GHNO News & Updates
Great Hearts Northern Oaks | Lower School | April 8, 2021
Community Engagement
Thank you Volunteers!
We did it! We showed up and provided volunteers for the 2021 Valero Texas Open! Earning us much needed

It was so wonderful to see parents, and students working together and being such a beautiful example of our GHNO community!

We are especially grateful to Mr. Terry Layton, Mrs. Kim Paulos, Mrs. Zerbe who volunteered several days! and we cannot forget Mrs. Chris Ewing who lead and closed down our weekend crews!

Thank you GHNO Families!

Should you see this sticker, make sure and thank your fellow families for supporting GHNO!

Every gift counts and matters to us, if you have yet to make a gift this year, you can do so here.

Currently we are at a 48% family participation rate, and typically at a 64%. This year has had it's struggles which is why your support is more important than ever!

Questions? contact DeAnna Macias.
PSO-Parent Service Organization
New Dates for Morning Meet-Ups 

Parents new dates are up! Details posted on PSO Website!

Kinder parents - You are teaming up with 7th and 8th grade to pitch in for a teacher lunch on April 16th. Expect a word from your room representative, but you may contribute here:

New Dates for Morning Meet-Ups Parents' new dates are up! Details posted on PSO Website!

6th Grade Parents! Come be a part of the junior high social committee which will serve to plan socials throughout the school year for these kids! Text Amy Elkins for details, 210-323-2322.

Save the Date: For the Fezziwig Office Party on April 23rd, a fun tradition at GHNO. Parents attend this special event along with their student. Costumes encouraged. (See the 6th grade blog for details!) 

GHNO Fiesta Fun Run!!! - Invite your neighbors, friends, and families to participate at a time and place of your choosing over Battle of the Flowers Weekend, April 23rd-25th. Registration Fees will benefit the Class of 2022. You can register here!

Lower School Library - Volunteers are needed Tues-Thurs in the afternoon!
Advocacy Corner
Texas Charter School Advocacy
GH Advocacy Corner 
  • GH Parent Advocacy Manager Bridie Chaudoir led a virtual meeting on Monday, March 22, with a select group of parent advocates to inform State Rep. Steve Allison about Great Hearts. It was a valuable discussion, as Allison, who represents parts of central and north San Antonio, sits on the public education committee and will hear pro- and anti-charter bills in the coming weeks.
  • If you would like to assist GH Parent Advocacy Manager Bridie Chaudoir with advocacy efforts at your campus, please email her at
  • Stay tuned for any call to action alerts from the Texas Public Charter School Association regarding pending bills in the Texas House and Senate that would prohibit cities and municipalities from discriminating against charter schools. These call to action items might include submitting online comments in support of these bills.
  • The Texas Legislature has begun committee hearings in the coming weeks. It is crucial that we charter parents follow legislation that could impact our schools. Please sign up for parent advocacy updates through the Texas Public Charter School Association at the following link:

News to Know
Attendance & Absences: 
B&M Students: Student attendance is tracked at 10 a.m. daily. For absences, please e-mail Rebecca Danet if your student will be out for the day.  When they return, please remember to bring a doctor's note if appropriate. If e-mail is not available, leave a message on the attendance line at 210-888-9483, option 1 for Lower School, then option 0 for the attendance line.
DL Students: Parents must report any full-day absence during Distance Learning. Please contact Rebecca Danet if your child is sick and cannot attend distance learning for that day. 
Great Hearts Nutrition Program
To see the Breakfast & Lunch Calendar of Meals click here.
The Free and Reduced Lunch Application is available online at: Please complete the application if you think you may qualify for assistance with school costs. 
Parent Resources
Faculty emails, Parent Handbook, Supplies and Classics to Keep lists along with more school specific information can be found on the Great Hearts Northern Oaks Website.
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