Dear HSA Sugar Land Parents and Guardians,

Questions have been raised in regards to our backpack policy and ID badges.

Backpacks:

Our backpack policy remains unchanged. Students will be allowed to bring a backpack to school unless otherwise noted, however rolling backpacks are NOT permitted on campus.  K- 4th will have cubbies in the classrooms where students will be required to place their backpacks while 5th grade students will be provided lockers outside the classroom where they will be required to place their backpacks.

ID Badge: Every student is required to purchase and must wear and ID badge at all times. No exceptions!

Note: ID badge fees can be paid during orientation day on August 17th.

Good afternoon HSA Parents and Guardians,

I am Afreen Merchant, the Principal at Harmony Science Academy Sugar Land. On behalf of the faculty and staff I welcome you to a new academic year. We are honored to continue serving so many families and making a difference in the lives of our children. For those who have not met me, I have been with Harmony Public Schools for eleven years; serving as a teacher, dean of academics, dean of students and now principal. I have been the Principal at HSA SL for the past four years and I cannot thank you enough for your unwavering trust and tremendous support. I look forward to partnering with you in an effort to provide the best education possible to your child (ren).

My goal for this year as it has been in the past years is to ensure that each child grows academically but more importantly to have them grow to be healthy, happy and well-rounded citizens. At HSA SL we have certified teachers that utilize research based best practices to analyze academic data to help determine each student’s current skills in order to set goals for student improvement, growth and achievement.  We strive to equip every student with the best skillset to help them achieve their highest potential. Thank you for entrusting us with your most prized possession – Your children!

As excited as I am to welcome you through this letter, it is the face-to-face interactions that I value most. Here at HSA SL we have an open door policy, and I welcome the opportunity to meet with you. We look forward to collaborating with all our families in providing our children the best education as we ensure they grow to be productive citizens in society.

It is truly a privilege to be a part of a community where parents, teachers, students and staff care and support each other as we grow our learning community. Once again, welcome back and let’s make it another Fabulous Year!

Always for the Children! J

 

Afreen Merchant

Principal HSA – SL

Dear Parents and Guardians,
Please click the link below to get more information about orientation day.
We hope to see you there!

Parent Student Handbook – Spanish

Parent Student Handbook – English

 

 

 

Dear HSA-Parent/Guardian

 

As we are coming near the end of another busy year we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the support you have given both to your child and to the school.

 

We would like to remind all parents that will have early dismissal tomorrow Thursday, May 31,2018 at 12:30 PM. Please make arrangements to pick up your child on time as the front lobby will close at 1:00 PM.

We have a limited supply of yearbooks available for purchase at the front office.  The 2017-2018 Yearbook will be on sale for $45. Hurry before they are gone!

Only students who have purchased the current yearbook will have the opportunity to get their yearbooks signed at the HSA-SL Yearbook Signing Event on May 30, 2018 from 1:302:30pm.

 

We’re proud to be named an #ERPHonorRoll Harmony Science Academy Sugar Land, which recognizes high-performing, achievement gap-closing schools across the state. The Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll is the only school recognition program in Texas using student achievement outcomes as the criteria. The Honor Roll is a valuable resource for all schools to identify successful peers and learn about best practices that are improving student achievement. For more info on @edresults and the ERP Honor Roll program, visit:  www.edresults.org .

 

We’re proud to be named an Honor Roll Harmony Science Academy Sugar Land by Educational Results Partnership, a data science organization that recognizes schools with high performance in Math and Science. The ERP Honor Roll is the only school recognition program in the state that uses student achievement outcome data, and is a valuable resource for all schools to identify successful peers and learn about best practices that improve student achievement. For more info on @edresults and the ERP Honor Roll program, visit:  www.edresults.org .

Dear 6th Grade Parents and Guardians,

We will be having a farewell parade/party for our 6th grade students this Friday, May 18th at 1:00 pm. Join us as we say our final goodbyes on their final year at HSA-SL. We are happy for them to move on to a new beginning and wish them the best in their new endeavors. Thank you for all the support given to our school and our teachers throughout the years.

Parents are welcome to join us for the parade.  Parents may park in the parking lot and view the parade outside near the front of the building.

