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Good afternoon HSAG families,

It is time for the Wednesday ROAR:  https://www.smore.com/xd59y.

Please join us Thursday from 6-8 for the Back to School Dance hosted by the HSAG PTO. It will cost $5 per family to enter and there will be a live DJ, photo booth, concessions and glow toys.  It will be a perfect night to dance the night away because there is no school on Friday for students.

We would love to see as many of our families as possible on Friday for a home visit.  If you have not received a home visit and are available on Friday, please email hgregory@harmonytx.org to get scheduled.   Our campus goal is to visit 100% of our students!  Please help us reach that goal.

Thank you!

Good afternoon HSAG Families,

Please see the newsletter:  https://www.smore.com/mjb3e to learn about our upcoming spirt nights at Bahama Buck’s, Chuck E. Cheese, and McAlister’s Deli.

If you haven’t already done so, please complete a meal application at: SchoolCafé – HARMONY PS – NORTH TEXAS (schoolcafe.com).  Harmony Science Academy Garland is no longer offering free or reduced meals without filling out an application.

This week’s newsletter also includes tips and reminders for morning drop off and afternoon dismissal.  These tips are to help make drop off and dismissal safer and faster.  Please help us by following these tips.  In the morning ONLY, you may drop your students off at either door (side or back).  It is suggested that you use the side drop off door if you are wanting to turn right onto Firewheel Parkway.  We are aware that there has been an issue at the signal light and we are checking in with the City of Garland.  No students should be dropped off at the front door before 7:30.

We thank you for your help in making our drop off and dismissal safer.

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Announcement!

In accordance with the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented students, Harmony Public Schools will begin taking referrals for kindergarten and newly enrolled students in grades 1-12 for gifted and talented screening. 

Anyone interested in the educational welfare of these students may refer them for assessment. Referral forms are available at the front office and on the school’s website.

 

Parent GT Referral Form in English

Parent GT Referral Form in Spanish

 

The deadline for GATE referral is September 30, 2022, and G/T assessment period will take place in October. For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact the school’s G/T coordinator or G/T coach/teacher.

GATE (Educación para estudiantes dotados/talentosos) Anuncio

De acuerdo con el Plan Estatal de Texas para la Educación de Estudiantes Dotados / Talentosos, las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony comenzarán a recibir referencias para kindergarten y estudiantes recién inscritos en los grados 1-12 para la evaluación de estudiantes dotados y talentosos.

Cualquier persona interesada en el bienestar educativo de estos estudiantes puede nominarlos para dicha evaluación. Los formularios de referencia están disponibles en la oficina y en el sitio web de la escuela.

 

Forma de nominación

 

La fecha límite de referencia de GATE es el 30 de septiembre de 2022 y el período de evaluación de G / T se llevará a cabo en octubre.

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

Good afternoon HSAG families,

Please see this week’s edition of the Wednesday ROAR:  https://www.smore.com/gmuk2 for important information and updates.  Don’t forget that KONA Ice will be on campus tomorrow.  Please send money with your student in a labeled envelope or zip bag.  Also, there will be no school for students this Friday, Sept. 2 and Monday, Sept. 5.

Thank you!

Good afternoon HSAG Families,

There are many exciting things coming up on campus.  Don’t forget to sign up for an after school activity.  Enrollment is going on now and they will begin next week.  Spirit shirts are on sale for just a limited time.  The deadline is Aug. 22, so get yours ordered today.  If you are looking for ways to get involved, check out our HSAG PTO events that are coming up.  We are also looking for “ROOM Parents”.  If this is something that you are interested in, please sign up.  All of this and more is located in this week’s newsletter:  https://www.smore.com/ufqw2

Thank you,

Dear Harmony Families & Team Members,

Welcome back!

With a new year comes new opportunities and a time for new beginnings. We believe this school year is going to be filled with more opportunities than ever for achievement, exploration, and inspiration for our students and team members across Texas.

This year, Harmony is proud to welcome its largest class ever – roughly 42,000 students – to our 60 campuses. Harmony also experienced its largest batch of new student applicants – more than 50,000 – for this school year. Neither of these accomplishments could have been possible without the support of our Harmony families and staff members sharing the good word about their school with friends, neighbors, and families. For that, we owe you our thanks.

Whether your family is new to Harmony or you’ve been with us for years, Harmony will offer each of our scholars the same high-quality, STEM-focused education filled with opportunities to connect and engage with their schools, teachers, and classmates.

Though it has been only a few days since the first of our schools opened for the 2022-23 school year, already we have some exciting news to share. This week, the Texas Education Agency released its first State Accountability Ratings since the start of the pandemic. We are excited to report that five HPS districts and 23 HPS campuses earned a perfect “A” rating on this key report. Two districts and 32 campuses also received “B” ratings. Collectively, Harmony was the highest scoring major Texas charter school network in terms of the percentage of campuses which scored a “B” or better.

