Marcy Shapiro » About me

About me

I am proud to say that this is my ninth year at NYOS! I continue to enjoy teaching and being a mom to my two children, Olivia, age 17, and Camden, age 13. When I'm not working, I enjoy reading, yoga, gardening, hiking, cooking and spending time with my family. 
I am inspired by your children and their enthusiasm in learning. I feel honored to be a part of your families! 


Spirit Night at the Catfish Parlour - Nov. 16th

NYOS Community

Please come out to enjoy dinner and support the NYOS PTA at our Spirit Night, Wednesday November 16th from 4-9 at the Catfish Parlour. The Catfish Parlour will give 20% from every ticket to the NYOS PTA, all you have to do is drop your receipt in the NYOS bucket at the cash register.

Spirit Nights are where fun happens and community begins.

Catfish Parlour

11910 Research Blvd.

Competency Based Education

Dear Parents,

The fourth grade team is excited to let you know that we have just started Competency Based Education (CBE) in our math curriculum. CBE allows students to demonstrate mastery of the current skill, usually through a pre-test and 2 learning stations, and then to move on to the next learning target at their own pace. Resources, such as learning videos and websites, will be provided to support their individual learning. Students do not move on until they have mastered the previous skill. This way, we can support each child at their own pace until mastery of the skill is demonstrated.

Students are encouraged to take a pre-test but it is always completely optional for each student. Teachers and students will track progress and celebrate successes. We appreciate your support and please let us know if you have any questions.




Marcy Shapiro

Spring Break Suggested Homework

Dear parents,

Over Spring break, I hope you and your child will be able to take the time to relax and enjoy each other!  The fifth grade team decided not to send home a required packet of work because we want you and your child to take time to unwind and spend time together.  We do expect each child to read at least 30 minutes per day.  


We are encouraging students to practice math and reading skills twice a week.  Here are some websites that the students have access to and will be the most beneficial for them to practice. 



Have a great vacation!  We'll see you on Monday March 21, 2016  


5th Grade Teachers

Extended Deadline for Free Registration for FunRun

Parents and Teachers- After hearing from several of you, the Committee has decided to extend the FREE student registration for the fun run. The new deadline is this Sunday, February 28. This deadline is for free registration only; paid registration will be available until race day.

WAIT... there are now participation incentives. The Elementary grade level (PK-5) with the highest percentage of participation in FREE registration will receive an ice cream party. The secondary grade level (6-12) with the highest percentage of participation in FREE registration will receive a pizza party.

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Fun Run 2016

Mark your calendars for this year’s Not Your Ordinary Run, NYOS’s third annual 5k and kids k.  This year’s run will take place on April 16, 2016, at Pfluger Park in Pflugerville! 


The Not Your Ordinary Run is a great way to promote health & wellness in our community while simultaneously raising funds for all of our innovative instructional programs!  We hope to see 100% of our NYOS Community involved!

As you know, fundraising is a necessity to maintain the programs and resources we value at NYOS.  The money we raise will help fund PE equipment, updated computer hardware and software, an optimized nutrition program, academic enrichment and resources for special education and gifted/talented programs, and elementary counseling.


Student registration for the Not Your Ordinary Run is free—with the submission of 5 different complete addresses of friends or family (no business or celebrity addresses) for each student.  The addresses will be used to send postcards about the run to individuals who support each student and whom we hope will send a donation to the school and/or join us for the event.  Every student who registers receives a free t-shirt and the opportunity to run/walk a 1K or 5K.
All student registration must be completed by February 19 so that we can order our t-shirts!
Please check out more details for this year’s run at