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Hello Sparks Family, 
I am excited to share that my wife and I are expecting our third son in a matter of hours/days. At YES Prep, we value families, and I will be taking leave to welcome our newborn to the Vannest family. East End Elementary is blessed to have our Resident Principal, Ashley Smith, who will be here while I am off campus.
Mrs. Smith was born in Washington, DC, and raised in Temple Hills, MD. She is an educator with more than 10 years of experience working with a globally diverse population of learners. Mrs. Smith has a passion for education, and she is determined to set and reinforce a high standard of excellence for our community here at East End Elementary! 
To connect with Mrs. Smith, you may email her at Ashley.Smith@yesprep.org, connect on Dojo, or reach her via phone at 713-835-8491. As you know, principals at YES Prep are often in classrooms and supporting teachers in professional development meetings. The best way to connect with Ashley is by emailing our school’s Executive Assistant, Ann Perez, at Ann.Perez@yesprep.org, and she can set up a specific time for you and Mrs. Smith to connect. 
Another important contact is the teacher coach who supports your child’s teacher. They often have more information about specifics in your child's class and can answer questions faster than the principal’s office. 
Evelyn Gutierrez's teachers: Bello, Bermudez, Charles, Delgadillo, Flores, Nettles, Ramirez 
Elizabeth Rodriguez's teachers: Barrera, Badillo, Day, Gardenhire, Martinez, Morris, Tolson 
Morgan Day's teachers: Brownlee, Hawkins, Hernandez, Hug, Savage, Suddath 
Ashley Smith's teachers: Conda, Dianna, Torres, Villegas, Battle, Lerma, Marc 
I am excited about the work your student will continue to do while I am on leave. Tag, Mrs. Smith, you’re it! 😊 
Thank you for choosing EEE where your student can Spark Genius! I can't wait to be back on campus with your children. They mean a lot to me! 
Brian (Mr. Vannest) 

September 15th: Early Dismissal @ 12:00pm. There is no after-school program on Early Dismissal days since all staff are engaging in professional learning during this time.  

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School Lunch Menu 

You may access our school breakfast and lunch menus at https://www.yesprep.org/departments/child-nutrition/student-meals/weekly-menu  Yes Prep's Department of Child Nutrition updates the menus weekly on the website. 

No ASPIRE – After School on Early Dismissal Days 

There is no afterschool program on Early Dismissal days since all staff is engaging in professional learning during this time. Our first early dismissal day is September 15th. You can find our academic calendar linked here.

3rd Grade STAAR Meeting 

If you were unable to attend our STAAR info night, we are sharing the info in English here and Spanish here. In the future, we will have at least a few more parent meetings for 3rd grade focused on STAAR. Please stay on the lookout for these important meetings! We anticipate our next one to be in late November/early December.  grade focused on STAAR. Please stay on the lookout for these important meetings! We anticipate our next one to be in late November/early December.  

Ongoing On-Campus Support  

We know that you may have some needs that arise as a parent/guardian. You can receive direct help by submitting a “Student Assistance Form” or, a SAF. To communicate any support needs you may have, please click here for the SAF link on the district website or use the QR code below for direct link to form on www.yesprepsaf.com. A campus Student Support Counselor will follow-up with you to determine the best way to get your need met. SAFs can be submitted for:  

  • Urgent family concerns  

  • Family or student supplies or resources needed for school (i.e. uniforms, calculator, books, food)  

  • Student social and emotional concerns  

  • Student home or family concerns (food insecurity, clothing needs, community resources, etc.)  

  • Student relationship concerns  

  • Concerns about harassment, race, or equity  

  • Family Notes

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