 

Parents,
Please join us Thursday, May 17th at 5pm for the LAST PTO Meeting of the year 2017-2018!
To thank you there will be some awesome raffles and the SPIRIT SHIRT 3 WINNERS will be announced!!
It’s time to submit your PTO Board nominations(have to be a PTO member) more details will be shared.
Our monthly expenses will be shared!! & much more information.

Dear 3rd-6th Grade Students
We want to know what you think about your school. There are no right or wrong answers.  Your answers will provide us with important information to help your school become even better. All answers are anonymous, which means that your teachers or family will not see your answers. No one will ever see how you filled out your own survey.  Instruct them to please read each item carefully and mark one choice for each item. Answer all of the questions, or your answers won’t count. This survey should take you no more than 10 min.
 
 
​Thank you for your cooperation and support with this task, ​

Dear Parents,

On May 14-16, our school will be STAAR testing.

  • May 14 – STAAR Math (3rd, 4th, 5th SSI)
  • May 15 – STAAR Reading (3rd, 4th, 5th SSI)
  • May 16 – STAAR Science 5th grade

Please see a few gentle 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 NOT be in session

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.

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

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!

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.

 

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

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 

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

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.

 

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

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

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

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

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!

On February 16, 2018 we will be celebrating prominent African Americans in history with our annual Black History Parade. We invite all parents to join us at 8:30am in front of the school to enjoy the parade and hard work of the students and teachers.

Don’t miss out on ordering your HSA-SL 2017-2018 yearbook. All yearbooks will be hardcover with full color photo pages, including an autograph page for friends and teachers to sign. All orders will be completed online using the following link: www.inter-state.com/yearbook. Enter our school code: 27227S.

For a limited time yearbooks will be on sale for $35.00. After February 14, 2018 the price will increase to $40.00.

For an added bonus – if you would like to purchase the 2016-2017 yearbook we still have a few available. 2016-2017 yearbooks may be purchased for $10.00 with proof of purchase of the 2017-2018 yearbook.

Dear Parents,

Please be aware that this Thursday, Feb 8th, we will be holding parent teacher conferences between 1:30-5:30. In observance of parent teacher conferences, we will have early dismissal at 12:30. Please make the necessary accommodations for your child to be picked up. All after school clubs and tutorials will be cancelled. Zenith will be operating at their normal hours.

Thank you!

Dear Parent/Guardian,
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Thank you for taking the School Quality Survey. Everyone has a voice in Harmony Public Schools’ ongoing pursuit of educational excellence, and I am asking for candid feedback about your child’s campus. We want to hear your thoughts on critical issues, including academics, student support, parent engagement, diversity, school operations, and the accessibility of school leaders.

Take the survey/Tome la encuesta

Note: This link will only work once; please don’t forward it to another person. If you know someone who would be interested in taking the survey, please ask them to email SouthwestRegion@k12insight.com for a survey link.

This survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Your answers are strictly confidential, so please answer honestly. Reports will share only the overall results and will not identify individuals. No one in the district will know if you participated unless you identify yourself in the open-ended comments.

Engaging in ongoing, two-way dialogue is critical to providing your children with the best possible education. After the survey closes, we will share the findings and the steps we’re taking as a result of your feedback.

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.

Sincerely,

Zekeriya Yuksel
Superintendent


Estimados padres,

Todos los padres tienen una voz en la búsqueda continua de la excelencia de sus hijos en las escuelas de Harmony, y hoy les pedimos que brinden su opinión sincera sobre la escuela de su hijo(a). Queremos conocer sus opiniones en cuanto a aspectos críticos, como la preparación académica, el apoyo al alumno, la participación de los padres, la diversidad, las operaciones de la escuela y la accesibilidad a los líderes de la escuela.

Take the survey/Tome la encuesta

Nota: Este enlace solo funcionará una vez; no se lo envíe a otra persona. Si conoce a alguien que quiera tomar la encuesta, dígales que envíen un correo electrónico a SouthwestRegion@k12insight.com para recibir un enlace de la encuesta.

