Osos Outreach Newsletter

January 7, 2020-Issue 19

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Welcome into the year 2020!

Parent Academy

HSI is going to be offering a FREE Parent Academy beginning THIS month!

We will be offering workshops for parents, free breakfast and lunch, registration bag, guest speaker, and raffle prizes! All workshops will be on a first-come-first-serve basis so be on the look out for the registration link opening next week to reserve your spot.


Registration deadline is January 22nd.

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Open Enrollment season for the 2020-2021 school year has begun! APPLY TODAY! Every student deserves the opportunity to go to a school that meets their unique needs and provides them the opportunity to succeed in the classroom, in college, and beyond. Find out more or apply at https://www.harmonytx.org/apply
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Gifted and Talented Education (G.A.T.E.) Nominations are now open!

GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) Announcement!

In accordance with the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented students, Harmony Public Schools will begin taking second semester referrals for all interested students in grades K-12 for gifted and talented screening.

Anyone interested in the educational welfare of these students may nominate them for assessment. Students who were tested in Fall 2019 are not eligible to test in Spring 2020. Referral forms are available at the front office and on the school's web site.

The referral forms must be returned to the front office or to your student's classroom teacher by Friday, February 7, 2020. The 2020 Spring GT testing window is February 10, 2020 - March 31, 2020. After testing, the committee will review all documents and results will be communicated by April 30, 2020.

For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact the school's GT Coordinator/teacher.

Taylor Bradbury

phone: 5123000895

email: tbradbury@harmonytx.org

Anuncio de GATE (Gifted and Talented Education)!

De acuerdo con el Plan Estatal de Texas para la Educación de estudiantes Dotados / Talentosos, las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony comenzarán a tomar referencias del segundo semestre para todos los estudiantes interesados ​​en los grados K-12 para la evaluación de dotados y talentosos.

Cualquier persona interesada en el bienestar educativo de estos estudiantes puede nominarlos para la evaluación. Los estudiantes que fueron evaluados en el otoño de 2019 no son elegibles para la prueba en la primavera de 2020. Los formularios de referencia están disponibles en la oficina principal y en el sitio web de la escuela.

Los formularios de referencia deben devolverse a la oficina principal o al maestro de la clase de su estudiante antes del viernes 7 de febrero de 2020. La ventana de prueba 2020 Spring GT es el 10 de febrero de 2020 - 31 de marzo de 2020. Después de la prueba, el comité revisará todos los documentos y los resultados se comunicarán antes del 30 de abril de 2020.

Para obtener más información sobre el proceso de selección e identificación, los padres pueden comunicarse con el coordinador / maestro de GT de la escuela.

Taylor Bradbury

telephono: 5123000895

correo electronico: tbradbury@harmonytx.org

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) at Home!

We will be introducing a weekly SEL focus for parents and students to practice together. Take a look to see what our focus is this week!

January Focus is Self-Awareness

Identifying Emotions: Allowing students to name what they're feeling.

The ability to accurately recognize one's own emotions, thoughts, and values and how they influence behavior. The ability to accurately assess one's strengths and limitations, with a well-grounded sense of confidence, optimism, and a "growth mindset".

Best Practices You Can Start At Home:

-Give students options of questions:

"I notice right now you seem upset. Is that accurate?"

"Can you show me what you're feeling right now?"

"Can you name 3 feelings that you are having right now?"

-Using a feelings chart to help students identify emotions.

-Feeling check-ins with your kids. Parents join in with kids and model identifying their own emotions too.

-High's and Lows: "What was the best part of your day?" "What was the worst part of your day?"

Remind your students no feeling is bad, it is what we do with our feelings. Kids need to feel safe to express an array of feelings!

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Parent Engagement Opportunities

Fundraising for our PTO!

PTO has partnered up with Farmers Insurance to help us raise funds for our campus projects! By clicking on the link provided (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7ZMKVCF) this will take you to an online survey to receive a FREE insurance quote. For each quote completed, Farmers Insurance will donate $10 directly to our PTO.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact HSI-PTO at hsiaustinpto@gmail.com.

Parent Volunteers!

We are always looking for parents to help out around the school in some way. Create a login and take a look at the different opportunities through Voly and see what you can volunteer for today. Click the link below or the picture to sign up TODAY!


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Home Visits

Parents, be sure to send in your requests! Home Visits are a way for teachers and parents to connect and build a relationship as a team for the benefit of the student. Reach out to your teachers or you may also contact Fabiana Montenegro at fmontenegro@harmonytx.org.

HSI Osos Calendar

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2019-2020 HPS Austin District Academic Calendar

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Club Sign-Ups

Harmony sponsored clubs will begin again second semester! Clubs will begin January 21st and end May 8th.

Please remember students cannot sign up for clubs on the same day they have tutorials.

More details and sign-ups to come in the year 2020! Thank you!

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Student & Parent Handbook

This year's handbook is now available online! Please take time to review this handbook with your students and use it as a reference throughout the year.