Family Engagement Program

North East Independent School District

Fun Things to Do in San Antonio during Thanksgiving break

One of the greatest benefits of living in San Antonio is the variety of "things" to see and do. In fact, there as so many San Antonio attractions and events on any given weekend that it can seem overwhelming to choose just one. Here are just a few fun family-oriented activities*:

-Drive by the University of Incarnate Word for the holiday lights

-San Antonio Zoo Lights

-Ford Holiday River Parade (Nov. 23)

-Morgan's Wonderland "A Wonderful Christmas"

-San Antonio Botanical Garden "Holidays in Bloom"

-Ford Fiesta De Las Luminarias

-Ford Holiday Boat Caroling

-Sea World's Christmas Celebration

-Six Flags Fiesta Texas Holiday in the Park

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*There may be a fee at some of these events/venues.

STEAM Carnival

Join us for the 3rd Annual STEAM Carnival where exhibits will include hands on activities, performances, demonstrations, and a variety of interactive exhibits featuring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. Call Christina Mank-Allen at 210-356-2237 for more details.

Date: Friday, November 30

Time: 6:30pm-9:00pm

Location: Roosevelt High School Courtyard

5110 Walzem Road 78218

All families are welcomed. Send an email to for more information.

Harper's Embrace CPR Awareness Training

CPR Training Saves Lives! Harper's Embrace Lifesaver Program offers no-cost, CPR awareness classes for adults and teenagers to learn CPR skills and how to use an AET. Statistically, the more rapidly CPR is initiated, the greater the chance of survival. Did you know most cardiac and breathing emergencies occur in the home with family members present? This is why CPR Awareness Training is crucial, the life you save is most likely of a loved one. This class does not give you the CPR & First Aid certification. This class is for family and friends to learn CPR skills and how to use an AET without the full day training. Class is limited to 20 participants due to the number of mannequins available.

Date: Wednesday, November 28

Time: 5:30am-8:30pm

Location: NEISD Community Learning Center

8750 Tesoro 78217

Seating is limited. Click to reserve your seat.

Family Specialist Spotlight

Analisa Barrera joined NEISD in 2001 as a Family Specialist at Jackson-Keller Elementary. Analisa's experience with the SA Metropolitan Health Department, KLRN Early Childhood Programs & Edgewood ISD incorporated her love for community service with her passion for parenting & education. Becoming a NEISD Family Specialist was an answered prayer. Regency Place Elementary has been her home for the past 11 years where her goal as a Family Specialist is ensuring that parents and families understand they are not alone on their parenting journey. Analisa provides a calendar filled with workshops tailored towards educating and empowering them as parents and helping them explore community resources. Analisa grew up in Pharr, Texas and came to San Antonio in 1990 to attend UTSA. She and her husband have three children – a 14 & 16 yr old in high school and a 19 yr. old attending Trinity University. Analisa is also a strong advocate for families facing Autism. As a parent of a child with Autism, her family has worked alongside community organizations that provide education/support to families of children with special needs for 13 years. “The challenges and celebrations of helping each unique child navigate through things such as early years, special education, social/friendship skills, and college preparation is challenging but rewarding." At Regency Place, support for ALL families is always present and opportunities for adult learning never end – in the castle, we learn, grow and rely on each other. "Being a Family Specialist is so much more than a job: it’s building relationships and being part of a bigger picture. When we empower parents, families and communities – we ensure a brighter future for all of our children!” Thank you Analisa for your continuous efforts for the Regency Place families and community!

Drugs, Dares, and Dangerous Teen Trends

Are you really in the know about the latest drugs, dares, and dangerous teen trends? This session is designed to increase drug, alcohol, and technology awareness for all adult family members. Attendees will learn some of the latest trends and you will be surprised to realize some of these trends are closer to your community that you realized.

Date: Friday, November 16

Time: 9-12

Location: NEISD Ferrari Center

107 W. Rampart 78216

For more information, call Melissa Castillo-Cerda at (210)356-7400 or email Save your seat at