ESC-20 Family Engagement Newsletter

February 19, 2021

Free Trainings for Parents and Caregivers in March

Click here to see the trainings being offered by the ESC-20 in March.

Coming up next week!

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

STEM-HOME Connections

In this training session, you will learn how to engage in the world of STEM with your child! We will empower you to make family time fun by learning skills that will ENABLE our future to problem solve and become critical thinkers, using typical household items and gaining what STEM looks like in their schools.

Session ID# 67379 (in-person ONLY)

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Charting the Course, 8th, 9th and 10th grade

Charting the Course is a Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and ESC-20 collaborative activity. The aim is to engage students with disabilities and their families in education and planning events to support the student’s successful transition to post-secondary education and/or employment after high school.

Zoom Session ID# 71229

February 24, 2021

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

We are Family!

Join us in learning how reading and social studies create a powerful learning environment for your child, laying the groundwork for success. We’ll be using our senses, imagination, creativity, curiosity and knowledge in building critical thinking in our 21st Century world! (Please note: This session will be provided via video record during the designated time frame.)

Zoom Session ID# 71106

Tips and Resources

San Antonio Water System

This has been one of the most challenging winter storm events in San Antonio’s history. As we struggle with low pressure and frozen pipes within homes, SAWS believes that it is in the best interest of their customers to issue a “Voluntary Boil Water Notice” for water used for drinking, cooking and ice making. This cautionary measure is warranted until the region thaws. Read more on the citywide boil water notice in place February 17, 2021.

Learn How to Cope After a Natural Disaster

After a natural disaster, it’s normal to feel strong emotions. To better help teenagers who have experienced a natural disaster cope, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed a series of resources for teens, including videos, social media graphics, and posters. Materials are available in English and Spanish. View CDC’s resources on coping after natural disasters.

View Physical Activity Resources from SNAP-Ed

SNAP-Ed, brought to you by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has resources and tips to help keep you active throughout the year. There’s also information about indoor physical activity for the winter months. Learn more about the SNAP-Ed program resources.

Center on Disability and Development

The Coach to Communicate Project (C2C) will provide a webinar for parents, caregivers, teachers, and service providers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), as well as face-to-face/online individual parent training sessions at no cost. Participants will be instructed in how to improve the communication skills of their own children. Read more about how to participate in the C2C project.

From Our Community

Family Engagement District Staff Corner

Multiple Exceptionalities and Needs Network

There are two MEMN Statewide Spring Webinars coming up! For more information on these opportunities for professional development and learning, click here to view the flyer.

The Parent and Family Engagement Connection newsletter is available! Topics in this volume of the newsletter include: “Ways to Support Your Child During Covid- 19,” “What you need to know about the 2021-2022 FAFSA” and many more! Click here to view.

Take a look at ESC-20's Parent Resources Webpage

Click here to find more resources and to view previous newsletters.

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