Parent-Family-Community Connections

July-August 2022 Edition

Parent Tips: Help Your Child Have a Good School Year

As a parent, there are many things you can do at home to help your child have a good school year. These include making sure your child gets enough sleep, getting him to school on time, and reading at home every day.

Here are ten important ways to get started!

Parents and Families Newsletter

Each month, the Texas Education Agency publishes a newsletter for parents and families. Here is the newly released July edition of the Parents and Families Newsletter, as well as the June issue.

July Newsletter

June Newsletter

If you give a child a cell phone . . .

Keeping Your Children Safe Online: Tools and Tips for Parents

When is the right time to give your child a cell phone?

Who are they interacting with on their phones or other devices?

What are some of the dangers we need to be aware of and talk about with our children and teenagers?

View a short video clip below (in English or Spanish) that addresses these topics.

The video clip features the PadresPresentes program from, that teaches educators and parents about the dangers of social media and how to talk to kids about online safety.

Additional Online Safety Resources

Summer Reading Resources

Summer is a great time to encourage your children to read.

Click on the free Read Aloud QR Code cards below, in English and in Spanish!

Big picture helps you find free and reduced cost social service programs in your community. When you type in your ZIP code, or the ZIP code of someone you're helping, you will see programs that serve that community.

Region 7 Bilingual Family Engagement

Joseph Pino

Emergent Bilingual Family Empowerment Specialist

Phone: (903) 988-6793