Make A Difference: Mexico Slideshow

Below is a link to the presentation Mr. Bennett gave at the PTA meeting on the trip planned by the PTA Travel Committee for our Spanish language middle school students. The trip will give students and parent volunteers an opportunity to experience the culture, see some wonderful sites, and contribute to some of the communities.

Abajo hay un enlace a la presentación que el Sr. Bennett hizo en la reunión de la PTA sobre el viaje planeado por el Comité de Viajes de la PTA para nuestros estudiantes de español de escuela intermedia. El viaje les dará a los estudiantes y padres voluntarios la oportunidad de experimentar la cultura, ver algunos sitios maravillosos y contribuir con algunas de las comunidades.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/17BMp-De8bNJxxjmImds0g1q1Q0GqDm4t0X7d8c8FaVI/edit?usp=sharing

PTA Meeting – Thursday, 1/24

The first PTA meeting of the new year is this this Thursday evening @ 6:00 PM. 

T-Shirts and other goodies: The PTA will have the new school spirit shirts (student and family versions) on hand for purchase, as well as yard signs and stickers. Student shirts are available from XS (pre-K/K size) through Adult Large. An order form will also be given to the kids to bring home at some point soon.
Events updates: We’ll have updates on event dates, including Daddy-Daughter Dance, new dates for Family Fun Night, and more. We have a new Movies with Mommy event coming, and a dream flag writing event which has opportunities for public display.
PTA Travel Committee: There will be a presentation by the Travel Committee on plans for foreign language trips.

And more! We hope to see you there!

Family Fun Night is Friday, Dec 14 – Postponed

Postponed due to weather

Join us for an evening of fun, food, and life-long memories at Harry Stone’s annual Family Fun Night, from 6 to 8 PM, Friday, December 14, 2018.

The games and activities for kids of all ages to enjoy include:

  • Game Truck
  • Rock Climbing Wall (age and footwear restriction apply)
  • Face Painting
  • Knockerball Bubble Soccer
  • Carnival Games
  • Parent/Student Freeze Out Tournament
  • and Food!

Do you have a business you would like to advertise during Family Fun Night? Ask us how to reserve a booth! Please contact kourtneyvalentine @ gmail.com for more information!

FFN 2018 Flyer

PTA Travel Committee presentation

This week at our PTA meeting, we had a presentation by the Travel Committee, working to coordinate foreign trips for our MYP (6-8) students. We want the presentation to get out to a wider audience, and are making it available on the PTA website.

Foreign Travel PTA presentation

A note on the Harry Stone IB program

Dear Parents and Students,
The article entitled, “The Transformative Nature of an IB Education,” is the perfect answer to why Harry Stone became an IB school. Additionally, it explains the “intangible” benefits of an IB education that we often have difficulty expressing.  We can talk about IB Learner Profile Traits and Approaches to Learning, but to see the students successfully instigating, implementing and engaging in action is the proof of the value of our program.
https://blogs.ibo.org/blog/2018/06/11/the-transformative-nature-of-an-ib-education/
I invite everyone to the Community Project Presentations the MYP3 students will give in February.  You will be inspired by what these young people have accomplished for the betterment of our human community and see the perfect expression of what an IB education is all about.
Megan Capshaw
MYP 3 Individuals and Societies
IB Coordinator

Online Enrollment

School administration has brought to our attention a gap we have in officially getting students enrolled. Dallas ISD wants students explicitly enrolled in their system. See instructions the link below for online registration. Hint: It involves Power School.

https://www.dallasisd.org/onlineenrollment

For parents attending the Montessori Parent Night tomorrow (Wednesday, 9/26), your teachers have your student codes, and there will be a number of computers available so you can take care of it there.

For parents of 6-8 graders, student codes were handed out to the students today.

First PTA meeting for 2018-19

Please join us this Thursday @ 6:00 PM for the first PTA meeting of 2018-19.

Harry Stone gets high marks from TEA

In a great note for the start of the school year, Harry Stone’s elementary and middle grades both received high marks on the TEA report cards. Elementary received a 94 out of 100 overall, and the middle grades received a 92.

This overall grade is a combination of 3 scores in different areas. For more information (and reports for other schools), visit the TEA report cards site linked below.

Elementary:

https://txschools.org/schools/057905212/overview

Middle:

https://txschools.org/schools/057905066/overview

Meet the Teacher 2018-19

Harry Stone’s Open House for the start of the 2018-19 school year is tomorrow night, Thursday, from 5-8 PM.

Come by and meet your teachers, and of course, join the PTA!

Harry Stone named to Texas Honor Roll

Harry Stone has been named to the 2017-2018 Educational Results Partnership (ERP) Honor Roll, also known as the Texas Honor Roll. The program, sponsored by the Institute for Productivity in Education (IPE), is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and districts that are improving student outcomes.

Harry Stone is recognized as a Star school, as a high performing, high poverty, achievement gap closing school.

More than 30 Dallas ISD schools named to Texas Honor Roll list

Full Honor Roll list: http://edresults.org/HonorRoll/HonorRoll