• Family Notes

Please check out our calendar below for all our events. If you have any questions reach out to our front office or your student's teacher.

  • Sept. 21st- Family Engagement Night Open House (Please note time has changed to 4:30-6:00 pm)
First page of the PDF file: SEESeptCalendar2023


Click on the link above to download the PDF of the calendar in English and Spanish. Physical copies will be sent home in your student's Homework folder. Extra copies are available at the front office.


At SEE, we believe that all students deserve a high-quality education because only education opens great doors of opportunities. Your support and commitment to their education are the best legacy you can give them.

How can you help them?

1.   The value you place on your children's education can change the meaning and importance they place on school and their own education. If it is important to you, it will be vital to them. Remember that we model more with our actions than with words.

2.  Let them yearn for and aspire to better opportunities. No dream is unattainable If they work towards it. History is full of people who have achieved their dreams above all barriers.

3.  Encourage them to stay in school and be able to complete their higher education. Education is one factor that most influences citizens' and their communities' advancement and progress.  

 There are many ways to demonstrate our commitment to education; one is by attending our Open House on Thursday, September 21.   We look forward to seeing you! 😊

Katia Rosado

SPED Manager


Important Uniform Update & Guidance

Important uniform update & guidance

We are still committed to providing uniforms to all our Sparks. We know that not all families received the quantities promised . In an effort to minimize undue burden to you, we are updating our uniform policy (for the first days) as follows:

• Mondays: Yes Prep Polo or Spirit shirt with uniform bottoms
• Tuesday -Friday any other shirt aligned to our school’s dress code.

Families, our uniforms have arrived. We will begin distributing uniforms to students next week, these will be labeled and placed inside of backpacks. If you have not already done so, please complete the uniform survey below so we can get you the correct uniform sizes and shirts.


Student Handbook

 Please click on the image below to download a copy of our student handbook.

First page of the PDF file: SY23-24YESPrepStudentHandbook-PK-12BoardApproved6923

You may also access our student handbook here


Individual Campus Supplement

The Individual Campus Supplement is an additional resource to assist families and students in understanding how a specific campus carries out policies contained in the YES Prep Student Handbook. Families and students can refer to the handbook to better understand the policies YES Prep enacts.

Please click on the image below to download a copy of our individual campus supplement.

First page of the PDF file: SEEICSSY23-24_1

You may also access our ICS here


Leadership Team



Phone #

Matthew McMahan


(713) 967-7972

Wendy Rangel

Director of Campus Operations


Krestel Tomei

Assistant Principal

 (713) 967-8837

Edmund Lewis

Assistant Principal

(713) 842-5553

Jess Walcik

Dean of Instruction

(713) 967-9464

Christian Diaz Muniz

Dean of Instruction

(713) 924-0698

Suyapa Gomez

Executive Assistant

 (713) 967-8851

Katia Rosado

SpEd Manager

(713) 924-5624

Ada Osorio

Compliance Specialist

(713) 924-5599

Amelia Ruiz Diaz

Student Support Counselor

(713) 924-5523

Student Assistance Forms

We know that you may have some needs that arise as a parent, or guardian. You can receive direct help by submitting a “Student Assistance Form” or, a SAF. To communicate any support needs you may have, please click on the SAF link on the district website or use the QR code below. The campus Student Support Counselor will follow up with you to determine the best way to get your need met. SAFs can be submitted for:

  • Urgent family concerns
  • Family or student supplies or resources needed for school (i.e., calculator, books, food)
  • Student social and emotional concerns
  • Student home or family concerns
  • Student relationship concerns
  • Concerns about harassment, race, or equity.



The biggest driver to ensuring your students are well acclimated and ready for the rest of the year is ensuring they are on campus and ON TIME. We are committing to reaching out to families before our official attendance is captured daily to check on you and your SPARK and ensuring you make it to campus. We will list our whole campus Average Daily Attendance for families and be shouting out our attendance leaders in the coming weeks. 

  • Monday: 95.4%
  • Tuesday: 95.2%
  • Wednesday: 96.0%

Please make sure you and your SPARKS are making it to campus every day by 7:20 so that they can be setup for success throughout the day. Thanks families!


Traffic Procedures

Thank you for your patience as we have implemented the new traffic pattern this school year. Please continue to demonstrate our SPARKS values of Safety and Kindness when engaging with any staff member, family member or student during our arrival and dismissal procedures.

