“Miró: The Experience of Seeing” at the McNay Art Museum and Family Day on October 25

"Miró: The Experience of Seeing" and October 25th Family Day at the McNay Art Museum | San Antonio Charter Moms

Miró: The Experience of Seeing is at the McNay Art Museum until January 10, 2016, and I encourage you to bring your kids to see it while it’s here. Sunday, October 25, 2015 will be an especially good day to visit because the McNay will be hosting Family Day: Magical Miró! from 1:oo p.m. to 4:00 p.m., rain or shine.

For a few days this week, my kids had a brief Fall Break, so we visited the McNay on a quiet weekday. As soon as we walked into the Miró exhibit, my five-year-old daughter, G.N., started giggling. She was looking at Woman, Bird and Star (Homage to Picasso), a 1966-73 painting. “Why are you giggling?” I asked her. She said, “Because the hat . . . [giggles] . . . look!” Continue reading

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Compass Rose Academy information meeting on October 22

Compass Rose Academy information meeting on October 22, 2015 | San Antonio Charter Moms

Compass Rose Academy is a new charter school that’s still on the drawing board, but has tremendous promise for underserved students in San Antonio. Founder Paul Morrissey is hosting a parent information meeting on Thursday, October 22 at 5:30 p.m. at the Food Court at PicaPica Plaza, 910 S.E. Military Dr., San Antonio, TX 78214. RSVP online for the information meeting; even if you can’t attend, please submit use the RSVP form to submit your email address for updates. Continue reading

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Opera in the Park in Travis Park with Opera Piccola San Antonio

Opera in the Park with Opera Piccola of San Antonio in Travis Park in San Antonio, Texas | San Antonio Charter Moms

Ever since writing this post, I’ve had high hopes for Travis Park as a downtown cultural gathering place. Travis Park lived up to its promise with the recent Opera in the Park event, led by Opera Piccola of San Antonio and showcasing an array of local performance groups. Continue reading

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F.T. and friends review “Swan Lake” with Ballet San Antonio and San Antonio Symphony

F.T. and friends review "Swan Lake" with Ballet San Antonio and the San Antonio Symphony at the Tobin Center | San Antonio Charter MomsOn Sunday afternoon, I went to Ballet San Antonio‘s Swan Lake with my son, F.T., age 8, and daughter, G.N., age 5. We received our tickets for free and were able to give away a set of tickets over social media. G.N.’s friend D. and his family won the tickets. Let me tell you about how the ballet left an impression on F.T. and G.N., as well as D. and his family. I hope it will inspire you to bring your family to a Ballet San Antonio performance in the future.   Continue reading

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Legacy Traditional School North West San Antonio parent information meeting on October 22

Legacy Traditional School North West San Antonio parent information meeting on October 22, 2015 | San Antonio Charter Moms

I created the San Antonio Charter Moms blog as a way to get the word out to parents about new charter schools coming to San Antonio. More than three years later, I am excited to share the news about another high-quality charter school with plans to expand to San Antonio: Legacy Traditional School. This blog post will tell you about their school model, but an even better way to learn would be to attend their parent information meeting on October 22, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at University Baptist Church, 6465 Babcock Rd., San Antonio, Texas 78249; RSVP at LTSTexas.org. Continue reading

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Lockdown: An unexpected no-school day

Lockdown: An unexpected no-school day | San Antonio Charter Moms

This morning, I was backing out of my driveway, driving the kids to school, when I felt a buzz in my pocket. My phone had just received a text message, but I was driving so I ignored it. A few minutes later, we were almost at school and I felt my phone buzz again. This time I glanced at the screen. A friend of mine was sharing a news report that explained why our kids’ school was on lockdown. Continue reading

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PLAY: Public art in Yanaguana Garden at Hemisfair

Art at Hemisfair: PLAY in Yanaguana Garden | San Antonio Charter Moms

Exciting news for Hemisfair and downtown San Antonio: families can now visit Yanaguana Garden, an active play area with climbing structures, giant game boards, a splash pad, and more. As described in this this post at Alamo City Moms Blog, October 2-4, 2015 is grand opening weekend at Yanaguana Garden.

The free activities on Sunday, October 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. will feature the new works of public art at Yanaguana Garden, collectively called PLAY, created under the leadership of artist Stuart Allen and supported by Public Art San Antonio and the City of San Antonio’s Department for Culture and Creative Development. Six artists contributed to PLAY: Stuart Allen, Joey Fauerso, Jennifer Khoshbin, Karen Mahaffy, Alex Rubio, and Justin Boyd. Continue reading

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