NYOS Notes

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  • Elementary Newsletter Links and Updates
  • Secondary SMORE Link
  • Meet our New Elementary Assistant Principal
  • Meet our New State & Federal Programs Coordinator
  • NYOS Garden Project
  • ED Search Candidate Profile
  • Perfect Attendance Winners
  • Arbor Day Kinder Project
  • End-of-Year Kickball Tournament
  • AAPI Bobo Stand
  • Kind Club Book Drive
  • Cheer Tryouts Next Week
  • New Family Orientation Next Week
  • Middle School Orientation
  • NYOS PTA News
  • School Supplies!
  • A Note from Austin Library Walnut Creek
  • PAX Host Family Shares Their Story

Important Dates


May 3 Princess Party

May 3 Middle School Prom

May 10 & 11 Beauty & the Beast Jr.

May 13 PTA Spirit Event - Andy's Custard

May 15 PTA Spirit Event - Pinstack

May 17 Elementary Talent Show

May 23 Last Day of School

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  • Business Office Contacts
  • NYOS Social Media Link

Elementary Newsletter Link and Updates


Elementary Parent Newsletter Link: Elementary Newsletter: Week of 04/30/24

Secondary SMORE

Here is the link to our Secondary SMORE Newsletter!

New Elementary Assistant Principal

New State & Federal Programs Coordinator

NYOS Garden Project

Join Us in Growing Together: Introducing the NYOS Garden Project!

We're thrilled to introduce the NYOS Garden Project, an initiative aimed at fostering outdoor learning and collaboration for our students. Our vision includes creating a vibrant outdoor space where students can engage in hands-on learning experiences, cultivating vegetables and flowers in raised beds.

To make this vision a reality, we need your support. We're calling on parents like you to volunteer your time and expertise to kickstart and sustain this invaluable program. Whether you have a green thumb or simply a willingness to lend a hand, there's a role for everyone:

  • Planning: Help chart the course for the garden's development.
  • Building: Get your hands dirty in constructing raised beds.
  • Sourcing: Assist in procuring materials to support the garden's growth.
  • Ongoing Support: Provide ongoing care by watering and tidying the garden.

Your involvement will not only contribute to the success of the NYOS Garden Project but will also create lasting memories and experiences for our students.

To sign up for volunteering or learn more about how you can get involved, please complete the Google Form linked below:


Let's work together to cultivate a thriving garden and a flourishing community at NYOS! For questions regarding this project or the volunteer committee contact Ms. Dulimba at sdulimba@nyos.org.

ED Search Candidate Profile

The Executive Director Search-Staff Survey provided the data to help create the ED Candidate Profile. Please take a few moments to review the attachment. This profile will guide NYOS in its search for the new Executive Director.

ED Candidate Profile

 Perfect Attendance Winners

Perfect Attendance Winners! Bruce Berry and Akiana Ramirez. These students had perfect attendance from April 1st - April 25th. Our last drawing of the year will be on May 22nd. Parents make sure that your child is at school moving forward and their name will be entered in drawing. Good luck Jags!

 Arbor Day Kinder Project

For Arbor Day last week, Kindergarten planted the tree and each class is creating a stone to go around it.

What a great project!

End of Year Kickball Tournament

Looking for parent donations for NYOF Kickball -

8th -12th grade will be celebrating the end of the year with a Kickball tournament and other Not Your Ordinary Friday activities on May 17th. We would appreciate donations of water, popcorn, and ice-cream or popsicles to make this day extra special.

AAPI Bobo Stand

Kind Club Book Drive

Middle School Kind Club is doing a book drive! Our goal is to be able to send home a book home with all students for summer reading! Please donate your gently used books to the book bins that are found at the front of building 1, 2, and A. Elementary-aged books will be given to Ms. McGinn for distribution. Middle and Upper grades will be distributed during long homeroom on Friday, May 10th. 

Please direct questions to alovas@nyos.org

Thank you! MS Kind Club

Cheer Tryouts Next Week

New Family Orientation Next Week

"Exciting news! 🎉 Our upcoming New Family Orientation in May is the perfect opportunity to get acquainted with all things school-related! From grade-level specifics to exploring school clubs, organizations, and electives, to diving into campus expectations and cherished traditions, there's so much to discover. Mark your calendars and join us for an informative session that will set the stage for a fantastic school year ahead!

