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Next PTO Meeting, Tuesday, October 27 at 8 AM.

Please don’t forget! Our next HSA PTO meeting of the year will be held on Tuesday, October 27 at 8 AM. Items on the agenda include fundraising, November Teacher & Staff appreciation event and ways to get involved at the school.
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We hope to see everyone at the meeting!

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Help Select the New Harmony School of Advancement Jackets!

Please help us select the new Harmony School of Advancement jackets.  You can see the three jacket and three logo samples by the front office beginning on Thursday, October 15.
The cost of the jacket will be $30 to the students and staff.
Please note that the logo will be white and the background of the logo will be the jacket color.  The pictures on the survey and by the front office are showing the logo on a white background.  Jacket and logo selections are separate choices.  For example, jacket choice #1 does not have to be selected with logo choice #1.
The survey to vote on your choice of jacket and logo is available at http://goo.gl/forms/VRpRwNL3HR.  The survey will be available until next Friday, October 23.
We will post the winning jacket and logo on the school and PTO websites the week of October 26.  Ordering information will also be included at that time.


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Please welcome a new board member!

Please welcome Aidee Flores who joins the HSA PTO board as our Campus Liaison.

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HSA PTO Scholarships

Did you know that last May the HSA PTO awarded scholarships in the total amount of $1,200 to members of the 2015 senior class? The six scholarship winners were selected by random from the senior class.  One bonus for PTO members is that their senior student(s) will have a bonus entry in the random drawing for the scholarship.  We are delighted to be making a direct difference in the lives of our students and we invite you to join the HSA PTO.



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Successful First PTO Meeting

20150922_091928The PTO had a very informative meeting this morning with our new principal, Mr. Oner and two of our assistant principals, Ms. Millspaugh and Mr. Reyes. We were glad to see several new parent faces at the meeting!

 

Mr. Oner introduced himself and discussed his background.  We are glad to have his support along with the support of Mr. Reyes and Ms. Millspaugh.

 

The PTO’s accomplishments from last year were discussed and celebrated.  Last year, the PTO was able to award 6 seniors with scholarships for the first time ever.  We also provided 3 new microwaves for the cafeteria at the request of the students and purchased the two new benches outside the cafeteria .The PTO also generously assisted a student club by providing funds for travel to an international competition.  Other contributions were providing refreshments for the homecoming dance and all of the teacher appreciation events.

 

Other discussions included filling vacant PTO board positions, what the PTO can do for the school, how we can improve communication with parents, teachers and staff, fundraising ideas and increasing involvement in the PTO.

To learn more about the PTO, please visit the PTO facebook page at Harmony School of Advancement PTO , our website at http://hsapto.digitalpto.com/ or contact the PTO at [email protected] for more information.

 

We look forward to a productive and fun year!



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PTO Meeting Tomorrow (9/22)

 

Please don’t forget!  The first HSA PTO meeting of the year will be held on Tuesday, September 22 at 8 AM.  Items on the agenda include fundraising, new board members, and ways to get involved at school.

 

We hope to see everyone at the meeting!

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HSA PTO Meeting (9/22)

The first HSA PTO meeting of the year will be held on Tuesday, September 22 at 8 A.M.  Items on the agenda include fundraising, new board members, and ways to get involved at the school.

 

 

We hope to see everyone at the meeting!

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Welcome to all of our new and returning members!

Welcome to the Harmony School of Advancement PTO!  We are so excited that so many families signed up to be a part of the PTO this year.

There are lots of opportunities to get involved with the school and the PTO.  For example, we have a few empty PTO board positions that we would like to fill.  These positions are Assistant Treasurer, Volunteer Liaison, Parliamentarian and Hospitality Coordinator.    Descriptions of these positions are included at the bottom of this message.  If you are interested in filling one of these positions, please email the board at [email protected]

Three of our board members will be leaving at the end of this school year as their children will be graduating in 2016, so it is important that we fill these four positions so that the PTO will continue to be a strong part of the school.

We are interested in hearing from you all on PTO meeting days and time. We’ve heard suggestions that we move the meetings to 8:00 AM to make it more convenient.  Please vote for your preferred day and time via the Google Survey at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1YToi1cW90PA49pP4B5FbBBFcWB-VWvwZvOcMyzkbd-M/viewform?c=0&w=1.

We will compile the day and time preferences and then schedule a PTO general meeting for after the Labor Day holiday.

Board Position Descriptions

Assistant Treasurer– Perform financial duties in absence of the Treasurer. Be the second signer on all disbursements. Research and lead the effort to gain and maintain 501(3)c status for the PTO. (Effort: Hours required attaining 501(3)c status, then 4-6 hours per month)

Parliamentarian– Act as a consultant to assure that meetings and processes are conducted in accordance with bylaws; advise on parliamentary procedures using Robert’s Rules of Order; bring current copy of By-Laws and procedures to all meetings. Lead the nominating committee and implement the election of board members. Parliamentarian is responsible for publicity and keeping the official history of the PTO. (Effort: Several hours at election time, then 4-6 hours per month).

Campus Support Liaison – Act as a liaison between the PTO and the faculty and staff at the school. Identify opportunities for the PTO to assist the faculty and staff and bring these opportunities to the board for discussion and action. (Effort: 2 hours per week at school).

Hospitality Coordinator – Schedule all teacher and staff appreciation events with faculty and staff at the school. Coordinate food and beverage donations with PTO members. Estimate budget for each event. (Effort: 4-6 hours per semester).

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Happy Fourth of July!

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Happy Fourth of July!  We hope that everyone is enjoying their summer vacation.

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Please welcome a new board member!

Please welcome Mrs. Wani Sinha to the 2015-2016 HSA PTO Board.  She joins the board in the Vice President 1 position.  We thank her for stepping forward and helping out the HSA PTO!

