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February 2023 PK-5th BReakfast Lunch Menu (1)

Due to inclement weather forecasts, we will have a 2 hour delayed start tomorrow, Jan 24, for all El Paso campuses. Classes will begin at 10 a.m., and students can be dropped off starting at 9:30 a.m. All staff should report to work at 9:30 a.m

The Harmony School of Science is hosting a regional competition for history, geography, and science on Saturday, February 18. You are invited to take the FREE qualifying exams here and you can register for our event here once you qualify. You can use these study materials to prepare. The top performers at our regional qualify for nationals in Arlington, VA in June 2023.

Harmony Families: Don’t forget that the re-enrollment period for current students starts January 2!
Each January, we ask families to let us know if they’ll join us for another great year of learning and fun next school year, starting in August 2023. This simple step allows us to ensure each current student’s spot at Harmony is reserved for the following school year and assess how many new student seats we have available for other applicants.
You’ll have until Jan. 27 to get your child re-enrolled. If you miss the deadline, you will have to re-apply your child…so don’t wait!

In accordance with the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented students, Harmony Public Schools will begin taking referrals for all interested students in grades K-12 for Gifted and Talented (G/T) screening.
Anyone interested in the educational welfare of these students may nominate them for assessment. Students in grades 1 & up who were tested in Fall 2022 are not eligible to test in Spring 2023. Referral forms are available at the front office and on the school’s website (see below).
The referral forms must be returned or emailed to the front office by January 31, 2023. The Spring GT testing window is set by the campus in February or March. Campuses may elect to use NWEA MAP scores as a prescreening criterion for GT Testing.
For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact the school’s GT Coordinator/Teacher.

Parent GT Referral Form in English

ANUNCIO DE EDUCACIÓN PARA DOTADOS Y TALENTOSOS (GATE) 
De acuerdo con el Plan Estatal de Texas para la Educación de Estudiantes Dotados / Talentosos, Harmony Public Schools comenzará a tomar referencias para todos los estudiantes interesados en los grados K-12 para la evaluación de estudiantes dotados y talentosos.
Cualquier persona interesada en el bienestar educativo de estos estudiantes puede nominarlos para dicha evaluación. Los estudiantes en los grados 1 y superiores que fueron evaluados en el otoño de 2022 no son elegibles para la prueba en la primavera de 2023. Los formularios de referencia están disponibles en la oficina y en el sitio web de la escuela.
Los formularios de referencia deben devolverse a la oficina de la escuela antes del lunes 31 de enero del 2023. Los campus pueden optar por utilizar las puntuaciones de NWEA MAP como criterios de preselección para las pruebas de GT.
Para obtener más información sobre el proceso de selección e identificación, los padres pueden comunicarse con el entrenador / maestro de GT de la escuela.

Parent GT Referral Form in Spanish

 

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Join us at Cielo Vista Mall on Saturday, February 11, for the latest and greatest projects and demonstrations from Harmony’s STEM students.

Join us for the 3rd annual Harmony Public Schools – El Paso Math Competition on Saturday, January 21 from 10am – 1pm. The competition is open to students in 5th Grade in El Paso metro area, and will be hosted at the Harmony School Science located at 1730 Joe Battle Blvd El Paso, Texas 79928. This competition is designed to promote a competitive academic environment with respect to mathematics. Students who participate in this competition will test their mathematical capabilities, be better prepared for middle school, and grow exponentially as members of the community. The Competition will consist of 40 Multiple choice questions from various math topics aligned to TEKS with 5 tie breaker questions. Registration is FREE and is open until Jan 13 at 5 p.m.
To register visit https://harmonyelpasomath.weebly.com/
Prizes include:
1st Place: ASUS TUF F17 Laptop
2nd Place: Meta Quest 2 256GB
3rd Place: 10.2-inch iPad 64 GB
4th Place: Ryze Tech Tello Drone
5th Place: $50 Visa Gift Card
* Participants enrollment in 5th grade will be verified with School ID or current progress card from the school.​

 

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We're Hiring

Harmony Public Schools is recruiting talented, compassionate bilingual teachers dedicated to helping every student succeed. Harmony offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a commitment to excellence in the classroom.

Interested applicants may apply online.

October is in the United States. Let’s deepen our understanding of this language-based challenge and try to raise awareness in our community.

 Eight-year-old Evan is one of the brightest children in his third-grade class. He has a wonderful vocabulary and knows everything there is to know about baseball—he can even tell you who played in each of the last ten World Series games and who won. But when it comes to reading about baseball—or anything else—Evan has a lot of trouble. It takes him a long time to read each word, and even longer to read whole sentences. He often has to guess at how you say a word—and sometimes his guess is wrong. Reading out loud is especially stressful and embarrassing. His teacher recently told Evan’s parents that she thinks he might have dyslexia.

 Most people assume that part of being smart is being able to read well. About 100 years ago, though, doctors figured out that some people, even some very smart people who do really well at many other things, have trouble learning to read. This difficulty with reading is called dyslexia.

 Excerpt from: http://dyslexia.yale.edu/resources/dyslexic-kids-adults/on-being-dyslexic/

Useful Links:

What is Dyslexia? – Kelli Sandman-Hurley

https://improvingliteracy.org/brief/defining-dyslexia

https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/child-learning-disabilities/dyslexia/videos-about-dyslexia

https://dyslexiaida.org/

https://dyslexiaida.org/fact-sheets/

http://www.dyslexia.yale.edu/resources/parents/

https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/texas-dyslexia-handbook-2021.pdf

Recommended Movie:

Taare Zameen Par- Every Child is Special https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z14uE7U0HY

Ishaan, a student who has dyslexia, cannot seem to get anything right at his boarding school. Soon, a new unconventional art teacher, Ram Shankar Nikumbh, helps him discover his hidden potential.

Harmony parents: Please submit the 2022-2023 meal application for your student(s). The eligibility status derived from the meal application is not only used for your child’s meal status, but it helps determine how much state funding your child’s school qualifies for (for things like books and classroom resources), as well as helps determine if your student is eligible for discounts on dual credit, AP, or college applications (if a high school student). It also helps with qualifications for other community programs.
Meal applications may be submitted online through www.schoolcafe.com.
For questions or assistance, please contact the campus Child Nutrition Assistant.

 

 

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Announcement!

In accordance with the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented students, Harmony Public Schools will begin taking referrals for kindergarten and newly enrolled students in grades 1-12 for gifted and talented screening. 

Anyone interested in the educational welfare of these students may refer them for assessment. Referral forms are available at the front office and on the school’s website.

 

Parent GT Referral Form in English

Parent GT Referral Form in Spanish

 

The deadline for GATE referral is September 30, 2022, and G/T assessment period will take place in October. For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact the school’s G/T coordinator or G/T coach/teacher.

GATE (Educación para estudiantes dotados/talentosos) Anuncio

De acuerdo con el Plan Estatal de Texas para la Educación de Estudiantes Dotados / Talentosos, las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony comenzarán a recibir referencias para kindergarten y estudiantes recién inscritos en los grados 1-12 para la evaluación de estudiantes dotados y talentosos.

Cualquier persona interesada en el bienestar educativo de estos estudiantes puede nominarlos para dicha evaluación. Los formularios de referencia están disponibles en la oficina y en el sitio web de la escuela.

 

Forma de nominación

 

La fecha límite de referencia de GATE es el 30 de septiembre de 2022 y el período de evaluación de G / T se llevará a cabo en octubre.

Para obtener más información sobre el proceso de selección e identificación, los padres pueden comunicarse con el entrenador / maestro de GT de la escuela.