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Calling All 6th-8th Grade Girls! Expanding Your Horizons STEM Conference

EYH LogoThe West Harris County American Association of University Women invites all 6th-8th grade girls to the annual Girls in STEM celebration, Expanding Your Horizons in Math and Science.  EYH is a day-long conference where professional women share their enthusiasm and experiences working in scientific, technical and financial careers through hands-on educational sessions.

Saturday, February 23, 2019
8:00 a.m.- 3:15 p.m.
$6 per student | $6 per adult

$6 Fee includes: Bus transportation from HSE (optional), light breakfast, lunch, four hands-on sessions with professional women in STEM fields, and a keynote presentation by artist Bridgette Mongeon (http://creativesculpture.com/ ).
 
Click here for the brochure and registration form: https://tinyurl.com/EYHBrochure.  Return the completed form and $6/person (cash or check made to HSE) to Mrs. Farrar or Mrs. Dave by December 21st. 
 
Questions?  Email dfarrar@harmonytx.org or jdave@harmonytx.org

POSTPONED – HSE Poetry Slam

The HSE Poetry Slam has been postponed due to inclement weather.  The ELA Dept. will update you with the new date and time

HSE Twist ‘n’ Turn Speed Cube Competition on February 22nd – Register Now!

Students from K-8th grade are invited to compete in the HSE Twist ‘n’ Turn Speed Cube Competition on Friday, February 22nd.

K-5 Jr. Division | 6th-8th Sr. Division

All participants will receive a free speed cube with their registration and agreement form.

Click here for more information

Click here to register

Click here for the Free Speed Cube Participant Agreement

Email dfarrar@harmonytx.orgor jdave@harmonytx.org with any questions!

Love Science? Love a Fast-Paced Competition? 6th-8th Graders are Invited to Join Science Bowl!

Join the HSE Junior Science Bowl Team! The fast-paced question-and-answer competition includes questions about astronomy, earth and life sciences, computer science and technology, physics, chemistry, mathematics, and general science.

Students in 6th-8th grade can apply to join one of the three 5-person teams forming at HSE. Participants must be willing to study on their own and must be able to attend the Regional competition at Texas ATM on March 2nd, 2019. SHould they qualify, the National Championships will be held in Washington DC the weekend of April 25th.

Click here to register! https://goo.gl/BMtCug Questions? Email dfarrar@harmonytx.org.

December Breakfast and Lunch Menus

Click on the image below to see this month’s breakfast and lunch menusMenus

HSE I-Fest Auction is Going Online!

The HSE PTO has some big news: this year, our I-Fest Silent Auction is going digital! You can now support our teachers and school by bidding on silent auction items from the comfort of your own home.

Homeroom parents are still busy working over the holiday and more silent auction items will continue to be added next week as items are brought in. We have an Astros basket, A&M, baking basket, relaxation basket, Staycation and more still coming in so be sure to keep checking back.

The online bidding will remain open and all baskets will also be on display during the festival. The PTO will provide devices to assist bidding and visitors can also bid from their phone while at the event. People using mobile devices can even set a ‘watch’ to get updates on items they are interested in. Winners will be able to pay for and take home items won at I-Fest. Bidders who cannot make the event will be sent invoices by email and arrangements will be made for pick up or shipping.

Please share the link with family, friends, and neighbors as there are some great items up for auction! Many of these would make great holiday gifts and be activities to keep the kids busy over the holiday break. The link to the auction is: www.32auctions.com/2018ifest

Bidding begins Wednesday, November 21st at 2:15 p.m. and closes on Saturday, December 1st at 1:30 p.m. Looking forward to seeing you at this year’s International Festival and happy bidding!

Click Here to See this Week’s Tiger Tribune

Click here for Tiger Tribune 11.28.18 and PTO Birthday Surprise

2018 HSE International Festival is Almost Here!

2018 HSE I-FestThe AMAZING annual HSE International Festival will be held on Saturday, December 1st from 11:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. This is an inspirational event that showcases the tapestry of cultures that make up our HSE family. There will be country booths where you can eat your way around the world, cultural performances from students and staff, carnival games, vendor booths, and a silent auction of baskets prepared by each homeroom.  Here are some of the ways you can

Silent Auction Baskets

Silent Auction baskets are prepared by each homeroom as a fundraiser for the teacher. Homeroom parents have emailed details for items they would like added to their basket. Donations are the best way to raise money so be sure to ask around to add more value.

Country Booths

Each year we ask families to sponsor a country booth to highlight the myriad of cultures that make up HSE. Country Booths will be set up in the cafeteria, and those attending the festival will walk “around the world” as they visit each booth, sample food/drinks, and learn about each country. If you would like to sponsor a booth, please fill out the attached Booth Application.

