Parent Perusals

September 4, 2019

September's FREE Parent Trainings & Webinars!

Click HERE to access registration information and MORE details about September's Parent Trainings & Webinars. Start making plans to attend!

Coming Up Next Week!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Building Blocks: Supporting Social Learning in the Preschool Years

This workshop will explore strategies that encourage children’s social and emotional growth including empathy, building relationships, and conflict resolution.

Participants will learn how children’s thinking and reasoning affect how they relate to others and will identify and practice strategies to help children learn to interact with others. A mini make & take of at home strategy cards will be included.

Session ID# 58819

Thursday, September 12, 2019, 9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m.

Special Education Basics

Participants will learn basic information about special education including the history of special education laws, types of disabilities, the Admission Review and Dismissal process, and types of classroom supports.

Session ID# 59632

Webinar ID# 59709

Help! My Child with a Disability Wants to Drop Out of School!

Dropping out is rarely the result of one quick or impulsive decision; it is usually the result of compounding pressures that lead students to gradually disengage from school and eventually drop out. Pressures are not always created in school, but outside influences affect disengagement from school.

Possible signs of dropping out:

• skipping school

• failing classes

• discipline problems

• being involved in illegal activities

• loss of interest

Check out the new resource my colleague created for parents that have concerns their child with a disability might drop out of school!

This resource pamphlet contains great resources and information to help you!

Download it below or HERE.

Click the Image Below to Read the UTSA Parent Newsletter with great information & events to share!

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Looking to Teach Your Child About the Dangers of the Internet & How to Stay Safe?

UYN on Social Media
NetSmartz Kids does the teaching for you in a fun, interactive way!




Into the Cloud Series

A Focus on Mental Health

Strong Minds & Happy Hearts: A Conversation on Children's Mental & Emotional Awareness

Saturday, Sep. 28th, 9-11am

3233 North Saint Mary's Street

San Antonio, TX

One in five children experiences a mental, emotional or behavioral problem. They’re not just “trying to get attention.” It could seriously affect their ability to learn and to be successful.

There is hope.

Join us on Saturday, September 28 to learn about warning signs, how to find help, how to work with your school, and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit with community organizations and learn about great resources, participate in table conversations and hear from experts during breakout sessions.

In addition to this important information, this event includes:

  • Free registration; open to all community members
  • Free child care
  • A light breakfast

This event is made possible through the support of Clarity Child Guidance Center and USAA.

Register HERE.

The Texas DSHS Title V Maternal and Child Health Section is looking for people to participate in 45-60 minute focus group sessions around the state.

We are looking for families, providers, community members, and stakeholders of Maternal, Infant, Child, Adolescent, and Children with Special Health Care Needs populations to share their thoughts on current Maternal and Child Health efforts.

This feedback will help shape future Maternal and Child Health programs in Texas!

To reserve a spot at a focus group session near you (October 8th in San Antonio) or to request more information, please contact

To learn more about Maternal and Child Health programs, visit

Community Code Jam is coming to ESC-20!

Join us for Texas’ largest family coding FREE event!

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019

Location: ESC Region 20, 1314 Hines

Time: 1 to 4 pm

Youth Code Jam Registration

Click HERE to register for the FREE Community Code Event!

Do You Want Your Child's School to Have a School Garden?

If YES, share this FREE Gardening EXPO class happening at ESC-20 with your campus and/or PTA organization!

OR attend as a parent so you can learn this skill to take back to your child's campus!

The Gardening Expo will include:

  • tips for vegetable and herb gardens
  • curriculums that support gardens
  • bugs every gardener should know
  • best practices from those that have dug in and
  • nutrition education--cooking demo

Date: Thursday, September 19th

Time: 9:00 AM--4:00 PM

Location: ESC-20 (1314 Hines Avenue)

Download the Flyer Below for more details on how to register!

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Questions? Comments? Feedback?

Click HERE if you can't access the form above and you'd like to leave Kimberly a comment, question or other feedback. Thanks!

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Kimberly Baumgardner, Consultant, Education Service Center, Region 20

Kimberly has worked in the field of special education for 19 years. She has been on staff at ESC-20 for 10 years. She spent 7 years as a special education curriculum specialist and is currently the Family Engagement Consultant.

Kimberly has become quite passionate about empowering families to be more involved in their child's education and future as well as challenging and supporting schools to increase their efforts to involve families in their child's educational journey and focus on Family Engagement as an instructional tool that improves student's academic outcomes.

Kimberly enjoys living out in the country with her husband, Tyson and two daughters, Lynette & Lucy Sue.