Parents are invited to join us for the Campus Improvement Plan (CIP) Meeting on Thursday, March 28th at 4:00 PM in room #140. This meeting will be a review of the results for the Campus Improvement Plan for this school year.

 

 

 

On Tuesday, March 26th we will have Spring Pictures. Strawbridge picture information forms were sent home with students this week. This Spring Picture day will be a free dress day for students.

We are getting ready for Spring as we begin preparing for our Multi-Cultural Spring Carnival sponsored by PTO.Pre-sale wristbands for the carnival will begin on Monday, March 25th. More details & more information will be sent home with students soon.

Our Spring Carnival will be held here on campus on Saturday, April 27th, 11am-3pm. 

 

Spring Break will be the week of Monday, March 18th – Friday, March 22nd. Enjoy your Spring Break with your families and we’ll see you bright and early on Monday, March 25th.

Parents, please review the documentation below regarding the Harmony Campus Parent Compact for the 2018-2019 School Year. This important information involves the Harmony School of Science Austin staff members, parents and students’ commitment to share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement.  Please select the link below to review this important information:

HSS-Austin 2018-2019 Parent Compact & Power Point

 

 

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!

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

Registration for all campuses will begin on Monday, February 25th.

Application Lottery Status

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Offered:

This means that your child is offered a seat from the campus.
Starting on Monday, February 25th, you will have 2 business days to accept the placement at a campus.

Accept Placement:

If you accept placement at our campus, you will forfeit placement at all other campuses. You will have 10
business days to complete the registration process which includes: filling out the registration forms and submitting all required
documentation such as proof of residence, transcripts, discipline records, immunizations, and student identification.

Decline Placement:

If you decline placement, you will be removed from that Harmony campus lottery list only.

Wait List:

This means that your child is placed on the wait list for the campus. As students accept/decline spots on the offered
list, your child will move up. If your child moves up to the offered list, the system will send you a message through Smart Choice.

 

For full printed registration instructions, please click here

For a video walkthrough, please click here.

 

DistrictLocation of LotteryLottery DateLottery Time
Austin
Austin and Pflugerville Campuses
Austin District Office
13425 Ranch Road 620 N Austin, TX 78717
2/19/20196:00PM
El Paso
El Paso, Lubbock,
and Odessa Campuses
HSA – El Paso Auditorium
9405 Betel Dr. El Paso, TX 79907
2/20/20194:30PM
Houston North
Houston and Bryan Campuses
Harmony School of Excellence
7340 N. Gessner Dr. Houston, TX 77040
2/19/20195:30PM
Houston South
Houston Campuses
Harmony Public Schools Central Office
9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099
2/21/20196:00PM
Houston West
Houston and Beaumont Campuses
Harmony Public Schools Central Office
9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099
2/21/20196:00PM
San Antonio
San Antonio, Brownsville,
and Laredo Campuses
Harmony School of Excellence – San Antonio
2015 SW Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78227
2/19/20191:15 PM
DFW
Waco Campuses
Harmony School of Innovation – Waco
1110 S. Valley Mills Dr. Beverly Hills, TX 76711
2/20/20195:30PM
DFW
Fort Worth Campuses
Harmony School of Innovation – Fort Worth
8100 S. Hulen St. Fort Worth, TX 76123
2/21/20195:30PM
DFW
Nature, Euless, and
Grand Prairie Campuses
Harmony School of Innovation – Grand Prairie
1441 Fish Creek Rd Grand Prairie, TX 75052
2/21/20195:30PM
DFW
Dallas, Plano, Carrollton,
Business, and Garland Campuses
Harmony School of Business
8080 W President George Bush Hwy Dallas, TX 75252
2/22/20195:30PM

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.

 

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

 

In observation of President’s Day Monday, February 18th is a student holiday and staff development day.

 

If you would like to show appreciation to your teachers and staff you may participate in the monthly Teacher Breakfast. For this month breakfast is sponsored by 3rd Grade families. You may bring breakfast items the day before or the morning of Wednesday, February 13th.

 

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.

 

This semester’s Saturday “I am a STAAR” academic workshop has already started.  Students were invited to attend for extra academic support.  Please be sure to follow the Saturday Tutorial Schedule:

Saturday Workshop Schedule – 9am-12pm:

February 9th,16th, 23rd

March 2nd, 30th

April 6th, 13th, 27th

May 4th

Parents, please be sure to arrive on time for drop off and pick up.  We appreciate your support & cooperation.

