feature

Coordinator on the spotlight: Mrs. Anderson!!

Something or someone you miss from your childhood?

My dog Tasha

Something you envy?

When I can just drop everything and go to a concert

What have you achieved in your life?

Steady career, a nice family house, two kids, and two animals.

Do you like rainy days or sunny days?

I like them both

Name three things in nature you find most beautiful?

The sunsets, birth, flowers

What was the hardest thing you ever have to deal with?

When my stepdad died and when I had to put my dog down

If you could do anything or wish for anything that would come true, what would you wish for?

Teleportation so I can go anywhere at all times

Someone you really admire the most?

My mom

Three best things about you

Caring mom, dedicated to what I do, good friend

What was the most beautiful places you've ever been?


What would you do if you were invisible for a day?

Sleep without my children interrupting me

What's your favorite holiday?


What's your favorite ice cream flavor?

Cookie dough

If you could eat only three foods for the rest of your life what would they be?

Couscous, chicken, chocolate

Favorite childhood book?

Velveteen Rabbit

If you could ask one of the presidents a question what would it be?

No comment

What is your pet peeve(s)?

People being disrespectful

What’s your celebrity crush?

Evan Felker

Skirt or pants?


What's your favorite family tradition?

Opening one Christmas present on Christmas Eve

by Ms. Master's Journalism class

Medical Corner

Harmony Parents,

The peak of the cold and flu season is upon us. To prevent widespread flu in the school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if experiencing flu or cold symptoms. To decide whether or not to send your child to school, please consider the following guidelines:

· Fever (greater than 100 degrees, your child may return to school only after his or her temperature has been consistently below 100 degrees, by mouth, for a minimum of 24 hours)

· Vomiting (even once)

· Diarrhea

· Chills

· General malaise or feelings of fatigue, discomfort, weakness or muscle aches

· Frequent congested (wet) or croupy cough

· Lots of nasal congestion with frequent blowing of nose

The following are good hygiene habits to teach the students to prevent the spread of the flu:

· Wash hands frequently

· Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth

· Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, use a paper tissue, throw it away and then wash hands

· Avoid close contact with people who are sick

Colds are the most contagious during the first 48 hours. A child who has a fever should remain at home until "fever free" for a minimum of 24 hours. Keeping a sick child at home will minimize the spread of infections and viruses in the classroom.

Thank you in advance for helping make this year at school as healthy as possible. Please let me know if you have any more questions.

Ms. Sifuentes


817-354-3000 Ext. 1108

Cafeteria News

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. Each student is provided a lunch account on to which money may be deposited. Households are also encouraged to log in to their child’s account (using the parent password), go to the “Lunch” tab, and click on ONLINE LUNCH APPLICATION to apply for free or reduced price meals. If you need the parent password reset, please call the school and ask to speak with the Lunch Clerk.

Should a student’s meal account balance fall below $0, he /she will be allowed to charge up to –$15.00. Once the negative meal account balance limit is reached, the student will receive an alternate meal. Alternate meals consist of cereal, fruit, and milk for breakfast; and for lunch, a sandwich, vegetable, and milk. If a student is later approved for free meals, they will begin receiving meals immediately. However, the household is still responsible for paying the negative account balance. For more information regarding the meal charge policy, please visit our website at: hsaeuless.org, and click on the “Meal Charges” link.

Attention Parents,

Papa Jonhs pizza will be served every Wednesday at no extra charge, taking place of the regular served lunch. The meal will include: milk, 1 slice of cheese pizza, a veggie and/or fruit.


Dear Parents and Students,

Please be informed that there is NO change in the school dress code policy. We would like clarify our policy for outerwear.

Dress Code regarding outerwear in Student Handbook (please refer to page 17):

  • No outerwear, such as windbreakers, jean jackets, or ski jackets, may be worn inside the classroom. Such items must be stored in the student’s locker.
  • “Hoodies” may not be worn inside the school building.
  • No pullovers or sweatshirts are allowed.

What can be worn:

  • School cardigan sweaters (with or without buttons/zipper) in solid red, white, black, navy blue or grey.
  • Solid-colored, long-sleeve shirt under their uniform top in red, black or navy blue.
  • Other items that are worn to school will need to be left in the locker before going to the classroom.

Thank you for your attention regarding this matter and please do not hesitate to reach us on Let's Talk or email Mrs. Chidyausiku (mchidyausiku@harmonytx.org) with any questions or concerns.

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Thank you for keeping yourself and your family informed about the news and events of HSA Euless. Have a most wonderful week!