Podrá completar esta encuesta en aproximadamente 10 minutos. Todas las respuestas son estrictamente confidenciales, así que no dude en responder con sinceridad. Ya que sólo compartiremos los resultados generales, los informes no identificarán a ningún individuo. Nadie en el distrito sabrá si usted participó menos que usted se identifique en los comentarios.

Participar en un diálogo continuo y bidireccional es fundamental a medida que trabajamos juntos para brindar a nuestros alumnos la mejor educación posible. Después de que la encuesta se cierre, compartiremos los resultados y qué cambios específicos pueden anticipar como resultado de sus opiniones.

Gracias por tomar tiempo para compartir su opinión.

Atentamente,

Zekeriya Yuksel
Superintendente

Harmony Science Academy PTO would like to invite you to the PTO meeting on Thursday 01 February 2018 between 4:30 pm and 5:30 PM at Harmony Science Academy Sugar Land Cafeteria. Here is the high level Agenda for the meeting

  • PTO Overview and Introductions.
  • Operations and Financial health.
  • Upcoming events and Initiatives.
  • Seek volunteers for Open positions within PTO and for upcoming events.
  • Parents Involvement including questions and feedback.
  • Last but not least we will be giving out Gift cards to 4 lucky winners through raffle draw.

We will be serving pizzas and some light refreshments.

We hope to see you all there!

Please RSVP Herehttp://evite.me/C7wXymSAhZ

For latest information visit

PTO Site:  http://hsapto.org

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/HSASLPTO/

Dear Parents,

A change has been made to the Instructional Calendar because of the inclement weather that caused HSA Sugar Land to lose 2 instructional days on January 16th and 17th.

Currently, Monday, February 19 is designated as an inclement weather day, and therefore this day will now be used for a day of learning, as we are committed and dedicated to helping our students learn and grow to the best of their abilities by providing high quality instruction.

Additionally, in order to comply with state law, HSA Sugar Land school day has been extended by five minutes as of January 30 until the end of the year. Now our school day will be from 7:50 am to 3:05 pm.  As a friendly reminder, please ensure that your student(s) are in the building no later than 7:45 am and is picked up promptly for dismissal at 3:05 pm.

As always, we thank you for your cooperation and we appreciate your understanding and support.

Sincerely,

HSA SL Administration

The Free Dress Picture day is coming!!

On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, we will have a Free Dress Picture Day. Students are allowed to have free dress, school dress code rules apply.  No orders are taken prior to the pictures being taken.  A proof of the photo will be sent home a few weeks after the picture day for orders to be made.

We are looking forward to seeing big smiles!!

Dear Parents,

We’d like to invite you to our first volleyball game of the second semester. We encourage you and your family to come out and join us for some fun on February 1st at 5:30 in our gym. We look forward to seeing you on the court!

Please fill out the form if you are coming.

VOLLEYBALL FORM

Thank you,

HSA – SL Administration

Harmony Science Academy – SL  will be MAP testing January 22- January 26.  MAP testing provides us with valuable data using a strand analysis, to which we are able to target intervention or support for students based upon areas of strength or weakness. No preparation for these assessments is necessary except a good night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast before school. Please encourage your child to focus and do their best.  Thank you for supporting your child in their academics!

Greetings Students, Parents, Family, and Friends,

 

The Sugar Land Academy is proud to announce its Annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and International festival to be held on Saturday, January 20th, 2018 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. All current and prospective parents/students are cordially invited to join us to witness the wonderful display of 21st century skills such as creativity, problem-solving, communication, collaboration and analytic thinking of our students. During this festival, our school students will present their STEM projects. This event is organized to inspire and promote students to pursue a STEM career by creating an awareness of STEM possibilities for our students. We hope you can join us!
#SugarLandAcademySTEMFest
#SugarLandAcademyIFest

Please find below a link to the Texas Education Agency Accountability Report for Harmony Science Academy Sugar Land for the 2016-2017 school year.

Accountability Report

The time to see our stars shine is finally here!
We will be hosting our K-6 Award Ceremony on Friday, January 12th at the school gymnasium. Please see the breakdown of the grade levels and times below. We are kindly asking parents NOT to double park as it may result in your car been towed.

