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6th Grade Popsicle Bridge Building Competition

HSART 6th Graders are participating in a popsicle bridge building competition sponsored by their science teachers!
This competition is a great opportunity to emphasize the benefits of pusuing higher education and careers in schience, technology and engineering. It alo allows students to practice math skills. This competition also promotes the study and application of fundamental principles of physics and also helps students to develop "hands on" skills through bridge construction.

This competition is free to the 6th grade students.
Parents are invited to join us on Thursday, October 30th at 5 p.m. as our 6th graders test their building skills and show off their project's ability to withstand various weight challenges.

If you have any questions, pleaae contact Mr. Unsal at runsal@harmonytx.org.


Fall Festival October 25th


For a list of activities, click Fall Festival Activities

For more information, please contact Mrs. Bolds at abolds@harmonytx.org.


Dear Parent:

The following information was sent out via e-mail from the Harmony Public Schools central office. If you did not receive the e-mail about the parent/family communication survey please read below.

One of the factors that contributes to the success of Harmony Public Schools is our relationship with our students' parents. While we may instruct your children during the day, their intellectual, social and emotional growth continues under your roof. As such, you play a critical role in their success here at Harmony. In an effort build stronger parent/school partnerships, we encourage you to complete this brief survey to help us gauge the effectiveness of our campus' level of communication with you. We ask that if you have children that attend more than one of our campuses, please complete a survey for each campus they attend. Please complete the survey no later than October 28, 2014.

For the English survey, click below:

Parent/Family Communication Survey

Estimado padre de familia:

Uno de los factores que contribuye al éxito de las Escuelas Públicas Harmony es la buena relación con los padres de nuestros estudiantes. Si bien podemos instruir a sus hijos durante el día, su crecimiento intelectual, social y emocional continúa en el hogar. Como tal, usted juega un papel crítico en el éxito de su hijo aquí en Harmony. En un esfuerzo por construir una fuerte relación entre Padres-Escuela, le animamos a completar esta breve encuesta para ayudarnos a medir nuestra efectividad como escuela en cuanto a la comunicación con ustedes. Le pedimos que si usted tiene niños que asisten a más de una de nuestras escuelas, por favor complete con toda honestidad y transparencia una encuesta por cada escuela. Por favor complete la encuesta a más tardar el 28 de octubre 2014.

Para la encuesta española , haga clic a continuación:

Encuesta de Comunicacion con los Padres


Red Ribbon Week Events

To show our support in the fight against drugs and to raise awareness, HSART will be having Red Ribbon Week Monday, October 27th - Friday, October 31st.
Monday, 10/27 - Red Out Drugs: Students wear as much red as possible! All items and attire must be school appropriate.(Students must wear school uniform pants unless their pants are red!)
Tuesday, 10/28 - United We Stand Against Drugs: Wear your red, white, and blue (patriotic) attire. (With school uniform pants)
Wednesday, 10/29 - Sock It To Drugs: Wear silly socks! (With school uniform)
Thursday, 10/30 - Too Bright to Do Drugs: Wear as much neon as possible! (with school uniform pants)
Friday, 10/31 - Say "BOO" to Drugs: Wear a school appropriate costume based on a book character.
PLEASE NOTE: No tights, leggings, or skinny pants of any kind allowed. No items depicting weapons. No face masks or "horror" costumes allowed. If a student's costume is deemed inappropriate, parents will be contacted to pick their student up from school.


Accelerated Reader

This year, HSART students are continuing to use the Accelerated Reader (AR) program. All students, grades K– 8th, are encouraged to participate; this is implemented to motivate students to increase their reading comprehension and reading levels. But, the most important goal regarding AR is to encourage a love for reading by developing confidence through practice. For those parents not familiar with the program, Accelerated Reader is a computerized reading incentive program. The students read from a series of selected books and take a test. The computer awards points based on the difficulty of the book and the number of questions that the students answer correctly. Literature-based reading practice allow students to perfect the reading skills they learn so that they can move beyond the struggle of decoding text and begin reading for learning and pleasure. AR is an individualized reading program for students. It allows teachers to set goals, track growth and monitor comprehension. We encourage every student to choose books within their reading level, or beyond, that are of interest to them. The love of reading will develop when students are not frustrated by the text in the books they select. AR is a wonderful tool for allowing this love of reading to happen. If you have any questions regarding AR, please contact your student's ELA teacher.


