It’s time for another exciting Movies Under the Stars PTO event! Join us on Friday, February 22nd at 6pm for a fun family event. There will be concessions available, so bring your blankets, lawn chairs and come out to enjoy this amazing event!

Parent-Teacher Conference Day is scheduled for Monday, February 18th beginning at 2pm. Teachers have started creating their schedules for conferences on this day or during the week. Please be sure to sign up for a conference time as soon as possible.

 

We will have our Black History Month Celebration Event on Wednesday, February 27th.  This event is sponsored by our students and all performances will be student led as well.

 

 

Join us for our Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night Fundraiser on Wednesday, February 13th from 4-7pm. Encourage your friends, families and neighbors to come out and support our school. When you dine in or purchase at the drive thru, just say: “I support Harmony School of Science Spirit Night”, leave your receipt and a donation will be made to the school.

Chick-Fil-A -12501 N. Mopac

North Mopac & Parmer Lane

Austin, Tx. 78727

 

Parents, it’s time for your child to show heart! This year, we are launching the Kids Heart Challenge, formerly Jump Rope for Heart. It’s your child’s chance to be a Heart Hero by learning about heart health, spreading the word and raising funds to save other children.

Have your child go to heart.org/kidsheartchallenge so they can take one of the three challenges and email family and friends to ask for donations. Your child will earn a glow-in-the-dark wristband just for registering online! When they get donations, they will receive Echo, Finn and a clasp! In addition to the other prizes your child can earn by collecting donations – they will also be helping our school!

The American Heart Association will donate a percentage back to the school so that we can purchase PE Equipment! The school wide goal this year is $4000. We can do it!!

Thank you for supporting the physical and emotional well-being of our students, our school and the American Heart Association.

 

You are invited to attend an ESL Parent Breakfast on Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 8:00-9:00am. Please RSVP to Mrs. Cox at: coloma.cox@harmonytx.org.

Hope to see you there!

Queridos Padres,

Estan invitados asistir un desayuno de Padres de ESL el jueves 24 de enero, 2019 a las 8:00 a.m. hasta 9:00 a.m. Porfavor de responder a la Sra Cox coloma.cox@harmonytx.org

Esperamos ver los!

 

Our Awards Assembly for the First Semester awards of achievement will be on Friday January 18th. Each awards assembly is scheduled for 30 minutes with a few minutes in between for transition time. You may contact your student’s homeroom teacher for more information.

Assembly Schedule:

8:00 am – Kindergarten

8:45 am – 1st grade

9:30 am – 2nd grade

1:00 pm – 3rd grade

1:40 pm – 4th grade

2:15 pm – 5th grade

Tutorials will begin the week of Monday, January 14th.  All tutorial information was sent home in student’s report card envelope. Please note that it is very important for students to consistently attend their scheduled tutorial session for success. If you have any other questions regarding tutorials, please contact your student’s teacher.

 

We’d like to apologize to our HSS-Austin families and staff for the cancellation of the Winter Concert on Friday, December 7th due to the expected weather concerns. We have secured a new date with New Life which will now be on Friday, January 11th at 5:30pm.

This year we’ll be off campus at a nearby venue to hold our concert for the comfort and space of our students and families to accommodate one winter wondrous event. Please make note of the address and parking information below:

HSS-Austin Winter Concert – Friday, December 7th – 5:30pm

Location:  New Life Austin, 3200 Century Park Blvd, Austin, TX 78727

Directions/Map:  https://goo.gl/maps/BAgJqzJFfDx

 

Our winter break will begin on Monday December 24th – Monday, January 7th. There will be a Staff Development Day on Monday, January 7th but this will still be a student holiday. All students should return to school on Tuesday, January 8th by 7:50am

Let’s join in on the fun before we head out for Winter Break. We are inviting students and staff to participate in the Ugly Holiday Sweater & Jeans Day. Wear an ugly holiday sweater representing the holiday season. Please note that sweaters don’t have to be ugly, but there may be some fun contests that day for the most unique sweaters on campus.

