NYOS Charter School

Elementary Principal's Corner

March 2017

Dear NYOS Families,

Spring has arrived! At NYOS we promote healthy, active habits and with the beautiful weather we’ve been enjoying, students have been able to fully enjoy their two recess periods each day. They’ve also been busy planting and harvesting in our school garden. Ms. Erhart’s Kindergarten class recently harvested carrots and onions they grew and graphed the different colors of carrots. What a terrific example of linking the curriculum to real world experiences.


A great spring tradition returns on April 6th- Elementary Field Day! Our fabulous Specials Team is hard at work planning for a spectacular day of fun. Thanks to all who have volunteered to assist as this treasured event could not happen without your support.  I’d like to give special appreciations to Frost Bank for their continued support with their sponsorship of the Kona Ice truck for Field Day refreshments. Needless to say, this is a super “cool” treat our students really enjoy!

I am happy to share that we’ve been invited to participate once again in this year’s North by North Austin Garden & Artist Tour on May 13th. Appreciations to Leslie White, NYOS parent, for volunteering to spearhead the work we’ll do to prepare for this community event. If you would like to help, please let us know. For more info see NxNA Garden & Artist Tour.

It is hard to believe that we are heading into spring break soon. I hope that you’ll find time to enjoy time with your children and that they return to school rested and ready for a great fourth quarter.

Thanks for all you do in support of our school. I look forward to seeing you soon!


Terry Berkenhoff

Elementary Principal