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Hello SPARKS Families,

It’s hard to believe that 2022 is almost over! 4 months ago, our SPARKS arrived on campus on the first day of school, excited to meet their teachers and make new friends. During these last few months our SPARKS have learned so much and had some fun along the way: we celebrated 4th-grade students who received Meets and Masters on their STAAR test, had our 1st Annual Trunk or Treat, Kindergarten students attended their 1st field trip, and our SPARKS hopped on the Polar Express before going on break! We’ve had many opportunities for families to visit our campus and are excited to plan more events for the 2nd semester.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for entrusting us with your children every day! On behalf of the NCE staff, we hope you enjoy this holiday season with your loved ones. See you in 2023!


Diana Saavedra

  • Physical IDs (driver's license, passport, matricula...) are REQUIRED in order to pick up students from the front office. No picture IDs are accepted (NO EXCEPTIONS)
  • For early pick-up, the cutout time is 2:15 pm please plan accordingly.
  • NO DELIVERIES are accepted after 9:30 am, this includes snacks for the classroom, lunch bags...
  • Special meal deliveries are accepted on Fridays only and lunch must be delivered by parent/guardian 30min BEFORE the scheduled lunch time. We do not accept el deliveries from Doordash/uber eats for students or parents.
  • The front office closes EVERY DAY from 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm.
  • After School Program dismissal STARTS at 4:30 pm, parents can wait outside the building until an ASTA staff lets them in.
  • If you need to add more persons to your Emergency Contacts, come to the Front Office to fill out the form.
  • All items that have not been claimed by the end of each month will be donated.

Dear Spark Families,

I wish you all a happy holiday and a healthy new year!

Friendly Reminders for when students return to school:

  • Please submit any updated immunization records or health care plans.
  • 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.

Here are a few simple tips that may help your children avoid nosebleeds:

  • Keep your child's nails short to prevent injuries from nose-picking.
  • Keep the inside of your child's nose moist with saline (saltwater) nasal spray or gel, or dab petroleum jelly or antibiotic ointment gently around the opening of the nostrils.
  • Run a cool-mist humidifier (or vaporizer) in bedrooms if the air in your home is dry. Keep the machine clean to prevent mildew buildup.
  • Make sure your kids wear protective athletic equipment during sports or other activities that could cause a nose injury.



Nida Ahmad, RN

School Nurse

(713) 924-5513


Please don't forget that parent notes must be turned in to the office no later than 48 hours after the student's return to school. Notes received after that time will not be accepted.

Parent notes can excuse a maximum of 3 consecutive days.

If your student is a bus rider, please message Ms. Bustamante on Dojo with the following information:

  • Name and phone number of the person/persons that picks up the student at the bus station.

If you need an extra bus tag, please come to the front office or email Ms. Bustmante. natalia.bustamante@yesprep.org

  • December 19 - January 2nd: Winter Break! There will be NO SCHOOL during these weeks.


  • January 3: This is a Professional Development day and there will be no school for students.


  • January 4: On this day students will be back on campus.


  • January 4: Wear your favorite disguise (a wig, glasses, a hat...)


  • January 06: Report Cards available on Skyward.




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