DEAR PARENTS:

You are Cordially Invited to Attend

Harmony Public Schools – Austin District
Title I Parent and Family Engagement Meeting

2 sessions available for your convenience

Monday October 14, 2019 at 2:00pm

13415 Ranch Rd 620 N, Austin, TX 78717 – Auditorium

or

Wednesday October 16, 2019 at 4:00pm

13415 Ranch Rd 620 N, Austin, TX 78717 – District Conference Room

 

Goal/Purpose: Review, evaluate and update/develop Written Parent and Family

Engagement (PFE) Policy and the School-Parent Compact

Agenda Items:
I. Title I Program Presentation
II. Review and evaluate last year’s PFE Policy and School-Parent Compact
III. Jointly develop PFE Policy and Compact for current year
IV. School’s Curriculum, Academic Performance
V. Comments, Q&A

 

Parent Invitation District Title I 19-20.docx

Parents, please take a look at the online resources for ELA-R, Math, and Social Studies.  We hope this helps you navigate the online resources that we offer as a school.

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 web site. Here are the links for the forms;

Parent GT Referral Form in English

Parent GT Referral Form in Spanish

The forms must be returned to the front office by Friday, September 27, 2019. G/T assessment period will take place in October.

For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact the school’s GT coordinator or GT coach/teacher.

 

Please click here for  HSACP August Lunch Menu

Harmony Cedar Park will hold its Student Orientation on Monday, August 5, 2019, from 9 AM to 4 PM.

 

Please find the school supply list for Harmony students at the link below.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1D17WAwWeUC-zWccIAlriQcqrtpzBFTGJpB2bi4mQ–Q/edit?usp=sharing

Please contact the front office if you have any questions.

“We are very happy to continue to reward our staff for their dedication to excellence,” said Fatih Ay, CEO of Harmony Public Schools. “Every year our 34,000 plus students consistently exceed state education standards. Our teacher’s hard work is recognized annually by major publications, such as US News Best High Schools, and noted children’s advocacy groups.”

In addition to a base salary increase of between $3,500 & $5,000, teachers will be awarded a stipend of $1,000 if they have between 5 and 9 years of classroom experience. Those with more than 10 years’ experience will receive $2,000. “We see this as an investment not only in our teachers but in our students as well,” Ay said.

The new salary schedule follows Governor Greg Abbott’s signing of the $11.5 Billion school finance reform package. Harmony chose to target additional funding into pay & benefits for teachers and staff. These increases have been presented to the HPS Board of Directors, and will be up for approval after receiving regulations from TEA.

Harmony Proposed Pay Increases

Healthy Summer Meals for Kids

Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the nation throughout the summer while school is out of session. Use the mapping tool below to find a site near you.

STARTING JUNE 1, FIND A NEARBY MEAL SITE AND HOURS OF OPERATION

1 Call 211

2 Text* FOODTX to 877-877, or

3 Visit SummerFood.org

 

Mapping tool: https://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks

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Nuestros niños necesitan comida nutritiva para aprender, crecer y prosperar—incluso cuando no hay escuela. Bajo el Programa de Servicios de Alimentos para Niños durante el Verano, los niños de 18 años de edad o menores pueden seguir comiendo comida saludable durante todo el verano, sin costo. Solo tienen que ir a un sitio de comida que participe en el programa.

A PARTIR DEL 1 DE JUNIO BUSQUE UN SITIO DE COMIDA CERCANO Y LAS HORAS DE OPERACIÓN

1 Llame al 211

2 Envíe un mensaje de texto* COMIDA al 877–877, o

3 Visite SummerFood.org

 

Mapping tool: https://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks

 

 

Parent Information Rack Card

Summer vacation offers students opportunities to discover new books and the pleasure of reading. Summer reading enables children to maintain the literacy skills they learned during the school year. There are many ways that parents can help their children continue the reading habit when school is not in session. We have provided links at the bottom of this post for summer reading activities and for summer book lists. We hope you find them useful in making reading an enjoyable family pastime.

Happy Summer Reading!
Harmony Public Schools

Summer Reading K-5 ELA (1)