A Note From Our Principal
We had a wonderful month with our students and families in February and can’t wait to see what the next season holds for us. We especially love the spring and summer months because they allow us to spend extra time outside with our students. Our teachers are busy coming up with ways to take their lessons outside as weather permits. Don’t forget that Daylight Savings Time begins on Sunday, March 11th
DATES TO REMEMBER
Thursday, March 1st – Harmony Academy Early Release
Friday, March 2nd – Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebrations in Classrooms & Read Across America Day
Friday, March 9th – Harmony Academy Closed
March 12th-16th – Spring Break, Elementary Schools Out. We will be having Spring Break Camp this week for our school age children and our School Age program will be open all day. If you are not signed up for Spring Break and you would like your child to attend for the week, please let us know!
Friday, March 16th – Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day, we will have Leprechaun Bait for our students!
Monday, March 19th-Friday, April 6th – Take advantage of Early Bird Registration! Secure your spot for the new year (July 2018-June 2019) for 1/2 off! This is a must for families that plan to be here for the next school year in order to ensure that your child still has a spot, and it’s a great opportunity to save! We will have registration forms available starting
Friday, March 23rd – Parent’s Night Out from 6:30PM-10:30PM. The cost will be $30 for the first child that attends and $15 for each additional child in the family. We will provide food and fun activities while you enjoy a night out, kid-free. Please sign up no later than Wednesday, March 21st. We must have 5 children signed up in order to host.
Monday, March 26th – Monday, April 9th – Art to Remember Fundraiser. This is a wonderful fundraiser that will allow you to purchase memorable items based on the design from your child! These items make great gifts for Mother’s Day, as well as just for keepsakes. They are functional and sentimental, and they support a great cause! We hope you will participate!
Tuesday, March 27th – CPR & 1st Aide at Xplor! Be safe and be certified! Hope CPR hosts a monthly class at our Xplor location. If you would like to sign up, please check with the front desk for more details!
Thursday, March 29th – Egg Hunts and Classroom Easter Celebrations! Egg Hunts will take place in the morning during your child’s playground time.
Friday, March 30th – Round Rock ISD and Harmony Academy Closed
Planned Teacher and Staff Time Off
Thursday, March 18th-Tuesday, March 6th – Ms. Evelyn off
Thursday, March 8th – Monday, March 12th, Ms. Kiesha & Mr. Maurice off
Monday, March 12th-Friday, March 16th – Ms. Natalie off & Ms. Shanna off early
Monday, March 26th-Friday, March 30th – Ms. Nicole Off
Monday, March 26th – Ms. Megan off 1/2 a day
Tuesday, March 27th – Ms. Natalie off
News and Reminders
It’s that time of year again to save your spot for the next school year! We hope that we will have the pleasure of having your family with us for another year, and that you will take this opportunity to reserve your spot. The registration fee for the new year, if paid between March 19th-April 6th, will b 50% off, which means $62.50 for one child, or $87.50 for families with more than one child. This is a great deal and a great way to ensure that you have a spot for next year!
Did you know that you could earn up to a free week of tuition by referring a family?!? Just make sure that they tell us that you reffered them, and after 90 days of enrollment you will get up to a free week of tuition!
Love Your School? Share Your Review!
In today’s connected world, many families turn to online reviews to learn more about the reputation of schools. That is why we are reminding you that you can find us on Great Schools, Google+, Facebook, Yelp, and other online directories. We would love for you to share your experience! If a family enrolls and mentions your name, you will qualify for a referral bonus.
Parent Annual Review Surveys
Many of you participated in our Annual Review Surveys, and we couldn’t be more thankful for your feedback! We take this very seriously and it is allowing us to take a closer look at what is going well, and what we could do better. We are working hard to ensure that everybody is satisfied and all children are getting the most out of their experience with Xplor! We are working on action plans for the items that were consistently referenced as needing improvement, as well as some of the others. As always, we do welcome your feedback throughout the school year and hope that you will share that with us any time you see fit. Thank you for all you do as a parent, and for being a part of our Xplor family!
Did you know that we offer Sports and Dance to children 2 years old-5 years old (Pre-K)? During our extracurricular activities, coaches from KinderDance or Sports Fun will take the children who are signed up out of the classroom once a week for small group lessons in ballet/tap or sports! Often, our coaches are able to do a free demo class, as well. If you are interested, or want to learn more, please let us know. The cost for these weekly classes ranges from $43-$48 per month. Interested? We will be happy to provide you with more information.
Toys from Home
Please refrain from bringing toys from home to school. Children are allowed to bring a comfort item such as a stuffed animal or lovey for nap time. Because this often causes additional disruptions to the day, we do kindly ask that you make it a part of your routine to leave other items at home or in the car. We know what a battle this can be at times and really appreciate your help in this matter.
Congratulations, Ms. Ty!
Our very own Pre-K Lead Teacher, Ms. Ty, has made to the final rounds of selections for Teacher of the Year for Nobel Learning Communities. She is one of only about 20 teachers selected in the US, and one of two in the state. This is a very high honor and we couldn’t be more proud of her. For those of you that know her, her passion for teaching is always evident in the smiles & hugs she provides her students on a daily basis, as well as through the abundance of fun learning activities that are happening in her classroom on a daily basis. Congratulations, Ms. Ty! We are proud of you and so grateful to have you on our team!
Welcome Ms. Letti
Ms. Letti will be joining our team the week of March 5th and we are so happy to bring her on board. She has years of experience with infants and toddlers at Xplor of Sam Bass, and we are excited to have her share her experience, creativity, and love at our school! We look forward to having Letti join our fantastic team of infant teachers; please welcome her to our school family!
Welcome Ms. Christyn
Ms. Christyn joined our team in February and we are so happy to have her as part of our team! She has several years of experience in licensed child care, as well as caring for children as a nanny. We love the patience and love that she brings to the classroom. Ms. Christyn has been assisting in our Beginner and Intermediate classrooms. If you haven’t done so yet, please welcome Ms. Christyn, as well!