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Winterfest at North Central Baptist, Dec. 4th, 10am-3pm

Santa

Winterfest – December 4th at North Central (10AM-3PM)
$5 Admission – Raffle ticket + Access to Event
$10 All Access – Santa Photo, All Day carnival rides, 2 snow slide rides, 2 raffle tickets

WinterFest San Antonio is a long-running community Festival where thousands of local residents come out with the family to enjoy a day of fun in the SNOW!

This year’s event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4th, 2021 at North Central Baptist Hospital from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature tons of holiday fun including:
• 30,000 pounds of snow straight from the North Pole!

Christmas in Community

FOSA Christmas Paegant

Christmas in Community
Annual Pageant Shares the Joyous Sights and Sounds of the Season
By Amy Morgan

North Central Baptist Celebrates 30 Years of Service to the Stone Oak Community

North Central Baptist Celebrates 30 Years of Service to the Stone Oak Community

It was not so long ago that the Stone Oak area was little more than ranch land. Cattle grazed on the hills now covered by rooftops. Visionaries knew future residents would need access to exceptional, convenient medical care and planned accordingly. North Central Baptist hospital opened in 1991 at its 520 Madison Oak Drive location.

NEISD offers free meals to all students, all school year

Free Meals in School

North East ISD officially announces its policy regarding school meals during the 2021-2022 school year. The District will offer healthy meals every school day to all students at no cost. Typically, a student’s household must meet income eligibility requirements to qualify for free or reduced-price meals. However, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued guidance that allows schools to offer meals to all students at no cost for the 2021-2022 school year. The District applied for the waiver being offered through this school year.

Message from Chief McManus

Message from Chief McManus

"While crime traditionally rises in the summer months, the City of San Antonio entered the season in great shape, reporting a decrease in violent crime and property crimes. From January to May, the city saw a double-digit drop in violent crimes. The number of homicides, rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults was down 14% from the same period of time last year. Burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft, all property crimes, were down 7% compared to the first quarter of last year.

 

Don't Drive Distracted

Girls on Fence

For the past nine years, NEISD PTSA volunteer Melinda Cox has spent hundreds of hours inspiring students at Johnson High School to change the culture of distracted driving. She teaches students they can make a difference and that they have a civic duty to engage with the world around them. Through the years, the influence of the JHS Smart Driving club has increased, culminating in a competition this month through the SAFE 2 SAVE program that rewards drivers for their safe driving behaviors.  

REWARDING APP

April Cover of Right at HOME magazine

No driver can ignore warnings about distracted driving. Texas law even made using the phone while driving illegal in 2017. Deep inside we agree distracted driving is dangerous and wrong, but somehow when we hear that tone ping, the compulsion to check our phone is so strong it overwhelms our best intentions. 

Clinic Connects Aspiring Dancers with Reagan High School Performers

Mark your calendars and register now for the 2020 Ronald Reagan Dance Clinic. This annual event, beloved in the Stone Oak community by young girls aspiring to one day join Reagan’s award-winning dance teams, is one thing Covid won’t cancel. “Dancing Our Way Through Reaganland” will be held Saturday, November 7, from 8-10:30 a.m., in person if safe and allowed, or virtually as backup.

Help for Mommy Burnout

Help for Mommy Burnout

Mom Mayday! – It has been months, and the kids are still home! For all you weary Stone Oak moms out there, hope is in sight. CrossBridge Community Church’s VINE program (formerly Mothers of Pre Schoolers) fall schedule is just around the corner. Leaders have designed a three-tiered program to allow moms of small children to tailor their participation to suit their family’s needs and comfort level.

Your Debt is Paid: Lifehouse Church Cancels $3.1 Million of Unpaid Medical Debt as Easter Gift to Neighbors

Your Debt is Paid

This Easter, congregations of churches all over the city will be celebrating the holiday much differently than usual. Instead of gathering together to hunt eggs, worship and share a special meal, people are looking for meaningful ways to commemorate the season as they comply with the Stay at Home order.