Coyote Chronicle

February 25th, 2019-Issue 25

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Read Across America Week!

NEA's Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss!

HSI will be celebrating Read Across America next week, leading up to Dr. Seuss' birthday on Saturday. Students will be able to dress up with a daily theme based on one of Dr. Seuss' books. Participation is optional, and all Free Dress Day rules apply!

*all students must be in compliance with school dress code

Black History Month

Here are more books you and your children can read together in honor of Black History month to celebrate the many important heroes from history!

Racing for Perfect Attendance!

School attendance truly matters! One of the reasons that attendance is very important is that students are more likely to succeed in academics when they attend school consistently. It is very important for children to arrive on time to insure that they do not miss out on the important learning activities that happen early in the day. If your student is going to be absent please contact the attendance office to report their absence. It is also imperative that you provide us with your latest and best contact information. All absences require either a signed note from their parent and/or doctor's visits require a signed doctor's note, these are due within 3 days of absence. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact Ms. Trujillo in the Attendance Office. Thank you! or (512) 300-0895.

***This week***

Monday, Feb. 25th-Friday, March 1st: Read Across America Spirit Week!

See photo and information at top of newsletter for deatails!

Tuesday, Feb. 26th:

We continue to celebrate Black History Month with special guests coming to visit our students this Tuesday. 3rd-5th graders will have one of our parents, Ms. Simone Pollard on campus dressed as Harriet Tubman to do a reenactment and special guest Chelly Bell, an Ambassador of the Austin Chamber of Commerce, will read to our K-2 students!

If you're interested in learning more about who Harriet Tubman was, you may find more information through this link ( ) and books about her with appropriate age levels through this link here (!

Deadline this Friday!

Parents! You put in the effort to ensure your child is successful and we want to recognize you. The Parent of the Year (POY) Award is a way to recognize a parent(s)/caregiver(s) who have made an impact on their child's success, as well as, other significant contributions to the school. Parents will be nominated for a chance to be awarded as the Parent of the Year at the campus and district levels. Nominations are open! For more information, visit your campus engagement coordinator or an administrator.

POY Nomination Application:

Next Week

March 5th: Class Picture Day!

March 7th: 3rd-5th Grade Glow Dance!

Glow Dance will run from 4pm-6pm on Thursday, March 7th.

Looking for parent volunteers to help this night. If you are interested please contact us or sign up through Voly at Thank you!

March 8th: NO School

This is a Teacher and Staff work day.

Upcoming Dates

March 15th: Career Day on Campus!

Volunteers will come and speak to students about the career fields in which they work!

Family Opportunities!

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HSI is parterning with the Thinkery for an amazing opportunity! Thinkery Camps are week-long summer camps that focus on STEAM-based, hands-on, collaborative learning for grades Pre-K thru 5th. Please click the link below for more information and how to register!

Tutorials and Clubs Schedule

Sign ups for the outside programs we host are now open!

Soccer Shots: Rgistration for 2nd session is now open online at or 512-420-9450!

Mad Science: Session II begins April 3 and ends May 8. Registration for Session II is open and ends March 27!

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Parent Volunteers!

Get involved in your child's school today!

Show your kids that you take interest in their education while sending a positive message that you consider school a worthwhile cause. If you have something to offer or just want to help out in whatever way you can, talk about it with teachers. They might arrange something with you personally or you may speak with Ms. Montenegro, our Engagement and Support Coordinator, who can direct you to an opportunity right for you!

Here are some way you can volunteer:

-act as a classroom helper

-mentor or tutor students

-help organize, cater, or work at fundraising activities

-lunchroom or recess monitor

-help chaperone school events (graduation ceremonies, dances, assemblies, etc.)

-Library assistant or help with story time.

-Help with after school clubs

-volunteer to speak in classrooms for Career Day.


Fabiana Montenegro

Engagement and Support Coordinator


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Home Visits

Why do we conduct home visits?

The purpose of this program is to build relationships between the school and the home informing parents of student specific classroom information, as well as various HPS programs and school events that are available. Take the opportunity to get to know your teachers outside of school! If you would like to put in a request for a home visit, please contact your students' teachers or our campus Engagement and Support Coordinator for more information!

Fabiana Montenegro

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HSI Austin Coyote Calendar

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K-5 Breakfast and Lunch

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We are still accepting New Student Enrollment applications!