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SAN ANTONIO PREP COMMUNITY SCHOOL
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Week of May 10th

SA Prep Families,  

STAAR testing continues. This week 5th, 6th and 7th grade will be taking the STAAR reading test. Please make sure that your champions are well rested, on time and ready to do their best. 
 

                    Be safe, wash your hands, and (continue) to wear a mask.


-SA Prep Admin Team  

COVID, Dashboard
Now Enrolling
 
We are now enrolling for the upcoming school year for 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grade! 
If you know anyone interested in enrolling their champion at SA Prep please have them apply at saprep.org! For more information we can be reached at 210-473-2698. 
Apply TODAY!
Ready for Success, Daily Attendance 

Champions should be logged in or at school everyday by 7:45 AM. The class will start promptly at 8:00 am. Attendance is a major part of our school funding and allows us the opportunity to provide more for our champions. Also, when champions are in class they are learning.
Academic  Update
 
STAAR
Per TEA, Texas schools will continue to take the STAAR test in grades 3 and up at the end of this academic year. STAAR tests will be one of the many things that show your child's academic progress and achievement this year. All testing will take place IN-PERSON per TEA requirements. As a reminder   that NO at-home testing will be available

STAAR Dates 
Parent Feedback  Survey 

Thank you for trusting us at San Antonio Preparatory with your child's education. Please use this quick and direct feedback form to send your questions, comments and concerns for administrators and staff. We will check daily and will respond appropriately within 2 business days, depending on the severity (student safety first!) 

Your opinions matter greatly and it takes a village to transform lives!  
Parent Feedback to Admin
School Directory
 
Please see our school directory with the emails of all staff and our staff communication flow chart.
Parent Communication Flow Chart
 
Below is our parent communication Flow Chart. Please be sure to follow the chart before escalating issues and concerns to Administration 

Important Dates 

MAY: STAAR TESTING

May 14th- 18th: Art Festival 
May 27th: Parent Appreciation Breakfast 10 AM- 11AM
May 28th: Powder Puff Game @ 5:30 PM
May 31st: NO SCHOOL

Parent Portal 

Are you set up on Parent Portal? Parent Portal is a website that allows you to access your student’s information for grades and attendance.

Please reach out to your classroom teacher for your champion's login information.

Watch the videos below to learn how to set up your ascender account.

https://youtu.be/mSEelpB9dXY

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PARENT PORTAL LINK

Parent Partner Group (Formerly Parent Prep Club)

President: Jessica Gray 
Vice President: Olivia Jewell 
Secretary: Afryea Clark
Staff Delegate: (must a current staff member): Vacant 
PARENT PANELS!

It's hiring season at SA Prep and we want parents to have an opinion on our next hires!

If you are interested in being a part of our hiring process and sitting on a parent panel from Monday- Friday please reach out to our PPG President, Mrs. Gray at 210- 452-8336 or via email: ppgpresident@saprep.org. 
 
SNACKS NEEDED!

As we begin to plan for testing season we need your support. The PPG will collecting unopened healthy snacks and treats for the testing days for our champions and staff.

If you are interested in donating snacks or monetary funds  please reach out to our PPG President, Jessica Gray at 210- 452-8336 or via email: ppgpresident@saprep.org. 
 
Parent Parent Group Zoom Link
Join the PPG as a voting member
Carpool Initiative

SA Prep Athletics 

TRACK

Meet Update:
Cross Country- Patrick Garcia places 17th out of 48 runners. Tylan Mitchell placed 5th and earned a spot at the State Cross Country meet.
Track Team- The Panther track team participated in their first track meet against San Antonio's top track clubs and earned 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in every event.