If you have any questions, please reach out to Bronwyn Sanderson, Secondary Campus Support, at bsanderson@nyos.org.

Middle School Orientation

Don't miss Middle School Orientation on Friday, May 17, 2024, in the gym

from 1:30 pm -2:30 pm.

If you have any questions please contact Ms. McGee at cmcgee@nyos.org.

Flyer, made by NYOS 6th-grade students!


PTA General Meeting

Tuesday, May 7th will be our final General Meeting of the year, held in the high school cafeteria at 6:30 pm. We will provide food, and child care will be provided.

At the final meeting, we will present the budget from this past year, vote on the budget for next year, and elect officers to serve for the 2024-2025 school year.

Upcoming Spirit Events

Monday, May 13th - ALL DAY

Andy's Custard

(Parmer and Metric location)

Wednesday, May 15th - 5:00 - 8:00pm


(Parmer and 35 location)

Get Your School Supplies for Next Year! 

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A Note from Austin Library Walnut Creek

Hello again!


Summer break is almost here! Keep an eye out for updates on Summer at the Austin Public Library, including bilingual reading logs and activities. 

Don't miss our 45th Birthday Bash Saturday, May 4th, from 11am-2pm. Enjoy a petting zoo, face painting, balloon animals, crafts, cake, and more—fun for the whole family!


In celebration of Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, join us for a kimono workshop on May 11th and a free artisanal paper-making workshop on May 22nd.


We’d love to see the whole community join us!

 Looking forward to seeing you at our events!

Jessica Tessler

Youth Librarian | Little Walnut Creek Branch Library

512-974-9862 | jessica.tessler@austintexas.gov

PAX Host Family Shares Their Story

I never thought I’d open my home to a stranger. Family? Certainly. Friends?  Neighbors? Mostly…. But a stranger in my home? Here’s our story. I work at NYOS and I was at the WinterFest sometime in November. I was approached by Audrey Handlesman, a representative of PAX, an international student exchange organization. Was I interested in hosting a foreign exchange student?  Surely, it's too late this year? Oh, they have half-year programs? As the conversation moved on it became a very real possibility and it was so simple! In just 3 weeks we had completed a home visit, background checks, and the online application process. We were shown some applicants who were interested in coming to the USA for just half a year. We managed to set up the spare room and welcomed a student before the end of 2023.

Let me tell you a little about our ‘Import Child’, Arne Fuchs. Arne (Arnie to some) got the word he had been accepted just 2 weeks before he packed and boarded the plane in Frankfurt. He was in 10th grade, and so he was registered here for the 10th grade. His English is perfect and he gets along well with my son, Max. Arne wasted no time getting into a friend group in school and being active in the BSU (Black Student Union), he performed poetry reading with the BSU for the whole school. He earned top grades in all of his classes, even getting perfect exams in Physics. His goal was to study US History and the US Government. He even got invited to Jr./Sr. Prom! Arne has fit into my home like a long-lost cousin. He is bright and funny, participating in family dinners by making some of his favorite crepes for dessert. He plays games with our son and even feeds and walks the dog at night. He doesn’t have a pet at home, so I was worried my 80-pounder would be intimidating. He has invited friends over for an Easter brunch, with each one cooking a dish to share in my kitchen. He decorated the table for his guests. He does his laundry, sets the table, takes turns with chores, and participates in family outings and activities. Arne has set the bar very high for our next ‘Import’.

But that is the PAX commitment to the host families and the students. Each application is screened, qualified, and language tested to make the adjustments seamless. The Students present a full health history, and food, religious, social, and even pet preferences before they are shown to the host families. Being a host family is simple: we provide a home, transportation to school, and food. Everything else is up to the student’s family. PAX takes care of all the arrangements; we just showed up at the airport with an extra seatbelt in the car. Our commitment to house and feed this youth ends in June, just 2 short weeks after the last day of school. It’s over too soon for us, we'd like him to stay longer, of course, he is welcome to come back to Texas anytime, to visit his friends and now his American Export family, the Kents.

By: Patti Kent

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