January 10 - January 27 | Kinder - 3rd Grade MAP Testing
January 13 | Coffee with the Principal 8-9 AM
January 17 | MLK Holiday (no school)
January 18 | 3rd Grade Math Assessment
January 20 | 3rd Grade Reading Assessment
January 21 "I have a Dream" Parade
January 25th | First Down Syndrome Family Connection Meeting
If you would like a physical copy of the calendar swing by our front office to pick one up.
Dear SPARK Families,
Thank you so much to all families that joined me in Coffee with the Principal, we cover very important information today, please see ClassDojo stories for the PowerPoint and reach out to me if you would like more information about any of the topics shared with families during this time.
I am so grateful and delighted to continue this journey with you as your Principal. I welcome and value your commitment and dedication to excellence in education, and I look forward to working with you and your children.
Here are a few highlights for the week ahead:
Common Assessment for 3rd Grade students: These common assessments will happen on Tuesday, January 18th and Thursday, January 20th. Please ensure your child is at school by 7:15 AM so that they can eat their breakfast and be ready for their test.
These tests take about 4 hrs. and some students qualify for extra time, please do not pick up students early on these days.
MAP Testing: K-2nd Grade students continue to MAP test during this week, please make sure that your child arrives before or by 7:30 AM. These test happens in the first part of the morning.
Circle testing: Pre-K students are also testing this upcoming week, please make sure that your student is here if your student is healthy.
Thank you so much for your support and a great holiday weekend!
Coffee with the Principal #5 Recap
Thank you to all who attended the Coffee with the Principal last Thursday. We had 29 attendees! Ms. Rios and Ms. Brooks spoke about testing best practices, Calming Corners, and the ABCs of behavior. If you were unable to join us, click on the link below to download the Presentation. Stay tuned for our next Coffee with the Principal on Thursday, February 10, 2022.
Pictures with Santa
Surprise!! We will be printing your student's picture! On the last school day last month, students took Winter Wonderland pictures based on parent preference. We will be printing these pictures on 4x6 photo paper and sending them home with your student this Friday, January 14! We hope you enjoy this small gift from our school to your family. The digital files were shared through ClassDojo. Thank you for being so patient.
Down Syndrome Family Connections Group Starting in January
Barb Campbell, Director of Family Engagement
We are excited to share about a new opportunity for Yes Prep families! Starting in January, we will have a monthly gathering for all families with children who have Down Syndrome. This will be a unique opportunity for families to meet each other and share support, encouragement, resources, and celebrations related to our unique and amazing kids. Our first meeting will be Tuesday, January 25 in the evening, with dinner and childcare provided. If you are interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We believe deeply that our students and families with Down Syndrome are valued members of our community, and we cannot wait for the opportunity to know and serve you better!
2022-2023 Lottery Season
Student applications for the 2022-2023 school year are live! We will be offering grades PK4 through 4th grade next school year. Make sure to complete an application for any of your other students and spread the word to people you may know who are interested! Visit www.yesprep.org/sayYES for more information or give us a call at the front office. You do not need to reapply for your student(s) currently enrolled with us.
Campus Ambassador Opportunity
We would love your help! Would you be interested in being a campus ambassador?
- What is a campus ambassador?
- As mentioned above, our lottery for the 22-23 school year opens on October 29. This means that everyone who is not currently attending our school can apply via SchoolMint.
- During the recruitment and enrollment period (October 29th-end of February), our campus ambassadors would support the campus in recruiting new applicants.
- How would you help?
- Dropping off flyers
- Recommending family, friends, and neighbors
- Supporting us during recruitment events on and off-campus
There will be a meeting to give you all the details for participation. We are so excited to provide our parents with this opportunity to support our campus in a different capacity!
Please email SoutheastElementary@yesprep.org if you would like to be a part of this wonderful initiative. There might be prizes for our ambassadors 😉.
Student Check Out
If you are picking up your student early, please ensure you have a physical copy of a government-issued ID. We are not able to release your student to you without it. A picture of an ID on a phone will not be accepted. You must have the actual ID.
Also, students will only be released to individuals listed on their emergency contact list. If you have questions about who is currently listed as an emergency contact, please call the front office.
Students will not be released after 2:20 PM; please arrive before this time.