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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO DISCUSS HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS STATE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY RATING

Harmony Public Schools | Notice of Public Hearing

As part of the December 13, 2017 Board of Directors Regular Meeting, Harmony Public Schools will hold a public hearing to discuss the HPS Schools’ 2016-2017 Financial Rating Systems of Texas (FIRST) accountability ratings.

The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room, located at 9321 W Sam Houston Pkwy S, Houston, TX 77099.

2018-2019 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

2018-2019 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

 

 

2017-2018 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bx89bL4hec3zdEs4TVBVTm92SjQ/view

District Title I Parental Involvement Meeting

DEAR PARENTS:

You are Cordially Invited to Attend Houston West’s District Title I Parental Involvement Meeting.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

4:00pm

Harmony Science Academy –Sugar Land
13415 W Bellfort Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77478
RSVP to Phoebe Taylor at ptaylor@harmonytx.org

Goal/Purpose: Review, evaluate and update/develop Written Parent Involvement (PI) Policy and the School-Parent Compact

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

PTO Fun Day

Parents & Students,
YOU ARE ALL INVITED!! to PTO FUN DAY on Saturday, April 28th from 10:30am to 2pm.
PTO will have FREE Halal Hot Dogs & Nachos!!
As well as FREE ACTIVITIES & Prizes for the children!!
Bounce House, Cake Walk, Mini Marathon & more…
Bring Your Own Drinks(BYOD) and your jump ropes, balls, bubbles!

April STAAR Tests

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We will be administering STAAR tests on April 10-11, 2018 for 4th and 5th grade students.  If needed April 12, 2018 will be utilized as a make-up day for absent students.

Friendly Reminders:

·        No visitors will be allowed on campus on testing days

·        Students testing will not need to bring a backpack to school.

·        Students may bring a small snack and drink to eat during testing

·        Please refrain from placing notes and pens/pencils in packed lunches

·        No students will be released until testing is complete.  Please plan accordingly.

·        Tutorials and clubs will be in session as normal

By working together, we can make your child testing experience positive and successful. Please help by making sure your child gets a good night’s rest, he/she eats a healthy breakfast, and arrive to school on time. Most importantly, gently encourage your child to take the test seriously and to do their absolute best.

Thank you for all you do to help your student be as successful as possible, and for all of your contributions to Harmony Science Academy – Sugar Land.

 

Lunch Menu For April

Please click “Go To The Menu” to see the Breakfast & Lunch Menus For April 2018.

Go To The Menu

 

Skyward Mobile App

We are pleased to announce that the Skyward Mobile App for parents is now available to download from the Apple or Google App Store for smartphone and tablet devices.

Our parents now have access to their child’s student information while on the move.  Mobile versions of Family access and student access will keep our parents fully informed, with immediate access to alert information, schedules grades and more.

You may use the attached document to give directions on how to set-up.

Skyward Set-up Guide

Parent School Climate Survey

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Please click the link below to fill out our annual Parent Survey for the Campus Improvement Plan. If you would like to be a part of the Campus Improvement Plan (CIP) Committee, please contact our Federal Programs Coordinator Ms. Stewart at kstewart@harmonytx.org.

All answers on the survey are completely confidential and will be used to help us plan improvements for the remainder of this school year and into the 2018-2019 school year.

Parent Survey: Campus Improvement Plan 

2018-19 Campus Improvement Plan Meeting

DEAR PARENTS:

You are Cordially Invited to Attend Harmony Science Academy – Sugar Land 2018-19 Campus Improvement Plan Meeting

March 21, 2018
8:30 am
School Cafeteria

Goal/Purpose: Review 2017-18 CIP and develop 2018-19 CIP

Agenda
I. Purpose of CIP
II. Review Campus Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA)
III. Review of Data
IV. Areas for Improvement and Priorty of Needs
V. Review previous year’s CIP
VI. Revise and Develop Goals, Objectives and Strategies for the new CIP
VII. Comments, Q&A

No School on Monday

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Due to teacher professional development our school will be closed Monday, March 5, 2018. Classes resume Tuesday, March 6th. Please note, school starts at 7:50 am. Students must be dropped off no later than 7:45 am.

