Panther Press 

Week of January 18th

SA Prep Families,  

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character  – that is the goal of true education."

Happy Martin Luther King Day. May you use this day to reflect on how far our country has come and how much farther we need to go. 


Wednesday, January 20th is Early Release at 1PM and Report Card Night is from 1PM- 3PM. Parents will need to PARK AND WALK to pick up their champion. See the flyer below for more details. 

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.

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

Important Dates 

January 20th: Early Release & Report Card @ 1PM - 3PM

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.


Parent Partner Group (Formerly Parent Prep Club)

We are in the process of revamping our Parent Prep Club, starting with a name change from the Parent Prep Club to the Parent Partner Group (PPG). The mission of the group is the same, but we want our group name to emphasize the partnership between the school, parents and community.

We have also created an Executive team to include a President, V. President, Secretary and Staff Member delegate. Nominations are open until Jan. 22nd and voting till take place from Jan. 25th to 29th. 

To nominate yourself or someone else, please click the link. Attached are our bylaws. 
Are you interested in advocacy and sharing your story about your Charter School experience? Choose to Succeed is hosting a two part series on Advocacy Training. See below for flyer details. Contact Jessica Gray for questions or concerns. 

SA Prep Athletics 

  • It has been brought to our attention that another one of our competitive teams have ended their season due to COVID. This means that we will not have any remaining games for the season. However the forfeit places both teams as regional tournament qualifiers scheduled for Feb. 6th. We will continue to practice returning
    • Tues. Jan. 19th @ SA Prep 4:30 - 6:00;
    • Wed. Jan 20th @ Sportsplex 1:30 - 3:30;
    • Thurs. Jan 21st @ SA Prep 4:30 - 6:00;
    • Fri. Jan 22nd @ Sportsplex 4:30 - 6:00.
  • ***Please have COVID Test results before return to in person class/practice.

  • Join our soccer team Remind to stay up to date: @sapsoccer
  • Please be on the lookout for more information regarding practice days, times and season schedule
  • ***All athletes must have a sports physical completed before the first game of the season***
School Events 
**UPDATED** Please take a moment to review our January calendar. We have made a couple of updates to our January calendar 
Panther Spotting 
We hosted our first ever ML5K Run and March and had an amazing time running, walking and a combination of both with our fellow community members! Be on the lookout for more 5K run and walks. 
Staffing Update 
  • See you soon Mrs. Telles, she is on maternity leave until March.
  • Welcome Ms. Robinson, our new Co- Teacher. She will be supporting 5th grade while Mrs. Telles is out. 
  • Welcome Ms. McCabe, our new Math & Science Teacher. She will be partnering with Ms. Arredondo in Shirley Chisholm.  
Staff Spotlight 
This week's Staff Spotlight is our 5th Team Leader Mrs. Velasco! 
Christina Velasco is married with 3 children, a Schnauzer, and the most amazing mom and dad. She enjoys watching football and spending time with her family. She graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word with her Bachelors and Masters in Teaching. She has been teaching for 7 years. 
Fun Facts:
1. I am  an only child
2. I love the color red
3. My favorite football team is the Houston Texans
4. I love pens,
5. All of my careers have all been with children  
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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