ESC-20 Parent Perusals
October 15, 2020
Free Trainings for Parents and Caregivers
Coming up in the next two weeks!
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
9:00 a.m.--11:00 a.m.
Bully Prevention: Tips for Parents
This training will help parents learn the characteristics of someone being bullied and how to recognize signs of children who bully. We will discuss Senate Bill 179 (David’s Law) and provide resources on how to assess if an incident is a true “bullying” incident or a peer conflict. Parents will leave with tips on how to empower their children to solve their own problems and learn ways to respond to bullying situations, using research-based interventions and techniques. This training will provide parents examples of activities and conversations they can have with their children to understand the importance of empathy, to help create a more positive culture and stop bullying.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m.
Understanding Your Child’s Present Levels and IEP goals
In this session, participants will review the required components in their child’s special education Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance (PLAAFP) statements and Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals and discuss techniques for working with school personnel to develop appropriate programming for your child.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m.
Empowering yourself in the G/T Identification Process and Services
Referring your child for Gifted and Talented services can sometimes be overwhelming! What are your rights? What is it that a District is wanting to know about your child and what exactly are G/T services through the lens of TEA? Join us for a session where we will demystify the process of identification for your child and talk about what opportunities exist in G/T services and how to advocate for your child.
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Tips and Resources
Review Tips to Keep Kids Healthy During COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reminds parents and caregivers to practice simple steps to help keep children healthy during the COVID-19 outbreak. Tips include being a good role model, encouraging your child to stay active, and helping your child stay socially connected. View CDC’s ways to promote children’s wellbeing.
How to Make a Laptop Child-Proof or Kids-Safe
Online learning is bound to be the norm for many children until COVID-19 is no longer a threat. Some kids will have their own laptops, while others share with siblings or parents. Read more on ways to make a laptop kids-safe.
Change is hard for kids. Whether it’s big changes like moving to another town or small ones like moving from one activity to the next, transitions are hard. Transition strategies can help prevent meltdowns and lower anxiety in children. Click here to continue reading this article on transition strategies for kids.
From Our Community
Your Vote Matters!
Exercise your right to VOTE! Early voting in Texas is from Oct 13 through Oct 30.
Here are some helpful links regarding voter information.
Official election website
Get details and deadlines for voting in your area
Teach the Vote: Research the education stances of candidates and officeholders, including Texas legislators, members of the State Board of Education, and certain statewide officials. Candidate profiles include education-related voting records for existing lawmakers. Additional information, and links to external resources where you can learn more about the candidates’ views on public education and other issues.
Bexar County Elections Department: Track early voting total and election information.