Parent Perusals

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September ESC-20 FREE Parent Trainings

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

Parent Overview of Free Statewide Resources

The Texas Education Agency supports many free resources for parents. During this training, parents will have the opportunity to explore those resources created by statewide networks. Resource topics include Individual Education Plans (IEP), grading and progress monitoring, special education laws, specific disabilities, behavior support, assistive technology, transition and more. Bring your questions and let’s find out where to locate the answers.

**Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5430 by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, September 10th. **

Session ID: 53073

Webinar Session ID: 53125

Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 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 Monday, September 17th. **

Session ID: 53075

Webinar Session ID: 53162

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Dares, Drugs and Dangerous Teen Trends

Are you really in the know about drugs, dares, and dangerous technology trends? This training is designed to increase drug, alcohol, and technology awareness for all members of the school community. Parents attending this training will learn the latest trends as well as dangerous apps and technology affecting the school community.

**Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5430 by 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18th. **

Session ID: 52666

Webinar Session ID: 53167

Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Social Emotional Development in Preschool: Talking with Your Child

Young children’s social emotional development is vital to their overall well-being, affecting their success in school and their ability to learn in all subject areas. Join us as we explore strategies to encourage communication with children; a dynamic aspect of building relationships. Participants will experience conversation strategies that either promote or inhibit communication, learn how to use open-ended questions and observations with children, and how to converse with children to support social and emotional development. This will be an active learning, participatory training– come ready to have some fun!

**Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5430 by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, September 24th. **

Session ID: 53076

Webinar Session ID: 53168

Thursday, September 27, 2018, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Building Basic Reading Skills at Home- Make and Take Training

Join us for a fun, interactive and crafty training designed to guide you through creating engaging activities to support your child’s acquisition of basic reading skills. We will focus on the development of print concepts, phonemic awareness and phonics skills. This training is appropriate for parents with students in any grade level that require remediation for independent decoding. All materials will be provided.

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

Session ID: 53077

How to Register

New registration instructions!

To register to attend an ESC-20 parent training or to participate via webinar, you will need to register through CONNECT 20, our registration system at

You will find the parent training session ID and webinar ID under the parent training description in the catalog.

Download the Steps to Register for a Parent Training or Webinar Below

Parent Training Catalog and Registration Instructions can also be found HERE!
Clarity Child Guidance Center: In The News

Click the image above or Click HERE to read this newsletter that contains information on upcoming community events and a blog on "How to Cope When Your Child Just Can't Go to School" AND Video: "Ease Frustration for Your Child..Work With School Team"

Texas Parent to Parent is Recruiting Parents!

Texas Parent to Parent is now recruiting parents interested in participating in their Medical Education program with pediatric and family practice residents in a unique Medical Education training program for the 2018-2019 academic year.

They are seeking a diverse group of parents and encourage all interested individuals to apply as soon as possible.

Learn more

Please join TXP2P for a

TxP2P Medical Education Program Training

Friday, September 21st

San Antonio, Tx

9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

While this is a volunteer program, parents will become "Family Faculty" participants and receive a stipend for their participation.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact

Melissa Fox: 737-484-9054

Sherry Santa:737-484-9042

Katrine Nordstrom 737-484-9059

Wellness Classes at CentroMed

CentroMed continues to offer FREE health and wellness classes that are open to the public.

CentroMed loves to focus on awareness, prevention, and management of a variety of health conditions.

Most events take place at our Southside Health and Wellness Center at 3800 Commercial Ave.

Check out the calendar of classes HERE:

If you have any questions, please contact:

Social Skills Your Child Needs to Succeed in School

So much about success in school isn’t just about academics. Learning how to make and keep friends, respect authority, and follow instructions are all skills that your child needs in order to thrive in an educational setting.Children who can use positive social skills have a much better chance of succeeding in the classroom.

Boys Town has created a new eBook that is filled with actionable tips to help you instill these skills and others in your child.

You can download the eBook HERE.

Kids, Eat Right!

Are you looking for some healthy recipes that kids will like? This month, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is featuring recipes and more on its website during Kids Eat Right Month. The website highlights smart shopping, healthy eating and active lifestyle tips for every age.

Check out the Parent Resources HERE.

Check out Resources for Parents and Kids HERE.

Healthy Recipes, click HERE.

Great Reads Below! Check them out!

12 Questions You Should Ask Your Kids at Dinner

These questions will get your kids talking AND you will learn quite a bit about what's going on with them!

Financial Planning for Special Needs Families

Financial planning for special needs families involves making plans for medical expenses, caretaking, and preserving the child’s government benefits. This checklist provides a guide for navigating all of the legal and financial needs.

How Social Media Affects Your Child

Click HERE to read "How Social Media Affects Your Child As They Head Back To School", guest post from Parent Toolkit.

Beat Back-to-School Anxiety!

Click HERE to read "Beat Back-to-School Anxiety! Tips to Battle Bullying, Stress, More!" Guest Post from Parent Toolkit.

How To Get Kids Organized For School At Every Age

Click HERE to read" How to Get Kids Organized for School At Every Age." Suggestions for Pre-School, Elementary, Middle, and High School, and College! Guest Post from Parent Toolkit

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