Stone Oak Elementary School

FAMILY SPECIALIST & COUNSELOR NEWS / MARCH 2021

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the NEISD Family Specialist is to build communication between parents, the school, and the community; to assist students and families who are experiencing barriers; and, to empower all parents to fulfill their role as their child's first teacher.

FAMILY SPECIALIST NEWS

Family Specialist

Juan A. Velasquez

NEISD Family Specialist

jvelas2@neisd.net


Stone Oak Elementary School

https://www.neisd.net/stoneoak/family

21045 Crescent Oak, San Antonio, TX, 78258

(210) 407-7849 Office

FEMA Disaster Assistance

WEEKLY CLASSES

ESL Intermediate Class


Monday 9:00-10:00 AM

Join Zoom Meeting

https://neisd.zoom.us/j/84527272797



We will focus on everyday conversation, interests, and practice speaking with one another.

ESL General Class

Wednesday 10:00-11:00 AM

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https://neisd.zoom.us/j/83840250692


The class will focus on conversational English for beginners, intermediate, and advanced levels.

Mommy & Me Storytime

Wednesday 2:00-3:00 PM

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https://neisd.zoom.us/j/87825184948


Provide a combined approach of interactive parenting workshops and delivery of rich parenting content at home so families can learn and practice parenting skills with their peers and build a strong home learning practice.

Mommy & Me Storytime

Thursday 8:00-9:00 AM

Join Zoom Meeting
https://neisd.zoom.us/j/84492448114


Provide a combined approach of interactive parenting workshops and delivery of rich parenting content at home so families can learn and practice parenting skills with their peers and build a strong home learning practice.

ESL Basic Class


Thursday 9:30-10:30 AM

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https://neisd.zoom.us/j/83912093111



The class will focus on very basic English for beginners.

Fat Burning Group Exercise

Thursday 4:00-5:00 PM

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https://neisd.zoom.us/j/87898099343


Join us for a weekly virtual Group Exercise Class and get a full body workout. We will provide a Strength Conditioning and Resistance Training along with developing an exercise program to fit your needs. You will also learn the importance of proper nutrition, and ways to stay motivated. We look forward to having you and your family join us weekly.

MONTHLY CLASSES

HEALTHY FOOD, HEALTHY FAMILIES

March 15 1:00-2:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting

https://neisd.zoom.us/j/86813584667?pwd=dXpoL3lqM21PbFJFUllzTStBTmdxQT09


March 29 1:00-2:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting

https://neisd.zoom.us/j/86813584667?pwd=dXpoL3lqM21PbFJFUllzTStBTmdxQT09


Join us in learning about Healthy Foods, Healthy Families which include topics like: "Healthy Eating on a Budget", "Shake the Salt Habit", "Reading the Food Label", "Get Started in Moving More" and much more! All sessions include hand out and healthy recipes, which will help participants reach their healthy lifestyle goals.

Practical Parent Education

March 16 5:00-6:00 PM

Understanding The Family System As A Whole

Join Zoom Meeting
https://neisd.zoom.us/j/81829320584


March 30 5:00-6:00 PM

Developing & Maintaining Trusting Relationships Within Family

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https://neisd.zoom.us/j/88158313355


Join us as we learn and participate in a virtual Practical Parent Education class, we hope that your involvement will provide a valuable growing experience for you as an individual and parent. The class will focus on strengthen families through education and validation in their efforts to raise strong, self-confident, mentally healthy children.

Virtual Painting Workshop

March 26 3:30-4:30 PM

Join Zoom Meeting

https://neisd.zoom.us/j/81388891803


Painting serves as an emotional release for people who are under stress. It helps in stimulating the creative mind while relieving mental strain. Releasing anxiety through painting helps in lowering stress levels and improving overall mental health. Join us to our free virtual painting classes, Canvas, Brushes & Paint will also be provided when you RSVP.


Email Family Specialist Juan Velasquez jvelas2@neisd.net to request materials if needed.

COUNSELOR NEWS

Counselor

Bernadette Gugliotti

Counselor

bgugli@neisd.net


Stone Oak Elementary School

https://www.neisd.net/stoneoak/counselor

21045 Crescent Oak, San Antonio, TX, 78258

(210) 407-7828 Office

Counselor

Erika Benton

Counselor

ebento@neisd.net


Stone Oak Elementary School

https://www.neisd.net/stoneoak/counselor

21045 Crescent Oak, San Antonio, TX, 78258

(210) 407-7829 Office

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Hello Bobcat Families!

This month we are having conversations and experiences to help us develop the social-emotional skill of Empathy!

We are using this definition at school: Empathy-the ability to understand and connect to the feelings of another.

Empathy is an important skill for creating connected and kind communities. It is critical to our relationships both personal and professional. There is a huge need for Empathy in our world because, as anxiety increases in our culture, Empathy decreases. Even though we have lots of digital connections, we need a lot of training on in-person communication and understanding! So, we are working to develop a few key skills in order to live more empathetic lives. First, developing an “emotional vocabulary” to make sure we have the words to understand and describe what we are feeling personally. Second, being able to connect with others based on their feelings even though we may not have the exact same story or perspective as someone else. Finally, we will think about how listening and sharing help create more Empathy in our classroom and the world. There will be some powerful activities and some amazing conversations inspired by people like Brenè Brown and Dr. Oz. It will be a wonderful experience for your child and (hopefully) you!

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COMMUNITY RESOURCES

San Antonio Food Bank

210-431-8326

Neighbor Helping Neighbor Response Effort

Sign up for emergency food at upcoming mobile food distribution.

https://safoodbank.org/cvresponse/getfood/

Texas Diaper Bank

The Diaper Assistance Program focuses on providing families access to diapers, wipes, and other healthcare items through the Texas Diaper Bank facilities or partner agencies. In addition to basic baby needs, this program also offers educational parenting and health classes, all free of charge.

The City of San Antonio has been working to create tutorial videos for WSA to include how to register for unemployment benefits and how to register for Work In Texas.

YouTube Channel – WSA Video Library

https://youtu.be/pszGs8h5bp8 - Register for Work In Texas

https://youtu.be/--F2zbav2y0 – Apply for Texas Unemployment


Work Solutions https://www.workforcesolutionsalamo.org/business-services

Work in Texas https://www.workintexas.com/vosnet/Default.aspx

BCFS Health and Human Services will continue services to youth and families with virtual services. Families in need who are receiving STAR services may also be eligible for emergency assistance.


FLYER https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-FCAckBFpgO1blbt0BwQ3AtX28EZA9fl/view?usp=sharing

Endeavors is providing services to military and their families.

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