Parent Perusals

May 8, 2019

A Note from Kimberly

There is a lot going on in this week's edition of Parent Perusals.

Don't forget Sunday is Mother's Day and it's supposed to be the only day this weekend with no rain!

Mother's Day reminds me how blessed I am to be a mom and I humbly marvel that I get this amazing opportunity to love, mold and nurture my girls (and SO MUCH more). I can also relate to Mother's Day being sad in that this will be the 25th year that my mom has been gone.

Whether you are a mom or not, or have a mom active in your life, I hope that you are able to embrace the day and celebrate motherhood!

I've included some Mother's Day activities and ideas below to make the day special.


Mother's Day: Sunday, May 12, 2019

Mother’s Day is this weekend, and for most of us, it’s a chance to reflect and honor moms and mother figures who have been significant in our lives. While the day can also be challenging for some — those who have lost mothers or for whom the relationship wasn’t ideal — we hope that these conversation starters will spark a meaningful and positive dialogue for everyone.

  • Name three things about your mother — or a mother figure — that you try to model in your own life.
  • What is your fondest or funniest memory about your mother or mother figure?
  • If you could plan the ideal Mother’s Day celebration, what would you choose to do and why?
  • Animals are mothers, too! Often moms in the animal kingdom have interesting mothering practices. If you could be, or have, any animal mom, what would you choose?
  • What’s the best advice a mother ever gave you?

Taken from The Family Dinner Project.

Download the Mother's Day Printable Templates Below

Remaining MAY Parent Trainings & Webinars

Thursday, May 9, 2019, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Social Emotional Development in Preschool: Avoiding Power Struggles

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 for avoiding or minimizing power struggles with children and encouraging children’s sense of competence. Participants will learn strategies for reducing power struggles at home, identify the importance of sharing control with children, and learn the difference between free and limited choices. 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 Tuesday, May 7th. **

Session ID: 53122

Webinar ID: 53203

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) 101 for Parents

Challenging behaviors may often disrupt the learning environment for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. When typical behavior programs do not work and the behavior continues, what do you do? This training addresses how to assess the challenging behaviors to better identify the core issue. You will then learn the strategies and tools that can support a positive learning environment.

**Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5430 by 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14th. **

Session ID: 53123

Webinar ID: 53204

Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Stop the Summer Reading Slide!

Worried that your school-age child’s reading will “slide” during the summer? This training will include a wealth of at-home strategies you can use to help your child stay on track with reading throughout the summer months.

**Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5430 by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, May 20th. **

Session ID: 53124

Webinar ID: 53205


Click HERE for steps to register for an ESC-20 Parent Training or Webinar

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Click the Image Above to Read the Parent Coordination Shout Out!

The Parent Coordination Network is committed to ensuring that parents of students with disabilities receive accurate and timely information to assist in making informed choices in their children's education.
Click the image above or the link below to Read UTSA's Institute for P-20 Initiatives Parent Newsletter!


  • UTSA Ready Day for High School Juniors & Seniors --May 11th
  • Girl Coderunners Summer Camp
  • FAFSA Tips
  • Cultural Events
  • Military Family Events
  • And MORE!

Read it HERE.

It's Not Too Late to Register!

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Download the Flyer Below!

Free STAAR Tutoring

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Open to the Community!

NEISD Community Resource Fair: Open to the Community!

The NEISD Special Education Department and Family Engagement Services, will be hosting a Community Resource Fair on May 17, 2019 at LEE High School, from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.

This event will have over 50+ Community Resource vendors in attendance to provide ongoing and summer resources to our students and families. This will be a family event with food, fun, and games!

We will have DJ Music, free summer reading materials, numerous door prizes to give away, outdoor sports games, a photo-op set-up to take “selfies” with district and community mascots, and a chance to meet Public Service Officials, such as the SAPD, SAFD, US Military Officials, and other city officials on the outdoor band pad. Come join the fun and take away great resource materials as well!

Download the Flyer Below!

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Sea World Summer Opportunities for Kids with Special Needs

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Click the Image Above to Register for PopUp Code Jam

Low Sensory Code Jam for Neurodiverse Students

A jam is a free, hands-on workshop bringing together kids, parents and programmers to learn coding skills. It is a semi-unstructured, individualized learning, creativity-inspiring experience for families.

Our Low Sensory Jam is for students with high functioning autism, Asperger's. sensory processing challenges and other neurodiversities.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

City Education Partners at the Pearl

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: Free

Learn more HERE!

The DoSeum Beyond Limits Pre-Sale

Join us for our second annual sensory friendly Fourth of July celebration sponsored by Wave Healthcare!

Date: Thursday, July 4th

Time: 4:00--7:00 PM

Beyond Limits provides a peaceful environment of inclusiveness that supports children of all needs. We provide a supportive sensory friendly space, specially trained staff, and inclusive opportunities to engage and support your learner.

Register HERE.

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Charting the Course is a Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and ESC-20 collaborative activity. The aim is to engage students with disabilities and their families in education and planning events to support the student’s successful transition to post-secondary education and/or employment after high school.

For more information, please contact:

Sam Gonzalez | Education Consultant-Transition | 210.370.5467

Download the Flyer Below!

FREE! Positive Behavior Management & Support Workshop

Caregivers are invited to register for a free Positive Behavior Management and Support two-day workshop presented by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Continuing education units are available.

This 10-hour training will teach participants:

  • how and why attention can be a powerful tool for behavior change;
  • using reinforcement to tip the scales toward adaptive, positive or successful behaviors; and
  • safely and effectively redirecting potentially harmful behaviors as a last resort.

Dates: June 24-25, 2019

Location: Norris Conference Center (618 NW Loop 410, SATX 78216

Register HERE.

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Don't Forget to Check out the ESC-20 Parent Summer Resources!

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