Wednesday Mail 10/3/2018

No School Next Monday, October 8th, Columbus Day

Parents, next Monday will be a school holiday. Please enjoy your three day weekend, and see you Tuesday, October 9th!
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Our Book Fair is here!

We are excited to have our Fall Book Fair from October 1st to October 5th! Students will visit the fair according to a schedule this week.

We are building a library!

A BIG THANKS to our amazing PTO and ALL parents for a successful Penny Wars. We raised almost $1600 for our library!

Picture Retake Day- Friday October 12th

Dear parents,

If your child was absent on our original picture day and is taking their picture for the 1st time this year, please stop by the Front Office and pick up a Picture Day Order Form.

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Upcoming Events, Mark your Calendar.....

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Happening around Campus....

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From the Nurse's Office

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PTO Corner


You can now pick up a Kapow from the Power Station in the lobby to help Power Up classrooms! This helps our classroom school supplies stay full!

Here are some other items from the PTO: Please click to view!

CLICK HERE for PTO's full October Calendar

PAWS Volunteers needed!!

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Spaces still Available at HSA-Plano in certain grades for 2018-19 school year

Dear parents,

Word-of-Mouth is the most common way families hear about our school. HSA-Plano enrolls students all year round. Do you have any friends or family who are interested in HSA-Plano? You can forward this newsletter to them and they can apply by clicking here.

Any family who refers a new student will receive a free uniform and spirit shirt for every new student! We have spaces available in the following grades. If a grade has a waiting list, please encourage your friends to still apply, space can still open up.

Pre-K: (waiting list)

Kindergarten: limited space available

1st grade: (waiting list)

2nd grade: (waiting list)

3rd grade: space available

4th grade: space available

5th grade: space available

6th grade: limited space available

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Lunch and Breakfast Annoucements

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Annual Asbestos Report


Each year, Harmony schools conduct an asbestos study to make sure our school is safe from asbestos. Last report, there was no asbestos detected. Please feel free to read the report here.

Testing in Quarter 1


In the beginning of each year, Harmony tests the current levels of our students. These tests help teachers teach to each student's level. There are no actions parents need to take to prepare students for these tests. Teachers will share the results of these scores during parent-teacher conferences on October 4th.

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Yearbook Presale:

The 2019 Harmony Science Academy-Plano yearbook is now on sale for the lowest price of the year.

In addition, if you order by Friday 9/14 you will receive 4 free icons (a $14 value!!!)if you order a yearbook with personalization.

You can pay online at

Choose school name: Harmony Science Academy-Plano.

Our Arrival and Drop Off Plan

-All students should be dropped off each morning through the back of the school by 8:00 AM (Drive Line 2).

- At 3:15, parents will use one of two lines to pick up their children:

- Drive Line 1 is for all PreK-2nd grade students with no siblings in grades 3-6

- Drive Line 2 is for all students grades 3rd - 6th AND all PreK - 2nd grade students who do have a sibling in grades 3-6

- When clubs and tutorials begin, dismissal at 3:45 will be in Drive Line 2 for all students.


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Daily Schedule including Drop Off and Pick Up Times

7:15 AM Doors Open, Breakfast begins

8:00 AM Start of 1st Period

10:26 AM Pre-K and Kindergarten Lunch

10:50 AM 1st grade Lunch

11:16 AM 2nd grade Lunch

11:40 AM 3rd grade Lunch

12:06 PM 4th grade Lunch

12:30 PM 5th/6th grade Lunch

3:15 PM Regular Dismissal

3:45 PM Clubs and Tutorials Dismissal

4:05 PM All students must be picked up

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Lunch Reminders


Please keep the following in mind for lunch:

1. If you have not filled out a lunch application online yet, please do at

2. Please no nuts or seafood of any kind in children's lunches!

3. There are no student microwaves available to students. Please plan accordingly!

4. We will post the lunch menus soon in the next few days on our school website.

Small Bags Requested this year

New Bag Information for 2018-2019 School Year:

For safety reasons, we would like students to bring a drawstring bag to school. Regular size backpacks are too large and may not be necessary for school.

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School Supply List

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School Supplies

Parents, you have two easy options to buy school supplies.

You can bring supplies to Meet the Teacher Night on Monday, August 13th.

1. Order from TeacherLists online and pick up packets from Target, Walmart, EPI or Amazon delivery. Please do not ship to the school. You will be able to bring supplies on our Meet the Teacher night, Monday August 13th.

**In searching for our school, our zip code is listed as 75075.

2. Buy and shop for supplies on your own. Here are the lists by grade:



1st grade

2nd grade

3rd grade

4th grade

5th grade

6th grade

Important school contacts


Once school begins we will send out the full list of teacher contacts. For now, please click this link or use this list for school questions:

HSA-Plano School Number: 972-596-0041

General needs: Scott Coleman, Principal:

Academic questions, scheduling, classes: Tina Cassier, Assistant Principal- Dean of Academics:

Uniforms, student handbook, discipline: Levar Sheffield, Assistant Principal- Dean of Students:

Registration, enrollment: Amber Slocum, Registrar:

Medical needs, medicine: Carmen Badowski, Medical Assistant:

Lunch/Breakfast applications, costs: Kenchelle Smith,

Attendance: Kenchelle Smith, Attendance Clerk:

Fees, office questions: Boris Yalcin, Operations

School counselor and PTO/volunteer liaison: Ipek Isikli, Counselor & Outreach Coordinator:

English as a Second Language program: Rana Hijazi, Testing Coordinator:

Special education program: Tracy Bayonne, Special Education Coordinator:

Gifted and Talented program: Vanessa Turner, Gifted and Talented Coordinator:

Testing programs: Rana Hijazi, Testing Coordinator:

Make a Difference- Volunteer at HSA-Plano!

Dear parents,

All parent volunteers, including field trip chaperones, need to register on VOLY, HSA-Plano's online volunteer portal. Please click to sign up!

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Harmony Science Academy - Plano

Harmony Science Academy - Plano is a K - 6th public charter school providing a high-quality education option for students in the surrounding areas. Our school is a part of the state-wide Harmony Public Schools system.