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Congratulations to our 2015 HSA PTO Scholarship Winners!

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Carolina D.
Toni S.
Natalie P.
Chiefe M.
Jeremy H.
John T.
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Please welcome our new Board members for 2015-2016!

Please welcome our new Board members for 2015-2016!

 

Office Officer Email
President Barbara Swift [email protected]
Vice President 1 Vacant
Vice President 2 Tony Diaz [email protected]
Secretary Patricia Cobb-Smith [email protected]
Assistant Secretary Dawn Thorne
Treasurer Darlene Alexander [email protected]
Assistant Treasurer Vacant
Volunteer Liaison Vacant
Parliamentarian Vacant
Hospitality Coordinator Vacant
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Teacher Appreciation Luncheon, Monday, May 11

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Please join us in treating our wonderful teachers and staff to a final appreciation luncheon on Monday, May 11.  Due to EOC, STAAR and AP testing, we had to move the event from the official teacher appreciation week to this date.

We are looking for donations for the event including desserts and soft drinks. Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please put it in an envelope marked PTO Teacher Appreciation and drop it by the front office.

Donations may be dropped off to the front office before 10 AM on the day of the event. Non perishable donations such as soft drinks can be dropped off earlier.

If you have any questions, please contact Patricia Cobb-Smith at [email protected] or Barbara Swift at[email protected].

We’re using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming signups.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1)    Click this link to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/kvTZ4n

2)     Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3)     Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and we can sign you up manually. Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone.

Thank you,

Patricia Cobb-Smith ([email protected])

Barbara Swift ([email protected])

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Advancement Spirit T-Shirt Design Contest Sponsored by HSA PTO

Spirit T-Shirt Design Contest

Next year, the school will allow spirit shirts to be worn every Friday!!! Please help us design the spirit t-shirt for next year by creating a design. All submissions are due by 6 PM on Monday, May 13, 2015 in an email to [email protected]
Voting for the new design will begin on Wednesday, May 15, 2015 from the school website.
The winner will be announced on Tuesday, May 21, 2015 during morning announcements.
Spirit shirts will be available for purchase at orientation in August.
T-Shirt Design Contest Guidelines
Eligibility: All students (one entry per student). Artwork must be an original design in either black or white emailed to [email protected]
Design topics may include, but are not limited to, hawks, school spirit, STEM.
Artwork should include the phrase: 2015-2016
Please include the student’s name, grade level and section in the email with the artwork.
Contest Awards
The Grand Prize Winner
o Artwork is reproduced on the HSA 2015-2016 t-shirts
o $15 Starbucks gift card
o One free Spirit T-shirt

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Looking for a few good board members!!!

Elections for the 2015-2016 PTO Board were held on Tuesday, April 23.  We were able to fill most positions but we are still looking for applicants the following board positions:

Assistant Treasurer– Perform financial duties in absence of the Treasurer. Be the second signer on all disbursements. Research and lead the effort to gain and maintain 501(3)c status for the PTO. (Effort: Hours required attaining 501(3)c status, then 4-6 hours per month)

Parliamentarian– Act as a consultant to assure that meetings and processes are conducted in accordance with bylaws; advise on parliamentary procedures using Robert’s Rules of Order; bring current copy of By-Laws and procedures to all meetings. Lead the nominating committee and implement the election of board members. Parliamentarian is responsible for publicity and keeping the official history of the PTO. (Effort: Several hours at election time, then 4-6 hours per month).

Campus Support Liaison – Act as a liaison between the PTO and the faculty and staff at the school. Identify opportunities for the PTO to assist the faculty and staff and bring these opportunities to the board for discussion and action. (Effort: 2 hours per week at school).

Any parent, guardian or grandparent can serve on the PTO board.  If you are interested in one of these positions, please email us at [email protected]  Thank you so much!

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Rescheduled PTO Meeting, this Tuesday, April 21 at 6:30 PM

Please join us for our rescheduled year end meeting on April 21 at 6:30 PM in the first floor cafeteria. Our agenda for the meeting will include board elections for the 2015-2016 school year. We will also introduce the HSA PTO scholarship program and select the 6 winners from the graduating seniors of 2015. The board will also provide an update of projects and accomplishments.
Officers for the 2015-2016 school year will be elected at this meeting. Only members who are in good standing and current with their dues may vote or be nominated for the PTO board. Current PTO board members in good standing will be up for re-election at the meeting. We would also like to form two new committees for Hispanic Culture Month and Black Heritage Month.
If you are interested in being elected for a board position, please send an email to [email protected]

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April 16, 2015 at 6:30 PM Final General PTO Meeting of the 2014-2015 School Year

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Please join us for our year end meeting on April 16 at 6:30 PM in the first floor cafeteria. Our agenda for the meeting will include board elections for the 2015-2016 school year. We will also introduce the HSA PTO scholarship program and select the 6 winners from the graduating seniors of 2015. The board will also provide an update of projects and accomplishments.

Officers for the 2015-2016 school year will be elected at this meeting. Only members who are in good standing and current with their dues may vote or be nominated for the PTO board. Current PTO board members in good standing will be up for re-election at the meeting. If you are interested in being elected for a board position, please send an email to [email protected]

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Thank you to all our parents and students!

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A BIG THANK YOU to all of our PTO parents and students who helped out with both the Holiday and Valentine’s Day Sweets and Treats.  We could not spoil our teachers and staff without your help.

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Have a great Spring Break!

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Happy Spring Break, Harmony Hawks! See you back at school on Monday, March 23!

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PTO Elections are just around the corner

All of our students are ready for a well deserved spring break but the PTO doesn’t stop working! We are gearing up for elections for our new board in April. If you are interested, please email us at [email protected] We’d love to have your help!