Parent Perusals

October 17, 2019

Halloween is Coming Soon! Be Safe!

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

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2020 TAPPestry Conference Has Been Canceled!

Due to building renovations and construction inside ESC-20, the 2020 TAPPestry Conference has been canceled!

Don't worry......the conference will be back in February 2021!

Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Please take advantage of ESC-20's FREE weekly parent training and webinar offerings! Check them out HERE!

Coming Up Next Week!

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 6:00 p.m.--8:00 p.m.

What Parents Need to Know About Human Trafficking

Note: Children ages 8+ are able to attend this training with their family.

In this training, parents will learn what traffickers look for and how they approach victims. Myths versus facts will be discussed about human trafficking in the United States along with how trafficking happens, who it happens to and who are the victims. You will learn the signs that indicate your child may be in danger and how traffickers target youth at school and in any home.

Session ID# 58833

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m.

In Depth with STAAR Accommodations

Come go in-depth with the accommodations that are approved for use on the STAAR test for ALL students. We will work through some of the accommodations and show examples of them in action.

Session ID# 58834

Webinar ID# 59718


Coming Up The First Week of November!

November Parent Trainings & Webinars

Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m.

Response to Intervention (RtI) & Section 504

Research has shown that establishing strong communication and relationships with parents can have positive and tangible effects on a student’s success in school. This informational session will provide parents with tips and tools to be knowledgeable and aware of their rights regarding Section 504 & RtI to foster positive relationships with your child’s teacher.

Session ID# 58840

Webinar ID# 59722

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m.

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention for Parents & Caregivers: Sharing strategies from your child’s school that you can use at home.

This training provides parents and caregivers with an overview of the concepts and strategies taught in the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention training program used by schools that can help in the continuity of support and care. This training will provide parents with insights into behavior patterns of their children and an action plan with immediate strategies.

Please note that this training will not include physical restraint strategies.

Session ID# 58841

Plan Ahead & Check out All of November's Parent Trainings & Webinars!

Great Opportunity!

Deadline is October 31st!

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Do You Have a Child Artist in Your Family?

The holiday season is right around the corner, and Education Service Center, Region 20 (ESC-20) is looking for student artwork to include in this year's holiday cards! Artwork should reflect the holiday season.


• Contest is open to all students, grades K–12 in the ESC-20 service area.

• All entries must be accompanied by this completed form (download below).

• Entries must be submitted in hard copy form only.

• All hard copy artwork must be submitted on 8.5” x 11” white, unlined paper.

• Limit one entry per student - limit 20 entries per campus.

• The work submitted must be created by the artist as an original artwork.

• Submissions may include illustrations using, but not limited to, watercolors, crayons, markers, colored pencils, photographs or computer generated art. No copyrighted materials.

• All entries must be received by Thursday, October 31st.

• No late entries will be accepted.

• Send mailed entries to Mayra de Hoyos, 1314 Hines Ave, San Antonio, Texas, 78208.

• Artwork will not be returned.

*For questions or more information, please contact Mayra de Hoyos, Coordinator,, 210-370-5617

See attachment for details.

Click the Image Below to Read UTSA's Family Engagement Newsletter! It contains great information and important information about college!

Parent-Teacher Conferences

If you haven't had a parent-teacher conference yet, chances are you will be soon!

Family Engagement research is clear that when parents and teachers commit to ongoing two-way communication and working together to support learning at school and in the home, student achievement increases for the child!

I know that we all want what's best for our kids and will do all we can for them to be successful. How well are you communicating with your child's teachers?

Below are some tips and tools to help empower you to ask questions, seek resources and be in the KNOW about all that is going on with your child.

Cómo obtener los mejores resultados de la reunión

Cómo obtener los mejores resultados de la reunión entre padres y maestros Aprenda en qué temas enfocarse y cómo planificar las reuniones con los maestros para que sean productivas.

Download the Helpful Questions & Worksheet Below!

Helpful Parent-Teacher Conversations

How can you prepare for discussing your child's learning goals and progress? Learn from parents like you! These short, real-world videos will help you get the most out of parent-teacher meetings.

Videos que te ayundaran a prepararte la reunion

Con esta información importante en mano, sabrás exactamente dónde tu hijo esta desempeñando bien y dónde necesita más apoyo. Estamos aquí para conectarte con recursos y actividades para apoyar el aprendizaje en casa.

Parent-Teacher Conference Guide

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Reuniones de padres y maestros

Preguntas clave para tu próxima reunión de padres y maestros.

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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.