Last Day Of School

Last Day Of School

Thursday, May 27th, is the last day of school.  It has been a great year with all of our wonderful scholars, families and staff.  We hope that you have a fun-filled Summer and we look forward to seeing you back for the 2021-2022 school year!

College & Career Spirit Week

College & Career Spirit Week

We will have special College and Career Spirit Dress Days May 17th through May 21st.  The days are as follows:
 
Monday – “College Shirts & Gear” Showcase Your Favorite College Or University By Wearing A College Shirt And Spirit Wear With Jeans
Tuesday – “I Dream To Succeed” Wear Your Pajamas
Wednesday – “Salute To The Military” Wear Camo Or Red, White & Blue With Blue Jeans
Thursday – “Your Future Is Bright” Wear Sunglasses And Bright Colors With Jeans
Friday – “Dress For Success Day” Dress In Your Nicest Business/Sunday Attire

 

Pre-K & Kinder Round-Up

Pre-K & Kinder Round-Up

Dear HSI Families,

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting Pre-K and Kinder Round Ups this summer!  Round Ups will be held June 14th through 16th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  We welcome all four-year-old’s (September 1st) to attend our FREE FULL-DAY Pre-K program.  All five-year-old’s (September 1st) may attend our Kindergarten program.  You may contact Ms. Dykes for more information at (210) 265-1715 or sdykes@harmonytx.org.  We are SO excited to see you!

Flyer

Harmony School of Innovation San Antonio (HSI-SA) Brings You Lobos Howl Night

Harmony School of Innovation San Antonio (HSI-SA) Brings You Lobos Howl Night

You are invited to join us for an evening of fun, food and games at our Lobos Howl Night that will take place in the school parking lot on Friday, May 14th, from 5-7pm. We will have lots of games (some cost $ and ones with our partners are free), a moon bounce and food trucks.
Admission is free – tickets will be sold for games and we are pre-selling $20 wristbands (cash only) which will get you full access that night with the exception of the food trucks. These can be purchased in the front office and you will get your wristband the night of the event. Food and refreshments can be purchased from the food trucks located on site.

**Please note that masks are required during the event and we also ask that you maintain social distance from anyone not in your immediate family (hand sanitizer will be provided).

Want to make a difference?  Join us for a virtual job fair on Saturday, May 15th, from 10am – 2pm (CST).  See the link below for the flyer.

Job Fair Flyer

https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/harmony_public-schools/e/oPQR1

Star Wars May The 4th Be With You

Star Wars May The 4th Be With You

Students and staff may wear a Star Wars shirt & accessories (socks, hair bow or tie) with jeans on Tuesday, May 4th.

Fiesta Dress Days

Fiesta Dress Days

We will have special dress days in celebration of Fiesta (April 27th – 30)

April 27th (Tues): Pinata Tuesday – Wear a brightly colored shirt with jeans in celebration of Fiesta.

April 28th (Wed): Fiesta Headwear Day – Wear your favorite sombrero or head piece with uniform in celebration of Fiesta.  Or you can dress like a super hero (fiction or real life) for National Super Hero Day.

April 29th (Thurs): World Cup Day – Wear your favorite soccer jersey with jeans in celebration of Fiesta.

April 30th (Fri): Dress Your Fiesta Best – Wear your best Fiesta clothes in celebration of Fiesta.

Celebrate National Super Hero Day With Us

Celebrate National Super Hero Day With Us

Students and staff may dress up like a super hero on Wednesday, April 28th, in celebration of National Super Hero Day.

Each year on April 28th, National Superhero Day honors superheroes, both real and fictional.

Batman, Superman, Captain America, Wonder Woman, Iron Man, Hulk, and Spiderman are just some of the superheroes whose names we recognize. Even though they are fictional, these superheroes are great role models for our children. They serve and protect while fighting evil.

Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary. ~ Gerard Way

Our real-life superheroes may not have superpowers or wear capes, but they are also great role models who serve and protect while fighting evil. Military personnel, police officers, firefighters, and teachers are just a few of the heroes who protect us on a daily basis.

