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Academic Tutorials Will Begin Monday, January 14th

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.

 

Ugly Holiday Sweater & Jeans Day – Friday, December 21st

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.

Winter Concert – Friday, December 7th, 5:30pm at New Life Austin

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

PTO Movies Under the Stars Family Event – Friday, November 30th

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!

Parent Academy – Friday, November 30th, 4:30-5:30

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.

Yankee Candle Holiday Fundraiser – Online Shopping Available Until January 9, 2019

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

ACC Hands on Science Event – Friday, November 16th

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 *

Enchanted Forest Book Fair is Coming – November 7th-November 14th

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

 

Yankee Candle Holiday Fundraiser – October 26th-November 9th

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

Book Character Dress Up Day – Wednesday, October 31st

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.

 

 

PTO Pastries With Parents – Wednesday, October 24th, 8:30am

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 – Monday, October 22nd – Friday, October 26th

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.

 

“Don’t Be a Monster” 4th & 5th Grade Anti-Bullying Presentation – Wednesday, October 17th

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.”

HSS-Austin Health Screenings – October 9th-26th

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.

PTO Family Game Night – Friday, October 12th, 5-7pm

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

 

St. David’s Foundation Dental Program: FREE Dental Screenings – October 11th & 12th

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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Parent Teacher Conferences – Monday, October 8th

Parent Teacher Conference Day is scheduled for Monday, October 8th beginning at 2pm. If you have not scheduled your Parent Teacher Conference, please do so as soon as possible. If you are unable to schedule your conference on that day contact your student’s teacher to make other arrangements. Please review the helpful tips for a successful conference under the Academics section of Tiger Talk.

 

Coffee Talk With Mr. Subas – Wednesday, September 26th – 8am

Kindergarten & 1st Grade parents, please join our principal, Mr. Subas for Coffee Talk on Wednesday, September 26th at 8:00am.  Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee while providing your valuable feedback about effective ways to continue our growth and improve our school.

 

 

Gifted and Talented Parent Meeting (Returning GATE Students) – Tuesday, September 25th – 5-6pm

We will host an informational meeting for all parents of our returning Gifted & Talented (GATE) students on Tuesday, September 25th from 5-6pm.

PTO Family Skate Night – Friday, September 21st, 6-11pm

Join the HSS PTO as they sponsor our last Family Skate Night for the school year. Come out and join us all on Friday, September 21st from 6-11pm to Playland Skate Center located at 8822 McCann Dr., Austin, Tx. 78757.  See you there!

ESL Parent Meeting (Spanish) – Thursday, September 20th – 5-6pm

We’d like to invite our ESL Parents to attend a meeting with our ESL department on Thursday, September 20th from 5-6pm.  This meeting will be for our Spanish speaking ESL parents.

Chick-fil-A Spirit Night Fundraiser – Wednesday, September 12th, 4-7pm

Join us for our Welcome Back to School Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night Fundraiser on Wednesday, September 12th 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

 

Open enrollment begins soon for the 2019 - 2020 School Year!

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