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Dual Language Magnet

DUAL LANGUAGE MAGNET

An additive bilingual program for Spanish-speaking students and a foreign language immersion program for English-speaking students.


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International Spanish Academy

INTERNATIONAL SPANISH ACADEMY

Helms is part of an international cooperative educational project between public schools in the USA and the Ministry of Education of Spain.


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Vanguard & G/T Programs

VANGUARD & G/T

A flexible system of viable program options that meet the unique needs of gifted and talented students.


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Media & Technology Programs

MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY

All students receive instruction of the State Technology Standards provided by teachers during assigned computer lab times.


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HIPPY

HIPPY

This program works with parents who have children aged 3 and 4, at home or attending school in Pre-K.


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After School Program

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

Monday to Friday, for a fee, student activities are available from 3:20 - 6:00 p.m.


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  • From the Desk of the Principal
    Summer school and drop off

    Last update / Actualización: 04/22/2015  ||  Photo: Juanma Cantos


    Summer school and drop off

    Dear Parents:
     
    I have the final details on our summer school program for this year. We will be having summer school from June 3 to July 2 from 8 to 3:15. Classes will be held Monday through Thursday. Due to the budget we are working with, our summer school will be focusing on students who need additional support. The week of May 4th, we will send home invitations to students who we know will need to attend summer school. For some 3rd and 4th grade students we may not know if they need to attend summer school until we receive the STAAR scores in mid-May. If you have questions about your child’s eligibility for summer school, please contact your child’s teacher.
     
    I need your help with drop off safety. Please remember that if you want to drop your child off directly from your car, you need to go through the drop off line. If you would like to enter the parking lot, you should park and walk your children to the front of the parking lot. The parking lot is NOT for drop off in the morning. It may take you a few more minutes, but your child’s safety is worth it.
     
    Sincerely,
     
    John Baker
    Principal
    Helms Elementary

    Escuela de verano y entrada en la mañana

    Estimados padres:
     
    Ya tengo los detalles finales de nuestra escuela de verano para este año. Vamos a tener escuela de verano del 3 de junio al 2 de julio de 8 a 3:15. Las clases serán de lunes a jueves. Debido al presupuesto con el que estamos trabajando, nuestra escuela de verano se va a enfocar en los alumnos que necesitan apoyo adicional. La semana del 4 de mayo vamos a enviar a casa invitaciones a los alumnos que sabemos que necesitan asistir a la escuela de verano. Para algunos de los alumnos de 3º y 4º grado puede que no sepamos si necesitan venir a la escuela de verano hasta que recibamos los resultados del STAAR a mediados de mayo. Si tienen preguntas respecto a la participación de sus hijos en la escuela de verano, por favor pónganse en contacto con el maestro(a) de su hijo(a).
     
    Necesito su ayuda con la seguridad a la hora de dejar a los alumnos en la mañana. Por favor recuerde que si quiere dejar a su hijo(a) directamente desde su vehículo, necesitan quedarse en la línea de los vehículos. Si desea entrar al estacionamiento, tiene que aparcar y caminar con sus hijos al frente del estacionamiento. El estacionamiento NO es para dejar a los alumnos en la mañana. Puede tomarle unos minutos más, pero la seguridad de sus hijos merece la pena.
     
    Atentamente,
     
    John Baker
    Director
    Escuela Primaria Helms


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  • Helms Headlines

    Last update / Actualización: 04/21/2015


    ECHOS Food Fair, this Saturday

    ECHOS (Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services) will be hosting monthly Food Fair at Iglesia Episcopal Santa Maria Virgen – 9600 Huntington Place, Houston 77099 this Saturday, April 25, 2015.
     
    You can read more clicking on the following link:
     
    (PDF) Food Fair Brochure (4/25/15)

    La Feria de la Comida de ECHOS, este sábado

    ECHOS (Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services) acoge la Feria de la Comida mensual, que tiene lugar el sábado, 25 de abril, en la Iglesia Episcopal Santa Maria Virgen – 9600 Huntington Place, Houston 77099.
     
