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Mon.10/3 Tues. 10/4 Wed. 10/5 Thurs. 10/6 Fri. 10/7

De Colores “of colors” – Students and staff will wear the colors that represent a Hispanic/Latin flag.  

*Progress reports go home.

“White Out Day” – Wear white to promote immigrants’ rights.   “Botas Vaqueras” – Wear your boots Juntos Jugamos “Together we Play” – Wear a jersey or t-shirt that represents your favorite Hispanic or Latinx sports team/player. 

Cultura “Wrapped in Culture”

Wear your culture attire.  
Mon. 10/10 Tues. 10/11 Wed. 10/12 Thurs. 10/13 Fri. 10/14

No School - Fall Holiday

Common Assessment Test

Common Assessment Test

Common Assessment Test

No School - Staff Reading Day

Common Assessments: We are just one week away from Common Assessments. Please remind your student that every second of instructional time matters. We are experiencing significant numbers of tardies – every time a student is late to class, they are missing critical information. Please remind your student to move urgently between classes. During our next Coffee with the Principal, our Director of Academics will be sharing more information about our assessment and academic programming.  

Coffee with the Principal #2: Our second Coffee with the Principal is scheduled for October 5th at 9:30 AM. This is an opportunity to connect with various leaders on campus and other parents. Topics we will discuss are below. Please RSVP using this link. 

  • Topic #1: Academic Programming & Common Assessments – Special Guest Ms. Romero our Director of Academics  

  • Topic #2: Student Support – Special Guest Ms. Beck-Lee our Student Support Counselor 



Hispanic Heritage Spirit Week

Students and staff are encouraged to participate in a Hispanic Heritage Spirit Week the week of October 3rd - October 5th. 

See the calendar above for specific themes.

Hispanic Heritage Potluck was a Success!

We'd like to thank all of the families who attended the Hispanic Heritage Potluck on Thursday. We had so much fun eating, playing loteria and enjoying eachothers company. 


Spooktacular Family Movie Night

Join us for a Family Movie Night on Friday, October 21st at 5:30. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, or bean bags.

We will have popcorn, snacks and drinks for sale. All proceeds will benefit the YPNMS Family Association to help plan future events. 

Please use this link to RSVP.


LatinX Summit at YES Prep Brays Oaks

The Latinx Leadership Summit is presented every year in order to give our students, staff and community an opportunity to celebrate and connect with one another, share their stories and learn more about their Latinx identity. This year, the Latinx Leadership Summit take place on Saturday, October 29, at YES Prep Brays Oaks, landing between LHM and Day of the Dead.

All 8th grade students are invited to attend and a bus will be available to take students to the event along with YES Prep Northbrook MS chaperones. 

Click here to RSVP


Students in the ESL Program

Emergent Bilingual students who took TELPAS in the Spring will receive an envelope containing their test results in the near future. Students are permitted to view their results without a parent present. However, please take a look at your student's progress in Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing and reach out to me (Rachel Reed) if you have any questions.

Progress Reports

Students will receive progress reports on Monday, October 3rd in their 1st period class. Please be sure to ask your student for their grades. 


Fill the Fridge for Staff

Fill the Fridge is something we started last year where parents can drop off various items and snacks for staff. If you are interested in donating items any time throughout the year, please sign up here. Everything is always greatly appreciated by our staff. 

Trip Opportunity: Washington, DC

Dear Parents and Students,

I wanted to send a quick thank you for all those who took time out of your busy schedules to attend our 2023 Washington, D.C. & New York tour meeting. I also wanted to provide a brief overview of the trip details for those who could not attend the meeting. There are limited spots available, they will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

The early enrollment discount of $50 will expire September 30th at midnight!


Thereafter, there will be a price increase effective October 1st. Please be sure to take advantage of the discount and reserve your child’s spot today for only $95.

Feel free to visit the tour website anytime at www.efexploreamerica.com/2549446pt. While there, you can view EF’s health and safety guidelines, the itinerary, and inclusions for this trip (airfare, ground transportation, Tour Director, meals, hotels, extra hotel security, entrance fees, tips/gratuity, and so much more!) To help with communication, please use a parent email and phone number when enrolling.

To enroll online, use the Tour Website or call EF Traveler Support at 888-333-9756 (open Monday - Friday, 9 - 5 PM).

Additional Tour Details and Payment Assistance:

Online Giving
Raise funds to pay for your tour with a personalized online Giving Page. Friends and family can make secure online contributions to your individual Giving Page and have it applied directly to your tour balance. Link available immediately after enrollment.

Explorer Scholarship
Every year Education First awards $50,000 to deserving travelers through this needs-based scholarship. It’s just part of Education First’s commitment to making educational travel affordable for all students. For scholarship details or to apply, check out our Explorer Scholarship.

Please feel free to contact me with any general questions you might have, and I will do my best to answer them or direct you where you need to go.

Thank you all so much for showing interest in your child’s future, and I hope each one can join us!

Bon Voyage,

Lizette Picazo


Early Pick up for Students

Parents will not be allowed to pick up students after 3:15 pm.

Proof of appointment will be required for students to leave after 3:15 pm. 

Thank you for your cooperation. 


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