Performances

Students and staff are also encouraged to present cultural performances. I-Fest goers love settling in for the performance portion of the afternoon. If your student or a group you know would like to perform at I-Fest this year, please submit a Performance Application. Performances can be solo or group performances. Additional information is on the attached form.

Vendor Booths

If you are interested in or know of a friend or family member who might like having a vendor spot at the school to display and sell their various products or items, please share the form with them as well.  The vendor spots are limited to one from each company so have them get the forms in as soon as possible.

Go to I-Fest

The last and easiest way to help with I-Fest is to attend the festival. Come out and visit the vendor booths, and most importantly, bid on our Silent Auction baskets! Tickets are available now for presale until November 14th, using the attached form, and will also be available at the door on December 1st. Country booths will only accept tickets to purchase food items. Make sure you get enough tickets for everyone to eat their way around the world. Also, All-You-Can-Play wristbands are available for the Carnival.

We are so excited about this year’s event and hope that everyone can make it to support our wonderful school!
HSE PTO | hsepto@gmail.com

I-Fest Country Booth Form 

I-Fest Performance Form 

I-Fest Vendor Form 

I-Fest Ticket and Wristband Preorder Form 

How Awesome is HSE? Check Out Some of Our Successes!

HSE SuccessesApplications for both this school year and the 2019-2020 school are open now!

Tell your friends and family about your experiences at HSE and let them know how to apply.

Tours can be scheduled by calling 713.983.8668

Go to apply.harmonytx.org to start the application process.

HSE Quiz Bowl Team Qualifies for National Competition

Congratulations to Ms. Van Horn and the HSE Quiz Bowl A-Team on qualifying for Nationals in their first tournament of the year! Amazing job Amogh A, Daniel P, Dylan L, Mei V, and Sam L!Quiz Bowl

New Drop-off and Pickup Procedures Starting Tuesday, September 4th

New drop-off/parking/pickup rules will be implemented on Tuesday with the biggest changes happening for Advancement High School students and their buses.

Be sure to check out both maps so we can have a smooth transition and, hopefully, a much more efficient parking lot!

HSE Morning Drop-off MapHSE Dismissal Map

Numbered Car Tags Being Issued this Week

HSE Car TagHSE will be issuing numbered hanging car tags to replace the windshield stickers currently used at dismissal. The car tags are easier to transfer from car to car and the larger print makes the numbers easier to read. Tags will be neon yellow this year and will change color every year.

We will begin issuing car tags on September 5th

Receiving Car Tags:

  • Car tags will be sent home with students who already have a number assigned to them from previous years
  • Each student will get 2 copies of the new car tag; extras will be made by request
  • For students who are NEW to HSE, parents will need to come to the front office and show ID to receive their number*
    * Parent/Guardian must present ID and be listed in Skyward to verify they are legally able to pick up the child
  • There will also be an opportunity to receive your car tags during Info Nights

Displaying Car Tags:

  • Car tags must be displayed in the window, whether it’s hung from rear view mirror or on the dashboard, in order to have the student released to the parent
  • Stickers need to be discarded if they do not match the number on the tag
  • If the parent shares their car tag and number with anyone, they assume the responsibility for their child’s safety
  • Official implementation starts on September 10th – if you do not have your car tag you will need to park and claim your tag.

HSE After School Clubs Registration Time

It’s time to register your students for after school clubs!  Clubs are available on a first-come, first-served basis and begin on September 4th.  Payments are due September 7th.

Click here for a description of the clubs: https://hsehouston.harmonytx.org/clubs/ (note: SchoolBuddy is not online, families must register using the link below).

If you have any questions, email sonel@harmonytx.org.

Click on the image below for the registration form.HSE CLubs

HSE Cross Country Team – They RUN HSE

4th-8th graders: Join the HSE Cross Country team in their 2nd year of competition. Last year, two of our runners qualified for the TCSAAL state championships and three qualified for the USATF National Championships.

We are looking forward to an even faster year!  Practices are held before school at the HSE field on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays with optional weekend long runs.

Questions?  Email jcoto@harmonytx.org or dfarrar@harmonytx.org.