Star Teacher September October 15th - 29th










Mrs. Roeder, one of our 4th grade Math teachers, was selected as the STAR teacher because she has gone above and beyond in making sure she does what is needed for her students. We have seen great things in her classroom and have heard wonderful things from the curriculum coaches. She arrives to work on time daily, submits lesson plans on time, and arrives to duties on time.


Chromebook Update




As you know, Chromebooks will be used as class sets this year for 6th-8th grade students. All 6th-8th grade Math and ELA classrooms now have access to Chromebooks. Chromebooks are to be used during the lab classes and for PBL projects. For more information about specific uses, please contact your child's lab teacher.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
STATE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY RATING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
TO DISCUSS HARMONY SCIENCE ACADEMY-HOUSTON
CHARTER DISTRICT
STATE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY RATING
         Harmony Public Schools will hold a public meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 30, 2014 in the Multipurpose Room, 9321 W Sam Houston Pkwy S., Houston, TX 77099.

         The purpose of this meeting is to discuss Harmony Public Schools FIRST ratings based on School FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas), the Texas Education Agency’s system developed to monitor and improve the management of the District’s financial resources.


2014-2015 Basket Ball Team Rosters

We would like to present to you the basketball teams for the 2014-2015 season.

Girls Basketball team
Coach Nyofu
1. Helena
2. Adriana
3. Paris
4. Maali
5. Ngozi
6. Spirit
7. Anna
8. Jasmine
9. Kyndall
10. Genelle
11. Aniya
12. Nya

Boys:
Coach Ihedigbo
Nicholas
Adrian
Daniel
Kavon
Desire
Daylan
Rony
Nehemiah
Allen
Ori
Davion
Armontae

Basketball season will begin on December 2, 2014.
Thank you to everyone who came out to tryout and congratulations to those who made the teams


Curriculum Night Documents

Thank you to everyone who was able to make it out to our Curriculum Night! Below you will find a copy of the presentations/documents given out. Should you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Ngu.

K-5 Math Curriculum Night Presentation
K-5 Math Resources for Parents
K-5 Math-UPSE Problem Solving Chart
6-8 Math Curriculum Night Presentation
K-8 ELA-Reading Curriculum Night Presentation
K-8 Science Curriculum Night Presentation
K-8 Social Studies Curriculum Night Presentation



Dear Harmony Community
Please click the link below to read important health message from HPS.


Dyslexia Awareness Month

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. Dyslexia is a neurological learning disability that affects reading, writing and phonological awareness. People with dyslexia can learn to become better readers, writers, and spellers with time and practice, but they will always be dyslexic. Being dyslexic does not mean that a person is lazy, not trying, or stupid-common attributes attributed to undiagnosed dyslexics-they learn and need to be taught in ways that will best help their brains process language. In fact, most dyslexics function on level or above level in areas outside of language. To learn more about dyslexia, how dyslexia works, the most common signs to look for in children, and much more, try a few of the links below. You can also contact Ms. Bruner, our Reading Specialist, at cbruner@harmonytx.org with questions or concerns.

The National Center for Learning Disabilities
The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity
TedEd: What is Dyslexia?
KidsHealth (mobile)
2014 Draft of the Dyslexia Handbook


Breast Cancer Awareness

To show HSART's support for breast cancer awareness, we will be donating all jeans pass money collected during the month of October towards research for a cure for this devastating and deadly disease! We will also do the following:
*Tuesday, October 14th: Students may wear their favorite school appropriate ball cap to school.
*Wednesday, October 15th - Team Jersey/Shirt day: Students may wear their favorite sports team shirt or jersey. (with school uniform pants)
*Thursday, October 16th - pink ribbon day. Students wear pink ribbon to show their support.
*PINK OUT DAY! Friday, October 17th - wear as much pink as possible! Students who purchase jeans passes may wear jeans. Students not purchasing jeans passes MUST wear their school uniform pants.