These results come on the heels of some extraordinary spring STAAR test results, which found that statewide not only had most of our students made up any achievement loss caused by the COVID pandemic, but in the majority of our schools, our students actually scored higher than they did pre-pandemic. Despite these successes, the work to help our students fully rebound from the pandemic will continue throughout 2022-23, as we continue to emphasize additional learning acceleration and ongoing emotional well-being support for our students.

Our TEA Ratings and STAAR scores are just a couple of the reasons why we’re so excited to begin another school year, but there are plenty more. In addition to our normal annual programs and initiatives, Harmony will be focusing on several key areas this school year:

 

  • School culture and climates of character will continue to be a primary focus for all of our campuses. The positive results of this ongoing initiative already are plain to see. Systemwide, we have seen a dramatic drop in behavioral incidents at our campuses, as an increase in counselor staffing is helping to better support students before possible issues arise. HPS also is proud to share that in 2021-22, three of our campuses were named National Schools of Character, making a total of seven HPS national winners in the past three years. Thirteen campuses have also been named State Schools of Character. We expect several other campuses to earn these honors this year.

 

  • We will continue to focus on school safety measures and scientific-based health protocols to keep our students and staff safe and focused on achievement. Over the summer, each of our schools conducted additional campus safety training, including security audits of their points of entry. This is in addition to the long-standing security measures already in place, which include yearly safety audits, which exceed the TEA requirement of once every three years. We will continue to work to increase the safety of our school communities, as keeping our students and team members safe is our highest priority.

 

  • For our former students, we will continue to offer a number of assistance programs to ensure their long-term success after HPS. First, the HPS Alumni Career Center will provide ongoing support and services to assist them with career development, job placement, and long-term success. Next, Harmony is extending its postsecondary support services with the new Alumni College Coaching program. The program aims to provide on-college campus coaching, and monthly success workshops to increase Harmony graduates’ enrollment, retention, and more importantly their college completion. It will be piloted at three universities this fall: the University of Houston, University of Houston-Downtown, and North American University. Finally, our College & Career counselors are wrapping up a successful season of “summer melt” intervention to make sure last year’s graduating seniors become this year’s entering college freshmen. Across our system, HPS made personal contact with 94% of our Class of 2022 to make sure they are still enrolled in college, have their financial aid in order, and know when and where to be on Day 1 of college.

 

  • To help prepare our students for the workforce, we will continue to expand our Career & Technical Education (CTE) and Industry-Based Certification (IBC) programs. Harmony currently offers more than 650 career pathways courses in 10 different fields, including Biomedical Science, Engineering, Programming & Software Development, Accounting & Financial Services, and Business Management, among others. In 2021-22, HPS invested more than $19 million in federal funds into these programs, allowing more than 15,000 students to get a jumpstart on the future careers of their dreams.

 

  • Through our Harmony Partners in Education program, we will continue to seek businesses, volunteers, and other community members who can bring resources and opportunities to our schools and students. During 2021-22, Partners in Education matched more than 1,000 partners with school projects across our system.

 

  • For students interested in a career in public service, HPS will continue to expand its rapidly-growing Service Leadership Society, which already is among the largest of any school system in the state. Harmony’s SLS program is dedicated to encouraging civic engagement among our students and exposing them to leadership opportunities within their communities while at the same time, allowing them to interact with elected officials and their staff.

 

  • To continue supporting the continued influx of interest in Harmony, we are continuing to add new campuses and expand others. This school year, HPS debuts two new campuses – Harmony School of Excellence-Katy and Harmony School of Science-San Antonio – as well as four additional major campus expansions. We’re also breaking ground on three others – in El Paso, Fort Worth, and Leander – this school year.

 

As you can see, we all have a lot to look forward to this year.

On behalf of our team members, faculty and staff, I would like to welcome you and your family to the 2022- 2023 school year. We look forward to getting to know your family better this school year and sharing all that Harmony has to offer.

Sincerely,

Fatih Ay
CEO | Harmony Public Schools

Due to high demand, many uniform sizes quickly were sold out shortly after we launched our new online uniform store Thursday.

Stock shortage is not expected to be an ongoing issue. Fortunately, our uniform supplier has informed that they have added new inventory and are continuing to work to provide additional color and size choices as quickly as possible.

Shop now to get your uniforms purchases in time for the first day of school and take advantage of these offers:

EARLY SHOPPER SAVINGS
Shop July 21-Aug. 4 to get short sleeve polos for only $13.50 (reg. $15) or long sleeve for only $16.50 (reg. $18).

FREE HOME SHIPPING
Buy two or more items to qualify for free shipping directly to your home using promo code HPSPOLO at checkout.

Two Ways to Shop Your School’s Uniform Store

On Our Site
Click ‘Uniforms’ under the PARENTS tab of your child’s campus website.

Find Your School Website

On FrenchToast
Search for your campus name and city on the ‘Shop By School’ page.

Go to ‘Shop By School’

Frequently Asked Questions

The size and color I want are still out of stock – what can I do?
Our partners at French Toast are working hard to get more colors and sizes in stock as soon as possible. To get an automatic update when your uniform preference is ready to purchase, just enter your email in the ‘Notify Me’ box under the product ‘Out of Stock’ message.

