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!
The 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.
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.
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.
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!
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Picture Day is Thursday, November 1, 2018. The (individual) retakes are only for newly enrolled students and those that were absent. UNIFORM ONLY
Order Forms has been distributed. Use the form or order online
Picture Day ID: RW018021G0
HSE-Houston`s Quiz Bowl team competed in the Texas tournament and qualified to the National Quiz Bowl. The national tournament will be held in the first week of May, in Chicago, Illinois. HSE Quiz-Bowlers will be buzzing in against more than 150 other teams from around the country and the world. This is our second advancement to Nationals in a row, we are one of the few teams who guaranteed the Nationals at the beginning of the season.
Quiz Bowl is an academic competition played between two teams of up to 4 players. Players buzz in on questions, which cover a wide range of academic topics including literature, history, science, and the arts. Click here for more details.
Congratulations to Ms. Van Horn and HSE Quiz Bowl team. Thank you for representing our school and Harmony family at the national level.
Good luck on your next endeavor!
Dear HSE Families!
We are rescheduling our family picnic for the second semester. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Harmony School of Excellence is still accepting student applications for the 2018-2019 school year. There are availabilities for each grade except 2nd grade.
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The open enrollment period for new Harmony Public Schools students is approaching fast.
Open Enrollment for campuses statewide begins Nov. 1 and continues through Feb. 10 for students wishing to enroll for the Fall 2019 semester.
What is Harmony?
Harmony Public Schools is a system of exceptional PreK-12 college-preparatory charter schools in Texas, specializing inScience, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
Harmony has 56 schools in communities across Texas, including Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso and in neighborhoods everywhere in between. Click here to find a campus near you.
What comes with a Harmony Public Schools education?
The Harmony Public Schools system is frequently recognized as one of the best school systems in Texas for its well-rounded curriculum with a special emphasis on STEM education.
In 2018, six of districts received ‘A’ ratings from the Texas Education Agency on its annual state accountability ratings. The TEA also found that all of Harmony’s campuses earned a “Met Standard” rating in its 2018 STARR testing.
Harmony also has a 100 percent college acceptance rate system-wide among our graduating seniors.
What is our enrollment process?
Open enrollment for Harmony Public Schools statewide begins Nov. 1 and continues through Feb. 10. Our application and instructions for submission can be found online or at any of our campus offices. In the event the number of qualified applicants exceeds the maximum enrollment at any campus, a lottery is held at the end of February to fairly fill the available openings.
Find out more …
To find out more about our admissions process, including information about selection process and required application materials, please visit harmonytx.org/admissions.php
Each year from September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. The 2018 Hispanic Heritage Month theme is: “Hispanics: One Endless Voice to Enhance our Traditions.” The theme invites us to reflect on Hispanic American’s tradition, history and culture.
The ESL and Spanish departments will be hosting Heritage Night on October 10th from 3:05 – 5:00 in the cafeteria this year. ESL students from 4th-8th will be participating as well as LOTE students.
The Scholastic Book Fair will run from October 8th-12th. Special programs include:
Lunch with Grandparents*: Monday, October 8th
Bring a lunch to share with your prince or princess!
Students in Kindergarten 11:00-11:30 a.m.
Students in 1st grade 11:08-11:38 a.m.
Students in 2nd grade 11:15-11:45 a.m.
Students in grades 3-4, 11:20-11:50 a.m.
Students in grades 5-8, 12:10-12:35 p.m.
*Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your student’s lunch period. For students in grades K-3, it is extremely important to let their teacher know (either by note or email) that they will be eating lunch with a grandparent so that they can be sent directly to the commons area when they are dismissed for lunch.
Family Night Tuesday, October 9th 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Join us for contests, raffles, special performances, and food trucks!
Donuts with Dukes
Join us for a morning of donuts and great books at the Book Fair!
Students with last names starting with A-L
Thursday, October 11th, 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
Students with last names starting with M-Z
Friday, October 12th, 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
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