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SAN ANTONIO PREP COMMUNITY SCHOOL
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Week of February 1st

SA Prep Families,  

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., once said, “We are not makers of history. We are made by history.”

As we enter Black History Month we want to celebrate the brave individuals that paved the way for us. We salute to the brave, to the unrelenting and unafraid that said no to inequalities and injustices. We honor our heroes past and present that speak up and speak out.  
 
Join us all month long as we learn and celebrate together. Black History isn't just yesterday. It's today. 


Be safe, wash your hands, and wear a mask.

-SA Prep Admin Team  

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
 
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
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 

February 1st: Basketball Game @ SW Prep (Girls @ 5PM and Boys @ 6PM) 
February 3rd: Monthly Townhall @ 6PM on Zoom 
February 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th: Virtual Movie Night on Teams
February 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th: Poetry Slam @ SA Prep 
February 5th, 12, 19th, 26th: Food Truck Fridays  

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)

The voting window for the Parent Partner Group Executive Team is ongoing! Voting will take place via the Microsoft Forms link attached. Voting closes on February 5th at 11:59 PM. One vote per person and must have a champion at SA Prep. 

Winners will be announced the week of February 8th.
CLICK HERE TO VOTE
Texas Public Charter Schools Association (TPCSA) is hosting a pep rally for teachers and parents to get them involved in the upcoming legislative session. 

Save the date (and spread the word)! Join @TCSAnews' advocacy rallies Feb 9/10 to learn what our communities need from elected leaders and how YOUR voice can help the fight for our #charterschools. 
 
TEACHER SIGNUP
PARENT SIGNUP

SA Prep Athletics 

BASKETBALL
  • Playoffs start tonight! Girls play at SW Prep NW Gym vs Great Hearts Northern Oaks at 5PM. Boys play at SW Prep NW Gym vs Great Hearts Northern Oaks at 6PM

SOCCER 
  • This week soccer practice Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 4:30 to 5:45pm (make sure you champion is dressed out in athletic wear and has water)
  • Join our soccer team Remind to stay up to date: @sapsoccer
  • Please be on the lookout for the season schedule
  • ***All athletes must have a sports physical completed before the first game of the season***

SA Prep Champion of the Week 

CONGRATS TO OUR CHAMPIONS OF THE WEEK (01/26-01/30)

5TH GRADE LANGSTON HUGES:  Phe' Sean
5TH GRADE CESAR CHAVEZ: Olivia M
6TH GRADE WEB DUBOIS: Shamaya S. 
6TH GRADE GLORIA ANZALDUA: Raylin H.
7TH GRADE JAMES BALDWIN: Maya G.
7TH GRADE SHIRLEY CHISHOLM: Dyamnii F
 
School Events 
Please see our February calendar and upcoming events
Panther Spotting 
Our soccer season is fast approaching and our team is getting ready to show up and show out! 
Staffing Update 
  • See you soon Mrs. Telles, she is on maternity leave until March.
  • Congrats to Ms. D Robinson, our new partner-teacher, she is now the ELRA/SS teacher for Gloria Anzaldua 
  • Staff update, Ms. J will be now be the Co- Teacher for 5th grade 
Staff Spotlight 
This week's Staff Spotlight is new 6th Grade Gloria Azandula ELA and Social Studies Ms. D. Robinson!
Dy’Lexus Robinson is a graduate of Texas State University... “Eat Em Up Cats!” With a BA in Political Science minor in Criminal Justice. She decided to become a teacher in her last semester of undergraduate, after taking a Juvenile Justice course. She has always wanted to work with the youth, especially young minority girls. She feels like minority women often get brushed off as rude, disrespectful or “ghetto” and only appreciative for our figures. She was drawn to SA Prep because the school's commitment to black and brown students. 
 
Fun Facts:
1. I’m a New Years Baby!
2. I was raised in Georgia
3. My favorite color is Orange.
4. I love White Chocolate Reese’s
5. I’m sure I own well over 75 pairs of shoes.
  
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

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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