Haggard Middle School

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Eagles eNews 8/16/2018

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We will host our annual Seventh and Eighth Grade Open House on Monday, August 27th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Haggard. We will start our program in the cafeteria promptly at 6:00 with some welcoming comments and introductions, share the evening's agenda/schedule, and then invite parents to visit classrooms on an abbreviated bell schedule so there is time to visit each class period, meet each teacher, and learn more about each course your child is taking this year. Please mark your calendar... we hope see all of our 7th and 8th grade families at Open House!

(Please note: Haggard hosted Sixth Grade Open House on Thursday, 8/9 so our 6th grade teachers will not be in attendance at 7th and 8th grade Open House on Monday, 8/27)

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Student Arrival/Dismissal Times

Student Arrival/Dismissal Times:

We are here at Haggard to welcome our students each morning as early as 7:45 a.m. and will safely supervise them after school until 4:00 p.m. You may drop off your child beginning at 7:45 at our east entrance (facing Westside Drive) or after 8:00 a.m. at our west entrance (facing Independence). Students entering our building anytime before 8:20 a.m. will be directed to their designated grade level area - 6th graders to our small gym and 7th/8th graders to our cafeteria - to wait until the 8:20 release bell to visit their lockers and arrive in their 1st period class by the 8:30 bell.

Any 6th grader having breakfast at school is welcome to stop by the cafeteria for breakfast before proceeding to the small gym to wait with their classmates until the 8:20 release bell.

All students are dismissed at 3:30 and expected to be safely off campus by 4:00 p.m. when our staff completes supervision for the day. Any student still on campus after 4:00 will be asked to call a parent to make transportation arrangements.

We appreciate your help and support to keep our Eagles safe!

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News from our Haggard PTA

Join PTA!

Support your child and help your school. www.joinpta.org

Anyone can be a member of Haggard PTA. PTA Memberships are just $12/voting member. We encourage you to make any additional generous donation to Haggard PTA in support of our programming and scholastic activities through our Write –A-Check campaign. Dues and Donations made to PTA are fully tax-deductible.

What it means to join the Haggard PTA:

When you join the Haggard PTA, you join a community that encourages student achievement and believes in building partnerships between families and school. Membership has many benefits, including the following:

· You will send a clear message to your child that you value education and that you will do everything you can to help them realize their full potential.

· You will now be a member of Texas PTA. The more members of Texas PTA there are, the more our legislators in Austin listen when Texas PTA urges them to do the right things for Texas students.

· You have a voice in how the PTA prioritizes its goals and spends its limited resources. Only members can vote and hold a PTA office.

· You get access to member-only sections of the Texas and National PTA's websites and get to take advantage of some great discounts at Enterprise, Nationwide Insurance, and T-Mobile.

What it DOES NOT mean when you join the Haggard PTA:

Joining the Haggard PTA does not mean that you have promised to volunteer at Haggard. Yes, we need parents to help with events, but members are not required to meet any kind of volunteer hours commitment. So don't let your busy schedule keep you from being a Haggard PTA member! www.joinpta.org

Write a Check Campaign

Write A Check Campaign

The Write A Check Campaign is Haggard’s main fundraiser. Funds raised will support the All School Social, Programs, 6th Grade Field Trip, 7th Grade Science Project, Career Day, Community Outreach and More.

Any family who donates $50 or more will receive the Haggard Car Decal of their choice. All you have to do is write your check, made out to Haggard PTA, and if you donate $50 or more, check off which decal you would like and return to the front office! Click here for the form.

Thank you for your support!

Questions? Contact Carolyn Halliburton at ckhalliburton@verizon.net


Please consider signing up to adopt-a-staff member this year to help make sure our amazing Haggard staff feel appreciated. Running a middle school is no small task, but our Haggard staff do it with love, passion and grace. Let's make sure they know how grateful we are for all they do. Thank you in advance for your help and please feel free to me, Rebecca Mattern, at planomoms2012@gmail.com with any questions.

Click here to sign up! https://bit.ly/2MKwY4A

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Dress Code:

Don't forget to check out our PISD Dress Code to make sure your Eagle is looking great for the start of school! The link to our district dress code is: https://www.pisd.edu/Page/1756

Backpack Reminder:

Every Haggard student has been assigned a locker to safely secure their belongings and minimize bulk and baggage while in class and also traveling throughout our campus. Small purses and lunchboxes are permitted in classes but backpacks or other large bags (including drawstring bags and anything large enough to store a textbook) quickly become heavy and present safety hazards in our classrooms. Please help us keep our Eagles healthy and safe by reminding them to keep bags and backpacks in their lockers during instruction. Thank you for your help with this important safety measure!

2018-2019 Student/Parent Policy Guide:

The 2018-19 Student/Parent Policy Guide in English and Spanish is now available and can be accessed via the PISD Policies & Regulations webpage. Parent signature forms are located on Parent Portal.

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