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Congratulations to our competitors in the District Harmony’s Got Talent Show last Thursday! HSI Fort Worth dominated the high school competition with M. Risher winning FIRST placeoverall and the YoYoing Team Lin placing third overall! We are so proud to have such wonderfully talented students!

There will be STAAR Pep Rallies next week. Middle school students may wear jeans and HSI Spirit Shirts Tuesday, April 30th and high school students may do the same on Thursday, May 2nd. The purpose of these pep rallies is to invigorate and motivate students and staff to do their absolute best for the final stretch of the testing season and the end of school itself.
Our Scholastic Book Fair has transformed the Library into our very own book store. There are hundreds of books from new and favorite authors, popular series, cool posters and school supplies, and fun for everyone! The Scholastic Book Fair will be here until April 26th and everyone is invited!
Honor Organizations will have their induction ceremony on Wednesday, May 1st at 6:00pm. Inductees will be notified in the next few days if their acceptance and further details later this week.
Spring Portraits have been rescheduled to May 20th. Only the students who pay in advance for their portraits AND have a signed permission slip by Thursday, May 16th will be permitted to free dress for their portraits the following Monday. Anyone who did not turn in said permission slip WILL NOT be allowed to free dress. Families will be contacted over the summer when your portraits arrive to the school.

The Athletic Department needs your new or slightly used exercise equipment. If you have a weight bench or free weights that are taking up valuable space in your home, the Athletic Department will take them. If you have a treadmill that has become a clothes rack, the Athletic Department will take it. If you have a stationary bike or an elliptical that is gathering more dust than miles, the Athletic Department will take it. Any donation of equipment will be looked upon by all those that will utilize it highly. Our athletes will be greatly appreciative of any equipment your kind generosity can give.

The peak of the cold and flu season is upon us. To prevent widespread flu in the school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if experiencing flu or cold symptoms. To decide whether or not to send your child to school, please consider the following guidelines:

Consider keeping your child at home for an extra day of rest and observation if he or she has any of the following symptoms:

  • Very stuffy or runny nose and/or cough
  • Mild sore throat (no fever, no known exposure to strep)
  • Headache
  • Mild stomach ache

Definitely keep your child at home for treatment and observation if he or she has any of these symptoms:

  • Fever (greater than 100 degrees by mouth and your child may return to school only after his or her temperature has been consistently below 100 degrees, by mouth, for a minimum of 24 hours)
  • Vomiting (even once)
  • Diarrhea
  • Chills
  • General malaise or feelings of fatigue, discomfort, weakness or muscle aches
  • Frequent congested (wet) or croupy cough
  • Lots of nasal congestion with frequent blowing of nose

To help prevent the flu and other colds, teach your children good hygiene habits:

  • Wash hands frequently
  • Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth
  • Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, use a paper tissue, throw it away and then wash hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Colds are the most contagious during the first 48 hours. A child who has a fever should remain at home until “fever free” for a minimum of 24 hours. A child who has started antibiotics needs to be on the medication for 48 hours before considered non-contagious and able to return to school. Often when a child awakens with vague complaints (the way colds and flu begin) it is wise to observe your child at home for an hour or two before deciding whether or not to bring to school. Your child should be physically able to participate in all school activities on return to school. Keeping a sick child at home will minimize the spread of infections and viruses in the classroom.

Thank you in advance for helping make this year at school as healthy as possible.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to give us a call at

(817) 386-5505 ex 126.

Sincerely,

Health Aide

Olga Slater

Dear parents/guardians,

Due to inclement weather, all after school activities have been canceled Wednesday, April 17th. Students will be dismissed at their regular dismissal times.

In addition, after school clubs are canceled for Thursday, April 18th , so that teachers can meet with their departments. District Talent Show and District Track Meet will continue as planned.

-HSI Fort Worth Administration

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6th through the 10th! We have special surprises planned for our teachers each day, and we will be raffling off prizes throughout the week! If you would like to show your appreciation for the fantastic faculty of HSI Fort Worth, please sign up and deliver your gift to the front office by Thursday, May 2nd. Sign Up Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D4EACAF28A0FA7-teacher

On Tuesday April 23rd all of the juniors on our campus will take the SAT exam. Annually, thousands of students in the US and across the world take the SAT exam to gain entrance into colleges and universities. As such please make sure that your student is prompt and fully rested for this exam. Below is a breakdown of the exam.
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For this week only snack sales will be on THURSDAY. Ice cream =$1:fudgy bars, ice cream sandwich, push pop or cone. Snacks=75 cents: lays bbq, sour cream & onion and regular chips, Doritos Flamas, Flamin’ Hot Fantastix, Rice Krispie Treat or chocolate chip cookie. Students MUST have funds in their account to buy snacks. Parents – You can add funds at schoolcafe.com or in the front office with credit or debit card or with a money order Next week sales will be back on Friday.

We invite all parents, students, staff and other community stakeholders to attend Harmony Public Schools-DFW/Waco District Wellness Policy meeting. The meeting will be held at the district office located at 12005 Forestgate Dr. Ste 110, Dallas, TX 75243 on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 9:30am to 12:30pm. We will review our current District Wellness Policy (located on each campus website) and the guidelines set forth in the HPS board approved Wellness Plan (available on each campus website) in regards to nutrition education, Smart Snack Guidelines, fundraisers, exemptions, classroom parties, etc. If you are interested in joining, no RSVP is necessary and we look forward to your attendance. For questions or additional information, please contact Linda Moore at LMoore@harmonytx.org.

This Saturday, April 13th is another Campus beautification day sponsored by PTO. From 9 am to 12 pm volunteer your time and bring your gardening and landscaping tools to help in the effort of making our campus beautiful. Students should bring their own gloves and water bottle.