Harmony School of Excellence Austin

Tiger Talk Issue XIV, January 8, 2020

We hope you had a restful winter break!

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It's that time of year again! Please turn in your re-enrollment forms along with a copy of your proof of residency. You can fill these forms out online through your Skyward portal or turn in a paper copy to the front office. The deadline is January 24th. If you turn your student's form in early, they will be eligible for free dress day.
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Please click on the link below to download our Harmony Safety Newsletter!

Message from Middle School Dean of Academics

Please remind students that we are doing our reading competition (the paper came in the mail with report cards) and that they should be reading at least 30 minutes a day and doing ALEKS for at least 30 minutes a day if they have the internet at home or are able to go to the public library.

Upcoming Saturday School dates are January 11th, January 25th, February 1st, February 8th, February 22nd, February 29th, March 7th, March 28th, April 4th, April 18th, April 25th, and May 2nd.

Thanks and happy new year!

Jenny Rosenberg, M.Ed.

Harmony Public Schools Austin 2020 Science Fair

"Join us Wednesday, January 29th for our most anticipated annual Harmony Public Schools Austin District Science Fair! HPS Austin middle and high school students will present their science investigations to a panel of judges from 1:00 - 3:00 PM. The public is welcomed to view the student's projects after that time. At 4:30 the Awards Ceremony will begin to announce the category winners that will then advance to the Austin Energy city-wide science fair. We wish all of our young scientists luck and are excited to see what they will bring this year!

Are you interested in volunteering as a judge? We welcome you! Please sign-up here - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScfeyZfcYdrt2TD3KE-qQo96xaMtlZ-KjUlWRlXn612lG8Arg/viewform

Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Location: Harmony Science Academy Pflugerville- 1421 Wells Branch Pkwy #200, Pflugerville, TX 78660
Judges will need to arrive no later than 12 pm for review of judging procedures. Lunch will be provided.

Schedule below:
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:00 Judging Procedures
1:00-3:00 Project Judging

Judges are free to leave after all project judging has been completed. We invite our judges to join us for the remainder of the program and Award Ceremony.
3:00-4:30 Public Display
4:30-5:15 Awards Ceremony
5:15-5:30 Project Pick Up"

Winter Spirit Week & Holiday Show

We had an amazing Winter Spirit Week & fabulous Holiday Show the last week of the semester. Here are some of the pictures that we would like to share with you to look back at the past year with the warmest of memories.

Happy New Year!

College & Career Fair Success!

We had a fantastic college & career fair on December 19th. The students learned about the colleges and careers from the various institutions. Here are some of the pictures below from the event:

Excellent Health

Season's Greetings As we are in the Holiday Spirit, endeavor to check your student's health and catch up on their vaccines if needed. Students who may require medication administration at school should bring a Doctor's order on the first day of school. Remind your students to be Excellent in their hygiene as this is the first step to Excellent Health. Let's start in 2020 with an Excellent Spirit, Attitude, Appearance, and Health. Go Tigers!!! Happy Holidays

Saludos de la temporada, Como estamos en el espíritu navideño, trate de verificar la salud de sus estudiantes y ponerse al día con sus vacunas si es necesario. Los estudiantes que pueden requerir la administración de medicamentos en la escuela deben traer una orden del médico el primer día de clases. Recuerde a sus alumnos que sean excelentes en cuanto a su higiene, ya que este es el primer paso para una excelente salud. Comencemos 2020 con un excelente espíritu, actitud, apariencia y salud. ¡¡¡Vamos tigres!!! Felices vacaciones

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Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day & Girl Day STEM Festival at UT-Austin

Girl Day at UT Austin, including Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day and the Girl Day STEM Festival, will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 on the UT Austin campus from 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Over 8,000 elementary and middle school students are expected to participate with over 1,500 volunteers from over 160 student organizations, research groups, community organizations and companies. Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (Girl Day) is an international event celebrated during Engineers Week each year. Students and their parents or educators are invited to UT for an afternoon of hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fun. UT’s national award-winning Girl Day, presented by the Women in Engineering Program (WEP), gives elementary and middle school students a chance to explore STEM through grade-appropriate, hands-on activities hosted by volunteer scientists, engineers, and STEM enthusiasts from over 160 student organizations, research centers, corporate partners and community organizations. Both girls and boys are welcome! Register at https://girlday.utexas.edu/registration
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Volunteer Now!

PTO Fundraiser Opportunities in January!

HSE-Austin PTO is providing this fundraising opportunity to raise funds for clubs and activities. We volunteer at a fast-paced concession stand and are representing both our organization and UT. We have done over 500 volunteering hours this semester and looking for more events and organizations. We want to give a big thanks who volunteered at the events. If you would like to volunteer at the events, please sign up on VOLY.

Sign Up Now!

You can also send email us with questions or sign up to learn the next opportunities: HSEVolunteers@Gmail.com

Coaching HSE Softball Team

We need volunteers for coaching our Softball team. The team is practicing every Tuesday and Wednesday between 4:00 PM nad 5:30 PM. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up on VOLY. Coach Kemmerling will provide for more information about the volunteering.

Sign Up Now!

Thank you!

After School Tutorials

HSE offers free after school tutorials for middle school students. These sessions provide support to students and he/she is strongly encouraged to attend these sessions. Please see the schedule and contact your child teachers for any question.

Thank you for support and help!

HPS Grow Your Own Teacher Education Assistance Program

Harmony Grow Your Own Teacher Educational Assistance program application process began today, October 1st, 2019. Attached is the GYOT flyers. We are using the same GYOT poster we had from previous years (Deadline needs to be corrected :). They are sent to your campuses by CCS coordinators.

You can learn more about Harmony Grow Your Own Teachers - GYOT site below.

Application Link: www.HarmonyTX.org/GYOT.php

Application Deadline: March 1, 2020.

GYOT Things To Do:

  1. Place GYOT Poster and Flyers in areas around your campus and campus social media accounts where they are highly visible to high school seniors and alumni.
  2. Arrange a time for your campus CCS advisor and coordinator to make individual, small group or classroom GYOT recruitment presentation to seniors.
  3. Communicate with your campus star teachers who can assist you to identify the talents among seniors and alumni who are the best fit for the program.
  4. Create a campus newsletter for your campus seniors' parents to know this opportunity
  5. Reach out to your campus alumni who might have interest and skills for education career

We are super excited about this upcoming cycle and look forward to receiving a great number of applications! Our CEO, Mr. Ay, gave us a very ambitious goal of 300 applications for this year to search for homegrown talents across Harmony which is 3 times higher than last year.

Campus GYOT goals are also attached.

Some GYOT Impact History:

Since the program started, we had 17 GYOT program graduates and 15 of them are still inspiring our students every day. There are currently more than 30 active participants in the program.

Thank you for your help in making GYOT a success!

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Breakfast&Lunch Menus

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Community News & Things to Do!

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Join to support our school community and connect with other parents by becoming a PTO member. Dues are $10.00 per family and can be paid by check, money order or visiting our website, https://squareup.com/store/hse-austin-pto

PTO funding comes from membership dues (Please Join), Box Tops for Education, fundraisers, and donations.

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