    Puede informarse haciendo clic en el siguiente enlace:
     
    (PDF) Octavilla Feria de la Comida (4/25/15)


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  • Helms Headlines
    Lost and Found

    Last update / Actualización: 03/10/2015  ||  Photo: Juanma Cantos


    Lost and Found

    Dear Parents,
     
    Our Lost and Found is overflowing with clothes, especially sweaters and jackets. PLEASE come look through it and claim what is yours. If the items in Lost and Found are not retrieved soon, then per the Helms' Handbook we will donate them.
     
    Also, In the future, please write your child’s name in their jackets so if they leave them around the school and outside I can return them to their proper owners.
     
    Thank you for taking the time to stop by and take a look!
     
    Enjoy your Spring Break.
     
    Lee Anne Aluotto, LPC
    Social Worker
    Helms Elementary

    Objetos Perdidos

    Estimados padres:
     
    Nuestra sección de "Objetos Perdidos" está repleta de ropa, sobre todo de suéters y chamarras. POR FAVOR, venga a buscar entre ellos y reclamar los suyos. Si los objetos perdidos del "Lost and Found" no son recogidos pronto, entonces, siguiendo el Handbook de Helms, los donaremos.
     
    En el futuro, por favor, escriba el nombre de su hijo o hija en la chamarra para que, si la dejan olvidada en la escuela o alrededor de ella, la pueda devolver a su dueño.
     
    Gracias por tomarse tiempo en venir y echar un vistazo.
     
    Disfrute de las vacaciones de Primavera.
     
    Lee Anne Aluotto, LPC
    Trabajadora Social
    Escuela Primaria Helms


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  • HISD News

    Last update / Actualización: 03/05/2015


    Free events for parents

    The Family Learning Academy offers free workshops, resources, and strategies to help your child succeed. The program connects HISD families with the tools and information they need to help their children graduate from high school, enroll in college, and pursue a rewarding career.

    Hispanic Parent Summit - Feria Educativa Hispana

    Where: Anderson Elementary
    When: Sat. March 7, 2015
    Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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    The Hispanic Parent Summit is being co-sponsored by District IX Board Trustee Wanda Adams and will offer a panel and workshops in Spanish to help parents plan their child's path to graduation. Univision Emmy award winner Raul Peimbert will offer the keynote address.

    School Choice Forum

    Where: Stevenson MS
    When: Fri. April 10, 2015
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

    Summer Family Resource Fair

    Where: Piney Point Elementary
    When: Sat. May 9, 2015
    Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    District II Parent Leaders Summit

    Where: Hattie Mae White Support Building
    When: Sat. May 16, 2015
    Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


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  • HISD News
    HISD moving forward with plan to identify G/T kindergarten students

    Last update / Actualización: 02/27/2015  ||  Photo: Juanma Cantos


    HISD moving forward with plan to identify G/T kindergarten students

    HISD’s work to identify gifted and talented (G/T) kindergarten students will be completed on schedule, now that a testing company has addressed the district’s concerns about the credibility of one of the exams used in the G/T identification process.

    HISD administrators began reviewing the G/T identification process earlier this month after being informed by the testing company of an anomaly in the scoring of the kindergarten Iowa Test of Basic Skills. The test — which places students on a national scale and shows how they compare with their peers across the country — is one of several factors used to identify students for HISD’s G/T Program. Other factors include report cards, teacher recommendations, and performance on the Cognitive Abilities Test.

    Read more about it at HISD's website CLICKING HERE.

    Or CLICK HERE to read (PDF format) the letter to parents by Dan Gohl, Chief Academic Officer, that explains the district’s solution in regard to the anomaly found in the scoring of the kindergarten Iowa exam for English students and the Logramos exam for Spanish students which resulted in non-credible G/T rankings.