As we come to the end or our first semester and begin our holiday season, Ms. Diamond is preparing our students for the much anticipated Winter Concert. Our winter concert will be on Friday, December 7th at 5:30pm.This year we’ll be off campus at a nearby venue to hold our concert for the comfort and space of our students and families to accommodate one winter wondrous event. Please make note of the address and parking information below:

HSS-Austin Winter Concert – Friday, December 7th – 5:30pm

Location:  New Life Austin, 3200 Century Park Blvd, Austin, TX 78727

Directions/Map:  https://goo.gl/maps/BAgJqzJFfDx

As we welcome the winter season, let’s get together for a movie. HSS-Austin will host a Movie Under the Stars Family Event on Friday, November 30th. The movie will begin at dusk approximately at 5:30pm and there will be a few snacks available for purchase as well. So bring your blankets, lawn chairs and your family for a fun, relaxing time!

Please join us for our Parent Academy that is just for our HSS-Austin parents and guardians. There will be mini informational sessions to cover topics that are sure to provide you with a wealth of information.

Parent Academy Sessions – 4:30pm:

* MAP Assessments (K-2nd) – What is MAP?

* Parent Advocacy…Why is it Important to be an Advocate?

* Skyward Support & Help

* Strategies & Activities to Support Your Child in Math & Reading

* What’s Up With 4th Grade STAAR Writing

* Cyber Security – Awareness & Responsible Online Practices for Your Child – presented by a special guest from the City of Manor Police Department

* Catch up With the Front Office – update your contact information, check account balances, lost & found and much more!

 

Parent Academy Sessions – 5:00pm:

* HSS-Austin Parent Engagement & Communication Tips & Tools

* ESL Program Strategies

* Parent Advocacy…Why is it Important to be an Advocate?

* PTO Meeting

* Skyward Support & Help

* Strategies & Activities to Support Your Child in Math & Reading

* What’s Up With 4th Grade STAAR Writing

* Catch up With the Front Office – update your contact information, check account balances, lost & found and much more!

 

* Food concessions will open at 4:00pm *

* Childcare for Parent Academy will be provided for children age 4 & up *

 

Please plan to attend for a session or two that you are interested in and join us before we enjoy our Movies Under the Stars Family Event.

Are you looking for a gift for someone special with a scent of the holidays? Or maybe an item or two for yourself while supporting our students and school at the same time? Then let’s all partner together and begin with our Yankee Candle Holiday Fundraiser.All paper order forms have already been collected, but don’t worry as online shopping is still available. You can still order gifts yourself or direct family members, friends or co-workers to our online shopping store as well.

Online Shopping – Over 500 Items Online:

* Visit www.yankeecandlefundraising.com or the Online Store button below

* Enter our school Group Number 999987350

* Click the Start Shopping box

* Online shopping available until January 9, 2019

Our cafeteria will be transformed into a full science lab on Friday, November 16th. This event will take place all day. We will have a closed campus for all lunches in order to accommodate all classes and allow the event to continue without interruption. We want to see that all students are able to have a full science experience.

If you would like to volunteer to assist in this event please log in to your VOLY account and sign up as a Hands on Science Volunteer – Morning Session or Afternoon Session.

* Closed campus for all lunches *

Don’t you want to escape to a place of new adventures? Then you should come to the Enchanted Forest Book Fair and experience many new characters and stories and let your imagination grow! Scholastic Book Fair will be on campus Wednesday, November 7th-Wednesday, November 14th. Please review the reminders and daily hours of operation.

Book Fair Reminders:

  • We will have closed campus with no lunch visitors during all lunch periods
  • Students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the morning and/or after school hours.
  • Students will visit with their class – you may send cash (including sales tax) in an envelope or Ziploc bag (including the student’s name and grade/section) for return of the student’s receipt and possible change back.
  • All sales include 8.25% sales tax…please add an additional amount to cover sales tax

Book Fair Daily Hours of Operation:  Wednesday, Nov 7th – Wednesday, November 14th:

  • Morning Hours of Operation: 7:20am-8:00am
  • Afternoon Hours of Operation: 3:10pm-5:00pm
  • Special Opening on Friday, November 9th – 9am-12pm

 

Are you looking for a gift for someone special with a scent of the holidays? Or maybe an item or two for yourself while supporting our students and school at the same time? Then let’s all partner together and begin with our Yankee Candle Holiday Fundraiser.All packets went home with students on Friday. You can take orders from family members, friends or co-workers or for those families that live out of town, they have the option to order online as well for even more amazing products to choose from.

