NYOS Charter School


Welcome to second grade! We are thrilled to be your child’s teachers this year and know it will be an exciting time filled with great learning adventures, academic gains, and new friendships.
Upcoming Events:
Study Trips (students should wear red polo and khaki bottom)
Quarter 4: Aquarena Springs/Meadows Center
P.E. Days (students must wear tennis shoes):
April: All Tuesdays and Thursdays
May: All Tuesdays and Thursdays, plus these Fridays: 5/5 and 5/19
Tuesday, April 18- Class Picture Day
Students should wear red polo and khaki bottoms. Photos are $15.
Tuesday, April 18- Class Election
Who will become our class's new President Clorox Wiper and Vice President Clorox Wiper? Candidates and campaign staff may bring "business attire" to change into after class pictures (optional).
Wednesday, April 19 - Q4 Study Trip Fees and Form due
Student fees are $10, chaperones pay $7 at the Meadows Center.
Thursday, April 20 - NYOS Fine Arts Night
5-7pm in the Kramer Gym. Enjoy performances and art created by NYOS students! Students' framed artwork will be available to purchase for $25 (check or cash only).
Tuesday, April 25- School Spirit Night
Phil's Ice House/Amy's Ice Cream. Hosted by the NYOS PTA.
Saturday, April 29- First Annual NYOS Music Festival
2-5pm on the new Lamar land! Performances by NYOS students and local musicians. Tickets are $10, sold at the door only.
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Recent Posts

Garden Work Day at Kramer Campus

April 14th (no school), 9am-12

NYOS has been invited to participate in the NXNA Garden Tour again this year! We need your help clearing, trimming and weeding the boardwalk gardens at Kramer campus.

- No experience required!
- Limited number of garden tools will be available, so please bring your own garden tools or extras to share. 
 - Pack a lunch and enjoy the morning with us!

 If you want to participate but are unable to attend, there will be additional work days scheduled for April and May.

Save the Date!

The NYOS PTA has some fun and exciting fundraisers happening this month and next. Save the date for:


April 25th Phil's Ice House/Amy's Ice Cream- all day fundraiser

May 19th Round Rock Express Game- Spirit Night

May TBA PTA Meeting

Fine Arts Night

Dear NYOS Parents,


Our Fine Arts Night will be held Thursday, April 20th from 5-7 pm in the Kramer Campus Gym.


The evening will feature a gallery of framed student artwork.  Each student will have a piece in the show.  Framed artworks will be sold for $25 to help raise money for our arts program.  Framed works can be purchased with cash or check.  Checks must be written out to NYOS Charter School.  (If you do not purchase your child’s framed artwork, they will get it back without the frame in the following weeks).  If you cannot make Fine Arts Night but want to purchase your child’s art, you can send cash or check to your homeroom teacher or Mrs. Ellis before the show and the framed artwork will be held for you. 


Fine Arts Night will feature a work from every child created in art class.  The Art Club has also created works for the gallery.

The night will include music performances by orchestra, steel drums and choir. Spanish Class projects will be displayed.

5th grade Student Council will also be running a fun art activity fundraiser.


We are looking forward to the big night- Hope to see you all there!


Allie Ellis

K-5 Art Teacher

Field Day

As you have most likely heard, Field Day is next Thursday. We are representing Samoa and the kids are getting into the Polynesian spirit (thanks, Moana!). We will be watching some exerts from a documentary today and we are hoping to have a chance to interview someone who lives in Samoa next week. Polynesia is a fascinating part of the world and I encourage you to do some research with your family. Did you know they were navigating the open ocean over 3,000 years ago?! 
To help with our outfits on Friday we were hoping to have some flower necklaces. You might call them leis, but in Samoan they are called ulas. If you are able to donate leis, please email Ms. Gamble. 

Drinks Allowed in the Room

I wanted to send a friendly reminder about our classroom rules concerning sugary drinks. We only allow water in the classroom. This ensures that our students are staying hydrated while also keeping ants out of the room. If you send sports drinks or juice they have to be consumed at lunch or after school. Thank you for you help! 

Our class representatives who, while tempted to make a law that only helped themselves, decided to make a law that gave everyone 20 minutes of extra recess for the day. They took their responsibility very seriously and looked very cute in their pajamas!