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SAN ANTONIO PREP COMMUNITY SCHOOL
Panther Press 

Week of March 29th

SA Prep Families,  

“We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free.” – Kavita Ramdas

As Women's History Month comes to an end we are grateful for all the strong women in our school, community and lives. We hope to usher the next generation of young ladies to be strong women.

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


-SA Prep Admin Team  

COVID, Dashboard
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. Specific testing dates will be communicated as we get closer to the Spring, but we wanted to share that NO at-home testing will be available

STAAR Dates 
Re-Registration  Survey 
 
In an effort to plan for the upcoming school year and recruitment efforts, please let us know your plans for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year  
Re-registration Survey
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 

April 2nd: Student Holiday No school
April 5th: Parent Partner Group General Meeting
April 7th: Monthly Townhall
April 17th: Parent Prep Academy
April 22nd: Career Day
April 23rd: Student Holiday No School
April 24th: Community Drive 

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)

Mark your calendars and be sure to join the PPG at their nextt general meeting to go over parent lead initiatives to support our campus 
President: Jessica Gray 
Vice President: Olivia Jewell 
Secretary: Afryea Clark
Staff Delegate: (must a current staff member): Vacant 
Parent Parent Group Zoom Link
Join the PPG as a voting member
Carpool Initiative

SA Prep Athletics 


SOCCER 
Congrats to our inaugural soccer team on their first season! They worked and played hard!  

TRACK
Track Practice is on campus Monday- Friday from 4:45PM to 6:00PM. In order for Athletes to compete they need to have a sport physical on file and passing based on their last report card

SA Prep Champion of the Week 

CONGRATS TO OUR CHAMPIONS OF THE WEEK

5TH GRADE LANGSTON HUGES: Fantasy R. (Identify) 
5TH GRADE CESAR CHAVEZ: Brendan M. (Identify) 
6TH GRADE WEB DUBOIS:  HiLeogh GM ( Connections and Community)
6TH GRADE GLORIA ANZALDUA:  Marley M. (Love and Culture)
6TH GRADE NELSON MANDELA:  Mikayla J. (Love) 
7TH GRADE JAMES BALDWIN: Shermiya GE (Community and Love)
7TH GRADE SHIRLEY CHISHOLM: Antuwan P. (Community) 
 
School Events 
Panther Spotting 
Spring Time is here our champions have been throughly enjoy the nice weather with gardening, working out and event horseback riding! 
Staffing Update 
No staffing updates at this time  
Staff Spotlight 
This week's Staff Spotlight is Mrs. Gillespie
Mrs. Gillespie was born in New York City but raised in South Florida and is oldest of three. She has lived in Texas for about 5 years and is an almost a Texan. She has been in Charter School Operations for the past 4 years and is excited to continue to help our champions achieve the moon and stars!  
 
 Five Fun Facts 
1. She has been married for 3 years to the love of her life 
2. She has visited 16 countries (mostly on solo travels) 
3. She loves watching Netflix 
4. She is obsessed with her Peloton bike!
5. She has been skydiving
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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