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If I have not yet had the pleasure of meeting you, my name is Jonathan Martinez, and I am one of the assistant principals here at YES Prep North Central Elementary. This is my first year with the North Central Community, and I'm amazed at the kindness I have felt coming from this community in such a short time. On Monday, I made the mistake of not taking an umbrella outside for my afternoon car duty, and as a result, I got soaked by the rain. I cannot tell you the number of families who rolled down their windows and asked if I needed an umbrella. This is just one of many examples of kindness acts I have experienced here at North Central Elementary, and I'm grateful to now be part of this community. This week, our SPARKS have been fully engaged in academic learning. Our pre-k students continue to make friends and learn through purposeful play as they begin to truly understand what it means to be in a school setting. Our students in kindergarten through 4th grade took their MAP test this week; 2nd grade will continue next week. The test results will provide teachers and school leaders with insight into our student's academic needs and what supports and interventions we need to implement to ensure their success this school year.

I look forward to working with you all this year as we strive for excellence in all areas of our campus community: academics, school culture, family relations, and after-school programming. I hope you and your SPARKS have a wonderful weekend. – Mr. Martinez

Friendly Reminders:

  • Families; In order to prepare for dismissal, The front office WILL CLOSE EVERYDAY from 2:45pm-3:15pm.


  • If you need to pick up your student early, 2:15pm is our cut out time.


  • If you need to pick up your student from the front office, you MUST present a physical ID. (No pictures accepted.)


If your student forgets their lunch bag at home or in the car, you can deliver it to the front office BEFORE 9:30am.

You can treat your student with a special meal (McDonalds, Panda Express, Popeyes..) ONLY on Fridays, the meals need to be delivered by A PARENT/GUARDIAN (We DO NOT accept Doordash/UberEats deliveries for students) 30min BEFORE their scheduled lunch time. We ONLY accept sealed drinks, no fountain drinks allowed.


Birthdays will be celebrated ONLY on Fridays. You can bring cupcakes, candy bags, individually wrapped snacks and juices. No warm meals, whole cakes or fruit/sandwich trays are allowed. Treats need to be delivered to the front office by 9:30am.

Dear Sparks Families,

I hope you all are well! My name is Nida Ahmad and I am the school nurse at North Central Elementary! It is very important that students are healthy to grow and succeed. My goal is to ensure all students are healthy and safe.

For students with known health conditions, I have shared with the families the necessary health forms. Please have their healthcare provider complete the forms and return to me as soon as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me by email at nida.ahmad@yesprep.org or class dojo. Have a great weekend!


Nida Ahmad, RN

School Nurse

(713) 924-5513


 Notes from our Core Enrichment teachers.


Labor Day- Sept 5: This is a federal holiday and there will be NO SCHOOL.


Rainbow Day- Sep 6-: Wear as many rainbow colors as you can.


Spirit Night- Sept 7: Visit Chik-Fil-A at 3955 Little York on Wednesday 09/07 from 5:00pm - 8:00pm and say Spirit Night to support our school.


Guacamoles Day- Sept 16: Wear your favorite avocado shirt or wear green.




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