Good afternoon Parents/Guardians,

Please take time to fill out these 3 quick surveys about Parent Involvement.

Thank you for your time,
Amber Blakley
Title I Coordinator

Title I Parent Involvement Survey 1:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RY3WQXP

Title I Parent Involvement Survey 2:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RC3CGTJ

Title I Parent Involvement Survey 3:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RQL8YWL

You are Cordially Invited to Attend Harmony Science Academy Waco Title I Parent and Family Engagement Meeting

Date: September 19, 2019

Time: 5:00-5:30 PM

Location: Cafeteria

Goal/Purpose:  Review, evaluate and update/develop Written Parent and Family Engagement (PFE) Policy and the Harmony Science Academy-Waco-Parent Compact

Agenda Items:

  1. Title I Program Presentation
  2. Review and evaluate last year’s PFE Policy and Harmony Science Academy-Waco-Parent Compact
    • Jointly develop PFE Policy and Compact for the current year
  1. School’s Curriculum, Academic Performance
  2. Comments, Q&A

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 web site. Here are the links for the forms;

Parent GT Referral Form in English

Parent GT Referral Form in Spanish

The forms must be returned to the front office by Friday, September 27, 2019. G/T assessment period will take place in October.

For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact the school’s GT coordinator or GT coach/teacher.

 

August breakfast and lunch menu

 

 

“We are very happy to continue to reward our staff for their dedication to excellence,” said Fatih Ay, CEO of Harmony Public Schools. “Every year our 34,000 plus students consistently exceed state education standards. Our teacher’s hard work is recognized annually by major publications, such as US News Best High Schools, and noted children’s advocacy groups.”

In addition to a base salary increase of between $3,500 & $5,000, teachers will be awarded a stipend of $1,000 if they have between 5 and 9 years of classroom experience. Those with more than 10 years’ experience will receive $2,000. “We see this as an investment not only in our teachers but in our students as well,” Ay said.

The new salary schedule follows Governor Greg Abbott’s signing of the $11.5 Billion school finance reform package. Harmony chose to target additional funding into pay & benefits for teachers and staff. These increases have been presented to the HPS Board of Directors, and will be up for approval after receiving regulations from TEA.

Harmony Proposed Pay Increases

2019-2020 academic calendar

Please see our Academic Calendar for the 2019-2020 school year!

Healthy Summer Meals For Kids

Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the nation throughout the summer while school is out of session. Use the mapping tool below to find a site near you.

STARTING JUNE 1, FIND A NEARBY MEAL SITE AND HOURS OF OPERATION

1 Call 211

2 Text* FOODTX to 877-877, or

3 Visit SummerFood.org

 

Mapping tool: https://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks

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Nuestros niños necesitan comida nutritiva para aprender, crecer y prosperar—incluso cuando no hay escuela. Bajo el Programa de Servicios de Alimentos para Niños durante el Verano, los niños de 18 años de edad o menores pueden seguir comiendo comida saludable durante todo el verano, sin costo. Solo tienen que ir a un sitio de comida que participe en el programa.

A PARTIR DEL 1 DE JUNIO BUSQUE UN SITIO DE COMIDA CERCANO Y LAS HORAS DE OPERACIÓN

1 Llame al 211

2 Envíe un mensaje de texto* COMIDA al 877–877, o

3 Visite SummerFood.org

 

Mapping tool: https://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks

 

 

Parent Information Rack Card

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LAST Wednesday Mail of the year!

On June 12, you can visit TexasAssessment.gov to learn more about your child's #STAAR performance and how you can provide additional support at home.

Harmony Parents – On June 12, you can visit TexasAssessment.gov to learn more about your child’s #STAAR performance and how you can provide additional support at home.

Texas Education Agency is committed to making sure you are informed and have an accurate picture of your child’s progress. Follow these 4 steps to Log in & Learn More.

STAAR scores will become available to view beginning June 12, 2019.

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Important End of Year events and announcements in our Wednesday Mail 4.8!
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For upcoming news and events: Wednesday Mail 4.7!

 

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Check out who our MAY Employees of the Month are and FIELD DAY/AWARD CEREMONY times and dates in our Wednesday Mail 4.6!

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Make sure you nominate a teacher for Employee of the Month!
Link in our Wednesday Mail 4.5 along with all of our upcoming events and news!
 
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For upcoming events and information: Wednesday Mail 4.4!

Harmony Science Academy-Waco is recruiting talented, compassionate bilingual teachers dedicated to helping every student in the district succeed. HSA-Waco offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a commitment to excellence in the classroom. Interested applicants may apply online at https://hsawaco.harmonytx.org/

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Presenting our Second Semester GRIT GURUS!
Check out our Wednesday Mail 4.3 to see who they are!

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Congrats to our Talent Show competitors and GRIT Squad and Employees of the Month for April! Check them out in this week’s Wednesday Mail 4.2!

 

We invite all parents, students, staff and other community stakeholders to attend Harmony Public Schools-DFW/Waco District Wellness Policy meeting. The meeting will be held at the district office located at 12005 Forestgate Dr. Ste 110, Dallas, TX 75243 on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 9:30am to 12:30pm. We will review our current District Wellness Policy (located on each campus website) and the guidelines set forth in the HPS board approved Wellness Plan (available on each campus website) in regards to nutrition education, Smart Snack Guidelines, fundraisers, exemptions, classroom parties, etc. If you are interested in joining, no RSVP is necessary and we look forward to your attendance. For questions or additional information, please contact Linda Moore at LMoore@harmonytx.org.

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For the MANY upcoming events: Wednesday Mail 3.10!

We're Hiring

Harmony Public Schools has several upcoming Job Fairs in many locations across Texas.

To find the list of upcoming fairs near you, point your browser to harmonytx.org/job-fairs.php and check if your region/metro area has a fair coming up.

Life’s short. Do work that matters!

Don’t forget to spring forward an hour at 2:00AM this Sunday.

When you change your clock ⏰, it’s a great idea to change the batteries 🔋 in your smoke alarms!

health fair march 7 5:30pm

THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 5:30-6:30PM

Come learn about what the 17 businesses that will be here have to offer you to live a healthier you!

YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS IT!

We want your Feedback. We invite you to take our website survey to find out if our new website is meeting your needs.

You asked! We changed!

You’re invited to take our website survey to find out if the new website is meeting your needs.

During the last few months, we’ve been working to revamp our campus websites based on the feedback we received from focus groups, and online user surveys. Your feedback was critical because it helped us understand why people visit our websites and what they are trying to achieve once they get there.

It’s easy to take part in the survey and should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete!

We take your feedback very seriously, and want to provide parents with a valuable resource. If one of your favorite features from the old site is missing: let us know… (Gently – remember the Golden Rule!)

Click on this link to take the survey immediately.

Digital Ecosystem Team

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For upcoming news and events: Wednesday Mail 3.9!