February 25th, 2019-Issue 25
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
Mae Among the Stars
by Roda Ahmed
Illustrated by Stasia Burrington
Ron's Big Mission
by Rose Blue & Corinne J. Naden
Illustrated by Don Tate
Counting on Katherine
How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13
by Helaine Becker
Illustrated by Dow Phumiruk
By Carole Boston Weatherford, Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Before She was Harriet
By Lesa Cline-Ransome, Illustrated by James E. Ransome
Biography of Harriet Tubman
by Kem Knapp Sawyer
Racing for Perfect Attendance!
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Monday, Feb. 25th-Friday, March 1st: Read Across America Spirit Week!
Tuesday, Feb. 26th:
If you're interested in learning more about who Harriet Tubman was, you may find more information through this link ( https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/history/harriet-tubman/#harriet_lg.jpg ) and books about her with appropriate age levels through this link here (https://www.barbaralowell.com/books-for-kids-harriet-tubman/)!
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: http://ow.ly/T2hx50kos1Z
March 5th: Class Picture Day!
March 7th: 3rd-5th Grade Glow Dance!
Looking for parent volunteers to help this night. If you are interested please contact us or sign up through Voly at harmony.voly.org. Thank you!
March 8th: NO School
March 15th: Career Day on Campus!
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 https://austin.ssreg.org/add.html?classID=254954 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!
Get involved in your child's school today! https://harmony.voly.org/
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.
-AND MANY MORE!
Engagement and Support Coordinator
Get School Messages Quickly and easily!
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!