Student & Staff Holiday

Student & Staff Holiday

Friday, April 23rd, is a Student and Staff Holiday for Battle Of The Flowers.  We hope that everyone has a great three day weekend and we will see you when classes resume on Monday, April 26th.

 

Harmony Public Schools is excited to announce a new partnership with Texas’ favorite designer jewelry brand Kendra Scott.
As part of the brand’s “Shop for Good” community initiative, Kendra Scott will be donating 20 percent of all sales during a two-day event in May to Harmony’s COVID-19 Gap Fund, which supports teachers and student families struggling with financial uncertainty due to COVID-19.

To participate, simply purchase any item from select Kendra Scott stores from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 4 or online at KendraScott.com anytime May 4 & 5, and have 20% of your purchase automatically donated to the HPS COVID-19 Gap Fund when you use promo code “GIVEBACK-1D9P” at checkout.

To learn more or RSVP in order to receive reminders, visit https://www.HarmonyTX.org/KendraScott.
Participating Texas store locations include (5-7 p.m. May 4 only):

AUSTIN
• The Domain: 11506 Century Oaks Terrace, Austin, TX
• Lamar: 3800 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX
• South Congress: 1701 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX

DFW
• ClearFork: 5217 Marathon Ave, Fort Worth, TX
• Preston Center: 8383 Preston Center, Dallas, TX
• Highland Village: 1500 Cottonwood Creek, Highland Village, TX
• Plano: 5800 Legacy Dr, Plano, TX

EL PASO
• La Villita: 6801 North Mesa Street, El Paso, TX

HOUSTON
• Bay Brook: 700 Baybrook Mall, Friendswood, TX
• City Centre: 806 Town & Country, Houston, TX
• Cypress: 9945 Barker Cypress, Cypress, TX
• Highland Village: 2701 A Drexel Dr Houston, TX
• Katy: 23501 Cinco Ranch, Katy, TX
• Sugar Land: 16535 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX

ODESSA
• Commons at North Park: 2900 Loop 250 Frontage Road, Midland, TX

SAN ANTONIO
• The Quarry: 310 E Basse Rd, San Antonio, TX
• La Cantera: 15900 La Cantera Pkwy, San Antonio, TX

SHOP ONLINE USING PROMO CODE GIVEBACK-1D9P (May 4 & 5):
https://www.KendraScott.com

About Kendra Scott
Kendra Scott is a leading jewelry brand named for its founder Kendra Scott, a single mom from Texas who created a fashion empire by making and selling jewelry from her home. The brand now has store locations in almost every state and three countries (though their headquarters are still right here in Texas). Their founder is also well known for her frequent appearances as an investor on TV’s “Shark Tank.”

About Harmony Public Schools
Harmony Public Schools are 58 high performing PreK-12 college preparatory charter schools throughout Texas. Harmony blends the highest standards and expectations, with a rigorous math- and science-centered curriculum and dedicated and engaged teachers and families to cultivate excellence and prepare students to succeed in college, careers and life. At Harmony Public Schools, we believe every child can succeed, and we are committed to helping them realize their full potential. To learn more about Harmony Public Schools and our 58 campuses across Texas, please visit: www.harmonytx.org, and follow us on Twitter at @HarmonyEdu and ‘Like’ us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/HarmonyTexas.

 

Pajama Day

Pajama Day

In celebration of National Wear Your Pajamas To Work Day, scholars and staff may wear their pajamas to school on Friday, April 16th.

Each year on this day, National Wear Your Pajamas To Work Day allows us a reprieve after meeting a late-night deadline shuffling receipts and adding columns to file our taxes.  While some people call this day “the best holiday of the year,” it was created for fun.  Wearing pajamas to work creates a laid back and relaxed atmosphere especially for those accountants, tax preparers and last-minute filers.  Wearing pajamas offers a little relief from the nail-biting and stress that often comes with filing taxes.  The day helps to let go of the anxiety and offers a few more minutes of sleep for those who pushed the deadline to the limit.