 

We are experiencing a high number of students attending school with flu symptoms or symptoms leading to high fever or flu diagnosis. Please understand, if your student is sent to school with flu-like symptoms and they exhibit a high fever, fatigue due to illness and/or vomiting we must send them home.

It is very important for the safety of all other students and our staff that students who have been diagnosed or show signs of flu be treated by a doctor and not attend school until they are well.

Students should stay home for treatment and observation if he or she

has any of the following symptoms:

· Fever (greater than 100 degrees; your child may return to school only after his or her temperature has been consistently below 100 degrees for a minimum of 24 hours)

· Vomiting (even once)

· Diarrhea

· Chills

· General malaise or feelings of fatigue, discomfort, weakness or muscle aches

· Frequent congested (wet) or croupy cough

· Lots of nasal congestion with frequent blowing of nose

 

It is very important to adhere to the guidelines for treatment, observation and keeping students home when they are not in the best of health. We appreciate your cooperation and support in keeping our campus healthy.

Make sure your voice is heard: text "HARMONYPROUD" TO 55222 to volunteer and learn more!

 

The 2019 Legislative session is underway and public education reform is among the top priorities! Make sure your voice is heard by becoming a Harmony Parent Advocate. Text “HARMONYPROUD” to 55222 to volunteer or learn more.

¡La sesión legislativa de 2019 está en marcha y la reforma de la educación pública está entre las principales prioridades! Asegúrese de que su voz sea escuchada al convertirse en un defensor de padres de Harmony. Envíe “SOYHARMONY” al 55222 para ofrecerse como voluntario u obtener más información.

HSS-Austin will present its annual Science Fair on Friday, January 25th. We look forward to viewing the wonderful projects that our students have created.

Project Judging – 3:15 pm

Parent viewing – 3:45 pm

Awards Ceremony – 4:30 pm

* Now accepting Science Fair Judges – Sign up on VOLY (HSS-Austin Science Fair Judge) today! *

 

 

 

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!

 

In observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday there will be a student and staff holiday on Monday, January 21st. Enjoy your long weekend.

 

 

CALLING SCIENCE FAIR JUDGES!
Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Location: Harmony Science Academy – Pflugerville 1421 Wells Branch Pkwy #200, Pflugerville, TX 78660
Time: 12:00-3:00pm

Join us Wednesday, January 23rd for our most anticipated annual Harmony Public Schools Austin District Science Fair! HPS Austin middle and high school students will present their science investigations to a panel of judges from 1:00 – 3:00PM. The public is welcomed to view the student’s projects after that time. At 4:30PM the Awards Ceremony will begin to announce the category winners that will then advance to the city-wide science fair.

Are you interested in volunteering as a judge? We welcome you! Please sign-up here!

Schedule below:
12:00 -12:30 Lunch *
12:30 -1:00 Judging Procedures
1:00 – 3:00 Project Judging

*Judges will need to arrive by 12pm to review judging procedures. Lunch will be provided.

Judges are free to leave after all project judging has been completed. We invite our judges to join us for the remainder of the program and Award Ceremony.
3:00 – 4:30 Public Display
4:30 – 5:15 Awards Ceremony
5:15 – 5:30 Project Pick Up

You’re invited to take our website survey to find out if our website is meeting your needs. At Harmony, we want to be “in touch” with our community, so opening a feedback mechanism is a great way for you to participate in making decisions about the future of our work.

In this case, we need your valuable opinions on the design and overall usability of the site for our upcoming redesign.

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

All we ask is that you be open and honest and give us your feelings on the website.

You don’t have to be a graphic designer, communications specialist, or even a web-developer to give feedback, all we want is your opinion as a website user – this will help us improve our communications and give us a chance to hear your ideas too!

Click on the link below to take the survey immediately.

Digital Ecosystem Team

Website Survey

You’re invited to take our website survey to find out if our website is meeting your needs. At Harmony, we want to be “in touch” with our community, so opening a feedback mechanism is a great way for you to participate in making decisions about the future of our work.

In this case, we need your valuable opinions on the design and overall usability of the site for our upcoming redesign.

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

All we ask is that you be open and honest and give us your feelings on the website.

You don’t have to be a graphic designer, communications specialist, or even a web-developer to give feedback, all we want is your opinion as a website user – this will help us improve our communications and give us a chance to hear your ideas too!

Click on the link below to take the survey immediately.

Digital Ecosystem Team

Website Survey

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.