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SAN ANTONIO PREP COMMUNITY SCHOOL
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Week of December 21st

SA Prep Families,  

We want to extend the warmest of wishes to all our champions and families this holiday season. Please use this winter break to rest and recharge! As always, it is our continued wish that this month is one filled with peace, joy, love and continued safety. 

Be safe, wash your hands, and wear a mask. We will see you all back virtually on January 5th. 



We are....#SAPREP!

-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.



 
School Directory
 
Please see our school directory with the emails of all staff and our staff communication flow chart.

Important Dates 

December 18th: Last Day of transportation  
December 21st- January 4th: Winter Break
January 5th- 8th: Virtual Instruction
January 6th: Monthly Townhall (on Zoom)
January 6th: Soccer Interest Meeting (on Zoom)

January 16th: 5k Family Run and Walk
January 18th: MLK event at SA Prep

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

Parent Portal Link

Soccer Interest  Meeting 

With basketball season starting up that only means one thing...it's time to think about Soccer Season. 

6th and 7th champions interested in trying out for our soccer team, we will be hosting a virtual interest parent meeting on Wednesday, January 6th at our townhall. 

A zoom link will be sent out closer to the date 
School Events 
Please take a moment to review our January calendar
Panther Spotting 
Our Christmas at SA Prep photos are in and they are a great reminder of what a fun event it was!

Feel free to download and share your favorite photos! 
Christmas at SA Prep Event Photos
Staff Spotlight 
This week's Staff Spotlight is our wonderful Nelson Mandela co-teacher, Ms. Young! Read below to get to know all about her!!
Ms. Young is one of our 6th Grade English/Language Arts and Social Studies teacher here at SA Prep. Originally from Southern California where she was born and raised, Ms. Young attended California State University, San Marcos in San Diego county and received her Bachelors of Arts Degree in Rhetorical Communication. Inspired to join the field of education through her own personal experiences, Ms. Young has worked with a wide range of students from the kindergarten to collegiate level. She found her place here in San Antonio through attending Relay Graduate School of Education where she will be receiving her Masters of Arts in Teaching this coming summer. Ms. Young enjoys any and all performing arts, spending time with family & friends, and has recently fallen in love with Whataburger.


Five Fast Facts about Ms. Young:
  1. I participated in Cheer, Dance & Track growing up
  2. I thoroughly enjoy Speech & Debate
  3. I like cats more than dogs #sorrynotsorry
  4. I am just as obsessed with Tiktok as my students
  5. I have THE BEST Co-Teacher on the planet!!! 
Volunteer Posting 
We want you!

We want to provide opportunities for our parents and guardians to volunteer on campus and support our champions and mission 
Please note: all volunteers must complete a volunteer form and clear a background check
Substitute Reception

San Antonio Prep is looking for a volunteer(s) who has an interest in serving in the role of Substitute Receptionist at our front office. Volunteers will mainly: greet guests and ensure visitors have gone through our COVID screening, support champions and teachers (with snacks, waters, making copies etc.) and support with lunch.  If you are friendly, dependable, and like to talk to people, we would love to hear from you.

Volunteers can choose to sign up to volunteer for a shift(s) on Monday to Friday, 11:00AM to 1:00PM 

  • Start Date: Immediately
  • Hours: 11:00AM to 1:00PM
  • Duration: a minimum of once a week
Interested parents/volunteers please reach out to Mr. Mitchell. 
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. In addition we have also begun: 

  • 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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