Parent Perusals

February 21, 2019

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Plan to attend this GREAT Event on Saturday, March 2nd! FREE!

This one-day summit is a collaborative effort between higher education, K-12 education, business and community-based organizations. The main goal is to provide parents with a forum that allows them to engage in conversations to discuss early academic success planning for 7-10th grade students.
Register HERE for the P-20 Summit

Limited Seating Available

Download the Flyers Below!

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Parent Statewide Webinars

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Webinar: A Student's Rights When Disciplined for a Behavioral Incident

Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Time: 12:15 p.m. (English) and 1:15 p.m. (Spanish)

Training provided by Texas Education Agency Staff

Click HERE to Register!

If you have questions about this webinar series, please contact Meagan Sanders.

Download the Flyers Below in English & Spanish

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Building Stronger School-Family Partnerships

The Right Question School-Family Partnership Strategy is a pathway for educators and parents to work more effectively with each other – to improve communication, increase parental participation, nurture engagement, and engender better partnerships.

Parents exposed to these strategies explore three key roles to play – to support, monitor, and advocate for their child’s education. They become better able to generate their own questions, improve those questions, and strategize on how to use them, as they examine ways to participate more effectively in decision making.

This two-part webinar series is designed for parents to learn how to use the Right Question School-Family Partnership Strategy to improve communication and engender stronger partnerships with educators.

 Webinars will be from 4:00-5:00 PM.

 Participants who complete each webinar with assignments can obtain 2.5 contact hours and a certificate for participation.

More Information & TO REGISTER!

Learn more details about these webinars and to register!

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KLRN Spring Festivals

It is Spring Break and KLRN invites you to explore with us outdoors at the park. The KLRN KIDS Spring Festival activities will take place at Pearsall Park and at Woodlawn Park.

Join us for activities, games, and all kinds of fun. You will also have the chance to meet everyone’s favorite monkey, Curious George!

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 210.270.9000 or visit

NAMI Basics

What is the NAMI Basics Education Program?

NAMI Basics is a free, 6-week class for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents who have either been diagnosed with a mental health condition or who are experiencing symptoms but have not yet been diagnosed. This course is also available in Spanish, Bases y Fundamentos de NAMI.

What You'll Gain

At NAMI Basics, you'll find out that you're not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope. The group setting of NAMI Basics provides mutual support and shared positive impact—you can experience compassion and reinforcement from people who understand your situation. You also can help others with your own experience.

Classes begin Tuesday, April 2nd at 6:30 p.m.

Download the flyer below for more information.

Questions? Contact Melisa Riley at 210-734-3349 or

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Click HERE to learn more about this Feb. 27 Event

We’re empowering parents to talk about the hard stuff. Join us to learn about the signs, stages, and resources for common mental health & behavioral health issues. And more importantly, learn how to talk to your kids about them.

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Click the image above to read February's edition of the Parent & Family Engagement Connection Newsletter! Available in English, Spanish, German, Korean & Vietnamese.

Click the image above to read February's edition of the Parent Coordination SHOUT OUT!

The monthly ShoutOut! is intended for educators, families, and community partners to help facilitate parent involvement in special education.

Human Trafficking in Texas & The Community Response

Click HERE to view a video series on Human Trafficking in Texas & the Community Response

8 Working Memory Boosters

Does your child have a hard time keeping one bit of information in mind while he’s doing something else? For example, if he’s helping make spaghetti and the phone rings, does he forget he needs to go back and keep stirring the sauce? If he often has trouble with such tasks, he might have working memory issues.

You can help your child improve this executive function by building some working memory boosters into his daily life.

1. Work on visualization skills.

2. Have your child teach you.

3. Suggest games that use visual memory.

4. Play cards.

5. Encourage active reading.

6. Chunk information into smaller bits.

7. Make it multisensory.

8. Help make connections.

Click HERE to read the details about these 8 working memory boosters!

Reading Aloud to Build Comprehension

Children learn when they make connections between what they hear and what they know. One method parents can use to help make these connections is called a think aloud, where you talk through your thoughts as you read.

Read about three ways to use think alouds, with examples from some of our favorite kids' books. Try these ideas to expand learning and to improve reading comprehension.

1. Connect the book to your child's own life experience.

2. Connect the book to other books they have read.

3. Connect the book to big ideas/lessons.

Read more HERE.

Taken from Reading Rockets.

Parents Can Be Healthy Role Models for Children

Need help boosting your family’s physical activity? The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages adults to get 2.5 hours of physical activity per week, while children should get an hour of physical activity each day.

Read 10 Tips: Be An Active Family

If you eat healthy fruits and vegetables, your child may be more willing to try healthy foods. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has 10 tips on how you can be a healthy role model for your children.

Read 10 Tips: Be A Healthy Role Model for Children

Upcoming ESC-20 FREE Parent Trainings!

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Bullying: Tips for Parents

Never before in history have parents had to face so many challenges when raising their children. Bullying is a serious issue and becoming more prevalent in schools today. Learn the characteristics of someone being bullied and how to recognize signs of students who bully. This training will provide participants with early intervention techniques to help prevent bullying, which one day may save your child.

**Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5430 by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, February 25th. **

Session ID: 53103

Webinar ID: 53188

Thursday, February 28, 2019, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Parent Information over RtI & Section 504

In order for parents to have the knowledge, skills and confidence to understand the educational setting and process of Response to Intervention (RtI) and Section 504, parents must have the information to empower them. This training will provide parents and community members with information about the RtI and Section 504 programs. Please join us to learn how both of these services can help qualifying students receive support to help them reach success in their areas of need.

**Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5430 by 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26th. **

Session ID: 53104

Webinar ID: 53189

Download the directions for signing up for the elective courses are below.

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