Happy New Year!
Wishing you a year filled with fun times, new experiences, and memories that last a lifetime!

Dear Parents,

Are you planning a family trip for the holidays? As you think about your arrangements, we want to stress the importance of sending your child to school every day possible. Every year, absences spike in the weeks before and after the winter holiday as families squeeze in a few more vacation days. It’s time to break that cycle. We know that just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and put your child behind in school. This is as true in kindergarten as it is in high school. Put simply, too many absences at any age can affect a student’s chances for academic success and eventually for graduation.

We recognize that holidays are an important time for reconnecting with families far away. The costs of plane tickets often influence when you want to travel. But keep in mind the costs to your children’s education if they miss too much school— and the message you will be sending about the importance of attendance. Even if you’ve got a homework packet from the teacher, it doesn’t make up for the interaction and learning that happens in the classroom. Our teachers will be teaching, and our students will be learning, right up until vacation starts and we will get back to it right on January 7, 2020. You can help us convey that message. This holiday season, give your children the gift of an education and the habit of attendance. We also hope that you will keep in mind that school is closed on Monday December 23, 2019 thru January 6, 2019 and reopens Tuesday January 7, 2020 at 6:50 am.

 

Estimadas Familias,

Queridos padres, ¿están planeando un viaje en familia para las vacaciones? Al pensar en sus arreglos, queremos enfatizar la importancia de enviar a su hijo a la escuela todos los días. Cada año, las ausencias aumentan en las semanas antes y después de las vacaciones de invierno cuando se decide tomar unos dias adicionales a los otorgados. Es hora de romper ese ciclo. Sabemos que sólo unos días perdidos aquí y allá, incluso si son ausencias justificadas, pueden sumar demasiado tiempo de aprendizaje perdido y retrasar a su hijo en el curriculum de la escuela. Esto aplica tanto para el jardín de ninos como lo es en la escuela secundaria. En pocas palabras, demasiadas ausencias a cualquier edad pueden afectar las posibilidades de éxito académico de un estudiante y, finalmente, de graduarse.

Reconocemos que las vacaciones son un momento importante para reconectar con las familias lejanas. Los costos de los boletos de avión a menudo influyen cuando se desea viajar. Pero tenga en cuenta los costos para la educación de sus hijos si faltan demasiado a la escuela, y el mensaje que enviará sobre la importancia de la asistencia. Incluso si tiene un paquete de tareas del maestro, no compensará la interacción y el aprendizaje que ocurre en el salón de clases. Nuestros profesores estarán enseñando, y nuestros estudiantes estarán aprendiendo el primer dia de clases en Enero 7, 2020. Usted puede ayudarnos a transmitir ese mensaje. Esta temporada de vacaciones, de a sus hijos el regalo de una educación y el hábito de la asistencia. También esperamos que tenga en cuenta que la escuela está cerrada el Lunes 23 de Diciembre de 2019 hasta el 6 de Enero de 2019 y reabre el Martes 7 de Enero de 2020 a las 6:50 am.

Are you interested in participating in an after-school club? Harmony School of Technology staff members hosts several student clubs! Technology clubs and organizations are a great way to meet new friends and to create a greater Technology! If you see a club listed you are interested in, please see or email the club sponsor for more information.For administrative support regarding clubs, please email aysetas@harmonytx.org

We will open registration for Spring clubs on Monday, December 23, 2019. Our goal is to start Spring clubs on January 13th.

The deadline to register for clubs and paying the club fees is Friday, January 17th, by 4 pm. Space is limited, and enrollment will be on a first come, first serve basis.

All club payments need to be made to the REVTRAK (when you go to school website it is under the Parent tab) by all credit cards except American Express.

Please Click here for the Spring After School Club List

Please Click here for the After School Program Policies

Harmony Gifted & Talented Education
Dear Parents/Guardians,
GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) Nominations are open for the Spring semester. All Kindergarten and First Grade students are eligible to be nominated. All other students from 2nd to 11th grade can be nominated if they did NOT test in the Fall semester already. Deadline to turn in nominations to the Front Office is January 24, 2020. The Front Office is the only place accepting nomination forms. English Nomination form can be found here and the Spanish one here.
If you have any additional questions, please contact your campus GT Coordinator/Coach.
Harmony Public Schools Re-Enrollment for 2020-2021 is January 6-24

Re-Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year for Harmony families begins soon.

During this time of year each January, we ask families to complete a simple, online Re-Enrollment process, letting us know they’ll be joining us for another great year of learning and fun next school year, which starts in August 2020.

This simple step allows us to make sure each current student’s spot at Harmony is reserved for the following school year, and assess how many new student seats we have available for other applicants.

Re-Enrollment at Harmony Public Schools runs January 6-24, 2020. Look for more details in your email inbox, via Skyward, or on our Facebook page soon. 

In the meantime, check out these 6 things families need to know about Re-Enrollment at Harmony Public Schools.

#1

What is the difference between Re-Enrollment and Open Enrollment?

Re-enrollment is intended for current Harmony students planning to stay at their current campus the following school year. Open Enrollment is for new students, or current students who wish to change Harmony campuses (ex. moving from elementary to middle school, transferring to a campus closer to home).

#2

When is Re-Enrollment season?

For the 2020-2021 school year, re-enrollment will be January 6-24, 2020.

#3

In what form will parents need to apply for Re-Enrollment?

The preferred method for re-enrollment is through the student’s online Skyward account. (A link to Skyward can be found at the top of your campus homepage or you can simply click here.). Parents without internet and/or Skyward access may also request a paper re-enrollment option from their child’s campus.

 #4

If a student plans to stay at the same school next year, are they automatically guaranteed re-enrollment if they complete the re-enrollment process before the deadline? 

Yes, so long as their family completes the re-enrollment process.

#5

What happens if a parent does not submit their re-enrollment information before the deadline?

If a parent misses the deadline to complete the re-enrollment process, then the student will lose his/her reserved space for next school year and must apply during Open Enrollment (Nov. 1, 2019 through Feb. 10, 2020) at HarmonyTX.org/Apply.

#6

What does a Harmony parent need to do if they would like to stay with Harmony, but transfer to a different campus for the next school year?

If a parent would like to change Harmony campuses for the following school year, they must submit an application for the desired school at HarmonyTX.org/Apply.

When: Friday, December 13th

Time: 1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Steam fair is an opportunity for students to research, experiment, and present a project on a science, technology, engineering, art, or math topic of their choosing. Family is welcome to attend and judges will be using a criteria to rate the projects. Judges will also be using criteria to determine which students will be invited to participate in the spring district science fair as well.

If your student is interested in participating, there will be an information meeting for students during their middle period on Wednesday, October 9th and Wednesday, October 16th.

For more information, please contact the STEAM Fair Coordinator, Ms. Gigante at agigante@harmonytx.org

HST CANNED FOOD DRIVE!

Harmony School of Technology is hosting its Annual Canned Food Drive!
November 13th through December 10th
You Can Help Feed the Hungry!
How: Drop off your donated items in the box located in the front lobbies or those in the cafeteria.
This is a great way to share our blessings with those who need our help! Please donate a Can because you CAN make a difference!
Let’s get a nice large donation together just in time for the holidays and thank you for your generosity!
HST STUDENT COUNCIL