    HISD sigue con el plan para identificar a estudiantes de kindergarten dotados y talentosos

    El trabajo de HISD para identificar a los estudiantes de kindergarten dotados y talentosos (G/T) se terminó a tiempo, ahora que una compañía de pruebas ha abordado las preocupaciones del distrito sobre la credibilidad de uno de los exámenes utilizados en el proceso de identificación de G/T.

    Administradores de HISD comenzaron a revisar el proceso de identificación de G/T a principios de este mes, después de haber sido informados por la compañía de pruebas de una anomalía en las puntuaciones del Iowa-Logramos Test of Basic Skills. La prueba -que coloca a los estudiantes a escala nacional y muestra cómo se comparan con sus pares de todo el país- es uno de varios factores usados para identificar a los estudiantes para el programa de G/T del HISD. Otros factores incluyen las boletas de calificaciones, recomendaciones de los maestros, y el rendimiento de las Prueba de Habilidades Cognitivas (Cognitive Abilities Test).

    Puede leer (en inglés) sobre este asunto en la website de HISD PULSANDO AQUI.

    O, si lo desea, PULSE AQUI para leer (en PDF) la carta enviada a los padres por Dan Gohl, Chief Academic Officer, que explica la solución del distrito en lo que respecta a la anomalía encontrada en el examen Iowa para estudiantes de Inglés y el examen Logramos para estudiantes de Español en kindergarten.


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  • HISD News
    Promotion Standards 2014-15

    Last update / Actualización: 09/12/2014  ||  Photo: Juanma Cantos


    Promotion Standards 2014-15

    On August 14, 2014, the HISD Board of Education suspended local policy provisions relating to successful performance on the mathematics assessment as a condition of promotion for students in grades 3 through 8 for the 2014–15 school year only.

    The 2014–15 school year will be the first year of implementation for the newly revised mathematics TEKS for kindergarten through grade 8. The Texas Education Agency has indicated that, due to the extensive nature of the changes in the mathematics TEKS for kindergarten through grade 8, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) testing program for students in grades 3–8 will be significantly affected by these changes. The spring 2015 STAAR mathematics assessment for students in grades 3–8 will involve a unique administration based on curriculum frameworks created with the revised TEKS. Because of this unique administration, only a raw score will be communicated to the district, retakes for mathematics for grades 5 and 8 will not be available, and the Student Success Initiative (SSI) grade advancement requirements for the mathematics STAAR will not apply. The SSI grade advancement requirements, however, will continue to apply for the STAAR reading assessment.

    Passing standards will be set during the summer of 2015 for campus accountability and district purposes.

    Revised Promotion Standards for 2014-15 are listed below:

    Grades 1 and 2

    Students must pass High Frequency Word Test –Recognizing and reading words that appear very often in written and spoken languageState requirement of overall yearly average of 70 or above and local requirement of an average of 70 or above in reading/language arts, mathematics, and science or social studies.

    Grades 3, 4, and 5

    Students in grades 3-5 must pass STAAR (State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness) in reading. The STAAR Math assessment will still be administrated; however STAAR Math results are NOT a promotion standard this year.

    State requirement of overall yearly average of 70 or above and local requirement of an average of 70 or above in reading/language arts, mathematics, and science or social studies.

    Additionally, all students must have sufficient attendance; a student’s total number of unexcused absences cannot exceed 10% of class meetings.

    Upcoming report cards will include summary information of revised promotion standards.


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  • HISD Current Events - Helms E.S.

    HISD students from Helms elementary school deliver news about their school's crossing guard Joy Wilson celebrating her 84th Birthday. Also, HISD recognized Mr. Raul Valdez as the district's 2014 crossing guard of the year.

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  • Lo Último en HISD - Primaria Helms

    Estudiantes de la Primaria Helms del Distrito Escolar Independiente de Houston reportan acerca de la celebración de cumpleaños de la Sra. Joy Wilson quien ha trabajado como guardia de cruce por 40 años.

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