Online Shopping – Over 500 Items Online:

* Visit www.yankeecandlefundraising.com or the Online Store button below

* Enter our school Group Number 999987350

* Click the Start Shopping box

* Online shopping available until January 9, 2019

HSS-Austin would like to invite our students to participate in our annual Book Character Dress Up Day!  You may dress as your favorite book character on this day, but don’t forget to bring in your book or a photocopy of the cover of the book. Even our teachers and staff will take part in the fun as well…so let’s get ready for an exciting day!

Please remember there are a few items we will not allow on this day:

NO masks, face paint completely covering the face, inappropriate costumes or toy weapons.

Let’s have fun in a safe and responsible manner.

 

 

Would you like to share a little morning moment with your student to get their day started with a special moment? Join us for Pastries With Parents sponsored by our PTO team.

If you plan to attend, please submit your attendance response by selecting the button below so that we may be able to prepare accordingly:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1uOVGqM_DV220Yj-lBu4XvSRC9c5Jk6rN6vsFVIXNCBc/edit

 

Red Ribbon Week is an important initiative to provide safety awareness regarding the elimination of drug use. Our campus will participate in Red Ribbon Week with daily activities to show our support to educate our students and encourage them to be drug free.

  • Monday – Put A Cap On Drugs – Hat Day
  • Tuesday – Sock It To Drugs Day – Crazy Sock Day
  • Wednesday – Be On A Drug Free Team Day – Wear Your Favorite Team Gear (team jersey or t-shirt)
  • Thursday – Shade Out Drugs Day – Wear Sunglasses
  • Friday – Show Your Red Ribbon Spirit – School Spirit, College Shirt or Red Shirt Day

Take a look at the Red Ribbon Week informational fact sheet below to learn more about this initiative.

 

On Wednesday, October 17th, we will have a special presentation for our 4th & 5th grade students. The Don’t Be a Monster” program is an entertaining anti-bullying assembly for students in 4th-10th grade. Their mission is simple: “we work to educate and empower youth to be leaders around diversity, inclusiveness, and show them how to stand up for their friends and peers.”

Our HSS-Austin Medical Assistant will be conducting the following mandatory health screenings as noted below:

10/09-10/12: Hearing Screenings (K,1st, 3rd, 5th and all new HSS-Austin students)

10/15-10/19: Vision Screenings (K,1st, 3rd, 5th and all new HSS-Austin students)

10/22-10/26: Scoliosis (5th grade girls)

If you have any questions or concerns, please email our Medical Assistant at: maritza.hernandez@harmonytx.org.

Attention HSS-Austin Families:  PTO will sponsor the very anticipated Family Game Night! Join us here at HSS-Austin on Friday, October 12th from 5-7pm. It will be a great night of family fun! Please view the link to the volunteer form: https://goo.gl/forms/nSEpffDuR8IooJwg1

 

The St. David’s Foundation Dental Program will be on campus Thursday & Friday, October 11th & 12th to provide free dental screenings for all HSS-Austin students that would like to participate. A licensed dentist will view the student’s teeth to determine if they need treatment. If the dentist determines the student needs treatment, they will receive a ‘Dental Treatment Consent Form’ for parent’s approval. Students who do not need further treatment will also receive a form letting their parents know that no treatment is necessary.

Please review additional information by clicking on this link:

https://stdavidsfoundation.org/our-programs/dental-program/

All students received the first form which is the Dental Screening Form.  Parents only need to return this form if you DO NOT want your student to participate in the free dental screening.  If you DO NOT return this form your student will have their dental screening.

 

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