Parents and Families Newsletter
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Dear Parents and Families,
Welcome to another great and helpful newsletter that connects you to educational resources and links to information that are intended to increase the language proficiency and academic success of your child.
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Upcoming 2021 Fall Conference Opportunities
2021 AMET Conference (In-Person) November 17-19, 2021
This year’s Association for Migrant Educators of Texas (AMET) state conference will be held at the San Marcos Embassy Suites Conference Center. Visit the AMET website for more information.
Engaging hot topics:
Math and Reading strategies
Helpful websites and community resources
Virtual Statewide Parental Involvement Conference December 9-10, 2021
Attend this great event from the comfort of your home to learn about ways to support your child’s academic and mental health needs. Visit statewideparents.com to register.
Topics to be discussed:
Tips to help with homework
Managing their behavior with loving discipline
Bullying and cyberbullying
Internet and school safety
Don’t Miss These Opportunities
Are you Eligible for meal assistance?
$1,500 to purchase special education resources and services
2021-2022 Prekindergarten Registration Information
In addition, we have listed a few educational websites from Helpful Websites for At-Home Learning to continue your child’s learning during the summer. The suggested links will strengthen your child’s listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.
Did your family move this Summer?
We understand moving can be stressful for the entire family and cause anxiety of the unknown. To help, here are some tips and resources that can assist your family transition to a new community and school.
Health Support Services
New School Information
Here are a couple ways to assist you in finding out information on your new school community.
Ask your current school if they can provide you with contact information for the new school you are moving to.
Military Family Resources
Texas Migrant Education Program (TMEP)
Where is that Recipe Again?
Everyone has their favorite foods they like to eat on special days, and it all begins with a recipe. As a family activity, you can create a family cookbook with everyone’s favorite dishes. Have your child help you write down the recipes or read out loud ones in a cookbook or those saved on the computer. This family cookbook will be something that can be handed down from generation to generation.
Learning through Songs
Music is all around us and most likely, your child quickly catches on to the lyrics using their listening skills. Songs can be used as a learning tool and touches on all language skills. To get the brain working, ask the family to create a song about something they like to do. Each family member will write the lyrics down on paper for each family member to use when it is time to sing along. This activity creates a fun and creative experience that results a playlist of songs to be treasured.
You’ve Got Mail
Is your child an expert in texting and chatting with friends and family? A fun family activity is to place in a bowl names with mailing addresses of friends and family member to be randomly selected. Each family member will write a letter to be mailed to the name they selected. This would be also a great opportunity to talk about the US postal system or watch Systems at Work that explains the process.
Go outside and enjoy the natural sunlight. Enjoy activities such as: gardening, bird watching, or hiking.
Stay active daily by exercising for about 20-30 minutes.
Plan a change in scenery to relax and reduce stress, maybe driving to the beach or visiting a family member.
Take Some Time for You and Your Family
Remember, as summer time winds down, your child may be experiencing many feelings as they prepare for in-person school in the fall. Reassure your child that they are prepared and discuss things they are looking forward to.
Supporting English Learners in Texas
Contact us at :https://www.txel.org/contact/