Can my child still wear uniforms that were purchased previously?
Of course! If your child’s uniform is still in good condition, they are welcome to continue wearing uniforms from previous years, even if the campus has updated to a new uniform color scheme.

The free shipping code isn’t working – what’s up?
The free shipping code – HPSPOLO – is for orders of two items are more, so just make sure you have enough items to qualify for free shipping in your cart. If you’re still experiencing issues, please contact Customer Service at https://www.frenchtoast.com/contact-us.

Which uniform color do I need for my child?
When ordering new uniforms and polos, the following are the approved color schemes for each grade level:

The uniform color options don’t look like the ones I see above
– is something wrong?
There might be a minor color variation between the preview image on the French Toast website and the images above, but not by much. If the uniform you’re selecting doesn’t look right, just make sure you have the correct dress code selected from the drop down near the top of your screen.

Why can’t I just order uniforms directly at my campus anymore?
Unfortunately, year-round direct sales of school uniforms can be a complicated and time-consuming process for an individual campus. We’d rather put our team’s talents to use by serving our students. By partnering with an industry-leading school uniform supply company like French Toast, Harmony is able to keep uniform costs down for families while freeing up school staff (and storage space!) to focus on the other needs of our schools.

No returns or exchanges.
Uniforms will no longer be available for purchase at campuses.

Good afternoon HSAG Family,

It is hard to believe that tomorrow is the last day of the school year.  Even though this school year has had its challenges, we are so proud of our students and staff.  They have worked so hard to accomplish so much!

Please see the last newsletter of the school year:  https://www.smore.com/7wtn5.  It does contain important information for next year (schedule, calendar, reminders, school supplies, etc.)

Reminders:

Our campus will be closed to visitors for the remainder of the week.

  • We will be live streaming our awards ceremonies.
  • 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony is postponed — Our 6th grade teachers will be sending out additional details later today.

Have a great evening.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

Good afternoon HSAG Family,

We want to invite you to the Family Dance Party this Friday night from 5:30-7:30 in the gym. We will have a glow in the dark theme with lots of light up toys, concessions, dancing, and a live DJ for the music! Admission is $5.00 per family to attend; however if parents are willing to volunteer during the event – the PTO will waive your admission fee. Please reach out to Cherish Burford, PTO President to volunteer by email at president@hsagarlandpto.org

We will also have a silent auction during the dance event with incredible items available for you to bid on! This includes an American Girl Doll, an autographed OU Basketball, Raising Cane’s Gift Basket, Kendra Scott earrings, Central Market Gift Basket, A Puppy Care Kit Basket, Sports Baskets, Hunting Safari Trips, Sports Tickets, Waterpark tickets, and so much more!  We look forward to seeing each of you at the event on Friday!

Field Day is coming up on Monday, May 23.  Please see the newsletter for more information:  https://www.smore.com/a0y8f

Thank you!

Good afternoon HSAG family!

Our 3rd – 6th grade students will be participating in the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) reading test tomorrow.  We are so proud of our teachers and students for all of their hard work. We are not gonna sweat the STAAR! Now through May 17, all students and staff can wear their comfy sweats or work out clothes (school appropriate). To ensure your child’s success on STAAR, please do the following:

*Make sure your child is present for all scheduled testing days

Thursday – May 12 (3rd-6th Reading)

Tuesday – May 17 (5th Science)

*Make sure your child has plenty of sleep the night before tests.

*Eat a good breakfast the morning of testing.

*We do urge students to bring a water bottle and snack to eat during and after testing.

*Arrive at school on time by 7:30 a.m. (testing starts as soon as school starts)

*Encourage your child to do their personal best each morning . This can greatly improve your child’s self-confidence!

Also, please remember that our campus will be closed to visitors during testing May 10-13 and May 17.

Thank you! 

Please see the newsletter for more information about upcoming events and activities: NEWSLETTER

 

Children need nutritious meals to learn, grow and thrive.

The Summer Meal Programs ensures kids have no-cost, health meals this summer and return to school read to learn.

Help us spread the word about this valuable program!

Text FOOD to 304-304 or visit SummerFood.org to find a site.

Los niños necesitan comidas nutritivas para aprender, crecer y prosperar.

Los programas de comidas de verano aseguran que los niños tengan comidas saludables sin costo este verano y regresen a la escuela leyendo para aprender.

¡Ayúdenos a correr la voz acerca de este valioso programa!

Envíe FOOD al 304-304 o visite SummerFood.org para encontrar un sitio.

Greetings HSAG Family,

Our 3rd – 6th grade students will be participating in the State of Texas Assements of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test next week. Please see the letter below that contains all the information related to testing. Our campus will be closed to visitors next week May 9-13 and May 17. This means parents will not be allowed to enter the building for any reason. Students should bring their lunch or get the lunch that is provided by the school.  Please make sure that your student is present on testing days and arrives on time. If you have any questions about testing, please contact the testing coordinator, hgregory@harmonytx.org

See the newsletter for more important information: CLICK HERE

Thank you!

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