Click here for more information

Click here for a registration form

Picture Day is Coming! Monday, September 10th

Picture Day(uniform dress only)

Order by Picture Day:
September 10, 2018
SHOP NOW
Picture Day ID: RW018052Y0

HSE Title I, Part A Parental Involvement Meeting

YOU’RE INVITED TO ATTEND
Harmony School of Excellence – Houston
Campus Title I, Part A Parental Involvement Meeting
Thursday, August 30, 2018
4:00 pm
HSE Library
Goal/Purpose: Review, evaluate, and update/develop Parent Involvement (PI) Policy and the School-Parent Compact.
Agenda:
I. Review CIP goals and budget
II. Title I Information presentation
III. Review, revise, and execute initial PI Policy and School-Parent Compact
IV. Comments, Q&A


Usted está invitado a venir a
Harmony School of Excellence – Houston a
La reunión de participación de los padres para Title I, Part A
Jueves, 30 de Agosto, 2018
4:00 pm
En la biblioteca de HSE
El Objectivo: Revisar, modificar, y ejecutar la politica de participación de los padres y el pacto de la escuela y los padres.
Agenda:
I. Revisar los objectivos y el presupuesto del CIP.
II. La presentación información de Title I.
III. Revisar, modificar, y ejecutar la politica de participación de los padres y el pacto de la escuela y los padres.
IV. Observaciónes y preguntas.

5th-8th Grade Boys Basketball Tryouts August 29th and 31st

Boys BballHarmony Boys Basketball Tryouts 5th-8th

When:  Aug 29th and Aug 31st

Where: HSE Gym

Time: 3:30- 6:00pm BOTH DAYS

What to Bring:  Water, Basketball shorts, shoes.

Who to contact for questions:  richard.medina@harmonytx.org.

Come on out and showcase your Mad Skills!!

HSE Robotics Team Tryouts Open to Students in 4th-8th Grades

Click here for Application

Email ubalci@harmonytx.org with any questionsRobotics

8th Graders – Register for an Amazing Experience – Outdoor School

HSE is offering the Outdoor School Camp  for ALL HSE 8th graders on October 1st-3rd.  Kayaking, climbing, ropes courses and more!

Payment must be received to the front office in order to reserve your room. See attached flyer for more information.  Questions – sonel@harmonytx.org

Drop-off and Dismissal Policy and Procedure

Drop-off Policy: ALL STUDENTS enter through the North door from 7:00-7:45.  After 7:45 a.m., students are considered late and will enter South door (front lobby).

Dismissal Update:  K-2nd grade will be picked up under the back awning  this year.  3rd and 4th grade will sit in the Commons and be picked up by the front door.  5th-8th students will be picked up at the North door.

Girls Basketball Tryouts – September 6th and 7th

Girls Basketball Tryouts 
September 6th and 7th
4:00 to 6:00
Grades 6th, 7th & 8th

A physical form MUST be on file before tryouts.
If you need a physical form or if you have any questions, email Coach McCoy at smccoy@harmonytx.org or visit him in room 130.

HSE Academic Calendar for 2018-2019

Check out HSE‘s Academic Calendar for the 2018-2019 school year.

Click picture or here for the calendar

 

School Supplies Lists

Supply lists for each grade-level kit were created by teachers to meet the needs in their classrooms. .

To find your classroom supply list:

Upcoming Events Flyer – August and September 2018

 Upcoming Events – August and September 2018 
Click here for a printable copy
Find our calendar at calendarwiz.com/calendars/calendar/hse-houston
(you can even add this to your smartphone calendar)

Friday, August 17th – 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Meet the Teacher

Wednesday, August 22nd – First Day of School

Wednesday, August 22nd – 8:00 a.m. – Boo Hoo Breakfast for families of kindergarten students

Thursday, August 30th – 4:00 p.m. – Campus Title I, Part A Parental Involvement Meeting. All parents are invited. Goal/Purpose: Review, evaluate, and update/develop Parent Involvement (PI) Policy and the School-Parent Compact.

Monday, September 3rd – Labor Day – No School

Info Nights – 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.: Meet your student’s teachers and learn about your student’s curriculum, classroom expectations, software, STAAR and MAP test information, Skyward, and more.

Wednesday, September 5th – Kindergarten
Thursday, September 6th – 1st and 2nd grade
Tuesday, September 11th – 3rd and 4th grade
Wednesday, September 12th – 5th and 6th grade

Thursday, September 13th – 7th and 8th grade

Friday, September 7th – First Spirit Shop of the year.  Spirit Shop will be held every Friday during both lunches to help raise money for different clubs and teams at HSE.  They sell toys, Tiger spirit items, and fun foods ranging from 25¢ – $5.

Monday, September 10th – School pictures – uniform dress only

Monday, September 10th – First Cheer Candy Sale of the year.  The cheer team sells yummy candy treats on the patio every Monday after school to help fundraise for their competitions.  Candy ranges in price from 25¢ – $2.

Thursday, September 20th @ 1:00 p.m. – Early Dismissal – Parent/Teacher conferences (by invitation only)

Tuesday, September 25th @ 8:00 a.m.– Homeroom parent informational meeting

Be sure your contact information listed in Skyward is updated and  correct. This is the only way we are able to get in touch with you. Going forward, families will receive Wednesday mail by email which gives weekly HSE news and upcoming events. Inform your child’s teacher if you need a paper copy.

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

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