GHNO News & Updates
Great Hearts Northern Oaks | Upper School | April 8, 2021
Community Engagement
Community Engagement
Thank you Volunteers!
We did it! We showed up and provided volunteers for the 2021 Valero Texas Open! Earning us much needed dollars for our community investment!
 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, Mr. & Mrs. Zerbe-Zeitler who volunteered several days! and we cannot forget Mrs. Chris Ewing who lead teams and closed down our weekend crews!
GHNO Community Investment
Thank you GHNO Families!
Should you see the circle CI 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
PSO News & Events

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 proceeds benefit the Class of 2022.
Great Gatsby Prom 2021 - Sat, April 17th 6:30-9:30 - Golf for our graduates with the glamor of the Great Gatsby era. This PSO sponsored formal event is for our senior class and guests (limited guest tickets available). The night includes hours of Topgolf style games, dinner, live music and dancing in a reserved room. Tickets and safety precautions will be communicated on

Also, Teacher Appreciation Week is early May! Help us brainstorm ways to bring about a fun surprise each day during this week in May.

7th and 8th grade parents, please contribute if able to the teacher lunch on April 16th. You are teaming up with the Kinder parents on this one. It's easy to give through this link:
Advocacy Corner
Texas Charter School Advocacy
  • 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.

  • 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 Carmen Thompson 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 Carmen Thompson 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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