NYOS Charter School

Elementary Principal's Corner

Spring 2018

Dear NYOS Families,

Welcome back for the final quarter of the 2017-2018 school year! These next weeks will be filled with many activities that you’ll want to be sure to mark on your calendars. They include:


  • April 5th -K/1 and 2/3 students will present a musical performance for your enjoyment
  • April 10th & 11th students in grades 4 & 5 will be taking STAAR tests at the Lamar campus
  • April 18th- the annual elementary Fine Arts Night will be held featuring art works from students in grades K-5 and musical performances by 4th & 5th grade students
  • May 3rd is Field Day! Be sure to check with Coach Ball and/or Coach Budd for volunteer opportunities. This year’s theme is Super Hero Field Day!
  • May 14th-16th students in grades 3-5 will be taking STAAR tests at both campuses
  • May 18th & 21st – End of Year Conferences. Please check with your child’s teacher to sign up for a time to meet.
  • May 24th – Last day of school for students!


As you may have heard NYOS was recently awarded grants to benefit the Kramer gardens. Lots of ideas for improvements and expansion are being planned so please be on the lookout for announcements of garden work days in April. I want to give a great big shout out of thanks to parents Elizabeth Cardinal and Leslie White for giving their time and talents to this project. We appreciate you!

In closing, thanks for all you do for our students and school. Enjoy the beautiful weather and some poetry by our students!






Terry Berkenhoff, Principal