HSE Tiger Tribune

November 8th - November 12th

NJHS Food Drive This Week!

Excellence National Junior Honor Society is hosting a Food & Fund Drive for the Houston Food Bank Wednesday, November 10-November 17.

Drop-off boxes are all around the school - you can drop off non perishable food items in the collection boxes located at the Front Office, cafeteria and North door.

Most requested items include crackers, protein/granola bars, canned meat (pull tops preferred), cereal, canned soups & ravioli (pull tops preferred), paper plates, utensils, paper towels and toilet paper.

If you would prefer to make a monetary contribution instead, please visit our fundraising page: https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/FoodDrive22/team/HarmonyExcellenceNJHS

-or- text FoodDrive22145 to 71777

Questions? sbottomly@harmonytx.org

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It's Time for IFest!

Mark your calendars for December 4th - it's I-Fest time!

AUCTIONS! FOOD TRUCKS! GAMES! CULTURAL PERFORMANCES! DRIVE/SIT-IN MOVIE! We will have EVERYTHING! Buy your tickets in advance here: https://hsehoustonpto.square.site/s/shop

Are you or do you know a vendor that would like to have a booth?

Are you a student or family that would like to perform?

Would you like to help raise money for HSE and our teachers?

Our HSE PTO is kicking I-Fest planning into high-gear and they would like your help! To make this year's event a success, volunteers for booths, donations and more will make it amazing!

Click here for all of the I-Fest documents you can use

* be on the lookout for emails from homeroom parents regarding baskets for the silent auction!

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Click here to purchase your Stinky tickets!

Excellence Theatre presents Stinky Cheese Man & Other Fairly Stupid Tales at HSE on Thursday, December 9th and Friday, December 10th. Reserve your seats now!

Free Tutoring Available to All HSE Students!

Harmony is proud to partner with TutorMe to offer FREE on-demand tutoring with real-life subject experts for every student in virtually any subject.

Need help? Just login in to Clever in your MyHarmony Portal, then select TutorMe to get started with your first online tutoring session.

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Click here: Spirit, Mom, & Staff Shirts - I-Fest Tix!

Click here to visit the HSE PTO Online Shop!

Ms Aguirre's 4th and 5th grade students designed their own Bubble Wands to 3D Print.

Students learned to use Tinkercad to create their 3D Models. They displayed their creativity through unique designs while learning the engineering design process. Today, they finally got to use their creations and had a blast!

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All students age 5 and up are now eligible for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

Harmony Gives Day - November 30th

As you know, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving is Giving Day. Harmony is launching a Texas-wide Giving Day Campaign on all our campuses. For this year, giving day will fall on November 30th.

For any student/parent that donates $25 or more, they will receive a HPS brand Pop It Toy (picture on the flyer is for illustration purposes only). Everyone who donates will be added to a raffle for a Nintendo Switch.

Click here for the informational flyer

Click here for the HSE Activities Google Calendar

Add this to your phone to stay up to date on all of our HSE events

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Planning on Hitting the Slopes in Colorado this Year?

For 26 years the Colorado Ski Country USA Ski Passport Program has helped hundreds of thousands of students and their families hit the slopes every year at a very affordable price. Make sure your students do not miss out on the winter fun that Colorado has to offer and provide parents of your students with the opportunity to sign up today!

The quickest and easiest way to sign up for the Passport Program is online at coloradoski.com/passport.

The Ski Passport Program provides up to 88 days of skiing or riding at 21 of Colorado's mountains (starting at $59). Passport holders are also eligible to receive 2 free ski or snowboard rentals from Christy Sports.

Click here for the English brochure

Click here for the Spanish brochure

New Parent Volunteer System

Parent volunteers are an integral part of our school's culture. Harmony has implemented a new system to register, track, and post volunteer opportunities at HSE!

Click here to see how you can register and volunteer

PTO Fundraising Opportunities

Our PTO is busy behind the scenes doing great things for HSE. Want to help? Check out all the opportunities for fundraising!

Click here for flyer

Kindergarten Parents - Bring Extra Clothes (just in case)

Hey Kinder parents, there have been some situations where students have needed a change of clothes. Please always keep an extra full set of clothes in their bags...just in case! Be sure to email your teacher with any questions.

Cool Weather is Coming!

No hooded jackets and sweaters are allowed to be brought to school. Preferably buy the Harmony School jacket.

While waiting on the arrival of Harmony jackets, students may wear a plain, dark colored jacket (black, navy blue, dark gray).

Label your students jacket include full name, grade and section.

Drive Safely - for Your Kid and for Others

There have been some scary close calls both in our parking lot and on Gessner...we don't want an accident to occur that could hurt our students, families, or staff.

  • Drive SLOWLY in our parking lot - slow enough that if a kid darts out between cars, you can stop (the 10 seconds you save speeding through isn't worth a life)

  • Obey the School Zone speed limits

  • Watch the accelerator as you move in pickup lines and especially when exiting our parking lots - we have seen people "lead-foot" it out of our lots and almost hit pedestrians and other cars

  • DO NOT park across the street and walk to get your student. There have been very devastating accidents at the Brookhollow intersection - and people coming over the bridge may not see a pedestrian in time to stop

Join Our Team!

Come be a part of our awesome HSE family! We are searching for certified teachers and would love to have you join us.

Current positions include SpEd, ELA, and Elementary teachers. For job postings and information, go to https://harmonytx.org/careers. To apply for a position, go to https://harmonytx.org/employment-opportunities.

HSE Tardy Policy

Dear Parents,

Please be reminded that it is the parent’s responsibility to discuss the school’s tardy policy with their child, reinforcing the student’s ability to be responsible for arriving to class on time and most importantly, it is the parent’s responsibility to bring the student to school on time.

Starting Monday, 9/27/2021, parents who bring their children to school after 7:45 a.m. must park their car, enter the building, and sign their child in at the front office.

Families can refer to page 19 of the Student & Parent Handbook for more details. Below are the consequences for multiple tardies:

  • 1-3 Verbal warning to parents
  • 4-5 Written warning to parents
  • 6-9 Conference with parents
  • 10+ Parent must meet with principal or designee and submit a letter explaining the reason(s) for the excessive tardiness. Failure to meet this requirement may result in the school filing a case with Child Protective Services.

New Front Office Hours

**2021-2022 HSE Front Office Hours**

M, T, Th, F: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. | 4:00- 4:30 p.m.

W: 8:00 am. - 1:30 p.m. | 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

The office and front lobby will be CLOSED during drop-off (7:00-8:00 a.m.) and during dismissal (W: 1:30-3:00p, all other days: 2:30-4:00p)

Parents will not be allowed to wait in the front lobby while the office is closed.

*Late students arriving after 7:45 a.m. must have a parent/guardian sign their student in at the table on the front patio

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Harmony Mask Policy

Harmony Mask Policy

(Effective Immediately)

  1. Masks will be required for all persons inside Harmony Public Schools buildings and transportation services (ex. buses). If an individual does not have a mask, one will be provided.
  2. For students and staff members who are unable to wear a mask, a mask exception form is available in each student and staff member’s Skyward account.

When it comes to masks, there may be no perfect policy for all families. Masks have become one of the more hotly debated issues of our time. The one thing we can all agree on, though, is that we all look forward to a day when no one needs to wear a mask.

In the late spring and early summer, many of us believed that day was close. Unfortunately, it’s not quite here yet. But by working together, we will get there – hopefully soon.

For now, we’re asking for Harmony to mask up. It’s good science, and it’s what is best for kids. Thank you.


Emin Cavusoglu, M. Ed. | Area Superintendent | Houston North