K-2: 8:30 – 10:30
3-4: 12:30 – 2:00
5-6: 10:45 – 12:00

Dear Parents and Guardians,

For our second semester, Blitz Kidz will be providing after school chess coaching on our campus. Please note this is not an HSA after school activity (HSA is only hosting and no HSA employee will be in charge of instruction or monitoring students).  All payments, information, and questions/concerns must be submitted directly to Blitz Kidz. Here at HSA, we look for ways to partner with outside sourcing to help in the success of our students. Please check the link for more information www.blitzkidz.org Harmony_flyer_Spring 2018

After school clubs for second semester are now open! Click the link below to get information on club days/payments as well as the registration form. Please note, yearly clubs will continue its regular schedule (1/9/2017), while the new second semester clubs will begin Tuesday, January 16th. For more information on yearly clubs, please contact the lead teacher for that club. Payments are made directly at the front office starting today through Saturday, January 13th.

Club List

Please click the links to see lunch and breakfast menu for the month of January. 

January Menu

Menu-February

Dear Parents and Guardians,
We will not have after school clubs and activities next week December 18th-20th.

Please note, we will have early dismissal on Wednesday, December 20th at 12:30 pm.
Zenith will be operating at their normal hours.

Save the Date!

Award Ceremony for our first semester is around the corner. We will be hosting our K-6 Award Ceremony on January 12, 2018.

More details to come soon!

Build a career at Harmony Public Schools

We are now accepting applications from certified ESL and Bilingual Teachers.

Apply Now


Dream Job

Dear Math Enthusiasts,

We have great news to share with you!!!

Harmony Science Academy – Sugar Land, has officially become a center for XXI Math Kangaroo Competition for grade levels 1st through 6th. Woohoo!

Math Kangaroo Competition is an international, once a year event. This year’s competition will be held on March 15th, 2018. Last year 28,668 participants registered from 50 different countries. Our aim for this year’s competition is to facilitate a productive academic extracurricular event for our students, but also to provide students’ skill building opportunities in Math and other areas such as time management.

HSA-SL would like to ignite an interest in Mathematics in every age group.

* Registration deadline is December 15th, 2017.

* Non-refundable registration fee $20 (until December 15th, 2017)

* Late enrollment dates December 16th- December 31st with late registration fee of $35

* Please keep in mind that this is an extracurricular activity and classroom teachers will not be able to dedicate time and/or provide educational support towards this competition.

Each registered student will be given free online video solutions access for questions from previous years. Top awards include all-expense-paid international summer camps and college grants.

For questions, please contact info@mathkangaroo.org
More information can be found at www.mathkangaroo.org
Registration link, Parents Portal: https://app.donorview.com/XPqA

Dear Parent,

Attached you will find a copy of 2016-17 School Report Card Harmony Science Academy the State of Texas 2016–17 School Report Card for Harmony Science Academy – Sugar Land.  The report provides information concerning student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®), as well as information on student enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures.

The School Report Cards can be found online at https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/src/2017/campus.srch.html  A more complete report about Harmony Science Academy – Sugar Land the Texas Academic performance Report (TAPR), is available by contacting my office or can be accessed online at https://rptsvr1.tea.texas.gov/perfreport/tapr/index.html

Thank you for your continued support of Harmony Science Academy – Sugar Land.

 

Sincerely,

Principal Afreen Merchant

In accordance with the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented, Harmony Science Academy- Sugar Land will begin taking nominations for the students in grades K-6 for Spring semester gifted and talented screening. Any student who has not been tested this Fall semester is eligible for nomination.

Parent and Teacher/Professional Nomination forms are available at the front office and you may also find the forms in the links below. The forms must be returned to the front office by Wednesday, December 20, 2017. For more information and questions, please contact the GT Campus Coordinator Mrs. Ozer at nozer@harmonytx.org.

Parent Nomination Form (English)

Parent Nomination Form (Spanish)

Please join us Wednesday, December 6, 2017 for our Annual School Spelling Bee


K-2 Grade Competition 8:30 – 10:30

3rd- 6th Grade Competition 11:30 – 1:30

Location: School Gym

(Please be sure to sign in at the front office first)

Please click the links to see lunch and breakfast menu for the month of December.

Breakfast

Lunch