Canyon Ridge Elementary School

FAMILY SPECIALIST & COUNSELOR NEWS / SEPTEMBER 2021

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the NEISD Family Specialist is to build communication between parents, the school, and the community; to assist students and families who are experiencing barriers; and, to empower all parents to fulfill their role as their child's first teacher.

FAMILY SPECIALIST NEWS

Family Specialist

Juan A. Velasquez

NEISD Family Specialist

jvelas2@neisd.net


Canyon Ridge Elementary School

https://www.neisd.net/site/default.aspx?PageID=23043

20522 Stone Oak Parkway, San Antonio, TX, 78258

(210) 407-1639 Office

(210) 269-8899 Cell

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SEPTEMBER CLASSES

Parent Orientation

Take the opportunity to meet your family specialist and find out all the fun and exciting activities that are planned for this school year. You will also learn about our Family Engagement Leadership Academy (FELA).

Community Resources

If you would like to learn more about community resources available for you and your family. Join us for a virtual community resources presentation that will explain all our community partners ready to help assist our families.

ESL Parent Testing / Stone Oak Elementary

The Adult & Community Education will be offering in person ESL classes for our parents. The requirement to take part in the ESL class, parents will need to complete a test to determine level of English. Classes will start the first week of October to May 2022.

ESL Parent Testing / Canyon Ridge Elementary

The Adult & Community Education will be offering in person ESL classes for our parents. The requirement to take part in the ESL class, parents will need to complete a test to determine level of English. Classes will start the first week of October to May 2022.

Social Media & Cyber Bullying / Stone Oak Elementary

Attendees will learn what is cyberbullying, the 7 forms of cyberbullying, 5 types of cyberbullies, the most common social media apps where teens can cyberbully and hide what they are doing, and finally resources that parents/teachers can use to try to monitor children/students. The presenter will discuss federal and Texas laws, including David’s Law on cyberbullying.

Coffee With Counselors / Stone Oak Elementary

Provides parents with information and resources to help parents develop a support network. We recognize that many parents have similar questions regarding how to navigate through their child's everyday life. Our class is a great venue to meet other parents who share common experiences.

COUNSELOR NEWS

Counselor

Coral Bacon

Counselor PK, 3rd, 4th, 5th Grades

cbacon@neisd.net


Canyon Ridge Elementary School

https://www.neisd.net/canyonridge/counselor

20522 Stone Oak Parkway, San Antonio, TX, 78258

(210) 407-1634 Office

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COMMUNITY RESOURCES

San Antonio Food Bank

210-431-8326

Neighbor Helping Neighbor Response Effort

Sign up for emergency food at upcoming mobile food distribution.

https://safoodbank.org/cvresponse/getfood/

Texas Diaper Bank

The Diaper Assistance Program focuses on providing families access to diapers, wipes, and other healthcare items through the Texas Diaper Bank facilities or partner agencies. In addition to basic baby needs, this program also offers educational parenting and health classes, all free of charge.

The City of San Antonio has been working to create tutorial videos for WSA to include how to register for unemployment benefits and how to register for Work In Texas.

YouTube Channel – WSA Video Library

https://youtu.be/pszGs8h5bp8 - Register for Work In Texas

https://youtu.be/--F2zbav2y0 – Apply for Texas Unemployment


Work Solutions https://www.workforcesolutionsalamo.org/business-services

Work in Texas https://www.workintexas.com/vosnet/Default.aspx

BCFS Health and Human Services will continue services to youth and families with virtual services. Families in need who are receiving STAR services may also be eligible for emergency assistance.


FLYER https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-FCAckBFpgO1blbt0BwQ3AtX28EZA9fl/view?usp=sharing

Endeavors is providing services to military and their families.

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