Family Engagement Program

North East Independent School District

Easy Ways to Teach Your Children about Money

Quick and easy ways to incorporate money math skills into your daily conversations with your children.

-"It's allowance time". Give allowances on time to teach timely money management. Make sure to set realistic expectations to earn their allowance.

-"I am willing to pay part of it". Teach the difference in needs (which you are willing to provide) and wants (when children want a more expensive version).

-"Do you have your money with you?" Helps children learn to control impulse buying.

-"I will pay you $5.00 to have the yard raked. Do you want to do it?" Helps understand that money does not just come out of an ATM machine.

-"How much tip should we leave?" Teaches math skills and appreciation for service from


-"You have a money problem today, don't you? What are you going to do about it?" This empowers children to take charge of their own money.

Adapted from Practical Parent Education

Family Engagement Training

Invest in yourself, your children and your family!

All NEISD parents, grandparents, and community members are invited to join us for this day of training from professionals and specialists from all around our community. Our keynote speaker is Cavalyn Day – an author, family coach, and inspiration on how to manage our busy and hectic lives! Additional breakout sessions include Mindfulness Practices, Healthy Snacking for Families, Internet Safety, Utilizing SeeSaw and Google Classroom, Dollar Store Math and much more. Join us for one session or all! Schedule is flexible.

Date: Friday, February 8, 2019

Time: 9am-2:15pm

Location: NEISD Community Learning Center

8750 Tesoro 78217

Lunch, limited childcare and bus transportation are available. Online registration opens on January 8, 2019. Click here to register

En español


NEISD Instructional Technology Services

Goal is to prepare teachers and students for an Interconnected digital world by encouraging best teaching practices and facilitating effective technology integration to increase student engagement and create lifelong learners.

Common Sense Media

Heading to a movie and want to know if it’s appropriate for your child? What about a book that your child wants to read? Head over to Common Sense Media to sift through parent reviews for movies, games, books, websites, and much more! Each review provides parents with the following:

- Recommended age group

- Educational value

- Positive role models and representatives

-Violence and fear factor

-Sexual Content


-Consumerism, and much more

NEISD Pre-K Academy @ West Avenue

Pre-K is an opportunity for young children to learn important social and academic skills that will prepare them for kindergarten. Qualifying and non-qualifying children from across NEISD will have an opportunity to attend the new full day Pre-K Academy at West Avenue. Visit for more information.

Family Specialist Spotlight

Veronica Villegas is a great example of a lifelong learner, she has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Master in Arts in Guidance and Counseling and a Master of Education in Special Education. She joined the NEISD Family Specialist team in 2013 where she served the Colonial Hills families and community. Her vast experience in social service and hands on experience working with an evidence-based behavioral model that addressed both prevention and intervention strategies for families and children has made her a great asset to the Family Engagement team. She now leads the family engagement activities at Canyon Ridge Elementary and Stone Oak Elementary. Thank you Ms. Villegas for your dedication to our families and communities.

Adult High School Equivalency (GED) classes in Spanish

Did you know that adults who have a high school equivalency certificate earn more money, are more likely to get a job, and increase the chance of their children earning their high school diploma? Are you or a neighbor interested in taking Adult High School Equivalency classes, formally known as GED, classes in Spanish? Various locations and times to choose from:

Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays

Time: 9am-11:30am

Location: Walzem ES

Contact: Amanda Yruegas at

Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays

Time: 9am-11:30am

Location: Larkspur ES

Contact: Ana de la Tejera at

Dates: Wednesdays & Fridays

Time: 9am-11:30am

Location: Olmos ES

Contact: Lillian Esparza at

Dates: Wednesdays

Time: 8:30am-11:30am

Location: Regency Place ES

Contact: Analisa Barrera at