Parent Perusals

May 10, 2018

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Planning to honor a mother or mother figure this weekend? Make it memorable with special conversation starters from The Family Dinner Project.

  • Name three things about your mother--or a mother figure--that you try to model in your own life.
  • What is your fondest or funniest memory about your mother or mother figure?
  • if you could plan the ideal Mother's Day celebration, what would you choose to do and why?
  • Animals are mothers, too! Often moms in the animal kingdom have interesting mothering practices. If you could be, or have, any animal mom, what would you choose?
  • What's the best advice a mother ever gave you?

Check out more Conversation Shareables!

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Learn More About Your Child's STAAR Score

This portal provides parents with quick access to their student’s STAAR results, year-over-year growth information, individual student responses to actual test items, and even details like the student expectations covered by the items and wrong answer rationales.

Click here to learn more about your child's STAAR score!

Click the link below to understand the STAAR report card!


FREE College Access Event!

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Looking for a family volunteer opportunity?

Calling all Volunteers! Register to be a summer Hunger Fighter

The San Antonio Food Bank is looking for volunteers to fill openings for our Summer Meals program from June through August. Register today and help the Food Bank fight hunger when school is out for the summer.


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Low Sensory JAM for Students with Autism

This jam has been designed for students with high functioning autism and Aspergers and those with social and sensory challenges. However, we welcome all special needs students and their parents.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Launch SA @ Central Library, 600 Soledad

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: Free

More details and registration:

Only 2 Parent Trainings Remain for this School Year!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

RtI & Section 504

Parenting is one of those jobs that doesn’t come with an instruction manual, but we are here to help educate you! In order for parents to have the knowledge, skills and confidence to work together as partners with our educators, parents must have the information to empower them. This training will provide parents and community members with information about what promotes student success through the RtI and Section 504 process. 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 Monday, May 14th. **

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Stop the Summer Reading Slide!

Worried that your school-age child’s reading will “slide” during the summer? This training will include a wealth of at-home strategies you can use to help your child stay on track with reading throughout the summer months.

**Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5430 by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, May 21st. **

Parent Trainings are also offered via webinar!

To participate in the parent trainings via webinar, email to receive the webinar link and electronic handouts the day before the training.

To Register for Parent Trainings:

Call or email Marshelle Burks at (210) 370-5430 or
Vacations. Barbecues. Pool parties. Summertime fun is tantalizingly close. But if you’re not prepared, the months ahead may feel more like a stressful mess than sweet bliss.

All the tools you need for a more relaxing, entertaining and educational summertime are just a click away.

Click on the button below to access Boys Town's Resources!

Check out Boys Town's SUMMER BLISS Resources!

Download your customized summer contract. Use learning cards to spark your children’s imaginations. Pick outside-the-box summer activities that will create memories while enriching your children’s social and emotional development.

Kids Don’t Come with An Instruction Manual!

Start Smart Texas offers FREE parenting tips for children ages 0 to 8. Start Smart Texas supports schools and communities with family engagement, kindergarten readiness, and third-grade reading and math proficiency. Only when student success becomes everyone’s responsibility will we have the kind of impact and change we need.

Visit for more information.

Follow us on Twitter: @StartSmartTX

Like us on Facebook: @StartSmartTexas

3 Ways to Keep Kids Safe and Happy in Sports

May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month!

Read more about 3 Ways to Keep Kids Safe and Happy in Sports!

1. Health: Participate in Developmentally Appropriate Sports

2. Academic: Avoid Excess Stress on Young Athletes

3. Social and Emotional: Be Supportive in Sports Environments

The Life of a Child with Executive Functioning Issues

Some kids have a really tough time getting organized and starting tasks. Use this visual guide created by our partner,, to see how executive functioning issues can affect a child's daily life.

5 Free APPs Every College Student Needs

Despite having more free-time in college to do things like play Ultimate Frisbee and sleep, students seem to never have enough time to get things related to classwork done. Here is a list of 5 mobile apps created to make your life just a little easier.

Check them out!

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