April 25th - April 29th | Spirit Week

April 28th | Welcome to YES Event | 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

May 6th | Early Dismissal | 12:15 PM

 

 

Click on the image above to download the PDF of the calendar in English and Spanish. Physical copies were sent home in your student's Friday Folder. Extra copies are available at the front office.

 

Dear SPARK Families,

This past week we had the opportunity to have a Future Families Parade to welcome all the new families that will be joining us next school year. We are super excited to welcome all new families, but also overjoyed to see that so many of the incoming families are our current families, so thank you for continuing to partner with us!

This week Quarter 4 Progress Reports were finalized. Please review these on Skyward by following the steps posted on ClassDojo. As we reach the end of the school year, it is imperative that you review your child’s progress to ensure they are on track to meeting all their goals for this school year.

This week I was also able to join the FAST Session. If you haven’t already gotten an opportunity to join, I highly encourage you to join. It is a great opportunity to get involved and form relationships with other families.

Sincerely,

Ms. Moreno (AKA Ms. Blueberry)

Special Education Manager

Family-School Relationship Survey

YES Prep values your feedback! To ensure we continue to provide high-quality, rigorous learning experiences that meet the needs of our learners and prepare them for college and careers, we want your input. Panorama safeguards your privacy, keeping your responses confidential. The survey shouldn’t take more than a few minutes to complete and will be a valuable source of information for us as we work to make our schools and district the best they can be. If you have not yet taken the survey, please do so today by simply clicking bit.ly/FamilyRelationshipSurvey

The last day to take the survey is Sunday, April 24th at 11:59 pm. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with us!

 

Legacy recognizes world autism month

In April, we recognize World Autism Month to raise awareness of autism and autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and to promote acceptance of children and adults living with the condition. Recently, we spoke with Legacy Pediatrician Dr. Kendra Lystad about the importance of early diagnosis and intervention to long-term outcomes.

Read this blog post to learn about the signs of autism and the many ways Legacy supports our patients with autism and their families through social services and support groups.

 

Beautiful Minds: Dyslexia and the Creative Advantage Exhibition at the Health Museum

Come and explore the successes of those who think outside the box when faced with the challenges of dyslexia and learn about the tools and resources for diagnosis and pathways to success. Featuring interactive games as well as stories and artwork by children and adults in our community, this exhibition is a great way to understand the experience of those with dyslexia.

There’s also a free simulation and seminars adults can attend to learn more about dyslexia and supports. Experience Dyslexia - A Simulation
April 21st; May 19th

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm; 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

“Experience Dyslexia – A Learning Disabilities Simulation” is a hands-on experience, designed to increase awareness of the difficulties and frustrations that people with dyslexia encounter daily. Participants rotate among four interactive learning stations that simulate various language-related tasks similar to those encountered in the classroom and workplace. Time has been set aside at each station to discuss experiences.

This event is free and open to adults only. Please register to reserve your spot. We encourage you to let others know about this event. This event will begin promptly at 4:30 p.m. and 5:45 pm. Please plan to arrive no later than 4:20 p.m. and 5:35 p.m.

 2021_beautiful-minds_flyer_web.pdf

For more information visit thehealthmuseum.org/BeautifulMinds. Exhibit closes at the end of May, 2022.

 

3rd Grade Story Island Winners

Congratulations to our Study Island Winners. These students obtained the highest number of blue ribbons for the March competition in third grade. We celebrated them by having breakfast with the principal. We are all so proud of you! 

 

 

 

Student Attendance Reminders

Parents, please be reminded that we need you to contact our campus at 713-842-5555 if your student is going to be absent.

An excuse note must be turned in to the FRONT OFFICE within 48 hours of their return to campus. Excuse notes will NOT be accepted after 48 hours. You can send the excuse with your student, or you can email Mrs. Tristan at martha.tristan@yesprep.org.

To remain in compliance with our district, please note the following:

  • All excuse notes need to be received within 48 hours of the absence.
  • If the absence falls on a Friday, the note must be received no later than Tuesday. 
  • Notes received after 48 hours will not be accepted and the absence will not be excused.
  • Only three (3) handwritten excuse notes will be accepted per six-week grading period. Handwritten notes will not be accepted for absences of 3 days or more.
  • After this limit is reached, only documentation from a medical provider or official entity (court, etc.) will be accepted to excuse an absence.