PTO Meeting

PTO Meeting

Please join us for our virtual PTO meeting on April 13th at 6:00pm.  A Zoom link will be shared with all families and staff that are already part of PTO.

Want to join the meeting and the PTO group?  It’s as easy as sending an email to PTO at pto_hsisa@yahoo.com — and there are no membership fees this year.

Student & Staff Holiday Harmony School Of Innovation San Antonio

Student & Staff Holiday Harmony School Of Innovation San Antonio

Friday, April 2nd, is a Student and Staff Holiday.  We hope that everyone has a great three day weekend and we will see you when classes resume on Monday, April 5th.

World Autism Day

World Autism Day

We invite our HSI Lobos to wear a blue shirt with blue jeans on Thursday, April 1st, in recognition of World Autism Day which is on Friday, April 2nd.  This day seeks to raise awareness of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and improve the lives of those currently living with autism.  That is why we wear blue on this day.

The purpose of this announcement is to inform our HPS communities about changes to the Student Success Initiative (SSI) promotion/retention and retesting requirements for the 2020–2021 school year. In light of past and anticipated impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commissioner of Education has waived grade promotion requirements for students in fifth and eighth grade for the 2020–2021 school year. Notwithstanding anything the contrary in prior policy or procedure, Harmony Public Schools will comply with the Commissioner’s waiver of SSI requirements for this school year.

For additional information, please click on this link to review TEA’s correspondence in regards to the matter: Waiver of the Student Success Initiative (SSI) Promotion Requirements)

Dr. Seuss Dress Days

Dr. Seuss Dress Days

We will have Dr. Seuss dress days March 15th – March 19th.  The dress days are as follows:

MAR 15 (Mon) – “The Sleep Book” – Come to school in your pajamas

MAR 16 (Tues) – “Favorite Character Day” – Dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character

MAR 17 (Wed) – “Wacky Wednesday” – Wear mismatched clothes, crazy socks and wacky hair

MAR 18 (Thurs) – “Oh the Places You’ll Go” – Career day, dress up as what you want to be when you grow up

MAR 19 (Fri) – “Cat In The Hat Day” – Wear your favorite hat with uniform

Student Holiday Spring Break

Student Holiday Spring Break

This Friday, March 5th, is a Student Holiday and District Staff PD. The following week, March 8-12, is Spring Break and classes will resume on Monday, March 15th. We hope that everyone has a fun, safe and enjoyable break!

**Please remember that there are special dress days that scholars and staff have the opportunity to participate in when we return (listed below).

MAR 15 (Mon) – “The Sleep Book” – Come to school in your pajamas

MAR 16 (Tues) – “Favorite Character Day” – Dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character

MAR 17 (Wed) – “Wacky Wednesday” – Wear mismatched clothes, crazy socks and wacky hair

MAR 18 (Thurs) – “Oh the Places You’ll Go” – Career day, dress up as what you want to be when you grow up

MAR 19 (Fri) – “Cat In The Hat Day” – Wear your favorite hat

Dyslexia Can Affect Spelling, Education, Words, Reading, Health, Life, Career, Math

Dyslexia Can Affect Spelling, Education, Words, Reading, Health, Life, Career, Math

Dear HSI families,

You are cordially invited to our Dyslexia Info Session that will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, March 2nd, at 3:45.  For any questions, please reach out to the Dyslexia teacher, Ms. Miller, at amiller@harmonytx.org or our Special Programs Coordinator, Ms. Lockert, at blockert@harmonytx.org.  The Zoom link was shared on Class Dojo and via email to all of our Harmony families.

Texas Independence Day

Texas Independence Day

In honor of Texas Independence Day 1836, students & staff may wear red, white & blue with blue jeans.

Drive-Thru Kindness Parade February 26th 4-5pm

Drive-Thru Kindness Parade February 26th 4-5pm

HSI Parents/Guardians –

Please join us for our Drive-Thru Kindness Parade celebration on Friday, February 26th, from 4:00-5:00pm.  A red or pink shirt with jeans may be worn to school on this day (or they can dress according to the Black History or Mardi Gras dress days – it’s their choice).

