[Hall Monitor] Fifth Grade Student Body President Ramps Up Empathy, Civic Engagement

Teacher Gloria Galvan with Price Elementary Student Body President Ryan Lopez | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. Ryan Lopez is not the kind of politician who makes empty promises. He’s more interested in seeing real needs and building a coalition… Continue Reading

The Gathering Place Presents the Great Food Truck Summer Camp Showcase

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This post was originally published as “Food Truck Summer Camp Inspires Young Chefs-to-Be” in the Texas Harvest 2018 edition of Edible San Antonio magazine. Eating tacos and watching commercials on a sultry San Antonio summer afternoon in August turned out… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Diego Bernal Preps for 2019 With “What They Said 2.0”

Hall Monitor - Rep. Diego Bernal talking about what he learned at schools he visited | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. Schools are notoriously appealing places to showcase a political agenda. People freak out about both kids and misspent taxes, so politicians often pick… Continue Reading

Our Back to School Story: Elementary School and Middle School at Great Hearts Academies

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What’s on my mind is our back to school story for 2018. My daughter, G.N., is starting third grade at Great Hearts Monte Vista South, and my son, F.T., is starting sixth grade at Great Hearts Monte Vista North. Some… Continue Reading

San Antonio Botanical Garden Opens New Areas to Visitors

Edible nasturtium flower in the culinary garden at the expanded San Antonio Botanical Garden | San Antonio Charter Moms

Beginning Saturday, October 21, 2017, San Antonio families will be able to enjoy new areas of the San Antonio Botanical Garden. Work has been underway for an eight-acre expansion that includes a new entrance, a welcome center, an expanded gift… Continue Reading

Pre-K 4 SA South Education Center Is a Model of High Quality Early Childhood Education

Pre-K 4 SA South Education Center Is a Model of High Quality Early Childhood Education | San Antonio Charter Moms

Pre-K 4 SA‘s South Education Center is a model of high quality early childhood education, but its impact goes far beyond the 500 students served at the center. I recently toured the campus to meet the leaders and learn more… Continue Reading

H-E-B Body Adventure: Be healthy and have fun at the Witte Museum

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UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. It’s the “Summer of the Body” at the Witte Museum, with two exhibits for your family to enjoy: the H-E-B Body Adventure and Grossology. We have a family membership to the Witte and visit regularly,… Continue Reading

CLOSED [Giveaway] Montessori For All founder’s cookbook helps build kids’ independence in the kitchen

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Would you let your two-year-old chop mushrooms for making pizza? Montessori educator Sara Cotner does. “Montessori Moments: 2 years and 3 months”, Sara Cotner, Feeding the Soil, June 3, 2013. It’s one of the ways… Continue Reading

KIPP Camino Academy to host First Friday Breakfast on October 4, 2013

It’s a KIPP: San Antonio tradition to hold a First Friday Breakfast at a different campus every month. Last month it was at KIPP Aspire Academy (more details in this earlier post); this month it will be at KIPP Camino Academy, 128 S. Audubon Dr., San Antonio, Texas… Continue Reading

San Antonio Farmer’s Market As Classroom

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Teaching opportunities are everywhere. On Sunday mornings, my kids and I like to visit the Quarry Farmers & Ranchers Market. The prices are round numbers, so my son (age 5) can practice math skills by helping me count out the money.… Continue Reading