Walk Now For Autism Speaks

Thank you to all the staff, parents, and students who attended and donated to the Walk Now for Autism Speaks event! A special thanks goes out to Mrs. Tate for arranging the HSART team!


Parent Notification of Teacher Qualifications

Dear Harmony Parents,

As a parent of a student at Harmony School of Fine Arts & Technology, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers who instruct your child, and Federal law requires the school district to provide you this information in a timely manner if you request it. Specifically, you have the right to request the following information about each of your child's classroom teachers:

Please see the attached notification

Notification to Parents of Teacher Qualifications

Como padre de un alumno en Harmony School of Fine Arts & Technology, usted tiene el derecho de conocer las calificaciones profesionales de los maestros que ensenan a su hijo, y la ley federal requiere que el distrito escolar le facilite esta informacin oportunamente si usted la pide. Especificamente, usted tiene el derecho de pedir la siguiente informacion acerca de cada uno de los maestros de su hijo:
Por favor, vea la notificación adjunta

Notificacion a los padres de familia sobre calificaciones de maestros


IMPORTANT INFO REGARDING DISMISSAL

Dear All…Please note that parents who walk up to pick their child/children up need to please watch for your child to come to the dismissal area. Walk-up's will not have their child's name called unless we have indoor dismissal. The pagers will only call the names of the drive up parents in the car line.
Also, please refrain from getting out of your cars that are in the dismissal line. The cars parked and unattended prevent our traffic from flowing. If you are waiting in the car line, please stay in you vehicle and your child/children will be escorted to you.
Please do not park at the backside of the buiding. This is a fire zone where parents are parking and you risk being towed. Also, in the event of an emergency, emergency response vehicles are not able to access that area.
Lastly, parents are not allowed to wait for their students in the lobby area of the building. We do our best to keep the school free of visitors during the dismissal time for safety purposes.
Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school.


Parent Academic Resources

We would like to introduce you to a new parent resource we have this year. Below is the link to our Parent Academic Resources Website. This site provides information on the concepts taught for each subject during each grading period, a list of resources for the course including online access for some materials, as well as other online resources that can enhance your child's learning at home. In addition, there is information on specific assessments given each month under the Calendar tab. We hope this site will be helpful to you as you support your child's academic growth. We encourage you to talk with your child's teacher and campus administration if you have any questions.

Parent Academic Resources Site


H-E-B Excellence In Education Awards


Local Wellness Policy


Dear Students, Parents, and Community Members,

Please click following link for our Local Wellness Policy. Thank you,

Local Wellness Policy


Media Release for Free and Reduced-Price Meals

Harmony Public Schools announced its policy today for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the attached current income eligibility guidelines.

Please click following link to see more detailed information about Media Release. Please contact Mr.Donmez if you have any questions @ 832-433-7001 or fdonmez@harmonytx.org

Media Release 2014-2015


2014-2015 Lunch Application

Dear Parents and Guardian,
Below is the lunch application for the 2014-2015 school year. We encourage all families to complete an application, especially if your child was on free or reduced breakfast and lunch for the last school year. Previous lunch status does not automatically carry over to the new school year, a new application needs to be submitted yearly to the school to be considered for free or reduced lunch. If the school does not receive a lunch application for your child by October 1st, your child's lunch status will become "PAID" and you will be responsible for the incurred lunch balance.

You can either mail or submit the application in person to school's front office during the campus' summer hours or on your child's student orientation day.

If you have questions or need assistance with the application, please call the school at 832-433-7001. Thank you for your support with this matter.

2014-2015 Lunch App-(English)

2014-2015 Lunch App-(Spanish)


Child Find

It is the policy of the Harmony Science Academy Charter School to locate and identify any child who contacts or enrolls in the Charter School who may have a disability and be in need of special education and related services, regardless of the severity of the disability, in accordance with its procedures as reflected in the CHILD FIND legal framework of the Legal Framework for the Child-Centered Special Education Process, located at: http://framework.esc18.net/. read more...






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 October 27, Monday
Red Ribbon Week
 
 
 October 28, Tuesday
Red Ribbon Week
 
 
 October 29, Wednesday
Red Ribbon Week
 
 
 October 30, Thursday
Red Ribbon Week
 
 
 October 31, Friday
Red Ribbon Week
 

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