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Back to School Parent Night

You are cordially invited to attend our Back to School Parent Night
When: Wednesday, September 9th
Where: School Cafeteria
Time: 5:00-6:30 pm

Please join our live conversation as we introduce the 5 online learning tools students will be using for math, science, and reading enrichment. You will learn how the programs work and how you can help your child at home. We will also be hosting a session on Title 1 information, what it means and its implications for our school and students.

Hope to see you there!


Harmony Staff and Administration would like to send our condolences to Houston's fallen hero, Deputy Darren Goforth and his family.

"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself" -Joseph Campbell


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Wednesday Mail for September 2, 2015

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Here is Wednesday mail for September 2, 2015. read more . . .


CHAMPs Procedures

Dear Harmony School of Exploration Parents,

We are excited to announce that this year our school has adopted a new behavior management system called CHAMPs. CHAMPs is a guide that teachers and administrators use to build a orderly, receptive, and positive approach to school wide and classroom management.

What does CHAMPs stand for?
C- Conversation (What voice level can I use?)
H-Help (How do I ask for help?)
A- Activity (What should you be doing?)
M- Movement (Am I sitting, standing, etc?)
P- Participation (How does the teacher know I am participating?)
S- Success (If I follow all of the above I will be successful.)

How is CHAMPs used?
The teacher sets CHAMPs expectations before transitioning to different parts in a lesson, or procedures in the classroom. We also use CHAMPs for our school wide procedures. These procedures include Arrival, Dismissal, Cafeteria, Restrooms and Hallways. Please discuss CHAMPs procedures with your child(ren). You can find these CHAMPs procedures in your child(ren)'s syllabus that was sent home at the beginning of this school year.

Thank you for your support,

Harmony School of Exploration


Map Testing September 8-18

Dear parents,
Map Testing begins next Tuesday, September 8th and runs through Friday, September 18th.
Students and parents can watch a short video to prepare his or her child to take the NWEA Map test. Each link includes a video explaining how to take the test and gives sample questions. Make sure your student gets plenty of rest to be ready for testing!
Thank you

Grades K-2
K-2 Video

Grades 3-5
3-5 Video




Location: HPS Central Office, 9321 W Sam Houston Pkwy S, Houston TX 77099

Eligibility: 5th-12th grade Harmony students. Talented Younger students may be admitted by an audition with their campus music teacher.

Cost: Free

Rehearsal Schedule: Choir 8-10 am, Orchestra 10-12 pm
• Saturday, September 5th
• Saturday, October 3rd
• Saturday, November 7th
• Saturday, December 5th

Concert: Saturday, December 12th 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Online Registration Only:http://goo.gl/forms/6mSDvxpyuT

For more information contact your campus music teacher or Ms. Hemingway at zhemingway@harmonytx.org


School Hours

Dear parents,
As we get ready to enter the 3rd week of school we would like to remind everyone that student school hours are from 7:30-3:00 M-F.

Students who arrive after 8am will be marked tardy beginning Monday, August 31st. If your child arrives after 8:00am you will need to sign your child in at the front office. Students may not sign themselves in.


Student Safety

We would like to thank all Exploration families for your cooperation and patience during one of the busiest times of the school year. Our morning drop off and dismissal is improving on a daily basis thanks to your cooperation as we make adjustments to improve in these areas. As always student safety is a priority. For this reason please do not drop off your child prior to 7:30am as staff duty/supervision does not start until 7:30. You should never leave your child unattended. If you arrive to school before 7:30 you must stay with your child until our staff reports to their duty at 7:30. Thank you.


Front office and Exploration Gate Hours

The front office hours for the 2015-2016 school year will be as follows:

• Open 8:00am to 2:30pm
• Closed for dismissal from 2:30-3:45
• Open 3:45-5:00pm

School Gate Hours

Our school gate (gate 5) will open at 7:25am and will close each day at 8:30am. If you need to visit our front office/school you may enter through the feeder entrance at gate 2, Innovation entrance.

Exploration school gate hours:

• 7:25 am open for morning drop off.
• 8:30 am closed for campus/student safety
• 2:30 open for dismissal. Please stay in your car as students do not dismiss until 3:00pm
• 6:15 pm closed for the day


UPDATED: Sibling Dismissal Procedures


 Dismissal for Middle and High School Siblings




    • HS Innovation and HAS High School siblings will be taken to the lobby of high school’s 2nd building for dismissal. Middle and High school siblings can be picked up between 3:30pm-4: 00pm. Parents will enter from Gate 2 (Innovation Gate) and exit from the same gate.




Dismissal for Elementary, Middle and High School Siblings




    • Siblings from Exploration (Elementary school), and Innovation (Middle School) or HAS High school will be taken to Exploration Gym for dismissal. They can be picked up between 3:30pm-4:00pm.


  • All siblings who are not picked up by 4:00pm will be taken to their school's front office. Parents will pick up their child from the front office of each campus after 4:00pm.

  • Students are not allowed to walk around campuses unsupervised. Security Officers and school administrators will take unsupervised students to their campus. Loitering may result in disciplinary action.

  • Only the students with walker ID will leave the campus right after school hours. All walker students only will be using Innovation exit (Gate 2) to walk home.

  • All parents are required to stay in their vehicles during dismissal. When parents leave their vehicles it slows dismissal process.



Our parents` cooperation and patience are appreciated with our dismissal procedures.


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Our lunch application process has moved online! Please click on the link below to apply for free or reduced meals. If you need assistance or have questions, please contact your school's lunch clerk.

http://harmonyhs.heartlandapps.com


Chuck E' Cheese Fall Fundraiser - Thursday, September 10th!

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We will be having a “Back to School” Chuck E’ Cheese school fundraiser on Thursday, September 10th. Please mark your calendar for this very special event. Coupons and a map with directions will be distributed on the day of the event during dismissal time. All Harmony School of Exploration students will be presented with a sticker on the day of the event that can be redeemed for 10 free tokens upon entry.

Location:
11920 Southwest Frwy. Stafford, TX 77477
Time: 3:30pm-9:00pm


GT 2015-2016 Nominations Now Being Accepted

We are now accepting Gifted and Talented Nominations for the 2015-2016 school year.

Nominations will be accepted through the end of this school year and then again in the fall until the end of September, 2015. Students will be tested in the new school year.

To determine if this program is a good fit for your child, you can find more information regarding Harmony GATE on your school’s website under Academics -> Gifted and Talented.

Nomination forms can be completed here:
https://docs.google.com/a/harmonytx.org/forms/d/1XruaWC3IUIVwM-Q225GcH88y7jc3GNEhAcFXDIEvm7I/viewform?c=0&w=1

*Note: Current GATE students do not need to retest.

For additional information, contact your GT Coach.


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Calendar
 
 September 7, Monday
Labor Day (no classes)
 
 
 September 10, Thursday
Chuck E' Cheese Fall Fundraiser!
 
 
 September 14, Monday
Staff Meeting (no classes)
 
 
 October 12, Monday
Staff Meeting (no classes)
 
 
 November 23, Monday
Thanksgiving Break (no classes)
 




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Harmony School of Exploration
It is the policy of HPS not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, or disability in its programs, services, or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, please contact Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 713 343 3333 located at 9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099.