BE SURE TO TUNE INTO 97.3 FM ON YOUR CAR RADIO WHILE IN THE PARKING LOT TO HEAR SHOUT OUTS from Ms. Flores and Ms. Dykes!!!

We invite you to decorate your car with words of kindness, bright colors or encourage your scholar(s) to make a sign using kind words. As you drive through the parking lot of the school you will have the opportunity to make a couple of stops and see signs of kindness and motivation along the way.

We will be taking pictures during the event to share on social media but if you choose not to have yours taken then just let us know.

Stops will be to:
1. Receive candy with a motivational quote/sticker (front of the school)
2. All scholars who participate will receive a free shirt! (back of the school near the soccer field)
3. Take a quick picture at the photo booth (back of the school near the playground) As you drive through the parking lot of the school you will have the opportunity to make a couple of stops and see signs of kindness and motivation along the way.

Harmony School Of Innovation San Antonio Dismissal Traffic Flow Changes

 

Harmony School Of Innovation San Antonio Dismissal Traffic Flow Changes

Dear HSI Families,

Please click on the link below to view a powerpoint that lists the new dismissal traffic flow changes that will be put into place starting Thursday, February 25th.  Thank you

Link To Powerpoint

Dismissal Time Adjustment
Dismissal Time Adjustment
Dear Parents and/or Guardians,
 
This year, given these extraordinary circumstances with COVID-19, our campus has worked closely with city health officials, and our District to continue providing quality instruction to all our scholars whether they attend in person or virtually.  
 
To enhance our efforts we are making an adjustment to the dismissal time for our in-person scholars and will provide additional instructional support during this last period of each day.  During this instructional time, scholars, both in-person and virtual, are given the opportunity to receive additional support from teachers to ensure all students are completing missing assignments, reaching their software goals, practicing the most critical reading and math skills, and if needed work in small groups for reteaching and/or intervention.
 
Beginning Feb. 17, 2021 we will begin dismissal at 3:30pm  Our current policies and procedures during dismissal will remain the same.
 
We appreciate all that you do to support your child(ren) at home and we appreciate your support in our continued efforts to provide this time for additional learning. 
 
If there are any questions please feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher(s) or email the Assistant Principal relative to your child’s grade level; Ms. Stephanie Finch (PreK-2) sfinch@harmonytx.org, Ms. Dazetrica Gray (3rd-5th) dazetrica.gray@harmonytx.org, or Ms. Veronica Montilla (6th-8th) vmontilla@harmonytx.org.
 
Sincerely,
Bambi L. Teaff
Principal
Meal Distribution & Reminders

Meal Distribution & Reminders

Hello HSI Family!

Thank you for your patience and cooperation for the last week during the winter storm.  We hope that everyone is doing well as we start warming up and you begin to get your water turned back on.

Please be sure to check the SAWS website to see whether your “boil water notice” has been lifted before you drink any tap water.  Here is the direct link to their site: https://www.saws.org/

 

Just a few reminders as we start the week:

1.) Monday, February 22nd, is staff PD – no school for students

2.) Lunch distributions will resume on Monday, February 22nd.  Monday’s drive by lunch distributions will be from 11-1.

3.) Classes resume for all in person and online students on Tuesday, February 23rd

Classes Canceled Thursday & Friday February 18 & 19
Classes Canceled Thursday & Friday February 18 & 19
Dear HSI Families,

Due to continued power and water issues in our community, and the fact that more winter weather is in the forecast, we will cancel school for the remainder of the week – no virtual or in person classes will take place.

Friday’s Parent/Teacher Conferences and Kindness Parade have been canceled as well.  We know many of you are struggling right now and we want you to focus on staying safe and taking care of yourself and your families.

Meal distributions will continue on Monday, February 22nd, and classes will resume for students on Tuesday, February 23rd, as Monday is a student holiday/district staff PD day.

TEA is offering waiver options for the missed days. Harmony will seek approval to apply for the waiver so that days will not need to be made up.