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Hi families,

Our 3rd and 4th-grade students will finally get to show what they know on the Reading STAAR Exam this Wednesday, April 26.

While it can be a stressful time, it is also an exciting time. It is a time for our students to truly shine. These past few weeks have been jam-packed with STAAR review, goal setting, and celebrations all stemming from the hard work of our students. We are thankful for their commitment and hard work and know they will crush it!!

A few reminders about STAAR:

  • The test will begin on Wednesday, April 26 at 7:45 AM. It is imperative that your child is at school by/before 7:30 am to ensure they have time to eat breakfast, prepare materials, and get settled in before the exam starts the time of 7:45.
  • Please make sure students get a good night's rest. This test is lengthy and will take students the majority of the school day to complete it. If they are fighting fatigue or did not get a good night's rest, it will impact their performance. They should go to bed early the night before and eat a healthy, well-balanced dinner.
  • Students should bring their laptops to school on Monday, April 24 with their chargers, headphones, and mouse. We will be keeping all 3rd-4th grade students' laptops at school until after the test on April 26 to avoid forgotten computers and to ensure everyone's laptop is fully charged for the test.
  • Set goals with your child. Talk with them about the test and remind them that they are loved, capable, and strong. They got this!

Sending all my love,

Mrs. Ybarra

SPARK parents-

As we approach the end of the school year, we will begin to collect library books and blue bags. If your child has not/ does not return their library supplies, I will send out paper notices the week of April 17th. If you have any questions feel free to message me on Class Dojo or email me at mirna.cardenas@yesprep.org

Mrs. Roque

We are so close to closing out this school year! Please remember that school starts at 7:25 am and that you are considered tardy at 7:40

am. It is so important that our students are here on time every day so that they don't miss any important lesson or miss an important test. Also, let's finish this year off with the best attendance record in the district by coming to school every day! You got this Sparks!

Ms. Rodriguez

Hi Families!

We are so proud of how hard students have been working on Imagine Learning and Study Island both at school and at home!

This week, we started our school-wide competition to see which classes and grade levels can be our top performers in both programs.

Pre-K through 2nd graders is working to have the highest usage on Imagine Learning. Imagine Learning is an individualized, language, math, and literacy software program designed to help all students master essential reading, math, and speaking skills.

Here are our top classes for the week of 4/10 - 4/14

Here are our top students in each grade level for the week of 4/10 - 4/14

3rd and 4th-grade students are working to have the highest accuracy and earn the bluest ribbons on Study Island. Study Island is a standards-based program that aligns with the TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) where students are engaged in STAAR-aligned questions to prepare them for upcoming assessments and tests.

It is a competition-based game that encourages students to read passages, solve math problems, and answer questions correctly so they can earn blue ribbons, play games, and compete with other students from our school and around the country!

Here are our top 3rd-grade users for the week of 4/10 - 4/14

Here are our top 4th-grade users for the week of 4/10 - 4/14

  • On Tuesday, April 25th the front office WILL CLOSE from 8:20am - 10:15am due to the STAAR Pep Rally. Students will need a doctor's note to be checked in after 10:15 am.
  • Wednesday, April 26th is STAAR test day and there will be NO EARLY PICK-UPS, Visitors or deliveries allowed on campus.
  • If you need to pick up your student early, 2:15 pm is the cut-out time NO EXCEPTIONS- Please plan accordingly.
  • The front office CLOSES EVERY DAY from 2:45 pm to 3:15 pm in order to prepare for dismissal.
  • Birthdays are celebrated on Fridays ONLY, make sure you drop off the treats BEFORE 9:30 am (store-bought cupcakes, chips, juices, and goodie bags are accepted)
  • Special meal deliveries are allowed on FRIDAYS ONLY and meals must be delivered (by parent/guardian or family member) 30min BEFORE the student's lunch break. We DO NOT accept Doordash/Uber Eats deliveries for students.
  • We DO NOT accept deliveries after 9:30 am, this includes, snacks for the class, lunch bags...
  • Physical IDs are REQUIRED to pick up students from the front office before dismissal time.
  • If you need to add an emergency contact for your student, please come to the front office to fill out the form.
  • After-school program parents, please wait in your car until dismissal starts, We can't have families wait in the lobby when staff is not present (The office closes at 4:00 pm)
  • April 24: Wear your favorite (school-appropriate) Pjs
  • April 25: We will host our STAAR Pep Rally for our 3rd and 4th graders. The front office will be closed from 8:20 am - 10:15 am.
  • April 25: Wear your favorite superhero shirt or costume.
  • April 26: This is STAAR test day, NO deliveries, visitors or early pickups are allowed. please plan accordingly.
  • April 26: is Administrative Professionals Day and we will be celebrating our wonderful OPS team.
  • April 26: 3rd & 4th wear your STAAR shirt, pk-2nd wear neon colors.
  • April 27: Wear your favorite sports team jersey.
  • April 27: Join us from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the school cafeteria for our first-ever movie night. Open to all families, no entry fee.
  • April 28: Dress as your favorite Disney character or wear your favorite Disney shirt.
  • Family Notes

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