Upcoming Track Meets 
May 15th: Time and Place TBA
May 22nd: Time and Place TBA
Sign Up for Powder Puff Team or Hype Squad

SA Prep Champion of the Week 

CONGRATS TO OUR CHAMPIONS OF THE WEEK

5TH GRADE LANGSTON HUGES: Aaliyah M. (Identity)
5TH GRADE CESAR CHAVEZ: Zya W. (Community & Connections)
6TH GRADE WEB DUBOIS:  Anthony R. (Connection)
6TH GRADE GLORIA ANZALDUA: Da’ Lrie B. & Mya D. ( Equity)
6TH GRADE NELSON MANDELA: Novalee G. (Community)
7TH GRADE JAMES BALDWIN:  Angelo B. (Identity)
7TH GRADE SHIRLEY CHISHOLM: Khyla H. (Equity)
 
School Events 
REGISTER FOR SUMMER CAMP-CLICK HERE
Panther Spotting 
Welcome to Shirley's! Our 7th grade Shirley Chisholm class hosted a book tasting as a fun and engaging way to learn more about a new book and genre. Be sure to make your reservations for the next tasting. 
Staffing Update 
  • No staffing updates at this time
Staff Spotlight 
This week's staff spotlight is Mr. Ramirez, one of our amazing our 6th grade Math and Science teacher. 
Mr. Ramirez was born in Brownsville Texas to Mexican Parents. He learned how to speak English in 6th Grade. Once he graduated, he went to Mccombs Business School at UT Austin and Texas A&M Kingsville.  and graduated with a Bachelors in Business with a focus on marketing. Mr. Ramirez went into teaching because he wanted to be the teacher, he would have wanted him and his friends to have.

Five Fun Facts
  1. I have 2 amazing dogs named Korra and Eevee
  2. I still hold the record for longest long jump as a freshman in brownsville of 20ft
  3. I love Fruit...literally all fruit
  4. I love to be around family
  5. I love the outdoors
Community's Pinboard
We are one big community! Please see a list of community partners, updated frequently.

1. Legends Barbershop: 14910 Nacogdoches Rd. #1669, San Antonio, TX 78247. (Ask for Bruce)
Discount: $15.00 for both adults and students. Students can use their Champion Dollars. 

2. Bayseas Restaurant: 217 S. WW White Rd. San Antonio, TX 78219. 
Discount: Employees receive a 15% off entire menu. 

3. Momma Luv's Soul & Carribean Food: 2427 Austin Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78218.
Discount: 12% off on the entire menu for both employees and students. Students can use their Champion Dollars.

4. Chop it up Barbershop: 8021 FM78 Suite. 121, Converse, TX 78109. (Ask for Duane or Oscar)
Discount: $15.00 for both adults and students. Students can use their Champion Dollars. 

5. Nola Eatz: 5514 Walzem Rd. #3, San Antonio, TX 78218.
Discount: 15% off the entire menu for employees only. Students will have a special menu starting at $5.00-$12.00 and can use their Champion Dollars.

6. Braids on Phire: 8021 FM78, San Antonio, TX, 78244.
Discount: $30.00 off of all hair dues for employees. Students receive $30-$50 off all hair dues and can use their Champion Dollars.

7. Midas: 4255 N. Foster Rd.
Discount: 15% discount off of all services done by Midas at this location. Synthetic Blend oil changes at $16.99 (up to 5 quarts). Full Synthetic oil changes at $39.99 (up to 5 quarts)


8. Shebah Dental:9160 FM78, Converse,TX  78109
Discount: 5% discount off 
employees who have no insurance or 5% off services your insurance does not cover

8. Royal Cutz Barbershop: 1950 Austin Highway, San Antonio TX78218
Discount: 15% champions and $20 for employees

School Safety 

San Antonio Prep considers the health and well-being of our students and staff to be of the utmost importance.

We will continue to practice our COVID screenings, mask wearing, outdoor breaks, social distancing when possible and frequent sanitizing. We also have a day and night crew to support with deep cleaning. We also: 

  • Limit class sizes to a max of 18 students (3 per table) 
  • Staggered breaks
  • All meals in the classroom (including breakfast) 
Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. 
- Barack Obama
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