 

Invitation to the Annual Language and Culture Competition

Please Join Us!

Please Join Us!

Dear Parent/Guardian,
We are proud to announce and invite you and your family to join us for the annual language and culture competition final.
Students will perform in singing, poetry, and folk dance…

Annual Language & Culture Competition

Monday, March 5th 2018 | 1:00PM
Multipurpose Room

Harmony Public Schools – Central Office
9321 W Sam Houston Pkwy S
Houston, TX 77099

Don`t Be Tardy

In efforts to provide a better quality of education without students missing instructional time, please watch and share the following video!

MOCK STAAR

We will be administering Mock STAAR tests on February 20-23, 2018 for all 2nd – 6th grade students. During Mock STAAR, we do our best to replicate the testing situation for the students.

By working together, we can make your child testing experience positive and successful. Please help by make sure your child gets a good night’s rest, make sure he/she eats a healthy breakfast, and arrive to school on time. Most importantly, gently encourage your child to take the test seriously and to do their absolute best.

Friendly Reminders:

  • Visitors are NOT allowed on campus
  • Students may bring a small snack and drink to eat during testing
  • Please refrain from placing notes and pens/pencils in packed lunches

2017 Federal Report Cards Are Now Available

Dear Parents,

Harmony Science Academy Sugar Land is sharing this information about the district and your child’s campus with you as part of its obligations under the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB).

Federal Report Cards for the state, the district, and each of the district’s campuses are now available on the district’s website at this link: https://new.harmonytx.org/academics.php or are also available on the Texas Education Agency’s website at: https://tea.texas.gov/Finance_and_Grants/Grants/Federal_Report_Card/.

Information on these report cards includes:

Part I:  Percent Tested and Student Achievement by Proficiency Level – Provides the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) performance results and participation for each subject area and grade level tested.

Participation reports also include reports of the participation of Children with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) by assessment type.

Part II:  Student Achievement and State Academic Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs) – Provides the AMO outcomes and data table of STAAR performance results for each subject area tested in the accountability subset. This section also includes participation rates on STAAR for reading/English and mathematics, use of alternative assessments, plus four-year and five-year graduation rates.

Part III:  Priority and Focus Schools – Priority schools are the lowest 5% of Title I served campuses based on performance in reading and mathematics and graduation rates.  Focus schools are 10% of Title I served campuses, not already identified as priority schools, that have the widest gaps between student group performance and safeguard targets.

Part IV:  Teacher Quality Data – Provides information on teacher quality in three parts.

Part A – Percent of Teachers by Highest Degree Held – Professional qualifications of all public elementary and secondary teachers in the Texas.

Part B and C – Teachers with Emergency/Provisional Credentials, Low Poverty/High Poverty Summary Reports – Percentage of all public elementary and secondary school teachers teaching with emergency or provisional credentials, disaggregated by high-poverty compared to low-poverty schools.

Part V: Graduates Enrolled in Texas Institution of Higher Education (IHE) – Provides the percentage of students who enroll and begin instruction at an institution of higher education in Texas during the school year (fall or spring semester) following high school graduation.

Part VI:  Statewide National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Results – Provides most recent NAEP results for Texas showing reading and mathematics performance results and participation rates, disaggregated by student group.

If you have difficulty accessing the information from the website, hard copies of the reports are available at the district or campus office.

Sincerely,

Afreen Merchant

Principal

VALENTINE GRAMS

PTO will be selling valentine grams from February 9-14th at the school cafeteria. Volunteers are needed to sell and distribute the valentine grams, please go to the link below and sign up today. All volunteers must first sign up at VOLY.

Valentine Grams Volunteer Sign up

Thank you!

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