Central Texas District Safety Meeting will be held on Dec. 9, 2022, from 10:00-11:00 am. The link is Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

announcement

Central Texas District Safety Meeting will be held on Dec. 9, 2022, from 10:00-11:00 am. The link is Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

Come meet our parents, teachers, and principal and learn about our PK -5th-grade offerings.
Parents will hear a presentation that details the curriculum, enrichment activities, and parent organizations,  followed by a building tour.

When: December 13th from 4:30-5:30

This is a wonderful time of the year to get together with friends and family to celebrate and be thankful for all the wonderful people in our lives.

Enjoy your break and we will see everyone back here on November 28th.

Beginning Tuesday, December 6th, students in grades 3rd – 5th will complete their Interim Assessments in Math, Reading, & Science (5th only). These assessments will help teachers understand what skills students have mastered.

Please ensure your student gets a good night’s rest, eats a healthy breakfast, and arrives at school on time.   

 

If you would like to have your student practice in preparation for these assessments, please view these STAAR Interim instructions.If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Mrs. McRae at vmcrae@harmonytx.org.

 

We're Hiring

We're Hiring

Harmony Public Schools is recruiting talented, compassionate bilingual teachers dedicated to helping every student succeed. Harmony offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a commitment to excellence in the classroom.

Interested applicants may apply online.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28TH AT 3:00 P.M.
Each year, HSACP administrators, teachers, parents, and community leaders meet to discuss and provide feedback about the areas of strengths and opportunities to grow in Demographics, Student Learning, Processes and Programs, and Perceptions.
This opportunity provides you the ability to contribute as we work together to improve our school.
If you would like to participate, please complete the sign-up using this link.
If you would like more information, please contact Mrs. McRae at vmcrae@harmonytx.org.

October is in the United States. Let’s deepen our understanding of this language-based challenge and try to raise awareness in our community.

 Eight-year-old Evan is one of the brightest children in his third-grade class. He has a wonderful vocabulary and knows everything there is to know about baseball—he can even tell you who played in each of the last ten World Series games and who won. But when it comes to reading about baseball—or anything else—Evan has a lot of trouble. It takes him a long time to read each word, and even longer to read whole sentences. He often has to guess at how you say a word—and sometimes his guess is wrong. Reading out loud is especially stressful and embarrassing. His teacher recently told Evan’s parents that she thinks he might have dyslexia.

 Most people assume that part of being smart is being able to read well. About 100 years ago, though, doctors figured out that some people, even some very smart people who do really well at many other things, have trouble learning to read. This difficulty with reading is called dyslexia.

 Excerpt from: http://dyslexia.yale.edu/resources/dyslexic-kids-adults/on-being-dyslexic/

Useful Links:

What is Dyslexia? – Kelli Sandman-Hurley

https://improvingliteracy.org/brief/defining-dyslexia

https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/child-learning-disabilities/dyslexia/videos-about-dyslexia

https://dyslexiaida.org/

https://dyslexiaida.org/fact-sheets/

http://www.dyslexia.yale.edu/resources/parents/

https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/texas-dyslexia-handbook-2021.pdf

Recommended Movie:

Taare Zameen Par- Every Child is Special https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z14uE7U0HY

Ishaan, a student who has dyslexia, cannot seem to get anything right at his boarding school. Soon, a new unconventional art teacher, Ram Shankar Nikumbh, helps him discover his hidden potential.

Monday (10/24)– Team up against drugs! (Wear sports team jerseys)
Tuesday (10/25)– I’m too bright for drugs! (Wear bright neon-colored clothes)
Wednesday (10/26)- Give drugs the boot (Wear boots and jeans)
Thursday (10/27)– Sock it to drugs! (Wear crazy, mismatched socks)
or Being drug free is no sweat! (Wear sweatpants or workout clothes)
Friday (10/28)– We have character, we don’t do drugs! (book character day)
Please remember, all Spirit Week attire must be school appropriate according toHarmony Free Dress requirements. If students are not participating in Spirit Week

attire on any day, students must be dressed in school uniform.

The ESL department would like to invite you to a parent information meeting on September 30, 2022 from 9:00-9:30 in the school cafeteria.  During this meeting, we will be discussing our school’s ESL program and the instructional resources that we use. We will also briefly discuss the TELPAS, STAAR, and MAP assessments.

Please go to the following link to RSVP if you plan on attending, https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfq2cdj7TmdDxx3mZtNaRtjHjfZLoP8SFyvPZdqPJRkWeZ0dQ/viewform.

 

Dear Parents,

Our staff are making home visits in order to better meet the needs of your student and family. Teachers learn more about their students, involve parents more in their child’s education. Please let us kl ow if you are interested by filling up the following form. We will reach out to you to confirm.

 

Thank you!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScPGbejwG9AThv6_gS-Z923BlmWtplwfnqYLLzOYeCptVXzgQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

You are invited to our first PTO General Meeting of ’22-’23 on September 27th at 8 am in school cafeteria.
All parents must check in at the front office. Green room at the lobby is available if you arrive early.
Looking forward to see you!

 

Dear Parents,

September Breakfast and Lunch Menu is below.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WlEPq35LRcI37ztXSRx8Ws_Ms0L2CsEK/view?usp=sharing

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Announcement!

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 website.

 

Parent GT Referral Form in English

Parent GT Referral Form in Spanish

 

The deadline for GATE referral is September 30, 2022, and G/T assessment period will take place in October. For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact the school’s G/T coordinator or G/T coach/teacher.

GATE (Educación para estudiantes dotados/talentosos) Anuncio

De acuerdo con el Plan Estatal de Texas para la Educación de Estudiantes Dotados / Talentosos, las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony comenzarán a recibir referencias para kindergarten y estudiantes recién inscritos en los grados 1-12 para la evaluación de estudiantes dotados y talentosos.

Cualquier persona interesada en el bienestar educativo de estos estudiantes puede nominarlos para dicha evaluación. Los formularios de referencia están disponibles en la oficina y en el sitio web de la escuela.

 

Forma de nominación

 

La fecha límite de referencia de GATE es el 30 de septiembre de 2022 y el período de evaluación de G / T se llevará a cabo en octubre.

Para obtener más información sobre el proceso de selección e identificación, los padres pueden comunicarse con el entrenador / maestro de GT de la escuela.