Parking Lot Reminders

  • Our parking lot will be accessible during arrival through the Shaver entrance and through the secondary parking lot.
  • ·Our Crenshaw entrance will open after 7:30AM for all late arrivals and will remain open until 2 PM when we will close it to begin our dismissal procedures. Then it will re-open at 3:30 PM for all traffic once the secondary campus begins their dismissal.
  • Walkers may use any space in our parking lot that is open, including the designated visitor parking. Please refrain from parking in handicap spots as violators may be ticketed at the owners expense. Also please do not double park your car in the middle lane of our parking lot as this is where buses travel to the bus unloading and it causes delays.
  • ·All traffic will exit our parking lot using the eastern most exit.

Flow of Traffic

Bus and Car Tags

All vehicles will be given a bright colored dismissal tag that must be visible through the front glass of the car. Staff directing traffic will use these visual tags to direct you accurately, failure to have a visible tag could result in traffic delays and unnecessary stopping. Please keep in mind, since we are sharing the Southeast Secondary’s parking lot, our dismissal process will end close to when theirs begins so staff will be able to quickly resolve traffic issues if they know what vehicles are designated for Southeast Elementary.


Spots Open for Pre-K



2023-2024 Annual Student Enrollment Forms

Take time to prepare to return for the upcoming school year by completing for your student(s) ALL returning and NEW students to YES Prep will need to complete this process. Annual Student Enrollment forms are available through your Skyward Family Access account by selecting the tile named Annual Student Enrollment Forms.

Annual Enrollment forms need to be completed ASAP!

Skyward Family Access Login - https://skyward.iscorp.com/YesPrepTXStuSTS
How to Complete Annual Student Enrollment Video: https://youtu.be/ZS-pSaV9re8


Upcoming Events / Save the Date

  • Fam. Engagement Night:  Kinder - 5th grade Open House


 We are ecstatic to welcome you to our first family engagement event of the year! This is an opportunity for you meet your student's classroom teachers, get to know our Core Enrichment teachers, connect with intervention and Special Education Teachers and meet our Administration team. At Open House you will also receive information about your student's End of Year goals and learn about the types of assessment they take throughout the year.

 In order for families with multiple children to meet all of their teachers we will run our Open House in two rounds. The first round will be from 4:30 - 5:15 and the second round will be from 5:15 - 6:00. Please sign up with your student's homeroom teacher for one of those slots. During the round you are not in the classroom, please come to the cafeteria to meet our Core Enrichment teachers, front office support staff, Interventionist and Special Education, and administration.

 We believe that you are our greatest lever in helping your student achieve and GROW and we hope you can join us for this event!


Mr. McMahan

  • Hispanic Heritage Month 

National Hispanic Heritage Month (Mes nacional de la herencia hispana) is annually celebrated from September 15 to October 15 in the United States for recognizing the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements for the United States.

We are excited to announce that this year we will celebrate Hispanic heritage month in collaboration with our secondary campus (SES).Please save the date for Hispanic Heritage Night on October 19, 2023 from 5:00 pm -  6:30 pm. Additional information will be provided soon!



  • Trunk or Treat

Save the date for SEE's first Trunk or Treat on October 27, 2023 at 4:00 pm.

This event will be run by our Family Association and there will be different ways to participate and/or volunteer for it. Please be on the lookout for more information and guidance from them thru family notes.

Please note that this event is optional and participation is at your discretion.


Core Values 

Campus values drive what communities believe, how they behave, and how they interact with one another. At YES Prep Elementary campuses, all staff and students live by the SPARKS values.

Our Core Value for this month is SAFE.


Family Association & Volunteering Opportunities

Family Association members are now required to sign up in order to join. Please see the process below.

  • General members of Family Association:

Any family member with a current YES Prep student is welcome to participate in the Family Association. Each member needs to apply to be a Family Association Member: https://forms.office.com/r/rBucHS5ktL


  • Volunteering:
  1. Read the Volunteer Expectations and Policies: https://bit.ly/43gXZmQ
  2. Connect with the Operations Coordinator , Ms. Ortuño, about interest to serve as a volunteer .
  3. Apply to volunteer with YES PREP – *One month prior to the Volunteering Event on campus*

Please note that all volunteers are required to complete a background check prior to serving. For additional questions regarding this policy please review the link shared above .


Weekly Breakfast & Lunch Menus

You may access our school breakfast and lunch menus at https://www.yesprep.org/departments/child-nutrition/student-meals/weekly-menu .

Yes Prep's Department of Child Nutrition updates the menus weekly on the website.

So Happy App

Sonya Morgan, Child Nutrition Operations Associate

So Happy... the app that tells you what’s on the menu today in your school’s cafeteria. Check out the menu items— including calories, nutritional information, and allergens.


English - So Happy App.pdf

Spanish - So Happy App.pdf




  • Family Notes

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