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We invite you, your family and friends to join Johnie Flores, Founding Principal, YES Prep North Forest Elementary and Andrea, Citchen, Founding Principal, YES Prep Southside Elementary for our first Pumpkin Decorating Contest! 

Who can participate? Current or prospective families with a child 8 years of age and under, can participate and receive their pumpkin.
RSVP to let us know you're coming by clicking one of the buttons below! 

If you are interested in participating in this year's contest, here is all you need to know: 

1. Pick up your FREE* pumpkin at the North Forest or Southside campus on Friday, October 23, 2020 from 5-6 p.m.
  • Arrive at the secondary campus between 5-6 p.m. with eligible child in vehicle.
  • Drive up and stop where indicated.
  • Complete a parent interest form.
  • Receive a pumpkin*, paint kit and rules to the Pumpkin Decorating Contest. 
  • Have fun decorating your pumpkin at home and post on Facebook/Instagram before the deadline. 
2. Paint, carve, or decorate your pumpkin 
3. Post the picture on Facebook /Instagram, and tag the elementary school: 
North Forest Elementary: @yesnorthforestes

Southside Elementary: @yessouthsideses

4. Tune in to Facebook/Instagram live at 5 PM on October 31 with Andrea Citchen and Johnie Flores, Founding Principals, for winner announcement

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Family Pack 

*One pumpkin per family 


YES Prep Public Schools are open and tuition-free to all children with no special requirements for admittance. YES Prep uses a random, automated lottery for schools when there are more students interested in attending than available classroom space.

Families interested in enrolling students at one of YES Prep’s 23 campuses for the 2021-22 school year, can apply for the lottery 24 hours a day starting Nov. 2, 2020. The lottery application closes Feb. 12, 2021. 

YES Prep campuses provide transportation, special education, English language learning and all public school services. Families seeking additional information about YES Prep’s elementary schools can call 713.967.9000 or visit