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SPARKS Families,

Thank you so much for an incredible first month of school! We spent so much time over the summer envisioning what this first month would look like, and your SPARKS have exceeded our expectations. It has been such a joy having them back in the halls, in their new spirit shirts and polos, and receiving high fives and hugs from them. Your children are incredible, and we are so excited for the year ahead of us!

As an instructional leader on campus, I’m committed to growing our teachers, so that they can grow our students. This year's slogan is Level Up, and it will take all of us to achieve our goal of providing an excellent education that prepares our students for college and beyond.


The first month of school has not been without its hiccups, but we are resolute in improving and ensuring that we create a safe and welcoming environment for all of our students, families, and community stakeholders. Thank you for being thought partners, advocates, and cheerleaders. Your words do not go unnoticed.

As we go into the rest of this year, we are looking forward to celebrating wins with you and your SPARKS and partnering to make sure our community reflects the school you all want for you and your families. If you haven’t already, please consider joining us at the next Coffee with the Principal. This opportunity allows you to embed your thoughts and feelings for your SPARKS in our school. We are always stronger together, and we want you to have a seat at the table when creating our North Central Community.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Mr. Martinez

  • School starts at 7:30am (school gates open at 7:00am) and dismissal starts at 3:00pm.
  • Students MUST be dropped off at the car line everyday (unless walker). We will not receive students at the front office while the car line is going.
  • Physical IDs are REQUIRED to pick up students from the front office before dismissal time. NO EXCEPTIONS
  • 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 (per child nutrition ONLY store-bought cupcakes and juices,). NO WARM food is allowed.
  • We DO NOT accept deliveries after 9:30 am, this includes snacks for the class, lunch bags...
  • If you need to pick up your student early, the cut-out time is 2:15pm.
  • If you need to add an emergency contact for your student, please come to the front office to fill out the form.
  • We DO NOT accept UBEReats/Doordash deliveries for students. NO EXCEPTIONS
  • Please review the dress code policy for the 2023-2024 school year.


Families, parents’ notes can only excuse absences due to family emergencies and/or sickness.

Parents note MUST be submitted no later than 72 hours after the student is back on campus.

Please make sure the note includes the following:

  • Student’s name
  • Absence Date
  • Absence Reason
  • Parent contact information

Week of 09/11- 09/15

  • PreK- 91.82%
  • Kinder- 95.26%
  • 1st- 91.20%
  • 2nd- 92.40%
  • 3rd- 91.76%
  • 4th- 94.65%
  • 5th- 93.87%

For week 1 of our school-wide, attendance competition. (September 11 – October 6), homeroom classes were competing against each other to see which class had the best attendance for the week, and our weekly winners are.....

Drumroll please.......

Mrs. Aguilar (PK)


Mrs. Hester-Smith (K)

Ms. Ruby Guevara (1st)

Ms. Mirna Gomez (2nd)

Ms. Liceth Reyes (3rd)

Ms. Amber Dowson (4th)

Ms. Nadia Gonzalez (5th)

Each student of these homerooms will receive 5 Dojo points and the grade level homeroom with the highest attendance will move on to next round.

During week 2, winner homerooms per grade will compete against each other, the winner homeroom will get a PJ pass.


Kinder VS. 1st Grade Homeroom

2nd Grade VS. 3rd Grade

4th Grade VS. 5th Grade

P.S. We will have a special reward for students who earn perfect attendance each quarter. Q1 perfect attendance students reward to be announced in the following weeks!


Dear Sparks Families,

Friendly Reminders

  • Please ensure your child brings a water bottle to school every day to stay hydrated.
  • Please send a spare change of clothes with your child to use in case there is an accident/spill.
  • If your child needs any medication during school hours, please reach out to the school nurse for further information.
  • Please ensure your child does not have a fever 24 hours prior to coming to school. The student should be fever-free for 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing medications. If you have any questions, please contact the school nurse at the number listed below. Thank you!


Nida Ahmad, RN

School Nurse

(713) 924-5513


September 20- Progress Report Available on Skyward.

September 21- Loteria Night




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