Panther Press 

Week of January 25th

SA Prep Families,  

As January comes to a close we are so excited to host our first ever Black History Month programming and have a jammed packed month filled with activities for both our virtual and in-person. 

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

Important Dates 

January 30th: Basketball Game @ Highland Hills (Girls @ 10AM and Boys @ 11AM) 
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.


Parent Partner Group (Formerly Parent Prep Club)

The voting window for the Parent Partner Group Executive Team is coming up! Voting will take place via a Microsoft Forms link. Voting closes on February 5th at 11:59 PM. One vote per person. 

Winners will be announced the week of February 8th.
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 

  • Update! Jubilee Highland Hills has decided to continue their season and we will play them next on Saturday January, 30th.
  • Girls play @10AM- Boys play @11AM
    • As always we will stream the games on Facebook live
  • ***Please have COVID Test results before return to in person class/practice.

  • Starting today! Practices are Tuesday- Friday 4:45 PM to 5:45 PM
  • On Saturdays from 1PM to 3PM, we will be hosting Skills Clinics from 1PM- 3PM
  • 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***
School Events 
Please see our February calendar and upcoming events
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.
  • 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 7th Grade Shirley Chisholm 7th and Science teacher Mrs. McCabe! 
Marissa McCabe is the Math/Science teacher for Shirley Chisholm. She received her BA in American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. After college, she spent two years in southern California working for AmeriCorps. Most recently she worked for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

She is super excited for this new opportunity "Watching Mrs. Arredondo and Mrs. Echard teach has been inspiring, and I look forward to being a part of the SA Prep community!"
Fun Facts:
  1. I am the oldest of six and the only girl. 
  2. I went to three kindergartens in three different states in one year.
  3. I can wiggle my ears.
  4. I love to take my two boys hiking. 
  5. I love to read and my favorite author is Terry Pratchett.
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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