Cultivating minds and hearts through the pursuit of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty
Newsletter
January 20, 2020
Table of Contents:  
HM Letter
No School until Friday
MLK March & GH
Volunteers Needed I/S
Important Dates
Report Cards
Parent University
Independent Study Project
Father-Daughter Dance
Yearbook
Spelling Bee
PSO Thank you's
Lunchroom Sign-Up
Yearbook Pictures
Spring Concert Update
LETTER FROM OUR HEADMASTER

Greetings Spartan families,

Just a reminder: The Independent Study culminates on Friday 1/24, when students will present their projects to their classmates.  This year we will be hosting an open house in the MPR for families to come and see their hard work.
 
The schedule will be as follows:
8:00-8:45: Fifth and Sixth Grade
9:15-10:00: Kindergarten
10:30-11:15: First Grade
11:45-12:30: Fourth Grade
1:00-1:45: Third Grade
2:15-3:00: Second Grade

Also, on January 29th, grades will come home with your student. At the end of quarter one, grades were sent home, and parents and teachers met to discuss student progress. Now, at the end of quarter two, a more detailed written narrative will accompany the letter grades. Teachers will share observations of students as well as summaries of their performance in the different grading areas. K-2 families will receive a checklist to show student progress, while 3-6 will be more narrative in nature. If you have any questions, please reach out to your student’s teacher. Overall, we’re very pleased with the progress our scholars are making, and are excited to see the growth being made in our second year.

Thank you all for your partnership, and I hope to visit with you Friday at the Independent Study Open House.

Best wishes,
Matthew Vlahovich
Headmaster
  • Monday, January 20 - No School,
MLK, Jr. Holiday, MLK March

  • Tues., January 21-Thurs., January 23 - No School, Independent Study
GREAT HEARTS TEXAS at MLK MARCH 2020
Meet at 8:00 AM
On Monday, January 20, 2020, you and your family are invited to be part of our Great Hearts Texas group at the largest MLK march in the United States. Learn more: https://www.sanantonio.gov/MLK

In 2019, the Great Hearts Monte Vista PSO teamed up with groups from Northern Oaks and Western Hills; this year, we are welcoming Forest Heights and future Live Oak families as well. (Smaller groups of Monte Vista families marched together in 2016 and 2018.) Wear a spirit shirt and help carry a banner!

RSVP to attend with our Great Hearts group here: MLK March 2020 Great Hearts Sign-Up

Have questions? Reach out to Inga Cotton by text at 210-725-1029 or email .
Independent Study Open House Volunteers ! We need 4-6 more volunteers to help with the lunch time on our Independent Study Open House day. Please click this link below to sign-up. The sign-up has (4) slots. If they are full and you still want to volunteer, please just come at 11:00 AM to help! As long as you have a cleared background check, we need you!

January & February Lunch Volunteer Sign-Up : Volunteer Sign-Up
  • Monday, January 20 - No School, MLK, Jr. Holiday, MLK March
  • Tuesday, January 21-Thursday, January 23 - No School, Independent Study
  • Tuesday, January 21, 6:00 PM - Love & Logic Training for Parents
  • Friday, January 24 - Independent Study Presentation Day, Parent Open House
  • Saturday, February 22, 6:30-8:30 PM, Father-Daughter Dance - (Date Change)
  • April 1 - Last day to purchase yearbooks
REPORT CARDS
Quarter 2 Report Cards and Depth of Inquiry/Sense of wonder narratives will be going home with students on Wednesday January 29th. If you are needing additional copies of the report card and narratives please let your scholars teacher know.
Love & Logic Parent Training

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
6:00 - 7:00 PM
Free to attend

Register  here  !


  • Are you struggling with your relationship with your strong-willed kid?

  • Do you find yourself getting hooked into arguing?
 
  • Are you ready to have a more peaceful home and a better relationship
INDEPENDENT STUDY WEEK
 SAVE THE DATE: JANUARY 24 - INDEPENDENT STUDY OPEN HOUSE!
(See schedule in Headmaster Vlahovich's letter above)

Students will receive their Independent Study Project this week. Great Heats Western Hills has set aside 3 days (following the Martin Luther King, Jr. observance day) for students to work on this project. It is important that parents do not do the project, rather allow the student to take the reins and parents offer supervision as needed.  Independent Study projects count for a  major test   grade. Students are required to present their project on Friday, January 24. This cannot be rescheduled.
FATHER-DAUGHTER DANCE
Save the Date! Rescheduled to:
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Keep an eye out for email communication.
Buy your yearbook today! $25.
Click  here  to purchase!

 Yearbook sales will be  pre-sale online only ! Hurry and purchase your copy today! Yearbooks will be delivered to your child the last week of school. Deadline to order a yearbook is April 1st. Yearbooks will be distributed the last week of school.
Congratulations to all our scholars who participated in our 2nd annual school-wide spelling bee! Thank you to our First Grade teacher, Ms. Yvette Martinez, for organizing the event.
  • 1st Place, Jaiden Christie, 3rd Grade
  • 2nd Place, Emily Cherry, 4th Grade
  • 3rd Place, James Cota, 3rd Grade
1st Place, Jaiden Christie,
3rd Grade
(pictured with AHM Molder)
2nd Place, Emily Cherry,
4th Grade
(pictured with AHM Molder)
3rd Place, James Cota,
3rd Grade
(pictured with AHM Molder)
A NOTE FROM THE PSO
Thank you for attending Spirit Night at Willie's!
This is the 3rd record we've broken for most sales at a restaurant!
We raised $422.68! Spartan Strong!


Lunch Committee : January & February Lunch Volunteer Sign-Up : Volunteer Sign-Up

Thank you to all who helped prepare & execute our
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon for January!
The teachers spend nearly every single Friday in Professional Development! We love feeding our teachers while they work hard! Thank you, parents!
The teachers are genuinely appreciative.
We NEED you!
We NEED your Pictures!
Send us your Independent Study Photos!
We NEED your time!

The yearbook committee is in need of 1-2 parents from EACH grade to help pick out pictures for the grade level picture pages. If you're willing to provide your time (which can be done from your home or your office), please email ghwhyearbook@gmail.com .
SPRING CONCERT UPDATE

Fine Arts Recitals - (school uniform):
  • February 25, 4:30 PM – 3rd
  • February 26, 4:30 PM – 4th
  • February 27, 4:30 PM – 5th & 6th

Concert for K-2 on Friday evening, March 6 at Edgewood. Concert Attire
(see  Family Handbook for attire details).
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